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 2015-07-27 11:35   

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  UN hopes to boost aid to Aden as Yemen frontline moves north...[ + ]

The United Nations hopes to massively scale up aid to Aden now that fighting has all but stopped in the Yemeni port city, the U.N. official in charge of humanitarian aid to Yemen said after a weekend trip to the city....



 2015-07-27 11:35   

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  China state margin lender repaid some market-steadying loans ahead of schedule...[ + ]

The China Securities Financial Corporation (CSFC) returned some of the funds it borrowed from commercial banks intended to stabilize the stock market ahead of schedule, three people in the banking industry with direct knowledge told Reuters....



 2015-07-27 11:26   

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  Malaysia's DPM urges Najib to explain 1MDB scandal...[ + ]

Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has urged Prime Minister Najib Razak to explain the corruption scandal surrounding troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)....



 2015-07-27 11:25   

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  Australian dollar falls below S$1 for the first time since 2009...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The Australian dollar dipped below the S$1.00 level this morning (July 27), falling below parity against its Singapore counterpart for the first time since 2009. Around 1.10 pm Singapore time, the Australian dollar was trading at around 99.9.....



 2015-07-27 11:25   

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  EU Commission says Greek bailout talks have started...[ + ]

The European Commission said on Monday that talks between Greece and its creditor institutions on a third bailout had begun in Athens after a delay of a few days....



 2015-07-27 11:21   

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  Bae Yong-joon, Park Soo-jin tie the knot...[ + ]

The actor married actress Park Soo-jin in a private ceremony at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill hotel in Seoul on Monday (Jul 27)....



 2015-07-27 11:20   

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  Obama working with Ethiopia on human rights, talks on security...[ + ]

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he had discussed steps for Ethiopia to promote human rights and democracy, and also said Ethiopian troops had helped shrink the space available to militants in Somalia but more had to be done....



 2015-07-27 11:15   

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  Hungary PM rapped by Romania over territorial 'revisionism'...[ + ]

Romania rebuked Hungary's prime minister on Monday for posting on his Facebook page symbols it said suggested Budapest favours autonomy for Romanian territory populated mainly by ethnic Hungarians, calling such "revisionism" unacceptable....



 2015-07-27 11:05   

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  7 in 10 students secured jobs before graduation: NTU survey...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Seven in 10 students from Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) graduating class of 2015 have found jobs before graduation, according to a preliminary survey of more than 5,000 graduates conducted by the university this month. NTU said toda...



 2015-07-27 11:05   

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  Number of suicides down, but male suicide on the rise: SOS...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - While the number of suicides continued to dip last year, the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) has noticed an increase in male suicides over the last 10 years, with the increase among older men aged 60 to 69 being especially significant. There we...



 2015-07-27 11:05   

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  Bellerophon's heart device fails study...[ + ]

Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc said its implantable heart device failed to prevent heart failure in patients in a large study, casting doubts over an approval for the device in Europe....



 2015-07-27 11:00   

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  EU/IMF mission chiefs to start bailout talks in Athens this week: sources...[ + ]

European Union and International Monetary mission chiefs will arrive in Athens by the end of the week for talks to seal a third bailout after a delay due to organizational issues, sources close to the talks said on Monday....



 2015-07-27 10:59   

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  OCBC Bank to spend S$5m on SG50 gifts for 8,000 staff...[ + ]

The local bank will offer about 8,000 employees in Singapore S$5 million of gifts, ranging from shares in the bank to complimentary tickets to local attractions....



 2015-07-27 10:45   

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  Suspected match-fixing leader Dan Tan detention without trial 'illegal': Lawyer...[ + ]

Match-fixing mastermind Dan Tan Seet Eng's detention, enacted under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA), did not affect "public safety, peace and good order", says lawyer Hamidul Haq. Deputy Public Prosecutor Hay Hung Chun argues the Act s...



 2015-07-27 10:40   

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  New heart drugs come in more expensive than expected...[ + ]

Two of the most anticipated new heart drugs to be launched in recent years have been priced well above analyst expectations, fuelling the debate about whether modern medicines cost too much....



 2015-07-27 10:39   

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  US would show flexibility in nuclear talks with North Korea - envoy...[ + ]

The recent nuclear deal with Iran showed that the United States can be flexible with a willing counterpart, including North Korea if it decides it wants talks on its nuclear programme, a U.S. envoy said on Monday....



