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 2016-12-11 11:34 

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Singapore 'strongly condemns' Istanbul twin blasts: MFA... +

There are no reports of any Singaporeans directly affected by the two explosions that went off near the Besiktas Football Stadium in Istanbul so far, according to the Foreign Ministry....

 2016-12-11 11:30 

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Market 'paradigm shift' may be under way, but more volatility likely: BIS... +

Financial markets have been remarkably resilient to rising bond yields and sudden shift in outlook following last month's shock U.S. election result, but the sheer scale of uncertainties ahead means the adjustment will be "bumpy", the BIS said on Sunday....

 2016-12-11 11:25 

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Shrinking FX market could pose stability risk: BIS... +

Hedge funds and speculative investors have pulled back from the US$5 trillion a day global currency market and less risk-taking by banks as well as reduced trading on multi-player platforms is a risk to future financial stability, the Bank of Internationa...

 2016-12-11 11:05 

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Aleppo rebel zone facing 'death or surrender' - rebel official... +

Syrian rebels control only a small area of Aleppo that is full of civilians and under very fierce bombardment after pro-government forces took the al-Maadi district, a Turkey-based official with the Jabha Shamiya rebel group said on Sunday....

 2016-12-11 10:59 

The Strait Times

Italy Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni tapped as new prime minister... +

ROME (AFP) - Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was set on Sunday (Dec 11) to become Italy's new prime minister following reformist leader Matteo Renzi's resignation in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 10:50 

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Turkey vows vengeance at funeral for police killed by Istanbul bombs... +

Turkey's interior minister on Sunday vowed vengeance for the more than 30 people killed by twin bombings outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, and warned those who voiced support for the attackers on social media....

 2016-12-11 10:28 

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West cannot treat Russia as an equal partner over Syria: Michael Fallon... +

The defence minister said on Sunday he was ready to work with his new US counterpart but that Western nations could not treat Russia as an equal partner and needed to understand that the country was a strategic competitor....

 2016-12-11 10:20 

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Blast inside Cairo's Coptic cathedral kills at least 20, injures 35... +

An explosion inside Cairo's Coptic cathedral killed at least 20 people and injured 35, Egypt's state television said....

 2016-12-11 10:12 

The Strait Times

New video series Heroes Among Us kicks off with story of young leadership award winner... +

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 2016-12-11 10:05 

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Turkish army says hits Islamic State targets in Syria, killing 12 militants... +

Turkish warplanes destroyed 27 Islamic State targets and killed 12 militants in the latest operations in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Sunday....

 2016-12-11 10:05 

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Artist works to preserve Christian heritage in Hamas-run Gaza... +

Only about 1,200 Christians remain in Gaza - only a tiny fraction of the population in a territory run by Hamas Islamists - but artist Naser Jeldha is doing what he can to preserve its Christian heritage through art....

 2016-12-11 09:59 

The Strait Times

Falling HDB parts at Hougang and Circuit Road: Town councils to take action... +

SINGAPORE - Probes into two recent cases of facade parts falling off Housing Board blocks have been completed, and the respective town councils are taking steps to avoid a recurrence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 09:56 

The Strait Times

Six rail workers killed after being hit by freight train in China... +

ZHENGZHOU - Six people were who were working at a railway station in central China's Henan province were killed when they were hit by a freight train, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing local railway authorities.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2016-12-11 09:50 

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Australian journeyman Brazel wins Hong Kong Open... +

Unheralded Australian Sam Brazel birdied the last hole to win the Hong Kong Open by one stroke and leave runnerup Rafa Cabrera Bello heartbroken on Sunday....

 2016-12-11 09:49 

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Iran Air says signs deal to buy 80 Boeing passenger planes... +

Iran Air said it signed a deal on Sunday to buy 80 passenger planes from U.S. aircraft maker Boeing , state news agency IRNA reported....

 2016-12-11 09:45 

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India's Shami and Saha miss Chennai test through injury... +

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will continue to be out of action after the injured duo were ruled out of the team's fifth and final test against England starting on Friday in Chennai....

