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Hunt for MH370: Australia won't extend search effort without new clues

AsiaOne - ‎10 minutes ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia-Australia still plans to end the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after the current undersea search zone has been covered unless a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island yields hard clues on the fate of the vanished ...
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MACC director lashes out over search in 1MDB probe

AsiaOne - ‎35 minutes ago‎
A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director has lashed out against the search of its office by the police. Speaking to reporters outside the commission's headquarters here, MACC special operations division director Datuk Bahrin Mohd Zin (pic ...
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Obama's day: Climate change, Africa, ambassadors

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama opens the week Monday by speaking to young leaders from Africa, announcing a new climate change plan, and welcoming new ambassadors from other nations.
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Greek stocks plunge 23% on re-open

The Australian - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Greece's sharemarket has plummeted almost 23 per cent on re-opening from its five-week closure, as investors released built-up fears about the country's future.
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North Korea shows captive Canadian pastor confessing to crimes against state

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
North Korea released video footage on Monday of a Canadian pastor confessing before a Pyongyang church congregation that he had committed crimes against the state.
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Edited excerpts from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's conversation with ...

AsiaOne - ‎3 hours ago‎
Edited excerpts from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's conversation with Professor Chan Heng Chee, chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities.
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Opposition parties gather for horse-trading talks

Channel News Asia - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Three representatives from each Opposition party were allowed in the meeting, while host National Solidarity Party had five representatives.
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Public debate to advance with civil society's participation: DPM Tharman

Channel News Asia - ‎8 hours ago‎
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam says it will "do Singapore good" if there are more debate and peer review within civil society itself.
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Marine Parade MPs hope ESM Goh stays

AsiaOne - ‎11 hours ago‎
ESM Goh Chok Tong at the opening of photo exhibition The History of Marine Parade. Photo: The Straits Times. Marine Parade MPs hope ESM Goh stays.
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MACC: RM2.6b in Najib's account from 'donors', not 1MDB

Malay Mail Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The RM2.6 billion that had been deposited into Datuk Seri Najib Razak's accounts had come from 'donors' and not 1MDB, MACC said in a statement August 3, 2015.
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Malaysia's 1MDB says upcoming hearings with parliamentary committee postponed

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) said on Monday that upcoming hearings with a bipartisan parliamentary committee have been postponed after a ...
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Kung fu temple chief under investigation over sex and fraud claims

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Monks performing Shaolin kung fu. The claims allege that Shi Yongxin, the abbot of Shaolin monastery in Henan province, had been expelled from the temple in the late 1980s.
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Iran's hard-liners want a better nuclear deal, too

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Right now, the United States is in the grip of a loud domestic conversation about the merits of a proposed nuclear deal with Iran reached last month.
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Public Security Minister: Fatal Jerusalem gay parade stabbing could have been ...

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gilad Erdan also condemns fatal West Bank arson attack which killed a Palestinian baby, which he says was carried out by 'religious anarchist extremists who believe country's laws do not apply to them.
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India retains June-Sept monsoon rainfall forecast in likely drought year

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI: India has retained its forecast for this year's monsoon rains at 88 percent of the long-period average, the weather office said on Monday, adding the El Nino weather pattern could strengthen during the rest of the season.
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Myanmar Opposition Leader Suu Kyi Visits Flood-Hit Area

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGO, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.
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Reduced train, bus fares at end of this year: Lui Tuck Yew

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
Fares for trains and buses will adjusted downwards by up to 1.9 per cent, says Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. By Justin Ong; POSTED: 03 Aug 2015 15:26; UPDATED: 03 Aug 2015 16:58.
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Free travel on National Day for SMRT bus and train services

Channel News Asia - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
Commuters need not tap their fare cards when they enter SMRT train stations or buses on National Day, says the transport operator.
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'Unprecedented' low levels of water at key Johor reservoir: Vivian Balakrishnan

Channel News Asia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan says the water levels at the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor are at about 55 per cent of normal levels, which is "unprecedented" since the reservoir started its operations in 1995.
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UPDATE 2-Embattled Noble Group flags potential suitors; says has ample funds ...

