Monday, 26 Oct 2020

Even the South Pole is warming, and quickly, scientists say

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – The South Pole, the most isolated part of the planet, is also one of the most rapidly warming ones, scientists said Monday (June 28), with surface air temperatures rising since the 1990s at a rate that is three times faster than the global average. While the warming could be the result […]

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Singapore GE2020: Heng Swee Keat to helm East Coast GRC

SINGAPORE – Heng Swee Keat will be leading a five-man People’s Action Party team into the battle for East Coast GRC, which is being contested for the fourth time in electoral history. He and his team will be up against the Workers’ Party (WP) team comprising Mr Dylan Ng, Mr Kenneth Foo, Mr Terence Tan, […]

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UN to call for $10bn aid for Syrians at virtual donor meeting

European Union to lead meeting of 60 governments, NGOs as UN seeks billions for Syrians and countries hosting refugees. Governments are set to pledge billions of dollars in aid for Syrians at a virtual conference on Tuesday to help refugees enduring Syria’s ninth year of armed conflict, as the coronavirus and high food prices worsen […]

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US states hit pause on coronavirus reopening: Live updates

Bars, beaches, cinemas closed again in some US states as spike in cases underlines challenge of containing virus. Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned the pandemic is “not even close to being over” and […]

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China's June factory activity quickens, but exporters struggle amid pandemic

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity expanded at a stronger pace in June, as the economy continues to recover after the government lifted strict lockdowns and ramped up investment, but export orders remained weak as the global coronavirus crisis shatters demand. The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) came in at 50.9 in June, compared […]

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Singapore GE2020: Eleven parties likely to contest all 93 seats

Parliamentary hopefuls from 11 political parties will head to nine nomination centres today to register for the general election. The upcoming polls have already thrown up some surprises, and political watchers said more drama might unfold during the nomination process this morning. While the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is likely to face a contest […]

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