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 2014-07-24 01:23   

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  Kerry says 'some progress' in Gaza truce efforts...

Washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 714 Thursday (July 24) and airlines kept flights to Israel suspended over rocket fears....



 2014-07-24 00:55   

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  S Korea growth slows as ferry tragedy hits demand...

South Korea's economy posted its slowest growth in more than a year in the second quarter, partly due to sluggish consumer spending following April's devastating ferry tragedy....



 2014-07-24 00:49   

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  Japan trade deficit surges on-year to US$8.1b in June...

Japan's trade deficit more than quadrupled in June from a year ago as the country logged another dip in exports, extending a string of monthly declines in shipments overseas to two years, data showed Thursday....



 2014-07-24 00:43   

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  S Korea reports first foot-and-mouth case in 3 years...

South Korea on Thursday confirmed its first case of foot-and-mouth in more than three years, and just two months after the country was declared free of the disease....



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: study...

Paracetamol, the first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said on Thursday (July 24)....



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Thai military talks up Prayuth as potential PM...

BANGKOK - Thai military leaders yesterday talked up General Prayuth Chan-ocha as a potential Prime Minister in a temporary government to be set up shortly, a day after a provisional charter was endorsed by head of state King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The docume...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  World leaders congratulate Jokowi, but court fight looms...

JAKARTA - World leaders have congratulated Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for winning the Indonesian presidential election, despite a call by his defeated rival for the international community to withhold such statements. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was one of t...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Jokowi targets growth not seen since before the ’90s...

JAKARTA - Indonesia's president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has wasted no time in outlining his priorities after winning the country's closest and most bitterly fought election. Cutting down on the nation's bureaucracy - notorious for its complex and lengt...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Israel ‘may be involved in war crimes’...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said yesterday there was ‘a strong possibility' that Israel was committing war crimes in Gaza, where 645 Palestinians have died in the fighting, mostly civilians. Israel has denied the suggestion, stepping...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Inflation eases in June, but cost pressures persist...

SINGAPORE - Inflation slowed down more than expected last month after a recent high in May to reflect the smaller increases in private road transport and services costs, the latest official Consumer Price Index (CPI) data showed. But analysts cautioned t...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  COEs rise across the board...

SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement premiums for commercial vehicles rose by 20 per cent yesterday - surprising analysts with the extent of the hike even though they had predicted a rush for COEs in Category C vehicles in the face of an impending cut i...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Revised IPPT to have just three stations...

SINGAPORE - Those who have been tripped up by standing broad jumps, pull-ups and shuttle runs during their Individual Physical Proficiency Tests (IPPTs) could soon have a better shot at passing the test. These components - the former two often cited as......



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Commonwealth Games fading in stature and relevance...

SINGAPORE - As competition gets under way today at the twentieth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the question remains on whether the majority of the constituents the quadrennial Games supposedly serve pay much attention to it anymore. For Singaporeans,......



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Malaysia’s toll hike ‘not likely to be less than S$20’...

KUALA LUMPUR - The fee to be imposed on all foreign vehicles entering Johor from Singapore is not likely to be less than RM50 (S$19.50), the Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi has said, the Sin Chew Daily newspaper reported. The Malay...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Malaysian leaders seek justice for ‘this crime against humanity’...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian leaders were united yesterday in calling for the perpetrators responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to be brought to justice, as Parliament unanimously approved a harshly-worded motion to condemn the downing o...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

Today Online

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  Bhutan in high spirits...

Happiness Is A Place. At least that's the official slogan of the Tourism Council of Bhutan; and I was determined to find out if it was merely hype and a clever marketing gimmick or truly a way of life in Bhutan. As soon as you land at Paro airport, you kn...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  47 feared dead in Taiwan plane crash...

TAIPEI - A domestic plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late yesterday, and the Transport Minister said 47 people were feared dead. Taiwan's Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government'...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Despite anger over MH17, Europe shies away from sanctions...

AMSTERDAM - Foreign ministers of the European Union's 28 member states were under pressure to display resolve and common purpose after the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine. In the end, there was plenty of tough talk, yet no real.....



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Hamas gambles on war to stave off Gaza woes...

GAZA CITY - When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders appeared to feel they had nothing to lose. Hamas took what some here cal...



 2014-07-24 00:06   

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  Maintenance could be given based on need, not gender...

SINGAPORE - A woman may be asked to contribute to the maintenance of her former husband under exceptional circumstances, such as when he is permanently incapacitated, under possible changes to the Women's Charter that are being mulled over. Minister for.....



 2014-07-24 00:01   

My Paper

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  Help for divorcees waiting for cheques...

BESIDES trying its best to save ailing marriages, the Ministry of Social and Family Development MSF will try to lessen the practical pains involved in a divorce. The issue of....



 2014-07-23 23:58   

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  Deliver or go, Jokowi warns his ministers...

JAKARTA INDONESIA'S president-elect, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-....



 2014-07-23 23:55   

My Paper

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  Best job? Or just a good marketing ploy?...

AFTER the wildly successful campaign launched by Tourism Queensland for the "Best Job in the World", local start-up PandaBed is also offering a "dream job". The firm, which helps....



 2014-07-23 23:55   

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  NEA to exhume 35,000 more graves in Choa Chu Kang...

