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 2021-01-24 23:52 

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China was largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2020...

Overall, global FDI collapsed in 2020, falling by 42 per cent amid the Covid-19 fallout.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 23:51 

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Australia approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use...

Vaccination of priority groups is expected to begin in late February, at 80,000 doses per week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 23:47 

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Dutch police detain 240 nationwide as anti-lockdown protests turn violent...

The unrest came on the second day of new, tougher coronavirus restrictions, including a night curfew.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 23:46 

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Golf: Jessica Korda wins playoff, takes Tournament of Champions title...

ORLANDO (REUTERS) - Jessica Korda followed up a sizzling 60 on Saturday with a playoff win over Danielle Kang on Sunday (Jan 24) to capture her sixth career LPGA Tour victory at the Tournament of Champions at Lake Buena Vista, Florida.. Read more at strai...

 2021-01-24 23:46 

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

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

 2021-01-24 23:30 

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Scowling Bernie Sanders happy his mittened meme may raise millions for charity...

He was overjoyed that his handwoven mittens, blue facemask and trademark glower could be turned into gold for needy Americans.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 23:18 

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Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa wins new term in socially distanced ballot...

Polls by leading TV stations gave 72-year-old Mr Rebelo de Sousa 56-62 per cent of the vote.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 23:09 

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Vietnam's Communist Party meets to pick new leadership...

Delegates will pick a new leadership team aiming to bolster Vietnam's economic success and the legitimacy of the party's rule.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 23:04 

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Paris says Biden, Macron in agreement on Covid-19, climate change...

The two leaders spoke for the first time since Mr Biden's inauguration in a telephone call Sunday. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:58 

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Deborah Birx says Trump presented Covid-19 charts she never made...

Dr Birx described the difficulties of delivering science-based recommendations to the White House.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:46 

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Biden to repeal Trump's ban on transgender people joining military: Source...

The plan marks the latest effort by the Biden administration to roll back many of Trump's policies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:46 

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Biden to impose South Africa travel ban to combat new Covid-19 variant...

The move aims to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:44 

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Israel bans international flights to curb coronavirus spread...

The ban on flights will come into force from Monday and last until the end of January. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:42 

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About 500 Airbus staff under quarantine after Hamburg Covid-19 outbreak...

21 workers at its aircraft factory in Hamburg tested positive for Covid-19. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:41 

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Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare programme...

It sets a new record for the most spaceships deployed on a single mission.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:30 

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Escape into the rail world...

Get respite from the urban crowd by exploring the open spaces of the Rail Corridor. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 22:00 

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

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

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Court strips woman's power granted under father's LPA after she took money from his business account...

SINGAPORE - A woman succeeded in a court appeal to oust her older sister, who meddled with their mentally incapacitated father's business, from jointly and severally managing his property and affairs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Divorced couples must set aside hostilities for the sake of children, say court-appointed parenting coordinators...

SINGAPORE - When divorced couples face intense conflict over parenting or in fulfilling court-ordered arrangements on matters such as parental access to a child, parenting coordinators (PCs) are appointed to help them under a scheme started in 2016 by the...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Mourinho not looking at striker sign-Ings...

LONDON With the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic taking its toll, Premier League clubs have been uncharacteristically quiet in the January transfer window.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Environmental services scholarship for six polytechnic, ITE students...

Ms Enrica Ng, 17, knows that aspiring to join the cleaning sector is an unconventional choice for those her age, but it is the path she has chosen for herself.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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An enraged US far right raises fears of more attacks...

WASHINGTON The American far right is angry: Angry at Mr Joe Biden, angry at Mr Donald Trump, angry at the enigmatic...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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US, Japan defence chiefs agree to strengthen alliance in call...

TOKYO Newly appointed United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and his Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi agreed to strengthen the alliance between their two countries in a phone call yesterday, Japan's Defence Ministry said in a statement.. Read...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Arts-based playground reopens...

The Artground - A Curious Place To Be reopened last Wednesday after being closed for 10 months.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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White House to unveil more climate policies this week...

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden's administration this week will release more policies it believes are needed to tackle climate change and is urging China to toughen one of its targets on greenhouse gas emissions, his top climate advisers said on Sat...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Cooling measures useful only if properly enforced...

