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PM Lee pens Valentine's Day note to healthcare workers at front line of coronavirus

SINGAPORE - In a Valentine's Day note, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thanked all doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers for looking after their patients every day, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. «Your loving care and commitment makes al

Soccer-Immobile on target as irrepressible Lazio win again

Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile grabbed his 27th league goal of the season as irrepressible Lazio won 3-2 at Genoa on Sunday to stay on the tail of leaders Juventus.
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Soccer-Immobile on target as irrepressible Lazio win again

Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile grabbed his 27th league goal of the season as irrepressible Lazio won 3-2 at Genoa on Sunday to stay on the tail of leaders Juventus.

Laugh and cry with these theatre shows in Singapore happening March to July 2020

Few experiences are more powerful than being swept up in a good drama - the kind that makes you ugly-cry till the snot runs, cackle till your ribs hurt, or both at once. Ready for some live intrigue? We've rounded up the best theatre and stage productions h
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Laugh and cry with these theatre shows in Singapore happening March to July 2020

Few experiences are more powerful than being swept up in a good drama - the kind that makes you ugly-cry till the snot runs, cackle till your ribs hurt, or both at once. Ready for some live intrigue? We've rounded up the best theatre and stage productions happening in Singapore from March through July this year. Coronavirus and some cancellations aside, the show must go on - here're the hottest plays, musicals, and dance performances you need to get booking. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 7 February to 8 March 2020 | Wild Rice @ Funan PHOTO: wildriceWild Rice hits the big 2-0 this 2020, and it's set to celebrate with a wilder, wackier lineup than ever. Kicking off the season is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, spiced up with an all-male cast.

Iran says in total 43 infected with coronavirus, 8 dead: Official

Iran confirmed 15 new cases of the new coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Sunday, adding that the death toll has reached eight in the country.
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Iran says in total 43 infected with coronavirus, 8 dead: Official

Iran confirmed 15 new cases of the new coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Sunday, adding that the death toll has reached eight in the country.

Newly-banned Thai opposition party says military government helped 1MDB cover-up

A banned Thai opposition party on Sunday accused the former military government of helping cover up Malaysia's multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, urging Thais to demand the truth ahead of a censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
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Newly-banned Thai opposition party says military government helped 1MDB cover-up

A banned Thai opposition party on Sunday accused the former military government of helping cover up Malaysia's multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, urging Thais to demand the truth ahead of a censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Israel's 'most vulnerable' hit by political stalemate

Israel's grinding political deadlock has squeezed funding for programmes helping troubled youths, disadvantaged communities and the disabled, forcing state-backed social organisations to rely on crowd-funding to get by.
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Israel's 'most vulnerable' hit by political stalemate

Israel's grinding political deadlock has squeezed funding for programmes helping troubled youths, disadvantaged communities and the disabled, forcing state-backed social organisations to rely on crowd-funding to get by.

Israel readies for third election in less than a year

Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister.
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Israel readies for third election in less than a year

Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister.

Walls, mud packs and monkey removal for Trump in India

US President Donald Trump makes his first official visit to India on Monday and work has been going on around the clock to spruce things up -- to the annoyance of some locals as well as monkeys.
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Walls, mud packs and monkey removal for Trump in India

US President Donald Trump makes his first official visit to India on Monday and work has been going on around the clock to spruce things up -- to the annoyance of some locals as well as monkeys.

Coronavirus spurs Singapore and Hong Kong Christians to see crisis as test of faith and unity

As the novel coronavirus spreads in Asia, health authorities zeroing in on community infections have found a surprising commonality - many of the cases are springing from Christian churches. In Singapore, a third of the 89 reported coronavirus infections ar
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Coronavirus spurs Singapore and Hong Kong Christians to see crisis as test of faith and unity

As the novel coronavirus spreads in Asia, health authorities zeroing in on community infections have found a surprising commonality - many of the cases are springing from Christian churches. In Singapore, a third of the 89 reported coronavirus infections are linked to two churches; in South Korea, more than 200 of the 556 cases are linked to one church. No infection clusters in Hong Kong churches have been identified. Globally, Covid-19 has now spread to 25 countries, with more than 78,000 infections and 2,300 deaths worldwide. The situation has left church leaders like Ian Toh pondering: What is the narrative of God in everything that has been happening?

3 teenagers investigated for spit on lift buttons at Rumbia LRT

SINGAPORE - Three male teenagers are being investigated by the police for spitting on the lift buttons in a lift at Rumbia LRT station. The incident, which came to light on Thursday (Feb 20) after SBS Transit posted a photo on Facebook of the lift buttons co
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3 teenagers investigated for spit on lift buttons at Rumbia LRT

SINGAPORE - Three male teenagers are being investigated by the police for spitting on the lift buttons in a lift at Rumbia LRT station. The incident, which came to light on Thursday (Feb 20) after SBS Transit posted a photo on Facebook of the lift buttons covered in spittle, had sparked condemnation coming amid the coronavirus outbreak. SBS Transit, the operator of the Sengkang LRT line, said it had lodged a police report over the «abhorrent act». On Saturday, the police said in a statement that it is investigating three 15-year-olds over the incident, for an offence of mischief.

