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 2017-02-23 18:26 

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Putin says wants to stabilise Syria's 'legitimate' power... +

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow's goal in Syria was to "stabilise the legitimate authority" and strike a "decisive blow" against terrorism....

 2017-02-23 18:25 

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Germany kicks off six days of carnival despite higher security... +

Revellers in clown costumes and wigs kicked off six days of merriment on Thursday with Weiberfastnacht or "women's carnival", traditionally the day when women take over town halls and symbolically "castrate" men by cutting off their ties....

 2017-02-23 18:20 

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FlyBe airplane landing gear collapses in Amsterdam... +

The landing gear of a FlyBe airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol on Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway. There were no injuries, the airport said in a statement....

 2017-02-23 18:20 

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Uganda holds dozens of fleeing M23 rebels after Congo clashes... +

Uganda is holding dozens of fighters from the M23 rebel group who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after clashing with troops there this week, the Ugandan military said on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 18:20 

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One dead as Storm Doris hits British Isles... +

One person was killed by falling debris on Thursday (Feb 23) as Storm Doris slammed into the British Isles, also causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations....

 2017-02-23 18:17 

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EU says trade pact approval rests on Vietnam's rights record... +

European parliamentarians warned communist Vietnam on Thursday that a failure to improve its human rights record threatens to hinder the ratification of a free trade pact negotiated by the two powers....

 2017-02-23 18:15 

Today Online

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Man jailed 10 years for killing fiancee, thinking she was the devil... +

SINGAPORE - Convinced that his girlfriend was possessed, Gabriel Lee Haw Ling brought her to church for an exorcism and made her carry a Bible to work. Despite these, Elsie Lie Lek Chee, 24, was so in love that she believed his delusions and told her......

 2017-02-23 18:13 

The Strait Times

Formula One: Bottas blown away by new Mercedes at windy Silverstone... +

SILVERSTONE, England (REUTERS) - Valtteri Bottas drove a Mercedes Formula One car for the first time on Thursday (Feb 23) and described it as the best looking he had ever seen.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 18:10 

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Time Warner to sell TV station as it seeks AT&T merger OK... +

Time Warner Inc said on Thursday it plans to sell a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith Corp , which could help speed the company's planned merger with AT&T Inc ....

 2017-02-23 18:05 

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Comics and music shows in Saudi Arabia draw rebuke from clerics... +

A comic show and a recent pop concert have drawn rebuke from powerful religious figures and social media users in Saudi Arabia this week, highlighting the sensitivity of cultural reforms underway in the conservative kingdom....

 2017-02-23 17:55 

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Cavendish wins crash-hit opening stage of Abu Dhabi Tour... +

Britain's Mark Cavendish won the opening stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, outsprinting his rivals to snatch the overall lead in a crash-marred climax on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 17:52 

The Strait Times

Football: Wayne Rooney to stay at Man United - statement... +

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay at the club, he said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 23), ending speculation that he could move to China.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 17:50 

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Rooney to stay at Man United - statement... +

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay at the club, he said in a statement on Thursday, ending speculation that he could move to China....

 2017-02-23 17:50 

Today Online

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Sembcorp Industries Q4 profit more than doubles to S$147.5 million... +

SINGAPORE - Industrial conglomerate Sembcorp Industries on Thursday (Feb 23) reported fourth-quarter net profit more than doubled from the corresponding period a year earlier, as its marine division bounced back into the black from steep losses......

 2017-02-23 17:40 

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Thirteen dead migrants found in shipping container in Libya... +

The bodies of 13 migrants who died of suffocation have been recovered from a shipping container in western Libya, the Red Crescent said on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 17:37 

The Strait Times

Silvio Berlusconi lunch on auction to help Italy quake victims... +

ROME (AFP) - Fancy a lunch with Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media tycoon and disgraced ex-prime minister of Italy? You'll be helping the country's earthquake victims if you're ready to pay the price.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 17:35 

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Is homemade baby food healthier for infants?... +

Babies who get homemade food may learn to like a wider variety of food types and be leaner than infants who eat store-bought products, a recent study suggests....

