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STOCKHOLM, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Swedish Public Health Agency said on Thursday that the number of COVID-19 infections is slightly decreasing in Sweden, while cautioning a risk of an increase again if compliance with regulations is not sustained, reported Swedish Television (SVT).
MADRID (Reuters) - Fewer Spanish women were killed by their partner or ex-partner in 2020 than in previous years, but that statistic masks a rise in gender-based violence as COVID lockdowns left victims confined with their abusers, rights groups and officials say.
SIBU: The alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at the Miri police station lockup by a male suspect on Jan 9 should be a wake-up call to all police stations in the country, says a Sarawak lawmaker.
TOKYO (Reuters) - For Yuuki Hamazono, it was a relief to find bars and restaurants in Tokyo flouting the Japanese government's request to close by 8 p.m.
SIBU: A lawmaker has called for all returnees to the state to be placed in quarantine centres instead of being allowed to return home after a Covid-19 superspreader infected 37 longhouse residents in Rumah Langgi.
TOKYO (Reuters) - As Tokyo woke up to its second state of emergency on Friday, many people believe it will be difficult, perhaps impossible, to host the Olympic Games safely.
TOKYO (Reuters) -New Year's Day is the biggest holiday in Japan's calendar, but this year's festivities have been subdued following record highs in new coronavirus cases nationwide and calls from the government to stay home.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A 53-year-old former Japanese minister has died of COVID-19, his party said on Monday, becoming the first incumbent lawmaker to succumb to the disease in a nation scrambling to shut its doors to foreign travellers.
Primary school pupils get a boost for English lessons through sponsorship.