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 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Over 500 truck drivers tested at land checkpoints...

More than 500 truck drivers have been tested for Covid-19 at Singapore's two land checkpoints since a new requirement kicked in at 9am yesterday, with all results coming back negative, said the Ministry of Health's (MOH) director of medical servic...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Forests still major carbon store for now, but threats growing: Study...

The world's forests are still soaking up billions of tonnes of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) every year, a global study has found, despite millions of hectares being burned and cleared for agriculture.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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US dollar slides for third straight day on economic data, stimulus hopes...

NEW YORK The US dollar fell for a third straight session on Thursday, with investors seeking out higher-yielding currencies, as a slew of better-than-expected US data and continued optimism about a massive stimulus package spurred hopes of a recovery in t...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Start of National School Games put off over rise in community cases...

In the light of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the community, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday that the start of the National School Games (NSG), originally slated for next month, will be postponed.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Must-reads...

From Tuesday, all households will be able to host a maximum of eight distinct guests a day, as part of stepped-up measures to combat rising coronavirus infections ahead of Chinese New Year. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Company briefs...

A Frasers Property unit is looking to sell its stake in Beijing Fraser Suites Real Estate Management for 1.6 billion yuan (S$327.8 million).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Divers clear up 'ghost nets' in Thailand's plastic-choked waters...

CHONBURI Underwater divers in plastic-choked waters off the coast of Thailand snip through discarded nets tangled around a reef - a new initiative helping protect marine life and aiding the fight against the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Plans in place to deal with delivery delays...

There are plans in place to mitigate any potential delays in deliveries that may arise due to the new requirement of testing cargo drivers entering Singapore at land checkpoints, FairPrice group chief executive Seah Kian Peng said yesterday.. Read more at...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Tokyo resolves to stage games amid growing fears...

TOKYO Japan yesterday stood firm on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year, denying reports of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the quadrennial event during the coronavirus pandemic.. ...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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The good that comes out of calamities...

The pandemic and climate concerns have spurred new research and global collaboration.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Sports attire alone doesn't exempt one from rule...

I am sharing my concerns over the wearing of masks during this Covid-19 period. Like many Singaporeans, I believe in doing my part to keep everyone around me safe by adhering to safe management measures and keeping up my personal hygiene.. Read more at st...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Construction firm, project director, engineer convicted...

A construction firm and two senior employees were convicted yesterday over the 2017 Pan-Island Expressway viaduct collapse that left one worker dead and 10 injured.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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WEF should get political leaders' views for global risk survey...

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will be holding its Special Annual Meeting here at the end of May. There are plenty of immediate and long-term issues that require attention and action from the global community. I do not understand why the WEF chose restori...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Covid-19 measures tightened ahead of CNY...

From Tuesday, all households will be able to host a maximum of eight guests a day, as part of stepped-up measures to combat rising Covid-19 infections ahead of Chinese New Year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Toss the yusheng but don't toss aside that face mask...

Singaporeans should be prepared for a quieter, more subdued Chinese New Year, and continue to abide by existing rules on dining out, Education Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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1st positive case during Aussie strict quarantine...

MELBOURNE The Victoria state government yesterday confirmed one new case of Covid-19 among the 72 players undergoing hard quarantine ahead of the Australian Open, a few hours after Spanish player Paula Badosa said she had tested positive for the virus.. R...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Former actor Huang Yiliang guilty of assault...

Former local actor-director Ng Aik Leong, better known as Huang Yiliang, has been convicted of assaulting his Bangladeshi worker in 2018.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Ant's valuation estimated to fall to $143b under proposed curbs...

HONG KONG Ant Group's valuation may be cut further under measures proposed by China to curb market concentration in its online payments market, show new estimates from Bloomberg Intelligence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Japan's factory activity contracts amid virus curbs...

TOKYO Japan's factory activity slipped into contraction this month and the service sector was more pessimistic, a private-sector survey showed yesterday, as emergency measures taken in response to a resurgence of coronavirus infections hurt sentiment....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Gunners set for 2 round trips...

LONDON With coronavirus protocols in place restricting how long teams can spend in hotels, Arsenal have opted not to stay overnight on the south coast of England.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Room for one and all...

Mr Zach Lim wanted his 1,100 sq ft bachelor pad to feel like a hotel.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Maia's dream comes true...

Just when Singapore racegoers could not get enough of hotshot Brazilian jockey Ruan Maia came the bombshell: He is saying adios after today's Kranji meeting to ride in ultra-competitive Hong Kong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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EU leaders warn against non-essential travel...

BRUSSELS European Union leaders have...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Innovation crucial to economic recovery: Heng...

Innovative ventures sprouting across the corporate landscape will provide crucial support to Singapore's recovery, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Govt to pay for rostered routine tests in some sectors till Sept 30...

