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 2020-04-09 04:24 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Sungei Tengah Lodge is 4th foreign worker dorm gazetted as isolation area...

SINGAPORE - A fourth foreign worker dormitory is now an isolation area even as cases at such sites continue to grow rapidly.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 04:18 

The Strait Times

Man who organised illegal street race charged under Infectious Diseases Regulations...

SINGAPORE - In a sign of the times, a man who allegedly organised an illegal street race involving more than 50 vehicles was charged on Thursday (April 4) with an offence under the Infectious Diseases (Measures to Prevent Spread of Covid-19) Regulations i...

 2020-04-09 04:15 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Covid-19 crisis is thriving in a 'Superbowl of disinformation'...

WASHINGTON - From using a hairdryer to blow hot air up your nose, to using social media to claim the Covid-19 virus is a bioweapon, the coronavirus pandemic is the first truly global, and existential, crisis to meet the age of disinformation.. Read more a...

 2020-04-09 04:04 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 outbreak forces famous Hong Kong snake meat restaurant to shut...

HONG KONG: A famous Hong Kong snake meat restaurant, She Wong Yee, will shut its doors this month after more than three decades in business, as ......

 2020-04-09 04:00 

The Strait Times

Police investigating 11 women for offering unlicensed payment services for commission...

SINGAPORE - Eleven women are under investigation for carrying out payment services without a licence, as the police make use of a new Act passed last year to deal with the crime.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 04:00 

The Strait Times

New Zealand orders quarantine for returning citizens in coronavirus battle...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - New Zealand will begin moving citizens to compulsory quarantine from Friday (April 10) as they return from overseas, stepping up its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus halfway through a four-week nationwide lockdown.. Read mo...

 2020-04-09 04:00 

The Strait Times

Wuhan's comeback marks time to reboot Chinese economy: China Daily...

In its editorial, the paper says that if Wuhan's return has raised hopes that epidemic control has been achieved, there is now a double-edged priority of safeguarding that achievement while re-energising economic activities as much as possible.. Read ...

 2020-04-09 03:55 

Channel NewsAsia

County players take pay cuts, waive prize money amid shutdown...

REUTERS: England's county cricketers will forgo 1 million pounds in prize money and take pay cuts in April and May to help protect the domestic ......

 2020-04-09 03:55 

The Strait Times

Singapore International Piano Festival, originally slated for June, has been cancelled...

SINGAPORE - Singapore Symphony Group (SSG) on Thursday (April 9) announced the cancellation of the upcoming Singapore International Piano Festival, slated to run between June 4 and June 7 this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 03:53 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, India's government warms to e-commerce...

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers - but his heart was in his mouth as he closed in on a police barricade on a deserted New Delhi road.....

 2020-04-09 03:38 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Rich Asians face billions in losses on structured notes...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - A popular investment among Asia's wealthy in the years of rock-bottom interest rates has been upended in the recent market rout, leaving investors facing losses estimated to be in the billions of dollars.. Read more at straitst...

 2020-04-09 03:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as COVID-19 fears mount...

Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential ......

 2020-04-09 03:33 

Channel NewsAsia

Robots may become heroes in war against COVID-19...

Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the ......

 2020-04-09 03:29 

Tech in Asia

China's largest streaming service, iQiyi, hit with fraud allegations...

The company allegedly fabricated its revenue and user numbers....

 2020-04-09 03:23 

The Strait Times

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as virus fears mount...

PATHEIN (AFP) - Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country's overcrowded prisons.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-04-09 03:00 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: Additional safe distancing measures implemented on public transport...

SINGAPORE: Additional safe distancing measures will be implemented on public transport networks as Singapore steps up efforts to curb the spread ......

 2020-04-09 03:00 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Safe-distancing measures to be rolled out across public transport network...

Thermal scanners will also be deployed at selected MRT stations to screen commuters before they enter the public transport network.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 02:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: Australia must be 'selfish' to secure future of game - Moore...

SYDNEY: Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says Australia must be selfish when it considers the future of professional rugby - including a ......

 2020-04-09 02:49 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: NParks enlists drones to monitor crowds at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve...

SINGAPORE - On Thursday morning (April 9) at about 9.45am, a drone rose slowly from the summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in the heart of Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 02:44 

The Strait Times

March HDB resale prices fall 0.3% on higher volumes amid coronavirus outbreak...

SINGAPORE - Housing board (HDB) resale prices fell by 0.3 per cent in March compared with February amid the coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 02:38 

Channel NewsAsia

'This is very real': From their window, New York couple sees refrigerated trucks remove bodies...

A New York couple has seen the cityscape outside their Brooklyn apartment change dramatically in recent weeks, as refrigerated trucks line up in ......

 2020-04-09 02:25 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: California woman arrested for licking US$1,800 worth of groceries...

LOS ANGELES: A California woman has been arrested after licking US$1,800 worth of groceries and other items at a supermarket in the northern part ......

 2020-04-09 02:21 

Channel NewsAsia

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

Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday that Disney+ has attracted more than 50 million paid users, with 8 million of them coming from India where the ......

 2020-04-09 02:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Soccer: New Zealand continue suspension of community game due to COVID-19...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Football (NZF) have again pushed back the start of community soccer due to the COVID-19 outbreak, saying on Thursday there ......

