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Sultanate records 2nd COVID-19 death

Brunei Darussalam has recorded its second death from a confirmed case of COVID-19.  At the daily press conference providing updates on the situation, Minister...

Six-year-old boy drowns in river

A six-year-old Murut boy was believed to have drowned while swimming in a river. The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) received the distress call...

Minister scrutinises Friday prayer preparations

Preparations for the re-opening of mosques, suraus and religious halls for the Friday prayers are underway. The places of worship had been temporarily closed...

Paul Smalley ends stint as Brunei’s head coach

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and Brunei Darussalam’s head coach Paul Smalley have agreed to part ways by mutual consent, with...

Singapore reports 533 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE (CNA) - Singapore reported 533 new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, taking its total number of infections to 32,876. Three cases are...

Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings

GENEVA/PHILIPPINES (AP) - Human Rights Watch is calling on the United Nations (UN) top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the...

South Korea cases rise, India crosses 150,000

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) — South Korea reported 40 new cases of the COVID-19 yesterday, its biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days, causing...

Johnson suffers sharp poll fall after Cummings scandal

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s public support has suffered the sharpest fall for a Conservative party leader in a decade following...

No screams please: Japanese funfairs prepare for virus era

Tokyo (AFP) - No screaming on the rollercoaster, socially distant spooks in the haunted house and please refrain from high-fiving your favourite superhero: welcome...

Italians celebrate lockdown’s end with ice cream

Rome (AFP) - Strawberry and chocolate or fig and hazelnut? Italians have been celebrating the end of the coronavirus lockdown with one of their...

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