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 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Forum: Making sure Singapore workforce is globally competitive...

We refer to the Forum letter,...

 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Forum: Safe distancing ambassador could have behaved more professionally...

I am writing to express my displeasure at how some safe distancing ambassadors (SDAs) conduct themselves in the course of their work.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Forum: Improve quality of personnel responsible for workplace safety...

I refer to National Trades Union Congress assistant secretary-general Melvin Yong's call for a dedicated workplace safety and health monitor at each worksite (Tuas explosion: 3 workers dead, 5 in critical condition, Feb 26).. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Your picture: Rooftop farm's small plot serves only a small group of residents...

It seems that urban farms are now the trend (HDB rooftops to get more urban farms, Feb 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Forum: Free parking at HDB carparks can be offered only after residents' needs are met...

We thank Mr Roland Chan for his letter (Still waiting for carpark review after two years, Feb 20).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Forum: Lower voting age to 18...

I refer to the joint reply by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health (No parental consent needed for Covid-19 vaccination and phone call was not required, March 1).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 20:00 

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Forum: Basic needs of offenders need to be met during rehabilitation...

It is good that the Government has moved from a punishment model to one of rehabilitation for prisoners (Giving prisoners, and their families, a second chance, Feb 28). The question is whether the rest of society has done so.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2021-03-02 19:52 

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Reggae icon Bunny Wailer, who played with Bob Marley, dies aged 73...

The Jamaican singer, who founded the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, suffered a stroke.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 19:38 

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Britain's first LGBT+ retirement community to open in London...

A multi-million-pound loan will help buy 19 properties on the top flour floors of the Norman Foster-designed Bankhouse development.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 19:26 

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Tennis: 'Amazing to be back', says Keys as she beats fatigued Bencic in Qatar...

America's Madison Keys wins her first match since September 6-4, 6-1.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 18:57 

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German warship to sail through South China Sea, officials say...

The frigate will become the first German warship to cross the South China Sea since 2002.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 18:25 

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Yemen a 'step away' from devastating famine, says UN, as fund-raising falls short...

Warning comes as funds raised at donor conference fall short by more than half.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 18:08 

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Formula One: Eighth title bid will not decide my future, says Lewis Hamilton...

Hamilton is...

 2021-03-02 17:28 

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20 dead after bus plunges off cliff in Bolivia...

A dozen were injured when the passenger bus plunged some 150m.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 17:02 

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British royal Meghan awarded $800,000 in costs after court privacy win...

The award is a provisional payment towards legal costs for Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 16:46 

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Amazon issues rare apology in India after complaints that Tandav series hurt Hindu beliefs...

The series has faced police complaints and court cases in several states.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 16:22 

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Tennis: Wawrinka dumped out of Rotterdam ATP, Rublev advances...

Wawrinka was seen off in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 by Russia's Karen Khachanov.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 16:15 

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FBI director Christopher Wray says Capitol rioters were not fake Trump supporters...

Wray accuses the rioters of domestic terrorism and vows to hold them accountable.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 16:04 

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Football: Johor Crown Prince's Instagram posts spark talk of takeover of Peter Lim's Valencia...

SINGAPORE - With a desire to...

 2021-03-02 16:00 

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S'pore calls on military authorities in Myanmar to seek a negotiated compromise...

Here is an edited extract of Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan's remarks at Tuesday's meeting of Asean foreign ministers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 16:00 

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Collecting the sounds unique to Singapore...

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 2021-03-02 15:58 

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STI inch up 0.03% while rest of Asia dips...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore's blue-chip barometer the Straits Times Index (STI) finished trading at 2,973.87 points on Tuesday, rising only 0.03 per cent, whereas several markets in Asia closed in the red.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2021-03-02 15:49 

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Merck to help make Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, says White House official...

J&J's vaccine production has been slower than promised.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 15:33 

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New law allows first British minister to take maternity leave...

Suella Braverman will be replaced during her absence by one of her deputies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 15:20 

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Israel moving to protect hundreds of citizens against ICC war crimes probe...

The Hague-based International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over the occupied West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 15:03 

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Safeguards for progressive wage model must be in place to stop vendors from profiteering: MPs...

SINGAPORE - More is being done to help low-wage workers through the progressive wage model (PWM), but safeguards must be in place to avoid passing costs to others and stop unscrupulous vendors from profiteering under the guise of rising wages.. Read more ...

 2021-03-02 14:58 

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Malaysia to allow cinemas to reopen again...

KUALA LUMPUR (ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Cinemas halls in Malaysia have been given the green light to reopen as the most heavily populated regions of the country will enter a more relaxed Movement Control Order (MCO) from Friday (March 5).. Read more at straits...

 2021-03-02 14:51 

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Football: Ian St John's buddy Jimmy Greaves among those paying tribute as Liverpool legend dies at 82...

LONDON (AFP) - Jimmy Greaves was among those paying tribute to a...

