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 2014-10-23 16:47   

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  Nokia posts higher Q3 profits on one-off tax gain...

Between July and September, net profit jumped more than four times to €757 million (US$959 million) compared to a year earlier....



 2014-10-23 16:45   

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  UN rights body calls for open elections in Hong Kong...

GENEVA - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China today (Oct 23) to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, including the right to stand for election and not be subject to vetting. The panel of 18 independent experts, who monitor complian...



 2014-10-23 16:37   

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  Football: Liverpool manager says time will tell with Balotelli...

Mario Balotelli was replaced at half-time during Liverpool's comprehensive 3-0 group stage loss at home to holders Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday....



 2014-10-23 16:33   

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  Canada attack stirs terror fears...

OTTAWA (Ontario) - Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria....



 2014-10-23 16:20   

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  China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief...

BEIJING - China's Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials' influence over courts, but it made no mention of the fate of its former domestic security chief who is under......



 2014-10-23 16:18   

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  Laos' hydropower dams draw criticisms from neighbours...

Laos' plan to build a series of hydropower dams over the next 15 years has drawn criticisms from its neighbours due to concerns over the impact on fishing communities and the environment. ...



 2014-10-23 16:17   

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  Malaysia returning officer to NZ for assault trial...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's foreign ministry said a military official accused of assaulting a woman in New Zealand will be returned there tomorrow (Oct 24) to face trial. The ministry said Muhammad Rizalman Ismail will be accompanied by two New Zealand poli...



 2014-10-23 16:17   

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  Caterpillar posts strong earnings, raises outlook...

Caterpillar, maker of a wide range of heavy construction, machinery and mining equipment, raised its 2014 profit outlook and said there was "a reasonable likelihood" that the world economy would improve next year....



 2014-10-23 16:02   

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  Elijah Wood Returns to Middle-earth with Air New Zealand for final Hobbit movie...

LOS ANGELES - Elijah Wood is returning to the Shire on board Air New Zealand. The actor who starred in New Line's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is helping hype the final installment of The Hobbit films with an appearance in Air New Zealand's newest safety...



 2014-10-23 15:59   

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  BJP ready to govern Haryana after recent polls win...

But the election result in the western state of Maharashtra was less clear cut, forcing the BJP to enter into power-sharing negotiations with its estranged alliance partner, the regional Shiv Sena party....



 2014-10-23 15:46   

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  Beware of new flu strains: Expert...

There is a need to be prepared for new strains of the flu virus as it is ever-evolving - possibly crossing over from animal species to humans, says infectious diseases expert Professor Leo Yee Sin....



 2014-10-23 15:41   

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  White House fence climber charged...

Dominic Adesanya, an unarmed man arrested for climbing over the White House fence on Wednesday (Oct 22), has been charged with assaulting a Secret Service officer....



 2014-10-23 15:37   

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  Marine Parade to benefit most from Thomson East Coast Line: Survey ...

The Katong/Amber Road area, Siglap/Bayshore, Upper Thomson, and the Tanjung Rhu area were also cited by respondents as places likely to get a boost from Singapore's sixth rail line. ...



 2014-10-23 15:35   

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  'Vroom' to grow: Singapore bikers hope to take on MotoGP in future...

The Sepang MotoGP in Kuala Lumpur flags off this weekend. No Singaporeans are taking part, but some young riders are hoping this will change in the future....



 2014-10-23 15:29   

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  Tennis: Williams blitzes Bouchard to keep Finals hopes alive...

A grimly focused Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday (Oct 23) in 58 minutes....



 2014-10-23 15:22   

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  Man arrested, gun seized on bus amid heightened Canada security...

A man was arrested and a gun was seized from a nearby transit bus in Canada's Atlantic port city of Halifax amid heightened security following an attack in Ottawa, police said on Thursday (Oct 23). The city is home to the Canadian navy's Atlantic fleet....



 2014-10-23 15:06   

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  Golf: Olesen, Wade fire course records to lead Perth International...

Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Australian John Wade both fired a course record eight-under 64 on Thursday (Oct 23) to lead the US$1.75 million Perth International. ...



