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 2018-07-19 07:07 

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Biggest mobile-phone plant masks Modi's 'make in India' struggle...

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - Despite a sleek marketing campaign, the world isn't quite ready to 'Make in India'.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 06:55 

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Longer jail terms, bigger fines ahead for Hong Kong's rogue taxi drivers...

HONG KONG - Tougher penalties, including longer jail time and bigger fines, are in store for Hong Kong taxi drivers who repeatedly breach rules such as by overcharging passengers, refusing hire and tampering with the taxi meter.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-07-19 06:47 

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British police say have identified suspects in Novichok poisoning...

LONDON (AFP) - Police believe they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, the Press Association reported on Thursday (July 19).. Read more at str...

 2018-07-19 06:40 

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New book on Singapore's national monuments is worth treasuring...

SINGAPORE - Offering a glimpse into the history and heritage of Singapore - from places of worship to schools, museums and commercial buildings - a book dedicated to Singapore's national monuments was launched at the Istana on Thursday (July 19).. Rea...

 2018-07-19 06:26 

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Ancient Spanish recipes revived in new video series commissioned by Spain's national library...

MADRID (NYTIMES) - When Spanish conquerors brought home a tomato from the Americas in the 16th century, its red colour caused a sensation at the royal court.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 06:25 

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Hangout with ST: Let's talk about Michelin's Bib Gourmand list and e-scooters...

SINGAPORE - Get your weekly dose of what's trending in Singapore and around the world with a live video series by The Straits Times.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 06:12 

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New York City looks to crack down on Airbnb amid housing crisis...

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - The New York City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday (July 19) to significantly restrict Airbnb and other online home rental services, joining a growing movement of cities around the globe in stepping up regulation of the so-calle...

 2018-07-19 06:08 

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Pakistan election: The main players...

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - The Pakistan election on July 25 comes after a brief but acrimonious campaign, complicated by a string of attacks - including the second deadliest bombing in Pakistan's history - which have prompted security fears.. Read more at stra...

 2018-07-19 06:00 

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Military looms large over divisive Pakistan election...

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Accusations of military interference, encroaching extremism and a series of deadly attacks have cast an alarming shadow over Pakistan's hopes for a rare democratic transition of power in next week's election.. Read more at strait...

 2018-07-19 05:53 

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Kindergartens in China should not teach primary school content: China Youth Daily...

A growing number of kindergartens in China are teaching courses that should be taught only at the primary school level - a result of competition from private preschools that offer such courses as well as demand from anxious parents who want their children...

 2018-07-19 05:50 

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SoftBank's Masayoshi Son says Japan is 'stupid' for not allowing ride-sharing...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - SoftBank Group chief executive Masayoshi Son slammed on Thursday (July 19) the Japanese government's ride-sharing ban and said the country had fallen behind overseas rivals in areas such as artificial intelligence and fintech.. Read ...

 2018-07-19 05:24 

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Has Imran Khan's moment arrived?: Dawn columnist...

In his commentary, the writer says the real battleground for the cricket legend will be how people vote in the state of Punjab.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:23 

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Australia's Turnbull says Pope must sack archbishop Philip Wilson for concealing child sex abuse...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday (July 19) that Pope Francis must sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:23 

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Can closer ties between China, India contribute to stability of Asia?: Yomiuri Shimbun...

In its editorial, the paper discusses the changing regional geopolitcal order.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:21 

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Rapes and beatings: The torments of South Korea's young athletes...

SEOUL (AFP) - When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:18 

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Stones that look good enough to eat...

(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Man Han Quan Xi, or Complete Manchu-Han Banquet, made completely of exquisitely carved jades was displayed in Kunming, in China's Yunnan province. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:12 

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Scientists' discovery of baby snake fossil in amber offers clues on evolution...

BEIJING (XINHUA) - Scientists have for the first time found a piece of amber containing a snake dating back about 99 million years to the age of dinosaurs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:09 

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Malaysia issues arrest warrants for ex-1MDB executives...

