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 2020-09-29 10:57 

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Citi to open its largest wealth hub globally in Singapore in December...

SINGAPORE - Citi will open its largest wealth advisory hub in Orchard in December as it targets a doubling of its market share of catering to the well-heeled.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:54 

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Fugitive Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan and Renault chief, launches business programme at Lebanese university...

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university management and business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement...

 2020-09-29 10:43 

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Indian rape victim dies weeks after assault triggering protests...

LUCKNOW, INDIA (REUTERS) - A woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system died in hospital on Tuesday (Sept 29) weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, triggering protests and opposition criticism over what it said was a fa...

 2020-09-29 10:40 

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Keppel Corp plans to sell between $3b-$5b of assets in next three years, review O&M business...

SINGAPORE - Keppel Corp is looking to sell about $3 billion to $5 billion of assets over the next three years and redeploy the funds to seize new opportunities and improve returns.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:32 

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Construction sector needs to able to take on future 'black swan' events: Desmond Lee...

SINGAPORE - The construction and built environment sector has to be more integrated and resilient to take on future 'black swan' events as evidenced by the Covid-19 pandemic, National Development Minister Desmond Lee said on Tuesday (Sept 29).. Re...

 2020-09-29 10:30 

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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Sept 29...

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Tuesday, Sept 29.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:25 

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World Bank lowers Malaysia's economic forecast this year, sees 4.9% contraction...

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) - The World Bank on Tuesday (Sept 29) revised downwards Malaysia's growth projection this year to a contraction of 4.9 per cent, from a 3.1-per cent decline previously.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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MediShield Life to offer S'poreans more coverage and benefits next year under proposed changes; premiums may rise by up to 35%...

To pay for these additional benefits and rising healthcare costs, premiums are expected to go up next year by as much as 35 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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Special Covid-19 subsidies for first 2 years to offset MediShield Life premium hike...

SINGAPORE - The Government will continue to subsidise up to 50 per cent of MediShield Life premiums for about half the population, in addition to the subsidies the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations get.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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Tech review: StarHub TV+ Box is a decent all-in-one media streamer...

The new StarHub TV+ Box is the pay TV operator's second Android media streaming player after 2018's StarHub Go Streaming Box.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: New S'pore Athletics chief Lien Choong Luen describes his vision of "golden era" in the local scene...

#GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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MediShield Life FAQs: Better coverage, higher premiums, but what if I can't afford it?...

This and other frequently asked questions about the scheme answered.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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Lower MediShield Life payouts proposed for patients at private hospitals...

The amount of private hospital bills that MediShield Life will cover will be cut from 35 per cent to 25 per cent from the first quarter of next year, if the proposal by the MediShield Life Council is implemented.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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MediShield Life review: 5 key benefits for S'poreans, from higher annual claim limits to better coverage...

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans will receive enhanced MediShield Life benefits under the first major review of the national insurance programme to address gaps in current coverage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 10:00 

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The Big Story: MediShield Life premiums to go up for better benefits; How Hollywood lost the plot for Mulan...

SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:56 

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Indonesia Parliament approves 2021 budget, aims for 5 pct growth...

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesia's parliament approved a state budget for 2021 that seeks to bring the economy back to 5 per cent growth.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:50 

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Singapore's 2020 Michelin Guide cancelled...

SINGAPORE - The Michelin Guide has cancelled their selection of star-studded restaurants for this year due to the long period of closure of restaurants in the country because of Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:45 

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US updates Covid-19 measures based on new findings; some media misrepresent information: Anthony Fauci...

SINGAPORE - America's policies on handling the Covid-19 outbreak are constantly updated based on the most recent findings about the virus, said top coronavirus expert Anthony Fauci on Monday (Sept 28).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:35 

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One-stop service for built environment companies launched: BCA...

SINGAPORE - Built environment companies can now submit and process proposals, without having to approach multiple agencies and receive the necessary support, through a new...

 2020-09-29 09:35 

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High road at Chilling: India builds Himalayan bridges and highways to match China...

CHILLING, INDIA (REUTERS) - Mr Ligen Eliyas deftly turns the excavator's hydraulic arm to push a huge boulder into the Zanskar river below in a cloud of dust, clearing another bit of land for a strategic highway that India is hurriedly building near t...

 2020-09-29 09:15 

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Tech review: Apple Watch Series 6 is the best smartwatch...

The Apple Watch Series 6 looks like its predecessor, the Series 5, which also looks like the Series 4. You get the same rectangular watch case with a crown and a button on the right side.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:05 

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New Thai army chief pledges defence of monarchy...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's new army chief pledged on Tuesday (Sept 29) to follow his predecessor, who has taken a hard line against anti-government groups and he emphasised the importance of protecting the monarchy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:04 

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Singapore's new patrol craft display capabilities as first responder in oil spill exercise...

SINGAPORE - There was little time to waste as around 10,000 tonnes of crude oil had...

 2020-09-29 09:00 

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Transport strikes cause disruption for German commuters...

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) - A public transport strike caused major disruption for commuters across Germany on Tuesday (Sept 29) after the powerful Verdi union called for industrial action.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:59 

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Trump's taxes: The S$5.5 trillion US govt budget relies on individual taxpayers...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US government's over US$4 trillion (S$5.5 trillion) annual budget, the world's largest, relies heavily on individual wage earners whose taxes and retirement benefits are deducted from every paycheck, leaning particularly...

 2020-09-29 08:46 

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Temasek launches three-tranche long-dated US dollar bonds offering...

