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‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

by Peter STEBBINGS In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market. But four years later it is a very different story...

India approves vaccines as nations fight virus resurgence

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by AFP bureaus India on Sunday approved emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines to kick off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives, while the European Union offered to help drug companies expand production to ease distribution bottlenecks. India, the second-worst affected country, has authorised use...

Singapore begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

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Singapore began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday with a nurse receiving the first jab, making it among the first Asian nations to roll out inoculations. The city-state, which has suffered a mild outbreak, became the first country in Asia to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier...

Christmas celebrated under pandemic’s shadow

Christmas festivities began Friday, with hundreds of millions across the world under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings. The battle to halt the pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives, is far from...

Korean fans demand Ilhoon’s immediate removal from BTOB due to marijuana scandal

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Manila, Dec. 23 -- Korean fans are demanding that singer Jung Ilhoon be immediately expelled from K-pop boy band BTOB for using marijuana. The 26-year-old singer was investigated by the police after they determined that he used marijuana several times with acquaintances from four to...

Leader of ‘virus-free’ Turkmenistan champions herbal defence

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by Anton Lomov / with Christopher Rickleton in Almaty Ayna Garayeva, a school teacher in the capital of authoritarian and secretive Turkmenistan, began taking extra sanitary measures in her classroom when the government issued new guidelines in August. As well as standard coronavirus precautions like temperature checks...

South Korea reports highest number of new coronavirus cases

South Korea on Saturday reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases so far, with a surge centred on the capital region sparking fears the country could lose control of the spread. Officials announced 950 new infections after several days reporting numbers ranging from about...

Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now

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India, Nov. 20 -- India's decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia's mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue. The RCEP is an FTA...

Canadian MPs urge Justin Trudeau government to toughen stand on Chinese ‘intimidation’, Huawei’s role

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India, Nov. 19 -- Canadian lawmakers have passed a motion urging the government to decide whether to permit participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the country's 5G network while also seeking a plan of action against intimidation of Canadians by China. The motion was...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

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India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...
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