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 2022-08-15 23:37 

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More than 2 million infant swings and rockers recalled after baby's death...

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - More than 2 million infant swings and rockers were recalled on Monday (Aug 15) for posing a danger of strangulation after a baby died and another was rescued from entanglement. Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:56 

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Ignoring Ukraine setbacks, Putin touts 'superior' Russian weapons exports...

Analysts say Russia's performance in Ukraine undermines boast that technology is ahead of rivals. Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:44 

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Iran responds to EU nuclear text, seeks US flexibility...

Failure in the nuclear negotiations risks a fresh regional war with Israel threatening military action against Iran if diplomacy fails. Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:37 

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Twitter has to give Musk only one bot checker's data, judge rules...

The judge mostly denied Musk's request in a one-page ruling. Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:35 

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After approving bivalent vaccine, UK says people must take any Covid-19 shot offered...

Patients could receive a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, or Moderna's original or bivalent shot. Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:30 

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All systems go in Houston as Nasa prepares return to Moon this month...

HOUSTON (AFP) - Rick LaBrode has worked at Nasa for 37 years, but he says the American quest to return to the Moon is by far the crowning moment of his career. Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:22 

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Russia, planning to go it alone, unveils model of new space station...

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia's space agency on Monday (Aug 15) unveiled for the first time a physical model of what a planned new Russian-built space station will look like, suggesting Moscow is serious about abandoning the International Space Station (I...

 2022-08-15 22:18 

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Ukraine calls on world to 'show strength' after shelling near nuclear plant...

IAEA, which promotes peaceful use of nuclear, has warned of disaster at the plant unless fighting stops Read more at

 2022-08-15 22:00 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 16...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Aug 16, 2022. Read more at

 2022-08-15 21:41 

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UK leadership candidates seek to undermine new push for Scottish independence...

The two candidates will set out their policies for Scotland before the only election hustings in the country on Tuesday. Read more at

 2022-08-15 21:13 

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Wall Street climbs, adding to recent gains as megacaps rise...

Megacap stocks gave the S&P 500 and Nasdaq their biggest boosts as US Treasury yields eased. Read more at

 2022-08-15 20:09 

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Ex-Trump lawyer Giuliani a target of Georgia's criminal probe into 2020 US election...

Giuliani is scheduled to testify on Wednesday before a special grand jury in Fulton County. Read more at

 2022-08-15 19:59 

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EU denounces Myanmar's 'unjust' sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi...

EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called for her immediate release. Read more at

 2022-08-15 18:19 

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London's Heathrow airport extends passenger cap into October...

Europe's largest airport had introduced a cap of 100,000 departing passengers per day in July. Read more at

 2022-08-15 17:27 

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CIA sued over alleged spying on lawyers, journalists who met WikiLeaks founder Assange...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A group of journalists and lawyers sued the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo over allegations the intelligence agency spied on them when they visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay in Ecuador's embassy i...

 2022-08-15 17:13 

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Outgoing British PM Johnson under fire for second holiday in two weeks...

Johnson had only returned to Downing Street last week after enjoying a five-day belated honeymoon with wife Carrie in Slovenia. Read more at

 2022-08-15 15:53 

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Kremlin critic Navalny says placed in solitary confinement...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Monday (Aug 15) he had been placed in a punishment cell following his efforts to create a labour union in jail. Read more at

 2022-08-15 15:25 

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German families face $700 rise in gas bills under new levy...

It is piling pressure on Berlin to come up with further relief measures for the public. Read more at

 2022-08-15 15:06 

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Iran set to give nuclear deal response and signals pact is close...

Iran said it will respond officially to the European Union's proposal for reviving the 2015 nuclear accord by the end of Monday (Aug 15). Read more at

 2022-08-15 14:50 

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Anger flares at slow response to deadly Cairo church fire...

One Twitter user charged that the reportedly slow response time...

 2022-08-15 14:38 

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Rhine river in Germany shrinks further as some barges halt transport...

The marker at Kaub, a particularly shallow point west of Frankfurt, briefly dropped to 30cm on Monday. Read more at

 2022-08-15 14:24 

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Keppel subsidiary wins US$2.9b Petrobras contract...

The contract was awarded by Brazil's national oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro. Read more at

 2022-08-15 13:01 

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UK first to approve Moderna vaccine that targets original and Omicron variants of Covid-19...

Clinical trial data showed the booster triggered...

 2022-08-15 10:00 

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BT Money Hacks Podcast: How to combat obsolete wealth management models...

How can the mass affluent access personalised wealth management advice like the wealthy? Howie Lim speaks to Adam Reynolds, CEO, Saxo Markets Singapore to find out. Read more at

 2022-08-15 09:18 

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French sorghum farmer defies drought with sustainable crop...

Among the advantages of sorghum is that it does not need to be irrigated. Read more at

 2022-08-15 08:36 

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Kosovo starts power cuts as a result of energy crisis...

In early August, Kosovo's parliament declared a 60-day energy state of emergency. Read more at

 2022-08-15 07:40 

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S'pore new private home sales rebound in July on pent-up demand for suburban condos...

