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 2017-02-21 12:00 

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Asean unsettled by China's weapon systems, tension in South China Sea... +

BORACAY- South-east Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to prevent militarization and urge dialogue to stop "recent developments" from escalating, the Philippines said on Tuesday.....

 2017-02-21 11:35 

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German employers criticise SPD plan to wind back labour reforms... +

German employers on Tuesday condemned plans by Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz, who has overtaken Chancellor Angela Merkel in some polls before September's election, to revise decade-old labour reforms, saying they could hurt the economy....

 2017-02-21 11:30 

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Singapore, UK renew bilateral Economic and Business Partnership... +

This paves the way for greater economic cooperation and new business opportunities in both countries, says MTI....

 2017-02-21 11:30 

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South African stores looted in Pretoria unrest... +

At least 20 shops possibly belonging to immigrants were looted in South Africa's capital overnight, police said on Tuesday, but they could not confirm if the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners....

 2017-02-21 11:29 

The Strait Times

Wanda's bid for US TV producer in trouble: Reports... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) bid for US television rights holder Dick Clark Productions by Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group is in trouble, reports said, tripped up by restrictions Beijing imposed to slow a torrent of overseas acquisit...

 2017-02-21 11:26 

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Malaysia police expect remand extension for female suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder... +

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -The police said on Tuesday (Feb 21) they wereexpecting a remand extension for the two women detained in connection with the murder of Kim Jong nam as investigations were still ongoing.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2017-02-21 11:20 

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Germany, France wants looser human rights rules to keep asylum seekers away... +

Germany and France want the European Union to weaken its human rights safeguards to allow for deportation of asylum seekers before their case is considered, according to their joint proposal on curbing immigration, seen by Reuters on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 11:20 

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Democratic Socialists make headway in US after Trump's win... +

For David Green, head of the Detroit chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Donald Trump's victory in November was both distressing and cause for optimism in his quest to pull the Democratic Party to the left....

 2017-02-21 11:20 

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Isco ready to walk out on Real Madrid - reports... +

Spain international Isco will look to leave Real Madrid in the summer after growing tired of a lack of first team opportunities with the European champions, Spanish media reported on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 11:20 

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St Etienne say not obsessed by nemesis Ibrahimovic... +

St Etienne are Zlatan Ibrahimovic's preferred victim, but Les Verts refuse to obsess over the Manchester United striker ahead of their Europa League last-32 return leg on Wednesday....

 2017-02-21 11:19 

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Philippines Duterte a serial killer: Senator... +

MANILA (AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a serial killer who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday (Feb 21), as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her. . Read more at stra...

 2017-02-21 11:15 

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China says North Korean coal ban shows its sincerity on UN resolutions... +

BEIJING (Reuters) Chinas suspension of imports of North Korean coal shows it is sincere about implementing UN Security Council resolutions punishing North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes, it said on Tuesday (Feb 21).. Read more at s...

 2017-02-21 11:12 

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Britain faces 'very hefty' Brexit bill, years of talks: EU chief executive Juncker ... +

BRUSSELS (Reuters) Britain will need years to negotiate a future trade deal with the European Union after it quits the bloc and will be landed with a very hefty bill from Brussels on leaving, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (Feb 21...

 2017-02-21 11:12 

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Cricket: Bangladesh recall Mustafizur for Sri Lanka Tests... +

Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh on Tuesday recalled their left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman in a 16-man squad for the upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka after his prolonged injury lay-off.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 11:05 

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Geneva talks to encompass Syrian transition process - UN... +

Syria peace talks due to start this week in Geneva are based on the broad mandate of a U.N. resolution that asks the U.N. mediator to hold talks on a "political transition process", an official involved in the talks said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 11:05 

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Lions should pick NZ-born Solomona for tour, says Healey... +

Sale's Auckland-born winger Denny Solomona has been tipped for a place on the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand by former England back Austin Healey....

 2017-02-21 11:01 

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Cricket: Sri Lanka's Dickwella gets two-match ban... +

SRI LANKA (REUTERS) - Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 11:00 

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Higher CPF Housing Grant: No big increase in resale market prices, say analysts... +

While the higher grant will make resale flats a more attractive option for young couples, it is unlikely to have a drastic impact on prices, say property analysts....

 2017-02-21 10:55 

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Hungary arrests Iraqi migrant suspected of raping 13-year-old girl in Germany... +

Hungarian police have arrested and will hand over to German authorities an Iraqi migrant suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl at a Hamburg train station in November 2016, Hungarian prosecutors said in a statement on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 10:55 

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Socialist French minister considers backing Macron as left talks founder... +

A senior Socialist minister said on Tuesday he might back centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, a new setback for the Socialists' official candidate Benoit Hamon, whose talks aimed at unifying the left are going nowhere....

 2017-02-21 10:55 

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Prefecture in Chinas Xinjiang to track cars by satellite... +

BEIJING - A prefecture in China's far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install a real-time GPS-like tracking system as part of an anti-terror initiative. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulati...

 2017-02-21 10:52 

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Asian Winter Games: Singapore short-track speed skaters best among South-east Asians... +

SINGAPORE - National short-track speed skaters Lucas Ng and Cheyenne Goh made it past the heats of their respective 500m events at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday, but did not progress past the quarter-finals stage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 10:50 

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France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf... +

French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen cancelled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon's grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter....

 2017-02-21 10:50 

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Israeli soldier who shot prone Palestinian assailant sentenced to 18-month jail term... +

An Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail....

 2017-02-21 10:50 

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Mutation of H7N9 bird flu strain found in Guangdong patients... +

GUANGDONG - China has reported the first genetic mutation of the H7N9 bird flu virus with specialists predicting the change will result in more dead poultry. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention informed the World Health Organisation that...

