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 2015-01-30 16:49   

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  Philippine leader vows justice for police but warns on anger ...[ + ]

MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday promised justice for 44 policemen killed in a clash with Muslim rebels but, underscoring his calls for the violence not to derail peace efforts, warned against an angry response to the violence. The.....



 2015-01-30 16:06   

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  Road closures for Thaipusam...[ + ]

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Sri Thendayuthapani Temple will be organising the annual Thaipusam festival next week. Some roads and lanes will be closed to traffic for the event....



 2015-01-30 16:03   

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  Liquor laws passed: Public drinking between 10.30pm and 7am will be banned...[ + ]

SINGAPORE The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill has been passed in Parliament. Under the new laws, the public will not be allowed to buy alcohol for take-away or consume alcohol at public places from 10.30pm to 7am daily. The new laws are......



 2015-01-30 15:55   

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  Football: S Korea hope to bring home first Asian Cup trophy in 55 years...[ + ]

South Korea will go into Saturday's match with an extra day of rest but will still be at a disadvantage, playing on Australia's home turf. But fans around the country are hopeful as the Taeguk Warriors did beat the Socceroos in the group stage....



 2015-01-30 15:53   

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  NUS Yusof Ishak Professorship aims to raise S$6 million...[ + ]

The professorship will enable research in areas of multi-ethnic and religious diversity for a more inclusive society....



 2015-01-30 15:52   

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  Al-Qaeda in Yemen chief says France top enemy...[ + ]

The ideological leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday (Jan 30) that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam....



 2015-01-30 15:47   

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  Man arrested for allegedly using old address to obtain illegal loans...[ + ]

The occupants of the 54-year-old's former home were harassed by loansharks, police say....



 2015-01-30 15:39   

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  EU air safety body urges 'extreme caution' in Pakistan airspace...[ + ]

The European air safety agency has warned airline operators to show "extreme caution" when flying over Pakistan amid fears of possible terror attacks....



 2015-01-30 15:31   

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  Molest in lifts: Teen suspect caught...[ + ]

The 17-year-old is suspected of molesting two girls, aged 12 and 15, in two separate incidents in Hougang....



 2015-01-30 15:29   

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  Electronics, transport engineering clusters gloomy over prospects: EDB survey...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Manufacturers in the key electronics and transport engineering clusters expect business prospects to worsen in the six months to June, an Economic Development Board (EDB) survey showed today (Jan 30), but they are an exception to the overall.....



 2015-01-30 15:23   

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  Formula One: Ferrari unveils 'sexy' new car for 2015...[ + ]

Ferrari unveiled the "sexy" SF15-T on Friday (Jan 30), the car the legendary Italian stable are counting on to bring back the feel good factor at Maranello after a miserable 2014....



 2015-01-30 15:13   

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  MBS fined S$65,000, RWS censured for breaching rules...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) has taken action against both casino operators here for admitting patrons who are not supposed to be in the casinos, and allowing patrons to overstay their entry levies. Marina Bay Sands was fined a total ...



 2015-01-30 15:12   

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  Philanthropy grows in Asia as family offices chip in...[ + ]

A recent UBS study shows giving in Asia increased by 10 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013, with 77 per cent of family offices in Asia engaged in philanthropy....



 2015-01-30 15:07   

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  Woman stabbed and robbed: 2 arrested...[ + ]

A 33-year-old woman was stabbed and robbed of her handbag and wallet containing S$300 in the wee hours of the morning in Clementi. Police arrested two suspects over a week later....



 2015-01-30 15:01   

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  Japan's biggest airlines project smooth annual earnings...[ + ]

Japan's two biggest airlines posted mixed nine-month results on Friday with All Nippon Airways posting a 57 percent rise in net profit as its international business took off, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) saw its bottom line shrink....



 2015-01-30 14:59   

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  Messiah hacker jailed 56 months...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Hacker James Raj Arokiasamy, who uses the pseudonym "The Messiah", was sentenced to 56 months in prison today (Jan 30) for computer misuse and drug consumption. James Raj had pleaded guilty to 39 of the 161 charges made against him for hacking...



 2015-01-30 14:58   

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  20 needy families to receive free meals for a year...[ + ]

Thanks to donations from the public, doctors and staff from Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital,more than S$56,000 has been raised for the Hope Centre, which serves needy residents in Kampong Glam....



