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 2020-03-28 10:31 

The Strait Times

Elderly couple's decade-long romance ends with wedding in Alexandra Hospital...

SINGAPORE - A decade-long love story ended happily ever after on Saturday (March 28) when Mr Tom Iljas, 81, and Madam Liong May Swan, 78, were married at a clinic in Alexandra Hospital.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 10:31 

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General Election can wait, priority is to 'prevent a health crisis': PSP's Tan Cheng Bock...

SINGAPORE: Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock reiterated on Saturday (Mar 28) his stand against calling a General Election (GE) ......

 2020-03-28 10:25 

The Strait Times

Japanese PM Abe vows unprecedented stimulus as Tokyo coronavirus cases rise by daily record...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday (March 28) promised a massive unprecedented package of steps to cushion the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surge...

 2020-03-28 10:08 

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Malaysia reports 159 new coronavirus cases; 2,320 in total...

Malaysia reported 159 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total to 2,320, the highest in Southeast Asia....

 2020-03-28 10:00 

The Strait Times

Green Pulse Podcast: How NEA works with cleaning crews for Covid-19-affected premises and households...

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 2020-03-28 09:42 

The Strait Times

Philippines reports 14 new coronavirus deaths, 272 infections...

MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippine health ministry on Saturday (March 28) reported 14 new coronavirus deaths and 272 additional cases, marking the country's single largest daily increase in fatalities and infections.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 09:41 

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COVID-19: 'Super-spreader' guru puts Indian villages on high alert...

At least 15,000 people who may have caught the coronavirus from a 'super-spreader' guru are under strict quarantine in northern India after the ......

 2020-03-28 09:34 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: At least 15,000 in India quarantined due to 'super-spreader' guru...

NEW DELHI (AFP) - At least 15,000 people who may have caught the coronavirus from a...

 2020-03-28 09:27 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Russian agency halts dope-testing even as two Olympic champions among four accused of doping...

MOSCOW (REUTERS, AFP) - The Russian Anti-doping Agency (Rusada) said it was temporarily halting all testing in response to government measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 09:24 

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Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as COVID-19 infection rate surges...

Italy has logged a shocking spike in its already staggering coronavirus death toll, with officials warning the peak of the crisis was still days ......

 2020-03-28 08:35 

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Tokyo reports new daily record of 50 new COVID-19 cases, residents urged to stay home...

Tokyo has confirmed more than 50 new coronavirus infections, a record daily increase, public broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday as the governor ......

 2020-03-28 08:34 

The Strait Times

Singapore GE: Tan Cheng Bock defends proposal to delay election by having president form caretaker government...

A constitutional problem caused by delaying the next election is better than a health crisis, said Progress Singapore Party secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 08:30 

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Russian agency halts doping tests amid coronavirus outbreak...

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said it was temporarily halting all testing in response to government measures aimed at curbing the spread of ......

 2020-03-28 08:20 

The Strait Times

Dozens clash on Hubei border after China lifts coronavirus quarantine...

HUBEI (BLOOMBERG) - Dozens of people clashed on the Hubei border after the Chinese government lifted a two-month quarantine on the epicentre of the country's coronavirus outbreak, highlighting the challenges of undoing the unprecedented measures taken...

 2020-03-28 08:16 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Indonesia opts for 'area quarantine' to limit movements as infections rise...

JAKARTA - Indonesia looks set to adopt a measure dubbed as an...

 2020-03-28 08:14 

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New date for Tokyo Olympics 'won't satisfy everybody': Coe...

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody....

 2020-03-28 08:09 

The Strait Times

China readies stimulus measures as local coronavirus cases dwindle...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's authorities plan stronger steps to revive an economy hit by the spread of coronavirus, as the nation on Saturday (March 28) reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2020-03-28 08:05 

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Team USA weighing roster alternatives in event of spring Olympics...

NEW YORK: USA Basketball is weighing alternative roster options in the event of a potential conflict between the delayed Tokyo Olympics and the ......

 2020-03-28 07:47 

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Two Olympic champions amongst four Russians accused of doping...

PARIS: Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the bombshell McLaren ......

 2020-03-28 07:35 

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New York medical workers decry 'abysmal' lack of coronavirus protection...

NEW YORK: Medical staff in America's coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment - and as ......

 2020-03-28 07:32 

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All Blacks coach doubts Wales, Scotland Tests will go ahead...

All Blacks coach Ian Foster conceded Saturday the July home Tests against Wales and Scotland are likely to be scrapped as borders are locked down ......

 2020-03-28 07:30 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: SingPost debunks audio clip about infected postal worker spitting on letters...

SINGAPORE - An audio clip circulating on WhatsApp about a postal worker infected with coronavirus spitting on letters is...

 2020-03-28 07:27 

The Strait Times

Football: Jermain Defoe backs Rangers boss Steven Gerrard to become top manager...

LONDON (AFP) - Rangers striker Jermain Defoe believes his boss Steven Gerrard has the personal qualities that will take him all the way to the top in his management career.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 07:27 

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A-League footballer tests positive for COVID-19 as legal row brews...

SYDNEY: A player from A-League side Newcastle Jets on Saturday (Mar 28) became Australia's first professional footballer to test positive for ......

 2020-03-28 07:00 

The Strait Times

WHO chooses Malaysia to run trials on new drug to fight Covid-19...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has been chosen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the countries to run trials on the effectiveness of a drug called Remdesevir to treat Covid-19 patients, says the National Security Coun...

 2020-03-28 06:45 

The Strait Times

Aussie local election goes ahead despite coronavirus threat...

SYDNEY (AFP) - People in the Australian state of Queensland were urged to vote in local elections on Saturday (March 28) or face a fine of A$133 (S$114), as polls went ahead despite most citizens being encouraged to stay home to stem the spread of the cor...

