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 2021-10-07 14:15 

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6.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Tokyo region...

TOKYO: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted Tokyo and surrounding areas late on Thursday (Oct 7), Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported.The tremor, at 10.41pm local time, registered...

 2021-10-07 13:43 

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India to reopen to tourists from Oct 15...

NEW DELHI: India will reopen to tourists from Oct 15 after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said on Thursday (Oct 7)....

 2021-10-07 13:34 

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Son strikes late to earn South Korea victory over Syria...

HONG KONG : Son Heung-min struck with less than two minutes remaining to earn South Korea a dramatic 2-1 win over Syria in Ansan on Thursday as Paulo Bento's side maintained their unbeaten start in Group A in the final phase of Asia's World Cup pr...

 2021-10-07 13:34 

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Technical glitch caused longer wait time at some COVID-19 screening centres over the weekend: HPB...

SINGAPORE: A technical glitch in the swab registration system resulted in longer waiting times at some COVID-19 regional screening centres over the weekend, said the Health Promotion Board (HPB) on Thursday (Oct 7).The glitch caused...

 2021-10-07 13:29 

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Indonesia 2022 tax ratio seen at 9.22per cent of GDP after new tax law...

JAKARTA : Indonesia's new fiscal measures will increase government revenues relative to gross domestic product, or the tax ratio, to 9.22per cent next year, compared with an estimated range of between 8.4per cent to 8.6per cent in 2021 to 2025, its fi...

 2021-10-07 13:24 

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Hamilton plays down engine change fears at Turkish GP...

ISTANBUL : Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton played down fears on Thursday that he could have to take an engine penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix, without ruling it out completely.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff indicated after the previous Russian Grand ...

 2021-10-07 13:21 

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England to have female ref in charge for first time in World Cup qualifier...

LONDON: Kateryna Monzul will become the first woman to referee an England men's international when Gareth Southgate's team face Andorra in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday (Oct 9).The Ukrainian will be joined by assistant referees Maryna Strilets...

 2021-10-07 13:09 

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Hackers in SolarWinds breach stole data on US sanctions policy, intelligence probes -sources...

SAN FRANCISCO : The suspected Russian hackers who used SolarWinds and Microsoft software to burrow into U.S. federal agencies emerged with information about counter-intelligence investigations, policy on sanctioning Russian individuals and the country'...

 2021-10-07 12:59 

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F1 title outcome will not change my life, says Verstappen...

ISTANBUL : Formula One title contender Max Verstappen played down the pressure of fighting Lewis Hamilton for the championship and said on Thursday that the outcome would not change his life either way.The 24-year-old Red Bull driver is two points adrift ...

 2021-10-07 12:51 

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Pfizer, BioNTech ask US regulators to approve COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11...

WASHINGTON: Pfizer Inc and BioNTech have asked US regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, Pfizer said in a tweet on Thursday (Oct 7).The application to the US Food and Drug Administration comes as COVID-...

 2021-10-07 12:49 

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Peloton rival iFIT postpones IPO on adverse market conditions...

:iFIT Health & Fitness Inc postponed on Thursday its planned initial public offering, citing adverse market conditions, a day after the fitness equipment maker was scheduled to make its Nasdaq debut. The Logan, Utah-based company, which was earlier known ...

 2021-10-07 12:49 

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Peloton rival iFIT postpones IPO as volatility concerns grow...

:IFIT Health & Fitness Inc postponed its U.S. initial public offering on Thursday, citing unfavorable market conditions that have investors worried about growing volatility in capital markets. While the United States has recently enjoyed a bull run in its...

 2021-10-07 12:43 

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EU says Facebook, YouTube removed less hate speech in 2021...

BRUSSELS: The EU said Thursday (Oct 7) that Facebook and YouTube took down less of the hate speech reported to them in 2021 than 2020 as pressure mounts to impose tighter regulation on social media platforms.The EU's annual review of social media plat...

 2021-10-07 12:39 

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'It's just wonderful' Tanzanian writer Gurnah says on winning Nobel Prize...

LONDON : Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, who won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, said on Thursday it was just wonderful to win the prize and that he was honoured to be recognised with an award that has been given to such a huge list of accomplishe...

 2021-10-07 12:39 

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No panic as Italy finally lose but Mancini has problems to solve...

ROME : Italy's world record unbeaten run was finally halted on Wednesday and although there is no panic on the peninsula, manager Roberto Mancini has some conundrums to solve leading up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The manager said following his side&#...

 2021-10-07 12:39 

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Watmore steps down as ECB chairman after 13 months in charge...

Ian Watmore has left his role as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by mutual consent after 13 months in charge, it was announced on Thursday. Watmore was appointed in September 2020 on a five-year term, replacing Colin Graves. Deputy C...

 2021-10-07 12:28 

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Biden's CIA director creates high-level unit focusing on China...

