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 2014-10-29 08:54   

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  Construction firm, director fined for failing to declare GST on property sale...

Junling Construction & Engineering and director Cheah Wai Fun had failed to account to account for S$96,600 collected as tax in the company's GST returns. In total, both the company and Cheah will have to pay more than S$386,000 in penalties and fines....



 2014-10-29 08:50   

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  EZ-Link to discontinue Season Passes from the start of 2015...

Existing Season Pass holders can continue to purchase monthly passes until Dec 1, and weekly passes until Dec 25. ...



 2014-10-29 08:47   

Today Online

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  NUS Architecture launches sourcebook for designing future nursing homes...

SINGAPORE - The Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) today (Oct 29) launched a design sourcebook for designing nursing homes for high-rise, high-density Asian cities like......



 2014-10-29 08:42   

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  Cambodia's King Sihamoni celebrates 10 years on throne...

Thousands of well-wishers paid tribute to Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni on his 10th year on the throne....



 2014-10-29 08:11   

Today Online

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  Plane intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets belongs to ST Aerospace...

SINGAPORE – The Singapore-registered plane that was intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets yesterday (Oct 28) was owned by Singapore Technologies (ST) Aerospace and operated by its pilot training subsidiary, Pacific Flight Services. The C90GTi King Air......



 2014-10-29 08:06   

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  Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections, due to take place this weekend, should "go ahead as agreed" and Russia will "recognise the results"...



 2014-10-29 07:52   

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  Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge against Section 377A...

The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by Tan Eng Hong against the law which criminalises gay sex....



 2014-10-29 07:49   

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  200 missing in Sri Lanka after mudslide...

A spokesman for Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre has said there are reports of heavy damage and a potentially large number of fatalities after a mudslide at a tea estate 200km east of the capital Colombo....



 2014-10-29 07:42   

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  Football: Vincent Tan to invest in MLS club despite feeling 'cheated' by Cardiff buy...

The Malaysian businessman says the acquisition of an Major League Soccer franchise in Los Angeles will be announced in the “next couple of days”, but will not rush to invest in another European club after his experiences owning English Championship club C...



 2014-10-29 07:40   

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  Zambia's President Michael Sata dead at 77...

Zambia President Michael Sata died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for a long-rumoured but undisclosed illness....



 2014-10-29 07:29   

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  Fight against Ebola turning into war of words ...

The fight against Ebola is fast turning into a war of words as disagreements continue over US quarantine rules....



 2014-10-29 07:26   

Today Online

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  More dedicated foster care support centres to be set up under pilot scheme...

SINGAPORE – Under a new three-year pilot starting next year, Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) will be appointed to set up dedicated fostering agencies to expand foster care capabilities by providing support services to foster parents and recruiting....



 2014-10-29 07:10   

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  NUS launches sourcebook for designing future nursing homes...

TODAY reports: The book, put together by NUS architecture students, includes eight case studies of nursing homes in Singapore, 58 creative designs and design templates for elderly care facilities....



 2014-10-29 07:08   

Today Online

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  A*STAR and Biomicro partner up to develop new blood glucose monitoring device...

SINGAPORE – The hassle and discomfort of daily finger-pricking blood tests for diabetics in monitoring their blood glucose levels may soon be a thing of the past after A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and local biotechnology firm Singapore......



 2014-10-29 07:02   

Today Online

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  LTA announces new, enhanced EMAS signboards on CTE and ECP...

SINGAPORE - Real-time traffic information will now be easier to view on Singapore roads. New, enhanced Expressway Motoring Advisory System (EMAS) signboards that can display both text and graphical messages in several colours have been installed along the...



 2014-10-29 06:52   

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  Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s Singapore concert sold out within 8 hours...

Released at 10am on Oct 27, tickets for concert were completely sold out by 6pm. Sheeran's reaction: “This is amazing!"...



 2014-10-29 06:29   

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  China set to punish HK lawmaker for criticising CY Leung...

