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 2018-04-24 15:41 

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Trump says Kim Jong Un has been 'very honorable'...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (April 24) that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been...

 2018-04-24 15:38 

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Donald Trump says there is a good chance of a trade deal with China...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (April 24) said there was a good chance that the United States could reach a trade agreement with China and that his treasury secretary would head there for negotiations in a few days.. Read more...

 2018-04-24 15:35 

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Cabinet reshuffle achieves good balance of experienced and younger ministers, say political observers...

SINGAPORE - The Cabinet reshuffle achieves a good balance of having older, experienced ministers still in charge of the heavyweight portfolios, and exposing younger leaders to new areas, said political observers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 15:24 

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Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport illegal African migrants...

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - The Israeli government said on Tuesday (April 24) it was abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who had entered the country illegally.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 15:23 

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Trump threatens Iran over nuclear programme in Macron meeting...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump warned Iran not to restart its nuclear programme as French President Emannuel Macron urged him to remain in the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic's atomic efforts.. Read more at strait...

 2018-04-24 15:23 

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Jewish leader warns against wearing kippa on German streets...

BERLIN (AFP) - The head of Germany's Jewish community said on Tuesday (April 24) that Jews should avoid wearing religious symbols in the country due to a heightened risk of targeted attacks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 14:57 

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Asian Games to boost Indonesia's war on forest fires: Official...

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's choking annual haze will be limited this year by the pressure of hosting the Asian Games and a new approach to preventing forest fires, a senior official said on Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitsti...

 2018-04-24 14:56 

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Three suicide attacks rock Pakistani city of Quetta, killing six police, officials say...

QUETTA, Pakistan (REUTERS) - Three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday (April 24), killing six police and wounding another 15, officials said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 14:25 

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Iceland's Reykjavik tops index for green city getaways...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Iceland's small, snowy capital, Reykjavik, has been crowned the greenest city for travellers, with the most green space per head of 50 cities surveyed, a travel agency said on Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 14:08 

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Police kill at least 37 Maoist militants in central India...

MUMBAI, INDIA (REUTERS) - The number of Maoist militants killed in an ambush by Indian security forces has risen to 37 after more bodies were pulled out of a river on Tuesday (April 24), authorities said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 13:56 

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Britain's Prince Charles voices 'great joy' at new royal baby...

LONDON (AFP) - Prince Charles voiced his joy Tuesday (April 24) at the arrival of his third grandchild, as Britain waited to discover what Prince William and his wife Kate will call their new baby son.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 13:52 

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Indian doctor mistakes patients, performs wrong surgery...

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A surgeon has been stood down from his post at a New Delhi hospital for performing an unnecessary operation on a patient's leg after confusing him with another man, an official said Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 13:50 

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Pregnant Chinese woman trips 4-year-old boy on purpose, Internet explodes in anger...

BEIJING (WASHINGTON POST) - It seems right out of a particularly mean-spirited Groucho Marx routine: A little boy sped through some plastic curtains, knocking them into the face of a pregnant woman eating near the door.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 13:44 

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3 food trends that may soon reach your table, according to Food&HotelAsia 2018...

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 2018-04-24 13:31 

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63-year-old man killed when lorry mounted kerb loved to help others, say family and friends...

SINGAPORE - The family and friends of Mr Yap Soon Huat, 63, who was killed when a lorry hit him and two others on Monday (April 23), remember him as a generous man who loved helping others.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 13:12 

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New initiative Hear65 to get Singaporeans in tune with local music launched...

SINGAPORE - When it comes to home-grown singers, Mandopop stars JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun are the most recognisable among Singaporeans, according to a recent National Music Consumption Survey.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 13:00 

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Interactive guide to Avengers: Infinity War and the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
 2018-04-24 12:58 

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Brexit will not change UK's climate change ambitions: Government official...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's plan to leave the European Union will not affect its commitment to curb carbon emissions and combat climate change, a senior British government official said on Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 11:28 

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Shooting of Palestinian: KL police recover motorcycle believed to have been used by assailants...

KUALA LUMPUR - A high-powered motorcycle believed to have been used in the drive-by shooting of Palestinian engineering lecturer Fadi al-Batsh in a Kuala Lumpur suburb on Saturday (April 21), has been recovered by Malaysian police.. Read more at straitsti...

 2018-04-24 11:20 

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No cars, but drones to take to the sky at Car-Free SG on April 29...

SINGAPORE - While the roads will be free of cars at one-north for the Car-Free Sunday SG event on April 29, the skies will be abuzz with drones.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 11:15 

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Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: Conservation group...

BANGKOK (AFP) - An emerging online market for elephant skin in China is threatening the survival of the creatures in neighbouring Myanmar as poaching intensifies to meet demand, conservationists warned Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 11:03 

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Cabinet reshuffle: Senior Counsel Edwin Tong to step down from post at Allen & Gledhill...

SINGAPORE - Senior Counsel Edwin Tong will be stepping down from his post at law firm Allen & Gledhill following his appointment as Senior Minister of State (Ministry of Law and Ministry of Health) with effect from July 1, 2018.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-04-24 11:02 

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Rugby: All Blacks interact with fans in pie cook-off...

SINGAPORE - All Blacks Sevens players Sione Molia, Joe Ravouvou and Akuila Rokolisoa put their culinary skills to the test in a pie-decorating competition held at Brettschneider's Baking and Cooking School on Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitst...

 2018-04-24 11:00 

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Russia, China seek international support for Iran nuclear deal in bid to put pressure on Trump...

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Russia and China are asking UN member states to back a draft statement expressing...

 2018-04-24 11:00 

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Singapore and Chinese companies cooperate to expand in South-east Asia...