 2015-01-30 14:53   

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  SG50: Bone Marrow Donor Programme aims for 50,000 registrants by 2017...[ + ]

Thirty-four Singaporeans were also recognised on Friday evening (Jan 30) for donating their bone marrow in an effort to save lives....



 2015-01-30 14:50   

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  Malaysia completes a third of undersea search for MH370...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - The undersea search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has covered almost a third of its target area, Malaysian authorities said on Friday, adding that they were confident the aircraft is in the zone. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappe...



 2015-01-30 14:31   

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  Singapore and UK reaffirm strong bilateral ties...[ + ]

UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond and President Tony Tan Keng Yam agree both countries should continue to work together on various joint initiatives announced when Singapore's President visited the UK last year....



 2015-01-30 14:24   

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  Chinese relatives reject Malaysia's MH370 death declaration...[ + ]

Distraught Chinese relatives of passengers on missing flight MH370 on Friday (Jan 30) called for Malaysia to withdraw its declaration that all onboard had died in an accident, shunning offers of compensation....



 2015-01-30 14:13   

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  Korean Air chief says he scolded daughter over nut rage...[ + ]

SEOUL - Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho said on Friday he had scolded his daughter for expelling a crew member from a flight over the way she was served nuts in first class. The nut rage incident, as it has become known, has stirred public outrage a...



 2015-01-30 14:13   

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  New public drinking laws: What you need to know...[ + ]

Can you drink alcohol at coffeeshops after 10.30pm? What about at a pool party or barbecue at a condominium? We answer some frequently asked questions....



 2015-01-30 14:09   

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  Twitter user in police probe for calling MH370 disappearance a conspiracy...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - For tweeting that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's disappearance was a "conspiracy" and not an accident, a Twitter user is now the subject of a police investigation, after the country's police chief picked up the tweet and ordered a......



 2015-01-30 14:03   

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  KLM warns staff of possible terror attack in Malaysia...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - The Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has issued a security advisory to its crew and staff members on possible attacks by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Malaysia. In the advisory issued on Jan 26, which is valid up to Feb 2, KLM's Security......



 2015-01-30 13:52   

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  BJP in full battle mode ahead of Delhi polls...[ + ]

The BJP has its sights trained on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), particularly as its game plan has been overshadowed by the popularity of its rival chief ministerial opponent Arvind Kejriwal....



 2015-01-30 13:46   

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  Two US citizens shot at in Saudi, one wounded: Police...[ + ]

Two US citizens came under gunfire Friday (Jan 30) in Saudi Arabia, and one of them was wounded but "in stable condition," police said....



 2015-01-30 13:45   

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  China education minister demands rejection of Western values...[ + ]

BEIJING - China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom. Mr Yuan Guiren reiterated the need for strict.....



 2015-01-30 13:40   

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  Australians on Indonesia death row file fresh legal appeal...[ + ]

The attorney general's office in Jakarta said judges would likely reject the request for a fresh judicial review from the leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug-smuggling gang....



 2015-01-30 13:39   

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  Fire insurance for properties not mandated: Desmond Lee...[ + ]

The Minister of State for National Development saysit is the responsibility of property owners to ensure they have the financial means to repair their properties if they are damaged in a fire....



 2015-01-30 13:36   

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  MPs support liquor control Bill but call for flexibility...[ + ]

Almost all of the 17 MPs who debated the new Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill expressed support for it,but some called for more flexibility in the way the law is implemented....



 2015-01-30 13:11   

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  Spotify mute about reported US$500m funding round...[ + ]

According to the Financial Times, the Swedish startup has hired US bank Goldman Sachs to raise around US$500 million (440 million) in a new round of funding, pushing back a stock-exchange listing analysts have long said is around the corner....



 2015-01-30 13:10   

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  Consortium led by Perennial Real Estate Holdings buys AXA Tower...[ + ]

The 50-storey office tower with some retail space has a total net rental area of about 674,000sq-ft. This translates the acquisition price to about S$1,735sq-ft....



 2015-01-30 13:08   

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  Football: Dead-eye Mabkhout fires UAE to third...[ + ]

The United Arab Emirates came from behind to beat 10-man Iraq 3-2 and clinch third place at the Asian Cup in an entertaining play-off on Friday....



