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Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.

Newcastle legend helps fight coronavirus condom shortage

Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.
Condoms being tested at Malaysia's Karex condom factory in Pontian, Johor. - Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic could lead to global condom shortage – producer

The coronavirus pandemic may lead to a global shortage of Condom, the world’s largest producer of condoms, Karex Bhd, has said.
A global shortage of condoms is oncoming as the world’s largest manufacturer was forced to shut down production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shortage of condoms approaching due to coronavirus lockdown

Karex Bhd has not produced a single condom in its three Malaysian factories for more than a week because of a lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of the virus.
Muhyiddin Yassin takes the oath of office at the palace in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday morning [Maszuandi Adnan-Malaysia Department of Information via EPA]

Malaysian King ousts Mahathir Mohamad, swears in Muhyiddin Yassin as new premier

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.

Malaysian prime minister resigns, quits party

The fate of Malaysia's ruling coalition hung in doubt after Mahathir Mohamad today resigned as Malaysia's prime minister and his Bersatu party has quit the governing Alliance of Hope coalition.
A woman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020.

Coronavirus death toll near 1,900

Chinese health officials reported Tuesday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 72,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,900.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, other countries evacuate citizens from China

Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 132 lives nationwide.
President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim gives the keynote address during their general assembly in Melaka, Malaysia, December 7, 2019. REUTERS-Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia drops sex assault probe of PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will not face charges over claims he sexually assaulted a male former aide, prosecutors said Tuesday, the latest such scandal to tarnish the veteran politician’s career.
Nora Quoirin's body was found in Malaysia. Lucie Blackman Trust-Quoirin family

Family of dead Franco-Irish teen sue Malaysian resort

The family of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in the Malaysian jungle are suing the resort from where she disappeared for allegedly failing to provide adequate security.
A handout picture released by the Suez Governorate Media Office on Dec 28, 2019 shows paramedics transporting one of the victims who were injured in a bus cash on the road to the Ain Sokhna resort east of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP)

Asian tourists among six killed in Egypt bus crash

A road crash in Egypt killed six people, including tourists from India and Malaysia, and injured at least 24 others Saturday, security and medical sources said.
Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as authorities grappled with growing opposition to a new citizenship law

More protests as India grapples with citizenship law fallout

Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as authorities grappled with growing opposition to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants.

Man arrested for ‘cloning stolen computers’

The police have arrested a 30-year-old system engineer in Computer village Ikeja, Lagos for allegedly cloning several stolen computer desktops.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years

Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island.
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak walks out of court in Kuala Lumpur after defending himself against corruption charges linked to the country’s 1MDB infrastructure fund. AP

Former Malaysian premier testifies in 1MDB corruption trial

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak took the stand to defend his conduct in the 1MDB scandal Tuesday, as the first of several trials linked to the multi-billion-dollar fraud entered a crucial stage.
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Malaysia jails five men for attempting gay sex

A Malaysian religious court sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning, and fines for attempting gay sex, media and rights group said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed the national honour of “The Order of Friendship” on Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow.

President Putin honours Afreximbank chief with Russian National Award

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed the national honour of “The Order of Friendship” on Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow.
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.

US to recover $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Indonesia slapped with FIFA fine over match crowd trouble

Indonesia’s national football association has been fined by FIFA over crowd trouble during a World Cup qualifier against Malaysia, the organisation said Wednesday.

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Popular Nollywood actress Anike Alajogun has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom.

Veteran Nollywood actress tests positive for coronavirus

Popular Nollywood actress Anike Alajogun has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m) Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike (l) inspecting the ongoing construction of Isolation Centre in Port Harcourt

Official: How Rivers got its second case of coronavirus

The second Covid-19 case in Rivers state is a 62-year-old returnee from the UK, who is also a retiree, it has been revealed.

Nigeria revokes eleven oil mining licenses

The Nigerian Government has revoked Oil Mining Licences (OML) of 11 oil and gas companies operating in the Marginal Fields.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

La Liga sets target dates for 2019-20 season restart

La Liga president Javier Tebas is looking at potential dates to restart the 2019-20 campaign, according to The Guardian. There are three proposed dates for the league to restart: May 28, June 6 and June 28.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara begins coronavirus contact tracing of 75 persons

The Kwara State government on Tuesday disclosed that about 75 persons who had contact with the two COVID-19 patients in the state are under contact-tracing in order to curb the spread of the infectious disease in the state.