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 2020-04-09 00:13 

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Australian police seize black box in raid on coronavirus-hit cruise ship...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian police have raided the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess cruise ship and seized its black box, they said Thursday (April 9), as part of a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney a...

 2020-04-08 23:46 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 9...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, April 9.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 23:30 

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New York hospital sends some 'borderline' coronavirus patients home with oxygen monitors...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Some coronavirus patients who would have been admitted into the emergency department at a New York hospital are being sent home with an oxygen-monitoring device as the city's medical system struggles to reserve resources for only ...

 2020-04-08 23:29 

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Coronavirus super spreader: A funeral, a birthday party and a trail of death show why social distancing is vital...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Back in late February, when the US thought it had sealed itself off from the coronavirus, a Chicago resident with mild respiratory symptoms went to pay his respects at a funeral as a friend of the family.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 23:18 

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Linda Tripp, who exposed Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal, dead from cancer...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Ms Linda Tripp, the Pentagon publicist whose secret recordings of Ms Monica Lewinsky talking about sex with president Bill Clinton led to the his impeachment, died Wednesday at 70.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 22:15 

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Coronavirus: US deaths top 14,600, second highest in world behind Italy, Reuters tally shows...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US deaths due to coronavirus topped 14,600 on Wednesday (April 8), the second highest reported number in the world behind Italy, according to a Reuters tally.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 22:08 

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Streaming service Disney+ crosses 50 million paid subscribers mark globally...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Walt Disney said on Wednesday (April 8) that Disney+ has garnered over 50 million paid users globally, with eiht million of them coming from India where the streaming service was launched last week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 22:00 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 9...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, April 9, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:39 

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Football: Premier League stars launch fund to 'help' Britain's health service in coronavirus fight...

LONDON (AFP) - Premier League players announced on Wednesday (April 8) they had launched an intitiative to generate funds for Britain's National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:28 

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Coronavirus: Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual...

PARIS (AFP) - Fresh doubts were hanging over the coronavirus-hit Cannes film festival Wednesday (April 8) after its director said holding it online would go against its...

 2020-04-08 21:04 

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Coronavirus: Saudi-led coalition declares two-week ceasefire in Yemen...

RIYADH (AFP) - The Riyadh-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels declared a two-week ceasefire in the country starting on Thursday (April 9) in a bid to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a Saudi official said.. Read more at s...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Punchlines: April 9, 2020...

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 2020-04-08 21:00 

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New measures to ease fund raising for firms...

New measures are in place to make it easier for companies to launch share issues to bolster their finances during the coronavirus crisis.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Mane resigned to Liverpool's lot...

LONDON Sadio Mane will accept it if the Premier League season is called off, even if it means Liverpool, who are just two wins from their first English title since 1990, are denied the one prize they crave the most.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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10 must-reads for today...

Johor Immigration must strictly adhere to Malaysia's decision that Malaysian workers returning from Singapore must first show proof of being cleared of Covid-19, said the Immigration Department's director-general. Only those who had undergone the ...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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In sync with coach tributes...

The local aquatics fraternity paid tribute to Julie Sauve yesterday, after the former Singapore artistic swimming consultant coach, 67, died suddenly on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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F1 may restart at Silverstone...

MONTREAL The Canadian Grand Prix has joined the list of Formula One races postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic, with the season yet to get on the starting grid.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Tar Pau Nation What to order in...

Cantonese roast meats are usually served at room temperature, which makes them ideal for home delivery.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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That's too close...

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 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Employers urged to avoid axing workers...

Employers are strongly urged not to resort to retrenchment or prolonged no-pay leave to manage business costs during the circuit breaker month, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in an advisory this week on salary and leave arrangements.. Read more at st...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Circuit-breaker mode: What you can and cannot do...

As the Republic enters its third day of being in circuit-breaker mode, more questions have surfaced about what Singaporeans can and cannot do. Straits Times journalist Clara Chong looks at some of them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Prosecutors win rare appeal, quashing 'excessive' jail term...

Prosecutors have won a rare appeal to quash an...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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HK govt to roll out $25b relief package...

The Hong Kong government will roll out a relief package worth HK$137.5 billion (S$25.3 billion) to protect jobs and businesses, even as it extends current social distancing measures and orders mandatory Covid-19 tests for all those who can enter the city....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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New cases filed with SIAC hit record high in 2019...

Singapore's international arbitration centre continues to chalk up a record number of cases, drawing a new high of 479 cases last year that involved disputes totalling $11 billion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Pre-schools stay open for those who need care support...

Pre-schoolers, whose parents are working in essential services and cannot find other caregivers for them, can still stay in school during the nearly month-long closure.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Amid health crisis, make diners clear their own tables at eateries by law...

