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 2018-01-23 00:59 

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China's Xinjiang to build 'Great Wall' to protect border: Governor...

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang will build a...

 2018-01-23 00:50 

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New HBO project combines an interactive app with a six-part series...

(BLOOMBERG) - If you know how this one ends, scroll down. In 1969, on his commute home, Edward Packard, a lawyer for RCA Records, penned a story with an inventive twist: The reader would decide the plot turns. A decade later, Bantam Books picked up the co...

 2018-01-23 00:50 

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Bacardi buys Patron, valuing tequila maker at US$5.1b...

LOS ANGELES (BLOOMBERG)- Bacardi is tapping the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International in a deal valuing the company at US$5.1 billion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:48 

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Factory worker arrested for allegedly molesting 7-year-old girl at funfair in Malaysia...

SUNGAI PETANI (THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The man who was caught in a viral video allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl at a funfair in Malaysia has been arrested.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:47 

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Reuters reporters accused under Official Secrets Act due in Myanmar court...

YANGON (REUTERS) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday (Jan 23), when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.. Read more at st...

 2018-01-23 00:46 

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Facebook should pay 'trusted' news publishers carriage fee: Murdoch...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has called on Facebook to pay...

 2018-01-23 00:41 

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China takes aim at hip-hop, saying 'low-taste content' must stop...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's censors have a new target in a widespread clamp-down on popular culture: the country's nascent hip-hop scene, which resonated with Chinese youth last year on hugely popular television show Rap Of China.. Read m...

 2018-01-23 00:40 

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Richemont, doubling down on online luxury, makes 2.8b-euro offer for Yoox Net-a-Porter...

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Compagnie Financire Richemont built a conglomerate offering the world's wealthiest consumers the highest-quality product, often in the most luxurious of settings. Clients walking into a Cartier flagship or a Piaget boutique - both...

 2018-01-23 00:33 

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Bill Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:33 

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Stocks to watch: AEM, Frasers Commercial Trust, Lum Chang, Keppel Infrastructure Trust...

SINGAPORE - The following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday (Jan 23):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:32 

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Heavy snow humbles the global elite at Davos summit...

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year's Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2018-01-23 00:30 

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SGX rejects Foreland's request for extension of time to submit trading resumption proposal...

SINGAPORE - Foreland Fabrictech Holdings' application to extend the submission deadline for a proposal to resume trading has been rejected by the Singapore Exchange (SGX).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:27 

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New Oscar rules aim to avoid another envelope mix-up...

(NYTIMES) - Determined to avoid a repeat of the envelope snafu that resulted in a stunning Oscar best picture mix-up last year, new rules have been adopted by PwC, the accounting firm that tabulates votes for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science...

 2018-01-23 00:18 

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Tokyo digs out from heavy snow, transport disruptions remain...

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday (Jan 23) dug out from more than 20 cm of snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, although transport delays remained around the metropolis.. Read more at straitstime...

 2018-01-23 00:17 

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Netflix gained 24 million new subscribers in 2017...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.. Read more at str...

 2018-01-23 00:14 

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PSB Academy acquired by UK-listed Intermediate Capital Group...

SINGAPORE - Private education institute PSB Academy on Tuesday (Jan 23) said it is now owned by the Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), with its shareholding transferred from Baring Private Equity Asia. ICG's investment value in PSB was undisclosed.. Re...

 2018-01-23 00:10 

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Brazil's death toll from yellow fever triples:WHO...

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday (Jan 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:03 

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Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife: Study...

PARIS (AFP) - Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published on Monday (Jan 22) warns.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2018-01-22 23:38 

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Trump makes first big trade move aimed at Asia with tariffs on solar panels and washing machines...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - US President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, his first major trade move after repeated threats to crack down on what he sees as unfair foreign competition.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2018-01-22 23:37 

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Top stories from The Straits Times on Tuesday, Jan 23...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Tuesday, Jan 23. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 23:25 

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USA Gymnastics' top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal...

CHICAGO (AFP) - The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced on Monday (Jan 22).. Read more at straitstim...

 2018-01-22 22:53 

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'Upstream' approach important in fight against kidney failure...

The drop in the number of kidney failure cases that was reported recently could be attributed to year-round frequent outreach and awareness efforts in the community (Kidney failure cases down, reversing a 15-year trend; Jan 20).. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-01-22 22:53 

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More safety features needed on pedestrian refuge islands...

Pedestrian refuge islands are aimed at making it safer for pedestrians crossing the road, but there is always the danger of a distracted or impaired motorist striking them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 22:53 

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Install cameras at zebra crossings...

