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November 25, 2014 1:07 AMOSLO - China National BlueStar has agreed to buy solar-panel producer REC Solar for 4.34 billion kroner (S$829 million) through Norwegian subsidiary Elkem to meet demand for clean energy....
From: Straits Times | Monday, November 24, 2014
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November 25, 2014 1:05 AMAbout 5,760 solar panels have been installed on the roof deck of the multi-level carpark of SM City mall in Manila. Philippine President Benigno Aquino attended the launch of the solar-powered rooftop yesterday. Solar Philippines...
From: Straits Times | Monday, November 24, 2014
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November 25, 2014 1:07 AMINSURERS in the Asia Pacific are looking to invest more in private market assets, such as real estate, as a way to diversify risk, according to a new study....
From: Straits Times | Monday, November 24, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMBAGHDAD - After storming the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, the brutal Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) quickly solidified its control. Gunmen enforced its laws, and supportive imams preached at the mosques....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:20 AMGENEVA - Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:17 AMFERGUSON (Missouri) - The white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson said he has a "clean conscience" and would not do anything differently if given the chance....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMSYDNEY - Australia's Defence Minister David Johnston has backtracked from a claim that a government shipbuilding firm could not be trusted to "build a canoe"....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMNEW YORK - A rise in Apple shares pushed the market value of the trend-setting technology icon above US$700 billion (S$912 billion), a milestone that no other US company has ever reached....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:20 AMBEIJING - After subsidising banks and industry for decades, China's savers woke up last Saturday to a surprise....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMMONTREAL - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screen, keyboard-equipped Passport....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:18 AMFERGUSON (Missouri) - About 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:20 AMMEXICO CITY - Mexico's automobile industry is generating more export dollars than oil, building more cars than Brazil and giving a job to Ms Esmeralda Velazquez. What it isn't doing is raising her living standards....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMTEHERAN - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is facing thinly veiled pressure over a missed nuclear deal deadline and an unexpected seven-month extension of talks....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMLISBON - The detention of Portugal's former premier Jose Socrates on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering has set off a new political earthquake in the country....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMMANILA - The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMNEW YORK - The UN has adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urges governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMWASHINGTON - A former senior United States defence official touted as the most likely candidate to succeed Mr Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief has taken herself out of the running....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMSUPERMARKETS used to be one of Britain's best export industries: Their superior retailing techniques and logistical supply chains were the envy of Europe, delivering consistently lower food prices to consumers and fat profits...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMWASHINGTON - A raid by US Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops has freed eight hostages held in a cave in a remote part of eastern Yemen by Al-Qaeda's affiliate there....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMSYDNEY - Allegations of sexual abuse at Australia's prestigious military academy should be investigated by a high-level public inquiry, says a taskforce set up to look into a stream of complaints....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:20 AMPARIS - Two men armed with an AK-47 rifle robbed a Cartier jewellery store near the Champs-Elysees in Paris, leading to a police chase and a brief hostage-taking when they sought refuge in a hair salon....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:19 AMSINGAPOREANS are strongly advised to leave Yemen due to the "fluid and uncertain security situation" there, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMIRONY was written all over the National Stadium scoreboard after Singapore had beaten Myanmar 4-2 in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup last night, outwitting their former mentor Raddy Avramovic....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:24 AMRAFFLES Institution paddler Chia Shing Kee and Catholic Junior College shooter Chua Shin Yoong clinched the boys' and girls' accolades respectively at The New Paper School Sports Star Awards presented by H-TWO-O yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMMANCHESTER - Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City's "special player" after the Argentinian's hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMSYDNEY - Australian batsman Phillip Hughes remained in a critical condition yesterday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around Sean Abbott, the bowler who inflicted the damage....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMIN SEVEN hectic minutes, Hariss Harun trebled his international goal tally from the previous 46 matches, and he celebrated with much gusto on the National Stadium pitch last night....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 2:03 AMBEIJING – The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Chinese swimming star Sun Yang served a three-month ban in secret....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMDENVER - Finishing two consecutive National Basketball Association games has proved unsuccessful so far for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:24 AMNEXT June's SEA Games in Singapore will see the 11 participating countries take a firmer stand on doping....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:24 AMEVEN though their national team lost, most Malaysian fans can at least seek comfort in the fact that their journey across the Causeway was not interrupted by the heightened security measures....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMAT AN age when most athletes are winding down their careers, Singapore golfer Mardan Mamat continues to defy Father Time....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMNICOSIA (Cyprus) - Fresh from becoming the top scorer in Champions League history with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday, Lionel Messi was targeting victory over Paris Saint-Germain and top spot in Group...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:24 AMTHAILAND coach Kiatisuk Senamuang was all smiles at a post-match press conference last night, cracking jokes and staying back to take pictures with admiring journalists....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:23 AMGELSENKIRCHEN (Germany) - Jose Mourinho has challenged Chelsea to turn results into titles after their 5-0 away drubbing of Schalke put them in the Champions League's last 16 as Group G winners....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 2:01 AMSTRASBOURG - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a huge €315 billion (S$510 billion) investment plan yesterday to ''kick-start'' the stalling economy, saying it would show the world that Europe is back in...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:15 AMTO MAKE it easier for commuters to get a cab, taxi firms will be required to have 85 per cent of their fleet on the road from 7am to 11am, and 5pm to 11pm, and 85 per cent of their fleet must meet the minimum mileage on weekdays,...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:17 AMSTRIKING the right balance in an evolving media landscape is a difficult task, and Singapore may not get it right initially, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:15 AMFIRST it was Yang Yin, then his wife.
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:15 AMGUIDELINES have been drawn up to help employers and unions prepare for a change in the law to allow more union representation of white-collar workers....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:16 AMTHE real estate sector could be heading for major trouble unless the Government takes "supportive measures" to help set it right....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:14 AMSELF-PROCLAIMED "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc will not be allowed into Singapore....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:17 AMNEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has oil to thank for helping to bring about an economic revival in the country. Whether his luck holds depends on a meeting in Vienna today....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:17 AMTHE Sports Hub has come out to deny a media report claiming that the National Stadium pitch will be resurfaced permanently with artificial turf as a long-term solution to its much publicised travails....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:25 AMCOMMERCIAL businesses such as minimarts, banks, clinics and fitness centres can now operate out of certain industrial buildings....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:14 AMMORE taxis will have to ply the roads during peak hours and clock at least 250km on the road every day when stricter standards kick in on Jan 1....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:25 AMMALAYSIA will table an anti-terrorism Bill early next year to counter a growing Islamic militancy that has seen at least 39 Malaysians join the fighting in Syria and Iraq....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:14 AMSINGAPORE'S national vice-captain Hariss Harun (left) celebrating his two-goal effort in the Lions' heart-stopping 4-2 victory over Myanmar in their Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup Group B clash at the National Stadium last...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:17 AMUMNO'S youth and women's wings yesterday called for more aid for Malaysia's majority Malays and staunchly defended the controversial Sedition Act, echoing the hawkish stance taken by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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November 27, 2014 1:14 AMWITH a snip, the police officer set loose a giant yellow banner with the words "I want genuine universal suffrage"....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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