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Prominent Polish lawyer and critic of government charged with fraud

Polish prosecutors said on Saturday they had brought fraud charges against a prominent lawyer and former deputy prime minister who is a vocal critic of the government, and prohibited him from leaving Poland or practising law.

Four years since signing, Pogba's role at Man Utd remains unclear

Four years since becoming the world's most expensive player, Paul Pogba remains no closer to fulfilling his promise at Manchester United, with many still questioning if he even deserves a place in the starting XI.
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Four years since signing, Pogba's role at Man Utd remains unclear

Four years since becoming the world's most expensive player, Paul Pogba remains no closer to fulfilling his promise at Manchester United, with many still questioning if he even deserves a place in the starting XI.

Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower in Paris evacuated in security alerts-police

The areas around the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower in central Paris were evacuated on Tuesday following a bomb alert and discovery of a bag of bullets, police told Reuters.
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Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower in Paris evacuated in security alerts-police

The areas around the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower in central Paris were evacuated on Tuesday following a bomb alert and discovery of a bag of bullets, police told Reuters.

AMC to reopen eight theaters in California

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it plans to reopen eight theaters in California, one of its key markets, providing some much needed hope to an industry that has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AMC to reopen eight theaters in California

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it plans to reopen eight theaters in California, one of its key markets, providing some much needed hope to an industry that has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community.
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UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community.

Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble to open in November, says Carrie Lam

Hong Kong residents in mainland China will be allowed to return to the city from November without being quarantined, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor revealed on Tuesday, and said the travel bubble with Singapore was also expected to go ahead next month.
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Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble to open in November, says Carrie Lam

Hong Kong residents in mainland China will be allowed to return to the city from November without being quarantined, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor revealed on Tuesday, and said the travel bubble with Singapore was also expected to go ahead next month. But amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in Europe, Lam said Belgium had been added to the city’s list of high-risk countries, and Spain and Italy could soon follow. Speaking before her weekly Executive Council meeting, Lam said those returning from the mainland would be exempt from any quarantine, but numbers would be subject to a quota arrangement because only two border crossings would reopen. “It is a good beginning,” Lam said. “We have only the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Shenzhen Bay checkpoints operating, which means the number of Hongkongers to be allowed to come back will be restricted. The border will be further reopened in an orderly manner.”

No helmets, no lights, no brakes: Youths on fixed-gear bicycles weave among traffic in Sin Ming

A bicycle is a pretty great way to get around while burning some calories. For some drivers though, they're proving to be little more than a nuisance on the roads. Two young cyclists certainly had netizens riled up after they were caught on Monday (Oct 26) h
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No helmets, no lights, no brakes: Youths on fixed-gear bicycles weave among traffic in Sin Ming

A bicycle is a pretty great way to get around while burning some calories. For some drivers though, they're proving to be little more than a nuisance on the roads. Two young cyclists certainly had netizens riled up after they were caught on Monday (Oct 26) hogging a road in Sin Ming and weaving in and out of traffic — all while riding without helmets, lights or brakes. Dashcam footage uploaded to Facebook group SG Road Vigilante showed the pair cycling along Sin Ming Avenue at about 7pm that day. As one of the boys overtook a bus which was moving off from a bus stop, the other squeezed past the same bus before swerving to cut it off. They then pedalled along Sin Ming Road, where they each took up one lane of the two-lane road. The boys appeared to be using fixed-gear bicycles, also known as fixies, which are generally ridden without brakes. They were also not wearing helmets, nor did they have any lights on their bikes.

Baby girl with end-stage liver disease needs a liver donor

Time is running out for an ailing baby girl in Singapore and her parents are seeking a liver donor for her. In September, Vicky Cheng posted a call for help on Facebook for her daughter who suffers from a deadly liver disease called biliary atresia. It is
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Baby girl with end-stage liver disease needs a liver donor

Time is running out for an ailing baby girl in Singapore and her parents are seeking a liver donor for her. In September, Vicky Cheng posted a call for help on Facebook for her daughter who suffers from a deadly liver disease called biliary atresia. It is a rare condition in infants where bile is trapped in the liver due to blocked ducts. If left untreated, the blocked bile flow will cause liver damage and eventually liver failure.  Although the baby underwent surgery to drain the bile when she was six weeks old, it did not work out for her, Cheng wrote on a crowd-funding page. Her condition worsened over time and she is suffering from end-stage liver disease. Now, the baby needs a liver transplant. Unfortunately, her parents are not suitable liver donors. While the baby's placed on a waiting list from deceased donors, the odds of finding a match are low, Cheng shared.

