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 2021-01-26 21:00 

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HK seals off parts of two streets for overnight testing operation...

The authorities last night locked down parts of two streets in Kowloon, hours after Hong Kong's leader warned that multiple small lockdowns could come, as pressure mounts on them to keep the pandemic under control.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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1 million cases in Indonesia...

Indonesia yesterday passed a grim landmark with one million coronavirus infections, with the country's hospitals pushed to the brink to take in patients.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Rich-poor vaccine divide worsening, warns WHO...

GENEVA The Covid-19 vaccine divide between rich and poor nations is worsening by the day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday, insisting the failure to distribute doses fairly could cost the global economy trillions of dollars.. Read more...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Single and ready to mingle... on live stream...

Love. It can be waiting for you round the corner, on a dating app or perhaps on live stream.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Article of impeachment for Trump's trial arrives at Senate...

WASHINGTON The United States House of Representatives has delivered to the Senate a charge that former president Donald Trump incited insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the US Capitol, setting in motion his second impeachme...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Vaccination centres in all 24 HDB towns by end-March...

There will be one community vaccination centre in each of the 24 HDB towns by end-March, as the nation ramps up its Covid-19 vaccination drive, with the elderly starting to get their jabs from today.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Wall Street grows wary of stock bubbles amid price surges...

LONDON Rising concerns about stock bubbles on Wall Street are sparking fears of a pullback, highlighted by the wild ride for shares such as GameStop Corp.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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First lion cub born at S'pore Zoo with assisted reproduction...

A lion cub has for the first time in the history of the Singapore Zoo been born after being conceived through assisted reproduction.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Solskjaer glad for patience...

LONDON Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United players to keep up their good form when they welcome bottom side Sheffield United to Old Trafford today.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Besson made 'assisted witness' in rape case...

PARIS French film director Luc Besson (left) is to be treated as an assisted witness in the court case over allegations that he raped an actress, a judge ruled on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Tuchel has work cut out...

LONDON Several years after he first spoke with Chelsea about taking over at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel has been charged with revitalising their Premier League title bid after Frank Lampard's sacking on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Progressive wage model for waste sector...

A new committee has been formed to develop and implement a wage and training ladder for the bulk of local workers in the waste management sector, including garbage collectors and sorters.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Concerted effort needed to mitigate issue...

The article...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Covid-19 cases in Indonesia surge past 1 million...

Indonesia has passed one million coronavirus cases as hospitals are pushed to the brink, straining under the pandemic which has gripped the world's fourth-most populous nation since last March.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Go-to guide for Thaipusam 2021...

SINGAPORE - The annual Thaipusam festival takes a different form due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with activities in and around Sri Thendayuthapani Temple in Tank Road on Thursday (Jan 28).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Film sex scenes for men? No thanks, says Knightley...

LOS ANGELES British actress Keira Knightley is no longer interested in doing sex scenes just to appeal to men, she said, calling her no-nudity decision partly a result of having two children.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Tencent wobbles after stock nears US$1 trillion valuation...

HONG KONG Shares in Tencent Holdings slumped yesterday after a world-beating surge in the counter pushed its market value to the cusp of US$1 trillion (S$1.3 trillion) for the first time.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Bale earns Mourinho's praise with scoring display...

LONDON Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Gareth Bale after the Welsh forward scored in Monday's 4-1 victory at second-tier Wycombe Wanderers in the fourth round of the FA Cup.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Still no success on second attempt...

I thank DBS Bank for its reply, in which it said more slots for the online reservation of new notes would be available from the past Sunday (DBS to make available more slots for reservation of notes online, Jan 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Next 48 Hours...

TODAY. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Grab said to have selected banks for potential $2.7b IPO in US...

HONG KONG South-east Asian ride-hailing giant Grab Holdings has picked banks for a potential initial public offering (IPO) in the United States that could raise at least US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.. Read mor...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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DBS takes steps to ease queues for new notes at ATMs...

DBS Bank has rolled out additional measures to reduce long queues at its pop-up ATMs for new dollar notes ahead of Chinese New Year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Lose weight to ease strain...

Recently, two Forum writers exchanged views on the cause of knee strain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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PSA to support efforts in global vaccine distribution...

Port operator PSA International has signed an industry declaration calling for seafarers - the maritime sector's front-liners - to get priority for Covid-19 vaccinations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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New tablet game may help detect cognitive decline early...

Mr S. Rajakumar, 67, is familiar with physical therapy - he has gone for help for his hand, leg and shoulder over the years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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South Africa eyes 31k inoculations a day as virus cases climb to 1.4m...

South Africa will be rolling out a plan that aims to have 31,000 vaccinations done a day, as the country with 58.6 million people battles the highest number of coronavirus infections in the African continent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Reset now for a post-pandemic future...

After a year of living in the shadow of Covid-19, the world must be prepared for a protracted road to recovery and more twists and turns ahead. While the global vaccine roll-out has begun and travel will eventually restart progressively, it could be a few...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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South Africa eyes 31,000 inoculations a day as Covid-19 cases climb to 1.4m...

