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 2015-04-16 18:38   

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  Football: Brazil's new CBF boss attacks modernisation law...[ + ]

Marco Polo Del Nero took over as president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Thursday and immediately hit out at legislation designed to reform Brazil's failing national game and hugely indebted clubs....



 2015-04-16 18:34   

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  'I am not a murderer', says charged Turkey mine chief...[ + ]

The chief executive of the mine where 301 miners died in 2014 in Turkey's deadliest industrial accident on Thursday (Apr 17) insisted he was not a murderer and said he was still struggling to understand the causes of the tragedy....



 2015-04-16 18:30   

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  EU looks at compulsory breathalyser fittings for all cars...[ + ]

The European Commission is looking at making it compulsory for all cars to have common fittings for safety technologies such as breathalysers, but the car industry is resisting a standardised socket which it says would be too costly....



 2015-04-16 18:26   

Today Online

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  AsiaRooms.com closes its doors after losing money for seven years...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - In a move that caught its employees off-guard, travel website AsiaRooms.com has ceased operations, citing persistent losses for the past seven years. The 23 staff in the Singapore office were informed of the closure on Feb 25 and told to pack ...



 2015-04-16 18:26   

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  Iran poses growing cyber threat to US: Study...[ + ]

Iran poses a growing threat to America's computer networks and has launched increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and spying on US targets, according to a new report released on Thursday (Apr 16)....



 2015-04-16 18:20   

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  For rockin' ride, Cleveland puts music icons in bus driver's seat...[ + ]

Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little red Corvette....



 2015-04-16 18:20   

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  Accused Facebook fraud fugitive still missing, US appeals court hears...[ + ]

A lawyer for a New York man who disappeared ahead of his criminal trial over charges he tried to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg told a U.S. appeals court his client was like the fugitive protagonist of "Les Misrables."...



 2015-04-16 18:15   

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  Greece unveils modest cuts in government spending...[ + ]

Facing tough negotiations with the European Union over a crucial debt financing deal, Greece's hard-left government revealed on Thursday (Apr 16) it will seek millions in savings through spending cuts to ministerial budgets....



 2015-04-16 18:09   

Today Online

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  A navy seal, a yacht captain, and the other people billionaires trust to manage their money...[ + ]

LOS ALTOS (California) - Managing the life of Mr Sergey Brin is big business. Through Bayshore Global Management, the Google co-founder has hired former bankers and philanthropy experts to help manage his US$30.1 billion (S$40.7 billion) fortune. He's......



 2015-04-16 18:06   

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  Turkey PM's Armenian aide steps down amid genocide row...[ + ]

The Turkish government on Thursday (Apr 15) said a Turkish-Armenian advisor to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutogou had "retired", days after he caused a furore within the ruling party for describing the mass killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire as g...



 2015-04-16 18:05   

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  A dog's life: study reveals people's hormonal link with tail-waggers...[ + ]

Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think....



 2015-04-16 17:52   

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  Football: Bankrupt Parma deducted another four points...[ + ]

Bankrupt Serie A side Parma's season took another unhappy turn on Thursday when they were deducted a further four points for failing to pay their employees, almost certainly ensuring their relegation....



 2015-04-16 17:51   

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  Pressure rises on Greece as IMF rebuffs repayment delay...[ + ]

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday (Apr 16) played down talk of Greece delaying its debt payments, maintaining pressure on Athens as it runs out of money to pay....



 2015-04-16 17:50   

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  Apple cooperation with antitrust monitor down 'sharply' - report...[ + ]

Apple Inc's cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has "sharply declined" as he reviews the iPad maker's antitrust compliance policies, the monitor wrote in a report to a judge....



 2015-04-16 17:50   

Today Online

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  Man jailed 8 months for smuggling puppies, animal cruelty...[ + ]

SINGAPORE The puppies were sedated, stashed under the front passenger seat of the car, which restricted their movements, and given no food or water during transportation. One died as a result of the journey, and subsequently several others died. For......



 2015-04-16 17:42   

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  Mexico scrambles to find stolen radioactive material...[ + ]

Authorities appealed for help among Mexico's population on Thursday (Apr 16) to locate stolen radioactive material, the latest theft of such dangerous substances in the country....



