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Brazil deforestation 94% illegal: report

Brazil deforestation 94% illegal: report

RIO DE JANEIRO - The vast majority of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is illegal, and President Jair Bolsonaro's promise to eliminate it looks doubtful given a lack of transparency on authorized land use, researchers said Monday.

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Scrutiny increases of Gates after Microsoft affair surfaces

Scrutiny increases of Gates after Microsoft affair surfaces

WASHINGTON - Bill Gates's tenure at Microsoft has come under fresh scrutiny amid revelations that the tech giant probed the billionaire founder's intimate relationship with a staffer before he left the board of directors.

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Brazil deforestation 94% illegal: report

RIO DE JANEIRO - The vast majority of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is illegal, and President Jair Bolsonaro's promise to eliminate it looks doubtful given a lack of transparency on authorized land use, researchers said Monday.

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Brazil deforestation 94% illegal: report
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Scrutiny increases of Gates after Microsoft affair surfaces

WASHINGTON - Bill Gates's tenure at Microsoft has come under fresh scrutiny amid revelations that the tech giant probed the billionaire founder's intimate relationship with a staffer before he left the board of directors.

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Scrutiny increases of Gates after Microsoft affair surfaces
17 May 2021

Singapore’s unlinked cases tied to Indian variant

The highly transmissible strain of Covid-19 that surfaced in India has become more prominent among Singapore’s growing number of unlinked cases, in a sign that hidden chains of transmission of the variant have existed for some time.

17 May 2021
Singapore’s unlinked cases tied to Indian variant
17 May 2021

Working 55-hour week increases risk of death: UN

GENEVA - Working more than 55 hours a week increases the risk of death from heart disease and strokes, according to a United Nations study out Monday.

17 May 2021
Working 55-hour week increases risk of death: UN
17 May 2021

Britain eases virus lockdown but Asia outbreaks fuel concern

LONDON - Britons streamed into pubs, museums and other indoor venues on Monday as the country eased pandemic restrictions, but there was even more misery in India where a powerful cyclone disrupted efforts to fight a devastating Covid-19 wave.

17 May 2021
Britain eases virus lockdown but Asia outbreaks fuel concern
17 May 2021

Singapore shuts schools, Taiwan bars foreigners to battle outbreaks

Singapore will close schools from Wednesday as authorities warned new coronavirus strains such as the one first detected in India were affecting more children.

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Singapore shuts schools, Taiwan bars foreigners to battle outbreaks
17 May 2021

Malaysia mulls shutdown of richest state amid Covid-19 surge

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's health ministry on Monday said it may push for a total lockdown of the country's most industrialised state if current coronavirus curbs are unable to rein in a spike in new cases.

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Malaysia mulls shutdown of richest state amid Covid-19 surge
17 May 2021

Russian court postpones start of Navalny extremism case

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Monday postponed the first hearing in the "extremism" case against the political network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, part of a campaign to outlaw the opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian court postpones start of Navalny extremism case
17 May 2021

Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble postponed again

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore due to open on May 26 has been postponed for a second time, officials said on Monday, after a spike in cases in Singapore derailed the plan for quarantine-free travel between the financial hubs.

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Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble postponed again
17 May 2021

UK eases lockdown as Asia cases rise: virus world update

UK eases lockdown as Asia outbreaks rise: virus world update

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UK eases lockdown as Asia cases rise: virus world update