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 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Stop employers who force workers into early retirement...

Under Singapore's Retirement and Re-employment Act, the statutory retirement age is 62, and the re-employment age is up to 67.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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So near but yet so far...

Spectators in their cars at the parking lot of Midtjylland's MCH Arena watching a live video screening of the Danish Superliga match against Horsens on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Manila's reopening of offshore gaming operations not a 'risky bet'...

We refer to the report by Mr Richard Javad Heydarian (Duterte's risky bet on online casinos as an essential service, May 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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China reports 5 new cases from abroad; Wuhan cleared after mass testing...

BEIJING China registered five new coronavirus cases on Mon-day, down from 16 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Soup up your kitchen with these gadgets...

Many here are cooking up a storm at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Sistine Chapel back to awe...

Visitors are once again able to admire the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican City's Vatican Museums, which reopened on Monday after three months of shutdown due to Covid-19 containment measures.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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5 Things to do today...

The Fellowship of the Ring - including actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom - has reunited after almost 20 years for a one-off Zoom session led by actor Josh Gad for his Reunited Apart YouTube series.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Probation for youth who took upskirt videos...

A Republic Polytechnic (RP) student who used his mobile phone to record upskirt videos of multiple women at different places - including his school - was sentenced yesterday to 18 months' probation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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38,000 sq km of pristine rainforest razed last year: Study...

PARIS Vast tracts of pristine rainforest on three continents went up in smoke last year, with an area roughly the size of Bhutan cut down or burnt, much of it to make way for cattle and commercial crops, researchers said yesterday.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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KL hands 5G spectrum to five firms - without promised open tender...

Malaysia has quietly awarded a highly sought after 5G telecommunications spectrum to several players, including Altel, a little-known firm controlled by politically connected tycoon Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary, seemingly without an open tender as promised bef...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Dementia care services scaled up and range of options expanded...

We thank Mr Tam Ah Hock and Dr Ng Lee Beng for their letters (Building dementia village: Focus on affordability, May 22, and Solutions needed to deal with ballooning dementia problem, May 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Surge in S'pore bank deposits reflects risk aversion, inflows from markets...

A jump in Singapore bank deposits probably reflects investors' risk aversion and inflows from markets including Hong Kong, given the country's status as a private banking hub, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Top EU diplomat slams Floyd's death as 'abuse of power'...

BRUSSELS Europe is...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Global aviation body unveils new health protocol for air travel...

MONTREAL Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has published a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel.. Read more at s...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Experts reject Italian doctor's claim that virus is losing potency...

LONDON/MILAN World Health Organisation (WHO) experts and a range of other scientists have said there is no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus has been losing potency.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Series of firsts to flag off F1's restart...

LONDON Formula One is set for a series of firsts after publishing a revised eight-race schedule yesterday that will see Austria's Red Bull Ring and Britain's Silverstone circuit each host two grands prix without spectators in July and August respe...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Outrage might not translate to votes against Trump at polls...

With protests against police brutality and racism raging across the United States for the seventh straight day, former president Barack Obama urged Americans to vote for candidates who would act on reform.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Free one-time replacement if mask becomes discoloured...

The eight-week Covid-19 circuit breaker period has ended, but many readers continue to have questions on rules about mask wearing in public, visiting and travel during phase one of Singapore's reopening. The Straits Times answers your questions.. Read...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Let's focus on overcoming virus, says Lawrence Wong...

Singapore was once touted as having achieved the gold stan-dard in tackling Covid-19. But the subsequent surge in imported cases and virus spread in foreign worker dormitories led to nega-tive international media coverage on its approach.. Read more at st...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Great Eastern offering grads, students a start in job market...

Great Eastern Holdings is offering vacancies, traineeships and internships to give job seekers, graduates and students opportunities amid the economic and employment uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Right time to get more to return their trays...

For years, the authorities have tried different measures in the hope of encouraging customers to return their trays at hawker centres.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Horner all for reverse-grid experiment...

LONDON Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Formula One has a perfect opportunity to experiment with back-to-back races in Austria next month but champions Mercedes are standing in the way.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Phased reopening to protect lives, livelihoods: Minister...

A phased approach to reopening Singapore will help protect both lives and livelihoods, but Singaporeans must get used to the...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Citi announces 3 initiatives to help community Covid-19 relief efforts...

To support Covid-19 community relief efforts in Singapore, Citi announced yesterday three initiatives, including pledging $150,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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BTS agency apologises for cult leader's speech sample in Suga's song...

