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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...

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,...

Pakistan provincial court bans virginity tests on rape victims

A court in Pakistan's most populous province on Monday outlawed virginity tests on rape victims -- a longstanding practice in the country used to assess a woman's so-called honour. Critics of the tests, including an invasive "two-finger test", had filed petitions in the eastern city...

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...

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

by Ben Sheppard The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The US has floundered in its efforts to quell the virus, which...
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