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 2020-02-20 03:26 

The Strait Times

SUTD undergrads to receive up to $12k each in new education grant...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is launching a new education grant for its students that will see them receiving up to $12,000 each over a four-year degree programme.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 03:10 

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NZ's Williamson wants last look at pitch before naming side...

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will make a final inspection of the Basin Reserve pitch before confirming his side for the first test against ......

 2020-02-20 03:05 

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Two passengers of coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die: Reports...

YOKOHAMA: Two passengers from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died, Japanese media reports said on Thursday (Feb 20), as a ......

 2020-02-20 03:01 

The Strait Times

Man suspected of killing wife, three children in Australia car fire...

SYDNEY (AFP) - An ex-rugby league player is suspected of killing his three children and estranged wife by setting fire to their car, in what Australian police described as one of the most horrific incidents they have encountered.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-02-20 03:01 

The Strait Times

Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die as public criticism grows...

NHK, citing a government source, said the passengers were a man and woman in their 80s.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 02:51 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus brings rivals Japan and China together...

BEIJING (AFP) - As China faces increasing isolation, with some countries closing off borders over coronavirus fears, an unlikely friend has emerged - historical arch-foe Japan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 02:51 

Tech in Asia

Japan's MUFG to invest over $700m into Grab, source says...

The bank reportedly looks to make a range of financial services, including insurance policies and loans, available to Grab users....

 2020-02-20 02:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats' emails - lawyer...

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' ......

 2020-02-20 02:46 

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Google plans to move UK users' accounts outside EU jurisdiction...

Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S....

 2020-02-20 02:33 

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Man suspected of killing wife, three children in Australia car fire...

SYDNEY: An ex-rugby league player is suspected of killing his three children and estranged wife by setting fire to their car, in what Australian ......

 2020-02-20 02:22 

The Strait Times

Silicon Valley inventor of 'cut, copy and paste' dies...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Silicon Valley on Wednesday (Feb 19) was mourning a pioneering computer scientist whose accomplishments included inventing the widely relied on...

 2020-02-20 02:14 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Business slowdown in Johor due to drop in Singapore visitors...

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It used to be a perennial problem that no remedial measure seemed to have an effect on the Causeway jam.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 02:11 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: First batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Hong Kong...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - More than 100 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for over two weeks landed on Thursday (Feb 20) morning in the Asian financial hub, where they will face a further 14 days of quarantine.. ...

 2020-02-20 02:09 

Channel NewsAsia

Addiction in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis...

On a plain suburban street in Seychelles, far from the idyllic coastline and luxury resorts pampering honeymooners and paradise-seekers, heroin ......

 2020-02-20 01:53 

The Strait Times

China cuts benchmark lending rate to prop up coronavirus-hit economy...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China cut the benchmark lending rate on Thursday (Feb 20), as widely expected, as the authorities move to lower financing costs for businesses and support an economy hit by a fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic.. Read more at straitst...

 2020-02-20 01:44 

The Strait Times

South Korea reports surge in coronavirus cases tied to church...

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea have more than doubled within a day, with a surge tied to a fringe religious sect whose members may have contracted the virus from a single person.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 01:44 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 spreads more like flu than SARS: Chinese study...

BEIJING: Scientists in China who studied nose and throat swabs from 18 patients infected with COVID-19 say it behaves much more like influenza ......

 2020-02-20 01:30 

The Strait Times

More THAAD launchers should be deployed in Seoul: Korea Herald...

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The US is increasing pressure on South Korea to cooperate to enhance its advanced missile defence system, which it deployed here in 2018 to cope with rising military threats from North Korea.. Read more at stra...

 2020-02-20 01:30 

The Strait Times

Health code lessons from Zhejiang to strengthen fight against coronavirus: China Daily columnist...

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It has been reported that a national, unified epidemic prevention and control health code systembased on Zhejiang province's pilot practice in public management during the current epidemicwill be launched next...

 2020-02-20 01:27 

The Strait Times

Financial firms in Singapore and Hong Kong delay hiring amid coronavirus fallout...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Financial firms operating in Singapore and Hong Kong are delaying hiring as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts their businesses.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 01:22 

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South Korea reports 31 new cases of COVID-19, bring total to 82...

SEOUL: South Korea reported 31 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday (Feb 20), bringing the number of people infected in the country to 82, Korea's ......

 2020-02-20 01:20 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: CapitaLand, Sembcorp, SembMarine, Sasseur Reit, Perennial, LMIRT...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Thursday (Feb 20):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 01:07 

The Strait Times

Football: I will be here, 100 per cent, says Man City boss Pep Guardiola as club await Uefa verdict...

MANCHESTER (REUTERS) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is...

 2020-02-20 01:05 

The Strait Times

More passengers to disembark from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - A second group of about 600 Japanese and foreign passengers from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo was set to disembark on Thursday (Feb 20) after two-weeks quarantined onboard, as criticism of Japan's handling of the...

 2020-02-20 00:56 

The Strait Times

Football: Jose Mourinho defiant after Tottenham's 1-0 loss to Leipzig in the Champions League...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur are still alive in the Champions League despite his side being outplayed by RB Leipzig in their 1-0 loss in the first leg of the last-16 tie on Wednesday (Feb 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 00:56 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 relief measures appropriate for now but Government will do more if necessary: DPM Heng...

SINGAPORE: The newly announced measures to help firms, workers and households amid the novel coronavirus outbreak are appropriate for now but the ......

 2020-02-20 00:46 

Channel NewsAsia

Montreal ends electric scooter scheme, citing 'disorder'...

