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August 27, 2014 1:40 AMMORE than 180 victims have been cheated of a total of $2.1 million by lottery scammers from January to July this year, according to police yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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August 26, 2014 12:56 AMFUND managers based in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand will find it easier to market unit trusts and mutual funds to retail investors in one another's countries, thanks to a new framework launched yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Monday, August 25, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:25 AMMALAYSIA'S Prime Minister has strongly condemned the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), saying in his first public comments on the militant group that its actions run "counter to our faith, our culture and our common humanity"....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:18 AMKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police have arrested 44 men after a riot by up to 1,000 mostly Nepalese workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, highlighting accusations of poor conditions for many of...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMA SUBMARINE that can cross the Pacific in two hours?
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:18 AMCOMPANIES are heeding the call to send workers for structured training and rolling out more programmes to support this, even though it is often hard to free them up during work hours....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMCALL it fruit diplomacy: a large poster showing the prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia enjoying a plate of Malaysian fruit features prominently at a new bazaar at Sultan Gate, in Beach Road....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMA LONG-AWAITED meeting between outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his successor Joko Widodo took place last night, where both men discussed the leadership transition....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMLONDON - Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there is faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change, according to a draft United Nations report....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMWASHINGTON - The United States has begun to mobilise a broad coalition of allies behind potential military action in Syria and is moving towards expanded air strikes in northern Iraq, said administration officials....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMWASHINGTON - The Obama administration is working on a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMGENEVA - Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a United Nations probe charged yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:15 AMIT WON'T slam its brakes, it won't cut into your lane and it won't tailgate. It also won't have a driver....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:16 AMGAZA CITY (Palestinian Territories) - The skies over Gaza remained calm as a long-term ceasefire took hold, ending the deadliest violence in a decade, with Israel and Hamas both claiming victory in the 50-day war....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:17 AMTRAIN operator SMRT has acknowledged that it should have obtained the authorities' approval before allowing Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to charter five trains to take students to a rugby union match....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMSHANGHAI - China's foreign investment mix is changing, with portfolio investors buying more stocks but foreign direct investment falling to a two-year low on a slowing economy, rising business costs and anti-monopoly probes and...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Apple's suppliers are preparing to manufacture what is said to be the company's largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:18 AMBRUSSELS - Nato is preparing a rapid response to the Ukraine crisis that would allow it to deploy troops swiftly to reinforce eastern Europe and dissuade Russia from further destabilising the region, said the alliance's chief Anders...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMBUNOL, Spain - Thousands of half-naked revellers pelted each other with squishy tomatoes in Spain's Tomatina, a world-renowned fiesta stained this year by a row over its privatisation....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMSAN FRANCISCO - US media reported that Snapchat was valued at US$10 billion (S$12.48 billion) based on funding pumped into the start-up by a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMPARIS - A decline in the number of people worldwide who speak French could cost France 120,000 jobs by 2020 and half a million by 2050, due to missed economic opportunities, a report commissioned by President Francois Hollande...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMNEW YORK - The US economy is gaining renewed momentum, with the latest data suggesting strong demand by businesses for airplanes, machinery and other manufactured items as well as rising confidence among consumers, despite a cooling...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMA nearly complete skeleton of a mammoth that died 20,000 to 40,000 years ago was unearthed near Dallas,Texas, in this undated photo....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMLONDON - Blatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the widespread sexual abuse in the northern England city of Rotherham, a report has found. About 1,400 minors - some as young as 11 years old - have been...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMSACRAMENTO - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work is finished, the funding is still...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMBRUSSELS - The European Commission (EC) told France yesterday it had "no time to lose" in pushing ahead with reforms after the nomination of a new government following a row over economic policy....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMPHOENIX (Arizona) - A nine-year-old American girl learning to use a submachine gun has accidentally shot and killed her instructor, according to media reports, raising concern over the danger of children handling such deadly weapons....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:18 AMDUNDEE - Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has set aside a long-running feud to urge Scots to reject independence in his first public appearance with Mr Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMA tour guide dressed in traditional costume at Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMWASHINGTON - The Knee Defender, a gadget that blocks airplane seats from reclining, got a global boost after a scuffle between two passengers forced a United Airlines jet to make an unscheduled landing....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMROZDOLNE (Ukraine) - Ukraine appealed for Nato's help yesterday after reporting that a huge convoy of tanks and weaponry from Russia was moving through the south-east of the country....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMFREETOWN (Sierra Leone) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMHorse or dragon? It's a toss-up.
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:19 AMWASHINGTON - The United Nations' civil aviation body is creating a system to warn pilots flying over war zones in an effort to prevent attacks like the one that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 last month in Ukraine....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMBEIJING - China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, further opening up the country's fast-growing private hospital sector....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:14 AMTHE leaders of Singapore and Malaysia gave a taste of the warm ties between the two countries yesterday, when they officially opened a bazaar to promote the food and fruit from across the Causeway....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:24 AMLONDON - Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said yesterday that there is no bad blood between him and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after completing his move to Everton....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMMORE than 74,000 visitors have seen the We: Defining Stories photo exhibition over the past four months....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:22 AMA FORMER bank relationship manager who cheated the daughter of late banker and philanthropist Khoo Teck Puat of $2 million had his six-year prison term cut to 41/2 years on appeal yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMAT ONE block, rows of old people tuck into steaming plates of rice and mixed vegetables whipped up on the spot by a soup kitchen....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:23 AMTHE hunt is on for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan after he jumped bail. But contrary to media reports, The Straits Times understands that he is currently not in Singapore....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:24 AMHe actually wore No. 11 more frequently but it was with seven on his back that the Belfast boy enjoyed some of his greatest moments in football....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:23 AMIT IS not every day that a child gets to stand in the centre of a big-top tent, and feel the ground tremble under his feet as horses circle full-speed around him....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMFOR nearly two million people here, making that medical appointment has never been easier....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:24 AMEVEN with an emphasis on education to promote Olympic values and an absence of a medal tally, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) remains a good barometer of a nation's youth development plans, said Mark Chay, Singapore chef de mission...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:22 AMNANJING - Eduarda Santos Lisboa of Brazil won the first beach volleyball gold medal awarded at any Youth Olympic Games to become one of the most decorated junior players in history on Tuesday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:22 AMAN INDIAN national protested his innocence when he was brought to court to face a capital charge yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:24 AMFORMER National Basketball Association star Horace Grant will headline the NBA 3X when it returns to Singapore next month....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:24 AMTHE 23-car line-up for the Masters Historic Formula One support race was announced yesterday. The event, which will take place during the Sept 19-21 Singapore Grand Prix, features cars which raced in Formula One from the 1970s...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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August 28, 2014 1:20 AMLIGHT sculptures crafted from white wood, a European-style festive market and 12 days of Christmas carolling....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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