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Palestinian president, Netanyahu shake hands at Peres funeral

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the ...
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China reports 6 dead, 23 missing in typhoon landslides

TODAYonline - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rescue workers lift a piece of collapsed building at the site of a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Megi, in Sucun Village, Lishui, Zhejiang province, China, on Sept 29, 2016.
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Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly: Health ministry

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016.
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Yang Yin saga: A recap of the case

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mr Yang Yin is flanked by Madam Chung Khin Chun (left) and Madam Chang Phie Chin in a photo taken in Beijing on 23 October 2008. Photo: Hedy Mok.
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Man in 17-hour Sembawang stand-off charged with having brass knuckles

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A man who allegedly held a two-year-old boy hostage in a Sembawang flat in a dramatic 17 hour-standoff with police was on Friday (Sept 30) hauled to court.

1 in 3 pre-schools have Spark quality seal, up from 1 in 4 in 2015

The Straits Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Parents may be glad to know that more pre-schools have got that "spark". To be precise, one in three pre-schools here have now earned the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (Spark) quality mark, up from one in four in 2015.

MediShield Life premiums to be suspended for eligible overseas Singaporeans

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Ministry of Health has accepted the MediShield Life Council's recommendations to grant suspensions of premiums for eligible overseas Singaporeans who live abroad permanently with no intention to reside in Singapore.
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Foreign political funding to be banned under proposed Act

Free Malaysia Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Other provisions in the proposed Political Donations and Expenditure Act include lifting limits on how much candidates can spend in elections, and for donors to be named.
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Guan Eng slams graft case as one of BN's 'magic tricks'

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Today sees the two graft charges against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng come up for mention at the Penang High Court. He is being charged in relation to a land rezoning and the purchase of his bungalow.
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Iloilo City declares Sept. 29 to Oct. 17 as days of mourning for Miriam

GMA News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Iloilo City government has declared September 29 to October 17 as days of mourning for Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who passed away on Thursday.
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Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

Washington Post - ‎52 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S.
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New Jersey commuter train crash kills one and injures more than 100

World Socialist Web Site - ‎2 hours ago‎
A PATH commuter train crashed into the Hoboken, New Jersey train station at 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning killing one and injuring 108 people, some critically.
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Fore! South Korea golf course may get anti-missile battery

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Korea's military aims to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defence unit on a golf course, a defence ministry official said on Friday, after it had to scrap its initial site for the battery in the face of opposition from residents.
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Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of US Sept. 11 law

Channel NewsAsia - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern" in a statement on Thursday.
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Singapore bank lending reaches 9-month high in August, though year on year decline continues

The Straits Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Bank loans fell for a 11th straight month in August as the sluggish economy continued to weigh on business activity and sentiment.
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Betting operators unveil safeguards against addiction to online gaming

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
Singapore Pools' chief executive Seah Chin Siong says Pools has been around for nearly 50 years and aims to continue providing a 'safe, trusted and legal channel' for punters.
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Shareholders say yes to SMRT privatisation

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
Two closely-watched SMRT shareholder meetings yesterday ended with overwhelming support for the transport company. In the first meeting, 98.84 per cent of shareholders voted in support of selling its rail assets to the Government as part of the New ...
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GIC venture buys UK student housing portfolio worth $1.2b

AsiaOne - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and student accommodation developer GSA have acquired a portfolio of student accommodation assets in Britain from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management.
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First phones, now washing machines giving Samsung woes

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - ‎2 hours ago‎
U.S. regulators on Wednesday warned owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines of "safety issues" following reports that some have exploded.
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Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ

Techgoondu - ‎12 hours ago‎
In keeping to Sony's six-monthly product cycle on their smartphone line, we are now witnessing the launch of the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ (S$998) and 4.6-inch Xperia X Compact (S$648), due to reach Singapore on October 15 this year.

