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11 people found dead in Norway helicopter crash

Channel News Asia - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Emergency services have found 11 bodies after a helicopter crashed off the west coast off Norway on Friday, a rescue official told broadcaster NRK.
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S Korea, US activists launch balloons with anti-Pyongyang leaflets

Channel News Asia - ‎4 hours ago‎
Some 20 activists, including former defectors from North Korea, launched around 300,000 leaflets in packages tied to gas-filled balloons from a spot near the heavily-militarised frontier.
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Shelling and air strikes resume in Aleppo

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government-held areas of the city resumed on Friday, after a brief dawn lull following seven days of violence, a war monitor, a civil defence worker and Syrian state media said.
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U.S., allies conduct 22 strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies carried out 22 strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, focusing on the Mar'a area of western Syria and the city of Fallujah in Iraq, according to military figures released on ...
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Syrian military calls temporary 'regime of calm' in parts of country

TODAYonline - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIRUT - A "regime of calm" will be enforced in parts of Syria's Latakia and Damascus regions from 1:00 a.m. (2200 GMT) on April 30, in order to "secure the implementation of the agreed cessation of hostilities", a Syrian military statement said on Friday.
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South African court orders review of decision to drop Zuma charges

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
South Africa's High Court ruled on Friday that a decision seven years ago to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational and should be reviewed, another setback for the scandal-ridden leader who faces calls for his resignation.
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Live updates: PAP, SDP hold first rallies for Bukit Batok by-election

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
PAP is holding its rally at Bukit Gombak Stadium, while SDP's rally is at a field along Bukit Batok Industrial Park A. Posted 29 Apr 2016 18:53; Updated 29 Apr 2016 20:20.
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New counter-terrorism teams to be rolled out by June

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Emergency Response Teams will comprise of officers who are specially trained with counter-assault skills and better-equipped to deal with such attacks.
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2 people, not one, charged in Singapore 1MDB probe

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
Singapore - Singapore authorities have charged not one but two people - a former wealth manager at Swiss private bank BSI and someone allegedly involved in corrupt transactions in concert with the former private banker - in an ongoing investigation ...
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103 drug offenders arrested in 4-day islandwide operation

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A total of 103 drug offenders were arrested following a four-day islandwide operation which ended on Friday (April 29) morning.
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Remullas drop Binay, vow big win for Duterte in Cavite

Inquirer.net - ‎3 hours ago‎
Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte forges an alliance with Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla. NESTOR CORRALES/INQUIRER.

Najib a hit in Kuching

Free Malaysia Today - ‎12 hours ago‎
He seems to be getting the rock star treatment everywhere he goes in the Sarawak capital. najib-sarawak-1. KUCHING: Many people probably agree with the findings of a Merdeka Center survey that Prime Minister Najib Razak is unpopular in Peninsular ...
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Comelec hacker Biteng to be charged for violating Cyber Crime law

Manila Bulletin - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Manila Prosecutor's Office recommended charging three counts of violation of the Cyber Crime prevention law against Comelec hacker Paul Loui “Paloy” Biteng who was nabbed by the NBI last week.
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DAP backstabbing Dr M expected, says Bung

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Shockwaves were felt throughout the nation when Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his long-time nemesis, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang, sat at the same table to ink the Citizens' Declaration.
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US senators propose bill to help Pacific allies counter China

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Washington, April 28 (CNA) Four American senators, including three members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), have proposed a maritime security act to increase support to Asia-Pacific allies to cope with Beijing's assertive moves in the ...
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Western governments, rights groups decry China's tough new NGO law

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
Western governments and rights groups lambasted a new Chinese law governing non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Friday, saying it treats the groups as a criminal threat and would effectively force many out of the country.
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Iran seeks closer ties to Brics

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Presdent Zuma's tête-à-tête with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is of particular significance, says Shannon Ebrahim.
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New violence as Paris police break up youth protest

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
PARIS (AFP) - Several dozen youth protesters clashed with police in the early hours of Friday (April 29) in a central Paris square after refusing orders to disperse, police said.
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Stiffer penalties for those who fail to pay taxi fare

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Taxi drivers will get more protection from fare evaders when new penalties kick in from May 9, the Public Transport Council (PTC) said on April 29.
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Osim buyout almost a done deal as offer closes today

The Straits Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Mr Sim plans to take Osim private. He will have the right to compulsorily buy all remaining shares before delisting Osim, if he is able to obtain 90 per cent or more of the company's issued shares.

