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 2020-04-02 15:51 

The Strait Times

Half of humanity in coronavirus confinement...

PARIS (AFP) - More than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, are now being called on to remain in their homes to combat Covid-19, according to an AFP tally on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:47 

The Strait Times

Putin rolls over Russia's non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus...

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (April 2) prolonged until April 30 a non-working period across Russia to try and stem the coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:45 

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Man arrested after lingerie goes missing from Tampines home, thousands of undergarments seized...

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old man has been arrested after a woman reported that the underwear she had left outside her home along Tampines Avenue 9 was ......

 2020-04-02 15:38 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Paris police take over food market to store coffins...

PARIS (AFP) - The Paris police department said on Thursday (April 2) that it had requisitioned a hall at a vast fresh food market to store the bodies of coronavirus victims already overwhelming funeral homes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:33 

The Strait Times

Potential Covid-19 vaccine shows promise in trials on mice...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Initial tests in mice of a potential Covid-19 vaccine delivered via a fingertip-sized patch have shown it can induce an immune response against the new coronavirus at levels that might prevent infection, US scientists said on Thursday (...

 2020-04-02 15:30 

The Strait Times

Football: Atletico Madrid players accept pay being slashed by 70 per cent...

MADRID (AFP) - Atletico Madrid's players on Thursday (April 2) joined their Barcelona counterparts in agreeing to a 70 per cent pay cut to help the La Liga club face the financial impact of football's suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.. R...

 2020-04-02 15:26 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong to shut bars in stronger social distancing measure amid Covid-19 pandemic...

HONG KONG (XINHUA) - The Hong Kong government on Thursday (April 2) announced its decision to temporarily close bars and other liquor-selling premises in response to an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:25 

The Strait Times

Facebook launches desktop version for Messenger as video calls surge...

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Facebook on Thursday (April 2) rolled out the desktop version of its Messenger app for Apple's Mac and Microsoft's Windows to make video chats available on computer screens for Facebook users.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-04-02 15:21 

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WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too...

COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation on Thursday (Apr 2) reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by COVID-19, which has ......

 2020-04-02 15:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Global air passenger demand sees steepest decline since 911: IATA...

GENEVA: The coronavirus pandemic sent global air passenger demand plunging 14 per cent in February, marking the steepest decline in traffic since ......

 2020-04-02 15:17 

The Strait Times

The bugs in China's mask diplomacy...

BEIJING - Six hundred thousand masks recalled. Defective coronavirus test kits. Countries outright rejecting...

 2020-04-02 15:16 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Acclaimed US virus expert Anthony Fauci gets security after threats...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The senior US scientist battling the coronavirus pandemic has been given extra security as he received threats after contradicting President Donald Trump's dubious interpretations and forecasts over the crisis.. Read more at straits...

 2020-04-02 15:15 

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Google to allow some advertisers to run coronavirus-related ads - Axios...

Alphabet Inc's Google will begin to allow some advertisers to run ads across its platforms that address the coronavirus, news website Axios ......

 2020-04-02 15:15 

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Google to allow some advertisers to run coronavirus-related ads...

Alphabet Inc's Google will begin to allow some advertisers to run ads relating to the coronavirus on its platforms, in a change to its rules on ......

 2020-04-02 15:13 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: 14,000 care packages with cleaning products to be distributed to all hawkers...

SINGAPORE - A total of 14,000 care packages will be distributed to all hawkers across 114 hawker centres in Singapore to support them during the Covid-19 outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours...

Netflix Inc led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with over 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020, but more time was spent on ......

 2020-04-02 15:07 

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Duckworth-Lewis co-inventor Tony Lewis dies, aged 78...

LONDON: Tony Lewis, co-inventor of the Duckworth-Lewis method for settling weather-affected cricket matches, has died aged 78. Former university ......

 2020-04-02 15:07 

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World Games postponed to 2022 to avoid Tokyo Olympics clash...

REUTERS: The 2021 World Games have been pushed back by a year to avoid clashing with the Tokyo Olympics which were rescheduled due to the ......

 2020-04-02 15:07 

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Premier League clubs must cut player wages or pay more tax, says committee head...

Premier League clubs should face a windfall tax unless they tackle the...

 2020-04-02 15:07 

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Virus forces Luxottica to break Italian August holiday tradition...

Eyewear maker Luxottica said it would cut to just one week its customary August closure, a move which other firms may seek to replicate to ......

 2020-04-02 15:04 

The Strait Times

Forum: Amid Covid-19, time to ramp up cashless drive...

Since the push towards a cashless society began a few years ago, many electronic payment options have been developed and rolled out: PayNow, PayLah, payWave.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:04 

The Strait Times

Forum: Push from Govt, banks needed for e-payments to take off...

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed all of us to thoroughly sanitise everything everywhere and minimise all manner of contact, and it is time to look at the use of cash. Just imagine all the hands that would have touched that note or coin.. Read more at stra...

 2020-04-02 15:04 

The Strait Times

Forum: Everyone has to follow instructions on fighting coronavirus...

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the Covid-19 pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II (Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WW II, says UN chief Guterres, ST Online, April 1) - and Singapore is not spared...

 2020-04-02 15:04 

The Strait Times

Forum: Closing schools not cut and dried matter...

Instituting school closures is never an easy decision. While online learning might be available, it is ineffective compared with face-to-face lessons, and children without Internet service and a computer at home will be disproportionately disadvantaged.. ...

 2020-04-02 15:03 

The Strait Times

Forum: Petrol firms should be subject to price transparency rules...

In my last Forum letter, I requested that petrol firms demystify how retail pump prices move with crude oil prices (Petrol firms need to explain mystery behind pump pricing, March 13).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 15:03 

The Strait Times

South Korean politicians get creative in campaigning as nation inches towards April 15 polling day...

