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 2020-02-14 12:05 

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Delta to invest US$1 billion to curb global air travel's climate impact...

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday it will invest US$1 billion over the next decade in initiatives that would limit the impact of global air ......

 2020-02-14 12:04 

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Russian woman sued for fleeing coronavirus quarantine...

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - A Russian hospital on Friday (Feb 14) filed a lawsuit against a woman for escaping her coronavirus quarantine, complaining of being forcibly held and given inedible meals.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 12:03 

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18 arrested and $200,000 worth of drugs, including over 2kg of heroin, seized in drug bust...

SINGAPORE - More than $207,000 worth of drugs, including over 2kg of heroin, were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday (Feb 13).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 11:56 

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askST: Does eating food at a buffet increase your risk of getting the coronavirus?...

SINGAPORE - A business meeting at Grand Hyatt Singapore in January has been linked to more than a dozen coronavirus cases in at least six countries, from Spain to South Korea. Following reports that people had shared a meal at a buffet during the event, s...

 2020-02-14 11:49 

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SIA posts 10.9 per cent rise in Q3 net profit...

SINGAPORE - A better performance by associates and joint ventures (JVs) led Singapore Airlines (SIA) to post a 10.9 per cent increase in net profit for the third quarter to $315 million from S$284 million a year ago, the national carrier reported on Frida...

 2020-02-14 11:45 

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Football: UEFA receives record 28.3 million ticket requests for Euro 2020...

REUTERS: UEFA has received approximately 28.3 million requests for 2.5 million available tickets at the 2020 European Championship, double the ......

 2020-02-14 11:45 

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Volkswagen diesel settlement talks with German consumer groups fail...

Volkswagen said talks with consumer groups who were seeking compensation over excessive pollution, caused by VW's diesel cars, had failed....

 2020-02-14 11:42 

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Golf: Park In-bee lifts Olympic title defence hopes at Australian Open with halfway joint lead...

ADELAIDE (AFP) - Reigning Olympic champion Park In-bee vaulted into the joint lead at the LPGA Australian Open on Friday (Feb 14) in her quest to make South Korea's women's golf team for the Tokyo Games and defend her 2016 gold medal.. Read more a...

 2020-02-14 11:42 

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Coronavirus: Catholic Church to suspend mass indefinitely, advises public events to be suspended too...

SINGAPORE - Public mass for Catholics here will be suspended indefinitely from noon on Saturday (Feb 15) in order to minimise the risk of coronavirus spread, said the Archbishop of Singapore William Goh on Friday (Feb 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 11:40 

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Biggest jump in world defence spending in 10 years: Study...

MUNICH (AFP) - Global spending on defence rose by four per cent in 2019, the largest growth in 10 years, led by big increases from the US and China, a study said Friday (Feb 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 11:36 

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Football: Italy's FA requests FIFA for VAR 'challenges' in Serie A...

Italy's soccer governing (FIGC) has asked FIFA's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), if it can introduce a ......

 2020-02-14 11:36 

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'Terrible' WeWork bet caused us headaches: T. Rowe Price...

Asset management firm T. Rowe Price Group Inc has called its investment in WeWork a...

 2020-02-14 11:35 

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Windy conditions expected for the rest of February...

SINGAPORE: Windy conditions with a few passing showers are expected on most days for the second half of February, the Meteorological Service ......

 2020-02-14 11:35 

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Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits over sexting row...

Benjamin Griveaux, French President Emmanuel Macron's preferred candidate for Mayor of Paris, said on Friday he had decided to withdraw his ......

 2020-02-14 11:31 

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Indian court questions interrogation of children in anti-government play...

An Indian court on Friday ordered a state government to explain why police interrogated children who performed a play critical of a new law, a ......

 2020-02-14 11:28 

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Coronavirus: China must fix problems exposed during outbreak, says Xi Jinping...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday (Feb 14) the ruling Communist Party must fix various problems, loopholes and weaknesses exposed during the current outbreak of the coronavirus, state television reported.. Read more at strait...

