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Wuhan virus: 18 Singapore residents and 10 Scoot staff back home from Hangzhou on a Scoot relief flight

SINGAPORE - Eighteen Singapore residents and 10 staff members of Singapore Airlines' budget arm Scoot arrived back home safely from Hangzhou on a relief flight in the early hours of Monday (Jan 27), a Transport Ministry (MOT) spokesman said in a press release
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Wuhan virus: 18 Singapore residents and 10 Scoot staff back home from Hangzhou on a Scoot relief flight

SINGAPORE - Eighteen Singapore residents and 10 staff members of Singapore Airlines' budget arm Scoot arrived back home safely from Hangzhou on a relief flight in the early hours of Monday (Jan 27), a Transport Ministry (MOT) spokesman said in a press release. Scoot's relief flight TR5001 departed Singapore shortly before noon on Sunday (Jan 26) and flew back from Hangzhou as TR1189 at 8.28pm Hangzhou time, according to a spokesman from Scoot. The passengers were part of a group who had boarded Scoot flight TR188 to Hangzhou last Friday (Jan 24). All 314 passengers on the flight were then isolated at Hangzhou International Airport due to the detection of two passengers who had fever and were subsequently confirmed as cases of novel coronavirus infection by Chinese authorities. All passengers and crew members were declared afebrile or not feverish after undergoing stringent medical checks upon arrival at Changi Airport. MOT added that the health status of the group is being closely monitored.

SPH Magazines complies with Pofma correction order on false HardwareZone post related to the Wuhan virus

SINGAPORE - SPH Magazines has complied with an order by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) office to correct an online post in the HardwareZone Forum that falsely claimed that a man in Singapore has died from the Wuhan virus in
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SPH Magazines complies with Pofma correction order on false HardwareZone post related to the Wuhan virus

SINGAPORE - SPH Magazines has complied with an order by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) office to correct an online post in the HardwareZone Forum that falsely claimed that a man in Singapore has died from the Wuhan virus infection. «A false statement was made in a HardwareZone forum post, claiming that a man has died from the Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore. HardwareZone is required to carry the Correction Notice to all end-users in Singapore who use HardwareZone.com,» said the Pofma Office said in a statement early on Monday (Jan 27). Health Minister Gan Kim Yong instructed the order to be issued, Pofma Office added. The forum post was made on Sunday at 5.50pm. It has since been removed. SPH Magazines, which operates HardwareZone Forum, complied with the correction notice on Monday which included a link to the government website which corrected the falsehoods in the original post.

Wuhan virus: Singapore to impose 14 days leave of absence for those in schools, healthcare and eldercare who travelled to China

SINGAPORE - With the death toll from the Wuhan virus jumping, and over 2,000 people infected so far, Singapore's multi-ministry task force set up to fight the infectious disease on all fronts here is implementing new measures, from compulsory leave for some p
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Wuhan virus: Singapore to impose 14 days leave of absence for those in schools, healthcare and eldercare who travelled to China

SINGAPORE - With the death toll from the Wuhan virus jumping, and over 2,000 people infected so far, Singapore's multi-ministry task force set up to fight the infectious disease on all fronts here is implementing new measures, from compulsory leave for some people returning from China, to enhanced screening and checks, in efforts to prevent the virus from taking hold in the country. For one, Singaporeans are now advised to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China. And from Wednesday (Jan 29), temperature screening at airports will cover all incoming flights, with additional scrutiny on all flights from mainland China, and checks on all passengers with Hubei passports. There are also measures in place for workers and students returning from mainland China. Individuals with travel history to China in the last 14 days will have to give health and travel declarations to their respective organisations, and do health monitoring with temperature checks twice a day for 14 days from their return.

Kobe Bryant’s helicopter was like a limousine and had a strong safety record, NBA star’s former pilot says

The helicopter that crashed Sunday morning in Calabasas, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on board, had the feel of a limousine and boasted a strong safety record, said the basketball star’s former pilot.
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Kobe Bryant’s helicopter was like a limousine and had a strong safety record, NBA star’s former pilot says

The helicopter that crashed Sunday morning in Calabasas, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on board, had the feel of a limousine and boasted a strong safety record, said the basketball star’s former pilot.

