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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...

Teachers and lion tamers get same wage under Cuban reform

Cuban school teachers, journalists, lion tamers and doctors-in-training will earn the same salary under reforms spelled out Thursday and taking effect in the new year. The changes will quintuple the minimum salary to the equivalent of $87 a month and prices in the state-run economy...

Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar are top celeb endorsers of 2020, trump Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh

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India, Dec. 31 -- Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have topped the TAM adex- TV Year Rounder Report 2020 for gaining the most number of advertisements among their industry colleagues. While Kareena secured the number one spot in the chart with 10% share of...

‘Relax karo baby’: Ranveer Singh’s Instagram live rap gave Deepika Padukone a headache

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India, Dec. 25 -- Both Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have resumed work after spending the majority of the year in isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic. While Deepika has been photographed often, and has completed work on director Shakun Batra's upcoming film, Ranveer...

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...

Report: Thomas says becoming AG showed him Malaysian politics ‘worse’ than he thought

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 16 -- Former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas said holding the highest legal office in the country had exposed him to the true nature of Malaysian politicians. He made the remarks in a legal podcast that was reported by The Edge. Thomas...

WHO warns Europe virus surge of ‘great concern’

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by AFP bureaus European countries have unveiled tough new measures to try to curb a surge in coronavirus infections which the World Health Organization warned Thursday is of “great concern”. Underscoring the disruption wrought by Covid-19 even in the corridors of power, US presidential candidate Joe...

Selena Gomez models bikini for her friend’s line La’Mariette

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Autumn may have arrived on the East Coast but crooner Selena Gomez is channelling the spirit of summer on Instagram. She was modelling La’Mariette’s Caroline bikini top on the swimwear line’s account. Gomez looked amazing and sun-kissed with four white flowers in her hair. Theresa...

Youngster Party In Malaysia Blasted On Social Media For pro-Muhyiddin stance

The Parti Muda or Youngster Party in Malaysia is feeling the pressure on social media networks yesterday with the #muda hashtag trending on twitter. The hashtag has 128 thousand tweets this morning, making it the most trending hashtag in Malaysia. It beats the #muhyiddinout (33k...

Malaysia imposes new coronavirus curbs as cases surge

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Malaysia announced sweeping new curbs around the capital and worst-hit Sabah state on Monday as the country fights a new coronavirus surge. The Southeast Asian nation had avoided the serious outbreaks seen across much of the world by imposing tough restrictions nationwide in March, when...
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