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 2015-01-27 09:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  SingPost releases limited edition stamps for SG50...[ + ]

A limited edition stamp sheet, released in celebration of SG50, will feature six S$1.10 stamps showing iconic Singapore landmarks....



 2015-01-27 09:23   

Today Online

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  Sharapova schools Bouchard to advance in Melbourne...[ + ]

MELBOURNE - Maria Sharapova showed she was in no mood to be replaced by the younger generation just yet as she demolished seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 in 78 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open today (Jan 27). The 27-year-...



 2015-01-27 09:11   

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  SMRT extends train and selected bus services for Jan 31, Feb 14...[ + ]

SMRT on Tuesday (Jan 27) said it will extend the service hours for train and selected bus services on Jan 31 and Feb 14....



 2015-01-27 09:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Philippines says it was on guard against papal 'suicide attack'...[ + ]

The Philippines investigated a report that a Malaysian suicide bomber was planning to try to kill Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Manila earlier this month, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas said on Tuesday (Jan 27)....



 2015-01-27 09:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Government to set up Cyber Security Agency...[ + ]

Under the Prime Minister's Office, the Cyber Security Agency will provide dedicated and centralised oversight of national cyber security functions....



 2015-01-27 08:43   

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  Oil price 'too low': Saudi Aramco chief...[ + ]

The president of state-owned energy giant Saudi Aramco says world oil prices have fallen too far, insisting that market forces must take their course....



 2015-01-27 08:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  Facebook, Instagram back online after downtime...[ + ]

Both social network platforms appeared to have been experiencing outages....



 2015-01-27 08:41   

Today Online

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  S Korea's swimming star Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test...[ + ]

SEOUL - South Korea's former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said today (Jan 27). Team GMP said in a statement that Park tested positive for a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency but didn't......



 2015-01-27 08:39   

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  One injured in 10th floor Serangoon North fire...[ + ]

A woman was taken to the hospital following a fire at Block 506, Serangoon North Avenue 4 on Tuesday afternoon (Jan 27)....



 2015-01-27 08:37   

Today Online

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  Makarova beats Halep to reach Australian Open semi-finals...[ + ]

MELBOURNE - Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarter-final at the Australian Open today (Jan 27). The win in just 68 minutes under cool, sunny skies at.....



 2015-01-27 08:27   

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  Qantas drops fuel surcharges, flags positive outlook for airline...[ + ]

Qantas is removing fuel surcharges from its international flights, after fierce rival Virgin Australia last week scrapped such fees for its flights to the United States....



 2015-01-27 08:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  QZ8501 recovery operation halted: Reports...[ + ]

The Indonesian military has halted the search and recovery efforts for flight QZ8501, according to media reports....



 2015-01-27 08:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Small arms fire hits flydubai plane on Baghdad descent...[ + ]

Flight FZ215 was hit by "small arms fire" before landing on Monday but allpassengers disembarked safely, a flydubai spokesperson told AFP....



 2015-01-27 08:16   

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  Singapore family businesses lag region in succession planning...[ + ]

Only 58 per cent of Singapore business families have prepared for the eventual retirement or departure of the head of the family business, said an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report....



 2015-01-27 07:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  South Korea's elderly grapple with poverty...[ + ]

They have dedicated their lives to building their country into the world's 14th largest economy. But rather than enjoy a comfortable retirement, many senior citizens in South Korea continue to struggle to survive....



 2015-01-27 07:37   

Today Online

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  University student charged with bid to join Islamic State terror group...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - A university student was charged yesterday (Jan 26) in Malaysia with allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State (IS) jihadist movement in Syria via Turkey and faces possible life imprisonment if convicted. Wan Mohammad Arif Wan Rokman, ...



 2015-01-27 07:34   

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  Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm...[ + ]

Holocaust survivors and dignitaries have descended upon the Polish town of Oswiecim, formerly known as Auschwitz, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp most synonymous with the Holocaust....