 2020-04-09 02:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: New Zealand continue suspension of community game due to COVID-19...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Football (NZF) have again pushed back the start of community soccer due to the COVID-19 outbreak, saying on Thursday there ......

 2020-04-09 02:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Teens charged with public nuisance after one filmed the other drinking from bottles, returning them to supermarket shelf...

SINGAPORE: Two teenagers involved in a bottle-drinking stunt at an NTUC FairPrice supermarket were charged on Thursday (Apr 9) with public ......

 2020-04-09 02:17 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: Suspect behind illegal car race charged with organising event with more than 10 attendees...

SINGAPORE: A man suspected of organising an illegal car race with 57 attendees was charged on Thursday (Apr 9) under newly enacted laws to curb ......

 2020-04-09 02:16 

The Strait Times

Robots may become heroes in war on coronavirus...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the war against the deadly coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 02:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Google gifts two-months access to Stadia Pro as gamers stay at home...

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it would give two months of free access to the paid version of its cloud-based game streaming platform ......

 2020-04-09 02:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Taiwan condemns 'groundless' accusations it attacked WHO chief...

TAIPEI: Taiwan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned...

 2020-04-09 02:07 

The Strait Times

Two teens charged after one allegedly placed juice he drank back on FairPrice supermarket shelf...

SINGAPORE- Two 17-year-old boys appeared in a district court on Thursday (April 9) after one of them was allegedly caught on video sampling drinks at an NTUC FairPrice supermarket before placing them back on a shelf.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 02:00 

Channel NewsAsia

US approves Google request to use segment of US-Asia undersea cable...

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday approved Alphabet Inc unit Google's request to use part of an U.S.-Asia undersea ......

 2020-04-09 02:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Exxon used economic uncertainty to push for Paulsboro, N.J., contract: sources...

Exxon Mobil Corp used economic uncertainty tied to the coronavirus pandemic to urge workers at its lubricants and packaging plant in Paulsboro, ......

 2020-04-09 02:00 

The Strait Times

askST: Is there a standard guide for schools on assigning work for home-based learning?...

Q: Some schools seem to be giving their students more work for home-based learning (HBL) than others, according to parents. Is there a standard guide on assigning work?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 01:57 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: California woman arrested for licking $2,570 worth of groceries...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A California woman has been arrested after licking US$1,800 (S$2,570) worth of groceries and other items at a supermarket in the northern part of the state, police said on Wednesday (April 8).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 01:52 

Channel NewsAsia

Bali's miracle: Turning wine into hand sanitiser...

Pharmacists on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali are tackling a shortage of anti-coronavirus hand sanitiser by making their own unique, ......

 2020-04-09 01:52 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus pandemic poses big challenges for UN peacekeeping operations...

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - With 110,000 peacekeepers deployed in more than a dozen countries around a world now ravaged by the coronavirus, the United Nations faces twin challenges: keeping those soldiers safe and, more importantly, persuading governments not...

 2020-04-09 01:45 

Channel NewsAsia

As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, government warms to e-commerce...

Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers - but his ......

 2020-04-09 01:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Woods and caddie sued by spectator over alleged 2018 incident...

A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava alleging he sustained injuries after LaCava shoved him when he ......

 2020-04-09 01:34 

Channel NewsAsia

China sees slight rise in new COVID-19 infections as imported cases jump...

Mainland China reported on Thursday 63 new cases of the coronavirus, up from 62 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said....

 2020-04-09 01:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Mexican president lashes out at companies over layoffs, taxes as big business seethes...

Mexico's president threw himself into a new confrontation with businesses on Wednesday, accusing big companies of not paying taxes and upbraiding ......

 2020-04-09 01:26 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 reaches indigenous Yanomami people in Amazon...

Brazil said Wednesday a first case of the new coronavirus had been detected among the Yanomami people, an Amazon indigenous group known for its ......

 2020-04-09 01:22 

The Strait Times

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO investigation...

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Cats can become infected with the new coronavirus but dogs appear not to be vulnerable, according to a study published on Wednesday (April 8), prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to say it will take a closer look at transmi...

 2020-04-09 01:17 

The Strait Times

China sees slight rise in new coronavirus infections as imported cases jump...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, as the number of infections involving incoming overseas travellers hit a two-week high.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-09 01:13 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 crisis could plunge half a billion people into poverty, says charity Oxfam...

LONDON: The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push ......

 2020-04-09 01:12 

Channel NewsAsia

Super spreader: US man with COVID-19 infects 15 after attending funeral, birthday party...

Back in late February, when the US thought it had sealed itself off from the coronavirus, a Chicago resident with mild respiratory symptoms went ......

 2020-04-09 01:12 

The Strait Times

Today in Pictures, April 9, 2020...

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 2020-04-09 00:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Risk currencies buoyed by cautious hopes pandemic is peaking...

Risk-sensitive currencies climbed on Thursday on budding optimism the coronavirus pandemic may be peaking although the euro was dented by the ......

 2020-04-09 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

US pharmacies authorised to test for COVID-19...

WASHINGTON: The US authorised pharmacies on Wednesday (Apr 8) to carry out tests for the coronavirus, including newly developed antibody tests ......

 2020-04-09 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Mexico auto sector to resume operations once US industry gears up...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday the domestic auto sector can resume operations shortly after the U.S. industry ......

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