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 2021-02-25 07:21 

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It's alive! Black-browed Babbler emerges after 170 years in Indonesia...

Conservationists have long assumed it was extinct.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 07:17 

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Budget debate: PSP proposes $1,200 monthly levy on EP holders to even out 'wage disadvantage' of locals...

The $1,200 monthly levy on EP holders is based on the employer's contribution and part of the employee's contribution to CPF, he said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 07:15 

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Fall/Winter 2021 menswear dissects male psyche...

From sleek classics to bold revamps, the recent men's fashion weeks had a strong sense of assuredness.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 07:14 

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Indonesia hunts for missing after mine collapse kills three...

Fifteen survivors were pulled from the debris so far. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 07:10 

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Neoen lines up government funding for big battery in Australia...

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - France's Neoen has won A$160 million (S$167 million) in cheap finance from the Australian government to help fund what will be one of the world's biggest batteries, which it said is on track to be up and running later this ye...

 2021-02-25 06:59 

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Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex...

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian man Thursday (Feb 25) won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a victory hailed as...

 2021-02-25 06:52 

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Woman pleads guilty to hurting domestic helper who ran from flat to escape abuse...

The victim was in the Jalan Kayu area when she approached a stranger for help.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 06:50 

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Budget debate: NMP calls for measures to ensure proper working conditions for cleaners, security officers...

Laws requiring building owners to provide proper rest areas for outsourced workers should be implemented sooner, he said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 06:40 

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An upgraded Speedmaster and other hot watch releases...

SINGAPORE - Last January, French luxury conglomerate LVMH - which owns Zenith, Bvlgari, Hublot and Tag Heuer - staged its inaugural Watch Week at the swanky Bvlgari Hotel & Resorts in Dubai.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 06:35 

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Hong Kongers buying more UK homes after new national security law...

The new wave of buying includes some Hong Kong residents who are pooling money to invest.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 06:33 

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Philippines to receive first Covid-19 vaccines, start vaccinations next week...

The delivery of 600,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech's vaccines, donated by China, will arrive on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 06:26 

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Why so many seniors still jaywalk...
 2021-02-25 06:17 

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South Korea preps coronavirus vaccines after political scuffle over first shots...

The first doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine were distributed to clinics on Thursday (Feb 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 06:05 

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Singapore not expected to move out of phase 3 any time soon: Janil...

Phase 3 will last until there is evidence vaccines are effective in preventing future outbreaks, he said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:59 

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Tear-jerker Hi, Mom proves massive box-office success in China...

The film marks a triumphant debut for its female director.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:58 

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US consulate completes Hong Kong property sale after Beijing greenlight...

HONG KONG (AFP) - The US Consulate in Hong Kong has completed a multi-million-dollar property sale that was previously put on ice after Beijing refused to grant permission, the buyer announced Thursday (Feb 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:47 

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Indonesia to secure Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for private use...

Private vaccination scheme is due to run alongside a national inoculation programme.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:31 

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Government reviewing three areas to ensure 'evil' abuse of maid does not happen again...

The abuse suffered by Myanmar domestic helper Piang Ngaih Don must never happen again, and the Government is reviewing three key areas to ensure this.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:31 

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Thai Airways posts record S$6.19 billion loss as debt revamp looms...

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thai Airways International, the nation's flag carrier in the middle of a debt restructuring, reported a record loss last year after the coronavirus outbreak ground most of its services to a halt.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:17 

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Nearly 400 animals born in 2020, including first Malayan tiger cubs in over 20 years: WRS...

The cubs are currently cared for by their mother Intan in an off-exhibit area at Night Safari. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:15 

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StanChart restores dividend, reaffirms targets as Covid-19 halves profit...

It was a show of confidence about its ability to recover from the impact of the pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:15 

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Australia expects wetter than usual autumn as La Nina lingers...

The forecast is a boost to Australian wheat farmers who will sow crops in April.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:05 

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Egypt detainees languish in jail with 'no end in sight'...

Already faced with the prospect of spending several years in overcrowded and often violent jails, Egypt's political prisoners are often charged with crimes they allegedly committed while behind bars.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 05:02 

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Tennis: Singapore Tennis Open tickets sold out less than a day after release...

SINGAPORE - Tickets for the semi-finals and finals of the Singapore Tennis Open this weekend have sold out in less than a day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:35 

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China vows 5-year plan dedicated to climate, but growth, security concerns weigh...