MONTREAL: Montreal on Wednesday (Feb 19) called a halt to its electric scooter scheme, saying that riders broke rules and almost always parked ......

 2020-02-20 00:46 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's deadly fish: fugu purveyors dream of Olympic revival...

In the kitchen at Fukudokoro Sakai, a restaurant across the road from a seafood market at the southern tip of the main island of Japan, the chef ......

 2020-02-20 00:40 

The Strait Times

Sembcorp Marine sinks into the red with $77.7m Q4 loss...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has sunk into the red with a net loss of $77.7 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec 31 from a net profit of $5.9 million a year ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 00:28 

The Strait Times

As cases mount, Japan is rapidly becoming a coronavirus hotbed...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Japan is emerging as one of the riskiest places for the spread of the coronavirus, prompting criticism that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has misfired on its policies to block the outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 00:26 

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Football: Guardiola takes swipe at Barca over Man City's Euro ban...

MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola went to war with his former club Barcelona on Wednesday as Manchester City's manager defended his current employers in ......

 2020-02-20 00:25 

Channel NewsAsia

US school apologises for 'racist' runway show at NY fashion week...

The runway show on Feb 7, which featured models wearing large prosthetic lips, ears and bushy eyebrows, came after Prada addressed its own blackface merchandise scandal....

 2020-02-20 00:25 

The Strait Times

China nears takeover of HNA Group as coronavirus hits business...

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - China plans to take over indebted conglomerate HNA Group and sell off its airline assets, the most dramatic step to date by the state to contain the deepening economic damage from the deadly coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at strait...

 2020-02-20 00:22 

Channel NewsAsia

World Bank aid 'leakage' may flow to tax havens: Study...

WASHINGTON: World Bank aid payments to the neediest countries appear to trigger money flows to offshore bank accounts, suggesting funds are ......

 2020-02-20 00:20 

The Strait Times

Canada to evacuate citizens from virus-hit cruise ship on Feb 20...

OTTAWA (REUTERS) - The Canadian government will begin evacuating its citizens from a virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday evening (Feb 20), Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Wednesday.. Read more at straits...

 2020-02-20 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Irish regulator readies draft decisions in first big tech privacy probes...

The first draft decisions by Ireland's data privacy regulator on probes into some of the world's biggest technology firms will go for consultation ......

 2020-02-20 00:01 

Channel NewsAsia

At least 8 killed in shootings in Germany: Police...

BERLIN: At least eight people were killed in two shooting incidents on late Wednesday (Feb 20) near the German city of Frankfurt, with an unknown ......

 2020-02-20 00:01 

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8 people killed in shootings near Frankfurt, police giving chase...

BERLIN: At least eight people were killed in two shooting incidents on late Wednesday (Feb 19) near the German city of Frankfurt, a police ......

 2020-02-20 00:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Huge manhunt after at least eight killed in Germany shootings...

HANAU, Germany: A huge manhunt was under way on Thursday (Feb 20) after at least eight people were killed and several injured in two shootings at ......

 2020-02-19 23:59 

The Strait Times

Australians arrive home for quarantine after weeks on coronavirus cruise ship...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - More than 150 Australians arrived home on Thursday (Feb 20) to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally disembarking a cruise ship docked in Japan where more than 600 people have contracted the newly identified coronavirus.. Read mor...

 2020-02-19 23:57 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus spreads more like flu than Sars: Chinese study...

CHICAGO (REUTERS) - Scientists in China who studied nose and throat swabs from 18 patients infected with the new coronavirus say it behaves much more like influenza than other closely related viruses, suggesting it may spread even more easily than previou...

 2020-02-19 23:53 

Channel NewsAsia

Qantas cuts flights to Asia as COVID-19 hits profits...

Australian airline Qantas on Thursday announced a major reduction in flights to Asia as the deadly coronavirus outbreak that began in China ......

 2020-02-19 23:52 

The Strait Times

China back in the market for US farm goods after waivers...

CHICAGO (BLOOMBERG) - China is back in the market for American agricultural commodities after issuing a list of products that will be eligible for tariff waivers, according to people familiar with the matter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 23:50 

Channel NewsAsia

US meeting on Huawei, China policy still on for Thursday despite Trump tweets - sources...

A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to Huawei and China is still on for Thursday, two sources said, despite ......

 2020-02-19 23:50 

Channel NewsAsia

US meeting on Huawei, China policy still on for Thursday despite Trump tweets -sources...

A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to Huawei and China is still on for Thursday, two sources said, despite ......

 2020-02-19 23:50 

Channel NewsAsia

US meeting on Huawei, China policy still on for Thursday despite Trump tweets: Sources...

A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to Huawei and China is still on for Thursday, two sources said, despite ......

 2020-02-19 23:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Wilder, Fury engage in war of words ahead of rematch...

Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury jettisoned their previously cordial tone in favour of a heated and personal exchange in the final news ......

 2020-02-19 23:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Fresenius Medical says fourth-quarter operating profit up 3per cent...

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care on Wednesday said quarterly adjusted operating income edged 3per cent higher as growth in dialysis services and ......

 2020-02-19 23:32 

The Strait Times

Qantas cuts flights to Asia as coronavirus hits demand...

SYDNEY (AFP, BLOOMBERG) - Australian airline Qantas on Thursday (Feb 20) announced a major reduction in flights to Asia and freeze recruitment as the deadly coronavirus outbreak that began in China impacts demand and eats into profits.. Read more at strai...

 2020-02-19 23:29 

The Strait Times

At least 8 killed in shootings in Hanau, Germany...

FRANKFURT (XINHUA) - Several people were killed in two shootings in the western German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening (Feb 19), according to German media reports.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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