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 2015-04-01 17:37   

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  Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US...[ + ]

PORTLAND - More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the US to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. They were abandoned, sent into foster care and separated...



 2015-04-01 17:29   

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  New unit in Prime Ministers Office to improve coordination within Govt...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - A new strategic policy unit in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will be set up by July this year to identify whole-of-government priorities early and translate them into policy action plans, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean today (Apr...



 2015-04-01 17:01   

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  Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare...[ + ]

DUBAI - Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a mid-air collision after they apparently got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday (March 29) as passenger planes from......



 2015-04-01 17:01   

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  Housing agent arrested for suspected involvement in unlicensed moneylending to HDB flat sellers...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - A 40-year-old housing agent has been arrested for his suspected involvement in unlicensed moneylending targeting Housing and Development Board flat sellers. Police said today (April 1) that the suspect had loaned S$30,000 each to three persons...



 2015-04-01 16:57   

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  SGX Board committee of inquiry submits report on last Novembers disruption...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The committee of inquiry set up by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) board to look into last November's major disruption - which forced trading to be suspended for several hours - has completed its investigations, SGX said today (April 1). The......



 2015-04-01 16:55   

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  Portugal PM sees voters backing reforms to avoid new crises...[ + ]

Portugal's prime minister warned on Wednesday that any reversal of his crisis-fighting reforms could endanger the country's recovery, adding he believed voters will back his course in an Autumn election....



 2015-04-01 16:55   

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  easyJet plane makes emergency landing after 'passenger punched stewardess'...[ + ]

An easyJet plane made an emergency landing in Rome after a passenger became disruptive and assaulted a cabin member during a flight from Geneva, the airline said on Wednesday....



 2015-04-01 16:55   

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  France's Karabatic to face trial in match-fixing case...[ + ]

French handball champion Nikola Karabatic will face trial in a match-fixing scandal along with 15 other people, his lawyer said on Wednesday....



 2015-04-01 16:49   

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  MediaCorp to release documentaries on Mr Lee Kuan Yew on DVD...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Programmes about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew will be made available on DVDs, MediaCorp said today (April 1), following overwhelming requests to make available the programmes on DVD for purchase. These programmes, broadcast during the period of......



 2015-04-01 16:45   

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  Next-generation genetically modified organisms: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes...[ + ]

WASHINGTON - Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the co...



 2015-04-01 16:21   

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  Malaysian Customs officials hit with nearly 3,000 calls on first day of GST...[ + ]

PUTRAJAYA - Officials from the Customs Department were bombarded with nearly 3,000 calls to its GST hotline on the first day of the consumption tax taking effect. Its GST director Subromaniam Tholasy said the calls were from traders as well as from the......



 2015-04-01 16:17   

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  Part of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to reopen to public on weekends...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Nature lovers will be able to access the Summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR), which has been closed for restoration works, through the Main Road on weekends from Saturday (April 4). The National Parks Board (NParks) said today (April 1...



 2015-04-01 16:17   

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  Football: 'I'm no money-grabber,' says Liverpool's Sterling...[ + ]

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" in an interview aired on Wednesday (Apr 1), after his talks over a new contract reportedly hit an impasse....



 2015-04-01 16:00   

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  Late Beatle John Lennon's first wife Cynthia dies...[ + ]

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of late Beatle John Lennon, has died, her family said on Wednesday....



 2015-04-01 16:00   

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  Wall Street earnings estimates may not foretell currency impact...[ + ]

Wall Street analysts may be inadequately accounting for the dollar's sharp first-quarter rally, setting up a scenario in which some multinational companies may miss already low earnings estimates and be punished with selloffs of their shares....



 2015-04-01 16:00   

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  Ajax sign Polish hotshot Milik on permanent deal...[ + ]

Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam have signed Polish international striker Arkadiusz Milik on a permanent deal from Bayer Leverkusen, both clubs said....



 2015-04-01 15:53   

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  97% of Sporean jobseekers willing to leave for jobs overseas: Poll...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Ninety-seven per cent of Singaporeans would consider leaving Singapore to work overseas - the biggest proportion in Asia, according to a poll by recruiting firm Hays. The poll, released on Monday (March 30), found that 85 per cent of responde...



