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 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Book Nook: How comics help kids love reading...

SINGAPORE - National Institute of Education (NIE) Associate Professor Loh Chin Ee does not stop her son, 11, and daughter, nine, from reading comic books.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Educational apps for kids: How Joanne Peh makes learning come alive for her children...

SINGAPORE - No screen time for her children under the age of two - actress Joanne Peh has been sharing this parenting philosophy in past interviews.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Home bakers gear up for Chinese New Year...

SINGAPORE - Last September (2020), Ms Jacqueline Choo received an order for 700 pieces of mochi.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Home bakers gearing up to fulfil CNY orders...

Last September, Ms Jacqueline Choo received an order for 700 pieces of mochi.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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KL eyes tougher lockdown...

Malaysia is planning a tougher lockdown from next month if daily coronavirus cases continue to rise, say government sources.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Educational apps for kids: This daddy uses devices to enhance family time...

SINGAPORE - How much screen time for kids is too much? It is up to parents to decide what they are comfortable with, discuss with their children if they are old enough and implement those rules, says Dr Andrew Yee, who does research on how social and tech...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Only 50% of Malaysian workers have returned since border reopening...

Only about 50 per cent of Malaysian workers have returned to Singapore for work since cross-border travel resumed five months ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Mixed reception to Indonesia's ambitious Covid-19 vaccination drive...

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 2021-01-24 21:00 

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The politics at play in regional vaccine rush...

BANGKOK - Thailand looked like it was ahead in the regional scramble for a coronavirus vaccine in October when it announced a local firm would manufacture the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for domestic use and distribution to nearby countries.. Read more at ...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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There's reason for optimism but expect volatility...

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 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Pawnbroker ValueMax sees more online sales and loan renewals amid pandemic...

SINGAPORE - Pawnbrokers are proving one of the more unlikely winners amid the economic downturn with consumers spreading their online shopping net much wider as they look for more bang for their buck amid the uncertain economy.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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More collaborative spaces and a recreation area with a basketball machine: Firms revamp offices for new working styles amid pandemic...

SINGAPORE - Meeting rooms awash with natural light, a basketball arcade machine and an alternate-desk arrangement with at least 2m between seats are just some of the features of First Page Digital's newly renovated office.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Indonesia's vaccination drive an uphill task...
 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Returning home for festive break not an option for many Malaysians...

Returning home for Chinese New Year is not on the cards for many Malaysians here this year, with some even opting to work during the festive break to earn some extra money.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Geopolitics, domestic sentiment shape region's vaccine race...

Thailand looked like it was ahead in the regional scramble for a coronavirus vaccine in October when it announced that a local firm would manufacture the OxfordAstraZeneca vaccine for domestic use and distribution to nearby countries.. Read more at strait...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Safer Chinese New Year celebrations...

The tightening of restrictions ahead of the coming Chinese New Year period is a cautionary move to ensure that celebrations can still take place, but in a safe atmosphere. It bears remembering that Singapore saw a spike in Covid-19 cases after Chinese New...

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Firms come up with new ways of working in office revamps...

Meeting rooms awash with natural light, a basketball arcade machine and an alternate-desk arrangement with at least 2m between seats are just some of the features of First Page Digital's newly renovated office.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Safer Chinese New Year celebrations...

The tightening of restrictions ahead of the coming CNY period is a cautionary move to ensure that celebrations can still take place, but in a safe atmosphere. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Don't miss lucky dates...

A street hawker selling copies of the Chinese almanac in Chinatown in January 1952.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 21:00 

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Making the most of one's university experience in a pandemic...

In the second of a four-part series on reimagining universities post-Covid-19, education correspondent Amelia Teng speaks to Singapore Management University provost Timothy Clark about how the higher education landscape is changing. Read more at straitsti...

 2021-01-24 20:36 

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France imposes border controls in scramble to avoid Covid-19 lockdown...

PARIS (AFP) - New border controls came into force in France on Sunday (Jan 24) as part of a massive effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 and avoid another nationwide lockdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 20:24 

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Israel opens embassy in Abu Dhabi: Foreign ministry...

The move comes four months after the Jewish state and the Gulf country normalised ties.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 20:00 

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Putting the customer back into customer service...

ServiceNow helps organisations deliver a seamless customer experience through automation and digitalising workflows.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 20:00 

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Grooming talent to drive the digital economy...

From undergraduates to mid-career professionals, DigiPen (Singapore) prepares a diverse range of students for an array of jobs in the digital economy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 19:56 

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Football: Solskjaer hails Fernandes as Manchester United star downs Liverpool...

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saluted Bruno Fernandes' perfectionist personality after the Manchester United midfielder's brilliant free-kick clinched a 3-2 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday (Jan 24).. Read more at ...

