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 2021-02-25 01:45 

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Australia Covid-19 cases trend lower...

Victoria, the country's second-most populous state, recorded no cases for nearly a week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:39 

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Golf: Another great Tiger Woods comeback is possible, say medical experts...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Tiger Woods could return to competitive golf within a year, top orthopaedic surgeons said on Wednesday (Feb 24), but the road back from serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash will be a long and gruelling one.. Read more at st...

 2021-02-25 01:38 

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Covid-19 cases slow in Americas, but vaccine impact on virus to take months: Paho...

Paho Director Carissa Etienne urged governments and manufacturers to speed up delivery of vaccines to the region.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:36 

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12 hurt after accident between lorry and bus on PIE...

The accident caused a major jam during the morning peak hour.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:32 

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Nasa releases panorama taken by Mars rover...

The panorama shows the rim of the Jezero Crater where the rover touched down last week. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:21 

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New coronavirus variant identified in New York: Researchers...

Known as B1526, it was first identified in samples collected in New York in November.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:19 

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8 workers injured in Tuas fire in intensive care...

Two other workers sustained minor injuries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:19 

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8 workers injured in Tuas fire in intensive care...

Several workers were left with portions of their skin peeling off.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:18 

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SPH, family office could see returns from US$50b Coupang IPO...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Two Singapore-based investors of South Korean e-commerce firm Coupang - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the family office of Trafigura's Asia-Pacific chief Tan Chin Hwee - could see strong returns on their investmen...

 2021-02-25 01:08 

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US, rights groups criticise Malaysia for deportations to Myanmar...

Malaysian officials offered no explanation as to why they ignored the court's instructions and sent back the 1,086 migrants.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 01:06 

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Alibaba, once a fund darling, dumped by some Wall Street titans...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Alibaba Group Holding, once the most valuable company in China, is turning from a global hedge fund favourite to something less than desirable.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 00:50 

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New York prosecutor seeking information in probe of Steve Bannon...

Bannon was charged in federal court last year with defrauding contributors to...

 2021-02-25 00:30 

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UK lifts ban on use of domestic blood plasma donations in treatments...

The Scottish government, which has responsibility for health policy in Scotland, said simultaneously it would also lift the ban there.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 00:30 

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Local start-up raises US$10m as it gears up to launch plant-based chicken product...

SINGAPORE - Local food tech start-up Next Gen has raised US$10 million (S$13.2 million) in its recent financing round, as it gears up to launch its alternative chicken product.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 00:29 

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New Zealand central bank to consider housing in rate setting in move to cool prices...

WELLINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - New Zealand's government will require the central bank to take account of house prices when it sets interest rates, stepping up efforts to rein in a rampant property market.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 00:26 

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Fencing, tightened security at US Capitol staying in place for now...

Capitol officials provided no timetable for when the extra security measures would be eased.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 00:17 

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US lawmakers urge FAA to submit delayed airline engine safety report to Congress...

The lawmakers said they were concerned any...

 2021-02-25 00:09 

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English survey finds high antibody levels from Pfizer coronavirus vaccine roll-out...

Nearly 95 per cent of under-30s tested positive for antibodies 21 days after one dose.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-25 00:02 

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Biden revokes Trump bans on many green card applicants, temporary foreign workers...

Mr Biden said the visa bans had prevented families from reuniting in the United States and harmed US businesses.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:58 

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UOB posts 32% drop in Q4 profit to $688 million...

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - United Overseas Bank reported a 32 per cent fall in quarterly profit as Singapore's smallest listed bank said its net interest income declined and credit losses swelled.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:54 

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Biden trade nominee Katherine Tai says China is both a rival and a partner...

Ms Tai, whose nomination requires Senate approval, is expected to play a key role in setting and implementing Mr Biden's trade policy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:53 

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These Covid-19 billionaire fortunes are fading with the vaccine rollout...

In the healthcare industry, the pandemic led to big fortunes, fast. Now some of them are evaporating just as quickly.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:48 

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Australian parliament passes news media bargaining code...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - The Australian parliament on Thursday (Feb 25) passed a news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code that will make it compulsory for Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay media companies for content.. Read more at str...

 2021-02-24 23:45 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 25...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Feb 25. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:43 

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Moderna plans multi-pronged approach on coronavirus variants...