Lawmaker Michael Tien said his brother James, a prominent businessman and politician, will likely be dumped from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference because of his perceived disloyalty to Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung....



 2014-10-29 06:25   

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  Free kidney health screening at Clementi, Toa Payoh on Nov 9...

The free health screenings will be offered during National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Dialysis Centre Open House, happening at two dialysis centres in Toa Payoh and Clementi....



 2014-10-29 06:15   

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  Indonesia president rapped over hardline defence minister...

Indonesia's reformist new president Joko Widodo surprised observers by naming former army chief of staff, Ryamizard Ryacudu, to his cabinet at the weekend....



 2014-10-29 06:14   

Today Online

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  Tigerair conducts trial to allow guide dogs on flight...

SINGAPORE – Passengers on board Tigerair's flight to Phuket today (Oct 29) would have been surprised to see a guide dog beside a visually impaired person on their flight. This is all part of a trial that Tigerair is conducting, in partnership with the own...



 2014-10-29 06:02   

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  S Korea spy agency says North hacking smartphones...

South Korea's National Intelligence Service said more than 20,000 smartphones may have been infected by the apps that were posted on South Korean websites between May and September....



 2014-10-29 05:42   

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  Obama, Red Cross see progress in Ebola battle...

Obama on Tuesday hailed progress in the fight against Ebola, while the Red Cross aid group announced that its workers were picking up little more than a third of the late September peak of more than 300 bodies a week in and around Monrovia....



 2014-10-29 05:15   

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  New colour-coded electronic signboards on CTE, ECP from Sunday...

The signboards, located at entry points to the two expressways, will display both text and graphical messages, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) says....



 2014-10-29 05:00   

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  Australia seeking to confirm death of top Islamic State member...

Afghan-born Mohammad Ali Baryalei, reportedly a former nightclub bouncer and aspiring actor, is believed to have died in fighting in recent days....



 2014-10-29 05:00   

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  Security officers to get salary increase of more than 30%...

Under a new five-level career progression model, they will earn a minimum of S$1,100, and rise up to S$1,700 as they move up to a senior security supervisor level....



 2014-10-29 04:59   

Today Online

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  Mark Rylance Starring as The BFG for Steven Spielberg...

LOS ANGELES - DreamWorks Studios has cast Mark Rylance as the benevolent giant who is the title character in The BFG. Steven Spielberg will direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel. Published in 1982, The BFG - short for Big Friendly Giant -...



 2014-10-29 04:53   

Today Online

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  Marvel expands with Dr. Strange, Black Panther and female Captain Marvel films...

LOS ANGELES - The Marvel cinematic universe is expanding with new characters Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, who will be Marvel's first female superhero to anchor her own film, the Walt Disney Co-owned studio said yesterday (Oct......



 2014-10-29 04:41   

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  Thai court dismisses case against British rights activist...

Andy Hall had faced up to a year in jail if convicted of defamation - a criminal offence in Thailand - after Thai fruit processing giant Natural Fruit made the complaint against him over the labour abuse allegations he levelled against the company....



 2014-10-29 04:31   

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  In the works: Hassle-free monitoring device for diabetes patients...

Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of Microelectronics and Singapore Biomicro aims to develop an implantable blood glucose monitoring device, thereby eliminating the need for daily finger-prick blood tests....



 2014-10-29 04:25   

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  Singapore horror movie named Best Feature Film at US horror film fest...

TODAY reports: Locally-produced horror film AFTERIMAGES, which screened in Singapore last month, was among 38 international films screened at the festival....



 2014-10-29 04:09   

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  Tigerair conducts trial to allow guide dogs on flight...

TODAY reports: As part of the trial, guide dog Esme and her visually impaired owner Cassandra Chiu took a Tigerair flight to Phuket on Wednesday....



 2014-10-29 04:00   

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  Two Koreas rule out high-level talks this week...

The two Koreas had decided earlier this month to restart the talks by early November, with South Korea proposing a meeting at the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday....



 2014-10-29 03:52   

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  More foster parents, better support in pipeline under new MSF pilot ...

