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 2020-06-02 15:49 

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WHO director for Americas says region close to 3 million Covid-19 cases...

BRASILIA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation's (WHO's) regional director for the Americas Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday (June 2) that the Covid-19 epidemiological curve is still rising sharply in the region, with close to three million con...

 2020-06-02 15:48 

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Trump ally Grenell steps down as Germany envoy...

BERLIN (AFP) - Mr Richard Grenell, an outspoken Donald Trump loyalist, has officially stepped down as US ambassador to Germany, ending a controversial two-year stint in Berlin that fanned transatlantic tensions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 15:45 

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EU eyes overhaul of pharma rules to tackle vaccine, antibiotic shortages...

BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Tuesday (Jun 2) started a process that could lead to reforms of drug manufacturing to limit shortages of ......

 2020-06-02 15:41 

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Hides that reveal: DNA helps scholars divine Dead Sea Scrolls...

JERUSALEM: Genetic sampling of the Dead Sea Scrolls has tested understandings that the 2,000-year-old artefacts were the work of a fringe Jewish ......

 2020-06-02 15:40 

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GM, Ford join US companies condemning George Floyd death, racism...

General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co condemned racial inequality in the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, ......

 2020-06-02 15:39 

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Coronavirus: Indian girl's suicide sparks protest over access to online classes...

KOCHI (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Students protested in southern India on Tuesday (June 2) after the suicide of a teenage girl who was unable to attend online classes because she did not have a television or smartphone.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 15:35 

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Bell Canada picks Ericsson as 5G supplier amid Huawei uncertainty...

Canadian telecom services provider Bell Canada said on Tuesday it has chosen Sweden's Ericsson to be its 5G network equipment supplier, at a time ......

 2020-06-02 15:31 

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Football: FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests...

Premier League players are unlikely to face disciplinary action if they take a knee or make any other peaceful anti-discrimination protest when ......

 2020-06-02 15:30 

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Nearly 200 migrant workers killed on India's roads during coronavirus lockdown...

NEW DELHI (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Nearly 200 migrant workers died in road accidents in India while returning to their village homes during the world's longest coronavirus lockdown, a charity said on Tuesday (June 2).. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-06-02 15:30 

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Putin rushes to move on from COVID-19 with vote on reforms...

MOSCOW: It took less than a week after he said Russia's coronavirus crisis had peaked for President Vladimir Putin to fast-track a vote on ......

 2020-06-02 15:25 

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COVID-19 safety rules will lengthen pre-departure waits: Global airport group...

MONTREAL: New global guidelines featuring physical distancing to restart aviation safely during the coronavirus pandemic could add up to two hours ......

 2020-06-02 15:22 

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'Stop the cockroach': Protests rattle Belarus President Lukashenko before election...

In the Belarusian capital Minsk, a long queue formed outside a covered food market on Sunday as people waited for hours to give their signature to ......

 2020-06-02 15:20 

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Fifa calls for 'common sense' as German FA investigates Floyd protests...

Paris (AFP) - Fifa has called on leagues to use...

 2020-06-02 15:20 

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Hungarian football fans snap up tickets for socially distanced cup final...

Hungary's Football Federation is selling more tickets for the Hungarian Cup final between Budapest Honved FC and rural side Mezokovesd due of high ......

 2020-06-02 15:18 

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Spain reports no new Covid-19 deaths since Sunday...

MADRID (REUTERS) - Spain reported no new deaths from the coronavirus for the second day running on Tuesday (June 2), with cumulative deaths unchanged from Sunday's total of 27,127, according to the health ministry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 15:17 

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Banned US pole vaulter says he was high on chocolate...

Paris (AFP) - American pole vaulter Cole Walsh who was suspended for three months after failing a doping test said the cause was not cannabis but chocolate.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 15:11 

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Loud explosion heard in diplomatic district of Kabul: Police...

KABUL (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a large mosque compound near a high-security diplomatic district in Kabul on Tuesday (June 2), government officials said, adding that at least three people were injured in the blast.. Read more at ...

 2020-06-02 15:05 

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JPMorgan, Barclays settle Mexican bond rigging litigation...

JPMorgan Chase & Co and Barclays Plc will pay US$20.7 million to resolve investors' claims they conspired to rig the Mexican government bond ......

 2020-06-02 14:58 

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Philippines' Duterte U-turns on scrapping of US troop deal...

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap a two-decade-old troop deployment agreement with the United ......

 2020-06-02 14:57 

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US rebukes China for border 'aggression' with India...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour towards India during a military ......

 2020-06-02 14:55 

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Pfizer to invest up to US$500 million in public drug developers...

Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will invest up to US$500 million into publicly traded drug developers to fund their treatment candidates and provide ......

 2020-06-02 14:55 

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Afghan testing lapse suggests growing and hidden coronavirus crisis...

KABUL (REUTERS) - Fewer than one in 10 of coronavirus test samples collected daily in Afghanistan are being processed, officials said on Tuesday (June 2), and of those, more than 30 per cent are consistently testing positive, suggesting a high and hidden ...

 2020-06-02 14:54 

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Trump lambasts Governor Cuomo, saying New York 'lost to looters and scum' in racially charged protests...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - US President Donald Trump ripped into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not requesting National Guard troops to stop looting, declaring in a tweet that New York City had been...

 2020-06-02 14:50 

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Softbank leads funding round in Brazilian data company Cortex...

Japan's Softbank Group Corp led a 120 million real (US$22 million) funding round in Brazilian data science company Cortex. Other investors in the ......

 2020-06-02 14:49 

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Squabbling clubs overshadow Portuguese football's restart...