 2015-07-27 10:34   

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  Reform Party calls for postponement of opposition party meeting...[ + ]

The Reform Party has called for the postponement of a meeting to discuss where the opposition parties will be contesting in the next General Election (GE), in a Facebook post on Monday (Jul 27). ...



 2015-07-27 10:33   

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  Singaporeans among the most demanding hotel reviewers...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans can be notoriously picky when it comes to their choice of hotels - and a new survey by accommodation website Agoda.com has just confirmed this. In the survey's findings for Most Generous Hotel Reviewers, Singapore ranked 31 out of...



 2015-07-27 10:29   

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  Manchester United sign Argentine keeper Romero...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Manchester United have signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal, the club said yesterday (July 26). The 28-year-old, who played under United manager Louis van Gaal when they were both at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, left Sampdo...



 2015-07-27 10:25   

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  China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands...[ + ]

BEIJING - Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets. China began cruises on the Coconut....



 2015-07-27 10:25   

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  CONCACAF known for corruption as much as football...[ + ]

PHILADELPHIA - The banner moments of this year's Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup belong to Panama. Los Canaleros were moments from advancing to the final before a dubious penalty kick was cal...



 2015-07-27 10:17   

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  Teva to buy Allergan generic drug unit for US$40.5b...[ + ]

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva says it is buying the generic drug business of Allergan for US$40.5 billion, consolidating its position as a world leader in generics....



 2015-07-27 10:13   

Today Online

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  200 stations to charge mobile devices by end of the year...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Ditch those bulky portable chargers. You can now charge your mobile devices at about 200 stations in high-traffic locations island wide for free. A joint SG50 initiative by Singapore Power, SingHealth, National Library Board, NTUC FairPrice an...



 2015-07-27 10:11   

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  New drug shows promise for group of lung cancer patients...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Patients' tumour growth has stabilised for a median of 17 months, and it has also improved patients' survival outcomes by a median of 49 months....



 2015-07-27 10:07   

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  Beijing police shut down massive iPhone counterfeiting operation...[ + ]

Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan (US$19 million), including some that reached the United States, and have arrested nine suspects in the counterfeiting operation....



 2015-07-27 10:05   

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  Boeing 777: SIA inspects door hinges regularly...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Inspections on door hinges of Boeing 777 planes are done regularly, said a Singapore Airlines (SIA) spokesperson. Saying that the airline was aware of the service bulletin issued by Boeing in the wake of an incident involving a panel falling o...



 2015-07-27 10:05   

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  No changes to ERP rates in latest quarterly review...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - There will be no change to the current Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry rates, the Land Transport Authority announced today (July 27), following its review of traffic conditions for the third quarter of this year. The next ERP review will ...



 2015-07-27 10:01   

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  Singapore swimmers win first medals at Special Olympics World Games...[ + ]

Danielle Moi and Han Liang Chou each won a bronze medal in swimming, which was held in the Uytengsu Aquatics Centre at the University of Southern California....



 2015-07-27 09:53   

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  Beijing police shut down massive iPhone counterfeiting operation...[ + ]

Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan (US$19 million), including some that reached the United States, and have arrested nine suspects in the counterfeiting operation....



 2015-07-27 09:51   

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  Mount Elizabeth CEO Joycelyn Ling dies...[ + ]

"For those who know her well, she has been a charming person with a warm and jovial demeanour. Joycelyn will be deeply missed and we join her family in mourning her passing," says Dr Lim Suet Wun, CEO of Parkway Operations Division at Parkway Pantai. ...



 2015-07-27 09:44   

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  Malaysia's new airport 'sinking', says AirAsia...[ + ]

Discount carrier AirAsia on Monday (Jul 27) called for urgent repairs at Malaysia's new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac was "sinking"....



 2015-07-27 09:39   

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  How smaller F&B businesses can stay afloat...[ + ]

Smaller food and beverage businesses face strong competition, labour constraints and high rental costs, amid a recent surge in the number of cafes and eateries in Singapore....



 2015-07-27 09:37   

Today Online

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  11 arrested in Nepal in possible ritual killing of boy...[ + ]

KATHMANDU - The police found the boy's body on the banks of a river in Kudiya, a farming village near the Indian border. His throat had been slit. The boy, Jivan Kohar, 10, had been missing since Tuesday (July 21), the same day that a neighbour hosted a.....



