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 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Kuaishou seeking to raise $7.2b in biggest tech IPO since Uber...

HONG KONG Kuaishou Technology, the operator of China's most popular video service after ByteDance's Douyin, is seeking to raise as much as US$5.4 billion (S$7.2 billion) in the world's biggest Internet initial public offering (IPO) since Uber ...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Nine trapped Chinese miners found dead; one still missing...

BEIJING Chinese rescue workers have found the bodies of nine more miners after an explosion a fortnight ago, local officials said yesterday, raising the death toll to 10.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Confidence in vaccines will rise as more get inoculated: Expert...

Confidence levels in vaccines are expected to rise as more people here get inoculated against Covid-19, said Singapore's chief health scientist Tan Chorh Chuan yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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'Administrative guidance' for K-drama Mr Queen...

SEOUL South Korean period comedy drama Mr Queen (2020 to present) will receive...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Why no temperature-taking at polyclinic?...

I was at Jurong Polyclinic recently. Before entering, all patients and accompanying family members had to scan their identity cards for SafeEntry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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STI slips 0.6% to extend last week's decline...

Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) slipped yesterday, extending last week's decline to finish down 0.6 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Chance for Brady to make history with Tampa Bay...

LOS ANGELES Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to reach a home-turf Super Bowl on Sunday with a 31-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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NTU rolls out new core curriculum for freshmen...

Freshmen joining Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in the new academic year in August will take up a new common curriculum that spans a variety of subjects.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Vaccination generally safe for persons with medical conditions...

I refer to Mr Edward Ng's letter (Is Covid-19 vaccine safe for the vulnerable?, Jan 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Venture abroad and rethink labour strategy, say business leaders...

Singapore must get its people and businesses to look beyond local borders, while rethinking its approach to upskilling home-grown workers as well as its relationship with foreign labour.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Xi calls for global cooperation, warns against isolationism...

With the Covid-19 pandemic plunging the world into its worst recession since World War II and the battle against the outbreak far from over, Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged world leaders to cooperate in dealing with the public health crisis and sav...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Israel opens embassy in UAE in historic move...

JERUSALEM Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, its foreign ministry said, in a historic move four months after the Jewish state and the Gulf country normalised ties.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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On Facebook...

Why are people reluctant to go see a doctor when they are ill? What would persuade them to go?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Why the stricter limit of 8 visitors per day?...

From today, every household will have a cap of eight visitors each day, as part of enhanced Covid-19 restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Pandemic could last 4 or 5 years: Lawrence Wong...

It could be four or five years before the world sees the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and the start of a post-pandemic normal, said Education Minister Lawrence Wong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Entry fee gives access to 70% of park...

We would like to thank Mr Lim Boon Seng for taking time to share his feedback (We thought the $2.50 admission price for bird park covered everything, Jan 22), which we also received from our service ambassador who interacted with him during his visit.. Re...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Overall inflation fell 0.2 per cent for general households...

All household income groups enjoyed cheaper electricity, petrol and outpatient services as well as clothing and footwear last year, outweighing the higher prices for food, bus and train fares.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Top 20 hedge funds earned $84b for clients last year, a decade high...

BOSTON The world's 20 best-performing hedge funds earned US$63.5 billion (S$84.3 billion) for clients in 2020, setting a record for the last 10 years during a chaotic time when technology-oriented stocks led a dramatic rebound from a sell-off sparked ...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Secure smart home devices, police urge as cyber attacks surge globally...

The police have advised the public to secure smart home devices such as Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, smart televisions and digital locks, as cybercrime and hacking proliferate around the world.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Extreme races, wondrous beauty...

We are now 12 months into the global pandemicand I have not been able to run ultra-marathons, which were all cancelled last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Safe dining...

HOT DINING: Greenhouses, located in a park in front of HotHouse Fort Greene, are used for outdoor dining in Brooklyn. The restaurant plans to construct seven more. With dining and safe-distancing restrictions in place to reduce the spread of the coronavir...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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As green as it gets in the city...

I have an obsession for architecture and design, so imagine my joy when I enter the cavernous 13m lobby of Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore, with its leitmotif of Balinese padi field-inspired concrete designs and biophilic architecture.. Read mor...

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Will the world fail to prepare for the next pandemic?...

The pandemic is still raging, but have governments and institutions addressed it well, so far?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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BlackRock sees US-China world order, swift economic restart...

The global economy is undergoing a geopolitical transformation which will ultimately result in a bi-polar world dominated by the United States on one end, and China on the other, said global investment giant BlackRock.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Will the world fail to prepare for the next pandemic?...

Singapore - The pandemic is still raging, but have governments and institutions addressed it well, so far?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 21:00 

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Education system aims to uplift all, by starting from young...

The Government intervenes early to preserve social mobility, says Education Minister Lawrence Wong. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 20:48 

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Football: Hero status can't save Lampard at Chelsea...