 2015-04-16 17:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lockheed eyes cost cuts, reputation in satellite business...[ + ]

Lockheed Martin Corp has long dominated the U.S. military space market, but it is fighting harder than ever to cut costs, become more innovative, and shed a reputation for arrogance, Mark Valerio, the head of its military satellite unit, said in an interv...



 2015-04-16 17:30   

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  Apple watches will not be available in-store in May - Telegraph...[ + ]

Apple Inc's watches will not be available to buy in-store in May, according to a memo from Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, the Telegraph reported....



 2015-04-16 17:26   

Today Online

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  A look at EUs handling of the Mediterranean migrant influx...[ + ]

BRUSSELS - More than 400 migrants were reported missing and at least 10,000 more have been rescued in the Mediterranean this week, highlighting the scope of the challenge facing the European Union (EU) and further exposing weaknesses in its migration poli...



 2015-04-16 17:26   

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  Motor Racing: Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona...[ + ]

McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said on Thursday....



 2015-04-16 17:25   

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  Fiat Chrysler plans bonus system for workers in Italy...[ + ]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Thursday it will introduce a new productivity-based bonus system for workers in Italy as it seeks to further boost its relations with unions in the country....



 2015-04-16 17:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Alcohol use in movies tied to teen drinking...[ + ]

(Reuters Health) In a study of 15-year-olds in the U.K., those who had been most exposed to alcohol use in films were also most likely to have tried alcohol, and about twice as likely as the least exposed to have been binge drinking....



 2015-04-16 17:24   

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  Football: Chelsea duo on shortlist for PFA player of the year award...[ + ]

Chelsea pair Diego Costa and Eden Hazard were named on Thursday on the shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year award....



 2015-04-16 17:21   

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  EU says eager to 'finalise' probe into Google market abuse...[ + ]

The European Union said on Thursday (Apr 16) formal charges were filed in an anti-trust case against Google to speedily resolve allegations the tech titan abuses its search engine's market dominance, and that the case could lead to further probes....



 2015-04-16 17:20   

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  Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona...[ + ]

McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said on Thursday....



 2015-04-16 17:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Beijing film festival aims for higher profile ...[ + ]

The fifth Beijing International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a new European chief adviser and a crop of heavyweight judges, who organisers hope will boost the event's profile....



 2015-04-16 17:13   

Today Online

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  Eugene, Oregon, to host 2021 world athletics championships...[ + ]

BEIJING - After nearly four decades of bypassing the US, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport. The small Oregon city of Eugene, a town steeped in American track history and the home...



 2015-04-16 17:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Images show China building airstrip on contested reef: Report...[ + ]

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defence publication reported on Thursday....



 2015-04-16 17:10   

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  US steps up pressure on Macedonia over allegations of abuse of power...[ + ]

The United States called on Macedonia on Thursday to investigate possible evidence of "abuse of power" brought to light by leaked wire-taps that the opposition says demonstrate extensive government control over judges, journalists and elections....



 2015-04-16 17:10   

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  E-cig use soared, smoking rate fell among US youth in 2014: CDC...[ + ]

Electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows, according to provocative new data that is likely to intensify debate over whether e-cigarettes are a boon or bane to public health...



 2015-04-16 17:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Microsoft, Yahoo update search agreement...[ + ]

Microsoft and Yahoo have updated their search partnership to allow more flexibility in searches and end Yahoo's exclusive sales force role with advertisers....



 2015-04-16 17:00   

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  Airline seat squeeze raises health and safety concerns...[ + ]

Airlines are packing ever more seats into economy class to protect profit margins from falling ticket prices, prompting concerns over health and safety from travelers and crew....



 2015-04-16 17:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  FDA approves first generic version of Teva's MS drug Copaxone...[ + ]

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone....



 2015-04-16 16:49   

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  Russia's Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in...[ + ]

President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted "vassals" rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine....



 2015-04-16 16:46   

Today Online

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  Aussie minister says not possible MH370 spotted in Maldives...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - News reports of alleged sightings of the still missing flight MH370 in Maldives is not a "likely possibility," Australia's deputy prime minister Warren Truss said today (April 16). Mr Truss, who is also Australia's transport minister, noted...



