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 2021-10-18 20:34 

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Why did the SEC release a report on GameStop?...

NEW YORK: The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday (Oct 18) released a report examining the frenzied trading in shares of retailer GameStop, and other 'meme' stocks, in January, and recommended some areas for further regulatory consider...

 2021-10-18 20:32 

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Phivolcs: Earthquake swarm hits Camsur...

MANILA, Philippines — The consecutive earthquakes that rocked Camarines Sur and nearby provinces in the Bicol Region over the weekend were an earthquake swarm, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Monday. Phivolc...

 2021-10-18 20:31 

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Eleazar warns cops vs extortion racket...

MANILA, Philippines — Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Philippine National Police, warned cops against engaging in extortion, vowing to jail, and kick them out of the force. Eleazar on Monday tasked the PNP internal affairs service to probe and ...

 2021-10-18 20:30 

Jakarta Post

Poland 'keen' to participate in G20 during RI presidency Poland has expressed enthusiasm for Indonesia's upcoming G20 presidency and participating as a d....
 2021-10-18 20:30 

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US will not join Russia's Afghanistan talks this week: State Department...

WASHINGTON: The United States will not join international talks on Afghanistan organized by Russia this week but is open to participating in the future, the State Department said on Monday.Moscow is hosting talks on Wednesday with officials from the Talib...

 2021-10-18 20:29 

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Designer Vivienne Westwood shares her 'Letter to Earth' ahead of COP26...

LONDON : British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Nigerian author Ben Okri read out their...

 2021-10-18 20:29 

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Djokovic unsure over Australian Open involvement, won't reveal vaccine status...

BELGRADE : World number one Novak Djokovic once again declined to reveal whether he has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and said he was unsure if he would defend his title at next year's Australian Open.The state of Victoria, where the Grand Slam eve...

 2021-10-18 20:14 

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All in the mind...

There was no doubt in Chot Reyes' mind that TNT would get back in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Yes, cocky as he may have sounded, that was for this season."When we were going through all our team development stuff, preseason and all that, we alre...

 2021-10-18 20:10 

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Infra spending jumped 44.6% to P 570.4B as of end-August...

The amount spent by the national government on infrastructure during the first eight months of 2021 jumped 44.6 percent to P570.4 billion as big-ticket projects continued implementation despite prolonged quarantine. The latest Department of Budget and Man...

 2021-10-18 20:07 

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T-bill rates within stable range as BSP stance pacifies market...

The Bureau of the Treasury on Monday raised P15 billion from T-bills, with rates moving sideways as the market took its cue from the central bank's statement that the record-low 2-percent policy rate would stay untouched while economic recovery remain...

 2021-10-18 20:07 

The Strait Times

Top US envoy to Afghanistan expected to step down: Report...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Zalmay Khalilzad, the top US envoy to Afghanistan, is expected to step down, CNN reported on Monday (Oct 18), citing sources.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:05 

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Traders hold back ahead of earnings season; PSEi up slightly...

The stock barometer inched up on Monday as investors reassessed recent gains ahead of the third quarter corporate earnings reporting season. Driven by selective buying of blue chips, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 6.35 points ...

 2021-10-18 20:05 

Jakarta Post

Singapore to expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers The city-state initially fought the pandemic by shutting borders, lockdowns of varying intensity and....
 2021-10-18 20:04 

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Rise in food prices seen as 'Maring' toll mounts...

Food inflation will likely accelerate this month as the extensive damage caused by Severe Tropical Storm "Maring" on the country's agriculture sector continues to mount, said Agriculture Secretary William Dar. Maring's toll on agriculture ...

 2021-10-18 20:03 

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DA allows pesticide spraying in farms via drones...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is permitting the emergency or experimental use of drones to spray pesticide and help increase farms' output. Agriculture Secretary William Dar in a memorandum order published last week said the Fertilizer and Pestic...

 2021-10-18 20:02 

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Favorable population slowdown...

