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Column - Oil bulls bet on restraint by OPEC+ and US shale firms: Kemp

Hedge funds have rarely been more bullish about the outlook for oil in the last three years, even as prices have climbed to levels that have induced a strong response from producers in the past.
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Column - Oil bulls bet on restraint by OPEC+ and US shale firms: Kemp

Hedge funds have rarely been more bullish about the outlook for oil in the last three years, even as prices have climbed to levels that have induced a strong response from producers in the past.

Spain pardons jailed Catalan separatists

Spain on Tuesday pardoned nine jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid in a bid to break the deadlock over the political crisis in this wealthy northeastern region.
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Spain pardons jailed Catalan separatists

Spain on Tuesday pardoned nine jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid in a bid to break the deadlock over the political crisis in this wealthy northeastern region.

Bitcoin drops below US$30,000 for first time in five months

Bitcoin fell below US$30,000 on Tuesday (Jun 22) for the first time in five months, hit by concerns over China's ongoing crackdown on the world's most popular cryptocurrency.
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Bitcoin drops below US$30,000 for first time in five months

Bitcoin fell below US$30,000 on Tuesday (Jun 22) for the first time in five months, hit by concerns over China's ongoing crackdown on the world's most popular cryptocurrency.

30 years' jail for woman who starved and abused Myanmar maid to death

SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old housewife who starved, tortured and ultimately killed her domestic worker from Myanmar stared blankly into space as she was sentenced to 30 years' jail on Tuesday (June 22). In sentencing Gaiyathiri Murugayan, High Court judge See
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30 years' jail for woman who starved and abused Myanmar maid to death

SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old housewife who starved, tortured and ultimately killed her domestic worker from Myanmar stared blankly into space as she was sentenced to 30 years' jail on Tuesday (June 22). In sentencing Gaiyathiri Murugayan, High Court judge See Kee Oon said: «Words cannot describe the abject cruelty of the accused's appalling conduct.» He described the case as «among the worst type of culpable homicide», noting that the victim was made to suffer agonising harm for a long time before she died. The judge said that while the sentence should «signal societal outrage and abhorrence», the fact that Gaiyathiri was suffering from a psychiatric condition that affected her judgment cannot be ignored. He noted that Gaiyathiri had four previous domestic helpers who did not lodge any reports against her and did not appear to be a pathologically violent person. Gaiyathiri had pleaded guilty in February to 28 charges. The most serious was culpable homicide, for which prosecutors had sought the maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Acres, SPCA visit House of Seafood after uproar over crab 'walk' photos

When House of Seafood shared photos of its 'stroll' with crabs at Punggol Point Park last week, the restaurant did not expect to receive backlash from netizens or a visit by local animal welfare groups.  The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society
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Acres, SPCA visit House of Seafood after uproar over crab 'walk' photos

When House of Seafood shared photos of its 'stroll' with crabs at Punggol Point Park last week, the restaurant did not expect to receive backlash from netizens or a visit by local animal welfare groups.  The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said on Tuesday (June 22) that they visited the seafood restaurant the day before. «Many of you wrote to us with concern on the recent case of crabs being walked as part of a restaurant's publicity efforts,» Acres wrote in a Facebook post. During the visit, the groups spoke with restaurant owner Francis Ng and toured the establishment.  Ng explained to them that «the crabs were not really walked but posed for photos for a short while» and showed «how the crabs were housed in his F&B establishment». 

Daily roundup: The 12 best zi char places in Singapore serving up hearty homemade grub - and other top stories today

Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Best zi char in Singapore: 12 restaurants and stalls serving up hearty homemade grub Even as we flit from meal to meal indulging in various cuisines all over food haven Singapore, we can’t help b
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Daily roundup: The 12 best zi char places in Singapore serving up hearty homemade grub - and other top stories today

Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Best zi char in Singapore: 12 restaurants and stalls serving up hearty homemade grub Even as we flit from meal to meal indulging in various cuisines all over food haven Singapore, we can’t help but return to our favorite home-cooked Chinese dishes... » READ MORE 2. Netizens crabby after House of Seafood takes crabs out on 'stroll' in Punggol PHOTO: Facebook/House of Seafood

Olympics: Parched Tokyo residents criticise reported alcohol sales plan

Olympic organisers plan to allow the sale of alcohol to Tokyo 2020 spectators, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday (Jun 22), drawing criticism from residents of the capital who face curbs on bars to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Olympics: Parched Tokyo residents criticise reported alcohol sales plan

Olympic organisers plan to allow the sale of alcohol to Tokyo 2020 spectators, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday (Jun 22), drawing criticism from residents of the capital who face curbs on bars to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nikkei posts biggest gains in a year as shippers hit 10-year highs

Japanese shares jumped on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street overnight, boosted by shipping stocks after Mitsui OSK Lines more than tripled its half-yearly net profit forecast.
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Nikkei posts biggest gains in a year as shippers hit 10-year highs

Japanese shares jumped on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street overnight, boosted by shipping stocks after Mitsui OSK Lines more than tripled its half-yearly net profit forecast.

