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 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Duterte retains US military deal as 'concession' for vaccines...

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said US vaccine donations convinced him to retain a military deal between the two long-time allies that forms a key part of President Joe Biden's efforts to counter Chinese influence in the region.. Read mor...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Germany to offer Covid-19 booster shots from next month...

BERLIN Germany will start offering Covid-19 booster shots from next month and make it easier for those aged 12 to 17 to get a jab, the Health Ministry said, amid concerns about the Delta variant.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Digital token services: MAS nod for crypto exchange...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Analysts endorse Keppel's move, upgrade target valuations for firm...

Analysts who cover Keppel Corp have given the company's offer to privatise the non-media assets of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) nods of approval, with most upgrading their target valuations for Keppel to above $6.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Docs perceived to be 'invulnerable or superhuman'...
 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Grab's sales jump 39% in Q1, ahead of record Spac deal...

Grab's first-quarter adjusted net sales rose 39 per cent to a record US$507 million (S$685 million), and the Singapore-based firm reduced its losses on the back of a strong performance in its deliveries business.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Ultraconservative Raisi inaugurated as Iran's President...

TEHERAN Ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi was yesterday inaugurated as President of Iran, a country whose hopes of shaking off a dire economic crisis hinge on reviving a nuclear deal with world powers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Warholm marvels at 'crazy' world record...

TOKYO Karsten Warholm was still patiently making his way through the media mixed zone more than an hour after his stunning, world-record-destroying run in the 400m hurdles yesterday, and still he seemed unable to absorb the enormity of his achievement.. R...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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South Korea on alert as first 2 cases of Delta Plus variant detected...

SEOUL South Korea has detected its first two cases of the new Delta Plus Covid-19 variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said yesterday, as the country battles its fourth wave of infections.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Shelf Care: Nora Ephron's Heartburn is a warm, hilariously witty read...

Fiction. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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ADB-driven plan aims to hasten closure of Asia's coal-fired plants...

LONDON/MELBOURNE Financial firms, including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC, and BlackRock Real Assets, are devising plans to speed up the closure of Asia's coal-fired power plants in order to lower the biggest source of carbon emiss...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Fighting the stigma of mental illness...

One boy was found dead in a school. Another, with a history of mental health issues, has been remanded in prison.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Dominant Carrington revels in golden double...

TOKYO New Zealand's Lisa Carrington continued an extraordinary nine-year unbeaten streak to win the 200m single-kayak sprint in Tokyo yesterday, before also claiming gold in the dual 500m.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Must-reads...

THE BIG STORY. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Stressors doctors in Singapore face during the pandemic...

What are the main stressors affecting the mental health and well-being of doctors in Singapore amid the Covid-19 pandemic?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Happy news for panda mum...

There was double happiness for giant panda Huan Huan, which means...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Consumer prices in Tokyo rise for first time in a year...

TOKYO Tokyo consumer prices unexpectedly rose for the first time in a year, another sign of a recovering inflation pulse in Japan, though the pace of gains was far from the levels fuelling fears elsewhere in the world.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Most Jurong Fishery Port tenants and workers vaccinated...

Around 80 per cent of tenants and workers at Jurong Fishery Port are fully vaccinated, with 88 per cent having received at least one dose, said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Police probing 84 people after raiding 154 massage, entertainment outlets...

The police are investigating 84 people following raids on 76 massage establishments and 78 public entertainment outlets between July 26 and Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Smart tech one way to boost healthcare system: Masagos...

A virtual...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Singaporeans will soon be able to walk in for Pfizer jabs...

All Singaporeans will soon be able to walk in to get Covid-19 jabs at vaccination centres offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine, as well as in polyclinics, said the Ministry of Health's (MOH) group director of the crisis strategy and operatio...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Construct for fun...

Citrovia, an art installation of fake lemon trees and slices, at a New York construction site. Construction sheds are a necessary evil, meant to protect workers and passers-by, but recent efforts have reimagined them as...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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China continue winning streak in men's diving...

TOKYO In a series of near-perfect twists, rolls, tucks and pointed toes, Xie Siyi claimed yet another men's 3m springboard Olympic gold medal for China, whose athletes have dominated the sport for years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Key to teach young how to navigate Internet safely...

Online content that is objectionable on the grounds of public interest, public order or public security is prohibited, said Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Information Rahayu Mahzam yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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New president for Singapore Institute of Technology...

