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Bushfire crisis hit 75% of Australians: Survey

Three in four Australians -- almost 18 million people -- were affected by the country's deadly bushfire crisis, according to a survey released Tuesday that also pointed to plummeting support for the government and for coal projects.

All Blacks coach doubts Wales, Scotland Tests will go ahead

All Blacks coach Ian Foster conceded Saturday the July home Tests against Wales and Scotland are likely to be scrapped as borders are locked down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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All Blacks coach doubts Wales, Scotland Tests will go ahead

All Blacks coach Ian Foster conceded Saturday the July home Tests against Wales and Scotland are likely to be scrapped as borders are locked down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

To see Singapore through Covid-19, essential to have strongest team and mandate with longest runway: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - Singapore is facing a very big storm that will require the strongest leadership team with the strongest mandate to see it through the crisis, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (March 27). This team will also need «the longest r
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To see Singapore through Covid-19, essential to have strongest team and mandate with longest runway: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - Singapore is facing a very big storm that will require the strongest leadership team with the strongest mandate to see it through the crisis, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (March 27). This team will also need «the longest runway so that Singapore can have the best leadership» to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Lee told reporters at the Istana. «That's a very desirable - in fact, essential - requirement for us to see through this together,» he said. Asked about how he will decide on when to call a general election, Mr Lee said the ideal situation is that things will settle within the next six months, and then an election can be held. «But nobody can say - it may well get worse, and I expect it can easily get worse before it gets better,» said Mr Lee. ALSO READ: Did White House try to claim credit for Singapore's success in handling Covid-19?

Grandfather jailed for repeatedly molesting young child of daughter's neighbour

SINGAPORE - A private-hire driver with grandchildren of his own repeatedly molested the young child of his daughter's neighbour in 2016 to satisfy his own sexual urges, a district court heard on Friday (March 27). The victim, who was between 10 and 11 year
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Grandfather jailed for repeatedly molesting young child of daughter's neighbour

SINGAPORE - A private-hire driver with grandchildren of his own repeatedly molested the young child of his daughter's neighbour in 2016 to satisfy his own sexual urges, a district court heard on Friday (March 27). The victim, who was between 10 and 11 years old at the time, suffered in silence as she did not know how to seek help. She also feared that her mother would not believe her if she opened up about her ordeal. The child finally broke her silence to a social worker in 2017 after both her parents were sent to jail for reasons not stated in court documents. The social worker then accompanied her to make a police report in September that year. The 69-year-old man was sentenced on Friday (March 27) to three years, three months and 12 weeks' jail after pleading guilty to three counts of outraging the girl's modesty. ALSO READ: SAF regular admits he tried to molest primary school girl

Crowd-limiting measures at malls, public venues as new safe distancing rules kick in

SINGAPORE - From spaced-out queues to enter malls to the use of alternate stools at hawker centres, safe distancing was largely in place across the island on Friday (March 27), as strict new regulations kicked in to limit crowds and minimise close contact in
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Crowd-limiting measures at malls, public venues as new safe distancing rules kick in

SINGAPORE - From spaced-out queues to enter malls to the use of alternate stools at hawker centres, safe distancing was largely in place across the island on Friday (March 27), as strict new regulations kicked in to limit crowds and minimise close contact in public areas. The temporary closure of entertainment venues did little to deter Singaporeans from venturing out, with healthy crowds observed at malls, hawker centres and supermarkets. Crowd control measures were in full force at several malls The Straits Times visited, with most sealing the majority of their entrances, including underpasses to MRT stations and other buildings, to control traffic flow. Starting Friday, malls, attractions and other public venues have had to limit their capacity and disperse groups of more than 10 or face penalties if they are found to have been a place of transmission for Covid-19. Those who intentionally sit less than 1m away from another person in a public place or on a fixed seat marked as not to be occupied or who stand in a queue less than the same distance away from another person will now also be guilty of an offence.

Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 cancelled over COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue will not be convened due to convened due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, organisers said early on Saturday (Mar 28).
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Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 cancelled over COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue will not be convened due to convened due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, organisers said early on Saturday (Mar 28).

US stocks fall, snapping three-day winning streak

Wall Street stocks sank on Friday (Mar 27), plunging after three positive sessions despite the House of Representatives approving a US$2 trillion package to address the coronavirus crisis.
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US stocks fall, snapping three-day winning streak

Wall Street stocks sank on Friday (Mar 27), plunging after three positive sessions despite the House of Representatives approving a US$2 trillion package to address the coronavirus crisis.

Commentary: Will COVID-19 bring on the next Great Depression?

The contraction underway is I-shaped: A vertical line representing financial markets and the real economy plummeting, says Nouriel Roubini.
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Commentary: Will COVID-19 bring on the next Great Depression?

The contraction underway is I-shaped: A vertical line representing financial markets and the real economy plummeting, says Nouriel Roubini.

