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 2021-10-21 08:35 

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Man gets jail and caning for sexually assaulting 13-year-old daughter, who later ran away from home...

SINGAPORE: A 39-year-old man was sentenced to 11 years' jail and 15 strokes of the cane on Thursday (Oct 21) for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old daughter, in the latest of court cases involving incestuous sexual abuse.The man, who cannot be named ...

 2021-10-21 08:34 

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South Korea's launch of space rocket boosts its homegrown contractors...

GOHEUNG/SEOUL, South Korea : South Korea's push for a domestically made space rocket promises wide ranging benefits for its military and government, with a fillip to national prestige, but is also good for business. Thursday's test of the Nuri roc...

 2021-10-21 08:29 

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Private equity buys into Italian fintech TAS Group, launches bid...

MILAN : Italian fintech company TAS Group said on Thursday a vehicle controlled by European private equity firm Gilde would launch a takeover bid for its shares at 2.2 euros each after taking control of its top shareholder.Gilde Buy Out Partners aims to d...

 2021-10-21 08:22 

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Visits to hospital wards, residential care homes to remain suspended until Nov 21 amid rise in COVID-19 cases...

SINGAPORE: Visits to hospital wards and residential care homes will remain suspended until Nov 21, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday (Oct 21)."This will protect healthcare capacity and vulnerable seniors during this period when COVID-19 ca...

 2021-10-21 08:04 

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Matsuyama sizzles, Iwata leads at Zozo Championship...

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama made a sizzling start to the Zozo Championship on Thursday, firing a bogey-free six-under-par 64 to take a share of second place a shot behind leader Hiroshi Iwata at the end of the first round. The biggest draw as the U....

 2021-10-21 08:00 

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EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan amid rising Chinese pressure...

BRUSSELS: The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted on Thursday (Oct 21), a move likely to anger Beijing as a similar EU-China deal struck in 2020 has be...

 2021-10-21 08:00 

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EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan, drawing anger from China...

BRUSSELS: The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted on Thursday (Oct 21), angering Beijing, whose similar deal with the EU struck in 2020 has been put on...

 2021-10-21 07:59 

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Fast bowlers need variety to ace 'tired' UAE pitches: Cummins...

DUBAI: Fast bowlers will need a varied skillset to conquer the...

 2021-10-21 07:54 

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Commodity strength, economic recovery brightens Indonesian rupiah's prospects - Reuters survey...

Investors became overwhelmingly bullish on the Indonesian rupiah as the country's growth prospects improved in tandem with surging commodity prices, while sentiment on the Chinese yuan became positive again, a Reuters survey showed on Thursday.Sentime...

 2021-10-21 07:54 

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NBA roundup: Knicks edge Celtics in double OT...

Evan Fournier scored a career-high 32 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.1 seconds left in the second overtime Wednesday night for the host New York Knicks, who squandered an 11-point lead late in the fourth quarter before edging the Boston Cel...

 2021-10-21 07:54 

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Former US president Donald Trump launches 'TRUTH' social media platform...

LOS ANGELES :Former U.S. President Donald Trump will launch his own social media app, TRUTH Social, that he said would...

 2021-10-21 07:41 

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Rich should pay for greater carbon footprint: Study...

PARIS: As rich people have a greater carbon footprint than the poor they should pay more tax to compensate, says a study by the World Inequality Lab (WIL) published ahead of the upcoming COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.With carbon emission levels retu...

 2021-10-21 07:33 

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Volleyball coach jailed for drug offences after deliveryman sent meth to wrong flat...

SINGAPORE: A volleyball coach who was nabbed for drug offences after a deliveryman mistakenly delivered a packet of methamphetamine to the wrong flat was sentenced to two years' jail on Thursday (Oct 21).Marvin Chew Xuan Han, 37, pleaded guilty to two...

 2021-10-21 07:20 

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Australia sets A$1 million reward for missing four-year-old...

SYDNEY: Australian authorities on Thursday offered A$1 million (US$750,000) for information leading to the discovery of a missing four-year-old girl feared abducted from a remote campsite last weekend.Cleo Smith disappeared from her family's tent in W...

 2021-10-21 07:19 

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Australia spinner Lyon tips England's Stokes to feature at Ashes...

Australia spin bowler Nathan Lyon expects Ben Stokes to play some part in the upcoming Ashes series Down Under, as speculation continues over the England all-rounder's participation.Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricket to focus on his men...

 2021-10-21 07:14 

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Nearly 200 perish in India, Nepal floods...

NEW DELHI: Nearly 200 people have died in floods and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said Thursday (Oct 21), with whole families buried in their homes and two young girls swept away as forecasters warned...

 2021-10-21 07:13 

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US bars Malaysian glove maker Supermax over alleged labour abuses...

KUALA LUMPUR: The United States has barred imports from Malaysian glove maker Supermax over alleged forced labour practices at the company, the fourth Malaysian firm to face such a ban in the past 15 months.Malaysian factories - which make everything from...

 2021-10-21 07:04 

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Soaring prices dampen consumer mood in India's festival season...