 2016-12-11 09:42 

The Strait Times

Malaysian PM Najib says opposition spreading rumours to divide Umno... +

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has blamed the opposition for being behind a fake letter claiming his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had wrote to him asking him to step down.. Read more at straitstime...

 2016-12-11 09:41 

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Abterra says it is solvent, after controlling shareholder put under liquidation... +

SINGAPORE - Natural resource firm Abterra reassured investors on Sunday (Dec 11) that it is solvent and able to meet its financial obligations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 09:40 

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Turkey says Kurdish militants may be behind soccer bombing that killed 38... +

Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what looked to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams....

 2016-12-11 09:40 

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Analysis - After Aleppo, Syria's Assad still far from regaining his state... +

When President Bashar al-Assad turns from the wreckage of Aleppo to assert his authority across a fractured Syria, it will be as a figure who is virtually unassailable by rebels, but still faces great challenges in restoring the power of his state....

 2016-12-11 09:27 

The Strait Times

Catholic church in Manila issues prayer against expanded death penalty... +

MANILA (REUTERS) - Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday (Dec 11) read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's plans to re-impose the death penalty on heinous crimes, including drug-related offences.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2016-12-11 09:20 

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Blast near Cairo's Coptic cathedral kills at least 5: Security sources... +

An explosion on Sunday near the Cairo's Coptic cathedral killed at least five people and injured 10, Egyptian security sources said....

 2016-12-11 09:19 

The Strait Times

From myth to a thing of beauty... +

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) -THE story of the renowned wine estate of Bodegas Vega Sicilia on the plateau Ribera del Duero sounds like a fairy tale with a fairy godmother - or in this case, a fairy godfather - who came along, restored the estate and ga...

 2016-12-11 09:18 

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Blast near Cairo's Coptic cathedral kills at least five: Egyptian security sources... +

CAIRO (REUTERS) An explosion inside Cairos Coptic cathedral killed at least 20 people and injured 35, Egypts state television said on Sunday (Dec 11).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 09:11 

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Star Wars enters 'grittier' new chapter with Rogue One premiere... +

With a new band of rebels and a high-stakes journey, Star Wars ushered in a new chapter on Saturday by bringing a galaxy far, far away to the heart of Hollywood for the "Rogue One" premiere....

 2016-12-11 09:10 

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Catholic church in Manila issues prayer against expanded death penalty... +

Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's plans to re-impose the death penalty on heinous crimes, including drug-related offences....

 2016-12-11 08:55 

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"Star Wars" enters "grittier" new chapter with "Rogue One" premiere... +

With a new band of rebels and a high-stakes journey, "Star Wars" ushered in a new chapter on Saturday by bringing a galaxy far, far away to the heart of Hollywood for the "Rogue One" premiere....

 2016-12-11 08:42 

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South Korea prosecutors charge two senior ex-Park officials: Reports... +

South Korean prosecutors indicted a former senior presidential aide and a former vice culture minister as part of their investigation of a corruption scandal that has led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in parliament, media reports said on Sunday...

 2016-12-11 08:41 

The Strait Times

China puts temporary ban on North Korean coal imports... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Commerce Ministry said it will put a temporary ban on imports of North Korean coal as part of a United Nations Security Council resolution meant to deter Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear weapons programme.. Read more at ...

 2016-12-11 08:35 

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Suicide bomb kills at least 29 at Somalia's main port - police... +

A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia's biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants....

 2016-12-11 08:33 

The Strait Times

South Korea vows to keep economy 'strong and stable' after President Park Geun Hye's ouster... +

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's finance minister vowed on Sunday (Dec 11) to keep Asia's fourth-largest economy ...

 2016-12-11 08:30 

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Italy president likely to ask Foreign Minister Gentiloni to try to form government... +

Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the presidential palace on Sunday, in a strong indication that the head of state has chosen him to try to form a new government....

