Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam are leaving their zero-Covid policies behind but they aren’t ready to open up experts warn

Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam are leaving their zero-Covid policies behind but they aren’t ready to open up experts warn

 

After months of lockdown, parts of Southeast Asia are leaving behind their “zero-Covid” policy and charting a path toward living with the virus — despite experts’ warnings that it may be too early to do so.

Covid-19 swept across the region this summer, fueled by the highly infectious Delta variant,

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Lionel Messi substituted on home debut as Paris Saint-Germain score late winner

Lionel Messi substituted on home debut as Paris Saint-Germain score late winner

 

Lionel Messi’s home debut for Paris Saint-Germain was far from how he would have dreamt it, with the Argentine forward being substituted by Mauricio Pochettino in the second half as his side went in search of a winning goal against Lyon.

Lucas Paqueta had given the visiting team the lead after 54 minutes, before Neymar equalized from the penalty spot just over 10 minutes later.

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Stocks tumble as Wall Street’s fears turn to China

Stocks tumble as Wall Street’s fears turn to China

 

 

The Dow and the broader US stock market fell to close sharply lower Monday as Chinese real estate conglomerate Evergrande’s debt crisis made American investors uneasy.

It was the worst performance since May for the S&P and the Nasdaq, while the Dow logged its worst day since July.
Stocks spent the whole day deep in the red and the Dow fell more than 970 points at its low point.

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Explainer: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here’s why

Explainer: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here’s why

 

The US and UK will be sharing technology and expertise with Australia to help it build nuclear-powered submarines as part of a newly-announced defense pact between the three countries. The move has sparked fury in France, which has lost a long-standing agreement to supply Australia with diesel-powered subs.

But it’s not only the French who are furious.

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US Women’s National Team players’ association calls identical contract proposal ‘PR stunts’

US Women’s National Team players’ association calls identical contract proposal ‘PR stunts’

 

 

The US Soccer Federation offered the women’s and men’s national teams identical contracts, a proposal that the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) called “PR stunts.”

The sport’s national governing body made the offer to both teams in an attempt to resolve an ongoing dispute with the US Women’s national soccer team over equal pay.

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Australia’s decades-long balancing act between the US and China is over. It chose Washington

Australia’s decades-long balancing act between the US and China is over. It chose Washington

 

For more than 20 years, Australia tried to maintain good relations with both the United States and China.

It was good for trade and peaceful regional relations. But on Thursday, with the announcement of a new security deal with the United States and the United Kingdom, which will see Australia eventually field nuclear-powered submarines,

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Lionel Messi’s Champions League debut for PSG falls flat against Club Brugge

Lionel Messi’s Champions League debut for PSG falls flat against Club Brugge

 

 

The much-hyped trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar failed to inspire Paris Saint-Germain to victory in its Champions League opener on Wednesday, with the French side being held to a 1-1 draw by Club Brugge.

Messi was playing the 150th Champions League game of his career — and his first for PSG —

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Japan’s defense minister draws red line in island dispute with China

Japan’s defense minister draws red line in island dispute with China

 

 

Japan is drawing a red line around an island chain also claimed by China, pushing back at Beijing’s increasingly aggressive military posturing, and setting the stage for a potential showdown between the region’s two biggest powers.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China,

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Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut

Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut

 

 

It took Cristiano Ronaldo less than 13 minutes to score on his second Champions League debut for Manchester United, opening the scoring against Swiss team Young Boys.

With practically his first touch of the match, the Portuguese forward turned home a stunning ball from international teammate Bruno Fernandes to open his account in this season’s competition,

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China rushes to contain ‘school centered’ Delta outbreak before major holiday season

China rushes to contain ‘school centered’ Delta outbreak before major holiday season

 

Chinese authorities are rushing to contain a widening Delta variant outbreak in the southern province of Fujian ahead of a major upcoming national holiday, when hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel across the country — creating a window for the highly infectious variant to spread far and wide.

The outbreak, dubbed China’s “first school-centered flare-up”

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