The widespread practice of not clearing one's own dishes and trays at hawker centres, foodcourts, coffee shops and fast-food outlets is highly inconsiderate to the next diner who uses the same table, reflects poorly on our collective social graces, an...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Johnson 'clinically stable, in good spirits'...

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in a stable condition in intensive care and is responding to treatment for a severe coronavirus infection, his spokesman said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Feedback sought here on LSE's proposed acquisition of Refinitiv...

Feedback is being sought here on the London Stock Exchange Group's proposed acquisition of US data giant Refinitiv Holdings.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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$2,000 salary support for S'porean fresh grads hired by banks in talent push...

Banks will receive $2,000 every month for each Singaporean fresh graduate or Singaporean worker from other sectors they hire as part of a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) talent development initiative, up from $1,000.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Don't overload students during home-based learning...

When home-based learning was being trialled last week, my child in secondary school was glued to the screen for much of the day, and then for much of the evening to complete her homework.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Don't let elderly, itinerant workers fall between the cracks...

While I applaud the cash payouts by the Government, I write with the hope of official assurances that a long neglected group of Singaporeans, many from the Pioneer and Merdeka generations, will not once again fall between the cracks of bureaucracy and adm...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Volunteers spring into action with DIY mask movement...

As Singaporeans stay indoors to help stem the spread of Covid-19, some people have started to sew their own masks at home - wearing them on grocery runs or giving these colourful fabrics to friends, family and charity.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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National athletes step up to get tech help for kids...

Former national sprinter U.K. Shyam has always had a soft spot for the underdog and over dinner with his wife Chia Hui Ping on Sunday, he was mulling over how he could help lower-income families during this circuit breaker period.. Read more at straitstim...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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On social media...

A RARE APPEARANCE: Wu Chun, formerly of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit, has posted photos of his children on social media many times, but his wife Lin Liying seldom appeared in the photos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Work at long-term improvement of foreign worker welfare...

The Covid-19 crisis opens up a Pandora's box of social, public health and humanistic issues regarding how we treat the foreign workers who come here to make a living to support their families back home.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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New editor-in-chief for Vogue Singapore...

Vogue Singapore has appointed its editor-in-chief and said it is on schedule to launch in autumn this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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All set for learning - at home...

Students across Singapore started full home-based learning (HBL) yesterday to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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5 Things to do today...

Located along the western coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher (above) is known as one of the most beautiful places in the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Athletics' Olympic qualifying from Dec 1...

PARIS World Athletics announced on Tuesday night that track and field qualification for the Tokyo Olympics has been suspended until Dec 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Past crises not good indicators of virus impact, says Indranee...

Past crises are no longer good indicators of how the ongoing coronavirus outbreak will impact the global economy, and Singapore needs to be prepared for anything to happen, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah said yesterday.. Read m...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Set up hotline for students affected by crisis...

The Government must be complimented for its proactive move to help anyone who is stressed or anxious due to the Covid-19 pandemic (CCs, RCs to close except for essential services; hotline for emotional support, April 6).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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STI falls as mood sours on virus-slowing efforts...

The rally that galvanised investors for two days this week came to an abrupt halt yesterday as pessimism again took hold.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Two teens arrested over video prank at FairPrice supermarket...

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested for posting a video which showed one of them drinking two bottles of juice at a FairPrice supermarket and then placing them back on the shelf.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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South African jailed for unlawful transport of rhino horns...

A man was promised 20,000 South African rand (about S$1,570) to unlawfully transport 11 pieces of rhinoceros horn from Johannesburg in South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, a district court heard yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Music Charts...

1. (1) Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Roads empty but some still break the new rules...

As Singapore hunkered down to the second day of its circuit-breaker month, many streets and malls remained almost deserted as the majority of people stayed home.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Staff should have been more flexible...

We thank Mr Hefferich Tan for his feedback and for subscribing to StarHub Entertainment service (Time wasted just to end rental of cable set-top box, April 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Social distancing gaffe lands Mourinho, Spurs in trouble...

LONDON Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho yesterday apologised for flouting social distancing rules after footage emerged on social media showing the Portuguese and several of his players training in close proximity despite Britain being under a lockdown due...

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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Real estate tycoon and Olympian Thio Gim Hock dies, aged 82...

Olympian and real estate tycoon Thio Gim Hock died last Friday. He was 82.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 21:00 

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How circuit breaker helps to prevent spread of virus...

Singapore swung into full circuit-breaker mode yesterday, with schools closing as students moved to home-based learning a day after most workplaces in Singapore were shuttered.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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