It is worrisome that there have been accidents at zebra crossings recently (56-year-old woman dies in accident with Trans-Cab taxi in Dorset Road, ST Online, Jan 4; Passers-by help block off open manhole on road; Jan 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 22:21 

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Football: Liverpool suffer surprise defeat at battling Swansea...

(REUTERS) - Fourth-placed Liverpool were stung by a 1-0 defeat at Premier League basement side Swansea City who withstood a second-half onslaught to secure the points after taking the lead through defender Alfie Mawson at the Liberty Stadium on Monday (Ja...

 2018-01-22 22:14 

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Stocks hit record as US senators reach deal to end shutdown...

(REUTERS) - US stocks advanced on Monday (Jan 22) as each of Wall Street's main scored records in the wake of a deal by US senators to end the federal government shutdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 22:00 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 23...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Jan 23, 2018. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:30 

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Former KPMG executives charged in accounting oversight scam...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US authorities on Monday (Jan 22) charged six accountants, including former partners from...

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Loophole in foodcourt's tray return system...

The foodcourt at the new Marsiling Mall has adopted the automated tray system, where customers pay a deposit of $1 when they purchase their meals and are refunded when they return their trays to a central collection point.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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S'pore-based start-up Parcel Perform raises $1.5m...

Singapore-based e-commerce logistics start-up Parcel Perform has raised US$1.1 million (S$1.45 million) in seed funding, it said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Actresses speak up at Women's March...

WASHINGTON Since last year's Women's March, revelations about abuse by powerful men in Hollywood have fuelled a reckoning on pervasive sexual misconduct.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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HSA warns against two illegal health products...

The national regulator for health products has warned sellers not to peddle two health products and cautioned consumers against buying them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Dual-class shares could bring benefits to investors...

It is encouraging to read that the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will explore measures to mitigate the unique investment risks of companies with dual-class share (DCS) structures (SGX introducing dual-class shares; Jan 20).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Pun control is a laughing matter...

I was in a taxi the other day when the radio started playing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Man who served time for killing wife faces jail again...

A retired aircraft technician has spent the past three months at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) as a voluntary patient after serving a two-year prison term for killing his wife of 36 years during a psychotic episode.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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China tourists top traveller list for S'pore...

Accompanied by her parents and two young sons, Beijing resident Amber Wen flew into Singapore for a two-week vacation earlier this month, undeterred by the incessant rain from the north-east monsoon.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Developments to aspire to...

A new district in the north is also the testbed for a more flexible form of land planning, which could change the way future developments are shaped.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Some kids can't resist squeezing this Buddy...

I did not know whether to laugh or cry - my blood pressure might have gone up a little - when some children pushed and pinched me.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Unexpected pairings...
 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Preserving rare blood types for a rainy day...

Every drop of blood is precious, but they are not quite equal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Sanchez deal ideal: Irwin...

LONDON Players of the calibre of Alexis Sanchez do not become available very often so Manchester United had no choice but to make a move for the Chilean, former Ireland defender Denis Irwin has said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Good vibes in temporary home...

Mrs Marya Shabbir Jasdonwala stares out of the window of her house in southern Mumbai.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Residents, pre-schoolers, specialists worked together to build playground...

We thank Dr Rebecca Chan for her feedback (A well-designed playground helps children grow; Jan 12).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar delayed...

Doubts hang over the return of refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar - originally slated to start today - amid warnings that conditions remain unstable some five months after almost 700,000 Rohingya fled the country's Rakhine state.. Read more at strait...

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Thailand's exports up for 10th straight month...

BANGKOK Thailand's Customs-cleared annual exports rose for a 10th straight month in December, but at a slower pace than the previous month and below expectations, and the country posted its first trade deficit in five months, Reuters reported.. Read m...

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos...

DAVOS European leaders will be out in force at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to defend multilateralism before US President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his...

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Data centre acquisitions increase Keppel DC Reit's DPU...

A raft of new data centre acquisitions helped to lift Keppel DC Reit's distributable income last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Public must put in effort to recycle e-waste...

I was heartened to read that the National Environment Agency is considering regulating e-waste recycling (Steps to shrink mountain of e-waste via better recycling; Jan 20).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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Vincent Wong is TVB's new king...

HONG KONG Broadcaster TVB anointed Vincent Wong and Natalie Tong its new king and queen at its Anniversary Awards on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-22 21:00 

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It's in the blood: The yin and yang of life...

Q I have a strong interest in haematology because.... Read more at straitstimes.com....

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