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 2014-09-27 10:05   

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  US in 'near continuous' strikes against IS in Syria...

The US-led coalition expanded its air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria on Saturday (Sep 27) as part of "near continuous" raids against the militants, after three more European governments deployed fighter jets for strikes against IS in...



 2014-09-27 09:19   

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  Catalan leader calls independence vote for Nov 9...

The Spanish government has said it will block the ballot planned by president of Catalonia Artur Mas by appealing to the Constitutional Court....



 2014-09-27 09:08   

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  Tennis: Kvitova defeats Bouchard to win Wuhan Open...

World number three Petra Kvitova was at her ruthless best to defeat Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-4, a result which confirmed her place in next month's WTA Finals...



 2014-09-27 09:02   

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  Singapore Red Cross rolls out roving museum...

The roving heritage museum showcases items like the old Red Cross uniform and badges. Visitors can also learn more about events, such as the Bukit Ho Swee fire in the 1960s, the cable car accident as well as the Hotel New World collapse in the 1980s....



 2014-09-27 08:18   

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  Taiwan student hurls book at president in China protest...

A college student threw a copy of "Formosa Betrayed", a highly critical historical account of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party in the years after World War II, at Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou to protest increasingly cordial relations with China....



 2014-09-27 08:06   

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  Police clear HK democracy protesters from govt HQ...

Police escorted the remaining 50 demonstrators from the government headquarters on Saturday (Sep 27) afternoon, hauling some of them away after they refused to leave....



 2014-09-27 07:59   

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  New underwater discoveries in hunt for MH370...

Australian authorities released three-dimensional images of the southern Indian Ocean seabed on Friday (Sep 26), revealing for the first time details about the seafloor where efforts are being concentrated to find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH3...



 2014-09-27 07:47   

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  First US-led strikes on IS in Syria's Homs province: monitor...

The coalition also targeted Islamic State in the town of Minbej, east of second city Aleppo, for the first time....



 2014-09-27 07:35   

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  Sri Lanka nationalists to host controversial Myanmar monk...

Sri Lanka's Buddhist nationalist group said the Mandalay-based monk Wirathu, who is accused of fanning religious tensions, would be an honoured guest at its convention....



 2014-09-27 07:20   

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  New York scientists unveil ‘invisibility cloak’ to rival Harry Potter’s...

NEW YORK - Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, a technology that seems to have sprung from the pages of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy......



 2014-09-27 06:50   

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  George Clooney’s wedding brings out the stars in Venice...

VENICE - There was no other news on the Rialto yesterday (Sept 26) as A-list stars glided into Venice to celebrate the wedding of Hollywood hero George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The two-time Oscar winner and Kentucky-born Clooney, 53...



 2014-09-27 06:35   

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  Top US regulators warn banks over ‘Shellshock’ bug...

WASHINGTON - A group of top US financial regulators urged banks to quickly fix their software to protect it against the "Shellshock" computer bug, saying it could expose them to fraud. Shellshock is a newly emerged major Internet threat that affects a com...



 2014-09-27 06:26   

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  Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace: Police...

OKLAHOMA CITY - A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said today (Sept 27). Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis said poli...



 2014-09-27 06:22   

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  Two European climbers killed in Himalayan avalanche...

A team of elite mountaineers were 100 metres shy of summiting the 8,027-metre Shisha Pangma peak in China when the avalanche hit....



 2014-09-27 06:21   

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  Two European climbers killed in Himalayan avalanche...

A team of elite mountaineers were 100 metres shy of summiting the 8,027-metre Shisha Pangma peak in China when the avalanche hit....



 2014-09-27 06:08   

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  Volcano erupts in central Japan; hikers reported injured...

The eruption of the 3,067-metre Mount Ontake left eight hikers reportedly injured, as the meteorological agency forecast further eruptions of the mountain....



 2014-09-27 06:02   

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  Australia defends sending refugees to Cambodia...

Australia's move to transfer refugees to Cambodia is its latest immigration policy to come under fire, having already earned criticism for sending asylum-seekers to PNG and Nauru....