China, Russia oppose Canada's UN Security Council bid

The ill will of autocratic countries like China, and some worthy head-on competitors, should compel the Trudeau government to campaign harder for a seat on the United Nations Security Council,
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China, Russia oppose Canada's UN Security Council bid

The ill will of autocratic countries like China, and some worthy head-on competitors, should compel the Trudeau government to campaign harder for a seat on the United Nations Security Council,

Venezuela focus has starved Caribbean at OAS table – Espinosa - Almagro has polarised region, says secretary general candidate

The Organization of American States (OAS) has expended too much time and effort on the Venezuelan crisis while paying scant regard to other pressing matters affecting the 34-member bloc, says María Fernanda Espinosa, one of three candidates vying...
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Venezuela focus has starved Caribbean at OAS table – Espinosa - Almagro has polarised region, says secretary general candidate

The Organization of American States (OAS) has expended too much time and effort on the Venezuelan crisis while paying scant regard to other pressing matters affecting the 34-member bloc, says María Fernanda Espinosa, one of three candidates vying...

Media urged to practise responsible journalism in run-up to elections

GEORGETOWN (CMC): A two-day training exercise to prepare media personnel for the upcoming General and Regional Elections began here on Saturday with President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) Nazima Raghubir saying the training is necessary...
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Media urged to practise responsible journalism in run-up to elections

GEORGETOWN (CMC): A two-day training exercise to prepare media personnel for the upcoming General and Regional Elections began here on Saturday with President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) Nazima Raghubir saying the training is necessary...

Country records highest visitor arrival in history

NASSAU (CMC): The Bahamas welcomed more than seven million visitors last year despite the setback caused by the passage of Hurricane Dorian when it swept through the archipelago, killing at least 70 people and causing damage in excess of US$3.4...
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Country records highest visitor arrival in history

NASSAU (CMC): The Bahamas welcomed more than seven million visitors last year despite the setback caused by the passage of Hurricane Dorian when it swept through the archipelago, killing at least 70 people and causing damage in excess of US$3.4...

PM Browne outlines foreign relations policy

ST JOHN’S (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government has welcomed the investments and financial aid being provided by China as it reiterated its foreign relations policy of maintaining “strong diplomatic and friendly relations” with a number of...
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PM Browne outlines foreign relations policy

ST JOHN’S (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government has welcomed the investments and financial aid being provided by China as it reiterated its foreign relations policy of maintaining “strong diplomatic and friendly relations” with a number of...

New Guatemala president seeks meeting with PM Barrow

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): Belizan Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, says the newly installed president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei has indicated he wants to meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow in a bit to strengthen relations between the...
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New Guatemala president seeks meeting with PM Barrow

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): Belizan Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, says the newly installed president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei has indicated he wants to meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow in a bit to strengthen relations between the...

Situation is ‘grave’ in China, says Saudi student

Mon, 2020-01-27 03:15 RIYADH: A Saudi scholarship student from Jazan who is living in Chengdu, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, has spoken of his concern about the situation in the country during the coronavirus outbreak. Qassem Ali Al-Samiti has been i
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Situation is ‘grave’ in China, says Saudi student

Mon, 2020-01-27 03:15 RIYADH: A Saudi scholarship student from Jazan who is living in Chengdu, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, has spoken of his concern about the situation in the country during the coronavirus outbreak. Qassem Ali Al-Samiti has been in China for eight years and is studying for his master’s degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. “The situation is really grave. Travel to and from the city where the virus was first detected has been banned and the Chinese state is still working hard to prevent the virus from spreading further,” said Al-Samiti. The Saudi embassy and cultural attaché sent emails to students, in cooperation with the Saudi Foreign Affairs Ministry, urging them to take precautions and contact the competent authorities. Al-Samiti said that he is not considering coming back to Saudi Arabia. “I trust the Chinese state as I have full confidence in the capacity of the medical cadres to eradicate this infectious disease.” Saudi nationals residing in China are all urged not to go out, just as the Chinese government urged its citizens. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: China Coronaviruscoronavirus Saudi embassy in China urges citizens to leave amid coronavirus outbreakChina scrambles to contain ‘strengthening’ virus