Big Hit Entertainment, the manager of K-pop boy band BTS, has apologised after band member Suga (left) drew flak over the use of an audio clip in a track from his latest album.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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S'pore to implement ICAO guidelines fully...

Singapore will fully implement the Covid-19 guidelines proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as flights gradually resume worldwide.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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SNOC vice-president Tan joins IOC...

In what is another feather in his cap, Singapore National Olympic Council vice-president Benedict Tan has been appointed to the medical and scientific commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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In Brief: Saliva-based tests to boost detection in Japan...

TOKYO Japan's government said yesterday it has approved saliva-based tests for the coronavirus, offering a safer, simpler way to diagnose infection than nasal swabs as it looks to boost its testing rates.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Grab to stop passengers from using front seat...

Commuters looking to book trips with ride-hailing firm Grab will soon be stopped from sitting in the front seat of the vehicle alongside the driver.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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JBL Quantum One provides superb audio, noise cancellation with a PC...

The Quantum One is the flagship model of JBL's Quantum gaming headsets.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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WeWork regional MD departs; firm names new Pacific MD...

The managing director (MD) of WeWork South-east Asia and Korea, Mr Turochas Fuad, has left the company to pursue other interests, according to his LinkedIn post late on Monday evening.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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10 must-reads for today...

Just when Mr Victor Hoon had put his delinquent ways behind him, he had to work hard once again after a motorcycle accident left him paralysed from the neck down.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Protests in US a reminder to have discussions about race...

The death of Mr George Floyd in the United States and the protests that have followed are a timely reminder of what will happen should we be ignorant of issues of race and racism.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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US teeters as Trump vows to send troops to quell protests...

The United States teetered on the brink of its most serious internal conflict in decades as President Donald Trump said he was...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Pupils begin adapting to new normal of safe distancing...

Sitting in single file in their classroom, according to their class register numbers, a class of Primary 6 pupils ate their home-packed food in silence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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K-pop idol Lisa swindled of more than $1 million...

Blackpink's Lalisa Manoban, known by the mononym Lisa, has been swindled of 1 billion won (S$1.14 million) by a former manager. This has been confirmed by YG Entertainment, which manages the South Korean girl group.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

7 charged with breaching circuit breaker rules in Robertson Quay...

Six men and a woman, allegedly linked to a group gathering in the Robertson Quay area amid the pandemic, appeared in a district court yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

PBOC buying bank loans to spur lending to small firms...

BEIJING China's central bank will start buying bank loans made by local lenders to small firms this week in an effort to prod banks to lend as much as 1 trillion yuan (S$197 billion) to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at str...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Carrie Lam visits Beijing as HK police ban Tiananmen Sq vigil...

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is visiting Beijing today with a high-powered team to discuss China's national security law for the semi-autonomous city.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Vaccine takes time to develop, may not give long-term immunity...

Those hoping for a quick end to Covid-19 restrictions must be realistic, given that the development of a vaccine will take time, said Minister for National Development Law-rence Wong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Jockeys wear masks as horse racing is first back...

LONDON English horse racing's resumption after being at a standstill for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic was like...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Most residents understand why workers moved to estates: MPs...

At the former Serangoon Junior College campus, work has already started to turn the building from a school into a temporary home for migrant workers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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It's time to shake up the logistics sector...

An error message I encountered on the website of a logistics provider last week triggered a string of events that exposed inadequacies not just with the provider, but also with the sector at large.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Team SG resume journey to Tokyo...

Coaches wearing masks. Athletes having to make safe entries to their training venues. No mingling with teammates.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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A new way for Asia to lead in global Covid-19 recovery...

Covid-19 continues to devastate the global economy. Now, more than ever, international cooperation is desperately needed to escape the slump due to the pandemic shutdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Emotional reunion for some families after close to 60 days of separation...

After nearly 60 days of separation due to the circuit breaker, grandparents Yeo Khee Soon and Lee Siam Hiang were over the moon yesterday morning at being able to see and hug their two grandsons.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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The economic consequences of working from home...

Working from home (WFH) is the new normal and, to a large extent, it is here to stay.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Walking the talk on being inclusive...

Some 60,000 short-term bed spaces will be created to house foreign workers here by the end of this year in the first step towards a major overhaul of dormitories announced this week. With workers who stayed at close quarters accounting for more than 90 pe...

 2020-06-02 21:00 

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Virus curbs extended after new cluster in Hong Kong residential estate...

A coronavirus outbreak in a Hong Kong residential estate that ended a 16-day streak of zero local infections has sparked warnings from the city's Chief Executive, prompting the government to extend social distancing measures that are about to expire.....

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