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Why Don't Palestinians Just Leave Gaza? They Can't.

Huffington Post
16 minutes ago
Written by
Eline Gordts
A picture taken from the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip shows the sun setting over the Palestinian coastl enclave on July 29, 2014.. The Israeli offensive, which began on July 8 to end Hamas rocket attacks on the Jewish state, has killed more than 1,100 ...
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Ebola death toll rises to 729: WHO

The Daily Star - ‎6 minutes ago‎
GENEVA: The deaths of 57 more people from Ebola in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the epidemic to 729, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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WTO impasse: Sitharaman says no change in stand, will deal be done without ...

Firstpost - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The United States said on Thursday it was hopeful that differences between India and much of the rest of the world over a major trade agreement could be resolved in time, with only hours remaining before the deal has to be signed.
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Malaysia PM calls for cease-fire in area around MH17 crash site

Fox News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
AMSTERDAM - Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surrounding the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.

SNEF president Stephen Lee steps down, to be succeeded by Robert Yap

The Straits Times - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
Mr Stephen Lee (left) is stepping down as president of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). He will be succeeded by Dr Robert Yap with effect from Sept 1. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE NATIONAL EMPLOYERS FEDERATION.

Let NSmen choose between pull-ups, push-ups in IPPT

TODAYonline - ‎6 hours ago‎
National servicemen who fail the annual IPPT welcome the removal of pull-ups, the standing broad jump and the shuttle run. The “killer” station for many of them is still the 2.4km run.
The death of the pull-up in Singapore
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7 dead in Indonesia boat sinking

Bangkok Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
JAKARTA - An official says a boat carrying villagers sank after hitting a stump in a river in western Indonesia, leaving a woman and six children dead and at least 13 others missing.
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UN envoy acknowledges progress but calls on Vietnam to widen religious ...

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The UN envoy for religious freedom has called on Vietnam to grant all religious communities the right to operate outside the officially established channels for religious practice.
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SC sacks Laguna judge tagged in 'Ma'am Arlene' mess

GMA News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Even before a decision could be handed down on a Laguna trial court judge implicated in the "Ma'am Arlene" mess in the judiciary, he has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court for gross misconduct in a separate case.
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Indian-Origin Muslim Preacher Apologises for Insulting Hinduism

NDTV - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Kuala Lumpur: An Islamic preacher of Indian-origin, accused of insulting Hinduism in Malaysia five years ago, apologised today for his remarks following protests from the Hindu community in this Muslim majority nation.
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Thailand's military arrests army general for extorting money from street vendors

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai army general has been arrested on suspicion of extortion in a notorious Bangkok red light district, officials said on Thursday, in a rare case of the authorities prosecuting a member of the military.
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Filipinos told to leave Libya after beheading - ‎1 hour ago‎
Foreign secretary dispatched to oversee evacuation of 13,000 nationals after man was beheaded and nurse gang-raped. Last updated: 31 Jul 2014 12:00.
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Landslide kills at least 30 in Indian village of Malin

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
MALIN, India -- Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead.
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Blaming the messenger, not the message

11 minutes ago
Written by
Steve Benen
The political world's reaction to chatter about presidential impeachment took a curious turn this week, when Republicans and a variety of pundits directed their ire at Democrats - for reasons that don't make a lot of sense.
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China trial of Uighur scholar within weeks, imam reported killed

The Star Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent ethnic Uighur professor from China's Xinjiang could be tried on separatism charges within weeks, his lawyer said on Thursday, as a senior pro-government Islamic leader was reported killed in turmoil in the region.
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Hezbollah commander killed on 'jihadi mission' in Iraq

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day or Al-Quds day, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, July 25, 2014.
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Great Eastern Q2 earnings jump multi-fold

TODAYonline - ‎10 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Life insurer Great Eastern Holdings said today (July 31) its second-quarter earnings net profit jumped multi-folds to S$244.6 million dollars from S$18.6 million dollars in the same period a year ago, due mainly to significantly higher unrealised ...
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FAQs on the new toll rates at Johor Baru checkpoint

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The customs checkpoint for vehicles in Johor Bahru on Dec 29, 2008. News of a toll hike at the Johor Baru Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) have upset many commuters especially those who live in Johor and travel daily to Singapore for ...
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1200 low-income households to receive $100 household care packs

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
SMU students, 3M Singapore's Managing Director Arthur Fong and Member of Parliament for Mountbatten Lim Biow Chuan present the pack to an elderly resident.
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Online shopping taking off here, but e-shoppers sweat over security

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
The top concerns among online shoppers were having their financial details being stolen by cybercriminals and falling victim to fraud, and sharing credit card details with a website they had not visited before, according to a PayPal survey.
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The Straits Times' News In A Minute: July 30, 2014

The Straits Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
*The Land Transport Authority will help fund companies with flexible travel plans to shift more commuters out of the morning peak hours.

New ERP gantries on AYE to start charging from Aug 4

TODAYonline - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
SINGAPORE - The four new Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) will begin operating from Aug 4. Three gantries will be on the AYE heading to the city - after Jurong Town Hall and on Clementi Avenue 6 and ...
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S'pore selection side named for Juventus clash

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has named a 21-man squad for the Singapore Selection to face Italian Serie A champions Juventus in a friendly at the Sports Hub's National Stadium on Aug 16, where the kick-off time has been ...
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Fandi's sons get CIMB sponsorship

The Star Online - ‎26 minutes ago‎
(From right) Country head of CIMB Group Singapore and CEO of CIMB Bank Singapore Mak Lye Mun, Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad, Irfan Fandi Ahmad, and their father, Fandi Ahmad, at the signing ceremony in Singapore.
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Chapman To, Mark Lee play mahjong rivals in new movie

TODAYonline - ‎4 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Expect side-splitting laughter when Mark Lee teams up with Hong Kong's Chapman To in the new movie King Of Mahjong.
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No ban on X-Men comic due to 'balanced treatment of gay marriage'

TODAYonline - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
SINGAPORE - An Archie comic book which featured a gay marriage was removed from local bookstores earlier this year - but another comic with a similar theme - Astonishing X-Men Issue 51 - can still be found on the shelves.

Fussy pandas maintain a balanced diet of bamboo

The Conversation - ‎10 hours ago‎
Researchers from the University of Sydney and the Chinese Academy of Sciences used a unique approach to characterise four distinct diets that pandas switch between depending on their nutritional needs, through monitoring what pandas in the Qinling ...
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HSA alerts public to three illegal products with potent ingredients

TODAYonline - ‎10 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Three illegal health products used for the treatment of pain contain undeclared potent western medicinal ingredients, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in a media release issued today (July 31).
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Bone marrow donor programme celebrates 100 donors and new patron

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
Singapore's 100th local bone marrow donor Lim Yun Song (centre), receiving a token of appreciation from Minister for Law K Shanmugam (right) and Honourary Secretary of the Bone Marrow Donor Programme Martin Thoo.

Woman weighing 300 kgs admitted to Chiang Mai hospital

The Nation - ‎7 hours ago‎
A 300-kilogram woman who is unable to walk was admitted to the Maharaj Nakhon Chiang Mai Thursday morning. The hospital dispatched an ambulance to transport Nokkaew Saensomparn, 31, from her home in a squatter community in Chiang Mai's Muang ...