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 2016-12-04 18:00 

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Dr M makes historic appearance at DAP general assembly... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday (Dec 4) that he has not turned his back on the Malay community by aligning himself with the Democratic Action Party (DAP), as he made a historic appearance at the annual genera...

 2016-12-04 17:41 

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Lone gunman kills three women in Finland town... +

The mayor of a Finnish town near the border with Russia and two local journalists were shot dead as they left a restaurant on Saturday night, police said....

 2016-12-04 17:40 

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Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era... +

Fidel Castro's ashes were entombed in a massive stone next to national heroes on Sunday (Dec 4), as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled for decades....

 2016-12-04 17:35 

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Death toll in California loft fire rises to 24, more victims expected... +

Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday....

 2016-12-04 17:35 

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Wales flanker Lydiate out for season with knee injury... +

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate will undergo surgery on a knee injury he suffered in their final autumn test against South Africa and will miss the rest of the season, his Ospreys club announced on Sunday....

 2016-12-04 17:35 

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Philippine vice-president says plot to oust her... +

MANILA - Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo said on Sunday (Dec 4) she was told that President Rodrigo Duterte had barred her from cabinet meetings, and alleged there was a plot to oust her as his deputy. Ms Robredo, who said she would resign from the...

 2016-12-04 17:30 

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Hamburg move off bottom after first win of the season... +

Hamburg SV claimed their first Bundesliga win of the season at the 13th attempt on Sunday as they won 2-0 at fellow strugglers Darmstadt....

 2016-12-04 17:05 

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EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse... +

Europe's trade negotiator blamed China on Sunday for scuppering a global environmental trade deal by submitting impossible late demands at World Trade Organization talks aimed at scrapping import tariffs on exports worth more than US$1 trillion....

 2016-12-04 17:03 

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After Castro's death, dissidents see changes ahead... +

Now that Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is dead, one of his most prominent critics says he sees big economic and political changes to the one-party Communist system, perhaps within four years....

 2016-12-04 17:03 

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Football: Roma pounce on Lazio errors to win hot-tempered derby... +

AS Roma pounced on two dreadful Lazio mistakes to claim a 2-0 win in a hot-tempered derby which was boycotted by their own supporters on Sunday....

 2016-12-04 17:00 

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Erdogan wants trade with Russia, China in local currencies... +

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira....

 2016-12-04 16:55 

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Two dozen dead in California loft fire; death toll expected to rise... +

Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday....

 2016-12-04 16:51 

The Strait Times

Austria far-right concedes defeat in presidential race... +

VIENNA (REUTERS) - The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War II conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election soon after polls closed on Sunday evening.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-04 16:34 

The Strait Times

Politicians seen as least trustworthy professions... +

Only one in five members of the public think politicians were argely telling the truth during the EU referendum campaign, showing that trust in politicians is ...

 2016-12-04 16:30 

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Liverpool beaten at Bournemouth after twice losing two-goal lead... +

BOURNEMOUTH 4 LIVERPOOL 3...

 2016-12-04 16:25 

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Dislodged sunshade at Tampines St 23 was missing reinforcement bars: BCA... +

SINGAPORE - A concrete sunshade that became dislodged at Block 201E Tampines Street 23 in September has been found to be the only one in the vicinity missing reinforcement bars, following checks by the authorities. Further investigations are underway to....

 2016-12-04 16:15 

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Multi-purpose privilege card launched to support active ageing... +

SINGAPORE - About 620,000 Singaporeans aged 60 and above will soon find in their mailbox a new EZ-Link card, which combines the functions of their purple senior citizen concession card with the PAssion card. The PAssion Silver Concession Card, which was.....

