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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Police force with strong public trust takes stock as it marks bicentennial...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has come a long way since its beginnings in 1820, when a scrappy band of 12 men operated from the home of a Scotsman by the name of Francis James Bernard.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Evocative tribute to Odissi dance...

Marrying dance with storytelling, Nila Madhava paid powerful homage to a bygone era of mediaeval culture in the east Indian region of Odisha.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Number of kids born to single unwed mums down since 2013...

The number of children born to single unmarried mothers has averaged around 830 per year in the last five years, with the numbers coming down since 2013, said Minister of State for Social and Family Development Sun Xueling.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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At least 16 more killed, dozens rescued in India's monsoon deluge...

KOLKATA At least 16 people have been killed and a quarter of a million people displaced from their homes after heavy monsoon rain lashed eastern India, officials said yesterday, as the country's air force joined rescue efforts.. Read more at straitsti...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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US factory activity slows sharply in July amid supply shortages...

WASHINGTON Factory activity in the United States slowed sharply last month amid ongoing supply shortages and bottlenecks, according to an industry survey released on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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WP MPs call for greater efforts to bring about gender equality...

Gender equality will benefit all of society and should not be viewed simply as a women's issue, or as a war between genders, said Ms He Ting Ru (Sengkang GRC).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Foreign talent key to medal hopes...

With Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu, stalwarts of Singapore's women's table tennis team calling time on their Olympic careers, the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) is at a crossroads.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Call for a hawker academy and rents to be set at lower levels...

Set rents at lower levels for hawkers and create a hawker academy to protect and professionalise the trade, said Mr Leon Perera (Aljunied GRC) yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Provide higher level of support to older workers...

Mr Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, suggested providing re-employment support as a trampoline to help people bounce back if they fall (Consider having modest minimum wage: MAS chief, July 23).. Read more at straitstime...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Group donates $243k worth of machines for Sri Lanka cleanup...

A Singapore-based non-profit group, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, has donated beach cleanup equipment worth US$180,000 (S$243,000) to the Sri Lankan government.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Gold plug for women's boxing...

TOKYO Women Olympic boxing medallists sent out a resounding message yesterday in Tokyo about the image of female fighters and hope their success can get more girls involved in the sport.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Doctors urge unvaccinated to get jab as hospitals are overwhelmed...

MIAMI Covid-19 hospitalisations in Louisiana and Florida have surged to their highest points of the pandemic, leading overwhelmed doctors to plead with the unvaccinated to get inoculated against the Delta variant.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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HK media outlet quits city due to 'declining freedoms'...

HONG KONG Online news outlet Initium announced it was relocating to Singapore, citing fading press freedoms, the first Hong Kong media to quit the city as the authorities crack down on dissent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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S. Korea's inflation quickens as central bank mulls over rate hike...

SEOUL South Korea's inflation unexpectedly climbed last month as the central bank prepares to meet over rates amid the nation's worst coronavirus outbreak yet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Record cases across Japan even as Olympic bubble touted as safe...

A Covid-19 patient, struggling for breath, was turned away by nearly 100 hospitals in Tokyo over a span of eight hours last week before he was finally admitted into one.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Shares of UK supermart chain Morrisons hit a high ahead of bid battle...

LONDON Shares in British supermarket chain Morrisons hit almost eight-year highs on Monday on investor hopes that rebuffed US private equity group Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) will return with a higher offer to counter Fortress' in an US$8.8 billio...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Games Briefs: Russian wrestler too strong for Armenian...

CHIBA The Russian Olympic Committee's Musa Evloev downed Armenian Artur Aleksanyan 5-1 for the heavyweight gold in men's Greco-Roman wrestling yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Investing in China: The game has changed...

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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Idols see outpouring of zealous fan love in China...

When Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu was reported to have been arrested on suspicion of rape last Saturday, his fans came up with all kinds of audacious ideas to help him.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Tar Pau Nation: Quality cooking, cafe prices at Mam Mam...

SINGAPORE - Despite hearing positive reviews about the food at Mam Mam, the cafe at National University Hospital (NUH), I have not been able to dine there because it is not open to the public.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Japan out after 'long-suffering match'...

SAITAMA Marco Asensio struck an extra-time winner as Spain ended Japan's hopes of Olympic gold in men's football with a 1-0 win yesterday, setting up a meeting with Brazil in Saturday's final.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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4 in 5 at markets, fishery port vaccinated...

Four in five of the tenants and workers at Jurong Fishery Port are now fully vaccinated, and nearly nine in 10 have had at least one jab, as the distribution centre reopened for business on Monday. This figure is similar to that for hawkers and cleaners a...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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ByteDance investors eye smaller stakes amid China's rule changes...

