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 2021-01-25 10:27 

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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Jan 25...

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Monday, Jan 25.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 10:14 

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Heartfelt tributes on Aloysius Pang's second death anniversary...

Actor-presenter Dasmond Koh posted a black-and-white photo of himself with just...

 2021-01-25 10:11 

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Confidence levels in vaccines in S'pore expected to rise as more get Covid-19 shots: Chief health scientist...

Singapore has a...

 2021-01-25 10:06 

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Taiwan expels thousands of Chinese dredgers from its waters...

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan expelled nearly 4,000 Chinese vessels illegally dredging sand from its waters in 2020, authorities said Monday (Jan 25), a more than six-fold increase on the year before as Beijing seeks to heap pressure on the democratic island.. Re...

 2021-01-25 10:00 

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BT Mark To Market Podcast: Opportunities and risks for stock investors in 2021...

Synopsis: Listen to Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore, in this new podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:56 

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Thailand says Covid-19 vaccinations to start next month...

High-risk groups will go first. .

 2021-01-25 09:54 

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Suu Kyi in line to get vaccine early as Myanmar readies roll-out...

Ms Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and Cabinet members will be inoculated on Thursday (Jan 28). Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:52 

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Chinese singers Hua Chenyu and Zhang Bichen admit to having a child...

Hua and Zhang have been rumoured in the past to be dating, but never admitted to being a couple.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:49 

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Olympics: Year on from urging delay, Greece's Stefanidi supports Games in 2021...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Gold medallist pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, a vocal proponent for postponing the Tokyo Olympics last year, is backing the Games to be held this July, with or without spectators.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:42 

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Turning internships into full-time jobs...

SINGAPORE - University students are grabbing work stints in the hope of beefing up their portfolios and securing jobs after graduation.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:40 

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Reunited at last: Rainie Yang and Li Ronghao; Christopher Lee and Fann Wong...

Celebrity couples have been kept apart by work schedules and the global pandemic.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:39 

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Pay to ride on driverless buses in two areas until April 30...

SINGAPORE - Commuters can now take driverless buses in two areas of Singapore for a small fee, in the first such trial since Singapore began experimenting with autonomous vehicles on the roads in 2015.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:32 

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EU mulls response to Russia's Navalny crackdown...

BRUSSELS (AFP) - EU foreign ministers met on Monday (Jan 25) to debate their response to Russia's arrest of Alexei Navalny and crackdown on demonstrators, as pressure grows to impose sanctions on the Kremlin.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:25 

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The Big Story: No new Covid-19 cases in the community for third consecutive day...

SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:15 

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Rise of the new French wave...

PARIS (AFP) - Netflix's Lupin is the latest in a string of high-end French series to become runaway international hits.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:11 

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Tennis; Barty enjoying Australian training 'camp' ahead of Grand Slam...

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - While most of the world's top players quarantine in their hotel rooms ahead of the Australian Open, home hope Ash Barty is relishing the freedom of being outside the bio-secure bubble.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:09 

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Dengue still a danger as Aedes mosquito population in Singapore grows even as cases fall...

The danger from dengue is far from over, even as the number of cases here has fallen.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:06 

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Football: Bayern go seven points clear after thrashing sorry Schalke...

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday (Jan 25) with a 4-0 victory at bottom side Schalke 04 as Robert Lewandowski scored for the eighth straight league game.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:02 

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Football: Suarez strikes again as Atletico march on with Valencia win...

MADRID (AFP) - Luis Suarez scored a brilliant team goal as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Valencia 3-1 on Sunday (Jan 24) and move seven points clear at the top of La Liga.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:00 

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Compulsory internships for all NTU undergraduates starting this year...

Internships will be made compulsory from August for all new students enrolling in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).. Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:00 

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Meet the mum-of-five keeping us safe during a pandemic — and her 'cute' robot...

Cleaners entered the spotlight as frontliners when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Singapore. . Read more at

 2021-01-25 09:00 

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NTU introduces new core curriculum for 6,000 freshmen starting August...

They will also need to complete internships in order to graduate.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 08:56 

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China says US military in South China Sea not good for peace...

The US often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to...

 2021-01-25 08:56 

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Natural catastrophes caused above-average insurance losses in 2020: Insurance broker Aon...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Natural catastrophes resulted in US$97 billion (S$128.6 billion) in insured losses in 2020, 40 per cent above the average for this century, in a year when insurers also faced hefty bills due to the coronavirus pandemic, insurance broker...

 2021-01-25 08:53 

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Seniors may get up to 80% subsidy for shared caregiving service in S'pore's first assisted living flats...

