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 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Woman who helped scammers move over $2m out of S'pore jailed for 7-plus years...

A woman helped Nigerian scammers move more than $2 million out of Singapore, providing them with over 20 bank accounts to receive their criminal proceeds.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Brisbane extends lockdown and soldiers patrol Sydney as Australia ramps up curbs...

SYDNEY Australia's Queensland state has extended a Covid-19 lockdown in its capital Brisbane, while soldiers began patrolling Sydney in New South Wales to enforce stay-at-home rules as the country struggles to stop the highly contagious Delta variant ...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Spot the whale shark...

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in the Sea of Cortez at Bahia de los Angeles in the state of Baja California, Mexico. The area is one of the best sites for the whale shark-sighting season, which kicked off last month and runs till November.. Read more at ...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Opposition MPs renew calls for Muhyiddin to resign...

Malaysia's opposition MPs yesterday gathered at the capital's Merdeka Square and renewed calls for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign, as they protested against his government's decision to postpone the final day of a special sitting in...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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US resets its engagement with Asia...

That Mr Lloyd Austin, in May, became the first United States Secretary of Defence to include India on his maiden trip abroad - something usually reserved for America's allies - was a strong indication of the importance that Washington places on expand...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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New Zealand housing crisis sparks human rights inquiry...

WELLINGTON The housing crisis in New Zealand is having a...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Fewer than 1% of Covid-19 Recovery Grant applicants rejected: Masagos...

About 3 per cent of applications for the Covid-19 Support Grant (CSG) were rejected because the applicants did not meet the requirement to show proof of job search or training.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Must-reads...

Conglomerate Keppel offered to acquire Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) after its media business is hived off, in a deal that values SPH at $3.4 billion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Dental grads trained abroad will need to pass qualifying exam...

Foreign-trained dental graduates will need to pass a qualifying examination to be eligible for conditional registration and to subsequently apply to be fully registered dentists, after proposed changes to the Dental Registration Act (DRA) were approved by...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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3 things to make you smile...

The newest edition of Scopes, Driven By Porsche, which debuted in Berlin in 2018, moves online and features the works of creative trendsetters from across South-east Asia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Tips and how to get there...

Two Moscow-based companies dominate the space tours at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Strengthen support systems in schools...

The recent unfortunate incident at River Valley High School brought mental health issues among students into the spotlight.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Company Briefs: Allianz...

Allianz said its earnings could be materially hurt by a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into its Structured Alpha Funds, which are at the centre of lawsuits after they incurred steep losses at the start of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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11 Employment, S Pass holders in ICT found to have fake qualifications over last 3 years...

From 2018 to 2020, 11 Employment Pass and S Pass holders working in the infocomm technology (ICT) industry had their work passes revoked for submitting fake qualifications.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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'Space tours' on a budget...

On the launch day, the cosmonauts in spacesuits and helmets march together. They bravely wave goodbye to their loved ones and the adoring crowd, displaying no signs of trepidation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Fast-spreading Delta variant challenges China's virus defence...

BEIJING China is confronting its broadest Covid-19 outbreak since the pathogen was first detected in the country in late 2019, with the Delta variant spreading to places that had been declared virus-free for months.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Tougher penalties proposed for three sexual offences...

The maximum jail term for outrage of modesty will be raised from two to three years under proposed changes to the law, and following a surge which saw 24 per cent more reports of cases in the five-year period from 2016 to 2020.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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S'pore manufacturing activity expands for 13th month...

Manufacturing activity in Singapore expanded last month for the 13th month in a row, rising to the highest level since December 2018.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Keppel offers to take SPH private in $3.4 billion deal...

Conglomerate Keppel Corporation yesterday offered to acquire Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) after its media business is hived off, in a deal that values SPH at $3.4 billion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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MOH studying how short-term pass holders can get Covid-19 jabs...

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is studying how short-term pass holders can get Covid-19 vaccinations, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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China securities watchdog calls for talks with US after IPO halt...

BEIJING China's securities regulator called for talks with its American counterpart after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halted the initial public offerings (IPOs) of Chinese companies amid a nearly US$1 trillion (S$1.35 tr...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Scammers pose as police officers - 16 duped...

Sixteen people were cheated by scammers who posed as officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) between January and July, with one losing $1.7 million. The police raised the alert on this variant of government official impersonation scams in a stateme...

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Fined for entering SAF training ground to pick pandan leaves...

