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 2016-02-07 13:10 

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Leicester can emulate Forest's 1978 triumph, says O'Neill... +

Former Leicester City manager Martin O'Neill believes Saturday's stunning victory over Manchester City could spur the Foxes to become the most unexpected English champions since his Nottingham Forest side of 38 years ago....

 2016-02-07 13:08 

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Five questions about N Koreas latest rocket launch... +

SEOUL - North Korea launched a long-range rocket today (Feb 7), triggering fresh outrage from an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month. Here are five questions and answers on what lies behind the glob...

 2016-02-07 12:55 

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Turkey delivers aid across border as Syrian forces step up Aleppo assault ... +

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to deliver food and supplies to tens of thousands of people fleeing an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road north to the Turkish border....

 2016-02-07 12:45 

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Algerian lawmakers pass reforms boosting parliament powers... +

Algerian lawmakers approved constitutional reforms on Sunday proposed by President Abdelziz Bouteflika, including reinstating a two-term limit for the presidency and expanding parliament's powers....

 2016-02-07 12:42 

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Late Saudi kings son is Najib's S$880m donor, reveals A-G ... +

KUALA LUMPUR - A son of late King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud was the person who donated RM2.6 billion (S$880 million) to Mr Najib Razak, said Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali as quoted by Sinchew Daily in an exclusive interview yesterday (Feb......

 2016-02-07 12:40 

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Several dual citizens in Iran face espionage charges - official... +

There are several detained dual citizens in Iran, most of whom face espionage charges, the judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, although he did not give details of any individual cases....

 2016-02-07 12:39 

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Chinese New Year 2016: Growing appetite for unconventional food... +

This Chinese New Year, business is booming for restaurants and stalls that offer fusion or Western cuisines, pointing to changing traditions and taste, especially among the young....

 2016-02-07 12:20 

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In Aleppo, underground schools face bombardments and burnout... +

At the unofficial schools run by Syrian activist group Kesh Malek in opposition-held districts of Aleppo, the children don't go outside to play during breaks in case a barrel bomb should drop from the sky....

 2016-02-07 12:15 

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Air strike kills mother and child in Libya's Derna - witness... +

Unidentified aircraft attacked the Libyan city of Derna early on Sunday, killing at least four people including a woman and her child, a witness said....

 2016-02-07 12:10 

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Pakistan's Shah banned for three months for doping offence... +

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been given a three-month ban after pleading guilty to an inadvertent doping offence, the International Cricket Council said on Sunday....

 2016-02-07 12:05 

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Majority of Spaniards would prefer centre-left coalition - poll... +

A majority of Spaniards favour a coalition government led by the Socialist party PSOE and market-friendly newcomer Ciudadanos, according to a poll published by El Pais newspaper on Sunday as Spain's political deadlock continues....

 2016-02-07 12:00 

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Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead - police... +

A Sudanese migrant stabbed and wounded a soldier in Israel on Sunday and was shot dead, police said, adding the suspect appeared to have lashed out in solidarity with the Palestinians....

 2016-02-07 11:55 

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Vunipola the bedrock of Jones' new England... +

Eddie Jones appears to be on a mission to tell every player in his England squad that he can be the best in the world in his position but those global ambitions for Billy Vunipola look less fanciful after his barnstorming display against Scotland....

 2016-02-07 11:35 

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South Africa won't declare national disaster over drought... +

South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to its worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve the situation, deputy minister of agriculture Bheki Cele said on Sunday....

 2016-02-07 11:35 

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Mourinho says he will be back soon ... +

Jose Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back in management....

 2016-02-07 11:29 

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Cycling: What is mechanical doping? ... +

A bicycle belonging to Belgian riderFemke Van den Driessche was found to have tiny motors hidden in it last week - the first time someone had been caught for "mechanical doping". We speak to a bike company to find out what it entails....

 2016-02-07 10:50 

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Unidentified aircraft bombs Libya's Derna, three dead - witness... +

Unidentified aircraft carried out an air strike on the Libyan city of Derna on Sunday, killing at least three people, an eye-witness in the city and a local television station reported....

 2016-02-07 10:45 

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UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria... +

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State....

 2016-02-07 10:22 

Today Online

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Tampines Rovers sign Malaysian Super League hotshot striker Billy Mehmet ... +

SINGAPORE - Big-spending Tampines Rovers have produced the final piece of their jigsaw puzzle as the Stags plot their assault on four pieces of silverware this S.League season. The five-time S.League champions - who are gunning for the league title, the.....

 2016-02-07 10:20 

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More Asian skiers opt for North America for Lunar New Year... +

A growing number of Asian families choose to travel abroad for the Lunar New Year, and some are opting to take ski vacations in North America....

 2016-02-07 10:15 

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More than 3,000 rental tenants bought first flats since 2011: HDB... +

To date, about 1,300 of the rental tenants have moved into their new flats, according to HDB....

 2016-02-07 09:50 

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All Blacks edge Australia at the death to win inaugural Sydney title... +

Teenager Rieko Ioane scored a dramatic last-gasp try to give New Zealand a 27-24 win over Australia in a thrilling final on Sunday and dash hopes of a home triumph in the inaugural Sydney Sevens....

 2016-02-07 09:50 

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Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the "golden" 1950s... +

Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he's lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out....

 2016-02-07 09:48 

Today Online

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Beyonce, in surprise new track, takes on police abuse... +

NEW YORK - Beyonce is back with her first new music in more than two years, a hip-hop-heavy track with nods to the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. The pop superstar released a single and accompanying video, Formation, yesterday (Feb 6) i...

