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September 19, 2014 1:08 AMPROPERTY firm Keppel Reit ended months of market speculation yesterday by entering into a $1.25 billion deal to buy a stake in Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 from its sponsor Keppel Land. The Reit (real estate investment...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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September 19, 2014 1:04 AMNEW YORK - Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes, researchers are reporting....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMBOSTON - Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds and the reactions of reindeers to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:59 AMBEIRUT - Jihadists who swept like an army across Iraq and Syria are expected to return to guerilla warfare and melt into the population to avoid heavy losses from US-led air strikes, analysts say....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMTOKYO - Japan's government cut its overall economic assessment for the first time in five months, as private consumption struggles to recover from the slump caused by April's sales tax increase, clouding the outlook for a sustained...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:59 AMFOUR foreign men arrested by counter-terrorism police have been formally named as suspects and detained for violating anti-terrorism and immigration laws, said Indonesia's National Police Chief, General Sutarman....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMWASHINGTON - Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMWASHINGTON - The Obama administration has announced measures to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, outlining a national strategy that includes incentives for the development of new drugs, tighter stewardship...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMPLACERVILLE (California) - If California needed a reminder that it was suffering the worst drought - and the hottest year - in recent history, it came in a flash on Thursday, after one of the 200 fires smouldering across the...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMWASHINGTON - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko headed home with a US$53 million (S$67 million) package of additional economic and military aid from the United States....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMWASHINGTON - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century, thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth rates, according to the United Nations...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMSTOCKHOLM - A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from "sexsomnia", a court has ruled....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMSANAA - Yemeni Shi'ite rebels agreed yesterday to stop fighting Islamists and troops north of Sanaa in a campaign for a new government and greater political clout....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:08 AMCONAKRY (Guinea) - The bodies of eight officials and journalists who went to a remote village in Guinea to dispel rumours about the Ebola outbreak gripping the region were found after a rock-hurling mob attacked and killed several...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMDALLAS - For US$8,000 (S$10,147), American Airlines treats select Los Angeles-bound passengers to private berths, three-course meals boasting shrimp scampi and even vented compartments that can house socialites' chihuahuas....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMA Burger King Japan employee putting a slice of black cheese on its kuro diamond (black diamond) burger in Tokyo yesterday. It launched two versions, the other being the kuro pearl (black pearl). The burgers have buns mixed...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:59 AMMOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said yesterday that Russia would not isolate its sanctions-hit economy from the West, but said improving relations with Asian countries had become a key strategy....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:05 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Mr Lawrence Ellison is retiring as chief executive of Oracle Corp, a company he founded in 1977 that has transformed the business world and made him one of the world's richest people....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMCAIRNS - Global finance chiefs gathering in the Australian city of Cairns face growing pressure to take steps to bolster growth as the economic outlook dims....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMFREETOWN - Sierra Leone's normally chaotic capital was transformed yesterday as residents were confined to their homes for the start of a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the deadly Ebola epidemic....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMSHANGHAI - China yesterday fined GlaxoSmithKline a record 3 billion yuan (S$620 million) for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business in the country while also ending a damaging chapter...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:00 AMMOSCOW - It was five years ago, Mr Andrey Protasov recalls, that he and his wife Elena decided to begin doing a very un-Russian sort of thing: Recycling their garbage....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:04 AMCHIEF Justice Sundaresh Menon has held up Singapore's Transboundary Haze Pollution Act as the kind of domestic legal action that could deal with problems wrought by globalisation....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:04 AMMATCH-FIXER Eric Ding Si Yang will remain in jail after the High Court yesterday dismissed his appeal against his conviction for bribing three Lebanese football officials....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMBALESTIER'S unsavoury reputation as a red-light district seems a thing of the past. Investors are now closing in on the area thanks to rejuvenation efforts and the nearby fast-growing Novena medical hub....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:05 AMSINGAPORE is boosting its appeal as a major hub for the Chinese currency by expanding the suite of yuan products and services on offer, including yuan foreign exchange futures contracts....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:02 AMMAINBOARD-LISTED companies failing to meet a new 20-cent minimum trading price (MTP) threshold are likely to undergo a share consolidation to retain their listing status, market observers say....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:03 AMDESPITE the gloom in the residential property market, developer UOL Group is confident of moving units at its latest East Coast development, 70 St Patrick's....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:03 AMHEALTH-CARE companies have had a superb run so far this year but their shares may now be too pricey for investors to swallow....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:05 AMIT WAS not exactly a case of "open sesame" but investors were willing to open their wallets - just a little - to buy stocks to lend support to the local market yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMYOU know times are hard in the property market when developers cannot even call a launch a launch. Before sales of private homes slowed down so badly, developers would, with much fanfare, open a project for preview one weekend...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMANALYSTS have quite a lot of good things to say about Osim International, so it is no surprise its stock has outperformed the broader market....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:07 AMFRASERS Centrepoint (FCL) has launched its first perpetual bond issuance, which is also the biggest cash-raising exercise of its type by a non-bank firm in Singapore since 2012....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMSTUDENTS from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) touched on a range of hot topics as they peppered speakers with questions at the Young and Savvy talk yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMWOMEN in Singapore are not as well represented in the workplace compared with other Asian markets, despite its position as an international hub, a new report has found....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:07 AMUNITED Overseas Bank's China arm opened a new branch in Chongqing to tap the growing demand for financial services from businesses and affluent individuals in the western region....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:07 AMALIBABA'S record-busting debut on Wall Street overnight has been accompanied by such anticipation and fanfare worldwide that it is hard to believe the Chinese Internet firm was started only 15 years ago....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Apple's stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger-screen smartphones....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMBEFORE 41-year-old Shigemi Ito was killed in the shocking Rochor Road crash two years ago, she promised her parents a new flat....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMTEMPERS flared and fights broke out at overnight queues as iPhone 6 frenzy gripped Apple retail stores at its launch yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMLONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has survived the Scotland independence referendum, but his last-ditch interventions and promises of greater autonomy have his English heartland clamouring to be given more powers...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMRetired teacher Lucy Tay (above), 65, lives with her 70-year-old husband in a flat in Jurong....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMSCOTTISH voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom in a vote that had threatened to break up the world's sixth-biggest economy. Here is what politicians, business leaders and analysts said in response...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 12:57 AMA SPIRIT of cooperation between nations needs to be encouraged if sustainable growth is to be achieved, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:05 AMINCHEON (South Korea) - The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) executive board yesterday approved Indonesia as hosts for the 2018 Asian Games amid a growing challenge to find venues because of cost....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMIN AN ideal world, this weekend would be all about Red Bulls hunting down the silver arrows of Mercedes. But since when did ideals govern Formula One racing?...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:05 AMST ANDREWS (Scotland) - A coastal fog hung over the Old Course for much of the day on Thursday, forcing golfers to strain to follow their shots. But clarity of a historic nature emerged just a few metres from the first tee,...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMLONDON - Alan Pardew, determined to tough out the discontent surrounding his position at Newcastle United, has said that the supporters planning to protest against him at St James' Park today have contributed to an atmosphere...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:06 AMTHE English Premier League season lasts nine months and includes 380 games. That is 34,200 minutes of football, before we even include injury time, and yet some will be tempted to claim the title race is over if Chelsea defeat...
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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September 20, 2014 1:05 AMLONDON - Arsene Wenger will attempt to get Arsenal back on track against Aston Villa today, after a frustrating week that raised questions about the London football club's chances of clinching major silverware this season....
From: Straits Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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