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 2017-01-18 21:30 

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Punchlines: Jan 19, 2017... +

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 2017-01-18 21:28 

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Obama signals issues on which he will not stay silent... +

WASHINGTON - Outgoing President Barack Obama at his last press conference, two days before handing over power to President-elect Donald Trump, underlined the importance of a free media and also outlined what issues may prompt him to speak out as a private...

 2017-01-18 21:21 

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Wife of Florida nightclub gunman Omar Mateen pleads not guilty to aiding attack... +

OAKLAND, California (REUTERS) - The wife of the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history pleaded not guilty on Wednesday (Jan 18) to charges she assisted him ahead of the fatal shooting of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida and late...

 2017-01-18 21:20 

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Netflix adds more subscribers than expected... +

Netflix Inc's international and U.S. subscriber additions sped past analysts' estimates as the video streaming service released shows including the award-winning British drama "The Crown" and a revival of "Gilmore Girls"....

 2017-01-18 21:20 

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Manchester United appoint counter-terrorism manager... +

Manchester United have appointed a full-time counter-terrorism manager in what they believe to be a first in English club football....

 2017-01-18 21:15 

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German AfD rightist triggers fury with Holocaust memorial comments... +

A senior member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Wednesday that media had misrepresented comments he made about Berlin's Holocaust memorial and the need to rewrite history books to focus more on German victims....

 2017-01-18 21:15 

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Slapping ex-PM Valls gets French teenager three-month suspended sentence... +

PARIS (REUTERS) - A teenager who slapped former French prime minister Manuel Valls during an election campaign trip to Brittany was handed a three-month suspended sentence and was ordered to carry out 105 hours of community service, a prosecutor said on W...

 2017-01-18 21:13 

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US Senate panel overwhelmingly approves Donald Trump Pentagon pick... +

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Senate Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday (Jan 18) to recommend President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Defence, retired Marine General James Mattis.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:10 

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South Korea rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir... +

A Seoul court on Thursday rejected an arrest warrant sought for Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong, prosecutors said, as part of a widening probe into a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye....

 2017-01-18 21:10 

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Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat... +

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Vape companies try to galvanize Trump administration to ease FDA rules... +

As tobacco and vaping companies focus on new smoking products that are potentially less harmful, the industry sees an opening for rolling back rules on these products under the Trump administration....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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South Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir... +

SEOUL (AFP) - A Seoul court on Thursday (Jan 19) rejected an arrest warrant sought for Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong, it said, part of a widening probe into a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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HK regulator sues StanChart, UBS, KPMG over IPO... +

HONG KONG The securities regulator in Hong Kong has filed a lawsuit against Standard Chartered, UBS Group and audit firm KPMG over an initial public offering by China Forestry Holdings in 2009.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Logistics property player buys stakes in CIT managers... +

A logistics property developer backed by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has struck a deal to acquire stakes in the trust manager and property manager of Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

The Strait Times

Preserve culture by letting it evolve... +

It is sad to see our old trades and traditions being slowly eroded by the effects of modernisation, but it is something that cannot be avoided (...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Sanzaar's Asia focus part of a wider aim... +

Super Rugby's governing body put up a stern defence of the tournament yesterday, even as its format and recent expansion continue to attract criticism just weeks before the new season begins.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Feud powers sales of US congressman's novels... +

WASHINGTON As the March trilogy rockets to the top of Amazon's bestseller list buoyed by a feud between its memoirist, African- American congressman John Lewis, and United States President-elect Donald Trump, Lewis is optimistic that more members of ...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Chinese province admits inflating fiscal revenues... +

BEIJING The rust-belt province of Liaoning fabricated fiscal numbers from 2011 to 2014, local officials have admitted, raising fresh doubts about the accuracy of China's economic data just days before the release of the nation's full-year growth ...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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$170m fifth Newater plant launched... +

The Republic's supply of water was given a significant boost with the launch of a fifth Newater plant at Changi yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Families angered by suspension of MH370 search... +

Some 30 family members of Chinese passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 gathered near the Beijing airport in protest yesterday, after the nearly three-year-long search for the missing plane was suspended.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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NTU campus to test smart mobility... +

Universities do a lot of research and development, but it is not often that an entire university campus - all 200 ha of it - becomes a laboratory for a single project.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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New scheme to better net talents... +

Netball Singapore yesterday announced a new initiative which it hopes will help widen its pool of players for the national youth teams.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Case may renew focus on foreigners' use of NZ trusts... +

AUCKLAND The appearance of New Zealand trusts in a legal case allegedly involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) affair threatens to re-ignite controversy over the country's trusts controlled by foreigners, the New Zealand Herald newspaper s...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Socialite drops protection order bid... +

