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Texas company sparks cultural appropriation row by selling ‘modern’ mahjong sets for RM1,700

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PETALING JAYA, Jan. 6 -- A Texas-based company named The Mahjong Line has sparked a cultural appropriation row on social media with their "modern" mahjong sets. Photos of the brand's products, consisting of mahjong tiles with redesigned symbols including geometric shapes, flora and fauna, and...

Sara Ali Khan sets winter fashion goals in thigh high boots and Christian Dior warmer, switches to leather for airport look

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India, Jan. 5 -- Sara Ali Khan's latest onscreen offering, Coolie No 1, may have tanked commercially as well as critically, but the 25-yea-old actor's fan base is as strong and loyal as ever. Sara, who recently went on a trip for the New...

US pharmacist who destroyed vaccines was ‘conspiracy theorist’: police

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An American pharmacist who allegedly destroyed hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses last month was an "admitted conspiracy theorist" and believed in a baseless rumor about their safety, authorities have said. Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses,...

Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace

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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,...

The story behind Nigeria’s Netflix sex-trafficking drama

by Camille MALPLAT Clad soberly in a chequered knee-length dress, Tobore Ovuorie hardly seems as if she once walked the streets of Lagos in a revealing outfit and high heels. A freelance reporter with a burning desire to uncover the truth about a sordid backstreet trade,...

Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday spotted together at Mumbai airport after Maldives trip, fans wonder if ‘Ishanya’ are dating

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India, Jan. 4 -- Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday are fuelling relationship rumours. They were spotted at the Mumbai airport on Sunday evening, having returned from their trip to the Maldives. The two were vacationing together and while they did not post many pictures with...

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...

Mystery monolith makes appearance in Canada

A mysterious monolith -- similar to ones that have appeared briefly in the Utah desert, on a heath in the Netherlands, in Warsaw and on a Romanian hilltop -- has now popped up in Toronto. Canadian media said the four-meter (12-foot) tall shiny metal structure,...

Young Kelantanese couple aged 16 and 15 wedding video goes viral on Tik Tok with over a million views (VIDEO)

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 31 -- A young teenage couple has gone viral on social media platform Tik Tok as videos of their wedding made the rounds. The wedding video in Tanah Merah, Kelantan which was uploaded by the couple's aunt who goes by the username...

World to mark locked-down New Year’s Eve

by Andrew BEATTY The world readied to usher in the New Year Thursday, with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid virus-ridden 2020 farewell. After a grinding year that has seen at least 1.7 million people die from Covid-19, fresh waves of...
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