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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.
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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

Toshiba finds doubtful transactions in unit, to revise past statements

Toshiba Corp said on Saturday it "could not confirm existence" of transactions worth some 20 billion yen (US$181.59 million) at one of its subsidiaries in the first half of this fiscal year, prompting it to revise past financial statements.
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Toshiba finds doubtful transactions in unit, to revise past statements

Toshiba Corp said on Saturday it "could not confirm existence" of transactions worth some 20 billion yen (US$181.59 million) at one of its subsidiaries in the first half of this fiscal year, prompting it to revise past financial statements.

More seasoned, less fearless, Osaka set for Australian Open defence

Naomi Osaka has learned to appreciate her victories more after enduring the "toughest" year of her fledging career and the Japanese world number three says mentally she is in a better place to launch her Australian Open title defence.
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More seasoned, less fearless, Osaka set for Australian Open defence

Naomi Osaka has learned to appreciate her victories more after enduring the "toughest" year of her fledging career and the Japanese world number three says mentally she is in a better place to launch her Australian Open title defence.

Commentary: Singapore must maintain formula of good government that has worked well for many years

This is Prime Minister's Lee Hsien Loong's full speech at the first Public Service Leadership dinner held on Friday (Jan 17).
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Commentary: Singapore must maintain formula of good government that has worked well for many years

This is Prime Minister's Lee Hsien Loong's full speech at the first Public Service Leadership dinner held on Friday (Jan 17).

Commentary: After a chaotic first wave, does bike-sharing have a decent second shot in Singapore?

With three homegrown players – SG Bike, Anywheel and Moov Technology – helming the market, bike-sharing may just get that new lease of life, says NUS Business School’s Goh Puay Guan.
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Commentary: After a chaotic first wave, does bike-sharing have a decent second shot in Singapore?

With three homegrown players – SG Bike, Anywheel and Moov Technology – helming the market, bike-sharing may just get that new lease of life, says NUS Business School’s Goh Puay Guan.

Hundreds likely affected by China virus: Researchers

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said.
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Hundreds likely affected by China virus: Researchers

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said.

House tour: Industrial-style, cat-friendly HDB BTO home in Boon Lay

The design of this 3Gen flat showcases the perfect balance between an industrial aesthetic and splashes of colours. For Irwan Bin Abu Satamin, the raw, «cold» vibe of an industrial interior was something he'd always wanted in his home. His wife N
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House tour: Industrial-style, cat-friendly HDB BTO home in Boon Lay

The design of this 3Gen flat showcases the perfect balance between an industrial aesthetic and splashes of colours. For Irwan Bin Abu Satamin, the raw, «cold» vibe of an industrial interior was something he'd always wanted in his home. His wife Noraini Binte Misnawi preferred a less sterile look with colours for a calming, cosy ambience. PHOTO: Home & DecorWith these requests in mind, Landren Lim, founder and creative director of Mesh Werk Studio, designed a home with industrial-style elements, as well as light blue and mint-hued walls, and some wood-tone finishes. «We wanted our home to feel spacious,» shares the couple. Many walls, including the one separating the kitchen from the dining room, and that between the living room and what is now the cats' room, were hacked to achieve a bright and airy feel in the home.

«He deserves a lot of love from us»: Fostering a child with special needs

The Tans fostered a baby boy in 2016, only to find out later that he had global developmental delay and autism. But they say it makes them love him even more.
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«He deserves a lot of love from us»: Fostering a child with special needs

The Tans fostered a baby boy in 2016, only to find out later that he had global developmental delay and autism. But they say it makes them love him even more.

Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over materials to that state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer data.
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Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over materials to that state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer data.

