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Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos published worldwide by Channel NewsAsia, an English-language news channel based in Singapore.

Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos published worldwide by Channel NewsAsia, an English-language news channel based in Singapore.

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US job growth far below expectations in April amid labor short...

U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in April, likely frustrated by labor shortages, leaving them scrambling to met booming demand as the economy reopens amid rapidly improving public health and massive financial help from the gove...


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EU regulator reviews reports of rare nerve disorder after Astr...

:Europe's medicines regulator said on Friday it was reviewing reports of a rare nerve-degenerating disorder in people who have received AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, and requested more detailed data on the cases from the compa...


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Olympics: IOC President Bach's visit to Japan expected to be c...

TOKYO: International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach's visit to Japan is now expected to be cancelled given that the state of emergency has been extended in Tokyo and other areas, broadcaster NHK said on Friday (May 7) citing unnamed sources. ...


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'You feel naked': Some Americans hesitate to shed COVID-19 mas...

WASHINGTON: Anita Glick felt somewhat liberated as she walked her friend's dog around Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood this week, her face mask looped around a wrist thanks to US health authorities' new guidance on outdoor mask wearing. But...


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Football: Arteta says he is right man for Arsenal despite Euro...

Mikel Arteta admits he feels "deep pain" at missing out on reaching the Europa League final but insists he is the right man to take Arsenal forward after a dismal seas...


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Football: Bayern Munich president rules out any big signings t...

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has ruled out any big-money signings this summer as the Bundesliga giants tighten their belts due to the Covid-19 pandem...


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Olympics: Organisers hail diving World Cup after COVID-19 meas...

Organisers of the diving World Cup in Tokyo hailed on Friday the "successful" staging of the event after implementing strict COVID-19 countermeasures for the more than 400 participan...


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Philip Morris to phase out cigarettes in Japan within decade

The head of tobacco giant Philip Morris said the company will phase out conventional cigarettes in Japan within 10 years, in an interview with the Nikkei business daily published Frid...


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Soccer-Hope in short supply for Arsenal

There have been some tough times for Arsenal since Arsene Wenger ended his long reign as manager in 2018 but there was always something to cling to for the fans, a glimmer of hope despite the nagging sense of decli...


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UK says people under 40 should be offered alternative to Astra...

Britain's panel of vaccine advisers on Friday said that people under 40 should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot where possible, due to a small risk from rare blood clo...


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Saudi Arabia to allow only those vaccinated against COVID-19 b...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Friday (May 7) that employees will only be allowed to return to their workplace in person once vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination will become a "mandatory condition" for the face-to-face return of public and pri...


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Doctors in Nepal warn of major crisis as COVID-19 cases surge

KATHMANDU: Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday (May 7) of a major crisis as daily COVID-19 cases hit a record and hospitals were running out of beds and oxygen. Nepal reported 9,070 new confirmed ca...


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Soccer-Simeone will not change gameplan for Barca showdown

MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has no special plans for Saturday's La Liga title showdown with Barcelona. The Argentine's league leaders visit the Camp Nou two points ahead of the Catalans and a win would all but rule Barca out o...


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Motor racing-Bottas fastest in first Spanish GP practice

Valtteri Bottas lapped fastest for Mercedes in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday with Red Bull's Max Verstappen next on the timesheets and a mere 0.033 of a second slow...


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Global equity funds see big weekly inflows on recovery hopes -...

Global stocks headed for their first weekly gain in three amid a surge in commodity prices, while traders braced for a key U.S. jobs report later on Friday that could provide clues on when the Federal Reserve will ease back on monetary stimul...


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Singapore’s next Prime Minister must be someone who can bring ...

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s next leader must first and foremost be someone who can bring the rest of his team together and make the “whole greater than the sum of its parts”, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (May 7). Mr Lee was speaking a...


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Football: Spurs' Bale close to hitting top gear, says Mason

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason says Gareth Bale is rediscovering his best form and hopes the Welsh forward will have an important role to play in the London club's hunt for a top-four finish. Bale, 31, arrived at Tottenham o...


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POFMA correction direction issued to Singapore Incidents over ...

SINGAPORE: A correction direction has been issued to Singapore Incidents over a video that purportedly shows South Asian travellers at Changi Airport on May 5, despite current travel restrictions. The information in the video is false, said the ...