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 2021-01-24 00:54 

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Chile rattled by successive tremors, downgrades tsunami warning...

SANTIAGO (REUTERS) - Two tremors hit Chilean territory minutes apart on Saturday (Jan 23) evening, first in Antarctica followed by a second close to the capital Santiago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 00:41 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Jan 24...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Jan 24.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-24 00:24 

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New Zealand health officials probe probable community Covid-19 case, the country's first in months...

Health officials are currently investigating the case.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 22:09 

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Football: Watkins breaks goal drought as Villa sink Newcastle...

Watkins scores his first Premier League goal in 10 games, while Bertrand Traore makes it 2-0.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 22:00 

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Football: Hazard ends drought, Benzema scores twice as Real rout Alaves...

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN (REUTERS) - Eden Hazard scored his first goal in almost three months while Karim Benzema bagged a brace as Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 win away to Alaves in La Liga on Saturday (Jan 23) in the absence of coach Zinedine Zidane.. Read ...

 2021-01-23 22:00 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 24...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Jan 24, 2021.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:51 

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Golf: Danielle Kang holds off Jessica Korda charge to lead LPGA Tournament of Champions...

Kang cards an eight-under-par 63 amid a ferocious challenge from Korda.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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New law lets China Coast Guard fire on foreign vessels...

BEIJING China has passed a controversial law that gives the coast guard more freedom to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could fuel the risk of military miscalculation in the Western Pacific.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Microsoft reverses price hike on Xbox Live Gold after uproar...

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft has backtracked on a plan to raise the price of subscriptions to Xbox Live Gold, its paid online gaming platform, after outrage from users.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Next 48 Hours...

BWF World Tour Toyota Thailand Open: Finals (StarHub Ch201/202, 1pm).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Alert issued for parts of Sydney after virus fragments found in sewage...

SYDNEY Health officials in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state issued an alert yesterday for more than 300,000 people after traces of the virus that causes Covid-19 were detected in sewage in Sydney's west.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Review: Magical tales rich in Brunei's myths and folklore...

It begins with a story of old - a brother and sister, the children of a king, who are prone to dark deeds.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Forced mass testing for district...

The Hong Kong government locked down thousands of people yesterday so they could undergo the first forced mass testing exercise since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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AI chatbot controversy in S. Korea raises heat about ethics, data collection...

Meet Luda Lee, a self-professed 20-year-old female college student from South Korea who loves eating fried chicken, playing with cats and scrolling through Instagram.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Thousands told to stay home...

Hong Kong imposed a temporary lockdown on thousands of residents for the first time to carry out mandatory testing of the coronavirus yesterday, with the authorities warning the move will be repeated, if needed, to contain the outbreak.. Read more at stra...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Bestsellers...

FICTION. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Boeing aims to deliver fully biofuel planes by 2030...

SEATTLE Boeing said it will begin delivering commercial planes capable of flying on 100 per cent biofuel by the end of the decade, calling reducing environmental damage from fossil fuels the...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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 2021-01-23 21:00 

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50,000 hired by 14,000 firms in incentive scheme...

A billion-dollar scheme to help employees shift from businesses that were downsizing due to the pandemic, to sectors that are continuing to expand, has seen 50,000 local hires by 14,000 firms in its first month alone.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Kang having fun and leading the way at first event...

MIAMI With two bogey-free rounds behind her, Danielle Kang is looking forward, not back, at the 2021 season-opening LPGA Tournament of Champions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Cartoonists' Views...

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 2021-01-23 21:00 

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For Amazon, the sky's the limit...

(BLOOMBERG) - Amazon.com is opening warehouses and shipping hubs in the United States at the rate of about one every 24 hours. The ultimate aim is to ensure that virtually every product the company sells is a van ride - and eventually a drone flight - awa...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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US television legend Larry King dies at 87...

NEW YORK Broadcast interviewer Larry King, whose non-confrontational style attracted celebrities and newsmakers as guests and made him the star of a top US cable TV talk show, has died. He was 87.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Baseball legend Aaron dies at 86, tributes pour in...

NEW YORK Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the quiet, unassuming slugger who broke Babe Ruth's supposedly unbreakable record for most home runs in a career and battled racism in the process, died on Friday, the Atlanta Braves announced. He was 86.. R...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Visual storytelling of the unseen...

