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 2016-06-24 23:20 

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HBO says Brexit won't hurt 'Game of Thrones' production... +

"Game of Thrones," the hit HBO cable TV series that is partly filmed in Northern Ireland, will not suffer due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the cable network said on Friday, aiming to quash speculation that the lavishly produced show ...

 2016-06-24 23:15 

Today Online

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A kind of magic... +

SINGAPORE - Sci-fi author Arthur C Clarke famously coined three adages, which became known as Clarke's Laws. The third "law" is probably the most applicable to our age: Any technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic. With that in....

 2016-06-24 23:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Law firms see short-term opportunity, long-term peril in Brexit... +

As the reality of Britain's vote to exit the European Union sank in on Friday, international law firms began sending out emails, warning actual and potential clients of issues that could arise due to "Brexit." Some set up 24-hour hotlines to field queries...

 2016-06-24 23:10 

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Praise for Copa America Centenario, but hard to repeat... +

The troika running the Copa America Centenario proclaimed the soccer tournament a rousing success on Friday heading into the final weekend of the special event hosted by the U.S., but would not commit to a regular arrangement....

 2016-06-24 22:55 

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FIFA puts troubled Argentine FA under administration... +

FIFA has put the crisis-torn Argentine FA under the administration of a committee to put its house in order and prepare it for presidential elections, world soccers governing body announced on Friday....

 2016-06-24 22:55 

Today Online

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Seen but not herd... +

SINGAPORE - Chances are, if you want to impress the neighbours, driving a new Volkswagen home will do it. And if it doesn't, you must live in a pretty fancy neighbourhood. But for people who think moving from a Japanese or Korean brand to a German one is ...

 2016-06-24 22:40 

Today Online

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Exercises to counter a lazy weekend... +

Singapore - So you're exhausted and you've spent the entire weekend (or maybe more) vegging out, binge-watching Game of Thrones and eating high-calorie junk food. Well, you know sitting for too long makes you pile on the pounds, so here are some exercises...

 2016-06-24 22:35 

Channel NewsAsia

JPMorgan post-Brexit plan hinges on tone of discourse in Europe... +

JPMorgan Chase & Co is grappling with how much of its business can stay in Britain and a lot will depend on how well European Union and U.K. politicians appear to be getting along....

 2016-06-24 22:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Racially biased cancer doctors spend less time with black patients... +

Racial bias on the part of a doctor can lead to poor communication and medical treatment for black cancer patients, a U.S. study suggests....

 2016-06-24 22:35 

Today Online

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Weekend Guide (June 25-26)... +

MAKER FAIRE SINGAPORE Head down to Singapore University of Technology and Design on Saturday and Sunday for the Singapore Science Festival event Maker Faire Singapore. Expect to see more than 600 inventors, creators and enthusiasts display their quirky.....

 2016-06-24 22:35 

Today Online

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Delivering kid-sized fun... +

SINGAPORE - School starts on Monday, and there go the fun, games and bonding time over excursions and events, right? Hardly. Time-pressed parents are looking for meaningful, fun and educational options they can bond over at home. The Music Garage offers.....

 2016-06-24 22:30 

Today Online

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The Nonya table... +

Singapore - The Peranakans are notoriously difficult to please when it comes to food. If you manage to persuade them to step out of their houses and head for a Peranakan restaurant in the first place, they are more likely to keep comparing the food to the...

 2016-06-24 22:26 

The Strait Times

Obama joins Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on panel to promote entrepreneurship, openness... +

PALO ALTO, California - United States President Barack Obama shared the stage with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday to promote entrepreneurship as a means to better opportunities and stronger linkages between countries.. Read more at straitstime...

 2016-06-24 22:25 

Today Online

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'Brexit' threatens to undermine U.S.-Britain special relationship... +

WASHINGTON - Britain's decision to leave the European Union could send damaging shockwaves through the bedrockAnglo-American "special relationship," raising questions about London's willingness and ability to back U.S.-led efforts in global crises ranging...

 2016-06-24 22:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Pound dives as Brexit vote rattles forex market... +

The British pound plunged on Friday (Jun 24) after Britain's surprise decision to leave the European Union, and some foreign exchange experts predicted more weakness ahead....

 2016-06-24 22:20 

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Brazil prosecutor recommends barring Planning Minister from office... +

A prosecutor at Brazil's federal audit court (TCU) recommended that it should bar acting Planning minister Dyogo Oliveira from public office for involvement in an accounting scandal under the previous government, according to a document seen by Reuters....

