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Coronavirus: Thailand eyes vaccine roll-out in late 2021 as it prepares for human trials

Researchers are preparing 10,000 doses of the experimental vaccine for human trials in November. If successful, it will be ready ‘for Thailand’ in the third or fourth quarter of next year.

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Researchers are preparing 10,000 doses of the experimental vaccine for human trials in November. If successful, it will be ready ‘for Thailand’ in the third or fourth quarter of next year.

Coronavirus: Thailand eyes vaccine roll-out in late 2021 as it prepares for human trials
Coronavirus: British pilot goes home after recovering from brink of death in Vietnam

At one point, doctors said Stephen Cameron had just 10 per cent of his lung capacity and was in critical condition.

11 Jul 2020 - 11:27PM

At one point, doctors said Stephen Cameron had just 10 per cent of his lung capacity and was in critical condition.

Coronavirus: British pilot goes home after recovering from brink of death in Vietnam
At least 23 dead, thousands displaced after floods, landslides hit Nepal

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away homes and forced rescuers to pluck at least 50 people to safety using helicopters.

11 Jul 2020 - 2:12PM

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away homes and forced rescuers to pluck at least 50 people to safety using helicopters.

At least 23 dead, thousands displaced after floods, landslides hit Nepal
Trump says he will sign immigration order with road to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

President says executive order will involve DACA, the programme that protects those who arrived in US illegally as children.

11 Jul 2020 - 7:54AM

President says executive order will involve DACA, the programme that protects those who arrived in US illegally as children.

Trump says he will sign immigration order with road to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’
Coronavirus: in bid to reopen US schools, Donald Trump threatens their tax-exempt status

President, who says rivals are exploiting pandemic by refusing to reopen schools and businesses, tweets that children must be ‘educated, not indoctrinated’.

11 Jul 2020 - 4:05AM

President, who says rivals are exploiting pandemic by refusing to reopen schools and businesses, tweets that children must be ‘educated, not indoctrinated’.

Coronavirus: in bid to reopen US schools, Donald Trump threatens their tax-exempt status
Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to become mosque after court ruling, says Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s top court cancelled a 1934 government decree that had turned the 6th century building from a place of Muslim worship into a museum.

11 Jul 2020 - 4:14AM

Turkey’s top court cancelled a 1934 government decree that had turned the 6th century building from a place of Muslim worship into a museum.

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to become mosque after court ruling, says Tayyip Erdogan
China loans hits record US$1.73 trillion in first half of 2020 after strong June as coronavirus recovery continues

China’s banks extended a record 12.09 trillion yuan (US$1.73 trillion) of new loans in the first half of 2020, beating a previous peak of 9.67 trillion yuan in the first half of 2019.

10 Jul 2020 - 4:52PM

China’s banks extended a record 12.09 trillion yuan (US$1.73 trillion) of new loans in the first half of 2020, beating a previous peak of 9.67 trillion yuan in the first half of 2019.

China loans hits record US$1.73 trillion in first half of 2020 after strong June as coronavirus recovery continues
US army chief affirms military alliance with Thailand after passing coronavirus test

Thailand is Washington’s oldest ally in Asia but relations were strained by a 2014 military coup led by Prayuth Chan-ocha, now prime minister.

10 Jul 2020 - 2:45PM

Thailand is Washington’s oldest ally in Asia but relations were strained by a 2014 military coup led by Prayuth Chan-ocha, now prime minister.

US army chief affirms military alliance with Thailand after passing coronavirus test
Beijing takes campaign online to win over Taiwanese hearts and minds in coronavirus pandemic

Beijing continues its PR push for Taiwanese to embrace the idea of ‘reunification’ with video conferences and programmes aimed at engaging young people.

10 Jul 2020 - 10:48PM

Beijing continues its PR push for Taiwanese to embrace the idea of ‘reunification’ with video conferences and programmes aimed at engaging young people.

Beijing takes campaign online to win over Taiwanese hearts and minds in coronavirus pandemic
Canadian charity in Justin Trudeau ethics probe paid over US$200,000 to PM’s mother and brother

Canadian leader under investigation for conflict of interest after government awarded US$660 million contract to WE Charity.

10 Jul 2020 - 5:57AM

Canadian leader under investigation for conflict of interest after government awarded US$660 million contract to WE Charity.