NEW DELHI : For Delhi resident Suman Milind, rising prices in India are casting a long shadow this year over the upcoming Diwali festival of lights.The 33-year-old homemaker is tightening her purse strings and altering her spending habits, thanks to soari...

 2021-10-21 07:04 

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Soaring prices dampen consumer mood in India's festival season...

NEW DELHI: For Delhi resident Suman Milind, rising prices in India are casting a long shadow this year over the upcoming Diwali festival of lights.The 33-year-old homemaker is tightening her purse strings and altering her spending habits, thanks to soarin...

 2021-10-21 06:59 

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BOJ says Japan's banking system stable, warns of risks...

TOKYO: Japan's banking system remains stable as a whole but faces risks such as a possible increase in financial institutions' credit costs caused by a delay in the country's economic recovery, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said on Thursday (Oct 21)...

 2021-10-21 06:56 

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India celebrates 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses with song and dance...

NEW DELHI: India celebrated the milestone of administering 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses on Thursday (Oct 21), with the government promoting the achievement in song and video even as a recent drop in inoculations worries healthcare providers.After a sl...

 2021-10-21 06:49 

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Japan's Shinsei opposes SBI's US$1.1 billion bid, sets conditions for support...

TOKYO : Japan's Shinsei Bank Ltd on Thursday said it opposed SBI Holdings' US$1.1 billion tender offer bid, but could support it if SBI removes the upper limit of its planned share purchases and increases its offer price.Online financial conglomer...

 2021-10-21 06:48 

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Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights new COVID-19 outbreak...

BEIJING: Authorities in China cancelled hundreds of flights, closed schools and ramped up mass testing on Thursday (Oct 21) to try and stamp out a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a group of tourists.Beijing has maintained a relentless zero-COVID approach ...

 2021-10-21 06:34 

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Gymnastics-Japan's Hatakeda suffers serious spinal injury in training fall...

Japan's Hitomi Hatakeda pulled out of the women's all-around final at the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships after the 21-year-old suffered a serious spinal injury during a training fall, the Japan Gymnastics Association said.Hatakeda, w...

 2021-10-21 06:24 

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Analysts cut Asia's corporate earnings estimates on growth concerns...

Asian companies' earnings have been downgraded for the first time in 16 months, data shows, on concerns over slowing growth in China and on worries that higher inflation and supply chain disruptions would weigh on profits.According to Refinitiv IBES e...

 2021-10-21 06:22 

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ACRES appeals for information after mynah found glued to tree in Choa Chu Kang...

SINGAPORE: Wildlife rescue group Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) appealed for information on Thursday (Oct 21) after a mynah was found glued to a twig which was attached to a tree in Choa Chu Kang.In a Facebook post, ACRES said that...

 2021-10-21 06:14 

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Stocks slip, yen jumps as Evergrande jitters return...

SINGAPORE : Asian stocks slipped on Thursday as the upbeat mood that carried the Dow Jones and bitcoin to records a day earlier ran out of steam, replaced by fresh worries about the weakening Chinese property sector as a possible default by China Evergran...

 2021-10-21 06:14 

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One more long weekend in 2022 after revised dates for Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Oct 21) revised the dates for the Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji public holidays next year, following a revision by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).Based on astronomical calculat...

 2021-10-21 06:12 

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Polls suggest Japan's ruling bloc will cling to election majority...

TOKYO: Japan's Liberal Democratic Party will likely lose some seats in the Oct 31 lower house election, but the ruling coalition it forms with the Komeito party is expected to maintain a majori...

 2021-10-21 06:11 

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Thai PTT Global Chemical plans US$22 billion investment by 2050 to decarbonise...

BANGKOK : Thai chemical firm, PTT Global Chemical Pcl on Thursday said it plans to invest over US$22 billion in the next three decades to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050....

 2021-10-21 06:11 

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Former Foot Locker employee among 3 people charged over bribes relating to limited-edition, discounted sneakers...

SINGAPORE: Two former shoe store employees were charged on Thursday (Oct 21) over receiving bribes relating to the sale of limited-edition and discounted sneakers, along with another man who allegedly gave them bribes. Xavier Goh, 27, who was an assistant...

 2021-10-21 05:54 

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Emotional Kim sets sights on bringing Asian title back to South Korea...

Pohang Steelers coach Kim Gi-dong is relishing the long-awaited opportunity to feature in an Asian Champions League final after guiding his side to the continental showpiece on Wednesday.Kim's side defeated defending champions and fellow South Koreans...

 2021-10-21 05:49 

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Japan rely on Australian engine room for Wallabies test...

TOKYO : Japan coach Jamie Joseph named two Australian-born locks and handed Brisbane-educated loose forward Ben Gunter his test debut in the side to face the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.The versatile Jack Cornelsen, the son of Wallaby Greg, will team up...

 2021-10-21 05:29 

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SAP confirms raised outlook, Q3 results...

BERLIN: SAP on Thursday (Oct 21) said demand for its cloud business database was growing as the German business software group confirmed its preliminary third-quarter results and full year guidance which it raised earlier this month.SAP said the current b...

