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Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

MUMBAI, India: Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on Saturday, as Covid-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects. In India, the...

Gun salutes and silence to mark Prince Philip’s death

LONDON: Military guns will be fired across Britain and sporting events will fall silent on Saturday as part of worldwide tributes to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip. Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British...

The ever-expanding universe of ‘Game of Thrones’

PARIS: Ten years after its launch and two years after it ended, "Game of Thrones" fans have plenty more to look forward to, from TV spinoffs to the long-awaited final books. Waiting for Martin It's the question that has driven fans...

Prince Philip dead age 99

LONDON: Britain's Prince Philip, a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II's side for decades, died on Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is a profound loss for the 94-year-old monarch, who once...

WHO says no to vaccine passports for now

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come out against vaccine passports, for now, saying they may exacerbate unequal access to vaccines in many countries. Speaking at a virtual press conference in conjunction with World Health Day, Regional Emergency...

Singapore blogger crowdfunds $100,000 to pay PM defamation damages

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean blogger said he had crowdfunded almost $100,000 that he was ordered to pay as damages for defaming the prime minister by sharing an article on Facebook. Leong Sze Hian was sued by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

India tightens screws as Covid-19 infections hit new record

NEW DELHI: India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday. The country is only the second — after the United States — to record so many new...

Funny old world: The week’s offbeat news

PARIS: Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world: Jill the flight attendant Joe Biden was elected to the White House to bring the world a little peace and quiet. But no one told his wife Jill, nor their...

Egypt gears up for pharaohs’ Golden Parade

CAIRO, Egypt: The mummified remains of 22 Egyptian pharaohs, including the most powerful ancient queen, are to be paraded through the streets of Cairo Saturday, in a procession to a new resting place. Under the watchful eyes of security forces,...

Post Covid-19 cooperation for Malaysia-China

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and China have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Establishment of a High-Level Committee to Promote Cooperation in the Post Covid-19 Era – a historic development in Malaysia-China relations and the first of its kind for Malaysia. The MoU was...

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Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

MUMBAI, India: Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on...