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 2021-06-14 10:45 

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GZERO VIDEO: IP waivers not the issue, says Moderna's CEO...

Mr Barcel notes that there is a lack of mRNA capacity worldwide.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:44 

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UK eases curbs on blood donations for gay and bisexual men...

LONDON (AFP) - Eligibility rules were relaxed across Britain on Monday (June 14) to allow more gay and bisexual men to donate life-saving blood, platelets and plasma.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:37 

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US journalist Nathan Maung detained in Myanmar released: Lawyer...

The Kamayut Media founder was freed after charges against him were dropped.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:34 

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Serial System stock surges by over 40 per cent...

It closed at 14.5 cents, up 42.2 per cent, on volume of 53.4 million at end of trading on Monday.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:31 

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Stamford Land to divest six hotels in Australia and NZ...

SINGAPORE - Mainboard-listed Stamford Land has put up for sale six of its hotels in Australia and New Zealand, less than three months after announcing its intention to divest some of its assets and move to an...

 2021-06-14 10:27 

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Novavax Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in US trial...

The study of nearly 30,000 volunteers puts Novavax on track to file for emergency authorization in the United States.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:25 

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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on June 14...

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Monday, June 14. . Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:06 

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No races to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival once again because of Covid-19...

Annual two-day celebration has been put on hold due to Covid-19 safe management measures.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 10:00 

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BT Podcasts: How to invest in small-cap stocks...

The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthWise, and sponsored series.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:50 

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Philippine police chief warns vote buying in 2022 polls may go digital...

Filipino voters will choose a president and vice-president in polls due to be held on May 9.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:48 

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Football: Colombia beat Ecuador in Copa with intricate free-kick move...

CUIABA, BRAZIL (REUTERS) - Colombia got their Copa America campaign off to a winning start with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Ecuador on Sunday (June 13), with the goal coming from a beautifully choreographed free-kick straight off the training ground.. Read...

 2021-06-14 09:38 

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Meghan Markle's father says Oprah Winfrey is exploiting Meghan and Harry...

Meghan Markle's estranged father, Thomas Markle, has accused talk show host Oprah Winfrey of exploiting his daughter and husband Prince Harry in her televised interviews with them.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:33 

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Tennis' trio offer a unique guarantee: A hell of a show...

Science has its limits and greatness is still shrouded in mystery. In Breaking 2, a documentary on the bid to break the two-hour marathon barrier, a sports scientist is talking about Eliud Kipchoge and the power of the mind.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:27 

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Lawyer was bankrupt, allegedly claimed to be practising and borrowed money from client...

The woman allegedly claimed to be a practising lawyer and borrowed money from a client.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:25 

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The Big Story: New local Covid-19 cases highest since June 3, as S'pore eases curbs...

SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:23 

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Data centre operators eyeing Batam as new digital hot spot...

The data centre market in South-east Asia is poised to grow by US$10.57 billion (S$14 billion) between 2019 and 2023.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:22 

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Football: Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg tightens virus restrictions...

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - Authorities in Saint Petersburg, which is hosting a series of Euro 2020 matches, said on Monday (June 14) they were tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions in an effort to curb a new spike in infections.. Read more at straitstime...

 2021-06-14 09:20 

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Singapore firms fined $75,000 for personal data lapses affecting over 600,000 people...

The data included names and contact numbers, and, in some cases, financial information.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:16 

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Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch...

Nigeria announced the suspension on June 4..

 2021-06-14 09:12 

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Football: Eriksen's toughest battle on road to recovery will be mental, says Muamba...

The ex-Bolton midfielder collapsed during an FA Cup match in 2012 and was technically dead for 78min.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:11 

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Golf: Garrick Higgo nets first career PGA win as Chesson Hadley unravels...

SOUTH CAROLINA (REUTERS) South African Garrick Higgo shot a 3-under 68 and took advantage of Chesson Hadley's late collapse on Sunday (June 13) to win the Palmetto Championship at Congaree by one stroke for his first career victory.. Read more at stra...

 2021-06-14 09:02 

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Singer Sheryl Crow says she was sexually harassed by Michael Jackson's manager...

Singer Sheryl Crow, who had toured with superstar Michael Jackson in the late 1980s at the start of her career, has opened up about the sexual harassment she faced from his manager, Frank DiLeo.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 09:00 

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PGA Tour player blog: Lee Kyoung-hoon on repaying his parents with a first Tour title...

When I earned my first PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May, one of the best messages I received was from my parents who sent a congratulatory video.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:55 

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Press Pause: Arts shows on hold or called off due to Covid-19 restrictions...

Keep track of the shows which have been cancelled or postponed due to tightened Covid-19 measures.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:49 

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Golf: Matilda Castren shoots 65 at Mediheal for first career LPGA win...

CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) Matilda Castren fired a final-round 65 to overtake Min Lee on Sunday to earn her first career LPGA victory, finishing at 14 under to win the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California.. Read more at s...

 2021-06-14 08:46 

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Indonesia President Jokowi endorses two special economic zones in Batam...

