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 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Maids' wages and benefits have improved...

I refer to the article...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Brazil govt calls for halt to child vaccinations after death...

BRASILIA Brazil's federal government wants to halt Covid-19 vaccinations for most adolescents, citing a death under investigation and adverse events after some 3.5 million teens have already been immunised, but several state governments vowed to press...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Robots take over jobs fastest in older societies: Study...

NEW YORK It turns out robots are taking over jobs fastest around the world in places where their human counterparts are ageing the most rapidly.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Time to prepare for endemic phase...

Asia News Network commentators urge measures to prepare societies to live with the pandemic. Here are excerpts.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Singapore stocks inch higher despite muted export growth...

Investors sent the local market higher yesterday despite export growth for August missing an analyst forecast. The Straits Times Index (STI) inched up 0.2 per cent, or 6.69 points, to 3,071.23 points as non-oil domestic exports grew 2.7 per cent year on y...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Japan's former minister Noda devotes herself to looking out for the vulnerable...

TOKYO - Even when many were inclined to write her off, Ms Seiko Noda continued to press on.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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BTS' Dynamite on Rolling Stone's new list of greatest songs...

LOS ANGELES American magazine Rolling Stone has completely revamped its influential list of the 500 greatest songs of all time - and South Korean boy band BTS' Dynamite is on it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Disappearance of US road-tripper grips nation...

WASHINGTON The American authorities have launched a massive search for a 22-year-old woman who mysteriously vanished during a road trip with her boyfriend, now declared a...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact...

JAKARTA Indonesia said yesterday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with the United States and Britain.. Read m...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Trinidad and Tobago, Britain and US refute Minaj's swollen testicles claim...

LOS ANGELES The governments of the United States, Britain and Trinidad and Tobago have spoken out after a tweet by rapper Nicki Minaj went viral.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission...

BEIJING Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth yesterday after completing the country's longest-ever crewed mission, the latest landmark in Beijing's drive to become a major space power.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Thrust of parliamentary debates can send message to young...

I am disturbed by the thrust of the most recent debate in Parliament on foreign talent and free trade agreements (FTAs).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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$2b package a boost for SGX, but success hinges on investor zest...

The $2 billion multi-agency package announced yesterday will help revitalise new listings on the Singapore stock market, but an extra push may be required to whet local investor appetite for high-growth and high-tech companies that have been uncommon on t...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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7 in 10 cases to be eligible for home recovery in coming week...

Seven in 10 of those who are infected with Covid-19 should be eligible for home recovery in the coming week, up from one-third currently.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Company briefs: Wynn Resorts...

Wynn Resorts has obtained a US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) credit line from Bank of China, amid concerns over increased government oversight in Macau and the outlook for the world's biggest gambling hub.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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15 eateries ordered to close; 2 pivoted nightspots' licences revoked...

Fifteen eateries have been ordered to close, another 18 were fined and the food licences for two pivoted nightlife establishments were permanently revoked for flouting safe management measures.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Package unveiled to attract high-growth firms to list on SGX...

The Government unveiled a package of initiatives yesterday to attract high-growth, high-tech local and regional companies to list on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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2 concept masterplans in the works for town in Paya Lebar Air Base area...

Two concept masterplans for the Paya Lebar Air Base area are in the works and findings from these plans will be shared with the public next year, said Second Minister for National Development Indranee Rajah on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Push for IPO listings by high-tech firms...

Singapore is making a push to attract high-growth, high-tech local and regional companies to list on the Singapore Exchange.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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China jets enter Taiwan air defence zone day after military budget boost...

TAIPEI Taiwan's air force scrambled yesterday to warn away 10 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, the island's defence ministry said, the day after the government announced a US$9 billion (S$12 billion) boost to military spending t...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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S'pore's non-oil exports grow at slower 2.7% pace in August...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) expanded at a much slower pace last month amid a drop in non-electronics shipments, although electronics exports remained robust.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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How evolving virus defies scientists' predictions on Covid-19...

If scientists have learnt anything about Covid-19 over the past 20 months, it is that they do not know enough.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Consider employers' troubles in dealing with maid transfers too...

I refer to the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics' letter,...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Arts patrons gave nearly $40m in 2020; in-kind donations up 73%...

Arts patrons donated nearly $40 million last year, almost matching 2019's $40.5 million, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In-kind donations to the arts shot up to nearly $17 million last year, a 73 per cent increase compared with 2019.. Read more at str...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Beijing's bid to join CPTPP likely to encounter headwinds...

China might have handed in its application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), but politics will bedevil and delay its bid to join the trade pact, trade experts said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Zoo stunt: Teen in remand after bail revoked...