 2014-09-27 05:49   

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  Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter...

The former US first daughter announced through social media the birth of her first child, Charlotte....



 2014-09-27 05:41   

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  HK democracy protesters hold out after storming govt HQ...

More than 50 protesters held out at Hong Kong government headquarters, as riot police using pepper spray cleared out more than 100 demonstrators on Saturday (Sep 27)....



 2014-09-27 05:14   

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  Asian Games: Japan's Tomita kicked out for stealing camera...

Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita has been expelled from the Asian Games after he admitted stealing a photojournalist's camera at the Incheon pool, his team said on Saturday (Sep 27)....



 2014-09-27 04:36   

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  Singapore Government on alert for Bash aka Shellshock bug threat...

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore says it is closely monitoring the Bash bug situation. At least one financial institution, OCBC Bank says it has stepped up its surveillance for possible exploits, although its websites are "not susceptible" ...



 2014-09-27 04:28   

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  China's CITIC wins interim injunction in Mineralogy dispute...

Chinese-owned CITIC has won an interim injunction, temporarily halting a bid by Australian tycoon Clive Palmer's company Mineralogy to terminate its mining rights to a multi-billion dollar iron ore project....



 2014-09-27 04:24   

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  Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike...

Air France's main pilots' union said it was "ready to end the conflict" as soon as an independent mediator was named by the government. Over half of the airline's planes were grounded for the 12th day....



 2014-09-27 04:06   

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  New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout...

David Cunliffe had faced widespread criticism within the centre-left Labour Party after it won just 24 per cent of the vote, its second worst performance in New Zealand political history....



 2014-09-27 03:48   

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  World powers warn of 'serious gaps' in Iran talks...

One of the biggest divides is Iran's capacity for enriching uranium, which can be used to make a nuclear bomb, although Iranian leaders have repeatedly denied they are seeking an atomic weapon....



 2014-09-27 03:36   

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  Court to decide Mubarak's fate with retrial verdict...

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is accused alongside seven of his former police commanders of involvement in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled him....



 2014-09-27 02:55   

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  World must take different approach against extremism: Malaysia PM...

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the world must defeat not just extremists but also their ideologies. "We launched wars without planning for peace. We have attacked one evil only to see a greater evil emerge."...



 2014-09-27 02:18   

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  'Serious gaps' remain in Iran nuclear talks: US...

A US official said gaps remained over Iran's enrichment and capacity, while the Islamic republic still has serious concerns about crippling international sanctions....



 2014-09-27 02:08   

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  Indonesia's Aceh approves caning for gay sex...

The law explicitly outlaws anal sex between men and "the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation", making homosexuality technically illegal for the first time in Aceh....



 2014-09-27 01:22   

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  Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'genocide'...

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions against Israel over the 50-day war in Gaza, pledging: "We will not forget and we will not forgive."...



 2014-09-27 01:03   

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  US-led strikes hit IS oil targets as coalition grows...

Britain, Belgium and Denmark approved plans to join the US-led air armada against Islamic State militants in Iraq, while air strikes in Syria continued for a fifth day, destroying the militants' oil business....



 2014-09-27 00:03   

Today Online

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  Tattooing can help breast cancer survivors rebuild lives...

SINGAPORE - When Mrs Patricia Jackson found out that she had Stage 1 breast cancer last October, she decided to do a full mastectomy on her right breast and have it reconstructed in the same surgery. But despite having a nipple reconstruction procedure in...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

Today Online

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  More home buyers choosing to rent while waiting for prices to slide...

SINGAPORE - When Mr K Amrit and his wife decided to upgrade from a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat to a private home, they noticed property prices were falling and decided to sell their unit in Bedok late last year before its value dipped further...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  T1 open-air car park to close by year-end...

SINGAPORE - To make way for the expansion of Changi Airport's Terminal 1 (T1) and the construction of the Project Jewel complex, the open-air car park in front of T1 will be closed by the end of the year. The 3.5ha car park offers 850 parking lots and wi...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  S’pore welcomes U.N. resolution...