 2020-02-14 11:13 

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'I will keep my promise': Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir denies claims of manoeuvres over PM term...

LANGKAWI: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (Feb 13) dismissed allegations and speculations on attempts to keep him as prime ......

 2020-02-14 11:12 

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RSAF tracking drone technology with an eye to renewing its capabilities: Chief of Air Force...

SINGAPORE - The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is tracking developments in drone technology, and studying new concepts to...

 2020-02-14 11:07 

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong pledges $840 million as city fights to contain spread of virus...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pledged HK$4.7 billion (S$840 million) on Friday (Feb 14) to the city's Hospital Authority as it grapples to contain the spread of coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 11:05 

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Formula 1: Amused Hamilton sees young rivals' talk as sign of weakness...

Lewis Hamilton said he was amused by younger rivals talking up their chances as his Mercedes Formula One team unveiled the new car that could make ......

 2020-02-14 11:00 

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NBA: Tatum scores 39pts as Celtics stop Clippers in 2OT but Pelicans fall to Thunder despite Williamson's 32...

(REUTERS) - Jayson Tatum scored 17 of his game-high 39 points from the fourth quarter on, leading the Boston Celtics past the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 141-133 in double overtime in the National Basketball Association on Thursday (Feb 13) night.. Read...

 2020-02-14 10:59 

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Olympics: IOC face 'big communications job' as virus jitters hit Tokyo Games...

TOKYO (AFP) - Olympic chiefs admitted on Friday they face a...

 2020-02-14 10:59 

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Health Minister orders POFMA correction directions to States Times Review, Facebook over COVID-19 post...

SINGAPORE: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has instructed that a correction direction be issued to Mr Alex Tan, the owner of the States Times Review ......

 2020-02-14 10:54 

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9 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 6 linked to Grace Assembly of God cluster...

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported nine more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday (Feb 14), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a daily update. Of ......

 2020-02-14 10:54 

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GP clinics to be reactivated as Public Health Preparedness Clinics to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread: MOH...

SINGAPORE: Hundreds of general practitioner (GP) clinics will be reactivated as Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) as part of efforts to ......

 2020-02-14 10:54 

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PUB employee tests positive for COVID-19, affected staff in Environment Building asked to telecommute for the day...

SINGAPORE: A PUB employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the national water agency said on Friday (Feb 14). The employee is an administrative ......

 2020-02-14 10:54 

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Coronavirus: 9 new cases confirmed in Singapore with 6 linked to Grace Assembly church...

The church is now the biggest cluster, with 13 confirmed cases. The first two patients there tested positive on Feb 11.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 10:54 

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Coronavirus: Docs to give 5-day medical leave to patients with respiratory symptoms; flat subsidised rates for S'poreans at designated clinics...

Singapore citizens and PRs will pay a flat subsidised rate of $10 at designated clinics. Pioneer and Merdeka Generation seniors will pay $5.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 10:49 

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong international schools say they may not survive health crisis...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong's international schools are bracing for an exodus of families from the city, with some warning they may have to shut for good after the government suspended classes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.. Read more at ...

 2020-02-14 10:48 

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Vietnam says monitoring over 5,000 Chinese workers for coronavirus...

HANOI: Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 workers who returned to the Southeast Asian country after the Chinese New Year holiday for signs of ......

 2020-02-14 10:41 

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VW to shut coal-fired power stations at main factory to cut CO2...

Volkswagen is shutting down two coal-fired power stations at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany and has declined offers to sell them to cut ......

 2020-02-14 10:30 

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Lufthansa Group extends China flight cancellations to Mar 28 over coronavirus outbreak...

Germany's Lufthansa on Friday said it would suspend all flights to mainland China until March 28 due to the new coronavirus, which is spreading ......

 2020-02-14 10:30 

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China urges US to stop suppressing Chinese companies after Huawei indictment...

China's foreign ministry said on Friday it urges the United States to immediately stop suppressing Chinese companies without reason, after U.S....

 2020-02-14 10:27 

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Indian social commerce startup Simsim secures $8m in series B round...

