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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

Malaysian villagers were evacuated in an excavator while others swam through deep waters Wednesday as the number forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.  Flooding hits the country's east coast during the rainy season annually and...

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...

Lockdowns, curfews, alcohol bans as nations fight resurgent virus

by AFP bureaus Countries across the world tightened restrictions on their populations Saturday to fight a resurgence in the coronavirus, as the European Union offered to help drug companies expand vaccine production to improve distribution "bottlenecks". From local curfews, to alcohol bans and complete lockdowns, governments are...

Bangkok imposes partial lockdown to combat virus

Bangkok's nightlife will go quiet as a ban on bars, nightclubs and restaurant alcohol sales goes into effect Saturday, among a raft of restrictions aimed at curbing the kingdom's rising coronavirus toll. Thailand initially appeared to have escaped the worst of the virus, registering just...

Crowds throng Wuhan, where pandemic began, to celebrate New Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dwtsoOjh-E Thousands of New Year revellers packed into the centre of Wuhan, the Chinese city where Covid-19 was first detected, cheering and releasing balloons to welcome in 2021. Police erected fences to try to prevent congestion around the city's Customs House clock tower, but the measure...

Premier League records new high of 18 positive coronavirus cases

by Kieran CANNING The Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that 18 players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, the highest number since weekly testing began. Manchester City's clash at Everton was postponed on Monday after an outbreak of multiple positive cases at City. "The Premier League...

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...

More England Covid patients in hospital than at April peak

by James PHEBY England is "back in the eye" of the coronavirus storm, health chiefs warned Tuesday, with as many patients in hospital as during the initial peak in April. A new strain of the virus appears to be behind the recent upsurge in cases, heaping...

China ramps up virus controls to head off winter wave

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Temperature checks, queues for tests and inspections at airports -- Chinese authorities have stepped up health checks to snuff out the threat of a coronavirus resurgence. China, where the virus first emerged around a year ago, largely contained its outbreak, and its economy has roared...

Anime epic ‘Demon Slayer’ ousts Ghibli classic as Japan’s top-grossing film

An anime epic in which a teenager hunts down and beheads demons on Monday became Japan's top-grossing film of all time, its production company said, ending the near two-decade reign of Studio Ghibli's "Spirited Away". "Demon Slayer", based on the hit manga series, has chalked...
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