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January 24, 2015 1:37 AMLONDON - It has been a long time coming - 17 months of legal meandering, to be precise - but the landmark judgment passed down by the Supreme Court of India on Thursday should help to prevent Indian cricket's further descent into...
From: Straits Times | Friday, January 23, 2015
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January 24, 2015 1:30 AMTHE units of Ascott's real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit), are up after a solid set of fourth-quarter results....
From: Straits Times | Friday, January 23, 2015
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January 23, 2015 1:20 AMA COOLING property market has deterred real estate agents from entering the industry - and more are choosing to let their licences lapse, figures from the Council for Estate Agencies revealed yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, January 22, 2015
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January 23, 2015 1:23 AMRENT increases and the completion of some major renovation work boosted Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust's (Suntec Reit) earnings in the fourth quarter....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, January 22, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:28 AMThe start of the new year has ushered in the usual slew of forecasts and predictions from investment strategists who have come up with advice on what investors should do with their money over the next 12 months....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:21 AMLike many crystal ball gazers, I am perturbed by the bearish signals from the financial market this year....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:26 AMOnce former engineer Charles Chua sets his mind on something, he goes for it and goes big....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:26 AMAt the start of 2015, many of you may be reviewing and planning your investments. Take our survey and share your views with us....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:22 AMThe well-heeled in Singapore are increasingly looking at insurance not merely as a way to protect against the uncertainties of life but as a means to increase the wealth they leave behind....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:26 AMNirmala Ganapathy...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMWashington - Airline passengers should add electronic cigarettes to the list of items that cannot be stored in their checked-in luggage....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMDavos - Russia is starting to see mass layoffs as a result of the plunging economy, and needs to rethink where and how fast it spends its reserves, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:19 AMWashington - With the collapse of the government in Sanaa, the United States has lost a reliable partner in its fight against Al-Qaeda in Yemen, with potentially dire consequences, officials and experts say....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:30 AMCondominium management bodies need to stop banning residents from installing safety grilles on balconies and windows just because it may spoil the look of the building, said lawyers and real estate experts....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:24 AMMs Emma Chang, a Taiwanese- born Australian, sheepishly recalls how she would sun herself because she wanted to be tanned....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:32 AMWashington - Almost a decade ago, an Arab diplomat famously likened the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia to a Catholic marriage "where you can have no divorce"....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:29 AMThailand's anti-graft agency has scored victories on several fronts....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMLos Angeles - The leading United States paediatricians group has urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California last month and has...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:19 AMThe fighting he tries to forget. But Mr Raymond Fuller does hang on to the memories of the people he met and lost during World War II....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMDonetsk - Unexpectedly, at the height of winter, war has exploded anew on a half-dozen battered fronts across eastern Ukraine, accompanied by increasing evidence that Russian troops and equipment have been pouring into the region...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMGlyfada (Greece) - Ms Katerina Georgiou, 64, who used to own a private school, says she will probably act out of fear when she decides who to vote for in Greece's general election today....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMKaduna (Nigeria) - Boisterous crowds packed the streets for the retired general, while young men climbed lamp posts, walls and billboards to glimpse his face. Others danced on careening motorcycles, brandishing homemade brooms,...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:26 AMIn 2010, when Spanish author Javier Moro wanted to publish his dramatised biography of the life of Congress president Sonia Gandhi in India, he was threatened with legal action and his effigy was burnt by Congress workers outside...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:19 AMRiyadh - Global leaders flew to Saudi Arabia this weekend to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah at age 90 last Friday, testimony to Riyadh's important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:22 AMDavos - Executives at some of the world's largest banks said governments must pursue cyber criminals more aggressively or step aside and let the industry take the lead....