Wednesday, October 21, 2020

World

World’s longest flight soon to take off again and it’s even longer now

'Operating these flights between Singapore and New York’s JFK represents an important step in the rebuilding of our global network.'

Woman dies from Covid-19 on commercial airline flight

It is unclear whether the woman knew she had the coronavirus.

From translation tools to air purifiers, face masks go high-tech

Tech companies and researchers are rolling out weird and wonderful models to both guard against infection and cash in on a growing trend.

Brazil and Indonesia testing Chinese vaccines

Brazil tests show the vaccine may be safe but Indonesia is concerned it may not be halal.

Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

Cengiz and human rights group DAWN said they filed the suit in Washington federal court because they saw no chance for justice in Saudi Arabia.

Iran woman arrested for ‘cycling without hijab’

A short video was circulated on social media networks showing a bare-headed woman cycling in front of a mosque.

US suing Google in biggest antitrust case in decades

It could force changes in business practices or break off segments of the Google empire.

UK researchers aim to infect volunteers to study Covid exposure

The researchers would use the results to study how vaccines might work and to explore potential treatments.

China’s super rich got US$1.5 trillion richer during pandemic, report says

This year's list shows China was 'moving away from traditional sectors like manufacturing and real estate, towards the new economy'.

In landmark boost, Trump says will delist Sudan as sponsor of terror

Sudan is one of four nations branded by Washington as a state sponsor of terrorism, along with Iran, North Korea and Syria.

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

The new warning says certain Disney film stereotypes 'were wrong then and are wrong now'.

Enforce quarantine to crush pandemic, says WHO

WHO says a lack of proper quarantine is 'a good part of the reason why we're seeing such high numbers'.

Other News

Antara politik angka dan realiti pandemik negara

Kerana angka, Covid-19 kembali berleluasan disebabkan kerakusan sang politikus

Anger, mutiny talk at 4-hour Umno meeting in KL forced Zahid’s U-turn

The Umno president's call for a political ceasefire followed a tense meeting to discuss his letter in support of Anwar.

Kemarahan, ketegangan dalam mesyuarat 4 jam Umno paksa Zahid buat ‘pusingan U’

Gesaan presiden Umno untuk gencatan politik berlaku selepas mesyuarat hangat membincangkan surat sokongannya kepada Anwar.

732 kes baru Covid-19, 580 pesakit sembuh hari ini

Sebanyak 7,827 kes aktif sedang menerima rawatan di hospital.

New cases dip to 732, death toll up by 6

580 recoveries take total to 14,931.