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 2017-01-16 10:15 

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New private home sales fall to 10-month low in December... +

SINGAPORE Sales of new private homes by developers fell to its lowest level in 10 months in Dec, as developers held back launches during the traditional year-end holiday lull. Latest data released on Monday (Jan 16) by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.....

 2017-01-16 10:00 

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Germany's Steinmeier says NATO concerned at Trump remarks... +

President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that NATO is obsolete have caused concern at the US-led military alliance and also appeared at odds with his own officials, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday....

 2017-01-16 09:55 

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Pochettino urges Spurs to draw on thrill of Foxes hunt... +

Mauricio Pochettino has urged his Tottenham Hotspur side to draw on the experience of their failed title bid last season to launch a successful assault for the Premier League trophy this campaign....

 2017-01-16 09:50 

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Taiwan probing gang links to protest against HK activists... +

Taiwanese authorities said on Monday (Jan 16) they were probing criminal gang links to a pro-China protest which targeted Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and rebel legislators....

 2017-01-16 09:40 

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In Kiev, Biden says world must stand against Russian aggression... +

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday that "the international community" must stand up against Russian aggression and urged the incoming Trump administration to be a strong supporter and partner of Ukraine....

 2017-01-16 09:40 

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EU needs new budget to face security woes in Trump era - Monti... +

The migration and security challenges faced by the European Union need to be addressed with a different funding system which would give the EU a direct share of national tax revenues, former Italian prime minister Mario Monti said....

 2017-01-16 09:40 

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Chelsea's Conte not wary of poaching by Chinese clubs... +

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not wary of big-spending Chinese clubs poaching his players amid reports that a lucrative offer from Far East has unsettled Premier League's joint-top scorer Diego Costa....

 2017-01-16 09:10 

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Professor, child killed in two suicide bombing in Nigeria's northeast... +

A professor at the University of Maiduguri and a child were killed and 17 people wounded on Monday in a twin suicide bombing in the city in Nigeria's northeast, officials said....

 2017-01-16 09:10 

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Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent US import tariff... +

Shares in German carmakers BMW , Daimler and Volkswagen fell after United States President-elect Donald Trump warned he will impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported from abroad to the U.S. market....

 2017-01-16 09:09 

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British PM Theresa May's spokesman says talk of hard Brexit is 'speculation'... +

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) - Media reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May will unveil plans for a...

 2017-01-16 09:08 

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Man caught for selling stolen cigarettes online illegally: HSA... +

SINGAPORE - A 19-year-old man has been caught for selling cigarettes illegally without a valid tobacco licence online, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Monday (Jan 16). Preliminary investigation showed the seller and three of his friends had st...

 2017-01-16 09:02 

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Hong Kong leadership race heats up as China clears way for top officials to run... +

China on Monday approved the resignations of two of Hong Kong's top officials, including its financial secretary, paving the way for them to contest a March election to become the next chief executive of the financial hub....

 2017-01-16 08:59 

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Football: Cristiano Ronaldo equals La Liga penalty record in defeat at Sevilla... +

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo became the joint-top penalty scorer in La Liga history on Sunday but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat at Sevilla that ended their 40-game unbeaten run.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 08:52 

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Indian policeman arrested for raping mentally challenged woman... +

BANGALORE, INDIA (AFP) - A police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman in southern India, an officer said on Monday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 08:52 

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Football: China set to tighten limits on foreign players... +

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will tighten rules over the number of overseas players able to appear in domestic games, amid concerns that clubs have been over-spending on foreign talent with a rapid growth in the huge fees being paid for high-profile imports...

 2017-01-16 08:45 

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Asia banks seeking tech hires over `rock-star bankers this year... +

HONG KONG - Financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region will be more inclined to hire technology specialists this year than investment bankers as they enhance product offerings and upgrade their systems, according to a survey by Options Group. Among...