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysian investigators are said to have issued arrest warrants for two former executives of troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd, or 1MDB, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2018-07-19 05:05 

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SGX proposes clearing rules changes for tackling trading defaults...

SINGAPORE - Singapore's bourse operator has proposed changes to clearing rules for both derivatives and securities, with a public feedback exercise launched on Thursday (July 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 05:04 

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Malaysia to raise oil royalties for producing states from 5% to 20%...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia will raise oil royalties for its petroleum-producing states to 20 per cent from the current 5 per cent, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday (July 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:58 

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Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence, starting with Sri Lanka and Myanmar...

MENLO PARK, UNITED STATES - Facebook said Wednesday (July 18) it will start removing misinformation that could spark violence, a response to mounting criticism that the flow of rumours on its platform has led to physical harm to people in countries around...

 2018-07-19 04:53 

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Singapore ratifies CPTPP trade deal, becomes 3rd nation to do so after Mexico and Japan...

The trade deal, which enters into force 60 days after six of the 11 signatories ratify it, will reduce market barriers as well as foster trade in a combined market with a GDP of US$10 trillion (S$13 trillion).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:52 

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Death toll from India building collapse hits 9...

NEW DELHI (AFP) - The death toll from a collapsed apartment block outside Delhi rose to nine on Thursday (July 19) as emergency workers pulled four more bodies from a huge pile of rubble and metal, India's fire brigade said.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-07-19 04:49 

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China begins 3-year plan to integrate Yangtze delta region...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Regions in China's Yangtze delta have agreed a three-year action plan to integrate their economies, as they bid to improve coordination and put an end to irrational competition, state media reported on Thursday (July 19).. Read mo...

 2018-07-19 04:45 

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Michelin's Guangzhou guide draws flak from foodies...

(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - China's southern city of Guangzhou was on June 28 placed on the global gastronomy map with the unveiling of the first edition of its own Michelin guide.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:40 

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Trump says EU officials want to negotiate trade deal; Xi Jinping blamed for blocking progress to end tariffs...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said that European leaders are coming to Washington next week to try to hammer out a deal focused largely on car tariffs, while his top economic adviser accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of holding up a ...

 2018-07-19 04:38 

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Award-winning bartender infuses Korean flavours in his cocktails...

Leo Seo wins top prize in a bartending competition with his combination of whiskey, soyabean paste and tofu.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:12 

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South Korea court orders compensation to victims of 2014 sinking of Sewol ferry...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - A South Korean court ruled on Thursday (July 19) that the government and the operator of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 killing 304 people mostly school children, must compensate the victims' families.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-07-19 04:09 

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Head to Bengkulu for Indonesia's biggest octopus food festival...

The July 29 event in Indonesia will feature 500kg of octopus meat and up to 5,000 skewers of satay.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:05 

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Jho Low 'jumping from place to place', says Mahathir, expressing hope he will be arrested...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thurday (July 19) said he had no information on whether fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, had been detained in China.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:04 

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Company director fined record $57k for breaching Companies Act; Acra to list disqualified individuals on public register...

SINGAPORE - A company director was on Tuesday (July 17) fined a record $57,000 for various breaches of the Companies Act, prompting the authorities to step up regulatory actions against persistent offenders.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 04:01 

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UOB invests and partners in Israeli AI firm Personetics...

SINGAPORE - UOB on Thursday (July 19) said it has invested and partnered with Israeli fintech firm Personetics to boost its use of artificial intelligence (AI) across its markets in South-east Asia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 03:56 

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Torrential rains in western Japan lay waste to farms...

TOKYO (THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Torrential rains in western Japan have caused heavy damage to the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, with the agriculture ministry reporting the cost of the damage to have reached about 53 billi...

 2018-07-19 03:47 

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Malaysia to negotiate deferment of high-speed rail link with Singapore, says Mahathir...

"The problem is that if we just unilaterally discard the agreement, we have to pay a high compensation," Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters in Parliament. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 03:34 

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Introduction to samgyetang, the classic Korea dish of ginseng chicken...

