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Brunei logs one new COVID death, 166 cases

4 hours 15 minutes ago
COVID death toll rises to 51 The death toll for COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam climbs to 51 on Wednesday, as another COVID-19 related death was recorded, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference.  The latest casualty was a 53-year-old man who suffered […]
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Children aged 12-17 to be vaccinated

18 hours 8 minutes ago
James Kon Brunei Darussalam will start vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 once the Pfizer vaccine arrives in the country. An estimated 40,000 children are eligible to receive the vaccine. The Ministry of Health (MoH) is working with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) to ensure the smooth operation of […]
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Two hurt from gas explosion

18 hours 9 minutes ago
Daniel Lim Two local residents in the Lumut Terrace Housing at Sungai Bakong, RPN Kampong Lumut sustained light injuries following a gas leak explosion on October 18. Four firefighters from the Sungai Liang Fire Station led by DSO Haslan bin Osman were dispatched at 11.37am in response to an emergency call, the Fire and Rescue […]
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Police foil smuggling attempt

18 hours 10 minutes ago
James Kon Police personnel of Bangar Police Station, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) detained a local man, 29, at Kampong Semamang, Jalan Batang Duri in Temburong District for allegedly smuggling in contraband via a mouse trail. The incident occurred at 1.35pm on Monday where police personnel detected the suspect’s vehicle during a surveillance of the […]
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Zeroing in on urbanisation

18 hours 11 minutes ago
Lyna Mohamad Cities worldwide are urbanising at a rapid rate, resulting in the onset of new challenges that make urban development much more complex, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof said as co-chair of the 3rd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting, conducted […]
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Explaining the School Assessed Marks

18 hours 12 minutes ago
Azlan Othman The Ministry of Education (MoE) through the Department of Examinations conducted a virtual School Assessed Marks (SAM) Socialisation Session for leaders of public and private primary schools under the purview of the MoE and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) on Monday. The session, a continuation from the first on October 11, was divided […]
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Temporary closure on Lumut-Belait highway

18 hours 13 minutes ago
Azlan Othman A section of the road on the Lumut-Belait highway (Belait and Lumut directions) will be closed from today until November 10 from 8am to 5.30pm for repair and asphalt resurfacing, announced the Public Works Department under the Ministry of Development. The department advised road users to exercise caution when passing through the area […]
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Couple sail to wedding in cooking pot, despite floods

18 hours 13 minutes ago
NEW DELHI (AFP) – An Indian couple sailed across submerged streets in a massive cooking pot to reach their wedding venue on Monday, as heavy rains flooded the southern state of Kerala. The couple borrowed the pot from a local temple and enlisted two men to push the makeshift boat, images that have gone viral […]
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British Museum to display the world’s oldest map of stars

18 hours 13 minutes ago
LONDON (AP) – The British Museum will display what it said is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. The 3,600-year-old ‘Nebra Sky Disc’, first discovered in Germany in 1999, is one of the oldest surviving representations of the cosmos in the world and […]
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Third stage of BPP 2021 census to resume this month

18 hours 14 minutes ago
The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES) of the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) released the Report of the Preliminary Count of Total Population 2021 presenting the data of the total population and key demographic characteristics of Brunei Darussalam’s population in 2021. The preliminary count is based on the results from the First […]
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Harambe statue installed opposite Wall Street’s Charging Bull

18 hours 15 minutes ago
UPI – The famous Charging Bull sculpture on New York’s Wall Street was joined on Monday by a seven-foot statue of Harambe, the gorilla. The statue of Harambe, who became a viral meme in 2016, was installed on Monday in Bowling Green Park by the founders of Sapien.Network. Sapien.Network, a planned social networking platform “dedicated […]
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Children aged 12-17 to be vaccinated

22 hours 12 minutes ago
Brunei Darussalam will start vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 once the Pfizer vaccine arrives in the country. An estimated 40,000 children are eligible to receive the vaccine. The Ministry of Health (MoH) is working with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) to ensure the smooth operation of vaccination among […]
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Two hurt from gas explosion

22 hours 21 minutes ago
Two local residents in the Lumut Terrace Housing at Sungai Bakong, RPN Kapmong Lumut sustained light injuries following a gas leak explosion on October 18. Four firefighters from the Sungai Liang Fire Station led by DSO Haslan bin Osman were dispatched at 11.37am in response to an emergency call, the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) […]
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Police foil smuggling attempt

22 hours 24 minutes ago
Police personnel of Bangar Police Station, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) detained a local man, 29, at Kampong Semamang, Jalan Batang Duri in Temburong District for allegedly smuggling in contraband via a mouse trail. The incident occurred at 1.35pm on Monday where police personnel detected the suspect’s vehicle during a surveillance of the area. More […]
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Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers

22 hours 34 minutes ago
Singapore (AFP) – Singapore yesterday began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus. The latest easing expanded a programme that began with vaccinated air travel lanes with Germany and Brunei last month, and is now […]
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Couple sail to wedding in cooking pot, despite floods

22 hours 37 minutes ago
New Delhi (AFP) – An Indian couple sailed across submerged streets in a massive cooking pot to reach their wedding venue on Monday, as heavy rains flooded the southern state of Kerala. The couple borrowed the pot from a local temple and enlisted two men to push the makeshift boat, images that have gone viral […]
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Samples from China mission show Moon ‘active’ more recently than thought

22 hours 47 minutes ago
BEIJING (AFP) – The first lunar rocks brought back to Earth in decades show the Moon was volcanically active more recently than previously thought, Chinese scientists said yesterday. A Chinese spacecraft carried lunar rocks and soil to Earth last year – humanity’s first mission in four decades to collect samples from the Moon, and a […]
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Floods hit India’s Uttarakhand state

22 hours 49 minutes ago
NEW DELHI (Xinhua) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday spoke to northern state Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami over phone on the situation in the hilly state following incessant rains and floods over the past few days. According to media reports, at least five people died in the state during the past 24 […]
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Couple sail to wedding in cooking pot, despite floods

22 hours 52 minutes ago
New Delhi (AFP) – An Indian couple sailed across submerged streets in a massive cooking pot to reach their wedding venue on Monday, as heavy rains flooded the southern state of Kerala. The couple borrowed the pot from a local temple and enlisted two men to push the makeshift boat, images that have gone viral […]
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British Museum to display the world’s oldest map of stars

22 hours 53 minutes ago
LONDON (AP) – The British Museum will display what it said is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. The 3,600-year-old ‘Nebra Sky Disc’, first discovered in Germany in 1999, is one of the oldest surviving representations of the cosmos in the world and […]
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