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 2021-09-19 11:14 

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MMA: Anthony Smith defeats Ryan Spann in 1st round at UFC...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Anthony Smith defeated Ryan Spann by submission in the first round of their light heavyweight main event bout on Saturday night (Sept 18) at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night in Las Vegas.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 11:01 

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2,322 travellers from Germany, Brunei approved to enter S'pore on Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme...

SINGAPORE - More than 2,300 travellers vaccinated against Covid-19 have received approval to enter Singapore in the sixteen days since the application window for a new travel arrangement opened.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 10:33 

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Britain's COP26 chief says ball in China's court on making conference a success...

LONDON (REUTERS) - The ball is in China's court when it comes to making the United Nations COP26 climate change conference in November a success, Britain's Alok Sharma, the summit's president, said on Sunday (Sept 19).. Read more at straitstim...

 2021-09-19 10:29 

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Protesters call to 'kick out' Thai PM on coup anniversary...

Sept 19 marks the 15th anniversary of a military coup that ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 10:04 

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Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid-19 pass...

ROME (AFP) - Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19, authorities said.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 10:00 

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Cricket: NZ players reach Dubai after 'credible threat' derailed Pakistan tour...

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand was warned of a...

 2021-09-19 09:56 

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Singers Wang Leehom, Vivian Hsu apologise for Covid-19 gathering...

Wang is required by law to monitor his health for another seven days after the end of quarantine. . Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:53 

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Athletics: Bromell sets world-leading time in 100m after Tokyo disappointment...

NAIROBI (REUTERS) - Trayvon Bromell banished his Olympic disappointment and beat his own world-leading time in the 100 metres on Saturday (Sept 18), winning the Kip Keino Classic in 9.76 seconds in Nairobi.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:48 

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Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit...

Relations between Taipei and Beijing are at their lowest in decades.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:46 

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Football: Former England player Jimmy Greaves dies aged 81...

LONDON (AFP) - The former England striker Jimmy Greaves has died aged 81, his former club Tottenham Hotspur announced on Sunday (Sept 19).. Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:38 

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Malaysia to start administering Covid-19 booster shots...

The jabs will be prioritised for front-liners, those immunocompromised and elderly people with comorbidities.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:22 

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SIA and Changi Airport come out tops in new travel awards launched by Newsweek...

SIA was named the winner in the international airline category, while Changi Airport took the international airport prize.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:13 

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Football: Lionesses raring to go against Indonesia at AFC Asian Cup qualifiers...

SINGAPORE - It has been two years since the Lionesses have stepped onto a pitch for an international game and the national women's football team are itching for a return to action at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Asian Cup qualifi...

 2021-09-19 09:04 

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Covid-19 delays work to rebuild collapsed viaduct in Changi, now due to open in Q2 2022...

SINGAPORE - A long-delayed road project in Changi will be further delayed, another in a list of infrastructural projects derailed by the pandemic.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 09:00 

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Sembcorp Marine moves ahead with expanded shareholder base after rights issue...

Some long-time observers of the company attribute the strong reception to a...

 2021-09-19 08:54 

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Rugby: Winning Tests more important than being No. 1, says All Blacks coach...

BRISBANE (AFP) - All Blacks coach Ian Foster insists winning Test matches is all that matters, downplaying their return to the top of the world rankings as...

 2021-09-19 08:52 

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Singer-actress IU spearheads donation worth about $1m for anniversary...

She personally contributed about half of the donation of items such as food and clothing. . Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:48 

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Football: Pele continues recovery, undergoes physiotherapy in hospital...

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Football legend Pele continues to recover from colon surgery, with his family posting a video of the 80-year-old Brazilian smiling while undergoing physiotherapy in his Sao Paulo hospital room.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:47 

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Britain's Boris Johnson has a chance to build on submarine coup with Biden talks...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will land in the United States this week on his first trip outside of Europe since the start of the pandemic with his most critical relationship - that with US President Joe Biden - at a delicate j...

 2021-09-19 08:43 

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US nears deal for 500 million Pfizer doses to give abroad...

A deal is expected to be announced in the coming days, ahead of an international Covid-19 summit.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:41 

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Under-fire Australian minister resigns over anonymous donation...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the minister had resigned to avoid any real or perceived conflict of interest over the unknown donor.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:40 

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Golf: McNealy rallies late to grab share of the lead in Napa...

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Jim Knous fired a seven-under 65 on Saturday to vault up the leaderboard and into a first-place tie with Maverick McNealy after 56 holes of the Fortinet Championship in Napa, California.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:38 

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Ayer Rajah Food Centre closed until Wednesday after Covid-19 cases detected...

