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 2017-03-30 23:49 

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Tennis: Federer outlasts Berdych to advance at Miami... +

MIAMI (AFP) - Roger Federer dramatically fought his way into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 23:47 

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Game of Thrones trailer offers glimpse at new season... +

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - It is still four months away but excitement was building for ...

 2017-03-30 23:45 

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SpaceX launches first recycled rocket... +

MIAMI (AFP) - SpaceX blasted off a recycled rocket for the first time on Thursday, using a booster that had previously flown cargo to the astronauts living at the International Space Station.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 23:40 

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US says Assad's overthrow no longer a priority... +

UNITED STATES (AFP) - The United States admitted Thursday (March 30) that it is no longer focused on ousting Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria's civil war.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 23:35 

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Terror threats transform China's Uighur heartland into security state... +

Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs....

 2017-03-30 23:35 

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Figure skating - Quality, not quantity is way forward for Fernandez... +

Spain's Javier Fernandez did not need to wait for the scores to flash up to know he had delivered a jaw-dropping short programme at the world figure skating championships on Thursday - all he had to do was to look at his coach Brian Orser....

 2017-03-30 23:34 

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Tennis: Federer outlasts Berdych to advance at Miami Open... +

Roger Federer dramatically fought his way into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Thursday....

 2017-03-30 23:20 

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INSIGHT - Terror threats transform China's Uighur heartland into security state... +

Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs....

 2017-03-30 23:15 

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Trump helps make cross-border M&A great again... +

Cross-border M&A had its strongest start since 2007, driving first-quarter global volumes up 7 percent, as optimism over U.S. President Donald Trump's economic agenda buoyed the stock market and the dollar, making foreign acquisitions cheaper than some U....

 2017-03-30 22:45 

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Verizon looking to launch online TV service: sources... +

The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc has been buying streaming rights from television network owners ahead of a nationwide launch of an online TV service, according to people familiar with the matter....

 2017-03-30 22:25 

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Starbucks to test mobile order and pay-only store at headquarters... +

Starbucks Corp will open a dedicated mobile order and pay store next week in its Seattle headquarters building as it tests how to best serve convenience-oriented customers, the company said in a letter to employees on Thursday....

 2017-03-30 22:15 

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Federer saves match points to beat Berdych in Miami quarter-final... +

Roger Federer survived two match points before beating Tomas Berdych in a third-set tiebreak in the Miami Open quarter-finals on Thursday....

 2017-03-30 22:10 

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Stoke striker Berahino says spiked drink led to ban... +

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino said on Thursday he served an eight-week drugs suspension earlier this season after someone spiked his drink in a nightclub....

 2017-03-30 22:07 

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Manatees are no longer endangered: US... +

MIAMI (AFP) - Manatees are no longer an endangered species, US officials said Thursday (March 30), declaring success after decades of efforts to rebuild the population of the chubby sea cows in Florida and the Caribbean region.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2017-03-30 22:05 

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France's Icher takes early lead over Wie, amateur ace Seong... +

French veteran Karine Icher fired a five-under-par 67 to grab the early first-round lead on Thursday over an impressive chasing pack at the ANA Inspiration, the first women's major of the year....

 2017-03-30 22:00 

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US rates of double-mastectomies for breast cancer vary by state... +

The likelihood that U.S. women with early-stage cancer in one breast will have both breasts removed varies depending on where they live, a new study shows....

 2017-03-30 21:53 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 31 edition... +

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, March 31, 2017.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:50 

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Cricket: Shadab shines again as Pakistan deny Windies... +

Shadab Khan gave another match-winning bowling performance and Hasan Ali held his nerve for Pakistan to sneak a three-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20 International on Thursday....

 2017-03-30 21:50 

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Figure skating - Sui and Han cap emotional season with pairs triumph... +

The gasps of despair that greeted Sui Wenjing's fall following a mistimed landing in the side-by-side triple Salchows turned into cheers of joy as she and fellow Chinese Han Cong won the pairs title at the figure skating world championships on Thursday....

 2017-03-30 21:40 

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Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets... +

Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts....

 2017-03-30 21:40 

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Nine Malaysians freed by North Korea arrive home... +

The white Bombardier BD-700 Global Express long-range corporate jet that ferried the three embassy staff and six family members landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport before sunrise....

 2017-03-30 21:30 

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Plane carrying nine Malaysians home from North Korea lands in KL... +

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian military plane carrying the nine Malaysians who were stranded in North Korea in a stand-off over the death of Kim Jong Nam arrived in Kuala Lumpur at about 5am on Friday morning (March 31).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:30 

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Nine freed Malaysians arrive home from Pyongyang following deal over Kim Jong Nam row... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Nine Malaysias who were stranded in North Korea in a diplomatic stand-off over the death of Kim Jong Nam arrived in Kuala Lumpur in a Malaysian military plane at about 5am on Friday morning (March 31). . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:24 

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US warns China it is losing patience over North Korea ... +

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday said China can and must do more to force North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programmes....