The departure of Lampard is the 14th managerial change since Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 19:33 

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Twitter users fact check misinformation in new trial programme...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Twitter said on Monday (Jan 25) it launched a pilot programme that has users flag tweets that they believe are misleading and write notes to provide context.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 18:58 

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Italy PM Conte to resign on Tuesday, seek fresh mandate...

ROME (REUTERS) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will hand in his resignation to the head of state on Tuesday (Jan 26) after a morning cabinet meeting to inform his ministers, Conte's office said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 18:28 

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EU locks horns with AstraZeneca on Covid-19 vaccine deliveries amid 'supply shock'...

The bloc asked AstraZeneca to find flexible ways to deliver doses and urged it to disclose vaccine production and distribution data.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 17:55 

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US Justice Department watchdog to probe if officials improperly tried to alter 2020 presidential election...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Justice Department's internal watchdog on Monday (Jan 25) said his office was launching an investigation on whether current or former department officials made an...

 2021-01-25 17:17 

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Godiva to close, sell North American stores due to Covid-19 pandemic...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Godiva will shut or sell its North American stores due to a steep downturn in customer foot traffic from Covid-19, the chocolate company said Monday (Jan 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 16:24 

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Boeing 737 Max to fly again in Europe, angering some crash relatives...

PARIS (REUTERS) - Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 Max this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature.. Read mor...

 2021-01-25 16:24 

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Biden overturns ban on transgender people serving in the US military...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Joe Biden on Monday (Jan 25) overturned a controversial ban by his predecessor on transgender individuals serving in the US military, a move that fulfills a campaign promise and will be cheered by LGBTQ advocates.. Read...

 2021-01-25 16:01 

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Nasdaq scales new high ahead of big-tech earnings; cyclicals lag...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Nasdaq index hit a record high on Monday (Jan 25) as investors remained optimistic at the start of a busy week of earnings from mega-cap technology companies, while economy-sensitive cyclical stocks gave back recent gains.. Read m...

 2021-01-25 15:42 

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Earth is losing ice faster today than in the mid-1990s, study suggests...

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (REUTERS) - Earth's ice is melting faster today than in the mid-1990s, new research suggests, as climate change nudges global temperatures ever higher.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 15:19 

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Pfizer wants India to order Covid-19 vaccine before pursuing approval...

Pfizer was the first firm to seek emergency-use authorisation for a Covid-19 vaccine in India, but the government approved two much cheaper shots.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 15:10 

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Singapore to host Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in October...

Australia and UK had also bid for the event, which is slated for October.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 15:03 

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US blocks Hong Kong's escalation of WTO trade dispute...

The dispute is over a US rule stipulating that goods from Hong Kong should be marked as coming from China. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:56 

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Football: Asian Champions League, AFC Cup group stages to be played in centralised venues...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - This year's Asian Champions League and AFC Cup club competitions will be played in centralised group stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Monday (Jan 25).. Read more at straitstim...

 2021-01-25 14:56 

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From hope to hunger: Yemen's forgotten uprising...

Aid groups on Sunday (Jan 24) warned conditions could grow worse.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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1-year-old boy among 44 new Covid-19 imported cases in Singapore...

The dependant's pass holder had returned from the United Arab Emirates.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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Forum: Young Lions' results do not seem to justify the effort...

Football Association of Singapore deputy president Bernard Tan outlined the rationale of the Young Lions project - to accelerate the development of young players (Young national footballers also need game time to improve, Jan 13).. Read more at straitstim...

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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On Facebook...

Why are people reluctant to go see a doctor when they are ill? What would persuade them to go?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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Your picture: Shame that plaque, a symbol of values, is defaced...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a state visit to Singapore in 2018, broke ground for a proposed Russian cultural centre with an attached Russian Orthodox Church (Russia's Putin has busy day on his first visit to S'pore, Nov 14, 2018).. Read m...

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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Forum: Covid-19 vaccination generally safe for persons with medical conditions...

I refer to Mr Edmund Ng's letter (Is Covid-19 vaccine safe for the vulnerable?, Jan 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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Forum: Why no temperature-taking at polyclinic?...

I was at Jurong Polyclinic recently. Before entering, all patients and accompanying family members had to scan their identity cards for SafeEntry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:55 

The Strait Times

Forum: Jurong Bird Park's promotion entry fee gives access to 70% of park...

We would like to thank Mr Lim Boon Seng for taking time to share his feedback (We thought the $2.50 admission price for bird park covered everything, Jan 22), which we also received from our service ambassador who interacted with him during his visit.. Re...

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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Forum: Cameras deployed in tunnels to deter speeding in accident-prone areas...

We refer to Mr Leon Lui Yuen Leung's letter (Speeding and road bullies unchecked in expressway tunnels, Jan 18).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-25 14:55 

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Forum: Ensure infrastructure is in place to cope with RTS Link crowds...

In the 1950s, the colonial government considered converting the section of the old Malayan Railway in Singapore into a passenger railway with connections to Johor Baru and beyond. It appears that the idea will come to fruition soon.. Read more at straitst...

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