SINGAPORE - Ayer Rajah Food Centre in West Coast will be closed until Wednesday (Sept 22) after some stallholders and cleaners there tested positive for Covid-19 during their regular testing.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:32 

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Golf: Overnight rain washes out play at LPGA Portland Classic...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - World No. 2 Ko Jin-young will have to wait to try to build on her lead at the LPGA Portland Classic, where an overnight downpour forced play to be cancelled on Saturday (Sept 18).. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:28 

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McDonald's to continue running Ridout Tea Garden outlet in Queensway after winning tender...

It previously said it would cease operations there in December upon the expiry of its tenancy agreement.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:26 

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Cambridge law grad, former IMH peer support specialist in new batch of Duke-NUS medical students...

SINGAPORE - One is a fresh law graduate from the University of Cambridge, while the other is a creative media professional turned peer support specialist at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:26 

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Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband...

Concerns have deepened over a crackdown on opposition groups in the Asian financial hub since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:18 

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Australia deploys more shark-scanning drones to prevent attacks...

Expanding listening stations and other shark-detection tools have also been deployed under the programme.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 08:03 

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20 SAF home vaccination teams handled nearly 480 appointments in 3 days...

SAF's home vaccination team comprises medical officers and combat medics. . Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:58 

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India pushes ahead with ambitious green hydrogen plans...

NEW DELHI - Big Indian corporations are announcing ambitious green hydrogen plans as the South Asian country initiates efforts to take early mover advantage of a frontier technology in its energy mix.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:44 

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The science behind Covid-19 vaccine boosters: Do we really need an extra shot?...

A guide to whether people need an additional dose, the pros and cons, and broader implications of getting one. . Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:21 

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Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon...

Local media reports said at least two dissidents were killed and one arrested.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:19 

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Singapore Pools Toa Payoh outlet shuts after employee tests positive for Covid-19...

The Block 111 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh outlet is closed until further notice.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:00 

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Minor Issues: How my sons went from mac and cheese to mee pok...

They spent their early years in the US and grew fond of simple flavours enhanced by salt and fat.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:00 

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Exam season: Be a coach and cheerleader...

A week before the PSLE, listening to your children and showing them your unwavering support is key.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:00 

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Best foods to boost your kids' brain power this exam season...

They can help to boost your kids' concentration and memory.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 07:00 

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Fun With Kids: Science Centre's learning festival, pancake treat, picture book...

SINGAPORE - Make family time all the more special with these ideas and activities.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 05:59 

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Former Malaysia PM Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction...

Najib challenged his disqualification, saying:...

 2021-09-19 05:56 

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Evergrande's moment of truth arrives with bond payment deadlines...

Investors are pricing in a high likelihood of default, with one of the notes trading at less than 30 per cent of face value.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 05:43 

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SGX queries Spackman on planned disposal of Zip Cinema for $20.6 million...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has shot a list of queries to Spackman Entertainment Group regarding the company's plan to sell its entire Zip Cinema business for about 18 billion won (S$20.6 million).. Read more at

 2021-09-19 05:34 

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Australia reports 1,607 Covid-19 cases as states learn to live with virus...

Social distancing restrictions will remain and retail and hospitality venues will be limited, but people will be free to leave their house.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 05:20 

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Living with Alzheimer's: China's health time bomb...

Approximately 10 million people have been diagnosed with the degenerative - and incurable - brain disorder in China.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 05:05 

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New Zealand sees small increase in daily Covid-19 cases over weekend...

All of the new cases have been reported in greater Auckland, a city that has been in full level 4 lockdown since mid-August.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 05:00 

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Taiwanese band Oaeen's new album Strange Pool very much a team effort...

While Wu Ching-feng provides lead vocals, it also incorporates stories from the other five members.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 04:57 

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Younger, fully vaccinated Covid-19 patients should recover at home amid strained hospitals: Ong Ye Kung...

A&E departments and general wards are...

 2021-09-19 04:46 

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The Life List: Desperate contestants put life on line in K-drama Squid Game...

The 456 debt-ridden contestants take part in a series of children's games for a huge cash prize.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 04:41 

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No cheap jokes about sex in raunchy comedy Sex Education...

LOS ANGELES - In the series Sex Education, a teenager named Otis (Asa Butterfield) is mortified because his mother Jean (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 04:39 

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Indonesian militant leader killed in shootout, police say...

Explosives, an M16 rifle and two machetes were found, along with other evidence of militant activity, following the raid.. Read more at

 2021-09-19 04:27 

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World leaders return to UN with focus on Covid-19 pandemic, climate...

UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual...

 2021-09-19 04:05 

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Sembcorp Marine's controversial $1.5 billion rights issue oversubscribed by 1.17 times...

The move initially drew flak from minority shareholders who, among other things, questioned its necessity given a $2.1b rights issue less than a year ago.. Read more at

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