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 2021-10-20 04:39 

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Is Harry Styles joining the MCU? He was spotted in Eternals post-credits scene...

The pop star plays Eros, brother of Thanos, in the short scene....

 2021-10-20 04:39 

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Major coal miners in China vow to boost output, cap prices...

BEIJING : Some of China's major coal producers have vowed to cap thermal coal prices this winter and next spring, after the government asked state-backed firms to ensure stable coal and power supply...

 2021-10-20 04:28 

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Kaya toast, nasi lemak featured on commemorative coins to mark UNESCO hawker culture inscription...

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday (Oct 20) unveiled commemorative coins featuring Singapore's hawker culture .The coins were launched to celebrate the inscription of Singapore's hawker culture on the...

 2021-10-20 04:20 

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China updates official news sources list to tighten information oversight...

SHANGHAI: The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the country's top Internet regulator, published an updated list of 1,358 Internet news services on Wednesday (Oct 20), stating that information service providers can only reprint news from these ...

 2021-10-20 04:19 

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Olympic gold medallist Schauffele pumped for Zozo Championship in Japan...

American Xander Schauffele returns this week for the Zozo Championship in Japan nearly two and half months after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Games and the 27-year-old said he is looking to grab a...

 2021-10-20 04:14 

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Big fossil fuel producers' plans far exceed climate targets, UN says...

LONDON : Major economies will produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas in 2030 than is consistent with meeting climate goals set in the 2015 Paris accord to curb global warming, the United Nations and researchers said on Wednesday.The U.N....

 2021-10-20 04:09 

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Bitcoin sits below all-time high after US ETF debut...

HONG KONG : Bitcoin hovered below record levels on Wednesday, the day after the first U.S. bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) began trading, a development that market participants say is likely to drive investment into the digital asset. The...

 2021-10-20 04:07 

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Japan's Mount Aso erupts, alert level raised...

TOKYO: Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Wednesday (Oct 20), Japan's Meteorological Agency said, spewing volcanic ash 3,500m into the sky.The eruption took place at around 11.43am Tokyo time, the agency sai...

 2021-10-20 04:07 

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Japan's Mount Aso erupts, people warned to stay away...

TOKYO: A Japanese volcano spewed ash several miles into the sky when it erupted on Wednesday (Oct 20), prompting officials to warn people to steer clear of the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or da...

 2021-10-20 04:07 

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Japan's Mount Aso erupts, people warned away...

TOKYO: A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday (Oct 20), blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.Mount Aso, a t...

 2021-10-20 03:55 

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Vietnam PM promises economy will rebound from COVID-19 hit...

HANOI: Vietnam's exports are likely to rise 10.7 per cent in 2021, with annual inflation expected below 4 per cent, the prime minister said on Wednesday (Oct 20), promising lawmakers that economic revival lay ahead.Pham Minh Chinh told the national as...

 2021-10-20 03:54 

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76-year-old woman whose son-in-law molested neighbour's daughter fined for insulting neighbour...

SINGAPORE: A 76-year-old woman was fined S$2,000 on Monday (Oct 18) for insulting her next-door neighbour, after her son-in-law was convicted of molesting her neighbour's eigh...

 2021-10-20 03:49 

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Japan warns of need for stable currency as weak yen lifts input costs...

TOKYO : Japan will watch currency movements carefully as exchange rate stability was important, a top government official said on Wednesday, in a warning that followed the yen's slide to a four-year low against the dollar.The dollar climbed as high as...

 2021-10-20 03:34 

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China asks power grid firms to maximise purchases from renewable projects...

BEIJING : China's energy administration has urged power grid firms to maximise the purchase of electricity from renewable projects, to help ease power outages in the country.Grid firms should prioritise renewable power among other sources when purchas...

 2021-10-20 03:19 

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China coking coal, coke dive to trading limits as government mulls intervention...

BEIJING : Chinese coking coal and coke futures opened down 9per cent on Wednesday to hit daily trading limits, as the country's top economic planner pledged to take all necessary measures to bring the coal market back to rational. The National Develop...

 2021-10-20 03:19 

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China lights Olympic flame in Beijing...

BEIJING : China lit its Olympic flame on Wednesday after the arrival of the ceremonial torch from Athens, ahead of Beijing's hosting of the 2022 Winter Games in February.Beijing will host the Winter Games from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20, becoming the first cit...

 2021-10-20 03:19 

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China lights Olympic flame in Beijing...

BEIJING : China lit its Olympic flame on Wednesday after the arrival of the ceremonial torch from Athens, ahead of Beijing's hosting of the 2022 Winter Games in February.Beijing will host the Winter Games from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20, becoming the first cit...

 2021-10-20 02:59 

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Oil drops on China intervention to ease coal crunch...

