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 2020-01-27 23:03 

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Wuhan virus: Sri Lanka confirms first case...

COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Sri Lanka has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, a senior Sri Lankan health official said on Monday (Jan 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 23:00 

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Belgium's ex-king forced to recognise daughter from affair...

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Belgium's former king Albert II admitted on Monday (Jan 27) he is the father of a daughter born from an affair half a century ago after a DNA test he was forced to take came back positive.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 22:59 

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Confusion and lost time: How testing woes slowed China's Wuhan virus response...

Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, ......

 2020-01-27 22:56 

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Iran prepares site for satellite launch that US links to ballistic missiles...

DUBAI: Iran is preparing a site for launching a satellite, a government minister said on Monday (Jan 27), highlighting a programme the United ......

 2020-01-27 22:35 

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Renault board meeting Tuesday to seal De Meo's CEO nomination: report...

Renault's board is set to meet on Tuesday to approve naming Luca de Meo, formerly the head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief ......

 2020-01-27 22:26 

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Bryant's helicopter too low for air traffic controllers to closely monitor in fog...

The pilot of Kobe Bryant's ill-fated helicopter was flying too low to be monitored in fog, audio records of conversations with air traffic ......

 2020-01-27 22:26 

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Bodies retrieved from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site; air traffic recordings released...

CALABASAS, California: The pilot of Kobe Bryant's ill-fated helicopter was flying too low to be monitored in fog, air traffic controller ......

 2020-01-27 22:25 

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Commentary: The grand Chinese tech train is slowing down...

The current phase of China's slowdown arises from a structural change in the nation's productivity, rather than a cyclical fluctuation, say two ......

 2020-01-27 22:25 

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Commentary: Does the thought of using public toilets make you anxious? You're not alone...

Little is known about shy bladder or shy bowel, but research has estimated that as many as 1 in 6 people are affected by the condition, say two ......

 2020-01-27 22:25 

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Commentary: When a rude boss keeps you waiting, why not get up and leave?...

If you decide to leave you will gain the satisfaction of preserving your dignity, says the Financial Times' Pilita Clark....

 2020-01-27 22:21 

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Teenager Saka helps Arsenal into FA Cup fifth round...

Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka scored one goal and set up another as the Londoners sealed a place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win over ......

 2020-01-27 22:21 

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Crowded Lagos to ban motorbikes from most of Nigerian metropolis...

Nigeria's business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city, the state government announced on ......

 2020-01-27 22:17 

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Football: Young guns shine as Arsenal move into FA Cup fifth round...

BOURNEMOUTH: Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah gave a glimpse of their potential as the youngsters fired their side into the FA Cup fifth ......

 2020-01-27 22:16 

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Football: Young guns shine as Arsenal move into FA Cup fifth round...

BOURNEMOUTH (AFP) - Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah gave a glimpse of their potential as the youngsters fired their side into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Monday (Jan 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 22:14 

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Glass frogs reappear in Bolivia after 18 years...

LA PAZ: A rare species of frog native to the eastern slopes of the Bolivian Andes has been spotted in the South American country for the first ......

 2020-01-27 22:10 

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Mexico's America Movil fined 1.3 billion pesos by telecom regulator: filing...

America Movil, the telecoms giant controlled by the family of Mexican bilionaire Carlos Slim, said in a regulatory filing on Monday that it had ......

 2020-01-27 22:10 

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Mexico's America Movil fined by regulator; calls it 'illegal and disproportionate'...

America Movil, the telecoms giant controlled by the family of Mexican bilionaire Carlos Slim, said in a regulatory filing on Monday that it had ......

 2020-01-27 22:05 

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Americans should 'reconsider travel' to China over virus: US State Department...

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Monday (Jan 27) encouraged Americans to...

 2020-01-27 22:05 

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Americans should 'reconsider travel' to China over virus: US State Department...

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday (Jan 27) encouraged Americans to...

 2020-01-27 22:00 

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Former Boeing CEO Muilenburg resigns from Caterpillar board...

Caterpillar Inc said on Monday former Boeing Co Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg had resigned from its board....

 2020-01-27 22:00 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 28...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Jan 28, 2019.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:50 

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Amid Palestinian doubts, Trump to share Mideast peace plan with Israelis...

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday (Jan 27) he will announce his long-delayed Middle East peace proposal on Tuesday and that he ......

 2020-01-27 21:46 

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Lyon's Tousart to join Hertha Berlin at end of season...

Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Lucas Tousart has signed for Hertha Berlin in a deal worth 25 million euros (21.1 million pounds) but will stay on ......

 2020-01-27 21:46 

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Whirlpool profit beats estimates on higher prices, cost cuts...

MICHIGAN: Whirlpool Corp beat analysts' estimates for quarterly earnings and forecast 2020 profit largely above expectations on Monday (Jan 27), ......

 2020-01-27 21:42 

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Judge dismisses Wall Street 'fear gauge' lawsuit against Cboe...

A federal judge on Monday dismissed an antitrust lawsuit by investors who accused the parent of the Chicago Board Options Exchange of letting ......

 2020-01-27 21:38 

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US stocks end sharply lower on virus fears...

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished solidly in the red on Monday (Jan 27) spooked by worries the coronavirus will weigh on global economic growth....

 2020-01-27 21:37 

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New York, FTC sue 'pharma bro' Shkreli, others over Daraprim price hikes...

