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 2014-11-26 10:17   

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  Pickup artist Blanc denied entry into Singapore...

SINGAPORE - Self-proclaimed pick-up artist Mr Julien Blanc will not be allowed to enter Singapore, says the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) a decision which was made following a petition...



 2014-11-26 10:02   

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  New S$60 million hub to boost biomedical research sector...

SINGAPORE The Republic's biomedical research sector received a boost today (Nov 26) with the launch of the Diagnostics Development (DxD) Hub, anchored by the Agency for Science and Technology Research. The S$60 million hub, funded under the Innovation......



 2014-11-26 09:20   

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  Amid fear of homegrown militancy, Putrajaya moots new law to fight terrorism...

KUALA LUMPUR Putrajaya has proposed a new law to combat the rise of influence of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (IS) as militant groups continue to gain ground globally and dozens of Malaysians leave to join the fight. In a 19-page White Pape...



 2014-11-26 09:11   

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  Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police move on protest site...

HONG KONG Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of pro-democracy protests that have shaken the Asian financial hub since August, and began swiftly clearing a major demonstration......



 2014-11-26 08:59   

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  More taxis meeting benchmarks under Taxi Availability framework...

SINGAPORE More taxis are plying the roads, and more commuters are able to get a taxi, following the introduction of the Taxi Availability standards in January last year, according to figures released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) today (Nov 26).....



 2014-11-26 08:47   

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  SBS to roll out six new wheelchair-accessible bus services...

SINGAPORE SBS Transit will be rolling out six new wheelchair-accessible bus services on Dec 3 to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The six services are 9, 91, 103, 115, CT8 and CT18, which will bring the total number of......



 2014-11-26 08:02   

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  Guidelines on proposed changes in industrial Bill released...

SINGAPORE The labour movement and its tripartite partners, the Manpower Ministry (MOM) and the Singapore National Employers Federation, has released the set of guidelines this morning (Nov 26) to better articulate changes proposed in the Industrial......



 2014-11-26 07:29   

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  Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barca down APOEL...

NICOSIA Lionel Messi set a new Champions League scoring record with a hat-trick and Luis Suarez netted his first in Barcelona colours as the Spaniards comprehensively beat APOEL Nicosia 4-0 in the Champions League yesterday (Nov 26, morning, Singapore......



 2014-11-26 07:17   

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  Aguero treble keeps Manchester City in contention...

MANCHESTER Manchester City's Sergio Aguero struck a hat-trick, including two late goals, in a 3-2 victory against 10-man Bayern Munich yesterday (Nov 26, morning, Singapore time) to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout......



 2014-11-26 05:36   

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  Four killed in Malaysia mine accident...

The death toll from an explosion in a Malaysian coal mine manned by foreign workers including North Koreans has risen to four, while around two dozen others were injured, some with serious burns....



 2014-11-26 05:31   

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  Islamic State group gains toehold in Libya: Experts...

Experts say the eastern town of Derna is emerging as a new Islamic State stronghold....



 2014-11-26 05:29   

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  Ghani says will not allow Afghanistan to be used for proxy wars...

Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday (Nov 26) he would not allow anyone to conduct a proxy war in his country after warnings that the rivalry between India and Pakistan could spill across the border....



 2014-11-26 05:25   

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  Juncker to unveil massive EU investment plan...

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker was set to unveil an eagerly awaited 300 billion investment plan in European Parliament on Wednesday (Nov 26), intended to boost the continent's flatlining economy....



 2014-11-26 05:07   

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  Singapore manufacturing output up 0.2% in Oct, boosted by strong biomedical sector...

Manufacturing output was boosted by a spike in the biomedical sector, which saw output for October increasing 22.5 per cent, the Economic Development Board says....



 2014-11-26 04:53   

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  LTA could do more to help taxi drivers: Taxi association...

The National Taxi Association calls on the Land Transport Authority to take better advantage of the industrys changing landscape to benefit more commuters and drivers....



