Tennis: Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII

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LONDON: Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday (Apr 1) as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar.The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament at...

Erratic Thai King Earns Subjects’ Unprecedented Anger

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Thailand’s controversial king Maha Vajiralongkorn, despite being protected by some of the most stringent lèse-majesté laws in the world, has come under unprecedented attack by young Thais who have taken to Twitter and Facebook to denounce him for his apparent disregard of his subjects during the Covid-19 crisis.“He has been heavily criticized for not caring about his subjects...

How 3D printing is showing its worth in a crisis

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The current economic outlook may look bleak, but as businesses both tighten...

Fears Grow For Chinese Student Who Told President to Step Down

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Concerns were growing on Tuesday for a university student in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, after he posted a video to social media calling on President Xi Jinping to step down.In the video, Zhang Wenbin says he was once a "little pink" supporter of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, but that...

Intellasia East Asia News – N Korea slams Pompeo and says will ‘walk our way’

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<!-- --> Nuclear-armed North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States, but Washington’s top diplomat said the US still looked forward to talks, even after the North called his insistence on sanctions “ludicrous”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week told nations to “stay committed to applying diplomatic and economic pressure” over...

Coronavirus fails to dampen South Korea’s fever for exam success, Asia News

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SEOUL - Choi Young-eun is so concerned about her teenagers' education as South Korea's schools stay shut that she has been sending them to a private tuition centre to make sure they don't miss out. Choi, a stay-at-home mum of two high schoolers, is one of the millions of parents keeping South Korea's cut-throat "hagwon", or cram schools, in business...

Singapore reports 35 more COVID-19 cases, 3 new clusters identified

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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Mar 30), including 26 with no recent travel history. Three new clusters have been identified - the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol at 2 Seletar North Link, serviced apartments Wilby Residences at 25 Wilby Road, as well as a...

New Chapter in Bitter Lee Family Dispute in Singapore

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By: Toh Han ShihLawyer Lee Suet Fern, who has found herself a target in an acrimonious dispute over the handling of the colonial home of modern Singapore’s late founder Lee Kuan Yew, has issued a detailed defense through her counsel of her role in the execution of the elder Lee’s will.Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been...