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 2021-10-22 08:52 

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At least six dead after armed gang attack in Rohingya refugee camp...

DHAKA: At least six people were killed in an attack at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar on Friday (Oct 22), a police official said - the latest incident of violence in the world's largest refugee settlement.A gang armed with guns attacked...

 2021-10-22 08:41 

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APEC finance ministers agree to step up COVID-19 vaccine efforts...

Finance ministers from Asia-Pacific trade group APEC met on Friday (Oct 22) and agreed to step up efforts to expand COVID-19 vaccine manufacture and supply, and support global vaccine sharing, host nation New Zealand said in a statement.The ministers agre...

 2021-10-22 08:33 

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of visiting grandma, going for frog porridge while on medical leave...

SINGAPORE: A warrant of arrest has been issued for a 21-year-old man who failed to show up in court for his guilty plea to two charges of leaving home while on medical leave for respiratory tract infections.The warrant was issued for Verner Chua Jun Jie o...

 2021-10-22 08:30 

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S Korea's Kakao Pay prices IPO at top of range to raise US$1.3 billion...

SEOUL : South Korea's Kakao Pay Corp has priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of its indicative range to raise 1.5 trillion won (US$1.28 billion), the fintech company said on Friday. Kakao Pay shares were priced at 90,000 won per share ...

 2021-10-22 08:30 

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Portugal's gig-economy workers set to become staff...

LISBON : Portugal has moved a step closer to ordering digital platforms such as Uber and Glovo to employ some of their drivers as staff with formal contracts and benefits, becoming the latest European nation to tackle the gig economy.The bill, which was a...

 2021-10-22 08:24 

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High demand for 'Squid Game' tracksuits cheers S Korea's struggling garment sector...

SEOUL : The...

 2021-10-22 08:24 

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High demand for 'Squid Game' tracksuits cheers S Korea's struggling garment sector...

SEOUL : The...

 2021-10-22 08:19 

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China coal surge puts supply record, power jump within reach...

BEIJING/SINGAPORE : China's new coal output rate, hiked this week in the teeth of an energy crunch, puts it on pace to produce more of the fuel this year than ever before if the increase is sustained, according to Reuters' calculations based on of...

 2021-10-22 08:04 

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Kazakhstan central bank seen raising rate to 9.75per cent in October: Reuters poll...

ALMATY : Kazakhstan's central bank is expected to raise its key policy rate by 25 basis points on Monday as it tries to curb inflation, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.Six of the nine analysts polled by Reuters between Oct. 18-22 said they expected an...

 2021-10-22 07:14 

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Greek Sakkari qualifies for season-ending WTA Finals...

Greece's Maria Sakkari will make her debut at the WTA Finals after the 26-year-old qualified for the season-ending championships after reaching the quarter-finals at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Sakkari edged past Russia's Anna Kalinskaya in the sec...

 2021-10-22 07:09 

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Matsuyama defies Chiba rain to lead Zozo Championship...

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the Zozo Championship after shooting a two-under-par 68 in the second round on Friday to move to the top of the leaderboard. The Japanese world number 19, cheered on by a re...

 2021-10-22 07:02 

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Gourmet food distribution company director convicted of bribing head chef of Omakase Burger...

SINGAPORE: The director of a gourmet food distribution company has been convicted of bribing the head chef of Omakase Burger, an American-style gourmet burger chain, multiple times over two years.Orchard Hills director Edmund Chan Yong Ann, 45, was on Fri...

 2021-10-22 06:59 

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Explainer-How China Evergrande's debt troubles pose a systemic risk...

HONG KONG : China Evergrande Group has supplied funds to pay interest on a dollar bond, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday, days before a deadline that would have seen the developer plunge into formal default.News of the r...

 2021-10-22 06:59 

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Matildas have 'tons of motivation' for Brazil series, says coach Gustavsson...

Australia are motivated to play at home for the first time in more than 18 months when they begin their two-match series against South American champions Brazil on Saturday, coach Tony Gustavsson said.The Matildas, ranked 11th in the world, host world num...

 2021-10-22 06:59 

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Snowboarding-Australia's Hughes to grind through injury to Beijing...

MELBOURNE : Having already battled back from six knee surgeries, determined Australian snowboarder Jarryd Hughes has no intention of letting an ankle injury derail his bid for another Olympic medal at the Beijing Winter Games.Hughes, who won silver in the...

 2021-10-22 06:59 

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Explainer: How China Evergrande's debt troubles pose a systemic risk...

HONG KONG: China Evergrande Group has supplied funds to pay interest on a dollar bond, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday (Oct 22), days before a dea...

 2021-10-22 06:54 

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NBA roundup: Heat start with a bang, blow out Bucks...

The Miami Heat, setting a franchise record for most points in a season-opening game, rode a 26-2 first-quarter run and 27 bench points from Tyler Herro to a 137-95 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.Miami also got 21 points from Jimmy...