A man was fined $2,000 for trespassing on a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training ground, claiming he was there to pick pandan leaves.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Call to extend moratorium as millions in US face eviction...

WASHINGTON Eviction protections expired on Sunday for millions of Americans who could face homelessness within days, triggering a scramble to unlock billions in stalled rental aid and recriminations in Washington.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Sembcorp to book $212m impairment on Chinese coal venture...

Sembcorp Industries will book an impairment expense of $212 million for the first half of the year but expects to remain profitable.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Crowning glory for Axelsen...

TOKYO Viktor Axelsen has been a world champion, and has won the All England title and some of the biggest Badminton World Federation (BWF) titles.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Efforts ongoing to make mental healthcare more affordable...

Mental health has made headlines amid the pandemic, with the cost of getting help among concerns raised.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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MOH apologises for lapses, delays in processing quarantine orders...

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has apologised for delays in taking people under quarantine orders to government quarantine facilities.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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Man on a wire...

Italian tightrope walker Andrea Loreni taking a walk on the wild side on a steel cable near the dam of Ceresole Lake in north-western Italy on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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What's hot today...

TWEETBITS. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 21:00 

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More sites for World Heritage fans to visit...

Archaeological sites in India and Japan were among the places recognised by Unesco.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 20:42 

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US hits Biden's Covid-19 vaccination goal, almost a month late...

With 80 per cent of seniors fully vaccinated, hospitalisations and deaths are rising far slower than in previous waves.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 20:08 

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Bill Gates, Melinda French officially divorced: Court document...

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates filed for divorce on May 3 after 27 years of marriage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 20:00 

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People first: Inclusivity and international exposure are on tap at the home of Tiger beer...

A focus on talent, training and diverse perspectives through Asia Pacific Breweries' global network is showing direct benefits for Singapore employees. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 20:00 

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SAF conducts counter-terrorism exercise at F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) conducted a high-precision counter-terrorism drill in Marina Bay on Monday (Aug 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 20:00 

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More adults leaning into online learning...

From physical classroom to Zoom, online learning has become part of the pandemic reality — and acceptance — among adult learners. But there have been some challenges. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 18:46 

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US confident Iran carried out attack on tanker: Secretary Blinken...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States is confident that Iran carried out a drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker transiting through international waters near Oman on Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday (Aug 2).. Read more at...

 2021-08-02 18:31 

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Olympics: Simone Biles likely hit 'reset' button, says psychologist...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Simone Biles likely hit the...

 2021-08-02 18:18 

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Tennis: Osaka, Medvedev named top seeds for Canadian events...

MONTREAL (AFP) - World number twos Naomi Osaka and Daniil Medvedev have been named top seeds for next week's WTA and ATP tournaments in Canada, organizers announced on Monday (Aug 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 17:23 

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Football: Henderson out of Man Utd training camp after contracting Covid-19...

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is expected to return to training soon.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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Forum: HDB will continue to exercise flexibility with Ethnic Integration Policy on case-by-case basis...

We refer to Forum letters relating to the Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP):...

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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Forum: Firms cannot rely on grants to survive...

In times of uncertainty, people would generally save rather than spend.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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Forum: Every citizen has a part to play for a better future...

As we move towards the nation's birthday on Aug 9, I am starting to think about what Singaporeans and the Government can do to move to a better tomorrow.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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On Facebook: Should schools give students more leeway if they need a break for mental health reasons?...

I would like to attest that our schools and educators are all very kind and supportive. When a valid reason is given to teachers, children can take a break from school without penalty. Of course, absence from school shouldn't be taken lightly. But if ...

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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Forum: Strengthen mental health support systems in schools...

The recent unfortunate incident at River Valley High School brought mental health issues among students into the spotlight.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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Forum: TADM's role in wrongful dismissal claims is to mediate, not adjudicate...

We refer to the letter,...

 2021-08-02 17:00 

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Forum: Singaporeans have it good in many ways...

I read with amusement Professor Peter A. Coclanis' commentary (Singaporeans, you think you've got problems? Think again, July 31).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 16:47 

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Google to build its own chip for new Pixel smartphone...

Pixel 6 models set for release later this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 16:09 

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34-year-old Ukrainian sea crew member dies from Covid-19 complications in S'pore...

There were also 10 new Covid-19 clusters reported on Monday, and they were all linked to previous cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 16:01 

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German prosecutors mull manslaughter probe into deadly floods...

Some 186 people lost their lives in severe floods that pummelled western Germany in mid-July.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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