Airbnb to halt all marketing, most hiring as losses mount: The Information

Airbnb plans to halt all of its marketing, pause most hiring, and likely withhold employee bonuses as it tries to conserve cash amid a slide in bookings, CEO Brian Chesky told employees in a video conference call, The Information reported on Friday.
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Airbnb to halt all marketing, most hiring as losses mount: The Information

Airbnb plans to halt all of its marketing, pause most hiring, and likely withhold employee bonuses as it tries to conserve cash amid a slide in bookings, CEO Brian Chesky told employees in a video conference call, The Information reported on Friday.

Apple's factories are running, but suppliers wary about iPhone demand

As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc's iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent question for the company is how many buyers there will be both for curren
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Apple's factories are running, but suppliers wary about iPhone demand

As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc's iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent question for the company is how many buyers there will be both for current models and the new slate of phones expected in the fall.

Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus

Pope Francis said the coronavirus had put everyone "in the same boat" as he held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St. Peter's Square on Friday, urging the world to see the crisis as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values.
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Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus

Pope Francis said the coronavirus had put everyone "in the same boat" as he held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St. Peter's Square on Friday, urging the world to see the crisis as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values.

'I struggled to breathe:' Footballer Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he "struggled to breathe" after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.
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'I struggled to breathe:' Footballer Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he "struggled to breathe" after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.

Google offers US$800 million to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

Google on Friday pledged US$800 million worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organizations, researchers and businesses impacted by the crisis.
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Google offers US$800 million to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

Google on Friday pledged US$800 million worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organizations, researchers and businesses impacted by the crisis.

Lufthansa applies for short-time work for 31,000 employees

Lufthansa has applied for short-time work for around 31,000 crew and ground staff at its core brand until the end of August, a spokesman said on Friday, as Germany's flagship carrier has slashed flights due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Lufthansa applies for short-time work for 31,000 employees

Lufthansa has applied for short-time work for around 31,000 crew and ground staff at its core brand until the end of August, a spokesman said on Friday, as Germany's flagship carrier has slashed flights due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Olympic champion Whitlock coming to a living room near you

Parents with captive children may wince at the 'broken vase potential' of them copying Max Whitlock and using the sofa as an improvised Pommel Horse, but they might thank the two-time Olympic champion in the weeks ahead as he brings gym classes straight to th
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Olympic champion Whitlock coming to a living room near you

Parents with captive children may wince at the 'broken vase potential' of them copying Max Whitlock and using the sofa as an improvised Pommel Horse, but they might thank the two-time Olympic champion in the weeks ahead as he brings gym classes straight to the living room.

Coronavirus: Those on 5 days' sick leave must avoid contact with elderly family members at all cost, says NCID head

SINGAPORE - Those who are on five days' medical leave should avoid contact with their elderly family members «at all cost», warned the National Centre for Infectious Diseases' (NCID) executive director Leo Yee Sin on Friday (March 27). That is be
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Coronavirus: Those on 5 days' sick leave must avoid contact with elderly family members at all cost, says NCID head

SINGAPORE - Those who are on five days' medical leave should avoid contact with their elderly family members «at all cost», warned the National Centre for Infectious Diseases' (NCID) executive director Leo Yee Sin on Friday (March 27). That is because the elderly are vulnerable to virus infections, including Covid-19, she said. Those with symptoms of acute respiratory illness who are prescribed five days's medical leave at home should avoid contact with all family members of age, even at mealtimes, said Professor Leo. She added that if it is absolutely necessary to interact with others at home, those on medical leave should put on a surgical mask. Separately, they should also take care of their personal hygiene, washing their hands frequently with water and soap or using hand sanitiser. They should keep their surroundings clean, and preferably use a dedicated toilet which others in the house do not use. If this is not possible, the toilet they use must be kept clean. Prof Leo said: «This is necessary as we learn more about Sars-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19.»

Did White House try to claim credit for Singapore's success in handling Covid-19?

United States President Donald Trump's insistence on calling the coronavirus a “Chinese virus” hasn’t exactly won him fans in the Asian-American community. It certainly hasn’t done anything to stem the outbreak in the country too as the US now leads t
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Did White House try to claim credit for Singapore's success in handling Covid-19?

United States President Donald Trump's insistence on calling the coronavirus a “Chinese virus” hasn’t exactly won him fans in the Asian-American community. It certainly hasn’t done anything to stem the outbreak in the country too as the US now leads the world in confirmed Covid-19 cases — more than China, the epicentre of the pandemic.  As the virus wreaks havoc across the nation, the White House has been paying close attention to Singapore, the country that has won praises left and right for its exemplary handling of the outbreak.  The thing is, they might have gotten a few details wrong about Singapore. Which wouldn’t be the first time, too. 