WASHINGTON: The career diplomat US President Joe Biden named to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is creating a high-level unit aimed at sharpening the agency's focus on China, at a time of tense relations between the world's two largest ...

 2021-10-07 12:24 

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Amnesty voices human rights concerns as Saudi takeover of Newcastle looms...

Amnesty International called on the Premier League on Thursday to focus on human rights issues and...

 2021-10-07 12:22 

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Q&A on Newcastle United takeover saga...

Premier League side Newcastle United are close to being taken over by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium, according to reports in the British media, after a failed attempt in the past. The following is a Q&A on the issues surrounding it.WHAT HAS HAPPENED S...

 2021-10-07 12:20 

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Saudi takeover of Newcastle set to go ahead despite rights concerns...

LONDON: A Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle is set to get the green light from the Premier League despite warnings from Amnesty International on Thursday that the deal represents...

 2021-10-07 12:09 

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ZF invests in Oxbotica to develop autonomous urban shuttles...

LONDON : German automotive industry supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG will invest in British autonomous vehicle software startup Oxbotica to jointly develop driving systems for pod-like shuttles which will be able to transport people and goods.ZF is taking a...

 2021-10-07 12:04 

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One month on, El Salvador's bitcoin use grows but headaches persist...

EL ZONTE, El Salvador : A growing number of El Salvadorans have experimented with bitcoin since the country became the first to adopt it as legal tender last month, with a couple of million dollars sent daily by migrants using the cryptocurrency.But only ...

 2021-10-07 12:04 

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Iran-South Korea row worsens over oil billions frozen by US sanctions...

TEHRAN: A row between Iran and South Korea is intensifying, with Tehran threatening legal action unless Seoul releases more than US$7 billion in funds for oil shipments frozen because of US sanctions.The Islamic republic was South Korea's third-larges...

 2021-10-07 12:03 

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Volcanic ash build-up shuts airport on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands...

MADRID: A build-up of ash and dust from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the runway forced authorities in Spain's La Palma to close the island's airport on Thursday (Oct 7), air traffic operator AENA said.Other airports in the Canary Islands&#...

 2021-10-07 12:00 

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African Union to start talks with WHO on malaria vaccine roll-out on continent...

NAIROBI: Africa will start talks with the World Health Organization (WHO) about getting the first approved malaria vaccine to the continent as soon as possible, the African Union's top health official said on Thursday (Oct 7), amid calls for funding f...

 2021-10-07 11:58 

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Men seen in dashcam footage of traffic incidents investigated for touting, dangerous driving...

SINGAPORE: Police are investigating several people for alleged offences of touting and dangerous driving after videos emerged on social media platforms recently, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Thursday (Oct 7).The authorities noted three inciden...

 2021-10-07 11:54 

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Kaisa, Central China Real Estate bonds tumble as property woes rumble on...

LONDON : Chinese property firms Kaisa Group and Central China Real Estate led another round of heavy falls in the corporate debt markets on Thursday as the Evergrande-led rout in the sector rumbled on.Kaisa, which became the first Chinese property develop...

 2021-10-07 11:54 

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Broadband firm Starry to go public in near-US$1.7 billion SPAC deal...

Starry Inc said on Thursday it has agreed to go public through a merger with blank-check firm FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp in a deal that would value the broadband services provider at US$1.66 billion.As part of the agreement, Starry will get US$452...

 2021-10-07 11:54 

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Banned Nigerian sprinter Okagbare facing three anti-doping charges...

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare, who was provisionally banned after testing positive for human growth hormone before the Tokyo Olympics, has been hit with three separate anti-doping charges, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday. Okagbar...

 2021-10-07 11:45 

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Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature...

STOCKHOLM: Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, the award-giving body said on Thursday (Oct 7).Gurnah, whose novels include Paradise and Desertion, writes in English and lives in Britain.The prize is awarded by the ...

 2021-10-07 11:39 

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Germany's Flick feels no pressure with World Cup spot in sight...

HAMBURG, Germany : Germany's new coach Hansi Flick said he feels no pressure in carrying the expectations of his soccer-mad country on his shoulders with his team edging closer to a spot at the 2022 World Cup. Flick, who took over from Joachim Loew ea...

 2021-10-07 11:34 

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Newcastle fans dreaming of early Christmas present...

LONDON : For the Toon Army, the nickname of Newcastle United's success-starved followers, news that the club's sale to Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund will feel like an early Christmas.To be more precise it will feel like all their Chris...

 2021-10-07 11:09 

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F1 medical car crew replaced after positive COVID-19 test...

ISTANBUL : Formula One doctor Ian Roberts and medical car driver Alan van der Merwe have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be replaced for this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, the sport said on Thursday.Formula One and the governing FIA said the pai...

 2021-10-07 11:09 

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All-woman refereeing team for England v Andorra clash...

