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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMA TOTAL of $15 million in government grants has been awarded to seven research teams here to develop clean energy sources and small-scale power grids....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMSCIENTISTS in Singapore have made a rare discovery in a common local plant whose blue flowers are used for food colouring....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMHOME-GROWN pre-school operator MindChamps has tied up with private specialist healthcare provider Singapore Medical Group (SMG) to offer families more information on health and medical matters....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMWASHINGTON - In Michigan, an ad attacking Ms Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for the US Senate, opens with a shot of rising floodwaters as a woman says: "We see it every day in Michigan. Climate change. So why is Terri...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMOTTAWA - The Canadian Parliament's 58-year-old head of security was being hailed as a hero after shooting dead a gunman who stormed the building....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:41 AMTORONTO - A gunman's rampage into the heart of Canada's legislature is prompting questions about the country's approach to security....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:37 AMA gas explosion and resulting fire destroyed most of a four-storey apartment building in Katowice city in southern Poland yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:39 AMAN ONLINE report claiming that Mr Joseph Prince, a founding member and senior pastor of New Creation Church, has a net worth of US$5 million ($6.4 million), has been roundly dismissed by the church's council....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMBERLIN - The city that was the capital of former Nazi Germany is fast emerging as a beacon for young Jews escaping a surge in anti-Semitism in surrounding countries, including Hungary and France, as well as Israelis fleeing high...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMWASHINGTON - Four former Blackwater security guards have been found guilty for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of the United States' involvement...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:39 AMSINGAPORE and London are a tale of two cities that can learn from each other about how to attract talent and be a regional financial hub, President Tony Tan Keng Yam said at a banquet held in his honour....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:39 AMKUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian court has charged three men with supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the militants....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:37 AMFORMER prime minister Lee Kuan Yew visited The Battle For Merger exhibition, which showcases 12 radio talks he gave in 1961 to convince Singaporeans of the need for merger with Malaya....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:42 AMNEW YORK - United States federal prosecutors are probing whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled American regulators about the number of defective airbags it sold to automakers, including Toyota and Honda, The Wall...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:38 AMSINGAPORE will continue to help the Palestinians in their nation-building efforts by training their officials in such areas as public finance and administration....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:39 AMTHE Straits Times' travel writer Lee Siew Hua will front a new Travel Community - stcommunities.sg/travel - launched today....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMOTTAWA - The gunman involved in a shootout at Canada's parliament complex was a native-born Canadian with a history of drug and robbery charges who had recently converted to Islam....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMNEW YORK - The United States has placed new restrictions on travellers from West African countries with Ebola outbreaks, requiring that they report their temperatures daily for 21 days, as well as any other symptoms associated...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:36 AMA HOLIDAY for 33 Singaporeans in the northern island of Hokkaido took a nasty turn yesterday morning when their tour bus was involved in a head-on collision with a truck....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMBRUSSELS - European leaders aim to agree on a new decade of energy policy to cut climate- warming gas emissions at an European Union (EU) summit, though sharp differences over sharing the cost means a deal could elude them....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:37 AMTHE first instalment of a two-part biography of veteran politician Chiam See Tong, titled Let The People Have Him, is being released today....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:37 AMACTIVIST lawyer M. Ravi is facing a $7,000 fine for releasing court documents to the media before serving them on the Attorney-General. The fine is also for issuing press statements meant to interfere with the cases....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:43 AMBEIJING - A Chinese manufacturing gauge rose this month, adding to signs that a resilient labour market and export demand are helping the world's second-largest economy weather a housing market downturn....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:40 AMMURSITPINAR (Turkey) - Air strikes by a US-led coalition in Syria have killed 553 people since their launch a month ago, most of them fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a monitoring group said yesterday,...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:42 AMSHANGHAI - China International Capital Corp (CICC), China's largest investment bank, said yesterday that its chairman will step down and be replaced by the head of the country's sovereign wealth fund, the second change in top...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:36 AMAFTER a seven-year hiatus, the much-loved library@orchard is back and looking better....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:36 AMMORE warnings and fines were meted out to errant real estate agencies and agents as the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) clamped down on unprofessional behaviour, according to the industry watchdog's annual report released yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMLONDON - It is one thing to make it back to the Champions League stage. It is quite another to look at ease there....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:44 AMKUALA LUMPUR - Badminton star Lee Chong Wei, who has allegedly failed a doping test, is believed to be flying to Norway to be present when his B sample is tested, according to Malaysia's New Straits Times....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMLONDON - Manchester City are on a collision course with Uefa, after European football's governing body insisted on Wednesday that CSKA Moscow had no case to answer over the presence of fans at Tuesday's Champions League tie....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMWHILE tennis history has repeatedly shown that teenagers are capable of winning grand slam titles, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) founder and former world No.1 Billie Jean King believes those days are over....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMA daily dose of the best online pictures and tweets from the WTA Finals
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMSINGAPORE got off to a winning start in the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament yesterday, when they beat hosts Malaysia by two wickets at the Selangor Turf Club....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMAS a bout of sweaty fisticuffs disguised as a tennis match broke out in the Indoor Stadium between Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova, in a hotel room in Singapore an elderly tennis evangelist watched a little on TV. Perhaps she...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMAS RONALD Koeman, the manager of the month, basked in the afterglow of Southampton's 8-0 English Premier League victory last week, his former club in the Netherlands - Feyenoord - was taking the first steps to enter the South-east...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:44 AMLONDON - Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 Champions League win over Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points, but it served to only paper over the ever-widening cracks....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMSINGAPORE has all but given up hope of becoming the 18th Super Rugby side, paving the way for Japan to land the honour even before an official announcement is made....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMLONDON - Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the outstanding matches of the English Premier League season....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMTHE lowest-ranked at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals and among the last to qualify for the event, Caroline Wozniacki is suddenly looking like a serious contender to win the prestigious US$6.5 million (S$8.3 million) year-ender....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMAS EUGENIE Bouchard faced Serena Williams yesterday night at the WTA Finals, a fan of hers stood silently in the stands with a sign in his hands....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMMADRID - Atletico Madrid moved a step closer to qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 5-0 win over Malmo at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:47 AMLIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers looked exasperated when he asked "Is this the Mario Balotelli press conference?" as he was quizzed yesterday about the latest headline-grabbing incident involving the Italian....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:45 AMThe Singapore netball team with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong (centre) at a celebration dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel yesterday. The dinner was held by national association Netball Singapore (NS) after...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:44 AMLONDON - Caterham Formula One employees found their factory closed yesterday, but a legal administrator overseeing the property held out hope that the struggling team might still survive....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:43 AMTWO people, who took part in a recent Hong Lim Park protest that disrupted a charity event, were given a conditional warning by police yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:42 AMINSTEAD of jostling in a wet market or going to the supermarket, some people are getting the daily catch sent to their homes. Several coastal fish farms here have started or are starting home deliveries of seafood to cash in on...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:43 AMA NEW CyberSecurity Research Centre will be set up early next year to defend Singapore's upcoming smart nation systems....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:44 AMFOR years, while the Sports Hub was being built, the estate across the Geylang River, with its pitched-roof, cream-coloured waterfront condominiums, had felt like a place in a fairy tale: picturesque but sleepy and faraway....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:42 AMAFTER guests check out, the chambermaids of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport swing into action. Their target: leftover soap bars....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014 1:44 AMTHE traffic and airport police divisions appointed two new heads at change-of-command ceremonies yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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