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
... * Noble says can fund $735 mln bond redemption due this week. * Says after redemption, will still have over $1 bln in cash. * Brings forward release of Q2 results/PwC report to Aug. 10.
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Crazy but true: there's going to be another OnePlus phone this year

Hindustan Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The OnePlus 2 has not even launched yet -- it will hit the market on August 11 -- but OnePlus One founder Carl Pei, has already spilled the beans on the company's next product.
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NTU chip may be music to audiophiles' ears

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
Photo of an array of microchips developed by a team from Nanyang Technological University School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
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Vulnerability can make Android phones seem dead

Telecom Asia - ‎Aug 2, 2015‎
A recently discovered a vulnerability in Android can render a phone apparently dead - silent, unable to make calls, with a lifeless screen.

S'pore a hotbed for computer viruses and malware

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - According to a recent study, Singapore is the number one Asian country when it comes to anti-virus notifications - the number of Internet users worldwide who encounter malicious websites hosted in a country.
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Quah Zheng Wen breaks national record at FINA World Championships

Channel News Asia - ‎4 hours ago‎
The 18-year-old clocked a time of 54.40 seconds in the 100-metre backstroke event, but did not qualify for the semi-finals. POSTED: 03 Aug 2015 16:33.
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Schooling breaks Asian mark to reach 50 fly final

AsiaOne - ‎3 hours ago‎
Some athletes use their first race at major meets to get their nerves out of the way. Joseph Schooling used his yesterday to show his intent.
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Netball team finally arrives Down Under - ‎2 hours ago‎
THE national netball team arrived in Australia on Saturday ahead of this weekend's World Cup. Netball Association of Zambia general secretary Pritchard Ngoma confirmed the team's arrival in Sydney.
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Lokomotiv held by city rivals ASIA - ‎15 hours ago‎
Lokomotiv Moscow's 100 per cent start to the Russian Premier League season ended on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by city rivals Dinamo Moscow.
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Twitter launches emojis in conjunction with SG50

Channel News Asia - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Twitter users can include the #Singapore and #SG50 hashtags when composing a tweet, so that the special emojis will appear when the tweet is sent.
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RSAF's Black Knights set to wow with 'awesome' displays over SG50 weekend

AsiaOne - ‎50 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen has praised the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s aerobatics team for their upcoming performance during the National Day weekend.
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Watch old films for free at Capitol Theatre

Channel News Asia - ‎12 hours ago‎
TODAY reports: The Spotlight On Singapore Cinema project - an initiative led by the Media Development Authority - gives the public a chance to experience cinema as it was back in the day.
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Exciting times at the six varsities

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
NTU's new learning hub has 56 "smart" classrooms with flexible clustered seating, electronic whiteboards and LCD screens.
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Age of the Chinasaurs

The Nation - ‎1 hour ago‎
China, which has become a treasure trove of dinosaur fossil findings, can claim global supremacy in the area of dinosaur discoveries.
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'Godzilla' El Niño is coming

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
This year is set to be 0.1°C warmer on average than 2014, thanks to an unusually strong El Niño warming the Pacific Ocean and the world's climate.

Love of paleontology an accidental discovery for China's No 1 dino hunter

The Straits Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
BEIJING - At age 46, he has already identified some 60 new dinosaur species - more than any other dinosaur experts. He has also helped prove that birds arose from dinosaurs and played a key role in exposing a hoax finding published in the esteemed ...
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Women giving birth to twins in Singapore see almost 50% increase

AsiaOne - ‎10 hours ago‎
Mrs Regine Sahetapy and her husband Carl with their twin daughters Gabrielle (left) and Noelle, who were conceived naturally and were born in September last year.
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Test kit to differentiate mozzie viruses

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
Researchers here have developed a diagnostic kit that can differentiate between the dengue and chikungunya viruses in a single test.
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Palm oil peril: Trans fat vs. Palm oil

Toronto Star - ‎8 hours ago‎
Palm oil vs. trans fat. Production. Palm oil: Palm fruit, which is bright red and solid, is processed in a series of steps that include steaming, threshing and pressing to extract the oil.
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Active sex life improves seniors' quality of life

Health24 - ‎4 hours ago‎
A small Scottish study suggests that seniors with an active sex life enjoy a higher quality of life, and better social interactions.
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