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 2014-10-20 07:56   

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  Hawker food prices up by as much as 20% since 2012: CASE...

SINGAPORE - A survey by the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) has shown that hawker food prices have increased by 10 to 20 per cent as compared to December 2012, when it was last conducted. The survey analysed prices from a total of 503 hawker foo...



 2014-10-20 07:53   

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  Jokowi Sworn In as Indonesia’s 7th President...

JAKARTA - Mr Joko Widodo - who rose from a life in the slums to become a furniture maker and governor of the nation's capital - is now Indonesia's seventh president. Mr Joko takes over leadership of the world's third-largest democracy from Mr Susilo Bamba...



 2014-10-20 07:29   

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  Local herb could aid in new drugs’ development: NTU Scientists...

SINGAPORE - A common medicinal plant found in Singapore could hold the key to the future of drug development worldwide, said scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today (Oct 20). The Blue Butterfly Pea, known locally as Bunga Telang (or blu...



 2014-10-20 07:06   

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  Consumers generally satisfied with telephony, broadband services: IDA ...

However, hotline waiting time remains a consumer bugbear, to which IDA calls on service providers to look at innovative methods such as live chat software to shorten waiting times and boost customer satisfaction....



 2014-10-20 07:05   

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  Jurong West on dengue alert after 12 new cases in two weeks...

SINGAPORE - In the past two weeks, 12 new dengue cases have been reported at Jurong West Street 52 and Corporation Road. This brings the total number of cases there to 36 - making it the biggest dengue cluster. As of last Friday (Oct 17), 26 cases were......



 2014-10-20 07:02   

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  Tokyo shares soar 3.98% to biggest one-day gain in over a year...

Tokyo stocks jumped 3.98 per cent on Monday (Oct 20), notching up their biggest one-day points gain in over a year following a sharp rise on Wall Street and as a weaker yen boosted exporters....



 2014-10-20 07:01   

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  TIH completes S$129m acquisition from Temasek Holdings...

Upon completion of the deal, TIHT Investment Holdings, a subsidiary of TIH, will be 55 per cent owned by Killian Court and 45 per cent owned through an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings....



 2014-10-20 06:56   

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  2 South Korean tourists missing in Thai boat collision...

PHUKET - Two tourists from South Korea are missing after a boat carrying them and about two dozen others collided with a fishing vessel near Thailand's southern resort of Phuket yesterday (Oct 19), Thai police said. The tourist speedboat was carrying 34.....



 2014-10-20 06:56   

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  Lufthansa flights hit by strikes Monday and Tuesday...

The planned one-day strike by Lufthansa pilot due to take place on Tuesday (Oct 21) will affect the German carrier's long-haul flights, said their union....



 2014-10-20 06:12   

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  Japan PM Abe loses two female ministers over cash scandals...

Justice Minister Midori Matsushima handed in her notice just hours after Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi tendered her resignation. Both were claimed to have misused political funds....



 2014-10-20 06:00   

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  New building at Mount Alvernia to expand specialist pool, capabilities...

The new building - Medical Centre D - is just one of several development projects initiated at the hospital in recent times, including upgrading of wards and new operating theatres. ...



 2014-10-20 05:58   

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  Local start-up GNum secures S$7 million in seed funding...

The investment by private equity firm Tembusu Partners is believed to be one of the largest first-round investments in a Singapore start-up, say the company....



 2014-10-20 05:53   

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  Yudhoyono asks for forgiveness from Indonesians via Twitter...

In two tweets signed off as "*SBY*", former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologised to Indonesians for any offence he may have caused in his decade as the country's leader....



 2014-10-20 05:49   

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  Search resumes for missing S Koreans after Thai boat crash...

Navy and maritime police on Monday (Oct 20) continued searching for two South Korean tourists who went missing after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel....



 2014-10-20 05:35   

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  Burnt body found following fire at Telok Blangah Crescent ...

Firefighters had to force open the door to gain access and, upon entering, discovered the body, say the Singapore Civil Defence Force....



 2014-10-20 05:10   

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  D-day looms for Pistorius over killing of girlfriend...

