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 2021-09-24 04:02 

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SAF testing new radar to locate and track enemy rockets; results 'promising'...

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is testing a new weapon locating radar (WLR) that can locate and track enemy rockets, and it said the results have been promising.The TPQ-53 WLR, first announced by the SAF in June, improves its ability to locat...

 2021-09-24 04:01 

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Driver in Lucky Plaza crash that killed two sentenced to jail...

SINGAPORE: The driver involved in a fatal crash at Lucky Plaza that claimed the lives of two maids and injured four others has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail on Friday (Sep 24).Chong Kim Hoe, a 66-year-old Malaysian, will also be disqualif...

 2021-09-24 03:40 

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US House approves US$1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome...

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers green-lit US$1 billion on Thursday (Sep 23) to resupply Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system after funding was controversially stripped from a separate Bill following a revolt from the Democrats' left flank.The money ...

 2021-09-24 03:39 

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Villa winger Bailey faces spell out with thigh strain...

Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey will be out for up to three weeks with a thigh strain, which he suffered after scoring in last weekend's 3-0 Premier League win over Everton, manager Dean Smith said.The Jamaica international, who joined Villa from Bayer...

 2021-09-24 03:24 

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Home that inspired The Conjuring horror movie for sale for US$1.2m...

For that price, you can get a 14-room, 3,100 sq ft farmhouse property on Rhode Island along with some uninvited guests....

 2021-09-24 03:19 

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Thai August exports rise 8.9per cent y/y, below forecast...

BANGKOK : Thailand's exports rose a smaller-than-expected 8.93per cent in August from a year earlier, commerce ministry data showed on Friday.That compares with a forecast for a rise of 13.5per cent in August in a Reuters poll and after July's 20....

 2021-09-24 03:19 

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Thai August exports miss forecast on coronavirus curbs...

BANGKOK : Thailand's exports rose less than expected in August as coronavirus restrictions affected manufacturing and logistics, the commerce minister said on Friday, even though a weaker baht provided a boost. The curbs were imposed in July and Augus...

 2021-09-24 03:09 

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SBI to extend tender offer for Shinsei by a month on certain conditions...

TOKYO : SBI Holdings said on Friday it would extend the deadline for its US$1.1 billion tender offer to Nov. 24 from Oct. 25 for Shinsei Bank if Shinsei agrees to meet certain conditions.In a letter to Shinsei, the Japanese financial conglomerate cited fo...

 2021-09-24 03:09 

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Japan's SBI to extend offer for Shinsei by a month on some conditions...

TOKYO : SBI Holdings said on Friday it would extend the deadline for its US$1.1 billion unsolicited tender offer to Nov. 24 from Oct. 25 for Shinsei Bank if Shinsei agrees to meet certain conditions.SBI - which owns Japan's largest online brokerage, o...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Asian stock markets jittery as China woes sap confidence...

HONG KONG : Asian shares were on edge on Friday hurt by persistent uncertainty around the fate of debt-ridden China Evergrande, even as more risk appetite drove gains for Wall Street and U.S. benchmark Treasury yields.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pac...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Asian stock markets wobble as China Evergrande woes sap confidence...

HONG KONG : Asian shares were on edge on Friday, hurt by persistent uncertainty around the fate of debt-ridden China Evergrande, even as increased risk appetite drove U.S. stocks and Treasury yields higher.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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European shares fall on Evergrande fears but hold weekly gains...

LONDON/HONG KONG :European shares slipped on Friday but held their gains for the week as uncertainty around the fate of debt-ridden China Evergrande weighed on investor sentiment.The regionwide STOXX 600 index slipped 0.78per cent after a three-day run of...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Stocks cling to weekly gains despite Evergrande hit and bond yield jump...

LONDON :Stocks fell on Friday as uncertainty about Chinese developer Evergrande sapped confidence but the major markets remained on course for a weekly gain, while European and U.S. bond yields extended their rise after talk of central bank tapering.That ...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Stocks step back as Evergrande fears hover, while bond yields gain...

LONDON : World stocks largely slipped on Friday as worries over fallout from debt-laden China Evergrande persisted, while bond yields in Europe and the U.S. pushed higher after hawkish stances from central banks.MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Europe shares fall, Wall St pauses as Evergrande fears hover; US yields rise...

NEW YORK/LONDON : European equity markets fell on Friday and major U.S. indexes were little changed as worries over fallout from debt-laden China Evergrande persisted, while U.S. bond yields pushed higher after hawkish stances from central banks.MSCI'...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India...

NEW DELHI : Amazon.com Inc launched in India on Friday a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.The launch comes at a time of increasing competition from global and domestic...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India...

NEW DELHI :Amazon.com Inc launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.The move comes at a time of increasing competition from global and domestic rivals in an impor...