SEOUL - Campaigning for the upcoming general elections has kicked off in South Korea, with some candidates riding trucks, electric scooters, and even a horse around town to attract attention, as well as help with disinfection works to curb the spread of t...

 2020-04-02 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

New York City crematories work overtime as coronavirus brings backlog of bodies...

New York City crematories are extending their hours, burning bodies into the night. The state has started a running tally of all cremations and ......

 2020-04-02 14:59 

The Strait Times

Oil soars after Trump says Saudis and Russians to cut output...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Oil prices soared on Thursday (April 2) after US President Donald Trump said he expects Russia and Saudi Arabia to announce a major oil production cut, and Saudi state media said the kingdom was calling an emergency meeting of oil pro...

 2020-04-02 14:59 

The Strait Times

Forum: Time wasted just to end rental of cable set-top box...

I recently decided to terminate the rental of one of two cable set-top boxes I have with StarHub to save myself $12 every month.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:59 

The Strait Times

Forum: Excerpts from readers' letters...

GAP IN PUBLIC HYGIENE PUSH. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:59 

The Strait Times

Forum: More questions on used electric car batteries...

I refer to the National Environment Agency's reply (Local recycling industry building up its capability to recycle electric car batteries, March 30) to my letter (Used electric car batteries may pose problems few years from now, March 26).. Read more ...

 2020-04-02 14:52 

The Strait Times

My First Skool in Rivervale Crescent to close temporarily after teacher diagnosed with Covid-19...

Affected staff and students at the pre-school have also been placed on leave of absence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:48 

Channel NewsAsia

My First Skool at Rivervale Crescent to close temporarily after teaching staff tests positive for COVID-19...

SINGAPORE: The My First Skool campus at 49 Rivervale Crescent will close temporarily after a teaching staff tested positive for COVID-19, the ......

 2020-04-02 14:48 

The Strait Times

WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too...

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - The World Health Organisation on Thursday (April 2) reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:41 

The Strait Times

Global air passenger demand sees steepest decline since 9/11: IATA...

GENEVA (AFP) - The coronavirus pandemic sent global air passenger demand plunging 14 per cent in February, marking the steepest decline in traffic since the Sept 11 attacks in 2001, the global aviation association said on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at...

 2020-04-02 14:35 

Channel NewsAsia

US factory orders unchanged in February...

New orders for US-made goods were unexpectedly flat in February, and could remain weak as a global coronavirus outbreak strains supply chains and ......

 2020-04-02 14:30 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Food handlers may soon have to wear spit guards or masks...

SINGAPORE - People who prepare or serve food may soon have to wear spit guards or masks when handling food to prevent contamination and stem the spread of the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Mecca, Medina get 24-hour curfew; Gulf migrant worker districts locked down...

Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew on Thursday in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, extending measures to combat coronavirus, while ......

 2020-04-02 14:21 

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Fiat Chrysler to start three Italian sites immediately after lockdown ends: union...

Fiat Chrysler aims to restart operations at three Italian sites as soon as the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on manufacturing, a ......

 2020-04-02 14:21 

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Fiat Chrysler to start three Italian sites immediately after lockdown ends: Union...

Fiat Chrysler aims to restart operations at three Italian sites as soon as the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on manufacturing, a ......

 2020-04-02 14:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Planemakers brace for sharp cuts in wide-body output: sources...

Planemakers are looking at drastic cuts in wide-body production amid a slump in demand for the industry's largest jetliners, manufacturing and ......

 2020-04-02 13:58 

The Strait Times

Saudi Arabia deploys clerics to help fight spread of virus...

RIYADH (BLOOMBERG) - On a show that dispenses religious edicts on state-run Saudi television, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq told a woman she had every right to kick her husband out of bed if he doesn't comply with social-distancing rules to tackle coronav...

 2020-04-02 13:57 

Channel NewsAsia

Bus driver tests positive for COVID-19, vehicles and premises 'thoroughly cleaned and disinfected': SMRT...

SINGAPORE: An SMRT bus driver has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, the transport operator said on Thursday (Apr 2). The ......

 2020-04-02 13:56 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: KL City Hall places homeless people in shelters amid virus outbreak...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has placed over 500 homeless people living on various streets of Kuala Lumput in shelters during the ongoing movement restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 13:44 

The Strait Times

Football: Belgian league moves to declare season finished due to coronavirus pandemic...

Paris (AFP) - The Belgian football league has recommended that the current season be declared finished early due to the coronavirus pandemic with the present league table accepted as final, it said in a statement on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2020-04-02 13:41 

The Strait Times

49 new coronavirus cases in S'pore; 3 new clusters at Mustafa Centre, Maxwell station worksite and Keppel Shipyard...

41 are local cases and eight are imported. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1,049.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 13:41 

Channel NewsAsia

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon back at work after heart surgery...

JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has returned to lead the largest U.S bank, after recovering from recent heart surgery, ......

 2020-04-02 13:40 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: 129 stop-work orders issued to companies not implementing safe distancing at workplace...

SINGAPORE - More than 850 workplaces have been inspected and 129 stop-work orders, as well as 260 remedial orders (ROs), have been served to companies in a bid to enforce safe distancing at workplaces, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in an update on T...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: France urges debt freeze for poor countries hit by pandemic...

PARIS (AFP) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday (April 2) called for a US$500 billion (S$717.24 billion) war chest and debt moratorium for developing countries, especially in Africa, to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis.. Read mo...

 2020-04-02 13:37 

Channel NewsAsia

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day...

The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose 24 per cent to 2,921 as of Apr 1....

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