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Pope meets Russian church head in historic encounter

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
HAVANA • Pope Francis has become the first pontiff to ever meet a patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, as the two Christian leaders set aside centuries of division in a historic encounter that was held in an unlikely setting: a room at the Havana ...
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Russia-West tensions have led to new Cold War: Medvedev

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
MUNICH • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said yesterday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War".
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Taiwan ends quake search-and-rescue efforts

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Rescue work has focused on the wreckage of the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building. All of those believed missing in the building have now been accounted for.
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In war on Zika mosquito, Brazil vows worry-free Olympics

Channel News Asia - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil won't compromise the Olympics the country will be hosting in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday.
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EU referendum: David Cameron's approval ratings slump amid public anger over Europe negotiations

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
David Cameron's personal ratings have slumped amid widespread public dissatisfaction with his renegotiation of Britain's place in the EU.
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Turkish military shelled Kurdish militia in Syria: government source

TODAYonline - ‎4 hours ago‎
ANKARA/ISTANBUL - Turkey's military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday, a Turkish government source said, hours after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that Ankara would act if it faced a threat from across the border.
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'Singles, give fate a chance to work magic'

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Some say matters of the heart are best left to fate. But as couples new and old celebrate Valentine's Day today, the minister in charge of lifting birth rates has this advice for singles: Be proactive and give fate a chance to work its magic.
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'Cardboard auntie' who was knocked down by school bus was in driver's blind spot: Coroner

AsiaOne - ‎13 hours ago‎
And the driver might have been unaware that she was in his blind spot on the front right side of his bus, State Coroner Marvin Bay said.

Ex-detainee tells his side of S'pore story

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Dr Poh launched his memoir, Living In A Time Of Deception, yesterday. More than 300 people turned up. Published. 5 min ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More.
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Spike in online scams but overall crime rate still low

AsiaOne - ‎14 hours ago‎
A surge in online commercial offences - particularly scams offering sex for credit - has pushed up Singapore's crime rate. Police statistics for last year, released yesterday, showed a 4 per cent rise in overall crime with 33,608 cases, although the ...

Dick Nixon on Henry Kissinger: He's cold, mean and needs a short leash

Mashable - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Kissinger takes credit for opening China, but when I ordered him to do it, he thought it was crazy. @dick_nixon-2354. By @dick_nixon 2016-02-12 20:07:03 UTC.
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Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons

The Philadelphia Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest ...
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Duterte pressed on health - ‎4 hours ago‎
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—There was no other time in his campaign for Malacañang when Rodrigo Duterte's physical presence was more important than what he had to say.
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Varsity satire parade comes under close junta scrutiny

The Nation - ‎3 hours ago‎
THE POLITICAL satire parade at the traditional annual football match between the country's two elite universities yesterday faced strict censorship from security officers.
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Turkish FM: No decision made for anti-ISIL ground operation in Syria

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir (R) greets his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Dec 29.
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US' sale of F-16s to Pakistan: India expresses disappointment

The Hindu - ‎8 hours ago‎
In an angry move, the government summoned U.S. Ambassador Richard Varma to South Block to express its disappointment over the U.S.
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Passers-by save toddler, mum after car plunges into canal

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
AMSTERDAM • A woman and her toddler were saved by passers-by from drowning in an icy river canal in Amsterdam, in a heroic rescue captured on video.
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Modi launches new drive to turn India into world's factory

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to infuse some fresh energy into plans to convert India into a manufacturing hub, launching a week-long series of programmes under the Make in India initiative to attract investments and woo global manufacturers.
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Forex woes erode profit at Singtel

The Straits Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Currency fluctuations hit Singtel in the third quarter despite the telco recording growth across the board. Its consumer, enterprise and digital life business groups all reported expansion in the three months to Dec 31 last year to help revenue hit $4 ...
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Labour MP hits out at outsourcing for keeping wages low

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
MP ZAINAL SAPARI, criticising management guru Peter Drucker, who coined this phrase: "Do your best and outsource the rest." Published.
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Rakuten to maintain regional HQ in Singapore as it retools e-commerce strategy