The deadline for those who wish to claim the remains of their next-of-kin buried in the affected section of the cemetery is July 31, 2016....



 2014-07-23 23:53   

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  Taiwan plane crashes amid raging typhoon...

TAIPEI THE aviation nightmare continues. Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine, a domestic Taiwanese airliner crashed yesterday, killing at....



 2014-07-23 23:04   

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  Going around the system to meet demand for maids...

The average time it takes to recruit, train and process the documentation for a maid is about two months, but many employers are unwilling to wait....



 2014-07-23 22:45   

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  Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony ...

Queen Elizabeth II opened the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday after a moving and colourful ceremony staged at the famed home of Celtic football club....



 2014-07-23 22:43   

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  First Superman comic book to go up and away at eBay...

A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay....



 2014-07-23 22:20   

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  Football: Premier League set for US big screens...

US fans will have a new venue to satisfy their growing appetite for football when selected 2014-15 English Premier League matches hit movie screens across the country....



 2014-07-23 22:12   

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  Football: Tottenham sign Davies, Vorm from Swansea...

Tottenham made a double swoop on Premier League rivals Swansea on Wednesday when they signed left-back Ben Davies and Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm....



 2014-07-23 22:05   

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  British pound dips as BoE chief suggests higher rates...

The British pound retreated against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday despite comments from the Bank of England's leader suggesting the need for higher rates....



 2014-07-23 21:32   

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  Tennis: Monaco moves into Gstaad quarter-finals...

Juan Monaco held his nerve in a tight final set to upset third seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 on Wednesday for a second consecutive place in a quarter-final at the Swiss Open....



 2014-07-23 20:58   

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  S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings; Dow drops...

The S&P 500 on Wednesday (July 23) closed at a new record high after strong Apple earnings lifted the tech sector on a mixed day for stocks....



 2014-07-23 20:49   

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  Golf: Koreans out to stop US surge, win global title ...

Americans have seen a women's golf resurgence this season after years of South Korean domination, but four-time major champion Park In-Bee says the Koreans feel pressure to seize command again....



 2014-07-23 20:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Facebook quarterly profit more than doubles to US$791m...

Facebook on Wednesday (July 23) reported that its quarterly profit more than doubled amid big gains in ad revenues and a jump in users....



 2014-07-23 20:29   

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  Oil prices climb as US crude stocks fall...

World oil prices advanced on Wednesday (July 23) after the US government reported a surprisingly large decline in the nation's oil inventories....



 2014-07-23 19:34   

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  GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles in US...

General Motors on Wednesday (July 23) announced six recalls covering nearly 718,000 vehicles in the US, adding to its recall tally after an ignition-switch auto safety scandal....



 2014-07-23 18:58   

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  Beijing shuts large coal power plant to curb smog...

China on Wednesday (July 23) closed the first of four large coal-fired power plants that are set to be shut down as part of efforts to curb its choking air pollution, media reported....



 2014-07-23 18:50   

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  British reporter for Russian TV 'captured' by Ukraine: ministry...

A British journalist reporting for a Russian television channel from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine went missing on Wednesday (July 23), with Moscow alleging he and another journalist were captured by Kiev's troops....



 2014-07-23 18:44   

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  MH17 victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands...

EINDHOVEN (Netherlands) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 landed today (July 23) in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's.....



 2014-07-23 18:42   

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  France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions...

Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said on Wednesday (July 23)....



 2014-07-23 18:29   

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  Calls in Germany to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup...

German politicians demanded on Wednesday (July 23) that Russia be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup for fuelling the Ukraine conflict, although football officials quickly rejected the idea....



 2014-07-23 18:21   

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  Thousands hold new pro-Gaza rally in Paris amid tight security ...

Several thousands held a fresh protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza on Wednesday (July 23) in Paris amid tight security days after similar rallies descended into violence and looting....



 2014-07-23 18:17   

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  Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus...

FREETOWN (Sierra Leone) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leadin...



 2014-07-23 18:05   

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  EBRD bank to freeze funding for new Russia projects...

The EBRD bank on Wednesday (July 23) said it will freeze funding for new projects in Russia in response to sanctions announced by Brussels last week over the Ukraine crisis....



 2014-07-23 17:56   

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  UBS charged with tax fraud in France...

Swiss bank UBS was on Wednesday (July 23) charged with tax fraud in Paris for allegedly helping rich French clients to hide money in Switzerland, a judicial source said....



 2014-07-23 17:45   

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  IMF cuts 2014 US economic growth forecast to 1.7%...

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday lowered its US economic growth forecast for 2014 after severe winter weather in the first quarter delivered a sharp contraction....



 2014-07-23 17:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Crucial role of military experts in sharpening SAF's capabilities...

Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing reminded the military experts that they were a critical pillar that complemented the Officer and Warrant Officer Corps to achieve mission success for the SAF....



 2014-07-23 17:33   

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  Singapore Govt pledges US$100,000 to humanitarian aid efforts in Gaza...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Government is pledging US$100,000 (S$124,000) to "an international effort to alleviate the humanitarian crisis" in response to the "urgent humanitarian situation" in Gaza, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press......



 2014-07-23 17:33   

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  TransAsia plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 47...

TAIPEI - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan today (July 23), killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near...




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