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 2015-04-26 02:00   

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  India plans 10 flights to aid in Nepal relief efforts on Sunday...[ + ]

The Ministry of Defence's Principal Spokesperson Sitanshu Kar says on Twitter that "army forward hospitals, engineering task forces, water, food, medical personnel and equipment" will be ferried to Kathmandu....



 2015-04-26 01:34   

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  SAF to send 15 medical personnel to aid in Nepal relief efforts...[ + ]

Personnel from the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Coordination Centre will also travel to assist in the relief efforts in Nepal, following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday....



 2015-04-26 00:15   

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  Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year - NYT...[ + ]

Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials....



 2015-04-25 23:48   

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  Cricket: Ramdin confident Holder will recover for Barbados test...[ + ]

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin said he was hopeful that all-rounder Jason Holder will be fit for the third and final test against England in Barbados on Friday....



 2015-04-25 23:37   

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  FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in US: CNN...[ + ]

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials....



 2015-04-25 23:35   

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  Ramdin confident Holder will recover for Barbados test...[ + ]

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin said he was hopeful that all-rounder Jason Holder will be fit for the third and final test against England in Barbados on Friday....



 2015-04-25 23:27   

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  Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest...[ + ]

Protesters returned to Baltimore's streets on Saturday (Apr 25) to vent outrage over the death of an African-American man from injuries he apparently sustained when taken into police custody two weekends ago....



 2015-04-25 23:12   

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  New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling...[ + ]

Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their...



 2015-04-25 23:11   

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  Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT...[ + ]

Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting US officials....



 2015-04-25 23:01   

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  Nepal earthquake toll rises to 1,341: police...[ + ]

NEW DELHI - The death toll in Nepal from a severe earthquake on Saturday has risen to 1,341, a police spokesman said. Of the total, more than 630 were reported dead in the Kathmandu Valley and at least 300 more in the capital.......



 2015-04-25 22:46   

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  Flights disrupted as Chile volcano spews more ash...[ + ]

Ash from Chile's spewing Calbuco volcano threatened on Saturday (Apr 25) to spell travel misery in the region and beyond after it triggered the cancellation of domestic and international flights in several cities....



 2015-04-25 22:39   

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  Basketball: Nets claw back in East as Bulls seek sweep...[ + ]

While the Chicago Bulls sought to finish off Milwaukee on Saturday (Apr 25), the Brooklyn Nets made sure their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against Atlanta will go a little further....



 2015-04-25 22:35   

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  Two Swedes abducted by Nusfra Front in Syria freed - TT news agency...[ + ]

Two Swedes who were abducted in 2013 by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria were released on Friday, news agency TT reported on Saturday, quoting Sweden's Foreign Ministry and Palestine's ambassador to Sweden....



 2015-04-25 22:34   

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  Protests in Baltimore again after police custody death...[ + ]

Protesters returned to Baltimore's streets on Saturday (Apr 25) to vent outrage over the death of an African-American man from injuries he apparently sustained when taken into police custody two weekends ago....



 2015-04-25 21:55   

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  UN chief appeals to Indonesia not to carry out executions...[ + ]

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia on Saturday not to execute 10 prisoners, including two Australians, for drug-related crimes....



 2015-04-25 21:49   

Today Online

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  Terror and panic in Kathmandu as deadly quake struck...[ + ]

KATHMANDU - Nepalese tourist guide Naba Raj Amgai had just returned home from a mountain-biking trip when his home in the capital Kathmandu began to shake, sending a fridge and television smashing to the ground. He and his wife bolted for the stairs. Outs...



 2015-04-25 21:35   

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  Rallying: Meeke leads as crash mars Rally of Argentina...[ + ]

Citroen duo Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg led the Rally of Argentina on Saturday (Apr 25), but the race was overshadowed when six spectators were hurt after a car careered off the track....



