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 2014-09-19 19:45   

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  Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed...

MANILA - Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces today (Sept 19), leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenche...



 2014-09-19 18:54   

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  Motor racing: Alonso lifts Ferrari gloom in Singapore practice...

SINGAPORE - Fernando Alonso gave his embattled Ferrari team some welcome cheer by clocking the fastest time in first free practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on a balmy floodlit evening at the Marina Bay Street Circuit today (Sept 19). The Italian giant...



 2014-09-19 18:48   

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  Catalans press independence vote despite Scottish 'No'...

The Spanish government on Friday (Sep 19) welcomed Scotland's "No" vote on independence, but Catalans determined to break away from Spain pushed ahead defiantly for their own ballot on self-rule....



 2014-09-19 18:40   

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  Motor Racing: Verstappen, 16, handed Japan debut...

Teenager Max Verstappen is set to make his debut as a Formula One racing driver during free practice at the Japanese Grand Prix next month....



 2014-09-19 18:37   

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  France mounts Iraq strikes as IS militants advance in Syria...

France mounted its first air strike to beat back the IS group in Iraq on Friday (Sep 19), even as militants across the border in Syria seized dozens of Kurdish villages in a lightning offensive....



 2014-09-19 18:37   

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  Queen urges unity after Scotland rejects independence...

Scottish leader Alex Salmond said on Friday (Sep 19) he would resign after losing an independence referendum that left the United Kingdom intact, as Queen Elizabeth II called for "mutual respect" among Scots following a divisive campaign....



 2014-09-19 18:32   

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  Migrant deaths may be mass murder: UN rights chief...

GENEVA - The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder, the United Nations rights chief said today (Sept 19), calling for nations to properly investigate the....



 2014-09-19 18:27   

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  PARK(ing) Day 2014 kicks off in Singapore...

SINGAPORE - They were transformed into a hair salon, outdoor yoga classroom, urban farming exhibit, crime scene and more. For one day, 88 parking lots across the island were transformed into 52 creative spaces for the public to enjoy. As part of the world...



 2014-09-19 16:58   

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  China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets...

Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said on Friday (Sep 19)....



 2014-09-19 16:52   

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  Nepal, India sign deal to build hydropower plant...

Kathmandu on Friday (Sep 19) signed a long-delayed agreement with New Delhi to build Nepal's biggest hydropower plant in a bid to kickstart economic growth and ease crippling electricity shortages in both countries....



 2014-09-19 16:47   

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  World’s largest IPOs...

SINGAPORE - Alibaba could seize the mantle from Agricultural Bank of China as the largest IPO in history if it its over-allotment is exercised in full. But stocks don't always perform as expected. Although each of the previous 10 largest IPOs, including ...



 2014-09-19 16:47   

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  One dead as tropical storm flooding paralyses Philippine capital...

Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippine capital on Friday (Sep 19) as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country....



 2014-09-19 16:45   

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  'Miracle' panda triplets open their eyes in Chinese zoo...

A set of panda triplets, known as the world's only surviving trio, have opened their eyes for the first time more than a month after their birth in a Chinese zoo....



 2014-09-19 16:34   

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  Alibaba's Ma rides 'Forrest Gump' story to riches...

In his long road to riches, Alibaba founder Jack Ma says his inspiration has been the film character "Forrest Gump."...



 2014-09-19 16:33   

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  Team Singapore’s ready for Asiad...

INCHEON - The 17th Asian Games officially opened in Incheon tonight (Sept 19) with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium as hosts South Korea welcomed the Games' return after 12 years. With the theme Meet the bright future of As...



 2014-09-19 16:25   

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  Asia still has a long way to go in CSR: consultancy CEO...

Over the past few years, corporate social responsibility has found a permanent place in many Asian boardrooms. But CSR Asia, a consultancy group on sustainability, said the region still has a long way to go....



 2014-09-19 16:19   

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  Football: Van Gaal keen on Ronaldo return...

Manchester United manger Louis van Gaal said Friday (Sep 19) he would like to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford but accepts that Real Madrid would be reluctant to sell the Portuguese winger...



 2014-09-19 16:18   

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  Jail and S$105k penalty for manager involved in GST fraud...

Wong Weng Hong had declared fictitious figures in multiple GST returns, and the penalty is three times the amount of his fraudulent claims, said IRAS. ...



 2014-09-19 16:15   

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  Oktoberfest to toast millions...

Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off Saturday (Sep 20) with millions of revellers set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and, of course, beer....



 2014-09-19 16:05   

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  Scotland: Who won? Who lost?...

LONDON  - Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? WINNERS: The 55.3 per cent of Scottish voters who wanted to stay in the United Kingdom.   LOSERS: The 44.7 per cent who disagreed.   WINNER: Mr Gordon Brown. The former prime minister.....



 2014-09-19 15:56   

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  Motor Racing: Hamilton strikes first blow in Singapore...

Lewis Hamilton secured first advantage at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix on Friday (Sep 19) when he topped the times for Mercedes at the end of the second free practice ahead of Fernando Alonso of Ferrari....



 2014-09-19 15:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  Minister K Shanmugam to deliver Singapore's statement at UN General Assembly...

During his trip to the United States, he will also accept the Atlantic Council's Global Citizen Award on behalf of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. ...



 2014-09-19 15:38   

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  American suspect confesses in Bali killing: Police...

BALI - An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said today (Sept 19) Heather Mack, 19, and her...



 2014-09-19 15:36   

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  Scottish first minister Alex Salmond to stand down...

Alex Salmond on Friday (Sep 19) said he will quit his post as the first minister of Scotland after losing an independence referendum....



 2014-09-19 15:32   

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  Indian state TV sacks anchor over China blunder...

NEW DELHI - A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping - apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral, a top official at the station said today (Sept 19). Mr Xi le...



