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 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Prabowo faces uncertain future in the opposition...

JAKARTA - After spending a decade and a chunk of the family fortune in trying to become Indonesia's president, an outraged Mr Prabowo Subianto watched as the leadership of the world's third-largest democracy slipped through his fingers this week. The ques...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Number of complaints against doctors holds steady...

The number of complaints against doctors last year held steady from the previous year, despite the rise in number of practitioners. The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) received 172 complaints in 2013, one fewer than in 2012 - a marginal decrease in number...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Salvatore Ferragamo’s genius put on display...

There are 14,000 pairs of shoes in the archives of Salvatore Ferragamo, safely hidden away in the Palazzo Spini Feroni, the medieval fortress in Florence that now serves as the HQ of the Ferragamo family business. And this summer - and for the next nine.....



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Property curbs to stay until market steadies: MAS...

SINGAPORE - The property market may be stabilising, but prices have not softened enough for the Government to unwind the cooling measures introduced in recent years, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said yesterday. "Property prices remain at an elevate...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

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  Economy on track for 2-4% growth: MAS...

SINGAPORE - Despite a slowdown in the second quarter, Singapore's central bank expressed confidence yesterday that economic growth in the second half should see a slight improvement, although pockets of challenges remain, in a move that should go some way...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  England takes first gold...

GLASGOW - The first gold medal of the XX Commonwealth Games was awarded yesterday to England's Jodie Stimpson, who triumphed in the women's triathlon. Stimpson, 25, held off Canada's Kirsten Sweetland in a tight race as fellow Englishwoman Vicky Holland t...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Indonesian court with past tainted by corruption looms over vote...

An attempt by ex-general Prabowo Subianto to overturn the Indonesian vote that elevated Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo to the presidency is set to hinge on nine justices in a test of the highest court for election matters. Mr Prabowo's lawyer said he will f...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  China economy picking up but US growth at weak pace...

BEIJING - China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed yesterday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures kick in. The......



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Growing inequality slowing world’s development: UN...

TOKYO - Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  EU targets state-owned Russia banks in draft sanctions...

BRUSSELS - The European Union will target state-owned Russian banks and their ability to finance Moscow's faltering economy in its most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis, under proposals considered by EU governments yesterday, said diplomat...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Inquisitorial system offers ‘advantage of seeking truth’...

SINGAPORE - Can the current adversarial process when charges are levelled against a doctor shift to become more inquiry-based? The issue has been raised by the committee tasked to strengthen the disciplinary process for doctors, which noted in its report...



 2014-07-25 00:00   

Today Online

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  Easier qualification for honours for some NUS students...

SINGAPORE - The National University of Singapore (NUS) will be allowing more students to graduate with honours, a move that is in line with the other autonomous universities here, which already offer direct honours programmes. Students in three faculties ...



 2014-07-24 23:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  New IPPT test format draws flak, support...

Some fitness experts say that NSmen may be more motivated to train now that the test is easier, while others say the new test format could result in a drop in fitness level....



 2014-07-24 23:48   

My Paper

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  Hossan's turn as NDP host...

HE HAS hosted many shows and concerts but the big one eluded him. Now, after 20 years in show business, comedian Hossan Leong will finally get his biggest stage and audience at....



 2014-07-24 23:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Drama-filled opening to weightlifting...

The weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games got off to a dramatic start when Indian teen Mirabai Chanu Saikom was red carded after what she thought had been a final winning lift in the women's 48kg category....



 2014-07-24 23:46   

My Paper

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  Couple's lucky escape from doomed plane...

PENGHU NAVY officer Cai Pei-ru and his girlfriend Yan Wan-ru were two of the lucky passengers who cheated death after the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane on Wednesday....



 2014-07-24 23:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Renicks sisters strike double judo gold...

Kimberley Renicks won hosts Scotland's first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday (July 24) when she claimed the women's under-48kg judo title with victory over India's Sushila Likmabam....



 2014-07-24 23:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sea lions’ deaths spark concerns about level of care...

The deaths of two sea lions have sparked concern from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), and the authorities are requesting for more information from the zoo....



 2014-07-24 23:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Four teens arrested for alleged motorcycle theft...

The four teenagers, aged between 15 and 16, were arrested on Wednesday for suspected involvement in several cases of motorcycle theft....



 2014-07-24 23:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: David reaches women's squash last 16...

Malaysia's Nicol David needed to make a hasty change of kit before being able to book her place in the last 16 of the women's squash singles of the Commonwealth Games with an 11-6, 11-2, 11-1 victory over Vanessa Florens....



 2014-07-24 22:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Tseng hands Taiwan sweep over US at LPGA International Crown...

Tseng Yani sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole on Thursday (July 24) to give last-seed Taiwan a stunning sweep over top-seeded United States at the LPGA International Crown matches....



 2014-07-24 22:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  Euro advances on better eurozone data...

The euro advanced on Thursday (July 24) against most major currencies, after a closely-watched report showed a pickup in eurozone economy activity in July....



 2014-07-24 22:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  MH17 black box data downloaded, no evidence of tampering...

Dutch investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said on Thursday (July 24) they had downloaded data from the black box flight recorder and that it had not been tampered with....



 2014-07-24 22:18   

Today Online

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  U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military...

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there wa...



 2014-07-24 21:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Australia set new 4x100m freestyle relay world record...

Australia set a new women's 4x100m freestyle relay world record of 3min 30:98sec as they retained their Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow on Thursday (July 24)....