Coronavirus: 3 new cases in Singapore, bringing total to 89; 2 discharged including 6-month-old baby

SINGAPORE - There are three new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Singapore, bringing the total number infected to 89, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Saturday (Feb 22). Two more patients infected with the coronavirus have been discharged, bringing
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Coronavirus: 3 new cases in Singapore, bringing total to 89; 2 discharged including 6-month-old baby

SINGAPORE - There are three new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Singapore, bringing the total number infected to 89, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Saturday (Feb 22). Two more patients infected with the coronavirus have been discharged, bringing the number of people discharged to 49. The two discharged are Case 19, a 28-year-old permanent resident who works at Chinese health products shop Yong Thai Hang, and Case 28, her six-month-old son. Of the new cases announced, one is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God, and one was among the group of Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on Feb 9. Contact tracing is under way for the remaining case to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to China. Case 87 is a 32-year-old male Singapore citizen who was evacuated from Wuhan on a specially arranged Scoot flight on Feb 9. He was without symptoms when he boarded the flight and was put under quarantine upon landing in Singapore. He was confirmed to have the coronavirus disease, known as Covid-19, on Friday afternoon.

'Certified organic' food in Singapore: What does it mean?

As demand for healthier food products has increased over the years, organic food is becoming more and more common in Singapore's supermarkets, shops and even wet markets. However, is it really true that organic food is healthier than non-organic food? What d
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'Certified organic' food in Singapore: What does it mean?

As demand for healthier food products has increased over the years, organic food is becoming more and more common in Singapore's supermarkets, shops and even wet markets. However, is it really true that organic food is healthier than non-organic food? What does «organic» really mean? WHAT DOES ORGANIC FOOD MEAN? The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) does not have a definition of organic foods. However, organic food and drink generally refers to products that are made in compliance with organic standards in Singapore, meaning that they are: Grown naturally without the use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides; and Not modified or processed using synthetic products and additives. LABELLING FOOD AS «ORGANIC» IN SINGAPORE According to section 9B(5) of the Food Regulations, food can only be labelled as «organic» if it has been certified as «organic» under an inspection and certification system that:

IMF chief, Argentina flag path to new debt deal after G20 meet in Riyadh

Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing programme, days after the global lender said the country's debt situation had become "unsustainable".
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IMF chief, Argentina flag path to new debt deal after G20 meet in Riyadh

Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing programme, days after the global lender said the country's debt situation had become "unsustainable".

Motor Racing: World champion Marquez admits shoulder injury worry

World motorcycling champion Marc Marquez admitted Saturday that his long-standing shoulder problem hampered his performance on the opening day of pre-season testing on Saturday.
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Motor Racing: World champion Marquez admits shoulder injury worry

World motorcycling champion Marc Marquez admitted Saturday that his long-standing shoulder problem hampered his performance on the opening day of pre-season testing on Saturday.

Football: 'Not very good' Marseille lose unbeaten run after Nantes defeat

Andre Villas-Boas had few excuses for his Marseille team on Saturday after their 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end with a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes.
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Football: 'Not very good' Marseille lose unbeaten run after Nantes defeat

Andre Villas-Boas had few excuses for his Marseille team on Saturday after their 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end with a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes.

Rugby: Magical France survive Wales 'hell' to maintain Grand Slam dream

France coach Fabien Galthie hailed his youthful team for having survived the "hell" of Cardiff's Principality Stadium to notch up a 27-23 victory over Wales and keep their Six Nations Grand Slam dream alive.
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Rugby: Magical France survive Wales 'hell' to maintain Grand Slam dream

France coach Fabien Galthie hailed his youthful team for having survived the "hell" of Cardiff's Principality Stadium to notch up a 27-23 victory over Wales and keep their Six Nations Grand Slam dream alive.

French mental health charity accuses founder of sexual abuse

An international mental health charity based in France accused its revered Canadian founder on Saturday of sexually abusing several women.
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French mental health charity accuses founder of sexual abuse

An international mental health charity based in France accused its revered Canadian founder on Saturday of sexually abusing several women.

Football: Leipzig run riot at Schalke, Haaland hits 40th goal of season

RB Leipzig stayed within a point of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga after a 5-0 thrashing of Schalke on Saturday, while Erling Braut Haaland scored his 40th goal of the season in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.
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Football: Leipzig run riot at Schalke, Haaland hits 40th goal of season

RB Leipzig stayed within a point of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga after a 5-0 thrashing of Schalke on Saturday, while Erling Braut Haaland scored his 40th goal of the season in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.

Football: Ronaldo scores for record-equalling Serie A appearance in Juve win

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 1,000th professional match by scoring for a record-equalling eleventh consecutive Serie A appearance to set leaders Juventus on the way to a 2-1 win at SPAL in a top-versus-bottom match on Saturday.
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Football: Ronaldo scores for record-equalling Serie A appearance in Juve win

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 1,000th professional match by scoring for a record-equalling eleventh consecutive Serie A appearance to set leaders Juventus on the way to a 2-1 win at SPAL in a top-versus-bottom match on Saturday.

Buffett defends Berkshire stock push, reassures on future as profit smashes record

Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company.
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Buffett defends Berkshire stock push, reassures on future as profit smashes record

Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company.

Football: Jesus seals win for Manchester City at Leicester

Gabriel Jesus came off the bench to secure Manchester City a 1-0 Premier League victory at Leicester City after yet another penalty miss by Pep Guardiola's side on Saturday.
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Football: Jesus seals win for Manchester City at Leicester

Gabriel Jesus came off the bench to secure Manchester City a 1-0 Premier League victory at Leicester City after yet another penalty miss by Pep Guardiola's side on Saturday.

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