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Kuchar wins Singapore golf in Olympic boost

Olympic medallist Matt Kuchar fought back from a triple-bogey to win the Singapore Open Sunday in a boost ahead of the Tokyo Games, while fellow Rio winner Justin Rose finished second.
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Kuchar wins Singapore golf in Olympic boost

Olympic medallist Matt Kuchar fought back from a triple-bogey to win the Singapore Open Sunday in a boost ahead of the Tokyo Games, while fellow Rio winner Justin Rose finished second.

More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes: rescuers

Lebanese rescuers treated more than 300 people for injuries during hours of clashes between security forces and protesters that rocked central Beirut on Saturday night.
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More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes: rescuers

Lebanese rescuers treated more than 300 people for injuries during hours of clashes between security forces and protesters that rocked central Beirut on Saturday night.

Extreme heat, fires to affect sports more through climate change - report

The poor air quality which left players fighting for breath at Melbourne Park last week, and the extreme heat which disrupted the tournament in the past, will become the new norm if sports do not do more to address climate change, a report released on Monday
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Extreme heat, fires to affect sports more through climate change - report

The poor air quality which left players fighting for breath at Melbourne Park last week, and the extreme heat which disrupted the tournament in the past, will become the new norm if sports do not do more to address climate change, a report released on Monday said.

'I couldn't believe this was real': sister of man who died in PIE accident

SINGAPORE - Republic Polytechnic part-time student Muhammad Musharraf who celebrated his birthday just two weeks ago died when his motorcycle collided with a lorry last Sunday (Jan 12). Mr Musharraf, 25, who also worked as a personal trainer, was heading t
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'I couldn't believe this was real': sister of man who died in PIE accident

SINGAPORE - Republic Polytechnic part-time student Muhammad Musharraf who celebrated his birthday just two weeks ago died when his motorcycle collided with a lorry last Sunday (Jan 12). Mr Musharraf, 25, who also worked as a personal trainer, was heading to Johor Baru to get necessities for his family when the accident happened. He was flung sideways off his motorbike in lane one and landed in lane four while riding on the Pan Island Expressway after the Upper Jurong Road exit on Sunday at around 10pm. He was taken conscious to the National University Hospital (NUH). The 26-year-old male lorry driver was arrested for drink-driving and dangerous driving causing death, the police said. Around 11.35pm that night, doctors told the family to go to NUH immediately as Mr Musharraf was in a critical condition, his sister Salimah Razak told The Straits Times. Ms Salimah, 21, and her mother reached the accident and emergency department at 12.05am while her 29-year-old brother, who was living elsewhere with his wife, arrived shortly after.

Maid, 34, arrested for attacking employer with knife

A quarrel with her domestic worker left a woman with multiple injuries on Friday (Jan 17). According to Lianhe Wanbao, the pair got into an argument that morning over the maid's request to return to her home in Myanmar. She was believed to have attacked he
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Maid, 34, arrested for attacking employer with knife

A quarrel with her domestic worker left a woman with multiple injuries on Friday (Jan 17). According to Lianhe Wanbao, the pair got into an argument that morning over the maid's request to return to her home in Myanmar. She was believed to have attacked her employer with a tablet and a knife and fled the scene after the scuffle. The employer then called the police, saying that she was assaulted by her maid in her Commonwealth Close flat. The 60-year-old was unconscious when paramedics from Singapore Civil Defence Force took her to hospital for treatment. She had a four-centimetre-long wound on her forehead, and suffered trauma to her neck and hands, reported the Chinese evening daily. After receiving treatment, the woman is now in stable condition. Residents told the paper that the maid had started working for the woman's family about three months ago. She took care of the woman's mother who is in her 80s. All three women are from Myanmar.

Commentary: Nowhere but up for Netflix after huge Oscar nomination nods

Netflix has proven a force to be reckoned with, as it looks to a record-breaking 24 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, says NTU’s Ian Dixon.
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Commentary: Nowhere but up for Netflix after huge Oscar nomination nods

Netflix has proven a force to be reckoned with, as it looks to a record-breaking 24 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, says NTU’s Ian Dixon.

Commentary: How a company making 'the best fantasy miniatures in the world' conquered the hearts of gamers, investors and more

Ian Sturrock discusses how a bunch of wizards and goblins drove a 25-fold explosion in the company’s share price.
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Commentary: How a company making 'the best fantasy miniatures in the world' conquered the hearts of gamers, investors and more

Ian Sturrock discusses how a bunch of wizards and goblins drove a 25-fold explosion in the company’s share price.

Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air at Melbourne Park

Defending champion Novak Djokovic says he was saddened by the sight of players and ball kids struggling in smoky conditions during Australian Open qualifying and hoped the worst of the air pollution was behind them at the year's first Grand Slam.
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Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air at Melbourne Park

Defending champion Novak Djokovic says he was saddened by the sight of players and ball kids struggling in smoky conditions during Australian Open qualifying and hoped the worst of the air pollution was behind them at the year's first Grand Slam.

Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.
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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

New suspected Wuhan virus case in Singapore, remaining 5 have tested negative

SINGAPORE - A 52-year-old man with pneumonia who had travelled to Wuhan has been admitted for further assessment and treatment, bringing the number of suspected cases identified here of a mysterious viral illness to six. His condition was stable and he had b
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New suspected Wuhan virus case in Singapore, remaining 5 have tested negative

SINGAPORE - A 52-year-old man with pneumonia who had travelled to Wuhan has been admitted for further assessment and treatment, bringing the number of suspected cases identified here of a mysterious viral illness to six. His condition was stable and he had been isolated as a precautionary measure, said the Ministry of Health on Saturday (Jan 18), noting that he had not visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market associated with the cluster of pneumonia in Wuhan. The other five patients have been cleared of having the virus. «MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely,» said the ministry. «As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently returned from Wuhan, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster.»

IT happens: Facebook sorry for vulgar translation of Xi Jinping's name

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar.
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IT happens: Facebook sorry for vulgar translation of Xi Jinping's name

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have agreed to give up their royal titles and stop receiving public funds as part of a settlement with the Queen that lets them spend more private time in Canada.
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have agreed to give up their royal titles and stop receiving public funds as part of a settlement with the Queen that lets them spend more private time in Canada.

German cabin crew union plans further strikes at Lufthansa

German cabin crew union UFO said on Saturday it was planning further strikes at Lufthansa to increase pressure on management after talks with Germany's largest airline and two potential mediators did not yield any results.
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German cabin crew union plans further strikes at Lufthansa

German cabin crew union UFO said on Saturday it was planning further strikes at Lufthansa to increase pressure on management after talks with Germany's largest airline and two potential mediators did not yield any results.

Football: Chelsea rocked as Hayden's late strike lifts Newcastle

Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden damaged Chelsea's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League as his last-gasp goal snatched a 1-0 win at St James' Park on Saturday.
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Football: Chelsea rocked as Hayden's late strike lifts Newcastle

Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden damaged Chelsea's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League as his last-gasp goal snatched a 1-0 win at St James' Park on Saturday.

Golf: Westwood grabs one-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

England's Lee Westwood will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after carding a seven-under-par 65 on Saturday.
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Golf: Westwood grabs one-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

England's Lee Westwood will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after carding a seven-under-par 65 on Saturday.

Football: Watford stalemate hits Spurs Euro hopes

Watford held Tottenham to a goalless draw on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League and further damage Spurs' Champions League ambitions.
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Football: Watford stalemate hits Spurs Euro hopes

Watford held Tottenham to a goalless draw on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League and further damage Spurs' Champions League ambitions.

Lebanon protesters lob traffic signs, branches at police

Tensions flared in Lebanon's capital Saturday as angry protesters flung stones, traffic signs and tree branches at security forces, who responded with water canons and tear gas.
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Lebanon protesters lob traffic signs, branches at police

Tensions flared in Lebanon's capital Saturday as angry protesters flung stones, traffic signs and tree branches at security forces, who responded with water canons and tear gas.

Cricket: Bess takes five wickets as England continue to dominate

Spinner Dom Bess took three more South African wickets, and grabbed his first test five wicket haul, to increase England’s stranglehold at the start of the third day of the third test at St George’s Park.
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Cricket: Bess takes five wickets as England continue to dominate

Spinner Dom Bess took three more South African wickets, and grabbed his first test five wicket haul, to increase England’s stranglehold at the start of the third day of the third test at St George’s Park.

Maid arrested at Changi airport after she allegedly attacked employer with knife

SINGAPORE - A 34-year old maid was arrested on Friday (Jan 17) for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon. She was charged on Saturday.  The police said they were alerted to the incident on Friday at around 11.10am by the victim who sai
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Maid arrested at Changi airport after she allegedly attacked employer with knife

SINGAPORE - A 34-year old maid was arrested on Friday (Jan 17) for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon. She was charged on Saturday.  The police said they were alerted to the incident on Friday at around 11.10am by the victim who said that the maid had assaulted her using a knife at her residence along Commonwealth Close. The maid was arrested on Friday at Changi Airport Terminal 1, with the help of ground enquiries and CCTV footage. An offense of voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon is punishable with an imprisonment for life, or for a term which may extend to 15 years, and offenders shall also be liable to a fine or caning. Women cannot be caned. This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.

