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Government instability in Malaysia rocks Asian markets

SYDNEY, Australia - Dramatic political events in Malaysia, and a widening of coronavirus cases and deaths beyond China put the ...


European Governments Drafting 'Pandemic' Contingency Plans

ROME - European governments are readying plans for coping with a possible coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that the numbers ...


Health Officials Urge Governments to Ready Coronavirus Response

As China reported a continued slowdown in new coronavirus cases, world health officials praised the country's response while alerting other ...


Lindberg to become first female golfer at NZ Open

Wellington - Major winner Pernilla Lindberg will become the first woman golfer to compete at the New Zealand Open on ...


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Wall Street in panic-mode, Dow loses 1,910 points in two days

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks plunged again on Tuesday as fears the coronavirus could become a pandemic. The ...

Staging of Tokyo Olympics threatened by coronavirus

A senior International Olympic Committee member said this summer's Tokyo Olympics could be canceled if the coronavirus is not under ...

Iran slow to hold security forces to account over protests

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Iranian authorities have failed to hold security forces accountable for excessive and unlawful use of lethal force ...

More than half virus cases in South Korea linked to religious group

WASHINGTON, DC - The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea skyrocketed to 833 on Monday, a roughly 27-fold increase ...

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned on Monday in a shock move after his political allies sought to bring down ...

WHO warns world to prepare for pandemic

GENEVA, Switzerland - The World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet fit the criterion for a pandemic ...

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FFP demise adds fuel to political fire

I remember how my two friends reacted when they learnt about the Constitutional Court ruling on Friday, which disbanded the ...

Censure saga is not a game

Finally, the entire country can witness a political duel between the government and opposition after the House convened for the ...

Reshuffle may stir recovery

The latest economic growth figures indicate it is time for the government to revamp its economic team. ...

Tap the young to save greying society

With a rapidly greying population, it is time for Thailand to equip every single youth with proper education and skills ...

1MDB queries need answers

Now that the military junta is being accused of helping Malaysia's former government to cover up the multi-billion-dollar investment fund ...

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Aussie shares sold off, Japan's Nikkei 225 drops 179 points

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stocks continued to be hammered on Wednesday, although there were signs the selling was beginning to ...


Walt Disney's world to be headed by Chapek

BURBANK, California - The Walt Disney Company has appointed Bob Chapek as CEO with immediate effect, replacing Bob Igor who ...


Wall Street in panic-mode, Dow loses 1,910 points in two days

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks plunged again on Tuesday as fears the coronavirus could become a pandemic. The ...


Electronic sports, a billion-dollar industry

Global esports revenue is set to exceed $1 billion in 2020, according to a report Tuesday from Newzoo."The esports market ...


Wife of Kobe Bryant hits helicopter firm with lawsuit

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa filed a lawsuit on Monday against the operators of the helicopter that crashed ...


Board diversity goes beyond recuiting women

Several European countries - including Norway, Germany, Finland, France ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...