 2017-01-16 08:43 

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Tennis: Big Bash to big stage, Ashleigh Barty back with win over Annika Beck... +

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty stunned Australian tennis fans more than two years ago when she turned her back on the sport to play top-level cricket. On Monday, she signalled she was back.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 08:40 

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South African guide killed at crocodile farm outside Cape Town... +

A South African tour guide working at a crocodile farm in the Western Cape province near Cape Town has been mauled to death by the beasts, police said on Monday....

 2017-01-16 08:40 

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Hong Kong leadership race heats up as China clears way for top officials to run... +

HONGKONG (REUTERS) - China on Monday (Jan 16) approved the resignations of two of Hong Kong's top officials, including its financial secretary, paving the way for them to contest a March election to become the next chief executive of the financial hub...

 2017-01-16 08:40 

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Malaysia may ban kap chai motorcycles from KL roads... +

KUALA LUMPUR - The government is considering banning underbone motorcycles, known locally as the "kap chai", from entering Kuala Lumpur as part of its effort to reduce carbon emission. Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Mansor was quoted by The Sta...

 2017-01-16 08:37 

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Taiwan says gang links in protest against Hong Kong activists... +

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwanese authorities said on Monday (Jan 16) they were probing criminal gang links to a pro-China protest which targeted Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and rebel legislators in Taiwan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 08:36 

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In a first, Myanmar's largest city launches bus network impacting millions... +

The reform is the largest public-facing project with immediate impact on the city where country leader Aung San Suu Kyi won big in historic 2015 election....

 2017-01-16 08:35 

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NBA: Triple-double No. 12 for James Harden in Rockets rout over Nets... +

New York (AFP) - James Harden bagged his 12th triple-double of the season as the Houston Rockets routed the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 to end their two-game losing streak in the National Basketball Association on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 08:35 

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Hong Kong leadership race heats up as China clears way for top officials to run... +

China on Monday approved the resignations of two of Hong Kong's top officials, including its financial secretary, paving the way for them to contest a March election to become the next chief executive of the financial hub....

 2017-01-16 08:35 

Tech in Asia

Singapore’s The Artling raises $1.78 series A to be the go-to online art gallery for Asia... +

The Artling has also acquired Hong Kong-based contemporary art website Artshare to expand its footprint in the Chinese art world....

 2017-01-16 08:30 

The Strait Times

Johor sultan slams Mahathir over comments on Chinese investment in Malaysia... +

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Sultan of Johor has said he is ...

 2017-01-16 08:27 

Tech in Asia

Southeast Asia startup funding at record high in 2016, thanks mainly to Grab, Go-Jek... +

Total funding hit US$2.6 billion, up over 60 percent from the year prior....

 2017-01-16 08:25 

Tech in Asia

India’s top two grocery startups aren’t merging. It probably won’t make sense either... +

A report today claimed Big Basket and Grofers held merger talks. Both deny a possible sale vehemently....

 2017-01-16 08:25 

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China will 'take the gloves off' over Taiwan: Media... +

BEIJING (AFP) - China is running out of patience with Donald Trump's stance on Taiwan, state media said on Monday (Jan 16), and will ...

 2017-01-16 08:23 

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26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders... +

A Bangladesh court sentenced 26 people, including three senior officers from the country's elite security force, to death Monday after convicting them of murdering seven people who were abducted outside a cricket stadium....

 2017-01-16 08:20 

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Noble fumes over Payet's self-imposed West Ham exile... +

West Ham United captain Mark Noble admits he is frustrated with midfielder Dimitri Payet's refusal to play for the club in order to force through a move during the January transfer window....

 2017-01-16 08:20 

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Big Bash to big stage, Barty back with Beck win... +

Ashleigh Barty stunned Australian tennis fans more than two years ago when she turned her back on the sport to play top-level cricket....

 2017-01-16 08:18 

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Spain arrests Moroccan accused of leading militant cell... +

Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of leading a militant cell which recruited volunteers to travel to Turkey for training by Islamic State, the Interior Ministry said on Monday....