MELBOURNE : Oil prices turned down after the Chinese government flagged it was looking for ways to tame record high coal prices and that it would ensure coal mines operate at full capacity as Beijing moved to ease a power shortage.Chinese coal prices and ...

 2021-10-20 02:54 

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Micron to build US$7 billion plant in Japan's Hiroshima - report...

TOKYO : U.S. chip supplier Micron Technology Inc is set to invest 800 billion yen (US$6.99 billion) in building a new factory in Hiroshima, western Japan, the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported on Wednesday.Micron';s plant is likely to specialise in DRAM ...

 2021-10-20 02:54 

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Facebook plans to change its name: Report...

Social media giant Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday (Oct 19), citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.Facebook Chief Executive Office...

 2021-10-20 02:50 

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Man on FBI's most wanted list fined S$210,000 for falsifying North Korea-linked invoices...

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man who is on the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) most wanted list for money laundering was fined S$210,000 by a Singapore court on Wednesday (Oct 20) for falsifying invoices linked to businesses in ...

 2021-10-20 02:50 

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Man on FBI's most wanted list fined S$210,000 for falsifying North Korea-linked invoices...

Singaporean Tan Wee Beng is wanted by the FBI for alleged bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States....

 2021-10-20 02:45 

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This Singapore hotel is giving away a free wedding banquet...

Hilton Singapore Orchard, which will open in March 2022, is holding a contest for couples to stand a chance at winning a 15-table wedding lunch banquet worth over S$19,000 at its newly renovated pillarless ballroom. Here's how to win....

 2021-10-20 02:41 

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New Zealand's daily COVID-19 cases fall, some classrooms to reopen...

Daily COVID-19 cases in New Zealand fell on Wednesday (Oct 20) after a record jump the day before, with most infections still in Auckland as the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to affect the country's biggest city.Authorities reported 60 ne...

 2021-10-20 02:38 

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Tokyo aims to lift COVID-19 curbs on restaurants as cases fall: Report...

TOKYO: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is aiming to ease COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants next week as infections continue to decline, the Jiji news service said on Wednesday (Oct 20). The easing will be announced as early as Thursday and w...

 2021-10-20 02:29 

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Former Australia batsman Slater arrested after domestic incident - reports...

MELBOURNE : Former Australia batsman Michael Slater has been arrested in Sydney after a domestic violence incident, Australian media reported on Wednesday.Slater';s manager Sean Anderson declined to comment on the reports.New South Wales (NSW) police s...

 2021-10-20 02:19 

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Asian shares advance on earnings optimism, yen slips to 4-year low...

TOKYO: Asian shares advanced and US long-dated bond yields edged up to a five-month high on Wednesday (Oct 20) on rising optimism about the global economy and corporate earnings while the yen slipped to a four-year low on the dollar.Japan's Nikkei ros...

 2021-10-20 01:44 

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China's new home prices stall in September; first time since February 2020...

BEIJING : The growth of China's new home prices in September stalled for the first time since February 2020, official data showed on Wednesday, as the property market softened further amid a sustained crackdown on speculation.The average new home pric...

 2021-10-20 01:44 

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China's new home prices stall in September for the first time since February last year...

BEIJING: The growth of China's new home prices in September stalled for the first time since Feb 2020, official data showed on Wednesday (Oct 20), as the property market softened further amid a sustained crackdown on speculation.The average new home p...

 2021-10-20 01:39 

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China central bank injects 100 billion yuan via reverse repos...

SHANGHAI : China's central bank increased its short-term fund injection on Wednesday by offering 100 billion yuan (US$15.67 billion) through seven-day reverse repos into the banking system.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) attributed the move to c...

 2021-10-20 01:39 

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Yen skids to four-year low as stocks rally with Treasury yields...

TOKYO : U.S. bonds drove currencies on Wednesday, with a rise in long-term rates pushing the dollar to an almost four-year high on the yen, but a decline in shorter-dated yields putting it on the back foot against most other major peers.The dollar and yen...

 2021-10-20 01:30 

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Surbana Jurong member company joins expert team to deliver Singapore-Australia solar power link...

SINGAPORE: Plans for an upcoming solar project in Australia that can supply up to 15 per cent of Singapore's electricity needs are gathering pace, with a global expert team assembled to deliver the multi-gigawatt scale project. The A$30 billion (S$30....

 2021-10-20 01:25 

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Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha star Kim Seon-ho accused of making ex-girlfriend get an abortion...

Following the allegations, advertisements featuring the actor were taken down....

 2021-10-20 01:19 

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China Jan-Sept FDI up 19.6per cent y/y in yuan terms...

BEIJING : Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China in the first nine months of the year jumped 19.6per cent from the same period last year to 859.51 billion yuan (US$134.7 billion), China's commerce ministry said on Wednesday.(US$1 = 6.3822 Chinese ...