An all-woman refereeing team will take charge of England's World Cup qualifier in Andorra on Saturday, with Ukraine's Kateryna Monzul in the middle and compatriots Maryna Striletska and Svitlana Grushko her assistants.Experienced French referee St...

 2021-10-07 11:04 

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Governing body ICC to switch to inclusive 'batter' from T20 World Cup...

MUMBAI : The International Cricket Council will change...

 2021-10-07 10:34 

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French antitrust chief de Silva to leave watchdog on Oct. 13...

PARIS : France's antitrust chief Isabelle de Silva will end her five-year mandate as head of the competition watchdog on Oct. 13, she said on Twitter earlier this week.A spokesperson for the agency confirmed de Silva's departure, which comes as th...

 2021-10-07 10:34 

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Exclusive-Dutch watchdog finds Apple app store payment rules anti-competitive - sources...

AMSTERDAM : The Dutch antitrust authority has found that Apple's rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system are anti-competitive and ordered it to make changes, four people familiar with the matter said, in the latest regulat...

 2021-10-07 10:32 

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Supply crisis drives Walmart and rivals to hire their own ships...

LOS ANGELES: The Flying Buttress once glided across the oceans carrying vital commodities like grain to all corners of the world.Now it bears a different treasure: Paw Patrol Movie Towers, Batmobile Transformers and Baby Alive Lulu Achoo dolls.The dry bul...

 2021-10-07 10:31 

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Booster COVID-19 shot not compulsory, but highly recommended for certain groups: Malaysia health minister...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said while booster COVID-19 doses was not mandatory, they were highly recommended for certain people. The government would offer the booster shot to senior citizens, people with comorbidities, fron...

 2021-10-07 10:24 

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Indonesia approves COVID-19 vaccine of China's Zhifei unit...

JAKARTA: Indonesia has approved a COVID-19 vaccine produced by a unit of China's Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products for emergency use, its food and drug agency (BPOM) said on Thursday (Oct 7), the fourth Chinese vaccine cleared for use in the countr...

 2021-10-07 10:13 

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UN expert calls for North Korea sanctions to be eased as starvation risk looms...

GENEVA: North Korea's most vulnerable risk starvation after it slipped deeper into isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and UN sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile programmes should be eased, a UN rights investigator said in report seen by ...

 2021-10-07 10:08 

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WHO is sending COVID-19 aid for North Korea...

SEOUL: The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is sending COVID-19 aid for North Korea through China's border port of Dalian, despite few signs North Korea has eased strict border lockdowns to keep the virus out.In its latest weekly report for Sou...

 2021-10-07 10:06 

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UN summit to tackle 'unprecedented' biodiversity threats...

PARIS: Just weeks before the crucial COP26 climate conference, another global UN summit - this one tasked with reversing the destruction of nature - officially kicks off next week in Kunming, China.Focusing on biodiversity, COP15 is less well known than i...

 2021-10-07 10:04 

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Snap launches in-app tool on drug dangers following fentanyl deaths...

Snap is launching an in-app tool to educate users searching for drug-related key words on Snapchat about the dangers of drugs and is working on tools for parents to help keep teenagers safe on the service, the company said on Thursday.The announcement com...

 2021-10-07 09:59 

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Rallying-Lappi to step up in 2022 as Ogier steps back...

Seven times world champion Sebastien Ogier will continue to race for Toyota in selected rallies next year, with Finland's Esapekka Lappi stepping up for those rounds the Frenchman misses.Ogier, 37, is ending his full-time world rally championship care...

 2021-10-07 09:49 

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'Bubble' fatigue, mental health of players at World Cup on ICC radar...

MUMBAI : Cricketers facing mental health issues during the Twenty20 World Cup will have 24-hour access to a psychologist, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. The preliminary round matches of the tournament, which will be played under a bio...

 2021-10-07 09:47 

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MAS will need 'creativity and caution' to navigate new challenges and opportunities for Singapore: PM Lee...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore marks its 50th anniversary this year....

 2021-10-07 09:44 

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Red Bull and Honda to work together beyond F1...

ISTANBUL : Red Bull and Honda said on Thursday they will work together in the wider world of motorsport after the Japanese manufacturer pulls out of Formula One as an engine supplier at the end of this season.The collaboration, announced ahead of the Turk...

 2021-10-07 09:39 

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Taiwan's TSMC, after US request, says it won't leak sensitive info...

TAIPEI : Taiwan chipmaker TSMC will not leak any sensitive company information as part of a White House request for details on the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, the company's general counsel said.The White ...

 2021-10-07 09:23 

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Former SS camp guard, aged 100, to start trial in Germany...

BERLIN: A former SS guard who is now 100 years old was due to go on trial in Germany on Thursday (Oct 7), charged with contributing to the deaths of more than 3,000 people in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two.Prosecutors charged the man, a me...

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