 2015-04-25 21:33   

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  Schooling wins top swimmer award...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - United States-based Joseph Schooling has been named Singapore's top swimmer for 2014 at the annual Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) Awards Night on Saturday (Apr 25). Held at Hotel Fort Canning, the SSA also announced that 75 athletes will...



 2015-04-25 21:11   

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  Palestinians shot dead after Jerusalem, West Bank attacks...[ + ]

Israeli security forces on Saturday (Apr 25) shot dead a Palestinian man who stabbed an officer in the West Bank hours after a knife-wielding teenager was killed at an east Jerusalem checkpoint....



 2015-04-25 21:10   

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  Two Swedes abducted in Syria freed - TT news agency...[ + ]

Two Swedes who had been abducted in Syria were released on Friday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, news agency TT reported....



 2015-04-25 21:00   

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  Cricket: England cruise to nine-wicket triumph...[ + ]

England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday (Apr 25)....



 2015-04-25 20:50   

Today Online

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  Nepal quake death toll reaches 1,130: police spokesman...[ + ]

KATHMANDU - The death toll in Nepal from a severe earthquake on Saturday has risen to 1,130, a police spokesman said. Of the total, 634 were reported dead in the Kathmandu Valley and at least 300 more in the capital.......



 2015-04-25 20:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN chief urges Indonesia to spare drug convicts from execution...[ + ]

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia on Saturday (Apr 25) to spare from impending execution a group of 10 death-row drug convicts, most of them foreigners....



 2015-04-25 20:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  VW patriarch and board chairman resigns...[ + ]

Volkswagen patriarch Ferdinand Piech has resigned as head of the German auto giant's supervisory board, the company announced on Saturday (Apr 25), in the wake of his bitter power struggle with the VW chief executive....



 2015-04-25 20:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kazakh leader seals power with stability before democratic reform...[ + ]

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call systematic suppression of opposition....



 2015-04-25 20:18   

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  Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election...[ + ]

The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's economic policy....



 2015-04-25 20:05   

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  Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe ...[ + ]

Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an increasing number of the predators are making their home....



 2015-04-25 20:01   

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  Snooker: Ding eyes world title after beating Higgins...[ + ]

China's Ding Junhui insisted he'd yet to hit top form after moving into the quarter-finals of the World Championships for just the third time after battling back to defeat John Higgins 13-9 in Sheffield on Saturday (Apr 25)....



 2015-04-25 19:49   

Today Online

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  Memorial tree planted at Duxton Plain Park in honour of Mr Lee Kuan Yew...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - In honour of Singapore's Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who died about a month ago, a memorial tree was planted at Duxton Plain Park today (April 25). The ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with some 500....



 2015-04-25 19:48   

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  Thousands remember Anzac heroism on Gallipoli centenary...[ + ]

Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday (Apr 25) thronged the beaches of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to remember the heroism and sacrifice of their forefathers in the World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago....



 2015-04-25 19:33   

Today Online

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  Michael Schumachers son is best rookie in F4 race debut...[ + ]

OSCHERSLEBEN (Germany) - Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick collected the trophy for best rookie on his motor racing debut today (April 25) after finishing ninth in a German Formula Four race. The teenager, whose seven times Formula One world champ...



 2015-04-25 19:25   

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  Spurs hold Southampton to climb to fifth...[ + ]

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur fought back to draw 2-2 with Southampton and climb to fifth in the Premier League as the close battle for Europa League qualification intensified today (April 25). Graziano Pelle put Southampton ahead after 29 minutes but Erik.....



 2015-04-25 19:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid...[ + ]

Burundi's president was Saturday (Apr 25) declared as the ruling party's candidate for a third term in office, despite mounting protests over a move the opposition says is unconstitutional....



 2015-04-25 19:20   

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  Abercrombie & Fitch to ditch 'sexualized marketing' - Washington Post ...[ + ]

Retail clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch will end by July its "sexualized marketing," after years of blanketing its web sites, store windows and shopping bags with photos of half-naked men, according to the Washington Post....