 2017-03-30 21:20 

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Young cancer patients may lag peers in social functioning for years... +

Child and young adult cancer patients often struggle to lead a normal social life, and even two years after being diagnosed, many still have reduced functioning in the social realm, a recent study suggests....

 2017-03-30 21:17 

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200 protest in Paris over police killing of Chinese man... +

PARIS (AFP) - More than 200 people in Paris joined a fresh protest Thursday (March 30) over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five, an incident that has caused tensions with Beijing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:15 

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Tennis: Wozniacki ousts Pliskova to reach Miami Open final... +

Caroline Wozniacki booked her place in the final of the WTA Miami Open by rallying to defeat Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday....

 2017-03-30 21:15 

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Chemical disinfectants and sanitizers linked to thyroid cancer... +

Workers exposed to chemicals like deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers on the job may be more likely than other people to develop thyroid cancer, a recent study suggests....

 2017-03-30 21:06 

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200 protest in Paris over police killing of Chinese man... +

More than 200 people in Paris joined a fresh protest on Thursday over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five, an incident that has caused tensions with Beijing....

 2017-03-30 21:05 

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Georgia Senate passes expansion of limited medical marijuana law... +

The Georgia state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would expand the state's limited medical marijuana law to include people with 15 medical conditions, up from nine currently....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Sour Lululemon results may signal squeeze for athletic leisure lines... +

The steep drop in Lululemon Athletica's stock price, following a sales warning that resulted from poor color choices in the company's spring collection, turns the spotlight on slowing growth in the athleisure category pioneered by the Canadian yogawear re...

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Punchlines: March 31, 2017... +

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 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Asian Tour eyes growth in S. Korea, Japan after securing China events... +

HONG KONG The Asian Tour is aiming to hold more tournaments in ...

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Chinese firm and Kushner family end talks over NYC tower... +

NEW YORK A Chinese company with ownership ties to some of the Communist Party's leading families has ended talks to invest billions of dollars in a Manhattan office tower owned by the family of Mr Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-la...

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Park attends court to argue against request for her arrest... +

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun Hye has attended a court hearing to argue against the prosecution's request to arrest her on multiple charges in connection with the corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her downfall.. Rea...

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Tax amnesty: Indonesians repatriate $8.8b from Singapore... +

Funds from Singapore repatriated by Indonesians accounted for more than half of the total amount sent back under the country's landmark tax amnesty scheme, which ends today.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Asia Briefs: 1MDB 'has cleared $946m in debt'... +

KUALA LUMPUR State fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad has cleared over RM3 billion (S$946 million) in debt over the past two years, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday, amid ongoing money-laundering probes linked to 1MDB in at least six countries...

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Keppel Land's new Myanmar office tower ready for tenants... +

New office space, partly owned by Singapore's Keppel Land, is ready for tenants in Yangon, Myanmar.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Fibre broadband scam nets victims... +

Some fibre broadband customers have been allegedly tricked by rogue contractors of sole network builder Netlink Trust (NLT) to pay a fee to speed up installation works - in what is a first for broadband customers here.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Tenants, staff back land acquisition to extend Woodlands Checkpoint... +

Almost every day for the past 10 years, Madam Chong Yoke Chan, 62, has taken a bus from her nearby home to work at pool hall Leisure Cue in Woodlands Point.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Manila to press Beijing on S. China Sea islands... +

The Philippines will press China over what it intends to do with the seven islands it has built in the South China Sea when the two sides meet for talks in May.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

HK democracy activist jailed, another fined... +

HONG KONG A Hong Kong democracy activist was jailed yesterday over Umbrella Movement mass protests, as fears grow that freedoms are under threat in the semi-autonomous city.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now world's No. 2 richest... +

SAN FRANCISCO Mr Jeff Bezos has leapt past Mr Amancio Ortega and Mr Warren Buffett to become the world's second-richest person.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Life's a beach with more events... +

Increased exposure to high-level competition will be key if Singapore's beach volleyballers are to achieve their goal of qualifying for next year's Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Researchers uncover how Zika may be harming foetus' brain... +

Scientists here have, for the first time, uncovered a possible way that the Zika virus damages an unborn baby's brain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

First signs of discord appear as Britain begins Brexit... +

LONDON Britain has begun the messy task of disentangling itself from thousands of European laws, as the first signs of rancour between London and Brussels emerged at the start of their two- year divorce proceedings.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Beautiful Science... +

Beautiful, yet deadly, a cancer cell probes its environment with spiky protrusions called filopodia in this award-winning picture.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Couple ordered to reinstate original balcony fixtures... +

A couple at a condo unit at Gallop Gables in Farrer Road was ordered by the Strata Titles Board to remove new windows and sliding doors at the balcony and replace them with items identical to the original design.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

The Strait Times

Time to find new drugs to treat TB... +

The world marked Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 .. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-30 21:00 

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Higher road works fees to ease lane closure woes... +

If you feel as though your ride home has been taking in more road works in recent years, you are not imagining it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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