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Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace

by Anna MALPAS with AFP bureaus Britain on Monday began rolling out the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a possible game-changer in fighting the disease worldwide, while China raced to inoculate millions with a homegrown prophylactic. Britain started the new drive with 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,...

Singapore surpasses Switzerland

Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

Christmas gift guide: Five Malaysian brands selling ethically conscious gifts for under RM100

PETALING JAYA, Dec. 15 -- 'Tis the season of giving so why not amp up the joy of the holidays and turn it into a chance to give back to the community? These Malaysian brands and social enterprises are selling unique gifts under RM100 for...

Pfizer, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech apply for EUA in India: Here’s what might happen next

India, Dec. 8 -- Hopes for an early vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India have been rekindled after three firms, within days of each other, applied for emergency use authorisation (EUA) of their respective vaccine candidates in the country. While America's Pfizer...

Perak incident not a warning from Umno to PM Muhyiddin, analysts

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- Umno's efforts on Friday to effectively depose the Perak mentri besar from ally Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia may not be a warning shot towards him, political observers have said. Political analyst Prof Azmi Hassan...

Clinic in Cheras offers Covid-19 tests for just RM60

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 2 -- A medical clinic here is offering the Covid-19 antigen rapid tests for just RM60 as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. Laurent Bleu Medical Clinic's CEO Natasha Ng said the aim is to provide affordable Covid-19 testing for everyone,...

EPF withdrawals a real lifesaver

Kuala Lampur, Nov. 17 -- For most of us out there, RM2 million would set us up for life. We could purchase a house, two cars, feed and educate our families without a single care. However, sadly, for some corrupt politicians out there, RM2 million is...

Russia backs India’s stance at SCO summit

India, Nov. 13 -- Russia on Thursday backed India's assertion that Pakistan shouldn't raise bilateral matters at platforms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), saying these groupings are focused on multilateral cooperation to tackle regional challenges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an indirect swipe...

Kareena Kapoor Khan, expecting her second child, had once said she would love to have a daughter: ‘I’ve done more for my parents than a son would’

India -- Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her second child with husband Saif Ali Khan, had once said that she would love to have a daughter. Kareena and Saif are parents to three-year-old Taimur. In 2016, when she was pregnant with Taimur, Kareena...

PM Modi takes dig at Pakistan during virtual SCO meeting

India, Nov. 11 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Pakistan at the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Tuesday, saying it is unfortunate that repeated attempts were being made to violate the grouping's charter by raising bilateral issues. Modi...