 2020-03-28 06:44 

The Strait Times

3 hauled to court over scams, including duping victims into paying for face masks that were not delivered later...

SINGAPORE - Two men and a teenager, aged between 19 and 31, were arrested on March 17 and 18 for their suspected involvement in more than 55 cases of scams where the victims lost more than $13,500.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 06:37 

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'Corona criminals' prey on Europe's virus fears...

THE HAGUE: From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines and running internet scams, criminals are finding ways to ......

 2020-03-28 06:27 

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Fears of domestic violence rise as millions in Europe confined over virus...

BERLIN: With families across Europe confined to their homes to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, fears are rising of a surge in domestic ......

 2020-03-28 06:27 

The Strait Times

Taiwan says US media expelled from China are welcome...

TAIPEI (AFP) - American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said Saturday (March 28), as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a regional free speech haven.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2020-03-28 06:19 

The Strait Times

US civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery who used to campaign with Martin Luther King died on Friday (March 27) aged 98, media reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 06:11 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Travellers claim airport officials provided wrong information about stay-home notices...

SINGAPORE - At least three travellers arriving at Changi Airport have complained about getting erroneous information about when the 14-day stay-home notice (SHN) period starts.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 05:50 

The Strait Times

'Corona criminals' prey on Europe's coronavirus fears...

THE HAGUE (AFP) - From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines and running internet scams, criminals are finding ways to profit from the coronavirus crisis, European police warn.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 05:37 

The Strait Times

Woman convicted of money laundering nearly $100,000 taken elderly victims of Internet love scams...

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean woman, Ivy Boey Poh Lian, was convicted on March 20 for her involvement in laundering $98,000 she received from two elderly victims of Internet love scams.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 05:30 

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Thailand reports 109 new coronavirus cases and one death...

BANGKOK: Thailand reported 109 new coronavirus cases and one death, bringing it total to 1,245 infections and 6 deaths, the spokesman of the ......

 2020-03-28 05:25 

The Strait Times

Brunei reports first coronavirus death...

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (REUTERS) - Brunei reported its first coronavirus death on Saturday (March 28), that of a 64-year-old man.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 05:19 

The Strait Times

Claims that safe distancing ambassador fined patron untrue: Enterprise Singapore...

SINGAPORE - Statutory board Enterprise Singapore addressed a false claim circulating on social media and text messaging apps that one of its safe distancing ambassador had fined a member of the public.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 05:03 

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Commentary: A cat-and-mouse game between pirates and Southeast Asian maritime security authorities...

Despite stepped-up law enforcement in Southeast Asia's seas, today's pirates are one step ahead of authorities, says Eric Frcon....

 2020-03-28 05:00 

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Australia tightens quarantine rules to combat coronavirus, warns of fines...

MELBOURNE: Australian troops will begin on Saturday (Mar 28) taking citizens returning from overseas to compulsory quarantine places to prevent ......

 2020-03-28 05:00 

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Australia tightens social distancing rules to combat coronavirus, warns of fines...

MELBOURNE: Australia stepped up enforcement of social distancing rules on Saturday (Mar 28) to contain community transmission of the novel ......

 2020-03-28 04:58 

The Strait Times

Thailand reports 109 new coronavirus cases and one death...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand reported 109 new coronavirus cases and one death, bringing the total to 1,245 infections and 6 deaths, the spokesman of the government's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday (March 28).. Rea...

 2020-03-28 04:28 

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Stranded by coronavirus lockdown, India migrant workers walk home...

NEW DELHI: With India locked down over the coronavirus and no way to earn money, Dilipji Thakor faces a grim choice: Either walk home or die hungry....

 2020-03-28 04:26 

The Strait Times

China virus epicentre Wuhan eases travel restrictions after lockdown...

WUHAN (AFP, REUTERS) - The Chinese city of 11 million people that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened on Saturday (March 28) after more than two months of almost total isolation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 03:58 

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Message circulating online about safe-distancing ambassadors imposing fines untrue: Enterprise Singapore...

SINGAPORE: A message circulating on messaging platforms and social media claiming that an Enterprise Singapore safe-distancing ambassador had ......

 2020-03-28 03:57 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Long-term pass holders and student's pass holder to require approval to enter Singapore...

Those arriving in Singapore without the approval letter of entry will not be allowed to clear immigration and will be required to fly out of Singapore within 48 hours at their own cost. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 03:52 

The Strait Times

India's chaotic cities turn eerily silent as coronavirus fears grow...

MUMBAI (BLOOMBERG) - The bustling streets are silent across much of India as the country heeds Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 21-day lockdown to break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus, but the WhatsApp groups are buzzing.. Read more at str...

 2020-03-28 03:30 

The Strait Times

Life under lockdown: Plan activities, conflict resolution and 'sanity breaks'...

SINGAPORE - Siblings Nathan and Phoebe Foong have been waking up for school, where they stand to attention for the National Anthem during assembly, before heading to the canteen.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 03:30 

The Strait Times

Three easy recipes you can whip up at home...

SINGAPORE - Staying home during the coronavirus outbreak does not mean you have to dine shabbily.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 03:24 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Govt advises public to stay home, avoid going to malls to curb local transmission...

The public should head to a mall only for essentials, said the authorities, adding that food and groceries can be purchased online.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-28 03:23 

The Strait Times

Tokyo restricts movement to combat coronavirus, some carry on as usual...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - People in greater Tokyo and the Osaka area in western Japan hunkered down on Saturday (March 28) as officials urged citizens to stay indoors to prevent a potential emergency, but some were carrying on as normal.. Read more at straitstime...

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