COVID-19 pandemic deepens Japan's national crisis

Tumbling numbers of pregnancies and marriages in Japan during the coronavirus pandemic are likely to intensify a demographic crisis in the rapidly ageing nation.
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COVID-19 pandemic deepens Japan's national crisis

Tumbling numbers of pregnancies and marriages in Japan during the coronavirus pandemic are likely to intensify a demographic crisis in the rapidly ageing nation.

New business jet travelers help fuel order recovery during pandemic

Affluent travelers avoiding commercial flights during the pandemic are helping fuel a recovery in pre-owned corporate aircraft transactions this year and reviving shoots of demand for new planes even as the business aviation industry braces for a slump in 202
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New business jet travelers help fuel order recovery during pandemic

Affluent travelers avoiding commercial flights during the pandemic are helping fuel a recovery in pre-owned corporate aircraft transactions this year and reviving shoots of demand for new planes even as the business aviation industry braces for a slump in 2020 deliveries.

China tells US not to bully Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo's visit

China has raised objections to what it called U.S. bullying of Sri Lanka after Washington said the Indian Ocean island must make "difficult but necessary choices" regarding its ties with China.
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China tells US not to bully Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo's visit

China has raised objections to what it called U.S. bullying of Sri Lanka after Washington said the Indian Ocean island must make "difficult but necessary choices" regarding its ties with China.

Newcastle owner Ashley calls on Premier League to review PPV pricing

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has called on the Premier League to review its pay-per-view policy amid an outpouring of criticism from fans.
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Newcastle owner Ashley calls on Premier League to review PPV pricing

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has called on the Premier League to review its pay-per-view policy amid an outpouring of criticism from fans.

Netting added to parts of Changi Jurassic Mile after golf ball accident

SINGAPORE - Netting has been put up along parts of the Changi Jurassic Mile, following an incident where a female pedestrian was hit on the head by a stray golf ball from the adjacent golf course. The Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in response to queries o
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Netting added to parts of Changi Jurassic Mile after golf ball accident

SINGAPORE - Netting has been put up along parts of the Changi Jurassic Mile, following an incident where a female pedestrian was hit on the head by a stray golf ball from the adjacent golf course. The Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in response to queries on Monday (Oct 26) that the netting was installed last Saturday night, as a safety measure. The netting extends vertically above fencing that segregates the walking path from the dinosaur exhibits and the golf course. The Changi Jurassic Mile is part of the Changi Airport Connector, which stretches from East Coast Park to Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at Changi Airport. The connector runs alongside the Tanah Merah Country Club. A Facebook user Derek Yap shared that his domestic helper was injured as she and his family were walking along the dinosaur trail last Thursday evening. He said his helper was taken to the hospital and found to have bruising on her head. She was advised to monitor her condition at home and was reported to be «fine so far».

TraceTogether tokens allegedly modified by some Singaporeans to avoid tracking

Some users are allegedly breaking open their TraceTogether tokens, removing the battery and even swapping the QR code with that of another device. But doing so is not only a crime, it also puts Singapore at risk. In response to queries from The New Paper,
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TraceTogether tokens allegedly modified by some Singaporeans to avoid tracking

Some users are allegedly breaking open their TraceTogether tokens, removing the battery and even swapping the QR code with that of another device. But doing so is not only a crime, it also puts Singapore at risk. In response to queries from The New Paper, a Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) spokesman said it was aware of online forums where users claimed to have modified the token. «Any deliberate or mischievous act to tamper with the token is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act,» he said. More than 400,000 tokens have been collected since distribution began last month. The spokesman said TraceTogether has helped cut the time to identify close contacts from four days to less than two days. But tampering with the token can hamper contact tracing. Last Tuesday, the multi-ministry task force said checking in with TraceTogether will be mandatory by year-end, with cinemas starting yesterday.

Singapore suspends using 2 flu vaccines after 48 patients die in South Korea

SINGAPORE - Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a halt of the vaccines’ usage. South Korea repor
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Singapore suspends using 2 flu vaccines after 48 patients die in South Korea

SINGAPORE - Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a halt of the vaccines’ usage. South Korea reported that 48 have died as of Saturday after getting flu shots, but said it would carry on with the state-run vaccination programme as they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots. No deaths associated with influenza vaccination have been reported in Singapore to date, but the decision to halt the use of SKYCellflu Quadrivalent and VaxigripTetra was precautionary, the health ministry and the Health Sciences Authority (HAS) said in a statement late on Sunday. ALSO READ: South Korea urges people to get flu vaccinations despite death tolls The HSA is in touch with the South Korean authorities for further information as they investigate to determine if the deaths are related to influenza vaccinations.