The COVID-19 pandemic made possible in 2020 what the RH Law (or Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012) had been trying to accomplish for years with little success. The Commission on Population and Development Control (Popcom) reported...

 2021-10-18 20:01 

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From cracked screen to COVID-19 coverage: PayMaya ventures into insurance...

Mobile wallet PayMaya is expanding into insurance products, announcing a partnership with Bolttech, one of the world's largest digital insurance platforms. In a statement, PayMaya said the tie-up would allow it to offer Filipinos easy access to microi...

 2021-10-18 20:01 

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Vietnam SEAG in May will have 40 sports, 520 events...

Pressed to stage the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), Vietnam organizers made the commitment on Monday to open the 11-nation sports fest not later than the middle of May next year.Though no exact schedule was announced during the online meeting of the S...

 2021-10-18 20:00 

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BDO Nomura trading right sold to group of lawyers...

The country's largest lender, BDO Unibank, has sold the trading right of defunct BDO Nomura Securities Inc. to a newly formed company called Wecap Inc., led by a group of lawyers. The transaction had been approved by the board of the Philippine Stock ...

 2021-10-18 20:00 

Jakarta Post

Darwin family microscope to be sold at auction The instrument was designed by Charles Gould for the firm Cary around 1825 and is one of six survivi....
 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Positive outcomes of seniors who recovered from Covid-19 would raise spirits...

As a member of the over-80-years-old cohort, I find that all my contemporaries to whom I have spoken are scared of catching Covid-19 and dying from it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Efforts on to reduce security officers' long working hours...

We thank Mr Pavithran Vidyadharan for his letter (Reduce security officers' shift from 12 to 8 hours, Oct 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Support mental health of the autistic so they too can contribute to society...

I refer to Mr Eric Chen Yixiong's letter (Tailor mental health support to those with autism, Oct 13). Autistic individuals with low support needs need not be liabilities in society.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Tackle serious breaches in road safety rules by errant cyclists...

I was intrigued by Straits Times associate news editor Royston Sim's commentary (A balanced approach towards bridging the cyclist-motorist divide, Oct 10).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

On Facebook: Should the SafeEntry system be modified to show a red light when unvaccinated people tap their device?...

Well, if it's to streamline the process, then it's a good idea.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Essential goods and services best run as public operations...

Free market economics cannot work effectively in a small captive market, particularly the energy market, in which all raw materials are imported and processing costs are constrained by technology and supply chain limitations (No disruption in power supply...

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Singapore needs to further diversify its energy sources...

The current gas supply crunch happening worldwide has unfortunately laid bare Singapore's vulnerability to energy price shocks (Consumers face surge in power bills, Oct 17).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Cautious reopening protects kids who cannot be vaccinated...

As the father of a two-year-old boy, I appreciate the Government...

 2021-10-18 19:59 

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Newcastle investigating alleged racist gesture towards Tottenham fans...

Newcastle United are investigating an alleged racist gesture made by an individual towards Tottenham Hotspur supporters during their Premier League game at the weekend, the club said on Monday.The incident allegedly took place during Tottenham's 3-2 w...

 2021-10-18 19:54 

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Apple launches faster chips, MacBook Pro laptops, Airpods at October event...

Apple Inc on Monday released two new chips built into more powerful MacBook Pro laptops and a third-generation AirPod wireless earbud that pair with a new cheaper monthly music streaming service.The Cupertino, California-based company, which launched its ...

 2021-10-18 19:52 

The Strait Times

UK government under spotlight as Covid-19 cases rise again...

Scientists have already voiced fears that the high underlying number of cases could overload the health service.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 19:38 

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Russia's remote permafrost thaws, threatening homes and infrastructure...

CHURAPCHA, Russia: The old airport in the Siberian settlement of Churapcha has been unusable for years, its runway transformed into a swampy field of puffed-up mounds and reliefs.Like cities and towns across northern and northeastern Russia, Churapcha is ...

