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 2017-01-18 18:05 

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Ireland reports 'mad cow' case, says no risk to health... +

Ireland said on Wednesday that a dead cow had been confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease, but said it had not entered the food chain and there was no risk to human health or beef's trade status....

 2017-01-18 18:05 

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Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege... +

Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its m...

 2017-01-18 18:01 

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Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons... +

Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the United Nations Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 18:00 

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GM to pay US$1 million to resolve SEC accounting case tied to ignition switch... +

General Motors Co has agreed to pay US$1 million to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accounting case related to a faulty ignition switch linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries, the regulator said on Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 17:45 

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Regional cooperation an important life raft amid uncertain times: PM Lee... +

SINGAPORE - Launching a new campaign to promote Asean as a unified travel destination, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Jan 18) cautioned against isolationism and argued that regional cooperation would be "an important life raft for all of us"...

 2017-01-18 17:44 

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Prank emoji message used to crash iPhones, iPads... +

A three-character-long text message that exploits a bug in iOS isbeing used to crash iPhones and iPads, according to reports.The effect is annoying, but thankfullytemporary.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 17:40 

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Italian FA president welcomes Chinese investment... +

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has welcomed the flow of Chinese funds into football in his country, saying the game needs resources and investment....

 2017-01-18 17:35 

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Formula One governing body approves Liberty Media takeover... +

Formula One's governing body gave its approval on Wednesday to CVC Capital Partners' sale of the sport's commercial rights to Liberty Media....

 2017-01-18 17:35 

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Sunwolves will get better: Sanzaar CEO... +

SINGAPORE The Sunwolves endured a torrid debut season in the Super Rugby competition last year as they finished last out of 18 teams in the overall standings, recording just one win in 15 matches. However, the chief executive officer of competition......

 2017-01-18 17:33 

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Donald Trump's UN pick echoes his criticism, breaks from him on Russia... +

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Donald Trump's pick for UN ambassador echoed his condemnation of the world body and pledged to push for reforms at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday (Jan 18), but broke from the president-elect on some foreign policy ...

 2017-01-18 17:30 

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Costa Rica's Ruiz named CONCACAF Player of the Year... +

Costa Rica's Sporting Lisbon forward Bryan Ruiz was named CONCACAF's 2016 player of the year with United States striker Alex Morgan winning the women's award on Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 17:29 

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Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed... +

WikiLeaks said on Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the whistleblowing site's main sources was given clemency - but only if his rights were "guaranteed"....

 2017-01-18 17:25 

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Bilic the man for all seasons at West Ham... +

Slaven Bilic has only been manager at West Ham United for a season and a half but already has experienced the full gamut of emotions associated with the mercurial London club....

 2017-01-18 17:20 

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Dollar recovers as pound falls back... +

The dollar recovered against its major peers on Wednesday after taking a battering the previous day, while the pound fell back having surged on the UK's Brexit plans....

 2017-01-18 17:20 

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Italy quake nightmare returns in deep mid-winter... +

Earthquakes brought an icy chill of terror to snowbound central Italy on Wednesday as four powerful shocks reverberated through an area still recovering from deadly tremors last year....

 2017-01-18 17:20 

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Thomson in late surge to catch Vendee Globe leader Le Cleac'h... +

Briton Alex Thomson made a late surge to catch race leader Armel Le Cleach of France on Wednesday as both sailors edged close to the finish of the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe race....

 2017-01-18 17:19 

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 2017-01-18 17:08 

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Pupil shoots, injures classmates in Mexico school... +

MONTERREY, Mexico (AFP) - A pupil opened fire on his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico on Wednesday (Jan 18), seriously injuring at least three people, officials said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 17:05 

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GM resolves SEC accounting case tied to ignition switch... +

General Motors Co has agreed to pay US$1 million to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accounting case related to a faulty ignition switch linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries, the regulator announced on Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 17:02 

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UFO sightings, psychic research among 13 million declassified documents put online by CIA... +

Records relating to UFO sightings andpsychic powers researchare among nearly 13 million pages of declassified documents released online by the USCentral Intelligence Agency (CIA).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 17:00 

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Credit Suisse finalizes US$5.3 billion mortgage deal with US... +

Credit Suisse formally agreed to pay US$5.3 billion to settle with U.S. authorities over claims it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednes...

 2017-01-18 17:00 

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Philippines Duterte taunts bishops to take drugs... +

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (Jan 18) taunted the country's Catholic priests and bishops to take highly addictive crystal methamphetamine, as he accused them of "hypocrisy"; for criticising his deadly drug war. Mr Duterte laun...

 2017-01-18 16:58 

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Goldman Sachs, Citigroup earnings confirm Trump effect on banks... +

Goldman Sachs and Citigroup closed earnings season on a good note Wednesday, as major US banks saw profits boosted by the election victory of Donald Trump, who promised to dismantle financial regulations....

 2017-01-18 16:52 

The Strait Times

Security turns UN in Geneva into ghost town as China's Xi visits... +

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Security blanketed the United Nations' European headquarters on Wednesday (Jan 18) to avoid any risk or embarrassment to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, while police swiftly ended a small pro-Tibetan protest on the square out...

 2017-01-18 16:50 

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Guterres vows UN reform and diplomatic 'surge'... +

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is determined to reform the world body and to see a diplomatic "surge" to overcome obstacles in peace talks....

 2017-01-18 16:50 

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UBS says 1,000 London-based employees could be hit by Brexit... +

UBS Chairman Axel Weber has said that around 1,000 of the Swiss bank's 5,000 employees based in London could be impacted by Britain's exit from the European Union....

