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 2014-09-01 18:14   

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  Louis Vuitton trailblazer Carcelle dies aged 66...

PARIS - Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world's biggest luxury brand by revenue, died yesterday (Aug 31), Louis Vuitton parent LVMH said. Carcelle, an energetic, self-made man who headed Louis Vuitton for more than two...



 2014-09-01 17:44   

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  Truck driver dies in accident at Changi Airport...

SINGAPORE – A Chinese man in his 50s died earlier today (Sept 1) following an accident involving a cement mixer at the basement carpark of Changi Airport's Terminal 3. The man was found trapped in his seat in the cement mixer by Singapore Civil Defence......



 2014-09-01 17:41   

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  MAS engineers, flight crew expected to escape axe in revamp...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) planned retrenchment of 6,000 employees will likely pass over engineers and flight crew due to an existing shortage of such employees, a union representing some of the flag carrier's staff said. National Union of Fl...



 2014-09-01 17:27   

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  Football: Spurs sign Stambouli from Montpellier...

Tottenham signed former France Under-21 midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Ligue 1 club Montpellier on Monday (Sep 1)....



 2014-09-01 17:20   

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  Elderly have options after retirement to help meet basic needs: PM Lee...

SINGAPORE - Most elderly in Singapore have several options after retirement, such as the Lease Buyback Scheme, downgrading to a smaller house, or withdrawing a partial sum from their CPF. So generally for most, meeting their basic needs should largely not...



 2014-09-01 17:16   

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  Football: Hull break bank for Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez...

Premier League club Hull City announced on Monday (Sep 1) that they have signed Uruguay international striker Abel Hernandez from Italian side Palermo for "a club-record fee"....



 2014-09-01 17:14   

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  19 new dengue case in Japan, linked to Tokyo park...

TOKYO - Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. The cases announced today (Sept 1) raise to 22 the numb...



 2014-09-01 16:56   

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  3 children killed in knife attack at China school...

BEIJING - A 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a fruit knife at an elementary school in central China today (Sept 1), killing three children and injuring six other people before jumping to his death, officials said. The attack on the first...



 2014-09-01 16:30   

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  Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens...

Libya's outgoing government admitted on Monday (Sep 1) from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias....



 2014-09-01 16:23   

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  Fire breaks out at 10th floor of Pearls Centre...

SINGAPORE – Black smoke was seen billowing from Pearls Centre at Eu Tong Sen Street today (Sept 1) after a fire broke out at the 10th-storey carpark of the building The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), which was alerted to the fire at 3.41pm, said th...



 2014-09-01 16:07   

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  Singapore athletes head to Asian Games and Asian Para Games...

Singapore is sending 227 athletes from 20 sports to the the Asian Games, and 53 athletes to the Asian Para Games....



 2014-09-01 16:01   

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  Football: Fan fined after 'bending it like Beckham'...

A football fan was fined £305 (US$506) on Monday (Sep 1) after he ran onto the pitch and cheekily took a free kick during Tottenham's 1-0 win at West Ham last month....



 2014-09-01 16:00   

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  Apparent massive hack reveals nude pictures of stars...

Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry on Monday (Sep 1) after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of celebrities onto the Internet. ...



 2014-09-01 16:00   

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  Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes...

The man was one of two arrested for fighting, and will be under probe by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau....



 2014-09-01 15:55   

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  Send-off for Team Singapore athletes headed to Asian Games and Asian Para Games...

The Republic is sending 227 athletes from 20 sports to the the Asian Games, and 53 athletes to the Asian Para Games....



 2014-09-01 15:29   

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  India, Japan will shape 21st century: Modi...

Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe declared on Monday (Sep 1) that ties between India and Japan were moving to a "new level", during a summit pregnant with promise for a relationship they hope will offer a counterweight to China....



 2014-09-01 15:29   

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  Indonesia's first female governor jailed for corruption...

Indonesia's first female provincial leader Ratu Atut Chosiyah was jailed for four years Monday (Sep 1) for bribing a top judge over an election dispute....



 2014-09-01 15:18   

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  Crown Prince of Brunei in Singapore for five-day visit...

His visit is at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean, and reaffirms the excellent relations and longstanding friendship between Singapore and Brunei....



 2014-09-01 15:18   

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  India's Kingfisher tycoon declared 'wilful defaulter'...

The United Bank of India declared indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya a "wilful defaulter" on Monday (Sep 1), dealing another blow to his embattled Kingfisher Airlines....



 2014-09-01 15:15   

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  Russia breaks ground on new gas pipeline to China...

Russia launched construction Monday (Sep 1) of a 770-billion ruble (US$20.8b) gas pipeline that will help bring gas from the far east of the country to China....



 2014-09-01 15:13   

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  Running with flying colours at the Color Run Singapore...

The 5km event was about coming prepared to get covered head to toe in as much colour as possible....



 2014-09-01 15:12   

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  Philippines foils car-bomb plot at airport, shopping mall...

MANILA - The Philippines on Monday foiled a bid to plant car-bombs at its main airport and a nearby shopping mall, authorities said. The motive for the bomb plot was not immediately clear but in the past such attacks in Manila, the capital, and other part...



 2014-09-01 15:11   

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  Singapore Exchange plans greater access to bonds...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Exchange (SGX) said today (Sept 1) it is proposing to give retail investors greater access to bonds listed on the exchange amid a lull in stock trading interest on the bourse. Under the new scheme, retail investors will be able t...



 2014-09-01 15:04   

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  British PM outlines plan to tighten anti-terror measures...

Britain will make it easier for police to seize passports from would-be jihadist fighters, increase air travel checks and tighten controls on the movement of suspected radicals under plans announced by Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday (Sep 1)....