 2021-10-22 06:51 

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Community visit programme for vaccinated migrant workers to be expanded...

SINGAPORE: More migrant workers will be able take part in weekly visits to the community under a programme that was piloted last month, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Friday (Oct 22).Starting Oct 30, up to 3,000 vaccinated migrant workers will be ...

 2021-10-22 06:51 

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Community visit programme for vaccinated migrant workers to be expanded, with additional location and extended hours...

SINGAPORE: More vaccinated migrant workers will soon be able to take part in weekly visits to the community, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Friday (Oct 22).Under a pilot community visit programme, up to 500 vaccinated workers from selected dormito...

 2021-10-22 06:44 

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Exclusive-Apple's talks with Chinese battery makers CATL and BYD mostly stalled -sources...

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG : Apple Inc's talks with China's CATL and BYD over battery supplies for its planned electric vehicle have been mostly stalled after they refused to set up teams and build U.S. plants that would solely cater to the tech giant, th...

 2021-10-22 06:24 

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NHL roundup: Patrik Laine nets another OT winner for Jackets...

Patrik Laine scored 1:49 into overtime Thursday night as the host Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Islanders 3-2.With Islanders captain Anders Lee trying to poke the puck free from behind, Laine fell as he fired a shot under the arm of Ilya Sorokin...

 2021-10-22 06:09 

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Electrified cars hit almost a fifth of EU Q3 vehicle sales...

LONDON : Nearly one in five vehicles sold in the European Union in the third quarter was an electrified model as sales continued to soar while fossil-fuel cars slumped, according to sales data released on Friday by a trade organization. The European Autom...

 2021-10-22 05:48 

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Guilt, grief and anxiety as young people fear for climate's future...

LONDON: Overwhelmed, sad, guilty are some of the emotions young people say they feel when they think of climate change and their concerns world leaders will fail to tackle it.Broadly referred to as climate anxiety, research has stacked up to measure its p...

 2021-10-22 05:30 

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Shiffrin eyes World Cup glory in Olympic year...

PARIS: American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin will kick off her bid for more World Cup dominance in Soelden on the weekend, the Austrian resort being the first stop of a season that also features the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing in February 2022.Shiffri...

 2021-10-22 05:19 

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Exclusive-SoftBank in talks to sell French robotics business to Germany's United Robotics -sources...

TOKYO : SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell the Paris-based robotics business behind its Pepper android to Germany's United Robotics Group, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters, scaling back a business it once touted as a major g...

 2021-10-22 05:19 

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SoftBank in talks to sell French robotics business to Germany's United Robotics: Sources...

TOKYO: SoftBank Group is in talks to sell the Paris-based robotics business behind its Pepper android to Germany's United Robotics Group, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters, scaling back a business it once touted as a major growth ...

 2021-10-22 05:09 

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Japan Sept output likely fell as supply disruptions hit automakers: Reuters poll...

TOKYO : Japan's factory output likely fell in September as supply chain disruptions continued to hit automakers, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that growth in the world's third-largest economy cooled sharply in the third quarter.R...

 2021-10-22 05:09 

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Japan's September output likely fell as supply disruptions hit automakers: Reuters poll...

TOKYO: Japan's factory output likely fell in September as supply chain disruptions continued to hit automakers, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that growth in the world's third-largest economy cooled sharply in the third quarter.Ri...

 2021-10-22 04:54 

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Duran Duran drop new album 40 years after debut...

LONDON : When British pop band Duran Duran made their debut, they did not know how long they would last. But 40 years on, the new wave group are still going strong, releasing their 15th studio album,...

 2021-10-22 04:54 

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England's Morgan uncertain if he will play 2023 ODI World Cup...

England's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan expects to play in next year's Twenty20 World Cup but he is not certain he will be part of the team's title defence at the 50-overs World Cup in 2023, the 35-year-old said.Morgan will lead England at th...

 2021-10-22 04:35 

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Myanmar junta rearrests more than 100 released in amnesty: Monitoring group...

BANGKOK: Myanmar's junta has rearrested more than 100 anti-coup protesters freed in a recent amnesty, according to a local monitoring group that tracks detentions and killings in the countr...

 2021-10-22 04:34 

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Arbitration panel rejects Future's plea on Reliance deal in dispute with Amazon...

NEW DELHI : A Singapore arbitration panel has rejected Future Retail's plea to quash an order from last year that put its US$3.4 billion deal with Reliance on hold, in a boost for its partner Amazon.com Inc which is seeking to block the transaction.Am...

 2021-10-22 04:34 

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Man charged with breaching COVID-19 stay-home notice, allegedly met woman for dinner...

