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 2015-05-03 13:25   

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  German prosecutors launch investigation of spying charges...[ + ]

Germany's top public prosecutor will look into accusations that the country's BND foreign intelligence agency violated laws by helping the United States spy on officials and firms in Europe, including Airbus group, the federal prosecutors office said....



 2015-05-03 13:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Day of prayer for Baltimore after black man's police custody death ...[ + ]

The city of Baltimore was on Sunday to observe a day of prayer two weeks after a 25-year-old black man died of injuries suffered in police custody in a case that has led to criminal charges against six officers....



 2015-05-03 13:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  French National Front leader Le Pen says her father should no longer speak for the party...[ + ]

Marine Le Pen said on Sunday she no longer wanted her father to speak on behalf of the French far-right National Front party that he founded and she leads, a day before he may be sanctioned by the party for his comments about World War Two....



 2015-05-03 13:13   

Today Online

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  Pacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss...[ + ]

LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao also said Nevada boxing commissioners denied his request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room be...



 2015-05-03 13:07   

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  Kerry in Kenya to offer help against militants: Officials...[ + ]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kenya on Sunday to offer help in countering Somali al Shabaab militants who have staged deadly attacks there and elsewhere in East Africa....



 2015-05-03 12:55   

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  Kerry in Kenya to offer help against militants - officials...[ + ]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kenya on Sunday to offer help in countering Somali al Shabaab militants who have staged deadly attacks there and elsewhere in East Africa....



 2015-05-03 12:51   

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  Malaysia PM in Singapore for Leader's Retreat...[ + ]

The two-day meeting is a key bilateral platform for Malaysia and Singapore to drive relations forward....



 2015-05-03 12:49   

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  Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal babys name...[ + ]

LONDON - Britain's newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace - but the guessing game continues over what her name will be. It's possible she will be named today (May 3) by her parents, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambri...



 2015-05-03 12:46   

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  Nepal quake: Families mourn loved ones as Kathmandu cremates victims...[ + ]

The cremation of dead bodies along the Bagmati River is regular but the frequency in which the practice is being performed is a tragic byproduct of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake....



 2015-05-03 12:45   

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  Maya Plisetskaya overcame terror legacy to redefine ballet...[ + ]

Maya Plisetskaya, a star of Russia's Bolshoi ballet who overcame a legacy of Stalinist oppression to redefine her art and be feted as the greatest ballerina of her generation, has died in Germany aged 89....



 2015-05-03 12:40   

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  Maya Plisetskaya overcame terror legacy to redefine ballet...[ + ]

Maya Plisetskaya, a star of Russia's Bolshoi ballet who overcame a legacy of Stalinist oppression to redefine her art and be feted as the greatest ballerina of her generation, has died in Germany aged 89....



 2015-05-03 12:40   

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  William and Kate eschew crowns for life with nappies...[ + ]

They are one of the most famous couples on the planet, one day destined to be Britain's king and queen....



 2015-05-03 12:40   

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  Merkel says Germans can never forget death camp horrors...[ + ]

Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich....



 2015-05-03 12:35   

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  New 'Star Wars' products to debut at Sept 4 global event ...[ + ]

Major retailers and Disney Stores around the world will start selling the first merchandise tied to the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" during an event that will kick off just after midnight on Sept. 4....



 2015-05-03 12:35   

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  Detroit automakers face speed bumps as sales growth slows ...[ + ]

Detroit's automakers, on track for their best sales year since 2006, may want to brace themselves for rockier times ahead....



 2015-05-03 12:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  HSBC's HQ rethink: taxes and China relationship hold key to decision...[ + ]

In 1990, an assessment called Project Rainbow paved the way for HSBC to move from Hong Kong to Britain. As Europe's biggest bank now considers moving back, the same exercise offers clues to its final decision, say industry sources and analysts....



