India coronavirus infections rise by 55,722

MUMBAI: India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.55 million on Monday (Oct 19), having risen by 55,722 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed. The world’s second-most populous country also has the second-highest number of infections in the world, after the United States, which has around 8.1 million. Advertisement Advertisement However, […]

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Niche bookstores in Malaysia are holding their own, even as COVID-19 hurts businesses

KUALA LUMPUR: While COVID-19 has hurt the viability of many businesses, independent bookstores in Malaysia are holding on to their customers, thanks to loyal bibliophiles who prefer old school print on paper.  Amid the pandemic and its movement restrictions, regular customers are purchasing more publications, sometimes via online platforms.  Advertisement Advertisement In June, following movement restrictions throughout […]

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Kedai buku selera khas di Malaysia kekal bertahan di kala COVID-19 menjejaskan banyak perniagaan

KUALA LUMPUR: Di kala wabak COVID-19 menjejaskan banyak perniagaan di Malaysia, kedai-kedai buku selera khas masih mampu bertahan dengan sokongan para penggemar buku yang masih setia membeli bahan bacaan bercetak.  Dalam suasana pandemik dan segala macam sekatan pergerakan, pelanggan tetap kedai-kedai buku ini masih terus berbelanja malah dengan lebih banyak lagi, termasuk melalui platform dalam […]

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New Zealanders go to the polls as Ardern seeks 2nd term in ‘COVID-19 election’

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders went to the polls Saturday (Oct 17) with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in striking distance of re-election with an unprecedented outright majority after campaigning on her success handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to campaign volunteers Saturday morning in Auckland and appeared relaxed as she awaited results, which will […]

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