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Chinese gaming firms vow self-regulation amid crackdown on teen addiction
BEIJING: More than 200 Chinese gaming companies have pledged to regulate their industry to combat gaming addiction, including through the possible use of facial recognition to identify minors, a state-backed gaming association said on Friday (Sep 24).The statement, published by the CGIGC gaming asso
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Nomura cuts China 2021 growth forecast to 7.7per cent from 8.2per cent
BEIJING : Analysts at Nomura cut their forecast for China's annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2021 to 7.7per cent from 8.2per cent on Friday, citing the impact of factories pausing operations amid power outages and environmental policies."Over recent weeks, a surging number of fact
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IMF warns Australia on surging home prices
SYDNEY: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Friday (Sep 24) that Australia must act to curb runaway home prices, which have surged more than 20 per cent in major cities over the past year.With the COVID-19 pandemic doing little to cool Australia's turbocharged real estate market, the Wa
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China seeking to resolve issues caused by power curbs, higher raw materials prices
BEIJING : China will look to resolve issues caused by recent power restrictions and in raw materials prices, an official from the National Development and Reform Commission said on Friday.At least 15 listed firms from provinces and regions including Jiangsu and Yunnan have said recently that the
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Police warn of scammers impersonating online marketplace employees
SINGAPORE: A new phishing scam has emerged where victims are targeted by scammers impersonating employees of online marketplaces, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Friday (Sep 24).Victims received unsolicited phone calls from scammers who claimed that they were verifying whether the victims h
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Pumas have potential to burst Wallabies bubble, says Hooper
SYDNEY : The Wallabies are riding high after two wins over world champions South Africa but captain Michael Hooper thinks Argentina will be no less of a challenge in Townsville on Saturday.The Pumas have lost all four of their Rugby Championship tests this season, conceding 136 points and scorin
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New Beijing stock exchange to run technical tests ahead of trading
SHANGHAI : China's newly-established Beijing Stock Exchange has said it plans to run two comprehensive technical tests with market players, one as early as Saturday, in a sign that the start of trading could be imminent.Saturday's test, and a second on Oct. 9, aim to ensure all market particip
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Singapore's manufacturing output growth slows to 11.2% in August
SINGAPORE: Growth in Singapore's manufacturing output slowed to 11.2 per cent in August and was mainly driven by the transport engineering and precision engineering clusters, official data on Friday (Sep 24) showed.This was down from the 16.3 per cent year-on-year growth in July.Excluding biomedi
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Chief Justice orders voyeur from top UK university to be named after 11 victims pushed to lift gag order
SINGAPORE: The Chief Justice on Friday (Sep 24) ordered that a Singaporean voyeur at a top university in the United Kingdom be named, after 11 of his victims stepped forward to push for the gag order to be lifted.This comes after a long-drawn battle between the prosecutors and defence counsel Kalida
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Crackdown-hit Alibaba to divest 5per cent stake in Chinese broadcaster
SHANGHAI : An investment arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, targeted in a regulatory crackdown, will divest its entire stake of 5.01per cent in broadcaster Mango Excellent Media Co Ltd, the media firm said.The sale comes less than a year after the investment in December l
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Report which rated Singapore's climate policies as 'critically insufficient' may not have accounted for 'unique challenges': NCCS
SINGAPORE: An independent scientific report that found Singapore's climate targets and policies as "critically insufficient" may not have fully accounted for the unique challenges the country faces, said the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) on Friday (Sep 24). The report, known as 
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Vietnam delays reopening resort island over low vaccination rate
HANOI: Vietnam has pushed back a plan to re-open the resort island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists until November, after failing to meet targets for inoculating residents due to insufficient vaccine supplies, state media reported.The Southeast Asian nation, which is currently shut to all visitors ap
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Emily In Paris is returning for season two – and the chaotic fashion is here to stay
Watch just a couple of minutes of Emily In Paris Season 1 and you’ll know that Emily really doesn’t know how to dress for Paris. Remember that hideous Eiffel Tower printed blouse? Or her countless berets? It’s evident that the titular character, played by Lily Collins, has only two moods when
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New demographic data shows continued divide at Amazon
Amazon.com Inc's executives ranks remained largely white, although the share of non-white executives rose modestly, while minorities continued to account for most of its blue-collar workforce as the online retailer grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new company data.The dis
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Taiwan's TSMC says working to overcome global chip shortage
TAIPEI : Taiwan's TSMC said on Friday it is actively supporting and working with all stakeholders to overcome a global semiconductor shortage, after its participation at a White House meeting on the issue."TSMC has been a strong partner in this effort, taking unprecedented actions to address this
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'Scary', All Blacks skipper Savea wary of wounded Springboks
SYDNEY : All Blacks captain Ardie Savea says it is scary to think what the under-fire Springboks will bring to the contest when the southern hemisphere superpowers meet for the 100th time on Saturday. World champions South Africa go into the Rugby Championship test at Townsville's North Queensl
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SAF testing new radar to locate and track enemy rockets; results ‘promising’
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is testing a new weapon locating radar (WLR) that can locate and track enemy rockets, and it said the results have been promising.The TPQ-53 WLR, first announced by the SAF in June, improves its ability to locate and track hostile rocket, artillery and mor
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Driver in Lucky Plaza crash that killed two sentenced to jail
SINGAPORE: The driver involved in a fatal crash at Lucky Plaza that claimed the lives of two maids and injured four others has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail on Friday (Sep 24).Chong Kim Hoe, a 66-year-old Malaysian, will also be disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for
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US House approves US$1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome
WASHINGTON: US lawmakers green-lit US$1 billion on Thursday (Sep 23) to resupply Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system after funding was controversially stripped from a separate Bill following a revolt from the Democrats' left flank.The money had originally been included in legislation address
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Villa winger Bailey faces spell out with thigh strain
Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey will be out for up to three weeks with a thigh strain, which he suffered after scoring in last weekend's 3-0 Premier League win over Everton, manager Dean Smith said.The Jamaica international, who joined Villa from Bayer Leverkusen in August for a reported 25 mill
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