The shared caregiving service includes showering, dressing and moving around.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:57 

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K-drama Mr Queen slapped with 'administrative guidance' by South Korean commission...

Mr Queen, based on the Chinese web drama Go Princess Go (2015), revolves around a present-day playboy who enters the body of Queen Cheorin of Joseon.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:53 

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Today in Pictures, Jan 25, 2021...

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 2021-01-25 07:49 

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Cheaper electricity for all income groups in 2020, but food prices and transport fares higher...

Overall inflation declined by 0.2 per cent last year, a reversal from the 0.6 per cent increase in 2019.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:46 

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China gold miners rescued early after cavities in shaft discovered...

Steel pipes supporting blockages in the mine shaft made it possible to bring the miners to ground sooner. . Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:44 

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Kuaishou, backed by GIC and Temasek, seeks $7.2b in biggest tech IPO since Uber...

The short video start-up is selling 365 million shares at HK$105 to HK$115 each.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:43 

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Indian farmers ride caravan of tractors into capital ahead of Republic Day...

India marks its founding as a republic on Tuesday with a military parade in the historic city centre.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:24 

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Asos in talks to buy Topshop, Miss Selfridge brands from Arcadia...

Trend of consumers shifting from shopping in stores to buying online accelerated during the pandemic.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:23 

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44 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported...

Monday's new cases take Singapore's total to 59,352.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:09 

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GE2020 non-voter list for Pasir Ris-Punggol district available for inspection...

A copy of the register of electors for that polling district was retrieved on Jan 16 after it was accidentally sealed.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 07:02 

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NUS students get new app to help them land their dream jobs...

The app makes use of AI and big data to help students plan their education and career.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:59 

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Look beyond domestic market, rethink approach to local, foreign labour: S'pore business leaders at IPS conference...

Singapore must get its people and businesses to look beyond local borders, they said.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:48 

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Woman abused two of her helpers in separate incidents...

The DPP urged the court to sentence Elizabeth Poh Chiew Lian to at least six weeks' jail.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:47 

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Global life insurers impose Covid-19 restrictions, worried about long-term risks...

Prudential Financial and Aviva, for example, are imposing waiting periods before Covid-19 patients, including those who have recovered, can apply for coverage.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:45 

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Platoon Thumbs Up: Underwater Adventure Part 1...

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 2021-01-25 06:43 

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With team sports still limited to groups of eight, Singapore hockey launches 3v3 competitions...

SINGAPORE - Since her last competition - the Singapore Hockey Federation (SHF) Women's Indoor League - ended prematurely last February because of the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) player Hannah van Regteren has been itching to com...

 2021-01-25 06:34 

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Greek former minister and freedom fighter dies in boating accident...

ATHENS (AFP) - A Greek former minister and freedom fighter who took part in several bomb attacks against the country's military dictatorship before escaping prison by swimming from Corfu to Albania has been found dead at sea.. Read more at straitstime...

 2021-01-25 06:20 

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Indian, Chinese troops in new border brawl: Reports...

The latest incident happened last week at Naku La in Sikkim state.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:13 

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Malaysia's worsening Covid-19 situation exposes serious economic, political fault lines...

The country is currently confronting an infection wave that has run amok.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:10 

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Integrated Shield Plan now covers Covid-19 vaccine complications that lead to hospitalisation...

This will apply to policyholders who receive vaccines approved by HSA and are vaccinated in Singapore.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 06:02 

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Two bus passengers taken to hospital after accident involving 5 vehicles in Sengkang...

Two female bus passengers aged seven and 37 were taken to hospital.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 05:52 

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Secure smart home devices, police advise...

The police warned that cyber criminals could hack into and compromise smart home devices.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 05:50 

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Shopee scales up Brazil operations, eyes Latam potential: Sources...

On Linkedin, Shopee is currently recruiting for over three dozen positions in Brazil.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 05:44 

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All bicycles used on S'pore public paths, roads will soon be required to have brakes...

Safety concerns from the use of brakeless bicycles arose following a fatal accident last year.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 05:31 

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South Korean left-wing party chief sacked for sexual harassment...

SEOUL (AFP) - The head of a left-wing South Korean political party that has championed gender equality was sacked Monday for sexually harassing one of his own MPs, a prominent rights campaigner.. Read more at

 2021-01-25 05:18 

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480,000 killed by extreme weather this century: Analysis...

The mortality burden of climate-related catastrophes is overwhelmingly borne by developing countries.. Read more at

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