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 2014-08-30 12:57   

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  Lesotho PM confirms coup, flees to South Africa...

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has confirmed that the military had seized power in a coup and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life....



 2014-08-30 12:56   

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  Three self-help groups raise workers' contribution rates...

CDAC, SINDA and Eurasian Community Fund have announced they will raise the monthly contribution rates of working Singaporeans, in order to better help the needy in the community. But not all workers will be affected....



 2014-08-30 12:24   

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  Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies...

Arthur Lim, who played a key role in developing quality eye care, education and research in Singapore, died on Saturday (Aug 30) at the age of 80....



 2014-08-30 12:00   

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  India's Modi arrives in Japan for visit...

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Japan Saturday (Aug 30) on a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter an increasingly assertive China....



 2014-08-30 11:59   

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  EU sanctions on Russia to be 'increased': Hollande...

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday (Aug 30) that EU leaders meeting in Brussels would "no doubt increase" their sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis....



 2014-08-30 11:43   

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  Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking...

Liberia said on Saturday (Aug 30) it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control....



 2014-08-30 11:36   

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  Liberia's airport battles to contain Ebola...

Liberia's Roberts International Airport is at the front line of a new battle - to halt the spread of the most deadly outbreak of Ebola in history....



 2014-08-30 11:35   

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  Man arrested for car rental scam...

Police have nabbed a 19-year-old man who is believed to be involved in several cases of car rental scams....



 2014-08-30 11:05   

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  African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia...

Somali and African Union forces have launched a fresh offensive to roust Shebab Islamist fighters from key ports, army and government officials said Saturday, in an effort to cut off a main revenue source for the extremists....



 2014-08-30 10:56   

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  Two more charged in Pandan Loop murder case...

Two more men were charged on Saturday (Aug 30) in connection with the murder of a foreign worker at Pandan Loop....



 2014-08-30 10:56   

Today Online

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  Pioneering eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies at age 80...

SINGAPORE ­– Medical visionary and pioneering eye surgeon Professor Arthur Lim has died at age 80. Among his various achievements, Prof Lim helped establish the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) as well as the Singapore Eye Research Institute and the.....



 2014-08-30 10:50   

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  Education one of key issues raised by youths at post-NDR forum...

Education was one of the key issues raised by youths on Saturday (Aug 30) at a forum organised to get feedback on this year's National Day Rally. More than 120 youths participated in the wide-ranging discussion. ...



 2014-08-30 10:47   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Alibaba set to launch IPO roadshow week of September 8: New York Times...

HONG KONG - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to start formally pitching its New York initial public offering to investors in the week of Sept. 8, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed person briefed on the decision. The...



 2014-08-30 10:39   

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  Residents in the east to get convenient access to social services...

It is now more convenient for residents staying in the east to access social services, as they can go to the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub....



 2014-08-30 10:32   

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  Football: Man Utd reach agreement to sign Blind...

Manchester United announced on Saturday (Aug 30) that they have reached an agreement to sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax. ...



 2014-08-30 10:26   

Today Online

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  China warns foreign powers not to use Hong Kong as a 'bridgehead'...

BEIJING - China has warned against any foreign interference ahead of a crucial ruling on the city's political future on Sunday, saying Beijing will not tolerate the use of Hong Kong "as a bridgehead to subvert and infiltrate the mainland". China's largely...



 2014-08-30 10:21   

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  Football: Blind set to join Man Utd from Ajax...

Manchester United are set to sign Dutch international Daley Blind after agreeing a fee with his current side Ajax, the Press Association reported on Saturday....



 2014-08-30 10:07   

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  At least 3 reported dead as Ukrainian plane crashes in Algeria...

A Ukrainian cargo plane with seven people on board crashed on Saturday (Aug 30) in Algeria, said an Algerian transport ministry official. At least three people were reportedly killed....



 2014-08-30 10:04   

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  Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan clash with Syrian rebels...

Philippine soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights clashed with Syrian rebels, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila on Saturday (Aug 30)....



 2014-08-30 09:43   

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  PM Lee urges new citizens to engage in the community...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged new citizens to engage in the community where they live and take part in community activities. He said he hopes the new citizens will actively integrate into society and discover more about Singapore. ...



 2014-08-30 09:38   

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  Ukrainian plane with 7 on board crashes in Algeria...

A Ukrainian cargo plane with seven people on board crashed on Saturday (Aug 30) in Algeria, said an Algerian transport official. At least three people were reportedly killed....



 2014-08-30 09:32   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Man arrested for allegedly stealing over 100 bottles of cough mixture, other medications...

SINGAPORE – A 35-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly broke into three clinics and stole more than 100 bottles of cough mixture and other medication, such as panadols, sleeping pills and pain killers, as well as cash amounting to S$2,254. The man ...



 2014-08-30 09:10   

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  New citizens can play a part: Khaw...

New citizens can play a part to reach out to those who have newly-arrived in Singapore to help them understand the customs and norms here as they are better able to understand the challenges of adjusting to a new environment, said National Development Min...



 2014-08-30 09:08   

Today Online

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  China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong...

BEIJING – China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics today (Aug 30) ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub. An...



 2014-08-30 08:34   

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  Pattaya's new family-friendly attractions hope to pull in the crowds...

