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 2018-01-16 08:29 

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One in five diabetics without retinal disease suffers from colour blindness: Study...

SINGAPORE - The longer a person has diabetes, the more chance they have of developing colour blindness, a local study has found.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:18 

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Singapore slips to 8th most expensive place in Asia for mid-market home rentals...

SINGAPORE - SIngapore continued to slide down the list of most expensive places in Asia for mid-market rentals, according to a survey by ECA International.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:18 

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Philippine volcano's lava fireworks draw tourists as residents flee...

LEGAZPI, THE PHILIPPINES (AFP) - Spectacular lava...

 2018-01-16 08:13 

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Xinyao pioneer Liang Wern Fook will have a charity concert on May 26...

SINGAPORE - Local singer-songwriter Liang Wern Fook will helm a charity concert on May 26 at The Star Theatre.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:07 

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Singapore Mediation Centre saw record number of cases and disputed sums in 2017...

SINGAPORE - More people are choosing to talk things through when it comes to disputes, going by how the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) had a record number of cases last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:05 

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Storeys of woe as lift breakdown forces staff to take stairs at 22-floor Golden Mile Tower...

SINGAPORE - Elderly staff at the Golden Mile Tower have told how a breakdown affecting all four of the building's lifts has forced them to take the stairs - up to 22 storeys of them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:04 

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7 things to know about the upcoming Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link...

SINGAPORE - Commuters will be able to take an MRT ride across the border to Johor Baru by Dec 31, 2024.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:02 

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Rainy weather may have extended the year-end flu season...

SINGAPORE - The rainy weather probably caused the peak flu season to last little longer than usual, say doctors.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:54 

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Watch the rare coincidence of 3 moons, last seen in 1866, on Jan 31...

SINGAPORE - On Jan 31, a rare astronomical event will occur: A coincidence of three moons - a lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:54 

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Select Committee on fake news seeks public's suggestions, will hold open hearings in March...

SINGAPORE - A Select Committee tasked to look into ways Singapore can tackle online fake news is inviting the general public to submit their views and suggestions on the matter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:42 

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Ascendas-Singbridge joint venture starts office tower construction in Ho Chi Minh City's first business park...

SINGAPORE - Urban solutions provider Ascendas-Singbridge and its joint venture partner, Saigon Bund Capital Partners, on Tuesday (Jan 16) announced that construction works for an office tower in Ho Chi Minh City's first fully integrated business park ...

 2018-01-16 07:35 

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Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings...

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday (Jan 16) says.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:34 

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Fire rips through 17th century heritage building in Indonesia...

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - A huge fire destroyed most of a Dutch colonial heritage site dating back to the 17th century, including a maritime museum, in the north of the capital Jakarta on Tuesday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:33 

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Golf: Louis Oosthuizen, Pat Perez, Gavin Green praise condition of Serapong Course ahead of SMBC Singapore Open...

SINGAPORE - The sun was finally out and so were some of the SMBC Singapore Open's biggest names, who gave a ringing endorsement of the Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course on Tuesday (Jan 16), the first day of practice.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2018-01-16 07:26 

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Ensure slopes are well maintained to prevent damage during intense weather: BCA...

SINGAPORE - Property owners and management corporations should ensure that sloping areas at their buildings have reinforcements to prevent slips during heavy rain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:26 

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Firms' payment performance rebounds in 2017; partial payment hits 7-year high...

SINGAPORE - The payment performance of local firms improved from an all-time low in 2016, with the annual average proportion of prompt payments rising from 43.77 per cent to 48.40 per cent in 2017.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:22 

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Asian shares hit record high, euro near 3-year top...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Asian shares erased early modest losses and pushed to a fresh record high, while the euro remained within sight of a 3-year peak on rising expectations that the European Central Bank could pare its monetary stimulus.. Read more at strait...

 2018-01-16 07:13 

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Thailand just got the most tourists ever as boom continues...

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand received a record number of foreign tourists for a single month as a boom in arrivals continues.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 07:05 

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South-east Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - When Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent's small truck during school holidays and help them collect scrap, going door-to-door around neighbourhoods in Malaysia's southern state of J...

 2018-01-16 06:56 

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Man on trial for statutory rape of 13-year-old on 4 occasions...

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old man went on trial in the High Court on Tuesday (Jan 16) for raping a girl, who was then 13, on four occasions between November 2013 and January 2014.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:48 

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Inquiry into missing pastor halted on request of Malaysia's police chief...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Human Rights Commission has abruptly halted its public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh after receiving a letter from the national police chief.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:47 

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka back in the groove with first-up Open win...

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Six-times champion Novak Djokovic looked the part as he powered to a convincing first round victory at the Australian Open on Tuesday on his return from an elbow injury.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:46 

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Rohingya deal aims to return refugees 'within two years'...

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to repatriate Rohingya recently displaced by an army crackdown...

 2018-01-16 06:40 

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Duterte had 'nothing to do' with move to revoke news site's licence: Spokesman...

MANILA (REUTERS) - The office of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance itself on Tuesday (Jan 16) from a regulator's decision to revoke the licence of a prominent news site, rebuffing allegations the administration had initiated a crack...

 2018-01-16 06:37 

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Toll charges at Second Link may be reviewed to make it more attractive to use: Malaysian PM Najib...

