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Govt mindful of concerns, says Lawrence Wong

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mr Lawrence Wong at the Singapore Budget Forum 2017 yesterday. He said that, with expenditures rising, it is fair that the Government has to think of ways to raise revenue to balance the Budget.
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Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1500 - Indonesian officials

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said.
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For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in Malaysia

Channel NewsAsia - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ri Jong Chol, a North Korean arrested in the probe into last week's murder of the half-brother of the isolated state's leader, lived in Malaysia for more than three years without working at the company registered on his employment permit or receiving a ...
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Man feeding 800kg crocodile attacked at Sandakan farm

The Star Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
KOTA KINABALU: A man was attacked by an 800kg crocodile named Bujang Lapok when he tried to pet the reptile after feeding it at the Sandakan Crocodile Farm on Monday.
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Metro founder's grandson admits agreeing to sell woman drugs

The Straits Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Ong and his wife arriving at the State Courts yesterday. Ong took the stand yesterday on the third day of his trial on two counts of engaging in a conspiracy with convicted drug offender Mohamad Ismail to traffic cannabis.
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S'porean cash smugglers 'meat' their match

The Straits Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
ADELAIDE • Two Singaporeans busted in Australia for trying to leave the country with illegal cash of about A$520,000 (S$566,000) had tried to throw off airport sniffer dogs with steaks and chops stuffed in their suitcases.

'Inappropriate' for training associate to manhandle student: ITE principal

Channel NewsAsia - ‎6 hours ago‎
The principal of ITE College West clarified that the incident happened a year ago, adding that the training associate in the video has been counselled and put through training in student management.

Specialist police unit fully operational by year end

The Straits Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Protective Security Command commanders Manimaran Pushpanatan and Ben Tan guiding Mr Amrin Amin on the use of the Taurus revolver yesterday, with Dr Tan Wu Meng looking on.
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Prosecutors seek 8-year terms for tourists in Bali death

Fredericksburg.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Australian national Sara Connor, center, listens to an Indonesian interpreter during her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
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Philippines: Framework of South China Sea Pact Possible Soon

World Politics Review - ‎40 minutes ago‎
BORACAY, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' top diplomat said Tuesday it remains to be seen whether China will cooperate fully in ongoing efforts to craft a legally binding pact designed to prevent aggressive behavior in the disputed South China Sea.
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SC upholds pork charges against Napoles

Inquirer.net - ‎4 hours ago‎
After winning the support of the Duterte administration, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles has lost in one of her attempts to clear her name in the country's biggest corruption scandal.

P227M spent for Duterte foreign trips

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎5 hours ago‎
ABOUT P227 million was spent on President Rodrigo R. Duterte's official foreign trips since he took office last year, Malacañang reported on Tuesday.
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Outspoken lieutenant general named Trump's top security adviser

Channel NewsAsia - ‎32 minutes ago‎
(In this Feb. 20 story, corrects Kellogg's rank to retired lieutenant general, in paragraph 14; corrects headline to reflect that McMaster is a lieutenant general.
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French candidate Macron wants UK 'talents' after Brexit

Channel NewsAsia - ‎10 minutes ago‎
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (Feb 21) he wants London bankers and academics to move to France after Brexit, following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Higher CPF Housing Grant: No big increase in resale market prices, say analysts

Channel NewsAsia - ‎10 hours ago‎
While the higher grant will make resale flats a more attractive option for young couples, it is unlikely to have a drastic impact on prices, say property analysts.

Singapore and Britain renew economic ties

The Straits Times - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Singapore and Britain committed to creating closer economic and business links yesterday while reaffirming their bilateral ties. Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang and Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox ...
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HSBC's pre-tax profit plunges 62% on write-downs

The Straits Times - ‎9 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG/LONDON • HSBC Holdings yesterday reported a 62 per cent slump in annual pre-tax profit that fell way short of analysts' estimates as the British bank took hefty write-downs from its restructuring, sending its Hong Kong shares down 3.5 per cent.

