FOR me, it is still a vivid memory – sitting on my living room couch in the summer of 2018, taking in the news coverage of the California wildfires that ravaged the West Coast. I watched as the bright orange conflagration scorched everything in its path. I watched as firefighters desperately tried to tame the
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KOTA KINABALU: A man was killed after crashing into a pig that was crossing the road near Jalan Bandau, Membakut off Beaufort district on Friday (Feb 12). The victim identified as Satia Yusup, 45, was riding his motorcycle to Kg Bandau from the Membakut town when the accident happened at about 7.15pm. Beaufort OCPD Deputy
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MELAKA: A Melaka-based crime prevention activist turned the first day of Chinese New Year(CNY) into a joyous occasion by going digital. Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) Melaka chapter chairman Edison Chan said he shared virtual red packets with his family members and unmarried colleagues through selected banks. “This was the first time I am experimenting
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CAIRO – (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Thursday it had thwarted and destroyed a ballistic missile that Yemen’s Houthis launched towards Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia and an explosives-laden drone that was launched towards the kingdom’s southern region, state media reported. The coalition spokesman also said early on Thursday that the
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JOHOR BARU: Three new active Covid-19 clusters have been found in Johor, taking the total number to 108. State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan also said 369 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Johor on Wednesday (Feb 10). “Of that number, 91 are from existing clusters while 19 are from new clusters. The
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it was “deeply concerned” about Haiti’s fragile institutions, although it stopped short of chastising President Jovenel Moise after his government retired three Supreme Court judges who posed a threat to his leadership. Fresh political turmoil engulfed the volatile Caribbean nation this weekend after Moise alleged there
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking conspiracy charges, the U.S. Justice Department said. Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday said the U.S. government will continue to challenge a British judge’s ruling
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PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that a decision to strengthen the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism would help the bloc in its fight against COVID-19, in areas such as procuring medical equipment. “I welcome the agreement on strengthening the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. For the 1st
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Since 2016, many schools in Denmark have been using an innovative method for teaching children about health – through football. For over four years, more than 25,000 pupils aged 10 to 13 have been taught using this method. And the initiative is working well, according to questionnaire responses from over 3,000 schoolchildren who took part
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SAKHAROVO, Russia (Reuters) – Anti-Kremlin protesters freed from detention in Russia say they are ready to keep demonstrating and have lost their fear of the authorities. Police detained more than 11,000 people during three unsanctioned protests over the past weeks calling for the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, jailed for parole violations he denied.
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa will suspend use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in its immunisation programme while scientists advise on the best way to proceed, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday. Mkhize was speaking after trial data showed the AstraZeneca vaccine offered only limited protection against mild disease caused by the 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant
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“RASAIN LU” (that’s what you get) – the popular slang phrase will be likely uttered by many Indonesians in response to the military’s toppling of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. They have shown their dislike of the Nobel Peace laureate for her lack of an appetite to help the Muslim ethnic Rohingya
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