NEW YORK A handful of investors rattled by China's sweeping regulatory changes are looking to offload private stakes in TikTok parent ByteDance and other Chinese technology companies, according to advisory firm Setter Capital.. Read more at straitstim...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Enable faster, easier access to mental health services...

I welcome the Ministry of Education's plan to increase the number of counsellors in schools (Steps taken to ease student stress and keep schools safe, July 28).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Phase 2C of Primary 1 registration opens...

Phase 2C of the annual Primary 1 registration, which is considered the most competitive, kicked off yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Company briefs...

Agri-business group Wilmar International on Monday said its 50 per cent-owned Indian joint venture Adani Wilmar has filed a draft red herring prospectus for its initial public offering on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Awards to recognise SMEs for innovation and resilience...

Promising emerging companies will have the chance to get more resources to grow their businesses at this year's Emerging Enterprise Award organised by The Business Times and OCBC Bank.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Scenario planning for future challenges...

The Institute of Policy Studies' (IPS) two-year-long scenario-planning project, called Reimagining Singapore 2030, will include hypothetical events down the road and decisions on how to approach them. If, for example, Singapore is battered by another ...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Duterte retains US military deal as 'concession' for vaccines...

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said US vaccine donations convinced him to retain a military deal between the two long-time allies that forms a key part of President Joe Biden's efforts to counter Chinese influence in the region.. Read mor...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Germany to offer Covid-19 booster shots from next month...

BERLIN Germany will start offering Covid-19 booster shots from next month and make it easier for those aged 12 to 17 to get a jab, the Health Ministry said, amid concerns about the Delta variant.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Digital token services: MAS nod for crypto exchange...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Analysts endorse Keppel's move, upgrade target valuations for firm...

Analysts who cover Keppel Corp have given the company's offer to privatise the non-media assets of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) nods of approval, with most upgrading their target valuations for Keppel to above $6.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Docs perceived to be 'invulnerable or superhuman'...
 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Grab's sales jump 39% in Q1, ahead of record Spac deal...

Grab's first-quarter adjusted net sales rose 39 per cent to a record US$507 million (S$685 million), and the Singapore-based firm reduced its losses on the back of a strong performance in its deliveries business.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Ultraconservative Raisi inaugurated as Iran's President...

TEHERAN Ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi was yesterday inaugurated as President of Iran, a country whose hopes of shaking off a dire economic crisis hinge on reviving a nuclear deal with world powers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Warholm marvels at 'crazy' world record...

TOKYO Karsten Warholm was still patiently making his way through the media mixed zone more than an hour after his stunning, world-record-destroying run in the 400m hurdles yesterday, and still he seemed unable to absorb the enormity of his achievement.. R...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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South Korea on alert as first 2 cases of Delta Plus variant detected...

SEOUL South Korea has detected its first two cases of the new Delta Plus Covid-19 variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said yesterday, as the country battles its fourth wave of infections.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Shelf Care: Nora Ephron's Heartburn is a warm, hilariously witty read...

Fiction. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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ADB-driven plan aims to hasten closure of Asia's coal-fired plants...

LONDON/MELBOURNE Financial firms, including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC, and BlackRock Real Assets, are devising plans to speed up the closure of Asia's coal-fired power plants in order to lower the biggest source of carbon emiss...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Fighting the stigma of mental illness...

One boy was found dead in a school. Another, with a history of mental health issues, has been remanded in prison.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Dominant Carrington revels in golden double...

TOKYO New Zealand's Lisa Carrington continued an extraordinary nine-year unbeaten streak to win the 200m single-kayak sprint in Tokyo yesterday, before also claiming gold in the dual 500m.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Must-reads...

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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Stressors doctors in Singapore face during the pandemic...

What are the main stressors affecting the mental health and well-being of doctors in Singapore amid the Covid-19 pandemic?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Happy news for panda mum...

There was double happiness for giant panda Huan Huan, which means...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Consumer prices in Tokyo rise for first time in a year...

TOKYO Tokyo consumer prices unexpectedly rose for the first time in a year, another sign of a recovering inflation pulse in Japan, though the pace of gains was far from the levels fuelling fears elsewhere in the world.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Most Jurong Fishery Port tenants and workers vaccinated...

Around 80 per cent of tenants and workers at Jurong Fishery Port are fully vaccinated, with 88 per cent having received at least one dose, said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Police probing 84 people after raiding 154 massage, entertainment outlets...

The police are investigating 84 people following raids on 76 massage establishments and 78 public entertainment outlets between July 26 and Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Smart tech one way to boost healthcare system: Masagos...

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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Singaporeans will soon be able to walk in for Pfizer jabs...

All Singaporeans will soon be able to walk in to get Covid-19 jabs at vaccination centres offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine, as well as in polyclinics, said the Ministry of Health's (MOH) group director of the crisis strategy and operatio...

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