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 2021-09-21 08:10 

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Pacquiao says 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset...

LAS VEGAS: Manny Pacquiao plans to take his time before deciding on his future but admitted on Saturday he may not return to the ring after his upset defeat to Yordenis Ugas.The 42-year-old Filipino boxing superstar indicated he now planned to turn his at...

 2021-09-21 08:08 

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Former employee at adult home pleads guilty to assaulting resident with autism, epilepsy...

SINGAPORE: An employee at a home for adults assaulted a resident who had autism, mild intellectual disability and epilepsy, leaving him with a large bruise on his thigh that his mother later discovered.The 29-year-old Indian national pleaded guilty on Tue...

 2021-09-21 08:08 

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Japan's land prices fall as COVID-19 hurts tourism, domestic demand...

TOKYO: Japanese land prices fell for the second straight year as the country's closed borders and state of emergency curbs to combat the coronavirus pandemic hit demand for new restaurants and hotels, an annual government survey showed.In a sign the p...

 2021-09-21 07:59 

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Exclusive-India plan for tighter e-commerce rules faces internal government dissent -documents...

NEW DELHI : India's plan to tighten rules on its fast-growing e-commerce market has run into internal government dissent, memos reviewed by Reuters show, with the Ministry of Finance describing some proposals as...

 2021-09-21 07:56 

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Commentary: Beijing determined to make an example of crisis-hit Evergrande...

Chinese regulators are serious about reducing debt levels in the property sector and reining in a chronic oversupply of residential space, says the Financial Times' James Kynge....

 2021-09-21 07:53 

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French football stickers startup valued at $4.3 bn...

PARIS: French gaming startup Sorare, which offers users the chance to collect and trade virtual football stickers, said Tuesday (Sep 21) it had raised a record $680 million (580 million euros) from investors, valuing the group at $4.3 billion.The amount o...

 2021-09-21 07:53 

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French football stickers startup valued at US$4.3 billion...

PARIS: French gaming startup Sorare, which offers users the chance to collect and trade virtual football stickers, said Tuesday (Sep 21) it had raised a record $680 million (580 million euros) from investors, valuing the group at $4.3 billion.The amount o...

 2021-09-21 07:49 

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Evergrande woes hit Japan's toilet, air-conditioner and paint manufacturers...

TOKYO : Concern that China Evergrande may default https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-evergrande-fears-consume-investors-awaiting-trading-2021-09-21 on its mountain of debt hit shares of toilet maker Toto and other Japanese firms that are seen vulne...

 2021-09-21 07:39 

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Indonesia central bank leaves key rates unchanged at record low...

JAKARTA : Indonesia's central bank held its benchmark rates unchanged at a record low on Tuesday as it sought to continue to support the economy after a recent devastating COVID-19 wave without adding pressure to the rupiah currency.Bank Indonesia (BI...

 2021-09-21 07:39 

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Indonesia central bank leaves key rates unchanged at record low...

JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank held its benchmark rates unchanged at a record low on Tuesday (Sep 21) as it sought to continue to support the economy after a recent devastating COVID-19 wave without adding pressure to the rupiah currency.Bank Indon...

 2021-09-21 07:25 

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Afghan girls to return to school 'soon as possible': Taliban...

KABUL: Girls in Afghanistan will be allowed to return to school as soon as possible, the Taliban said Tuesday, after announcing the remaining positions in its all-male cabinet....

 2021-09-21 07:24 

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Football: Barca didn't have players for tiki-taka game, Koeman says after Granada draw...

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman defended his team's style of play in Monday's (Sep 20) 1-1 LaLiga draw with Granada, saying his depleted side did not have the players who could execute their trademark tiki-taka passing game.Ronald Araujo's last-...

 2021-09-21 07:14 

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Universal Music Group shares surge on stock market debut...

AMSTERDAM: Universal Music Group's shares surged at the start of trading on Tuesday (Sep 21), as the company behind singers such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift made its stock market debut.Universal Music Group (UMG) was trading at 25.50 euros by 0705 G...

 2021-09-21 07:14 

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Investors tune in as Universal leaps on market debut...

AMSTERDAM :Universal Music Group's shares leapt more than a third in their stock market debut on Tuesday as investors bet a boom in music streaming still has a long way to run.The world's biggest music label, which represents musicians and song ca...

 2021-09-21 07:07 

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As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality...

BERLIN: Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany's helm reve...

 2021-09-21 07:05 

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Chinese city of Harbin orders spas, mahjong salons to shut after COVID-19 case confirmed...

Spas, cinemas and mahjong salons in the Chinese city of Harbin were ordered to close on Tuesday (Sep 21) to prevent COVID-19 spreading in poorly ventilated spaces, state television reported.The temporary shutdowns were part of a range of restrictions impo...

 2021-09-21 06:59 

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Japan's MUFG to sell part of US unit to US Bancorp for about US$7.3 billion - Nikkei...

