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 2014-04-13 18:25   

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  Increased COE quota not expected to affect used car sales.....[C]

SINGAPORE - The increase in the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota for cars is unlikely to affect sales of used cars, as the price difference between new and used cars is still substantial, said motor traders. Mr Raymond Tang, honorary secretary of..........



 2014-04-13 17:44   

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  Coalition govt not on my mind: PM Lee.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a coalition government for Singapore was not on his mind, as a Financial Times (FT) article had suggested. During a recent interview, he was asked by an FT journalist if he could envisage a day when the Peop.......



 2014-04-13 17:42   

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  Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason.....[C]

BERLIN - The United Nation's expert panel on climate change today (April 13) highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them. Emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases must .......



 2014-04-13 16:59   

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  Santoso shocks Lee to win OUE Singapore Open.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Indonesia's Simon Santoso pulled off an upset victory over world No 1 Lee Chong Wei to clinch the US$300,000 OUE Singapore Open badminton championships today (Apr 13). Santoso, who has beaten the Malaysian star, a two-time Olympic silver..........



 2014-04-13 16:23   

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  Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily.....[C]

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he hopped off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young peopl.......



 2014-04-13 16:23   

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  Singaporeans contribute ideas for Jubilee Baby Gift.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans have come up with suggestions for gift ideas for babies born next year, as part of the country's 50th birthday celebrations. More than 4,000 suggestions have been received so far for the Jubilee Baby Gift. The ideas range from..........



 2014-04-13 16:11   

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  2,500 residents participate in community sports festival.....[C]

Some 2,500 residents tried their hands at various games at a community sports festival in Choa Chu Kang on Sunday. Held at the Choa Chu Kang Sports and Recreation Centre, the festival was organised by various community sports clubs........



 2014-04-13 16:07   

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  Sport climbing soars in popularity in S'pore schools.....[C]

The sport of climbing has been rapidly growing in popularity in Singapore schools. More than 50 schools took part in this year's National Schools Sport Climbing Championship, a three-fold increase from four years ago........



 2014-04-13 15:59   

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  Home ventilator service allows patients to breathe easier outside hospital.....[C]

Neuromuscular diseases can make breathing a challenge. There is often no cure, and patients usually see out their lives in hospital. But with a service launched by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, more patients may be able to head out to a more active life outside.......



 2014-04-13 15:49   

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  India's Modi draws increasingly larger election rally audiences.....[C]

As election fever continues to rise in India, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is drawing bigger and bigger crowds........



 2014-04-13 15:43   

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  Iran calls off plan to send warships to Atlantic.....[C]

TEHRAN (Iran) - Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean. The report today (April 13) quoted Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying suc.......



 2014-04-13 15:41   

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  New balance in policies needed in economic recovery: Tharman.....[C]

SINGAPORE - International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam said a new balance in policies is needed for the new phase of the global economic recovery. This means a "focus on the medium term more than the short term",.......



 2014-04-13 15:27   

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  Israel allows settlers back into contested W Bank home.....[C]

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Sunday approved the return of Jewish settlers to a contested house in the West Bank city of Hebron, his office said........



 2014-04-13 15:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Libya PM quits, saying he was victim of attack.....[C]

Libya's interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thani stepped down on Sunday, saying that he and his family had been the victims of an armed attack the previous day, a statement said........



 2014-04-13 15:00   

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  Missing MH370’s black box batteries may have died.....[C]

PERTH - Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, meaning the batteries in the plane's all-important black boxes may finally have died. Despite having no new transmissi.......



 2014-04-13 14:47   

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  Football: Liverpool extend lead on Hillsborough anniversary.....[C]

Liverpool took a giant stride towards their first English championship of the Premier League era with a thrilling 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City at an emotional Anfield on Sunday where fans marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disast.......



 2014-04-13 14:12   

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  Wife of trade & industry minister dies at 60.....[C]

Madam Lee Ai Boon, the wife of Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang, died on Saturday due to cancer. She was 60 years old........



