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S'poreans remember S R Nathan as a president with a common touch

TODAYonline - ‎9 hours ago‎
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One dead and 30 injured after bombs explode at Thai hotel

The Week UK - ‎45 minutes ago‎
One person is dead and 30 more injured after two bombs exploded in the beach resort town of Pattani, in southern Thailand. The attacks come two weeks after a series of bombings across the country that claimed four lives and injured dozens.
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Quake devastates central Italy, at least 37 killed

Channel NewsAsia - ‎21 minutes ago‎
An earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns over a swathe of central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents under hills of rubble, with at least 20 people believed killed and many missing.
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UK banks approve fewest mortgages since January 2015, consumer credit growth strong

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON (REUTERS) - The number of mortgages approved by British banks in July fell to its lowest in a year, but robust credit growth added to signs the Brexit vote has had little impact on consumers so far, industry data showed on Wednesday (Aug 24).
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi picks former UN head Annan to lead Rakhine State body

Channel NewsAsia - ‎4 hours ago‎
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms ...

Man jailed three years for punching security guard, who died of his injuries

The Straits Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - An elderly security guard who reprimanded a drunken man for urinating behind a door at a Bukit Panjang shopping centre was punched to the ground, and died of his injuries almost six weeks later.

24-year-old arrested for allegedly assaulting man at Compassvale

Channel NewsAsia - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The suspect was arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint less than three hours after the alleged assault. Posted 24 Aug 2016 17:35. Enlarge; Caption.
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Amos Yee does U-turn and pleads guilty to two of his eight charges

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Teenage blogger Amos Yee, who had earlier denied six charges of wounding religious feelings and two of failing to turn up at a police station, has thrown in the towel on the latter two charges.

Protest outside the Singapore embassy in Jakarta against alleged mistreatment of retired Indonesian general

The Online Citizen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Demonstrators from Pemuda Panca Marga (PPM), an organisation linked to the military, held a small protest against the alleged mistreatment of a retired Indonesian general at Changi Airport last week, outside the Singapore embassy in Jakarta on Tuesday ...
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Typhoon Lionrock enters PH's area of responsibility, locally named 'Dindo'

Manila Bulletin - ‎1 hour ago‎
A typhoon with international name “Lionrock” has entered the country's area of responsibility on Wednesday noon and was given a local name of “Dindo,” the first tropical cyclone this month.
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Duterte to visit Southeast Asian countries from Sept. 4 to 9

InterAksyon - ‎9 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo R. Duterte will have his first foreign trip in the Southeast Asian countries from Sept. 4 to 9, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella announced on Tuesday.
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Khmer Rouge tribunal hears about forced marriages

Asahi Shimbun - ‎4 hours ago‎
PHNOM PENH--The U.N.-backed tribunal trying members of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime for genocide and other crimes turned its attention Tuesday to forced marriages, with witnesses testifying how such bonds were supposed to serve the state ...
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Bali police find identity cards Sara Connor 'took to destroy evidence'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bali: The driver's licence and identity cards that Byron Bay woman Sara Connor allegedly took from the battered body of a Balinese police officer in order to "destroy the evidence" have been found on the side of a road in South Kuta.
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Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
The air and ground operation, the most ambitious launched by Turkey in the Syria conflict, is aimed at clearing militants from the town of Jarabulus, which lies directly opposite the Turkish town of Karkamis, the prime minister's office said.
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Japan, China, South Korea to urge North Korea to stop provocation

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Japan, China and South Korea agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocation and follow U.N. Security Council resolutions, after its latest missile launch towards Japan early on Wednesday.
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Sengkang EC site draws land-hungry developers

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Land-hungry residential developers made a beeline for an executive condominium (EC) site in Anchorvale Lane, Sengkang, on Tuesday.
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Singapore reviewing rules to boost venture captal funding for fintech start-ups: MAS chief

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
MAS managing director Ravi Menon speaking at the fintech conference at the Singapore Management University on Aug 19, 2016. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN.
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Singapore-Africa trade relations set to deepen with new agreements

Channel NewsAsia - ‎6 hours ago‎
Trade relations between Singapore and Africa are set to deepen, with several agreements signed on Wednesday (Aug 24) at the fourth edition of the Africa Singapore Business Forum.
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SGX wants to tweak minimum trading price rule by adding market cap floor

