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 2014-11-01 07:11   

Today Online

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  Private-sector alliance aims to be first responders should disaster strike region...

SINGAPORE - A coalition of private-sector firms - comprising aircraft, healthcare, water purification, civil engineering and media assets - will be able to respond immediately to help victims in neighbouring countries in the event of a regional disaster, ...



 2014-11-01 06:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  First Hello Kitty Run draws 17,000 participants...

The Sentosa event also marked the 40th birthday of the famous Sanrio character....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  What the railway land dispute is about...

1990: Then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's then Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin signed a Points of Agreement (POA), under which the Malayan Railway station would vacate the land at Tanjong Pagar - later referred to as Keppel - and relocate The....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

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  Boost tourism industry by raising quality of experience: PM...

SINGAPORE - To keep Singapore a special destination for travellers, the tourism industry here must grow, by raising the quality of the experience and value of each tourist rather than solely increasing visitor numbers, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  National Stadium pitch a ‘work in progress’...

SINGAPORE - The field may be greener, but Sports Hub Private Limited (SHPL) says the National Stadium pitch is still a work in progress as the consortium's team of staff, experts and consultants - over 10 experts have been involved to date - work......



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Unemployment remains low in Q3...

SINGAPORE - Unemployment remained low in the third quarter of the year, holding steady from the preceding quarter, but more people were laid off compared with the previous two quarters, preliminary estimates released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)......



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Time to plan for post-swim career: Tao Li...

SINGAPORE - Two-time Asian Games champion Tao Li, one of the names headlining this weekend's FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, has begun making plans for life after her competitive career is over, with going back to her studies and starting her own swim.....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Statement from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...

"This was an issue left over from the Points of Agreement (POA) which was signed in 1990. There was a question of whether development charge was payable on the three parcels of POA land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji, and Woodlands. Prime Minister Najib and I.....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  S’pore’s services sector upbeat about coming months...

Singapore - The Republic's services sector expects business conditions to turn more favourable in the coming months to March next year, in light of the year-end holiday and festive season that would boost consumer spending, a survey by the Department of.....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  F1 teams play down talk of US GP boycott...

AUSTIN - Formula One's struggling teams played down talk of a possible boycott of tomorrow's (Nov 2) US Grand Prix as argument over division of the sport's revenues grew more heated yesterday. With the indebted Marussia and Caterham teams in administratio...



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Taiwanese President backs HK protesters while courting Beijing...

TAIPEI - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday voiced support for the democratic ideals of student protesters in Hong Kong and for greater democracy in mainland China itself, taking a chance on antagonising Beijing as he reaffirmed his policy of seek...



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Another 800 temporary flats for young families waiting for housing...

SINGAPORE - More flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) will be rolled out starting early next year and families will also have the option to co-rent their flat, under the latest round of enhancements to the scheme. Announcing this i...



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Ruling ends KL-S’pore dispute over rail land tax...

SINGAPORE - A Malaysia-Singapore joint venture company will not have to pay Singapore development charges for three parcels of former railway land in Keppel, Kranji and Woodlands, a three-member international tribunal ruled on Thursday, resolving amicably...



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  MOH tightens licensing rules for liposuction services...

SINGAPORE - Licensing rules for liposuction services have been tightened such that only hospitals and medical clinics authorised to do day surgeries can carry them out, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced yesterday. With immediate effect, licences to c...



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  M’sian woman trying to marry Islamic State member charged...

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian woman who tried to join the outlawed Islamic State movement by marrying one of its militants was charged in court yesterday with supporting terrorism. Ummi Kalsom Bahak was charged before the Sepang Sessions Court for allegedly....



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Bank of Japan unveils stimulus surprise...

TOKYO - After insisting for more than a year that its aggressive monetary policy was sufficient to revive Japan's economy and end deflation, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) yesterday unexpectedly announced that it would increase the amount of money it was pumpin...



 2014-11-01 06:13   

Today Online

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  Myanmar considers change to law barring Suu Kyi from presidency...

NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar's Parliament is to consider amending the country's Constitution, which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming President, as part of political reforms ahead of the country's key elections next year, Information....



 2014-11-01 06:06   

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  Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian town...

Kurdish peshmerga forces streamed across the Syrian border from Turkey late Friday to join the fight against Islamic State militants....



 2014-11-01 05:47   

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  China manufacturing growth slows in October...

Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in October, as its economy expands at its weakest pace in five years....



 2014-11-01 05:35   

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  Lieutenant colonel assumes power in Burkina Faso after president flees...

Colonel Isaac Zida, the second in command of Burkina Faso's presidential guard, said on Saturday he has assumed power as head of state during the transition period....



 2014-11-01 05:12   

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  Updated Sustainable Singapore Blueprint to be unveiled next week, says PM Lee...

The updated Sustainable Singapore Blueprint will be unveiled next week, and will "lay out the government's vision to make Singapore clean and green for many years to come," said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....



 2014-11-01 04:57   

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  India villagers affected by floods continue to live in makeshift shelters...

It has been two months since flash floods hit the Jammu and Kashmir region, but some villagers affected by worst floods in the region's history continue to live in makeshift tents....



 2014-11-01 04:41   

Today Online

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  Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare...

TORONTO - Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada's Conservative government said yesterday (Oct 31) it is suspending visa applicat...



 2014-11-01 04:02   

Today Online

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  Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California...

MOJAVE - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight yesterday (Oct 31) near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other,......