 2015-01-27 07:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Facebook, Instagram experiencing downtime...[ + ]

Both social network platforms appeared to have been experiencing outages....



 2015-01-27 07:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN says Ukraine attack 'targeted civilians' as Putin defiant...[ + ]

A senior UN official told an emergency Security Council meeting that the deadly rocket barrage on the port city of Mariupol came from pro-Russian rebel-controlled territory and sought to strike a civilian population, in violation of international humanita...



 2015-01-27 06:41   

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  City Harvest trial: High-risk investments not necessarily dishonest, says ex-fund manager...[ + ]

"I believed in investing in Xtron because I believed in the high potential returns," says Chew Eng Han in court on Tuesday (Jan 27)....



 2015-01-27 06:20   

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  Tennis: Berdych stuns Nadal to reach Open semi...[ + ]

Rafael Nadal has crashed out of the Australian Open in straight sets....



 2015-01-27 06:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  'No chance' of beating climate change without India: Obama...[ + ]

India has so far baulked at committing itself to major cuts in carbon emissions ahead of a UN climate summit in Paris in December, arguing that it will not set itself targets that undermine efforts to end poverty....



 2015-01-27 06:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  New developments take the place of traditional US malls...[ + ]

Across the US, traditional shopping malls have record numbers of empty stores inside them and are closing at an alarming rate. But a new kind of development appears to be taking their place....



 2015-01-27 06:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  United States can be India's 'best partner': Obama...[ + ]

"India and the United States are not just natural partners - I believe that America can be India's best partner," US President Barack Obama said in a speech before an audience of young people as he wrapped up a three-day visit to New Delhi....



 2015-01-27 06:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  QZ8501 initial report won't include black box data: Reuters...[ + ]

Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee will submit the initial findings of the crash of QZ8501 this week, reported Reuters....



 2015-01-27 05:57   

Today Online

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  Stoke beat Rochdale 4-1 in 4th round of FA Cup...[ + ]

ROCHDALE - Stoke easily advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup after Bojan Krkic and Victor Moses scored spectacular goals in a 4-1 win at Rochdale yesterday (Jan 26). Third-tier Rochdale were looking to spring another upset after watching Chelsea,......



 2015-01-27 05:53   

Today Online

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  Thousands of flights cancelled as storm descends on the East...[ + ]

NEW YORK - Airline travellers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the North-east. By mid-afternoon yesterday (Jan 26), about 6,500 US flights through today had already been scrubbed, according to tracking service FlightAware.com...



 2015-01-27 05:35   

Today Online

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  Middlesbrough handed FA Cup trip to holders Arsenal...[ + ]

LONDON - Middlesbrough were rewarded for beating Manchester City with a trip to FA Cup holders Arsenal while Chelsea's conquerors Bradford City host Sunderland or Fulham after the fifth round draw yesterday (Jan 26). Third tier Bradford and Championship.....



 2015-01-27 05:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scoot, Tigerair to accept KrisFlyer redemptions...[ + ]

Members of Singapore Airlines' frequent flyer programme will be able to redeem travel vouchers for Scoot and Tigerair flights....



 2015-01-27 05:15   

Today Online

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  As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain...[ + ]

NEW YORK - Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the North-east yesterday (Jan 27, Singapore time). For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines cancelled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect ...



 2015-01-27 05:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nurses, sales assistants toughest vacancies to fill by locals: MOM statistics ...[ + ]

Registered nurse was identified as the top PMET position to fill, while shop sales assistants took the position for non-PMET occupations, according to latest data from the Manpower Ministry....



 2015-01-27 05:11   

Today Online

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  Inquiry into London killing of ex-KGB spy Litvinenko to begin...[ + ]

LONDON - A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko begins in London on Tuesday, nine years after the former KGB spy died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in the British capital. From his deathbed,......



