India’s coronavirus infections surge to 5.82 million

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 5.82 million after it recorded 86,052 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Friday. A total of 1,141 people died of COVID-19 in the

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Kobe Bryant autograph on last game court piece hits auction block

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s autograph, on a hardwood section of the court where he played his last game, is on the auction block online and expected to fetch at least $500,000 next week. The four-panel floor piece, measuring 4 feet

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President Moon vows firm response to threats to S. Koreans’ lives, safety

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in assured the South Korean people Friday that his government will deal resolutely with any act that threatens their lives and safety, Yonhap news agency reported. He was addressing the 72nd Armed Forces Day ceremony held at

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SRC Appeal: Najib gets 30-day extension to file petition of appeal

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has obtained a 30-day extension to file his petition of appeal in his SRC international Sdn Bhd case. A Court of Appeal three-man panel comprising Justices Datuk Has Zanah Mehat, Datuk Lee Swee Seng and

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South Korea replaces Army, Air Force chiefs

SEOUL: Ground Forces Command chief Nam Yeong-shin was tapped as the new Army chief of staff to replace Suh Wook, who became the defense minister, the defense ministry said Monday. Lee Seong-yong, chief directorate of strategic planning of the Joint

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Moon says Korea peace possible without giving up hope for dialogue

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae In said Friday that South Korea will be able to reach the path of peace and unification unless it gives up hope for dialogue with North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported. Speaking at a

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Mega mergers in oil and gas on the card – Analyst

KUALA LUMPUR: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the oil and gas industry (o&g), coupled with green agenda activism, could trigger an era of mega-mergers and consolidation among the super majors in the industry, AmInvestment Bank Bhd analyst Alex Goh

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Top Glove trending ahead of results announcement

KUALA LUMPUR- Top Glove Corporation Bhd’s shares were heavily-traded in early trade ahead of the release of its financial year 2020 (FY2020) results later today. It had opened 35 sen stronger at RM8.78 compared to RM8.43 at Tuesday’s close, but pared

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China’s Sinovac to test coronavirus vaccine candidate in teenagers, children

BEIJING: Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech plans to start a clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine with children and adolescents later this month, widening its test on a shot that’s already in the final stage of study with adults.

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Thailand approves special visa for long-stay foreign tourists

BANGKOK: Thailand’s cabinet today approved in principle a special visa for foreign tourists to stay up to nine months in a bid to revive its tourism industry, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said a cabinet meeting chaired by

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