 2015-05-03 12:13   

Today Online

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  MDA suspends licence of socio-political website The Real Singapore...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - In an unprecedented move, socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS), known for posting articles with a xenophobic slant, has been ordered to stop posting articles on their website and social media platforms with immediate effect, and to...



 2015-05-03 12:05   

Today Online

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  Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat...[ + ]

MANILA - Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the....



 2015-05-03 11:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  SG50 carnival celebrates Singapores past and future...[ + ]

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and residents got the chance to celebrate Singapore's past and look at its future at the carnivalorganised by the Ang Mo Kio and Hougang grassroots organisations....



 2015-05-03 11:57   

Today Online

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  An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake...[ + ]

POKHARIDANDA (NEPAL) - He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He'd been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal's snow-covered peaks. "The earth started shaking," said Mr Fattha Bahadur Rana, who at 90 ye...



 2015-05-03 11:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chelsea are boring under Mourinho, says Gullit...[ + ]

Chelsea play "ugly" football under Jose Mourinho and the Premier League's runaway leaders deserve to be branded as boring because of their refusal to attack teams, their former manager Ruud Gullit has said....



 2015-05-03 11:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Saudi-led coalition probably used cluster bombs in Yemen - HRW...[ + ]

The Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen has probably used cluster bombs which are banned by most countries, the international monitoring group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday....



 2015-05-03 11:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Boxing: Amir Khan wants Mayweather fight...[ + ]

Britain's former two-time light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has said he wants to be the next opponent for Floyd Mayweather after watching ringside as the American outpointed Manny Pacquiao in the Las Vegas superfight on Saturday (May 2)....



 2015-05-03 11:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Gunmen kidnap seven Pakistani police in Punjab attack...[ + ]

Dozens of gunmen from criminal gangs kidnapped seven Pakistani police from a checkpoint in the normally peaceful province of Punjab on Sunday, officials said....



 2015-05-03 11:25   

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  Hundreds of rescued Nigerian women and children arrive at refugee camp...[ + ]

Hundreds of traumatised Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram Islamists have been released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola, an army spokesman said....



 2015-05-03 11:21   

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  Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW...[ + ]

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday (May 3), warning of the long-term dangers to civilians....



 2015-05-03 11:16   

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  Saudi-led alliance hits airbase in Yemen's Sanaa: Residents ...[ + ]

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck Sanaa's al Dulaimi military airbase overnight, residents of the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital said on Sunday....



 2015-05-03 11:15   

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  Football: Asia's lack of democracy typical of FIFA ethos, says Ali...[ + ]

The way that the Asian Football Confederation allowed FIFA president Sepp Blatter to address its congress while none of the men campaigning to replace him could, showed a typical lack of democracy, one of the candidates said on Sunday....



 2015-05-03 11:13   

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  Merkel joins Holocaust survivors to mark Nazi camp's liberation...[ + ]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined survivors of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on Sunday (May 3) for a solemn ceremony to mark 70 years since it was liberated by US forces....



 2015-05-03 11:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Quake-devastated Nepal toll to climb 'much higher'...[ + ]

The death toll from an earthquake that ripped through Nepal will climb "much higher", the government warned Sunday, as relief teams raced to reach survivors of the disaster that has already claimed more than 7,000 lives....



 2015-05-03 10:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Austria wants refugee quota for each EU member to help absorb influx - paper...[ + ]

Austria wants a refugee quota for every country in the European Union to help absorb hundreds of migrants arriving every day by boat in southern Europe, Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a newspaper interview....



 2015-05-03 10:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Largest deployment of Home Team officers sent for Nepal quake relief...[ + ]

The Home Team contingent in Nepal consists of 60 officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force and 66 officers from the Singapore Police Force....



 2015-05-03 10:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kerry backs justice for Sri Lanka's war-hit Tamils...[ + ]

US Secretary of State John Kerry ended a visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday (May 3) after pledging support for minority Tamils following decades of ethnic war, a local Tamil politician said....