 2017-02-23 17:33 

The Strait Times

Identify the source of offshore litter... +

The response from National Environment Agency (...

 2017-02-23 17:32 

The Strait Times

Model drawing not a substitute for algebra... +

The letter by Mrs Julia Sng (...

 2017-02-23 17:32 

The Strait Times

Collective efforts important for education of special needs child... +

We thank Mr Dino Trakakis (...

 2017-02-23 17:30 

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Central European leaders to call for EU action against food 'double standards'... +

Leaders of four central European countries will meet next week to urge the EU to act against food companies which put inferior ingredients in branded products destined for sale in poorer member states....

 2017-02-23 17:30 

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Israeli models hit the catwalk for Modest Fashion Day... +

Forgoing the provocative and risque, a group of designers in Jerusalem on Thursday held Israel's first major fashion show for Orthodox Jewish women, whose tradition requires they dress in conservative outfits....

 2017-02-23 17:30 

Today Online

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Storm Doris does damage as it hits British Isles... +

LONDON - Storm Doris slammed into the British Isles on Thursday (Feb 23), causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations. Around 10 per cent of flights were scrapped at London Heathrow Airport, while wind speeds of 94 miles...

 2017-02-23 17:15 

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Mexico rejects 'unilateral' US migration moves... +

Mexico vowed not to let the United States impose migration reforms on it as its leaders prepared Thursday to host US officials who are cracking down on illegal immigrants....

 2017-02-23 17:15 

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Rising Canadian home price make new regulations more likely: poll... +

Low borrowing costs and hot demand in key urban centers will keep pushing Canadian house prices higher this year, a Reuters poll showed, pressuring policymakers to take further steps to rein in a market that more experts are calling a bubble....

 2017-02-23 17:10 

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Ireland's Kenny, in Brussels, wins EU Brexit backing... +

EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker assured Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Thursday that his negotiators would push to protect Ireland's interests around Northern Ireland during Brexit talks with London....

 2017-02-23 17:05 

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Czech PM Sobotka says will run Industry Ministry temporarily... +

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Thursday he would be in charge of the Industry Ministry until a new minister is chosen in several weeks....

 2017-02-23 17:05 

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Bosnia submits bid to revise genocide ruling, angers Serbs... +

Bosnia formally submitted on Thursday its request for a revision of a U.N. court ruling that cleared Serbia of blame for genocide, prompting an angry response from Bosnian Serbs who said the move imperilled the country's postwar settlement....

 2017-02-23 16:59 

The Strait Times

Woman killed by flying debris as storm Doris batters Britain... +

BROAD HAVEN, Wales (REUTERS) - A woman was killed by flying debris on Thursday (Feb 23) as storm Doris battered Britain and Ireland, disrupting travel and leaving thousands without power as it swept in from the Atlantic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 16:45 

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Former Valeant and Philidor executives plead not guilty in fraud scheme... +

A former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc executive and the former chief executive of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges they orchestrated a multi-million dollar fraud and kickback scheme....

 2017-02-23 16:45 

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Trump tells CEOs he plans to bring back millions of jobs... +

President Donald Trump told about two dozen chief executives of major U.S. companies on Thursday he plans to bring many millions of jobs back to the United States....

 2017-02-23 16:45 

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SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after GPS glitch delay... +

A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch....

 2017-02-23 16:41 

The Strait Times

South Africa struggles to quell anti-immigrant violence... +

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The South African government on Thursday (Feb 23) called for calm after a wave of xenophobic violence in which dozens of shops and houses owned by immigrants have been torched and looted.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 16:40 

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Top Philippine drug war critic dodges arrest... +

An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday (Feb 23) for the highest-profile opponent of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs, but she dodged police and sought refuge in the Senate....

 2017-02-23 16:35 

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Italy minister to challenge Renzi for leadership of ruling party... +

Justice Minister Andrea Orlando said on Thursday he would challenge former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD), which is in the throes of a damaging split....