TODAYonline - ‎14 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Japanese Internet services giant Rakuten is closing its marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as part of a retooling of its e-commerce strategy, the company said today (Feb 13).
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GST cheats tried to claim $334k in tourist refunds

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Those prosecuted for abusing a goods and services tax (GST) refund scheme meant for tourists visiting Singapore have tried to make away with a total of $334,000 in the past five years.
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PM Lee meets Facebook's founder

TODAYonline - ‎18 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was given an unusual gift when he met Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today (Feb 13) - an artwork etched with lines from a computer programme that Mr Lee wrote several years ago.
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LTA: Bicycle licensing not practical

AsiaOne - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has studied the licensing of bicycles and cyclists very carefully ("Bicycle licensing allows for better rule enforcement" by Mr Jeremy Aw Chon Wai; yesterday, "Bicycle licensing necessary to curb errant riding" by Ms ...
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iPhone 5SE Release Date, Apple Gets Aggressive

Forbes - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mark Gurman reports that the iPhone 5SE will go on sale on Friday March 18th, just three days after it is revealed on Tuesday March 15th.

New device to catch errant motorists to be used at Causeway

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Johor is all set to use automated number plate recognition devices to nab vehicle owners with outstanding traffic summonses and warrants.
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Football: Albirex Niigata beat Brunei DPMM 3-2 in S-League Community Shield opener

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Albirex Niigata clinched the Great Eastern Community Shield 2016 with a 3-2 win over Brunei DPMM in the S-League's curtain raiser at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday.
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Football: S-League firmly on the go

The Straits Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Title favourites Tampines' star import Jermaine Pennant autographing his photo on an SMRT train before it was put straight into service.
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John O'Shea holds firm as Sunderland edge Manchester United

Irish Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sunderland 1 Manchester United 2. Ireland defender John O'Shea put in a man of the match performance against his former club as Sunderland edged Manchester United for three crucial points at the Stadium of Light.
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Football: Man United top-four hopes fade, Chelsea cruise

The Straits Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
LONDON (AFP) - Louis van Gaal conceded that Manchester United may need to win the Europa League to qualify for next season's Champions League after a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.
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Actress draws flak for 'retirement' stunt

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Netizens have slammed television actress Rebecca Lim, 29, who is in the prime of her career, for her Instagram post last Friday morning in which she said she was "retiring".
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RSAF flies suspected stroke victim from ship to SGH

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
A crew member who fell ill on a commercial vessel was evacuated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) yesterday. A video of the rescue was posted on the RSAF's Facebook page.

Celebrities reveal their worst dates ever

AsiaOne - ‎15 hours ago‎
Do not talk too much about yourself. Actress Nadiah M Din believes it is a deal breaker. "The worst thing that someone can do on a date is talk too much about their past dates or how proud they are of themselves.
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France's 104-year-old twins say closeness is the secret to their longevity

The Straits Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
ONZAIN, France (AFP) - When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But 104 years later, the French twins say there's a simple secret to their longevity: sticking together.

Call for 'zero impact' on nature reserve

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Engineers said that it is well within contractors' capabilities to take measures that Engineers said that it is well within contractors' capabilities to take measures that will minimise negative impact on the environment.
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Einstein's gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE - Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the ...
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Bad air killing more than 5.5m people each year

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Some 1.6 million people died of air pollution in China in 2013, while India saw 1.4 million deaths. In China, burning coal is the biggest contributor to poor air quality.
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Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Funding and job cuts at Australia's climate change research body could undermine the country's goal of dominating the Asian premium food market by placing farmers at a disadvantage to US and European competitors.
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More incentive to switch to healthcare job

The Straits Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
With Singapore's increasing need for healthcare workers as the population ages, the Government is making it more attractive for those thinking of a mid-career switch into the sector.
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Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say.
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Buffalo Wild Wings' Fundamentals Are Intact Despite Weak Guidance

Seeking Alpha - ‎3 hours ago‎
But margins continue to increase, and with lower food costs on the horizon, BWLD looks cheap here. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) is certainly a hot topic in the restaurant space.

Exercise programs may lower the risk of serious falls for older men

Channel News Asia - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
(Reuters Health) - Older men who do moderate exercise several times per week may experience fewer injuries and hospitalizations from falls, a new study suggests.

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