Hydrocarbon contaminants removed from water tanks in Ang Mo Kio block

SINGAPORE - Trace amounts of hydrocarbons - the kind of compounds used in anti-mosquito oil - have been found in some residents's tap points in Ang Mo Kio, national water agency PUB said on Friday (Jan 17). A resident living on the sixth floor of Block 635 A
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Hydrocarbon contaminants removed from water tanks in Ang Mo Kio block

SINGAPORE - Trace amounts of hydrocarbons - the kind of compounds used in anti-mosquito oil - have been found in some residents's tap points in Ang Mo Kio, national water agency PUB said on Friday (Jan 17). A resident living on the sixth floor of Block 635 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 had told PUB on Monday that his tap water gave off an oil-like odour. The blocks' rooftop water tanks, which helped supply water to flats from the sixth to the 12th floors, were flushed on Monday and Tuesday by Ang Mo Kio Town Council. Tests showed that while the water quality from the mains was good, the tap points contained amounts of hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons - compounds made of carbon and hydrogen - are the main components of petroleum and crude oil. Ang Mo Kio Town Council engaged a plumber to wash and chlorinate the water tanks to remove any remaining traces of hydrocarbons on Wednesday. PUB provided residents with water bags during the flushing and cleaning operations, which disrupted water supply to flats.

Drugmakers slash prices to be eligible for China's bulk-buy program

Global pharmaceutical majors and generic drugmakers chopped by 53per cent on average prices of some of their off-patent products in the latest bidding round under China's national bulk-buy program, government officials said late on Friday.
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Drugmakers slash prices to be eligible for China's bulk-buy program

Global pharmaceutical majors and generic drugmakers chopped by 53per cent on average prices of some of their off-patent products in the latest bidding round under China's national bulk-buy program, government officials said late on Friday.

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: Report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.
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Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: Report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

Kvitova, Halep driven by Australian Open heartbreak

Petra Kvitova took a while to come to terms with her heartbreaking defeat in last year's Australian Open final but the Czech says she can now look back on the experience as one of the top achievements of her career.
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Kvitova, Halep driven by Australian Open heartbreak

Petra Kvitova took a while to come to terms with her heartbreaking defeat in last year's Australian Open final but the Czech says she can now look back on the experience as one of the top achievements of her career.

2 more suspected Wuhan virus cases in Singapore; both isolated as precaution

SINGAPORE - Two people who travelled to Wuhan have been diagnosed with pneumonia, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday evening (Jan 17). They are a 64-year-old male Chinese national and a 61-year-old female Singapore resident. «Both cases have
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2 more suspected Wuhan virus cases in Singapore; both isolated as precaution

SINGAPORE - Two people who travelled to Wuhan have been diagnosed with pneumonia, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday evening (Jan 17). They are a 64-year-old male Chinese national and a 61-year-old female Singapore resident. «Both cases have been admitted for further assessment and treatment, and isolated as a precautionary measure,» a ministry spokesman said. «They are in stable condition.» The two people did not visit the seafood wholesale market in Huanan, from where the new bug is thought to have emerged. Investigations are ongoing to establish whether their illnesses are linked to the Wuhan disease cluster, MOH said. These two cases bring the total number of people in Singapore who have been suspected of having the Wuhan virus to five. The first two were a three-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man, both of whom were Chinese nationals. They had visited Wuhan - the capital of central China's Hubei province - but subsequently were tested negative for the virus.

Heavy traffic expected at Causeway and the Second Link

JOHOR BARU - The Johor Immigration Department expects to see a more traffic at the Causeway and Second Link in conjunction with Chinese New Year. State director Baharuddin Tahir said the department took several steps to handle the rise in traffic by freezin
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Heavy traffic expected at Causeway and the Second Link

JOHOR BARU - The Johor Immigration Department expects to see a more traffic at the Causeway and Second Link in conjunction with Chinese New Year. State director Baharuddin Tahir said the department took several steps to handle the rise in traffic by freezing the leave of its personnel. «There will usually be a rise in traffic between Malaysia and Singapore throughout the festive season. Baharuddin said the department was also working with other agencies to ensure smoother travel for travellers at both checkpoints, especially between Jan 23 and 26. He also said the department will open all 77 car and bus lanes at the Causeway, and 48 lanes at the Second Link on festive period. »Travellers must also check if their passport is still valid to avoid hassle at the checkpoints. «Ensure your vehicles are in good condition as any breakdown will create a massive jam,» he added. Bernama said Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) also expected heavy traffic during Chinese New Year.

The best Chinese New Year takeaways for yu sheng, pen cai, and goodies in Singapore this 2020

As we welcome a decade of new beginnings, we concurrently herald the Lunar Year of the Rat. A year of prosperity and good fortune is best rung in with parties galore, and while you already know about the best restaurants to host your New Year's feast, nothin
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The best Chinese New Year takeaways for yu sheng, pen cai, and goodies in Singapore this 2020

As we welcome a decade of new beginnings, we concurrently herald the Lunar Year of the Rat. A year of prosperity and good fortune is best rung in with parties galore, and while you already know about the best restaurants to host your New Year's feast, nothing beats a reunion dinner in the comfort of your own home. IMPERIAL TREASURE

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