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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 267, with nearly 400 hospitalised

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rescue and emergency service personnel use an excavator to search for victims under the remains of a building at the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice, on Aug 25, 2016, a day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region killing some 267 ...
Strong Aftershocks Rattle Devastated Italian Earthquake Zone
Italy earthquake: Prime minister Matteo Renzi declares 'state of emergency' as death toll rises to 267
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'Haze smell' reported in parts of Singapore

Channel NewsAsia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Several people took to social media to say they could sense a "haze smell" on Friday morning (Aug 26). The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading at 10am was 51-62 in the Moderate range.
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SR Nathan's passing this week also marked the end of a love story that spanned 73 years (registration) - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Much has been said about the late former President S R Nathan and his contributions to Singapore. The eulogies today highlighted his massive contributions to the labour movement, his heroics in the Laju incident, and his decades of public service.
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Car bomb kills at least eight at police headquarters in Turkey

Channel NewsAsia - ‎29 minutes ago‎
ANKARA/KARKAMIS, Turkey: A car bomb at a police headquarters in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast killed at least eight and wounded dozens on Thursday (Aug 25), officials said, two days after Turkey launched an incursion against Islamic State and ...

Singapore's services industry business receipts edge up 0.4% in Q2

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Singapore's services sector saw a mixed performance in the second quarter with overall revenue edging up 0.4 per cent year on year.
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Executive of South Korea's Lotte Group found dead amid corruption probe

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lotte Group's vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group, officials at the company and police said Friday.
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S'pore's DPM Tharman urges India to quicken economic reforms in inaugural speech for lecture series in New Delhi

The Straits Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI - Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Friday (Aug 26) urged India to further quicken the pace of economic reforms, saying the South Asian country needed to grow by 8 per cent to 10 per cent to create jobs and ...
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Outdoor system that cools air to 24 deg C on trial at Singapore Zoo

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Visitors to the Singapore Zoo could soon be able to stave off the heat in some areas of the park, thanks to a new outdoor cooling system that is touted to blow air as cool as 24 deg C. The Airbitat Smart Cooler, developed by Innosparks, an ...

Man, 77, jailed for five weeks for molesting teen on bus

The Straits Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - A 77-year-old security guard who repeatedly molested a 14-year-old girl on a bus was jailed for five weeks on Friday (Aug 26).

Where Are They Now? Singapore's Tiger Cup 1998 Champions

FourFourTwo - ‎40 minutes ago‎
They were written off, derided by their own fans but the class of 98 rose above to triumph in the Tiger Cup. Where are they now? FourFourTwo takes a look.
Growing with right perspective
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Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎25 minutes ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze.
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Defying Najib, Malaysian students plan rally calling for 1MDB arrest

AsiaOne - ‎3 hours ago‎
A man walks past a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur.
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PH gov't, communist rebels agree on indefinite truce—Norway - ‎17 minutes ago‎
At the start of Philippine peace negotiations hosted by Norway government, Monday Aug. 22, 2016, in Oslo, Norway, with Jose Maria Sison of NDFP, left, and Philippine peace minister Jesus Dureza, as Philippine government officials and rebels participate ...
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Second victim of Thai coastal town bombings dies

Channel NewsAsia - ‎2 hours ago‎
A second person has died from injuries sustained when two bombs exploded earlier this week at a hotel in Thailand's southern coastal town of Pattani, officials said on Friday.
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10 dead after gunmen storm beach restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

The Straits Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
MOGADISHU (AFP/REUTERS) - Ten people were killed in an attack by Shabaab militants on a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the police said on Friday (Aug 26).
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Bolivian government minister kidnapped, beaten to death by striking miners

South China Morning Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking mineworkers on Thursday, the government said, and up to 100 people have been arrested as authorities vowed to punish those responsible.
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Japanese Driver Kills Woman While Playing Pokemon Go Behind the Wheel

Newsweek - ‎Aug 25, 2016‎
A Japanese driver who was playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel has killed a woman after hitting two pedestrians with his car. The 39-year-old man has been taken into custody after admitting to not watching the road due to playing the augmented reality ...
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Singapore factory output falls at faster pace in July, dropping 3.6%

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A vessel docking at the port in Singapore on Aug 17. Manufacturing output last month shrank 3.6 per cent year on year. PHOTO: AFP.
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3 men face 300 charges over insider trading

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Three men are facing a total of more than 300 charges involving "front-running", a form of insider trading. Front-running involves a broker trading a stock in his personal account based on advance information that he possesses of pending orders to buy ...
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Insurers can help make workplaces safer