 2014-10-23 14:56   

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  Singapore condemns shootings in Ottawa: MFA...

SINGAPORE - The Republic has condemned the shootings that took place at Canada's National War Memorial and at Parliament Hill. "Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased soldier, the injured victims, as well as the Government and people of Canada.....



 2014-10-23 14:54   

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  Conditional warnings for "Return Our CPF" protesters at Hong Lim Park...

Police confirm that two people have been served conditional warnings for taking part in a protest march which encroached into an area which the YMCA was using for a charity event....



 2014-10-23 14:50   

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  Extra powers to tackle deadly bat virus in Australia...

Australia's New South Wales state is set to unveil tougher measures to tackle bats after three flying foxes were found to be carrying the deadly lyssavirus. Three people in Australia have died from the bat-borne virus, which has no effective treatment. ...



 2014-10-23 14:38   

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  US jobless claims edge higher...

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits rose by 17,000 to 283,000 in the week ending October 18, but remained below 300,000 for the sixth straight week, according to the latest government data....



 2014-10-23 14:36   

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  Singapore, Palestinian National Authority reaffirm good relations...

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli called on President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during his visit to Ramallah this week....



 2014-10-23 14:35   

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  Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch...

The "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has long been one of the most isolated countries on earth, only lifting its ban on television in 1999. Most foreign tourists have to pay a minimum US$200 a day to visit....



 2014-10-23 14:23   

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  Kvitova sees off Sharapova at WTA Finals...

SINGAPORE - Petra Kvitova ended her five-match losing streak against world No 2 Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and fifteen minutes in a White Group round robin match at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals today (Oct 23). This is the sec...



 2014-10-23 14:08   

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  Beijing embraces 'rule of law with Chinese characteristics': Xinhua...

But experts caution that in China the phrase refers to a greater centralisation of control by the ruling party rather than a separation of powers, and had predicted the Fourth Plenum would tighten the authorities' grip....



 2014-10-23 14:07   

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  Shangri-La to run Oxley's hotel in Phnom Penh...

This will be the first Shangri-La hotel in Cambodia. Construction is slated to start next year and the hotel will likely open in 2019....



 2014-10-23 14:05   

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  The Avengers: Age of Ultron official trailer arrives after leak...

LOS ANGELES - Marvel and Disney's first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron arrived today (Oct 23) after being leaked online. The clip, which features never-before-seen footage including scenes with the villainous Ultron (James Spader), was expected t...



 2014-10-23 14:02   

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  Turkey to allow 200 Iraqi Kurds to cross into Kobane ...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that 200 Iraqi Kurd peshmerga fighters would travel through Turkey to the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane under assault by the Islamic State group....



 2014-10-23 14:01   

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  Resignation of key CapitaLand executives "nothing to worry about", says CEO...

It was revealed on Thursday (Oct 23) that the developer will lose two more management executives on top of recent high-profile departures. But Group CEO Lim Ming Yan says reorganisation will enable the company to seize new opportunities. ...



 2014-10-23 13:46   

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  Questions over China-backed infrastructure bank: ADB...

China is expected on Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding with around 20 countries towards the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), as Beijing seeks to increase its global heft....



 2014-10-23 13:41   

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  North Korea halts foreign tours over Ebola fears...

Three travel agencies specialising in North Korean tours have said North Korea will close its borders to foreign tourists from Friday (Oct 24) until further notice due to Ebola fears. ...



 2014-10-23 13:36   

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  Singapore, Palestinain National Authority reaffirm good relations...

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli called on President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during his visit to Ramallah this week....



 2014-10-23 13:28   

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  UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms...

The UN Human Rights Committee has pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed and Hong Kong authorities had failed to heed its calls for change. ...



 2014-10-23 13:23   

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  Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer...

BEIJING - China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mr Mark Zuckerberg, who entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. There was no explicit discussion of China's ban on the social m...



 2014-10-23 13:23   

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  Foreign Minister Shanmugam calls on Japan PM Abe...

Minister K Shanmugam and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed the US-Japan security alliance. The Singapore Foreign Minister welcomed Japan's proposal for a "proactive contribution to peace" policy....