Moderna said it had completed manufacturing doses of a new version of its Covid-19 vaccine modified to target the South Africa strain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:39 

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US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince: Sources...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A declassified version of a US intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday (Feb 25) finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four US officials familiar wi...

 2021-02-24 23:36 

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Biden directs staff to address chip shortages idling auto plants...

The issue has taken on urgency with a global chip shortage that's threatening to harm US growth.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:27 

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Qantas pushes back expected restart of international travel to October...

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Qantas Airways laid out an ambitious plan to resume flights to most international destinations from late October, betting that vaccine rollouts will help revive the world's shattered aviation industry.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2021-02-24 23:26 

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White House stands by budget pick Neera Tanden as Senate support wavers...

Two Senate committees postponed scheduled meetings to consider Ms Tanden's nomination.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:26 

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Meme stock mania flares up anew after GameStop shares triple...

The now infamous WallStreetBets forum saw so much demand that the site would not load. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:18 

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Cautious Asian nations finally fire starting gun on coronavirus vaccination...

While Asia's vaccination drives are a big step forward, there's still a long way to go before a full return to normalcy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:18 

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New global R&D head for TikTok to be based in Singapore: Sources...

The role is newly created and would be the first senior R&D position for TikTok. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 23:06 

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Facebook exploring potential news licensing agreements in Canada: Source...

VANCOUVER (REUTERS) - Facebook Inc is exploring potential licensing agreements in the coming year with Canadian media outlets and expanding its investment in local journalism initiatives, a source familiar with the company's thinking said on Wednesday...

 2021-02-24 22:30 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 25...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Feb 25, 2021.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 22:26 

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Large real world study confirms Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 94% effective...

The peer-reviewed study involved 1.2 million people in Israel.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 22:17 

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Football: Mendy fires late winner as Real struggle to beat 10-man Atalanta in Champions League...

Zinedine Zidane's side were missing several high-profile players through injury.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 22:10 

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Football: Man City stretch winning run with 2-0 Champions League victory over Gladbach...

Bernardo Silva scores once and sets up another goal for City.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:56 

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US murder suspect 'cooked' victim's heart: Report...

He cooked the woman's heart with potatoes to serve to other victims before attacking them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:44 

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Dow ends at record on dovish Fed, vaccine progress...

The Dow jumps 1.4 per cent to close at 31,961.86, a new all-time high.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:32 

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Pregnant migrant sets herself on fire in Greek camp...

She thought her request to be relocated to Germany has been refused, but it was said to be a misunderstanding.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:18 

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US audit report cites 'weaknesses' in FAA certification of Boeing 737 Max...

The FAA did not have a complete understanding of a key Boeing safety system, the report says.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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First shipment of Sinovac arrives...

Singapore received its first shipment of China's Sinovac vaccine on Tuesday but has yet to authorise it for use here. The vaccine maker has started submitting initial data to the Health Sciences Authority. As a condition for authorisation, vaccine man...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Column Lengths...

Monolithic sculptures at the Between The Earth And Sky exhibition at Kasmin Gallery in New York. The show brings together 22 works and aims to explore how columns and stelae are sometimes seen as markers in cultures and history.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Life is 'great' again for Knicks fans as the Garden reopens...

NEW YORK New York Knicks super-fan Anthony Donahue made an emotional return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday as the National Basketball Association (NBA) team played in front of their home fans for the first time in almost a year.. Read more at straits...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Top 10 Movies...

SINGAPORE. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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What the wave of anti-Asian violence reveals about America...

A 23-year-old Korean woman in New York was punched in the face last March and accused of having the coronavirus. More incidents followed as the virus spread, with Asian-Americans spat on, beaten, slashed, even attacked with chemicals.. Read more at strait...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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M1 revamps mobile plans to give customers more flexible options...

Telco M1 has overhauled its mobile plans to give customers more flexibility in customising the amount of data and talk time they want, with three new bespoke mobile plans.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Malaysia kicks off vaccination...

Malaysia started its vaccination campaign yesterday, with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin the first to receive the Covid-19 shot. Malaysia aims to inoculate close to 83 per cent of its 33 million population within the year. It will start by vaccinating he...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Machine guzzles trash as it cruises down the river...

This vessel-like machine will meander down rivers but instead of taking visitors on a cruise or housing fishermen, it will guzzle trash that comes in its way.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Labour MP urges stronger laws to protect gig workers...

Gig workers should be accorded stronger legal protection to address the...

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