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South Koreans celebrate Park Geun Hye impeachment, but anxiety remains

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
SEOUL (AFP) - Tens of thousands celebrated the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun Hye at a rally in Seoul on Saturday (Dec 10), but amid the euphoria there was lingering anger, and anxiety at the prospect of an extended period of political ...
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Indonesia Armed Forces deploys more personal, equipment for Aceh quake relief

AsiaOne - ‎10 hours ago‎
Men look for items to salvage from a building which collapsed following this week's strong earthquake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia.

ComCare aid to needy hit record $130 million last year

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
Social assistance payments to the poor hit a record $130 million in the last financial year that ended in March. This is 10 per cent higher than the year before and triple the amount of money given out a decade ago.
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SCDF investigating cause of car catching fire on SLE

Channel NewsAsia - ‎7 hours ago‎
The fire, which occurred in a car in the right-most lane, caused a traffic jam in two lanes of the SLE. Posted 10 Dec 2016 16:37; Updated 10 Dec 2016 16:40.

Over $154000 raised through Microsoft Singapore's philanthropy event

The Straits Times - ‎55 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - Over $154,000 was raised through Microsoft Singapore's flagship philanthropy event, We Tech Care, on Saturday (Dec 10).

Police investigating incident involving woman slapping and kicking security guard

Channel NewsAsia - ‎3 hours ago‎
The woman was caught on video kicking and slapping a female security guard in the incident, which occurred on Wednesday (Dec 7) over an unpaid taxi fare.

Fifty families celebrate Christmas with an overnight camp

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - To celebrate Christmas and the December school holidays, some 50 families embarked on a two day, one night camp on Saturday (Dec 10) at the People's Association Holiday Campsite in Pasir Ris.
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Sabah police probing claims that kidnapper shot dead was Abu Sayyaf leader

New Straits Times Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
KOTA KINABALU: Police are looking into claims by Philippine authorities that one of the three kidnappers shot dead during a gunfight in waters off Sabah east coast was a key Abu Sayyaf leader.
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Indonesia nabs woman, others in thwarted Jakarta bomb plot

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday after arresting a female would-be suicide bomber and other suspected Islamic militants who were planning to ...
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'Qualified' Filipinos abroad may send tax-free 'balikbayan' boxes soon

Inquirer.net - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Bureau of Customs and the Department of Finance have signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) prescribing the guidelines on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes.
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Gambia's president-elect says loser Jammeh cannot reject polls

Channel NewsAsia - ‎1 hour ago‎
BANJUL: Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said on Saturday the country's outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of Dec.1.
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Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
Firefighters work on the site where a cargo train derailed and exploded in the village of Hitrino. Photo: Reuters. mail · print.
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Colombian Nobel Prize winner says a "ray of hope" for Syria, Sudan

Channel NewsAsia - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said an accord to end a 52-year civil war with Marxist rebels was a "ray of hope" for solving conflicts from Syria to South Sudan as he collected the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday.
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Burmese military killed seven of my children, says Rohingya refugee

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Noor Ayesha held her last surviving daughter tight as their boat crossed into Bangladeshi waters. She left behind a firebombed home, a dead husband, seven slain children and the soldiers who raped her.
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MAS keeping an eye on DBS Hong Kong case

The Straits Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is aware of the case involving DBS Hong Kong whose employees were reportedly arrested over an alleged leak of customer data.

Singapore Rifle Association expelled from national governing body

Channel NewsAsia - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Singapore Shooting Association concluded on Saturday (Dec 10) that the Singapore Rifle Association “no longer has the best interest of the shooting fraternity at heart”.
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More than 5200 households apply for HDB's Proximity Housing Grant

The Straits Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Housewife Jennyfer Aw Young (third from left) and her husband Wang Dewei (fourth from left) received a Proximity Housing Grant which helped them to buy a flat in Jurong nearer their parents.
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OPEC, non-OPEC agree to their first global oil pact since 2001

Channel NewsAsia - ‎41 minutes ago‎
OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.