 2015-04-16 16:46   

Today Online

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  Australia will soon pay refugees to resettle in Cambodia...[ + ]

CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA) - Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia who are being held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru after being rejected by Australia could soon be paid to resettle in impoverished Cambodia in an arrangement by the Australian......



 2015-04-16 16:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  WikiLeaks' Assange agrees to London questioning - lawyer...[ + ]

Julian Assange has agreed to be questioned at Ecuador's London embassy over allegations of sexual assault, his Swedish lawyer said on Thursday....



 2015-04-16 16:45   

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  Whirlpool plans 500 million euro Italy investment, 1,350 job cuts...[ + ]

U.S. white goods group Whirlpool announced on Thursday it would invest 500 million euros (US$535.25 million) over four years in Italy as part of a restructuring plan that would see 1,350 redundancies....



 2015-04-16 16:42   

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  Tennis: Djokovic, Nadal win on clay as Wawrinka, Federer exit...[ + ]

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal posted wins into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on a turbulent Thursday (Apr 16) for seeded Swiss upset victims Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka....



 2015-04-16 16:40   

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  Colombian rebels blame government for war's rising death toll...[ + ]

Colombia's FARC rebels blamed the Bogota government on Thursday for renewed violence in Latin America's longest war and declined to say whether they had broken their own ceasefire with an attack that killed 11 government soldiers a day earlier....



 2015-04-16 16:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singtel looks to acquisitions, partnerships to grow enterprise base...[ + ]

Analysts say new services can be bundled with existing portfolios to make them more attractive, allowing Singtel to grow its business in the enterprise segment....



 2015-04-16 16:30   

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  Ballance and Stokes put England in complete command...[ + ]

Gary Ballance and Ben Stokes put England in complete control as they reached lunch on 224 for four on the fourth day of the first test against West Indies in Antigua on Thursday....



 2015-04-16 16:25   

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  Fiat Chrysler wants to play major role in industry consolidation: CEO...[ + ]

Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne wants Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to play a key role in a consolidation of the global auto industry which he sees as inevitable to manage prohibitive capital costs....



 2015-04-16 16:18   

Today Online

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  50-day countdown to the 28th SEA Games kicks off...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - With 50 days to go till the official opening of the 28th South-east Asian Games, a countdown has started among schools, organisations and interest groups. To mark the first day of the countdown, former and current athletes, residents and stude...



 2015-04-16 16:13   

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  Local researchers discover mutated gene responsible for severe eye disorder...[ + ]

According to researchers, Singaporean Chinese with the mutation are 40 to 56 per cent more likely to develop Exfoliation Syndrome (XFS) compared to those without the mutation.The gene believed to be responsible for XFS is called CACNA1A....



 2015-04-16 16:10   

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  California officials may declare end of Disneyland-linked measles outbreak...[ + ]

A measles outbreak in California that has been traced to Disneyland in December and renewed a debate over the anti-vaccination movement would be declared over on Friday if no new related cases arise, a public health official said on Thursday....



 2015-04-16 16:10   

Today Online

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  Four female Koalas now at Singapore Zoo...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - They don't sing, they don't dance and they sleep more than 20 hours a day, but an Australian all-girl group creating a buzz locally is now here - and expected to finally meet with fans in late May. The female koalas, Chan, Idalia, Paddle and....



 2015-04-16 16:06   

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  Blocked waste pipe caused flooding at Jem's Saladworks...[ + ]

Water backflow from a blocked waste pipe within salad store Saladworks caused flooding on the second level of Jem on Thursday evening (Apr 16), according to a spokesperson for the mall....



 2015-04-16 16:06   

Today Online

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  2 Seattle elephants on long trip to Oklahoma City Zoo...[ + ]

SEATTLE - Loaded in climate-controlled crates aboard a flatbed truck and accompanied by an entourage and special snacks, two ageing female elephants have left a Seattle zoo on a 3,200km trip to their new home in Oklahoma City. Yesterday (April 15) evening...



 2015-04-16 16:06   

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  Rosberg says he has no regrets over outburst...[ + ]

Nico Rosberg may have handed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton a psychological edge by laying bare his emotions after last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix but he has no regrets....




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