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 2018-06-24 02:03 

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'I'm going to to take my mum wherever she wants': First woman to drive in Saudi Arabia...

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia ended its longstanding ban on women driving on Sunday (June 24) - and the second the clock struck midnight, women across the country started their engines.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-24 01:39 

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Golf: Squirrelly start for Rory McIlroy prompts laughs at Travelers C'ship...

CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT (REUTERS) - Rory McIlroy hit a squirrelly first shot at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday (June 23) - but that was hardly surprising after the distraction he faced on the tee.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-24 00:59 

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World Cup: 'Systemic problems' with South Korean game must be fixed, warns coach Shin Tae-yong...

ROSTOV-ON-DON (AFP) - South Korea's World Cup hopes are still alive despite defeat by Mexico on Saturday (June 23) but their coach Shin Tae-yong says there are problems with the country's domestic game that cannot be ignored.. Read more at straits...

 2018-06-24 00:44 

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World Cup: Fifa investigates pro-Kosovo goal celebrations by Switzerland's Xhaka and Shaqiri...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Fifa opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday (June 23) over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-24 00:10 

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Top stories from The Straits Times on Sunday, June 24...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Sunday, June 24.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 23:25 

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Umno polls: 74 division chiefs win uncontested, including ex-Malaysian PM Najib...

Among the division leaders who won uncontested were Mr Najib, Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 22:02 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 24...

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 2018-06-23 21:23 

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Saudi Arabia lifts decades-old driving ban on women...

Potentially thousands of women drivers are set to take the wheel as the desert kingdom ends the decades-old ban, long a glaring symbol of repression against women. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:08 

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World Cup: Loew hails 'lucky' Germany after dramatic World Cup win...

SOCHI (AFP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew described his defending champions as...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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SAF Volunteer Corps grows from strength to strength...

When Mrs Boon Hui Seng signed up for the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) in 2016, she was close to 45 years old, the maximum age for applicants.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Parasitic guest made itself at home in woman's face...

WASHINGTON First, it appeared as a tiny blemish under the eye.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Digital technology studio for underprivileged kids...

Underprivileged children who need a space to direct and produce their own shows will now have access to a new studio.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Hamilton to lead from front in France...

LE CASTELLET (France) Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the French Grand Prix ahead of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes dominated yesterday's crash-hit qualifying session to sweep the front row of the grid.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Give Neymar space: coach...

ST PETERSBURG Brazil coach Tite warned his country not to heap too much responsibility on Neymar's slight shoulders after the forward was seen crying after their 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica on Friday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Excuse me, please keep your shoes on while on the plane...

SAN FRANCISCO Dreaming of getting a good sleep on a plane?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Parents struggle to find kids in US separation chaos...

SAN FRANCISCO Ms Lilian Merida-Galicia and her seven-year-old daughter were nabbed after crossing the United States-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by US officials in mid-May.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Musa eyes encore against Messi...

VOLGOGRAD Ahmed Musa struck a brace to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and promised to do the same to Lionel Messi's Argentina in Tuesday's Group D showdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Zahid to take part in Friday's live TV debate...

KUALA LUMPUR Umno vice-president and acting president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will take part in a televised debate against two of the party's presidential hopefuls on Friday, a day before the party elections.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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595 Citi Singapore staff set record for playing chapteh...

Close to 600 employees of Citi Singapore set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records yesterday for the most number of people playing chapteh together.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Lukaku, Hazard pummel Tunisia...

GROUP G Belgium 5 Tunisia 2. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Umno Women's leader Shahrizat Jalil quits politics...

KUALA LUMPUR Former minister Shahrizat Jalil announced yesterday that she is relinquishing all posts in Malaysia's largest party Umno and is quitting politics after serving for nearly four decades.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Lights, camera, action: Photo enthusiasts snap to it...

Photography enthusiasts were given the chance yesterday to learn the fundamentals of the art and apply their newfound skills to their mobile phone cameras.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Aussie court approves MBS' bid to reclaim $8m from tycoon...

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will get to move ahead with its bid to recover more than A$8 million (S$8.1 million) owed by an elusive Chinese-Australian businessman who had given a false address in his credit application at the casino here.. Read more at straits...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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None is better when it comes to smoking...

Efforts to help prevent disease in any society should be liberally discussed, even as we should be circumspect of the cost of such solutions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Edwards puts on striking clinic...