 2016-12-04 16:10 

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Football: Liverpool stunned 4-3 at Bournemouth after twice losing two-goal lead... +

(REUTERS) - Bournemouth's Nathan Ake grabbed a stoppage-time winner in a dramatic 4-3 Premier League victory over Liverpool, who twice surrendered a two-goal lead on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-04 16:00 

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Liverpool beaten at Bournemouth after twice losing two-goal lead... +

AFC Bournemouth's Nathan Ake grabbed a stoppage-time winner in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Liverpool, who twice surrendered a two-goal lead....

 2016-12-04 16:00 

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Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul... +

Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile army gains....

 2016-12-04 15:58 

The Strait Times

Football: Thais triumph over Myanmar away with Teerasil double... +

YANGON (AFP) - Thailand beat Myanmar 2-0 in the first leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup football semi-final on Sunday, thanks to a double from star striker Teerasil Dangda.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-04 15:55 

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Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown... +

Demonstrators marched in major cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting government corruption and a recent vote in Congress that was widely perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors currently leading graft probes....

 2016-12-04 15:48 

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When adults bicker, can children be far behind? ... +

WASHINGTON - Kellogg Company, a global brand and a household name in the United States, has said it would no longer advertise on conservative website Breitbart News, whose former chief executive Steve Bannon masterminded Mr Donald Trump's campaign and...

 2016-12-04 15:44 

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Rocket Man, Singapore's most famous horse, calls it a day... +

SINGAPORE - After thrilling horse-racing fans for many years, champion sprinter Rocket Man, Singapore's most famous horse, and the first Singapore-based galloper to win an International Group 1 race, was officially retired on Sunday (Dec 4) at a simple ye...

 2016-12-04 15:25 

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After Castro's death, dissidents see changes ahead... +

Now that Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is dead, one of his most prominent critics says he sees big economic and political changes to the one-party Communist system, perhaps within four years....

 2016-12-04 15:23 

The Strait Times

Severe rain causes flooding in southern Spain, one woman dead... +

MADRID (REUTERS) - The heaviest rainfall in years along Spain's southern coastline has flooded the streets of the city of Malaga and nearby towns, killing one woman and prompting the Spanish government to issue a public safety warning.. Read more at s...

 2016-12-04 15:15 

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Severe rain causes flooding in southern Spain, one woman dead... +

The heaviest rainfall in years along Spain's southern coastline has flooded the streets of the city of Malaga and nearby towns, killing one woman and prompting the Spanish government to issue a public safety warning....

 2016-12-04 15:05 

The Strait Times

Donald Trump talk with Taiwan leader just a 'courtesy call': US VP-elect Mike Pence... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President-elect Donald Trump's controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a ...

 2016-12-04 15:00 

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Bowing out, Hollande leaves successor to fix French economy... +

French voters elected Francois Hollande in 2012 on promises to fix the floundering economy. Five years on, he is leaving much unfinished work to his successor....

 2016-12-04 15:00 

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Greece sees final solution on debt crisis amid euro uncertainty... +

Political uncertainty in Europe has created fresh momentum for a "comprehensive and permanent" solution to the Greek debt crisis before the year ends, a government spokesman said on Sunday....

 2016-12-04 14:55 

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Turkey charges 4 over deadly schoolgirl dorm fire... +

Turkish authorities on Sunday charged four people on Sunday in connection with a deadly fire that killed 11 schoolgirls at a dormitory in the southern Adana region, state media reported....

 2016-12-04 14:52 

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Trump talk with Taiwan leader 'courtesy call': US VP-elect Pence... +

President-elect Donald Trump's controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a 'courtesy call', US Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday....

 2016-12-04 14:50 

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Venezuela confirms bigger bills amid world's highest inflation... +

Venezuela will introduce six new notes and three new coins starting in mid-December to help alleviate practical problems in doing business with the world's most inflationary currency, according to the central bank....

 2016-12-04 14:50 

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Turkey wants trade with China, Russia and Iran in local currencies, Erdogan says... +

Turkey is taking steps to allow commerce with China, Russia and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the government's latest effort to shore up the tumbling lira....