US ITC delays decision on LG Chem, SK Innovation trade secret case

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday delayed a decision in a trade secrets case involving South Korean battery makers LG Chem Ltd and SK Innovation Co Ltd to Dec. 10.
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US ITC delays decision on LG Chem, SK Innovation trade secret case

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday delayed a decision in a trade secrets case involving South Korean battery makers LG Chem Ltd and SK Innovation Co Ltd to Dec. 10.

Twilio posts surprise profit on remote-work boost

Twilio Inc on Monday posted a surprise third-quarter profit and forecast sales above estimates for the fourth, as a switch to remote working and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic boosted demand for cloud services.
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Twilio posts surprise profit on remote-work boost

Twilio Inc on Monday posted a surprise third-quarter profit and forecast sales above estimates for the fourth, as a switch to remote working and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic boosted demand for cloud services.

Trump barnstorms crucial Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump on Monday barnstormed Pennsylvania - a swing state he almost certainly has to win to get reelected - while his Democratic opponent Joe Biden once more kept a low profile.
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Trump barnstorms crucial Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump on Monday barnstormed Pennsylvania - a swing state he almost certainly has to win to get reelected - while his Democratic opponent Joe Biden once more kept a low profile.

Tiffany gets EU antitrust approval for LVMH deal

Tiffany & Co has received regulatory approvals from the European Commission for its US$16 billion acquisition by French luxury goods group LVMH , the U.S. jeweler said on Monday.
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Tiffany gets EU antitrust approval for LVMH deal

Tiffany & Co has received regulatory approvals from the European Commission for its US$16 billion acquisition by French luxury goods group LVMH , the U.S. jeweler said on Monday.

Late Grant goal earns West Brom 1-1 draw at Brighton

West Bromwich Albion salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Monday after a late strike from Karlan Grant cancelled out a Jake Livermore own goal.
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Late Grant goal earns West Brom 1-1 draw at Brighton

West Bromwich Albion salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Monday after a late strike from Karlan Grant cancelled out a Jake Livermore own goal.

More English cities face tightest COVID-19 lockdown rules

Britain announced wider coronavirus restrictions on Monday which will take the number of people under England's highest category of alert to nearly 8 million, as the government battles a sharp rise in cases.
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More English cities face tightest COVID-19 lockdown rules

Britain announced wider coronavirus restrictions on Monday which will take the number of people under England's highest category of alert to nearly 8 million, as the government battles a sharp rise in cases.

France sees highest number of COVID-19 patients coming into hospitals since April

French hospitals registered 1,307 new coronavirus patients on Monday in the highest one-day increase since April 2, which saw 1,607 new patients, as the health system is coming under increasing stress from a runaway infection rate.
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France sees highest number of COVID-19 patients coming into hospitals since April

French hospitals registered 1,307 new coronavirus patients on Monday in the highest one-day increase since April 2, which saw 1,607 new patients, as the health system is coming under increasing stress from a runaway infection rate.

Rugby: Italy scrum half Braley misses out against England

Italy scrum half Callum Braley has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations clash against England in Rome after suffering a head injury against Ireland at the weekend, the Italian rugby federation said on Monday.
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Rugby: Italy scrum half Braley misses out against England

Italy scrum half Callum Braley has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations clash against England in Rome after suffering a head injury against Ireland at the weekend, the Italian rugby federation said on Monday.

Spirit cuts purchase price for Bombardier aerostructures unit as COVID-19 hits industry

U.S. aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems said on Monday it reached a deal with Bombardier Inc to cut the cash component of a deal to buy the Canadian planemaker's aerostructures unit by 45per cent to US$275 million as COVID-19 weighed on the aerospace sec
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Spirit cuts purchase price for Bombardier aerostructures unit as COVID-19 hits industry

U.S. aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems said on Monday it reached a deal with Bombardier Inc to cut the cash component of a deal to buy the Canadian planemaker's aerostructures unit by 45per cent to US$275 million as COVID-19 weighed on the aerospace sector.

Holiday shoppers are coming to town with health checklist: survey

Holiday shoppers braving the coronavirus pandemic to buy gifts in person are checking which stores are naughty or nice in terms of public health, a worldwide survey released on Monday showed.
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Holiday shoppers are coming to town with health checklist: survey

Holiday shoppers braving the coronavirus pandemic to buy gifts in person are checking which stores are naughty or nice in terms of public health, a worldwide survey released on Monday showed.

Midtjylland are no pushovers, says Liverpool's Klopp

Midtjylland are a credible threat that cannot be taken lightly and Liverpool do not see them as a "small team" in the Champions League, the Premier League club's manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday.
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Midtjylland are no pushovers, says Liverpool's Klopp

Midtjylland are a credible threat that cannot be taken lightly and Liverpool do not see them as a "small team" in the Champions League, the Premier League club's manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday.

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