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 2021-09-19 00:41 

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Men in China go under the knife to boost life chances...

BEIJING, Sept 19 — Worried his appearance would detract from opportunities in China's competitive society, Xia Shurong decided to go under the surgeon's knife to reshape his nose — one of millions of young men in the country turning to...

 2021-09-19 00:16 

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Singapore: Are Covid-19 vaccine booster shots necessary for everyone?...

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 — The national vaccination programme to administer booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines got going on Wednesday (Sept 15) for seniors and those with weakened immune systems, but questions hang in the minds of some people. For......

 2021-09-19 00:10 

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PSB leader urges caution in transitioning Sarawak from pandemic to endemic stage...

KUCHING, Sept 19 — Authorities in the state are urged not to rush Sarawak from the pandemic to endemic stage in light of the increasing number of Covid-19 positive cases. In making this appeal yesterday, Parti Sarawak Bersatu's (PSB) potential.....

 2021-09-18 23:56 

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Dr Annuar says follow-up study on Covid patients ongoing in Sibu, clarifies need for rt-PCR results to enter Sarawak...

SIBU, Sept 19 — A follow-up study on some 1,500 Covid-19 patients under categories 1 and 2 here, is being conducted to ascertain the percentage of patients who fell into categories 3 to 5 later, said Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee......

 2021-09-18 23:51 

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Now I feel like a Villa player, says Bailey after sparkling cameo...

BIRMINGHAM, Sept 19 — Jamaican winger Leon Bailey won the Aston Villa faithful's hearts yesterday with a 21-minute cameo that included his first goal since his big-money move from Bayer Leverkusen. Bailey, a 25 million summer signing, was......

 2021-09-18 23:47 

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Senior citizen in Kuching loses RM48,340 to scammers...

KUCHING, Sept 19 — A 60-year-old man from Taman Matang Jaya lost RM48,340 of his savings to scammers on Sept 6. Padawan deputy police chief DSP Lim Jaw said the victim received a message saying that he had spent RM2,639.10 on Shopee using a gold......

 2021-09-18 23:42 

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Bintulu MP: Let negotiations continue under Consultative Committee on MA63...

SIBU, Sept 19 The Consultative Committee on Malaysia Agreement (MA63) helmed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government have negotiated the return of the state's autonomy, conducted......

 2021-09-18 23:32 

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Iran looks east after China-led bloc OKs entry...

TEHRAN, Sept 19 — Iran on Saturday hailed its acceptance into a China and Russia-led bloc, an eastward turn it sees as opening access to major world markets and a counter to crippling Western sanctions. Conservative and reformist newspapers showed.....

 2021-09-18 23:31 

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France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in escalating crisis...

PARIS, Sept 19 — France yesterday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, saying a grave crisis was underway between the allies after Paris recalled its ambassadors. President......

 2021-09-18 23:27 

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Desert camel carvings dated to around 7,000 years ago...

PARIS, Sept 19 — Life-sized carvings of camels and horses hewn into rock faces in Saudi Arabia could be around 7,000 years old, according to new research that suggests they are significantly older than previously thought. The 21 reliefs,......

 2021-09-18 23:22 

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Pelosi: UK-US trade pact possible, but Ireland peace is priority...

LONDON, Sept 19 — Britain and the United States will "probably end up" striking a bilateral trade deal, but agreement is "very unlikely" if the terms of the Ireland peace deal are broken, Nancy Pelosi said Friday. "This is not sa...

 2021-09-18 23:17 

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Notre-Dame's restoration ready to start as safety work completed...

PARIS, Sept 19 — Work to shore up the Notre-Dame de Paris has been finished, allowing restoration to start at the cathedral two years after a fire destroyed the attic and sent its spire crashing through the vaults below, officials said on......

 2021-09-18 23:15 

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Philippines divers clear plastic waste from corals for World Cleanup Day...

MANILA, Sept 19 — Divers in the Philippines pulled plastic bags, drinks bottles and fishing nets from a coral reef on Saturday, joining an annual cleanup that aims to highlight the impact of garbage on the world's oceans. About a dozen divers......

 2021-09-18 23:15 

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SpaceX capsule with world's first all-civilian orbital crew heads for splashdown...

SEPT 19 — The quartet of citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission began their descent from space en route to a splashdown in the Atlantic yesterday to complete a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever launched......

 2021-09-18 22:56 

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Liverpool go top with win over Palace as City held by Saints...

SEPT 19 — Liverpool went top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace yesterday, while champions Manchester City were held to a goalless draw at home to Southampton. Arsenal picked up their second straight win with a 1-0 victory at.....

 2021-09-18 22:53 

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Although allowed to reopen, coffee shops in Ipoh prefer to wait for Covid-19 cases to drop and out-of-state visitors to return...

IPOH, Sept 19 — Most of the coffee shops and restaurants in Ipoh Old Town prefer to continue with takeaways/deliveries even though dine-in has been allowed since Perak moved into Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) in July. The......