Coronavirus: Students to do home-based learning once a week from April as schools step up safe-distancing measures

SINGAPORE - Starting April 1 next week, all schools will conduct one day of home-based learning a week, in the light of the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Singapore. Primary schools will do so on Wednesdays, secondary schools on Thursdays, and junior coll
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Coronavirus: Students to do home-based learning once a week from April as schools step up safe-distancing measures

SINGAPORE - Starting April 1 next week, all schools will conduct one day of home-based learning a week, in the light of the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Singapore. Primary schools will do so on Wednesdays, secondary schools on Thursdays, and junior colleges and centralised institutes on Fridays. Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (March 27) that this move will better prepare parents and students for more days of home-based learning if and when required. Schools will also stagger dismissal times to reduce the congestion when students take public transport or the school bus home. Singapore has ramped up measures over the past few weeks progressively to curb the spread of the virus, said Mr Ong. «So likewise, for schools, which are a major part of people's lives, we have also been stepping up (measures). So we will not want to do something dramatic, sudden, that will result in school closure,» he said. «We still have options. We are not like many countries, where they are forced into sudden school closures.»

PSG sell out special jerseys, raise over 200,000 euros for hospitals

Paris St Germain have raised over 200,000 euros (180,603.48 pounds) for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said.
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PSG sell out special jerseys, raise over 200,000 euros for hospitals

Paris St Germain have raised over 200,000 euros (180,603.48 pounds) for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said.

NTUC FairPrice lowers paper product limit, adds cooking oil, canned food, frozen poultry to shopping cap list

SINGAPORE - Shoppers at supermarket chain FairPrice will now be allowed to buy up to only two packs of paper products such as toilet paper and tissue paper, down from four. They will also be able to buy up to only six cans of canned products, five litres of
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NTUC FairPrice lowers paper product limit, adds cooking oil, canned food, frozen poultry to shopping cap list

SINGAPORE - Shoppers at supermarket chain FairPrice will now be allowed to buy up to only two packs of paper products such as toilet paper and tissue paper, down from four. They will also be able to buy up to only six cans of canned products, five litres of cooking oil and $30 of frozen poultry, where there were previously no limits. Existing purchasing limits for instant noodles, rice, eggs, fresh poultry and vegetables remain unchanged. These changes were announced by FairPrice on Friday (March 27) after it saw an increase in shoppers and the amount each bought in recent days. «The new purchase limits continue to be set slightly higher than what a typical shopper purchases and is sufficient to meet the daily grocery needs of an average family in Singapore,» it said in a statement. «Daily essentials remain available, as there are sufficient stockpiles of food while supply lines remain largely intact.» The purchase limits per customer at the more than 200 FairPrice outlets islandwide now are:

Former SOTA students develop website with General Election crash courses for first time voters

With a total of 2,594,740 Singaporeans eligible to vote in the next general election (which will have to arrive soon, coronavirus or not), that’s a whole lot of first-time voters this time around.  To be exact, there are about 80,000 more Singaporeans wh
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Former SOTA students develop website with General Election crash courses for first time voters

With a total of 2,594,740 Singaporeans eligible to vote in the next general election (which will have to arrive soon, coronavirus or not), that’s a whole lot of first-time voters this time around.  To be exact, there are about 80,000 more Singaporeans who are now able and required to participate in the democratic process of choosing who should run their country.  It’s a huge responsibility, of course — and one that could scare many first-timers who previously might not even have cared about local politics. Fortunately for the thousands of new citizens and millennials who’ve come of voting age, there’s a way to grasp everything they need to know quickly, and it’s called Grassroots Level Party.  An independent initiative by music composer Rachel Leia Devadason and filmmaker Megan Lim En, the two former School of the Arts (SOTA) students teamed up to quickly produce a no-frills website that provides a basic overview of the general elections in Singapore. 

Maids, employers in conflict over rest days, home leave amid Covid-19

She was in the Philippines on home leave, but her employer in Singapore terminated her work permit before she could even return. Sharing the story of the Filipina, who is a foreign domestic worker (FDW) here, Mr Michael Khan, director of employment agency Wo
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Maids, employers in conflict over rest days, home leave amid Covid-19

She was in the Philippines on home leave, but her employer in Singapore terminated her work permit before she could even return. Sharing the story of the Filipina, who is a foreign domestic worker (FDW) here, Mr Michael Khan, director of employment agency Workforce Manpower, told The New Paper: «She wanted to come back, but her employer did not want her to return because she was afraid she might bring the virus back. »Her employer told her she could not afford to pay her if she was quarantined, and just decided to cancel her work permit. The maid is now jobless, and very unhappy about it." This is an example of employers taking extreme measures in response to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announcement on March 15 that all new or returning FDWs must serve a 14-day stay-home notice. On top of that, growing tensions between FDWs and employers over rest day arrangements have surfaced, even before MOM's advisory last Saturday urged maids to stay home on their rest days.

Soccer-Players in Brazil told to take three-week holiday

Footballers in Brazil were told to take a three-week paid holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, with professional clubs asking them to return on April 20.
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Soccer-Players in Brazil told to take three-week holiday

Footballers in Brazil were told to take a three-week paid holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, with professional clubs asking them to return on April 20.

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