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 2020-08-05 18:22 

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Canary Islands to insure tourists who catch virus...

Spain's Canary Islands has taken out insurance to cover costs visitors face if they become infected with the coronavirus, the archipelago's ......

 2020-08-05 18:21 

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Fears grow in Turkey as daily COVID-19 cases top 1,000...

Turkey has expressed concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases as the daily infection toll exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row on ......

 2020-08-05 18:16 

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Eyeing big China box office, Hollywood bows to censorship: Report...

The lure of the massive Chinese market has led Hollywood to readily self-censor its films to please Beijing, according to a new report by Pen ......

 2020-08-05 18:12 

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Japanese foreign minister in UK for post-Brexit trade talks...

Japan's foreign minister on Wednesday began a three-day trip to Britain in a bid to wrap up negotiations on a post-Brexit trade agreement....

 2020-08-05 18:10 

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Goldman Sachs aims for 7per cent of staff to be black, 9per cent to be Latino by 2025...

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday that by 2025 it wants 7per cent of its staff in the Americas and the U.K. to be black and 9per cent to ......

 2020-08-05 18:03 

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Coronavirus: CDC warns against drinking hand sanitiser amid reports of US deaths...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - A rash of poisonings and four deaths in May and June were tied to drinking hand sanitiser that contained methanol in Arizona and New Mexico, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 17:55 

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Kodak's US$765 million US loan prompts probe by House Democrats...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - House Democrats have launched an investigation into Eastman Kodak's US$765 million (S$1 billion) government loan and are seeking documents from a US agency involved in granting the proposed funding.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-08-05 17:55 

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Tennis: US Open cuts winners' prize money...

U.S. Open singles winners will receive US$850,000 less prize money this year, the United States Tennis Association said on Wednesday, with ......

 2020-08-05 17:48 

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Biden will no longer travel to Wisconsin to accept presidential nomination...

Joe Biden will not accept the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination at the designated convention site of Milwaukee because of concerns about the ......

 2020-08-05 17:45 

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Golf: A PGA Championship like no other comes to San Francisco...

In one of the most anticipated sporting events since the COVID-19 pandemic sent sports into a deep freeze in March, the PGA Championship comes to ......

 2020-08-05 17:41 

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After predecessor was fired by Trump in May, State Dept's acting inspector-general says he is leaving too...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US State Department acting inspector-general Stephen Akard is leaving his post and returning to the private sector, a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday (Aug 5), less than three months after his predecessor was abruptly fire...

 2020-08-05 17:41 

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October 31 finale confirmed for Six Nations...

Organisers announced on Wednesday the schedule for the remaining fixtures in this year's coronavirus-disrupted Six Nations....

 2020-08-05 17:40 

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Stunned by gold's record rise? There's more to come, analysts say...

The speed at which gold has broken above US$2,000 an ounce has left some in the market fearing a correction, but many analysts predict more gains ......

 2020-08-05 17:37 

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Amsterdam enforces face masks in crowded places...

Amsterdam and the port of Rotterdam on Wednesday made face masks compulsory in certain busy areas including the Dutch capital's Red Light ......

 2020-08-05 17:30 

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Spain diagnoses 1,772 new coronavirus cases in post-lockdown record...

MADRID (REUTERS) - Spain reported 1,772 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday (Aug 5), marking the biggest jump since a national lockdown was lifted in June and beating the previous day's record rise.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 17:28 

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Progressive congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defeats primary challenger in 'Squad' win...

U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, one of the most visible progressive Democrats in Congress, claimed victory Wednesday in the Democratic primary ......

 2020-08-05 17:28 

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Motor racing: Di Resta on standby as McLaren F1 reserve...

SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Former F1 driver Paul di Resta will be on standby this weekend as McLaren's reserve for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after having a seat fitting on Wednesday (Aug 5), the British team said.. Read more...

 2020-08-05 17:09 

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Coronavirus quarantine, racial strife, Trump have Michelle Obama feeling down...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former first lady Michelle Obama said she is suffering from...

 2020-08-05 17:05 

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Di Resta on standby as McLaren F1 reserve...

Former F1 driver Paul di Resta will be on standby this weekend as McLaren's reserve for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after ......

 2020-08-05 17:02 

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Verdict on ex-Lebanon PM Rafic Hariri's murder postponed after Beirut blast...

THE HAGUE (AFP) - A UN-backed tribunal said on Wednesday (Aug 5) it had suspended a verdict on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri following the deadly blast in Beirut.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:56 

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Coronavirus kills leading Brazil indigenous chief Aritana...

BRASILIA (AFP) - One of Brazil's leading indigenous chiefs, Aritana Yawalapiti, died Wednesday (Aug 5) of respiratory complications caused by Covid-19, his family said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:44 

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Lebanon officials ignored warnings about chemical tied to blast; nation declares emergency in Beirut...

BEIRUT (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Lebanon's Cabinet on Wednesday (Aug 5) declared a two-week state of emergency in Beirut, following a massive explosion in the port that rocked the city on Tuesday, and handed control of security in the capital to the mili...

 2020-08-05 16:38 

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Twitter fixes security issue affecting some Android devices...

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Twitter said on Wednesday (Aug 5) it has fixed a security issue that could allow hackers to access private Twitter data of some Android users, including messages.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:35 

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Twitter fixes security issue affecting some Android devices...

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it has fixed a security issue that could allow hackers to access private Twitter data of some Android users, ......