Leon Edwards had taunted Donald Cerrone for weeks, calling the 35-year-old American old and slow ahead of last night's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night Singapore event at the Indoor Stadium.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Vela spot on as Mexicans celebrate...

GROUP F South Korea 1 Mexico 2. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Open For Business...

Bugis Street was home to raucous street-side dining and buzzing night markets in the 1950s to 1980s and Bugis @ Studio M is Studio M Hotel's update of the back-alley experience.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Golden Melody Awards: JJ Lin comes away empty-handed...

Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin and Taiwanese singer A-Mei began the evening on a high note, with both up for six awards each at the 29th Golden Melody Awards, the Chinese equivalent of the Grammy Awards. But the two stars went away empty-handed.. Re...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Fencer driven by hunger to win...

She has no superstitions, no lucky charm, nothing that she's attached to except the folding frame of photographs which sits on her side table as memory and inspiration. Photographs which no teenager should have to carry. Photographs of the father she ...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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England set for physical test...

GROUP G England v Panama Singtel TV Ch141, StarHub Ch 222 & Mediacorp okto, 8pm. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Brandon's a runaway winner...

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 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Floorball title a stepping stone for S'pore team...

The Most Valuable Player award went to Singapore goalkeeper Fariza Begum Mohamed Zabir for her 24-save effort in the final of the Women's Asia-Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) Cup.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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HDB flats should not be used to make money...

It may be timely to review the fundamental principle of public housing and make tweaks to it, such that it is solely for owner occupation (Tendering out plots with 60-year lease may be the way to go; June 17).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Umno heads to polls as it seeks fresh start...

KUALA LUMPUR More than 150,000 delegates of Malaysia's largest political party Umno voted yesterday for the chiefs of its three wings as the party tries to rebound from its shock defeat in last month's general election.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Hot Bods: Jasper Wong, 28 Civil servant...

Jasper Wong, 28 Civil servant. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Sports World: Spieth falls off Travelers pace...

Spieth falls off Travelers pace. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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World Briefs: Anwar in hospital with back pain...

PETALING JAYA Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim was taken to hospital yesterday after complaining of shoulder and back pain on his return from Turkey....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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US tariffs on cars could affect $400b in trade: EU...

BRUSSELS The introduction of US tariffs on European Union cars and car parts could affect US$300 billion (S$408 billion) in trade and damage nearly all of the bloc's 28 member states, according to an EU report.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Preparing for plumes...

NEW YORK Who is afraid of volcanoes? Certainly not those in a holiday mood, as statistics from travel websites and tour companies confirm an eruption of interest to visit or hike up volcanoes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Teong wins 50m free on day of gruelling sprints...

The men's 50m freestyle final was his fourth 50m free race of the day, and his third in less than two hours at the Neo Garden 14th Singapore National Swimming Championships (SNSC) last night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends...

RIYADH Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia today with the lifting of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the conservative kingdom.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Bourdain had no narcotics in body, says official...

NEW YORK Mr Anthony Bourdain did not have narcotics in his body when he died this month, said a French judicial official.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Church fights new law on confessions in Australia...

For centuries, the sacrament of reconciliation - known as confession - has been a venerated practice of the Catholic Church, requiring people to reveal their sins to a priest, who must keep the confession secret.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Republic's soft power ensured summit's success...

One does not need a calculation of the exponential exposure or advertising value to be convinced that Singapore has benefited from facilitating the Trump-Kim summit (Singapore may have gained over $700m in exposure as host: Analyst; June 14).. Read more a...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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N. Korea still an 'extraordinary threat': Trump...

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump cited...

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Hand it to Shaqiri but gestures don't impress coach...

KALININGRAD It was Xherdan Shaqiri's right boot that made the headlines before Friday's match, but it was his left boot, and his hands, that were the story after the game ended.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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33 surrogates found in raid on baby business in Cambodia...

90m Estimated number of women who became eligible for another child after China eased its one-child policy two years ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Opec oil-supply boost gets nod in Russian, Saudi win...

VIENNA Opec and its allies gave the final sign-off to an oil-production increase, sealing a victory for Saudi Arabia and Russia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Why I went back to the man who hit me...

It has been a quarter-century and I can still hear clearly the sound of my voice that night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-23 21:00 

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Alleged theft of chip designs shows dark side of tech race...

JINJIANG (China) With a dragnet closing in, engineers at a Taiwanese chipmaker holding United States secrets did their best to conceal a daring case of corporate espionage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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