 2016-06-24 22:20 

Today Online

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8 tasty instant meals to veg out with... +

SINGAPORE - Who doesn't like the idea of convenience food? You can have it fast, hot and can be relatively delicious. Even better is the fact that you can consume it any time of the day - especially when you're vegging out in bed and do not feel like movi...

 2016-06-24 22:20 

Today Online

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Weekend dining guide: Where to get your tasty treats (June 25 to 26)... +

PIG ON FIRE AT SI CHUAN DOU HUA. In celebration of its 20th anniversary this year, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is offering a twist on a popular classic. Its Flambe Suckling Pig Feast features the signature roast torched with...

 2016-06-24 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Former wrestler Hulk Hogan to serve on Gawker creditor committee... +

Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose lawsuit against Gawker Media LLC precipitated its bankruptcy, will serve on the committee of unsecured creditors, according to a court filing....

 2016-06-24 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Weight loss surgery helps keep pounds off 10 years later... +

Ten years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, patients in a recent study had managed to keep off much of the weight theyd lost....

 2016-06-24 22:15 

Today Online

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From fruits to a manicurist, have everything at your doorstep... +

Even for an island as small as ours-where there's a 24-hour supermarket or a hipster cafe around the corner-convenience is crucial in meeting consumer demand. It explains why delivery services peddling everything from raw seafood to gourmet coffee blends ...

 2016-06-24 22:15 

Today Online

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There are things Spore needs to fix, says national swim coach Lopez... +

Ahead of the Olympic Games in August, TODAY is spending a week with the Team Singapore swim team in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as the Republic's top swimmers prepare for Rio. In the final of a three-part series, national head coach Sergio Lopez shares the....

 2016-06-24 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Top US regulators say financial system functioning in 'orderly manner'... +

U.S. financial regulators on Friday said the country's financial system is functioning in an "orderly manner" after Britain voted to leave the European Union and sent markets around the globe reeling....

 2016-06-24 22:05 

Today Online

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Malaysias police chief decries jihadists terror attack threats... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities are not intimidated by threats made by Islamic State (IS), said Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar on Friday, following the latest IS propaganda video which showed a Malaysian jihadist warning of impending attacks in the......

 2016-06-24 22:00 

Today Online

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How mushrooms fuelled a scientists flight out of North Korea... +

HWASEONG - Mr Lee T B fled North Korea not because he suffered from dire poverty or persecution at home, as many other defectors have. He did it for mushrooms, and to fulfil his wife's dying wish. He has studied the fungi for decades and has created produ...

 2016-06-24 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 25 edition... +

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, June 25, 2016.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-24 21:55 

Today Online

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EU leaders saddened by result, but vow to stick together... +

LONDON - Stunned European leaders on Friday vowed to stick together and continue reforming the European Union (EU), as other members of the international community expressed a wish that Britain's exit from the grouping will not affect stability in the......

 2016-06-24 21:50 

Channel NewsAsia

US states, Rockefellers clash with House panel on Exxon climate probes... +

With many U.S. states proceeding with investigations of Exxon Mobil Corp's record on climate change, the attorney general of Massachusetts and investment funds of the Rockefeller family on Friday told a Congressional committee it lacked powers to oversee ...

 2016-06-24 21:50 

Today Online

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Post-Brexit, whither the EPL?... +

LONDON - Mr Richard Scudamore's worst nightmare is now a reality. The English Premier League (EPL) chief executive had been lobbying his 20top-flight football clubs to express support for the United Kingdom to remain part of the European Union (EU) for.....

 2016-06-24 21:40 

The Strait Times

Moody's cuts British credit outlook after Brexit vote... +

WASHINGTON (AFP/REUTERS) - Moody's cut Britain's credit rating outlook to ...

 2016-06-24 21:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Clinton regains double-digit lead over Trump - Reuters/Ipsos poll... +

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton regained a double-digit lead over Republican rival Donald Trump this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday....

 2016-06-24 21:40 

Channel NewsAsia

British tourists in New York dazed, feeling poorer after Brexit... +

British tourists Britain visiting New York awoke Friday to news of their country's vote to leave the European Union and, in daze over the surprise outcome, had to contend immediately with effectively higher costs for everything as the pound plummeted....

