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 2021-03-05 03:51 

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Man allegedly left hotel room to meet wife twice while under stay-home notice...

Instead of remaining in Fairmont Singapore, Bai Fan met his wife, who picked him up at the hotel.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 03:49 

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New Zealand to lift coronavirus lockdown in Auckland on Sunday...

Auckland will move to alert level two after the lockdown ends at 6am local time on Sunday (March 7).. Read more at

 2021-03-05 03:44 

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MHA, MinLaw to publish guide on sentencing to educate public on criminal justice system...

It sets out the principles that the courts take into account in determining the appropriate sentence. . Read more at

 2021-03-05 03:43 

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China lawmakers propose changes to Hong Kong election rules...

The need for patriotic lawmakers in the territory is emphasised.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 03:39 

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Molestation cases on the rise, average of 1,190 a year between 2016 and 2020...
 2021-03-05 03:30 

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Harper's Bazaar debuts virtual fashion show with Lamborghini and Lai Chan designs...

SINGAPORE - In an industry first, fashion publication Harper's Bazaar Singapore organised a fashion show that melded the real and virtual worlds.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:56 

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Nine great apes in San Diego become first non-human primates vaccinated for Covid-19...

Each of the nine animals received two doses of an experimental vaccine originally designed for dogs and cats.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:55 

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S'pore set to raise penalties for 3 sex crimes, offender's qualifications shouldn't matter: Shanmugam...

The proposed changes come after a review of penalties for hurt and sexual offences.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:54 

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Former teacher sentenced to jail for misappropriating more than $40k...

The former head of department at Woodgrove Secondary School took cash that students had paid for learning materials.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:53 

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TPG Capital weighing IPO for Asian pathology business; Singapore among venue options...

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Private equity company TPG Capital Asia is considering a plan for an initial public offering of its pathology business in the region, according to people with knowledge of the matter.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:49 

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China boosts military spending by 6.8% this year, stable from 6.6% rise in 2020...

China is set to grow its defence spending by 6.8 per cent this year, a similar rate compared with last year's rise of 6.6 per cent amid the Covid-19 outbreak.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:36 

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South Korea envoy hopes to wrap up talks with US on defence costs...

Mr Jeong Eun-bo is in Washington for the first face-to-face talks with US envoy Donna Welton. . Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:28 

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Body of woman missing in Japan 2011 tsunami identified after a decade...

The 61-year-old had disappeared as the enormous waves swept in on March 11, 2011.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:28 

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Football: South American World Cup qualifiers in doubt as European clubs are against releasing players...

Clubs cite concern over Covid-19 and quarantine restrictions as reasons for their reluctance.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:24 

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In Florida yard, a ribbon flutters for every Covid death...

There are now more than 30,000 ribbons, in all colours of the rainbow.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:14 

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Golf: Tiger Woods told cops he didn't remember driving, reports US paper...

USA Today cited a copy of the search warrant affidavit that was used by the police to obtain the black box in his car.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:04 

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Orchard Towers murder: Man sentenced to jail, caning after pleading guilty to reduced charge...

Tan Hong Sheng, now 24, was the sixth person linked to the case who was dealt with in a district court.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 02:01 

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MMA: DraftKings becomes UFC's first sportsbook in deal worth US$350 million...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced on Thursday (March 4) that DraftKings will become the mixed martial arts organisation's first official sportsbook and daily fantasy partner in the United States and Canada afte...

 2021-03-05 01:55 

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Golf: 'Tired' Nelly Korda in three-way tie for lead at Drive On Championship...

OCALA, FLORIDA (REUTERS) - Nelly Korda tried to catch her breath in the three days between winning the Gainbridge LPGA tournament in Orlando and beginning play in the Drive On Championship in Ocala, Florida, this week.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 01:35 

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Golf: Rory McIlroy jumps into lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational...

ORLANDO (REUTERS) - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy shot a six-under 66 on Thursday (March 4) and was tied for the lead with Canada's Corey Conners after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando.. Rea...

 2021-03-05 01:27 

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No change to Straits Times Index components following March review...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - There are no changes to the constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) following the March 2021 quarterly review.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 01:21 

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China sets GDP growth target of over 6 per cent this year...