 2014-09-01 15:02   

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  Rainbow Loom fakes: Looming safety hazard?...

Cheap counterfeit weaving kits may have sharp edges that pose a safety hazard, and the Singapore distributor of Rainbow Loom products is threatening to press charges against those selling the fakes. ...



 2014-09-01 14:59   

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  Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: U.N....

BAGHDAD - At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations said on Monday, as sectarian violence raged in the center and north of the country. Another 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee, the U.N. added, as.....



 2014-09-01 14:57   

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  Saudi crown prince in Paris for talks on arms, jihadist threat...

Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrived in Paris on Monday (Sep 1) for talks with President Francois Hollande likely to touch on a Saudi-financed French package of arms for Lebanon and the wider jihadist threat in the region....



 2014-09-01 14:56   

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  Pan Asia Logistics opens new warehouse at Tuas...

The fully automated system can run continuously with occasional supervision, replacing labour-intensive manual handling that in the past led to cases of human error. ...



 2014-09-01 14:53   

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  Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties during summit...

TOKYO - Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy. Japa...



 2014-09-01 14:38   

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  Speakers' Corner, 14 years on...

Activist Choo Zheng Xi notes that these days, "events that you see at the Speakers' Corner are very organised, very sophisticated" and sociologist Paulin Straughan says the Corner now "legitimises alternative views"....



 2014-09-01 14:25   

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  Football: Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy...

Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday (Sep 1) to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window....



 2014-09-01 14:25   

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  Football: Suarez pops by for Liverpool farewell...

The Barcelona striker on Monday (Sep 1) bid farewell to former Liverpool team-mates during a visit to the club's training base....



 2014-09-01 14:09   

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  With close allies in Cabinet, Thai PM under pressure to perform or face criticism...

Thailand's newly-appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has received royal endorsement for his new Cabinet made up of senior military officers and close allies....



 2014-09-01 14:06   

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  Britain to pass new laws to counter homegrown Islamist fighters...

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce new laws on Monday to try to stop radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq launching attacks on British soil, after a video purportedly showed a London-accented man beheading a U.S. journalist. ...



 2014-09-01 13:55   

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  Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa...

Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday (Sep 1) in a bid to end long waits for permits to visit the country. It aims to attract five million tourists a year by 2015....



 2014-09-01 13:46   

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  More Pioneer Generation patients expected to switch to private clinics ...

Parkway Shenton has made preparations for this scenario, including increasing the number of clinic staff and doctors.  ...



 2014-09-01 13:42   

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  Eurozone manufacturing slows to 13-month low in August...

Manufacturing in the eurozone slumped in August to a 13-month low, a closely watched survey showed on Monday (Sep 1), in a further sign that recovery is faltering and that tensions with Russia are taking their toll. ...



 2014-09-01 13:36   

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  Japan's politician wages "sports diplomacy" in N Korea...

Japanese wrestler-turned-politician Kanji Antonio Inoki organised a wrestling extravaganza in North Korea. He said he hopes the event will pave the way for more exchanges between Japan and North Korea. ...



 2014-09-01 13:29   

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  PM Lee talks CPF and retirement adequacy in first radio Q&A...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong fielded questions from members of the public for an hour on Capital 95.8FM....



 2014-09-01 13:20   

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  Suspected Ebola patient tests negative in Sweden...

A man suspected of being infected with the deadly Ebola virus ravaging several African countries tested negative in Sweden on Monday (Sep 1), local health officials said. ...



 2014-09-01 13:17   

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  MAS proposes bond seasoning framework for retail investors...

Under this proposed framework, retail investors will be able to purchase bonds initially offered by eligible issuers to institutional and accredited investors, after these bonds have been listed for six months....



 2014-09-01 13:01   

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  Americans detained in North Korea appeal for help ...

Three US citizens held in North Korea pleaded on Monday (Sep 1) for help to secure their release but said they have been well treated in the hardline communist country....



 2014-09-01 12:51   

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  Asia shares start the week higher after new Wall St record...

Asian markets edged up Monday (Sep 1) following a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while analysts said data indicating sluggishness in the Chinese economy could prompt fresh stimulus from Beijing....



 2014-09-01 12:42   

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  Obama faces difficult balancing act as he heads for NATO summit...

President Obama is visiting Tallinn in Estonia before heading for the NATO summit in Wales. The focus of the discussions in both venues is likely to be the Ukraine crisis, with Baltic leaders seeking reassurance and NATO planning to create a rapid deploym...



 2014-09-01 12:38   

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  Football: Hernandez to join Real on season-long loan...

Real Madrid on Monday (Sep 1) said Javier Hernandez will join the club on loan from Manchester United for the 2014-15 season....



 2014-09-01 12:27   

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  Singapore's economy moving up the value chain...

There has been a shift towards higher-value services-related activities within the manufacturing sector, which could pave the way for further transformation and growth....



 2014-09-01 12:22   

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  Taiwan's first budget airline set for maiden flight...

Taiwan's first budget airline said on Monday (Sep 1) it was scheduled to launch its maiden flight later this month, tapping into the robust demand for cheap travel in Asia. ...



 2014-09-01 12:11   

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  Top Chinese university warns against criticizing Communist Party: journal...

BEIJING - One of China's top universities has urged students and teachers to "fight against" criticism of the ruling Communist Party, an influential party journal said, in the latest curbs on free expression. The move by Peking University, which at one ti...



 2014-09-01 12:08   

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  HK police use pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters...

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong heckled a top Chinese official on Monday (Sep 1) as he explained China's decision to control which candidates can stand in the city's next leadership election. Police have confirmed the use of pepper spray on some pro...



 2014-09-01 11:59   

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  China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students...

China's Peking University, Fudan University and Sun Yat-sen University have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies....




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