SINGAPORE - South Africa will be rolling out a plan that aims to have 31,000 vaccinations done a day, as the country with 58.6 million people battles the highest number of coronavirus infections in the African continent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Has China done too well against Covid-19?...

Jan 23 was the anniversary of the lockdown in Wuhan, the first coronavirus lockdown anywhere in the world, and ahead of the occasion, the Chinese government ramped up efforts to showcase its triumph over that initial deadly outbreak.. Read more at straits...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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A testament to power of music in a pandemic...

To write down the many talents of composer Dick Lee would require a book, not just one article. To fully appreciate his musical journey, which dates back to the 1970s, would definitely take watching more than just one concert.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Reset now for a post-pandemic future...

After a year of living in the shadow of Covid-19, the world must be prepared for a protracted road to recovery and more twists and turns ahead. While the global vaccine roll-out has begun and travel will eventually restart progressively, it could be a few...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Their lights may be going out...

Fireflies have been putting up spectacular nocturnal displays around the world for millions of years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 21:00 

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Hot Bods: Weight training five times a week; 50 push-ups and pull-ups every day...

SINGAPORE - Meet this week's hot bods - engineering specialist Zhang Ling, 40, and logistics company supervisor Jack Ong, 30.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 20:35 

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Biden speaks to Russia's Putin for first time since taking power...

Biden raised concerns about Russian activities including the treatment of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 20:13 

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Rock band The Flaming Lips hold two concerts with 100 protective 'bubbles'...

OKLAHOMA (Reuters) - American rock band The Flaming Lips have come up with a creative way to put on live shows in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - putting themselves and their audience in protective...

 2021-01-26 20:12 

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Chanel hosts family reunion in absence of big haute couture show...

PARIS (REUTERS) - French fashion house Chanel chose to put family at the forefront of its Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, with models strutting under flower arches at a socially-distanced presentation with a few famous faces.. Read more at straitst...

 2021-01-26 20:00 

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How companies are finding ways to think beyond the traditional 9-to-5 work week...

With Covid-19 creating the biggest workforce experiment in history, companies are showing a growing interest in adapting to new models of work.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 20:00 

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Top 10 reasons to covet a home or investment property at The Landmark...

The newly-launched The Landmark, a 396-unit Chin Swee Road city-fringe project with 1- to 3-bedroom types, makes for an extremely compelling buy. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 19:58 

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Scientists in Greece find 20-million-year-old petrified tree...

LESBOS, GREECE (REUTERS) - Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesbos say they have found a rare fossilized tree whose branches and roots are still intact after 20 million years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 19:44 

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Olympics: Florida has offered to replace Tokyo as Games host, says state official...

MIAMI (REUTERS) - Florida's chief financial officer has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to consider relocating the 2021 Games to the Sunshine State amid speculation that Tokyo organisers may back out as hosts due to concerns about the ...

 2021-01-26 19:32 

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Biden to end use of private prisons for US federal inmates...

Contracts with private prisons will not be renewed.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 18:57 

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Working from home is losing its effectiveness, bank execs tell WEF meet...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Working from home has been surprisingly successful for global banks during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic but is losing its effectiveness, two prominent industry executives said on Tuesday (Jan 26) at a virtual meeting of th...

 2021-01-26 18:02 

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Sanofi to produce 100 million Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine doses, CEO says...

A deal has been reached between the vaccine rivals.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 17:42 

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Changes to tongue, hands or feet may flag coronavirus, study shows...

MADRID (AFP) - Changes to the tongue, the hands or the soles of the feet could give an early indication of Covid-19 infection, Spanish researchers found in a study presented on Tuesday (Jan 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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Tunisian police fire water cannon as protesters march on parliament...

TUNIS (REUTERS) - Tunisian riot police turned water cannon on protesters outside the heavily barricaded parliament on Tuesday (Jan 26), trying to quell the largest rally since demonstrations began this month over inequality and police abuses.. Read more a...

 2021-01-26 17:08 

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Britain surpasses 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in grim new milestone...

LONDON (REUTERS) - More than 100,000 Britons have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, official data showed on Tuesday (Jan 26), a grim new milestone as the government battles to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at ...

 2021-01-26 16:48 

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Germany mulls cutting international air traffic 'to almost zero' as coronavirus variants spread...

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany is considering almost completely halting flights into the country to slow the spread of more infectious strains of the coronavirus, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday (Jan 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 16:22 

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Colombian defence minister dies of Covid-19 complications...

BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombian Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo died on Tuesday (Jan 26) of coronavirus complications, the country's president announced.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 16:17 

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Britain pins global cooperation hopes on shared climate fears...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Shared concern over climate change could help strengthen global cooperation more broadly in the run-up to a UN climate summit in November, its British president Alok Sharma said on Tuesday (Jan 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-26 15:49 

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Public agencies to ensure translated material is vetted before publication: Sim Ann...

SINGAPORE - If material put out by a government agency has been translated but not vetted, public officers must assume that the work is not ready to be shown to the public, said Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann on Tuesda...

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