China was the only major economy in the world to post a positive expansion last year.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 01:16 

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Broadcom CEO says demand is 'real' as chip orders flood in...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Broadcom chief executive officer Tan Hock Eng said customers are beefing up semiconductor orders at an unprecedented pace and tried to quell concern that this will create a glut later on.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 01:06 

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Baidu said to win Hong Kong bourse nod for second listing...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese search engine giant Baidu has secured approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange for a second listing in the city, according to people familiar with the matter.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 00:49 

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US opposed to ICC probe of Israel, Kamala Harris tells Netanyahu...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Vice-President Kamala Harris, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (March 4) reaffirmed US opposition to an International Criminal Court (ICC) probe of possible war crimes in the Palestinian Territ...

 2021-03-05 00:34 

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Asia shares skid as bond yields, US dollar surge on Powell's response...

Fed chair Jerome Powell failed to ease rate fears by not indicating the US central bank might step up purchases of long-term bonds.. Read more at

 2021-03-05 00:00 

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Hong Kong turns empty hotels into apartments as tourists vanish...

Property developers and the government are both looking to repurpose hotels in the city, where apartments are in short supply.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 23:56 

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Hong Kong legislature elections likely deferred to Sept 2022: SCMP...

The Chinese parliament will discuss a draft decision to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system during its annual meeting on Friday. . Read more at

 2021-03-04 23:50 

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Prisoners put to work in Thai factories desperate for labour...

The plan would help convicts shed the stigma of having been in prison, with possibly ready employment upon their release.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 23:45 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on March 5...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, March 5.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 23:40 

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GIC-backed Bank Jago races to upend mobile banking in Indonesia...

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Bank Jago will begin offering some banking services via mobile app this month before extending full-fledged products including loans, securing early-mover advantage in Indonesia's booming digital banking industry.. Read more at s...

 2021-03-04 23:31 

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Gold crumbles to 9-month low as rising bond yields, US dollar dim appeal...

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Gold slumped to a near nine-month low on Thursday (March 4) pressured by gains in the US dollar and US Treasury yields after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell signalled no immediate move to address the surge in bond yields.. Read m...

 2021-03-04 23:25 

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Singapore court grants oil trader GP Global APAC debt moratorium...

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - The Singapore High Court has granted oil trader GP Global APAC a six-month debt moratorium, the company's lawyers said on Thursday (March 4), paving the way for its parent company to restructure more than US$1 billion (S$1.33 bil...

 2021-03-04 23:23 

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Mass evacuations as large earthquakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert...

The largest of the quakes struck around 1,000km off the New Zealand coast at 8.28am.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 23:19 

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Japan plans to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21...

Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures make up 30% of Japan's population.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 23:11 

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Israel, Denmark, Austria agree deal for Covid-19 vaccine development...

The three countries will launch a research and development fund and begin joint efforts for common production of future vaccines.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:57 

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Apple faces EU charges over Spotify complaint: Sources...

Spotify said Apple unfairly pushed its own music streaming service.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:56 

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Amid shortage, US suppliers to Chinese chip giant SMIC struggle to get export licences...

The US government has been slow to approve licences for American companies to sell chipmaking equipment to SMIC.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:55 

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Obesity a driving factor in Covid-19 deaths, global report finds...

90% of the 2.5 million deaths from Covid-19 so far were in countries with high levels of obesity.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:54 

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Sweden approves AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people over 65...

The decision follows in the footsteps of several other European countries that reversed decisions on the jab. . Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:53 

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Australia plays down AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine blockade by Italy...

Australia has already received a delivery of 300,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:51 

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US adds Myanmar ministries, military businesses to trade blacklist...

Washington has also subjected Myanmar to 'military end use' export control restrictions.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:30 

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Football: Mount goal gives Chelsea deserved victory at Liverpool...

Liverpool slip to a club-record fifth successive home league defeat.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:30 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 5...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, March 5, 2021.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 22:13 

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Hundreds mourn Myanmar's 'Everything will be OK' protester...

Mourners filed past her open coffin and sang protest songs, raising three-fingered salutes of defiance.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 21:51 

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Nasdaq ends sharply lower after comments from Fed chairman Jerome Powell...

Nasdaq ends down nearly 10 per cent from its February record high.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 21:46 

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Fed chairman Jerome Powell sends dovish message that leaves bond market disappointed...

He stops short of trying to rein in long-term interest rates.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 21:42 

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Football: Tottenham edge past Fulham thanks to Adarabioyo own goal...

Victory drags Tottenham back into the race for a Champions League spot.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 21:38 

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Football: In-form Richarlison heads Everton into top four...

Striker Richarlison continues his scoring form with a fourth goal in as many EPL matches.. Read more at

 2021-03-04 21:29 

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Tennis: Muguruza sets up Azarenka semi-final clash at Qatar Open...

Muguruza defeats Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-1..

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