 2021-10-21 05:26 

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Protestors rally at Netflix over Dave Chappelle stand-up special's trans comments...

Demonstrators read out a...

 2021-10-21 05:19 

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China coal futures skid on signs of govt intervention...

BEIJING :China's thermal coal futures fell the maximum permitted 11per cent at the start of trade on Thursday, extending losses run up since Tuesday when Beijing signalled it might intervene to cool prices.China's most-active thermal coal futures ...

 2021-10-21 05:19 

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China coal futures skid on signs of govt intervention...

BEIJING :China's thermal coal futures fell the maximum permitted 11per cent at the start of trade on Thursday, extending losses run up since Tuesday when Beijing signalled it might intervene to cool prices.China's most-active thermal coal futures ...

 2021-10-21 05:19 

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Temasek Foundation to distribute free bottles of gargle to Singapore households...

SINGAPORE: Temasek Foundation is giving away bottles of gargle to Singapore households as part of its Stay Prepared initiative to help reduce the spread of illnesses.The mint flavoured StayWell Mouth Gargle contains povidone-iodine (PVP-I), which kills ge...

 2021-10-21 05:16 

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Teenager admits riding faulty PMD into 66-year-old man, illegally riding on footpath...

SINGAPORE: Despite knowing that the brakes on his personal mobility device (PMD) were faulty, a teenager rode the device along a pedestrian walkway anyway and collided into a 66-year-old man.Months later, he zipped past auxiliary police officers on his PM...

 2021-10-21 05:06 

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Increase in school fees for PRs, international students for next 2 years, no change for Singaporeans: MOE...

SINGAPORE: School fees for permanent residents and international students in Government and Government-aided schools will increase for 2022 and 2023, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Thursday (Oct 21).School fees for Singaporean students in such sc...

 2021-10-21 04:59 

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BP signs 10-year pipeline gas deal with China's Shenzhen Gas...

SINGAPORE : BP has signed a sales and purchase agreement with a unit of China's Shenzhen Gas Group Co Ltd to supply piped natural gas for 10 years starting 2023, BP said in a statement on Wednesday. Under the agreement, BP will provide Shenzhen Sino-B...

 2021-10-21 04:54 

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Qatar Energy says it is committed to being trusted energy supplier for India...

DUBAI : Top liquefied natural gas exporter Qatar Energy said late on Wednesday it remains committed to being a trusted partner for energy supplies in India and does not miss shipments it is contractually obligated to deliver.Reuters had earlier reported, ...

 2021-10-21 04:49 

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Analysis-China's silence on yuan's swift gains keeps markets buzzing...

SHANGHAI : As China's yuan climbs rapidly to its strongest levels in six years against the currencies of the country's trading partners, a notable absence of concern and intervention by the authorities is unnerving investors.Beijing has so far not...

 2021-10-21 04:49 

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China's silence on yuan's swift gains keeps markets buzzing...

SHANGHAI: As China's yuan climbs rapidly to its strongest levels in six years against the currencies of the country's trading partners, a notable absence of concern and intervention by the authorities is unnerving investors.Beijing has so far not ...

 2021-10-21 04:46 

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3 killed in gas explosion at restaurant in China's Liaoning...

BEIJING: Three people were killed and more than 30 injured on Thursday (Oct 21) after a gas explosion in a restaurant in Shenyang, the capital city of China's Liaoning province, state media reported.Footage shared by state-run People's Daily on so...

 2021-10-21 04:39 

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Oil mixed, but solid US demand underpins sentiment...

TOKYO :Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, paring earlier gains, as some investors scooped up profits from the recent rally while solid demand in the United States and a switch to fuel oil from coal and gas amid surging prices underpinned market sentiment....

 2021-10-21 04:34 

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China Evergrande secures extension on defaulted US$260 million bond -REDD...

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI :China Evergrande Group has secured an extension on a defaulted bond, financial provider REDD reported on Thursday, offering rare respite to the developer a day after a deal to sell a US$2.6 billion stake in its property services unit f...

 2021-10-21 04:34 

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In S Korea, an army of retail investors flocks to YouTube for stock trading advice...

SEOUL : Millions of South Koreans have jumped into stock market trading over the past year with their enthusiasm feeding off a new market force - popular investment channels on YouTube.Cho Seong-bin, a 27 year-old bank worker who puts about half of his mo...

 2021-10-21 04:34 

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In South Korea, an army of retail investors flocks to YouTube for stock trading advice...

SEOUL: Millions of South Koreans have jumped into stock market trading over the past year with their enthusiasm feeding off a new market force - popular investment channels on YouTube.Cho Seong-bin, a 27 year-old bank worker who puts about half of his mon...

 2021-10-21 04:29 

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Thai central bank to ease rules on housing loans to support property sector...

BANGKOK : Thailand's central bank said on Thursday it will ease rules on the issuance of housing loans to buyers, in an effort to boost a property sector struggling from the impacts of the pandemic. Real estate sector activity was not expected to norm...

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