South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius could be jailed for 10 years or serve house arrest when he is sentenced on Tuesday (Oct 21)....



 2014-10-20 05:08   

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  ‘I want to touch a dog’ event a big hit with Malaysian Muslims...

BANDAR UTAMA, Selangor - Siti Sakinah Meor Omar Baki has been afraid of dogs all her life. Not only that, she was told that touching dogs is not allowed in Islam. That was the mentality and teaching instilled in her by her conventional family. But yesterd...



 2014-10-20 05:08   

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  NTU, NUS executive MBA programmes among top ten in the world: FT...

SINGAPORE - Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are in the top ten of this year's Financial Times' Global EMBA ranking, with another four courses available in......



 2014-10-20 04:53   

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  Second Japanese female cabinet minister resigns: PM Abe...

Two of the five women in Shinzo Abe's Japanese cabinet resigned on Monday (Oct 20), beset by allegations of misusing political funds, dealing a blow to the prime minister's efforts to boost the profile of women....



 2014-10-20 04:48   

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  Little Apple: The hit song all of China is singing...

Xiao Pingguo (Little Apple) was originally intended to promote a film when it was released in July, but has proven to be an earworm - the kind of song so insistent it gets stuck in the brain....



 2014-10-20 04:44   

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  Cricket: Australia amnesty to dob in cheats...

The amnesty for anyone coming forward with information relating to match-fixing or doping will be in place until the end of November. ...



 2014-10-20 04:36   

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  HK police warn that netizens could get arrested for inciting protests...

The police warned that there could be more arrests, after a 23-year-old was detained for allegedly posting messages online to encourage people to join an unlawful assembly....



 2014-10-20 04:27   

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  2 Sembcorp Marine subsidiaries awarded contracts worth a total of S$222 million...

Sembmarine's subsidiaries have secured contracts worth a combined S$222 million; the contracts are not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share this year, the company said....



 2014-10-20 04:23   

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  3-hour PSI reading reaches unhealthy range with 106...

SINGAPORE - After a brief respite last night the haze has returned in force this morning (Oct 20), with the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading hitting 106 as of 8am, a figure in the unhealthy range. Air quality had been gradually deteriora...



 2014-10-20 04:13   

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  S Korea warns North against 'reckless provocation'...

South Korea warned North Korea on Monday (Oct 20) against further "reckless" provocations following a series of minor border skirmishes that have heightened military tensions ahead of planned high-level talks....



 2014-10-20 04:13   

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  Key Chinese Communist Party meeting opens in Beijing...

The meeting brings together the party's 205-strong Central Committee and around 170 reserve members, along with officials from bodies including its much-feared internal watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection....



 2014-10-20 04:11   

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  Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch...

NEW YORK - A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system yesterday (Oct 19) made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring passed just 140,000km from Mars, less than half the dista...



 2014-10-20 03:55   

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  Majority of Singaporeans worried about saving for retirement: Survey...

Respondents also think they need about US$900,000 (S$1.15 million) on average in savings for retirement, which is the highest in the Southeast Asia region, according to a survey by AIA....



 2014-10-20 03:55   

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  Medibank Private sale could reap Australia US$4.8b...

The Australian government confirmed in March that Medibank Private would be sold as it seeks to offload assets to raise funds to reinvest in infrastructure. ...



 2014-10-20 03:47   

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  Ebola tops EU meeting with warnings crisis is at 'tipping point'...

European foreign minister will meet in Luxembourg Monday (Oct 20), amid diplomatic warnings the Ebola crisis has reached a "tipping point"....



 2014-10-20 03:36   

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  Joko Widodo sworn in as President of Indonesia...

Joko Widodo was on Monday (Oct 20) sworn in as President of Indonesia. He takes over Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who had spent a decade in power....



 2014-10-20 03:20   

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  Hawker food prices up as much as 20% since 2012: CASE...

CASE found that chicken nasi briyani, chicken rice, plain roti prata and mixed vegetables rice comprising two vegetables dishes and one meat dish, now cost 10 to 50 Singapore cents more compared to the prices in December 2012....