 2015-04-01 15:50   

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  Analysis - In Nigeria, 'Buharism' will need to modernise fast...[ + ]

As Muhammadu Buhari sat in front of the TV watching his election victory unfold, Nigeria's future president took care to be photographed beside a Muslim elder and a bishop, a choreographed statement of unity in a religiously mixed nation....



 2015-04-01 15:40   

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  Turkish police shoot two attackers outside Istanbul headquarters - media...[ + ]

Turkish police shot two attackers outside Istanbul's police headquarters on Wednesday, killing one of them and leaving two officers injured in an exchange of fire, local media reported....



 2015-04-01 15:35   

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  North ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final...[ + ]

Northampton and Wales winger George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final with Clermont Auvergne after sustaining another head injury during an English Premiership match last week....



 2015-04-01 15:33   

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  Pakistan wants to become Chinas newest superhighway to Europe...[ + ]

HONG KONG - Over some of the world's tallest peaks, across disputed terrain and through an insurgency that has killed more than 50,000 people lies what Pakistan hopes will be China's newest route to Europe and beyond. Pakistan and China will announce mor...



 2015-04-01 15:33   

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  Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident: Coroner...[ + ]

LOS ANGELES - The death at a Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday (April 1, Singapore time) of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an acciden...



 2015-04-01 15:32   

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  Civil Service to take three-pronged approach to meet challenges of the future...[ + ]

Strengthening institutional capabilities, enhancing capabilities of public officers and keeping leadership strong are key thrusts that the Civil Service would need to undertake to handle the challenges of the future, says Head of Civil Service Peter Ong....



 2015-04-01 15:30   

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  Charities that funded Cage, one time supporter of IS's Emwazi, under pressure...[ + ]

The financial backers of a campaign group that had contact with the man later known as 'Jihadi John' are under pressure from British politicians and a regulator's investigation to explain why they gave it several hundred thousand pounds....



 2015-04-01 15:30   

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  Brazil World Cup grounds up for sale following cash flow problems...[ + ]

Brazil's World Cup stadium in Natal is up for sale as the company that owns it is suffering from cash flow problems following a corruption scandal....



 2015-04-01 15:21   

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  Non-residents to pay more for public sports facilities from May...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Non-residents here will have to pay more for public sports facilities managed by Sport Singapore starting from next month, under a new fee structure. Announcing this in a media release today (April 1), Sport Singapore - previously known as the...



 2015-04-01 15:10   

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  Economics to trump politics in Turkey's rift with Iran...[ + ]

Turkey and Iran have accused each other of trying to dominate the Middle East as they back opposing sides in the crisis in Yemen, but the war of words is unlikely to permanently damage a relationship driven by deepening economic ties....



 2015-04-01 15:10   

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  Wal-Mart says it is looking at product sourcing to lower prices...[ + ]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is looking at how it sources its products, especially considering falling commodity prices globally, in an effort to reduce its prices, the head of the retailer's U.S. division said on Wednesday....



 2015-04-01 15:04   

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  More Asian companies keen to expand into Myanmar: UOB...[ + ]

UOB's latest Asian Enterprise Survey polled 1,024 enterprises from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand....



 2015-04-01 15:01   

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  Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women: UN rights chief...[ + ]

BERLIN - The UN's human rights chief said today (April 1) that his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives" along with other captives. The....



 2015-04-01 14:57   

Today Online

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  More ez-link card holders can get Justice League ez-link cards...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Commuters with adult ez-link cards expiring before Dec 31 this year can now buy ez-link cards featuring Justice League characters at a subsidised rate of S$3. These cards were made available to more cardholders due to popular demand, said EZ-L...



 2015-04-01 14:55   

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  Greek anti-establishment protesters occupy buildings, enter parliament grounds...[ + ]

Anti-establishment protesters occupied several public buildings in Greece and briefly entered the grounds of parliament in Athens on Wednesday, calling for the release of jailed members of a Marxist group....