 2021-09-18 16:05 

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Ton-up for Mane as Liverpool down Palace 3-0...

LIVERPOOL, Sept 18 — Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club to help secure a 3-0 victory over lively Crystal Palace in an entertaining Premier League contest at Anfield today. Mane turned the ball in from close range just......

 2021-09-18 15:59 

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France says to work with India to promote multilateral order...

PARIS, Sept 18 — France's foreign affairs minister agreed with his Indian counterpart to work on a programme to promote "a truly multilateral international order," the French foreign ministry said today. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Subrahmany...

 2021-09-18 15:54 

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Milan's Ibrahmovic not Superman, won't play at Juve says coach...

MILAN, Italy, Sept 18 — AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not Superman and will not recover from injury in time to face Juventus away in Serie A tomorrow, coach Stefano Pioli has said. The veteran Swede made his comeback last weekend from a......

 2021-09-18 15:42 

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Covid: Sabah allows 10 activities for fully vaccinated individuals...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18 — The Sabah government is allowing 10 activities for fully vaccinated individuals starting on Monday (Sept 20), said State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun. Masidi, who is also the Covid-19......

 2021-09-18 15:42 

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FT Ministry to hold town hall session to discuss homeless issue...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — The Federal Territories Ministry intends to conduct a town hall session at the end of the month with non-governmental organisations (NGO), groups and individuals who are active in distributing various aid in the capital.......

 2021-09-18 15:41 

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Kuala Kedah-Langkawi ferry service to resume from Sept 23...

ALOR SETAR, Sept 18 — The ferry service from the Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal to Langkawi will resume operations on Sept 23. Konsortium Ferry Line Ventures human resources and operation manager Baharin Baharom said, for now, the ferry service for......

 2021-09-18 15:22 

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'Quad' countries to agree on secure microchip supply chains...

TOKYO, Sept 18 — Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia will agree to take steps to build secure semiconductor supply chains when they meet in Washington next week, the Nikkei business daily said today, citing a draft of the......

 2021-09-18 15:18 

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Juve's Allegri says Milan showdown more important for opposition...

TURIN, Italy, Sept 18 — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said tomorrow's Serie A clash at home to AC Milan is more important for the visitors because Stefano Pioli's men have been together as a unit for longer. Allegri returned to Turin i...

 2021-09-18 15:14 

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Canada election in dead heat; Liberals drop candidate...

HAMILTON, Ontario, Sept 18 — Canada's election is in a dead heat two days before the September 20 vote, according to a new poll today, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival both campaigned in the same seat-rich region to......

 2021-09-18 15:10 

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Brentford sting Wolves for first top flight away win in 74 years...

WOLVERHAMPTON, England, Sept 18 — Brentford claimed their first away victory in the Premier League with a 2-0 success at Wolverhampton Wanderers today, keeping a clean sheet despite going down to 10 men midway through the second half.......

 2021-09-18 15:02 

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Mexican president pitches new regional block similar to European Union...

MEXICO CITY, Sept 18 — Latin American and Caribbean nations should form a block similar to the European Union, Mexico's president proposed today at a regional summit, in a bid to wrest diplomatic influence away from the Washington-based......

 2021-09-18 14:45 

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EU, US urge others to join methane reduction pledge...

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 — The European Union and the United States today called on more nations to join a pledge to slash methane gas emissions and cut warming by at least 0.2 degrees Celsius by 2050. The initiative — unveiled by President Joe Biden...

 2021-09-18 14:33 

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Spanish film director Mario Camus dies aged 86...

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Sept 18 — Spanish director Mario Camus, whose film about the aftermath of Spain's 1936-39 civil war won the top award at the Berlin film festival, died today. He was 86. "Filmmaker Mario Camus passed away in Santander,&...

 2021-09-18 14:25 

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Greece inaugurates its first 'closed' camp for asylum seekers...

SAMOS, Greece, Sept 18 — Greece today inaugurated the first of five new "closed" migrant camps, opposed by rights groups who say the strict access measures are too restrictive. Barbed wire fencing surrounds the new camp on the island of Samo...

 2021-09-18 14:19 

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Iran looks east after China-led bloc Oks entry...

TEHRAN, Sept 18 — Iran today hailed its acceptance into a China and Russia-led bloc, an eastward turn it sees as opening access to major world markets and a counter to crippling Western sanctions. Conservative and reformist newspapers showed rare......

 2021-09-18 14:18 

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Hishammuddin: Malaysian Armed Force's Greater Klang Valley task force ceases operation...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — The Malaysian Army's (TDM) Greater Klang Valley Task Force (GKV TF) has ceased its operation after 41 days following the positive development of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the Klang Valley. Senior Defence Minister...

 2021-09-18 14:14 

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Notre-Dame de Paris finally ready for restoration...

PARIS, Sept 18 — France's Notre-Dame cathedral is finally ready to undergo restoration work more than two years after a blaze ravaged the heritage landmark, and remains on course to reopen in 2024, authorities said today, following months of......

