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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Shanmugam: Security, trust in police didn't happen naturally...

The success of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in keeping Singapore safe is the result of the criminal justice system, the quality of the leadership in the force, as well as the public's trust in its officers, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmug...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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

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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SCDF conducts exercise at Marina Bay floating platform...

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) conducted a deployment exercise involving emergency vehicles at the Marina Bay floating platform after midnight yesterday from 12.30am to 3am.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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India's worst-hit state eases Covid-19 curbs as infections abate...

MUMBAI India's industrial hub of Maharashtra state eased Covid-19 restrictions in most districts yesterday, including in the financial capital of Mumbai, after a steady decline in new cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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SPH's shares rise after Keppel's privatisation offer valuing it at $3.4b...

Shares of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) rose yesterday, and those of Keppel Corp also rose initially, after the two companies resumed trading on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Delta variant concerns send STI, most Asian bourses down...

Singapore's stock market declined yesterday along with most Asian bourses, as investors were concerned that the flare-ups in China and the United States caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus might wreak havoc on global economies and supply ch...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Paul stays, Lowry leaves...

LOS ANGELES National Basketball Association All-star point guard Chris Paul, who guided Phoenix to their first NBA Finals since 1993, has agreed to a new four-year deal with the Suns worth up to US$120 million (S$162 million), US media reported on Monday....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Pakistan hits target of 1m people getting vaccine shots a day...

ISLAMABAD Pakistan hit a target yesterday to vaccinate one million people a day against Covid-19, making strides in its inoculation campaign just weeks away from a deadline for workers in public-facing roles to obtain vaccination certificates.. Read more ...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Hawkers who had to close stalls ask for easier grant access...

Some food sellers who are just emerging from their two-week quarantine are calling for easier access to financial compensation, having had to throw away many of their fresh ingredients and also having lost revenue because of mandated stall closures.. Read...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Xinyao veterans raring to stage September gig...

Home-grown artistes Hong Shaoxuan, Pan Ying and Jiu Jian are set to perform in what is billed as the first ticketed xinyao concert since the pandemic struck.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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How a little-known reporter scored an interview with Diana...

Diana: The Interview That Shocked The World lifts the curtain on the Princess of Wales' bombshell 1995 BBC interview about the breakdown of her marriage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Vulnerable folk to be first in line for booster shots...

If Covid-19 booster shots are needed, the elderly and immunocompromised persons will be first in line to get them, said the Ministry of Health's group director of the crisis strategy and operations group, Mr Dinesh Vasu Dash, yesterday.. Read more at ...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Quality cooking, cafe prices at Mam Mam...

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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Plenty of positives to take away from Singaporeans' performance...

There has been a lot of criticism on social media platforms of the performance of the Singapore contingent at the ongoing Olympic Games.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Celebrating 200 years of Louis Vuitton...

The man behind French luxury trunk maison Louis Vuitton (LV) turns 200 this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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WP MP's claims of police mishandling sexual assault case are serious, says Desmond Tan...

Workers' Party MP Raeesah Khan's allegations that the police mishandled a sexual assault case are serious and need to be investigated, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Biles lauded for return, but Asian gymnasts shine...

TOKYO Simone Biles may have stolen the spotlight on the last day of the artistic gymnastics programme yesterday, but it was the Asians who dominated and stood on top of the podium in the three remaining finals at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.. Read more a...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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800 more interim rental flats for families awaiting BTO units...

An additional 800 interim rental Housing Board flats will be set aside for families waiting for their Build-To-Order (BTO) flats to be completed, including those facing construction delays, but there will be stricter eligibility criteria to apply for thes...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Beijing to release climate road map 'very soon': Envoy...

China will...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Infidelity peppered with recipes and wit...

Rachel Samstat writes cookbooks for a living. When she is seven months pregnant, she discovers that her husband, a newspaper columnist, has been cheating on her with a friend.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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End of an era as Feng, Yu bow out...

It was neither the opponent nor the result they would have liked to have in a quarter-final, but perhaps fittingly, the 3-0 loss to China yesterday has drawn the curtain on the Olympic careers of Singapore's top women's paddlers as they come full ...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Police officers who risked lives to keep the law remembered...

From shootouts to robberies and riots, police officers have risked their lives to maintain the law in Singapore over the last 200 years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Umno says PM has lost majority as 11 MPs pull out...

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin lost his majority in Parliament yesterday after 11 Umno MPs withdrew support for his Perikatan Nasional (PN) government. One Umno Cabinet minister also announced that he was quitting the government.. Read more at straitstim...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

The Strait Times

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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What hot today...

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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....

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