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 2014-04-22 14:23   

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  More companies going green in Singapore.....[C]

More local companies and organisations are seeking ways to integrate green features into their work spaces, according to environmental groups........



 2014-04-22 14:20   

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  Biden says Russia "trying to pull Ukraine apart".....[C]

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused Russia of "trying to pull Ukraine apart" and pledged Washington's strong support for Kiev's leaders, as a Cold War-style confrontation over the former Soviet republic ratcheted up........



 2014-04-22 14:16   

Today Online

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  Acts of bravery emerged from pilloried ship crew.....[C]

MOKPO - As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people tra.......



 2014-04-22 14:14   

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  Doctors receive MERS virus update.....[C]

Medical practitioners on Tuesday received an update on the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from the Ministry of Health........



 2014-04-22 14:12   

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  Bangladesh factory victims get money ahead of anniversary.....[C]

A fund created to compensate victims of Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster made its first payments Tuesday as the country prepared to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse........



 2014-04-22 14:06   

Today Online

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  Illness spoils Royals singer Lorde’s Australian tour.....[C]

SYDNEY - Ailing Grammy award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde has postponed her Australian tour this week after doctors advised she needed immediate rest and recuperation, her promoters said today (April 22). Teenager Ella Yelich-O'Connor, who uses her s.......



 2014-04-22 14:04   

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  Cycling: Bruyneel handed 10-year ban over doping.....[C]

The US Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday banned Lance Armstrong's former sports director Johan Bruyneel from all sport for 10 years over his role in drug-taking in cycling........



 2014-04-22 13:56   

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  Football: Manchester Utd owners criticised over Moyes sacking.....[C]

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville and fans on Tuesday blasted the team's owners for the way manager David Moyes was sacked........



 2014-04-22 13:53   

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  Novartis revamps pharma world with mega-deals with GSK, Eli Lilly.....[C]

Drugmakers Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced an extreme makeover on Tuesday, revealing multi-billion-dollar deals also involving US group Eli Lilly in a major shakeup of the pharmaceutical sector........



 2014-04-22 13:46   

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  CPC Politburo member Hu Chunhua calls on PM Lee.....[C]

Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hu Chunhua called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday morning........



 2014-04-22 13:42   

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  Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 120.....[C]

The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose sharply to more than 120 on Tuesday as divers speeded up the grim task of recovering bodies from the submerged ship and police took two more of its crew into custody........



 2014-04-22 13:30   

Today Online

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  Japan cabinet minister, lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine.....[C]

TOKYO - A Japanese cabinet minister and some 150 lawmakers visited the Yasukuni Shrine today (April 22), which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, in a move that could further strain fraught regional ties. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .......



 2014-04-22 13:16   

Today Online

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  Call from frightened boy first sign of ferry disaster.....[C]

SEOUL - The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking voice to a fire station, three minutes after the vessel made its fateful last turn. That call was forwarded to the coastguard two minutes later and was foll.......



 2014-04-22 13:15   

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  Grab a coffee, learn something new.....[C]

The Workforce Development Agency has opened a pop-up "Learning Cafe" in the central business district on Tuesday, where people could check out online courses on offer and even try their hand at making a cup of coffee........



 2014-04-22 13:07   

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  SingTel Group takes on credit facilities worth S$3.5b.....[C]

SingTel and its subsidiaries have agreed to take on credit facilities totalling about S$3.5 billion. The telco said this is for general corporate purposes and refinancing of existing facilities........



 2014-04-22 13:04   

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  TPP protests intensify ahead of Obama's Japan visit.....[C]

US President Barack Obama begins his four-nation tour in Asia on Wednesday evening with Japan as his first stop, as protests opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) regional trade pact intensify........



 2014-04-22 12:52   

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  Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visits SAF.....[C]

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visited the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF's) Multi-Mission Range Complex (MMRC) and Headquarters 3rd Singapore Division (HQ 3 Div) on Tuesday........



 2014-04-22 12:40   

Today Online

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  Manchester United name Giggs as caretaker manager.....[C]

MANCHESTER - David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United after just 10 months in charge and replaced by Ryan Giggs. The club are believed to be interested in putting Giggs in charge temporarily until the end of the season. Giggs, 40, has been combini.......



 2014-04-22 12:39   

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  Survey aims to define workplace happiness in S'pore.....[C]

A new survey by the non-profit Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) and research firm Align Group aims to find out what workplace happiness means for employees in Singapore and how well organisations are scoring........



 2014-04-22 12:30   

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  Pistorius family denies he took acting classes for trial.....[C]

A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were "totally devoid of any truth"........



 2014-04-22 12:24   

Today Online

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  Workplace happiness survey launched.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Employees here may soon find out how happy they are at work in comparison to the national population. The Singapore Human Resources Institute and people consulting research firm Align Group today (April 22) launched a survey aimed at measuring.......



 2014-04-22 12:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  New Syria chemical claims emerge as election announced.....[C]

New claims have emerged that President Bashar al-Assad's regime may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month, despite an international agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical arsenal........



 2014-04-22 12:13   

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  EU calls for speedy implementation of Ukraine accord.....[C]

The European Union called on Tuesday on all sides to implement speedily the terms of the Geneva accord aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis........



 2014-04-22 12:05   

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  Families of S Korea ferry disaster victims urge govt to speed up rescue operations.....[C]

As the death toll rose to more than 100 on Tuesday, parents of passengers on board the ill-fated Sewol ferry made an urgent plea to the South Korean government........



 2014-04-22 11:56   

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  French Senate president calls on President Tony Tan in S'pore.....[C]

President of the French Senate Jean-Pierre Bel called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Tuesday, on the last day of his three-day visit to Singapore........



