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After Election Victory, Myanmar’s Ruling Party Under Pressure to Get Cabinet Picks Right

Aware of the poor reputations of many current ministers, the NLD has vowed to take the public’s views into consideration when appointing the new government’s cabinet.
The Irrawaddy

After Election Victory, Myanmar’s Ruling Party Under Pressure to Get Cabinet Picks Right

Aware of the poor reputations of many current ministers, the NLD has vowed to take the public’s views into consideration when appointing the new government’s cabinet.

Myanmar Defense Minister Tipped to Become VP in New Govt

Lt-Gen Sein Win is expected to be the military’s choice for vice president in the new administration; experts say his appointment could herald warmer civil-military ties.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Defense Minister Tipped to Become VP in New Govt

Lt-Gen Sein Win is expected to be the military’s choice for vice president in the new administration; experts say his appointment could herald warmer civil-military ties.

Man jailed and banned from driving for life after repeated drink-driving

SINGAPORE - After sharing a bottle of red wine with a prospective employer, the former head of an investment company, Levin Lee Keng Weng, decided to drive home. As he drove along Bukit Timah Road in the leftmost lane at about 11pm on Nov 28 last year, the 5
Singapore

Man jailed and banned from driving for life after repeated drink-driving

SINGAPORE - After sharing a bottle of red wine with a prospective employer, the former head of an investment company, Levin Lee Keng Weng, decided to drive home. As he drove along Bukit Timah Road in the leftmost lane at about 11pm on Nov 28 last year, the 53-year-old lost control of his car, swerved to the left and crashed into concrete construction barricades in front of Balmoral Plaza. While no pedestrians were hurt and there was no damage to public property, the accident was Lee's third drink-driving offence and earned him a lifetime ban from driving all classes of vehicles. Appearing in court on Wednesday (Nov 25), Lee hung his head as he was handed the sentence, which also included 12 weeks' jail and a $15,000 fine. The court heard that Lee had been convicted of drink driving in 2001 and 2010. Deputy Public Prosecutor Stephanie Koh called Lee a «serious repeat offender» and urged the court to sentence Lee to at least 12 weeks' imprisonment, a fine of $15,000, and lifetime disqualification.

'A therapy horse is not a circus animal': Boutique clarifies after in-store horse-petting event draws backlash

Setting up a mini petting zoo in an Orchard Road boutique may be unconventional but does it fall within the realm of animal cruelty? Following online pushback over a fundraiser where guests will get to meet and pet miniature horses in its ION Orchard bouti
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'A therapy horse is not a circus animal': Boutique clarifies after in-store horse-petting event draws backlash

Setting up a mini petting zoo in an Orchard Road boutique may be unconventional but does it fall within the realm of animal cruelty? Following online pushback over a fundraiser where guests will get to meet and pet miniature horses in its ION Orchard boutique, homegrown fashion label In Good Company clarified in a statement on Tuesday (Nov 24) that the horses are «specially selected and trained therapy animals». It will be going ahead with the event, which is scheduled to be held over three weekends in December, the company added. The fashion brand had announced its Miniature Horse Sessions, held in partnership with animal charity Equal, on Nov 15.

Le nouveau complexe sportif Jacques VII de Punaauia permettra la pratique d'une vingtaine de disciplines

Le complexe comprend une salle couverte de 1056 mètres carrés, un stade de 1025 mètres carrés ainsi notamment qu'un bâtiment annexe pouvant servir de salle de boxe et qu'un dojo de 506 mètres carrés. 
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Le nouveau complexe sportif Jacques VII de Punaauia permettra la pratique d'une vingtaine de disciplines

Le complexe comprend une salle couverte de 1056 mètres carrés, un stade de 1025 mètres carrés ainsi notamment qu'un bâtiment annexe pouvant servir de salle de boxe et qu'un dojo de 506 mètres carrés. 

Covid-positive Rajasthan health minister goes on hospital jaywalk

Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma has given the phrase “going viral” a new definition by choosing to go about inspecting and interacting with patients at the hospital where he had been admitted for Covid treatment last Monday.
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Covid-positive Rajasthan health minister goes on hospital jaywalk

Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma has given the phrase “going viral” a new definition by choosing to go about inspecting and interacting with patients at the hospital where he had been admitted for Covid treatment last Monday.

Daily infections hold steady, active cases are on rise

. There were little signs yet of the feared second wave of the pandemic as nationwide cases totalled up to 43,279 on Thursday, a slight drop from Wednesday's count of 44,739, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. Daily cases have stayed under 45
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Daily infections hold steady, active cases are on rise

. There were little signs yet of the feared second wave of the pandemic as nationwide cases totalled up to 43,279 on Thursday, a slight drop from Wednesday's count of 44,739, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. Daily cases have stayed under 45,000 this week, with no surge visible so far as compared to last week's numbers. With Thursday's addition, the country's Covid-19 caseload has gone past 93 lakh.