He's not Malay: Customers surprised vendor at Singapore's Ningxia Night Market speaks fluent Chinese

Taiwan's famed Ningxia Night Market has opened right here in Sentosa for a limited time, but in addition to its food, one of its vendors has been a subject of curiosity among customers here.  Liu Kuang Jung, a part-time chef at a mentaiko pizza stall at th
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He's not Malay: Customers surprised vendor at Singapore's Ningxia Night Market speaks fluent Chinese

Taiwan's famed Ningxia Night Market has opened right here in Sentosa for a limited time, but in addition to its food, one of its vendors has been a subject of curiosity among customers here.  Liu Kuang Jung, a part-time chef at a mentaiko pizza stall at the market shared with us that he has gotten orders from customers in Bahasa, presumably with the mistaken assumption that he speaks the language.   They often ended up surprised, as we were, to learn that Liu not only has a Chinese name, but actually speaks fluent Taiwanese-accented Mandarin. Liu cheekily added that when he couldn’t understand what some customers were saying, he’d respond with a simple ”terima kasih" (thank you). Born to a Taiwanese mother and Indonesian father, the youthful-looking 31-year-old was raised in Taiwan for most of his life. It’s the part-time hawker’s first time coming to Singapore as part of the Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival event on Sentosa. 

Maguire captaincy latest move in Solskjaer's United project

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named England defender Harry Maguire as the team's new captain on Friday – the latest in a series of appointments which indicate the long-term plans the Norwegian has for the rebuilding of the club.
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Maguire captaincy latest move in Solskjaer's United project

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named England defender Harry Maguire as the team's new captain on Friday – the latest in a series of appointments which indicate the long-term plans the Norwegian has for the rebuilding of the club.

Toyota to move Tacoma truck production to Mexico from US

Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will move production of its mid-size Tacoma pick-up truck from the United States to Mexico as it adjusts production around North America.
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Toyota to move Tacoma truck production to Mexico from US

Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will move production of its mid-size Tacoma pick-up truck from the United States to Mexico as it adjusts production around North America.

Football: US Women's World Cup champs seek berth at Tokyo Olympics

Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd were among 18 players from last year's US Women's World Cup championship squad named Friday to the American squad trying to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics.
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Football: US Women's World Cup champs seek berth at Tokyo Olympics

Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd were among 18 players from last year's US Women's World Cup championship squad named Friday to the American squad trying to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics.

Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration.
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Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration.

Football: Africa Cup of Nations switch a catastrophe for Liverpool, says Klopp

Moving the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament from June to January could be "a catastrophe" for Liverpool, according to their manager Juergen Klopp.
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Football: Africa Cup of Nations switch a catastrophe for Liverpool, says Klopp

Moving the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament from June to January could be "a catastrophe" for Liverpool, according to their manager Juergen Klopp.

Sinopec to review potential US$16 billion US gas deal with Cheniere: Sources

China's Sinopec, expected to be the next major Chinese buyer of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), is planning to review terms of a potential US$16 billion supply deal with Cheniere Energy Inc after a sharp drop in LNG prices, industry officials said.
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Sinopec to review potential US$16 billion US gas deal with Cheniere: Sources

China's Sinopec, expected to be the next major Chinese buyer of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), is planning to review terms of a potential US$16 billion supply deal with Cheniere Energy Inc after a sharp drop in LNG prices, industry officials said.

Mexican autoparts firms eye fast lane after US backs trade deal

Mexican auto parts manufacturers with clients across North America expect a record year after U.S. approval of a trade deal mandating higher regional inputs, but the new rules pose a bigger challenge to carmakers.
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Mexican autoparts firms eye fast lane after US backs trade deal

Mexican auto parts manufacturers with clients across North America expect a record year after U.S. approval of a trade deal mandating higher regional inputs, but the new rules pose a bigger challenge to carmakers.

Liverpool's Matip, Fabinho in line for injury return against Man Utd

Liverpool have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League meeting against Manchester United on Sunday with defender Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho both fit, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.
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Liverpool's Matip, Fabinho in line for injury return against Man Utd

Liverpool have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League meeting against Manchester United on Sunday with defender Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho both fit, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.

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