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The Big Question: Why have Liverpool gone from monsters to minnows?

Liverpool's defence of a Premier League crown won at a canter last season has become a nightmare as Juergen Klopp's once-imperious side implodes and sets unwanted club records.
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The Big Question: Why have Liverpool gone from monsters to minnows?

Liverpool's defence of a Premier League crown won at a canter last season has become a nightmare as Juergen Klopp's once-imperious side implodes and sets unwanted club records.

US wholesale stocks rise; inventories-to-sales ratio lowest in six years

U.S. wholesale inventories increased solidly in January even as sales surged and it is taking wholesalers the shortest time in six years to clear shelves, a sign of strengthening demand that aligns with expectations for faster economic growth this year.
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US wholesale stocks rise; inventories-to-sales ratio lowest in six years

U.S. wholesale inventories increased solidly in January even as sales surged and it is taking wholesalers the shortest time in six years to clear shelves, a sign of strengthening demand that aligns with expectations for faster economic growth this year.

Decision on international fans at Tokyo Games in late March - IOC

A decision on whether international spectators will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics Games this summer will be taken by the end of March, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.
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Decision on international fans at Tokyo Games in late March - IOC

A decision on whether international spectators will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics Games this summer will be taken by the end of March, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

'Which food stall are you running?' Prominent Singaporeans highlight casual racism in video series

When author and entrepreneur Liyana Dhamirah was at a business networking event a few years back, a man she just met, even before accepting or looking at her business card, asked: «So which food stall are you running right now?» This account fr
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'Which food stall are you running?' Prominent Singaporeans highlight casual racism in video series

When author and entrepreneur Liyana Dhamirah was at a business networking event a few years back, a man she just met, even before accepting or looking at her business card, asked: «So which food stall are you running right now?» This account from a video interview posted on March 3, together with similar interviews including former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Viswa Sadasivan and lawyer Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss, highlights casual racism at the newly launched online portal Singapore News Network. Though racism is not new, people highlighting this uncomfortable experience online – with some posts turning viral – has become more common over the years. Some examples include landlords who discriminate along racial lines and a father's teachings to his daughter about race after comments on her darker skin colour. 

Singapore's Covid-19 vaccination drive brought forward for seniors aged 60 to 69

SINGAPORE - The nation's Covid-19 vaccination drive has been brought forward for all seniors, and will also be extended to more high-risk groups and essential workers, including teachers, postmen and migrant workers. This is possible because more supplies o
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Singapore's Covid-19 vaccination drive brought forward for seniors aged 60 to 69

SINGAPORE - The nation's Covid-19 vaccination drive has been brought forward for all seniors, and will also be extended to more high-risk groups and essential workers, including teachers, postmen and migrant workers. This is possible because more supplies of the vaccine have arrived, said the Health Ministry on Monday (March 8). As at Sunday (March 7), more than 596,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered. In total, about 379,000 individuals in Singapore have received at least the first dose; of whom more than 217,000 have received their second dose, the MOH said. The ministry had earlier announced that seniors aged 60 to 69 would get their first dose around the end of March. However, it said on Monday that all seniors in this age group will now get their invitation letters within the next few days. Each letter will have a weblink which can be used to register for vaccination, after which an SMS with a unique booking link will be sent to the senior's mobile phone for them to book a vaccination appointment.

Ho Ching unveils truth behind 'cat' in mask vending machine

The Temasek Foundation recently received a report of a cat stuck in one of its mask vending machines. The truth, however, turned out to be less dramatic. According to Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching, a concerned resident reported on Saturday (March 6) th
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Ho Ching unveils truth behind 'cat' in mask vending machine

The Temasek Foundation recently received a report of a cat stuck in one of its mask vending machines. The truth, however, turned out to be less dramatic. According to Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching, a concerned resident reported on Saturday (March 6) that a cat appeared to be trapped in one of their vending machines, alarming staff. A team immediately set out to investigate the issue. Upon arrival, staff on the ground took photos of the affected vending machine and sent them back to the call centre for verification. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1707040169483810&id=100005335308340 They added in their report that it didn’t look like a cat as there were “no body, no head and no smell.” After reviewing the photos, senior technicians quickly realised the 'cat tail' that the resident saw was actually a prop stick.

