Malaysia

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshippers packed into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest in support of Palestinians facing eviction from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers. With health restrictions mostly lifted following Israel’s swift COVID-19 vaccine campaign, worshippers packed tightly together
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KOTA KINABALU, (Bernama): The Sabah government has decided to ban any non-emergency inter-district activity throughout the enforcement of a conditional movement control order beginning May 10 to 16. Sabah Local Government and Housing Minster Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that Kota Kinabalu, Putatan and Penampang are considered to be one district for the duration of
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RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco recalled its ambassador to Berlin for consultations on Thursday in protest at what it described as Germany’s “destructive attitude” towards Rabat’s position on the Western Sahara issue. It accused Germany of engaging in “antagonistic activism” after the United States in December recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the territory, which is also claimed
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister carried a message to Lebanese leaders on Thursday that Paris was losing patience with a deadlock in cabinet talks that has worsened the country’s economic collapse. Paris, which has led aid efforts to its former colony, has sought to ramp up pressure on Lebanon’s squabbling politicians, after failed attempts
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s Supreme Court overruled President Alberto Fernandez’s decree to close Buenos Aires schools amid a surge in coronavirus cases, siding with the city government who had sought to keep kids in class. The Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday said April’s presidential decree constituted a violation of the legally-enshrined autonomy of the
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PETALING JAYA: Government hospitals around the Klang Valley are running out of beds at intensive care units (ICUs) to treat critical Covid-19 cases, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Health director-general said Hospital Sungai Buloh had seen more than 20 case referrals to the ICU daily in the past one week, adding that
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PETALING JAYA: The Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Samenta) has expressed concern over incidents of small-medium enterprises (SMEs) being slapped with the maximum penalty for operating beyond the permitted hours under the movement control order. Its chairman Datuk William Ng urged the government to issue a warning first or a smaller fine for first-time violators.
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government will increase childcare subsidies, officials said on Sunday, in a pre-budget announcement that pledges A$1.7 billion ($1.31 billion) to boost female participation in the workplace. The promised spending comes ahead of a Federal election expected in the next 12 months and follows polls showing Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Police fired water cannon and tear gas in a Brussels park on Saturday to break up an anti-lockdown party of several hundred people designed to defy coronavirus social distancing rules. The crowd of mostly young people responded to a post on Facebook announcing the unauthorised party. It took place a month after
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SHAH ALAM: The police have been urged to investigate the Home Minister for interfering in the appointment of senior officers recently. Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar said a viral audio recording involving Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin heard talking about reshuffling of police officers showed “political interference” in the internal affairs of the police force.
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KUCHING: Boarding school and university students in Sarawak’s Covid-19 red zones can now return home following the extended closure of educational institutions in the state. The state disaster management committee said the students previously had to remain in their hostels or on campus when educational institutions in red zones were ordered to close for two
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