I applaud Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat's recent speech to the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Property market must remain stable so young S'poreans can own homes: DPM, Jan 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Wizards set to come out of spell on sidelines...

SAN ANTONIO The short-handed Washington Wizards return to the court for the first time in nearly two weeks when they travel to San Antonio for a contest against the Spurs this morning (Singapore time).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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The Artground arts playground for kids reopens after 10 months...

SINGAPORE - The Artground - A Curious Place To Be reopened last Wednesday after being closed for 10 months.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Home a no-go for many Chinese this CNY...

For the first time since he started working in Beijing three years ago, Mr Lu Yi, 21, will not be going home to Hunan for Chinese New Year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Next 48 Hours...

English FA Cup 4th rd: Wycombe v Tottenham (Singtel TV Ch111, tomorrow, 3.40am).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Singapore sees wettest January since 1893...

Singapore is experiencing an unusually rainy January - the wettest one since 1893.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Prices seem too high for most customers...

Recently, I went to the newly opened FairPrice Xtra supermarket at Parkway Parade.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Curry thanks trailblazers after setting 3-point milestone...

SALT LAKE CITY Stephen Curry is considered to be the National Basketball Association's (NBA) greatest shooter but he remains indebted to those before him who paved the way for his success.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Cave paintings around the world...

SINGAPORE - Many secrets from the far-distant past have been unlocked by other cave paintings found around the world. Here are a look at some of them:. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Use devices to enhance family time...

How much screen time for kids is too much?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Vaccine plans of some South-east Asian countries...

Vaccines acquired/pending: Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Novavax, Merah Putih, Pfizer Strategy: First shots will go to health workers and support staff.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Weight of bulbs may be too much...

It's good to see colourful lights hanging on trees during the festive season to bring joy to everyone.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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US aircraft carrier group enters S. China Sea amid Taiwan tensions...

TAIPEI A US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Interactive: Tracking the Covid-19 vaccine race...
 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Dutch police nab alleged leader of Asian drug ring...

AMSTERDAM Dutch police said on Saturday they had arrested the alleged leader of a sprawling Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world's most-wanted fugitives and has been compared with Mexican drug lord Joaquin...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Vaccines likely still effective against new variants, say experts...

Covid-19 vaccines like the Pfizer-BioNTech one being used in Singapore are likely to remain effective against new variants of the coronavirus, including recent strains detected in Britain and South Africa.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Democrat Christopher Hanson is new chairman of US nuclear regulator...

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has designated Mr Christopher Hanson, currently a commissioner on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), as the agency's new chairman, effective immediately.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Must-reads...

Residents in Hong Kong's dense inner city area of Jordan are set to return to normal life today, after they were told restrictions would be lifted.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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48 new imported cases - the highest since last March...

Singapore reported 48 imported Covid-19 cases yesterday - a high not seen since March 23 last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Couple fined $7,000 in total for trespassing on state land...

For close to 15 years, an architect and his wife unlawfully occupied 144.2 sq m of state land next to their three-storey house in Seletar that was built in 2005 but had been left vacant since.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Singaporean dog lovers paying thousands even as prices more than double...

Would you pay more than $12,000 for a dog? Some Singaporeans can - and will.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Forced to break a decades-long CNY tradition...

When the Year of the Metal Ox rolls around next month, I will not be celebrating it with family and loved ones in Kuala Lumpur.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Michelin stars sparkle amid Covid-19 for battle-scarred restaurants...

PARIS The Michelin Guide honoured France's 30th three-star restaurant last Monday as it presented its awards for this year against the backdrop of the coro-navirus pandemic, which has seen chefs forced to close their doors.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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South Pacific islands target rich tourists as pandemic takes its toll...

When the head of Twitter, Mr Jack Dorsey, recently made his fateful decision to ban former United States president Donald Trump from the social media platform, he did so from an island in French Polynesia, thousands of kilometres from Washington or Silico...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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On social media...

GOING FOR THE WIN: Chinese actress Li Feier has posted on social media for the first time since she was involved in a controversy over her past relationship with actor Huang Xiaoming.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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