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MAS examining Goldman Sachs' role in bond deals for 1MDB

Channel NewsAsia - ‎16 hours ago‎
Singapore's central bank said on Saturday (Jul 30) it is examining the extent of involvement by Goldman Sachs' local unit in bond deals for Malaysian state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
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Battle against extremism: Singapore takes a 'different approach' on race, religion

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Singapore's management of ethnic and religious differences has dampened the lure of extremism in the country, but global events show the allure of radicalism remains very potent, said Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam.
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Detained Singaporean a controversial, outspoken figure

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
During his 14 years in Australia after migrating from Singapore, Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff became known as an outspoken and occasionally controversial figure who promoted Muslim causes, such as halal exports and Islamic finance, before falling out with ...

Miss Universe Singapore 2015 was hesitant to join because she didn't have degree

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
She thought she wasn't Miss Universe Singapore (MUS) material because she had not been to university. But MUS 2015 winner Miss Lisa Marie White, who has a Higher Nitec diploma in visual merchandising from the Institute of Technical Education College ...
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Selena Gomez in Manila for 'Revival Tour' concert

InterAksyon - ‎8 hours ago‎
Selena Gomez is flanked by her security personnel and entourage upon her arrival in Manila Saturday. (Photo by Richie Lopa). MANILA | Global pop sensation Selena Gomez arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on board PAL flight ...
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'Sexualised' uni camps spark fierce debate

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
NTU undergraduates taking part in orientation activities at Silosa Beach on Sentosa on Friday. Freshmen who have attended university camps in the last two months say the bulk of activities usually involve team-building games.
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North Koreans will need visas to enter Singapore from Oct 1

AsiaOne - ‎18 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - North Korean nationals entering Singapore will require a visa from Oct 1, according to a statement from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday (July 30).
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Dinner at the White House

AsiaOne - ‎21 hours ago‎
United States President Barack Obama shaking hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Blue Room prior to the Nuclear Security Summit working dinner with the heads of delegations in the East Room of the White House on 31 March 2016.

Work at preventing involuntary retirement

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Retirement may be voluntary, where one does not have to or does not want to work any more, and yet have the resources to sustain himself for the rest of his life.
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Asean has 'One China policy' in the South China Sea

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has survived its first serious test as a new community, one could even say with flying colors.
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The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

The Australian Financial Review - ‎53 minutes ago‎
When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic.
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'AG should not lead both services'

The Star Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Meeting of minds: Arifin (centre) at the launch of the Judicial Officers Conference. With him are (from left) Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Justice Richard Malanjum, Court of Appeal president Justice Md Raus Sharif, Chief Judge of Malaya Zulkefli ...
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Big shoes to fill for new MACC chief

Malay Mail Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Outgoing Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed bids his men goodbye before leaving the MACC headquarters July 29, 2016.
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Tensions as pro-Erdogan activists to rally in Germany

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLOGNE/BERLIN (AFP) - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planning to rally in the German city of Cologne Sunday (July 31), as tensions over Turkey's failed coup put authorities on edge.
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Save the Children-supported maternity hospital bombed in Syria

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed on Friday in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said.
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LIVE BLOG Last Updated 1.45pm AEST Democratic Convention 2016 day 3: live coverage

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
This is where we will leave today's coverage of the Democratic Convention. President Obama's speech. in which he elevated her as a tested leader, was the high point of the day.

Swiber to wind up, biggest Singapore casualty of oil slump

Reuters - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
SINGAPORE Singapore oilfield services firm Swiber Holdings Ltd (SWBR.SI) filed for liquidation facing hundreds of million of dollars in debt and a decline in orders, becoming the biggest local name to fall victim to the slump in oil prices.
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Study loans 'not profit-driven like commercial ones'

AsiaOne - ‎22 hours ago‎
While admitting the need to tighten recovery of student loans, the issue must also be handled with compassion, especially in cases of financial difficulty.
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US: Shares open lower

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
[NEW YORK] The Dow opened lower Friday following weak US second-quarter growth figures, but the Nasdaq was boosted by strong earnings from Amazon and Google parent Alphabet.

