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Trudeau hammers election rival’s Covid-19 approach

Trudeau hammers election rival’s Covid-19 approach

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of a September 20 election, accused his main rival yesterday of showing weak leadership in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

US, UK, Australia form security alliance

US, UK, Australia form security alliance

The US, UK and Australia are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines.

Malaysian holiday island opens as tourism restarts

Malaysian holiday island opens as tourism restarts

Visitors flocked to the Malaysian island of Langkawi yesterday as it became the country’s first holiday hotspot to reopen after a coronavirus lockdown that has hammered the vital tourism industry.

Three killed, dozens injured as shallow quake hits China’s Sichuan

Three killed, dozens injured as shallow quake hits China’s Sichuan

Three people were killed and dozens injured when a shallow earthquake struck southwestern China yesterday, triggering the second-highest level of emergency response by rescuers in Sichuan province.

Duterte ‘will not co-operate with ICC drug war probe’

Duterte ‘will not co-operate with ICC drug war probe’

President Rodrigo Duterte will not co-operate with the International Criminal Court’s probe into the Philippines’ drug war, his lawyer said yesterday, after its judges found the crackdown could be a crime against humanity.

Indonesia court finds president negligent in pollution lawsuit

Indonesia court finds president negligent in pollution lawsuit

An Indonesian court ordered yesterday President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding them guilty of environmental negligence in a civil lawsuit.

Malaysian holiday island opens as tourism restarts

Malaysian holiday island opens as tourism restarts

Visitors flocked to the Malaysian island of Langkawi yesterday as it became the country’s first holiday hotspot to reopen after a coronavirus lockdown that has hammered the vital tourism industry.

UK launches post-Brexit review of EU laws

UK launches post-Brexit review of EU laws

From a ban on imperial measures to rules governing artificial intelligence, the UK government yesterday announced a far-reaching review of EU-era legislation that it plans to ditch after Brexit.

Teacher turns village walls into blackboards

Teacher turns village walls into blackboards

In a small tribal village on the eastern tip of India, an enterprising teacher has turned walls into blackboards and roads into classrooms, trying to close the gap in learning brought on by prolonged school shutdowns in the country.

Delhi school teachers fight attendance app over privacy fears

Delhi school teachers fight attendance app over privacy fears

As Covid-19 shuttered India’s schools and overwhelmed its hospitals, teachers in Delhi were roped in for emergency duties — from handing out food rations to staffing vaccination centres, often at great risk to themselves.

Delhi orders ban on pollutive firecrackers ahead of Diwali to 'save lives'

Delhi orders ban on pollutive firecrackers ahead of Diwali to 'save lives'

Delhi authorities ordered a ban on the storage, use and sale of firecrackers in the Indian capital late on Wednesday ahead of the Diwali festival to curb air pollution levels which cause thousands of deaths each year.

First all-civilian crew launched to orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

First all-civilian crew launched to orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

A billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens chosen to join him blasted off from Florida on Wednesday aboard a SpaceX rocket ship and soared into orbit, the first all-civilian crew ever to circle the Earth from space.

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