 2014-04-13 13:55   

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  Literary & visual arts pioneer Abdul Ghani Hamid dies.....[C]

One of Singapore's literary and visual arts pioneers - Abdul Ghani Hamid - died on Sunday. He succumbed to pneumonia, after six years of ill health as a result of a stroke........



 2014-04-13 13:40   

Today Online

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  The Galaxy S5: It’s the experience that counts.....[C]

SINGAPORE - It's 10.30pm on a Friday and I'm brisk-walking through the wilds of western Singapore, testing out the pedometer app on the new Samsung Galaxy S5, while recording my trek on the Gear 2 smartwatch it's paired with. Let it never be said that we........



 2014-04-13 13:16   

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  Increased COE quota not expected to affect used car sales.....[C]

The increase in the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota for cars is unlikely to affect sales of used cars, said motor traders. This is because the price difference between new and used cars is still substantial........



 2014-04-13 12:41   

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  Big discounts for condos unlikely despite increased supply.....[C]

Property watchers said they do not expect developers to offer big discounts to attract buyers, despite the increase in supply of private residential homes in the coming months........



 2014-04-13 12:13   

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  Coalition govt not on my mind: PM Lee.....[C]

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a coalition government for Singapore was not on his mind, as a Financial Times article had suggested........



 2014-04-13 12:02   

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  S'poreans contribute ideas for Jubilee Baby Gift.....[C]

Singaporeans have come up with gift ideas for babies born next year, as part of the country’s 50th birthday celebrations. More than 4,000 suggestions have been received so far for the Jubilee Baby Gift........



 2014-04-13 11:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  4 dead as fire rages in Chile city.....[C]

Four people have died in a huge fire that on Sunday was consuming the outskirts of Chile's port city of Valparaiso and was advancing unchecked towards its UNESCO-listed historic centre, destroying hundreds of homes along the way and forcing the evacuation.......



 2014-04-13 11:34   

Today Online

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  Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011.....[C]

TOKYO - Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said today (April 13). The highly pathogenic .......



 2014-04-13 11:26   

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  Indonesian parties in pact, clear way for top presidential candidate.....[C]

JAKARTA - A small Indonesian political party has struck a deal with the main opposition party, clearing the way for its popular presidential candidate to run for the top job in July, a senior official of the smaller party said today (April 13). In a Wedne.......



 2014-04-13 11:02   

Today Online

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  Egyptian police ‘using rape as a weapon’: Dissidents.....[C]

SUEZ (Egypt) - Two male political dissidents claim they were raped in Egyptian police custody in separate assaults that campaigners suspect are indicative of a wider strategy as the brutal crackdown on opposition continues. Plainclothes officers allegedly.......



 2014-04-13 11:02   

Today Online

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  Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces.....[C]

KIEV / MOSCOW - Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine yesterday (April 13) and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an "act of aggression by Russia", pushing the conflict between the neighbours into a dangerous new..........



 2014-04-13 10:58   

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  Badminton: Santoso defeats world no. 1 Lee to win S'pore Open.....[C]

Indonesia’s Simon Santoso on Sunday beat world number one Lee Chong Wei 21-15, 21-10 to emerge champion of the OUE Singapore Open men’s singles tournament........



 2014-04-13 10:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan, S Korea to discuss comfort women before Obama visit.....[C]

Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was announced Sunday........



 2014-04-13 10:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Casualties reported in east Ukraine police raid.....[C]

Ukraine's interior minister said on Sunday that both sides had suffered casualties during a raid launched by Ukrainian special forces on a police station in the eastern city of Slavyansk that was seized by pro-Russian gunmen........



 2014-04-13 09:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  New balance in policies needed in economic recovery: Tharman.....[C]

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam said a new balance in policies is needed for the new phase of the global economic recovery........



