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800000 HDB households to receive utilities rebates in Oct

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE - About 800,000 Singaporean Housing and Development Board (HDB) households will receive S$45 million worth of GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in next month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said today (Sept 30).
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MDA seeks to register TOC Ltd under the Broadcasting Act

The Online Citizen - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The Media Development Authority has issued a statement today, requesting The Opinion Collaborative Ltd (TOC Ltd), the social enterprise that owns and manages TOC, to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification.
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Man arrested in Australia over funding US fighter in Syria: Police

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Arrest comes days after a terror suspect was shot dead in Melbourne after stabbing two police officers. STOCK IMAGE. SYDNEY: A man was arrested in counterterror raids in Australia on Tuesday, with police alleging he was sending money to a US national ...
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Girls' Generation's Jessica Jung says she was 'forced out' in shock ouster from ...

The Straits Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Jessica Jung (fourth, right), a prominent member of the nine-girl act that has toured to packed stadiums around the world, said she had been "shockingly" informed by her eight colleagues and agency that she was no longer part of the band.
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Khmer Rouge leaders lodge appeal of convictions

Zee News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Phnom Penh: Two Khmer Rouge leaders have formally appealed convictions for crimes against humanity which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia`s UN-backed court.
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Work on phase 2 of Stamford Diversion Canal to start from November

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
The new 2km-long diversion canal is intended to ease the load on the existing Stamford Canal, to help prevent a repeat of the flooding on Orchard Road during heavy monsoon rains in 2011.
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Is it still possible to grow old gracefully in Hong Kong or Singapore?

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Singapore and Hong Kong face a demographic nightmare so similar that it makes you wonder who has a better chance to dictate a destiny with fewer upheavals.
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Singapore gives cyber crime fighting facility to Interpol

euronews - ‎10 minutes ago‎
The Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) will equip the world's police with tools and knowledge to detect and prevent digital crimes.
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Boon Lay murder: A landmark case with many twists and turns

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mr Ismil Kadar, the older brother of Muhammad Kadar, is acquitted of the murder of Madam Tham Weng Kuen after High Court Judge V.K.
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Monkey business: Street hustling Indonesian macaques ride motorbikes and ...

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Despite attempts from the Government to crack down on the industry, street monkey shows remain a popular form of entertainment in Indonesia.
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PNP chief rates self with nearly perfect score

Philippine Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
That's how Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima graded himself as the leader of the police force despite accusations of weak leadership and hidden wealth.
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MH370: Search operations to resume from Wednesday

India Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Search operation Authorities said the recent refinement of the analysis has given greater certainty about when the aircraft turned south into the Indian Ocean.
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The Mount Ontake eruption

The Japan Times - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The eruption Saturday of Mount Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, has reminded us that Japan is indeed a country with many volcanoes that could erupt unexpectedly.
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UPDATE 1-Russia hopes for Ukraine gas deal this week

Reuters - ‎8 minutes ago‎
(Adds detail, quotes). ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he hoped Moscow and Kiev would this week settle their differences over a timetable for Ukraine to pay its natural gas debts to Russia.
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Catalonia referendum blocked by court

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
IOL pic sep30 SPAIN-CATALONIA-_0929_11 Reuters Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy answers a question during a news conference at Moncloa Palace in Madrid on September 29, 2014.
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U.S. disagrees with Netanyahu over Iran and ISIS remarks

Al-Bawaba - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Obviously, we've designated both as terrorist organizations, but ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
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Three online bag retailers fined for tax evasion

TODAYonline - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Three online retailers were slapped with fines for evading Goods and Services Tax (GST) on branded handbags and accessories they had imported in to Singapore.
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Incentives for firms to re-employ workers past age 65

AsiaOne - ‎6 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - From next January, incentives will be given to companies that voluntarily rehire workers past age 65, before legislation kicks in to raise the re-employment age to 67.
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Sentosa partners M1 to deliver free Wi-Fi at the island

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
The free Wi-Fi service will be made available at four hotspots on the island for a year, following which the Sentosa Development Corporation will decide if it wants to deploy more hotspots.
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Women's bowling team strike gold at Asian Games

TODAYonline - ‎4 hours ago‎
INCHEON - The Singapore women's bowling team of Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, Jazreel Tan, Shayna Ng and New Hui Fen have just won gold in the women's team of five at the Asian Games.
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Singapore Airlines on board as official sponsor for WTA Finals

TODAYonline - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - The inaugural Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore announced Singapore Airlines as an official sponsor today (Sept 30).
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Singaporean medal winner says questions about family background irrelevant

The Malay Mail Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Silver medallist Kosuke Hagino of Japan competes in the men's 400m freestyle final swimming competition at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon September 23, 2014.
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Ferry tragedy film causes stir at Busan festival

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
The world premiere of Diving Bell will screen on Monday (Oct 6) at the 19th Busan International Film Festival. The film has already stirred emotions in a nation still recovering from the shock of the April disaster that claimed more than 300 lives.
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Faye Wong, China's undisputed diva

WantChinaTimes - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chinese pop legend Faye Wong has become the center of attention in the Chinese-speaking world once more after allegedly rekindling her decade-old romance with Hong Kong-Canadian heartthrob Nicholas Tse.
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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Yearly Minimum

FOX 9 News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Now that fall has officially arrived, temperatures are starting to really fall and the melting process in the Arctic has come to a screeching halt and ice is now on the rise.
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Keep dying issues alive and kicking

AsiaOne - ‎10 hours ago‎
Yet death is such a colossal event in the life of any person, it's always been puzzling to me why so little discussion takes place, publicly or privately.
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Eu Yan Sang says product safe following FDA warning

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
A herbal cold remedy, purportedly manufactured by the traditional Chinese medicine retailer, was associated with the lead intoxication of an 18-month-old toddler in New York City.

Slim waist fad causing huge problems in China

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
The 19-year-old woman lives in Suzhou of Jiangsu province, together with her parents. Song started dieting to lose weight when she was 17, after learning that some classmates were doing so to "look better".