Martin Shkreli, the...

 2020-01-27 21:37 

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Brazil antitrust regulator gives nod to Boeing-Embraer deal...

Technical staff at Brazilian antitrust regulator Cade on Monday approved Boeing Co's purchase of Embraer SA's commercial aviation division ......

 2020-01-27 21:28 

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Accuser says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in children's bedroom...

NEW YORK: One of Harvey Weinstein's main accusers told his rape trial on Monday (Jan 27) that the ex-Hollywood producer forcibly performed oral ......

 2020-01-27 21:19 

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Wall Street tumbles as China virus fuels economic worry...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - US stocks suffered their worst day in over three months on Monday (Jan 27) as China extended the Lunar New Year holiday due to a virus outbreak, fuelling worries about the economic impact of containment efforts in the world's seco...

 2020-01-27 21:03 

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Basketball: Italy weeps for Bryant, a global icon forged overseas...

MILAN: Kobe Bryant was a global icon, an American basketball superstar, but one formed in Italy where he spent seven years of his childhood. ......

 2020-01-27 21:03 

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Kobe Bryant's death: Demand skyrockets for late NBA superstar's memorabilia, gear...

CHICAGO (REUTERS) - Rick Probstein, one of the largest sellers of sports memorabilia on online auction site eBay, was at his computer working in his New Jersey office on Sunday (Jan 26) when sale of items featuring former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant suddenl...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Bling on the style...

LOS ANGELES Twenty years ago, pop superstar Jennifer Lopez shut down the Grammys red carpet with her now legendary barely-there Versace green dress, open to her navel.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Protest over quarantine zone as HK bars Hubei residents...

HONG KONG Protesters threw petrol bombs at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone as the city battled the outbreak of a Sars-like virus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Sad and stunned, NBA players find it tough to get going...

LOS ANGELES The National Basketball Association (NBA) grappled with the sudden death of league great Kobe Bryant on Sunday with players saying they felt sick to their stomachs taking to the court without having ample time to absorb the shocking news.. Rea...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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NZ fatal crash: S'porean pleads guilty to negligent driving...

A 29-year-old Singaporean man pleaded guilty yesterday to three charges of negligent driving after the rental car he was driving was involved in a fatal accident in New Zealand.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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New logo and vision statement for President's Challenge...

President Halimah Yacob launched a new logo and vision statement for the President's Challenge (PC) at the Chinese New Year Istana Open House on Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the challenge.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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10 must-reads for today...

Holocaust survivors gathered at Auschwitz yesterday to mark the liberation of the former Nazi death camp 75 years ago. Royals, presidents and prime ministers from nearly 60 countries were to attend the ceremony, but none of the top world leaders was prese...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Unhygienic behaviour still common here...

Even as cases of the Wuhan virus have been reported in Singapore, the state of personal hygiene and civic-mindedness among the public still leaves much to be desired (20% of those infected could become severely ill: Expert, Jan 27).. Read more at straitst...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Painting the town red at River Hongbao...

Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo greeting crowds at the River Hongbao event at The Float@Marina Bay last night. With her was Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, and Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Baey Ya...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Bolton bombshell raises the pressure on Trump...

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans are suddenly facing intense new pressure to call witnesses in Mr Donald Trump's impeachment trial after allegations that the President had told his then national security adviser John Bolton in August he wanted to continu...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Designate MRT carriages for specific groups of commuters...

Given recent molestation cases (Man, 55, jailed for rubbing against woman on MRT train, ST Online, Jan 21; and Man arrested for allegedly molesting 13-year-old girl on MRT train, ST Online, Oct 2, 2019) and unhappiness over prams in MRT trains, perhaps th...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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On Facebook...

The banks can only do their very best with the latest security technology to prevent scams, but ultimately it's us, the consumers, who must be on our guard. We have to be alert and not let our greed, for instance, take control. Having some common sens...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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World Briefs: Rainy respite from bush fires set to end soon...

MELBOURNE A recent respite for Australian firefighters that brought rain and cooler weather is set to end, meteorologists warned yesterday, with hot conditions forecast for later this week, raising a risk that blazes may start spreading again.. Read more ...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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RBS to cut thousands of NatWest jobs: Report...

LONDON Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is planning to eliminate thousands of jobs at its NatWest unit as part of cost-cutting measures overseen by newly appointed chief executive officer Alison Rose, Britain's The Sunday Times reported, citing peop...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Public buses and trains need to be thoroughly disinfected...

The report about Singapore's fourth confirmed case of the Wuhan virus infection said that the man had taken public transport during his stay here (No new confirmed cases of virus in S'pore after fourth patient, Jan 27).. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

'Leave of absence' step to affect 800 students...

All students and school staff who returned from mainland China in the past two weeks will have to take 14 days' leave of absence, as a precautionary measure against the Wuhan virus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Kim Jong Un's influential aunt seen in public for first time in 6 years...

SEOUL The influential aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made her first public appearance in six years, state media reported, years after her husband was executed in a purge.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Swift action on any falsehoods on virus to prevent panic: Iswaran...

Swift action will be taken against falsehoods about the Wuhan virus as there is otherwise a grave risk they will spread and cause panic among Singaporeans, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

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Firms tell staff to work from home...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Chinese corporate giants, including Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, said they have asked staff to work from home for one week after an extended Chinese New Year break ends, seeking to limit the spread of a new flu-like virus.. Read mo...

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