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'Premature' to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

Tengrinews - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula, AFP reports.
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Spirit of giving back 'alive and well' in CDAC

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
FACED with mounting debts, Mr Lai Siew Kuan turned to the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) when he lost his machinist job during the financial crisis of 2008.
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New moves to smooth way for transnational marriages here

TODAYonline - ‎12 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - In light of the rising number of marriages between Singaporeans and foreigners here, the authorities yesterday announced new measures from January to allow foreign spouses to start the process of applying for a Long Term Visit Pass ...
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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

Chron.com - ‎42 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
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Lamela produces goal of the season

The Daily Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela celebrates scoring a goal against Asteras Tripolis during their Europa League soccer match at White Hart Lane in London October 23, 2014.
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President Tony Tan encourages Singaporeans abroad to join in 50th ...

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam speaks in the Marianne North Gallery during a visit to Kew Gardens in West London on Oct 24, 2014.

Fire at Punggol Drive construction site

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
A fire broke out at a construction site at Punggol Drive Oct 25, 2014. Photo: Channel NewsAsia/Mark. mail · print. View all comments.

Volunteers in green: Has the army gone soft?

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Not serious enough. Too easy. Brickbats have been flung at the military volunteer corps to be set up next year. But such objections miss the mark.

Go West? Singapore to study collaboration with Chinese government in Western ...

Channel News Asia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the Singapore and Chinese governments are exploring two possible areas for collaboration - in modern connectivity and modern services.
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Is Guan Eng trying to be MORE Penang than Penangites?

Malaysia Chronicle - ‎45 minutes ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR - Penang Gerakan chairman Teng Chang Yeow has slammed the DAP-led Penang state government over its decision yesterday to ban foreigners from working as chief cooks at hawker food outlets.
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Major figures in Binay wrangle are NP members

Inquirer.net - ‎35 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV have thrown everything at Vice President Jejomar Binay, and Cavite Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic'' Remulla has fiercely defended the Vice President.
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AFP to award Pemberton's Filipino guard

Rappler - ‎42 minutes ago‎
TO BE AWARDED. TSg Mariano Pamittan will be given a plaque of recognition by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang for his professionalism and discipline despite being assaulted during the intrusion incident involving Jennifer Laude's fiancee, ...
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Liow: US to co-sponsor resolution at ICAO

The Sun Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia appreciates the cooperation from the US for its support of a resolution before the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down.
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Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

RTE.ie - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two attacks in Egypt Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel yesterday security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.
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Queen Elizabeth sends first royal tweet

Zee News - ‎3 hours ago‎
London: Queen Elizabeth II has sent the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of a telecommunications gallery at the Science Museum here.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.
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Europe Takes First Step Towards Paris Agreement: Commits to Next Round of ...

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
The European Union has agreed to an additional package of measures to address climate change as they become the first country to announce their post-2020 climate targets in advance of the Paris agreement next December.
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Record wave of new homes could swamp prices and rents

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎11 hours ago‎
WITH a record number of new private homes being completed this year and the next, it could be a while before prices and rents hit bottom, property consultants say.
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Football: Peter Lim confirmed as new owner of Valencia CF

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mr Lim's Meriton Holdings is set to own 70 per cent of Valencia CF, and has signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement with Foundation Valencia CF to buy the high-flying Spanish club.
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Private home prices down 0.7% in Q3

TODAYonline - ‎13 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Prices of private homes in the Republic fell for a fourth consecutive quarter between July and September, but the pace of decline was more moderate, in what analysts said signals a market that is stabilising.

Industrial estates need good cycling infrastructure too

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
I WORK in Chin Bee Drive in the Jurong industrial area. Pavements in this industrial estate are poorly maintained and not wide enough to accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians.
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Reuters: Ford to spend a ton saving Lincoln

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
Ford Motor is reversing course, planning to dump at least $5 billion into saving its foundering Lincoln luxury brand. It will replace or renew every Lincoln model in the next five years.
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Simona pummels Serena

AsiaOne - ‎11 hours ago‎
Before yesterday, Simona Halep had never taken so much as a set off any opponent ranked in the top three, much less a match. Before yesterday, Serena Williams had only been "bagelled" - losing a set 0-6 - seven times ever.

Rugby-Japan to get 18th Super Rugby team in 2016 - SANZAR

Reuters Africa - ‎Oct 23, 2014‎
SYDNEY Oct 24 (Reuters) - Japan has beaten out Singapore to win the right to host the 18th Super Rugby team when the southern hemisphere provincial competition expands for the 2016 season, governing body SANZAR said on Friday.

Profit-driven stadium risks cold shoulder from the masses

TODAYonline - ‎12 hours ago‎
With its tickets selling for up to S$180, many ordinary Singaporeans were priced out of the Japan-Brazil game. Today File Photo. mail · print.
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Ikea Singapore ad that spoofs horror film The Shining is spooktacular

The Straits Times - ‎Oct 23, 2014‎
SINGAPORE - An advertisement by Ikea Singapore to promote late-night shopping has gone viral online. Entitled Ikea Halloween, the 1.5-minute long clip was uploaded by the Swedish home furnishing company on Monday onto YouTube, and paid homage ...
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The Diva is back: Mariah Carey hits all the right notes at Singapore's National ...

Yahoo Singapore News (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
She's been slammed for lacklustre performances in the Tokyo and Seoul legs of her Elusive Chanteuse Tour, but Mariah Carey was all glittering sparkling superstar in Singapore - hitting all the high (and right) notes.
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Antarctic explorer's century-old notebook revealed

The Nation - ‎Oct 23, 2014‎
WELLINGTON - A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.
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Kate Greene: Why the first Mars mission should be manned by women

Dallas Morning News - ‎10 hours ago‎
In February of 1960, Look magazine ran a cover story that asked, “Should a Girl Be First in Space?” It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time.
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Singapore steps up Ebola prevention measures

The Malay Mail Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Senior staff nurse Naw Hser Bwe demonstrates the proper steps to taking off the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and disposing of it, October 24, 2014.
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President Obama hugs Ebola survivor to quell fears

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎23 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington.
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