 2020-08-05 16:32 

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Coronavirus: Joe Biden rules out in-person appearance at Democratic convention...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Joe Biden will not attend the Democratic convention to accept the party's nomination to be its presidential election candidate after the event was further scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Wednesday (Aug...

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: An empathetic doctor makes a difference...

I applaud Professor Christopher Cheng for his courage to share his personal experience as a doctor-turned-patient and for his courage to apologise to his team members when he realised that he was being the patient from hell (When a doctor becomes the pati...

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: Self-employment may be the answer for some...

The retrenchment and unemployment figures in the second quarter are sobering (Unemployment at highest in a decade, retrenchments up, July 30).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: Take steps to protect investors from being burned...

There has been a tremendous spike in new retail stock trading account openings and short-term day trading since Covid-19 rocked the stock markets in March.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: Balanced approach in govt communication caters for less IT-savvy...

We thank Mr Philip Lee for his feedback and suggestion (Update on Budget payments could have been given digitally, July 29).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: No need to be cynical about generous act...

Opposition leader Pritam Singh's act of sharing his allowance as Leader of the Opposition with the needy among his constituents should not prompt cynicism (Workers' Party chief should be wary of involuntary exclusion, by Ms Low Yanqing, Aug 3).. R...

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: Up to 30 can attend wakes, funerals at any point in time...

We thank Mr Tan Hao Yang for his letter (Reconsider revised capacity limits for funerals, Aug 1).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Bouquets: Hospital team was professional, caring...

I express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the breast cancer team at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital under consultant Jerry Goo Tiong Thye who took care of me when I was recently diagnosed with early-stage cancer.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:25 

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Forum: Let job seekers keen to work as security officers defer training...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused retrenchment in many different sectors of the workforce, and many workers are struggling to find jobs in order to support their families.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:21 

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Man arrested after bottles of wine stolen from houses that were broken into...

SINGAPORE: A 46-year-old man has been arrested after the police received reports that bottles of wine were stolen from several houses that ......

 2020-08-05 16:21 

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47 employers added to watchlist for suspected discriminatory hiring practices: MOM...

SINGAPORE: Another 47 employers - most of which are from the financial and professional services sectors - have been placed on a watchlist of ......

 2020-08-05 16:10 

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Boeing does not see immediate need to raise cash with new debt...

Boeing Co does not see the need to add to liquidity through additional debt offerings to manage the downturn in global aviation caused by the ......

 2020-08-05 16:10 

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Thousands rescued from destructive forest fires in southern France...

MARTIGUES, FRANCE (AFP) - Almost 3,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday night (Aug 4), some by boat, from homes and camping sites near Marseille in southern France as forest fires tore through 1,000 hectares of vegetation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 16:08 

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US to pay US$1 billion for 100 million doses of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine candidate...

The United States government will pay Johnson & Johnson over US$1 billion for 100 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine, its latest ......

 2020-08-05 16:08 

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US to pay US$1 billion for 100 million doses of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine candidate...

The United States government will pay Johnson & Johnson over US$1 billion for 100 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine, its latest ......

 2020-08-05 16:01 

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Testing centre queues fuel criticism over France's COVID-19 strategy...

The French government was under fire on Wednesday over its free-for-all COVID-19 testing policy as queues snaked out of some testing centres in ......

 2020-08-05 16:00 

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Football: Bale left out by Zidane for Man City test...

MADRID (AFP) - Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for their Champions League last 16 second leg against Manchester City on Friday (Aug 7).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 15:56 

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New York City erects quarantine checkpoints to curb coronavirus...

New York City will implement COVID-19 quarantine check points at key entry points to the city to ensure that travelers coming from 35 states on ......

 2020-08-05 15:50 

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Football: Arsenal plan to sack 55 staff as Covid-19 hits revenue earns backlash from fans...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Less than a week after winning the FA Cup to secure their place in next season's Europa League and as they negotiate a multi-million pound contract extension with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal have announced plans to la...

 2020-08-05 15:50 

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Football: Arsenal to cut jobs as COVID-19 bites...

FA Cup winners Arsenal announced on Wednesday they were planning to cut 55 jobs due to the damaging effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the ......

 2020-08-05 15:49 

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Marine heatwaves may force fish to flee huge distances: Study...

PARIS (AFP) - Fish and other marine life may have to flee thousands of kilometres to escape damaging heatwaves, according to research published on Wednesday (Aug 5), highlighting the scale of disruption caused by such increasing surges in ocean temperatur...

 2020-08-05 15:38 

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Coronavirus: New York City erects quarantine checkpoints to curb spread...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - New York City will put up Covid-19 quarantine checkpoints at key entry points to ensure that travellers from 35 states on New York state's travel advisory comply with the state's 14-day quarantine mandate, Mayor Bill de Blasio...

 2020-08-05 15:36 

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Coronavirus: Belgian meat plant quarantines 225 staff...

BRUSSELS (AFP) - One of Belgium's biggest meat processing plants has sent 225 staff home to quarantine on Wednesday (Aug 5) after a cluster of coronavirus cases was discovered, the firm and the local mayor said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 15:28 

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IMM and Popular bookstore at Jurong Point visited by COVID-19 community cases while infectious...

SINGAPORE: IMM shopping mall and a Popular bookstore in Jurong Point were added on Wednesday (Aug 5) to a list of places visited by COVID-19 cases ......

 2020-08-05 15:15 

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Trump rejects Obama's call to boost voting, says 'success' will heal racism...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly rejected the need for direct action to address racism in the United States, dismissing his ......

 2020-08-05 15:07 

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Large sports crowds 'unrealistic' this year: WHO...

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was...

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