 2015-05-03 10:37   

Today Online

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  Bodies from Thai mass grave show no initial signs of violent death: police...[ + ]

BANGKOK - Twenty-six bodies exhumed at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp in southern Thailand do not bear signs of violent death, police said on Sunday, following initial forensic examinations at the site. Dozens of police and rescue......



 2015-05-03 10:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Malaysian opposition party VP claims police abuse...[ + ]

Chua Tian Chang, better known as Tian Chua, told AFP police stopped his car on a highway in the northern state of Penang late on Saturday while he was on his way to his party's office after speaking at a political rally....



 2015-05-03 10:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nepal quake: Rural areas still lacking aid...[ + ]

UN humanitarian officials are increasingly concerned about the spread of disease, as some places have yet to receive any aid....



 2015-05-03 10:17   

Today Online

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  Mayweather beats Pacquiao via unanimous decision...[ + ]

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jrcemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on today (May 3)in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag. Mayweather weathered an......



 2015-05-03 10:01   

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  Football: Suarez brings more than just goals to Barcelona attack...[ + ]

After a slow start at Barcelona, Luis Suarez now has a strike rate comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while his selfless style has also helped instill a spirit of camaraderie within their deadly attack....



 2015-05-03 09:58   

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  Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul...[ + ]

Video of a mob killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court on Sunday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and unprecedented protests in Kabul....



 2015-05-03 09:55   

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  One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine: Kiev...[ + ]

One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and six wounded in attacks in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists, testing a fragile two-month ceasefire, the military said on Sunday....



 2015-05-03 09:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Italy says 3,700 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing...[ + ]

Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early Sunday and more rescue operations were expected during the day as people smugglers took advantage of calm seas, Italy's coast guard said....



 2015-05-03 09:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Steps taken to normalise Syria ties in defiance of EU sanctions ...[ + ]

In the last month, the European Union has imposed further sanctions against Syria, but there have also been small steps from other countries to normalise diplomatic relations with Damascus....



 2015-05-03 09:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  William and Kate spend first day at home with Britain's new princess...[ + ]

The couple, their firstborn Prince George and the new arrival are expected to spend the next few days relaxing together at their Kensington Palace apartment....



 2015-05-03 09:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Suarez brings more than just goals to Barcelona attack...[ + ]

After a slow start at Barcelona, Luis Suarez now has a strike rate comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while his selfless style has also helped instill a spirit of camaraderie within their deadly attack....



 2015-05-03 09:25   

Today Online

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  N Korea arrests S Korean studying in US for illegal entry...[ + ]

PYONGYANG - North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Mr Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the US and lives in New Jersey, was arres...



 2015-05-03 09:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Former deputy's graft sentence casts shadow on Iran's Ahmadinejad...[ + ]

In late January, a former deputy of conservative ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has been jailed for embezzlement raised explosive allegations which have now spurred speculation Ahmadinejad himself could face charges....



 2015-05-03 09:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kiwis stun Kangaroos with first-half try blitz...[ + ]

New Zealand stunned Australia with four tries in 20 first half minutes to beat the Kangaroos 26-12 at Lang Park on Sunday and record three straight wins over their neighbours for the first time since 1953....



 2015-05-03 08:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul...[ + ]

Video of a mob killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court on Sunday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and unprecedented protests in Kabul....



 2015-05-03 08:45   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Philippines at a standstill for Pacquiao fight...[ + ]

MANILA - Millions of Filipinos pack public gymnasiums, movie houses, restaurants and homes of relatives and friends with pay-per-view to cheer on their boxing hero Manny Pacquiao from halfway across the world in his fight against American Floyd......



 2015-05-03 08:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  China, Taiwan to seek cooperation as heads of ruling parties meet...[ + ]

The leader of Taiwan's Nationalist Party will sit down with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday in the first meeting between the heads of the ruling parties in the two rival states in more than 60 years....




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