 2015-04-25 19:05   

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  US voices concern over India action against Ford Foundation, Greenpeace...[ + ]

The United States has expressed concern that India's crackdown on the activities of the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace India could limit "necessary and critical debate" in the world's largest democracy and is seeking "clarification"....



 2015-04-25 18:55   

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  Nigeria recalls envoy to South Africa over attacks on foreigners...[ + ]

Nigeria recalled its ambassador to South Africa on Saturday in the latest sign of African countries' discontent at Pretoria's handling of attacks on immigrants....



 2015-04-25 18:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: No Euro hangover as PSG hit Lille for six...[ + ]

Paris Saint-Germain quickly got back on track after their Champions League loss to Barcelona as Ezequiel Lavezzi netted a hat-trick in a resounding 6-1 win over Lille at the Parc des Princes on Saturday (Apr 25)....



 2015-04-25 18:33   

Today Online

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  Hundreds cheer Dr Mahathir during biting speech on Najib...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - More than 1,000 people, including civil servants and civil society leaders, showed that Dr Mahathir Mohamad was not "alone" when they cheered the former prime minister on in his two-hour meet-the-people session at a club in Kuala Lumpur thi...



 2015-04-25 18:32   

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  Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International...[ + ]

European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa....



 2015-04-25 18:31   

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  Football: Milan's European hopes slim after defeat at Udinese...[ + ]

Second-half goals by Giampiero Pinzi and Emmanuel Badu gave Udinese a 2-1 win over AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday, further diminishing their slim hopes of playing in European competition next season....



 2015-04-25 18:30   

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  Greece, lenders must reach deal by early May, Deputy PM tells paper...[ + ]

Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May to address Greece's need for cash, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Saturday....



 2015-04-25 18:27   

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  Football: Neymar, Messi guide 10-man Barca to crucial win...[ + ]

Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona produced a sensational first-half performance to take a huge step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 win at local rivals Espanyol on Saturday (Apr 25)....



 2015-04-25 18:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Germany says will deny entry to some Russian Night Wolves bikers...[ + ]

Germany will block some members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from entering the country, government sources said on Saturday, a day after Poland also announced an entry ban for the group which is blacklisted by the United States....



 2015-04-25 18:15   

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  Greece, lenders must reach deal by early May, Deputy PM tells paper...[ + ]

Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May to address Greece's need for cash, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Saturday....



 2015-04-25 18:10   

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  Up to 150,000 Bangladesh workers lost jobs after Rana Plaza safety overhaul ...[ + ]

Some 220 garment factories have shut down in Bangladesh with the loss of up to 150,000 jobs after the collapse of Rana Plaza shone a light on unsafe working conditions in the ready-to-wear industry, triggering a wave of inspections, according to a report ...



 2015-04-25 18:09   

Today Online

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  Modi shows decisiveness as worst quake since 1934 hits Himalayas...[ + ]

NEW DELHI - It took Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi less than 15 minutes to swing into action to help neighbouring Nepal, after the the worst earthquake in 80 years killed at least 688 people in the landlocked Himalayan state. "News has come in about ...



 2015-04-25 17:58   

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  Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow...[ + ]

Fierce fighting raged on Saturday (Apr 25) in south Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, as pressure mounted for the warring factions to hold political talks....



 2015-04-25 17:55   

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  Lower Saxony premier says VW Chairman's exit was 'unavoidable'...[ + ]

The premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, which owns 20 percent of Volkswagen , said the resignation of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech announced on Saturday was necessary to create clarity about the carmaker's leadership....



 2015-04-25 17:45   

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  International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims...[ + ]

International aid groups rushed to respond on Saturday (Apr 25) to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts....



 2015-04-25 17:37   

Today Online

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  Malaysian authorities shut down dance music event...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - Thirst 2015, a dance event scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur tonight (April 25), has been cancelled following instructions from the authorities, its organiser Future Sound Asia announced today. The company did not reveal the reasons.....




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