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 2021-08-03 09:42 

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Olympics: Frenchman Bassa Mawem tops speed climbing event in thrilling Games debut...

Climbing is among the five sports making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 09:29 

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Teen who suffered cardiac arrest after Covid-19 jab out of high dependency ward...

The teen collapsed on July 3 shortly after a strenuous weightlifting session six days after his first jab.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 09:25 

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The Big Story: 80% of Jurong Fishery Port workers, tenants fully vaccinated against Covid-19...

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

 2021-08-03 09:14 

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At least 16 more killed, dozens rescued in India's monsoon deluge...

The annual downpours have been worsened by climate change, experts say.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 09:08 

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Police officers to be awarded medals to commemorate 200 years of Singapore Police Force...

The medal and medallion will be given out in June 2022.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 08:30 

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'Indiscriminate' Afghan fighting hurting civilians the most, says UN...

The Taleban has seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of their withdrawal in early May.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 08:24 

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#CallMeFarmerKit: Kit Chan says she is now a 'farmer singer'...

Home-grown singer Kit Chan once declared that she hopes to be someone like a farmer who...

 2021-08-03 08:12 

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Phase 2C of Primary 1 registration opens; 12 schools have only 20 places on offer...

Schools that have only 20 places each on offer in this phase include Catholic High, Nanyang Primary and Rulang Primary.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 08:00 

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Dance Review: Evocative tribute to Odissi dance in Apsaras Arts' showcase...

DANCE. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:56 

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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, MCCY Minister Edwin Tong in 'friendly race' to shoot Singapore's best...

SINGAPORE - There are 23 Singaporean athletes flying the Republic's flag at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and while they are at their competitive best in their respective sports, that spirit has seemed to have rubbed off on some notable onlookers.. Read mor...

 2021-08-03 07:52 

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Analysis: STTA has to bite the bullet and recruit foreign talent for Olympic success...

TOKYO - With Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu, stalwarts of Singapore's women's table tennis team, nearing the end of their careers and unlikely to feature at the 2024 Paris Olympics, the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) is at a crossroad.. Rea...

 2021-08-03 07:51 

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Olympics: China's Xie Siyi wins diving gold in the men's 3m springboard...

Xie won gold in the men's 3m springboard diving with 558.75 points, ahead of his synchronised diving partner Wang Zongyuan (534.90) and Britain's Jack Laugher (518).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:50 

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Teen, 16, admits to taking upskirt videos of schoolgirls, including one in primary school...

The court heard that the teen was attracted to thin girls in school uniforms.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:47 

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Olympics: Germany and Britain set up cycling team pursuit gold duel with world records...

IZU (REUTERS) - Germany and Britain traded world records as they set up a showdown for gold in the Olympic women's team pursuit with sensational rides at the Izu Velodrome on Tuesday (Aug 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:45 

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Olympics: Old hockey giant takes small steps back into the limelight...

TOKYO - Gold.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:41 

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Some wet markets see no uptick in business after Jurong Fishery Port reopening...
 2021-08-03 07:33 

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Iran ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi inaugurated as president...

Mr Raisi replaces moderate president Hassan Rouhani.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:28 

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Over 30% of Malaysia's adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19; 17,105 new cases reported...

Cumulatively, the country has 1,163,291 Covid-19 cases to date.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:24 

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Olympics: US outlast Spain to make basketball semis...

SAITAMA (AFP) - The United States kept their basketball gold medal dreams alive Tuesday (Aug 3) by grinding past world champions Spain and into the semi-finals, while Slovenia crushed Germany to make the last four on their Olympic debut.. Read more at str...

 2021-08-03 07:20 

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Dissident artist leaves Hong Kong for Taiwan...

The artist is known for his contemporary visual arts focusing on social activism and politics.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:19 

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Today in Pictures, Aug 3, 2021...

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 2021-08-03 07:07 

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Olympics: S'pore table tennis campaign ends after 3-0 loss to China in women's team q-finals...

In Wednesday's semi-finals, China will meet Germany while hosts Japan face Hong Kong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:00 

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Weekly Money FM Podcasts: Who benefits from CPF shielding?...

Listen to podcasts produced by SPH's Money FM 89.3 radio station.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 07:00 

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The story behind bombshell Princess Diana's interview...

It lifts the curtain on the Princess of Wales' bombshell 1995 BBC interview about the breakdown of her marriage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:59 

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India's worst-hit Maharashtra eases Covid-19 curbs as infections abate...

Shops, malls and parks were allowed to open for longer hours.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:52 

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Eight nursing homes set up in past 5 years, but institutionalising elderly should be very last resort: Koh Poh Koon...

