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 2020-02-19 04:17 

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Disabled Hong Kongers struggle to obtain face masks amid COVID-19 panic-buying...

Hong Kong's disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the ......

 2020-02-19 04:02 

The Strait Times

Today in Pictures, Feb 19, 2020...

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 2020-02-19 04:01 

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Mediacorp postpones Star Awards 2020 over COVID-19 concerns...

The 26th edition of the annual event, which was originally slated for Apr 26, will be pushed back to the second half of the year....

 2020-02-19 03:55 

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Wallabies centre Petaia sidelined for five months...

Queensland Reds centre Jordan Petaia, who made his Wallabies debut as a teenager at last year's World Cup in Japan, has been sidelined for up to ......

 2020-02-19 03:54 

Tech in Asia

Singapore fintech startup Hoolah expands to Malaysia...

The move follows its seven-digit raise in 2018 in a round led by AccelerAsia Ventures and Aletra Capital Partners....

 2020-02-19 03:48 

The Strait Times

Myanmar prepares to let foreigners trade local stocks from March...

YANGON (BLOOMBERG) - Myanmar plans to let some foreigners trade local stocks from March, in an initial step toward expanding the country's small bourse.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 03:40 

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California to apologise for WWII internment of Japanese...

Nearly 80 years after the US authorised the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, California plans to formally apologise this week ......

 2020-02-19 03:39 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Misson impossible for disabled Hong Kongers hunting face masks...

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is engulfed with panic-buying and face mask shortages.. Read more at s...

 2020-02-19 03:37 

The Strait Times

Thailand economy to grow much slower than forecast this year amid coronavirus: Central bank...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's economy will grow at a much slower pace than previously forecast this year and much further below its potential, the central bank said in minutes of a meeting earlier this month when it cut interest rates to a record low...

 2020-02-19 03:35 

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Uber says it is closing office in downtown Los Angeles...

Uber Technologies Inc said late on Tuesday that it was closing its office in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing company had employed ......

 2020-02-19 03:32 

The Strait Times

Myanmar's most isolated pray for harvest...

SATPALAW SHAUNG, MYANMAR (AFP) - A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 03:31 

The Strait Times

South-east Asia's first Star Wars virtual run begins on May 4...

SINGAPORE - South-east Asia's first Star Wars virtual run will take place in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam this May 4, the commemorative date for fans of the movie and its signature...

 2020-02-19 03:23 

The Strait Times

Nomura is finally making money from Asia investment banking...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Nomura Holdings Inc's investment banking business in Asia is set to return to profit this fiscal year after more than a decade of losses since its Lehman Brothers acquisition, according to its division chief.. Read more at stra...

 2020-02-19 03:18 

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Malaysia suspected MH370 downed in murder-suicide: Tony Abbott...

SYDNEY: Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed...

 2020-02-19 02:57 

The Strait Times

Pounded by critics, Japan defends handling of coronavirus outbreak...

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan faces mounting criticism for its handling of a coronavirus-afflicted cruise ship, with questions over a patchy quarantine, incremental testing and the decision to let people walk away after 14 days.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 02:55 

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Gomes ready to return against Arsenal, says Everton boss Ancelotti...

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes, who suffered a horrific ankle injury less than four months ago, is ready to feature in Sunday's Premier League ......

 2020-02-19 02:51 

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Hormel joins Tyson Foods, JBS in removing drug banned by China from hog supply...

Spam-maker Hormel Foods Corp is eliminating a growth drug banned by China from its hog supply, the company said on Tuesday, joining rivals that ......

 2020-02-19 02:46 

The Strait Times

Foreign pilots at Chinese airlines return home on unpaid leave as demand plummets...

BEIJING/SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Foreign pilots at some Chinese airlines have returned to their home countries and are considering other jobs after being placed on unpaid leave as demand falls because of the coronavirus, affected flight crew told Reuters.. Read...

 2020-02-19 02:42 

Tech in Asia

Logistics startup ShopRunBack bags $900k in pre-series A money...

Phnom Penh-based VC fund Obor Capital led the funding round, which included participation from Singapore's Negocia Ventures....

 2020-02-19 02:41 

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Trump considering travel to Tokyo for Summer Olympics...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering a visit to Japan this summer for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a trip that would take ......

 2020-02-19 02:30 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong records second coronavirus death...

HONG KONG (AFP) - An elderly Hong Kong man who contracted the new coronavirus died on Wednesday (Feb 19), authorities announced, the second fatality from the outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 02:29 

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Hong Kong reports second COVID-19 death...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong recorded its second death caused by the new coronavirus on Wednesday (Feb 19). The 70-year-old man, who had underlying ......

 2020-02-19 02:17 

The Strait Times

Singapore shares rise day after Budget; STI up 0.7%...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore stocks opened slightly stronger in the first few minutes of trade on Wednesday (Feb 19), after reversing their losses from the previous day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 02:11 

The Strait Times

Charity conducts online sessions to reduce anxiety and stress amid coronavirus concerns...

SINGAPORE - To take people's minds off news surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, a charity which works with the elderly here has been offering sessions over the Internet where participants learn to cope with stress and anxiety.. Read more at straitst...

 2020-02-19 02:09 

The Strait Times

NBA: LeBron James blasts Major League Baseball over Houston Astros cheating scandal...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Tuesday (Feb 18) expressed his outrage over the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal, which has rocked the sport and led to calls for Houston's World Series title from that season to be v...

