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 2021-09-28 21:00 

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UOB investing $500m to scale up digital offerings in S'pore, Asean...

UOB will invest up to $500 million over the next five years to scale up its digital offerings in Singapore and the rest of Asean, the bank announced yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Suga to lift emergency before his exit as Delta variant wave subsides...

Japan appears to be out of the woods regarding its latest Covid-19 wave due to the contagious Delta variant, allowing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to end a state of emergency as planned on Friday, in one of his last acts in office.. Read more at straitst...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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SportSG suspends programmes for children and seniors...

Sports programmes for children and seniors have been halted temporarily, Sport Singapore (SportSG) announced yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Nearly 1.13m homes collect free masks in Temasek drive...

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 2021-09-28 21:00 

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S'pore sees record 4.1% fall in total population to 5.45m...

Singapore registered record declines in its population numbers over the past year as the impact of Covid-19 restrictions and conditions hit home, the Government's annual Population in Brief report revealed yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Minister sets out challenges in deciding direction of family law...

How far the law should, and can, encroach into what is essentially a private space is a question that policymakers will continue to grapple with in deciding the direction of family law, said Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong yesterday.. Read more at stra...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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China's crypto investors unfazed by crackdown...

BEIJING Some Chinese cryptocurrency holders remain undeterred even after a further crackdown on their industry roiled markets last Friday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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S'pore anti-foreign interference Bill 'worded very broadly': Facebook...

Facebook yesterday said Singapore's proposed law to counter foreign interference is...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Rising demand for mental health, life insurance drives growth at AIA...

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred many Singaporeans into thinking more seriously about getting their mental health and well-being insured, AIA Singapore chief executive Wong Sze Keed told The Straits Times in a recent interview.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Workers in Tuas explosion: 'We were screaming in pain'...

Moments after an explosion shook a Tuas industrial building and blew out its window panels, eight workers who were in a workshop there ran to a nearby open field screaming in agony.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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S'poreans put off marriage, parenthood plans...

Fewer marital unions and births took place in Singapore last year as some Singaporeans postponed their marriage and parenthood plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a government report released yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Must-reads...

Singapore registered record dips in its population numbers over the past year as the impact of Covid-19 curbs and conditions hit home, the Government's annual Population in Brief report revealed.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Home-grown firm rolls out driverless forklifts to logistics giant...

A three-year-old home-grown company is supplying an international logistics giant with a fleet of autonomous forklifts in a move that could eventually lead to worker-less warehouses.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Temasek exploring greener fuels for aviation and maritime industries...

Temasek is working with regulators and companies to explore greener fuels for the aviation and maritime industries as one of the key drivers for reducing emissions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Rise in inquiries, bookings from Germany under vaccinated travel...

Hotels and online platforms see uptick in business; some offer promotional packages. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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PM Lee congratulates Canada's leader on his re-election...

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated his Canadian counterpart on his re-election, saying that Mr Justin Trudeau's victory reaffirms the Canadian people's trust in his leadership.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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United to turn up tempo against Villarreal...

LONDON Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that there should be no concerns over his team's style of play, or lack thereof, according to former defender Gary Neville.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Giannis wants more after tasting NBA glory...

LOS ANGELES Despite adding...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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China's road to common prosperity held up by wealth gap...

BEIJING China's road towards common prosperity will not be easy, given the current wealth gap in the country, officials said yesterday during the release of a government White Paper on the country's path to become a moderately prosperous society.....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Hong Kong's hands are tied on Covid-19 rules, says top adviser...

HONG KONG Hong Kong is stuck between China's zero-tolerance approach to the coronavirus and the West's reopening, and it has no clear idea how to satisfy Beijing's demands so cross-border travel can resume, a top adviser to the city's lead...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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How digital maps mislead us...

Too many of our digital maps are sell-outs. Just like the projection maps we're all familiar with that inaccurately depict Greenland dwarfing South America, the digital maps that orient our lives on smartphones and laptops are the result of a series o...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Barty takes break to see family...

LOS ANGELES Australia's Ashleigh Barty, the top-ranked female tennis player in the world, has pulled out of the WTA Indian Wells singles draw, the tournament organisers announced on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Wet palms? Don't sweat it...

While his schoolmates were celebrating the end of polytechnic in 2017 by shaking hands and exchanging hugs, Mr Ray Wong kept his hands to himself, wiping the sweat from his palms on his graduation gown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Agendas at UN must be fulfilled at home...

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was blunt with his observations in his opening address to the UN General Assembly last week. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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New York hospitals fire staff who refuse vaccine...

NEW YORK New York hospitals began firing or suspending healthcare workers on Monday for defying a state order to get the Covid-19 vaccine, and the resulting staff shortages led some hospitals to postpone elective operations or curtail services.. Read more...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Investing in education: Returns, risks and career resilience...