The median prices of some new mass market condos have risen to levels more commonly seen in prime and city fringe locations. Read more at

 2022-08-15 07:20 

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Iran says Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack...

Freedom of speech does not justify Rushdie's insults against religion in his writing, Iran said. Read more at

 2022-08-15 07:17 

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Sales of marine fuel in Singapore up about 10% as lower prices attract more ships to refuel here...

The number of vessels calling specifically to refuel also rose 8.2% to 3,181 in July, compared with June. Read more at

 2022-08-15 07:05 

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Norwegian wooden bridge collapses, 2 vehicles fall into river...

The two-lane bridge was inaugurated in 2018.

 2022-08-15 07:00 

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Weekly MoneyFM Podcasts: How business leaders can evolve leadership in post-Covid world...

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 2022-08-15 06:46 

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China developers in 'survival mode' slashes property investment...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese developers in...

 2022-08-15 06:35 

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Trek 2000 founder and thumb drive inventor Henn Tan pleads guilty to falsifying accounts, cheating...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Henn Tan, who founded the company that invented the ubiquitous thumb drive, pleaded guilty on Monday (Aug 15) to five charges of engaging in conspiracies to falsify accounts, forge documents to cover his tracks as well as ...

 2022-08-15 05:49 

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Singapore High Court grants crypto exchange Zipmex 3-month creditor protection...

This gives the troubled firm breathing room to come up with a funding plan. Read more at

 2022-08-15 05:16 

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Memecoins Dogecoin, Shiba Inu jump as Ethereum optimism spreads...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Dog-themed cryptocurrencies jumped on Monday (Aug 15) amid broader retail-investor enthusiasm in the market, particularly as Ethereum works toward its much-anticipated software upgrade. Read more at

 2022-08-15 04:51 

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Malaysia's stock exchange to launch voluntary carbon market by year-end...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's stock exchange on Monday (Aug 15) said it will launch a voluntary carbon market (VCM) by the year's end, with the aim of increasing transparency and enabling companies to buy carbon credits to offset their emiss...

 2022-08-15 04:27 

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Much of the US will be an 'extreme heat belt' by the 2050s...

Researchers predict that by 2050, over 100 million Americans will live in an...

 2022-08-15 03:26 

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Thai economy grows slower than estimated amid inflation risk...

The fastest inflation in 14 years probably weighed on sentiment and offset gains from the return of foreign tourists. Read more at

 2022-08-15 03:07 

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'No one immune' in China property amid turmoil, JPMorgan says...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese developers may report a 30 per cent year-on-year decline in first-half earnings due this month, which will likely weigh on sentiment, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co analysts. Read more at

 2022-08-15 02:30 

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 2022-08-15 02:03 

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China unexpectedly cuts key interest rate to boost growth...

The economy is struggling to recover from Covid-19 lockdowns and a property downturn. Read more at

 2022-08-15 01:56 

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Ascott Residence Trust to acquire 9 overseas properties from sponsor to boost presence in key markets...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Ascott Residence Trust (ART) on Monday (Aug 15) proposed the acquisition of nine properties from its sponsor, The Ascott Limited, at an estimated total capitalised cost of $318.3 million. Read more at

 2022-08-15 01:53 

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Russia pounds Ukraine's Donetsk region, Zelensky warns 'special targets' at nuclear plant...

President Zelensky said Russian soldiers who shoot at Europe's largest nuclear power station will become a...

 2022-08-15 00:48 

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Castes in California: Tech giants confront ancient Indian hierarchy...

The tech sector counts India as its top source of skilled foreign workers. Read more at

 2022-08-15 00:40 

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Japan economy rebounds from Covid-19 jolt but global slowdown clouds outlook...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's economy expanded for the third straight quarter on solid private consumption, data for April-June showed on Monday (Aug 15), a sign the country was finally staging a much-delayed recovery from a Covid-induced downturn. Read m...

 2022-08-15 00:35 

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Asia's best currency driven by tourists pouring into Thailand...

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand's baht has rebounded so rapidly in the past few weeks on optimism about the country's tourism-led growth that it's already hit year-end analyst targets. Read more at

 2022-08-15 00:00 

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Invest Talk Podcast: Inflation, interest rates, soaring US dollar - investing in uncertain times...

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, get our tips on working smarter, getting ahead in your career and investing like a pro with ST's business correspondents and editors. Read more at

 2022-08-14 23:37 

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US says Al-Qaeda has not regrouped in Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - US spy agencies have concluded in a new intelligence assessment that Al-Qaeda has not reconstituted its presence in Afghanistan since the US withdrawal last August and that only a handful of longtime Al-Qaeda members remain in the c...

 2022-08-14 23:36 

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Crypto says institutions are back, though retail investors have cold feet...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - An old adage is making the rounds once again in the crypto sphere: institutional investors are back. Read more at

 2022-08-14 23:30 

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UK property asking prices fall the most in more than 2 years...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - UK property asking prices fell at the sharpest pace in almost 2 years as a traditional summer lull combined with increased caution about the outlook for the economy. Read more at

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