Harley borrows Detroit's used-car playbook to pursue younger riders

Harley-Davidson Inc has decided the best way to get younger customers to buy a new motorcycle is to sell them a used one first.
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Harley borrows Detroit's used-car playbook to pursue younger riders

Harley-Davidson Inc has decided the best way to get younger customers to buy a new motorcycle is to sell them a used one first.

Italy arrests 'forger' over links to 2015 Paris attack

Italian police said Monday they had arrested a 36-year-old Algerian on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State group and helping the authors of the November 2015 Paris attacks.
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Italy arrests 'forger' over links to 2015 Paris attack

Italian police said Monday they had arrested a 36-year-old Algerian on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State group and helping the authors of the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Old Raffles Girls' School turns into new hangout for maids

SINGAPORE - The former Raffles Girls' School at 20 Anderson Road is now being used as an alternative gathering site for foreign domestic workers (FDWs). Amphitheatre @ 20 Anderson Road has been open since Feb 21 and will remain open for FDWs to use every Sun
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Old Raffles Girls' School turns into new hangout for maids

SINGAPORE - The former Raffles Girls' School at 20 Anderson Road is now being used as an alternative gathering site for foreign domestic workers (FDWs). Amphitheatre @ 20 Anderson Road has been open since Feb 21 and will remain open for FDWs to use every Sunday till the end of June. It aims to be a safe space that will provide services and activities for FDWs while adhering to safe management measures amid Covid-19. The Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) worked with government agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower for the initiative. Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang took a tour of the site on Sunday afternoon (March 7) and said the initiative was still in its pilot phase but more sites were already being looked at to take it further. «We've been planning together with CDE for several months to provide additional safe gathering places for foreign domestic workers,» she said. «Because of the pandemic, several of the usual hangouts for the foreign domestic workers on their rest days have been affected and also are subject to safe distancing measures.»

Driver, 33, thankful to be alive after his BMW bursts into flames on BKE

When his BMW X1 burst into flames on the Bukit Timah Expressway last Saturday, Mr Lester Cher thought of going back into the SUV to retrieve some items. But the memory of a recent fire involving another BMW made him think better of it. The 33-year-old told
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Driver, 33, thankful to be alive after his BMW bursts into flames on BKE

When his BMW X1 burst into flames on the Bukit Timah Expressway last Saturday, Mr Lester Cher thought of going back into the SUV to retrieve some items. But the memory of a recent fire involving another BMW made him think better of it. The 33-year-old told The New Paper yesterday: «I kept thinking of the people in the Tanjong Pagar car accident. Five of them were burned. How scary. »All those items I wanted to retrieve were material goods and it was not worth risking my life for them. «In fact, when I thought of how I was almost a victim of a car fire, I was so traumatised and shaken. But I'm safe and just thankful to be alive.» Mr Cher, who declined to reveal his occupation, said he just stood back and watched his black car burn to an empty shell.

West Ham's Rice worth more than 100m: Moyes

West Ham United manager David Moyes thinks Declan Rice is worth far more than the 100 million pounds (US$138.17 million) suggested by the club's owners and says some of the players involved in recent high-profile transfers "could not lace his boots"
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West Ham's Rice worth more than 100m: Moyes

West Ham United manager David Moyes thinks Declan Rice is worth far more than the 100 million pounds (US$138.17 million) suggested by the club's owners and says some of the players involved in recent high-profile transfers "could not lace his boots".

Chinese beauty app Meitu shares surge after cryptocurrency investment

Shares of Hong Kong-listed Chinese photo editing app Meitu Inc rose as much as 14.4per cent on Monday morning after the company said it had bought US$40 million of cryptocurrencies.
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Chinese beauty app Meitu shares surge after cryptocurrency investment

Shares of Hong Kong-listed Chinese photo editing app Meitu Inc rose as much as 14.4per cent on Monday morning after the company said it had bought US$40 million of cryptocurrencies.

Football: Palmeiras beat Gremio to win Copa do Brasil

Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil on Sunday (Mar 7), beating Gremio 2-0 to take the title 3-0 on aggregate and lift their second major trophy of the season.
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Football: Palmeiras beat Gremio to win Copa do Brasil

Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil on Sunday (Mar 7), beating Gremio 2-0 to take the title 3-0 on aggregate and lift their second major trophy of the season.

