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 2014-12-21 20:22   

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  Tunisians vote for post-revolution president...[ + ]

The runoff pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda....



 2014-12-21 19:49   

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  Romania's new president urges all out war on corruption...[ + ]

The former mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu said he wanted a graft-free country when his term ends in five years....



 2014-12-21 19:32   

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  Fish, vegetables in short supply amid Malaysia wet season...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The monsoon season in Malaysia has led to a shortage of fish and vegetables, and the repercussions are being felt in Singapore. Vendors in local markets said that the shortage of fish from Malaysia has led to an increase in prices - from an......



 2014-12-21 19:20   

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  AVA suspends poultry imports from Oregon...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has suspended import of poultry and poultry products from Oregon in the United States due to an outbreak of bird flu there. AVA said the suspension excludes heat-treated, processed poultry products....



 2014-12-21 19:17   

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  Bukit Batok rats to be flushed out by Christmas: Pest controllers...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - More than 170 rats have been caught so far as the operation to clear out the infestation in Bukit Batok enters its fourth day today (Dec 21). The sloped area where the rats were initially spotted is now under control, and pest controllers have...



 2014-12-21 18:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  US-Cuba thaw could spell end for island's iconic cars...[ + ]

Flashy Pontiacs, Plymouths, Dodges and Chevrolets, as well as crudely patched and rickety classics make up the Communist island's 70,000 "almendrones," cars affectionately called large almonds for their rounded shape....



 2014-12-21 18:32   

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  Football: Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point...[ + ]

A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equaliser to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday....



 2014-12-21 18:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Shock and anger in NY after two police murdered...[ + ]

The two officers, Liu Wenjian, 32, Rafael Ramos, 40, were shot in the head through the window of their patrol car in broad daylight in Brooklyn on Saturday in an attack that shocked America's biggest city just days before Christmas....



 2014-12-21 18:12   

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  Obama says Sony hack was not 'an act of war'...[ + ]

BarackObama, in the pre-taped interview on CNN's "State of the Union," emphasised that any change in that status could only happen after a careful evaluation of the facts....



 2014-12-21 18:11   

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  Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices...[ + ]

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia's oil chief today (Dec 21) dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilise. The.....



 2014-12-21 18:05   

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  US mulls putting N Korea back on terrorism sponsor list...[ + ]

HONOLULU - The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the US decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has...



 2014-12-21 17:34   

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  Badminton: World champion Chen wins Superseries title...[ + ]

It was Chen Long's fourth major title of the season and he secured it in some style withHans-KristianVittinghus failing to win another point from 10-10 in the second game....



 2014-12-21 17:17   

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  Sony hackers probably snooped for months, then planted 10-minute time bomb...[ + ]

TOKYO - Hackers who broke into Sony's Hollywood unit probably spent months collecting passwords and mapping the network before they committed a last act of vandalism, setting off a virus that wiped out data and crashed the system in 10 minutes. Trend Micr...



 2014-12-21 16:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Johnson's late strike gives Sunderland win at Newcastle...[ + ]

It was a high-tempo game in which both teams, especially Sunderland, missed a series of chances before Johnson settled it, starting and finished a sweeping move involving Steven Fletcher and Sebastien Larsson....



 2014-12-21 16:02   

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  UAE urges all worlds oil producers not to raise output in 2015...[ + ]

ABU DHABI - The United Arab Emirates oil minister urged all of the world's producers today (Dec 21) not to raise their oil output next year, saying this would quickly stabilise prices. "We invite everyone to do what OPEC did and take a step to balance the...



 2014-12-21 16:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Indonesian rescuers end search for landslide victims...[ + ]

Hundreds of rescuers had been digging with shovels through mud and rubble since the landslide swept down a hillside and buried scores of houses in Jemblungan village in central Java on Dec 12....



 2014-12-21 15:32   

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  No oil output reduction even if others cut: Saudi, Kuwait ministers...[ + ]

OPEC decided last month to maintain its production unchanged at 30 million barrels per day, which led to a slump in oil prices....



