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Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; Japan's Covid second wave linked to rise in suicides (source — www.theguardian.com) 16/01/2021 16:06:13

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officia...

Japan's suicide rate rises 16% in second wave of Covid, study finds (source — www.theguardian.com) 16/01/2021 15:21:22

Rise in July to October, particularly among women and children, contrasts with decline in first waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSuicide rates in Japan have jumped in th...

Boris Johnson Shuts All Travel Corridors To Stop Covid Variants Entering UK (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 15/01/2021 20:09:12

Boris Johnson has shut all travel corridors to the UK from 4am on Monday, meaning no one can enter the country without a negative Covid test result.The test must have been taken within the previous 72...

China in darkest period for human rights since Tiananmen, says rights group (source — www.theguardian.com) 13/01/2021 14:00:07

Human Rights Watch lists persecutions in Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet and Hong Kong but notes new willingness to condemn BeijingChina is in the midst of its darkest period for human rights since the Tian...

Hong Kong activists arrested for breaching security law-media (source — www.thesundaily.my) 06/01/2021 03:53:55

HONG KONG, Jan 6: Over 50 pro-democratic activists in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday for breaking the city’s contentious national security law, local media reported, in the biggest crackdown yet...

Malaysia Airlines, the Airbus A380 story (source — www.thesundaily.my) 05/01/2021 09:49:30

THE Airbus A380, the world’s biggest commercial aircraft, went into service on Oct 2007 with Singapore Airlines.To date Airbus Industrie, the European manufacturer, has received 251 firm orders for th...

Musicians get helping hand from artistes association (source — www.thesundaily.my) 05/01/2021 08:13:55

KUALA LUMPUR: The music has died for many entertainers and musicians in the country but thanks to the Malaysian Artistes Association (Karyawan), some of them have received financial aid to keep them g...

Coronavirus live news: Thai PM urges people to 'just stay home'; Singapore will let police access contact-tracing data (source — www.theguardian.com) 04/01/2021 12:43:09

Thailand dealing with biggest coronavirus outbreak yet; Singapore will use contact-tracing technology for criminal investigations; South Korea expands ban on social gatherings nationwideJapan consider...

World ushers in New Year under Covid shadow (source — www.thesundaily.my) 01/01/2021 03:38:17

THE world ushered in the New Year with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid farewell to a virus-ridden 2020.After a grinding year that has seen at least 1.7 millio...

Europe rolls out ‘new weapon’ vaccines in bid to slay Covid (source — www.thesundaily.my) 28/12/2020 10:40:34

MADRID: Europe launched a mass Covid-19 vaccination drive yesterday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than ...

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