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 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Indonesian President calls on Asean to reopen regional travel...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday called on South-east Asian nations to...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Netflix pushes back against Squid Game-juiced usage fees in South Korea...

SEOUL Netflix is pushing back against a South Korean Internet provider's demand that it pay to use their network after hits such as Squid Game caused a surge in data traffic, saying the move could prevent entertainment firms from working profitably in...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Eleven havens...

In a giant leap to the new Covid-19-endemic world, travellers departing from 11 countries do not have to serve quarantine when entering Singapore - provided they are flying under the new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements.. Read more at straitstime...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Ex-ITE student admits role in knife attack in school...

An Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East student took a bread knife to school in February, and one of his friends later used it to slash another student on campus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Merc in damage-control mode...

AUSTIN Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a record eighth Formula One championship took a hit at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday and the Mercedes driver is bracing himself for more tough days ahead.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Making democracy work...

Rather than gladiators in a fight to the death, ruling and opposition parties should see themselves as two sides belonging to one team.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Envy ex-director faces 18 more charges over fraud scheme...

Businessman Ng Yu Zhi, who is embroiled in one of Singapore's biggest investment fraud schemes, was handed 18 more charges in the State Courts over his role in a nickel trading scheme that allegedly cheated investors of at least $1.2 billion.. Read mo...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Scientists fear 'game-changing' risk of climate tipping points...

PARIS World leaders may be going into the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow with the do-or-die goal of limiting global warming at 1.5 deg C, but breaching that cap is not what keeps scientists awake at night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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S'pore pumps in $10m in two new funds for low-carbon research...

Singapore is putting more money into low-carbon research, with two new funds totalling $10 million launched yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Ex-user of substance: You're at its mercy for hours...

Fingers bloodied, a man tried to dig through concrete with his bare hands because he thought someone was trying to bury him, while another kept hitting his head with an ashtray.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Premier League talking points...

Tottenham's Son Heung-min is not only the best Asian footballer in the world but also the most recognisable, with few plying their trade at the top level.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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LSD ensnares several tertiary students here in recent years...

The 17-year-old who died while facing drug trafficking charges involving lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is the eighth student in Singapore reported to have been caught up in offences related to hallucinogenic substances in the last three years.. Read mo...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Sudan military dissolves govt in takeover...

KHARTOUM Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan's Cabinet yesterday and a military officer dissolved the transitional government, while opponents of the takeover took to the streets where gunfire and injuries were reported.. Read more at strai...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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New licensing scheme for food establishments from 2023...

A new licensing regime for food establishments will be introduced from 2023 to provide better assurance of food safety for consumers, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Rejuvenate in Jeju...

Three Singaporean women, who have made Jeju Island their home, share their favourite places - including a black-pork restaurant, an eco-playground for little ones and a lighthouse island with glowing sunset views.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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300,000 Swedes have impaired sense of smell due to virus: Report...

STOCKHOLM An estimated 300,000 Swedes suffer from an impaired sense of smell due to Covid-19, a news report said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Pandemic stimulus has backfired in emerging markets...

From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many emerging nations watched the United States and other large developed countries...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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MOH adds 2 charts to daily update to better reflect situation here...

Two new charts have been added to the daily Covid-19 updates that the Ministry of Health (MOH) issues every night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Millions of Afghans could die of starvation: UN official...

DUBAI Millions of Afghans, including children, could die of starvation unless urgent action is taken to pull Afghanistan back from the brink of collapse, a senior United Nations official warned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Ice-cool Mad Max takes charge of title race...

You could characterise Max Verstappen's outstanding US Grand Prix in terms of manual symbolism.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Fire on cargo ship off Canada 'stabilised'...

MONTREAL The Canadian Coast Guard has said that a fire spewing toxic gas from a container ship had been...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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14 more Covid-19 deaths, 3,174 new infections...

Fourteen people aged between 60 and 93 have died of complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Move to bring more in seems like a step backwards...

I was nonplussed by the announcement that the Ministry of Manpower will increase the number of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) entering the country from 200 a week to 1,000 a week (Three 'brakes' to slow down infection rate, curb transmission: Min...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Global banks up pressure on HK to ease curbs...

HONG KONG The finance industry is ratcheting up pressure on Hong Kong to ease its strict quarantine rules and abandon its zero-Covid-19 policy after a survey found almost half of major international banks and asset managers are contemplating moving staff ...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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What is the metaverse?...

LONDON Facebook, under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new name that focuses on the metaverse, according to a Verge report last week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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KMT's political strategy could hurt itself and Taiwan, say experts...

