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 2020-04-08 06:46 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Malaysians returning from Singapore in Johor quarantined at govt centres...

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor Immigration has been told to strictly adhere to the Malaysian government's latest decision that Malaysian workers returning from Singapore must first show proof of being cleared of Covid-19.. Read more a...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Fear of the unknown: Locked-down athletes face mental health challenge...

When Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers completed what he knew would be his final training session before the coronavirus shutdown, his ......

 2020-04-08 06:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: Gatland wants Lions to play All Blacks before South Africa tour...

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland wants his team to play a warm-up match against the All Blacks before their tour of South Africa next ......

 2020-04-08 06:45 

The Strait Times

In Pictures: Singapore before and after 'circuit breaker' mode imposed...

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 2020-04-08 06:43 

The Strait Times

UOB CEO's 2019 pay up 1.8% to $10.8 million; bank to defer AGM...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - UOB is due to defer its annual general meeting, which was slated originally for April 30, given the restrictions of mass gatherings due to the virus outbreak, The Business Times understands.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 06:42 

The Strait Times

UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling Covid-19...

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country's battle against the ...

 2020-04-08 06:41 

The Strait Times

Zoom sued for fraud over privacy, security flaws...

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - Zoom Video Communications Inc was accused by a shareholder of hiding flaws in its video-conferencing app, part of a growing backlash against security loopholes that were laid bare after an explosion in worldwide usage.. Read mo...

 2020-04-08 06:40 

The Strait Times

Divorced couple Bruce Willis and Demi Moore self-isolate together...

Adversity makes strange housefellows. Former Hollywood power couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis might have divorced in 2000 after 13 years of marriage, but the famous exes are self-isolating together, along with their children.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-04-08 06:32 

The Strait Times

Monster cyclone Harold tears through Fiji...

SUVA, FIJI (AFP) - A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday (April 8), tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 06:23 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand reports 111 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths...

Thailand on Wednesday reported 111 new coronavirus cases and 3 more deaths....

 2020-04-08 06:23 

The Strait Times

AMTD International debuts on SGX at $13.95, first company to be dual-listed on New York Stock Exchange and SGX...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Hong Kong-headquartered financial institution AMTD International on Wednesday (April 8) made its debut on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) at S$13.95, 8.9 per cent higher than the counter's closing price o...

 2020-04-08 06:22 

The Strait Times

Sex crimes case against Mexico church leader dismissed on technicality...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A California appeals court ruled that a human trafficking and child rape case against a Mexican mega-church leader must be thrown out due to procedural errors on Tuesday (April 7).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 06:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Jack Dorsey pledges US$1 billion of his Square stake for COVID-19 relief efforts...

REUTERS: Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Tuesday pledged US$1 billion of his stake in Square Inc, the payments processor that ......

 2020-04-08 06:20 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus may spark 'devastating' global condom shortage...

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world's top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of...

 2020-04-08 06:18 

The Strait Times

Each country has different circumstances amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but all fighting the same enemy: PM Lee...

In a video message posted on Facebook, PM Lee said he was invited by the World Health Organisation to share Singapore's efforts in fighting Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 06:15 

The Strait Times

A more vigilant Wuhan, 76 days after Covid-19 lockdown...

After 76 days, the lockdown on Wuhan to contain the spread of the coronavirus was finally lifted at midnight on April 8. China correspondent Elizabeth Law, who is based in Beijing, returns to the city to see how things have changed....

 2020-04-08 06:12 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong to unveil fresh S$5.5 billion stimulus: SCMP...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - The Hong Kong government is set to announce a fresh round of more than HK$30 billion (S$5.53 billion) in stimulus to support businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, the South China Morning Post reported, citing an uniden...

 2020-04-08 06:10 

Channel NewsAsia

On this day: Born April 9, 1957 - Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer...

Renowned for audacious shot making, and an infectious smile twinned with a fierce competitive edge, Seve Ballesteros revolutionised golf in Europe ......

 2020-04-08 06:10 

Channel NewsAsia

On this day: Born Apr 9, 1957 - Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer...

Renowned for audacious shot making, and an infectious smile twinned with a fierce competitive edge, Seve Ballesteros revolutionised golf in Europe ......

 2020-04-08 06:08 

The Strait Times

With stricter Covid-19 restrictions underway in Singapore, 'essential' chipmakers count on less disruption...

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Computer chipmakers are banking on less disruptions to their factories from this week's strict lockdown in Singapore than the havoc wreaked on their supply chains last month when Malaysia and the Philippines imposed vague res...

 2020-04-08 06:00 

Tech in Asia

Video streaming in Asia is not for the faint of heart...

Insufficient disposable incomes and intense competition make Southeast Asia a challenging market for players in the over-the-top video scene....

 2020-04-08 06:00 

Tech in Asia

How being spun off from its parent firm helped this deep-tech startup reach new heights...

Sesto Robotics has come a long way from its beginnings as a business unit of a larger engineering firm....

 2020-04-08 05:58 

The Strait Times

Germany's new coronavirus infections rise most in three days...

BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - The number of new coronavirus infections in Germany rose the most in the last three days, bringing the total to 107,663 in one of Europe's worst-hit nations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:53 

The Strait Times

A $143b Reit rout pulverises family fortunes across Asia...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - The Tangs are a classic Singapore power couple.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:45 

The Strait Times

Struck down by Covid-19, Philippines doctor returns to frontline to rally troops...