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Private insurers can do more to promote workplace safety by sharing information on firms with poor safety records. This was among the recommendations made by an international advisory panel on workplace safety and health (WSH).
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Asian stocks drop as investors avoid risk before Yellen speech

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
A man is reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS. Published. 6 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More.
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Battle of words over review of VPN access

AsiaOne - ‎20 minutes ago‎
A war of words has broken out between technologists and copyright holders following news that the local authorities are reviewing the legality of virtual private network (VPN) technology.
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World's first driverless taxi trial kicks off in Singapore

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
nuTonomy now has just one driverless car - a Mitsubishi i-MiEV (above) - that has been approved by regulators. Another - a Renault Zoe - is pending approval and four other Zoes are being prepared to be driven autonomously.
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WhatsApp's New User Terms Signal It's Finally Ready to Make Some Money

NDTV - ‎50 minutes ago‎
On Thursday, WhatsApp updated its terms of service and privacy policy to say that it will finally start sharing user data with Facebook, which bought the messaging app for 19 billion dollars back in 2014.
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Geylang keep it late

The New Paper - ‎9 hours ago‎
Geylang International left it late last night, needing goals right at the end of each half to beat Balestier Khalsa 2-1 in their Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League clash at the Bedok Stadium.
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Schrock, Ott eyeing Suzuki Cup glory with the Philippines

TODAYonline - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ceres La Salle midfield duo Stephan Schrock (left) and Manuel Ott in action against Tampines Rovers in the Singapore Cup on Wednesday night.
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Fowler in contention at Barclays in hopes of earning Ryder Cup berth

Yahoo Sports - ‎6 hours ago‎
Rickie Fowler needed the kind of Thursday he had at Bethpage Black, and he needs three more days just like it to potentially earn one of eight automatic spots on the U.S.
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Football: Iqbal has club and country in mind

The Straits Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Iqbal Hussain has earned himself a recall to the national team and he is keen to prove that it is no fluke. The Hougang United striker scored against Home United in a 4-2 win two weeks ago, and he wants to find the net again tonight.
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Local artistes release music video in honour of former president S R Nathan

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Local singer and composer Clement Chow with Mr S R Nathan. PHOTO: CLEMENT CHOW SZU PING/FACEBOOK. Published. 3 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More.
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Swimming: Joseph Schooling has many female friends, says his mum

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Mrs May Schooling, mother of Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling, reiterated that her son has "many female friends", in response to speculation over whether the 21-year-old Olympic champion has a girlfriend.

TV host Michelle Chia wishes she had frozen her eggs

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
"The programmes I take on now are based on my own interests. I'm taking on a new hosting gig soon, which will keep me busy all the way till next January.
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Turner APAC names location-based entertainment director

Marketing Interactive - ‎4 hours ago‎
Eric Lee, the former global location-based entertainment (LBE) director for Rovio Entertainment in Europe, has joined Turner Asia Pacific as new LBE director for the region.

Football: Landmark election looms

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is set to choose its leaders for the first time in over 30 years. It set the process in motion yesterday by naming Sept 24 as the date of its annual general meeting (AGM), when it will seek to amend its ...
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Asian carbon finds its way home - ‎10 hours ago‎
India and China have good reason to cut their greenhouse emissions, scientists say: soot they are producing is damaging their own water resources.

Clouds cause a stir in Langkap

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
TELUK INTAN - A bizarre formation of clouds looking like ominous waves caused a stir among the people living in Langkap, roughly 18km from here.

Hungary to build new border fence, Orbán says - ‎1 hour ago‎
The barrier on the border between Hungary and Serbia must be reinforced, so a new fence will be built using state-of-the-art technology, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Friday morning on public radio.
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SR Nathan's state funeral: His letters were encouraging, inspiring, says Jennie Chua

The Straits Times - ‎8 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Mr S R Nathan loved to handwrite letters, said Ms Jennie Chua in a eulogy to the late former president on Friday (Aug 26) at the University Cultural Centre.
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Mosquito busters hit Hong Kong streets after first Zika case confirmed

South China Morning Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Mosquito exterminators were out in force on Friday Morning just hours after Hong Kong health authorities confirmed the city's first case of the Zika virus.
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Campaign draws out more blood donors

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Winnie Wang watches as Charles Frische donates blood for the 58th time in Whangarei in June. The Blood Service wants more Northlanders to donate and will be in the region over the next two months collecting blood.