 2016-06-24 21:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Russian MPs approve anti-terror 'Big Brother' measures... +

Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a raft of anti-terror measures that the opposition called the "Big Brother" law, which may also cost Internet companies billions to store mandated users' data....

 2016-06-24 21:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Could Brexit vote be a preview of US presidential race?... +

Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union, buoyed by a frenzy of nationalism and populist anger, was a crushing rejection of the political elite. Republican Donald Trump hopes it is also a preview of November's U.S. presidential election....

 2016-06-24 21:35 

Today Online

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Spore traders scramble to cope with tsunami of activity... +

SINGAPORE - Phones rang off the hook incessantly, while traders feverishly worked on the floor taking enquiries and executing orders, pausing only for hurried bites of takeaways, which littered their desks and pantries. The Brexit referendum threw tradin...

 2016-06-24 21:30 

The Strait Times

More from Impact Journalism Day 2016... +
 2016-06-24 21:28 

The Strait Times

Obama designates first US LGBT national monument... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama designated the first LGBT national monument Friday, bestowing the honour on a New York bar and surrounding area considered to be the birthplace of America's gay rights movement.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-24 21:22 

Channel NewsAsia

US stocks plunge on Brexit; Dow drops 611 points... +

US stocks dived on Friday (Jun 24) after Britain's surprise vote to leave the European Union, joining a global equity rout amid rising uncertainty about the future of Europe....

 2016-06-24 21:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Racing overcome red card to beat Toulon in French final... +

Racing Metro, reduced to 14 men after the early sending-off of France scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud, produced a remarkable performance to beat Toulon 29-21 and win the French Top 14 final for the first time in 26 years on Friday....

 2016-06-24 21:20 

Today Online

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Dismay, rush to money changers in Spore... +

SINGAPORE - Britain's decision to quit the European Union (EU) following Thursday's bitterly-contested referendum came as a shock for Mr Daniel Hadley's family in Britain. "I would have voted in' (had I been in Britain)," said Mr Hadley, 34, finance......

 2016-06-24 21:12 

The Strait Times

Obama discusses Brexit with Cameron and Merkel - White House... +

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama discussed the British vote to leave the European Union in separate phone calls on Friday with British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House said.. Read more at st...

 2016-06-24 21:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Moody's cuts outlook on UK, maintains on EU after Brexit... +

Ratings agency Moody's on Friday cut its outlook on the United Kingdom's long term debt to 'negative' from 'stable', but maintained its 'stable' outlook on the European Union following the UK's vote to leave the EU....

 2016-06-24 21:05 

Today Online

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Global markets roiled as pound falls to record lows... +

SINGAPORE - Global financial markets went into a frenzy on Friday (June 24) as Britain voted to leave the European Union, with more than US$2 trillion (S$2.7 trillion) wiped off the value of stocks worldwide, while the pound fell to record lows. The resul...

 2016-06-24 21:00 

The Strait Times

Formula One: Brexit makes no difference to F1, says Bernie Ecclestone... +

LONDON (REUTERS) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone welcomed Britain's vote to leave the European Union on Friday and said it made no difference to a global sport dominated by British-based teams.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-24 21:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Illinois deputies learn how to deal with mentally ill... +

As law enforcement officers across the United States feel the heat about excessive use of force, dealing with the mentally ill was the training focus for Cook County sheriff's deputies this week....

 2016-06-24 21:00 

The Strait Times

Asian investors flee on Brexit decision... +

Britain's vote to leave the European Union plunged Asian markets deeply into the red yesterday as traders fled to safety.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-24 21:00 

The Strait Times

Get up early for free MRT rides? Yawn... +

Commuters to the city in the morning rush hour are not keen to travel earlier to get free train rides because the allure of any money saved and more space on the train is outweighed by an extra hour of sleep, according to those interviewed.. Read more at ...

 2016-06-24 21:00 

The Strait Times

Cornerstone investors weigh down HK bourse... +

HONG KONG Hong Kong has a deepening love affair with a system that allows major institutions or rich individuals to buy stakes in initial public offerings (IPOs) before the companies sell shares to the public but it may be undermining the vibrancy of its...

 2016-06-24 21:00 

The Strait Times

27 Eco-friendly solutions by kids... +

BANGALORE At Reap Benefit's charming office in an old bungalow in Bangalore is a quote by Mozart, written with chalk at the entrance: ...

 2016-06-24 21:00 

The Strait Times

Harder for foreigners to move to EPL with Brexit... +

LONDON The English football authorities had harboured ...

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