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 2019-12-16 07:25 

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It's time to get serious about games: Jakarta Post...

In its editorial, the paper says Indonesia needs to invest much more in sports development programmes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 07:24 

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Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world: Report...

PARIS (AFP) - Low- and middle-income countries risk seeing their development progress slashed by the double-edged sword of obesity and undernutrition, both caused by a lack of access to affordable healthy food, a report in The Lancet warned on Monday (Dec...

 2019-12-16 07:20 

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Malaysia to hold 10th by-election in January in Sabah's Kimanis parliamentary ward...

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia will hold its 10th by-election in January, with the Election Commission (EC) announcing on Monday (Dec 16) that the Kimanis polls in Sabah will be held on Jan 18.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 07:01 

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Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a 'public health emergency', say Australia medical groups...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's biggest city is facing a...

 2019-12-16 07:00 

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Money FM Podcast: 2020 media trends and predictions...

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 2019-12-16 06:51 

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G5 Sahel leaders seek concrete measures to counter militant attacks...

NIAMEY, NIGER (REUTERS) - The leaders of the G5 Sahel countries on Sunday (Dec 15) visited the graves of 71 Niger soldiers killed near the Mali border in the worst militant attack on security forces in Niger in memory.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 06:41 

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Goldman Sachs 1MDB case moved to higher court in Malaysia...

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Two Goldman Sachs Group Inc units facing criminal charges for their alleged role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal had their cases moved to a higher court in Malaysia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 06:40 

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Hundreds of Thai tsunami victims yet to be identified, 15 years on...

TAKUA PA (REUTERS) - Fifteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people on Boxing Day, 2004, a cargo container at a police station in southern Thailand bears witness to the hundreds of victims whose remains were never identified....

 2019-12-16 06:36 

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Top Democrats pitch GOP on Trump impeachment...

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 2019-12-16 06:31 

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CapitaLand Commercial Trust issues 10b yen maiden green bond...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Capitaland Commercial Trust (CCT) on Monday (Dec 16) issued 10 billion yen ($123.7 million) in eight-year unsecured bonds, bearing a fixed coupon of 0.729 per cent per annum.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 06:31 

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In reversal, Hallmark will reinstate same-sex marriage ads...

NEW YORK (AP) - The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a...

 2019-12-16 06:24 

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Indonesia files World Trade Organisation lawsuit against EU over palm oil...

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia has filed a World Trade Organisation (WTO) lawsuit against the European Union (EU) over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the country's trade ministry said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 06:23 

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Schumer seeks testimony from Mulvaney, Bolton in expected US Senate trial of Trump...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The senior US Senate Democrat called on Sunday (Dec 15) for the Republican-led chamber to demand testimony from four current and former White House aides in a trial expected early next year on whether to remove President Donald Trum...

 2019-12-16 06:22 

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Hong Kong ad campaign touts protest-stricken city's freedoms...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong authorities have taken out an advertisement overseas for the second time in three months, aiming to reassure the world that the Asian financial hub remains free and stable after months of violent clashes between demonstra...

 2019-12-16 06:11 

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Father gets imprisonment, caning for sexual offence against daughter...

SINGAPORE - When he returned home after a drinking session with his friends, a 44-year-old man crawled into bed with his then nine-year-old daughter and molested her.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 05:59 

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Jail, fine for property agent who assaulted own father, 81, when he tried to stop her from attacking maid...

SINGAPORE - A property agent was so incensed that her 81-year-old father had tried to stop her from assaulting a maid, she kicked him in the stomach and bit his left forearm.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 05:24 

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Godfrey Gao given simple send-off in Taipei funeral by family and girlfriend Bella Su...

Godfrey Gao would have wanted his funeral service to be simple and dignified.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 05:22 

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1,147 new private homes sold in November, up 23% from October: URA data...

SINGAPORE - Sales of new private homes picked up in November despite the drop in units launched for sale during the year-end holiday period, according to data released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority on Monday (Dec 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2019-12-16 05:00 

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NTU student's false report of assault sparked manhunt...

Woman, 19, now under probe for providing false info after investigations revealed there was no such attack.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 04:50 

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Motorcyclist dies after accident with two cars and trailer on SLE...

SINGAPORE - A 45-year-old man died on Monday morning (Dec 16) after his motorcycle was in an accident involving two cars and a trailer in Seletar Expressway (SLE).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 04:44 

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Japan, South Korea meet over trade dispute but no quick fix seen...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Senior Japanese and South Korean trade officials met on Monday (Dec 16) for the first time since Japan imposed controls on exports to its neighbour of high-technology materials, plunging testy relations between the US allies into a new c...

 2019-12-16 04:20 

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Chinese premier Li Keqiang says Hong Kong not yet out of its 'dilemma' in meeting with Carrie Lam...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday (Dec 16) that the Asian financial hub was not yet out of its dilemma with the city's economy facing an unprecedented, challenging situation.....

 2019-12-16 04:19 

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South Korea unveils tougher housing rules to curb price surge...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea on Monday (Dec 16) unveiled a fresh set of property curbs, including lending restrictions, aimed at cooling red-hot home prices.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 04:00 

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Over 9,000 people displaced as floods worsen in Malaysia's Johor...

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - More than 9,000 people have been displaced by floods in Johor on Monday (Dec 16), following days of heavy rain that have hit several states.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 04:00 

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More in Singapore aware of climate change, and are willing to bear costs and inconvenience to safeguard planet: Survey...

SINGAPORE - The impacts of the changing climate has caught the attention of more Singaporeans, with a large majority indicating that they were willing to bear additional costs and inconvenience to safeguard the planet for future generations.. Read more at...

 2019-12-16 03:40 

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Punchlines: Dec 16, 2019...