 2014-11-01 03:43   

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  US judge says nurse can leave home in Ebola row...

The decision from a district judge in the northeastern state of Maine is the latest twist in a bitter row over enforced quarantine of American medics returning from relief work in West Africa....



 2014-11-01 03:25   

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  Burkina presidential guard number two assumes power...

Colonel Isaac Zida, the second in command of Burkina Faso's presidential guard, said on Saturday he has assumed power as head of state during the transition period....



 2014-11-01 03:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bonnie Loo on giving her all to pursue her musical ambition...

Singer Bonnie Loo talks about putting her studies on hold to be a full-time singer, and shaking off her image as “the little girl" from Campus SuperStar....



 2014-11-01 02:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Third victim of US school shooting dies...

14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit passed away at Providence Regional Medical Center as a result of severe injuries, said the hospital in reference to the assault in the northwestern state of Washington....



 2014-11-01 02:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  New Springleaf Nature Park near Mandai Road opens...

The new 6-hectare park has a deck for bird-watching and a network of trails, and was unveiled on Saturday (Nov 1) by Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee....



 2014-11-01 02:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Clashes in West Bank as flashpoint mosque reopens...

Al-Aqsa mosque, in Jerusalem's Old City, and adjacent neighbourhoods have seen months of violence, and the mosque compound has been a rallying point for Palestinian resistance to perceived Jewish attempts to take control of it. ...



 2014-11-01 01:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Canada cop killer jailed for life, no parole for 75 years...

Justin Bourque, 24, had pleaded guilty in August to five counts against him - three for premeditated murder and two others for attempted murder for the officers he wounded....



 2014-11-01 01:16   

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  US condemns eastern Ukraine separatist vote...

France, Germany, the European Union and the transatlantic NATO alliance have also condemned Sunday's leadership vote in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions....



 2014-11-01 00:39   

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  Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel...

A rocket fired from Gaza hit the Eshkol area in southern Israel on Friday, the first rocket to strike Israeli territory since Sep 16....



 2014-10-31 23:43   

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  China completes first mission to moon and back...

China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious space programme....



 2014-10-31 23:38   

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  Tennis: Navarro, Muguruza into Sofia semi-finals...

Carla Suarez Navarro, Garbine Muguruza and Flavia Pennetta completed the semi-final line-up at the WTA Tournament of Champions to join Andrea Petkovic in the last-four....



 2014-10-31 23:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iran nuclear talks to go into high gear...

Global powers wrestling to hammer out a ground-breaking deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions are moving complex talks into high gear with a "critical" three weeks left for an accord....



 2014-10-31 22:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  US prepares to send military advisers to western Iraq...

US officers are drafting plans to deploy American military advisers to Iraq's western Anbar province and to help arm Sunni tribes to fight Islamic State militants, officials said....



 2014-10-31 22:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Berdych reaches Paris semi-finals and London finale...

Tomas Berdych guaranteed his place at the season-ending World Tour finals for the fifth straight year as he defeated South African Kevin Anderson to reach the semi-finals of the Paris Masters....



 2014-10-31 22:36   

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  Formula One: Hamilton stays top in Austin practice...

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton maintained his place at the top in Friday's (Oct 31) second free practice session for this weekend's United States Grand Prix when he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just 0.003 of a second....



 2014-10-31 22:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Schalke up to seventh as Di Matteo wins again...

Schalke 04 moved up to seventh in the Bundesliga as new coach Roberto di Matteo picked up his third win in four games with Friday's (Oct 31) 1-0 victory over Augsburg....



 2014-10-31 22:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations...

Canada announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly virus from crossing its borders....



 2014-10-31 22:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Burkina power struggle as army group 'take country in hand'...

A group of Burkina Faso army officers claimed to have "taken the destiny of the nation in hand" as deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital....



 2014-10-31 21:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Yen sinks, dollar higher after BoJ's stimulus pledge...

The Bank of Japan's surprise increase to its stimulus on Friday (Oct 31) sent the yen sharply lower and added to the dollar's gains....



 2014-10-31 21:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oil pressured by strong dollar after Japan stimulus...

Oil prices fell on Friday (Oct 31), dragged down by a stronger dollar after the Bank of Japan's unexpected massive stimulus action that touched off a strong global equities rally....



 2014-10-31 21:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Dow, S&P 500 soar to new records on Bank of Japan stimulus...

US equities powered to fresh records on Friday (Oct 31) after the Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus ignited a rally on global stock exchanges....



 2014-10-31 20:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tense standoff mounts over Catalonia independence vote...

The Spanish government launched a fresh judicial challenge against plans for a symbolic vote on independence for the Catalonia region, whose leaders promptly vowed their own legal counter-attack....



 2014-10-31 20:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Dutch team back at Ukraine MH17 site...

Dutch forensics experts have returned to the site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, where they gathered body parts despite continued clashes in the area, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said....



 2014-10-31 20:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert, pilot dead...

Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft crashed during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving at least one pilot dead, officials said....



 2014-10-31 19:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kerry to meet Iranian FM in Oman Nov 9-10: US...

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart in Oman early next month to discuss the next steps toward a complex nuclear deal....



 2014-10-31 19:38   

Today Online

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  Baby Bump: 5% rise in number of babies born this year...

SINGAPORE - Singapore's current fertility rate of 1.19 is still far from the ideal population replacement level of 2.1, but the country is taking baby steps towards that goal. According to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore, 30,916......




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