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 2014-12-21 12:25   

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  Alpine Skiing: Elisabeth Goergl wins Val d'Isere super-G...[ + ]

Elisabeth Goergl beat fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger in the women's World Cup super-G at Val d'Isere on Sunday (Dec 21) as Lindsey Vonn crashed out....



 2014-12-21 12:19   

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  Spared the butcher's knife, horses get new lease of life in Italy...[ + ]

In the last four years, a couple have saved around 40 healthy young horses from the butcher's knife by training them for roles ranging from ploughing up fields to helping hyperactive kids to learn how to concentrate and relax....



 2014-12-21 12:18   

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  Roadside bomb and Taliban attack kill 14 in Afghanistan...[ + ]

A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday (Dec 21)....



 2014-12-21 12:05   

Today Online

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  No justification for murder of NYC police: Obama...[ + ]

HONOLULU - President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight yesterday (Dec 20) in New York. Mr Obama said there was no justification for the slayings. He said police offers risk their own saf...



 2014-12-21 12:04   

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  Taiwan's ruling party bullish on China ties despite poll setback...[ + ]

The sole leadership candidate for Taiwan's ruling party, Eric Chu, said he would keep pushing for stronger ties with China even though its Beijing-friendly policy was blamed for its worst-ever local election setback....



 2014-12-21 12:00   

Today Online

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  Open kitchen concept popular among BTO home buyers: HDB...[ + ]

SINGAPORE The open kitchen concept has shown to be popular among Build-To-Order (BTO) home buyers, said the Housing and Development Board (HDB) today (Dec 21). As of Oct 31, six out of 10 BTO buyers who have selected a unit chose the open kitchen......



 2014-12-21 11:30   

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  Christmas in China, with saxophones, Smurfs and steam trains...[ + ]

Christmas - once banned in China - has exploded in the atheist nation in recent years, with marketeers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets....



 2014-12-21 11:14   

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  China's Xiaomi raising more than US$1b in funding: Report...[ + ]

The move would raise the valuation of China's top smartphone seller to above US$45 billion....



 2014-12-21 11:00   

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  Nine projects supported by MCCY's S$20m fund in 2014...[ + ]

The fund aims to showcase Singapore artists overseas, and theatre company Paper Monkey and pop-rock band The Summer State are some of the recipients....



 2014-12-21 10:50   

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  Elton John to wed after 21 years with partner...[ + ]

The 67-year-old singer posted a picture of an invitation on photo-sharing website Instagram, with the words "Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding on Sunday the 21st December" written on a backgro...



 2014-12-21 10:37   

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  Back-to-school bags for needy children...[ + ]

Children from less-privileged households in Sembawang on Sunday (Dec 21) received backpacks containing stationery and books to prepare them for the new school term,as part of a new initiative aimed at giving back to those less fortunate....



 2014-12-21 10:31   

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  Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic...[ + ]

Russia's Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Sunday (Dec 21) that the page has been blocked on orders of the general prosecutor....



 2014-12-21 10:30   

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  Temasek Foundation's Aceh rice project yielding results...[ + ]

Residents in Indonesia's northern province of Aceh may soon have more varieties of rice to choose from. By 2017, there may be six more rice varieties - the result of an $800,000 research project funded by Temasek Foundation....



 2014-12-21 10:20   

Today Online

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  Festive cheer for 45 low-income families...[ + ]

SINGAPORE Forty-five low income families benefited today (Dec 21) from a pilot initiative by the Sembawang Community Club Youth Executive Committee (YEC) to distribute backpacks filled with stationary, books and other learning essentials for91......



 2014-12-21 10:08   

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  Extreme weather, rising sea levels among environmental challenges...[ + ]

SINGAPORE After the prolonged dry spell this year, a water-rationing exercise could be on the cards next year to educate the public on how to save water, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in an exclusive interview with......



