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 2014-07-22 09:35   

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  Cover-up underway at MH17 crash site - Australian PM Abbott...

SYDNEY - Evidence at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 has been tampered with on an industrial scale as part of an apparent cover-up attempt, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday. "After the crime, comes the cover-up. What we have ...



 2014-07-22 09:35   

Today Online

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  Russia's Putin, Dutch PM discuss probe into plane crash - Kremlin...

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the phone in the early hours of Tuesday to discuss an international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, the Kremlin said. It was th...



 2014-07-22 09:35   

Today Online

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  Indonesia's likely loser in presidential race tries to delay result...

JAKARTA - The likely loser in Indonesia's presidential race made a last-gasp attempt to delay the announcement of the official election results on Tuesday, expected to declare Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the nation's next leader. Most private...



 2014-07-22 09:31   

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  China says sorry over mouldy food for Rammasun victims...

Local authorities in China’s Hainan province apologised on Monday (July 21) after residents in areas hit by Super Typhoon Rammasun received mouldy food as part of disaster relief supplies. ...



 2014-07-22 09:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Feng backs Singapore for table tennis gold...

Feng Tianwei insists Singapore can be confident of repeating their dominance in table tennis at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games....



 2014-07-22 09:19   

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  Commonwealth Games: Friendly city set for friendly games...

"You bet we're ready," declared Glasgow council leader Gordon Matheson as the Scottish city once again welcomed the world to the banks of the River Clyde for the 20th Commonwealth Games....



 2014-07-22 09:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN, US press Gaza truce efforts as death toll soars...

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday started talks with Egypt's leadership as the two sides voiced guarded hope of negotiating a ceasefire to end two weeks of bloodshed in Gaza....



 2014-07-22 09:02   

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  Keppel subsidiary OMS gets go-ahead to explore seabed for minerals...

SINGAPORE - Ocean Mineral Singapore (OMS), a local firm majority owned by Keppel, has obtained international approval to explore the ocean seabed for minerals. The approval from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) - an entity established under the Un...



 2014-07-22 09:02   

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  Google Doodle commemorates Zubir Said...

SINGAPORE - Visitors to www.google.com.sg today (July 22) will find a special logo commemorating the birth of Singapore's iconic musician Zubir Said, best known as the composer of the Republic's national anthem. A self-taught musician who began his career...



 2014-07-22 09:00   

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  Researchers shed new light on schizophrenia...

SINGAPORE - In the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric order to date, researchers from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and A*Star's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have found ways to identify schizophrenia-inclined individuals earl...



 2014-07-22 08:59   

Today Online

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  US performers serve up video ‘guide’ to Malaysia, Singapore...

KUALA LUMPUR - It is a video that styles itself as a primer to food and cultures of Malaysia and Singapore, but ends up depicting the two as countries offering just "strict" governments, curry, laksa, roti paratha and "char kuey tiu". Performed by the Los...



 2014-07-22 08:35   

Today Online

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  Discovery of breast tumour gene may help clinicians in diagnosis...

SINGAPORE - Singapore scientists have discovered a genetic cause of common breast tumours in women, making it potentially easier for clinicians to distinguish benign breast tumours from cancerous ones. Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumou...



 2014-07-22 08:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  450,000 seniors to receive Pioneer Generation Package pack next month...

Eligible senior citizens will receive the Pioneer Generation card, among other information materials, in the welcome package this August....



 2014-07-22 08:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Indonesia's Prabowo quits presidential race...

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said Tuesday he was withdrawing from the election process and would mount a legal challenge to the result, as his opponent Joko Widodo was poised to be declared the winner....



 2014-07-22 08:26   

Today Online

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  Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet...

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body....



 2014-07-22 08:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Extreme weather kills 27 in Vietnam...

Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said Tuesday....



 2014-07-22 08:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cambodia opposition ends year-long boycott of parliament...

Cambodia's main opposition party announced Tuesday that it had struck a deal with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election....



 2014-07-22 08:03   

Today Online

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  China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan...

SHANGHAI - The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologised t...



 2014-07-22 07:50   

Today Online

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  NCSS to set up management framework for volunteer organisations...

SINGAPORE - The National Council of Social Services will be setting up a sector-wide structured volunteer management framework to help boost the development capability and organisational scale of voluntary welfare organisations. The Volunteer Resource......



 2014-07-22 07:47   

Today Online

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  Philippines raises storm alert level as Matmo churns toward Taiwan...

MANILA - The Philippines raised storm alert levels on Tuesday as Typhoon Matmo threatened to drench the extreme north of the main island of Luzon with heavy rain as it churned toward Taiwan and mainland China. Packing sustained winds of 130 kph (80 mph) a...



 2014-07-22 07:47   

Today Online

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  Thai junta leader to meet king over interim constitution...

BANGKOK - Thailand's military leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, is due to meet the king on Tuesday to secure endorsement from the head of state for an interim constitution, the palace said. The military seized power on May 22 and tore up the old......



 2014-07-22 07:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba...

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Cuba with hopes of expanding political and economic ties in the fellow communist nation....



 2014-07-22 07:20   

Today Online

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  World breaks monthly heat records twice in a row...

WASHINGTON - The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record last month - and that is after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced yesterday (July 21) that last month's average global temperature...



