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Palmeiras win South American Supercup first leg

Brazilian club Palmeiras drew first blood in the final of South America's Recopa on Wednesday, beating Argentine side Defensa y Justicia 2-1 in the first leg in Buenos Aires.

Arsenal's Aubameyang contracted malaria on international duty

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon last month and spent time in hospital this week, he said on Thursday.
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Arsenal's Aubameyang contracted malaria on international duty

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon last month and spent time in hospital this week, he said on Thursday.

US administers 198.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

The United States had administered 198,317,040 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 255,400,665 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday (Apr 15).
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US administers 198.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

The United States had administered 198,317,040 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 255,400,665 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday (Apr 15).

EU allows Lesotho's MG Health to export cannabis flower for medicinal use

Lesotho start-up MG Health has become the first African cannabis-grower to win European Union permission to export cannabis flower for medicinal use - which can range from relieving chronic pain to treating spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
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EU allows Lesotho's MG Health to export cannabis flower for medicinal use

Lesotho start-up MG Health has become the first African cannabis-grower to win European Union permission to export cannabis flower for medicinal use - which can range from relieving chronic pain to treating spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.

Thermo Fisher expands pharma service business with US$17.4 billion PPD acquisition

Medical device maker Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday (Apr 15) it would acquire contract researcher PPD for US$17.4 billion as it looks to add more muscle to its pharmaceutical services business.
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Thermo Fisher expands pharma service business with US$17.4 billion PPD acquisition

Medical device maker Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday (Apr 15) it would acquire contract researcher PPD for US$17.4 billion as it looks to add more muscle to its pharmaceutical services business.

Latin American pandemic recovery lagging: IMF

Latin America's recovery from the pandemic crisis is lagging the rest of the world and the economy will not return to its pre-pandemic level until 2024, the IMF warned Thursday.
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Latin American pandemic recovery lagging: IMF

Latin America's recovery from the pandemic crisis is lagging the rest of the world and the economy will not return to its pre-pandemic level until 2024, the IMF warned Thursday.

Greek, Turkish ministers clash at press conference

The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Thursday (Apr 15) clashed on a wide range of issues during a volatile press conference at the end of their first meeting in over a year.
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Greek, Turkish ministers clash at press conference

The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Thursday (Apr 15) clashed on a wide range of issues during a volatile press conference at the end of their first meeting in over a year.

Slovak PM sees Sputnik V jabs by May despite rows with Russia, regulators

Slovakia may start using Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in early May, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Thursday, more than two months after a batch of 200,000 doses arrived into the country but which have remained locked in storage.
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Slovak PM sees Sputnik V jabs by May despite rows with Russia, regulators

Slovakia may start using Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in early May, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Thursday, more than two months after a batch of 200,000 doses arrived into the country but which have remained locked in storage.

Marquez nervous about return to MotoGP after crash

Marc Marquez is a six-times MotoGP world champion but he admitted he had butterflies in his stomach ahead of this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix when he returns to the track for the first time since last year's season-ending crash.
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Marquez nervous about return to MotoGP after crash

Marc Marquez is a six-times MotoGP world champion but he admitted he had butterflies in his stomach ahead of this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix when he returns to the track for the first time since last year's season-ending crash.

Venezuela gets another 50,000 doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Venezuela has received a batch of 50,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said on Thursday, as COVID-19 cases spike in the South American nation.
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Venezuela gets another 50,000 doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Venezuela has received a batch of 50,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said on Thursday, as COVID-19 cases spike in the South American nation.

Formula 1: Bottas says Mercedes have gone from hunted to hunters

Formula One champions Mercedes are chasing rather than being chased now that Red Bull have a faster car, according to Valtteri Bottas.
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Formula 1: Bottas says Mercedes have gone from hunted to hunters

Formula One champions Mercedes are chasing rather than being chased now that Red Bull have a faster car, according to Valtteri Bottas.

Mourinho focused on Spurs' top-four battle, not League Cup final

This month's League Cup final offers Tottenham Hotspur a chance to salvage something from a season that has unravelled alarmingly but manager Jose Mourinho says finishing in the Premier League top four is the immediate focus.
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Mourinho focused on Spurs' top-four battle, not League Cup final

This month's League Cup final offers Tottenham Hotspur a chance to salvage something from a season that has unravelled alarmingly but manager Jose Mourinho says finishing in the Premier League top four is the immediate focus.

Denmark undecided on fate of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: Health ministry

Denmark's government has not yet decided what to do with its leftover AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after authorities halted use of the shot over concerns about rare blood clots, the Danish health ministry said in a statement.
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Denmark undecided on fate of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: Health ministry

Denmark's government has not yet decided what to do with its leftover AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after authorities halted use of the shot over concerns about rare blood clots, the Danish health ministry said in a statement.

