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 2015-07-05 15:30   

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  Wimbledon? It's elementary dear Watson...[ + ]

Deep in the bowels of the All England Club, an army of employees from one of the world's technology giants are teaching a computer named Watson to master tennis....



 2015-07-05 15:26   

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  Europe tensely awaits Greek voters' bailout decision...[ + ]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders awaited with trepidation the outcome of a referendum in Greece Sunday (Jul 5) that is already dividing opinion in Europe and could even shape its future....



 2015-07-05 15:22   

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  Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix...[ + ]

Reigning world champion LewisHamiltonwon his second successive British Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the championship standings over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg....



 2015-07-05 15:13   

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  Russian craft delivers long-awaited cargo to space station...[ + ]

MOSCOW - An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the US-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. The Progress M-28M ship, which is carr...



 2015-07-05 15:10   

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  Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai - sources...[ + ]

Egypts military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region....



 2015-07-05 15:00   

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  Spain's anti-austerity Podemos tied with mainstream parties - poll...[ + ]

Spain's anti-austerity Podemos is virtually tied with the country's two mainstream parties less than six months to a parliamentary election with no sign of a front-runner emerging, a poll showed on Sunday....



 2015-07-05 14:55   

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  Botanic Gardens likely to boost tourism after World Heritage Site listing: Iswaran...[ + ]

Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaranalso pointed out the need to manage the growing interest in the Gardens....



 2015-07-05 14:33   

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  Ad featuring wombat in songkok retracted after Muslims mistake it as a pig...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - An electronic billboard in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, has purportedly been retracted after it upset some Muslims who mistook the wombat featured in a songkok and baju Melayu as a pig. News portal Mynewshub said the billboard by......



 2015-07-05 14:11   

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  Nurturing togetherness, generosity, thankfulness in line with jubilee spirit: PM Lee...[ + ]

Nurturing togetherness, generosity and thankfulness is in line with the spirit of the Golden Jubilee, and this will see Singapore into the future, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was speakingon Sunday evening (Jul 5) to members of the Christian c...



 2015-07-05 14:05   

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  Najib to sue Wall Steet Journal, says report...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - Mr Najib Razak is expected to file a suit against The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday (July 7) over its report alleging that billions of ringgit were channelled into the prime minister's private bank accounts, The Star Online reported today....



 2015-07-05 13:55   

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  French, German presidents tried to influence World Cup votes - Blatter in paper...[ + ]

The embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world football, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar....



 2015-07-05 13:55   

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  Hamilton wins British Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two...[ + ]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg finishing second....



 2015-07-05 13:44   

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  Crowds gather for christening of Britain's Princess Charlotte...[ + ]

Britain's Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife, Kate, will be christened on Sunday in the family's first public outing together since her birth in May....



 2015-07-05 13:42   

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  Visitors head to Botanic Gardens after World Heritage Site listing...[ + ]

Singaporeans said the gardens' new achievement is a good way to mark the nation's golden jubilee, while others said it is a moment they are glad to be a part of....



 2015-07-05 13:42   

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  Hong Kong protesters burn effigies of Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Kuan Yew...[ + ]

About 50 protesters from civic and political groups in Hong Kong held a rally near the Singapore Consulate to demand the release of Singaporean teen blogger Amos Yee, a day ahead of his expected sentencing....



 2015-07-05 13:35   

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  I am teetotal to ward off depression, Flintoff says...[ + ]

Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, whose image as a heavy, fun-loving drinker was sealed by his animated victory celebrations, has opened up about now being teetotal as part of his battle with depression....



 2015-07-05 13:25   

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  Roberto Carlos joins Delhi team in Indian league...[ + ]

Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos will manage Delhi Dynamos in this year's Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced on Sunday....



 2015-07-05 13:15   

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  New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto...[ + ]

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto....



 2015-07-05 13:01   

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  2 choices, many possible results for Greeces landmark vote...[ + ]

LONDON - The Greek people are voting on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the 19-nation eurozone. The question is whether their vote today....



 2015-07-05 13:00   

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  Kerry, Zarif meet as Tuesday's Iran nuclear deadline approaches...[ + ]

The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to try to resolve obstacles to a nuclear accord, including when Iran would get sanctions relief and what advanced research and development it may pursue....



 2015-07-05 12:43   

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  69 Chinese mutual funds will support effort to stabilise stock market...[ + ]

More Chinese mutual funds said on Sunday that they will invest to stabilise China's stock market, following a statement by the China Mutual Fund Association on Saturday, in which 25 fund companies committed to buying shares....



 2015-07-05 12:35   

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  Orchard MRT shuttered for more than an hour after fire alarm triggered...[ + ]

Access to malls from Orchard MRT station were cut off for more than an hour on Sunday evening (Jul 5) after the fire alarm went off and the shutters at the station's exits went down....



 2015-07-05 12:35   

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  Malaysia's opposition demands emergency debate on PM after graft allegations...[ + ]

Two of Malaysia's main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak's future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1MDB....



 2015-07-05 12:35   

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  Argentina's search for elusive final key continues...[ + ]

Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says you learn more from defeat than victory....



 2015-07-05 12:26   

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  Shutters come down after fire alarm triggered at Orchard MRT...[ + ]

Access to malls from Orchard MRT station were cut off on Sunday evening (Jul 5) after the fire alarm went off and the shutters at the station's exits went down....