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 2018-07-19 03:03 

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Singapore must signal 'resolute commitment' to upholding diversity, opposing discrimination: S Iswaran...

SINGAPORE - Singapore must signal its resolute commitment to upholding diversity, promoting tolerance and opposing discrimination, amidst the divisive rhetoric that has emerged around the world, Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran said on Th...

 2018-07-19 03:02 

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Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng defends scrapping GST, says new sales and service tax halves 'the suffering'...

KUALA LUMPUR - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has insisted that Putrajaya's plan to replace the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed by the previous government will put billions back into the pockets of Malaysians, his third defence of the move since M...

 2018-07-19 03:00 

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Money FM podcast: Influence - Makings of a successful investor...

National Achievers Congress speaker Sean Seah shares tips on the 'Warren Buffett' way of investing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 02:59 

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Bike-sharing industry leaders trim ambitions as sector faces growth headwinds in Asia...

BEIJING - Asia's shared bicycle sector is undergoing a pronounced contraction that has edged out smaller players and slowed down rapid overseas expansion by some of its biggest platforms, the Financial Times reported on Thursday (July 19).. Read more ...

 2018-07-19 02:44 

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Minister Masagos Zulkifli highlights Singapore's water management at UN forum...

NEW YORK - Singapore's water innovation and management were among key issues in Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli's presentation in New York on Wednesday (July 18) at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable De...

 2018-07-19 02:41 

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Billionaire James Packer quits 22 boards in near complete withdrawal from corporate life...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Billionaire James Packer has resigned 22 Australian company directorships in the last few weeks and no longer holds any board seat in his home country, corporate records show, signalling his almost full retreat from public business life...

 2018-07-19 02:22 

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Xi Jinping's campaign to draw people back to greying rural China faces uphill battle...

SHUANGFENG COUNTY, CHINA (REUTERS) - Liu Deke, 73, puffed away on a roll-up as he threshed stalks of dried rapeseed on a large canvas sheet. Nearby, plumes of billowy smoke from burning stalks drifted across the rice fields.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2018-07-19 02:16 

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Co-living startup Hmlet moves into Hong Kong with acquisition of we r urban...

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based co-living startup Hmlet has acquired we r urban, marking its expansion into the Hong Kong market.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 01:58 

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Malaysian who threatened to kill King among seven suspected militants arrested in four-state swoop...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Seven suspected Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS) militants, including a Malaysian who threatened to kill the Malaysian king and top leaders, were detained following a four-state swoop, said police.. Read mor...

 2018-07-19 01:56 

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Tat Hong to delist on Friday morning after successful buyout...

SINGAPORE - Tat Hong Holdings will be delisted on Friday (July 20) at 9am, completing a takeover bid involving the chief executive, the board announced on Thursday morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 01:54 

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China bike-sharing giant Ofo to shut most US operations after less than a year: Report...

NEW YORK - Less than a year after Beijing-based Ofo Inc. entered the United States with big ambitions, the world's largest bike-share company plans to shut down most of its US operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (July 19), citing ...

 2018-07-19 01:46 

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Today in Pictures, July 19, 2018...

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 2018-07-19 01:31 

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Malaysian fisherman catches monster grouper, sells it for S$3,600...

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Somewhere north of Teluk Bahang, in Kedah waters, is a spot where monstrous giant groupers dwell.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 01:24 

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Singapore shares open higher on Thursday; STI up 0.4% to 3,252.57...

SINGAPORE - Singapore stocks opened 0.4 per cent higher on Thursday (July 19) on the back of a strong earnings season in the US, with the Straits Times Index advancing 12.07 points to 3,252.57 as at 9.05am.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-07-19 01:13 

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Mirach Energy takes 70% stake in Malaysian plantation company for S$7m...

SINGAPORE - Mirach Energy has taken another step in its planned diversification, inking a conditional agreement to buy a majority stake in Malaysian plantation company RCL Kelstar Sdn Bhd for 21 million Malaysian ringgit (S$7.07 million).. Read more at st...

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