 2017-01-18 16:50 

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Orthofix to pay US$14 million to settle charges it paid off doctors: US SEC... +

Texas-based medical device company Orthofix International NV has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay more than US$14 million to settle charges that it improperly booked revenue and paid off doctors in Brazil to boost sales, U.S. regulators said on Wedne...

 2017-01-18 16:50 

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Nine arrested for loanshark and illegal betting activities... +

SINGAPORE - The police have arrested seven men and two women aged between 28 and 64 for suspected loanshark and illegal betting activities in a 12-hour island-wide operation that ended on Wednesday (Jan 18). Cash and cheques amounting to about S$111,000,....

 2017-01-18 16:45 

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Israel deploys 'Star Wars' missile killer system... +

Israel's upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a "Star Wars"- like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed....

 2017-01-18 16:45 

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UBS Chairman says 1,000 London-based employees could be hit by Brexit - BBC... +

UBS Chairman Axel Weber has said that around 1,000 of the Swiss bank's 5,000 employees based in London could be impacted by Britain's exit from the European Union....

 2017-01-18 16:45 

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3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour... +

ROME - A series of three strong earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour on Wednesday (Jan 18), shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and has been buried under more than a meter (three feet) of snow in rece...

 2017-01-18 16:40 

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Stade Francais awarded bonus-point win over Romanian side... +

Stade Francais have been awarded five European Challenge Cup points and Timisoara Saracens fined after an independent disciplinary committee said the Romanian club did not protect the pitch at the Dan Paltinisanu Stadium last week....

 2017-01-18 16:40 

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Hamilton backed 'nice guy' Bottas as team mate... +

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton supported Mercedes' decision to hire Valtteri Bottas early on and the team can hope for fewer fireworks between their drivers this season, boss Toto Wolff said on Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 16:40 

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Japans spinning otter twirls its way to internet glory... +

TOKYO - A zoo otter in Japan has spun its way to internet glory in a video that shows the animal locked in a dizzying twirl. The images, posted by the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, show three-year-old male otter Genta spinning for 20 seconds while holdi...

 2017-01-18 16:35 

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Trump to take handful of executive actions on Day One - transition... +

President-elect Donald Trump may take four or five executive actions on Friday, the day he is sworn into office, spokesman Sean Spicer said....

 2017-01-18 16:35 

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Tight security as Madame Tussaud's unveils UK waxwork of Trump... +

A waxwork of Donald Trump was unveiled on Wednesday amid tight security at Madame Tussauds museum after protests at a similar ceremony in Spain earlier this week....

 2017-01-18 16:30 

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EU needs Turkish-style migration deal with Libya - Maltese PM... +

The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers' boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 16:25 

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Missing Pakistani activists' families decry blasphemy allegations... +

Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists on Wednesday denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear....

 2017-01-18 16:09 

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2016 was warmest yet, UN confirms... +

GENEVA (AFP) - Last year was Earth's warmest on record, according to data compiled by the UN, confirming US findings that heat records were broken for a third year in 2016.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 16:09 

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Three-parent baby technique used to help infertile couple in world first... +

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 2017-01-18 16:05 

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Ukrainian MPs demand probe into former pilot Savchenko, allege treason... +

Ukrainian lawmakers called on Wednesday for an investigation into what they say are anti-Ukrainian actions by Nadiya Savchenko, a helicopter navigator who returned to Ukraine to a hero's welcome last year after being held in a Russian jail....

 2017-01-18 16:05 

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Sporty, couture and 1980s-inspired fashion dominate Berlin catwalks... +

Sporty, couture and 1980s-inspired looks dominated the catwalks at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, with a wide selection of designers offering creations for women's winter wardrobes....

 2017-01-18 16:05 

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Renault-Nissan electric car sales hit 400,000, CEO says in Davos... +

Renault-Nissan has sold more than 400,000 electric cars globally and the leader in plug-in vehicles is planning further investment to maintain its market lead, the chief executive of the auto alliance said on Wednesday....

 2017-01-18 16:00 

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Gates charity to sell 60 million Berkshire shares, as Buffett urged... +

The foundation created by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda plans to sell 60 million Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc donated by Warren Buffett, reflecting the fellow billionaire' s desire that proceeds be spent on charitable works....

 2017-01-18 15:55 

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Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured after being thrown off a horse... +

HONG KONG - Top Hong Kong entertainer Andy Lau was being treated on Wednesday (Jan 18) for a pelvic injury after he was thrown off a horse during a film shoot in Thailand, his company has confirmed. Topman Global Limited, a subsidiary of the Lau-founded F...

 2017-01-18 15:45 

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Russia says teams up with Turkey for first time to bomb Syrian militants... +

Russia said its war planes had joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time on Wednesday to target Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, evidence of increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Ankara....

 2017-01-18 15:40 

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Egypt puts retired football star on terror list... +

Egypt has added one of the country's most renowned athletes, retired football star Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror list for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood....

 2017-01-18 15:40 

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Cycling - Thorvilson makes transition from online to on-bike racing... +

Former marathon runner American Leah Thorvilson is just getting started on the bike at an age when many riders retire, having won an online competition for a place on the Canyon/SRAM team....

 2017-01-18 15:40 

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Biden says Russia is sure to meddle in European elections... +

DAVOS, Switzerland - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in his last major speech before leaving office, described Russia on Wednesday as the biggest threat to the international liberal order and said Moscow would try to influence looming elections in Europe a...

 2017-01-18 15:32 

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US consumer inflation continues rise at end of 2016... +

US consumer prices continued to rise in December, with one measure of price gains registering its biggest increase in two and a half years, the Labor Department said Wednesday....

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