 2015-07-05 12:20   

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  69 Chinese mutual funds will support effort to stabilize stock market...[ + ]

More Chinese mutual funds said on Sunday that they will invest to stabilize China's stock market, following a statement by the China Mutual Fund Association on Saturday, in which 25 fund companies committed to buying shares....



 2015-07-05 12:20   

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  Williamses renew rivalry as little sister eyes Serena Slam...[ + ]

With her heart racing as she stood two points from defeat in her third round match at Wimbledon, Serena Williams looked in serious danger of missing out on a 26th on-court date with older sister Venus....



 2015-07-05 12:20   

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  Greece must introduce another currency if 'no' vote wins: Schulz...[ + ]

The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, told German radio that Greece would have to introduce another currency if the no vote wins in Sunday's referendum on an aid-for-reforms deal....



 2015-07-05 11:45   

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  French wine regions Champagne, Burgundy win world heritage status...[ + ]

France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy....



 2015-07-05 11:40   

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  Malaysian PM says referred 'wild allegations' against him to lawyers...[ + ]

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Sunday that he had referred "wild allegations" against him to lawyers and would decide any legal steps in a few days....



 2015-07-05 11:40   

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  French wine regions Champagne, Burgundy win world heritage status...[ + ]

France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy....



 2015-07-05 11:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Upsets unlikely as big guns set for Wimbledon last 16...[ + ]

Rafa Nadal may have left the stage but the smooth progress into Wimbledon's second week of the remaining members of tennis's established powerbase suggests further upsets are unlikely in the men's last 16 on Monday....



 2015-07-05 11:25   

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  Du Plessis leads South Africa to easy win in Bangladesh...[ + ]

Faf du Plessis led from the front as South Africa flexed their bowling muscles to thrash Bangladesh by 52 runs in the first Twenty20 Internationals on Sunday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series....



 2015-07-05 11:20   

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  Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town...[ + ]

Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters attacked the centre of Iraq's northern oil refinery town of Baiji overnight, forcing the army and Shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on Sunday....



 2015-07-05 11:15   

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  On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear Syria incursion...[ + ]

From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus....



 2015-07-05 11:05   

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  Suicide bomber kills six at church in Nigeria...[ + ]

A suicide bomber killed six people at a church on Sunday in Potiskum, a town in northeast Nigeria hit by suspected Boko Haram attacks in the past, a Red Cross official and a witness said....



 2015-07-05 11:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chinese officials, investors hope new support steps will stave off stock crash...[ + ]

China's stock markets may be facing a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that could threaten the world's second-largest economy....



 2015-07-05 11:05   

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  Landmine kills five Ukrainian soldiers in separatist east...[ + ]

Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed and three wounded by a landmine in the separatist Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday....



 2015-07-05 11:05   

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  Lauda dismisses talk of Mercedes supplying Red Bull...[ + ]

Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has dismissed a report suggesting Formula One rivals Red Bull could switch from Renault to Mercedes engines with Aston Martin branding....



 2015-07-05 10:57   

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  Drones gain popularity in fight against deforestation...[ + ]

Flying drones may be a popular hobby for many, but in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia they are increasingly being used in the fight against deforestation and illegal land clearing....



 2015-07-05 10:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Saudi-led strikes kill 30 in northern Yemen, Houthis say...[ + ]

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces killed 30 civilians in an attack on a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency Saba said, as U.N. mediators pushed for a humanitarian pause in fighting that has killed nearly 3,000 since March....



 2015-07-05 10:45   

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  Lebanese Hezbollah, Syrian army enter rebel-held border city - TV...[ + ]

The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway, al Manar television reported on Sunday....



 2015-07-05 10:45   

Today Online

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  US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief...[ + ]

HANOI - Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his......



 2015-07-05 10:42   

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  11 dead in China building collapse; 3 missing: State media...[ + ]

More than 50 workers were in a shoe factory in China's Zhejiang province when the building collapsed....



 2015-07-05 10:33   

Today Online

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  Fiji beats Micronesia 38-0 in Pacific Games football match...[ + ]

PORT MORESBY (Papua New Guinea) - Pacific Games organisers say Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory today (July 5) over the Federated States of Micronesia. Fiji led 21-0 lead at halftime. Antonio Tuivuna....



 2015-07-05 10:05   

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  300 lower-income, elderly residents in Jurong get free medical consultations...[ + ]

The free medical consultations are part of an ongoing pilot to help lower-income and elderly residents manage chronic illnesses....



 2015-07-05 10:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Seven Pakistani troops killed as army pushes to finish anti-Taliban offensive...[ + ]

Taliban ambushes and bombings killed at least seven Pakistani soldiers in the northwest as the military made a new push into the militants' last major stronghold near the border with Afghanistan, intelligence officers said Sunday....



 2015-07-05 09:57   

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  Malaysia PM Najib to sue WSJ over 1MDB allegations: Report...[ + ]

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to file a suit against The Wall Street Journal over allegations implicating him in a US$700 million money trail, reports The Star....



 2015-07-05 09:50   

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  Ecclestone has more talks with Monza...[ + ]

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he is still hoping to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016 following further discussions with Italian Grand Prix officials but the situation remains open....



 2015-07-05 09:45   

Today Online

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  Korean institute chief falls to death after deadly bus trip...[ + ]

BEIJING - The head of a South Korean institute that organised a tour of China by local officials that ended in a deadly bus crash fell to his death from a hotel early this morning (July 5) in north-eastern China, state media reported. Choi Doo Yeong had....




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