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S Korea, US activists launch balloons with anti-Pyongyang leaflets

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some 20 activists, including former defectors from North Korea, launched around 300,000 leaflets in packages tied to gas-filled balloons from a spot near the heavily-militarised frontier.
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Bombardier's CSeries order likely to eclipse shareholder discord at AGM

Channel News Asia - ‎29 minutes ago‎
A major CSeries order from Delta Air Lines will likely hold investor attention at Bombardier's annual meeting on Friday, overshadowing discord between the company's founding family and disgruntled shareholders.
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Zuma must face 783 charges of corruption in court after #spytapes ruling: Maimane

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Jacob Zuma listens during a debate at the official opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders at the Tshwane Metro Council Chamber in Pretoria.
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Indian Heat Wave Claims More Lives as Drought Worsens

TIME - ‎2 hours ago‎
A heat wave sweeping several parts of India has taken more lives, with 16 deaths due to sunstroke recorded across two states on Thursday.
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Live updates: PAP, SDP hold first rallies for Bukit Batok by-election

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
PAP is holding its rally at Bukit Gombak Stadium, while SDP's rally is at a field along Bukit Batok Industrial Park A. Posted 29 Apr 2016 18:53.
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New counter-terrorism teams to be rolled out by June

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Emergency Response Teams will comprise of officers who are specially trained with counter-assault skills and better-equipped to deal with such attacks.
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2 people, not one, charged in Singapore 1MDB probe

AsiaOne - ‎5 hours ago‎
Singapore - Singapore authorities have charged not one but two people - a former wealth manager at Swiss private bank BSI and someone allegedly involved in corrupt transactions in concert with the former private banker - in an ongoing investigation ...
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103 drug offenders arrested in 4-day islandwide operation

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A total of 103 drug offenders were arrested following a four-day islandwide operation which ended on Friday (April 29) morning.
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Remullas drop Binay, vow big win for Duterte in Cavite - ‎1 hour ago‎
Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte forges an alliance with Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla. NESTOR CORRALES/INQUIRER.
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Comelec hacker Biteng to be charged for violating Cyber Crime law

Manila Bulletin - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Manila Prosecutor's Office recommended charging three counts of violation of the Cyber Crime prevention law against Comelec hacker Paul Loui “Paloy” Biteng who was nabbed by the NBI last week.
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DAP 'Backstabs' Tun M In Their Sarawak Election Campaign - ‎2 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: The ties between DAP and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was put in the spotlight after the opposition party appears to disparage the longest-serving prime minister in their Sarawak election campaign recently.
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Malaysia Chronicle - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In the run-up to the 13th General Elections (GE14) in 2013, Lim Kit Siang apologised for the failure of the opposition pact to remain united and again when it failed to retain PAS within its fold.
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US senators propose bill to help Pacific allies counter China

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Washington, April 28 (CNA) Four American senators, including three members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), have proposed a maritime security act to increase support to Asia-Pacific allies to cope with Beijing's assertive moves in the ...
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Australia at odds with Pacific neighbours over harsh immigration policy

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
The closure of Papua New Guinea's Manus Island detention centre - which holds asylum seekers fleeing violence in the Middle East, Afghanistan and South Asia - has the two South Pacific neighbours at loggerheads at a politically sensitive time for ...
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Indian tycoon Mallya prepared to settle debts: FT

Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
image LONDON: Former Indian airline boss Vijay Mallya said he is prepared to settle millions of dollars owed to banks after the collapse of his firm, in an interview published Friday in the Financial Times.
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New violence as Paris police break up youth protest

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS (AFP) - Several dozen youth protesters clashed with police in the early hours of Friday (April 29) in a central Paris square after refusing orders to disperse, police said.
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Taxi fare cheats to face higher fines from May 9

Channel News Asia - ‎10 hours ago‎
Offenders will face a fine of S$200 for the first offence and S$400 for the second offence, up from the current fines of S$100 and S$200, respectively.
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Osim buyout almost a done deal as offer closes today

The Straits Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Mr Sim plans to take Osim private. He will have the right to compulsorily buy all remaining shares before delisting Osim, if he is able to obtain 90 per cent or more of the company's issued shares.
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North-South, East-West lines to be 'virtually new' by 2019 after upgrading works: SMRT CEO

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎7 hours ago‎
Transport operator SMRT Corporation is working with authorities to see how it can speed up upgrading works for the power capacity on its main rail lines.
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MTI announces board changes at EMA, JTC, IE Singapore, SDC