Uber Eats Japan charged for suspected breach of immigration law - Kyodo

Japanese police on Tuesday filed charges against the Japanese office of food delivery service Uber Eats and two company representatives for suspected breach of immigration law by hiring foreigners without a legal status, Kyodo News reported.
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Uber Eats Japan charged for suspected breach of immigration law - Kyodo

Japanese police on Tuesday filed charges against the Japanese office of food delivery service Uber Eats and two company representatives for suspected breach of immigration law by hiring foreigners without a legal status, Kyodo News reported.

Bitcoin steadies in Asia trading after Monday's plunge

Bitcoin stabilised in Asian trading on Tuesday morning a day after a statement from China's central bank reaffirming the ongoing crackdown on cryptocurrencies in the country sent the world's largest token to a two-week low.
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Bitcoin steadies in Asia trading after Monday's plunge

Bitcoin stabilised in Asian trading on Tuesday morning a day after a statement from China's central bank reaffirming the ongoing crackdown on cryptocurrencies in the country sent the world's largest token to a two-week low.

Woodlands condo residents evacuated after chemical spill

She was in the kitchen cooking when police officers came knocking on her door, instructing everyone to evacuate as there was a chemical spill in a nearby block. The woman, who wanted to be known only as Madam Koh, her husband and two children quickly followe
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Woodlands condo residents evacuated after chemical spill

She was in the kitchen cooking when police officers came knocking on her door, instructing everyone to evacuate as there was a chemical spill in a nearby block. The woman, who wanted to be known only as Madam Koh, her husband and two children quickly followed the instructions and gathered on the road outside their Rosewood Suites condominium in Woodlands. They were among around 100 anxious residents who congregated there yesterday morning, as Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers in hazmat suits investigated the spill, a small one at the balcony of an apartment on the first storey of one of the blocks. The officers retrieved a sample for testing before neutralising the affected area with a decontaminant. The sample was later found to contain substances commonly found in pesticides. No one was injured in the incident. Madam Koh, 47, described the situation at the evacuation site - which had been blocked off to vehicles by SCDF and police officers - as a little chaotic as there were many people grouped together in a small space. Some residents had evacuated with their pets.

44-year-old man becomes 35th person to die of Covid-19

//--> //--> //--> SINGAPORE - A 44-year-old permanent resident died of complications from Covid-19 infection on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (June 21). This brings Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus to 35. The man was adm
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44-year-old man becomes 35th person to die of Covid-19

//--> //--> //--> SINGAPORE - A 44-year-old permanent resident died of complications from Covid-19 infection on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (June 21). This brings Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus to 35. The man was admitted to Alexandra Hospital on May 25 and was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection the next day. «He had not been vaccinated against Covid-19, and had a history of diabetes mellitus,» said MOH.

Postcards from Tokyo: light and shadow ahead of pandemic Olympics

The Tokyo Tower and other landmarks were lit in special Olympic colours in April to mark 100 days before the Summer Games opened, but were shrouded in clouds of mist when rain enveloped the Japanese capital that night.
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Postcards from Tokyo: light and shadow ahead of pandemic Olympics

The Tokyo Tower and other landmarks were lit in special Olympic colours in April to mark 100 days before the Summer Games opened, but were shrouded in clouds of mist when rain enveloped the Japanese capital that night.

Vidal own goal breaks Uruguay drought in 1-1 draw with Chile

Arturo Vidal put through his own net to give Uruguay their first goal in five games and grant them a point in a gripping 1-1 Copa America encounter with Chile.
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Vidal own goal breaks Uruguay drought in 1-1 draw with Chile

Arturo Vidal put through his own net to give Uruguay their first goal in five games and grant them a point in a gripping 1-1 Copa America encounter with Chile.

Medical coordinator denies responsibility in Maradona death

The medical coordinator in charge of Diego Maradona's home treatment denied responsibility for his death when questioned on Monday (Jun 21) by Argentine prosecutors, insisting her role was merely "administrative."
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Medical coordinator denies responsibility in Maradona death

The medical coordinator in charge of Diego Maradona's home treatment denied responsibility for his death when questioned on Monday (Jun 21) by Argentine prosecutors, insisting her role was merely "administrative."

Analysis: Denmark dare to dream again after Copenhagen fairytale

On their way out of the tournament and having lost Christian Eriksen to a cardiac arrest, Denmark tore up the script to secure a spot in the Euro 2020 knockout stages in a fairytale ending that Hans Christian Andersen could barely have imagined.
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Analysis: Denmark dare to dream again after Copenhagen fairytale

On their way out of the tournament and having lost Christian Eriksen to a cardiac arrest, Denmark tore up the script to secure a spot in the Euro 2020 knockout stages in a fairytale ending that Hans Christian Andersen could barely have imagined.