 2017-02-23 16:35 

The Strait Times

Croatians charged over 'racial insult' to US actor Jamie Foxx... +

ZAGREB (AFP) - Two Croatian men have been charged with violating public order, a judge said Thursday (Feb 23), after they allegedly racially insulted Oscar-winning US actor Jamie Foxx.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 16:30 

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Putin lays wreath to commemorate Russian military dead... +

Russian President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath in snowy central Moscow on Thursday to mark the Defenders of the Fatherland holiday, which honours Russian and Soviet military efforts....

 2017-02-23 16:30 

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Greece arrests two Turks suspected of involvement in failed coup - sources... +

Greek authorities have arrested two Turkish soldiers suspected of involvement in a failed coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last year, government officials in Athens said on Thursday....

 2017-02-23 16:30 

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How Spain could deliver swift savings in Peugeot-Opel deal... +

As the only European country where carmaker PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, Spain could deliver the quick cost savings sought by PSA boss Carlos Tavares to convince investors to back his planned acquisition of the rival brand....

 2017-02-23 16:26 

The Strait Times

Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change... +

OSLO (REUTERS) - Ocean scientists will pick 50 coral reefs worldwide to test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing that threatens to wipe out 90 per cent of all reefs by 2050, according to a plan launched on Thursday (Feb 23...

 2017-02-23 16:25 

Today Online

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CDL looks overseas for growth, as net profits decline... +

SINGAPORE - City Developments Ltd (CDL) posted a 40.6 per cent decline in net profit to S$243.8 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2016, compared to S$410.5 million a year ago. For the whole of 2016, net profit fell 15.5 per cent to S$653.2 mill...

 2017-02-23 16:24 

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US Treasury's Mnuchin promises 3% growth by end-2018... +

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday tax cuts and reduced regulations, including on banks, will boost economic growth to three percent by the end of next year....

 2017-02-23 16:15 

Channel NewsAsia

NYSE plans trial run for Snap IPO... +

The New York Stock Exchange will conduct a trial run of Snap Inc's initial public offering on Saturday, according to a notice given last week to stock traders, in anticipation of what is expected to be the biggest U.S. technology IPO in nearly five years....

 2017-02-23 16:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Audi board, Volkswagen to back under-fire Audi boss - sources... +

Audi boss Rupert Stadler is expected to win the backing of top officials at the carmaker and parent company Volkswagen this week, despite criticism of his handling of the group's emissions scandal, two sources close to the matter said....

 2017-02-23 16:15 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Svitolina poised for top-10 breakthrough... +

Dubai (AFP) - Elina Svitolina lined up a possible breakthrough into the top-10 rankings for the first time, as she reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday with a 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Lauren Davis.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2017-02-23 16:15 

Today Online

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Murakami fans to pack stores at midnight for new novel... +

TOKYO - Die-hard fans of Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author perennially pegged as a contender for the Nobel literature prize, will flock to bookstores on Thursday night (Feb 23) when his new novel hits shelves. Major bookstores are hosting late-night ev...

 2017-02-23 16:14 

Tech in Asia

Why Stayzilla backed by Matrix and Nexus shut down. A founder’s rare admission... +

“This has been one of the toughest decisions that I have taken so far but it is the right thing to do… In the last 3-4 years, I can honestly state that somewhere I lost my path,” founder Yogendra Vasupal said....

 2017-02-23 16:13 

The Strait Times

Clashes as French youths protest alleged police rape... +

PARIS (AFP) - French students protesting police brutality on Thursday (Feb 23) blocked 16 Paris high schools and clashed with security forces three weeks after a black youth worker was allegedly raped with a police baton.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-23 16:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Deportation plans cast shadow on Trump envoy talks with Mexico... +

Mexico will relay its anger to senior U.S. officials on Thursday about a bid by President Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants south across the border, the latest point of tension between the two neighbours....

 2017-02-23 16:04 

The Strait Times

Father-to-be George Clooney 'will stop going to war zones'... +

PARIS (AFP) - Hollywood star George Clooney said Thursday (Feb 23) that he will be stopping his visits to the world's troublespots now that his wife is pregnant with twins.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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