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 2022-12-06 06:36 

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China says US nuclear weapons report is speculation...

BEIJING: China's defence ministry on Tuesday (Dec 6) dismissed a Pentagon report about the pace of its nuclear weapons programme as unfair...

 2022-12-06 06:17 

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Cryptoverse: Forget crypto winter, this is a bitcoin 'bloodbath'...
 2022-12-06 06:14 

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Exclusive-Goldman Sachs on hunt for bargain crypto firms after FTX fiasco...

LONDON : Goldman Sachs plans to spend tens of millions of dollars to buy or invest in crypto companies after the collapse of the FTX exchange hit valuations and dampened investor interest.FTX's implosion has heightened the need for more trustworthy, r...

 2022-12-06 06:06 

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Analysis:Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market...

NEW YORK : As the U.S. dollar tumbles from multi-decade highs, some investors are betting emerging market currencies will be big winners from a sustained reversal in the greenback.The MSCI International Emerging Market Currency Index is up nearly 5 per ce...

 2022-12-06 06:01 

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Australia players back coach Arnold to continue after best World Cup...

MELBOURNE : Australia players have endorsed Graham Arnold to continue as coach after the Socceroos' best World Cup performance in Qatar.Unfancied Australia won two matches for the first time at a World Cup finals before bowing out in the round of 16 a...

 2022-12-06 05:54 

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Chinese capital prepares for 'life again' as lockdowns lift across country...

China's capital Beijing dropped the need for people to show negative COVID-19 tests to enter supermarkets and offices on Tuesday (Dec 6), the latest in an easing of curbs across the country following last month's historic protests....

 2022-12-06 05:51 

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Former Chinese leader Hu in first public appearance since dramatic Congress exit...

BEIJING — Former Chinese leader Hu Jintao was seen in public for the first time since he was dramatically escorted out of a top Communist Party meeting, when he paid respects to his late predecessor Jiang Zemin on Monday (Dec 5)....

 2022-12-06 05:46 

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Fuel runs short at South Korea petrol stations as union plans general strike alongside truckers...

SEOUL: A nationwide strike by South Korean truckers has led nearly 100 petrol stations across the country to run dry, government data show, and a national trade union said it would launch a general strike on Tuesday (Dec 6) in support of the drivers. The...

 2022-12-06 05:42 

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New KJE, Senja Road flyover to open on Dec 17...

The new flyover, which connects to Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), will open at 10pm....

 2022-12-06 05:35 

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Marketmind: Powerless...

A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Anshuman DagaJust as missile attacks fuel worries of emergency blackouts in Ukraine, global equities are also feeling the pain from U.S. economic data that is stoking fears the Fed could go highe...

 2022-12-06 05:30 

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'Anwar isn't like Najib': Rafizi Ramli on potential abuse of government funds in Malaysia...

'The grand coalition' in the unity government should be defended and maintained to make Malaysia great, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi....

 2022-12-06 05:20 

The Strait Times

Stablecoin issuer Circle's Spac deal with Concord scrapped...

At least 56 Spac tie-ups have been called off this year, more than double the number in the five years prior. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 05:20 

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Indonesian parliament approves legislation to outlaw extra-marital sex...

JAKARTA — Indonesia's parliament approved Tuesday (Dec 6) legislation that would outlaw pre-marital sex while making other sweeping changes to the criminal code — a move critics deemed as a setback to the country's freedoms. After the ...

 2022-12-06 05:12 

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US, Australia to counter China's 'destabilising military activities'...

Aukus partners are due to finalise provision of nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 05:12 

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Indonesian parliament approves legislation to outlaw extra-marital sex...

JAKARTA: Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday (Dec 6) approved a criminal code that bans sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, part of a raft of legal changes that critics sa...

 2022-12-06 05:11 

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How this fashion entrepreneur took the sustainable route to a more fulfilling life...

Homegrown label Little Match Girl's founder Angis Tiew decided to stop chasing profits and embraced happiness instead....

 2022-12-06 04:48 

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Asian badminton stars dominate year-end awards...

Loh Kean Yew can still end his year on a high as he gears up for his first appearance at the prestigious season-ending Dec 7 to 11 BWF World Tour Finals in Bangkok....

 2022-12-06 04:36 

The Strait Times

Apple sued by women over 'dangerous' AirTag stalking by exes...