Singapore yesterday welcomed the unanimous approval by the United Nations Security Council this week of a historic resolution aimed at ensuring that all states make it a serious criminal offence for their citizens to travel abroad to fight with militant.....



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  Jakarta rolls back poll rights in blow to Jokowi...

JAKARTA - Indonesia's outgoing Parliament unexpectedly passed legislation early yesterday eliminating direct elections for provincial governors, district chiefs and mayors, a move slammed by critics as a major setback for the country's democratic transiti...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

Today Online

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  Safeguards in place for Lasting Power of Attorney scheme: OPG...

SINGAPORE - It is not within the remit of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to judge the quality of an individual's decisions to grant a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to someone else, the OPG said yesterday. During a press briefing to respond to....



 2014-09-27 00:03   

Today Online

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  6 wacky, wonderful things to buy at Crateful...

SINGAPORE - Could local food platform Crateful be our version of San Francisco's much beloved Bi-Rite market? Billed as an "urban grocer sourcing from local producer", it's an online venture and pop-up store where you can browse and pick your favourite fo...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  Local pride on the line...

ARSENAL v TOTTENHAM One of life's great mysteries is the now-annual inclusion of Tottenham Hotspur in the title race. While decent, and more than capable of beating anyone on their day, Tottenham have as much chance of lifting the Premier League trophy as...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  Gai Bin’s nervy wait for bronze...

INCHEON - Etched onto Gai Bin's right arm is a tattoo of his love of 31 years, a pistol barrel and speeding bullet to symbolise strength and power. The 46-year-old certainly had to summon those qualities at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range yester...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

Today Online

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  Factory output recovers, but outlook still mixed...

SINGAPORE - Factory output expanded for the third consecutive month in August as activity in the electronics and biomedical clusters quickened, but economists cautioned that the data were merely lifted by a low base last year and the near-term outlook for...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  Islamic State brand gains ground among Asian militants...

MANILA - A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with the Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle Eastern group's brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the....



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  Rio 2016 dream starts here, declares Schooling...

INCHEON - In the recesses of the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatic Centre yesterday, Joseph Schooling's warm-down routine begins with laps in the relative privacy of the secondary pool, sharing the lanes with other swimmers in their post-race paces, including ...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  Calls to abolish death penalty ‘do not focus on victims of drug trade’...

NEW YORK - Making the case for Singapore's retention of the capital punishment in relation to drug traffickers, Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam said calls to abolish the death penalty do not focus enough on the victims of the drug......



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  India, China agree to end border stand-off...

NEW DELHI - India and China have agreed to pull back troops ranged against each other on a remote Himalayan plateau, the Indian government said yesterday, ending their biggest face-off on the disputed border in a year. The two armies mobilised about 1,000...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

Today Online

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  Security stepped up in Paris, New York...

NEW YORK/ PARIS - Security was stepped up at subway stations across New York City and Paris yesterday, hours after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi warned that his country's intelligence service had received information that foreign fighters belonging to...



 2014-09-27 00:03   

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  da:ns Fest 2014: Giving props to dance...

SINGAPORE - When it comes to dance, all you really need is a stage and a warm body or two to work that stage, right? Well, not all the time. Next month's da:ns Festival will feature shows and names such as Matthew Bourne's acclaimed manly take on Swan L...



 2014-09-26 23:55   

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  Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping...

Japan and Mexico will contribute troops to UN peacekeeping, a top UN official said on Friday (Sep 26) following a top-level meeting aimed at shoring up blue-helmet missions worldwide....



 2014-09-26 23:36   

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  Radiohead's Thom Yorke releases surprise solo album...

Radiohead's ever-experimental frontman Thom Yorke on Friday (Sep 26) released a surprise new album through computer file-sharing, testing a new way of revenue generation that he hopes can directly benefit musicians....



 2014-09-26 22:59   

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  Golf: US feels the sting of Europe Ryder Cup fightback...

Phil Mickelson looked for an emotional comeback on Saturday (Sep 27) by the United States at the Ryder Cup after squandering an early lead to trail Europe 5-3 after Friday's opening matches....




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