 2014-12-21 15:31   

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  Football: Batshuayi ensures Marseille finish year top of the table...[ + ]

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi repaid Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa's faith in giving him his first start by scoring the decider in the 2-1 win over Lille on Sunday (Dec 21) to guarantee they top the table going into the New Year....



 2014-12-21 15:23   

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  Football: Villarreal climb after seventh straight win...[ + ]

Villarreal registered their seventh consecutive win in all competitions to move above Sevilla on goal difference into fifth in La Liga thanks to a 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday (Dec 21)....



 2014-12-21 15:08   

Today Online

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  Move to all-grass field a positive one: Sport Singapore CEO...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin has said the move by Singapore Sports Hub to have an all-grass field for the National Stadium is a positive one. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Mr Lim said the field will be heavily used when Singapore hosts the...



 2014-12-21 15:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Security gaps found at Germany's biggest airport: Report...[ + ]

In an undercover European Union-commissioned probe, investigators managed, on every second attempt, to smuggle weapons or dangerous substances through security, saidGermany's Bild am Sonntag weekly....



 2014-12-21 14:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  US to review N Korea terror status after Sony hack: Obama...[ + ]

Washington blames Pyongyang for a breach of cyber security at Sony Pictures, which led to the release of embarrassing emails and prompted executives to halt therelease of "The Interview" film which concerns a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korean leader...



 2014-12-21 14:44   

Today Online

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  To be strong, Malays must abandon race-based parties: Ex-Malaysian minister...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - Malays can be strong, but they must stop voting along race or religious lines and instead choose a political party that will improve the government, former de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said today (Dec 21). The Malay community co...



 2014-12-21 14:32   

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  Iran says US-Cuba thaw proves sanctions are useless...[ + ]

DUBAI - The normalising of ties between the US and Cuba after decades of estrangement is proof sanctions don't work, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said. "Policies of isolationism and sanctions do not yield results," Ms Afkham was quo...



 2014-12-21 14:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Early Christmas for under-priveleged children at Tanglin-Cairnhill...[ + ]

About 150 under-privileged children from the Tanglin-Cairnhill constituency on Sunday (Dec 21) attended a special themed Christmas party organised by the area's Citizens' Consultative Committee....



 2014-12-21 14:11   

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  India Hindu group to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi...[ + ]

NEW DELHI - The head of India's most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened the prime minister's economic reform agenda...



 2014-12-21 14:07   

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  North Korea threatens to hit back at White House in hacking row...[ + ]

North Korea's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC), again denied involvement in the hacking of Sony Pictures, which prompted executives to halt the release of a film seen by Pyongyang as mocking the North's leader....



 2014-12-21 13:40   

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  Bukit Batok rats to be flushed out by Christmas: Pest controllers...[ + ]

Despite the rain hampering operations, pest controllers believe they will be able to flush out all the rats by Christmas....



 2014-12-21 13:38   

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  France probes possible lone wolf 'radical Islamist' attack...[ + ]

Security was stepped up at police and fire stations across France on Sunday (Dec 21) after a knife-wielding French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking three police officers....



 2014-12-21 13:26   

Today Online

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  China proposes broadening use of Yuan for trade with Russia: Report...[ + ]

BEIJING - China's trade minister proposed more use of China's currency in settling trade with Russia in the face of a falling rouble to ensure safe and reliable trade, Hong Kong broadcaster Phoenix TV reported yesterday (Dec 20) The rouble has fallen abou...



 2014-12-21 13:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  N Korea hack was 'vandalism', not act of war: Obama...[ + ]

Washington blames Pyongyang for a cyber security breach at Sony Pictures, with some US politicians claiming North Korea carried out a highly aggressive act....



 2014-12-21 13:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  AVA suspends poultry imports from Oregon...[ + ]

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has suspended import of poultry and poultry products from Oregon in the United States due to an outbreak of bird flu there....



 2014-12-21 13:11   

Today Online

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  Saudi oil minister blames non-OPEC producers, speculators for oil price slide...[ + ]

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's oil minister said today (Dec 21) non-cooperation by producers outside of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the actions of speculators had led to the oil price fall; but he was confident the market woul...



