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Western Australia state to stay shut over Omicron fears
SYDNEY: The state of Western Australia has cancelled plans to reopen its borders on Feb 5 citing health risks from a surge in Omicron cases elsewhere in the country, as the tally of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began topped 2 million.Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan made the shock anno
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Singapore’s top chefs predict the fine dining trends of 2022: From fusion to local veggies
Two years (and counting) of the pandemic has certainly led us to be more selective about our dining choices. And as 2022 rolls in, foodies are anticipating what trends the new year brings – will it be more of the same or should we expect new experiences? CNA Luxury reached out to some of Singapore
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Nigeria to prioritise taxes from digital non-resident firms in 2022
ABUJA : Nigeria will prioritise tax collection from its digital economy in 2022 and focus on non-resident firms with significant economic presence that generate turnover in the West African country, the country's tax chief said on Thursday.Nigeria plans to tax digital non-resident companies tha
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Fake SMS scams: How they work and what can be done
SINGAPORE: Once a popular way of communication, SMS, or short message service, has now surfaced as a weak link exploited by scammers.With its vulnerabilities such as allowing malicious actors to replace any phone number with a spoofed name, SMS “has little to no security capabilities to manage the
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Brazil electoral court could ban Telegram app for not fighting fake news
BRASILIA : Brazil's top electoral authority, the TSE, is considering whether to ban the messaging app Telegram during the run-up to October elections because it has not responded to requests to help combat the spread of misinformation.Telegram, which has a development team based in Dubai, is th
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Ancelotti angry at 'absolute nonsense' calendar
MADRID : Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hit out at the fixture schedule after his team beat Elche 2-1 in extra time on Thursday to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, their third knockout game in eight days.Real had to travel to Saudi Arabia to play in the Spanish Super Cup, which they won
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Jota at the double as Liverpool beat Arsenal to reach League Cup final
LONDON : Diogo Jota's double earned Liverpool a comfortable 2-0 win at Arsenal in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final on Thursday, setting up a Wembley showdown against Chelsea.Arsenal chiselled out a 0-0 draw at Anfield last week despite playing most of the match with 10 men after Gr
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Commentary: A year on, we haven't absorbed lessons from the GameStop saga
NEW YORK: This time last year I walked into the offices of a car rental company in Queens, New York, to hire a vehicle. Quite unexpectedly, I ended up in a rather animated debate, not about the sky-high price of rental insurance contracts but about share prices.As I filled in my forms, I let slip th
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Commentary: Is Cambodia up to the task of chairing ASEAN?
TOKYO: In October 2021, Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.In 2022, ASEAN will continue to be preoccupied with Myanmar’s political crisis and the international community’s criticism on the issue. ASEAN has taken modest but unrivalle
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Commentary: Why do security guards get abused more than others?
SINGAPORE: Drive down a road lined with schools in the morning often enough and you will soon learn to avoid the two leftmost lanes. The traffic chaos that is the morning school run has been the subject of recent news coverage, not least because of a man who drove into an elderly security officer in
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Brazilian samba singer Elza Soares dead at 91
RIO DE JANEIRO : Elza Soares, one of the most revered singers in Brazilian samba music, died at her home in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, aged 91.She died of natural causes, her press representative said.Born in a favela slum in Rio de Janeiro to a washerwoman and a factory worker in 1930, Soares
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Spurs keeper Lloris signs new contract: reports
LONDON: Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has agreed a new contract with the Premier League club, according to British media reports on Thursday (Jan 20).The France goalkeeper's existing deal was due to expire at the end of this season, sparking speculation he could be on the move.But the 35-year-old i
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Gambia upset Tunisia in another Cup of Nations shock
LIMBE, Cameroon: Gambia substitute Ablie Jallow scored a stunning goal deep in stoppage time to earn his team a shock 1-0 win over Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday (Jan 20) and continue the upset results at the tournament.His left-foot shot four minutes into added time flew into the
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Mali ease past Mauritania to claim top spot
DOUALA, Cameroon: Left back Massadio Haidara’s early goal set Mali on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Mauritania on Thursday (Jan 20) and top spot in Africa Cup of Nations Group F.Haidara scored the fastest goal of the tournament as he netted after 92 seconds, before Mali added a secon
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Struggling St Etienne sign Mangala
Saint Etienne have signed Eliaquim Mangala on a free transfer, with the French defender signing a six-month contract, the Ligue 1 club said on Thursday.Mangala last played for Spanish club Valencia, for whom he made 21 appearances in two seasons, and has been a free agent since his contract ende
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Hazard extra-time goal sends 10-man Real Madrid through
MADRID: Ten-man Real Madrid overcame a hostile atmosphere and fought back from a goal down in extra-time to beat Elche 2-1 on Thursday (Jan 20) and reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.Following a scoreless 90 minutes, Elche took the lead with a free kick earned with Real down to 10 men after Marce
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Irving fined over fan spat: NBA
NEW YORK: Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has been fined US$25,000 for swearing at a fan, the NBA said Thursday (Jan 20).An NBA statement said Irving directed obscene language at a fan during the Nets' road trip loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.Irving, who played a pivotal role in helping
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Analysis-Microsoft faces challenge cleaning up Activision Blizzard’s culture
The success of Microsoft’s biggest deal ever rides on rehabilitating Activision Blizzard’s culture, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella declared after announcing the $69 billion transaction. Accomplishing that will require Microsoft to deviate from its usual hands-off approach on acquisitions to tac
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Infantino meets Premier League players over calendar changes
MANCHESTER, England : FIFA president Gianni Infantino held talks with Premier League players, including Manchester United's Paul Pogba, on Thursday over changes to the international match calendar and player workload.Infantino and FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development, former Arsenal man
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Canada's Ontario to start lifting COVID-related curbs, Quebec more cautious
Canada's most populous province of Ontario has blunted transmission of the Omicron coronavirus variant and will gradually ease restrictions on businesses from end-January, Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday (Jan 20).The health care system is starting to stabilise in the wake of limitations imposed
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