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 2019-12-16 03:38 

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India braces for more protests as anger grows against new religion-based citizenship law...

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - Tensions remain high across India on Monday (Dec 16) after five days of protests against a contentious new religion-based citizenship law turned violent in the capital New Delhi, with police using tear gas to disperse crowds.. Read...

 2019-12-16 03:17 

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More BTO flats to be launched in 2020 to meet additional demand following key policy changes...

There will be around 16,000 to 17,000 new flats next year, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced in a blog post.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 02:53 

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SoftBank's China strategy wobbles as key bets disappoint...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - For SoftBank Group, financial technology firm OneConnect's IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive China investing strategy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 02:33 

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China home price growth slowest in nearly 3 years in November as fewer cities report gains...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's new home prices grew at their weakest pace in nearly three years in November, with tightening policies continuing to cool the market even as some easing is expected to prevent a sharp slowdown.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2019-12-16 02:18 

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US envoy Stephen Biegun urges North Korea to respond to calls for talks...

SEOUL (REUTERS, AFP) - US special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, on Monday (Dec 16) called on Pyongyang to return its offer of talks, saying Washington is willing to discuss...

 2019-12-16 02:18 

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Anna Karina, icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79...

PARIS (AP) - Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of director Jean-Luc Godard, has died.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 02:12 

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Collective sale tender of The Arcade in Collyer Quay given more time...

SINGAPORE - The deadline for the collective sale tender of The Arcade in Collyer Quay has been extended after feedback from developers that they require more time to assess the site, marketing agent Colliers International announced on Monday (Dec 16).. Re...

 2019-12-16 02:12 

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Collective sale tender of The Arcade in Collyer Quay given more time...

SINGAPORE - The deadline for the collective sale tender of The Arcade in Collyer Quay has been extended after feedback from developers that they require more time to assess the site, marketing agent Colliers International announced on Monday (Dec 16).. Re...

 2019-12-16 02:06 

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Taylor Swift set to headline Glastonbury's 50th anniversary show...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Taylor Swift will headline Glastonbury's 50th anniversary show next June.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 02:06 

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Philippines hunts for survivors after quake levels trade building...

MANILA (REUTERS) - Rescue teams in the southern Philippines searched for signs of life on Monday (Dec 16) in a collapsed shopping centre after a powerful earthquake that killed at least three people and wounded dozens more.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 01:53 

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Fake news law: Opposition politician Lim Tean told to correct Facebook posts alleging that Govt spends more on foreign than local students...

SINGAPORE - Opposition politician and lawyer Lim Tean was asked on Monday (Dec 16) to correct his Facebook posts that implied that the Government spends more on foreign students than Singapore students.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 01:37 

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Japan factory activity shrinks for 8th month in December as output slump worsens...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's factory activity extended its fall in December as a prolonged decline in output and new orders threatened to tip the economy into contraction in the current quarter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 01:30 

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Asia markets mixed as investors welcome US-China trade deal but cautiously await details...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Asian share markets opened mixed on Monday (Dec 16) as investors cheered an announced trade agreement between Beijing and Washington over the weekend although jubilation was capped by prevailing scepticism about the deal.. Read more a...

 2019-12-16 01:20 

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Singapore stock watch: Company gets several more weeks to avoid a delisting...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Monday (Dec 16):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 00:57 

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Boeing weighs cutting or halting 737 MAX production: WSJ...

MIAMI (BLOOMBERG) - Boeing is considering either halting or further cutting production of the 737 MAX amid uncertainty over the airplane's return to service, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing people familiar with the matter.. Read more at...

 2019-12-16 00:56 

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Signalling fault hits North-South Line during morning rush...

SINGAPORE - Train service on the North-South Line was disrupted between four MRT stations on Monday morning (Dec 16) after a signalling fault hit the line.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 00:55 

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Jetstar to cut capacity in January as pilot dispute drags on...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Budget airline Jetstar said on Monday (Dec 16) it would cut domestic capacity by around 10 per cent in January due to industrial action by pilots and was considering the sale of three Boeing 787-8 jets serving loss-making international ...

 2019-12-16 00:51 

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How the UN climate talks in Madrid fell short on ambition...

MADRID (AP) - This year's United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid, the longest in 25 nearly annual such gatherings, ended on Sunday (Dec 15) with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay.. Read more at str...

 2019-12-16 00:44 

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Australia cuts forecasts for wage increases, economic growth and budget surplus...

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia's mid-year budget update showed economic reality is starting to bear down on the government's finances.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-16 00:23 

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US economy shakes free of recession fears in striking turnaround since August...

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The US economy is heading into 2020 at a pace of steady, sustained growth after a series of interest rate cuts and the apparent resolution of two trade-related threats mostly eliminated the risk of a recession.. Read more at...

 2019-12-16 00:17 

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New Zealand to observe a minute's silence as more volcano victims named...

WELLINGTON (AFP) - The names of four more people killed in an eruption on New Zealand's most active volcano were released on Monday (Dec 16), as the South Pacific nation prepared to mark one week since the disaster.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-15 23:41 

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Jumbo opens first Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh, Xinyao Hainanese Chicken Rice outlets in China...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Jumbo Group announced on Sunday the opening of its first Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh and Xinyao Hainanese Chicken Rice outlets in Shanghai.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-15 23:35 

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World's biggest hedge fund returns found in Singapore...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - On most mornings, Chong Chin Eai starts his day with a jog through Singapore's Botanic Gardens. After taking his son to school, he trades futures on his laptop at home until it's time for lunch, after which he might have a ...

 2019-12-15 23:20 

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Top stories from The Straits Times on Monday, Dec 16...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Dec 16.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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