 2021-09-18 14:04 

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Covid: Sabah state assembly to comply with strict SOP...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18 — The three-day Sabah State Legislative Assembly which is commencing on Tuesday (Sept 21) will be held under strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the Covid-19 virus. Its Speaker, Datuk Kadzim M......

 2021-09-18 14:01 

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SpaceX tourists talk to Tom Cruise from orbit, provide update on flight...

FLORIDA, Sept 18 — Four space tourists orbiting the Earth in a SpaceX capsule at 28,162 kph talked to movie star Tom Cruise yesterday and provided a live update about life aboard the spacecraft. The first space tourism mission by Elon Musk's......

 2021-09-18 14:01 

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SpaceX tourists talk to Tom Cruise from orbit, provide update on flight...

FLORIDA, Sept 18 — Four space tourists orbiting the Earth in a SpaceX capsule at 28,162 kph talked to movie star Tom Cruise yesterday and provided a live update about life aboard the spacecraft. The first space tourism mission by Elon Musk's......

 2021-09-18 13:56 

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Not in Sabah and Sarawak's interests to ignore MA63, says Ongkili...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18 — It would not be right to ignore the Malaysia Agreement (MA63) for a new agreement to drafted, especially where the interests of Sabah and Sarawak are concerned, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and...

 2021-09-18 13:56 

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Finnish ex-con opens 'rage room' to repay society...

HELSINKI, Sept 18 — A Finnish man who spent two decades behind bars for murder is trying to repay his debt to society by founding a "rage room" — letting clients vent their anger on household objects with a baseball bat. Janne Raninen,...

 2021-09-18 13:49 

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London street stitchers take on 'fast fashion'...

LONDON, Sept 18 — Lined up on stools outside a well-known clothes store in south London, around 20 needle-wielding stitchers took the fight against "fast fashion" to the streets, showing shoppers how to revive shabby garments. Their message ...

 2021-09-18 13:44 

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Rare US constitution copy tipped for US$20m sale at auction...

PHILADELPHIA, Sept 18 — An extremely rare original copy of the American constitution, signed in 1787 in Philadelphia, will soon be auctioned with an estimated value of between US$15 million (RM63 million) and $20 million (RM83 million),......

 2021-09-18 13:25 

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New York Philharmonic marks 'homecoming' after pandemic cancellations...

NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Following 556 days of pandemic-inflicted cancellations and unconventional concerts, the New York Philharmonic opened its new season yesterday, a "homecoming" for musicians limited to live streams, one-off and outdoor show...

 2021-09-18 13:18 

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JB OKU Sentral drive-through vaccination centre opens to public from Sept 20...

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 18 — The OKU Sentral drive-through Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Johor Bahru City Council Aquatic Centre, Arena Larkin here will be open to the public from Sept 20 to 30. OKU Sentral Association president Senator Datuk Ras......

 2021-09-18 13:17 

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Embracing the Afro in revolt against Venezuela's 'bad hair' stereotype...

CARACAS, Sept 18 — Two years ago, Victoria Mejias abandoned her slavish pursuit of sleek tresses — a common obsession in Venezuela where hair and race identity are closely intertwined. After a near two-decade struggle with damaging chemical......

 2021-09-18 13:10 

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Algeria's ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84...

ALGIERS, Sept 18 — Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 as huge protests engulfed the country, has died aged 84, public television announced. The former strongman had left office in April 2019 under......

 2021-09-18 12:29 

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Six out of 10 Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak today did not seek treatment, say DCM...

BETONG, Sept 18 — Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah today said brought in dead (BID) cases involving Covid-19 patients in Sarawak's rural areas could have been prevented if they had sought treatment at the government hospitals. He.....

 2021-09-18 12:12 

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Selangor police issue 423 compounds for disregarding SOP...

SEPANG, Sept 18 — Selangor police have issued 423 compounds to members of the public for flouting the standard operating procedure (SOP) under Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) from Sept 10 until yesterday. Selangor police chief, Datuk.....

 2021-09-18 11:47 

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US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally...

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — Hundreds of police officers will be on duty around the US Capitol today braced for a rally by supporters of the hundreds of people who breached the building on January 6 trying to overturn former President Donald Trump's......

 2021-09-18 11:40 

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SpaceX capsule with world's first all-civilian orbital crew set for splashdown...

FLORIDA, Sept 18 — The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission were due to splash down in the Atlantic off Florida today, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever launched into.....

 2021-09-18 11:34 

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Australia made 'huge mistake' cancelling submarine deal, says French ambassador...

MELBOURNE, Sept 18 — Australia has made a "huge" diplomatic error, the French ambassador said today having been recalled to Paris after Canberra ditched a multi billion dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with...

 2021-09-18 11:29 

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In Sarawak almost all Covid-19 are in categories one and two...

KUCHING, Sept 18 — A total of 99.9 per cent of 2,929 new Covid-19 infections in Sarawak today have no or mild symptoms, according to Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN). In a statement, JPBN said from the total new cases, 1959 cases.....

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