Cat killer in Marsiling allegedly poisoned a cat, cat later dies in pool of blood outside owner's front door

Mothership.sg (registration) - ‎8 hours ago‎
A cat owner in Marsiling woke up at 5 am to perhaps the most bone chilling sight you could think of. He found his cat outside the porch in its own pool of blood.

Decide which car deserves to be ST Car of the Year

The Straits Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
Unlike last year, where crossovers and sports utility vehicles made up one-third of nominees, performance cars dominate this year's shortlist.
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HTC 11 rumored to sport a 'bezel-less' display and 8GB of RAM

VR-Zone - ‎2 hours ago‎
Looks like Samsung and Apple will not be the only smartphone makers to launch “bezel-less” flagship smartphones next year. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC too is rumored to be looking at an all-screen front for its 2017 flagship smartphone, the HTC 11.

Over RM1 million taken in Taman OUG goldsmith heist (video)

The Rakyat Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Four men armed with pistols, machetes and a hammer robbed a goldsmith's at Plaza OUG here of more than RM1 million worth of jewellery yesterday.
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Arsenal v Stoke City, Premier League and more: clockwatch – live!

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
After that early second-half goal frenzy, it's all gone a bit quiet. Arsenal are pushing Stoke back a lot, in heavy rain. But the visitors are holding their shape in the crucial areas.
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Malaysia's comedy veteran Harith Iskander crowned 'funniest person in the world'

Channel NewsAsia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Malaysia's stand-up comedy king Harith Iskander, 50, has been judged as the world's funniest person in a contest held in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday (Dec 10).
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Ho, ho, ho! SantaCon is coming to town

Channel NewsAsia - ‎5 hours ago‎
From Boston to Austin and Chicago to Los Angeles, revelers across the United States will be donning red and white suits this weekend to mark the worldwide SantaCon holiday pub crawl.
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'Star Wars' Beginners Guide: Everything Non-Fans Need To Know About The Movie Franchise Before Seeing 'The ...

International Business Times - ‎Dec 14, 2015‎
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Unions, eccentrics and alcohol: how Britain built Star Wars

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Star Wars's cynical, sarcastic British crew caused no end of trouble on set. But even George Lucas recognised that their energy - and country - shaped his masterpieces.
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Here are the winners of 2016 National Geographic 'Nature Photographer Of The Year'

The Indian Express - ‎22 minutes ago‎
There are winners in four categories - action, landscapes, animal portraits and environmental issues There are winners in four categories - action, landscapes, animal portraits and environmental issues.
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Scientists find a feathery dinosaur tail trapped in amber

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Researchers examine the feathers of a rare 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail preserved in amber. By Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Staff writer December 8, 2016.
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Japan launching 'space junk' collector

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Dec 9, 2016‎
Japan will launch a cargo ship on Friday (Dec 9) bound for the International Space Station, carrying a 'space junk' collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.
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Why can't monkeys talk? Their anatomy is 'speech-ready' but their brains aren't wired for it: neuroscientist

Calgary Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Macaque MRIs used to convert the monkey's skull diameter measurements to create a vocal tract model. Chinese New Year Boosts Monkey Business for Villagers.

Health anxiety: What is it? How does it increase your risk for heart disease? Know the causes of this disorder!

Zee News - ‎6 hours ago‎
New Delhi: Anxiety is a known risk factor for heart disease. Anxiety is a feeling of unease such as - worry or fear and can be mild or severe.

This App Connects Guilty Catholics to Nearby Priests

Yahoo News - ‎Dec 9, 2016‎
A new Spanish app has arrived in time for the holidays to assuage at least some of thatinfamous Catholic guilt. Confessor Go,which launched Thursday, connects Spanish residents to nearby priests or clerics who are available for the sacrament of ...

Better aerobic fitness may reduce men's risk of cancer death

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
The better a man's cardiorespiratory fitness, the less likely he is to die from cancer, suggests a long-term study from Denmark.
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Colombia Reports Major Rise in Birth Defect Amid Zika Crisis

New York Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Colombia, which suffered a Zika epidemic that peaked in February, has reported four times as many cases of babies born with microcephaly this year as it did in 2015, providing more proof that the Zika virus causes brain damage in infants.
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