SINGAPORE - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has officially granted special economic zone (SEZ) status to a technological park and an aircraft maintenance facility in Batam to jumpstart economic recovery there amid the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at str...

 2021-06-14 08:45 

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South Korea eases Covid-19 restrictions on concerts, sports games...

Up to 4,000 people will be allowed to attend K-pop concerts and other cultural shows.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:38 

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Two rare Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia...

The pair - ranging in age from three months to one year - were caught on footage snapped by camera traps in March at Ujung Kulon national park.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:35 

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India gingerly eases Covid-19 rules as new cases dip to two-month low...

Experts have cautioned against a full reopening as India has fully vaccinated only about 5% of its estimated 950 million adults.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:27 

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G-7's 'bare minimum' climate cash pledge misses the mark...

There was no clarity on where the money would come from or the contributions from each of the wealthy nations.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:21 

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Tennis: Tsitsipas learnt of grandmother's death minutes before French Open final...

PARIS (AFP) - Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that he was hit with news of his grandmother's death just minutes before his epic five-set French Open final loss to Novak Djokovic on Sunday (June 13).. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:19 

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BT Mark To Market Podcast: Holding corporate boards to account...

Listen to Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:13 

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E-scooter and e-bike riders required to pass theory test by end of this year: LTA...

SINGAPORE - Users of power-assisted bicycles (PABs) and e-scooters will have to pass a mandatory online theory test by the end of this year, in order to continue using them in public spaces.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:08 

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Lian Beng's Ong family makes 50 cents per share mandatory cash offer following married deal...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) The Ong family controlling civil engineering and construction group Lian Beng on Monday (June 14) announced a mandatory conditional cash offer at 50 cents per share, following a married deal.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 08:03 

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Three medical bodies in S'pore say risk of heart conditions linked to mRNA vaccines very small, public should get jabs...

SINGAPORE - Three independent bodies of medical experts here have reiterated that the risk of heart conditions associated with the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine is...

 2021-06-14 08:00 

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Paris Opera names first South Korean star dancer...

PARIS (AFP) - Dancer Park Sae-eun became the first South Korean to earn the highest...

 2021-06-14 07:48 

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25 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 18 in the community and one in a dorm...

The 6 imported cases were placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 07:46 

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Monsoon covers two-third of India earlier than usual, to accelerate crop sowing...

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - India's annual monsoon rains have covered two-third of the country, nearly a fortnight ahead of the normal schedule, a weather department official said on Monday (June 14), adding that conditions are favourable for further advanceme...

 2021-06-14 07:45 

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Scenes of summer solstice in Europe: Fresh forest flowers, bonfires and rare dancing horses...

GENEVA - The summer solstice on June 21 marks the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. It is also the symbolic start of the summer months.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 07:41 

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China says nuclear plant operates safely after radiation report...

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - China General Nuclear Power said environmental indicators at and around its Taishan plant are normal, after CNN reported that a French company warned of an...

 2021-06-14 07:33 

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Malaysian court rejects ex-PM Najib's bid to halt bankruptcy order...

Being a bankrupt would mean he would lose his parliamentary seat.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 07:33 

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P1 to 3 pupils to do one week HBL when school reopens as MOE gradually allows students back to school...

Primary 4 to 6 pupils, Secondary 3 to 5 students and all JC and Millenia Institute students will return to school on June 28.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 07:25 

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Malaysia's new Covid-19 cases drop below 5,000 mark, with 4,949 reported...

More than 13 million people in total have registered for vaccination.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 07:11 

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13 months' jail for former part-time taxi driver who molested female passenger...

SINGAPORE - A former part-time taxi driver was sentenced on Monday (June 14) to 13 months' jail for molesting a female passenger in 2019.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 07:00 

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Weekly Money FM Podcasts: Separating personal and business wealth and diversifying funding sources...

Listen to podcasts produced by SPH's Money FM 89.3 radio station.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 06:55 

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Bangkok hospitals postpone Covid-19 shots, citing vaccine shortages...

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said there had been some...

 2021-06-14 06:54 

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Singapore-founded campaign keeps score of discrimination that women in sport face...

SINGAPORE - During a casual football session at Bishan Park last year, Puah Jing Wen, Brander Na and a friend received an unsolicited lecture from a man who was passing by on how to play the sport.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 06:51 

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Singapore business sentiment improves slightly but construction and transportation stay gloomy: Survey...

SINGAPORE - Local companies' business confidence for the third quarter improved marginally amid an upbeat outlook for the financial, manufacturing and wholesale sectors, according to a survey out on Monday (June 14).. Read more at

 2021-06-14 06:49 

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Eating Air: Discover the farm life in New Zealand...

SINGAPORE - My last farmstay dates back more than two decades ago, when I was a wee toddler visiting Cairns, Australia, with my family.. Read more at

 2021-06-14 06:46 

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Changes to stay-home notice requirements for travellers to S'pore from Fiji and Israel...

Those from Fiji must serve their 21-day SHN in dedicated facilities. . Read more at

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