Thailand's tourism industry has suffered a plunge over the past six months that saw mass political protests and a military coup. But more family-friendly tourist attractions are moving in in the hopes of rebranding the city of sin and to draw the crowds....



 2014-08-30 08:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Myanmar census shows population 9m fewer than estimated...

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said on Saturday (Aug 30), around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. ...



 2014-08-30 08:17   

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  Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight IS jihadists...

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' "genocidal agenda" after President Barack Obama admitted he had no strategy to tackle the group....



 2014-08-30 07:33   

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  Growing inequality in Macau triggers protests...

Growing social inequality has ignited a protest culture in the gaming city of Macau. Thousands have since taken to the streets this summer, inspired by similar protests around the region....



 2014-08-30 07:32   

Today Online

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  Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral...

SEOUL - Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery. Yoo Byung-un, 73, was found dead in a p...



 2014-08-30 07:04   

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  Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory...

Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian moved captured peacekeepers and their whereabouts can't be verified, says Fiji official....



 2014-08-30 06:53   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Macau casino dealers plan industrial action for first time...

HONG KONG – Casino dealers working in some of gambling hub Macau's most popular casinos are set to start industrial action today (Aug 30) for the first time in the Chinese territory as discontent over salaries and working benefits spreads. A group of......



 2014-08-30 06:50   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  China graft watchdog probes another exec at Volkswagen JV...

BEIJING - China's anti-graft watchdog has said it is investigating a former senior executive at Volkswagen AG's Chinese venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd, for corruption, the latest target in a widening probe against the company. An Dewu, FAW's fo...



 2014-08-30 06:44   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Obama’s tan suit buzzed around the world...

NEW YORK ­­– President Barack Obama's summer fashion choice at the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine on Thursday (Aug 28) has been the talk of social media. Not unprecedented among presidents – himself included – his tan suit......



 2014-08-30 06:29   

Today Online

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  Cee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case...

LOS ANGELES ­- Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service. The Grammy-winning singer also entered a special ple...



 2014-08-30 06:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens...

A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday (Aug 30) spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said....



 2014-08-30 05:29   

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  Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report...

Japan's Panasonic will develop a water purification system together with India's Tata Group, tapping into a fast-growing market in Asia, a media report said Saturday (Aug 30)....



 2014-08-30 04:53   

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  Taiwan to spend US$2.5b on anti-missile systems...

Taiwan plans to spend TW$74.8 billion (S$3.1 billion, US$2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday....



 2014-08-30 04:33   

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  New Zealand minister quits as email leaks rock election campaign...

A campaign of dirty tricks allegations in the lead up to the New Zealand general election claimed its first victim Saturday (Aug 30) with the resignation of justice minister Judith Collins....



 2014-08-30 04:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' in fighting IS...

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday (Aug 30) for a global coalition of nations to combat Islamic State jihadists' "genocidal agenda" in Syria and Northern Iraq....



 2014-08-30 03:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Palmer powers into early lead at Deutsche Bank...

Ryan Palmer rolled in nine birdies en route to a 63 to grab a one-shot lead after the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs....



 2014-08-30 03:01   

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  Kim Hyun-joong tries to delay enlistment amid assault allegations...

Korean singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong's recent application to delay his enlistment has sparked rumours that it is linked to assault allegations against him....



 2014-08-30 03:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU leaders seek riposte to Russia...

European Union leaders gather in Brussels Saturday (Aug 30) to thrash out a response to Russia's deeper involvement in war-torn Ukraine and to bring new faces to key EU posts....



 2014-08-30 02:51   

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  Mark Lee X Chapman To: When comedy kings 'collide'...

Hong Kong star Chapman To and Singaporean funnyman Mark Lee talk about working together on their new film King of Mahjong, and reveal who tells vulgar jokes on set....



 2014-08-30 02:17   

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  Kerry reassures Egypt over Apache delivery...

Secretary of State John Kerry told his Egyptian counterpart Friday (Aug 30) that the United States intends to make good on its promise to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to help Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts....



 2014-08-30 02:10   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership...

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are set to end weeks of wrangling over top jobs in Brussels and agree on Saturday on who will fill key posts in EU institutions that face major challenges from a combative Russia and a stuttering economy. A summit in Brus...



 2014-08-30 02:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Democrats keep Obama at distance ahead of mid-term elections...

Barack Obama's Democrats are walking a tightrope 10 weeks before US congressional elections: do they solicit the unpopular president's support or shun him as they try to maintain their Senate majority?...



 2014-08-30 01:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Wenger refuses to bemoan Giroud's absence...

Arsenal's trip to face Leicester City on Sunday (Aug 30) will provide another test of Arsene Wenger's belief his squad is strong enough to cope without Olivier Giroud....



 2014-08-30 01:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN says detained peacekeepers in Syria are 'safe'...

UN officials have received assurances that 44 peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are safe and in good health, a UN spokesman said Friday (Aug 30)....



 2014-08-30 01:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Confident Van Gaal hits back at critics...

Louis van Gaal attempted to quash criticism of Manchester United's dismal start to the season by insisting he is the right man to restore the fallen giants to their former glory....



 2014-08-30 00:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Italian PM hands out ice cream in response to magazine cover...

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi handed out ice creams to journalists at his official residence Friday in a lighthearted response to a cover of the Economist weekly showing him on a sinking ship, cone in hand....




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