 2021-03-02 14:42 

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Budget debate: Issues raised by MPs concerning workers, local and foreign...

SINGAPORE - At the start of debate on the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) budget on Tuesday (March 2), 25 MPs spoke on various topics concerning workers. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo and her colleagues will reply when the debate resumes on Wednesday.....

 2021-03-02 14:20 

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Asean countries urge Myanmar military to end violence and work towards reconciliation...

Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan said Singapore hasn't recognised the military regime as Myanmar's government.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 13:58 

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Football: Ibrahimovic defends Sanremo role, stands by LeBron James comments...

(REUTERS) - AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has defended his controversial appearance at Italy's Sanremo music festival and reiterated his belief that athletes like Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James should stay out of politics.. Read more at st...

 2021-03-02 13:30 

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France changes tack and approves AstraZeneca shots for those under 75...

PARIS (REUTERS) - France will allow people under 75 with existing health problems to get the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the health minister said, departing from an earlier stance that the vaccine should be for the under-65s only.. Read more at straitst...

 2021-03-02 13:15 

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Sales of laptops, tablets and other gadgets surge in Malaysia as more people work,meet and study remotely...

KUALA LUMPUR - The sales of laptops, tablets and other gadgets have soared in Malaysia, with some retailers and buyers complaining of a shortage as more people work from home and attend virtual classes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 13:03 

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Asian Insider, March 2: Asean on Myanmar; Semiconductors basis of US strategy towards Asia...

Asian Insider brings you insights into a fast-changing region from our network of correspondents and commentators.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 13:00 

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Singapore factory activity expands for 8th straight month in February but at slower pace...

SINGAPORE - Singapore's manufacturing sector continued growing, as factory activity recorded an eighth straight month of expansion in February, though at a slightly slower rate.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 12:57 

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Malaysian freed months after escaping death sentence...

SINGAPORE - A Malaysian man, who escaped the gallows more than four months ago after the Court of Appeal cleared him of a capital drug charge, finally walked out a free man on Tuesday (March 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 12:55 

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ST News Night: S'pore urges de-escalation of situation in Myanmar...

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

 2021-03-02 12:42 

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Chinese hackers allegedly target Indian vaccine makers...

NEW DELHI - The issue of Chinese hackers has returned to the forefront in India with allegations of their attempts to infiltrate the IT systems at two Indian vaccine makers and their involvement in a power outage in Mumbai last year.. Read more at straits...

 2021-03-02 12:40 

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Football: Ex-Barcelona president released after appearing before judge - court...

BARCELONA (AFP) - Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his former advisor Jaume Masferrer were released on Tuesday (March 2) after appearing before a judge investigating last year's...

 2021-03-02 12:36 

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Motor racing: Wolff says Mercedes still fired up for success...

LONDON (AFP) - The Mercedes Formula One team despite seven successive constructors titles possess the...

 2021-03-02 12:32 

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Kebun Baru pilots tech-integrated facility for the elderly living alone...

The system also comes with AI and sound analytics software capable of detecting falls and distress.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 12:25 

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National digital literacy programme should be offered to parents from low-income households: NMP...

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 2021-03-02 12:06 

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AirAsia's food delivery service launches in Singapore with 80 restaurants on board...

The platform will initially feature about 80 restaurants, including Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 11:58 

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Woman dies from brain haemorrhage in Japan days after vaccine, but link uncertain...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - A Japanese a woman in her 60s died from a brain haemorrhage three days after receiving a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination, the health ministry said on Tuesday (March 2), adding that there may not be a link between the two.. Read more at st...

 2021-03-02 11:55 

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VacciNationSG campaign launched to raise awareness of Covid-19 vaccine, combat misinformation...

The campaign will also address misconceptions and debunk misinformation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 11:20 

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Tycoon OK Lim's daughter sells Bukit Timah condo for close to $3m ahead of court hearing to freeze family assets...

SINGAPORE - Lim Huey Ching, the daughter of Singaporean tycoon and Hin Leong Trading founder Lim Oon Kuin, is selling her freehold condo on Bukit Timah Road for S$2.811 million, The Straits times has learned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 11:15 

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Austria and Denmark break ranks with EU to produce vaccines with Israel...

VIENNA/COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Austria and Denmark, chafing at the slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the European Union, have broken ranks with Brussels to form an alliance with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines against mutations of the coron...

 2021-03-02 11:10 

The Strait Times

Several EWL stations to be closed on Sundays to facilitate cable replacement works...

Stations between Pioneer MRT station and Tuas Link station will be affected between March 7 and May 16.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 10:53 

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Germany to extend Covid-19 lockdown until March 28, says govt draft document...

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 2021-03-02 10:36 

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China says door to Xinjiang always open but UN should not prejudge...

Beijing says it welcomes a visit by the UN human rights chief, but the aim should be to provide exchanges and cooperation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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