TOKYO : Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has decided to sell the personal banking arm of its U.S. unit MUFG Union Bank to US Bancorp in a cash and stock deal worth about 800 billion yen (US$7.30 billion), the Nikkei daily reported on Tuesday.Part of ...

 2021-09-21 06:59 

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Japan's MUFG to sell part of US unit to US Bancorp for US$7.3 billion - Nikkei...

TOKYO :Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) plans to sell the personal banking arm of its U.S. unit MUFG Union Bank to US Bancorp in a cash and stock deal worth about 800 billion yen (US$7.30 billion), the Nikkei daily reported on Tuesday.The payment wil...

 2021-09-21 06:50 

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Wildlife traffickers creeping back as pandemic restrictions ease: Report...

SINGAPORE: After a drastic reduction in wildlife trafficking during the pandemic, authorities in Southeast Asia must act swiftly to stop smugglers getting back in business once border controls are relaxed, according to a forthcoming UN report.Traffickers&...

 2021-09-21 06:44 

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Australia's APA heats up bidding war for AusNet with US$7.2 billion offer...

:Australia's APA Group made a revised bid of AUS$9.96 billion (US$7.22 billion) on Tuesday for AusNet Services Ltd, intensifying a battle with Canada's Brookfield Asset Management to acquire the energy infrastructure firm.The deal comes as mergers...

 2021-09-21 06:44 

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France's OVHcloud could use IPO proceeds to fund targeted acquisitions...

PARIS : French cloud computing services firm OVHcloud, which unveiled on Monday a plan to raise 400 million euros (US$469.2 million) in an initial public offering (IPO) in Paris, expects to make some targeted acquisitions, its CEO Michel Paulin said on Tu...

 2021-09-21 06:39 

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Chip tech firm Alphawave raises guidance after strong first half...

LONDON : Canadian semiconductor technology company Alphawave raised its 2021 guidance on Tuesday after reporting a 140per cent rise in first-half revenue in its first results since it listed in London in May.Alphawave, which licenses its high-speed data t...

 2021-09-21 06:34 

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RBNZ comments dampen market expectations of a big rate hike...

New Zealand's central bank dampened expectations of a big interest rate hike when it meets next month, with comments on Tuesday that indicated it may take a more cautious approach.The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Assistant Governor Christian Haw...

 2021-09-21 06:34 

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ING expects Chinese govt team to help Evergrande get some capital...

The Chinese government's restructuring team will help property developer Evergrande at least get some capital, but it may have to sell some stakes to a third party, such as a state-owned enterprise, Dutch bank ING said on Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 06:29 

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Macau casino and junket operators seek clarity over new gambling laws...

HONG KONG : Senior Macau casino and junket executives met with authorities in the world's biggest gambling hub on Monday seeking details on proposed regulatory changes but received little in the way of clarity.The 70-minute meeting, shown online, high...

 2021-09-21 06:29 

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Macao casino and junket operators seek clarity over new gambling laws...

HONG KONG: Senior Macao casino and junket executives met with authorities in the world's biggest gambling hub on Monday (Sep 20), seeking details on proposed regulatory changes but received little in the way of clarity.The 70-minute meeting, shown onl...

 2021-09-21 06:21 

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18 arrested for allegedly bringing foreigners into Singapore on illegally acquired work passes...

SINGAPORE: Eighteen people have been arrested for allegedly bringing foreigners into Singapore on work passes acquired through false declarations, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Tuesday (Sep 21).The arrests were part of an enforcement operation co...

 2021-09-21 06:09 

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Rugby: Wallabies must back up Springbok wins, say young guns...

SYDNEY : Australia young guns Darcy Swain and Len Ikitau are convinced the back-to-back wins over world champions South Africa will be quickly forgotten if the Wallabies don't beat Argentina in the Rugby Championship this weekend.Ikitau cemented his b...

 2021-09-21 05:53 

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Philippines supports Australia nuclear sub pact to counter China...

MANILA: The Philippines is backing a new defence partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia, hoping it can maintain the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region, a view that contrasts...

 2021-09-21 05:49 

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UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos...

LONDON :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said....

 2021-09-21 05:17 

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A week in the life of Gong Li: A magazine cover, a controversy and an ambassadorship...

Gong Li's cover on the latest issue of Vogue China sparked controversy among netizens. Yet, amid the backlash, the international star has been named global ambassador for Cartier's high jewellery collections....

 2021-09-21 05:09 

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Tennis: Federer says 'feeling strong' after knee surgery...

Swiss great Roger Federer said he has faced no setbacks and is recovering well after his latest knee operation.Federer, who pulled out of the U.S. Open, said in August he would be sidelined for many months https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/federer-...

 2021-09-21 05:06 

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Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts...

HONG KONG: Once renowned for world-class cinema, Hong Kong's film industry was already struggling before the latest hurdle - Chinese mainland-style censorship as authorities take their purge of dissent into the cultural sphere.Filmmaker Mok Kwan-ling&...

