6.0-Magnitude Quake Jolted Off Western Indonesia, No Casualty Reported

JAKARTA, Oct 1 (NNN-ANTARA) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0, jolted Indonesia’s western province of North Sumatra this morning, but there were no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, authorities said.   The quake hit at 02:28 Jakarta time today (1928 GMT Friday), with the epicentre at 15 km north-west of the North […]

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Malaysia Reported 2,007 New COVID-19 Infections, Five More Deaths

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (NNN-BERNAMA) – Malaysia reported 2,007 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight, bringing the national total to 4,840,879, according to the health ministry.   There are 12 new imported cases, with 1,995 cases being local transmissions, data released by the ministry showed.   Another five deaths have been reported, pushing the death […]

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Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Restrictions Until End Of This Month

YANGON, Oct 1 (NNN-MNA) – Myanmar will extend its COVID-19 preventive measures until Oct 31, according to the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19, yesterday.   The extension is applied to all COVID-19 restrictions that expired yesterday, except the ones that will be eased, the committee said in a statement.   The […]

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Separatists In Indonesia’s West Papua Killed Four

JAKARTA, Oct 1 (NNN-ANTARA) – At least 12 people, working on building a road in Indonesia’s province of West Papua, were attacked by armed separatists, with four of the workers shot dead, a spokesman of the provincial police confirmed, yesterday.   Adam Erwindi told local media that, the attack took place on Thursday night, and […]

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How China and its allies pool resources to target overseas dissidents

Authoritarian regimes are increasingly making use of regional cooperation organizations like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to bolster each others’ regime security in the name of counter-terrorism, experts told a recent seminar. In an Orion Policy Institute online seminar held days after Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping returned from a leadership summit of […]

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1 Dead, Dozens Injured After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Sumatra

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sumatra island early Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey, killing at least one person and injuring dozens as locals rushed out of buildings seeking safety.   The quake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 13 kilometers just before 2:30 a.m. (1930 GMT), about 40 […]

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Malaysia Aims To Add US Flights After Safety Rating Boost

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country’s carriers to expand flights to the United States after a three-year hiatus, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Saturday.   Wee said the move will bolster tourism and economic growth in Malaysia, which opened […]

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