A youth charged with trespassing into an enclosure at the Singapore Zoo where he did a backflip has had his bail revoked and is now in remand at Changi Prison after he breached his bail conditions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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A Cartoonist's View: Francisco, Sept 12, 2021...

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 2021-09-17 21:00 

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MOH watching Denmark's experience with infected children...

No child in Singapore has fallen severely ill with Covid-19 so far, but the Ministry of Health (MOH) is closely watching the situation in Denmark, where more children have been infected with the virus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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In Brief: Ivermectin not recommended...

There have been calls from the public for ivermectin to be used as part of an outpatient treatment plan for Covid-19. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Work pass holders, naturalised citizens and PRs all contribute...

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 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Hit K-drama Hospital Playlist will not return for third season...

SEOUL Hit medical drama Hospital Playlist, which ended its second season with its highest viewership ratings on Thursday, will not be renewed for a third season.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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England set-up needs more women: Southgate...

LONDON England manager Gareth Southgate has said the Football Association (FA) needs to recruit more women to work in the men's national team training set-up after he was put on the spot by his daughter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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2 directors face CBT charges involving $14m...

Two directors of different firms appeared in a district court yesterday as they are said to have engaged in a conspiracy to misappropriate cash totalling $14 million.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Surprised Prakash hopes for the best...

National cricketer Janak Prakash remembers the happiness he felt seeing his name on the national squad for the first time. It was in an e-mail with a list of players selected to travel to Malaysia for the Stan Nagaiah Trophy in 2015.. Read more at straits...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Minister Edwin Tong self-isolating after Covid-19 exposure...

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong is self-isolating after being exposed to Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Sentosa rolls out road map towards net-zero emissions...

Sentosa Island is known for its golf courses, beaches and luxury hotels. But visitors will soon be able to appreciate another aspect of the island of fun - its nature and green initiatives - through biodiversity tours or a ride on an electric bus.. Read m...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Washington struggles to soothe Paris over 'stab in the back'...

PARIS The Biden administration is struggling to assuage French anger over Australia's surprise decision to abandon a multibillion-dollar submarine contract with France in favour of US technology, a move viewed in Paris as a betrayal that seriously dam...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Google, Apple 'censor' Navalny app as Russian polls open...

MOSCOW Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Apple and Google of...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Well-honed sports car...

The Porsche 911 is leaner than many full-blown grand tourers, yet it is more practical than most all-out sports cars.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Root Awakening...

I have a plant that Google tells me is called Thaumatococcus daniellii, Sweet Prayer or Miracle Berry Plant.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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In-person World Economic Forum in Davos next year...

GENEVA The World Economic Forum (WEF) will return to the Swiss ski resort of Davos next year, after the coronavirus pandemic forced organisers to shift the event to Singapore and then cancel it altogether this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Decision on mixing of vaccines for booster shot expected soon...

The 14-member Expert Committee on Covid-19 Vaccination (EC19V) will be making a decision soon on whether people can use a different Covid-19 vaccine for their booster shot.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Who should get booster shots next?...

Thousands of older people around the world have begun receiving Covid-19 booster shots to further protect them against infection and severe illness, especially since immunity has been shown to wane over time.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Shang Palace's well-loved chef Mok Kit Keung a culinary legend...

Chef Mok Kit Keung, executive chef of Shang Palace, died yesterday morning at the age of 58. The cause of death is unknown. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Majority of Covid-19 patients will now recover at home...

The majority of Covid-19 patients will now recover at home, rather than at designated facilities, as Singapore braces itself for an exponential surge in cases over the coming weeks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Jail, fine for man who used fake passport to travel...

A Singaporean man who lost his passport while overstaying in China paid a friend US$20,000 (S$26,900) to help him obtain another as he wanted to return home to visit family members who were ill.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Nursing homes to get self-test kits by next week...

All nursing homes should receive antigen rapid test (ART) kits by next week, in a move to allow more frequent Covid-19 testing for residents and staff.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Next 48 hours...

Singapore Premier League Tg Pagar v Hougang (Singtel TV Ch112 & StarHub Ch201), Tampines v Young Lions (Ch202) - 5.20pm.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Travellers from Indonesia allowed to transit here...

Passengers with travel history to Indonesia within the last 21 days prior to departure for Singapore will be allowed to transit in the Republic again, following a ban which started on July 12.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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Australia agrees to increased US air deployments...

WASHINGTON Australia and the United States announced expanded military cooperation on Thursday, including rotational deployments of all types of US military aircraft to Australia, a day after announcing a submarine deal denounced by China as intensifying ...

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