Socialite Jamie Chua has withdrawn an application for an anti-harassment protection order against business partner Sharon Tang, who had posted a photo of a wreath she received on her birthday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Sports World: Hong Kong to play in S'pore Rugby Sevens... +

The 2017 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens will showcase two top Asian sides, as Hong Kong are confirmed as the wild card team and will line up alongside Japan and 14 other ...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Arms case: Bollywood actor acquitted... +

MUMBAI An Indian court yesterday acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of possessing an unlicensed weapon nearly two decades ago, ending a case that threatened to derail the career of one of the country's biggest actors.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Andy Lau hurt in horse-riding accident... +

HONG KONG Actor Andy Lau sustained a pelvic injury after falling off a horse in a filming accident in rural Thailand on Tuesday, said Apple Daily. But he is said to be okay.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Swensen's franchisee to buy Chilli Padi businesses... +

Food and beverage (F&B) firm ABR Holdings, best known for icy-cold treats as the Swensen's franchisee here, is about to go hot and spicy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Buzzing: Free preview of StarHub TV channels ... +

Free preview of StarHub TV channels. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Surbana CEO defends axing 'poor performers'... +

Surbana Jurong group chief executive Wong Heang Fine told staff in a strongly-worded e-mail that the group cannot allow a small proportion of poor performers to be a drag on the rest of the organisation. That was why the infrastructure consultancy termina...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Helping hands to ensure Gujarati fly as high as a kite... +

At West Coast Park on Sunday, soaring kites were buoyed by the pounding rhythms of the biggest Indian musical hits.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Johor Sultan: No more debate with Mahathir... +

JOHOR BARU The Sultan of Johor has said he is not interested in further debate with former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on the issue of mainland Chinese investment in the state's Forest City and other projects.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Healthcare services will be streamlined into 3 clusters... +

Singapore's public healthcare will undergo a major shift in the coming year, bringing the entire suite of medical services closer to people's homes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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World Briefs: Nigerian air force kills civilians in wrong hit... +

At least 76 civilians have been killed in a Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than a hundred were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Moving out day at the White House... +

WASHINGTON Out with almonds, in with Doritos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Hins Cheung drops out of TV show Singer... +

HONG KONG Singer Hins Cheung is dropping out of the Hunan TV reality show Singer, Emperor Entertainment Group confirmed on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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MOM: Salary recovery matters are civil claims... +

The Labour Court can order an employer to pay a worker what he is owed, but cannot enforce the order because it is a matter between the worker and employer.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Asia Briefs: Thai Muslims mourn spiritual leader... +

Muslims across Thailand's restive ...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

The Strait Times

A Fowl Tale... +

Eleven-year-old Bok Jun Seo, who is on holiday from Korea with his mother and sister, interacting with an exhibit at the Singapore Philatelic Museum that marks the start of the Year of the Rooster.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Chung Cheng High's pillars of learning... +

It is a sunny December morning when I meet former Chinese teacher Kee Chwee Hoon inside Chung Cheng High School (Main) in Goodman Road, a stone's throw from the school's iconic entrance arch.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian films cameo for jewel heist movie... +

NEW YORK Four months after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, reality television star Kim Kardashian is filming a cameo for the upcoming female heist caper, Ocean's Eight.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Britain and S'pore exploring areas for tie-ups... +

There is wide scope for closer cooperation between Britain and Singapore, and both sides are exploring areas of collaboration, British High Commissioner Scott Wightman said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

The Strait Times

The Nassim deal a win-win: Analysts... +

While developer CapitaLand had to give veteran banker Wee Cho Yaw an attractive discount when he bought 45 of its plush condominium units, analysts say it was a win-win deal for both parties.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Markets highlights... +

1 The placement of 1.06 billion new shares to private investors by investment firm Ipco International fell through. Ipco said it will keep exploring funding options, The Business Times reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

The Strait Times

New mega centres to meet growing demand for childcare... +

Mega childcare centres, which can take in more than 300 children each, will be playing a greater role in the early education sector here.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

The Strait Times

A big, dumb action movie... +

REVIEW / ACTION. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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First floating city may surface in French Polynesia... +

SAN FRANCISCO The world's first floating city could be constructed in the waters of French Polynesia after its government signed an agreement with a United States company in San Francisco.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Toshiba may sell stake in chip business... +

TOKYO Toshiba is looking to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business to Western Digital, a source said, in a bid to dull the blow from a looming multibillion-dollar write-down on a United States nuclear acquisition.. Read more at straitst...

 2017-01-18 21:00 

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Budding beauty brands bloom... +
 2017-01-18 21:00 

The Strait Times

Time for Singaporeans to wake up and look at the world around us... +

Singaporeans, by and large, dwell on the material and the now.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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