MANILA - Three days had passed since Dr Lito Saquilayan tested positive for the coronavirus while helping in the fight, and he knew the next 24 hours would determine if he lives or dies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:42 

The Strait Times

Malaysian man walks 120km home after returning from Japan to avoid infecting anyone with coronavirus...

KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The story of a Malaysian man walking three days from Kota Kinabalu to his hometown of Kota Marudu located some 120km away with a dog as his companion, is getting much attention from internet users.. Read more a...

 2020-04-08 05:36 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: All returning travellers to serve stay-home notice at dedicated facilities...

From 11.59pm on April 9, all travellers returning to Singapore from overseas will have to serve their 14-day stay-home notice at dedicated facilities instead of in their homes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:35 

The Strait Times

Public feedback sought on London Stock Exchange Group's proposed acquisition of Refinitiv...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) is inviting public feedback on the London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) proposed acquisition of Refinitiv Holdings.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:26 

Channel NewsAsia

All returning Singapore residents to serve 14-day self-isolation at dedicated facilities...

SINGAPORE: All Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long term pass holders entering Singapore from any country will be required to serve a ......

 2020-04-08 05:19 

The Strait Times

Apple partner Foxconn to start making ventilators in the US...

TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) - Foxconn, the company responsible for assembling most of the world's Apple iPhones, will aid the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by developing and making ventilators in the United States.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-04-08 05:17 

The Strait Times

With supplies back, Hong Kong expats ship masks home to coronavirus hot spots...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Expatriates in Hong Kong are buying up masks to send to family and friends back home as supplies return to shops in the Asian financial hub and the coronavirus spreads around the world.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Wobbly US fiscal response could deepen coronavirus recession...

The U.S. government's massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a send-money-and-don't-sweat-the-details ......

 2020-04-08 05:08 

Channel NewsAsia

Careful first steps back to normality for Wuhan residents as COVID-19 lockdown is lifted...

WUHAN: Two days before Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, came under an unprecedented lockdown, 40-year-old cross-talk performer Li ......

 2020-04-08 05:06 

The Strait Times

Thailand reports 111 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand on Wednesday (April 8) reported 111 new coronavirus cases and 3 more deaths.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 05:05 

The Strait Times

S&P cuts Australia's sovereign outlook to "negative", affirms AAA rating...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Global ratings agency S&P on Wednesday (April 8) lowered its outlook on Australia's coveted...

 2020-04-08 04:59 

The Strait Times

Tesla to furlough workers, cut employee salaries due to coronavirus...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Tesla Inc told employees on Tuesday (April 7) it would furlough all non-essential workers and implement salary cuts during a shut down of its US production facilities because of the coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-04-08 04:56 

The Strait Times

Korean Air puts 70% of staff on leave to cope with coronavirus pandemic...

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air will put 70 per cent of its 19,000 staff on furlough, it said, as it scrambles to cope with the coronavirus pandemic that has brought global aviation to a standstill.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 04:50 

The Strait Times

Cop fined for molesting policewoman on 3 separate occasions...

SINGAPORE - A police staff sergeant molested his female subordinate on three separate occasions when they were duty in 2016 and 2017.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 04:42 

Channel NewsAsia

New Zealand PM cautiously optimistic about COVID-19, urges Easter 'staycation'...

New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Wednesday she was cautiously optimistic about slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus as ......

 2020-04-08 04:39 

Tech in Asia

WeWork sues SoftBank over canceled $3b tender offer...

WeWork wants SoftBank to complete the tender offer or pay compensatory damages....

 2020-04-08 04:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Luxury pet hotel owner fined for selling pedigree cats without pet shop licence...

SINGAPORE: An owner of a luxury pet hotel was fined S$2,500 on Wednesday (Apr 8) for using hotel premises as a pet shop to sell three pedigree ......

 2020-04-08 04:33 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Johor police have arrested more than 1,000 for breaching movement control order...

JOHOR BAHRU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The number of people in Johor arrested for breaching the movement control order (MCO) has now passed the 1,000 mark.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 04:30 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 may spark 'devastating' global condom shortage...

A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world's top maker of the ......

 2020-04-08 04:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: New Zealand suspends rugby indefinitely due to COVID-19...

REUTERS: The suspension of club and community rugby in New Zealand has been extended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the sport's ......

 2020-04-08 04:27 

The Strait Times

From Pyongyang to Gangnam: Ex-North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho now on the ballot in Seoul...

SEOUL (AFP) - For decades, Thae Yong Ho served the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, rising to become Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to London before defecting.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 04:19 

Channel NewsAsia

From Pyongyang to Gangnam: The ex-North Korean diplomat on the ballot in Seoul...

For decades, Thae Yong Ho served the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, rising to become Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to London before defecting....

 2020-04-08 04:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Volunteers to sew 50,000 cloth masks at home amid COVID-19 'circuit breaker'...

SINGAPORE: Volunteers across the country have taken on the mammoth task of producing 50,000 reusable masks to be distributed to their loved ones ......

 2020-04-08 04:15 

The Strait Times

Why China has changed tune on ties with India: Statesman contributor...

In his article, the author says that in the current environment, China is desperate for allies especially when the global backlash starts, which will happen soon.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 04:15 

The Strait Times

South Korea needs to cope with global food shortage: Korea Herald...

In its editorial, the paper says that over the long term, lockdowns and travel restrictions risk will cause disruptions in agricultural production due to the unavailability of farm workers, leading to a global food shortage.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-04-08 04:13 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: 21 vacant HDB blocks in Bukit Merah being refurbished to house essential foreign workers...

The workers will start to move into the three-room flats progressively as works are completed in the coming weeks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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