100 goals not bad for a negative team, says Tottenham boss Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur became only the second club in one of Europe's big five leagues to reach 100 goals in all competitions this season after a 4-1 defeat of Crystal Palace on Sunday, giving manager Jose Mourinho a chance to have a dig at his critics.
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100 goals not bad for a negative team, says Tottenham boss Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur became only the second club in one of Europe's big five leagues to reach 100 goals in all competitions this season after a 4-1 defeat of Crystal Palace on Sunday, giving manager Jose Mourinho a chance to have a dig at his critics.

EU regulator urges caution on Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine

A senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official urged European Union members on Sunday (Mar 7) to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V while the agency reviews its safety and effectiveness.
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EU regulator urges caution on Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine

A senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official urged European Union members on Sunday (Mar 7) to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V while the agency reviews its safety and effectiveness.

Norway should prepare for more COVID-19 restrictions, PM says

Norway will likely need stronger restrictions to combat the latest resurgence in coronavirus infections, Minister Erna Solberg said in a televised speech on Sunday.
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Norway should prepare for more COVID-19 restrictions, PM says

Norway will likely need stronger restrictions to combat the latest resurgence in coronavirus infections, Minister Erna Solberg said in a televised speech on Sunday.

Football: Strugglers Bielefeld earn point on coach Kramer's debut

Bundesliga strugglers Arminia Bielefeld earned a point on coach Frank Kramer's debut with a goalless draw against European hopefuls Union Berlin on Sunday to remain in the relegation playoff spot.
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Football: Strugglers Bielefeld earn point on coach Kramer's debut

Bundesliga strugglers Arminia Bielefeld earned a point on coach Frank Kramer's debut with a goalless draw against European hopefuls Union Berlin on Sunday to remain in the relegation playoff spot.

US administers 90.35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

The United States has administered 90,351,750 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Sunday morning and distributed 116,363,405 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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US administers 90.35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

The United States has administered 90,351,750 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Sunday morning and distributed 116,363,405 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Myanmar police fire on protesters in ancient former capital Bagan

Police in Myanmar’s ancient former capital, Bagan, opened fire on Sunday (Mar on demonstrators protesting last month’s military takeover, wounding several people, according to witness accounts and videos on social media.)
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Myanmar police fire on protesters in ancient former capital Bagan

Police in Myanmar’s ancient former capital, Bagan, opened fire on Sunday (Mar on demonstrators protesting last month’s military takeover, wounding several people, according to witness accounts and videos on social media.)

Ntamack, Vakatawa back in France squad to face England

Flyhalf Romain Ntamack and centre Virimi Vakatawa were called up by France head coach Fabien Galthie on Sunday to face England in the Six Nations after both recovered from injuries.
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Ntamack, Vakatawa back in France squad to face England

Flyhalf Romain Ntamack and centre Virimi Vakatawa were called up by France head coach Fabien Galthie on Sunday to face England in the Six Nations after both recovered from injuries.

Federer feels his story is unfinished, eyes full fitness by Wimbledon

Roger Federer never contemplated retirement as he spent 13 months on the sidelines due to double knee surgery last year and the 39-year-old says he is now pain-free and ready to play again with a feeling that his story is not over yet.
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Federer feels his story is unfinished, eyes full fitness by Wimbledon

Roger Federer never contemplated retirement as he spent 13 months on the sidelines due to double knee surgery last year and the 39-year-old says he is now pain-free and ready to play again with a feeling that his story is not over yet.

Man Utd's Fernandes brushes off criticism of big-game record

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has brushed off criticism over his performances against the Premier League's top clubs, saying his impact should not be judged solely on goals and assists.
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Man Utd's Fernandes brushes off criticism of big-game record

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has brushed off criticism over his performances against the Premier League's top clubs, saying his impact should not be judged solely on goals and assists.

China's top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for 'brighter future'

The Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a "brighter future" for the city.
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China's top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for 'brighter future'

The Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a "brighter future" for the city.

Liverpool 'too big' to sacrifice Premier League for European glory: Klopp

Liverpool will not give up their pursuit of a top-four spot in the Premier League to focus solely on winning the Champions League, manager Juergen Klopp has said.
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Liverpool 'too big' to sacrifice Premier League for European glory: Klopp

Liverpool will not give up their pursuit of a top-four spot in the Premier League to focus solely on winning the Champions League, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

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