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) has appointed Professor Chua Kee Chaing as its third president.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Vietnam's vaccine roll-out too slow, says health minister...

HANOI Vietnam's Covid-19 vaccination drive has been too slow in many areas, state media quoted the country's health minister as saying yesterday, as the nation battles its worst coronavirus outbreak yet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Schools have the autonomy to start later if needed: Sun Xueling...

While schools have the flexibility to start later so that students get enough sleep, parents must also play their part in cultivating good sleeping habits in their children, said Minister of State for Education Sun Xueling yesterday.. Read more at straits...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Buyers of some items sold online may face age checks...

Age verification checks on e-commerce platforms are being considered when people buy axes and other items with a wide range of uses, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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New treatment eliminates inflammation after cataract op...

Patients who have undergone cataract surgery have to apply steroid eye drops every three to four hours each day, for up to one month or longer, in order to control eye inflammation that occurs after the surgery.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Among Japan's Olympic volunteers, old is gold...

TOKYO Japan has tapped its famously ageing population to help run the Tokyo Olympics, with pensioner volunteers - some into their 90s - shrugging off fears about the coronavirus to do their bit.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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3 things to make you smile...

You might grimace your way through these workouts, but nothing beats the post-exercise glow.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Medals for police officers past and present as SPF marks 200th anniversary...

Past and present officers of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) as well as the families of officers who died in the line of duty will be awarded medals and medallions in recognition of their contributions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Kane skips tests amid push for move...

LONDON Harry Kane reportedly failed to turn up for his scheduled pre-season tests with Tottenham on Monday and yesterday amid mounting speculation he wants to force a move to Manchester City.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Fighting in Afghanistan hurting civilians: UN...

KANDAHAR Afghan forces battled the Taleban for control of a key provincial capital, as the United Nations warned that...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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On social media...

CALL ME FARMER KIT: Home-grown singer Kit Chan once declared that she hopes to be someone like a farmer who...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Teen takes more upskirt videos even after seizure of two phones...

Seeking out girls wearing school uniforms at public places such as bus stops and MRT stations, a 16-year-old used his mobile phones to record upskirt videos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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N. Korea wants sanctions eased to restart talks with US...

SEOUL North Korea wants international sanctions banning its metal exports and imports of refined fuel and other necessities lifted before it restarts denuclearisation talks with the United States, South Korean lawmakers said yesterday.. Read more at strai...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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100 active clusters, including new one at Changi hospital...

There are 100 active Covid-19 clusters in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Stay-home guide for Wednesday: Work out with local instructors, learn to play darts and more...

Or listen to Coldplay's new song Coloratura from their upcoming album Music Of The Spheres.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Evading roadblocks: 33 convicted or given stern warnings in 5 years...

In the past five years, 33 people have been convicted of or given stern warnings for evading police roadblocks, with two directly causing injury to officers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Medical blues...

Doctors in Singapore show signs of increased burnout and psychological distress because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to three recently released studies of healthcare workers here.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Sailors closer to medal...

Singaporean sailors Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low are...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Constructive criticism will spur him on even more...

Joseph Schooling's failure to defend his 100m butterfly title at the Olympic Games has drawn opposing reactions from Singaporeans.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Legal recourse for minors affected by media coverage identifying them...

The Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA) offers legal recourse to minors 18 and under who may be affected by media coverage of events involving them, such as the publishing of information that reveals their identity.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Singapore is always prudent with debt, with no net debt...

Professor Linda Lim's commentary,...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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New South Wales could ease lockdown if vaccination rate hits 50%...

CANBERRA Australia's New South Wales (NSW), home to Sydney, has said it could ease a Covid-19 lockdown that demands five million people stay at home until the end of this month if 50 per cent of the population is vaccinated, even as new infections lin...

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Blinken to meet South-east Asian ministers virtually this week...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is committed to an active role in the region as he virtually meets South-east Asian ministers every day this week, said senior US officials on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Contract options limited while waiting to move to new house...

I recently sold my house, and am staying at an interim place before my new house is ready.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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Next 48 hours...

TODAY. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 21:00 

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TV host Dee Hsu is latest target of China's Olympic trolls...

TAIPEI Taiwanese television host Dee Hsu found herself under fire from Chinese Internet users after referring to Taiwan's Olympians as...

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