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 2020-04-03 02:01 

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Cathay Pacific to make further cuts to flights: Internal memo...

SYDNEY: Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways will make further cuts to passenger capacity because of extremely low demand, leaving it with just two ......

 2020-04-03 01:46 

The Strait Times

The Taiwanese tree climber embracing women with a head for heights...

NANTOU COUNTY, TAIWAN (AFP) - At a campground in central Taiwan, a team of women are using ropes to shimmy up a towering seven storey tall Chinaberry tree, fighting their fear of heights and reconnecting with nature.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 01:42 

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UN adopts resolution calling for global cooperation on COVID-19...

NEW YORK, United States: The UN General Assembly on Thursday (Mar 2) approved a resolution calling for...

 2020-04-03 01:38 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Poorer countries are least prepared for pandemic lockdowns...

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - As countries around the globe try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, nowhere is the task more challenging and the risk greater than in the developing world.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 01:35 

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France's coronavirus death toll jumps as nursing homes included...

PARIS (REUTERS) - The coronavirus death count in France surged to nearly 5,400 people on Thursday (April 2) after the health ministry began including nursing home fatalities in its data.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 01:30 

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Trump says 3M 'will have a big price to pay' over face masks...

U.S. President Donald Trump slammed 3M Co in a tweet late on Thursday after earlier announcing he was invoking the Defense Production Act to get ......

 2020-04-03 01:30 

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Airbnb lowers internal valuation to US$26 billion as coronavirus hits bookings: FT...

Airbnb lowered its internal valuation by 16per cent to US$26 billion, as the home rental firm deals with a sharp drop in bookings due to the ......

 2020-04-03 01:27 

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Hong Kong orders bars to close as it ramps up social distancing...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has ordered pubs and bars to close for two weeks from 6pm on Friday as the financial hub steps up social distancing ......

 2020-04-03 01:24 

The Strait Times

Singapore's richest man Li Xiting gains $5 billion from making ventilators...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - As the coronavirus pandemic wrecks economies, markets and fortunes, three founders of a company that makes ventilators have added a combined US$7 billion (S$10 billion) to their wealth this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 01:24 

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Zoom grapples with security flaws that sour users on app...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - During the coronavirus pandemic, it seems as if everyone is connecting with Zoom's video conferencing app - including, on occasion, unwanted visitors.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 01:07 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: Banks slash deposit rates; Singtel eyes sale of assets worth over $1.7b...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Friday (April 3):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 01:05 

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Samsung Electronics shuts US factory after two coronavirus cases...

Samsung Electronics said on Friday that it has suspended its home appliance factory in the United States after two of its workers had tested ......

 2020-04-03 00:55 

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Cricket: New Zealand tours in doubt, office avoids sackings...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's winter tours to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies are in...

 2020-04-03 00:50 

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

Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez said football must do more to help society's most disadvantaged sectors and called on his colleagues to get ......

 2020-04-03 00:42 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: British love for NHS could make or break Boris Johnson...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Schoolkids in lockdown put home-made signs in their bedroom windows thanking brave doctors and nurses. Families stepped outside their front doors for a national round of applause. Public buildings lit up blue. Stores have offered disc...

 2020-04-03 00:39 

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Politics aside, US relies on China supplies to fight COVID-19: Experts...

US politicians have voiced fury over Beijing's handling of the coronavirus crisis but they face a harsh truth - the United States desperately ......

 2020-04-03 00:35 

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Top Wuhan official says residents should avoid going out unless necessary amid risk of coronavirus rebound...

WUHAN (REUTERS) - Residents of Wuhan, epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in China that emerged late last year, should strengthen self-protection measures and avoid going out unless it is necessary, the city's Communist Party chief said.. Read more ...

 2020-04-03 00:20 

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Politics aside, US relies on China supplies to fight coronavirus...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US politicians have voiced fury over Beijing's handling of the coronavirus crisis but they face a harsh truth - the United States desperately needs China's supplies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 00:18 

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Brazil turns to China for help in coronavirus fight, eyes US cooperation...

Brazil faces a tense period in the coming weeks in its battle against the coronavirus, with supplies of medical and protective equipment running ......

 2020-04-03 00:17 

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Football: European leagues all focusing on restart in July and August...

LONDON (REUTERS) - European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should...

 2020-04-03 00:17 

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Cycling: Spain's Vuelta to stick to start date and route, says director...

MADRID (AFP) - This year's Vuelta a Espana is still set to go ahead as planned with all 21 stages despite the coronavirus pandemic's devastating impact on Spain, the race's director said on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-03 00:17 

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China to mourn coronavirus victims on April 4...

BEIJING (XINHUA) - China will hold a national mourning on Saturday (April 4) for citizens who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak and patients who died of the Covid-19 disease, according to the State Council.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-04-03 00:16 

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Oil prices spike by record 25% as Trump touts 'great' Saudi-Russia deal for huge supply cuts...

DUBAI (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (April 2) he had brokered a deal with top crude producers Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut output and arrest an oil price rout amid the global coronavirus pandemic, though details of how cuts woul...