 2020-02-19 02:09 

The Strait Times

Tennis: I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Novak Djokovic...

BELGRADE (REUTERS) - Novak Djokovic does not feel antagonised by lack of fan support when facing his biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in major finals on the ATP Tour, Serbia's world No. 1 said on Tuesday (Feb 18).. Read more at straitstim...

 2020-02-19 02:09 

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South Korea coronavirus cases jump by half...

SEOUL: South Korea reported 15 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday (Feb 19) - increasing its total by nearly 50 per cent ......

 2020-02-19 02:07 

The Strait Times

Australia's Caltex receives competing $3.6b takeover offer from Britain's EG Group...

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Caltex Australia said on Wednesday (Feb 19) that Britain's EG Group had offered to acquire the company for A$3.9 billion (S$3.6 billion) in cash and separate shares to be issued in a newly listed company on the local stock exchan...

 2020-02-19 02:06 

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Oil inches higher, but gains capped by widening economic impact of coronavirus outbreak...

Oil prices were slightly higher on Wednesday with gains limited by the widening economic impact from the coronavirus epidemic that started in ......

 2020-02-19 02:04 

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WHO 'very impressed' with Singapore's COVID-19 response...

SINGAPORE: Singapore is...

 2020-02-19 02:01 

The Strait Times

WHO says 'no indications' of coronavirus cases in North Korea...

GENEVA/SEOUL (REUTERS) - There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country.. ...

 2020-02-19 01:59 

The Strait Times

US presidential hopeful Bloomberg to sell his company if elected president...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg will sell Bloomberg LP, the financial information company that made him a billionaire, if he is elected to the White House in November, his campaign confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 18).....

 2020-02-19 01:53 

The Strait Times

Debris found in fuel tanks of undelivered 737 Max jets...

NEWYORK (AFP) - Boeing vowed on Tuesday (Feb 18) to tighten controls after potentially dangerous debris was found in fuel tanks of undelivered 737 Max aircraft, a plane that has been grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-02-19 01:41 

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Japan's next restroom revolution? Phasing out squat toilets for Tokyo 2020...

On southwestern Japan's Miyajima island, a short walk from one of the country's most famous ancient temple sites, there's a brand new attraction ......

 2020-02-19 01:34 

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Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre...

Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against ......

 2020-02-19 01:30 

The Strait Times

In Pictures: Newborns and hatchings at Singapore wildlife parks in 2019...

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 2020-02-19 01:30 

The Strait Times

Move on from Covid-19 like the Indonesians: The Star columnist...

During my two-week trip to Indonesia, I observed there was a serious discussion about ekonomi koronavirus (coronavirus economy).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 01:30 

The Strait Times

Pompeo on fool's errand in Africa: China Daily...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Feb 15) started a trip to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia, his first to sub-Saharan Africa in his nearly two years in office.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 01:26 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: Great Eastern, ARA H-Trust, HPL, Wing Tai, China Sunsine, UOB Kay Hian...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Wednesday (Feb 19):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 01:22 

The Strait Times

HSBC goes all-in on Asia as bank sets out on major overhaul with 35,000 jobs cuts...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - HSBC, which generated about half its revenue in Asia last year, is accelerating its investment in the region even as it announced its biggest overhaul with plans to cut up to 35,000 jobs over three years and shrink its investment b...

 2020-02-19 01:11 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus cuts China's carbon emissions by 100 million metric tonnes...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - One of the deadliest epidemics in decades has dented energy demand and industrial output in China, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by about 100 million metric tonnes-close to what Chile emits in a year.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-02-19 01:08 

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Fire breaks out at island resort near Sabah...

SEMPORNA, Borneo: A fire broke out at an island resort near Sabah on Tuesday evening (Feb 19), destroying eight rooms and 10 staff living ......

 2020-02-19 01:05 

The Strait Times

South Korea to announce about 10 new cases of coronavirus: Yonhap...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea has confirmed about 10 new cases of the coronavirus and will announce the positive test results later on Wednesday (Feb 19), Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed health officials.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 01:03 

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Football: PSG still 'dangerous', warns record-breaker Haaland...

Teenage record-breaker Erling Braut Haaland warned Borussia Dortmund still have it all to do to reach the Champions League quarter-finals even ......

 2020-02-19 01:00 

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Asian shares inch higher, euro teeters on weak economic outlook...

Asian shares and U.S. stock futures edged cautiously higher on Wednesday as investors tried to shake off worries about the coronavirus epidemic ......

 2020-02-19 00:57 

The Strait Times

Former executives of Alstom, Marubeni accused of bribery...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Federal prosecutors in the United States on Tuesday (Feb 18) revealed bribery charges against two former executives of French company Alstom and a former executive of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 00:32 

The Strait Times

Great Eastern Q4 profit more than doubles to $287m...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Great Eastern Holdings on Wednesday posted a net profit of $287 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2019 more than double the $136.9 million a year ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-19 00:30 

The Strait Times

Out of the virus ship and back in quarantine for many on cruise ship...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Japan is set to let passengers leave a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, trying to assure the public it has done all it can to prevent spreading the new coronavirus from the vessel that has the most infections of any place in the w...

 2020-02-19 00:30 

Channel NewsAsia

EU to unveil plans to boost European firms, rein in US tech giants...

The European Commission will on Wednesday launch the first of a raft of proposals to help European companies exploit their rich trove of ......

 2020-02-19 00:22 

Channel NewsAsia

Every child under 'immediate threat' from climate, poor diet: UN...

PARIS: The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday ......

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