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 2021-08-03 04:25 

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Duterte retained US military deal as 'concession' for vaccines...

Last year the Philippine leader moved to end the 23-year-old military deal over US criticism related to his government's human-rights record.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:21 

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Qantas idles 2,500 more staff as Covid-19 cuts domestic flights...

(REUTERS) - Qantas Airways is temporarily idling about 2,500 employees without pay for at least two months in a bid to cope with fresh COVID-19 restrictions in Australia slashing domestic travel demand.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:19 

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Legal protection available for minors affected by media coverage that identifies them...

The Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA) offers legal recourse to minors 18 and under who may be affected by media coverage of events involving them, such as the publishing of information that reveals their identity.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:15 

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North Korea wants US to allow fuel, metal trade to restart talks...

It has also demanded the easing of sanctions on its imports of luxury goods.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:13 

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Olympics: Sailors Kimberly Lim, Cecilia Low finish 10th in 49er FX, Singapore's best result at Games...

They had already made history by becoming the country's first sailors to earn a place in the medal race at the Olympics.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:09 

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Tokyo shows an inflation pulse for the first time in a year...

Prices in Japan's capital, excluding those for fresh food, ticked up by 0.1 per cent in July compared with a year earlier.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 04:06 

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Sydney Covid-19 lockdown could be eased if vaccination rate hits 50%...

New South Wales has struggled to contain a surge of cases in Sydney despite the lockdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 03:57 

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Hong Lim, Chong Boon markets reopen, hawkers ask for easier grant disbursement...

They said the online application process - which should give them $100 for each day - is too complicated. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 03:53 

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ADB, Citi, HSBC, Prudential hatch plan for Asian coal-fired closures: Sources...

LONDON/MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Financial firms including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC and BlackRock Real Assets are devising plans to speed the closure of Asia's coal-fired power plants in order to lower the biggest source of carbon...

 2021-08-03 03:41 

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Olympics: Karsten Warholm wins men's 400m hurdles in world record time...

Warholm clocked a world record time of 45.94sec to rewrite his previous record of 46.70sec.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 03:40 

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Can Olympics thaw China-Japan ties?: China Daily contributor...

The writer hopes that the direct talks between the Chinese and Japanese officials in Tokyo will help improve Sino-Japanese relations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 03:32 

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800 more interim rental flats under HDB scheme but qualifying household income capped at $7,000...

Rents range between $400 for a two-room flat in Marsiling and $1,500 for a four-room unit in Tiong Bahru.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 03:20 

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Significance behind China-Taleban meeting: Dawn...

The paper says that in today's Afghanistan, the Taleban are the most powerful armed group, which is why foreign states are keen to engage the movement.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 03:10 

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Olympics: Australians damage rooms, mascots go missing...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Some Australian athletes caused damage to their Tokyo Olympics athletes' village rooms before departing while the team's mascots - an emu and a kangaroo - went missing but have since returned, team chief Ian Chesterman said on Tu...

 2021-08-03 02:51 

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Study confirms ancient Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals...

Neanderthals painted stalagmites in a Spanish cave more than 60,000 years ago, according to a study published on Monday (Aug 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:50 

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S. Korea detects its first two cases of Delta Plus Covid-19 variant...

Some scientists have said the Delta Plus variant may be even more transmissible.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:33 

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Olympics: Pensioners defy virus fears to keep Tokyo Games running...

Of the 71,000 volunteers at the Olympics and Paralympics, nearly 15,000 are aged 60 or over, according to organisers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:32 

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Fighting the stigma of mental illness...

One boy was found dead in a school. Another, with a history of mental health issues, has been remanded in prison.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:30 

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Novel technologies can enhance Singapore's healthcare system: Masagos...

SINGAPORE - A virtual...

 2021-08-03 02:27 

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Olympics: US sprinter Allyson Felix off the mark at farewell Olympics...

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 2021-08-03 02:22 

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Japan limits hospitalisation of Covid-19 patients to most serious as cases surge...

Nearly 70 per cent of hospital beds for seriously-ill Covid-19 patients were filled as of Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:18 

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Man who allegedly cut down Singapore flags, decorative banners remanded in IMH...

SINGAPORE - A 24-year-old man allegedly damaged Singapore national flags and decorative banners in Punggol a week before National Day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:11 

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Despite Covid-19 precautions, Obama birthday bash draws criticism from right...

The celebration is to take place this weekend on the upscale island of Martha's Vineyard.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 02:07 

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SPH shares rise following $3.4 billion privatisation offer from Keppel...

The offer, which values SPH at $3.4b, will see SPH delisted and become a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 01:53 

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Boeing to attempt Starliner test flight to International Space Station after past failure...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Boeing will be aiming to get its spaceflight program back on track on Tuesday (Aug 3) with an uncrewed flight of its Starliner capsule to the International Space Station (ISS), after its last such test in 2019 ended in failure.. Read mo...

 2021-08-03 01:38 

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Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou due back in Canada court over US extradition request...

If transferred to the US for trial and subsequently convicted, she could face more than 30 years in a US prison.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 01:26 

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Afghan fighting rages as US and Britain accuse Taliban of massacring civilians...