 2014-09-19 15:30   

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  Jurong's journey from sleepy outback to bustling gem...

With a major makeover in the works, Jurong's longtime residents recall the days when all was quiet on the western front.  ...



 2014-09-19 15:30   

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  Better together with the UK, say Scottish public...

The Scottish public has voted to remain in the United Kingdom, rejecting independence in an historic vote. Fifty-five per cent of Scots voted to remain in the UK....



 2014-09-19 15:28   

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  Three men arrested for suspected involvement in loansharking activities...

Police arrested three men in separate cases for suspected involvement in loansharking activities....



 2014-09-19 15:11   

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  Families of abducted Japanese let down by N Korean response...

North Korea on Friday (Sep 19) said it does not have an adequate explanation for Japanese abducted by its agents nearly 40 years ago, despite an earlier agreement to provide a progress report on investigations into the abductions....



 2014-09-19 15:05   

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  Thai islanders offer reward for clues on tourist killers...

Residents on Koh Tao island are offering a monetary reward for clues on the killers after two British tourists were found beaten to death there....



 2014-09-19 15:03   

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  Iran, six powers begin new round of nuclear talks...

Iran and six world powers have opened a new round of talks to overcome differences in the way of a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme....



 2014-09-19 14:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  CHC trial: Church's finance manager says she does not know why she was charged...

Sharon Tan denied that an agreement involving advance rental paid to production house Xtron was a sham, and said good controls were put in place for the church's investments. ...



 2014-09-19 14:50   

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  Ex-president Sarkozy announces come-back to French politics...

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to French politics in a statement on his Facebook page....



 2014-09-19 14:46   

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  Future global economy to be defined by innovation and creativity: Education Minister...

Singapore can be a test-bed for urban solutions, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat....



 2014-09-19 14:44   

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  Uniqlo plans major expansion of kids’ wear line...

TOKYO – Fast Retailing's Uniqlo casualwear brand said today (Sept 19) it would expand the range of items in its kids' and babies' collection by 50 per cent, aiming to bring it on par with its men's and women's lines. Spain's Inditex, which owns the Zara.....



 2014-09-19 14:44   

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  Rui En spills on Christopher Lee's 'sabotage' tactics...

Actress Rui En talks about playing a baddie for the first time in Against the Tide, how her co-star Christopher Lee 'sabotaged' her while they were shooting the drama, and how Desmond Tan always makes her laugh....



 2014-09-19 14:32   

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  Air quality back in 'moderate' range after thunderstorms...

Following a hazy morning, thunderstorms in the western parts of Singapore on Friday afternoon (Sep 19) helped the three-hour PSI to fall back into the 'moderate' range, says NEA....



 2014-09-19 14:32   

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  Alibaba makes Wall Street debut...

Alibaba made its long-awaited Wall Street debut on Friday (Sep 19) on the heels of a record stock offering that opens the door to global expansion for the Chinese online retail giant....



 2014-09-19 14:20   

Today Online

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  Malaysia to meet Singapore over Causeway toll hike...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian officials will meet their Singaporean counterparts to find out the real reason for increased toll charges at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, according to a report. The Star Online......



 2014-09-19 13:58   

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  Ley Choon Group opens second asphalt recycling plant...

The new plant is the single largest asphalt plant in Singapore, and will more than triple the firm's production capacity. ...



 2014-09-19 13:57   

Today Online

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  Formula One revises radio ban after team talks...

SINGAPORE - Formula One's governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding today (Sept 19) that this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions. Teams ...



 2014-09-19 13:57   

Today Online

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  Singapore Zoo to launch campaign on rhino conservation...

SINGAPORE - Beyond being used for perceived medicinal purposes, the rhinoceros horn has become a status symbol and is also being used a "hangover cure" after a night of heavy drinking by the affluent in South-east Asia, recent studies have shown. All thes...



 2014-09-19 13:55   

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  Malaysia convicts student activist in sedition clampdown...

A Malaysian court convicted a prominent student activist of sedition Friday (Sep 19) and sentenced him to a year in prison in a ruling swiftly denounced by rights groups as part of a "sustained assault" by the government on free expression....



 2014-09-19 13:33   

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  Discussion of end-of-life issues has to be a family affair: Dr Lam Pin Min...

It is important for the younger members in each family to know the wishes of the elderly, said the Minister of State for Health....



 2014-09-19 13:28   

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  New RMB futures contracts to begin trading in October: SGX...

The new RMB futures contracts will be available for trading from Oct 20, and SGX will now accept RMB as margin collateral....



 2014-09-19 13:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  US man confesses to Bali suitcase killing: police...

An American man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, while the girlfriend has admitted helping stuff the body into a suitcase, police said on Friday (Sep 19)....



 2014-09-19 13:17   

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  Indian TV sacks newsreader over "Eleven Jinping" blunder...

Pronouncing foreign leaders' names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but on Friday (Sep 19) it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president's name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him "Eleven Jinping...



 2014-09-19 13:03   

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  Asiad: South Korean president declares Games open...

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye declared the 17th Asian Games open at a glittering ceremony in Incheon on Friday (Sep 19), kicking off one of the world's biggest sports events....



 2014-09-19 13:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  New Ukraine peace talks after Obama rebuffs Poroshenko pleas...

Warring parties in Ukraine meet on Friday (Sep 19) to try to find a lasting solution to a brutal conflict that has killed around 3,000 people and stoked Western alarm about Russia's territorial ambitions....



 2014-09-19 12:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asiad: South Korean president declares Games open...

The Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony kicked off in a blaze of music and colour on Friday (Sep 19). South Korean President Park Geun-Hye declared the 17th Asian Games open at the ceremony, kicking off one of the world's biggest sports events....




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