Recalling elected politicians has become a tool for Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) in recent years, as the main opposition party seeks to gain some political ground ahead of local elections next year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Worst pollution in Beijing since coal curbs lifted...

BEIJING China's capital Beijing is suffering its worst air pollution since May in the wake of its decision to boost coal production to address a power crunch.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Over 200,000 seniors get booster shots...

More than 200,000 seniors here have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, while 87 per cent of seniors aged 70 and above are fully vaccinated against the virus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Dialogue key to calming East Asia tensions...

This appears to be a fresh season for testing advanced missiles. China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that circled the globe before heading towards its target - a demonstration that Beijing's capabilities in such weaponry are far more adv...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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S'pore aims to import 30% of energy from green sources...

Singapore plans to import around 30 per cent of its electricity from low-carbon sources, such as renewable energy plants, by 2035.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Singapore companies ink two deals to import solar power from Indonesia...

Two joint development agreements (JDAs) were signed yesterday by Singaporean companies for the import of solar energy from Indonesia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Can ivermectin protect someone from Covid-19?...

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug that has lately come under intense scrutiny amid a government clampdown on its illegal distribution and false claims surrounding the pill as a cure for Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Consider using ARTs at eateries to allow bigger groups to dine...

Finance Minister Lawrence Wong has set out clear parameters for what conditions need to be met before Covid-19 restrictions are eased (5 from same household can dine out together if situation improves, Oct 24). This has cleared up some concerns over incon...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Singapore in trials to prepare for electricity imports...

Singapore has been preparing for future electricity imports by embarking on trials with partners.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Rebuilding Asean economies in a post-Covid-19 world...

Strategies to make the region more resilient and adaptable to three key global trends are an important part of this week's summit.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Paving the way for protecting S'pore's modernist buildings...

Golden Mile Complex was gazetted for conservation last Friday, a year after the Government announced its intention to do so.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Singtel divests payment card compliance business...

Singtel yesterday announced that its cyber-security arm Trustwave has divested SecureTrust, its payment card industry compliance business, to Sysnet Global Solutions, for a cash consideration of US$80 million (S$107.8 million).. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Amnesty to quit Hong Kong, citing fears under security law...

HONG KONG Amnesty International yesterday said it would shutter its offices in Hong Kong because of the threat posed to staff by a national security law that Beijing has imposed on the city.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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ExxonMobil seeks industry, govt support for green project...

South-east Asia's policymakers can help breathe life into projects aimed at tackling emissions from pollutive industries by coming to an understanding on how to price carbon across the region.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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STI starts week with 0.1% dip amid mixed trading in region...

Singapore stocks slipped yesterday amid mixed trading across regional markets.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Showing love to employees makes bosses better leaders...

The article...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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PM Lee to meet region's leaders at summits...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet global and regional leaders virtually for the second year running at the Asean summits and related gatherings from today to Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Food costs, electricity price hikes fuel higher inflation last month...

Singapore's consumer prices rose faster last month on the back of sharper increases in electricity and gas prices, food costs and housing rents.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Artistic talent is not limited by one's age...

Many of the recent arts prizes, residencies, grants and initiatives that support and promote artistic talent in Singapore often include an upper age limit (often 30 to 50 years old) in the eligibility criteria for applicants.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Malaysia, Singapore to finalise easing of travel restrictions, Khairy says...

JOHOR BARU Malaysia and Singapore are looking at easing travel restrictions as...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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No one country or bloc can dictate international rules: Xi...

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday took a thinly veiled swipe at the US-led international order, while lauding China's political system and global contributions, in a speech to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's membership at the Unite...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Must-reads...

Singapore plans to import around 30 per cent of its electricity from low-carbon sources, such as renewable energy plants, by 2035. This move will allow the Republic to tap sources such as wind energy and hydropower in other countries, and help to reduce t...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Pro-Irving protests open Nets' home loss...

NEW YORK A group of protesters voicing anger that Kyrie Irving will not play for the Brooklyn Nets while he refuses to be vaccinated against Covid-19 held a demonstration outside Barclays Centre before their National Basketball Association (NBA) home open...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Rebuilding Asean economies in a post-Covid-19 world...

Public attention at today's virtual Asean Summit will focus on Myanmar and on the identity of its non-political representative. Myanmar's Foreign Ministry has rejected the Asean foreign ministers' decision last week to exclude coup leader Min ...

 2021-10-25 21:00 

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What it should have been...

Yesterday's report,...

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