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 2015-03-05 13:27   

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  Important for Singapore to remain relevant internationally: Shanmugam...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - As Singapore marks 50 years of independence, creating relevance in international relations remains an overriding strategic imperative, said Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam. Speaking at the Committee of Supply debate in Parliament toda...



 2015-03-05 13:20   

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  India education expert blames schools for students' misogyny...[ + ]

India's schools are failing to educate and empower young people to reject deep-rooted gender stereotypes and embrace equality, an expert said, pointing to recent findings highlighting "regressive" attitudes towards women....



 2015-03-05 13:20   

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  Indian panel recommends waiving late-stage trials for some drugs...[ + ]

A panel of advisors to the Indian government has recommended that late-stage clinical trials be waived under certain conditions for some new drugs already being sold on international markets....



 2015-03-05 13:20   

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  Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals...[ + ]

Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year....



 2015-03-05 13:15   

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  Britain should turn to middle-aged mums to be spies of the future - report...[ + ]

Britain's security agencies should look to recruit more middle-aged women and mothers to be new spies and should target websites popular with parents to find them, an influential committee of lawmakers said on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 13:13   

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  Individual, collective responsibility needed to support Spore society: Tharman...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The Government's Budget was passed in Parliament today (March 5), as Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam reiterated the need for both individual and collective responsibility to sustainably support Singapore society. Wrapping three days of...



 2015-03-05 13:13   

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  China No 3 leader says more attention needed for Hong Kong young...[ + ]

China's third-ranked leader wants greater attention paid to young people in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, after they staged pro-democracy protests last year that shut down parts of the city for two and a half months....



 2015-03-05 13:13   

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  12-vehicle accident on the KJE 'like a warzone'...[ + ]

Mr Johnson was just chatting with a friend who was in the passenger seat while driving along Kranji Expressway (KJE) on Tuesday evening (Mar 3) when a crane crashed into his car, shattering its rear window....



 2015-03-05 13:05   

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  China loses millionaires as wealthiest tempted overseas...[ + ]

CHINA - More than 76,000 Chinese millionaires emigrated or acquired citizenship of another country in the decade through 2013 amid global expansion by the nation's companies. Australia was among the most favoured destinations, broker Knight Frank LLP sai...



 2015-03-05 13:04   

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  Sumatran tiger population grows in Indonesian conservation area...[ + ]

New Sumatran tigers have been spotted in a conservation area in Indonesia, despite the animal being considered an endangered subspecies....



 2015-03-05 12:53   

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  More firms using technology to enhance productivity: A*Star...[ + ]

Technology adoptions under A*Star's Technology Adoption Programme, designed to help businesses enhance productivity through technology,have risen from about 200 in 2013 to over 1,200 in 2014....



 2015-03-05 12:48   

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  Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights...[ + ]

A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolize the suppression of women....



 2015-03-05 12:40   

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  Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests - Polish official...[ + ]

The head of Poland's National Security Council said on Thursday that it was in the interests of Europe, Poland and Ukraine to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces as this would help to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine....



 2015-03-05 12:40   

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  Arrowhead buys Novartis RNAi portfolio...[ + ]

Arrowhead Research Corp said it acquired Novartis AG's RNAi assets to fortify its position in the field of gene therapy that aims to wipe out disease-causing proteins....



 2015-03-05 12:40   

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  Dumped F1 driver takes action against Sauber - reports...[ + ]

Dumped Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde has taken legal action ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix to press his claim to a drive with Sauber, Australian media reported on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 12:35   

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  Indian board warns Kohli against repeat of misbehaviour...[ + ]

India's batting mainstay Virat Kohli has been censured for his ugly outburst against a travelling Indian journalist in Perth and has been advised to maintain dignity, the country's cricket board said on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 12:30   

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  Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights...[ + ]

A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women....