 2015-07-27 09:20   

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  Syrian Kurds capture town from Islamic State in north - monitor...[ + ]

The Kurdish YPG militia on Monday captured a town from Islamic State fighters in northern Syria after a month-long offensive against the ultra hardline militants in the area to cut their supply lines, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said....



 2015-07-27 09:20   

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  Turkey denies bombing Kurdish YPG positions in Syrian village - official...[ + ]

Turkey did not bomb Kurdish YPG positions in a village in northern Syria, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Monday, denying a claim by the militia group that its positions had been shelled....



 2015-07-27 09:05   

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  Turkey investigating claims it hit forces other than Islamic State in Syria - official...[ + ]

Turkey is investigating claims that its military struck positions in Syria other than those of Islamic State insurgents, a government official said on Monday, after the Kurdish YPG militia said it had come under attack....



 2015-07-27 09:05   

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  Saudi forces respond to Houthi shelling - Arabiya TV...[ + ]

Saudi forces retaliated against Houthi shelling of a border region on Monday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported, hours after a ceasefire in the country's war was due to come into force....



 2015-07-27 09:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service to boost usage...[ + ]

Facebook Inc plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year....



 2015-07-27 09:05   

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  MAS creates FinTech & Innovation Group, to start in August...[ + ]

The new group in the Monetary Authority of Singapore will be responsible for regulatory policies and development strategies to facilitate the use of tech to better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness....



 2015-07-27 09:04   

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  Obama in Ethiopia on Africa tour to boost security, other ties...[ + ]

Barack Obama met the Ethiopian prime minister on Monday (Jul 27) on the first visit by a serving US president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa but which has often been criticised for its rights record....



 2015-07-27 09:01   

Today Online

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  Apple, Goldman among companies in US$140 billion climate pledge...[ + ]

WASHINGTON - Executives from 13 major US corporations will announce today (July 27) at least US$140 billion (S$192 billion) in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints as part of a White House initiative to recruit private commitments ahead of ...



 2015-07-27 08:57   

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  Suspected rebels attack bus, police station in India...[ + ]

NEW DELHI - Suspected militants fired at a bus station and entered police barracks on the outskirts of a northern town bordering Pakistan early today (July 27), wounding at least six people, police said. Senior police officer Dinkar Gupta said the attacke...



 2015-07-27 08:46   

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  Bodies found in New Zealand search for avalanche-hit Canadians...[ + ]

While the bodies have not yet been formally identified, police say the families of Canadians Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux have been told of the grim find....



 2015-07-27 08:45   

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  UBS CEO says US wealth unit is not up for sale...[ + ]

UBS said on Monday its U.S.-based brokerage business, formed when UBS bought broker-dealer PaineWebber in 2000, is not up for sale....



 2015-07-27 08:45   

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  Malaysian ringgit hits 17-year low on weak commodities, Fed caution...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Malaysia's ringgit hit a 17-year low today (July 27) as a global slump in commodity prices added to concerns over sluggish exports, while investors braced for a US Federal Reserve meeting that might take another step toward lifting interest......



 2015-07-27 08:40   

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  China stocks tumble, suffer biggest one-day loss in eight years...[ + ]

Chinese shares tumbled more than 8 percent on Monday amid renewed fears about the outlook for the world's No. 2 economy, reviving the specter of a full-blown market crash that prompted unprecedented government intervention earlier this month....



 2015-07-27 08:37   

Today Online

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  India tightens security on Pakistan border after Punjab attack...[ + ]

NEW DELHI - India tightened security on its border with Pakistan on Monday after gunmen stormed a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, killing six people and injuring several others. The men, dressed in army uniforms, were holed up in ...



 2015-07-27 08:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama in Ethiopia on Africa tour to boost security, other ties...[ + ]

Barack Obama met the Ethiopian prime minister on Monday on the first visit by a serving U.S. president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa but which has often been criticised for its rights record....



 2015-07-27 08:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  South Africa announce landmark India tour...[ + ]

South Africa will play four test matches in India for the first time as part of their longest ever tour to the sub-continent later this year, the country's cricket board announced on Monday....



 2015-07-27 08:26   

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  13 years jail for maid who killed employer's mother-in-law...[ + ]

Than Than Win, 25, stabbed her employer's mother-in-law, Madam Yong Wan Lan, 87, with a pair of scissors while the older woman was watching television at home last year....




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