 2015-01-27 05:11   

Today Online

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  China's Li says to create 10 million jobs in 2015: China Daily...[ + ]

SHANGHAI - China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged to create at least 10 million new jobs in 2015, the state run China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday, despite economic growth that slowed to its weakest pace in nearly a quarter of a century last year. Beijing....



 2015-01-27 05:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Euro ticks up after Greek poll plunge...[ + ]

The euro inched higher on Tuesday (Jan 27) after plunging in the wake of the leftist Syriza party's victory in Greek elections....



 2015-01-27 05:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan says working towards freeing hostage and Jordan pilot...[ + ]

Japan and Jordan are working to release their nationals being held captive by the Islamic State....



 2015-01-27 04:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  China officials dine on endangered salamander: Reports...[ + ]

The giant salamander is believed by some Chinese to have anti-ageing properties, but there is no orthodox evidence to back the claim....



 2015-01-27 04:35   

Today Online

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  Qantas lifts base ticket prices to offset dropping of fuel surcharge...[ + ]

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways Ltd said it would be raising base ticket prices to compensate for the axing of a separate fuel surcharge, pushing back against calls for the airline industry to lower fares in the wake of falling oil prices. The Australian carrier,...



 2015-01-27 04:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Inquiry begins into Russian ex-spy's radiation death...[ + ]

Alexander Litvinenko, a former agent with Russia's FSB security service who was doing work for Britain's MI6, was killed with Polonium-210 and the case was referred to at the time as the world's first act of nuclear terrorism....



 2015-01-27 04:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fewer people caught for immigration offences in 2014: ICA...[ + ]

The total number of people caught for immigration offences decreased by 19 per cent on-year from 2013, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority....



 2015-01-27 03:23   

Today Online

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  Toyota to move to merit-based pay for factory workers: Nikkei...[ + ]

Toyota Motor Corp will change the way it pays factory workers, focusing on their performance rather than their seniority, the Nikkei reported on Monday. Toyota's new arrangement, designed to attract young talent, will apply to about 40,000......



 2015-01-27 03:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  US woman drowns puppy in toilet to get on plane: Reports...[ + ]

Cynthia Anderson was arrested on Friday (Jan 23) on animal abuse charges after she allegedly drowned a Doberman puppy in a US airport toilet....



 2015-01-27 03:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Sharapova downs Bouchard to make Aussie semis...[ + ]

Maria Sharapova, winner of the 2008 Australian Open, has eased into the semis after a straight sets win over Eugenie Bouchard....



 2015-01-27 03:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies...[ + ]

Both companies are to form teams to study potential 5G technologies that can be applicable in a local setting, such as those supporting Massive Machine Type Communications (MTC) and a cloud-based network....



 2015-01-27 03:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  24 SBS bus services to skip stops due to Thaipusam...[ + ]

The skipped bus stops include those along Bencoolen Street, Middle Road, Orchard Road and Serangoon Road, the transport operator says....



 2015-01-27 03:00   

Today Online

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  TODAYs brief, Tues, Jan 27...[ + ]

Minister Chan Chun Song co-opted into NTUC central committee Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing is set to be co-opted into the National Trades Union Congress' central committee today. The move to appoint Mr Chan deputy secretary-gen...



 2015-01-27 02:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fidel Castro: 'I don't trust the US, nor have I spoken with them'...[ + ]

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on Dec 17 that the Cold War rivals would work to normalize relations that broke off in 1961....



 2015-01-27 02:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage...[ + ]

A former CIA officer was convicted of espionage charges for having leaked to a New York Times journalist classified details of a secret operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program....



 2015-01-27 02:35   

Today Online

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  Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure...[ + ]

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S......



 2015-01-27 02:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Britain braces for election that could herald EU exit...[ + ]

If David Cameron's Conservatives win outright on May 7, the premier has said he will seek to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU before calling an in-or-out referendum on membership by the end of 2017....



 2015-01-27 02:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Australian PM faces backlash over royal 'knightmare'...[ + ]

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is under fire for his decision to make Britain's Prince Philip a knight of Australia....




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