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US carries out air strikes to aid embattled Afghan forces
The US has carried out air strikes to support Afghan government forces who have been under pressure from the Taliban as US-led foreign forces carry out the final stages of their withdrawal from the country.Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Thursday the air strikes were in support of Af
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EU watchdog approves Moderna jab for ages 12 and up
The European medicines watchdog on Friday approved the use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, making it the second jab for adolescents for use on the continent.“The use of the Spikevax vaccine in children from 12 to 17 years of age will be the same as in people aged 18
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Iranian navy ships sail through English Channel en route to Russia for first time
A pair of warships from the Iranian navy were tracked sailing through the Baltic Sea on Thursday on their way to St Petersburg, Russia, for a naval parade taking place later this month.Sailing into the Baltic is a first for the Iranian navy.Satellite imagery tagged the ships before they entered the
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Vaccinated Singaporeans make up 75% of recent Covid-19 cases
Three quarters of Singapore’s Covid-19 infections in the last four weeks were among people already vaccinated, government data shows, as a rapid ramp-up in the city-state’s inoculations leaves fewer people unvaccinated, Reuters is reporting.Singapore has already inoculated nearly 75% of its 5.7
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Kerajaan mulakan perancangan pisahkan fungsi peguam negara dan pendakwa raya
Kerajaan memulakan perancangan ke arah memisahkan fungsi peguam negara dan pendakwa raya bagi menjamin aspek keadilan dan memenuhi prinsip keluhuran undang-undang serta mengelakkan berlakunya percanggahan kepentingan.Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Parlimen dan Undang-undang) Takiyuddin Hassan d
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Kerajaan jemput wakil pembangkang sertai Majlis Pemulihan Negara
Kerajaan menjemput ahli-ahli politik pembangkang termasuk golongan profesional berpengaruh untuk menyertai Majlis Pemulihan Negara (MPN) yang baru ditubuhkan bagi memandu negara keluar daripada krisis Covid-19.“Selaras dengan pendekatan Pelan Pemulihan Negara (PPN) yang berlandaskan prinsip kolabo
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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony starts under Covid cloud
The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics began on Friday in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy.A video showing athletes training at home during the coronavirus pandemic started the show, with pink fireworks bursting into
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Govt invites reps from opposition to join National Recovery Council
The government has extended an invitation to opposition politicians as well as other prominent persons from professional circles to be part of the newly announced National Recovery Council to oversee the nation’s exit from the Covid-19 crisis.“In line with the National Recovery Plan’s approach
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Hearing of 1MDB-linked forfeiture suit against Najib, 17 others postponed
The hearing of a 1MDB-linked forfeiture suit against former prime minister Najib Razak and 17 others involving hundreds of assets has been postponed to Aug 30 due to a new development in the case.High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan fixed the date after deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairudd
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Govt moving to separate roles of AG and public prosecutor
The government has initiated a move that will see the attorney-general (AG) no longer serving as the public prosecutor.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Takiyuddin Hassan in a statement today said the government was making plans to separate their functions.He said th
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All results from self-test kits must be reported on MySejahtera, says health minister
Any result from Covid-19 self-test kits, whether positive, negative or invalid, must be reported to the health ministry through the MySejahtera application, Dr Adham Baba said today.The health minister said it was the consumers’ responsibility to report the actual results and not to give false res
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Chimps recorded killing and eating gorillas in the wild for the first time
Scientists have documented what appear to be the first-ever deadly chimpanzee attacks against gorillas, according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature.Researchers from Osnabrück University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, were shock
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Kes harian rekod jangkitan tertinggi, jangkau 15,500
Malaysia merekodkan kes baru sebanyak 15,573 menjadikan kes keseluruhan Covid-19 meningkat sebanyak 980,491.Selangor kekal mencatat kes harian tertinggi sebanyak 7,672 disusuli Kuala Lumpur (2,063), Kedah (937), Johor (722), Negeri Sembilan (682), Pulau Pinang (530), Sabah (516), Sarawak (461), dan
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Daily cases breach 15,500 in new record
Another 15,573 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 980,491.Selangor recorded 7,672 cases, Kuala Lumpur 2,063, Kedah 937, Johor 722, Negeri Sembilan 682, Penang 530, Sabah 516, Sarawak 461, Pahang 457, Melaka 452, Perak 415, Kelantan 372 and Terengg
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China’s President Xi Jinping makes surprise visit to Tibet
In a surprising turn of political events, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a visit to Tibet where he was seen addressing people facing the “Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet” in front of the Potala Palace, the traditional winter residence of the Dalai Lama.Amid the rift with the
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Tak mahu ragu, rakam video suntikan, kata Khairy
Penerima vaksin dibenarkan untuk merakamkan proses vaksinasi mereka sebagai sebahagian prosedur operasi standard (SOP) susulan beberapa dakwaan segelintir pihak yang menerima dos yang kurang daripada sepatutnya.Menteri Penyelaras Program Imunisasi Covid-19 Kebangsaan (PICK) Khairy Jamaluddin berkata
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There are solid engineering reasons why Bezos’ rocket design caused giggles
Blue Origin founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space this week in his own rocket. Unfortunately, video footage of the blast off caused outbreaks of the giggles around the world.The New Shepard rocket had a bulbous passenger capsule sitting atop a tall, narrow booster shaft. The o
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Go ahead and video your vaccination, says Khairy
Vaccine recipients are now allowed to record their vaccination process as part of the SOPs, in the wake of claims by some of having received less than the required dose.Khairy Jamaluddin, the minister in charge of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), said all vaccination centres are
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Malaysia kekal destinasi utama Asia bagi pembuatan, perkhidmatan global bernilai tinggi
Knight Frank Malaysia menjangkakan negara akan kekal sebagai destinasi pelaburan menarik bagi pembuatan dan perkhidmatan global bernilai tinggi di Asia.Perunding hartanah global bebas itu dalam satu kenyataan berkata negara merekodkan sejumlah RM80.6 bilion pelaburan yang diluluskan dalam sektor pem
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Malaysia remains key Asian destination for high-value manufacturing, says global report
Knight Frank Malaysia expects the country to remain an attractive destination for high-value manufacturing and global services in Asia.In a statement today, the independent global property consultancy said the country recorded a total of RM80.6 billion worth of approved investments in the manufactur
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