The Ministry of Social and Family Development will appoint voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to set up dedicated fostering agencies to recruit and support foster parents in caring for vulnerable children....



 2014-10-29 03:43   

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  Asia shares rise as Fed meeting wraps up...

Tokyo stocks rose 1.38 per cent by the break, Hong Kong was up 0.88 per cent, Shanghai gained 0.36 per cent and Seoul climbed 1.16 per cent. Sydney edged down 0.1 per cent....



 2014-10-29 03:33   

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  Cat slashed in half: Animal activists appeal for information...

SPCA says it is inspecting the body of a white cat purportedly slashed into half at Marine Crescent, photos of which have been posted on Facebook....



 2014-10-29 03:27   

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  Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong protests...

Two Hong Kong expats plan to run 102km over 15 hours, finishing at the main protest site opposite the government's headquarters....



 2014-10-29 03:08   

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  Companies with diverse boardrooms have better returns: NUS-BoardAgender study...

Companies that have both genders, at least two ethnic groups and two generations represented in their boardrooms have higher Return on Assets (ROA) than those with none of these diversity indicators, according to the joint study by NUS and BoardAgender....



 2014-10-29 02:56   

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  N Korea researching sea-based missiles, says US think-tank...

Reviewing recent commercial satellite imagery, the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said a new test facility had been identified at the Sinpo South Shipyard in northeastern North Korea....



 2014-10-29 02:46   

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  New Business Excellence framework will focus on customer needs, staff productivity...

The enhanced framework will kick in on Jan 1, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Swee Say announced at the Business Excellence Global Conference....



 2014-10-29 02:35   

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  Maradona accuses girlfriend of theft after video leaked...

Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona filed a theft complaint against his girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, after a video was released that allegedly shows him hitting her....



 2014-10-29 02:32   

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  Vanu Gopala Menon appointed as Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia...

Currently the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Menon will assume the position on Nov 10, taking the place of outgoing High Commissioner to Malaysia Ong Keng Yong....



 2014-10-29 02:28   

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  UK charity launches app to scan for suicidal tweets...

The free app from British suicide prevention charity Samaritans scans for tweets involving phrases such as "hate myself", "depressed" and "help me"....



 2014-10-29 02:11   

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  Plane intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets belongs to ST Aerospace...

A flight plan was filed, the required approvals were sought and the company has been operating the route "for a number of years", ST Aerospace spokesperson says....



 2014-10-29 01:46   

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  Texas executes 10th death row inmate this year...

Miguel Paredes, 32, who spent 13 years awaiting execution, was put to death in Texas Tuesday (Oct 28).  ...



 2014-10-29 01:23   

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  Facebook shares dive as social network eyes future...

Facebook shares, which had been near record levels in recent days, dropped more than nine percent to US$73.29 in after-market trades. ...



 2014-10-29 00:44   

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  Israeli cult leader gets 30 years for rape, incest...

Goel Ratzon was charged in 2010 with enslaving and sexually abusing 21 women he considered to be his wives and the 38 children he fathered with them....



 2014-10-29 00:35   

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  SG Changi settles motorsports hub debts...

TODAY reports: Sport Singapore refunds what was left of S$40 million and returns the site to the Singapore Land Authority....



 2014-10-29 00:22   

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  First Iraqi Kurdish fighters bound for Kobane arrive in Turkey...

An unknown number of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga combatants headed immediately for the Turkey-Syria border by bus after flying in from Iraq. ...



 2014-10-29 00:07   

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  Japan industrial production up 2.7% on-month in September...

Japan's factory production in September rose 2.7 per cent on-month, reversing a drop of 1.9 per cent in August....



 2014-10-29 00:02   

Today Online

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  US company blocks S’pore firm from registering similar trademark...

SINGAPORE - Fox Racing, Inc, an American motocross apparel company, has succeeded in blocking local apparel and bag manufacturer Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd from registering a trademark that resembles its own. In his judgment released yesterday, Mr Mark Lim,....




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