From the roar of traffic to a song on the radio, a new anthology collects comics from across South-east Asia that illustrate something invisible - sound.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Lengthy jail terms for men involved in Vietnamese truck deaths in UK...

LONDON Four men were given long jail sentences on Friday for the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children who suffocated to death in a stifling, airtight shipping container in October 2019 as they were being smuggled into Britain.. Read more ...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Pasar malam vendors turning to permanent stalls as Singapore's night markets at standstill...

Some vendors made the leap to continue doing the business they know.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Food service sector picks up with more than 9,200 job openings...

The food service sector is continuing to pick up speed with its hiring, with over 9,200 job openings posted as at end-December on the MyCareersFuture portal, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Pleasure craft's licence suspended over Boxing Day gathering...

A pleasure craft's licence has been suspended by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) over an incident on Boxing Day last year that allegedly broke safe distancing rules.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Olympic movement united for Tokyo...

SYDNEY The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games will take place in July and August, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown to the open...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Home-based business owners share experiences at job fair...

Last April, while working from home during the circuit breaker, Ms Andini Muslim and her husband decided to start their own home-based business, selling sweet and savoury treats such as cookies and meatballs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Singaporeans react to new year's new rules: Some disappointed while others welcome restrictions...

Some think the added curbs are necessary while others find them too restrictive.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Tech firms lift markets but won't save the day...

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 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Target on Nets' backs: Nash...

LOS ANGELES All teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) are eager to beat the Brooklyn Nets, now that they have acquired James Harden to form a star trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Gunners silenced by Gabriel own goal...

LONDON Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted his side could not deal with Southampton's high-pressing game as the Saints dumped the FA Cup holders out of the competition yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Murray 'gutted' to miss Aussie Open...

LONDON Former world No. 1 Andy Murray said he was...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Friendship not behind Neville's role: Beckham...

MIAMI David Beckham stressed on Friday that his close friendship with Phil Neville was not behind the former England women's coach's arrival as Inter Miami boss.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Covid-19 a weighty burden for some, a push to exercise for others...

Covid-19 has been a weighty affair in more ways than one, with almost one-third of Singaporeans saying that they have piled on the kilos during the pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers...

PARIS Google and a French publishers' lobby have said they had agreed to a copyright framework for the US tech giant to pay news publishers for content online, in a first for Europe.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Philippines reports 16 new cases of more contagious Covid-19 variant...

The Philippines has now reported 16 new cases of the more transmissible variant of the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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North West CDC raising $2 million to help retrenched residents...

The community development council (CDC) for Singapore's north-west region is raising at least $2 million to help laid-off residents amid the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Lampard ignores sack talk, wants team to fight...

LONDON Frank Lampard insisted on Friday that he takes no notice of the talk about his future as Chelsea manager, after a poor run that has seen their Premier League title chances slip away.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Malaysia to go ahead with national exams despite calls for deferment...

PETALING JAYA Several major national examinations will go on as planned in Malaysia despite calls for deferment due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Pasar malams still banned, so vendors start permanent stalls...

Those who miss the bustle of pasar malams here will likely have a long wait ahead, as even long-time vendors have set up permanent stalls.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Singaporeans react to new year's new rules...

Every Chinese New Year, the terraced house in Bukit Timah that Ms Lynn Heng, 52, shares with her extended family would be filled with laughter and sounds from at least 50 relatives.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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All 10 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore imported...

All 10 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday were imported, and had been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). All of them were asymptomatic and were detected from proactive screening and surveillan...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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EU inoculation drive hit as AstraZeneca cuts vaccine supply by 60%...

BRUSSELS AstraZeneca has informed European Union (EU) officials it would slash supplies of its Covid-19 vaccine to the bloc by 60 per cent to 31 million doses in the first quarter of the year due to production problems.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Melania leaves Donald to deal with photographers alone...

The United States' former first lady Melania Trump had social media users in stitches when a viral video showed her coldly walking away from a warm reception at Florida's Palm Beach airport, hardly missing a beat, leaving her husband Donald alone ...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Eateries gear up to abide by latest curbs...

Restaurants here are gearing up to fall in line with the latest Covid-19 restrictions for the Chinese New Year period - with ideas that include the playing of pre-recorded messages during lohei, in view of diners being told to avoid the usual shouting of ...

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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TikTok told to block users of unverified age after girl's death in Italy...

ROME The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify to be at least 13 years old, following the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app.. Rea...

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