 2015-03-05 12:30   

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  Mallinckrodt to buy private respiratory drug and device maker for US$2.3 billion...[ + ]

Mallinckrodt Plc said it would buy privately held Ikaria Inc, a maker of a respiratory drug and its delivery system, for US$2.3 billion to expand its current offering of specialty products and critical care treatments....



 2015-03-05 12:25   

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  Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch...[ + ]

With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory....



 2015-03-05 12:20   

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  India asks YouTube to remove Delhi rape film...[ + ]

India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi after banning its broadcast, a government official told Reuters on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 12:20   

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  India asks YouTube to remove Delhi rape film...[ + ]

India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi after banning its broadcast, a government official told Reuters on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 12:18   

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  Washington state cannabis retailer opens in defiance of county ban...[ + ]

Sealed bags of marijuana dangle behind a counter, curved glass pipes glimmer on shelves, and a steady trickle of middle-aged customers gleefully buys cannabis strains nicknamed Charlie Sheen and Godzilla....



 2015-03-05 12:10   

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  ECB to raise growth forecasts, flesh out bond-buying plan...[ + ]

Keen to keep a low profile over the Greek crisis, the European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects on Thursday and unveil some but not all the details of its 1 trillion euros-plus bond buying plan....



 2015-03-05 12:10   

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  Marussia look at young talent to complete lineup...[ + ]

The revived Manor Marussia Formula One team have indicated they are more likely to sign a promising young rookie than an established name to complete their driver lineup....



 2015-03-05 12:09   

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  Shock in Malaysia after nationals identified in Islamic State video...[ + ]

Malaysians have expressed shock that two of their countrymen have been identified in an Islamic State execution video....



 2015-03-05 11:55   

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  India's Ashwin mulls 'one-sided' ploy against big-hitters...[ + ]

Restricting scoring to any one side of the wicket could be an effective ploy to tame big-hitting batsmen like Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers at the World Cup, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 11:48   

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  Singapore second in Asia for female tourists to travel solo: Survey...[ + ]

Solo female travellers around the world also named Bangkok, Siem Reap, Bali and Hong Kong as their top five Asian destinations, TripAdvisor's Women's Travel Survey revealed....



 2015-03-05 11:47   

Today Online

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  Watch all the Spore Short Film Awards nominees today and tomorrow...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Here is your chance to see the budding works of Singapore's Next Big Thing in film - and you don't even have to buy a S$10 ticket. The 6th Singapore Short Film Awards (SSFA) will be screening all their nominated films tonight and tomorrow (Mar...



 2015-03-05 11:46   

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  'World's Best Gelato' title up for grabs in Singapore...[ + ]

Singapore Sling, Beer with Ciambella and Chendol Merdeka - these are some flavours that are in the running for the "World's Best Gelato" title as the second edition of Gelato World Tour kicks off in Singapore of Mar 20....



 2015-03-05 11:40   

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  Ebola vaccine tests to begin in Guinea on Mar 7: WHO...[ + ]

The World Health Organization says tests for the VSV-EBOV vaccine will begin during the weekend in Guinea....



 2015-03-05 11:29   

Today Online

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  Duang! Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word...[ + ]

BEIJING - Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humour on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and.....



 2015-03-05 11:21   

Today Online

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  Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails...[ + ]

WASHINGTON - US Democrat Hillary Clinton yesterday (March 4) broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the US State Department to release them swiftly. Ms.....



 2015-03-05 11:15   

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  New Pompidou museum chief in French nepotism row...[ + ]

The naming of a political insider with no art background to run Paris's Centre Pompidou modern art museum has triggered charges that France's credibility in the world of culture will suffer as a result of nepotism....



 2015-03-05 11:05   

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  Kleiner ex-partner Pao to testify in own Silicon Valley bias case...[ + ]

Former venture capitalist Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination lawsuit against her previous employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, giving testimony that will likely make or break the case....



 2015-03-05 11:00   

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  Chinese official at Iran nuclear talks sees hope of a deal...[ + ]

China's representative at talks on Iran's nuclear programme said on Thursday he saw hope that a deal would be done, a day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "significant gaps" remained to be negotiated....