 2021-09-21 05:04 

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JPMorgan takes on British rivals with launch of digital bank Chase...

LONDON : JPMorgan is challenging British rivals on their home turf with the launch on Tuesday of its long-awaited digital retail bank, Chase, as part of what the U.S. lender hopes will be a global expansion.The launch marks the first foray into retail ban...

 2021-09-21 04:54 

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Rugby: All Blacks prepare for Springbok heat in 100th test...

SYDNEY : All Blacks forwards coach John Plumtree is expecting a...

 2021-09-21 04:42 

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Myanmar shutdown marks grim year for web freedom...

PARIS: Internet users in a record number of countries have faced arrest and physical attacks for their posts over the past year, a report said on Tuesday (Sep 21), painting a grim picture of digital freedoms in 2021.The annual Freedom on the Net report sa...

 2021-09-21 04:38 

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44 people investigated over alleged COVID-19 breaches at unlicensed KTV outlet...

SINGAPORE: The police are investigating 44 people for alleged COVID-19 breaches at an unlicensed KTV outlet, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Tuesday (Sep 21).On Jan 1, the police received a report that a unit in Tradehub 21 along Boon Lay Way was...

 2021-09-21 04:20 

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Employers to receive more than S$900 million in Jobs Support Scheme payouts from Sep 30...

SINGAPORE: More than S$900 million in Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts will be disbursed to employers from Sep 30. The payouts will be given to more than 43,900 employers in Singapore to support the wages of more than 570,000 local employees, said the Mi...

 2021-09-21 04:19 

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Football: Gulf Cup postponed to 2023 due to fixture congestion...

The next Gulf Cup, which was due to kick off in December in Basra in Iraq, has been postponed for a year due to a congested calendar, organisers announced.The competition, which features teams from eight Gulf states, had been due to run from Dec. 24 until...

 2021-09-21 04:16 

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Hong Kong's new, patriots-only governance to prioritise housing issues: Carrie Lam...

HONG KONG: Solving Hong Kong's shortage of housing and increasing land supply will be key priorities for authorities under the new,...

 2021-09-21 04:15 

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Evergrande chairman confident company will 'walk out of its darkest moment'...

BEIJING: China Evergrande Group is confident the company will...

 2021-09-21 04:14 

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Man admits posting image on Facebook of his wife having sex with her supervisor...

SINGAPORE: Suspecting that his estranged wife was having an affair, a man stole the 30-year-old woman's phone and found photos and videos of her with her supervisor.He used his own phone to capture these images and videos and posted intimate photos of...

 2021-09-21 04:04 

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Tennis: British tennis must build on Raducanu success, says Murray...

British tennis must capitalise on Emma Raducanu's U.S. Open triumph and make the sport more accessible to ensure the wait for another Grand Slam champion is not too long, former world number one Andy Murray said.Raducanu did not drop a set throughout ...

 2021-09-21 04:04 

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SoftBank leads US$680 million funding round in NFT fantasy soccer game Sorare...

LONDON : Blockchain-based fantasy soccer game Sorare has raised US$680 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, with players including ex-England international Rio Ferdinand and Spain's Gerard Pique also investing, the company said on Tuesday.Paris...

 2021-09-21 04:04 

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SoftBank leads US$680 million funding round in NFT fantasy football game Sorare...

LONDON: Blockchain-based fantasy soccer game Sorare has raised US$680 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, with players including ex-England international Rio Ferdinand and Spain's Gerard Pique also investing, the company said on Tuesday (Sep 2...

 2021-09-21 03:39 

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Vietnam's Bamboo Airways to sign US$2 billion deal with GE for engines on Boeing jets...

HANOI : Vietnam's Bamboo Airways will sign a deal valued at nearly US$2 billion with General Electric to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline said on Tuesday. The deal will be signed in the United States later o...

 2021-09-21 03:36 

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UK's Princess Beatrice gives birth to baby girl, Queen Elizabeth's 12th great-grandchild...

According to a statement, both mum and daughter are doing well....

 2021-09-21 03:36 

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2 spa owners charged over masseuses providing sex services...

SINGAPORE: Two owners of separate spa and massage establishments were charged in court on Tuesday (Sep 21) with failing to ensure their employees did not offer sexual services to customers.Jimmy Chew Choon Kwok, 37, was given two charges under the Massage...

 2021-09-21 03:28 

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Singapore furniture retailer Scene Shang to close flagship store on Beach Road...

The homegrown furniture and homeware brand is pulling down the shutters at its first permanent retail space on Beach Road. But in mid-October, it will open the doors to a new consolidated office, warehouse and retail showroom in Tai Seng....

 2021-09-21 03:24 

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Football: Taking a knee is losing strength, says Chelsea defender Alonso...

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has stopped taking the knee before matches this season because the anti-racism gesture is...

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