Kazakh bodybuilder finally marries sex-doll fiance 'Margo' after Covid delay

Kazakh bodybuilder and self-proclaimed 'sexy maniac' Yuri Tolochko has finally tied the knot with sex-doll bride 'Margo' in a silicone ceremony after months of Covid-related hindrances. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT Sport

Kazakh bodybuilder finally marries sex-doll fiance 'Margo' after Covid delay

Kazakh bodybuilder and self-proclaimed 'sexy maniac' Yuri Tolochko has finally tied the knot with sex-doll bride 'Margo' in a silicone ceremony after months of Covid-related hindrances. Read Full Article at RT.com

Forget the cocaine, the mafia, the hookers. Diego Maradona should be remembered for his football, not his flaws

Diego Maradona was a leader, an icon adored and respected by millions. Troubled and blessed in equal measure, he is the last of the great football mavericks to depart us, and should be remembered for his football, not his flaws. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Forget the cocaine, the mafia, the hookers. Diego Maradona should be remembered for his football, not his flaws

Diego Maradona was a leader, an icon adored and respected by millions. Troubled and blessed in equal measure, he is the last of the great football mavericks to depart us, and should be remembered for his football, not his flaws. Read Full Article at RT.com

Coronavirus UK: What do the tiers mean and can I see my family at Christmas?

In tier two of England, the restrictions mean a ban on households mixing indoors and pubs, while tier three measures mean a ban on households mixing, except in limited circumstances such as parks.
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Coronavirus UK: What do the tiers mean and can I see my family at Christmas?

In tier two of England, the restrictions mean a ban on households mixing indoors and pubs, while tier three measures mean a ban on households mixing, except in limited circumstances such as parks.

1-year-old boy dead, OPP officer injured in confrontation near Lindsay, Ont.

A one-year-old boy is dead and two people, including an Ontario Provincial Police officer, were seriously injured after a confrontation near Lindsay, Ont., on Thursday. 
CBC | Canada News

1-year-old boy dead, OPP officer injured in confrontation near Lindsay, Ont.

A one-year-old boy is dead and two people, including an Ontario Provincial Police officer, were seriously injured after a confrontation near Lindsay, Ont., on Thursday. 

Residential school survivor graduates high school at 61, says it's never too late for education

A residential school survivor who received his high school diploma last week says he hopes to inspire others to believe in their education goals.
CBC | Canada News

Residential school survivor graduates high school at 61, says it's never too late for education

A residential school survivor who received his high school diploma last week says he hopes to inspire others to believe in their education goals.

WEATHER (6:00 PM): Cloudiness and showers anticipated during next 24 hrs

A surface to mid-level trough is expected to affect the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 to 48 hours. Relatively light winds and occasional cloudiness with a few showers are anticipated across the island during the period. Meanwhile, scattered showers... Th
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WEATHER (6:00 PM): Cloudiness and showers anticipated during next 24 hrs

A surface to mid-level trough is expected to affect the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 to 48 hours. Relatively light winds and occasional cloudiness with a few showers are anticipated across the island during the period. Meanwhile, scattered showers... The post WEATHER (6:00 PM): Cloudiness and showers anticipated during next 24 hrs appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Trump says ‘certainly will’ leave White House, if Electoral College makes a ‘mistake’ to certify Biden win

US President Donald Trump said that he would “certainly” vacate the Oval Office should the Electoral College verify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 race, but still declined to concede over allegations of widespread fraud. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump says ‘certainly will’ leave White House, if Electoral College makes a ‘mistake’ to certify Biden win

US President Donald Trump said that he would “certainly” vacate the Oval Office should the Electoral College verify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 race, but still declined to concede over allegations of widespread fraud. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘F**k Thanksgiving & USA’: Multiple businesses & war memorial vandalized, statue toppled in Portland (VIDEOS)

Three people were arrested for vandalizing at least 10 businesses in Portland, Oregon, and writing messages in graffiti in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against the Thanksgiving holiday. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

‘F**k Thanksgiving & USA’: Multiple businesses & war memorial vandalized, statue toppled in Portland (VIDEOS)

Three people were arrested for vandalizing at least 10 businesses in Portland, Oregon, and writing messages in graffiti in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against the Thanksgiving holiday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Latest Covid-19 community case dined with 12 family members at Tampines Mall

SINGAPORE - Singapore's first locally transmitted Covid-19 case in 16 days is a Singaporean who works as a service engineer, and had dinner with 12 family members at Seoul Garden in Tampines Mall last Saturday (Nov 21), the Health Ministry (MOH) said on Thu
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Latest Covid-19 community case dined with 12 family members at Tampines Mall

SINGAPORE - Singapore's first locally transmitted Covid-19 case in 16 days is a Singaporean who works as a service engineer, and had dinner with 12 family members at Seoul Garden in Tampines Mall last Saturday (Nov 21), the Health Ministry (MOH) said on Thursday (Nov 26). The family had occupied three tables at the restaurant, and there was mingling between the groups. Investigations are currently ongoing to assess if there had been any breach of the relevant safe management measures, MOH added, and epidemiological investigations are in progress. Among those present at the dinner was his two-year-old niece. She had earlier been issued a five-day medical certificate from Nov 20 to Nov 24 for a runny nose, and has since tested negative for Covid-19.  In the meantime, all his identified close contacts, including his family members at the dinner, have been isolated and placed in quarantine and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period, so that asymptomatic cases will be detected, the ministry said. Serological tests on his household and family contacts will also be conducted to determine if he could have been infected by them.