 2017-02-21 10:46 

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Noise pollution - let's see consistency when taking action... +

I read about the plight of Home United Youth Football Academy and JSSL Singapore with a great deal of interest (...

 2017-02-21 10:45 

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Matured Kolisi ready to be a leader for Stormers... +

Stormers loose forward Siya Kolisi admits he has had some growing up to do since bursting onto the Super Rugby scene four years ago but feels he is now ready to play a key leadership role in guiding them to glory this season....

 2017-02-21 10:44 

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Tennis: Lu, Edmund among winners in Delray Beach openers... +

Miami (AFP) - British eighth seed Kyle Edmund and Taiwan's Lu Yen Hsun booked a second-round matchup Monday at the ATP Delray Beach Open while US defending champion Sam Querrey advanced on a retirement.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 10:40 

Tech in Asia

India’s newest telco just issued a fierce 4G challenge to rivals... +

The Mukesh Ambani-led company will monitor all existing tariff plans in the market, match it and offer 20 percent data to top it....

 2017-02-21 10:40 

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China says Northern Korean coal ban shows its sincerity on UN resolutions... +

China's suspension of imports of North Korean coal shows it is sincere about implementing U.N. Security Council resolutions punishing North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes, it said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 10:40 

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Russia announces recall of 135,491 Honda and Acura cars... +

Russia's standards agency, Rosstandart, said the local retailer of Honda and Acura cars had informed it of the recall of up to 135,491 cars due to possible airbag faults....

 2017-02-21 10:35 

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Leader of Germany's far-right party meets Putin allies in Moscow... +

The leader of Germany's far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) held talks with Russian officials during a visit to Moscow at the weekend, including with an ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 10:35 

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Azeri president appoints his wife as vice president - decree... +

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife Mehriban to the role of first vice president, according to a decree published on the presidential website on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 10:33 

The Strait Times

Reach out and talk about our differences... +

It is heartening to see that there are young people in Singapore who appreciate the need to bring the state of civic discussion a step higher (...

 2017-02-21 10:30 

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Chinese breast-enhancing coconut drink rapped over inflated claims... +

BEIJING - Can a coconut drink boost a woman's bust size? That is what an advertisement for a popular beverage in China seems to suggest. The online advert for the drink Coconut Palm has been criticised for its "unsophisticated" language and unsubstantiate...

 2017-02-21 10:27 

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Children's sex education book draws flak in Indonesia for being too explicit... +

A children's book about masturbation has stirred controversy in Indonesia, with some criticising the book for being too explicit.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 10:26 

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Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying invasive genes ... +

TOKYO (AFP) A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an invasive alien species, officials said Tuesday (Feb 21). . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 10:20 

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UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines... +

Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 10:20 

The Strait Times

Rugby: France lose Chouly and Bastareaud for Irish Six Nations clash... +

PARIS (REUTERS) - France will be without flanker Damien Chouly and centre Mathieu Bastareaud away to Ireland in the Six Nations after both players sustained injuries, the French federation (FFR) said on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 10:15 

The Strait Times

South China Sea code of conduct will help Asean remain oasis of peace, stability': Vivian Balakrishnan... +

BORACAY, PHILIPPINES - Asean is set on completing a framework for a code of conduct (COC) on maritime disputes by June this year to maintain an oasis of peace and stability in the South China Sea amid a time of great global uncertainty, Singapores Foreign...

 2017-02-21 10:15 

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PSA willing to cooperate with Opel labor chiefs... +

PSA Group said it would adhere to labor agreements at General Motors' Opel and expressed its willingness to cooperate with labor chiefs to safeguard jobs, PSA and workers' representatives at Opel said in a joint statement on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 10:08 

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China jails former head of safety watchdog for 15 years for graft... +

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced the former head of the country's safety watchdog, Yang Dongliang, to 15 years in prison for graft, the state broadcaster said....

 2017-02-21 10:05 

The Strait Times

New curriculum for social workers to learn financial planning skills... +

SINGAPORE - Social workers will soon be equipped with knowledge and skills to help low-income families better manage their finances.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 10:05 

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Too early for Putin's statements on 2018 election - Kremlin... +

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that Vladimir Putin had not announced yet whether he was going to seek a new presidential term in 2018 because it was too early....

 2017-02-21 10:04 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Nose to the grindstone for Wozniacki... +

Dubai (AFP) - Two days afer playing the Doha final, Caroline Wozniacki plunged straight back to work on Monday at the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-2, 7-5 first-round defeat of Darya Kasatkina.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 09:56 

The Strait Times

Obsessed man pleads guilty to stabbing Japanese pop singer, whose face is now scarred... +

A man obsessed with a Japanese pop singer on Monday (Feb 20) pleaded guilty to stabbing her in Tokyo last May.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-21 09:50 

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Nigeria's presidency says no cause for worry about Buhari... +

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said there was no cause to worry about his health but he had to stay longer on medical leave in Britain than planned, the presidency said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-21 09:50 

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Foreign investment is not leaving China: commerce minister... +

BEIJING -China's commerce minister on Tuesday (Feb 21) sought to assuage concerns that foreign investment is leaving the country, saying claims to that effect were "biased." In comments made to reporters, Gao Hucheng didn't elaborate on the ministry's vie...

 2017-02-21 09:47 

The Strait Times

China opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea... +

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday (Feb 21) it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.....

 2017-02-21 09:45 

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Passengers walk through JFK checkpoint without being screened - NBC... +

Eleven passengers walked through a security checkpoint without being screened before apparently boarding planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, national media reported....

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