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 2021-01-26 17:42 

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Changes to tongue, hands or feet may flag coronavirus, study shows...

MADRID (AFP) - Changes to the tongue, the hands or the soles of the feet could give an early indication of Covid-19 infection, Spanish researchers found in a study presented on Tuesday (Jan 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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Tunisian police fire water cannon as protesters march on parliament...

TUNIS (REUTERS) - Tunisian riot police turned water cannon on protesters outside the heavily barricaded parliament on Tuesday (Jan 26), trying to quell the largest rally since demonstrations began this month over inequality and police abuses.. Read more a...

 2021-01-26 17:08 

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Britain surpasses 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in grim new milestone...

LONDON (REUTERS) - More than 100,000 Britons have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, official data showed on Tuesday (Jan 26), a grim new milestone as the government battles to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at ...

 2021-01-26 16:48 

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Germany mulls cutting international air traffic 'to almost zero' as coronavirus variants spread...

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany is considering almost completely halting flights into the country to slow the spread of more infectious strains of the coronavirus, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday (Jan 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 16:22 

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Colombian defence minister dies of Covid-19 complications...

BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombian Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died on Tuesday (Jan 26) of coronavirus complications, the country's president announced.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 16:17 

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Britain pins global cooperation hopes on shared climate fears...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Shared concern over climate change could help strengthen global cooperation more broadly in the run-up to a UN climate summit in November, its British president Alok Sharma said on Tuesday (Jan 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:49 

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Public agencies to ensure translated material is vetted before publication: Sim Ann...

SINGAPORE - If material put out by a government agency has been translated but not vetted, public officers must assume that the work is not ready to be shown to the public, said Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann on Tuesda...

 2021-01-26 15:45 

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Veteran Cavani a role model for Solskjaer's United...

LONDON (AFP) - Edinson Cavani may turn 34 next month but his work rate in matches and the humility he shows in training is an example to his team-mates, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:35 

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Why scientists think British coronavirus variant could be more deadly...

PARIS (AFP) - The announcement that the coronavirus strain sweeping Britain could be more deadly as well as more transmissible has raised fresh concerns about the variant that has spread to dozens of countries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:34 

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Three people arrested for protesting outside Ministry of Education headquarters...

The trio are aged between 19 and 32.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:26 

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Blast shakes Riyadh three days after projectile intercepted...

RIYADH (AFP) - At least one loud explosion shook Riyadh on Tuesday (Jan 26), AFP correspondents reported, three days after the kingdom intercepted a projectile over the Saudi capital.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:18 

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MOH offers Covid-19 tests to those working at Jewel Changi Airport, T3 shops after 3 past cases found to have UK strain...

Two of the three cases visited Jewel on Dec 31 and the third was at Terminal 3 on the same day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:18 

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Malaysia's ex-attorney-general says Mahathir told him to resign a day after appointment...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian Attorney General Tommy Thomas has claimed that then-premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told him to resign a day after he was appointed, due to opposition from the majority Malays.. Read more at st...

 2021-01-26 15:13 

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Football: Tuchel set to accept massive Chelsea challenge...

The German left French champions Paris Saint-Germain in December.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:05 

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Football: Solskjaer grateful for backing from Manchester United board...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday (Jan 26) he is grateful to the club's hierarchy for backing him to get the job done despite a poor run of form, a day after Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard when they went t...

 2021-01-26 15:02 

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Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after Covid curfew backlash...

Ski resorts have been exempt from some of the regulations, which include a total lockdown at the weekend. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: DBS system for online reservation of notes not well designed...

The software used by DBS Bank for the online reservation of new notes is badly designed.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: Concerted effort needed to mitigate stunting...

The article...

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: Still no success on second attempt to reserve notes online...

I thank DBS Bank for its reply, in which it said more slots for the online reservation of new notes would be available from the past Sunday (DBS to make available more slots for reservation of notes online, Jan 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: Some seniors sat on floor to rest while queueing at pop-up ATM...

With Chinese New Year drawing near, I was queueing to withdraw new notes from a pop-up ATM at Chong Pang Community Club at about 11am yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: Stay vigilant and wear mask properly...

I refer to Forum contributor Janet Lim's letter (Sports attire alone doesn't exempt one from the rules for wearing a mask, Jan 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: Lose weight to ease knee strain...

Recently, two Forum writers exchanged views on the cause of knee strain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: Deploy safe distancing ambassadors on buses and trains...

I am concerned about the spate of Covid-19 community cases in recent weeks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:55 

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Forum: The secret to being free from joint pain? Live normally...

The wrong running technique can undoubtedly cause knee strain and recurrent knee abuse can lead to osteoarthritis (Main cause of knee strain is wrong running technique, not surface of park connector paths, Jan 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:51 

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After 13 years, Malaysia's scandal linked to Port Klang still has no culprits...

