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Olympic medals: An alternative table – with US 15th

The Olympics medals table was again dominated by the biggest countries like the US, which finished top. But how would the table look if population and wealth were taken into account? When it comes to counting the medal spoils, there is a strong sense of...

Malaysian singer dies of Covid days after giving birth

A popular Malaysian singer has died from Covid-19, just days after giving birth to a baby boy – her fourth child. Eight-month pregnant Siti Sarah Raisuddin, who had experienced low oxygen levels, was put into an induced coma so her baby could be delivered via...

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote May Forfeit Refinery Project To Nigerian

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote May Forfeit Refinery Project To Nigerian Debt Recovery Agency Over Rising Debts, Long Delay With the refinery now projected to commence operations in 2025, Dangote Group’s indebtedness to financial institutions is estimated to hit $8.4 billion by 2025. Dangote Oil Refinery,...

Covid: Is China’s vaccine success waning in Asia?

Across Asia, Chinese vaccines have played a crucial role in immunising people against Covid-19, with millions receiving either a Sinovac or Sinopharm jab. But in recent weeks, concerns have grown about their efficacy. Now, some Asian countries which made Chinese vaccines a key plank in...

US companies hit by ‘colossal’ cyber-attack

About 200 US businesses have been hit by a “colossal” ransomware attack, according to a cyber-security firm. Huntress Labs said the hack targeted Florida-based IT company Kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. Kaseya said in a statement on its own website that...