Canadian charity in Justin Trudeau ethics probe paid over US$200,000 to PM’s mother and brother
Johnny Depp wrote in blood from severed finger during row with ex-wife Amber Heard, UK court told

Hollywood star denies violently attacking Amber Heard and accuses her of cutting his hand by throwing bottle at him.

10 Jul 2020 - 5:12AM

Hollywood star denies violently attacking Amber Heard and accuses her of cutting his hand by throwing bottle at him.

Johnny Depp wrote in blood from severed finger during row with ex-wife Amber Heard, UK court told
WHO issues new coronavirus guidance, but stops short of confirming airborne transmission

Top US expert Dr Fauci says it’s a ‘reasonable assumption’ that aerosol transmission does occur, which is why health officials are pushing for use of face masks.

10 Jul 2020 - 2:33AM

Top US expert Dr Fauci says it’s a ‘reasonable assumption’ that aerosol transmission does occur, which is why health officials are pushing for use of face masks.

WHO issues new coronavirus guidance, but stops short of confirming airborne transmission
Trump’s financial records must be released to prosecutor, US Supreme Court rules

But in a short-term win for Trump, the court prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining similar documents.

9 Jul 2020 - 11:17PM

But in a short-term win for Trump, the court prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining similar documents.

Trump’s financial records must be released to prosecutor, US Supreme Court rules
US inches closer to federal contract ban for firms that use Huawei, others

Any company that uses products from the five Chinese firms will no longer be able to sell to the US government without getting a federal waiver.

10 Jul 2020 - 4:20AM

Any company that uses products from the five Chinese firms will no longer be able to sell to the US government without getting a federal waiver.

US inches closer to federal contract ban for firms that use Huawei, others
An estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing and Shanghai this year were caused by smog, say pollution trackers

Pollution dropped during Covid-19 lockdowns but environmental groups warn that efforts to restart the economy may be damaging.

9 Jul 2020 - 4:29PM

Pollution dropped during Covid-19 lockdowns but environmental groups warn that efforts to restart the economy may be damaging.

An estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing and Shanghai this year were caused by smog, say pollution trackers
Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia on US Independence Day

Blackened wooden sculpture of US first lady removed after incident near her hometown of Sevnica.

9 Jul 2020 - 5:24AM

Blackened wooden sculpture of US first lady removed after incident near her hometown of Sevnica.

Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia on US Independence Day
Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman retiring from army, blaming ‘bullying and retaliation’ by president

Alexander Vindman had been removed from White House post after testifying that Trump’s request for Ukraine leader to investigate Joe Biden and son was improper.

9 Jul 2020 - 4:32AM

Alexander Vindman had been removed from White House post after testifying that Trump’s request for Ukraine leader to investigate Joe Biden and son was improper.

Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman retiring from army, blaming ‘bullying and retaliation’ by president
Johnny Depp attacked ex-wife Amber Heard in drunken rage over alleged affair with James Franco, UK court hears

Hollywood star denies kicking and slapping actress Amber Heard in drunken rage during private flight from Boston to Los Angeles.

9 Jul 2020 - 8:27PM

Hollywood star denies kicking and slapping actress Amber Heard in drunken rage during private flight from Boston to Los Angeles.

Johnny Depp attacked ex-wife Amber Heard in drunken rage over alleged affair with James Franco, UK court hears
China’s car sales still showing signs of growth as world’s largest market recovers from coronavirus impact

China’s car sales in June dropped 6.5 per cent, but a 2.6 per cent increase from May offers some encouragement after demand had slumped amid the coronavirus outbreak.

8 Jul 2020 - 11:34PM

China’s car sales in June dropped 6.5 per cent, but a 2.6 per cent increase from May offers some encouragement after demand had slumped amid the coronavirus outbreak.

China’s car sales still showing signs of growth as world’s largest market recovers from coronavirus impact
Malaysia’s palm oil firm Sime Darby probes allegations of labour abuse

Hong Kong-based activist group Liberty Shared says it found presence of labour abuse in Sime Darby plantations in a probe

8 Jul 2020 - 5:28PM

Hong Kong-based activist group Liberty Shared says it found presence of labour abuse in Sime Darby plantations in a probe

Malaysia’s palm oil firm Sime Darby probes allegations of labour abuse
Kanye West no longer supports Donald Trump, vows to win 2020 presidential race

The rapper plans to run for president and will do so under the banner of ‘the Birthday Party’.