 2014-10-23 13:20   

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  China's ruling party mum on Zhou Yongkang...

China's Communist Party leaders expelled several members as the party wrapped up a key summit on Thursday (Oct 23) but made no mention of the fate of Zhou Yongkang, the highest-ranking Chinese politician brought down in the anti-corruption crackdown....



 2014-10-23 13:01   

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  Police flood Jerusalem flashpoints after car attack...

Jerusalem police vowed a "zero tolerance" policy towards violence Thursday after a Palestinian rammed his car into a crowd, killing a baby and triggering clashes across the city's annexed eastern sector....



 2014-10-23 12:58   

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  Only 11% of Singapore family businesses have adequate succession plans: Survey ...

The lack of succession planning could explain why almost a third of Singapore family businesses plan to sell or float their companies. 25 per cent of Singapore respondents also say they do not have procedures in place to address conflicts related to famil...



 2014-10-23 12:29   

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  Indonesia's Widodo delays naming Cabinet...

Observers suggest President Widodo has encountered challenges from political party leaders, who have insisted he keeps problematic ministerial candidates - highlighting the issues Mr Widodo faces to fulfil his election promise to install a corruption-free...



 2014-10-23 12:29   

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  COE premiums close mixed...

SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums for small cars, commercial vehicles and open category rose in the latest bidding exercise closing today (Oct 23). Premiums for small cars (up to 1,600cc and 97kW) rose marginally to S$63,990 from S$63,...



 2014-10-23 12:29   

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  Wozniacki powers past Radwanska at WTA Finals...

SINGAPORE – Caroline Wozniacki picked up her second victory in the White Group, edging out world No 6 Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 46 minutes at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals today (Oct 23). Wozniacki's victory puts her in the driving seat f...



 2014-10-23 12:23   

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  $2b worth of bling on show at Marina Bay Sands...

Some 200 exhibitors from 21 countries are participating in the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair, which will run from Oct 23 to 26. More than 60,000 pieces of jewellery are available at the fair....



 2014-10-23 12:19   

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  German industry downgrades growth forecast ...

The German BDI industry federation has downgraded its growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy to 1.2 to 1.4 per cent this year, as "the economic outlook has darkened somewhat", it said....



 2014-10-23 12:09   

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  Hong Kong climbers hang protest banner off landmark cliff...

Climbers in Hong Kong unveiled the 28-metre banner off Lion Rock, an imposing hill with a steep cliffside that rises above the densely-packed working class Kowloon area and is often used to invoke the Asian financial hub's "can do" attitude....



 2014-10-23 12:05   

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  Cities must be sustainable, liveable to attract top talent: President Tony Tan...

LONDON - Cities today must be sustainable and liveable to attract the best and the brightest talent, said President Tony Tan Keng Yam at a banquet at London's Guildhall yesterday (Oct 22), as part of his state visit to the United Kingdom. In his speech, D...



 2014-10-23 12:02   

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  Eurozone business activity picks up in October...

Business activity in the 18-nation eurozone strengthened slightly in October, but a Markit Economics survey indicated that a much needed recovery was stalling, raising fears that the bloc could soon dip back into recession. ...



 2014-10-23 12:01   

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  Frasers Centrepoint Trust reports quarterly drop in shopper traffic...

FCT's revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter to September rose 16.1 per cent to S$46.68 million, despite shopper traffic falling by 2 per cent quarter-on-quarter....



 2014-10-23 11:31   

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  Key Chinese Communist conclave expels members: Xinhua...

The Fourth Plenum expelled from China's Communist Party five high-ranking officials, several of them senior allies of fallen former security chief Zhou Yongkang, and a People's Liberation Army general, according to the official Xinhua news agency....



 2014-10-23 11:24   

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  Tennis: Sharapova's hopes of finishing year as world number one fades...

Maria Sharapova needed a win to boost her chances of overtaking top-ranked Serena Williams as world number one at the year-end, but hopes faded when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals in Singapore....



 2014-10-23 11:08   

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  Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study...

One major volcanic eruption could make Japan "extinct," a study by experts at Kobe University warns, although the chances of that happening are relatively slim - at about one percent over the next 100 years. ...




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