 2014-04-13 09:22   

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  Foreigner dies of MERS in Saudi Arabia.....[C]

A foreigner has died from MERS while eight people including five health workers have been infected in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where the spread of the coronavirus among medics has sparked panic........



 2014-04-13 09:10   

Today Online

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  French foreign minister in historic visit to Cuba.....[C]

HAVANA - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years yesterday (April 11), traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European..........



 2014-04-13 08:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Power, water shortages as Cyclone Ita stalks Australia.....[C]

Thousands of homes were without power and residents of worst-hit Cooktown were warned clean water was about to run out as cyclone Ita rolled along Australia's Barrier Reef coast Sunday........



 2014-04-13 08:36   

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  Boxing: Pacquiao beats Bradley in world title rematch.....[C]

Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American........



 2014-04-13 07:52   

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  Iran rejects naming new UN envoy in face of US rejection.....[C]

TEHRAN - Iran yesterday (April 11) rejected naming a new diplomat to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the US, which has rejected granting its pick a visa. The standoff over Mr.......



 2014-04-13 07:32   

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  Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit.....[C]

Malaysia on Sunday rejected claims that phone calls were made from missing flight MH370 before it vanished, but refused to rule out any possibility in a so far fruitless investigation over the cause of the jet's disappearance........



 2014-04-13 07:16   

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  Pakistan judge dismisses murder charge against baby.....[C]

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani judge yesterday (Apr 12) dismissed an attempted murder charge that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country's troubled criminal justice system. The family of toddler Moha.......



 2014-04-13 07:00   

Today Online

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  Powerful quake strikes Solomon Islands.....[C]

SYDNEY - A powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands this morning (April 13), triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, according to US government agencies, and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was........



 2014-04-13 06:33   

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  Thousands evacuated as fire burns 500 homes in Chile.....[C]

An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people as the conflagration burned into the night........



 2014-04-13 06:18   

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  Finance officials says global economy has turned corner.....[C]

WASHINGTON - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence yesterday (April 12) that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. Despite challenges that include market jitters about the Feder.......



 2014-04-13 06:13   

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  Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south.....[C]

Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south........



 2014-04-13 05:33   

Today Online

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  MH370 co-pilot may have tried to make mid-flight call.....[C]

LONDON - The co-pilot of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 tried to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, according to Malaysian newspaper reports. The call ended abruptly possibly "because the........



 2014-04-13 05:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Snowden the 'traitor' looms over Pulitzers.....[C]

Hero or traitor? America is still polarized over Edward Snowden and whether the newspapers that exposed the extent of NSA's vast global spying network should be lauded or condemned........



 2014-04-13 04:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  US warns Russia of "additional consequences" over Ukraine.....[C]

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Saturday of "additional consequences" if it fails to pull its troops back from the Ukraine border, as Kiev accused Moscow of aggression in its restive east........



 2014-04-13 04:38   

Today Online

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  Language curricula regularly revised: DPM Teo.....[C]

SINGAPORE - The Malay, Chinese and Tamil language curricula in Singapore schools have been reviewed from time to time, to ensure they stay "relevant, interesting and meaningful", said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. The aim is to strengthen students'.......



 2014-04-13 04:20   

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  China investigates two more allies of former security chief.....[C]

Two officials with ties to China's powerful former domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang have been placed under investigation, Chinese media and officials said, amid ramped-up speculation that Zhou himself is being targeted........



 2014-04-13 04:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Indonesia poll outcome dims economic reform hopes: analysts.....[C]

Prospects for much-needed reforms in Southeast Asia's top economy are in doubt after a worse-than-expected election performance by the main opposition left Indonesia staring at an unwieldy coalition government, analysts warn........



 2014-04-13 04:10   

Today Online

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  Arsenal into FA Cup final on penalties.....[C]

LONDON - Lukasz Fabianski was the unlikely hero as Arsenal reached the Cup final the hard way, huffing and puffing over 120 minutes before finally beating Wigan Athletic on penalties. Little the Premier League side managed in open play was as convincing a.......




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