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 2020-04-03 09:11 

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Why sweetened layoff benefits may be at odds with US loan program...

The generous U.S. unemployment benefits rolled out to blunt the economic harm caused by the coronavirus could have an unintended effect: it may ......

 2020-04-03 09:06 

Tech in Asia

KK Fund rolls out program to help founders meet investors virtually...

A total of 70 investors have signed up, including Vertex Ventures, Gobi Partners, Sequoia Capital, and SoftBank Vision Fund....

 2020-04-03 09:03 

Channel NewsAsia

India's coronavirus lockdown hits poor, tests Modi's support...

Ravi Prasad Gupta, a worker at a pipe plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat, for years proudly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ......

 2020-04-03 09:00 

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Airbus weighs sharp cut in A320-family jet production: sources...

Airbus is studying a sharp cut in narrow-body production rates to accommodate industrial and delivery problems triggered by the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-03 09:00 

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Exclusive: Airbus weighs sharp cut in single-aisle jet output - sources...

Airbus is studying a sharp cut in narrow-body production rates to accommodate industrial and delivery problems triggered by the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-03 09:00 

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Exclusive: Airline crisis forces Airbus to consider A320 output cuts...

Airbus is studying a sharp cut in output of its top-selling A320 plane series amid an industry-wide slowdown triggered by the coronavirus crisis, ......

 2020-04-03 08:57 

The Strait Times

Radical Indonesian cleric Bashir asks for early release from prison, says age puts him in Covid-19 high-risk group...

JAKARTA - Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has asked the Indonesian government to grant him early release along with other prisoners to prevent a possible coronavirus outbreak in any of the country's overcrowded prisons.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 08:55 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: PM Lee Hsien Loong's full address to the nation on the Covid-19 situation...

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's full address in English:. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 08:51 

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COVID-19: Singapore makes 'decisive move' to close most workplaces and impose full home-based learning for schools, says PM Lee...

SINGAPORE: Amid concerns over escalating COVID-19 infections in Singapore, the time has come for the country to make a...

 2020-04-03 08:50 

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Customers desert South Korea's animal cafes over coronavirus fears...

A beige feline paces between two Gaudi-style columns at the empty 2 Cats cafe in Seoul, with upturned stools standing on the tables where humans ......

 2020-04-03 08:48 

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65 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore, including 17 unlinked cases...

SINGAPORE: A total of 65 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore on Friday (Apr 3), of which 56 are local cases. Of the new local cases, 39 ......

 2020-04-03 08:48 

Channel NewsAsia

65 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore, including 3 new clusters...

SINGAPORE: A total of 65 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore on Friday (Apr 3), of which 56 are local cases. Of the new local cases, ......

 2020-04-03 08:36 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Most workplaces to close, schools will move to full home-based learning from next week, says PM Lee...

The moves come as Singapore puts in place a...

 2020-04-03 08:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Beijing autoshow postponed to September due to virus...

Organisers of the Beijing autoshow, which was scheduled to be held in late-April, said on Friday the event would be held between Sept. 26 and Oct....

 2020-04-03 08:26 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Singapore Govt will no longer discourage wearing of masks, to give reusable masks to all households...

He said wearing a mask may help to protect others, in case a person has the virus but does not know it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 08:26 

Channel NewsAsia

In full: PM Lee's address on enhanced measures to deal with COVID-19 situation in Singapore...

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation on Friday (Apr 3), giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore and ......

 2020-04-03 08:24 

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Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike...

Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus ......

 2020-04-03 08:10 

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Google releases location data to show if coronavirus lockdowns working in 131 countries...

OAKLAND, California: Alphabet's Google on Thursday (Apr 2) published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and ......

 2020-04-03 08:07 

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Rights groups lament latest Taiwan execution...

Rights activists on Friday condemned Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's government for executing a convicted murderer, saying the continued use of ......

 2020-04-03 08:07 

The Strait Times

Schools to shift to full home-based learning from April 8...

Students in all schools and institutes of higher learning will shift to full home-based learning from next Wednesday, April 8, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (April 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 08:04 

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South Korean ex-presidential candidate on COVID-19 frontline...

When hospitals in the South Korean city of Daegu were overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, officials appealed for doctors to help, and among the ......

 2020-04-03 08:04 

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South Korean ex-presidential candidate on COVID-19 frontline...

When hospitals in the South Korean city of Daegu were overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, officials appealed for doctors to help, and among the ......

 2020-04-03 08:03 

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SGH memo saying PM Lee has COVID-19 is fake, hospital says...

SINGAPORE: A Singapore General Hospital (SGH) memo that says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has COVID-19 is fake, the hospital said on Friday (Apr 3)....

 2020-04-03 07:58 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: From grand final heroes to construction workers and plumbers - NRL players go back to work...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Six months ago, they were playing one of the biggest games of their careers, but now stars of Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) are working as builders and plumbers after the coronavirus shutdown forced them to find new jobs.. Rea...

 2020-04-03 07:56 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: False information goes viral as Malaysia tackles outbreak...

KUALA LUMPUR - Special military helicopters will spray pesticide from the sky all over the country tonight, so please stay indoors. This is just one of the hundreds of fake messages that have made the rounds of mobile phones across Malaysia in recent week...

 2020-04-03 07:55 

The Strait Times

Live blog: PM Lee, ministerial task force address nation on Covid-19 situation...

The number of coronavirus cases in Singapore rose past 1,000 this week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Sportswear maker Puma proposes suspending dividend due to virus...

