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The extremely transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, which overtook all other variants in the United States just a few months ago, now represents more than 99 percent of cases tracked in the country, according to the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The variant caused caseloads to surge in Britain and India this spring and summer, and in both countries outbreaks resurfaced after cases had seemed to be on the decline. The Delta variant has been fueling outbreaks in the United States throughout the summer, its contagiousness taking advantage of the number of people who have resisted…

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) — Tycoon Andrew Tan’s Megaworld Corp. is shelling out ₱40 billion to develop a 462-hectare township in Palawan. Buoyed by optimism that the pandemic-battered tourism sector could realize a rebound, the property giant is developing the beachfront and inland properties in San Vicente, Palawan into an eco-tourism township called Paragua Coastown. “More than just sustainable tourism, our vision for this expansive Palawan property is to provide an opportunity to those who want the island-life to live and even raise their families here,” said Kevin Tan, Megaworld’s chief strategy officer. “Aside from the preserved natural…

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The legendary television figure, whose full name is RuPaul Charles, on Sunday night made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins. The previous record holder was cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, according to the Los Angeles Times. The latest award came for the 13th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which picked up the honor for best reality competition program. Speaking to “SNL” performer Bowen Yang for the LA Times prior to the ceremony, the host and executive producer said the possibility of making history was meaningful. “I have all the scars to…

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An exterior view of China Evergrande Centre in Hong Kong, China March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File PhotoHONG KONG, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Shares of Evergrande on Monday plunged as much as 19% to their lowest in over 11 years, extending losses as investors take a dim view of its business prospects with a fast approaching deadline for payment obligations this week.By noon, the stock had touched HK$2.06, the weakest level since May 2010.The company’s property management unit (6666.HK) dropped over 12%, while its electrics car unit (0708.HK) declined 8%. Movie streaming company Hengten Net (0136.HK), majority-owned by Evergrande, plummeted 14%.Evergrande…

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The order, announced by Kabul’s acting Mayor Hamdullah Nohmani on Sunday, effectively means women are now barred from government work in the Afghan capital. One of the only jobs women can do for the Kabul government is clean female bathrooms, according to the announcement. The order leaves hundreds of women out of work. Nohmani said there are 2,930 people working for the municipality — 27% of whom are women.Fear is mounting for women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control of the country last month. Despite repeated assurances to respect women’s rights, the order on female government employees…

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A post-Brexit Britain’s moment on the global stageA maritime security alliance between Britain, the U.S. and Australia has caused anger and recrimination across three continents, bringing relations between France and the U.S. to their lowest point in decades. Britain has emerged as the unlikely winner of the agreement.Since leaving the E.U. 18 months ago, Britain has cast about for a place in the world. By playing an early role in brokering the deal, the country confirmed its status as a military power with nuclear expertise, as well as a trusted ally of the U.S. For Boris Johnson, the British prime…

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Tommy Fleetwood (left) and Francesco Molinari celebrateTommy Fleetwood is ready to become the villain of the piece for just the second time in his career as Europe bid to retain the Ryder Cup.With coronavirus travel restrictions preventing large numbers of fans travelling to the United States, all of captain Padraig Harrington’s side are braced for an extremely one-sided atmosphere at Whistling Straits.And given his popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, it will be an almost unique experience for Fleetwood, who will be without the other half of the “Moliwood” pairing that proved so successful in 2018 after Francesco Molinari…

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This is an audio transcript of the FT News Briefing podcast episode: China’s digital dictatorshipJessica SmithGood morning from the Financial Times. Today is Monday, September 20th, and this is your FT News Briefing. [MUSIC PLAYING]The submarine deal and the new security pact between the US, the UK and Australia continues to rattle global leaders. And as gas prices continue to surge, the UK’s biggest energy groups have asked their government for emergency help. Plus, we’ll talk to our global China editor about Beijing’s crackdown on its big technology companies and what the political endgame is. James KyngeThe main impetus behind…

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The Group Chief Executive Officer, Broll Property Group, Malcolm Horne, has predicted that the African real estate market would normalise and bounce back to pre-Covid-19 levels by Q1 2023. He stated this during a keynote address ‘on the real estate market in the next decade’ at the African Property Investment summit 2021. The API Summit is a platform that attracts investors and occupiers, service providers and financiers. It is an aggregator of people interested in occupying or investing in real estate and cuts across all sectors, from residential to commercial. Horne said an interesting correlation that is monitored is the…

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Shares fell more than 3% in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with other big markets in Tokyo and Shanghai closed. Other regional benchmarks also fell after Wall Street wrapped up last week with another decline. Investors are watching to see whether the Federal Reserve will take any action to address the impact of rising prices on businesses and consumers. Hong Kong property companies and banks lost ground on persisting concerns over the potential for ripple effects from the financial troubles of Chinese developer Evergrande. The company was expected to miss interest payments, as ratings companies forecast…

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