 2020-04-03 00:11 

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France races to boost supplies of critical medications...

The French government is racing to try to ensure it can produce or procure itself certain medications as stocks run low due to the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-02 23:58 

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Washington, DC, needs 3,600 hospital beds for coronavirus peak: Mayor...

WASHINGTON: Washington, DC, needs an estimated 3,600 hospital beds within the next two weeks as it braces for a coronavirus outbreak, the mayor ......

 2020-04-02 23:45 

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Britain looking at COVID-19 immunity certificates but more research needed...

Britain is looking at issuing immunity certificates to people who have developed resistance to the coronavirus, but there needs to be more ......

 2020-04-02 23:42 

The Strait Times

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 3...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, April 3.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 23:41 

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Australia grapples with coronavirus case tracing as state border controls bolstered...

SYDNEY: The leader of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, said on Friday (Apr 3) that authorities did not plan to impose further ......

 2020-04-02 23:41 

The Strait Times

Disney to furlough some US employees as coronavirus bites...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Walt Disney said on Thursday (April 2) it will start furloughs of non-essential US employees across the company on April 19, a response to the global coronavirus outbreak that has shut down or disrupted its media and theme park bus...

 2020-04-02 23:37 

The Strait Times

Astronomers spot 'missing link' black hole - not too big and not too small...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Scientists have detected a mid-size black hole - considered the...

 2020-04-02 23:36 

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Trump negative for coronavirus again, orders military to New York...

U.S. President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than ......

 2020-04-02 23:35 

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In Pictures: Life online flourishes as coronavirus moves activities indoors...

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 2020-04-02 23:26 

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Trump invokes Defense Production Act for ventilator manufacturing...

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday (Apr 2) invoked the Defense Production Act to aid companies building ventilators for coronavirus ......

 2020-04-02 23:20 

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American Airlines slashes flights but has no plans to halt US service...

American Airlines Co said on Thursday it is cutting additional flights this summer as travel demand has drastically shrunk amid the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-02 23:20 

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Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis...

A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had ......

 2020-04-02 23:20 

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Airline industry braces for lengthy recovery from coronavirus crisis...

A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had ......

 2020-04-02 23:20 

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Airline industry braces for lengthy recovery from COVID-19 crisis...

A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had ......

 2020-04-02 23:15 

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

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay star Luis Suarez complained on Thursday (Apr 2) that he has been...

 2020-04-02 23:12 

The Strait Times

Shares of Luckin Coffee, China's Starbucks rival, sink after company says COO fabricated sales...

BENGALURU (REUTES) - Shares of Luckin Coffee dived as much as 81 per cent on Thursday (April 2) after the Chinese coffee chain said an internal investigation had shown that its chief operating officer (COO) and other employees fabricated sales transaction...

 2020-04-02 23:10 

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Italy's coronavirus deaths push higher, new cases hold steady...

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has climbed by 760 to 13,915, the Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday, slightly ......

 2020-04-02 23:07 

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Egypt reports 86 new coronavirus cases...

Egypt reported on Thursday 86 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 865, the health ministry said, the highest daily jump since ......

 2020-04-02 23:05 

The Strait Times

Australia grapples with coronavirus case tracing as state border controls bolstered...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - The leader of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, said on Friday (April 3) that authorities did not plan to impose further lockdown restrictions, despite concerns more coronavirus cases were emerging without a known so...

 2020-04-02 23:03 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: White House likely to urge face cover to combat aerosol risk...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The White House is likely to recommend that people living in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus cover their faces in public, according to a person familiar with the matter, as new research shows that the pathogen may hang in the...

 2020-04-02 22:52 

The Strait Times

Trump tested negative for coronavirus again, orders military to New York...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday (April 2), using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined that he has not been infected.. Read more at str...

 2020-04-02 22:46 

The Strait Times

Window for containing coronavirus in Mideast closing: WHO...

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Governments in the Middle East need to act fast to limit the spread of the coronavirus after cases rose to nearly 60,000, almost double their level a week earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday (April 2).. Read mor...

 2020-04-02 22:40 

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GM rolls out safety protocols for ventilator-making workers...

General Motors Co on Thursday rolled out a series of safety measures for workers in Indiana who will make ventilators, outlining what could be a ......

 2020-04-02 22:35 

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Disney to furlough employees as coronavirus bites...

Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it would start furloughs of non-essential employees on April 19, citing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on ......

 2020-04-02 22:30 

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Chipotle under pressure in New York over coronavirus sick leave...

Less than two months after settling with New York City regulators over paid sick leave, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is under pressure for its ......

 2020-04-02 22:23 

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US Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier...

WASHINGTON: The US Navy on Thursday (Apr 2) relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that ......

 2020-04-02 22:20 

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JPMorgan Chase probably unable to accept small business loan applications Friday: memo...

JPMorgan Chase & Co emailed many small business customers on Thursday to tell them it is still awaiting federal guidance on the small business ......

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