 2014-11-26 04:42   

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  Federal charges still possible in Ferguson case...

The family and supporters of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Missouri, are hoping for redress through federal charges....



 2014-11-26 04:37   

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  Pick-up artist Julien Blanc blocked from entering Singapore...

Self-proclaimed pick-up artist Julien Blanc will not be allowed to enter Singapore, "especially if he is here to hold seminars or events that propagate violence against women or to participate in other objectionable activities in Singapore", said the ICA ...



 2014-11-26 04:37   

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  Protests in US cities as troops deployed in Ferguson...

Clashes erupted in the St Louis suburb for a second night, after a decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager....



 2014-11-26 04:27   

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  Public invited to give ideas, suggestions for Budget 2015...

The Ministry of Finance is also inviting members of the public to provide feedback on issues such as taxation and public spending....



 2014-11-26 04:16   

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  Malaysia proposes new law to combat terrorism...

The new law aims to strengthen existing legslation against terrorism....



 2014-11-26 04:08   

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  Syria air strikes on Islamic State 'capital' kill 63 people...

The air strikes were the deadliest by President Bashar al-Assad's air force against Raqa since the Sunni extremist Islamic State group seized control of the city last year....



 2014-11-26 03:56   

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  Singaporeans advised to leave Yemen due to fluid and uncertain situation: MFA...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly advises Singaporeans there to leave the country while it is still feasible, and for people to avoid travelling there....



 2014-11-26 03:51   

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  Students of Uighur scholar in secret China trial: Lawyer...

Seven students of prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said on Wednesday (Nov 26), days after the professor lost his appeal against a life sentence for the same offence....



 2014-11-26 03:36   

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  More taxis meeting standards under Taxi Availability framework...

Data from the Land Transport Authority shows the percentage of taxis on the roads during peak hours has increased from 82 per cent in 2012, to 87 per cent in the first nine months of 2014....



 2014-11-26 03:14   

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  Malaysias UMNO party wants to recruit more youths...

Malaysia's ruling political party the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is launching an online registration option for new membership, as it gears up for the four-day annual convention starting Wednesday (Nov 26)....



 2014-11-26 02:49   

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  Hong Kong protest student leaders arrested...

The arrests were made as police moved to clear a protest site in Mong Kokon Wednesday (Nov 26)....



 2014-11-26 02:43   

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  SBS Transit rolls out new wheelchair-accessible bus services...

Six SBS Transit bus services will become wheelchair-accessible on Dec 3 to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities....



 2014-11-26 02:35   

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  Formal inquiry urged into Australian military academy abuse...

Australia should hold a public inquiry into abuse at a prestigious military academy, a long-awaited report into disturbing mistreatment within the defence force found on Wednesday (Nov 26)....



 2014-11-26 02:29   

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  Train services to start earlier for Standard Chartered Marathon...

Services on the North-East Line, Downtown Line and Sengkang and Punggol LRT will begin from as early as 2.40am on Sunday, Dec 7, said SBS Transit. However, 36 bus services will be affected by the event....



 2014-11-26 02:00   

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  ACF honours Asian couturiers with fashion awards...

The ACF fashion awards gala, held at the Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday evening, celebrated the top couturiers in Asia....



 2014-11-26 01:53   

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  Golf: McIlroy, Scott reignite duel at Australian Open...

World number one Rory McIlroy returns to defend his Australian Open title this week with Adam Scott itching for revenge after last year's final hole anguish....



 2014-11-26 01:42   

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  Top contender for Pentagon job bows out: Source...

Michele Flournoy, 53, was touted as the most likely candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defence secretary, but took herself out of the running due to "family-related" reasons....



 2014-11-26 01:30   

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  US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year...

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to aid Afghan forces in combat if necessary, defence officials said on Tuesday (Nov 25)....



 2014-11-26 01:15   

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  UN moves to strengthen digital privacy...

The United Nations on Tuesday (Nov 25) adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urged governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance....



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Tourist satisfaction falls sharply in two key sectors...