 2021-09-24 03:04 

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South Korea reports record daily COVID-19 cases; planning how to live with virus...

SEOUL: South Korea has set a record for daily COVID-19 cases at 2,434, breaking the previous record set last month, as the country grapples with a wave of infections that began in early July, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on ...

 2021-09-24 03:01 

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Jobs Growth Incentive to be extended; 400,000 local hires under scheme so far...

SINGAPORE: The Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI), which gives businesses support to hire more locals, will be extended by six months to March 2022, the Ministry of Manpower said on Friday (Sep 24).This is to "secure recovery amidst an improving labour marke...

 2021-09-24 03:00 

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China Evergrande bondholders in limbo over debt crisis...

SINGAPORE: China Evergrande slipped towards a kind of limbo on Friday (Sep 24) as time ticked away on an interest payment deadline that global markets are watching for signs of default, leaving investors on tenterhooks over the embattled property giant...

 2021-09-24 02:54 

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Barca's Koeman has no issue with players' commitment...

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman had no complaints about the attitude and commitment of his team after Thursday's 0-0 draw with Cadiz and instead lamented the raft of injuries that robbed him of several first-choice players.The goalless draw left Barca...

 2021-09-24 02:34 

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China Evergrande shares slide 6per cent in early trade...

HONG KONG : Shares of cash-strapped China Evergrande fell as much as 6per cent in early trade on Friday, paring gains of nearly 18per cent the previous day as time ticked by on an interest payment deadline for the country's most indebted developer. (R...

 2021-09-24 02:27 

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CIA removes Vienna station chief over handling of Havana syndrome cases: Report...

WASHINGTON: The CIA removed its Vienna, Austria station chief recently amid criticism the person did not take seriously a surge in mysterious...

 2021-09-24 02:25 

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Harry Potter actor Tom Felton requires medical attention at golf event...

Felton was playing a celebrity match prior to the Ryder Cup golf matches when he experienced a...

 2021-09-24 02:21 

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Blinken sees unity on Taliban after talks with Pakistan, China...

UNITED STATES: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday (Sep 24) he believed the world was united on pressing the Taliban after speaking with Pakistan, China and Russia, key players with Afghanistan's new rulers.Blinken met on Thursday on...

 2021-09-24 02:19 

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Oil looks set to test 3-year high as supplies tighten...

TOKYO : Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Friday, taking Brent towards three-year highs, as investors focused on tighter supplies amid strong appetite for riskier assets like crude and high hopes for recovery from the pandemic.Brent crude was up 40 cent...

 2021-09-24 02:19 

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Oil edges higher on supply concerns, China releases 4.43 million barrels...

TOKYO :Oil prices rose on Friday for a fourth straight day due to global supply concerns following powerful storms in the United States, with China's first public sale of state crude reserves causing a momentary blip in the rise.Brent crude was up 12 ...

 2021-09-24 02:19 

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Oil heads for third week of gains as output stumbles...

LONDON :Oil prices steadied on Friday near a two-month high of US$77.50 a barrel and were headed for a third straight week of gains, supported by global output disruptions and inventory draws.The rally was slightly dampened by China's first public sal...

 2021-09-24 02:19 

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Oil heads for third week of gains as supply tightens...

LONDON :Oil prices declined on Friday to US$77 a barrel, holding near a three-year high as they headed for a third straight week of gains, supported by global output disruptions and inventory draws.The rally was slightly dampened by China's first publ...

 2021-09-24 02:19 

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Oil heads for third straight week of gains as supply tightens...

NEW YORK : Oil prices rose to a near three-year high on Friday and headed for a third straight week of gains, supported by global output disruptions and inventory draws.The rally was slightly dampened by China's first public sale of state crude reserv...

 2021-09-24 02:19 

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Oil hits highest in almost 3 years as supply tightens...

NEW YORK : Oil prices rose to a near three-year high on Friday as they headed for a third straight week of gains, supported by global output disruptions and inventory draws.The rally was slightly dampened by China's first public sale of state crude re...

 2021-09-24 02:14 

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S Korea central bank sees worsening financial stability woes, debt repayment burden to rise...

SEOUL : South Korea's central bank warned on Thursday that the debt repayment burden among vulnerable households could increase sharply as interest rates rise, underlining the growing negative impact of the debt binge in Asia's fourth largest econ...

 2021-09-24 02:06 

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Japan, citing 'shared values', welcomes Taiwan trade pact application...

TOKYO: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he welcomed Taiwan's application to join a trans-Pacific trade pact this week, citing shared democratic values with the island, which China claims as its own....

 2021-09-24 01:34 

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Dollar wallows near one-week low as haven demand ebbs...