The Straits Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
SGX has proposed changes to its minimum trading price rules that will allow companies with larger market capitalisation to stay off the watch list.
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Govt looks into whether VPN technology should be outlawed

TODAYonline - ‎19 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - The authorities are reviewing the legality of virtual private network (VPN) technology, which is popular among Internet users here who use it to, among other things, watch movies online meant for overseas markets or securely access a ...
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India probes damage caused by French submarine data leak

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
India is investigating damage caused to French Scorpene submarines that are being built in the country, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, after the leak of documents relating to the vessel's combat capabilities.
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Lamborghini sees worldwide sales doubling by 2019 after SUV launch

TODAYonline - ‎11 hours ago‎
The logo of Lamborghini is pictured at at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters. mail · print.
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Netizens dissapointed at TODAY's insensitive comment on the performance of Team Singapore

The Online Citizen - ‎18 hours ago‎
Netizens were disappointed when local newspaper, TODAY published a couple of articles on the results of Team Singapore in the Rio Olympic 2016 and said how "the Singapore athletes put up an overall disappointing campaign".
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Property developer to gift Lee Chong Wei a KL condo unit

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Malaysian condominium developer is hoping to gift badminton star Lee Chong Wei with a 3-bedroom unit for clinching silver at the Olympics.

Yachting: Comanche out of Sydney to Hobart 2016

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
American yacht Comanche will not defend the Sydney to Hobart title as its owners focus on their other race boat, the team has confirmed.

Hong Kong actress Linda Chung gives birth to first child in Canada

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Hong Kong actress Linda Chung, 32, has given birth to her first child with husband Jeremy Leung, six months after they got married in Vancouver, Canada.

Man spends $12000 on club hostess with stolen credit card

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Cheng Liqin, 35, accused for dishonestly misappropriated it to his own use when customer credit card left behind his father laundry shop.

Five Easy Pieces: Play takes on case of Belgian murderer Marc Dutroux

TODAYonline - ‎10 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - In the run-up and aftermath of the staging of Swiss director Milo Rau's and Ghent-based art centre CAMPO's Five Easy Pieces, one might be forgiven for thinking that the most controversial aspect of this particular offering at the Singapore ...
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Clinton in eye of Trump storm over charity donors

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Democratic nominee, looking to make history as America's first female commander-in-chief, is polling well ahead of her Republican rival but has hit choppy waters this week as the Trump campaign has fought to rebound from a series of damaging ...

Batam radio station says it has banned hardline preachers

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
Radio HangFM founder Mr Zein Alatas with the station's staff, Mr Abu Yusuf, Mr Najarudin and Mr Abu Azizah. Radio HangFM is one of nine religion-based stations in the Riau Islands province, and one of hundreds across Indonesia.
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It's been the hottest year ever, and one GIF captures just how bad things have gotten

Business Insider - ‎20 hours ago‎
July was the hottest month ever recorded, based on data stretching back 136 years. Every month since October 2015 has set a new record high temperature for that month.
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Japanese UN peacekeepers to train for rescue missions

Channel NewsAsia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, the government said, potentially embroiling its troops in overseas military actions for the first time since World War Two.
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Pre-schoolers screened for TB at Bukit Batok centre

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A pre-school in Bukit Batok started screening children and staff for latent tuberculosis (TB) on Wednesday (Aug 24) after a teacher was diagnosed with the disease.
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NEA to study disposable packaging's environmental impact

Channel NewsAsia - ‎4 hours ago‎
The study will evaluate the environmental impact associated with all the stages of a disposable's life cycle, says NEA. Posted 24 Aug 2016 13:26.
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Hong Kong's 7-Eleven chain to stop selling Chun Cui He milk tea

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The popular Taiwanese Chun Cui He drinks seen at a Hong Kong 7-Eleven store. ST PHOTO: JOYCE LIM. Popular Taiwanese bottled milk tea Chun Cui He, or Just Drink- Milk Tea, has been recalled in Singapore for containing a food additive that is not ...

Bangladesh boy diagnosed with rare condition that makes limbs look like 'trees'

AsiaOne - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A young boy from Bangladesh is the latest person to be diagnosed with a rare condition that turns his hands and feet into 'trees'.