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KASHIWAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) - Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's push to restart Japanese nuclear power plants idled after the Fukushima disaster faces stiff opposition ahead of a general election on Sunday, where his future as leader hangs in the balance if the vote is tight.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Since the roll out of the national vaccination programme, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physician Ren Xiao Ling has been dispensing free advice on Covid-19 safe management measures and vaccinations.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): It is easy to miss the forest for the trees. This is not surprising, given the amount of data thrown at us - daily infections, deaths, the numbers of the seriously ill and unvaccinated people, the use of the intensive care unit (ICU), seniors who fall ill and those who need oxygen, and so on.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -A gas explosion destroyed part of a five-storey residential building in the Russian city of Naberezhnye Chelny 930 km (580 miles) east of Moscow, the emergency service said on Monday.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): More than 200,000 seniors here have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, while 87 per cent of seniors aged 70 and above are fully vaccinated against the virus.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd is confident that its businesses in China will be the focal point of its ambitions to unlock value and accelerate growth.
THE depletion of savings in the low and middle income groups is worrying. Worse still, a survey has indicated a 50% drop in members’ confidence that their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings will sustain them in their old age.
GLOBALLY, the pace of population ageing is much faster than before, as people are generally living longer and fertility rates are falling. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in six people in the world will be aged 60 and above in the next nine years.