 2015-03-05 11:00   

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  Emirates Airline president plans talks in Washington over subsidy row...[ + ]

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark plans talks with officials in Washington in two weeks' time to help formulate its response to allegations by U.S. airlines of unfair subsidies awarded to Gulf airlines, he said on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 11:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  SkillsFuture should help develop local talents to become leaders: Low Thia Khiang...[ + ]

Mr Low said that he hopesthe SkillsFuture scheme will support Singaporeans to play a bigger leadership role in companies....



 2015-03-05 10:57   

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  Vocalist Melissa Tham to be recognised with award at Singapore International Jazz Festival...[ + ]

Jazz musician Melissa Tham will receive the Sing Jazz Emerging Jazz Vocalist of the Year award at the opening Gala Night of the Singapore International Jazz Festival at Marina Bay Sands on Thursday (Mar 5)....



 2015-03-05 10:55   

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  Deutsche Bank says no major changes needed to universal model...[ + ]

Deutsche Bank does not need to change its universal banking model dramatically, but faces pressure to cut costs like the rest of the banking sector, Co-CEO Juergen Fitschen said on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 10:55   

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  Sunderland manager Poyet charged with improper conduct...[ + ]

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct after an outburst during his side's Premier League game against Hull City on Tuesday....



 2015-03-05 10:53   

Today Online

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  Future Music Festival Asia: The show must go on, says organiser...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The organiserofFuture Music Festival Asia (FMFA) have filed an appeal with authorities after their second application for an event permit was rejected. In a Facebook post today (March 5),Livescape Singapore said: "At the moment we have gone......



 2015-03-05 10:49   

Today Online

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  9 months jail and three strokes caning for train vandals...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The two Germans who trespassed into Bishan Depot last November and vandalised an SMRT train have been sentenced to nine months' jail and three strokes' caning each. Andreas Von Knorres, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, were found guilty of vandalising ...



 2015-03-05 10:47   

Today Online

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  Apple to delay production of larger iPads...[ + ]

TAIPEI - Apple, which has seen stagnating iPad sales, will delay the start of manufacturing for a larger-screened version of the tablet, people with knowledge of the matter said. Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start around......



 2015-03-05 10:45   

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  Rayo next in red-hot Suarez's firing line...[ + ]

Buoyed by Luis Suarez's red-hot form, underlined by his four goals in three games, Barcelona will take on Rayo Vallecano on Sunday hoping to maintain the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid ahead of their showdown later this month....



 2015-03-05 10:41   

Today Online

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  Facebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail...[ + ]

WASHINGTON - A hallmark of American life - griping about work - has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail. Ryan Pate, a helicopter mechanic from Belleair Bluffs, Florida, took to Facebook after a dispute over sick leave with the company he was wor...



 2015-03-05 10:41   

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  China talks GDP, pollution at annual legislature meeting...[ + ]

Unveiling a lowered annual GDP growth target of 7 per cent, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that if China's economy can grow at this rate for a relatively long time,it will secure a more solid material foundation for modernisation....



 2015-03-05 10:35   

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  Russia says concerned by talk of US arms supplies to Kiev...[ + ]

A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday Moscow was deeply concerned with continued talk of the United States starting large-scale arms supplies to Ukraine....



 2015-03-05 10:35   

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  Iraq says Iran nuclear talks will lead to peaceful solution...[ + ]

Iraq believes that international negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme will lead to a peaceful outcome, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Thursday....



 2015-03-05 10:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan, China to hold first security talks in four years...[ + ]

Japanese and Chinese officials will hold their first security talks in four years in Tokyo later this month, Japan's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, the latest sign of a possible improvement in ties strained by a territorial dispute....



 2015-03-05 10:30   

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  Warplanes hit Tripoli airport before UN talks start...[ + ]

Warplanes from Libya's internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport, a security official said on Thursday, just hours before United Nations-backed peace talks were due to start in Morocco....




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