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 2020-07-12 21:20 

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Full Covid-19 vaccine unlikely by 2021, take social distancing more seriously: French expert...

PARIS (AFP) - There is little chance of a 100-per-cent effective coronavirus vaccine by 2021, a French expert warned Sunday (July 12), urging people to take social distancing measures more seriously.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Virus relief: Mining firm BHP donates $160k...

Global mining giant BHP Group has donated $160,000 to 11 Covid-19 relief programmes in Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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S'porean worker at Shatec is only community case among 178 new cases...

A 67-year-old Singaporean man, who is a non-teaching staff member at hospitality school Shatec, has been confirmed to have Covid-19 and is the only new case in the community as of noon yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Hamilton revels in first win as Leclerc takes out Vettel...

SPIELBERG Lewis Hamilton is now just six victories behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher (91) after winning yesterday's Steiermark Grand Prix, Formula One's first back-to-back race at the same Austrian circuit.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Newly elected MPs get down to work, thank residents...

Newly elected MPs got down to work, taking notes as they met residents during walkabouts yesterday to thank them for their support at the weekend. Weekly Meet-the-People Sessions resume today after a three-week break for Friday's general election, whi...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Keeping pace with regulatory tech important for S'pore...

It is heartening that Singapore remains a magnet for investments in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic (Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite Covid-19 slowdown, July 9).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Slip-up led to delay in Covid-19 test result notification...

We refer to the letter from Mr Tan Thian Poh (Still no swab test result after several days, July 9).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Work on JB-S'pore rail link to start in November: Johor Menteri Besar...

GELANG PATAH Work on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project is expected to start in November, said Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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WP ready to work with NCMPs from other parties as constructive opposition...

The Workers' Party (WP) is ready to work with other opposition parties to play the role of a constructive opposition in Parliament, said party chairman Sylvia Lim yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Work has started for PAP's West Coast team: Iswaran...

The newly elected People's Action Party (PAP) team in West Coast GRC is grateful for the support of the majority of voters in a closely fought contest, and it has started work to deliver on its promises, said Minister for Communications and Informatio...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Trump ally Roger Stone still a criminal, says Mueller...

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump may have commuted his long-time ally Roger Stone's prison sentence but the man remains a convicted criminal, former special counsel Robert Mueller says.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Time to review GRC system...

The merits and trade-offs of the group representation constituency (GRC) system have been debated in Parliament and on social media.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Making each vote count...

Election staff carrying ballot boxes for the 1963 General Election, with police escort, to the counting centres on Sept 21 that year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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China economy rebounds in Q2 after virus hit: Survey...

BEIJING China returned to growth in the second quarter after the coronavirus pandemic handed the world's second-largest economy its first contraction in decades, according to an AFP survey.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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MRT station cleaners, staff get care packs for their hard work...

As a gesture of appreciation for their hard work amid the coronavirus pandemic, care packs filled with goodies were given out to cleaners and staff at various MRT stations by volunteer group Be Kind SG at the weekend.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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City centres in Australia eerily quiet as people work from home...

Australia has been rolling back its shutdown after largely suppressing the Covid-19 outbreak, but the centres of some major cities still remain eerily quiet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Indian Railways opens up passenger service to private players...

Ever since it was nationalised in 1951, the colossal network of the Indian Railways (IR) has remained a near-total government monopoly.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Singapore Airlines Group to operate at 7% of scheduled capacity in Aug...

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its regional arm SilkAir will not be flying to new locations next month but will slightly increase the frequency of flights on existing routes as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the aviation sector drags on.. Read more ...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Limp loss a lesson for Lampard...

LONDON If results do not go their way, Chelsea could be down to fifth place by tomorrow and out of the Champions League places.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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HK expats laud Britain's citizenship pathway offer...

LONDON Hong Kong expatriates living in Britain have welcomed London's pledge of...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Pandemic's impact on pollution...

When I took a walk around my neighbourhood recently, I was enraptured by the scenery, more so than ever before the pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Spying claims is latest twist in Wirecard scandal...

BERLIN The plot thickens in the spectacular collapse of payments provider Wirecard: The Austrian man at large over Germany's worst financial fraud scandal may also have had links to secret services.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Younger Malaysians won't be able to vote in event of snap polls...

Younger Malaysians will not be able to vote if a snap election is called despite the fact that the voting age was reduced last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Nearly 1,300 test positive for virus at Indonesian military academy...

BANDUNG (Indonesia) Nearly 1,300 people at a military academy in Indonesia have tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said, as the country struggles to contain the epidemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Depp says wife-beating claim turned him into 'Quasimodo'...