MTI announces board changes at EMA, JTC, IE Singapore, SDC

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎7 hours ago‎
THE Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Friday announced board appointment changes at four statutory boards. Energy Market Authority (EMA).
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Stiffer fines for repeat offenders who leave vehicle engine idling

Channel News Asia - ‎10 hours ago‎
Starting Jun 1, motorists caught leaving their vehicle engines idling for a second or subsequent time will face a fine of S$100, up from the current S$70.
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China's newest sportswear brand Uncle Martian is Under Armour rip-off

AsiaOne - ‎3 hours ago‎
Following in the wake of copycat pyramids and sphinxes, is China's newest sportswear brand, Uncle Martian. Photo: Mashable. If its name and logo sounds familiar, that's because it seems like an obvious rip-off of American brand Under Armour.
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As iPhone sales slump, Apple again talks up Services revenue

Computerworld - ‎14 hours ago‎
For the second quarter running, Apple executives this week talked up the growth of the company's Services category in an attempt to highlight the earnings potential of the devices now in customers' hands.
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Volkswagen CEO apologized in person to Obama over scandal

WRCB-TV - ‎26 minutes ago‎
(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). Volkswagen cars are presented to media inside a delivery tower prior to the company's annual press conference in Wolfburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016.
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Three and easy for leaders Albirex

TODAYonline - ‎17 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE— Albirex Niigata went six points clear at the top of the S.League table after they defeated Garena Young Lions 3-0 at the Jurong East Stadium last night.
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Navratilova: Serena a victim of her own success

The New Paper - ‎15 hours ago‎
She has been the dominant figure in women's tennis for more than a decade, collecting 21 Grand Slam singles titles to sit third on the all-time list, behind Margaret Court (24) and Steffi Graf (22).

Shanti wins 200m gold again at National Stadium

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shanti Pereira (seen here in a photo from the 2015 SEA Games) comfortably won her 200m race at the Singapore Open in 24.04secs. TODAY FILE PHOTO.
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WTA Finals serves up new schedule & format

The Straits Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova (right) hits a volley on a makeshift beach outside the Singapore Sports Hub. Her doubles partner yesterday was national junior player Ashley Yim.
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'Living heritage' study of Ubin wraps up

AsiaOne - ‎10 hours ago‎
One of the few Singaporeans who know how to build and repair kampung houses and dig wells still resides on Pulau Ubin. Mr Ahmad Kassim is 80 years old and has been living on the island for 70 of them.
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Prima Deli fires employee for racist remarks made to job applicant

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Local bakery chain Prima Deli has dismissed an employee who allegedly told a Malay woman that she wasn't suitable for a job due to her race.
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'It's simple, it's just love' A 78-year-old Bugis Street old-timer tells her story

The Independent (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Many of us would help an elderly homeless woman if we saw her sleeping in HDB void decks but how many of us would still be willing to help if we found out that that elderly woman was once a man?
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REVEALED: Captain America & his avengers' behind-the-scenes secrets

Malaysia Chronicle - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Just ask the cast of Captain America: Civil War, which is currently showing in cinemas in Malaysia, and they will regale tales of uncomfortable itches, injuries and heat exhaustion.
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China aims for manned moon landing by 2036

AsiaOne - ‎6 hours ago‎
Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency took this striking photograph of the moon from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station on March 28, 2016.

Rare NZ parrot not dead, just pining for fiords: Minister

Channel News Asia - ‎9 hours ago‎
The kakapo, a plump green parrot that nests on the ground, was once thought extinct but its numbers have slowly increased thanks to an intensive conservation programme.
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'Sleepless slugs' skip hibernation to breed after warm British winter

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON: British gardeners should brace themselves for an invasion of slugs this year as many of the pests skipped their usual hibernation due to a warm winter and spent their time breeding instead.
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Slideshow: Chernobyl, 30 years later

Free Speech Radio News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Chernobyl city limits. The village, which gave its name to the atomic power plant, is located 10 miles south of the decommissioned nuclear power station.

What can you do about the ever-increasing Medishield premiums

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
There have been two pieces of big news in the last few months concerning our Integrated Shield plans in Singapore. The first piece of big news is that three of the five Integrated Shield Plan insurers will be raising their cash rider (for now at least ...
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China sees childhood obesity 'explosion' in rural provinces

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's quite possible, according to a 29-year study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The study, which went public on Tuesday, noted that while China may be seeing rapid growth in its rural economy, it's also seeing a massive ...
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Fertility researchers use skin cells to create human sperm

The Straits Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
BARCELONA • Scientists in Spain say they have created human sperm from skin cells, a medical feat which could eventually lead to a treatment for infertility.
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Gingers rejoice: Gene that determines hair and skin colour found to keep redheads looking two years younger

National Post - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Peope with red hair have long been the butt of unfair jokes, but a study suggests that when it comes to ageing they may have the last laugh.
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