Car industry puts cooperation on show in battle against Silicon Valley firms

Business Insider - ‎22 hours ago‎
PARIS/FRANKFURT, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms to their businesses in developing autonomous driving systems, it was evident at the Paris Motor Show this week that carmakers are seeking to fightin back by ...
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Oracle loses (again) in battle to get Google Java case retried (again)

The Register - ‎8 hours ago‎
Oracle has been turned away in its latest effort to get a new trial for its Java API copyright claim against Google. San Francisco District Court Judge William Alsup denied [PDF] Oracle's latest motion to have the case reheard, this time on grounds of ...
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Featherweight Title Fight Added to Stacked ONE: DEFENDING HONOR Card in Singapore

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
ONE Championship is making another triumphant return to Singapore in a big way, featuring not one, but two world title fights this November.
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'Joseph in his natural form': Photo book shows Schooling behind the scenes

Channel NewsAsia - ‎16 hours ago‎
"It's not like 'Joseph is always winning'. There are struggles. There are pictures of him waking up early and going through the motions.

Football: Training their sights on the S-League title

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Albirex Niigata coach Naoki Naruo (centre) conducting training at the Jurong East Stadium. His eye for detail has been cited as a reason why Albirex are on the brink of completing an unprecedented treble this season.
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Can Warriors check Albirex?

The New Paper - ‎5 hours ago‎
This is a must-win for the Protectors if they don't want to lose sight of Hougang United in the race for an AFC Cup spot. They have tripped up against the Garena Young Lions before this season, when they had to come back from 2-0 down to take a point ...
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Bus driven into field after driver makes wrong turn

The New Paper - ‎5 hours ago‎
The driver of SMRT Bus Service 67 was on his way to drop off the empty bus at a depot late on Wednesday night when he made a wrong turn.

Why top fashion models never smile

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎20 minutes ago‎
[PARIS] They wear the world's most beautiful and expensive clothes yet their faces are the picture of blank boredom. Why do fashion models always look so miserable?
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Gigs Picks: 2016 Bigbang Made [V.I.P] Tour In Singapore

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
South Korean pop superstars BigBang will be meeting Singapore fans this weekend - but without the quintet's rapper T.O.P. He has apologised for his absence, citing "difficulty in his schedule".

National Gallery kicks off first collaboration with Tate

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
Andrew Gilbert's painting, British Infantry Advance On Jerusalem, 4th Of July, 1879, is one of the artworks on display at the exhibition, Artist And Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies.

Japan experts discover huge dinosaur track in Gobi Desert

Asahi Shimbun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo/Illutration Shinobu Ishigaki, a professor with the Okayama University of Science, shows off the size of a dinosaur footprint uncovered in the Gobi desert.

Schedule of Nobel Prize 2016 announcements

TODAYonline - ‎21 hours ago‎
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's annual crop of Nobel Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace is announced in the coming days, beginning with the medicine prize.
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Nearly 400 tourists evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts

The Straits Times - ‎Sep 28, 2016‎
JAKARTA • Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched yesterday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country's most popular hiking destinations, an official said.
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If There's Life on Europa, Robots Like These Will Find It

Singularity Hub - ‎16 hours ago‎
That's where a team of researchers, led by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), has been testing a variety of robotic subs in recent years to learn about what technologies will work best when NASA eventually launches a mission to Jupiter ...
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Government's feedback unit singles out Tan Cheng Bock

The Independent - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Government's Feedback Unit, REACH, was to have held a Public Forum on Presidential Election on 29 September 2016. The Law and Home Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam, was scheduled to address the participants at the Forum.

New research on obesity in the young

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
Mr Lorbert Tay, 42 the centre manager of Carpe Diem at ITE with K2 students. The NUS School of Public Health dean said that they will be studying the lifestyle and dietary habits of pre-school kids, under 6 years old, as it will have an impact on their ...
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Designing babies or saving lives in Mexico?

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The headlines earlier this week that a baby had been born using DNA from three people got the world very excited - no more so than in Mexico, where the technique was carried out.

French amputee surfs again in 'revenge' on shark

The Straits Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ, France (AFP) - After losing his left leg in a shark attack in 2011, avid surfer Eric Dargent wasted little time rueing his misfortune, setting out to get his "revenge".