 2017-01-16 08:15 

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2016 was a bad year for celebrity deaths, by these measures... +

NEW YORK - 2016 was a particularly bad year for celebrity deaths, judging by the many mourners on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. But verifying that the year was unusually lethal for stars is tricky. For one thing, celebrity is a subject...

 2017-01-16 08:03 

The Strait Times

Lucien Wong sworn in as Singapore's 9th Attorney-General... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore's ninth Attorney-General (A-G) Lucien Wong was sworn in on Monday (Jan 16) at the Istana, in a ceremony presided over by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 08:01 

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Tennis: Murray wears down Marchenko in tough Open clash... +

Andy Murray ground out a hard-earned straight sets win over plucky Illya Marchenko to open his quest for a first Australian Open title....

 2017-01-16 08:00 

Tech in Asia

Riding on its AI research, Baidu opens AR lab... +

China’s top search engine envisages AR being increasingly helpful in searching the internet....

 2017-01-16 08:00 

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Japan firm under investigation after suicide of employee who worked 200 hours of overtime a month... +

TOKYO - Labour authorities have summoned the president of Kansai Electric Power Co to give guidance following the overwork-related suicide of one of its employees, amid government efforts to rein in excessive working hours, informed sources said Sunday (J...

 2017-01-16 07:59 

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Cooking up ideas: 3 chefs talk about new projects... +

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Three Singapore chefs share the inspiration and ethos behind their latest openings.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 07:52 

The Strait Times

A hectic first 100 days for US President Donald Trump... +

WASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump will be ready for the first order of business as soon as he is sworn in on Friday (Jan 20) - signing executive orders.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 07:50 

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Liverpool unlucky at 'long ball' United - Klopp... +

Juergen Klopp feels Liverpool were unlucky to come away with just a point from Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United, the manager claiming the home side were saved by "long ball" tactics....

 2017-01-16 07:49 

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Oman receives 10 detainees released from Guantanamo: Ministry... +

Oman announced on Monday that it had taken in 10 prisoners released by the United States from its Guantanamo Bay military prison, part of a push by outgoing President Barack Obama to shrink the inmate population before leaving office....

 2017-01-16 07:47 

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President Tsai Ing-wen's 'checkbook diplomacy' a waste of money: The China Post Columnist... +

Joe hung. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-16 07:44 

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Foreign vehicles entering S'pore will be charged $6.40 per entry from Feb 15... +

SINGAPORE - From Feb 15, all foreign-registered vehiclesentering Singapore from the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoints will be charged S$6.40 per entry, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Jan 16). The Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) will be.....

 2017-01-16 07:44 

Tech in Asia

5 rising startups in Japan... +

This week’s roundup of Japanese startup investments features health-tech, HR management, and crowdfunding....

 2017-01-16 07:43 

The Strait Times

Decision over Thaad location in South Korea could be delayed: Yonhap... +

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The signing of a contract which would determine the location of a US missile defence system in South Korea could be delayed, Seoul's defence ministry said on Monday (Jan 16), according to the Yonhap News Agency.. Read more at straits...

 2017-01-16 07:40 

The Strait Times

India police arrest tailor over serial child sex attacks... +

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian police said on Monday (Jan 16) they have arrested a man accused of multiple sexual assaults on young girls in Delhi, revealing he had been arrested on a similar charge last year and released on bail.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2017-01-16 07:35 

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Stoinis replaces injured Marsh in Australia ODI squad... +

Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will replace the injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia's one day international squad for the ongoing series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said on Monday....

 2017-01-16 07:35 

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Muttering Murray puts down Marchenko to reach second round... +

Andy Murray dug himself out of a number of holes before defeating Illya Marchenko 7-5 7-6(5) 6-2 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday....

 2017-01-16 07:35 

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Johor Sultan says had enough of Dr Mahathirs fearmongering over Chinese investors... +

KUCHING - Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar was reportedly "upset and offended" over Dr Mahathir Mohamad's claim that the state was losing its sovereignty to investors from China. In an interview with English daily The Star published on Monday (Jan 16),...

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