 2014-12-21 09:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  In the dogfight over posh airline food, the sky's the limit...[ + ]

Michelin-star food and vintage champagne: airlines are pulling out all the stops to cater to their top-tier passengers' tastes, as they seek a larger slice of the highly profitable market....



 2014-12-21 09:48   

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  US dismisses North Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help...[ + ]

US National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh said: "If the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused."...



 2014-12-21 09:44   

Today Online

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  Australian defence minister out in cabinet reshuffle...[ + ]

SYDNEY - Australian Defence Minister David Johnston was thrown out of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's cabinet today (Dec 21), a month after he embarrassed the government with comments critical of government-owned ship builder ASC. Mr Abbott also promoted......



 2014-12-21 09:44   

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  Chinese tycoon set to build more billions with IPO...[ + ]

The flotation of one of Wanda Group's subsidiaries this week will propel property billionaire Wang Jianlin back up the table of fortune, after being displaced as China's richest man this year by Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma....



 2014-12-21 09:41   

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  Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia...[ + ]

LOUISVILLE (Kentucky) Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman said. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said last night (Dec 20) that the 72-year-old boxing great is being treated by his team o...



 2014-12-21 09:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mass conversion in India PM's home state sparks anger...[ + ]

The radical Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) said it converted Christian tribal people to their original Hindu faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's western home state of Gujarat late on Saturday....



 2014-12-21 09:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Move to all-grass field a positive one: Sport Singapore CEO...[ + ]

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yinsaid the field will be heavily used when Singapore hosts the SEA Games in June next year, and the pitch needs to withstand the rigours of the events....



 2014-12-21 09:12   

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  Immigration minister promoted in Australia cabinet reshuffle...[ + ]

Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison was on Sunday (Dec 21) chosen to head up the social services ministry in a major cabinet reshuffle, a move widely seen as a promotion following his handling of controversial asylum-seeker policies....



 2014-12-21 09:10   

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  Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs ...[ + ]

Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals....



 2014-12-21 08:35   

Today Online

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  Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children...[ + ]

SYDNEY Police said an Australian woman has been charged with murder in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece whose bodies were found inside her home. Mersane Warria was charged with eight counts of murder today (Dec 21) in a bedside hearing a...



 2014-12-21 08:35   

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  UMNO is the beggar, not Malays, DAP MP tells Dr M...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - Dr Mahathir Mohamad's assertion that the Malays are now "beggars" due to political factionalism is a canard to mask UMNO's inability to formulate effective economic policy, a DAP MP has retorted. Pointing out that Malay control over all pub...



 2014-12-21 08:29   

Today Online

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  Duo with dangerous weapons at AFF Suzuki Cup final arrested...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - Two Malaysian men have been arrested for possessing dangerous weapons while watching the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup final at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium at Kuala Lumpur, Bernama reported. The men were found carrying flares and knuckledusters,...



 2014-12-21 07:48   

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  Open kitchen concept gaining popularity among HDB BTO buyers...[ + ]

Figures from HDB showed 60 per cent of build-to-order (BTO) flat buyers opted not to have a kitchen partition wall, if they had a choice....



 2014-12-21 07:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lebanese villagers arm themselves against militants...[ + ]

Fearing attacks from militant groups in Syria, Lebanese villagers living near the border have begun arming themselves....



 2014-12-21 06:59   

Today Online

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  Sony hackers taunt FBI, congratulate its success...[ + ]

LOS ANGELES A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI, which named North Korea responsible for the attack on Friday (Dec 19). "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you......



 2014-12-21 06:59   

Today Online

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  Malaysia to charge RM20 entry fee for foreign-registered vehicles from Singapore...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will charge RM20 (S$7.55) vehicle entry permit (VEP) for all foreign-registered vehicles coming in from Singapore in the middle of next year, while mulling similar charges for vehicles coming in from Thailand and Brunei. Singapore.....



 2014-12-21 06:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  Boxing: Muhammad Ali in hospital with pneumonia...[ + ]

Muhammad Ali is in stable condition after being hospitalised for a "mild" case of pneumonia, said his spokesman....



