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 2020-04-05 19:31 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth invokes WWII spirit: We can defeat the coronavirus...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday (April 5) that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the spirit of World War II in an extremely rare b...

 2020-04-05 19:20 

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Ireland's PM returns to medical practice to help in coronavirus crisis...

DUBLIN: Ireland's prime minister Leo Varadkar has re-registered as a medical practitioner and will work one shift a week to help out during the ......

 2020-04-05 19:07 

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Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since Mar 19...

ROME: Italian officials said on Sunday (Apr 5) they may soon have to consider easing restrictions after seeing the daily coronavirus death toll ......

 2020-04-05 18:44 

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Glimmer of hope in Italy and Spain as US braces for 'toughest week'...

ROME: Italy and Spain, the two countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, on Sunday (Apr 5) reported encouraging signs in their fight against ......

 2020-04-05 18:44 

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Glimmer of hope in Europe as US braces for 'toughest week'...

ROME: European nations hardest hit by the new coronavirus on Sunday (Apr 5) reported encouraging signs in their fight against the deadly pandemic ......

 2020-04-05 18:44 

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Glimmer of hope in Europe as US braces for 'hardest week'...

ROME: European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday (Apr 5) reported encouraging signs in their fight against the deadly ......

 2020-04-05 18:10 

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Khatlon win as Tajikistan league season starts on time...

Ehson Boboev scored in stoppage time to give Khatlon a 2-1 win over Istaravshan on Sunday as Tajikistan's league season kicked off on schedule ......

 2020-04-05 18:08 

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Starbucks competitor Luckin apologises for fraud scandal...

BEIJING: Luckin Coffee, China's biggest rival to Starbucks, apologised on Sunday (Apr 5) after it revealed a top executive may have faked 2.2 ......

 2020-04-05 18:06 

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On social media...

COVID-19 SPIN ON SONG: Home-grown singer Tanya Chua was originally supposed to hold her concert in Taipei in May, but it has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 17:47 

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Canada coronavirus deaths jump 20% as Ottawa offers reservists full-time jobs...

OTTAWA: The number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada has jumped by just over 20 per cent to 258 in a day, officials said on Sunday ......

 2020-04-05 17:44 

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Indians light lamps to challenge darkness of coronavirus crisis...

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - Millions of Indians switched off their lights and came out onto their balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday (April 5), responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to...

 2020-04-05 17:34 

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Haiti reports its first coronavirus death...

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti on Sunday (Apr 5) reported its first novel coronavirus death, a 55-year-old man who had underlying health conditions. The ......

 2020-04-05 17:33 

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Emirates seeks billions in loans after coronavirus hit...

DUBAI (BLOOMBERG) - Emirates is seeking to raise billions of dollars from loans after the coronavirus forced the airline to ground its passenger fleet, according to people with knowledge of the matter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 17:25 

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Russian Smolov breaks Spain's lockdown to return home - report...

Celta Vigo's Russia international Fedor Smolov has flouted Spain's lockdown to return to his home country, becoming the second Celta player to ......

 2020-04-05 17:10 

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US banks to defend dividend payments in stress tests: FT...

U.S. banks are expected to defend their dividend payments when they submit their annual capital plans to the Federal Reserve on Monday for the ......

 2020-04-05 17:10 

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Soaring unemployment increases odds US banks will cut dividends...

NEW YORK: Questions are building about whether big US banks will have to cut dividends later this year as the coronavirus crisis puts a record ......

 2020-04-05 17:04 

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Scotland's chief medical officer apologises after breaking coronavirus rules...

LONDON: Police issued a warning to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood on Sunday (Apr 5) after she broke her own advice on ......

 2020-04-05 16:54 

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Pentagon chief defends firing of navy captain who voiced virus concern...

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday (Apr 5) defended the firing of a naval commander whose plea for help for a ......

 2020-04-05 16:51 

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Libyan revolution premier Jibril dies from coronavirus...

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Mr Mahmoud Jibril, who abandoned Muammar Gaddafi to become Libya's rebel prime minister during the 2011 revolution, died on Sunday (April 5) after contracting the novel coronavirus, an aide and his party said.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-04-05 16:44 

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Italy records lowest coronavirus death toll in over two weeks...

ROME (AFP) - Italy on Sunday (April 5) recorded its lowest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus in over two weeks and saw the number of critical care patients decline for the second day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 16:42 

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US coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies...

PARIS: From Europe to South America, US allies are complaining about the superpower's...

 2020-04-05 16:15 

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US braces for hardest week as coronavirus deaths surpass 9,000...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national order to stay at home.. Read more a...

 2020-04-05 16:10 

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Forum: Delivery firms need to evolve, keep pace with demand surge...

An increasing number of people will have to order in food and groceries during the coming months.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 16:10 

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Forum: Have priority delivery slots for elderly...

The experience of Forum contributor Liang Teh Hai showed that providing priority hours at supermarkets for the elderly and vulnerable groups didn't quite go as planned for various reasons (Experience with dedicated hours for senior shoppers disappoint...

 2020-04-05 16:06 

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Joe Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Former vice-president Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday (April 5) the party may be forced to host a...

 2020-04-05 16:05 

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Forum: Do more to help seniors avoid crowds...

