· Boris Johnson urges other countries to pledge billions of pounds to fund vaccinations in world’s poorest countries →
Boris Johnson is to urge other countries to pledge billions of pounds to fund vaccinations in the poorest countries in the world.
· Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as Covid-19 heroes →
Surin, who has been a volunteer for 38 years and does her rounds by motorcycle, said she is also responsible for monitoring people who have returned from other provinces and need to be in quarantine for 14 days.
· Coronavirus: Former MI6 head claims pandemic ‘started as accident’ in Chinese laboratory →
The researchers claim to have discovered clues suggesting key elements were “inserted” into the virus’s genetic sequence and may not have evolved naturally — a prospect contested by almost every other scientist studying the virus’s makeup.
The China Post
· Mexico reports new one-day high of 1,092 coronavirus deaths →
Officials rushed to say that many of the new confirmed deaths had occurred days or even weeks ago and were being announced now because of delays in processing tests or other reasons.
The China Post
· Universities, archdiocese named in lawsuit over Katrina aid →
“Every dollar of FEMA funds received has gone back into the restoration of parish, school, and other properties to serve the people of the Greater New Orleans community,” a statement from the archdiocese said.
· Study: Melaka, Kuala Terengganu, Seremban among Malaysia’s happiest cities →
The study involved two cities within the city-level local authority administration area, six cities in the municipal-level local authority area and two other cities in the district council-level local authority area.
· Asian stocks set to extend gains as stimulus fans recovery hopes →
The dollar index fell 0.24 per cent against a basket of other currencies early today, having hit an 11-week low yesterday.
· Louisiana governor thanks residents for keeping demonstrations peaceful →
John Bel Edwards on Wednesday thanked the people of his state for holding peaceful demonstrations in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, avoiding the violence and property damage seen in other parts of the country.
· Singapore father found guilty of raping daughter twice at knifepoint, judge rejects allegation of consent →
During the trial, he admitted that he had had sex with her twice that morning in March 2016 and engaged in other sexual acts.
The Japan Times
· Okamoto’s: Rock, rap and the road less traveled →
Okamoto’s started as a group in thrall to frenetic 1960s and ’70s rock, ranging from buzzy garage-born sounds to more anthemic cuts nodding to The Who or the Beatles, among other radio staples.