8 Jul 2020 - 4:32PM

The rapper plans to run for president and will do so under the banner of ‘the Birthday Party’.

Kanye West no longer supports Donald Trump, vows to win 2020 presidential race
China ‘happy’ to join nuclear talks if US cuts arsenal to matching level

Senior Chinese diplomat says Washington’s invitations to US-Russia New START negotiations ‘nothing but a ploy’.

8 Jul 2020 - 3:11PM

Senior Chinese diplomat says Washington’s invitations to US-Russia New START negotiations ‘nothing but a ploy’.

China ‘happy’ to join nuclear talks if US cuts arsenal to matching level
Russian models, red flags: Deutsche Bank fined US$150 million for ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

When Deutsche Bank sought out Jeffrey Epstein as a client, he was a convicted Florida sex offender with a publicised taste for young women and girls.

8 Jul 2020 - 7:37PM

When Deutsche Bank sought out Jeffrey Epstein as a client, he was a convicted Florida sex offender with a publicised taste for young women and girls.

Russian models, red flags: Deutsche Bank fined US$150 million for ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
Coronavirus: PGA pushes Ryder Cup and President’s Cup back to 2021 and 2022 respectively

A number of high profile players including Rory McIlroy have said a Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup.

8 Jul 2020 - 10:52AM

A number of high profile players including Rory McIlroy have said a Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup.

Coronavirus: PGA pushes Ryder Cup and President’s Cup back to 2021 and 2022 respectively
Huawei says US pressure on Brazil threatens long delays in 5G roll-out

Brazil could suffer years of delay in deploying 5G and higher costs if it succumbs to the Trump administration’s pressure to snub Huawei, its director of cybersecurity and solutions Marcelo Motta warns.

8 Jul 2020 - 10:49AM

Brazil could suffer years of delay in deploying 5G and higher costs if it succumbs to the Trump administration’s pressure to snub Huawei, its director of cybersecurity and solutions Marcelo Motta warns.

Huawei says US pressure on Brazil threatens long delays in 5G roll-out
Donald Trump paid someone to take SAT university entrance exam for him, niece’s book says

High score helped president gain admission to prestigious Wharton business school at University of Pennsylvania, Mary Trump adds

8 Jul 2020 - 6:37AM

High score helped president gain admission to prestigious Wharton business school at University of Pennsylvania, Mary Trump adds

Donald Trump paid someone to take SAT university entrance exam for him, niece’s book says
Coronavirus: WHO acknowledges evidence of airborne spread of Covid-19

Comments follow open letter from 239 scientists saying disease can be transmitted via floating particles and urging UN health body to update its guidance

8 Jul 2020 - 4:41AM

Comments follow open letter from 239 scientists saying disease can be transmitted via floating particles and urging UN health body to update its guidance

Coronavirus: WHO acknowledges evidence of airborne spread of Covid-19
Johnny Depp blasts ex-wife Amber Heard’s abuse claims as UK libel trial begins

Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing The Sun’s publisher over 2018 article which called him a ‘wife beater’.

8 Jul 2020 - 6:19AM

Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing The Sun’s publisher over 2018 article which called him a ‘wife beater’.

Johnny Depp blasts ex-wife Amber Heard’s abuse claims as UK libel trial begins
China’s forex reserves rise to US$3.112 trillion in June

China’s foreign exchange reserves – the world’s largest – rose US$10.64 billion in June to US$3.112 trillion, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

7 Jul 2020 - 4:48PM

China’s foreign exchange reserves – the world’s largest – rose US$10.64 billion in June to US$3.112 trillion, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

China’s forex reserves rise to US$3.112 trillion in June
China condemns ‘bullying’ as it joins UN arms trade treaty snubbed by Donald Trump

Major powers should safeguard multilateralism, Chinese ambassador Zhang Jun says as China signs treaty regulating cross-border arms trade.

7 Jul 2020 - 2:23PM

Major powers should safeguard multilateralism, Chinese ambassador Zhang Jun says as China signs treaty regulating cross-border arms trade.

China condemns ‘bullying’ as it joins UN arms trade treaty snubbed by Donald Trump