Portuguese football will restart Wednesday after a long coronavirus shutdown but its resumption has been plagued by bickering over stadiums, plans ......

 2020-06-02 14:48 

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India landslides kill at least 20 after pre-monsoon rains...

GUWAHATI, INDIA (AFP) - At least 20 villagers, including 10 children, were killed in landslides on Tuesday (June 2) after three days of incessant pre-monsoon rains in northeastern India, officials said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 14:45 

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80-year-old S'porean woman is among 4 Covid-19 cases in the community; 3 new clusters identified at dorms...

The Health Ministry confirmed 544 new coronavirus cases in Singapore on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases here to 35,836. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 14:40 

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Thailand approves $12.6 billion airport project by Bangkok's skytrain operator...

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's Cabinet on Tuesday (June 2) approved a US$9 billion (S$12.61 billion) bid from a consortium led by Bangkok's billionaire skytrain operator to develop an airport in its southeastern coast, which the kingdom hopes will tra...

 2020-06-02 14:33 

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Worker, 62, dies after being caught between lorry door and forklift...

SINGAPORE - A forklift operator died last Thursday (May 28) after he got caught between the door of a lorry and his forklift.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 14:30 

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Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC+ meeting on output cuts...

Oil prices rose on Tuesday to near three-month highs on expectations that major producers will agree to extend output cuts during a video ......

 2020-06-02 14:30 

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US opens national security probe into vanadium imports...

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation into whether imports of vanadium, a metal used in aerospace, defense ......

 2020-06-02 14:27 

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Philippines 'suspending' decision to scrap key defence pact with US...

MANILA - The Philippines has rescinded its decision to scrap a key defence pact that allows American troops to hold military exercises in the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 14:25 

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Austria presents design turning Hitler's birthplace into police station...

Austria presented an architectural plan on Tuesday to turn the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station in the hope of ......

 2020-06-02 14:24 

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George Floyd's death in US spurs protests and outrage across Africa...

NAIROBI (BLOOMBERG) - The killing of an unarmed African-American by a white police officer in Minneapolis is sparking outrage across sub-Saharan Africa, with protests staged in Kenya and Nigeria, and political leaders voicing angry criticism.. Read more a...

 2020-06-02 14:15 

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EU seeks feedback on new antitrust power to investigate companies...

EU regulators are seeking feedback about a possible new power to investigate businesses and demand changes even when no competition rules have ......

 2020-06-02 14:13 

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Proteins in COVID-19 patients' blood could predict severity of illness, study finds...

LONDON: Scientists have found 27 key proteins in the blood of people infected with COVID-19 which they say could act as predictive biomarkers for ......

 2020-06-02 14:12 

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'Endemic racial discrimination' exposed in US: UN rights chief...

GENEVA (AFP) - The UN rights chief said Tuesday (June 2) the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities in the US and protests triggered by Mr George Floyd's death had laid bare...

 2020-06-02 14:11 

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India evacuates 10,000 from homes, COVID-19 hospital ahead of cyclone...

More than 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were moved to safer locations Tuesday as India's west coast braced for a cyclone, ......

 2020-06-02 14:10 

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Motorcycling: Nine-times world champion Ubbiali dead at 90...

REUTERS: Nine-times motorcycling world champion Carlo Ubbiali, who raced in the first world championship in 1949 and later dominated the 125 and ......

 2020-06-02 14:09 

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Man arrested for bringing bombs to Minneapolis riots...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A man who allegedly brought explosive materials to the demonstrations in Minneapolis from Illinois has been charged with inciting riot, in the what appears to be the first federal prosecution stemming from the US unrest over racism and ...

 2020-06-02 14:07 

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Italy's opposition parties flout social distancing rules at rally in Rome...

ROME: Italian opposition parties and hundreds of supporters defied social distancing rules on Tuesday to pack Rome's central streets in an ......

 2020-06-02 14:04 

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US rebukes China for border 'aggression' with India...

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour towards India during a military standoff on their disputed border.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 14:03 

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Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says public health report...

LONDON: Black and Asian people in England are up to 50 per cent more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19, an official study said on ......

 2020-06-02 13:56 

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Biden castigates Trump for fanning 'flames of hate' in protests...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Joe Biden will castigate President Donald Trump on Tuesday (June 2) for fanning...

 2020-06-02 13:55 

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India launches US$6.7 billion plan to boost electronics manufacturing...

NEW DELHI: India launched a US$6.65 billion plan on Tuesday (Jun 2) to boost electronics manufacturing, saying it would start by offering five ......

 2020-06-02 13:54 

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Cricket: England confirm West Indies series for July...

England will play three Tests at home to the West Indies in July, subject to British government clearance to return behind closed doors, the ......

 2020-06-02 13:52 

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China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigil, says US State Secretary Pompeo...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Tuesday (June 2) accused China of muzzling Hong Kong by preventing a vigil to mark the Tiananmen Square protests, amid a heated feud between Washington and Beijing over the city's freedoms.. Read more at straits...

 2020-06-02 13:48 

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Afghan testing lapse suggests growing and hidden COVID-19 crisis...

Fewer than one in 10 of coronavirus test samples collected daily in Afghanistan are being processed, officials said on Tuesday, and of those more ......

 2020-06-02 13:44 

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Japan faces second wave of infections in Tokyo and Fukuoka...

TOKYO - After recording no new Covid-19 cases from April 30 to May 22, the city of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka saw 119 cases in the last 11 days, putting it on the frontline of Japan's second wave of infections.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-02 13:43 

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Hitler's birthplace to be 'neutralised' with redesign...

VIENNA (AFP) - Austrian officials unveiled on Tuesday (June 2) plans to...

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