Leaky defence, lack of creativity condemn Russia to early Euros exit

Defensive calamities and a lack of creativity up front ended Russia's dream of reaching the knockout stage of the European championship for the first time in more than a decade, as they finished last in their group on Monday night.
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Leaky defence, lack of creativity condemn Russia to early Euros exit

Defensive calamities and a lack of creativity up front ended Russia's dream of reaching the knockout stage of the European championship for the first time in more than a decade, as they finished last in their group on Monday night.

Venezuela, under sanctions, asks local banks to make COVID-19 vaccine payments

With its access to the global financial system restricted by US sanctions, Venezuela managed to make some payments for the country's coronavirus vaccines by asking a handful of private local banks to pay on the government's behalf, two sources familiar w
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Venezuela, under sanctions, asks local banks to make COVID-19 vaccine payments

With its access to the global financial system restricted by US sanctions, Venezuela managed to make some payments for the country's coronavirus vaccines by asking a handful of private local banks to pay on the government's behalf, two sources familiar with the matter said.

CDC says US young adults less likely to take COVID-19 vaccine

Younger adults are seeking out COVID-19 vaccines at a slower rate than older adults, and if that pace of vaccination continues through August, vaccine coverage among younger adults will not reach levels achieved with older adults.
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CDC says US young adults less likely to take COVID-19 vaccine

Younger adults are seeking out COVID-19 vaccines at a slower rate than older adults, and if that pace of vaccination continues through August, vaccine coverage among younger adults will not reach levels achieved with older adults.

Magnificent Maharaj revels in rare hat-trick for South Africa

Keshav Maharaj was too excited to come up with a celebration after becoming the first South African to claim a test hat-trick in 61 years as his side completed a 2-0 series sweep against West Indies with a 158-run victory in Saint Lucia on Monday.
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Magnificent Maharaj revels in rare hat-trick for South Africa

Keshav Maharaj was too excited to come up with a celebration after becoming the first South African to claim a test hat-trick in 61 years as his side completed a 2-0 series sweep against West Indies with a 158-run victory in Saint Lucia on Monday.

Tesla to hold AI Day in «about a month» for hiring - Musk

Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk is considering holding an AI Day in about a month, where the Silicon Valley billionaire will showcase the progress in AI software and hardware with an aim to recruit.
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Tesla to hold AI Day in «about a month» for hiring - Musk

Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk is considering holding an AI Day in about a month, where the Silicon Valley billionaire will showcase the progress in AI software and hardware with an aim to recruit.

Turkey to further ease COVID-19 restrictions from July

Turkey will further relax restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 from next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday (Jun 21) after the number of daily coronavirus cases in the country fell to around 5,000.
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Turkey to further ease COVID-19 restrictions from July

Turkey will further relax restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 from next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday (Jun 21) after the number of daily coronavirus cases in the country fell to around 5,000.

China agrees to reschedule Congo Republic's US$2.4 billion debt: Minister

Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed in principle to reschedule Congo Republic's debt, Congolese Finance Minister Rigobert Roger Andely said on Monday, adding that the move would help unlock stalled International Monetary Fund lending.
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China agrees to reschedule Congo Republic's US$2.4 billion debt: Minister

Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed in principle to reschedule Congo Republic's debt, Congolese Finance Minister Rigobert Roger Andely said on Monday, adding that the move would help unlock stalled International Monetary Fund lending.

Passenger who missed his stop asks bus driver to U-turn, demands money for taxi ride

Did he press the bell? An elderly man stopped a bus from continuing its journey after he complained that the bus captain missed his stop. «Now he wants my bus to U-turn,» wrote a passenger who filmed the incident and shared the clips on TikTok l
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Passenger who missed his stop asks bus driver to U-turn, demands money for taxi ride

Did he press the bell? An elderly man stopped a bus from continuing its journey after he complained that the bus captain missed his stop. «Now he wants my bus to U-turn,» wrote a passenger who filmed the incident and shared the clips on TikTok last Saturday (June 19) night. According to Lianhe Wanbao, this happened aboard bus service 53 that was travelling from Hougang towards Pasir Ris. In a series of videos that spanned over eight minutes, the man was seen confronting the bus captain at his seat. «Give me the number of the bus operator, I want to complain about the bus captain!» he said in accented Mandarin as he pulled out his mobile phone, even threatening to call the police at one point. The man insisted that he had pressed the 'stop' bell when the bus was approaching his stop, and claimed that the bus captain did not open the doors to let him alight. As he realised that the bus captain did not understand or speak his language, he got agitated.

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