 2016-12-11 08:24 

The Strait Times

Italy president likely to ask Foreign Minister Gentiloni to try to form govt... +

ROME (REUTERS) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the presidential palace on Sunday (Dec 11), in a strong indication that the head of state has chosen him to try to form a new government.. Read more at strai...

 2016-12-11 08:22 

The Strait Times

Unpretentious Teochew fare hits the spot... +

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) -ONCE upon a time, people went to eat at Imperial Treasure because of Alfred Leung.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 08:20 

The Strait Times

First phase of KL MRT to open on Friday... +

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The first phase of the MRT in Greater Kuala Lumpur will be opened on Friday (Dec 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 08:05 

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Turkey says Kurdish militants may be behind deadly soccer bombing... +

Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 29 people and wounded 166 in an apparent coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams....

 2016-12-11 08:05 

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US Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul... +

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said....

 2016-12-11 07:57 

The Strait Times

Presents for foodie heaven... +

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) -Need a smart Christmas gift for a cuisine connoisseur? Here are some suggestions that would definitely give joy to any epicure.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 07:44 

The Strait Times

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium... +

TOKYO (AFP) - Construction of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially started on Sunday (Dec 11), more than a year after the original blueprints were torn up following public outcry over skyrocketing costs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 07:40 

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China puts temporary ban on North Korean coal imports... +

China's Commerce Ministry said it will put a temporary ban on imports of North Korean coal as part of a U.N. Security Council resolution meant to deter Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear weapons programme....

 2016-12-11 07:40 

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Kohli hits 235, India all out for 631... +

Virat Kohli scored 235 before India were all out for 631, a lead of 231 runs, in their first innings on the fourth day of the fourth and penultimate test against England on Sunday....

 2016-12-11 07:25 

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Suicide car bomb at Somalia port kills at least four - police... +

A suicide car bomb that went off at the entrance of Somalia's biggest port in its capital Mogadishu on Sunday has killed at least four people, police said....

 2016-12-11 07:13 

The Strait Times

Eight people injured, car topples traffic light in Bugis accident... +

SINGAPORE - Eight people were injured in a serious car crash at Jalan Sultan on Sunday (Dec 11) morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 07:00 

The Strait Times

NBA: James makes history as Cavs beat Hornets, Warriors lose to Grizzlies... +

(REUTERS) - LeBron James scored a season-high 44 points and became the first frontcourt player to pass for 7,000 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers recorded a 116-105 National Basketball Association (NBA) win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday (Dec 10...

 2016-12-11 06:59 

The Strait Times

Dramatic rescue: Dozens join in to save trapped workers after scaffolding collapses in Sichuan... +

MIANYANG (SICHUAN) - Two workers in China's Sichuan province were rescued by passersby after a four-storey tall scaffolding collapsed while they were were on it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 06:55 

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Car bomb explodes outside Somalia capital Mogadishu's port, three killed - police... +

A car bomb went off at the entrance of Somalia's biggest port in its capital Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least three people, police said....

 2016-12-11 06:55 

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Pakistan coach Arthur plots demise of former team Australia... +

The merry-go-round of coaching jobs in international cricket inevitably leads to awkward reunions but few could be more thorny than Mickey Arthur's encounter with his old team Australia....

 2016-12-11 06:55 

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Kohli's third double ton puts England on the mat... +

India captain Virat Kohli continued to torment England, hitting his third double century of the year in the fourth and penultimate test at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday to virtually end the tourists' hopes of a comeback in the five-match series....

 2016-12-11 06:54 

The Strait Times

Swimming: Joy of six for Hosszu at Short Course World Championships... +

(AFP) - Hungary's Katinka Hosszu powered to her sixth gold medal at the Short Course World Swimming Championships on Saturday (Dec 10) with another dominant display in her all-conquering year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-11 06:49 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong Election Committee vote underway... +

HONG KONG (CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Voting is underway in Hong Kong as members of 25 subsectors representing various trades and professions are choosing their representatives for an Election Committee which will select the city's next chief e...

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