Business survey suggests US labor market may have peaked

There is an even balance in the share of U.S. businesses reporting decreases and increases in employment for the first time in a decade, a survey showed on Monday, the latest suggestion that the labor market has likely peaked and job growth could slow this ye
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Business survey suggests US labor market may have peaked

There is an even balance in the share of U.S. businesses reporting decreases and increases in employment for the first time in a decade, a survey showed on Monday, the latest suggestion that the labor market has likely peaked and job growth could slow this year.

New Delhi to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

New Delhi intends to sell its entire stake in the debt-crippled national carrier Air India, the government announced Monday, after failing previously to secure any bids for a majority share.
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New Delhi to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

New Delhi intends to sell its entire stake in the debt-crippled national carrier Air India, the government announced Monday, after failing previously to secure any bids for a majority share.

China Has World’s Second-Largest Arms Industry, Think Tank Estimates

China is now second only to the US in terms of the value of its weapons industry, according to a Swedish group that monitors arms sales.
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China Has World’s Second-Largest Arms Industry, Think Tank Estimates

China is now second only to the US in terms of the value of its weapons industry, according to a Swedish group that monitors arms sales.

Chinese coronavirus spreads with no visible symptoms as death toll grows to 80 & US confirms 5th case

The death toll from the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 80, with hundreds of new infections detected. Meanwhile, US public health officials have confirmed new cases of the disease in Los Angeles and Arizona. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chinese coronavirus spreads with no visible symptoms as death toll grows to 80 & US confirms 5th case

The death toll from the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 80, with hundreds of new infections detected. Meanwhile, US public health officials have confirmed new cases of the disease in Los Angeles and Arizona. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Nakers’ star LeBron? MSNBC botches Kobe Bryant’s team name, BBC shows footage of another NBA legend in rush to report his death

MSNBC and the BBC are getting heavy criticism after the former found an anchor accused of dropping the N-word when she “stuttered” covering Bryant’s death, and the latter was busted showing footage of the wrong player. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Nakers’ star LeBron? MSNBC botches Kobe Bryant’s team name, BBC shows footage of another NBA legend in rush to report his death

MSNBC and the BBC are getting heavy criticism after the former found an anchor accused of dropping the N-word when she “stuttered” covering Bryant’s death, and the latter was busted showing footage of the wrong player. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘I’m not worried’: French coronavirus patient speaks out as death toll & global concerns continue to rise

A French national of Chinese origin, who has contracted the deadly virus and is hospitalized in Bordeaux, says he is “not worried” about his affliction. The total number of infections has surpassed 2,000 while 56 people have died. Read Full Article at RT.
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‘I’m not worried’: French coronavirus patient speaks out as death toll & global concerns continue to rise

A French national of Chinese origin, who has contracted the deadly virus and is hospitalized in Bordeaux, says he is “not worried” about his affliction. The total number of infections has surpassed 2,000 while 56 people have died. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kobe Bryant's 13yo daughter Gianna among 9 victims of California helicopter crash – reports

The 13yo daughter of the legendary basketball star Kobe Bryant, Gianna, was killed in the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of her father, her teammate with her parent, the pilot, as well as four others. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kobe Bryant's 13yo daughter Gianna among 9 victims of California helicopter crash – reports

The 13yo daughter of the legendary basketball star Kobe Bryant, Gianna, was killed in the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of her father, her teammate with her parent, the pilot, as well as four others. Read Full Article at RT.com

Africa: Punching Back against Al-Shabaab

[allAfrica] Stuttgart -An attack this month on a Kenyan military base, which killed one American service member and two U.S. Department of Defense contractors, before being repelled by Kenyan and American forces, comes as the Pentagon is considering whether t
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Africa: Punching Back against Al-Shabaab

