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the kingdom is still united - but uneasily so

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎3 minutes ago‎
So we shall remain united after all. Having come to the brink of a divided Kingdom, Scotland has voted to preserve the Union which has held fast for 307 years, and averted the biggest constitutional crisis in the nation's history.
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S'pore companies see rising proportion of women in senior positions: Study

Channel News Asia - ‎8 hours ago‎
File photo: Workers cross the road in the central business district of Singapore. (AFP/File - Simin Wang). Enlarge; Caption. Please enable Javascript to watch this video.
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Air quality back in 'moderate' range after thunderstorms

Channel News Asia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Following a hazy morning, thunderstorms in the western parts of Singapore on Friday afternoon (Sep 19) helped the three-hour PSI to fall back into the 'moderate' range, says NEA.
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As Alibaba debuts on Wall Street, stocks drift

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.
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Ebola could infect 500000 by end of January, according to CDC projection

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa could infect up to 500,000 people by the end of January, according to a new estimate under development by the U.S.
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4 smartphone options for people who don't want an iPhone

Fox News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
In the build-up to the great Apple fall harvest, there were bushels of rumors about features that (alas) failed to appear in the new iPhones.

Man suspected of robbing taxi driver nabbed with help from another cabby

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A suspected armed robber whose victim was a taxi driver has been arrested with help from another cabby, the police said in a statement today.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen visits SAF Guards formation

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen fired weapons like the Electric Stun Gun - the "less lethal weapons" used by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to support overseas peace operations, during a visit on Friday to the Lim Chu Kang live-firing area.

Police appealing for info on missing elderly man

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - The police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 82-year-old Leong Boon Tat. He was last seen in the vicinity of 11 Bukit Batok West Avenue 2 on Sep 16 at about 10.25am.
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Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger UN role

Reuters UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N.
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Suspect in Bali suitcase murder admits killing girlfriend's mother: Cops

Toronto Sun - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Tommy Schaefer American Tommy Schaefer is escorted by police inside a police hospital to undergo medical checks in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali August 15, 2014.
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Tens of thousands homeless after flooding in Philippines

euronews - ‎56 minutes ago‎
At least three people have been killed after heavy tropical rains caused widespread flooding in the Philippines. One of the dead was a two year old girl.
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3 wings of PAS stand behind Hadi

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
The three wings of Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) yesterday threw their support behind president Abdul Hadi Awang, defending him against attacks by partners in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance of opposition parties.
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US man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

The Hindu - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been ...
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Kerry sees role for Iran in ISIS war, France joins air campaign

The Daily Star - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A handout image, provided on September 19, 2014 by ECPAD, shows a photo montage of a logistics depot in northeastern Iraq before and after a mission by French Rafale fighter jets from the Al-Dhafra airbase.
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Catalonia Will Defy Spanish Government, Hold (Non-Binding) Independence Vote

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The regional government of Catalan will hold a November 9 referendum a la Scotland on the question of whether the area should declare independence from Spain—but the results will be non-binding, seemingly making the vote something of an elaborate ...
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CCTV footage emerges showing last hours of British backpacker before he was ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
Images showing a British backpacker walking near the Thai beach where he and a female friend were murdered just hours later emerged on Friday, as police said they were seeking at least three "attackers" for the killing.
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Barzani appeals for help to protect Syrian town

The Daily Star - ‎22 minutes ago‎
DIKMETAS, Turkey: Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani Friday called for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from ISIS fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey.
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CHC trial: Church's finance manager says she does not know why she was ...

Channel News Asia - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sharon Tan denied that an agreement involving advance rental paid to production house Xtron was a sham, and said good controls were put in place for the church's investments.
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Asia still has a long way to go in CSR: consultancy CEO

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
Over the past few years, corporate social responsibility has found a permanent place in many Asian boardrooms. But CSR Asia, a consultancy group on sustainability, said the region still has a long way to go.
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10 people who didn't want to queue for an iPhone 6

Shiny Shiny - ‎9 hours ago‎
So, it turns out there were a lot of people REALLY wanting the iPhone 6 today, as there were queues all over the world, full of Apple fans hoping to be the first to get their hands on the new Apple phone.
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Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources

TODAYonline - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The logo of French low-cost telecoms provider Iliad is pictured during the company 2013 annual results presentation in Paris. Photo: Reuters.
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Formula one: Hamilton outstrips Alonso in Singapore practice

The Express Tribune - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street circuit on September 19, 2014.
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Painting Rhinos at the St. Louis Zoo

KSDK - ‎4 hours ago‎
SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- The St. Louis Zoo is celebrating World Rhino Day Saturday. Since the black rhinos are endangered, this is an event to bring attention to the animal and to show off one of their hidden.
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The Climate Post: The Cost of Fixing Climate Change

Huffington Post - ‎Sep 18, 2014‎
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could boost the economy rather than slow it, according to a new study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
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User's Guide to the People's Climate March This Weekend

Bloomberg - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The people are coming. Tens (or hundreds?) of thousands of protesters are descending on Manhattan by bus, train and plane to rally against climate change this Sunday in an event dubbed “The People's Climate March.

New respite service for those caring for loved ones with muscular dystrophy

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Mr Syahrunizham Zainal (left) using the ventilation machine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). A new service which gives respite to caregivers of persons with muscular dystrophy was launched on Friday, by the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore ...
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