 2014-07-24 21:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Murdoch wins 200m breaststroke gold...

Ross Murdoch broke the Commonwealth Games record for the second time in a day to deny hot favourite Michael Jamieson as Scotland claimed gold and silver in the men's 200m breaststroke on Thursday (July 24)....



 2014-07-24 21:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Singapore take charge in table tennis...

Top seeds Singapore's women secured their progress from the preliminary round of the team table tennis at the Commonwealth Games before the men's team pulled off another convincing victory....



 2014-07-24 21:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  US stocks little changed; S&P 500 inches to record...

Wall Street stocks Thursday finished little changed with the S&P 500 inching to a new record following mixed US economic data and a flood of corporate earnings....



 2014-07-24 20:34   

Today Online

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  Investigators find no evidence either MH17 black box tampered with...

AMSTERDAM - Investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have found no evidence that either of the aircraft's two black boxes were tampered with, the Dutch Safety Board, which is coordinating the investigation, said. In a statem...



 2014-07-24 20:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  McDonald's Hong Kong halts nugget sales over meat scandal...

McDonald's Hong Kong has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and several other items after admitting it imported food from a US-owned firm in China at the centre of an expired meat scandal....



 2014-07-24 20:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali...

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said....



 2014-07-24 20:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: West Ham hit by Carroll injury blow...

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has revealed he will miss the start of the Premier League season after suffering a serious ankle injury....



 2014-07-24 19:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oil prices slide despite upbeat economic data...

Oil prices sank on Thursday (July 24), despite some encouraging economic data in the US, China and Europe, as traders kept an eye on the Ukraine crisis and Middle East tensions....



 2014-07-24 19:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  US airlines, others resume flights to Israel...

American, Russian and some European carriers resumed flights to Israel on Thursday (July 24) after a two-day freeze amid fears that rocket fire from Gaza was endangering commercial air traffic into Tel Aviv....



 2014-07-24 19:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  'Evidence' Moscow firing from Russia on Ukraine troops: US ...

The United States has evidence that Russian troops are firing artillery from inside Russia on Ukrainian military positions, a US official alleged on Thursday (July 24)....



 2014-07-24 19:39   

Today Online

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  Changes afoot to improve disciplinary regime of doctors...

SINGAPORE - Laws that govern the disciplinary regime of doctors could be changed, to increase the transparency and robustness of proceedings. The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) today (July 24) responded to wide-ranging recommendations made by a committe...



 2014-07-24 19:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Air Algerie wreck found in Mali: Burkina Faso army...

The wreck of an Air Algerie plane that went missing early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, said a coordinator for the crisis unit in Ouagadougou....



 2014-07-24 19:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Youzhny eases into Gstaad defence with opening win...

Top seed Mikhail Youzhny began his title defence at the Swiss Open on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 opening defeat of Frenchman Kenny De Schepper....



 2014-07-24 19:10   

Today Online

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  France says Air Algerie plane still missing, 'probably' crashed...

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday that an Air Algerie flight with more than 100 people on board which disappeared over Mali was still missing, but had probably crashed. "Despite intensive search efforts no trace of the aircra...



 2014-07-24 19:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Caterpillar earnings edge higher on construction gains...

Industrial giant Caterpillar on Thursday (July 24) reported slightly higher quarterly profits as gains in its construction segment overcame continued declines in mining....



 2014-07-24 18:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Miley delivers first swimming gold for Scotland...

Hannah Miley claimed Scotland's first swimming gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she retained her 400m individual medley title in a new Commonwealth Games record time of 4min 31:76sec....



 2014-07-24 18:30   

Today Online

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  Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15...

GAZA CITY (Gaza Strip) - Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a United Nations school in the northern Gaza Strip today (July 24), killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Poo...



 2014-07-24 18:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Meares shines with fifth gold medal...

Australian cycling star Anna Meares won a fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal on Thursday (July 24) while Bradley Wiggins had to settle for a fourth silver and Glasgow reeled from the withdrawal of athletics legend Mo Farah....



 2014-07-24 17:57   

Today Online

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  Schooling qualifies for 50m fly semis...

SINGAPORE - The first day of swimming competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games kicked off at the Tollcross International Swimming Complex today (July 24), with four out of nine Singaporean swimmers in action qualifying for the semi-finals. Tipped as ...



 2014-07-24 17:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Thai sisters launch LPGA International Crown...

Thai sisters Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn play on different women's golf tours but teed off together on Thursday (July 24) to launch the inaugural LPGA International Crown team matches....



 2014-07-24 17:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Strong start for Matthew in squash...

Reigning Commonwealth Games men's squash singles champion Nick Matthew is safely through to the round of 32 in the 2004 event after taking less than an hour to see off Xavier Koening of Mauritius 11-3, 11-3, 11-1....



 2014-07-24 17:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cricket: Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe to level one-day series...

Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo on Thursday (July 24) to draw a four one-day international series....



 2014-07-24 17:15   

Today Online

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  GSK seeks approval for world’s first malaria vaccine...

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline said today (July 24) it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside...



 2014-07-24 17:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  IMF lowers 2014 global growth forecast...

The International Monetary Fund lowered its 2014 global economic growth forecast on Thursday (July 24), warning of "negative surprises" from the United States and China and geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East....



 2014-07-24 17:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  US new home sales fall in June...

Sales of new homes in the United States sank in June and prices fell, signalling weakness in the struggling housing market, official data released on Thursday (July 24) showed....




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