 2014-10-20 03:13   

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  Companies not tapping PIC for R&D tax benefits: PwC survey...

Only 6.3 per cent say they intend to tap on the R&D tax benefits offered in the Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme, suggesting a mismatch in defining R&D for business and tax purposes, according to the survey report....



 2014-10-20 03:03   

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  Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against Islamic State...

The United States' top diplomat John Kerry will use a series of bilateral meetings to urge Indonesia's Joko Widodo and other Southeast Asian leaders to take more action against the growing threat from Islamic State....



 2014-10-20 02:47   

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  Golf: Late surge lifts Martin to first US PGA Tour win...

With his first PGA Tour title - in the second event of the tour's 2014-2015 season, Ben Martin secured a berth in next April's Masters...



 2014-10-20 02:36   

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  US military airdrops weapons, ammunition to Kurds near Kobane...

The American military provided essential supplies to Syrian Kurds in Kobane, "intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL's attempts to overtake Kobane"....



 2014-10-20 02:27   

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  Iconic Easy Rider chopper sells for US$1.35 million...

The red, white and blue stars-and-stripes panhead chopper was sold as part of a sale of Hollywood memorabilia at entertainment industry auction house Profiles in History....



 2014-10-20 02:14   

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  Australia hopeful of revised Antarctic sanctuary success...

Australia is hopeful of winning support for its plan for a marine sanctuary off east Antarctica, with a revised proposal for a 1 million square km zone over four areas....



 2014-10-20 01:59   

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  Singaporeans wary of rising cost of living: SMU survey on inflation...

Inflation expectations rise for the first time since September 2012, mainly due to domestic pass-through price pressures, such as rental and tight labour conditions, according to the SMU SInDEx survey....



 2014-10-20 01:53   

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  Japan's industry minister resigns over make-up scandal...

Yuko Obuchi, who had been tipped to become the country's first female prime minister, resigned over claims she spent political funds on make-up and other items unconnected to politics....



 2014-10-20 01:49   

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  Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars...

Comet Siding Spring made its closest encounter with Mars on Sunday (Oct 19), racing past the Red Planet at a breakneck 203,000kmh....



 2014-10-20 01:46   

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  British economic growth to slow, says leading forecaster...

EY ITEM Club said gross domestic product growth would slow to 2.4 per cent in 2015, after 3.1 per cent growth this year. ...



 2014-10-20 01:37   

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  Tokyo stocks up more than 3% on weaker yen, Wall Street gains...

Tokyo stocks jumped more than three per cent in early trade on Monday (Oct 20), following sharp gains on Wall Street at the end of last week, while a weaker yen boosted exporters....



 2014-10-20 01:28   

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  Investors eye Reebok buy from Adidas for US$2.2b: Report...

A consortium of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is interested in buying the Reebok brand from Adidas for €1.7 billion (US$2.2 billion), The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday (Oct 19)....



 2014-10-20 01:27   

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  Tennis: Murray continues bid to reach Tour Finals ...

Andy Murray continues his bid to reach the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month at the Valencia Open....



 2014-10-20 01:14   

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  Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president...

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Joko Widodo will on Monday take over as president of the world's third-largest democracy with supporters' hopes high but pressing economic problems and skeptical rivals set to test the former furniture businessman. Widodo's narrow......



 2014-10-20 00:57   

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  Amnesty slams 'abuse' of migrant workers in S Korea...

The Amnesty report, based on interviews with dozens of farm workers around the country, painted a picture of intimidation and violence, coupled with excessive working hours and squalid accommodation....



 2014-10-20 00:53   

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  Games can reignite European Olympic flame - Clegg...

Next year's inaugural European Games can halt Europe's decline as an Olympic sporting superpower, says the event's Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg....



 2014-10-20 00:45   

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  Australia abandons controversial niqab segregation plan...

The backdown followed a decision on Oct 2 by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry to seat people wearing face coverings in areas normally reserved for noisy school children while visiting parliament. ...



 2014-10-20 00:41   

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  Singer James Blunt calls 'You're Beautiful' annoying...

James Blunt's break-out hit, You're Beautiful, topped the charts when it was released in 2005....




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