He stressed on the importance of caring for seniors in the community as far as possible.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:41 

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Singapore Institute of Technology appoints Prof Chua Kee Chaing as its third president...

Prof Chua, currently SIT deputy president (academic) and provost, will be the president-designate from Sept 1.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:35 

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Xinyao veterans raring to perform live at concert in September...

This will be the first time Hong Shaoxuan, Pan Ying and Jiu Jian get to perform together.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:33 

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Annual births to single unwed mothers trending down since 2013: Sun Xueling...

SINGAPORE - The number of children born to single unwed mothers has averaged around 830 per year in the last five years, with the numbers coming down since 2013, said Minister of State for Social and Family Development Sun Xueling.. Read more at straitsti...

 2021-08-03 06:32 

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Motion to debate Covid-19 Emergency Ordinances to be tabled in Sept: Muhyiddin...

The state of emergency officially ended on Aug 1, although a nationwide lockdown remains in place.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:23 

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Around 780 ex-offenders employed under govt scheme to spur local hiring...

Around 780 former offenders have been hired between September 2020 and February this year, with support from a government scheme introduced in August last year to encourage firms to hire more locals.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:14 

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Teaching young to navigate Internet safely key in tackling prohibited content online: Rahayu...

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 on Tuesday (Aug 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:06 

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Schools have autonomy to decide start times for students, says Sun Xueling...

Ms Sun was responding to MPs who had asked if there are plans to re-evaluate school start times.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:02 

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Over 400 cases of police officers facing verbal, physical abuse in two years...

These include incidents of officers being challenged by disorderly members of the public.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:00 

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Taiwan TV host Dee Hsu becomes latest target of China's Olympics trolls...

Most Taiwanese celebrities are careful never to reveal their stance on Taiwan's political status.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:00 

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Celebrating 200 years of Louis Vuitton...

SINGAPORE - The man behind French luxury trunk maison Louis Vuitton (LV) turns 200 this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 06:00 

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Kim Jong Un's head bandage is added to list of health mysteries...

State propaganda for decades has portrayed the supreme leader as being so people-focused that they risk their own well-being.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 05:58 

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Olympics: IOC asks Chinese team for report on cyclists' Mao Zedong badges...

Gold medal cyclists Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi wore the badges during a medal ceremony on Monday (Aug 2), in a potential breach of Olympic rules on the display of political paraphernalia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 05:52 

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Evergrande cut by Moody's, faces another asset freeze petition...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - China Evergrande Group's woes deepened as an advertiser sought legal action for payments and its credit rating was cut again by Moody's Investors Service.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 05:45 

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Age verification checks on e-commerce portals being considered for items like axes, says Desmond Tan...

SINGAPORE - 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 05:44 

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A year after exile, legal woes haunt Spain's ex-king...

The 83-year-old former king is the target of three separate investigations over his financial dealings.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 05:22 

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Four in five tenants and workers at Jurong Fishery Port are fully vaccinated: Grace Fu...

She noted that the vaccination rate at the port is high and urged all tenants and workers there to get vaccinated.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 05:18 

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Olympics: Surfing and skating boost viewership, lack of fans has zero impact, says IOC...

Surfing and skateboarding made up five of the top 10 most viewed Olympic programmes in Brazil during the first week of the Games.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:44 

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'Terrible proof': California fire documentary explores human failings behind blazes...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Months after Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker began making a documentary about the largest-ever wildfire in California, the blaze lost its crown to an even bigger inferno.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:44 

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Olympics: Sena Irie wins maiden women's boxing gold for Japan in upset...

Irie upset reigning world champion Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines to take Olympic gold in the women's featherweight boxing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:40 

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China's Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns...

China reported 61 domestic cases on Tuesday as the fast-spreading Delta variant reached dozens of cities.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:38 

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Guadeloupe to impose new curfew due to alarming Covid-19 surge...

The announcement comes days after another French Caribbean island returned to lockdown for at least three weeks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:36 

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Olympics: History-maker Laurel Hubbard says she's not a transgender role model, but an athlete...

The weightlifter became the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Olympics when she took part in the +87 kg contest on Monday (Aug 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:33 

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Belarusian activist goes missing in Ukraine: NGO...

KIEV (AFP) - A Belarusian activist who heads an NGO helping his compatriots flee repression in Belarus has disappeared in Kiev, his organisation said on Telegram.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:30 

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NParks working with town councils to stop use of poison in wildlife control measures...

Ms Sim Ann said NParks does not use poison in its efforts to control pest birds.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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