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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMBEIJING - China's overseas direct investment is projected to rise at least 10 per cent annually for the next five years, a trend that will soon make the country a net capital exporter, a senior commerce official has said....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMBOSTON - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cyber-security flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMTOKYO - With an ageing population that is already the world's oldest, Japan might be a good place to build more hospitals. Instead, it is shutting them down....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMTOKYO - Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow, as official data showed a widening trade deficit last month that puts the world's No. 3 economy on track to log a record annual shortfall....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMLONDON - Ms Amie Subah spends her days feeding Ebola patients, giving them medicine and changing children's diapers at a treatment centre in Liberia....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMNEW YORK - The United States has ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola, requiring travellers from three countries at the centre of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMSYDNEY - An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina dubbed Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMA woman climbing out of a giant frying pan installation by artist Andrew Hankin, titled "We're fryin' out here", on Sydney's Tamarama Beach yesterday as artists from 16 countries prepare their works for the Sculpture by the Sea...
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 23, 2014 2:11 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Google is making a big bet on augmented reality, leading a US$542 million (S$689 million) investment in a shadowy start-up called Magic Leap, based in Dania Beach, Florida....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMUNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has said he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of UN sites...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMPARIS - French oil giant Total scrambled to name a new chief executive yesterday as French and Russian investigators probed the accident that killed Mr Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMSTOCKHOLM - Sweden's armed forces chief yesterday warned it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMLONDON - Immigration is shaping up to be not just a growing political threat for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party. His efforts to manage it are also setting the stage for a dangerous showdown between Britain and...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:11 AMNEW YORK - McDonald's is having a spot of trouble with its profits. It is still making them, to be sure. But profits have declined for four straight quarters. Profit this past quarter was down 30 per cent compared with a year...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMDONETSK (Ukraine) - Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian forward Luiz Adriano was a target of racial abuse from the fans of home side Bate Borisov fans' during a Champions League match on Tuesday, Shakhtar claimed....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMON A chilly and windy afternoon, out on the Yellow Sea at the Wangsan Sailing Marina in Incheon, South Korea, a slice of Singapore sporting history was created....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMANA Ivanovic had it all to do last night against rising star Eugenie Bouchard in their WTA Finals Singapore round-robin clash....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMA daily dose of the best online pictures and tweets from the WTA Session Five...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMPETRA Kvitova complained she would normally be asleep rather than playing tennis after coming off court at nearly 1am at the WTA Finals in the Singapore Indoor Stadium....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMTHE 185-year-old Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre in Telok Ayer, which is at the tail end of a $100,000 upgrading and restoration effort, will reopen to visitors on Nov 30....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:04 AMSINGAPORE and Britain will renew a partnership in scientific research first formalised in 2004, President Tony Tan Keng Yam announced in London yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:04 AMSERENA Williams is well known for bulldozing past hapless opponents, but the American had a taste of her own medicine at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMINDONESIA'S new President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to announce a beefed-up presidential office to better streamline the administration and make government more efficient, even as he takes a little longer than usual to name...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:05 AMMUCH has changed since Sir Stamford Raffles set up a British trading port in Singapore almost two centuries ago, and from the time Singapore and Britain established diplomatic ties in 1965....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMHONG KONG - Student protesters said they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of pro-democracy Occupy rallies....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMDR HONG Ga Sze was an expert witness for the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in the high-profile disciplinary hearing two years ago that saw Dr Susan Lim convicted of misconduct for overcharging the Queen of Brunei's sister....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:04 AMCHINA has pledged openness and resolve in establishing closer partnership and integration with Asia-Pacific economies, even as rival free trade pacts championed by Washington and Beijing have led to fault lines in the 21-member...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:06 AMEVEN as Hindus in Singapore celebrated Deepavali yesterday, the ominous winds of intolerance and prejudice were blowing around the world, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:02 AMTHE number of elderly home owners servicing private mortgage loans has ballooned in the past few years, as more people buy homes in their later years for investment....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:09 AMMONEY and political power have long been entwined, especially in a city like Hong Kong. It is an arrangement that can be upended by one-man, one-vote....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMBEIJING - Japan's deputy prime minister yesterday urged China to allow a summit between the Asian rivals as he met a top Beijing official, he said. Mr Taro Aso and China's Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli briefly chatted on the sidelines...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMA SINGLE environmental programme's volunteers have picked up 14,440kg of trash from the shores of Singapore and Pulau Ubin since the start of the year. The haul by volunteers of the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS)...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:07 AMWASHINGTON - The newspaper editor who oversaw and encouraged reporting of the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon has died....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:05 AMCYCLING should not be just a recreational pursuit, but also a viable transport option for short trips around Singapore, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:02 AMOTTAWA - A soldier was shot dead at the National War Memorial in Ottawa by a gunman who later ran into nearby Parliament buildings, where police believe at least one more accomplice had been waiting....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:08 AMSANLIURFA (Turkey) - The men who snatched Mr Abu Issa from the streets of this south-eastern city were Turkish gangsters, but their client was the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and they had been promised good money to...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:09 AMBEIRUT - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published by Syrian state news agency Sana on Tuesday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:08 AMERBIL - Mr Aram Sarbast worked in a supermarket in Bolton, northern England. Now he is in Erbil, northern Iraq, fighting alongside his fellow Kurds....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMSOUTH Africa's Chief Justice has lauded Singapore as a beacon of hope for his country, citing its visionary leadership, abhorrence of corruption and making the most of the least....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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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 2:10 AMA GROUP of four researchers from two medical institutions here are working together to come up with personalised treatment for patients to have a better shot at life after their first heart attack....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:13 AMWHOLEMEAL, whole wheat and wholegrain - you may have spotted these three terms emblazoned on the colourful packaging of bread loaves at the supermarket....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:14 AMEVERY year, local universities cannot seem to provide enough places in their business degree programmes....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:13 AMROAD traffic at Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC) is not always smooth sailing, but a new study aims to tackle this problem....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:10 AMTHE high-speed rail (HSR) project connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will have seven stops in Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Nusajaya....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:10 AMSINGAPORE mathematics is going places, and there are no signs of it slowing down....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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October 23, 2014 2:13 AMXAVIER Lim and Jae An are five-year-old boys who see the world through glasses - not for myopia but astigmatism....
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 2:10 AMTHEY call it monkey herding: stationing a specially trained guard at a hot spot to shoo monkeys away from residential areas. The guard may tap a stick, an umbrella or a net on the ground, or just tell the monkeys to go away....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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