 2014-12-21 06:28   

Today Online

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  A year in pop culture: Ice buckets, breaking the Internet...[ + ]

Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting Let It Go from Disney's Frozen. Suddenly a friend would pour a bucket of ice water over her head. Adele would......



 2014-12-21 06:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bomb kills three in India's restive northeast: Police...[ + ]

The incident was the second attack in the area in northeast India's Manipur province....



 2014-12-21 05:44   

Today Online

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  2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser...[ + ]

NEW YORK An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire yesterday (Dec 20) afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police....



 2014-12-21 05:27   

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  Shorter Vehicle Entry Permit operating hours for December...[ + ]

As part of on-going initiatives to attract more foreign visitors to Singapore during the December school holidays, operating hours for the VEP will be shortened to end at 12pm on weekdays....



 2014-12-21 05:27   

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  Malaysia to charge S$7.60 entry fee for foreign vehicles from Singapore...[ + ]

Motorists with foreign-registered vehicles heading to Johor Bahru from Singapore will be charged a Vehicle Entry Permit fee of RM20 (S$7.55)....



 2014-12-21 05:08   

Today Online

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  Football: Messi double, Suzrez goal fire Barca rout...[ + ]

BARCELONA Lionel Messi scored two late goals and Luis Suarez got his first in La Liga as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 yesterday (Dec 20) to finish the year a point behind leaders Real Madrid. In-form Pedro put Barca ahead after 71 seconds, th...



 2014-12-21 05:07   

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  Indonesian capital bets on web drive to lift fortunes...[ + ]

Jakarta has launched an online platform which allows residents to report problems, from crime to traffic jams, with their smartphones....



 2014-12-21 05:05   

Today Online

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  Real Madrid crowned world champ at Club World Cup...[ + ]

MARRAKECH Real Madrid outclassed San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the Club World Cup final yesterday (Dec 20) to put a crown on their status as the best club in world football. The cup added to Madrid's 2014 trophy haul of Champions League, Copa del Rey,....



 2014-12-21 04:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand...[ + ]

The exact number of foreign labourers in Thailand who died in the 2004 tsunami is unknown, as most did not have official work permits....



 2014-12-21 02:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Woman charged with murder of 8 children in Australia...[ + ]

A 37-year-old woman was charged with the murder of eight children, seven of whom are her own, said Australian police....



 2014-12-21 01:58   

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  North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny...[ + ]

The UN Security Council will meet to scrutinise North Korea's human rights record for the first time....



 2014-12-21 01:22   

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  Two New York policemen 'assassinated': Police chief...[ + ]

Two police officers were shot dead in New York "with no warning and no provocation", by a gunman who later killed himself, said the police chief....



 2014-12-21 00:38   

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  US asked for China's help on N Korea cyber-attacks: Official...[ + ]

A US official said Washington has discussed with Beijing and asked for their cooperation as it weighs a response to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures....



 2014-12-20 22:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Two New York police officers killed in Brooklyn...[ + ]

Two New York police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn on Saturday (Dec 20), officials said, in what local media called an apparent ambush....



 2014-12-20 22:38   

Today Online

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  No strikers, no problem for Man City...[ + ]

LONDON It was a case of no strikers, no problem for Manchester City last night (Dec 20) as they joined Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. With first-choice forwards Edin Dzeko,......



 2014-12-20 22:02   

Today Online

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  Thailand strike late to seal fourth ASEAN Cup title...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR Thailand won the ASEAN Cup for a record-equalling fourth time yesterday (Dec 20) after scoring twice in the last 10 minutes to beat Malaysia 4-3 on aggregate. Despite losing Saturday's second leg 3-2 in Kuala Lumpur, Thailand clinched the......



 2014-12-20 21:41   

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  Football: Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014...[ + ]

Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014....



 2014-12-20 21:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'...[ + ]

More than 250 minor tremors have rattled the Florence region over the past three days, sparking alarm in Italy over the safety of Michelangelo's "David" statue....




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