Social commerce firms in India have grown in the past couple of years as the space attracts more investors from China and the US....

 2020-02-14 10:26 

The Strait Times

Crisis Centre suspended from conducting fund-raising appeals for another 3 months...

SINGAPORE - Social service agency Crisis Centre (Singapore) has been suspended from conducting any fund-raising appeals for another three months from Saturday (Feb 15), while its fund-raising activities continue to be investigated.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-02-14 10:23 

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Coronavirus: About 400 applications for work pass holders' re-entry into Singapore rejected daily...

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has rejected about 400 applications for work pass holders with travel history to mainland China to return to Singapore since new measures to help contain the coronavirus outbreak kicked in.. Read more at straitst...

 2020-02-14 10:21 

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ByteDance to name exclusive head for gaming, signalling ambitions for business -sources...

China's ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing app TikTok, will appoint an executive to exclusively lead its nascent gaming business, sources said, ......

 2020-02-14 10:21 

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ByteDance to name exclusive head for gaming, signalling ambitions for business: Sources...

China's ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing app TikTok, will appoint an executive to exclusively lead its nascent gaming business, sources said, ......

 2020-02-14 10:21 

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Mitsubishi Motors delays factory restart in China on coronavirus...

Mitsubishi Motors Corp is postponing the restart of its factory with Guangzhou Automobile Group in Hunan province until 27 due to the coronavirus ......

 2020-02-14 10:20 

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Solo lunches and masks: Chinese returning to work grapple with coronavirus...

Chinese government employee Jin Yang returned to work in Beijing this week to find his usual workplace rules upended as China battles a ......

 2020-02-14 10:20 

The Strait Times

Indian students protest after being forced to strip for menstruation checks...

AHMEDABAD (AFP) - Scores of women students staged a protest outside an Indian college saying they were forced to strip to check if they were menstruating.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-14 10:17 

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Asian Insider, Feb 14: Singapore's total defence against the coronavirus...

Hi, In today's bulletin: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says Singapore can contain the coronavirus outbreak with its national defence framework. This is important because the current crisis has hit Singapore's economy more than what Sars did in 2003....

 2020-02-14 10:12 

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Iranian hackers targeted Western universities in US, Europe and Australia...

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted universities in Europe, the United States and Australia in recent months, consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers has found, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported on Friday (Feb 14).. Read more at ...

 2020-02-14 10:10 

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Euro zone GDP slows as expected in fourth-quarter, but employment beats consensus...

Euro zone economic growth slowed as expected in the last three months of 2019 as gross domestic product shrank in France and Italy against the ......

 2020-02-14 10:09 

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'Heartened by Singaporeans' public spiritedness': Food charities get wave of help following appeal...

Individuals are stepping up to help get food out to the needy after corporate groups drop out. But shrinking coffers worry the food charities....

 2020-02-14 10:09 

The Strait Times

ComfortDelGro profit pulled down by Singapore business, warns of rougher times ahead...

SINGAPORE - Lower contributions from its Singapore business, higher costs and the impact of unfavourable foreign exchange pulled transport giant ComfortDelGro Corp's 2019 net earnings 12.6 per cent lower to $265.1 million.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-02-14 10:04 

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Most of F-35 fighter jet cost and design issues have been resolved: RSAF chief...

SINGAPORE: Most of the cost and design issues surrounding the F-35 fighter jets have been resolved, said the Chief of Air Force, as he expressed ......

 2020-02-14 10:03 

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COVID-19: Philippines to lift Taiwan travel ban...

MANILA: The Philippines will lift a travel ban it had imposed on visitors from Taiwan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, a senior ......

 2020-02-14 10:03 

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Philippines to lift Taiwan travel ban imposed over coronavirus...

MANILA: The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, and ......

 2020-02-14 10:02 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Half of 730 children at St James' Church Kindergarten's Gilstead campus turn up for school on Friday...

SINGAPORE - About half the 730 children at St James' Church Kindergarten's Gilstead campus returned to school on Friday (Feb 14), after the school closed for a day on Thursday to have its premises cleaned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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