 2014-04-22 11:54   

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  S$60m fund to support Singapore-based tech start-ups.....[C]

The National Research Foundation is pumping S$60 million into six venture capital funds for Singapore-based high-tech start-ups........



 2014-04-22 11:50   

Today Online

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  Manchester United sack Moyes.....[C]

MANCHESTER - David Moyes, who has only been in charge of Manchester United since July, paid the price for a hugely disappointing season on Tuesday when it was announced that he has left the club. The 50-year-old Scot was appointed on the personal..........



 2014-04-22 11:38   

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  Concerns over mental well-being of S Korea ferry disaster victims' families.....[C]

Medical workers in South Korea are concerned about the mental well-being of hundreds of parents who lost their children who were on board the ferry that sank last week. There is a social stigma attached to those who go for psychological counselling in Sou.......



 2014-04-22 11:36   

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  GPC members visit Singapore Maritime Crisis Centre.....[C]

During the visit, members were briefed on the maritime security environment in Singapore, among others........



 2014-04-22 11:16   

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  Everest sherpas say they are abandoning climbing season.....[C]

Nepalese guides on Everest told AFP on Tuesday they were packing up and leaving the mountain after a meeting at which they decided to abandon this year's climbing season to honour their dead colleagues........



 2014-04-22 10:53   

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  Pistorius family deny he took acting classes for trial.....[C]

A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were "totally devoid of any truth"........



 2014-04-22 10:52   

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  MH370 relatives reject Malaysian conclusions on plane.....[C]

Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government's suggestion that it would soon look into issuing death certificates for those on board despite no proof yet of what happened to the plane........



 2014-04-22 10:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Biden pledges support for Ukraine's pro-Western leaders.....[C]

Vice President Joe Biden said the United States stood by Ukraine's new pro-Western leaders Tuesday in the face of "humiliating threats" as Washington and Moscow traded blame over the crisis in the ex-Soviet country........



 2014-04-22 10:43   

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  Hugh Jackman, Fan Bing Bing, Peter Dinklage in Singapore on May 14 for new "X-Men" film.....[C]

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” cast members Hugh Jackman, Fan Bing Bing and Peter Dinklage will attend the Southeast Asian premiere of the film in Singapore on May 14........



 2014-04-22 10:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore stocks close 0.67% higher.....[C]

Singapore stocks ended 0.67 per cent higher on Tuesday, after a rise in Wall Street stocks supported investor sentiment. The Straits Times Index rose 21.7 points to end at 3,277.53........



 2014-04-22 10:36   

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  Football: Man Utd sack Moyes, Giggs appointed interim manager.....[C]

Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes following a disastrous ten-month spell at the world-famous club, with veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs named as interim manager........



 2014-04-22 10:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Opposition no-show hinders Thai election talks.....[C]

Negotiations on a roadmap to elections in Thailand following months of political turmoil suffered a major setback on Tuesday as the opposition pulled out of rare multi-party talks at the last minute........



 2014-04-22 10:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  IDA seeking views on radio spectrum allocation.....[C]

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is seeking views on spectrum allocation and proposals to enhance vibrancy of the mobile and wireless landscape in Singapore........



 2014-04-22 10:18   

Today Online

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  New local apps to help community of deaf persons.....[C]

Android apps co-launched by Singapore Association for the Deaf help other communicate with the deaf, warn users of boiling kettles, sirens SINGAPORE - Grey Group Singapore and the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) have launched two new mobile..........



 2014-04-22 10:10   

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  Asian shares mixed after Easter break.....[C]

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, the first day's trading for some markets after the Easter break, even though Wall Street provided another strong lead........



 2014-04-22 10:03   

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  Obama set to begin four-nation tour of Asia.....[C]

US President Barack Obama is set to embark on a four-nation tour of Asia, with stops planned in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines........



 2014-04-22 10:02   

Today Online

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  Cyclone halts MH370 air search.....[C]

PERTH - A tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean caused the air search for a missing Malaysian jetliner to be suspended today (April 22), as a US submarine drone neared completion of its undersea search without any sign of wreckage. The dail.......



 2014-04-22 10:00   

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  Football: Ryan Giggs named interim Manchester Utd manager.....[C]

Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs was on Tuesday appointed interim manager of Manchester United, shortly after the club announced the sacking of David Moyes........



 2014-04-22 09:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mobile apps to help deaf community "hear".....[C]

To help the deaf community "hear", and communicate better with the hearing, two mobile applications (apps) were launched on Tuesday........



 2014-04-22 09:56   

Today Online

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  Apple offering free recycling of all used products.....

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is.......



 2014-04-22 09:41   

Today Online

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  Ferry did not take sharp turn before sinking: South Korea.....[C]

SEOUL - South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the sunken ferry had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel changed course much more gradually. Data from the ferry Sewol's automatic identification.......



 2014-04-22 09:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  S’pore and Brunei monetary authorities ink MOU on bilateral cooperation.....[C]

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation........



 2014-04-22 09:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Future of Southeast Asia remains unpredictable, says Brunei's Sultan.....[C]

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says in the coming decades, the region will be confronted with different and possibly more intense challenges than it currently faces........



 2014-04-22 09:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  S’pore CFOs see currency volatility as key risk.....[C]

Currency volatility has emerged as the primary concern among chief financial officers in Singapore, according to the CFO Outlook Asia 2014 survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch........



 2014-04-22 08:24   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Philippine Independence Day organisers have not applied for permit: Police.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Police said today (April 22) that the organisers of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Singapore have not applied for a police permit for the event, nor have they shared any plans relating to it with the authorities here. The poli.......




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