German sportswear maker Puma proposed on Friday to suspend its 2019 dividend given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 07:49 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: With open-air Ramadan bazaars banned, Malaysia's small traders going online...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - With some Malaysian states banning the hugely popular Ramadan bazaars amid the coronavirus pandemic, netizens have started social media groups to help small traders sell online, avoiding what they claim are the ...

 2020-04-03 07:43 

Tech in Asia

Myanmar digital content firm BIT closes 7-digit series B round...

BIT will use the funds to scale its core products and double its revenues....

 2020-04-03 07:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: From grand final to building site as NRL players go back to work...

Six months ago they were playing one of the biggest games of their careers, but now stars of Australia's National Rugby League are working as ......

 2020-04-03 07:35 

The Strait Times

Every Singaporean needs to help break Covid-19 transmission chain: President Halimah...

SINGAPORE - Every Singaporean can do their part in breaking the chain of transmission of the coronavirus and containing its spread, said President Halimah Yacob on Friday (April 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:32 

The Strait Times

Football: No wage cuts for Lion City Sailors amid Covid-19, billionaire chairman Forrest Li promises staff...

SINGAPORE - As Singapore Premier League (SPL) clubs mull wage cuts for players as part of cost-cutting measures during the coronavirus pandemic, Lion City Sailors has pledged it will not consider such a move.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:28 

Channel NewsAsia

ADB warns global cost of COVID-19 pandemic could top US$4 trillion...

The coronavirus pandemic could cost the global economy $4.1 trillion as it ravages United States, Europe and other major economies, the Asian ......

 2020-04-03 07:28 

The Strait Times

Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike...

ISLAMABAD/DHAKA (REUTERS) - Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large congregations last week....

 2020-04-03 07:26 

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Commentary: Coronavirus isolation a rare chance to catch up on sleep...

The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over, says a sleep psychologist....

 2020-04-03 07:25 

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Football: China-based Donadoni fears for family in Italian coronavirus hotspot...

Roberto Donadoni should be in the thick of China's football season but his thoughts are consumed by the suffering that the coronavirus has brought ......

 2020-04-03 07:24 

The Strait Times

Australia tells cruise ships, some with coronavirus cases, to go home...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia insisted on Friday (April 3) it would not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into the country, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moral obligations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:18 

The Strait Times

South Korea's confirmed coronavirus cases top 10,000...

SEOUL (XINHUA) - South Korea's reported coronavirus cases topped 10,000 as of Friday (April 3) as 86 more cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:17 

The Strait Times

China advises foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Foreign Ministry is advising foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing, after the country temporarily banned most foreigners from entering to prevent a resurgence of a coronavirus epidemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday (A...

 2020-04-03 07:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore retail sales fall at steepest pace in 12 years as COVID-19 deters shoppers...

SINGAPORE: Singapore's retail sales in February fell at the steepest pace in more than 12 years on a month-on-month basis as consumption fell ......

 2020-04-03 07:13 

The Strait Times

Online Covid-19 symptom checker launched to help Singaporeans navigate healthcare options...

SINGAPORE - An online system has been created here to help people with flu-like symptoms decide if they need to remain at home, see a doctor, visit a hospital or call for an ambulance.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:11 

The Strait Times

Football: Luis Suarez 'hurt' by criticism of Barca players' pay cut delay...

Montevideo (AFP) - Uruguay star Luis Suarez complained on Thursday that he has been...

 2020-04-03 07:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Coronavirus threatens to knock South Korea off 5G leadership perch...

South Korea is struggling to retain its lead in global next-generation 5G telecom services, as the coronavirus pandemic further cools sentiment of ......

 2020-04-03 07:09 

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Australia closes internal borders to capitalise on fall in new COVID-19 cases...

SYDNEY: Australian officials closed internal borders on Friday (Apr 3) and warned people to stay home over the upcoming Easter holiday as the ......

 2020-04-03 07:08 

The Strait Times

Carlos Tevez calls on footballers to help out more...

Buenos Aires (Reuters) - Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez said football must do more to help society's most disadvantaged sectors and called on his colleagues to get involved with those less fortunate than themselves.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 07:06 

The Strait Times

US economy to shrink at fastest rate since 1946, unemployment to top 15%: Morgan Stanley...

LONDON (REUTERS) - The United States economy will shrink 5.5 per cent in 2020, the steepest drop since 1946, with a huge 38 per cent contraction predicted for the second quarter, Morgan Stanley said on Friday (April 3) in a new batch of forecasts on the e...

 2020-04-03 07:06 

The Strait Times

Malaysia's ruling Perikatan tightens grip on government agencies...

KUALA LUMPUR - The month-old Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has ordered a swathe of changes at various state agencies in recent weeks, dumping those appointed during the 21 months its predecessor Pakatan Harapan (PH) was in charge.. Read more at strai...

 2020-04-03 07:06 

The Strait Times

In Pictures: Tributes and messages of solidarity light up around the world amid the coronavirus outbreak...

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 2020-04-03 07:04 

The Strait Times

UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on coronavirus, stresses no place for racism...

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday (April 2) approved a resolution calling for...

 2020-04-03 07:03 

The Strait Times

American TV host Oprah Winfrey donates US$10 million for coronavirus relief...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Oprah Winfrey said on Thursday (April 2) she was donating US$10 million to coronavirus relief efforts, including a new venture to help get food to vulnerable Americans during the coronavirus epidemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

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