LONDON Hollywood legend Johnny Depp last Friday accused Britain's The Sun tabloid of turning him from...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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30 Days Of Art With NAC: Pandemic through a fresh Lens...

Sriwana, founded in 1950, is one of the oldest performing arts groups in Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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EPL clubs told to maintain social distancing rules...

LONDON The Premier League has contacted all 20 clubs in England's top flight regarding their players' failure to adhere to social distancing guidelines during water breaks and goal celebrations, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday.. R...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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David and Victoria Beckham's son is engaged...

LONDON Retired English footballer David Beckham is set to become a father-in-law after his son announced his engagement to actress Nicola Peltz.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Stealing art in Tokyo and it is all legal...

TOKYO The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating were not just there to soak in some culture - they were casing the joint for a midnight raid.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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What happened to efficiency of past elections?...

On Polling Day, I accompanied my mother to the polling station. However, the experience was unlike that in the previous general election when voting was a breeze and took us less than 10 minutes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Help for non-profits to get pro bono creative work done...

Making Meaning, a new website launched in May, hopes to connect creative professionals here with non-profits to support these organisations that are struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Fearless Mason has killer instinct: Ole...

LONDON Manchester United have spent more than 1 billion (S$1.76 billion) on new players over the past nine years, but their latest revival owes much to a homegrown star in 18-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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World Briefs: UK to spend $1.2b on border infrastructure...

LONDON Britain will spend 705 million (S$1.2 billion) on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said yesterday.. Read more at strait...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Tharman explains appearance of Ivan Lim on live stream...

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday explained the appearance of Mr Ivan Lim during a Facebook live stream, saying it was a move to acknowledge his work and allow him to thank residents for their support.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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PSP vows to continue serving residents across Singapore...

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) will continue to serve residents across Singapore despite not winning any constituencies in last Friday's general election, said party chief Tan Cheng Bock yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Punchlines: July 13, 2020...

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 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Thomas teases Woods over return...

WASHINGTON After taking the 54-hole lead on Saturday in the Workday Charity Open, Justin Thomas then took a friendly shot at his good friend Tiger Woods.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Fund lends a helping hand to Covid-19 initiatives...

A new fund set up by Temasek Trust earlier this year has so far given out $1.6 million to 52 initiatives, which have provided help for more than 125,000 beneficiaries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Stay focused on Covid-19 situation here...

On May 26, Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, said that the number of daily confirmed Covid-19 cases in dormitories was likely to fall below 100 in three to four weeks' tim...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Start-up city: Vietnam's young invest ideas in Ho Chi Minh...

HO CHI MINH CITY A tech-savvy population, a fast-growing economy, and the perks of being first in an emerging market - Vietnamese entrepreneur Le Thanh saw the potential in booming Ho Chi Minh City for his start-up transforming coffee grounds into masks.....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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HK opposition: 500,000 voted in primaries...

HONG KONG Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents defied concerns about social distancing and a new security law to vote in two-day primaries held by pro-democracy opposition parties.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Aishwarya Rai tests positive as Covid-19 affects her family...

MUMBAI Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, just a day after her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan said he was in hospital with the infectious disease.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Tan Chuan-Jin: PAP will have to review broader issues behind vote swing...

The People's Action Party (PAP) will have to examine what are the broader issues that caused a swing in votes against it at the general election, said Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Poland votes in tight presidential election...

WARSAW Poles began voting yesterday in a knife-edge presidential election between a populist incumbent closely allied with United States President Donald Trump and a Europhile liberal who wants to restore ties with Brussels.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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ICA foils attempt to smuggle 1,500 packs of e-cigarette refills...

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,500 packs of e-cigarette refills transported by a Malaysia-registered lorry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Top US banks set for worst quarter since financial crisis...

WASHINGTON US banks had only a few weeks' experience with the full-blown pandemic when they last tried to forecast how bad things would get. Now, they are about to reveal what three more months of Covid-19 did to the industry.. Read more at straitstim...

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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S'pore tops index as key global shipping hub for 7th straight year...

Singapore retained its top position as the world's most important shipping hub on the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Unknown risks lurk within NBA 'bubble'...

ORLANDO League doctors and officials are concerned about the lingering health effects for National Basketball Association (NBA) players who contract the coronavirus, ESPN reported on Saturday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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Japan's bid to spur domestic tourism draws ire and praise...

TOKYO A Japanese government campaign to spur domestic tourism has drawn both enthusiasm and ire, with some social media users telling urbanites to stay away from rural areas after Covid-19 cases hit a record high in Tokyo.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 21:00 

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City proud of European spot...

LONDON Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City deserve their place in the Champions League next season, as the club find out today whether their two-season ban from European competitions will be overturned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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