SINGAPORE: A 27-year-old man was charged in court on Friday (Oct 22) with exposing others to the risk of infection by breaching his COVID-19 stay-home notice to meet a woman for dinner.Ang Chenrui is accused of leaving his hotel room at JW Marriott Singap...

 2021-10-22 04:21 

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Government exploring 'further refinements' to Employment Pass framework: MOM...

SINGAPORE: The Government is looking at further refining Singapore's Employment Pass framework, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Friday (Oct 22) in response to a report calling for better employment support for PMEs.The report by the Professiona...

 2021-10-22 04:19 

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Samsung SDI, Stellantis to set up EV battery joint venture in U.S...

SEOUL : South Korea's Samsung SDI Co Ltd said on Friday that it had entered an agreement for a joint venture with automaker Stellantis NV to produce electric vehicle (EV) battery cells and modules in the United States. It aims to start the plant by th...

 2021-10-22 04:18 

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15 F&B outlets ordered to close over COVID-19 breaches including singing, toasting...

SINGAPORE: Fifteen food and beverage outlets were ordered to close, while another nine establishments were fined for flouting COVID-19 regulations since early October....

 2021-10-22 04:09 

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China's Ping An Bank says its overdue loans rise on Baoneng liquidity crunch...

BEIJING : China's Ping An Bank Co Ltd said its...

 2021-10-22 04:08 

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The Prive Group parts ways with CEO, condemns his actions against 13-year-old boy...

SINGAPORE: Food and beverage company The Prive Group has parted ways with its chief executive officer, a day after expressing support for him following his conviction in court for hurting a 13-year-old bo...

 2021-10-22 03:49 

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Murray bemoans 'poor attitude' in Antwerp exit...

Former world number one Andy Murray said he showed a poor attitude and did not make the right decisions in Thursday's second-round exit at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium.Murray, currently ranked 172nd, lost 6-4 7-6(6) to Argentine second seed D...

 2021-10-22 03:49 

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Pandemic opens doors to switch jobs in Japan, but pay not rising much...

TOKYO : The COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly helped Japan's nursing homes and information technology (IT) companies overcome years of labour shortages, as job cuts at restaurants and hotels have prompted workers to look for new careers. This newfoun...

 2021-10-22 03:49 

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Pandemic opens doors to switch jobs in Japan, but pay not rising much...

TOKYO: The COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly helped Japan's nursing homes and information technology (IT) companies overcome years of labour shortages, as job cuts at restaurants and hotels have prompted workers to look for new careers.This newfound ...

 2021-10-22 03:40 

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3 things to know about Han So-hee, star of Netflix's My Name...

The actress has had starring roles in several K-drama hits. Most recently, she's playing a feisty undercover agent in thriller series My Name....

 2021-10-22 03:39 

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US says firms may meet chip data request amid Taiwan, South Korea concerns...

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it had received indications from companies such as Intel and Infineon that they would cooperate with a voluntary request for data on the chips crisis, but that the final number and quality of responses would d...

 2021-10-22 03:36 

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Singapore's private home prices rise at slightly faster pace of 1.1% in Q3...

SINGAPORE: Private home prices in Singapore rose 1.1 per cent in the third quarter, slightly above flash estimates released earlier this month.The private residential property pri...

 2021-10-22 03:31 

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Alec Baldwin 'discharged' prop gun that killed cinematographer and injured director on movie set...

They were on the set of Rust, a film Baldwin is producing and starring in....

 2021-10-22 03:29 

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China's land sales slump for second month as developers stay away...

BEIJING :China's government land sales slumped for a second month as demand from private developers further softened following tighter regulations on fresh borrowing, adding pressure on local authorities dependent on such auctions for income. In Septe...

 2021-10-22 03:19 

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Asian tech shares jump, China property stocks rally as Evergrande makes payment...

TOKYO : Tech stocks climbed in Asia on Friday, following U.S. peers higher, while Chinese property stocks rallied following a surprise interest payment https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-evergrande-sends-funds-trustee-bond-coupon-due-sept-23-source...

 2021-10-22 03:14 

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Police officer gets jail and driving ban after driving into 84-year-old woman, killing her...

SINGAPORE: An investigation officer with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) failed to keep a proper lookout while driving and collided with an 84-year-old pedestrian, killing her.Norazlan Abdul Aziz, 44, was sentenced on Friday (Oct 22) to two weeks' ja...

 2021-10-22 03:09 

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Tencent's WeChat makes content searchable on Google and Bing...

BEIJING : Tencent's WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google, and Microsoft's Bing, according to Reuters checks. WeChat's content, including articles and videos on its popular public accounts page, a...

 2021-10-22 02:48 

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No 'Squid Game': South Korea's real-life debt trap...

SEOUL: Many small business owners in South Korea recognise themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix drama Squid Game, who vie desperately for a chance to win US$38 million, exposing a debt trap that is all too familiar.Near...

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