 2016-02-07 09:25 

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Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the "golden" 1950s... +

Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he's lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out....

 2016-02-07 09:23 

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South Korea says will discuss new missile defence with US ... +

South Korea said on Sunday it and the United States would begin discussion on deploying an advanced missile-defence system to South Korea to counter the growing threat of North Koreas weapons capabilities....

 2016-02-07 09:21 

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Five questions about N Korea's latest rocket launch ... +

North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, triggering fresh outrage from an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month....

 2016-02-07 09:20 

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Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika... +

Australia pledged up to AUS$500,000 (US$354,000) in aid for its Pacific island neighbours on Sunday to help combat the spread of the Zika virus after an outbreak in Tonga last week raised concern in the region....

 2016-02-07 09:20 

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Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the 'golden' 1950s... +

Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he's lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out....

 2016-02-07 09:16 

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Insight - In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger... +

As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly coloured cloth and balanced on her head....

 2016-02-07 09:01 

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North Korea TV says satellite launch 'complete success'... +

SEOUL - North Korea's state television said a long-range rocket launch on Sunday, ordered by leader Kim Jong Un to put a satellite into space, was a "complete success". The satellite, Kwangmyongsong-4, is orbiting the earth every 94 minutes and the North....

 2016-02-07 08:30 

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Singapore strongly urges N Korea government to refrain from further provocation... +

"We strongly urge the DPRK government to refrain from further provocation, abide by its international obligations, and return to negotiations immediately," says Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs following North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket ...

 2016-02-07 08:25 

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Inarritu wins DGA award for "The Revenant," stoking its Oscar hopes... +

Hollywoods directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for The Revenant at a gala ceremony on Saturday, helping focus the race for the Oscars....

 2016-02-07 08:25 

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As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis... +

As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them out of the crisis....

 2016-02-07 08:24 

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Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake... +

TAINAN - Rescuers raced against time today (Feb 7) to free more than 100 people still buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 18 dead. The death toll is rising as emergency workers dig to ...

 2016-02-07 07:32 

Today Online

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Twitter timeline to stay in real time: CEO Jack Dorsey... +

NEW YORK - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works. News and entertainment site BuzzFeed reported on Friday that Twitter was...

 2016-02-07 07:10 

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Future fans will live the Super Bowl, not watch it... +

In 2066 when the Super Bowl celebrates its 100th anniversary fans will not just watch the National Football League's championship game - they will live it in all its bone-jarring virtual reality glory....

 2016-02-07 07:09 

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Taiwan rescuers find signs of life in quake rubble... +

TAINAN - Rescuers today (Feb 7) found signs of life within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. The emergency centre in Tai...

 2016-02-07 06:53 

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Cleaning brigade helps Japans bullet trains to run on time... +

TOKYO - Armed with detachable brooms, dustpans and other equipment, the cleaners have just seven minutes to clean the 17-carriage Shinkansen as Japan's famous bullet train makes a 12-minute turnaround stop at Tokyo Station. Each of the 40 cleaners is assi...

 2016-02-07 06:49 

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Taiwan says security not affected by North Korea rocket launch... +

TAIPEI - Taiwan said on Sunday its security had not been affected by North Korea's launch of a rocket carrying what North Korea has said is a satellite. The launch could advance North Korea's long-range missile technology after its fourth nuclear test on ...

 2016-02-07 06:49 

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North Korea rocket launch to worsen tensions: China's Xinhua... +

BEIJING - North Korea's long-range rocket launch on Sunday will worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula, China's official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary. The Korean peninsula cannot be nuclearized or descend into war, the commentary added, saying...

 2016-02-07 06:40 

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Tampines Rovers sign Malaysian Super League striker Billy Mehmet... +

TODAY reports: Five-time S.League champions Tampines Rovers have signed striker Billy Mehmet from Sarawak FA....

 2016-02-07 06:40 

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Rubio, Christie and Kasich get more debate traction on social media... +

Donald Trump lost his social media dominance for the first time during the Republican presidential debates as the candidates made their eighth showing Saturday night in New Hampshire....

 2016-02-07 06:37 

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North Korean rocket may have failed: Yonhap... +

SEOUL - North Korea's long-range rocket launched on Sunday may have failed, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Earlier, South Korean media had reported that the rocket appeared to have successfully separated the first and second stage boosters with th...

 2016-02-07 06:25 

Today Online

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U.S., Japan, South Korea ask for emergency U.N. meeting on North Korea... +

UNITED NATIONS - The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday to discuss the North Korean rocket launch, council diplomats said. Speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity...

 2016-02-07 06:25 

Today Online

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Japan did not try to shoot down North Korean rocket: NHK... +

TOKYO - Japan did not take action to shoot down a rocket launched by North Korea on Sunday, though it flew over Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture, public broadcaster NHK said. North Korea launched the long-range rocket carrying what it has said is a......

 2016-02-07 06:25 

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Malaysia's new Twitter police target critics of PM Najib ... +

Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work....

 2016-02-07 06:20 

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Malaysia's new Twitter police target critics of PM Najib ... +

Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work....

 2016-02-07 06:08 

Today Online

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North Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threats... +

SEOUL - North Korea launched a long-range rocket today (Feb 7), violating UN resolutions and doubling down against an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month. North Korea had labelled the launch part of...

 2016-02-07 06:01 

Today Online

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North Korea triggers fresh fury with 'successful' space rocket launch... +

SEOUL/TOKYO - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb....

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