Eyebrows were raised at the recent disclosure of the cost of a Yale-NUS College (YNC) liberal arts degree: tuition came to $90,800 a year, with the Government footing $70,300 for each Singaporean student.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Five seniors die of Covid-19; 1,711 new cases in community...

Five more people have died from Covid-19 complications in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Binance has no plans to close S'pore users' accounts...

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will not be closing the accounts of Singapore users even though it has restricted access to trading cryptocurrencies on its platform, in line with a regulatory order by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).. Read more ...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Sports World: Paddlers in winning start at Asian C'ships...

The Singapore men's team got off to a winning start at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Doha, Qatar, as they recorded a 3-0 victory over Palestine in the opening tie of their campaign yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Welcoming foreigners requires an understanding on both sides...

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 2021-09-28 21:00 

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US successfully tests air-breathing hypersonic weapon...

WASHINGTON The United States has tested a hypersonic air-breathing weapon capable of speeds faster than five times that of sound, marking the first successful test of the class of weapon since 2013, the Pentagon said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Are people psychologically prepared to live with the disease?...

I am surprised and disappointed that Covid-19 restrictions have been tightened again due to fears that hospitals might get overwhelmed by rising cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Antiviral pill: How close are we to a drug to treat Covid-19?...

With coronavirus vaccines being administered worldwide, scientists are preparing a new weapon against the disease that has claimed more than 4.5 million lives: an effective antiviral medication to treat the worst symptoms.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Dancing back in fine form...

After a long break due to pandemic restrictions, the Singapore Dance Theatre's (SDT) main season is back and the company is in fine form.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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UOB to invest $500 million to boost digital bank presence in Singapore, Asean...

UOB to combine Singapore mobile app with its digital bank in Thailand and Indonesia to form new UOB Tmrw.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Businesses urged to take responsibility for climate action...

Climate change can wreak...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Ultraman Tiga vanishes as Beijing steps up scrutiny of kids' shows...

China is stepping up scrutiny of children's programmes, a move that likely turned Ultraman Tiga from popular superhero to zero.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Fatherhood for iKon's Bobby and BigBang's Taeyang...

SEOUL It was twice the good news in the K-pop world on Monday with a singer welcoming a new addition to his family and another joining him soon.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Exam cheats in India hid Bluetooth devices in flip-flops...

NEW DELHI Ten people have been arrested in India for planning to cheat in fiercely competitive teaching exams using Bluetooth devices concealed in their flip-flops, police said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Osaka game to return 'soon'...

PARIS Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she will return to tennis soon after feeling the...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Navigating virus measures a challenge for those with visual impairment...

SINGAPORE - Navigating Covid-19 measures and restrictions has been challenging for people like Mr Dennis Teo, who is visually impaired.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Company briefs: Ascend Money...

South-east Asian fintech firm Ascend Money has raised US$150 million (S$203.5 million) in its latest funding round, bringing its total valuation to US$1.5 billion. This makes the company Thailand's first fintech unicorn, it said on Monday.. Read more ...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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7 weeks' jail for woman who hit maid with hangers...

A woman who used four hangers - one after another - to hit her domestic helper until they broke was yesterday sentenced to seven weeks' jail despite being recommended for a mandatory treatment order (MTO).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Panellists flag obstacles in the way of firms aiming for net-zero emissions...

Many firms have set a target of bringing their emissions of planet-warming gases down to net-zero at a certain point in time, but few actually have concrete plans on how to get there, Mr Sunny Verghese, group chief executive of agroforestry company Olam I...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Kenny Leck to give up BooksActually completely...

Disgraced bookseller Kenny Leck has confirmed he will step back...

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Irving avoids vaccine talk during Zoom call...

LOS ANGELES Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving missed the team's media day on Monday, reportedly over health and safety protocols, but did speak to the press via Zoom.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Firms designing 'more potent' antiviral pills to rival Pfizer, Merck drugs...

LOS ANGELES As Merck and Pfizer prepare to report clinical trial results for experimental Covid-19 antiviral pills, their rivals are lining up with what they hope will be more potent and convenient oral treatments of their own.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Swallowed by a storm...

A gigantic storm of sand and dust, caused by prolonged drought and strong winds, struck Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo in Brazil on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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North Korea defies missile ban with launch before UN speech...

SEOUL North Korea test-fired at least one ballistic missile just as its envoy was preparing to address the United Nations, in a pointed gesture of defiance against international resolutions meant to prevent such launches.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-09-28 21:00 

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Angelina Jolie, The Weeknd may be dating...

LOS ANGELES Actress Angelina Jolie and singer The Weeknd were spotted having dinner at a swanky Italian restaurant for the second time last Saturday, fuelling dating rumours.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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