Chauvin chooses not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday that he will not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd and will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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Chauvin chooses not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday that he will not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd and will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination.

Everton's Calvert-Lewin to miss Spurs clash, says Ancelotti

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss Friday's Premier League game at home to Tottenham Hotspur as he recovers from injury, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielders Allan and Andre Gomes are available, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday.
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Everton's Calvert-Lewin to miss Spurs clash, says Ancelotti

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss Friday's Premier League game at home to Tottenham Hotspur as he recovers from injury, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielders Allan and Andre Gomes are available, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday.

RamaDone: Comedian Farah Lola perfectly captures how Singapore influencers behave when they try fasting

It's that time of the year again — Muslims worldwide have started fasting from dawn till dusk during the holy month of Ramadan which started on Tuesday (April 13). The act of worship is religiously significant, but what happens when non-Muslims take up fa
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RamaDone: Comedian Farah Lola perfectly captures how Singapore influencers behave when they try fasting

It's that time of the year again — Muslims worldwide have started fasting from dawn till dusk during the holy month of Ramadan which started on Tuesday (April 13). The act of worship is religiously significant, but what happens when non-Muslims take up fasting as part of a «challenge» just for clicks on social media? If you've seen any local influencer doing so in a video — probably titled «Chinese try fasting for a week» — you've probably heard something along the lines of «I'm not used to waking up so early» or «Oh my god, I'm so hungry!» «Can someone describe to me the taste of a burger,» local comedian Farah Lola whines in a TikTok video, her accent and expressions a perfect imitation of the influencers. The clip has gone viral since it was posted on Wednesday.

Have ideas on how to repurpose Old Changi Hospital or enhance Changi Point? You could win up to $6,000

SINGAPORE - Can the derelict Old Changi Hospital, a site for many a ghost-hunting expedition, find new life? The authorities hope so, and want ideas on how to repurpose it, as well as the history-rich Changi Point, while retaining its charm. Bearing in min
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Have ideas on how to repurpose Old Changi Hospital or enhance Changi Point? You could win up to $6,000

SINGAPORE - Can the derelict Old Changi Hospital, a site for many a ghost-hunting expedition, find new life? The authorities hope so, and want ideas on how to repurpose it, as well as the history-rich Changi Point, while retaining its charm. Bearing in mind the area's current zoning for sports and recreation, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have launched a competition seeking ideas to enhance the area, while retaining its abundant built and natural heritage. The competition begins on Thursday (April 15) and will run till June 9 when submissions are closed. Entries can be submitted in two categories - for students in design-related disciplines in tertiary institutions, and an open category for all from other backgrounds. Participants can tackle one or both challenges.

Singapore-Hong Kong bubble: 'Mid-May' target for Covid-19 travel deal

A long-awaited Covid-19 travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore could be up by as early as mid-May, three sources have told the Post, kicking off a second attempt to revive quarantine-free tourism between the two major Asian financial hubs. The exact l
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Singapore-Hong Kong bubble: 'Mid-May' target for Covid-19 travel deal

A long-awaited Covid-19 travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore could be up by as early as mid-May, three sources have told the Post, kicking off a second attempt to revive quarantine-free tourism between the two major Asian financial hubs. The exact launch date is still considered a «moving target», according to those familiar with the discussions. One of the sources said mid-May was the timeline authorities were working towards, but added it was still premature to disclose the new conditions. Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines will be the first two carriers to launch the bubble, as previously planned. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor earlier this week insisted city residents had to be vaccinated before flying to Singapore under the bubble, though there is no similar requirement made as yet by the other side. The insistence on vaccinations could limit the number of people immediately eligible to fly, depending on requirements for inoculation. It could also serve as an incentive for those keen to travel outside Hong Kong.

COVID-19 variants inciting India's second surge, epidemiologists say

The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say.
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COVID-19 variants inciting India's second surge, epidemiologists say

The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say.

Italian FA head says good chance of stadiums reopening before Euro 2020

There is a good chance that stadiums in Italy will welcome back fans before the European Championship kicks off in Rome on June 11, Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina said on Thursday.
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Italian FA head says good chance of stadiums reopening before Euro 2020

There is a good chance that stadiums in Italy will welcome back fans before the European Championship kicks off in Rome on June 11, Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina said on Thursday.

France's COVID-19 death toll set to pass 100,000 amid surge

France's coronavirus death toll is expected to pass 100,000 on Thursday (Apr 15) after a year of hospital tensions, on-and-off lockdowns and personal loss that have left families nationwide grieving the pandemic’s unending, devastating toll.
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France's COVID-19 death toll set to pass 100,000 amid surge

France's coronavirus death toll is expected to pass 100,000 on Thursday (Apr 15) after a year of hospital tensions, on-and-off lockdowns and personal loss that have left families nationwide grieving the pandemic’s unending, devastating toll.

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