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Asia Album: Lion cub Simba debuts at Singapore Zoo

© Provided by Xinhua SINGAPORE, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A male lion cub Simba made his first public appearance with ...


Laos Braces for Promise, Peril of China's High-Speed Railway

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - After five years of hard work boring dozens of tunnels and building even more bridges to ...


Market exchange rates in China -- March 5

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...


AIM Biotech Launches Organ-on-a-Chip Contract Research Service

AIM Biotech Launches Organ-on-a-Chip Contract Research ServiceMarch 1, 2021 - Singapore & Boston, MA - AIM Biotech has launched a ...


Police investigating MP Louis Ng for possible offence of public assembly without permit

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Wednesday (Mar 3) said that it is looking into a possible offence of ...


ExxonMobil to cut 7% of Singapore workforce, cites 'unprecedented conditions'

SINGAPORE:ExxonMobilsaid on Tuesday (Mar 2) it will cut about 7 per centof its workforce in Singapore, as "unprecedented market conditions" ...


Exxon scales back shale ambitions to focus on lower costs, dividend preservation

Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday unveiled plans to grow dividends and curb spending with projections that were muted from previous ...


MOM to pilot onboarding centres for newly arrived migrant workers

SINGAPORE: Newlyarrived migrant workers will soon be housed in centres where they willcompletetheir stay-homenotice, medical examination and orientation programme all ...


All HDB car parks in at least 8 towns to have electric vehicle charging points by 2025

The aim is to make every HDB town an "EV-ready" town by the 2030s, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung. ...


Man fined for bottling tap water from toilet to sell as mineral water

SINGAPORE: A man was fined S$3,500 on Wednesday (Mar 3) for bottling tap water that he drew from atoilet to ...


COE prices close mixed in latest bidding exercise

SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed mixed in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Mar 3). For Category A ...


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Macron says Paris not locked down for weekend

PARIS, France: The French government will not require residents of the Paris region to be locked down this weekend. However, ...

School collapses in central Greece earthquake, students safe

LARISSA, Greece: Central Greece was struck by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake on Wednesday, which was also felt in nearby Albania ...

Big boost seen as Merck to produce vaccines with Johnson & Johnson

WASHINGTON D.C.: In a bid to create a much greater supply of Coronavirus vaccines, the White House has announced that ...

Citing low level of infections, Texas ends Covid restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that beginning next week face masks will no longer be needed to be ...

White House sets earlier date for supply to vaccinate all Americans

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden says he expects there to be enough vaccinations for all Americans by the end of ...

Truck-SUV crash ends in 13 deaths, vehicle was carrying 25 passengers

HOLTVILLE, California: An overloaded SUV carrying as many as 25 passengers slammed into a semi-truck in California on Monday, killing ...

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On strength of data, Indian PM Modi takes Bharat Biotech vaccination

BENGALORE, India: The Covid vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech has been found to be 81 percent effective, in an analysis ...

Airbnb posts fourth quarter earnings of $859 million

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Airbnb hosts can see average earnings of up to $10,000 per year, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, ...

Ashwin: India winning and bonding in bio-bubble is 'special'

India's Ravichandran Ashwin says life in a coronavirus bio-bubble made players bond better as they bounced back from an opening-match ...

Harsh Vardhan inaugurates new research building in Agra

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 6 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the new research building 'Desikan Bhawan' ...

It's really tough being in the bio-bubble: Ravi Shastri

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], March 6 (ANI): India head coach Ravi Shastri has said that living in a bubble isn't an ...

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On strength of data, Indian PM Modi takes Bharat Biotech vaccination

BENGALORE, India: The Covid vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech has been found to be 81 percent effective, in an analysis ...


Wall Street rescues world from stocks sell-off

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday following the release of positive economic data.U.S. employers added 379,000 ...


Disney+ streaming service reports 98 million subscribers

Subscriptions to Walt Disney Company's Disney+ streaming service surpassed initial estimates, primarily owing to adults from households with no children ...


Bank of Ireland to reduce branch network by almost half

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Bank of Ireland plans to close some 100 branches, as customers increasingly perform banking transactions online.Bank ...


Stock markets in Asia reverse course, dollar continues recovery

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Another spike in bond yields, and oil prices sent shares in Asia sharply lower on Friday, ...


Nevada governor backs plan for private cities owned by high tech

CARSON CITY, Nevada: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has proposed allowing technology companies specializing in blockchain technology to develop "Innovation Zones" ...


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