The costs for Covid-19 rostered routine testing (RRT) for workers in selected sectors will be borne by the Government until Sept 30, an extension from the initial March 31 deadline, the Ministry of Health said in a state-ment yesterday.. Read more at stra...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Lakers stay perfect on the road with gritty Bucks win...

MILWAUKEE The Los Angeles Lakers still have six straight road games to contend with but, if Thursday was a sign of how they intend to approach those matches, their opponents should start fearing the National Basketball Association (NBA) champions.. Read m...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Volunteers can boost quality of translations of govt materials...

Harnessing the expertise of citizen translators can help to make government materials more accessible to Singapore's main communities, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann said last night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Private home sales see robust price gains in fourth quarter...

The private home market has defied the pandemic and Singapore's worst-ever recession to notch up price gains in the fourth quarter of last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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60,000 have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine...

Singapore's Covid-19 vaccine programme will kick into high gear in the coming weeks, with more than 60,000 people having received their first doses of the jab, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Malaysian politician held for allegedly selling drugs...

KUALA LUMPUR A 35-year-old Malaysian politician, believed to have produced his own mixture of drugs to sell at RM300 (S$99) a bottle, has been arrested. The man who had contested for a post in a party's youth wing was arrested in Pudu at 1.45pm on Wed...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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McGregor vows to deliver 'masterpiece'...

ABU DHABI Conor McGregor has promised a...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Frasers Centrepoint Trust reports 96% retail occupancy...

The manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) said that its performance for the final three months of last year remained resilient, with retail portfolio occupancy stable at 96.4 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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A compass for greater global cooperation...

New directions are needed if countries are to avoid exacerbating pandemic-induced frictions and inequities.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Japan approves Bill for tougher Covid-19 curbs...

TOKYO Japan's Cabinet approved draft laws to toughen coronavirus restrictions yesterday, a move that could threaten rule-breakers with fines and jail sentences for the first time since the outbreak began.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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GOP opposition may delay US President's immigration plan...

WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress said they are ploughing ahead with President Joe Biden's proposal for legislation that revamps immigration policy, but widening Republican opposition could push the debate on a comprehensive measure into later this yea...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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James Bond movie delayed again...

LOS ANGELES Much-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die was postponed again on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic, with studio MGM confirming that 007's next mission will not take place until October.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Democrat leader mulls over plea to delay Trump impeachment...

WASHINGTON US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reviewing a request from Republicans to put off the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial till mid-February, a Schumer spokesman has said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Root Awakening...

FLOWERING PLANT IS YESTERDAY-TODAY-AND-TOMORROW; CUTTINGS ARE FLOWER CLUSTERS OF THE NEEM. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Fauci says it's 'liberating' now Trump is gone...

WASHINGTON In his first White House briefing as President Joe Biden's top adviser on Covid-19, Dr Anthony Fauci said it was...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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HDB resale prices climb 5% in 2020, as sales hit 8-year high...

The Housing Board resale market ended 2020 on a strong note, with flat prices edging up in many locations and buyer demand remaining buoyant despite the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Living the high life...

Middle school teacher Huang Huang took up ice climbing in 2010 knowing little about the sport. In one early attempt at it, he climbed only 5m before having to stop because of sore arms and a lack of physical strength.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Golden Sixty good for Stewards' Cup...

8 Winner Method caught the eye at the trials for his long-awaited debut. He looks to have a high-cruising speed which should see him take plenty of running down.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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China's Meng wins unanimous decision over Santos...

China's Meng Bo on the way to beating Brazilian Samara Santos via a unanimous decision in their One: Unbreakable catch weight (54.8kg) bout at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Construction begins on RTS Link station in Woodlands...

When the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link starts running in end-2026, commuters crossing the border to Johor Baru via the line will be served by a terminus station and an immigration complex in Woodlands North about 10 times the size of a typical MRT stati...

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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France urges using surgical masks in public...

PARIS The French government is recommending that surgical masks be worn in public because they offer better protection from Covid-19 transmission than fabric coverings, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Glastonbury music festival cancelled for a second year...

LONDON Britain's Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of the blockbuster music event said on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Ryuichi Sakamoto has rectal cancer...

TOKYO Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has been diagnosed with rectal cancer, more than six years after he was diagnosed with throat cancer.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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S'pore prime office rents fall at smaller rate of 3.5% in Q4...

Prime office rents in Singapore fell 3.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year over the previous three months, a smaller rate of decline than the 4.5 per cent drop in the third quarter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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Netflix renews buzzy hit Bridgerton...

LOS ANGELES Netflix's buzzy Regency romance Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season, the streaming giant said on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-22 21:00 

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End of run massive punch in face: Klopp...

LONDON Jurgen Klopp admitted that the end of Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield in the Premier League was a...

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