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (AFP) - Afghan forces battled on Monday (Aug 2) to stop a first major city from falling to the Taliban as the United States and Britain accused the insurgents of massacring civilians in a town they recently captured near the Pakistan...

 2021-08-03 01:26 

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Afghan fighting rages as US and Britain accuse Taleban of massacring civilians...

Taleban fighters assaulted at least three provincial capitals overnight after a weekend of heavy fighting.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 01:12 

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NBA: Phoenix sign Paul to new four-year contract, report US media...

The deal for the 36-year-old, who led the Suns to their first Finals since 1993, is worth US$120 million (S$162 million).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 01:11 

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Olympics: Five women who could win gold at Tokyo 2020...

Event starts on Wednesday and contains all the current top 10 in the world rankings and 16 of the top 20.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 01:00 

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Ferrari boss has no fears over electric future...

MILAN (REUTERS) - Ferrari, the sports car maker synonymous with roaring petrol engines, welcomes the shift to electric powertrains and is confident of retaining its lead in the market for high performance cars, its chairman said on Monday.. Read more at s...

 2021-08-03 00:35 

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Sporting Life: At a skilful Games there is still room for spirit...

TOKYO - A Hungarian runs into her hurdle. A Jamaican trips and falls over hers. Dreams left in an ungainly heap. It is the 100m hurdles semi-finals and the cameras are busy with the winner. These are the forgotten runners who failed and fell.. Read more a...

 2021-08-03 00:30 

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China spectre jolts ByteDance backers to try trimming stakes...

(BLOOMBERG) - A handful of investors rattled by China's sweeping regulatory changes are looking to offload private stakes in TikTok parent ByteDance and other Chinese technology companies, according to advisory firm Setter Capital.. Read more at strai...

 2021-08-03 00:22 

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Blinken to hold five days of virtual talks with Asean ministers this week...

WASHINGTON - United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will come bearing gifts as he meets virtually with South-East Asian ministers every day this week, said senior US officials on Monday (Aug 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 00:21 

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Asia's mobility industry is driving into the future...

SINGAPORE - Once a niche sector for investors, the global pandemic has lit a fire under the sustainable investing market.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 00:17 

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A year after taboo on Thai king broken, 103 face jail for royal insult...

The king has traditionally been portrayed as above reproach in conservative Thai culture.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 00:15 

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South Korea's inflation quickens as central bank mulls rate hike...

(Bloomberg) - South Korea's inflation unexpectedly climbed in July as the central bank prepares to meet on rates amid the nation's worst coronavirus outbreak yet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-03 00:00 

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Tesla's India plans dealt blow as minister rules out tax cut...

(BLOOMBERG) - India said it has no plans to cut import duties on electric vehicles, weeks after Tesla appealed to the government to slash taxes, and its billionaire chief Elon Musk floated the possibility of a local factory once it starts selling wholly-b...

 2021-08-02 23:54 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 3...

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 2021-08-02 23:49 

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US Senator Lindsey Graham says he tested positive for Covid-19...

The South Carolina Republican said he began experiencing flu-like symptoms and sought medical attention.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 23:40 

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Sanofi offers to buy US biotech, mRNA partner Translate Bio: sources...

PARIS (REUTERS) - Sanofi has offered to buy US biotech company Translate Bio, two sources familiar with the situation said on Monday, as the French drugmaker bets on next-generation mRNA technology after setbacks in the Covid-19 vaccine race.. Read more a...

 2021-08-02 23:30 

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JPMorgan faces regulatory requests over message preservation...

(BLOOMBERG) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, which rattled employees earlier this year by ordering them to save work-related messages on their personal phones, said regulators have been asking questions about how it preserves records.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2021-08-02 23:28 

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McDonald's makes masks mandatory for all US customers, staff...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - McDonald's Corp on Monday (Aug 2) confirmed that all its customers and staff will need to start wearing masks again inside its US restaurants in areas with high or substantial transmission, regardless of whether they are vaccina...

 2021-08-02 23:26 

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Wildfires blaze on in drought-hit Turkey as criticism grows...

Seven fires were still burning for a sixth day, fanned by temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, strong winds and low humidity.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 23:15 

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US dismisses Myanmar election plan, urges Asean pressure...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will participate virtually in a week of talks involving foreign ministers of Asean.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 23:04 

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Hong Kong's fate spurs Japan to speak up about defending Taiwan...

Japan - which heavily relies on supply lines that pass by the island - views the threat as existential.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 23:03 

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Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack: StateTV...

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, the foreign ministry said on Monday (Aug 2), after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman.. Read...

 2021-08-02 23:00 

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UK supermarket Morrisons shares at eight-year high ahead of expected bid battle...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Shares in British supermarket Morrisons hit almost eight-year highs on Monday on investor hopes that the rebuffed US private equity group CD&R would return with a higher offer to counter Fortress' in the US$8.8 billion (S$11.9 billi...

 2021-08-02 22:51 

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Some Republican US senators snipe at $1.35 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill...

The legislation, if enacted, would be the largest US infrastructure investment in decades.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-08-02 22:37 

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US offers refuge to more Afghans who aided Americans in new program...

The program comes as fighting surges in Afghanistan ahead of the formal completion of the US troop withdrawal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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