SINGAPORE - A unit of Temasek Holdings plans to issue a batch of long-dated United States dollar bonds.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:45 

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Singapore and Norway expand collaboration in four sectors...

SINGAPORE - Singapore and Norway are expanding collaboration in four priority sectors, including in the so-called...

 2020-09-29 08:42 

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Keep shark tooth, Malta tells Britain's Prince George...

VALLETTA (REUTERS) - Malta, making a rapid U-turn, said on Tuesday (Sept 29) Britain's Prince George was welcome to keep a fossilised shark tooth that was given to him by veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:38 

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Aussie study identifies new genes linked with being left or right handed...

SYDNEY (XINHUA) - Australian researchers have identified 48 new genetic variants which influence whether a person will be left or right handed, or ambidextrous, in the largest ever study of its kind released on Tuesday (Sept 29).. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-09-29 08:29 

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France to ban mink farms and wild animals in travelling circuses...

PARIS (AFP) - France said on Tuesday (Sept 29) it planned to...

 2020-09-29 08:28 

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Former DBS wealth planning manager jailed 12 weeks for selling personal information of customers...

SINGAPORE - A former DBS Bank wealth planning manager was jailed for 12 weeks on Tuesday (Sept 29) for accessing the personal information of 37 customers and selling the information to a data broker for profit.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:28 

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Hong Kong Democrats divided over resigning seats...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp is split over whether their lawmakers should step down in protest against China's decision to extend their terms without a planned election, Now TV reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:26 

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India's hospitals are struggling for oxygen supply as coronavirus pandemic surges...

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - Hospitals in several Indian states are struggling for medical oxygen as the country's pandemic surges at the fastest rate in the world and manufacturers scramble to plug the gaps in the supply and transportation.. Read more at ...

 2020-09-29 08:15 

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Armenian separatists battle Azerbaijan offensive in Karabakh...

BAKU/YEREVAN (AFP) - Armenian separatists in the Nagorno-Karabakh region are resisting an Azerbaijani offensive, officials in Yerevan said, as heavy fighting entered a third day on Tuesday (Sept 29) ahead of UN Security Council talks on the crisis.. Read ...

 2020-09-29 08:02 

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New roads to link Tengah Town to PIE...

SINGAPORE - Motorists living in the upcoming Tengah Town in the west will have direct access to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) by 2027.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:01 

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California governor Newsom declares emergency in three counties due to fire...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in three counties because of the Glass and Zogg fires that have claimed three lives and burned thousands of hectares in the state since Sunday (Sept 27).. Read more at ...

 2020-09-29 07:52 

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Pompeo wraps up Greece visit with naval base tour...

SODA, GREECE (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (Sept 29) concludes a two-day visit to Greece with a tour of a strategically vital Nato base.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:51 

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Online romance scam: Woman loses $80,000, manipulated into becoming money mule...

SINGAPORE - It had all the qualities of a fairy-tale romance to Ms Cassandra Tan (not her real name) - meeting an eligible American-Chinese businessman online, and falling in love with the promise of a happy-ever-after.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:49 

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27 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 1 in the community and 9 imported...

SINGAPORE - There were 27 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Tuesday noon (Sept 29), taking Singapore's total to 57,742.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:43 

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Real-time electronic voting will be an option for some meetings: MinLaw...

SINGAPORE - Real-time electronic voting will be an option for some meetings such as general meetings of companies, charities and registered societies amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) on Tuesday (Sept 29).. Read more at straits...

 2020-09-29 07:31 

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China teacher handed death sentence for poisoning children...

BEIJING (AFP) - A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against a colleague that left one toddler dead.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:25 

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Saudi says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'...

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia has said it arrested 10 members of a...

 2020-09-29 07:25 

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Blackpink becomes second most subscribed artist on YouTube, as group tweets new album track list...

SINGAPORE - K-pop girl group Blackpink has now become the second most subscribed music act on YouTube, placing just behind Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:20 

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Coronavirus: Thailand to slowly restart tourism with flight from China...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand will receive its first foreign vacationers when a flight from China arrives next week, marking the gradual restart of a vital tourism sector battered by coronavirus travel curbs, a senior official said on Tuesday (Sept 29).. R...

 2020-09-29 07:20 

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New regional centre launched to help Asean countries prepare for the future of work...

SINGAPORE - A new centre that aims to boost regional collaboration so as to prepare Asean for the changing nature of work was launched on Tuesday (Sept 29).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:20 

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Adam Sandler is up for making another movie with frequent co-star Drew Barrymore...

LOS ANGELES - American actor Adam Sandler is up for making another movie with frequent co-star Drew Barrymore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:20 

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Director James Cameron confirms Avatar 2 and 3 live action films almost complete...

LOS ANGELES - American director James Cameron, 66, says that live-action shooting in New Zealand is done on Avatar 2 and...

 2020-09-29 07:18 

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Amnesty suspends India work due to govt 'witch hunt'...

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Amnesty International said on Tuesday (Sept 29) it has suspended its Indian operations after its bank accounts were frozen in what it called a government...

 2020-09-29 07:15 

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Chadwick Boseman gave some of his 21 Bridges salary to co-star Sienna Miller so she was fairly compensated...

LONDON - British actress Sienna Miller revealed that the late American actor Chadwick Boseman gave up part of his own earnings on the film 21 Bridges so that she was compensated fairly.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 07:15 

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Pregnant Chrissy Teigen hospitalised due to excessive bleeding...

LOS ANGELES - Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen, 34, has been hospitalised after suffering heavy bleeding during her pregnancy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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