Budget 2017: SMRT, ComfortDelGo to pass on diesel tax savings to taxi drivers

Channel NewsAsia - ‎7 hours ago‎
An expert says the move to volume-based duty on diesel fuel is another blow to the sector, which is already facing competition from private car hire services like Grab and Uber.
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Grim news for motorcyclists from Budget 2017

Yahoo News - ‎Feb 20, 2017‎
The price changes are thanks to new taxes that kick in with any bike registered with a COE (Certificate Of Entitlement) from this Wednesday's COE auction.
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WhatsApp to introduce built-in camera, 'stories' feature

TODAYonline - ‎13 hours ago‎
WhatsApp, the chat application owned by Facebook and used monthly by 1.2 billion people, is adding a built-in camera to let people take photos or videos, and send them directly to their contacts or add them to a “status” update - similar to Snapchat's ...
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Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular may have to take a call on data rate cut to counter Jio offer

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
KOLKATA: India's big telecom companies, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, will be forced to slash data rates soon to hold on to their upper-end customers with Reliance Jio Infocomm's decision to offer unlimited voice and nearly 30 GB of ...
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Amri hands Tampines winning start in AFC Cup

TODAYonline - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tampines Rovers' Ivan Dzoni (in yellow) getting away from Felda United players. The Stags have made a winning start to their AFC Cup campaign.

Women's world No 1 shuttler Tai latest to join S'pore Open

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
Women's singles world No 1 Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan. She is the first female shuttler from her country to reach the top of the world ladder.
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In tough group, but Home confident of reaching AFC Cup knockout stage

TODAYonline - ‎11 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - It has been three years since Home United played in the AFC Cup group stages, but their return to the regional competition this season is expected to be anything but welcoming.

Is Angelababy's painting worth $37000? Chinese netizens don't think so

AsiaOne - ‎16 hours ago‎
Many people in the show business are gifted in the arts, but it appears that Angelababy may need to brush up on her painting skills.
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Restaurant Andre is second best restaurant in Asia, Odette highest new entry

The Straits Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
(From left) Chef Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre, chef Julien Royer of Odette and chef David Pynt of Burnt Ends. PHOTOS: RESTAURANT ANDRÉ, BT, ST.
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Review: 'The Inkblots' documents history of Rorschach test

WTOP - ‎2 hours ago‎
This cover image released by Crown shows "The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing," by Damion Searls.
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Burberry Is Against Selfie Makeup, But Not Lip Contour

New York Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
When you hear the word contour, you don't instantly think of Burberry. But considering this season was inspired by sculptor Henry Moore, it was only fitting that the beauty look was informed by the same sculptural sensibility.
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Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials said Tuesday.
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Amid new push to make Pluto a planet again... Get over it, ice-world's assassin tell El Reg

The Register - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The ongoing argument over whether Pluto is an actual planet or just a dwarf on the outskirts of the solar system has heated up again, with a new proposal to reapply planetary status to the distant iceball.

7 new miniature night frog species found in Western Ghats

India Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) Seven new miniature frog species in the world, which can comfortably sit on a coin or a thumbnail, have been discovered by Indian scientists in the Western Ghats.
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Why Exact Sciences Corp. Is Jumping 12.9% Today

Motley Fool - ‎3 hours ago‎
Following the release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results, Exact Sciences' (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares are climbing 12.9% at 12 p.m.
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Someone's making a 'feminine lipstick' that glues your labia shut to seal in your period

Metro - ‎12 hours ago‎
A Kansas based chiropractor called Daniel Dopps has come up with what he appears to believe is the genius period product we've all been waiting for: Mensez, a 'feminine lipstick' that seals together the labia minora to hold in period blood.
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Health apps telling you to walk 10000 steps a day 'could be doing more harm than good'

Mirror.co.uk - ‎21 hours ago‎
Health apps which tell you to walk 10,000 steps a day could be harmful for some people, an expert claims. Millions of Brits use fitness trackers every day - which promise to boost your health and wellbeing.
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Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food Supply

Yahoo News - ‎6 hours ago‎
ATLANTA - Climate change is poised to affect the world's food supply in three key ways, experts say. "There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce," said Dr.
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