 2021-10-18 19:30 

Jakarta Post

Red light, green cash: Squid Game helps revive Indonesian cafe In a dark room with neon lights, patrons are greeted by staff dressed as the ominous hooded and mask....
 2021-10-18 19:14 

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AmEx employees can work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks a year - memo...

American Express Co will allow employees to work from anywhere they want for up to four weeks a year, Chief Executive Officer Stephen Squeri said in a memo to staff on Monday. That will include the 15 days when employees are allowed to work outside their ...

 2021-10-18 19:12 

The Strait Times

British PM Johnson leads tributes to 'dedicated, passionate' lawmaker David Amess...

Amess was knifed at a church on Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 19:05 

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Russia shuts mission to NATO in spy row retaliation...

MOSCOW: Russia said on Monday (Oct 18) it would halt the activities of its diplomatic mission to NATO after the Western military alliance expelled eight Russians saying they were spies.Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said staff at NATO's military ...

 2021-10-18 18:52 

Jakarta Post

PREMIUM Gawky teen star wins new fans for Japan's 'game of generals' Shogi, the Japanese chess variant known as the "game of generals", is enjoying a wave of p....
 2021-10-18 18:49 

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USOPC says government, not athletes, should lead Beijing debate...

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) on Monday refused to be drawn into the row about China's human rights record that has sparked protests in the run-up to next year's Beijing Winter Games.USOPC Chief Executive Sarah Hirshland...

 2021-10-18 18:47 

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UK's Johnson leads tributes to 'dedicated, passionate' lawmaker Amess...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson led tributes on Monday (Oct 18) to...

 2021-10-18 18:47 

The Strait Times

Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Joe Biden's administration on Monday (Oct 18) asked the Supreme Court to block a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, calling the Republican-backed measure plainly unconstitutional and specifically d...

 2021-10-18 18:39 

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France call up nine uncapped players for November tests...

France head coach Fabien Galthie named nine uncapped players in his 42-man squad for next month's tests against Argentina, Georgia and New Zealand.France will host Argentina on Nov 6 in Paris and play Georgia on Nov 14 in Bordeaux before returning to ...

 2021-10-18 18:30 

Jakarta Post

Malaysian court releases Najib's passport for trip to Singapore Najib was sentenced in July 2020 to 12 years' jail for corruption and money laundering in a case....
 2021-10-18 18:30 

Jakarta Post

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' clothes to go on sale in Mexico Titled "The Wardrobe of Garcia Marquez," the event will mark the opening of a cultural cen....
 2021-10-18 18:20 

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Valneva says its COVID-19 vaccine shows similar protection to AstraZeneca's, fewer side effects...

PARIS: Valneva SE on Monday (Oct 18) said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated efficacy...

 2021-10-18 18:12 

The Strait Times

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr faces February trial in New York groping case...

Gooding has denied the charges but could face jail time if found guilty.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-18 18:10 

Philippine Star

If elected, Ka Leody wants NTF-ELCAC scrapped, anti-terrorism law repealed...
 2021-10-18 18:06 

Vietnam News

VN-Index hovers around 1,400 points due to rising selling pressure...

The benchmark indices finished higher on Monday, but the VN-Index failed to cross over the key psychological level of 1,400 points level as the rising selling force weighed on the market in the late session.nbsp;...

 2021-10-18 18:04 

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Haitians on strike as kidnappings, insecurity soar...

PORT-AU-PRINCE: A nationwide general strike emptied the streets of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince on Monday (Oct 18) with organisers denouncing the rapidly disintegrating security situation highlighted by the kidnapping of American and Canadian missio...

 2021-10-18 18:00 

Jakarta Post

PREMIUM Indonesia, Malaysia concerned over AUKUS nuclear submarines plan Referring to AUKUS, a trilateral security pact agreed last month between Australia, the United State....
 2021-10-18 17:59 

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England to tour West Indies in January and March...

West Indies will host England in a five-match Twenty20 International series in Barbados next year before playing three tests in Antigua, Barbados and Grenada, both countries' governing bodies said on Monday.The T20 series will be played at the Kensing...

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