 2015-01-30 12:58   

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  Football: Chelsea's Costa gets three-game ban...[ + ]

The Spain international was suspended after a regulatory commission ruled he had stamped on the ankle of Liverpool's Emre Can in the 12th minute of Tuesday's League Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge....



 2015-01-30 12:57   

Today Online

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  Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap...[ + ]

TOKYO - Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo today (Jan 30), a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.....



 2015-01-30 12:53   

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  Obama to unveil 'precision medicine' drive...[ + ]

President Barack Obama will propose Friday (Jan 30) that the US government plow US$215 million into "precision medicine" research, a field proponents say can advance the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes....



 2015-01-30 12:46   

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  Pipe diversion works clouded water supply at Changi Airport T3...[ + ]

The water supply at Changi Airport T3 was brownish on Thursday afternoon, but returned to normal on Friday morning, says Changi Airport Group....



 2015-01-30 12:45   

Today Online

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  CPF appoints former Navy chief as new CEO...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Former Navy chief Ng Chee Peng will take over as Chief Executive of the Central Provident Fund Board, succeeding Mr Yee Ping Yi. Mr Yee, who has been Chief Executive since January 2011, will return to the Civil Service where he will assume ano...



 2015-01-30 12:25   

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  Tennis: Djokovic fights off Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final...[ + ]

World number one Novak Djokovic fought off defending champion Stan Wawrinka over five sets to reach his fifth Australian Open final on Friday (Jan 30)....



 2015-01-30 12:21   

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  Russia's central bank makes surprise rate cut...[ + ]

Russia's central bank on Friday (Jan 30) cut its main interest rate to 15 percent from 17 percent in a move that caught markets by surprise, sending the rouble tumbling....



 2015-01-30 12:18   

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  Top Thai cops jailed in corruption case that toppled princess...[ + ]

Pongpat Chayapun, the former head of Thailand's elite Central Investigation Bureau, and his ex-deputy Kowit Vongrongrot were arrested in November alongside a string of top brass in a corruption probe that went on to implicate relatives of Princess Srirasm...



 2015-01-30 12:14   

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  Outlook for Singapore aircraft service cluster still bright: Analysts...[ + ]

With the growth in aviation demand and increasing fleet sizes in Asia-Pacific, analysts are positive the Maintenance, Repairs and Operations cluster in Singapore will benefit....



 2015-01-30 12:02   

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  Cricket: England beat India to set up Australia series decider...[ + ]

England will face Australia in Sunday's tri-series final after winning their one-day international against India at the WACA Ground in Perth on Friday (Jan 30) by three wickets....



 2015-01-30 11:57   

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  Sinai clashes kill two children...[ + ]

Egypt's army clashed with militants in Sinai on Friday (Jan 30), leaving two children dead as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi flew home to deal with a wave of militant attacks that killed at least 30 people....



 2015-01-30 11:43   

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  AirAsia X shuffles management, to raise capital...[ + ]

CEO Azran Osman Rani will leave and be replaced by Kamarudin Meranun, previously an executive chairman, the airline said in a statement....



 2015-01-30 11:33   

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  Asian shares mixed, Japan shrugs off weak inflation data...[ + ]

The Shanghai Composite index fell 1.59 percent or 51.95 points to 3,210.36 while Hong Kong declined 0.36 percent or 88.8 points to 24,507.05....



 2015-01-30 11:27   

Today Online

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  47 cases of rioting, 115 cases of serious hurt linked to liquor consumption last year: Iswaran...[ + ]

SINGAPORE There were 47 cases of rioting and 115 cases of serious hurt linked to the consumption of liquor last year, revealed Second Minister for Home Affairs S Iswaran in Parliament today (Jan 30), as he explained the impetus for proposed restrictions....



 2015-01-30 11:17   

Today Online

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  McDonald's franchisees to new CEO: back-to-basics, fast...[ + ]

LOS ANGELES - McDonald's franchisees have a fast order for the fast food giant's new CEO - get back to basics. In interviews franchisees and advisors to restaurant owners say they hope the new chief will clean up a huge menu to focus on burgers and......



 2015-01-30 11:13   

Today Online

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  CHC trial: Lawyers and auditors aware of unusual plan, no red flags raised...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Commercial lawyers and auditors had not disputed the proposal to invest City Harvest Church's funds in bonds to fund the church's Crossover project, said the church's former fund manager Chew Eng Han today (Jan 30). The Crossover project is ai...




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