KUALA LUMPUR - Long before 1MDB hogged the headlines, there was PKFZ - the Port Klang Free Zone multibillion-dollar scandal involving Malaysia's busiest sea port.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:42 

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Germany hopes to step up work on digital tax with Biden administration: Merkel at WEF event...

Dr Merkel also called on world leaders to work more closely together to overcome the pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:34 

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DBS rolls out additional measures to control queues at pop-up ATMs for new CNY notes...

The expected waiting time at half the locations was more than two hours.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:32 

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Germany, AstraZeneca deny report of vaccine's lower efficacy in elderly...

BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - The German health ministry and AstraZeneca Plc denied a newspaper report on the efficacy of the British drugmaker's Covid shot that further inflamed tensions over vaccine supplies between the company and the European Union.. Read ...

 2021-01-26 14:27 

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Sheng Siong staff to get up to 16 months' bonus after strong earnings amid Covid-19 pandemic...

Those ranked as assistant managers and above could get up to 15.72 months' bonus. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:26 

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BlackRock's Fink urges business leaders to step up climate goals...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - BlackRock Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink has escalated his call for corporate leaders to focus on the environment in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, and pledged new measures to address climate change.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-01-26 14:12 

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UK to unveil hotel quarantine plans, public told not to book vacations...

PM Johnson looking at introducing quarantine hotels for those coming to Britain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 14:01 

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First two community vaccination centres cater to elderly, with larger booths for wheelchairs...

There is also an express lane for people who are not so mobile.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 13:57 

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New warning system in Bangladesh to tackle rising landslide risk...

DHAKA (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - A new system that can warn people of landslides nearly a week in advance is set to be launched in Bangladesh later this year, helping tackle increasing risks from a disaster linked to climate-change-driven extreme rain...

 2021-01-26 13:44 

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Covax scheme aims to deliver up to 150m Covid-19 vaccine doses in first quarter: WEF panel...

Covax is also in a position to buy spare doses from high-income countries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 13:35 

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Football: Arsenal skipper Aubameyang out of Saints match for 'personal reasons'...

London (AFP) - Arsenal will once more be without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Tuesday's Premier League trip to Southampton.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 13:30 

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NEA awards tender for feasibility study and design of pilot plastic recovery facility...

The study is expected to start soon and be completed by the third quarter of this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 13:10 

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Iran urges Biden to lift sanctions affecting medicines as it fights Covid-19...

Teheran also said it had approved Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for domestic use.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:55 

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ST News Night: Temperamental weather in S'pore could make you sick...

SINGAPORE - Get the latest news and updates on The Straits Times' News Night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:53 

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India farm protests deepen as nation marks Republic Day...

Tear gas was used in at least two spots including in central Delhi.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:49 

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Flight simulation game by NUS aims to help seniors combat cognitive decline...

Researchers believe tracking the scores will help in detecting cognitive decline, resulting in earlier diagnoses and treatment.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:43 

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WHO experts issue recommendations on Moderna Covid-19 vaccine...

WHO said clinical trials of the Moderna vaccine were needed on pregnant women.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:43 

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EU chief targets Internet giants over freedom of speech, urges need for high-level pact to save nature...

She said it wasn't for Internet companies alone to decide how information was disseminated.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:36 

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Thai health minister urges understanding over coronavirus vaccine plan...

AstraZeneca presented the best option with its lower-priced vaccines and promised technology transfer to Siam Bioscience.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:30 

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Asian Insider, Jan 26: Indian farmers storm Delhi; Anwar files lawsuit against Muhyiddin...

Hi all, In today's bulletin: India's protesting farmers storm capital city on country's Republic Day; China announces military drills in South China Sea; Taiwan air force flexes muscle after Chinese incursion; Japan to pass budget focusing on ...

 2021-01-26 12:21 

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AstraZeneca offers EU earlier Covid-19 vaccine supplies in Feb, no clarity on rerouting from UK: Sources...

It had unexpectedly announced it would cut supplies to the EU of its vaccine candidate in the first quarter of this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 12:02 

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All 24 towns in Singapore to have community vaccination centre each by end-March: Chan Chun Sing...

Each centre will be able to give 2,000 vaccinations per day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 11:59 

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Beijing under pressure over rising food prices ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations...

BEIJING - The Chinese government is under pressure over rising food prices ahead of the Chinese New Year festivities, with a combination of Covid-19 disruptions and colder than usual winter weather putting a crimp on supplies.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2021-01-26 11:55 

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Russia in 'energetic' talks with US over nuclear pact...

Negotiations to extend the treaty had stalled as the Trump administration insisted that China should join the deal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 11:54 

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STI falls for third straight session amid a wider decline across Asia...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore stocks fell for a third consecutive day, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) declining 0.9 per cent on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 11:35 

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Myanmar army raises prospect of coup after voter fraud claims...

The NLD has been criticised for its disenfranchisement of voters in conflict-wracked regions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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