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 2021-01-24 13:22 

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

SINGAPORE - 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

 2021-01-24 13:21 

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Jumbo unit inks joint venture to sell Teochew fishball and minced meat noodles...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Food and beverage (F&B) play Jumbo Group announced on Sunday (Jan 24) that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with The Art of Mee Pok to run outlets selling Teochew fishbal...

 2021-01-24 13:15 

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Taiwan to put 5,000 into quarantine over hospital Covid-19 cluster...

The 15-patient cluster at the hospital in Taoyuan has unnerved the government, which has cancelled many large-scale events.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 13:04 

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

SINGAPORE - 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

 2021-01-24 12:50 

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Philippines universities reject accusation of Maoist rebel recruitment on campus...

MANILA (REUTERS) - Four Philippine private universities rejected accusations on Sunday (Jan 24) by the authorities that they serve as recruitment grounds of Maoist rebels, days after students protested against security force patrols at some university cam...

 2021-01-24 12:14 

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China sees fall in new Covid-19 cases amid strict local lockdowns...

Residents in the northeast complained they were short of food amid an ongoing local lockdowns.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 12:12 

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DBS apologises after customers experience delays on new notes exchange portal...

SINGAPORE - DBS bank has apologised after customers experienced delays accessing its new notes exchange reservation portal.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 11:51 

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Singapore wakes up to blanket of altocumulus clouds on Sunday morning...

They often signal a coming change in the weather.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 11:45 

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World's economic recovery being delayed by slow vaccine roll-outs...

(BLOOMBERG) - The world economy is facing a tougher start to 2021 than expected as coronavirus infections surge and it takes time to roll out vaccinations.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 11:36 

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20 large groups caught breaching safe distancing rules last weekend...

NParks will be taking action against these groups, including by issuing them fines.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 11:30 

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EU says it will make Covid-19 vaccine companies respect supply contracts...

PARIS (REUTERS) - The European Union will make pharmaceutical companies respect contracts they have signed for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines, European Council President Charles Michel said on Sunday (Jan 24).. Read more at

 2021-01-24 11:10 

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Huang Xiaoming's ex-girlfriend Li Feier posts on social media for first time since controversy over Angelababy...

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

 2021-01-24 10:30 

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Hyun Bin to return as North Korean agent in movie sequel after winning award for Crash Landing On You...

SEOUL - South Korean actor Hyun Bin has won the grand prize at the APAN Star Awards on Saturday (Jan 23) for his role as a North Korean soldier in the popular TV series Crash Landing On You (2019 to 2020).. Read more at

 2021-01-24 10:00 

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Most 999 calls are nuisance calls, but some are coded messages...
 2021-01-24 09:20 

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Larry King's three surviving children pay tribute to him...

Larry King's sons have shared snippets of their family life as they paid tribute to the veteran talk show host who died at 87 on Saturday (Jan 23).. Read more at

 2021-01-24 09:13 

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Badminton: Spain's Marin claims back-to-back titles in Bangkok...

Reigning Olympic champion wins second Thailand Open title in as many weeks against Tai Tzu-ying.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 08:53 

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Russia police violence under review after 3,300 protesters held: Monitor...

Prosecutors are probing possible violence...

 2021-01-24 08:51 

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India to administer home-grown vaccine in seven more states this week...

The expansion from the 12 states now administering Covaxin includes Kerala and Gujarat. Read more at

 2021-01-24 08:37 

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Turkey hopes Mediterranean talks can calm choppy waters with EU...

They could also pave the way for an imminent visit to Turkey by EU leaders. Read more at

 2021-01-24 08:35 

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FJ Benjamin receives in-principle approval from SGX for transfer to Catalist board...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Mainboard-listed retailer FJ Benjamin Holdings announced in a regulatory update on Sunday (Jan 24) that it has obtained an in-principle approval from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to transfer to the Catalist board.. Read mo...

 2021-01-24 08:25 

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US carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions...

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

 2021-01-24 07:58 

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

4 of the new imported cases are Singapore permanent residents, and 10 are foreign domestic workers.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 07:44 

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Australia says 'inevitable' Google, others have to pay for news...

At least 94 per cent of online searches in Australia go through Google.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 07:44 

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Covid shot scarcity weighs on hopes for Biden's global push...

The Biden administration may hold back the one thing poorer countries desperately need: vaccines. Read more at

 2021-01-24 07:36 

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Golf: Unheralded Homa joins Finau and Kim in the lead in California desert entering final day...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Max Homa fired a seven-under 65 to end in a three-way tie for the lead heading into the final round of the US PGA American Express tournament in California on Saturday (Jan 23).. Read more at

 2021-01-24 07:30 

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Brazil's late and rocky start on vaccinations fuels public ire...