There was this advice from the Government for elderly people on the cover of last Friday's issue of The Straits Times: Elderly should avoid visiting markets. Get others to help.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 16:05 

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Voices of Youth: Social distancing on buses, MRT is tough...

Social distancing on buses, MRT is tough. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 16:00 

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Former Saints kicker Dempsey dies after contracting COVID-19...

REUTERS: Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has died at the age of 73 after contracting COVID-19, the NFL team said on Sunday. Dempsey, ......

 2020-04-05 16:00 

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Forum: Report food outlets with poor hygiene practices...

We thank Mr Wong Kok Keong for his letter (Same gloved hand used to handle food and touch surfaces, March 30).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 16:00 

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Forum: Good time to review our lifestyles...

As entertainment venues shutter and social distancing becomes the mantra to live by, there is no better time for people to pause and give thought to the things that truly matter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 15:59 

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Football: Kyle Walker faces Man City probe after flouting coronavirus lockdown...

LONDON (AFP) - Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City despite apologising after breaching coronavirus lockdown conditions even though he advised people to stay at home.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 15:59 

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French football wrestles with coronavirus riddle...

PARIS: The coronavirus pandemic is creating a puzzle for French football and, for the moment, those in charge have no idea what the answer might be....

 2020-04-05 15:55 

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Forum: No hurry to go cashless in Singapore...

The coronavirus is spread mainly through respiratory droplets between people.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 15:53 

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Horse Racing: Virtual Grand National raises spirits and real cash for NHS...

LONDON: Former Wales rugby star Jonathan Davies wanted one small matter cleared up as part-owner of the big race winner Potters Corner at Aintree ......

 2020-04-05 15:50 

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Forum: Support measures for working parents affected by pre-school closures...

We thank Mr Joel Gwynne for his feedback (Can parental absence due to childcare centre closures be officially covered?, March 30).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 15:46 

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Football: Man City says will not ask government to pay staff during shutdown amid coronavirus outbreak...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester City will not seek to use the government job retention scheme and furlough staff during the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League club has told its employees.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 15:42 

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Coronavirus: 20,000 Muslim worshippers quarantined in Pakistan after major search...

LAHORE (AFP) - Pakistan has quarantined 20,000 worshippers and is still searching for tens of thousands more who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday (April 5).. Read more at ...

 2020-04-05 15:39 

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With 'no competition', golfers play waiting game...

PARIS: From honing their short games in the garden to giving their children dubious haircuts and chatting to footballers, golfers have been ......

 2020-04-05 15:27 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Spain calls for Marshall plan, European debt mutualisation...

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Europe needs debt mutualisation and a common Marshall plan to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Snchez told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Sunday (April 5).. Read more at straitst...

 2020-04-05 15:26 

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Boxing: Bulgarian Pulev to donate half of Joshua fight money to coronavirus medics...

REUTERS: The IBF's mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev said he will donate half of his purse from the world heavyweight title fight against Briton ......

 2020-04-05 15:26 

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Fed's Bullard says another coronavirus economic relief bill may not be needed...

WASHINGTON: A top official at the US Federal Reserve said on Sunday (Apr 5) the US$2.3 trillion economic relief bill approved by Congress was ......

 2020-04-05 15:25 

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NEA issues 43 advisories to hawker centre patrons who broke safe-distancing rules...

SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) issued 43 written advisories on Sunday (Apr 5) to hawker centre customers who broke ......

 2020-04-05 15:23 

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Football: Walker faces Man City probe after flouting coronavirus lockdown...

LONDON: Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City despite apologising after breaching coronavirus lockdown conditions even ......

 2020-04-05 15:23 

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Football: Walker faces Man City probe after hosting 'sex party' during lockdown...

LONDON: Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown conditions by hosting a...

 2020-04-05 15:20 

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Belgium holds virtual Tour of Flanders as coronavirus shuts down main event...

BRUSSELS: Belgium's famed Tour of Flanders cycle race went virtual on Sunday (Apr 5) after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with ......

 2020-04-05 15:16 

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Football: Global bookie pile-on forces Swedish amateurs to play friendly in secret...

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two amateur Swedish soccer clubs felt forced to cancel a friendly and then play the game in secret due to fears of match-fixing after almost 150 bookmakers worldwide offered odds on the game in the absence of other live sport, the ne...

 2020-04-05 15:13 

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Coronavirus cases in Austria still rising but figures 'hopeful': Minister...

The number of new coronavirus infections in Austria rose on Sunday to 11,897, but the Alpine country reported more newly recovered than newly ......

 2020-04-05 15:09 

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Fire kills one at Moscow virus hospital construction site...

MOSCOW (AFP) - One person died when a fire tore through workers' tents at the construction site of a new hospital for coronavirus patients outside Moscow, officials said on Sunday (April 5).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-05 14:56 

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US coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies...

PARIS/BERLIN (REUTERS) - From Europe to South America, US allies are complaining about the superpower's...

 2020-04-05 14:20 

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UEFA denies Aug. 3 deadline to complete Champions League...

UEFA has denied there is an Aug. 3 deadline to complete this season's Champions League after a report by German broadcaster ZDF quoted the body's ......

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