 2016-12-04 14:50 

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Chinas rise cannot and need not be contained: Ng Eng Hen... +

CALIFORNIA - Describing China as an "integral leader" of global systems of trade, finance and security, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told an audience on Sunday (Dec 4) which included United States Congress members and national security official...

 2016-12-04 14:40 

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President Tony Tan calls on Singaporeans in Japan to be country's ambassadors ... +

Dr Tan said that for many Japanese,their interactions with Singaporeans in the country will form a large part of their impression of Singapore....

 2016-12-04 14:35 

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Fidel Castro laid to rest in Cuba, ending nine days of mourning... +

Fidel Castro's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell with a combination of tears, Castro-like defiance and choruses of "I am Fidel!" ringing out across the island....

 2016-12-04 14:20 

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Penang shooting: Man assaulted for insulting deceased businessman... +

In the 5pm incident, the 47-year-old victim was assaulted at Penang's Khoo Kongsi cemetery near the Thean Teik Highway in Air Itam on Friday....

 2016-12-04 14:15 

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Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony - Cuban media... +

Fidel Castro's ashes were interred on Sunday in a private ceremony at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in the eastern city of Santiago, the website of Cuba's state-run Radio Reloj reported....

 2016-12-04 14:13 

The Strait Times

New PAssion Silver Concession Card to offer seniors concession fares and discounts... +

SINGAPORE - Seniors will soon get to enjoy more perks with a new free card - which offers concession rates on public transport and discounts off items ranging from groceries to plane tickets.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-04 14:10 

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Football: Myanmar silenced after defeat to Thailand in Suzuki Cup semi... +

The home side, boosted by a sellout stadium were dismantled in the first leg semi-final 0-2 by the defending champions, who now take a critical advantage into the follow-up leg on Thursday....

 2016-12-04 14:05 

The Strait Times

Fidel Castro buried in simple funeral: Foreign guest... +

SANTIAGO (AFP) - Former Cuban president Fidel Castro was buried in a ...

 2016-12-04 14:03 

The Strait Times

Golf: Brandon Stone cruises to comfortable Alfred Dunhill Championship win... +

MALELANE, South Africa (REUTERS) - Brandon Stone claimed a second European Tour victory, as he ran away from the field for a seven-stroke triumph at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2016-12-04 13:57 

The Strait Times

3 women shot dead by gunman in Finland town... +

HELSINKI (AFP) - A gunman shot dead three women, including a council leader, as they were leaving a restaurant in a small Finnish town on Saturday (Dec 3) night, Finnish police said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-04 13:55 

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Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests... +

JAKARTA - Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the centre of the capital Jakarta on Sunday (Dec 4), calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city's minority Christian governor. The crowds filled a m...

 2016-12-04 13:50 

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MH370 families want investigation to focus more on debris from plane... +

Family members of those lost aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in 2014 criticised Malaysian investigators on Sunday for not doing enough to find debris, which could give more clues about what happened....

 2016-12-04 13:49 

The Strait Times

Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo says there is a plot to oust her... +

MANILA (AFP) - Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo said Sunday (Dec 4) she was told that President Rodrigo Duterte had barred her from Cabinetmeetings, and alleged there was a plot to oust her as his deputy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-04 13:47 

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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after decade issuing visas... +

Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake US embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the U.S. State Department said....

 2016-12-04 13:45 

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Man suspected of supplying drugs to Spore traffickers nabbed in Msia... +

SINGAPORE - A man suspected to be involved in supplying sizeable quantities of heroin to drug traffickers in Singapore was arrested in Malaysia on Friday (Dec 2), following a joint investigation by the Royal Malaysian Police's Narcotics Crime Investigatio...

 2016-12-04 13:38 

The Strait Times

Golf: Mukesh Kumar clinches India Open title for first Asian Tour win at age 51... +

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Mukesh Kumar fired a crucial birdie on the 15th hole to set up his first Asian Tour victory at the Panasonic Open India golf tournament in New Delhi on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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