‘Like mafia’: US tramples over European sovereignty in bid to stop Nord Stream 2, EU must FIGHT BACK – German MP to RT

Washington’s desperate attempts to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany resemble mafia methods, senior German parliament member, Klaus Ernst, told RT, calling on the EU to fight back. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Like mafia’: US tramples over European sovereignty in bid to stop Nord Stream 2, EU must FIGHT BACK – German MP to RT

Washington’s desperate attempts to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany resemble mafia methods, senior German parliament member, Klaus Ernst, told RT, calling on the EU to fight back. Read Full Article at RT.com

Transport Canada sees 'greater involvement' in aircraft validation after 737 MAX crash

Transport Canada said on Thursday it plans to take a harder look at the relationship between regulators and the manufacturers they oversee, an effort to change the way it validates aircraft following the return of Boeing's 737 MAX to the skies.
Channel NewsAsia

Transport Canada sees 'greater involvement' in aircraft validation after 737 MAX crash

Transport Canada said on Thursday it plans to take a harder look at the relationship between regulators and the manufacturers they oversee, an effort to change the way it validates aircraft following the return of Boeing's 737 MAX to the skies.

Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Nov 26) he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov 3 election, even as he repeated his unfounded claims o
Channel NewsAsia

Trump says he will leave White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Nov 26) he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov 3 election, even as he repeated his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

Don't hug grandma this Christmas: UK public health chief's grim Covid advice as Britain readies for festive season

The UK is heading for a bleak winter as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief scientific adviser on Thursday warned Britons not to hug and kiss their elderly relatives at Christmas, in a bid to protect them from Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT UK

Don't hug grandma this Christmas: UK public health chief's grim Covid advice as Britain readies for festive season

The UK is heading for a bleak winter as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief scientific adviser on Thursday warned Britons not to hug and kiss their elderly relatives at Christmas, in a bid to protect them from Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com

Efficacy vs safety? AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘busted flush’ IF it cannot help elderly – but US jabs may be worse, UK doctor tells RT

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine could be a lost cause if it turns out that it cannot protect the elderly against the disease, Malcolm Kendrick, an NHS GP, told RT. He warned that on the other hand, US vaccines could be dangerous. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT UK

Efficacy vs safety? AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘busted flush’ IF it cannot help elderly – but US jabs may be worse, UK doctor tells RT

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine could be a lost cause if it turns out that it cannot protect the elderly against the disease, Malcolm Kendrick, an NHS GP, told RT. He warned that on the other hand, US vaccines could be dangerous. Read Full Article at RT.com

Обновление российской научной станции в Антарктиде сорвалось из-за необъяснимой поломки на судне

Атомный лихтеровоз "Севморпуть" должен был выгрузить модули для станции у побережья Антарктиды, но судно больше месяца стоит у берегов А
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Обновление российской научной станции в Антарктиде сорвалось из-за необъяснимой поломки на судне

Атомный лихтеровоз "Севморпуть" должен был выгрузить модули для станции у побережья Антарктиды, но судно больше месяца стоит у берегов Анголы, поскольку у него в чистых водах сломалась одна из лопастей единственного ходового винта, рассчитанная на работу во льдах.

Норвежская сертификационная компания отказалась работать с «Северным потоком-2»

Одной из задач сертификационной компании DNV GL был контроль за судами с оборудованием, обслуживающим проект. И именно эта деятельность, согла
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Норвежская сертификационная компания отказалась работать с «Северным потоком-2»

Одной из задач сертификационной компании DNV GL был контроль за судами с оборудованием, обслуживающим проект. И именно эта деятельность, согласно разъяснениям Госдепартамента США, может подпасть под санкции, предусмотренные недавно принятым Конгрессом Актом о защите энергетической безопасности Европы.

В центральной части Израиля из-за сильных дождей начались наводнения

В Герцлии из-за дождей пришлось закрыть железнодорожную станцию, некоторые дороги тоже заблокированы. Уровень воды в озере Кинерет поднялся
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В центральной части Израиля из-за сильных дождей начались наводнения

В Герцлии из-за дождей пришлось закрыть железнодорожную станцию, некоторые дороги тоже заблокированы. Уровень воды в озере Кинерет поднялся на 2,5 см за ночь. С наводнениями пытаются справиться экстренные службы. Нескольким людям понадобилась медицинская помощь.

Лавров на встрече с Лукашенко отметил враждебность Запада к Белоруссии и РФ

"Мы воспринимаем это спокойно. У нас есть Союзное государство, есть чем защищать себя, как отстоять свою независимость, и это общая позиция
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Лавров на встрече с Лукашенко отметил враждебность Запада к Белоруссии и РФ

"Мы воспринимаем это спокойно. У нас есть Союзное государство, есть чем защищать себя, как отстоять свою независимость, и это общая позиция наших президентов и наших правительств", - отметил глава МИД РФ Сергей Лавров.