But privacy advocates have warned that AirTags can also be used to track people without consent. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 04:29 

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World Bank approves Sri Lanka's concessional funding request...

COLOMBO : The World Bank has approved crisis-hit Sri Lanka's request to access concessional financing from the International Development Association so as to help stabilise its economy, the lender said on Tuesday.Soaring inflation, a weakening currenc...

 2022-12-06 04:25 

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North Korea orders new artillery firings over South Korea's drills...

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea's military says it has ordered frontline units to conduct artillery firings into the sea for the second consecutive day in a tit-for-tat response to South Korean live-fire drills in an inland border region. The statemen...

 2022-12-06 04:23 

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Consortium seeks first proposals for carbon capture shipping project...

SINGAPORE : A consortium of global energy and shipping organisations said on Tuesday it was seeking proposals to study ways to offload captured carbon dioxide from ships during port calls.The call for proposals is part of the world's first project aim...

 2022-12-06 04:10 

Today Online

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China's ruling party lauds late leader Jiang Zemin...

BEIJING — Sirens wailed across China as the Communist Party eulogised late leader Jiang Zemin Tuesday (Dec 6), hailing him as a patriot who...

 2022-12-06 04:02 

The Strait Times

US Supreme Court leans toward web designer with anti-gay marriage stance...

Colorado says the plaintiff is seeking license to discriminate. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 03:45 

Tech in Asia

Malaysian earned-wage access firm secures $9m...

Paywatch said it has over 100 corporate clients, including companies such as KFC, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, and Outback Steakhouse....

 2022-12-06 03:44 

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Bong Joon-ho's first film after Parasite gets teaser trailer and release date...

Mickey 17 stars Robert Pattinson and is based on a sci-fi novel by Edward Ashton....

 2022-12-06 03:35 

Today Online

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Aesthetic doctor accused of causing patient's death gets new charges for supplying 'unwholesome' health products...

SINGAPORE — A 34-year-old medical doctor, who was accused of causing the death of a patient during an aesthetic procedure due to negligence, on Tuesday (Dec 6) received three new charges in court related to expired and unregistere...

 2022-12-06 03:32 

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Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker in pet theft sentenced to 21 years...

LOS ANGELES — The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga's dog walker during the theft of two of the singer's French bulldogs in Hollywood last year pleaded no contest to attempted murder on Monday (Nov 6) and was immediately sentenced to 21 yea...

 2022-12-06 03:31 

The Strait Times

Biden to decide on second term 'shortly' after new year: Top aide...

If Biden served a second term, he will be 86 by the time he stepped down. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 03:21 

The Strait Times

Foxconn reports big sales drop after China iPhone plant disruption...

Foxconn said the situation has been "brought under control" and that its production will improve through the rest of the year. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 03:19 

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Stocks suffer biggest drop in two weeks; dollar gains on upbeat US data...

SINGAPORE : Asian stocks logged their sharpest declines in two weeks but the dollar held on to gains following strong U.S. data that again suggested the Federal Reserve might stick longer with aggressive interest rate increases.While investors stayed hope...

 2022-12-06 03:19 

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Stocks ease from 3-month highs, dollar firms up on strong US data...

SINGAPORE : Asian stocks retreated from three-month highs and the dollar held on to gains following strong U.S. data that again suggested the Federal Reserve might stick longer with aggressive interest rate increases.While investors remained hopeful of Ch...

 2022-12-06 03:05 

Today Online

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'Harry & Meghan' Netflix docuseries opens old wounds...

LONDON — Britain's royals are braced for Netflix's six-part docuseries on Prince Harry and his wife Princess Meghan, after the first extracts reignited a simmering row with his brother Prince William. This Thursday's (Dec 8) fly-on-the-w...

 2022-12-06 03:00 

Tech in Asia

Accel, B Capital lead $2.5m seed round of real estate greentech firm...

Accacia is a SaaS platform that helps companies in the real estate and infrastructure sectors measure their decarbonization efforts....

 2022-12-06 03:00 

Tech in Asia

3 things startups should do to start fundraising on the right foot...

Altara Ventures' Gavin Teo shares some advice on how companies can boost their chances of success when fundraising....