 2014-07-22 07:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Credit Suisse posts heavy loss after US tax fine...

Credit Suisse Tuesday posted a net second-quarter loss of 700 million Swiss francs (576 million euros, $778 million) as a multi-billion-euro US tax evasion fine sent it deep into the red....



 2014-07-22 07:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Encephalitis outbreak kills 60 in eastern India in fortnight...

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming'....



 2014-07-22 07:03   

Today Online

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  Russia says MH17 probe should be done by "international community", not Ukraine...

KUALA LUMPUR - Russia has called for the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to be led by the "international community" and not Ukraine, its ambassador to Malaysia said on Tuesday. "This situation is quite unique, the area is a war zo...



 2014-07-22 07:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  IMH, A*Star scientists find ways to identify schizophrenia earlier...

New data will allow scientists identify schizophrenia-prone individuals as well as help them develop better treatments....



 2014-07-22 06:56   

Today Online

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  Lee Min-ho to embark on new world tour in September...

SEOUL - Singer-actor Lee Min-ho's management agency, Starhaus Entertainment, announced yesterday (July 21) that he will be embarking on a new world tour in September, reported Korean media. The world tour will kick off in Seoul and will see Lee perform in...



 2014-07-22 06:50   

Today Online

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  Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor: Forbes...

NEW YORK - Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises Iron Man and The Avengers, is Hollywood's highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of US$75 million (S$93.8 million), according to......



 2014-07-22 06:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan cuts growth outlook...

Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence....



 2014-07-22 06:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cambodian rivals begin talks to end deadlock...

Cambodia's strongman premier and his main political rival met on Tuesday in search of a breakthrough in a year-long crisis fanned by the recent arrest of eight opposition politicians for insurrection....



 2014-07-22 06:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  'Industrial scale' tampering of evidence at MH17 site: Australia...

Evidence had been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday, calling it a cover-up....



 2014-07-22 06:08   

Today Online

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  NASA names building after moonwalker Neil Armstrong...

CAPE CANAVERAL (Florida) - NASA honoured one of its most famous astronauts yesterday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 miss...



 2014-07-22 06:02   

Today Online

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  Israel keeps up Gaza assaults, Kerry presses for truce...

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians in as many air strikes, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old conflict "as soo...



 2014-07-22 06:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  China probes meat scandal as foreign brands blasted...

Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat as the Global Times newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a "dedicated attitude" towards local consumers....



 2014-07-22 05:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  NCSS to set up management framework for volunteer organisations...

Framework will help voluntary welfare organisations with their development and organisation....



 2014-07-22 05:56   

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  South Korea police: body belongs to fugitive ferry businessman...

SEOUL - South Korean police said on Tuesday that a body found last month in the south of the country was that of a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people. Police s...



 2014-07-22 05:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  SingTel donates S$1.1m to Enabling Innovation Centre...

The funding will help SG Enable establish and run the centre, and the local telco will also advise on the development of technologies for people with disabilities....



 2014-07-22 05:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  Typhoon Matmo heads for Taiwan...

Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides....



 2014-07-22 05:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Rain’s baptism sparks marriage rumours...

Rain's baptism at a Catholic church earlier this month sparks rumours that he plans to marry his actress girlfriend Kim Tae-hee, a devout Catholic, very soon....



 2014-07-22 05:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Playing with sparklers? Be responsible, say the police...

The police have reminded the public to exercise safety when using sparklers in the lead-up to the Hari Raya celebrations....



 2014-07-22 05:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn...

Researchers in Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel....



 2014-07-22 05:05   

Today Online

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  Juventus sign Frenchman Evra from Man United...

ROME - French left back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said yesterday (July 21). Juve confirmed that they had agreed a £1.2 million (S$2.5 million) fee for the....



 2014-07-22 05:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Prabowo wants two-week delay in announcing presidential poll result...

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto wants a two-week delay in announcing the result of the election to allow investigations into allegations of mass cheating, a top aide said on Tuesday....



 2014-07-22 04:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Google honours Singapore national anthem composer Zubir Said...

The search giant created a doodle on its website commemorating the man renowned for composing Singapore's national anthem, Majulah Singapura, on what would have been his 107th birthday on Tuesday (July 22)....



 2014-07-22 04:50   

Today Online

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  Dance music label sues Michelle Phan over copyright infringement...

NEW YORK - Michelle Phan has garnered millions of adoring Internet fans for teaching them how to look like Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie or even Barbie, but a popular dance music record label is not one of them. Ultra Records and Ultra International Music......



 2014-07-22 04:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  HDB resale flat sellers can ask for extension of stay...

Sellers of HDB flats will be able to negotiate with their buyers for a temporary extension of stay in their flats by up to three months....



 2014-07-22 04:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan, Mongolia to sign free trade deal...

Japan and Mongolia will sign a free-trade deal when their leaders hold talks in Tokyo later on Tuesday, reports said, as Japan looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and huge natural resources....



 2014-07-22 04:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Maroon 5’s Adam Levine weds model girlfriend Behati Prinsloo...

Singer-model Adam Levine ties the knot with his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, in Mexico....



 2014-07-22 03:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  MH17 crash: As seen from satellite...

The satellite images, released by Airbus Defence & Space and AllSource Analysis, show the scale of the crash....




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