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:19 AMHong Kong's political discord over electoral reform looks set to widen, spilling over into issues like education and national security, even as the original trio of Occupy organisers surrendered to the police yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMNew York - Expedia has agreed to buy long-time rival Travelocity from Sabre Corp for US$280 million (S$376 million), joining two of the most prominent travel sites as they face pressure from industry newcomers, The Wall Street...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:22 AMThe United States and India are well positioned to make significant breakthroughs in their relationship during US President Barack Obama's visit to the Asian giant this week, but both sides need to move past the highly symbolic...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:27 AMMalaysia's move to suspend its national service (NS) intake for the rest of the year as part of the government's cost-cutting exercise has been conspicuous in the lack of any protest or calls to reinstate the programme....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:26 AMCoffee-shop assistant Wong Meng Lin, 55, shells out about a third of her $1,000 monthly take-home pay to send her 83-year-old mother to an eldercare centre while she is at work....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:23 AMThe Government rejected an Arbitration Tribunal award of a pay increase for 1,400 postal clerks on Jan 28, 1965, because of the repercussions it would have on the rest of the public service....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:20 AMAlthough Facebook prohibits anyone below 13 years old from signing up, this rule can be easily circumvented, as seen in the case of a man who sexually groomed 31 boys, aged between 11 and 15, after befriending them on the social...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:23 AMVietnamese Prime Minister Tran Van Huong was forced out of office on Jan 27, 1965, by South Vietnamese generals....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:25 AMThe tightening of consumer protection laws tends to find favour in the community as consumers generally are not on an equal footing with traders....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:23 AMEducation Minister Ong Pang Boon announced on Jan 24, 1965 that the Government would spend $13 million to build 14 new schools and extend 10 existing ones to take in 29,000 pupils....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:21 AMSingapore's waters have been home to some 255 species of reef-building hard coral, but researchers have seen fewer of them in recent years....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:25 AMTwo Muslims, a Christian and a Buddhist went to Jerusalem together. There, they met a Jew who drove them around, showed them the sights and told them snippets of the history of Israel and its people....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:23 AMIt took more than two years to prepare for Singapore's first open heart surgery, said Dr N.K. Yong, who operated on Miss Chua Ah Moi in 1965....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:21 AMCoral reefs are among the most endangered ecosystems in the world, and a third of reef-building corals face a high risk of extinction....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:20 AMI applaud the campaign by the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind to make Singapore more guide dog-friendly ("Call to be guide dog-friendly nation"; last Sunday)....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:20 AMThe MPs and social workers who called for more to be done to educate young people and their parents on online risks stopped short of making more substantive recommendations ("Call to educate children, parents on online risks";...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:23 AMThe first hole-in-the-heart surgery was performed in Singapore on Jan 28, 1965....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:22 AMI had not heard of the child in the basement, the one who is in our midst....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:20 AMOpinion editor Chua Mui Hoong pointed out that when societies choose to take in large numbers of immigrants, they have to be prepared to be changed by the newcomers ("Integration not just about fitting in"; last Sunday)....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:24 AMAlvin Lee has a piece of life advice. "Plant as many good seeds as you can. They will grow and come back to save you one day," he says sagely....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:23 AMFormer British prime minister Winston Churchill died on Jan 24, 1965, aged 90. He had suffered a stroke 10 days earlier and had been fighting for his life....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:29 AMStories of elderly couples whose only child died due to illness or accidents have worried Ms Zheng Shuang-yan, 35, and her husband Zhang Zuoyou, 36....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:30 AMKei Nishikori should be literally grateful for small mercies. At 178cm, in modern tennis terms a bonsai fellow, he has spent his first three matches in Melbourne looking up at his opponents during handshakes. It must get tiresome...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:29 AMMongomo (Equatorial Guinea) - Just days after he was taken to hospital with malaria, Asamoah Gyan lit up football's Africa Cup of Nations on Friday with a late winning goal as Ghana beat Algeria 1-0....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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January 25, 2015 1:30 AMSingapore missed out on a second gold medal at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships yesterday when the women's team were pipped by Asian powerhouses South Korea....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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