TOKYO : The dollar wallowed near its lowest level in a week versus major peers on Friday, as improved risk sentiment wiped out recent gains amid easing concerns about contagion from a potential China Evergrande Group default.Risk appetite returned, liftin...

 2021-09-24 01:34 

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Dollar hovers near one-week low as Evergrande questions persist...

TOKYO : The dollar hovered above a one-week low versus major peers on Friday, taking a breather after its biggest drop in almost a month overnight, as questions lingered about the fate of embattled property giant China Evergrande Group.The yen fell to its...

 2021-09-24 01:34 

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Dollar hovers above one-week low as Evergrande questions persist...

LONDON : The dollar hovered above a one-week low versus major peers on Friday, taking a breather after its biggest drop in almost a month overnight, as questions lingered about the fate of property developer China Evergrande Group.The yen fell to its weak...

 2021-09-24 01:34 

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Dollar hovers above one-week low as Evergrande questions linger...

LONDON : The dollar hovered above a one-week low versus major peers on Friday, taking a breather after its biggest drop in almost a month overnight, as questions lingered about the fate of property developer China Evergrande Group.The yen fell to its weak...

 2021-09-24 01:34 

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Dollar climbs as Evergrande uncertainty swirls...

NEW YORK : The dollar was on track for its biggest daily percentage gain against a basket of major currencies in a week on Friday, as uncertainty over beleaguered Chinese property developer Evergrande helped the greenback bounce back from a sharp decline ...

 2021-09-24 01:34 

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Dollar climbs as Evergrande uncertainty percolates...

NEW YORK : The dollar rose on Friday and was poised for its third straight week of gains against a basket of major currencies, as uncertainty over beleaguered Chinese property developer Evergrande helped the greenback bounce back from a sharp decline in t...

 2021-09-24 01:25 

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Taiwan blasts 'arch criminal' China for Pacific trade pact threats...

TAIPEI: China is an...

 2021-09-24 01:07 

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The expat life: 5 tips and tricks for a hassle-free life abroad...

Global citizens can live a seamless life in Singapore with these tried-and-tested tips....

 2021-09-24 00:43 

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Melbourne COVID-19 cases linger near record levels as Australia hits vaccine milestone...

SYDNEY: COVID-19 infections in Australia's Victoria state hovered near record levels on Friday (Sep 24) as authorities stepped up the pace of vaccinations in hopes of easing restrictions with more than half the country's adult population fully vac...

 2021-09-24 00:39 

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Japan's Sept manufacturing activity growth slows - flash PMI...

TOKYO : Japan's factory activity grew at the slowest pace in eight months in September as output and orders contracted, while that of the services sector remained in its downturn, underscoring the protracted impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The au J...

 2021-09-24 00:29 

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Mexico recovers missing manuscripts from 16th century sold at auction...

MEXICO CITY : Mexico's foreign ministry said on Thursday it had recovered valuable manuscripts from the 16th century, including some relating to conquistador Hernan Cortes, months after a group of academics reported them missing from Mexico's nati...

 2021-09-24 00:09 

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Japan CPI stopped falling for first time in 13 months, still below BOJ target...

TOKYO: Japan's core consumer prices stopped falling for the first time in just over a year in August, government data showed, a source of solace for the central bank struggling to accelerate inflation towards its elusive 2 per cent target.The Ministry...

 2021-09-24 00:09 

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Japan CPI halts 12-month decline, still well below BOJ target...

TOKYO: Japan's core consumer prices halted a 12-month run of declines in August, bolstered by higher energy costs and the impact of a tourism campaign, bringing some relief to central bank efforts to push inflation towards its elusive 2 per cent targe...

 2021-09-24 00:06 

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'Death sentence': Low-lying nations implore faster action on climate at UN...

UNITED NATIONS: Faced with what they see as an existential threat, leaders from low-lying and island nations implored rich countries at the United Nations General Assembly this week to act more...

 2021-09-24 00:04 

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Doctors scale rockslides, invoke gods to vaccinate Himalayan villages...

MALANA, India: To visit the Indian village of Malana deep in the Himalayas, a COVID-19 vaccination team scrambled over a landslide that blocked the road the day before, scaled a retaining wall and then began a three-hour trek down and up a river valley.De...

 2021-09-23 23:29 

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VP Harris and Indian Prime Minister Modi meet as US eyes Asia...

WASHINGTON: US Vice President Kamala Harris met India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (Sep 23) and stressed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region at a time when the United States is trying to solidify its pivot toward Asia a...

 2021-09-23 23:14 

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Uber to roll out pension plans for UK drivers...

Uber Technologies said it would start rolling out its pension plan to all eligible drivers in the United Kingdom, months after the ride-hailing service granted workers' rights to its drivers in the country.In March, Uber had reclassified its more than...

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