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July 22, 2014 1:30 AMASKING someone delicate questions about where a python had bitten them was not what Ms Goh Yan Han expected to do as an intern at The New Paper....
From: Straits Times | Monday, July 21, 2014
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July 22, 2014 1:35 AMPOLICE are investigating at least 27 cases of an online scam in which victims were duped of around $33,000 after receiving fake e-mail notifications....
From: Straits Times | Monday, July 21, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:22 AMGLASGOW - Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, was inconsolable on Monday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:23 AMLONDON - French left-back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after 81/2 seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:23 AMNOT for the first time, a vibrant crowd had gathered in picturesque George Square in the heart of Scotland's biggest city....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:23 AMAFTER a year where they were more often smashed rather than delivering smashes, Singapore's shuttlers face their opportunity for redemption at the Commonwealth Games....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:16 AMPeople getting out of the way of a bull during the Toro de Cuerda (Bull on Rope) festival in Grazalema, southern Spain, on Monday. A bull with a rope tied to its horns is allowed to run through the streets of the village during the...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:17 AMDAKAR (Senegal) - A major town in Nigeria's troubled north-east has been taken over by Boko Haram in what local officials said was perhaps the militant Islamist sect's most significant victory yet in a five-year campaign of violence...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:17 AMGAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near as top United States and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:17 AMRIYADH/DUBAI - Saudi Arabia is planning to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMPARIS - Anti-Aids drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis yesterday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and diseases by a quarter....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMWASHINGTON - After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens United States security, members of the panel that investigated the Sept...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:19 AMLONDON - Schools in Birmingham were exposed to a "sustained and coordinated" effort to impose a hardline Muslim agenda on pupils, a government investigation led by London's former counter-terrorism chief said yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMBOSTON - In the first of the trials emerging from the Boston Marathon bombing, a college classmate of surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of trying to cover up evidence that could have incriminated his friend in...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:19 AMA LUMP in the breast could be harmless or dangerous. Now, scientists in Singapore believe they may have found an easier and less painful alternative to surgery to tell the difference....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:17 AMTEMASEK Polytechnic aviation student Lew De Li believes a scholarship from Singapore's Changi Airport Group (CAG) would give his career a flying start. But he is not the only one who hopes to apply for a CAG scholarship when he graduates....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:20 AMCARCASSONNE (France) - Veteran Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde has vowed not to give up hope of winning the Tour de France despite Vincenzo Nibali's commanding lead....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMTHE social spending of charities here has grown by about 10 per cent every year since 2007 to more than $700 million, said Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, president of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMALL 450,000 members of the pioneer generation will be sent a welcome package next month, and for about 30,000 of them, it will be specially hand-delivered to their door by the postman....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMDESPITE measures to take the heat off demand for places in popular primary schools here, 31 schools were still oversubscribed when Phase 2B of this year's Primary 1 registration ended yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:17 AMEIGHT years ago, when in Primary 5, Ms Loh Jia Wei tripped and fell after a schoolmate ran into her path....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:20 AMSOME 8,000 students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will get the chance to be trained as student leaders of environment initiatives under a green-campus programme....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:20 AMWHILE returning home from work one evening, a site engineer noticed a neighbour walking in front of him and found her attractive....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMSCHOLARSHIPS remain one of the most important ways of attracting people to work in the public service, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:22 AMHOCKENHEIM (Germany) - Where have all the German Formula One fans gone? The glamour sport was asking itself that question after tens of thousands stayed away from a home Grand Prix that should have been box-office gold in the land...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:18 AMHEALTHIER cooking oils, such as those from sunflower and peanut, are getting more popular here. At major supermarket chains, sales of these products have risen as much as 60 per cent in recent years, as shoppers turn away from palm...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:20 AMSKODA dealership, anyone? No one has taken over the Czech brand's Singapore franchise after its previous agent, Harvest Automobiles, went bust last year - the third Skoda agency to have failed here....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:20 AMRESEARCHERS here have contributed to a global study that has identified 83 new genes linked to schizophrenia, a finding that could help uncover the disorder's biological cause....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMThis night lighting at Thian Hock Keng Temple in Telok Ayer Street yesterday was part of an architectural lighting design workshop by Germany's Wismar University of Applied Sciences, hosted by the Singapore University of Technology...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMFIVE men accused of being involved in the Little India riot are getting new lawyers again - after their previous lawyer M. Ravi dropped them earlier this month....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMA LOCAL inventor has sued the Housing Board, claiming it has infringed his patent for an external clothes drying rack....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:20 AMNOW 26, Mr Tyler Ang (not his real name) grew up watching his parents talk to themselves....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMDESIGNING innovative ways to help the disabled requires an understanding of their needs but it can be hard to gather them to test things out....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMAN ASTON Martin V8 Vantage for $551,500, a Porsche 911 for $281,400 and a terraced house in East Coast for $1.1 million - all paid for in cash....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMA SECOND dengue patient has died in the outbreak this year....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:21 AMHE STRUGGLED and broke free twice, but nine-year-old special needs child Gabriel Loh was eventually pushed off a fifth floor window ledge to his death - by his mother....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:13 AMTHE HAGUE - The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine will be flown to the Netherlands today to begin their final journey home and be reclaimed by their families....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:12 AMCHINA'S latest food scandal involving expired meat has implicated two more big names, Starbucks and Burger King, in the country....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMAS KEY members of his campaign team witnessed the final hours of the two-week vote tally at the Election Commission (KPU) last night, president-elect Joko Widodo travelled across the capital to take time out and meet residents at...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMABOUT 50 publications, including books, magazines and newspaper articles, have been reviewed in the past two years by a panel set up to advise the authorities on controversial works, with most of them disallowed in the end....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMAS THE Government explores ways to improve the Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme, private pension plans for those who can shoulder higher risks and want higher returns remain an option for the future, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMTHE Minimum Sum an average Singaporean must save for retirement in his Central Provident Fund (CPF) account, particularly the pace at which it is going up, came under scrutiny at a forum yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMSEOUL - Two South Korean passenger trains collided head-on yesterday on an eastern coastal track, killing one person and injuring more than 90, officials said....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMLOSING presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, instead of conceding defeat yesterday, slammed the country's "flawed" and "undemocratic" election before declaring angrily he was pulling out of the final vote count....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:13 AMINDONESIA'S Election Commission (KPU) has declared Mr Joko Widodo to be the country's next president, with 53.15 per cent of the vote to former general Pra- bowo Subianto's 46.85 per cent....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:13 AMDUTCH experts yesterday prepared to fly out some 280 bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, after a train carrying the remains reached Kharkiv....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMSINGAPOREANS who wonder if their Central Provident Fund (CPF) monies are safe can rest assured, because their CPF savings are backed by a government that has substantial assets in excess of its liabilities, Deputy Prime Minister...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:14 AMTHE official result of the July 9 presidential election is out, but Indonesians and Indonesia-watchers will have to wait another three days to see whether it will hold amid signs of uncertainty within the losing Prabowo team as to...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:12 AMHOUSING Board flat sellers can now stay in their sold units for up to three months after closing the deals, if the buyers agree....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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July 23, 2014 1:13 AMPRIVATE pension plans remain an option for the future for those CPF members who can bear higher risks and want to seek higher returns on their retirement savings, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (right) said yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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