It is already close to running out of vaccine, syringes and other vital equipment. Read more at

 2021-01-24 07:30 

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Bangladesh to buy Myanmar rice, putting aside Rohingya crisis...

DHAKA (REUTERS) - Bangladesh will buy 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar, putting aside a rift over the Rohingya refugee crisis as the government races to overcome a shortage of the staple food for the country's more than 160 million people.. Read mo...

 2021-01-24 07:20 

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Missing man found in Australian bush after 18 days...

Rescuers earlier suspended an air-and-ground search after failing to find a trace of him. Read more at

 2021-01-24 07:12 

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Football: Klopp believes Burnley 'low point' can inspire Liverpool turnaround...

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his side's recent poor form could spark a reaction from his players that fuels a revival of their season when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday (Jan 24).. Read more at strait...

 2021-01-24 06:41 

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As Malaysians hunker down during Covid-19 lockdown, animals come out to play...

Dusky leaf monkeys have been spotted roaming around freely in Penang Hill.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 06:40 

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MMA: Poirier knocks out McGregor in stunning UFC upset...

American exacts revenge with second-round knockout at UFC 257.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 06:39 

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Actress and #MeToo activist Asia Argento accuses US director Rob Cohen of sex abuse...

ROME (AFP) - Leading #MeToo figure Asia Argento made fresh accusations of sexual abuse on Friday (Jan 22), directed at The Fast And The Furious (2001) director Rob Cohen.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 06:29 

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Australia has eye on vaccination drive even though coronavirus under control...

Australia's first batch of the Pfizer vaccine is due to arrive in February. . Read more at

 2021-01-24 06:18 

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KLM to keep long haul flights as Covid-19 testing demands are softened...

Crew would have to follow strict quarantine rules during their stay abroad.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 06:16 

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NBA: Stephen Curry adds three-point milestone, but Warriors fall to Jazz...

(REUTERS) - Stephen Curry moved up to No. 2 on the National Basketball Association's (NBA) all-time three-pointers list, but that was about the only thing that went the Golden State Warriors' way on Saturday (Jan 23) in a 127-108 blowout loss agai...

 2021-01-24 06:09 

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NBA: Nets rebound with high-scoring victory over Heat...

(REUTERS) - Kevin Durant scored 31 points as the Brooklyn Nets never trailed and survived multiple fourth-quarter comeback attempts by the Miami Heat and a career-high 41-point night by Bam Adebayo in a 128-124 victory Saturday (Jan 23) in New York.. Read...

 2021-01-24 05:21 

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Hong Kong on track to lifting partial lockdown in densely packed district after mass Covid-19 testing bid...

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said almost 7,000 individuals had been tested as of Saturday.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 04:45 

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Czech trainers teach dogs to sniff out Covid-19...

The team of dog trainers report a 95-per cent success rate in Covid-19 detection in samples of human scent.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 04:28 

The Strait Times

Tears and fears as India's huge coronavirus vaccine push falters...

After one week, India has vaccinated 1.4 million people, or 200,000 people per day.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 04:13 

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Myanmar's displaced Christians rebuild lives on Yangon's outskirts...

The small Christian community is part of 200,000 people displaced since 2018 by fierce fighting in northern Rakhine state.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 03:49 

The Strait Times

First of 22 trapped miners rescued from Chinese mine after two weeks...

The man was in...

 2021-01-24 03:35 

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Venezuela's Maduro says willing to establish 'new path' with US...

Analysts believe the Biden administration will take a more moderate stance on Venezuela.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 03:28 

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

Mr Lloyd Austin expressed willingness to visit Japan as soon as possible.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 03:19 

The Strait Times

Malaysia detains 16 Vietnamese fishermen, two boats for trespassing...

The fishermen and their boats were detained off Terengganu state.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 02:51 

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Portuguese brave coronavirus lockdown for presidential polls...

Polls point to a first-round win for incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 02:00 

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Trump's extreme-right backers angry and not going anywhere...

Experts said the groups are not disappearing. . Read more at

 2021-01-24 01:39 

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Biden names Democrat Christopher Hanson as chair of nuclear regulator...

Mr Hanson succeeds Ms Kristine Svinicki, the longest-serving member in the agency's over-four-decade history.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 01:22 

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Prominent Senate Republican warns Trump trial could spark more impeachments...

Mr Trump this month became the first US president to be impeached twice. . Read more at

 2021-01-24 01:16 

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UK's Boris Johnson says he looks forward to working with Biden on shared goals...

They also discussed the benefits of a potential free trade deal between the two countries.. Read more at

 2021-01-24 01:09 

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Biden administration to unveil more climate policies, urges China to toughen emissions target...

Mr Biden is expected to unveil a second round of executive orders as soon as Jan 27. . Read more at

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