[allAfrica] Stuttgart -An attack this month on a Kenyan military base, which killed one American service member and two U.S. Department of Defense contractors, before being repelled by Kenyan and American forces, comes as the Pentagon is considering whether to reduce military efforts in Africa. Christopher Karns, an Air Force colonel and spokesperson for the U.S. Africa Command (Africom), says that American support helps to keep Africans, the United States and other international partners safe, and he disputes claims that the al

Africa: U.S. Military in Africa Under Spotlight

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Amid rising attacks by Islamic supremacists, the American military presence in Africa has come under scrutiny in U.S. policy circles, as well as among African analysts.
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Africa: U.S. Military in Africa Under Spotlight

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Amid rising attacks by Islamic supremacists, the American military presence in Africa has come under scrutiny in U.S. policy circles, as well as among African analysts.

For Canadian basketball, Kobe Bryant was both an icon and adversary

Here is a look at Kobe Bryant's relationship with basketball in Canada — both as an inspiration to young Canadian basketball players and a foe to the Raptors and Grizzlies.
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For Canadian basketball, Kobe Bryant was both an icon and adversary

Here is a look at Kobe Bryant's relationship with basketball in Canada — both as an inspiration to young Canadian basketball players and a foe to the Raptors and Grizzlies.

Health officials expect more coronavirus cases, but say risk of outbreak in Canada remains low

Health officials say the risk of an outbreak of the coronavirus in Canada remains low, but they expect more cases.
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Health officials expect more coronavirus cases, but say risk of outbreak in Canada remains low

Health officials say the risk of an outbreak of the coronavirus in Canada remains low, but they expect more cases.

Tennis: Federer wary of Sandgren as Djokovic semi looms

Roger Federer has faced most top players on tour but never his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Tenny Sandgren, and he is wary of the American as he attempts to set up a potential last-four clash against Novak Djokovic.
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Tennis: Federer wary of Sandgren as Djokovic semi looms

Roger Federer has faced most top players on tour but never his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Tenny Sandgren, and he is wary of the American as he attempts to set up a potential last-four clash against Novak Djokovic.

Tennis: Ruthless Halep races into Australian Open quarter-finals

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep surged into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a straight-sets victory over 16th seed Elise Mertens.
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Tennis: Ruthless Halep races into Australian Open quarter-finals

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep surged into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a straight-sets victory over 16th seed Elise Mertens.

Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: Report

U.S. President Donald Trump told a then-top aide in August he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
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Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: Report

U.S. President Donald Trump told a then-top aide in August he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Boxe: Tautuarii Brillant ne remporte pas le Tournoi de France

Le boxeur de 29 ans, originaire de Tahiti ne rapportera pas la ceinture de vainqueur. Il s'est incliné en finale du tournoi de France chez les 72 kgs. 
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Boxe: Tautuarii Brillant ne remporte pas le Tournoi de France

Le boxeur de 29 ans, originaire de Tahiti ne rapportera pas la ceinture de vainqueur. Il s'est incliné en finale du tournoi de France chez les 72 kgs. 

Confessions of Two Military Men Illustrate the Myth of ‘One Voice’

The memoirs of two senior figures in Myanmar’s ex-military government shed light on the junta’s machinations, and expose the cracks in the monolithic image it projected.
The Irrawaddy

Confessions of Two Military Men Illustrate the Myth of ‘One Voice’

The memoirs of two senior figures in Myanmar’s ex-military government shed light on the junta’s machinations, and expose the cracks in the monolithic image it projected.

After Four Years in a British Prison in Uganda, Myanmar’s ex-Premier Came Home

On this day in 1946, U Saw, leader of British Burma, came home after spending World War II in a British prison in Uganda for saying he would support Japan if it invaded Burma.
The Irrawaddy

After Four Years in a British Prison in Uganda, Myanmar’s ex-Premier Came Home

On this day in 1946, U Saw, leader of British Burma, came home after spending World War II in a British prison in Uganda for saying he would support Japan if it invaded Burma.

'Let's go Kobe': Fans gather outside Staples Center

Hundreds of fans gathered Sunday near the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles following the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash that stunned the sports world and beyond.
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'Let's go Kobe': Fans gather outside Staples Center

Hundreds of fans gathered Sunday near the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles following the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash that stunned the sports world and beyond.

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