 2022-12-06 03:00 

Tech in Asia

Recession Watch: A white-collar downturn?...

Mass layoffs are happening in tech but not in other sectors. We look at the implications....

 2022-12-06 02:59 

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Australia takes Telstra to court over 'misleading' internet speed claim...

:Australian competition regulator on Tuesday took the country's top telecom firm Telstra Corp to court for failing to inform some customers about downgrading the upload speed of its broadband plan.The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC...

 2022-12-06 02:59 

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Australia sues Telstra for not informing customers of downgrade in internet speed...

Australian competition regulator on Tuesday took the country's top telecom firm Telstra Corp to court for failing to inform some customers about downgrading the upload speed of its broadband plan.The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)...

 2022-12-06 02:54 

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Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to affected areas in Indonesia after Mt Semeru eruption: MFA...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday (Dec 6) advised Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to affected areas in Indonesia after the volcano in Mount Semeru e...

 2022-12-06 02:51 

Today Online

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Area along Punggol Promenade Nature Walk cordoned off after cyclist injured in wild boar incident...

SINGAPORE — An area along Punggol Promenade Nature Walk has been cordoned off following an incident involving a cyclist and a wild boar, the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Monday (Dec 5)....

 2022-12-06 02:46 

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Amid cheaper and digital alternatives, Japanese traditional name stamps still hold appeal...

Using hanko, or handcrafted name seals, as a stamp of authenticity, became a common practice in Japan a few centuries ago and has been required for official business since the 1870s....

 2022-12-06 02:44 

Today Online

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Excerpt from new Rushdie novel released four months after stabbing...

NEW YORK — Author Salman Rushdie has released excerpts of a new novel on Monday (Nov 5), four months after he was severely injured in a stabbing attack in the state of New York....

 2022-12-06 02:39 

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Shunned over war, Russians holiday on Venezuelan resort island...

ISLA DE MARGARITA, Venezuela: Shuttled between tourist spots, posing for pictures on beautiful beaches, and dancing awkwardly to merengue: Russian tourists have found a friendly holiday destination on a Venezuelan island far from the motherland and its...

 2022-12-06 02:35 

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Saudi Arabia sets Jan Arab Light prices to Asia at 10-mth low...

:Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, cut the January official selling price (OSP) for its flagship Arab Light crude for Asian buyers to a 10-month low, on concerns over faltering demand and a potential increase in Russian competition.The OSP f...

 2022-12-06 02:31 

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Kirstie Alley, 'Cheers' and 'Look Who's Talking' Star, dies aged 71...

LOS ANGELES : Kirstie Alley, the two-time Emmy-winning actress who rose to fame in her role on the hit TV series 'Cheers', died on Monday after a short battle with cancer, her representative told Reuters. She was 71.Her death was also confirmed th...

 2022-12-06 02:31 

The Strait Times

Intel says on course to regain chip production leadership...

SAN FRANCISCO - Intel is hitting all the targets it has set on a path to regain leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, according to the executive responsible for the effort. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-12-06 02:05 

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Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning Cheers star, dies of cancer at 71...

Her death was first announced by her children in a post on Twitter. "As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother," her children's statement said....

 2022-12-06 02:03 

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Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker in pet theft sentenced to 21 years...

LOS ANGELES : The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga's dog walker during the theft of two of the singer's French bulldogs in Hollywood last year pleaded no contest to attempted murder on Monday and was immediately sentenced to 21 years in prison.A...

 2022-12-06 02:03 

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US midterms: High-stakes Georgia Senate run-off could shape next phase for President Biden...

The Democrats currently hold 50 seats in the 100-seat Senate, against the Republicans' 49....

 2022-12-06 02:00 

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Dollar holds firm on hawkish Fed bets, Aussie tad higher after RBA...

TOKYO : The U.S. dollar held firm against major peers on Tuesday, following its biggest rally in two weeks after strong services data in the United States fuelled bets the Federal Reserve may lift interest rates more than recently projected.The Australian...

 2022-12-06 02:00 

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Dollar holds firm on hawkish Fed bets, Aussie on back foot before RBA...

TOKYO : The U.S. dollar held firm against major peers on Tuesday, following its biggest rally in two weeks after strong services data in the United States fuelled bets the Federal Reserve may lift interest rates more than recently projected.The Australian...

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