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎5 hours ago‎
THE Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Friday announced board appointment changes at four statutory boards. Energy Market Authority (EMA).
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Stiffer fines for repeat offenders who leave vehicle engine idling

Channel News Asia - ‎8 hours ago‎
Starting Jun 1, motorists caught leaving their vehicle engines idling for a second or subsequent time will face a fine of S$100, up from the current S$70.
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Chinese consumers fall out of love with iPhones

TODAYonline - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
An Apple store in Beijing. The company's earnings report on Tuesday (April 26) showed how hard it can be to keep the attention of fickle consumers in China.
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Always practise safe text: the German traffic light for smartphone zombies

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
In Germany, they call them smombies - smartphone users who stagger about cities like zombies, oblivious to the risk. Now the city of Augsburg is fighting back.
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Albirex maul Young Lions to go six points clear

The New Paper - ‎13 hours ago‎
They were expected to stroll to victory and Albirex Niigata did just that last night, easily overcoming a limp Garena Young Lions side 3-0 at the Jurong East Stadium to bag their fifth successive win and move six points clear at the top of the Great ...
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Tennis great Navratilova backs disgraced Sharapova

TODAYonline - ‎19 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - She was famous for her ice-cold exterior when she was still competing on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) circuit en route to winning 18 Grand Slam titles.

Tan Ching Yee appointed new chairman of IRAS

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎8 minutes ago‎
THE Ministry of Finance (MOF) has appointed Tan Ching Yee, incoming permanent secretary for finance, as chairman of the board of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) with effect from May 1, 2016.
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WTA Finals serves up new schedule & format

The Straits Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova (right) hits a volley on a makeshift beach outside the Singapore Sports Hub. Her doubles partner yesterday was national junior player Ashley Yim.
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'Living heritage' study of Ubin wraps up

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
One of the few Singaporeans who know how to build and repair kampung houses and dig wells still resides on Pulau Ubin. Mr Ahmad Kassim is 80 years old and has been living on the island for 70 of them.
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Prima Deli fires employee for racist remarks made to job applicant

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Local bakery chain Prima Deli has dismissed an employee who allegedly told a Malay woman that she wasn't suitable for a job due to her race.
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Captain America and his team reveal behind-the-scenes secrets - ‎6 hours ago‎
Just ask the cast of Captain America: Civil War, which is currently showing in cinemas in Malaysia, and they will regale tales of uncomfortable itches, injuries and heat exhaustion.
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Meet Jet Star, the baby born in a plane

The New Paper - ‎13 hours ago‎
A very special Star made his grand appearance on board a Jetstar Asia flight on Friday. Even though he is no Hollywood celebrity, his debut at Yangon airport was announced on international news platforms.
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China aims for manned moon landing by 2036

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency took this striking photograph of the moon from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station on March 28, 2016.

Rare NZ parrot not dead, just pining for fiords: Minister

Channel News Asia - ‎7 hours ago‎
The kakapo, a plump green parrot that nests on the ground, was once thought extinct but its numbers have slowly increased thanks to an intensive conservation programme.
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Slideshow: Chernobyl, 30 years later

Free Speech Radio News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Chernobyl city limits. The village, which gave its name to the atomic power plant, is located 10 miles south of the decommissioned nuclear power station.
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Why Your Office Is the Cause Of—and the Solution to—Climate Change

TIME - ‎17 hours ago‎
Many of the most notable public policy initiatives to address climate change—from President Obama's Clean Power Plan to China's plans to curb new coal-fired power plant—focus on switching the power sources that provide people with electricity.

What can you do about the ever-increasing Medishield premiums

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
There have been two pieces of big news in the last few months concerning our Integrated Shield plans in Singapore. The first piece of big news is that three of the five Integrated Shield Plan insurers will be raising their cash rider (for now at least ...
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China sees childhood obesity 'explosion' in rural provinces

AsiaOne - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's quite possible, according to a 29-year study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The study, which went public on Tuesday, noted that while China may be seeing rapid growth in its rural economy, it's also seeing a massive ...
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Fertility researchers use skin cells to create human sperm

The Straits Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
BARCELONA • Scientists in Spain say they have created human sperm from skin cells, a medical feat which could eventually lead to a treatment for infertility.

Clinical tips: CVD

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to have a major effect on the health of Australians in terms of prevalence, mortality, morbidity, burden of disease and expenditure and it remains Australia's major cause of death.