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 2016-02-12 06:50 

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Don't show it on the big screen, don't show it on the big screen... +

Australia's players feared another backlash from New Zealand fans after a contentious no ball decision went in their favour in the final over of the first day's play of the first test on Friday....

 2016-02-12 06:47 

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Japan paternity leave trailblazer quits over bikini model affair... +

A Japanese politician who made headlines over his quest to take paternity leave quit after admitting to an affair with a bikini model while his wife was pregnant....

 2016-02-12 06:36 

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South Korea warns North over 'illegal' asset freeze... +

South Korea warned North Korea on Friday that it had acted "illegally"; in freezing the assets of South Korean companies and staff expelled from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone....

 2016-02-12 06:25 

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Beijing offers support for Hong Kong after New Year violence... +

BEIJING - China's central government firmly supports Hong Kong authorities and police in safeguarding public order and punishing those who break the law, the foreign ministry has said in Beijing's first reaction to a riot in Hong Kong earlier this......

 2016-02-12 06:20 

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Yellen's dilemma: a downturn with no easy response... +

The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods....

 2016-02-12 06:09 

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Asian stocks extend world rout amid rising Yen while oil rallies... +

TOKYO - The global equity bear market deepened in Asian trading, with Japanese stocks headed for their worst week since 2008 as anxiety over the world economy and central banks' ability to stem trading volatility fuelled a rally in the yen. Oil rebounded ...

 2016-02-12 06:05 

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Venezuelan President says three dead from Zika-linked complications... +

- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that three people had died of complications linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and that suspected cases of Zika had risen to 5,221....

 2016-02-12 05:50 

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Indonesia bans gay emojis on messaging apps... +

The Indonesian government has ordered instant messaging providers, including Line and WhatsApp, to remove any gay emojis or stickers from their applications....

 2016-02-12 05:40 

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Kerry says 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria agreed... +

MUNICH - USSecretary of State John Kerry said today (Feb 12) that an international meeting on the Syria crisis had agreed to implement a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria and to immediately expand delivery of humanitarian aid. Mr Kerry, speaking after.....

 2016-02-12 05:28 

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Robinho agrees two-year deal with Atletico Mineiro... +

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Robinho has signed for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, the club confirmed on Thursday....

 2016-02-12 04:49 

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Scuffles erupt outside court appearance for Mong Kok protesters... +

Supporters of the protesters in the Mong Kok riot got into a heated confrontation with opponents outside the Kowloon City Magistrates Court....

 2016-02-12 04:37 

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Msia minister defends move to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers into country... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has dismissed critics of Putrajaya's decision to bring in 1.5 million Bangladesh workers into the country over the next three years. Mr Zahid said the workers would be brought into the country in stages and....

 2016-02-12 04:25 

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Taiwan city looks at developer's other buildings after quake collapse... +

TAINAN, Taiwan - When an earthquake struck the Taiwanese city of Tainan in the early hours of Saturday morning, Wu Hsiu-chi's unit in the seven-storey Wei-guan Dragon Door World Family Building shook hard, but survived with little damage. In another talle...

 2016-02-12 04:25 

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Singtel Q3 profit slides 1.7%, forex hurts... +

SINGAPORE -Singapore TelecommunicationsLtdreported a 1.7 per cent fall in third-quarter netprofit, nearly in line with estimates, as adverse currencymovements and investments offset growing mobile data usage byits customers. Singtel, Southeast......

 2016-02-12 04:25 

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Robinho agrees two-year deal with Atletico Mineiro... +

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Robinho has signed for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, the club confirmed on Thursday. "Robinho is Atletico's new signing," the Belo Horizonte team said in a short statement. "Robinho will sign for two seas...

 2016-02-12 04:23 

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BOJ's Kuroda says market rout not caused by negative rates... +

"I don't think the BOJ's negative rate policy is behind (the recent market turbulence)," Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told parliament on Friday (Feb 12)....