Experts said Beijing is still likely to give regions leeway to focus on growth and build new coal-fired power stations to head off energy shortages.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:30 

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Supporting new Myanmar elections is not the solution...

The writer says that Asean has leverage with the Myanmar military and must use it to ensure that the junta refrains from further violence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:28 

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Olympics: Decision over foreign spectators for Tokyo Games could be made by May, says Bach...

LAUSANNE (AFP) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Wednesday (Feb 24) said he thinks a decision on whether foreign spectators will be allowed into Japan for the delayed 2020 Olympics could be made by late April or early May.. ...

 2021-02-25 04:24 

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Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect...

The US tech giant said it would also ban all...

 2021-02-25 04:23 

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China target to allow air pollution to rise slightly in 2021: Environment ministry...

China will seek to keep average levels of PM2.5 at 34.5 micrograms per cubic metre over the course of 2021.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:20 

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WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann to leave board for a year under proposed deal...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Adam Neumann, the WeWork's co-founder and former CEO, would give up his role on the company's board for at least a year under terms of a legal settlement in advanced discussions, said people familiar with the matter.. Read more...

 2021-02-25 04:20 

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The return of militancy: Dawn editorial...

The paper says that the state must strengthen support for forces that have a stake in the local communities to combat extremism.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:15 

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My Perfect Weekend: Cycling, craft beers for Manhattan's new bar manager...

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 2021-02-25 04:09 

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Olympics: Vaccines 'encouraged' but not compulsory for athletes at Tokyo: IOC VP Coates...

Japan's government was expected to make a decision on how many fans could attend the Olympics by April.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:00 

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Grab to hire 350 people in Singapore to deliver financial services, support digitalisation of companies...

Ride-hailing operator Grab will be hiring about 350 more employees here this year to help it deliver financial services in South-east Asia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:00 

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Film picks: Saint Maud, Hong Kong Film Festival, Middle East Film Festival...

Saint Maud (M18). Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:00 

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Singer Sia on her controversial film Music: 'It's the most important thing I ever made'...

The criticisms levelled at her feature directorial debut has not dampened her enthusiasm.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 04:00 

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Add To Cart: Fuss-free beauty faves to give your skin a break post-CNY...

Press reset with these lightweight offerings that will hold up in the heat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:52 

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Boeing working with regulators, customers on return of 737 Max in Asia...

So far, all Asian countries have held off from approving the Max's return.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:44 

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Japan set to halt new development aid to Myanmar: Media...

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato left open the possibility of a change in policy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:44 

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Asia markets track Wall Street record after Powell's soothing words...

HONG KONG (AFP) - Another Federal Reserve reassurance it would not hike interest rates until absolutely necessary buoyed Asian markets on Thursday (Feb 25), while traders were also taking heart from more positive developments on the vaccine front.. Read m...

 2021-02-25 03:33 

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137 NGOs from 31 countries ask UN for Myanmar arms embargo...

The NGOs said governments that permit arms transfers to Myanmar should immediately stop the supply of any weapons and munitions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:28 

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China's Xi Jinping declares 'complete victory' in poverty eradication campaign...

Mr Xi has made fighting poverty one of his main goals.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:03 

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Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulf...

Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE have chosen Huawei for their 5G rollouts and partnered with the company to develop...

 2021-02-25 03:02 

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300 more inspections for high risk workplaces after seven deaths from workplace accidents in Feb: MOM...

SINGAPORE - Following a spate of workplace accidents this month which saw seven people killed, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is adding 300 inspections at high-risk industries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:00 

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Australia enters age of the 'circuit-breaker' to quickly crush Covid-19...

Any sign of a breakout prompts an immediate strict and short lockdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 03:00 

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Food Picks: North and South Indian cuisine, pocket-friendly yakiniku, Sichuan fare...

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 2021-02-25 02:44 

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Police report filed against fake ICA website; authority says no data compromised...

ICA assured the public that access to the official website remains unaffected.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 02:43 

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Philippine critics in firing line of anti-communist misinformation war...

Facebook's reach into the smartphones used by millions of Filipinos has made it a powerful weapon in amplifying the accusations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 02:32 

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Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing plans US blank-cheque company...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest property tycoon, is planning to raise funds for dealmaking by listing a special purpose acquisition company (Spac) in the US, people with knowledge of the matter said.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-02-25 02:30 

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Music Picks: Billie Eilish documentary, Jive Talkin' and Kumar at Capitol Theatre...

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