SINGAPORE - Amid a slump in visitor arrival numbers, tourist satisfaction levels have fallen sharply for the food & beverage (F&B) and tourism sectors, showed survey results released yesterday. The 2014 third quarter Customer Satisfaction Index of......



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Win or bust for Spore...

SINGAPORE - Depending on the result between Malaysia and Thailand in tonight's other Group B fixture, a draw against Myanmar may not see Singapore eliminated from the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, but national coach Bernd Stange was in no mo...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  ISIS is trying to infiltrate local political parties: KL...

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian government has tabled a White Paper on the threat of militancy in the country, outlining the real threat terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) pose to Malaysia amid the rising concerns of homegrown militancy. The W...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  National Stadium to switch to artificial turf...

SINGAPORE - After months of controversy and spending S$1.5 million on new lighting equipment to try to improve the quality of the National Stadium pitch, Sports Hub Pte Ltd (SHPL) is making a drastic U-turn: It will resurface the pitch permanently with......



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Blind spots in a rock-bottom economy...

Six years ago, the Federal Reserve hit rock bottom. It had been cutting the federal funds rate, the interest rate it uses to steer the economy, more or less frantically in an unsuccessful attempt to get ahead of the recession and financial crisis. But it....



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Missouri Governor to send more troops to chaotic Ferguson...

FERGUSON (Missouri) - With this St Louis suburb reeling from a chaotic night of demonstrations that erupted in many fires, frequent bursts of gunshots, looting and waves of tear gas, Governor Jay Nixon said early on Tuesday that he would send additional.....



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Hagel exit a sign of Obamas hold over Pentagon...

WASHINGTON - The departure of United States Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday after less than 21 months in the job follows a litany of complaints by his predecessors and other former officials that the National Security Council has made a land grab ...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Agencies slam NATAS for lack of transparency...

SINGAPORE - Dozens of travel agencies yesterday lashed out at the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) for its lack of transparency over the usage of proceeds from its mega travel fairs and, among other things, its refusal to open the.....



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  First Tampines North flats among 7,500 in years final HDB sales exercise...

SINGAPORE - More than 7,500 flats were offered by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) yesterday in its biggest and final sales exercise this year. The latest exercise also features the first housing project in Tampines North and the enhanced Married C...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Top candidates to succeed Hagel are seasoned national security professionals...

US President Barack Obama, working to shift his team's focus in confronting a raft of national security crises, is considering two former Defence Department officials as successors to Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, administration officials say. Even be...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Civil servants to get year-end bonus of 0.8 month...

SINGAPORE - Civil servants will receive a smaller year-end bonus of 0.8 month this year amid weaker economic growth, with lower-wage employees getting at least S$1,200, said the Public Service Division (PSD) yesterday. The news came on the same day that ...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  What happened in Ferguson, Missouri?...

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug 9 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St Louis. The shooting sparked protests that roiled the area for weeks. A St Louis County grand jury announ...



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  US GDP grows 3.9% in Q3, raising expectations of rate hike...

WASHINGTON - The United States economy grew more than earlier estimated in the third quarter, giving the country its strongest six months of expansion in more than a decade and boosting expectations that the central bank will start to raise rates in the.....



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Town council had lawful authority to hold fair: Lawyer...

SINGAPORE - A defence lawyer for the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) argued yesterday that it had the "lawful authority" to hold a Chinese New Year fair earlier this year. Mr Terence Tan pointed to Section 18 of the Town Council Act,....



 2014-11-26 01:02   

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  Thousands mass to block move to clear protest site...

HONG KONG - Thousands of demonstrators surged into a Hong Kong neighbourhood yesterday, defying a police attempt to shrink one of the protest camps that have filled some streets in the city for nearly two months. A display of official force early in the d...



 2014-11-26 00:59   

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  Most US HIV cases not under control: Study...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the vast majority of 1.2 million infected people either were no longer in care or were not taking medication regularly in 2011 - boosting the risk of transmission....




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