 2016-02-12 04:20 

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SCDF to sound islandwide signal on Total Defence Day... +

"Members of the public are advised not to be alarmed by the minute-long sounding exercise," says SCDF....

 2016-02-12 04:15 

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Venezuela top court grants Maduro economic emergency powers, opposition cries foul... +

Venezuela's Supreme Court approved President Nicolas Maduro's "economic emergency" decree on Thursday, setting up a showdown after the Venezuelan Congress rejected the measure last month....

 2016-02-12 04:13 

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Pakistani Oscar-nominated film tackles honour killings... +

KARACHI (Pakistan) - When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. They said she had shamed her family when she married the boy of her choice. She crawled from the water,....

 2016-02-12 04:13 

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Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc owns it... +

NEW YORK - Myspace still exists? It does, and the company that owns the once-ubiquitous social network is being bought by Time Inc to help the magazine publisher target ads. Time Inc did not say yesterday (Feb 11)what it paid. The publisher of People,......

 2016-02-12 04:09 

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Just what are Einsteins gravitational waves?... +

WASHINGTON - Astronomers yesterday (Feb 11) announced that their new billion-dollar US observatory has detected a gravitational wave, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. Here's what that breakthrough.....

 2016-02-12 04:09 

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US criticises Cambodia for intimidation ahead of PMs visit... +

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is criticising Cambodia's government for threats against the political opposition as the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister prepares to make his first official US visit during 31 years in power. Prime Minister Hu...

 2016-02-12 04:05 

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Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 4 months... +

LOS ANGELES - A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged yesterday (Feb 11), a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with ce...

 2016-02-12 04:01 

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South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea... +

SEOUL - South Korea has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea, it said on Friday, hours after the North kicked out the South's workers and froze the assets of companies operating there. The......

 2016-02-12 04:01 

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Evidence grows for Zika role in brain damage... +

PARIS - Evidence piled up yesterday (Dec 12) implicating the Zika virus in a surge of brain damaged babies in Latin America, with two reports of the disease found in the neural tissue of affected infants. Scientists in Slovenia reported in the New England...

 2016-02-12 03:56 

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New York police officer guilty of killing unarmed black man... +

A jury on Thursday found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics....

 2016-02-12 03:50 

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Serial cheat jailed 89 months for misappropriating S$1.8m in 'Ponzi-like scheme'... +

Sims 89-month jail term includes 12 weeks imprisonment for offences under the Stamp Duties Act, for pocketing S$91,980 in stamp duties paid to him by the victims....

 2016-02-12 03:50 

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Crude oil prices jump nearly 6%, but outlook still bleak... +

comments by an OPEC energy minister sparked hopes of a coordinated production cut, yet analysts said such a move remained unlikely and that oversupply would persist....

 2016-02-12 03:50 

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5 new otter pups spotted at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park... +

The five new otter pups are likely to be about 1.5 months old, according to Facebook user Fast Snail....

 2016-02-12 03:41 

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2 men charged for armed robbery of convenience kiosk... +

Leon Chia Tee Song and Aaron Tan De Xun made off with S$600 in cash and 20 cartons of cigarettes after robbing the kiosk with a knife....

 2016-02-12 03:17 

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Hong Kong bookseller 'involuntarily removed' to mainland: UK... +

Britain said on Friday that a missing Hong Kong seller of gossipy books on China's leaders had likely been "involuntarily removed" to China from Hong Kong,...

 2016-02-12 03:15 

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South Korea, US to discuss advanced missile defence system as early as next week... +

South Korean and U.S. officials will begin talks as early as next week on the deployment of an advanced missile defence system to the U.S. military in the South, a South Korean defence ministry official said on Friday....

 2016-02-12 03:10 

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HDB, private apartment rents up slightly in January: Property index... +

The number of HDB flats rented went up 5.4 per cent from the previous month, while the number of private apartments rented spiked 15 per cent....

 2016-02-12 02:46 

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Actress Rebecca Lim announces retirement... +

"I have been thinking about it for a while now as I know it has to be done," said the actress....