HANGZHOU - A Singapore supply chain management company has linked with a Chinese e-commerce logistics services firm to expand their businesses in South-east Asia and beyond.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 10:46 

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Philippines apologises after 'maid rescue' videos spark furore in Kuwait...

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines' top diplomat apologised on Tuesday (April 24) after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers in Kuwait.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 10:42 

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Measles outbreaks in Japan, Taiwan: Should we be worried?...

SINGAPORE - The recent measles outbreaks in Japan and Taiwan have raised concerns that the disease could flare up here as well. Here are the answers to some questions you have about measles and the possibility of an outbreak in Singapore.. Read more at st...

 2018-04-24 10:34 

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Top Iranian official warns Europe not to pay Trump 'ransom' over nuclear deal...

TEHERAN (AFP) - A top Iranian official on Tuesday (April 24) welcomed European powers' efforts to salvage a historic nuclear deal, but warned they should not simply hand over...

 2018-04-24 10:33 

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PM Lee reshuffles Cabinet: An interactive look at the key changes...
 2018-04-24 10:22 

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Eat this with that: 9 great healthy food combos...

Check out healthy food pairings such as chilli with fruit and avocado with dark chocolate. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 10:08 

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Muis files police report over false claim that it has cancelled halal certification of 63 eateries...

SINGAPORE - A message circulating online saying that 63 eating establishments have had their halal certification cancelled by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) is false, the council said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 10:05 

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Culprit gets 10 years' jail, 12 strokes of the cane after 18 years on the run for fatal stabbing...

SINGAPORE - A former gang member has been sentenced to 10 years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane for a fatal stabbing he committed 20 years ago when he attacked an innocent passer-by in Little India.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 10:00 

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Singapore to host Asean Summit this week; Vietnam PM to make official visit...

SINGAPORE - Regional leaders will gather in Singapore from Wednesday (April 25) till Saturday for the 32nd Asean Summit and related meetings, during which they will discuss the grouping's top priorities, programmes and challenges.. Read more at strait...

 2018-04-24 09:59 

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Euston Quah...

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 2018-04-24 09:52 

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Cabinet reshuffle: Three veteran ministers who will retire from Cabinet talk about their political stints and plans...

SINGAPORE - Three veteran ministers - Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Mr Lim Swee Say and Dr Yaacob Ibrahim -will retire from Cabinet, paving the way for younger ministers to helm the portfolios they vacate on May 1.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 09:30 

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Quentin Tarantino talks up DiCaprio-Pitt screen chemistry in new movie...

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Oscar-winning film-maker Quentin Tarantino vowed on Monday that his leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would make as iconic a silver screen duo as Paul Newman and Robert Redford.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 09:21 

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Impostor Fly Entertainment agent offered jobs in exchange for 'physical intimacy'...

SINGAPORE - A person who goes by the name of Janet Wang has been posing as a Fly Entertainment agent to introduce work to aspiring models in return for...

 2018-04-24 09:20 

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Shinzo Abe says upcoming North Korea summits could normalise ties between Tokyo, Pyongyang...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said success at upcoming summits North Korea has planned with South Korea and the United States could also mean North Korea and Japan could normalise ties, the South's presidential Blue House sai...

 2018-04-24 09:17 

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Korean Air faces probe over unfair business practice following fallout from 'water rage' scandal...

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The scandal engulfing embattled South Korea's largest air carrier Korean Air Lines has spread into an investigation by the nation's antitrust watchdog into the group's alleged unfair business practi...

 2018-04-24 09:17 

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Lorry driver charged over accident that killed 3 pedestrians near Yio Chu Kang MRT station...

According to court documents, the vehicle mounted a kerb and hit some railings before ploughing into pedestrians.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 09:16 

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Football: Carlo Ancelotti offered job of Italian team coach, according to reports...

MILAN (AFP) - Carlo Ancelotti is set to be given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy's national team, according to reports on Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 09:03 

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China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road project ahead of meeting between Xi, Modi...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday (April 24), ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this w...

 2018-04-24 09:00 

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Singapore companies to partner German firms in advanced manufacturing push...

HANNOVER, GERMANY - Singapore's manufacturing scene is about to get a boost, as new agreements were inked on Tuesday (April 24) to enhance cross-country partnerships and co-innovation between German and Singapore companies.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2018-04-24 08:57 

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US showing China 'yellow card' on trade, says Hong Kong consul-general...

HONG KONG (AFP) - The United States has issued China with a...

 2018-04-24 08:57 

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Vietnamese man involved in Cold War-style abduction in Berlin goes on trial in Germany...

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany put on trial on Tuesday (April 24) the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral ties.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:43 

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Australia's mammal extinction rate could worsen: Scientists...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's extinction rate for mammals, already the highest in the world, could worsen unless efforts are made to protect the most endangered species over the next two decades, scientists said Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at straitst...

 2018-04-24 08:29 

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Motorcyclist, 27, injured in accident with trailer on Seletar Expressway...

SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old motorcyclist suffered injuries after colliding with a heavy vehicle trailer along the Seletar Expressway on Monday afternoon (April 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:28 

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Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage...

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia is moving towards a ban on child marriage, officials said on Tuesday (April 24) after a photo of a teenage couple who tried to tie the knot went viral on social media.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:25 

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Repeat molester jailed 10 months for outrage of modesty and misappropriation of property...

SINGAPORE - Even though he was convicted of molestation in 2006 and 2015, Phui Jun Ming, 26, was back at it again, this time victimising a polytechnic student he had just befriended.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:20 

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Summit Power defers US$260m Singapore IPO...

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Summit Power International has deferred its planned US$260 million (S$344.2 million)Singapore Exchange initial public offering, which would be the first overseas IPO from a Bangladeshi company.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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