Thursday, January 21, 2021

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WHO to approve Covid-19 vaccines for quick global rollout to poorer countries

The world body wants to deliver at least 1.3 billion Covid-19 doses to poorer countries via Covax.

China imposes sanctions on Pompeo, 27 other Trump-era officials

Beijing says they and their families will be banned from entering China and that companies associated with them will be restricted from doing business with China.

School closures still ‘last resort’ despite virus variants, says WHO

School closure should be implemented as a last resort, be temporary and only at a local level in areas with intense transmission, WHO says.

Chinese scientists develop gene therapy which appears to reverse some effects of ageing

Although only tested in mice as yet, they hope their discoveries could in the future lead to a way to delay human ageing.

Drug king’s escaped hippos poisoning Colombia’s waterways

The water animals have been adopted by local villagers but are poisoning local waterways with their toxic urine and faeces.

Partial lockdown in Beijing over Covid-19 outbreak

Some 1.6 million residents in the district of Daxing are prohibited from leaving Beijing unless they have special permission and have tested negative for the virus in the past three days.

Alibaba’s ‘missing’ Jack Ma appears live in online meet

Speculation was rife over Ma's whereabouts after he failed to appear in the final episode of his own TV show.

UK Covid strain detected in at least 60 countries, says WHO

A number of countries in Europe and nations such as Russia and India have struggled to begin their vaccine programmes successfully.

Indian Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after outcry over religious sensitivities

The cast and crew have agreed to make changes in order to comply with the demands of the politicians and parties that say it crosses religious lines.

Japan planning mass virus jabs ahead of Olympics, reports say

The government is hoping the majority of adults will be vaccinated by July, when the Games are due to open.

5-minute-charge battery sparks hope for ‘anxiety-free’ long-range electric cars

Electric car drivers could be powering along long-distance interstate highways free from range anxiety in three years' time.

Tokyo Olympics ‘unlikely’, says London 2012 official

Deputy chairman of London 2012 organising committee says Tokyo officials should be making plans to cancel.

Other News

WHO to approve Covid-19 vaccines for quick global rollout to poorer countries

The world body wants to deliver at least 1.3 billion Covid-19 doses to poorer countries via Covax.

China imposes sanctions on Pompeo, 27 other Trump-era officials

Beijing says they and their families will be banned from entering China and that companies associated with them will be restricted from doing business with China.

Umno’s ‘icons of shame’ still in control despite lessons of 2018, say party veteran, analyst

A bigger defeat could lie ahead if Umno fails to embrace promised reforms, they warn.

‘Ikon cercaan’ masih kawal Umno walaupun tersungkur pada 2018, kata veteran, penganalisis

Ini adalah sesuatu yang tidak wajar berlaku dan rakyat akan terus gelak dengan ikon-ikon tersebut.

Kerajaan sibuk memerangi Covid-19, pembangkang tetap berpolitik

Pantang ada peluang, perkara yang bermanfaat pun dimanipulasi sebagai 'senjata' untuk membangkitkan rasa curiga rakyat.