 2016-02-12 02:34 

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Kanye West's new album and fashion show draw 20 million viewers... +

More than 20 million viewers watched rapper and fashion designer Kanye West put his own twist on a New York Fashion Week runway show on Thursday as he debuted a new album and clothing collection at famed music venue Madison Square Garden....

 2016-02-12 02:30 

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Kanye West's new album and fashion show draw 20 million viewers... +

More than 20 million viewers watched rapper and fashion designer Kanye West put his own twist on a New York Fashion Week runway show on Thursday as he debuted a new album and clothing collection at famed music venue Madison Square Garden....

 2016-02-12 02:26 

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Singapores crime rate up 4% in 2015, driven by cybercrime... +

A total of 33,608 cases were recorded last year, up from 32,315 cases in 2014. Online commercial crimes rose to 3,759 cases, up from 1,929 cases in 2014....

 2016-02-12 02:20 

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Oregon standoff ends after 41 days with dramatic surrender... +

The four holdouts in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last protester repeatedly threatening suicide in a dramatic final phone call with mediators before he gave up, ending the 41-day standoff....

 2016-02-12 02:19 

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Three dead in Venezuela after contracting Zika: Maduro... +

Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said -- the first deaths reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus....

 2016-02-12 02:10 

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Airshows a vital strategy in US engagements: US Air Force... +

Attending airshows is an important component of US strategy in the region, according to Major General Mark Dillon, Vice-Commander of the United States Pacific Air Force....

 2016-02-12 02:00 

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Yellen says no negative interest rates in store for US... +

Janet Yellen said Thursday (Feb 11) that the Federal Reserve had no plans to move toward negative interest rates, andexpressed "surprise" at how far European central banks had gone into negative territory....

 2016-02-12 01:31 

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Sedition charges against Malaysian law lecturer dropped... +

Malaysia's Attorney General decided to "discontinue prosecuting" a law lecturer under the country's controversial Sedition Act....

 2016-02-12 01:26 

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Japan Finance Minister says will take necessary steps to deal with forex volatility... +

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has issued his strongest hint of intervention thus far since the yen began its surge this month....

 2016-02-12 01:25 

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US Army not looking to build new bases in Singapore, spokesperson clarifies... +

Comments made to ASEAN reporters were "premature";, and were given by an officer who did not speak on behalf of the United States Army's Pacific Command, says the US Army's Director of Public Affairs in the Pacific....

 2016-02-12 01:20 

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TODAYs brief, Friday, Feb 12... +

Clinton and Sanders face off in debate The two presidential candidates of the Democratic Party of the United States former Secretary of State Mrs Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders face off in a televised debate starting at 10am today. With......

 2016-02-12 01:18 

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Uber agrees to US$28.5m settlement over safety claims... +

Uber said Thursday it has agreed to pay US$28.5 million to settle a pair of lawsuits challenging its promises on driver safety checks....

 2016-02-12 01:15 

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Over 7 years jail, fine for man who pimped underaged girls... +

SINGAPORE - Noting that a clear signal of denunciation from the courts was fundamental in commercial sex offences involving minors, a judge yesterday sentenced a mastermind of an online vice ring who had a bevy of underage prostitutes to 85 months' jail a...

 2016-02-12 01:15 

Today Online

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Chinese influx, marketing blitz lift Singapore tourism... +

SINGAPORE - A multimillion-dollar global marketing blitz and an influx of Chinese visitors beyond those from first-tier cities, among other factors, are helping the tourism sector recover from its protracted slump. Based on latest official figures, the t...

 2016-02-12 01:15 

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Koyo Intls managing director under probe for possible securities breaches... +

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and white-collar crime buster Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) are investigating the managing director of Koyo International, an engineering services provider listed on the Catalist board, for possi...

 2016-02-12 01:15 

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The song thats playing in your head? Blame your brains musical circuits... +

NEW YORK - Whether to enliven a ride on public transport, relax in the evening, or for motivation to set a new personal best on a run, music is a constant companion for many. In international surveys, people consistently rank music as one of life's suprem...

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