SINGAPORE - To ease congestion along the Causeway during peak periods, the toll for the Second Link in Tuas may be reviewed to make it more attractive for use, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:36 

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New batch of estates from Bukit Merah to Sengkang to be polled for household expenses survey...

SINGAPORE - An ongoing survey to collect data on household income and expenditure will move on to a new batch of selected households in estates from Bukit Merah to Sengkang this and next month.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:29 

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Malaysian GE won't change the nature of ties with Singapore, says PM Najib...

SINGAPORE - Domestic developments made an appearance at the eighth Singapore-Malaysia leaders' retreat on Tuesday (Jan 16), with both leaders alluding to the impending general election in Malaysia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:25 

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In Pictures: 49th NAACP Image awards...

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 2018-01-16 06:15 

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More help for needy children in Yunnan, China, following story of Snowflake Boy...

BEIJING - Thousands of children living in poverty and cold in China's Yunnan province can look forward to a bit of warmth this winter, thanks to the story of the Snowflake Boy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 06:10 

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No changes to mapping platform in China: Google...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it has made...

 2018-01-16 06:02 

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Philippines shuts more schools as Mount Mayon volcano spews ash and lava...

MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday (Jan 16), prompting the provincial government to shut more schools.. Read more ...

 2018-01-16 05:51 

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Quick takes: Proposed changes to Corporate Governance Code in line with other developed jurisdictions...

SINGAPORE - The Corporate Governance Council on Tuesday (Jan 16) suggested a slew of changes to the Code to encourage board renewal and diversity as well as strengthen director independence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:48 

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South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday (Jan 16) with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:47 

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Dolores O'Riordan's distinctive voice and legacy linger on...

On The Cranberries' Linger, the choice for the first dance at many weddings, lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's sings:...

 2018-01-16 05:47 

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Aljunied-Hougang Town Council promises to transfer $14 million to sinking fund to make up for shortfalls...

SINGAPORE - The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has promised to make up for a shortfall in its sinking fund by transferring close to $14 million to it this year, said its independent auditor KPMG.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:43 

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Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are...

 2018-01-16 05:37 

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China's economy set to slow to 6.5% in 2018 as Beijing turns off cheap money: Reuters poll...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's economy is expected to cool this year as a government-led crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution drag on overall activity, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:30 

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Cyclist whose bicycle had no brakes admits to causing 73-year-old's death...

SINGAPORE - A Deliveroo delivery rider failed to obey a red light signal when he cycled across a pedestrian crossing and hit an elderly pedestrian, causing his death.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:12 

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Five more parks available for public to garden, registration opens in February...

SINGAPORE - Gardening enthusiasts can soon dig their green fingers into the soil at five more parks across Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:11 

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Tencent cracks down on cheats in world's top-selling video game...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Tencent Holdings is going after the cheaters that infest PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as it prepares to bring the world's top-selling game to China.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:04 

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Acesian Partners: Garnishee order granted to creditor for subsidiary's bank account...

SINGAPORE - Acesian Partners (APL) said on Tuesday (Jan 16) that a creditor of its subsidiary has been granted a final garnishee order to claim the total amount in its subsidiary's bank account.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:02 

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Japan investigates how to evacuate citizens from South Korea in event of crisis: Report...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan is examining how to evacuate its roughly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis that closes airports, with military ships being used as shuttles, a Japanese newspaper reported on Tuesday (Jan 16).. Read more at s...

 2018-01-16 05:02 

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Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.. Read more at straitstime...

 2018-01-16 05:00 

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Indonesia Stock Exchange walkway collapse: Affected tower remains closed as probe continues...

JAKARTA - The usual hustle and bustle of office workers at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) was missing on Tuesday (Jan 16) morning, the day after a walkway in the twin-tower building in Jakarta collapsed, injuring more than 70.. Read more at straitstim...

 2018-01-16 05:00 

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Child courier in China sparks online concern...

BEIJING - Another young child in China has attracted much attention on the Internet, after photos of him reportedly working as a courier were circulated online.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 05:00 

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Singapore, Malaysia ink bilateral agreement to build Rapid Transit System Link by 2024...

SINGAPORE - Singapore and Malaysia have inked a legally-binding bilateral agreement to build a cross-border MRT line that will let commuters travel seamlessly between Woodlands North and Johor Baru.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 04:58 

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Eight bodies found as North Korean boat washes up in Japan...

TOKYO (AFP) - Eight bodies have been recovered from a wrecked boat that washed ashore in central Japan, authorities said Tuesday (Jan 16), suspecting the vessel is the latest in a series of North Korean...

 2018-01-16 04:56 

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Digital transformation should be key focus in Budget 2018: KPMG...

SINGAPORE - Budget 2018 should give companies more support to go digital, said KPMG.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 04:35 

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The order that could shut down Rappler: Inquirer columnist...

In his commentary, the writer criticises the Securities and Exchange Commission's order that could shut down news media service Rappler, the first time this would happen in the country since martial law in 1972.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 04:35 

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Vietnamese national faces two extra charges in Shell oil theft case...

SINGAPORE - Two fresh charges of abetting to dishonestly receive stolen gas oil were filed against a Vietnamese national on Tuesday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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