 2014-12-21 12:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fish, vegetables in short supply amid Malaysia wet season...[ + ]

Vendors in local markets said that the shortage of fish from Malaysia has led to an increase in prices - from an average of $4 per kilogramme to $7 per kilogramme....



 2014-12-21 12:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school ...[ + ]

Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants....



 2014-12-21 12:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Alpine Skiing: Elisabeth Goergl wins Val d'Isere super-G...[ + ]

Elisabeth Goergl beat fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger in the women's World Cup super-G at Val d'Isere on Sunday (Dec 21) as Lindsey Vonn crashed out....



 2014-12-21 12:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Spared the butcher's knife, horses get new lease of life in Italy...[ + ]

In the last four years, a couple have saved around 40 healthy young horses from the butcher's knife by training them for roles ranging from ploughing up fields to helping hyperactive kids to learn how to concentrate and relax....



 2014-12-21 12:18   

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  Roadside bomb and Taliban attack kill 14 in Afghanistan...[ + ]

A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday (Dec 21)....



 2014-12-21 12:05   

Today Online

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  No justification for murder of NYC police: Obama...[ + ]

HONOLULU - President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight yesterday (Dec 20) in New York. Mr Obama said there was no justification for the slayings. He said police offers risk their own saf...



 2014-12-21 12:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Taiwan's ruling party bullish on China ties despite poll setback...[ + ]

The sole leadership candidate for Taiwan's ruling party, Eric Chu, said he would keep pushing for stronger ties with China even though its Beijing-friendly policy was blamed for its worst-ever local election setback....



 2014-12-21 12:00   

Today Online

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  Open kitchen concept popular among BTO home buyers: HDB...[ + ]

SINGAPORE The open kitchen concept has shown to be popular among Build-To-Order (BTO) home buyers, said the Housing and Development Board (HDB) today (Dec 21). As of Oct 31, six out of 10 BTO buyers who have selected a unit chose the open kitchen......



 2014-12-21 11:30   

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  Christmas in China, with saxophones, Smurfs and steam trains...[ + ]

Christmas - once banned in China - has exploded in the atheist nation in recent years, with marketeers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets....



 2014-12-21 11:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  China's Xiaomi raising more than US$1b in funding: Report...[ + ]

The move would raise the valuation of China's top smartphone seller to above US$45 billion....



 2014-12-21 11:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nine projects supported by MCCY's S$20m fund in 2014...[ + ]

The fund aims to showcase Singapore artists overseas, and theatre company Paper Monkey and pop-rock band The Summer State are some of the recipients....



 2014-12-21 10:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Elton John to wed after 21 years with partner...[ + ]

The 67-year-old singer posted a picture of an invitation on photo-sharing website Instagram, with the words "Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding on Sunday the 21st December" written on a backgro...



 2014-12-21 10:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Back-to-school bags for needy children...[ + ]

Children from less-privileged households in Sembawang on Sunday (Dec 21) received backpacks containing stationery and books to prepare them for the new school term,as part of a new initiative aimed at giving back to those less fortunate....



 2014-12-21 10:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic...[ + ]

Russia's Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Sunday (Dec 21) that the page has been blocked on orders of the general prosecutor....



 2014-12-21 10:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Temasek Foundation's Aceh rice project yielding results...[ + ]

Residents in Indonesia's northern province of Aceh may soon have more varieties of rice to choose from. By 2017, there may be six more rice varieties - the result of an $800,000 research project funded by Temasek Foundation....



 2014-12-21 10:20   

Today Online

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  Festive cheer for 45 low-income families...[ + ]

SINGAPORE Forty-five low income families benefited today (Dec 21) from a pilot initiative by the Sembawang Community Club Youth Executive Committee (YEC) to distribute backpacks filled with stationary, books and other learning essentials for91......



 2014-12-21 10:08   

Today Online

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  Extreme weather, rising sea levels among environmental challenges...[ + ]

SINGAPORE After the prolonged dry spell this year, a water-rationing exercise could be on the cards next year to educate the public on how to save water, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in an exclusive interview with......




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