 2021-01-24 19:49 

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Football: De Jong steers Barca to Elche win without suspended Messi...

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona won again without the suspended Lionel Messi on Sunday (Jan 24) as goals from Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig were enough to secure a scruffy 2-0 win over Elche in La Liga.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 19:30 

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MPs meet seniors ahead of vaccine roll-out in AMK, Tanjong Pagar...

Some elderly still worried about possible side effects, but others say it is better to take the jab.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 15:52 

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Indonesia's coast guard seizes Iranian and Panamanian tankers...

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia said on Sunday its coast guard had seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Frea vessels over suspected illegal fuel transfers off the country's waters.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 15:35 

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Indian police to let protesting farmers into New Delhi on Republic Day...

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Police in India's capital New Delhi will allow thousands of protesting farmers to drive through the city after this week's Republic Day military parade, despite security concerns, a senior official said on Sunday (Jan 24).. R...

 2021-01-24 15:15 

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Trump administration had no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan: White House...

President Joe Biden has promised a fierce fight against the pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 15:13 

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Current vaccines likely still effective for new Covid-19 mutations: Experts...

SINGAPORE - 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 15:10 

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More pet owners and community feeders struggle with upkeep of the animals amid pandemic...

SINGAPORE - Hard hit by the pandemic, more community feeders and pet owners have been asking animal welfare organisations for help.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 15:00 

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E-sports: M2 World Championship success a boost for S'pore's ambitions...

The event ran smoothly despite players from Brazilian team DreamMax testing positive for Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:55 

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Forum: FairPrice cafe 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 14:55 

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Voices of Youth: Use inspirational anti-smoking messaging to target students...

Current tobacco control policies, tobacco prevention talks and events held in schools are commendable, but there are ways for us to improve further (Have holistic way of teaching students about harmful effects of smoking, Jan 11).. Read more at straitstim...

 2021-01-24 14:55 

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Forum: Property 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 14:55 

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Forum: Weight of light bulbs may be too much for trees...

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 14:55 

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Forum: Don't take good governance for granted...

To me, United States President Joe Biden's inaugural speech came across like a comforting ray of sunshine after the winter of the past four years (Biden shows his mettle at inauguration, Jan 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:55 

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Forum: SAF looking at ways to build culture of sustainability...

We thank Forum writer How Ti-Hwei for his suggestions (Ingrain sustainability culture during national service, Jan 21).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:55 

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Forum: Consider higher speed limit on expressways...

I wish to add my thoughts on the driving experience in Singapore (Speeding and road bullies unchecked in expressway tunnels, Jan 18; and Road network: Ideas to improve driving experience, Jan 20).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:55 

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Forum: Fix typos and errors to raise literary standard of local books...

The National Library Board deserves to be complimented for maintaining a rich collection of books.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:44 

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Shanghai aims to see carbon dioxide emissions peak by 2025...

SHANGHAI (XINHUA) - Shanghai aims to bring the city's carbon dioxide emissions to a peak before 2025, five years ahead of the national target of 2030, local authorities said Sunday (Jan 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:42 

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Lawyers see spike in family law cases last year from Covid-19 fallout...

SINGAPORE - Senior family lawyers reviewing their 2020 caseloads saw a rise in divorce applications, maintenance payment issues and personal protection cases against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:28 

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Football: Ozil moves from Arsenal to Fenerbahce...

(REUTERS) - German midfielder Mesut Ozil has completed a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce on a permanent transfer, Premier League club Arsenal said on Sunday (Jan 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:24 

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Volkswagen looks to claim damages from suppliers over chip shortages...

BERLIN (REUTERS)- German car manufacturer Volkswagen is in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to a shortage of semiconductors, a company spokesman said on Sunday (Jan 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:20 

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Football: Abraham treble takes Chelsea past Luton into FA Cup fifth round...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham grabbed a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over second-tier Luton Town on Sunday (Jan 24) to book the Premier League side's place in the FA Cup fifth round away to Barnsley.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:16 

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For some 300 million Chinese, reunions in their hometown is not an option this Chinese New Year...

Health authorities were concerned that travel during the Spring Festival could lead to an uncontrolled spread across the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:11 

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Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15 off Nigeria: Report...

The dead man was Azerbaijani. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 14:03 

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Venezuela 'seizes Guyanese fishing boats' as border tensions escalate Georgetown...

The boats were boarded and commandeered in Guyanese waters by the crew of a Venezuelan naval vessel. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 13:55 

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Pope appeals for Rome homeless as number of dead from cold rises...

Pope Francis told the story of a 46-year-old Nigerian who died of exposure near St Peter's Square on Wednesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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