Restaurants around Sports Hub observe mixed demand during NDP period

Channel NewsAsia - ‎13 hours ago‎
Not all businesses around the Sports Hub have enjoyed a boost in customers. Some eateries at Kallang Wave Mall have benefited from the increased human traffic, while some establishments at Leisure Park Kallang experience slow days.
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New Kia GT saloon promises coupe looks and BMW dynamics

AutoExpress - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Kia is preparing an all-new GT-style saloon for next year, with a coupe-like look plus handling dynamics designed to take on BMW and Audi.
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Pressing need for space in Manila jail

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Inmates sleeping in an open-air basketball court inside the Quezon City jail in Manila at night on July 19. Some 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, face a relentless contest for space each day.
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Pokemon Go places Japan Tech on investment map

The Australian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Anyone who has invested in markets - or indeed anyone who has been married - knows that human behaviour is not entirely rational and nothing better could demonstrate this like the current Pokemon Go phenomenon.
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Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) Next Generation

Live Trading News - ‎17 hours ago‎
Altair has collaborated with luxury sports car maker, Ferrari, to design and engineer the company's 'Next Generation' vehicle platform which will be the basis of several new flagship vehicle derivatives.
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Football: Title puts Albirex in sight of history

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Albirex players celebrating after their 2-0 victory against Brunei DPMM yesterday to clinch The New Paper League Cup. The victory was the White Swans' second title of the season, after the Community Shield.
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Home United's coach Philippe Aw dropped as head coach of first team

The New Paper - ‎3 hours ago‎
Home United's Philippe Aw has been dropped as head coach of the first team with effect from today. The move, announced on the club's Facebook post, comes as a surprise with the Protectors sitting fourth in the nine-team Great Eastern Yeo's S.League.
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Thousands take part in GetActive! Singapore activities at last Car-Free Sunday until October

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The participants singing the National Anthem together after the arrival of Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, and Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim.
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The essential Olympic Games planner for Rio 2016

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Two days before the opening ceremony, the women's football begins - starting early to make space for all the group games. So, officially, Sweden v South Africa is Rio's curtain-raiser, at 5pm in the João Havelange Olympic Stadium. That is followed on ...
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
In July 2005, a few days after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, I took the Docklands Light Railway to Pudding Mill Lane.

'Greatest dancer at the Games' gets party started at Olympic Village

Olympics - ‎10 hours ago‎
The self-styled "greatest dancer at the Olympics" stole the limelight at the first official team welcome ceremony at the Olympic Village in Rio on 29 August when 5,000m runner Kefasi Chitsala (MAW) gatecrashed a troupe of samba dancers to show off his ...
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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.
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10 new attractions installed at Changi Airport

The Straits Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Children playing with the motion silhouette wall at Terminal 2. New attractions such as this have been installed in all three terminals.
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Dick Lee's upcoming biopic focuses on his teenage years

AsiaOne - ‎12 hours ago‎
Local singer-actor Benjamin Kheng (left), from The Sam Willows, will be playing the young Dick Lee (right) in Wonder Boy. Photo: The New Paper.
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Harry Potter magic hits Asia as fans celebrate new book

AsiaOne - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Singapore - Harry Potter magic hit Asia on Sunday morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a new play that imagines the hero as an adult.

China says protected rights of jailed Tibetan monk who died

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
China protected the rights of a Tibetan monk who died in prison, the country's foreign ministry said, responding to claims by the monk's niece that he was tortured.

Reclaimed 'Forest City' off Singapore triggers ecology fears

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
JOHOR BARU (AFP) - A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe.
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SpaceX's Red Dragon mission will cost around $320 million, NASA hints

The Verge - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
SpaceX's upcoming Red Dragon mission - the company's plan to send one of its Dragon capsules to Mars in 2018 - is estimated to cost around $320 million, Space News reports.
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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.
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'I have no idea what that is': Scientists find strange 'purple blob' on the Pacific seafloor

Centre Daily Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
There are 145 plant and animal species that call the Channel Island their home, and live nowhere else in the world. Scientists wonder if the purple blob could be number 146.
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Zika mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

TODAYonline - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A county mosquito control inspector tests pool water for mosquito larvae at an abandoned home in Miami on July 22, 2016. Photo: NYT.
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Meet the 'Benjamin Button' of Bangladesh who looks 80, but is just 4 years old

AsiaOne - ‎20 hours ago‎
He has a mind of a four-year-old but the looks of an 80-year-old senior citizen. Bayezid Hossain, from Magura in southern Bangladesh, has a disease that ages the body at eight times the normal rate.
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Living with mental illness

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Mental health advocacy is seeing a new push, as people with mental illness are calling for greater awareness of it. For Ms Zhong Peirong, 25, this began last year, when she started having panic attacks and bouts of crying accompanied by feelings of ...