 2015-04-01 14:53   

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  Badminton: China's Chen, Lin dominate Malaysia Open...[ + ]

World champion Chen Long of China was on top form as he stormed into the second round of the Malaysia Open after an easy win over Japan's Takuma Ueda on Wednesday (Apr 1)....



 2015-04-01 14:43   

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  Thai junta lifts martial law...[ + ]

Thailand's ruling junta announced on Wednesday (Apr 1) it had officially lifted martial law, after King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave his permission....



 2015-04-01 14:35   

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  Blaze hits Mexico oil platform, 300 workers evacuated...[ + ]

Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it was fighting a fire on oil platform in Campeche Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, home to the country's biggest oil field, and that some 300 workers have been evacuated....



 2015-04-01 14:33   

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  California getting 'second-hand smog' from Asia, researchers say...[ + ]

CALIFORNIA - California is suffering from "second-hand smog" drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said yesterday (March 31), even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse. About 10 per cent of ozone pollution, the main......



 2015-04-01 14:33   

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  New liquor laws take effect...[ + ]

Besides the public not being allowed to buy alcohol for take-away or to consume alcohol at public places from 10.30pm to 7am daily, alcohol retailers in areas designated as Liquor Control Zones will also be subjected to stricter controls....



 2015-04-01 14:30   

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  Web hosting company GoDaddy's shares rise 34 percent in debut...[ + ]

GoDaddy Inc's shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut, valuing the Web hosting company at up to US$5.48 billion, including debt....



 2015-04-01 14:25   

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  French motorway talks have resumed - source...[ + ]

Talks to end a long-running dispute between toll-road operators and the French government resumed on Tuesday, fuelling hopes a deal could sealed by the end of next week, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday....



 2015-04-01 14:25   

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  Detroit carmakers report mixed US sales results in March...[ + ]

U.S. consumer demand for new vehicles began to thaw in March, with Detroit automakers reporting mixed sales results on Wednesday....



 2015-04-01 14:25   

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  How humble first jobs motivated these inspirational speakers...[ + ]

What inspires you?...



 2015-04-01 14:20   

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  Web hosting company GoDaddy's shares rise 34 percent in debut...[ + ]

GoDaddy Inc's shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut, valuing the Web hosting company at up to US$5.48 billion, including debt....



 2015-04-01 14:17   

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  Tougher training for Singapores dragon boaters to prepare for SEA Games...[ + ]

Singapores dragon boaters are revving up their training programme for their last stretch before the Southeast Asian Games in June....



 2015-04-01 14:10   

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  Israel's US-backed missile interceptor 'David's Sling' passes advanced tests...[ + ]

A new Israeli air defence system being developed in partnership with the United States has passed advanced tests, the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, putting it on course for possible deployment by next year....



 2015-04-01 14:10   

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  Analysis - Platini vindicated by expanded European Championship ...[ + ]

It was much derided when announced but UEFA's decision to expand the Euro 2016 championship to 24 teams has revitalised the qualifying competition with a host of countries daring to dream of making it to a major tournament, often for the first time....



 2015-04-01 14:07   

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  India aims to double exports to US$900 billion...[ + ]

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wanted to increase India's share of global exports from the current two per cent to 3.5 per cent....



 2015-04-01 14:05   

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  US construction spending falls for second straight month...[ + ]

U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in February and the prior month's outlays were revised to show a steeper decline than previously estimated, which could see economists further mark down their first-quarter growth forecasts....



 2015-04-01 14:00   

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  Al Qaeda in Syria signals sharia law for captured city...[ + ]

The al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front indicated on Wednesday that a Syrian city captured from the government in recent days would be ruled according to Islamic sharia law but the group would not seek to monopolize power there....



 2015-04-01 14:00   

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  Prosecutor dies of wounds after Istanbul hostage shootout...[ + ]

An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group took him hostage on Tuesday, killing his two captors....



 2015-04-01 13:55   

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  US private sector adds 189,000 jobs in March: ADP...[ + ]

U.S. private employers added 189,000 jobs last month, below economists' expectations and the lowest since Jan. 2014, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday....




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