 2021-10-20 01:19 

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China's January to September FDI up 19.6% year-on-year in yuan terms...

BEIJING: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China in the first nine months of the year jumped 19.6 per cent from the same period last year to 859.51 billion yuan (US$134.7 billion), China's commerce ministry said on Wednesday (Oct 20)....

 2021-10-20 01:15 

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Lights out for some electricity retailers in Singapore: Why and what it means for consumers...

SINGAPORE: Citing unfavourable market conditions, three electricity retailers have abruptly thrown in the towel in quick succession over the past week, sending shockwaves across Singapore's electricity market.The latest to call it quits is...

 2021-10-20 01:14 

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Real Madrid's Benzema faces trial over sex tape affair...

PARIS : Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema goes on trial in France on Wednesday charged with complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.Investigators allege that Benzema encouraged Valbuena to p...

 2021-10-20 01:14 

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Real Madrid's Benzema faces trial over sex tape affair...

PARIS: Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema goes on trial in France on Wednesday (Oct 20) charged with complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.Investigators allege that Benzema encouraged Valbu...

 2021-10-20 01:09 

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Chinese hot pot chain Haidilao slows growth as COVID-19 curbs consumer appetite...

BEIJING : China's biggest hot pot chain Haidilao is slowing its rollout of new restaurants and increasing diversification of its fare, tempering its rapid expansion during the coronavirus pandemic to cope with a subsequent slump in consumer spending. ...

 2021-10-20 01:09 

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Chinese hot pot chain Haidilao slows growth as COVID-19 curbs consumer appetite...

BEIJING: China's biggest hot pot chain Haidilao is slowing its rollout of new restaurants and increasing diversification of its fare, tempering its rapid expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic to cope with a subsequent slump in consumer spending.Haidi...

 2021-10-20 00:57 

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Passenger train derails after hitting abandoned van in Australia...

SYDNEY: An early morning commuter train partly derailed after hitting a van abandoned on tracks in Australia on Wednesday (Oct 20), trapping the driver and leaving others with minor injuries, authorities said.The four-car train hit the vehicle in Wollongo...

 2021-10-20 00:39 

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US Olympians voice concern over human rights ahead of Beijing 2022...

Veteran Olympians for the United States denounced China's track record on human rights this week but stopped short of endorsing a boycott of Beijing 2022, with the Winter Games quickly approaching.Rights groups and U.S. lawmakers have called on the In...

 2021-10-20 00:39 

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US Olympians voice concern over human rights ahead of Beijing 2022...

Veteran Olympians for the United States denounced China's track record on human rights this week but stopped short of endorsing a boycott of Beijing 2022, with the Winter Games quickly approaching.Rights...

 2021-10-20 00:29 

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China raises US$4 billion in US dollar bond deal...

HONG KONG : China has raised US$4 billion through a U.S. dollar sovereign bond issue, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.The pricing for the deal was set at Treasuries plus 6 basis points for the three-year tranche, 12 basis points for five years, ...

 2021-10-20 00:29 

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China raises US$4 billion in US dollar bond deal...

HONG KONG: China has raised US$4 billion through a US dollar sovereign bond issue, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.The pricing for the deal was set at Treasuries plus 6 basis points for the three-year tranche, 12 basis points for five years, 23 ...

 2021-10-20 00:25 

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Melbourne welcomes vaccinated Sydney residents without quarantine...

SYDNEY: Travel restrictions between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's largest cities, eased on Wednesday (Oct 20) as Victoria opened its borders to fully vaccinated residents from New South Wales amid a rapid rise in immunisation levels.With cases tre...

 2021-10-20 00:14 

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Japan's Sept exports rise more than expected...

TOKYO : Japan's exports grew faster than expected in September to post a seventh straight month of double-digit growth, an encouraging sign for the economy as pandemic-led global supply chain snags threaten to derail a fragile recovery.The data will b...

 2021-10-20 00:14 

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Japan's September exports rise more than expected...

TOKYO: Japan's exports grew faster than expected in September to post a seventh straight month of double-digit growth, an encouraging sign for the economy as COVID-19 pandemic-led global supply chain snags threaten to derail a fragile recovery.The dat...

 2021-10-19 23:49 

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Orocobre seeing no impact on lithium orders from China amid power crunch - CEO...

MELBOURNE : Australian lithium miner Orocobre said it has not seen any drop in chemicals orders from China amid a power shortage which has hit manufacturers in the world's second-largest economy....

 2021-10-19 23:49 

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Orocobre seeing no impact on lithium orders from China amid power crunch: CEO...

MELBOURNE: Australian lithium miner Orocobre said it has not seen any drop in chemicals orders from China amid a power shortage which has hit manufacturers in the world's second-largest economy....

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