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 2019-12-14 09:59 

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Top stories of the week from The Straits Times...

Good evening! Here are our top stories this week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 09:54 

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Koo Cha-kyung, who led Korea's LG Group for 25 years, dies at 94...

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Mr Koo Cha-kyung, the LG Group former chairman who helped his father's nascent cosmetics business grow into one of South Korea's biggest conglomerates, has died. He was 94.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 09:47 

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Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain...

KATHMANDU: Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali ......

 2019-12-14 09:34 

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Malaysian PM Mahathir again hints he could stay on beyond 2020...

DOHA: Malaysia's 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad again raised the prospect on Saturday (Dec 14) that he could stay in office beyond ......

 2019-12-14 09:24 

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Hong Kong police make 3 arrests in another explosives case...

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong police said they arrested three men on Saturday (Dec 14) for testing homemade explosives that they suspect were intended for use during protests.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 09:15 

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Golf: Reed's caddie out of Presidents Cup after shoving fan...

MELBOURNE (AP) - The caddie for Patrick Reed will not be on the bag for the final session of the Presidents Cup after shoving a spectator who he felt was encroaching too close to the golfer while cursing him.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 09:15 

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Golf: US fight back to leave Presidents Cup in the balance...

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The United States roared back into contention at the Presidents Cup on Saturday (Dec 14) as they dominated the Internationals in the afternoon foursomes to trim the deficit to 10-8 heading into the final day at Royal Melbourne.. Read...

 2019-12-14 09:14 

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Community e-sports competition uses gaming to promote mental health awareness...

SINGAPORE - As a young teenager, Mr Royden Lim spent around 10 hours a day playing console games like Halo.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 09:10 

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Correction order issued under fake news law against SDP over Facebook posts, article...

SINGAPORE - The Government has, for the third time, invoked a fake news law, taking issue with two Facebook posts and an article by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on manpower matters.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 09:00 

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China to target around 6per cent growth in 2020, step up state spending: sources...

China plans to set a lower economic growth target of around 6per cent in 2020 from this year's 6-6.5per cent, relying on increased state ......

 2019-12-14 09:00 

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Badminton: World No. 1 Momota closes on 11th title of the year...

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Kento Momota eased into the semi-finals of the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals on Friday (Dec 13) as the peerless Japanese goes after an 11th title of the year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 08:56 

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Tennis: Top guns all confirm for Australian Open...

MELBOURNE (AFP) - All the world's top 50 men and women players, bar Victoria Azarenka, have confirmed they will start the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, at Melbourne Park in January, organisers said on Saturday (Dec 14).. Read mo...

 2019-12-14 08:52 

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Basketball: Davis scores 33 as Lakers cool off Heat in battle of the giants...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Anthony Davis scored a game-high 33 points and delivered a pep talk to LeBron James as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Miami Heat their first loss at home with a 113-110 victory on Friday (Dec 13).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 08:46 

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Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain...

KATHMANDU (REUTERS) - Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two centuries, the Himalayan country's f...

 2019-12-14 08:27 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand's opposition frontman to lead anti-military rally...

BANGKOK: Bangkok braced Saturday (Dec 14) for the first major protest since March elections, a test of anti-government sentiment among younger ......

 2019-12-14 08:11 

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Thai opposition leader plans 'flash mob' Bangkok protest...

BANGKOK (BLOOMERG) - The leader of Thailand's highest-profile opposition party said he plans to hold a...

 2019-12-14 07:54 

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Malaysia PM Mahathir suggests he could stay in office beyond 2020...

DOHA (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested on Saturday (Dec 14) he may seek to stay in power after 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 07:50 

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New Zealand bowled out for 166, Australia lead by 251 in first test...

PERTH: Australia's disciplined attack overcame the absence of Josh Hazlewood to bowl New Zealand out cheaply in the opening session on the third ......

 2019-12-14 07:50 

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Australia build 417-run lead in first test v New Zealand...

PERTH: Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns notched half-centuries before New Zealand's unflagging attack yielded late wickets, but Australia had ......

 2019-12-14 07:40 

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No play on day four in Pakistan's test against Sri Lanka...

LAHORE: The fourth day of the opening test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled on Saturday due to rain and a ......

 2019-12-14 07:12 

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Samoa extends measles state of emergency, New Zealand to fund Pacific vaccination campaign...

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million (S$893,200) to help combat measles in the ...

 2019-12-14 07:00 

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Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign...

MELBOURNE: The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 ......

 2019-12-14 07:00 

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North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site...

SEOUL (AP) - North Korea said it successfully performed another...

 2019-12-14 06:53 

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North Korea says it conducted another crucial test at satellite launch site...

SEOUL: North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday (Dec 13) to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, ......

 2019-12-14 06:53 

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North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at Sohae launch site: Report...

SEOUL: North Korea has conducted another...

 2019-12-14 06:41 

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US, UK warn on travel to north-east India after clashes...

GUWAHATI, INDIA (AFP) - Washington and London issued travel warnings for north-east India as opponents of a new citizenship law geared up for more protests Saturday (Dec 14), following days of clashes that saw two people killed and dozens injured.. Read m...

 2019-12-14 06:36 

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Acclaimed Singapore painter Choo Keng Kwang dies aged 88...

SINGAPORE - Acclaimed Singapore artist Choo Keng Kwang, known for his oil paintings of Chinatown and doves, died in the early hours of Saturday morning (Dec 14) at the age of 88.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 06:07 

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Indian PM Narendra Modi risks losing focus on economy as protests build against citizenship law...

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - A new law on Indian citizenship is threatening to pull Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus away from a flagging economy as protests and criticism builds against the divisive plan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 06:05 

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China's Ant Financial, Vanguard announce China advisory venture...

Chinese fintech company Ant Financial Services and U.S. asset management firm The Vanguard Group have established a joint venture to provide ......

 2019-12-14 05:39 

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Homemade 'Nikes' give Filipino athlete a golden edge...

MANILA (REUTERS) - To some athletes, brands count for everything when it comes to performance.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 05:38 

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Arsenal's Ozil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs...

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, on Friday expressed support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries ......

 2019-12-14 05:34 

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MFA issues travel notice for north-east India, urges Singaporeans to stay vigilant...

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel notice for northeast India on Saturday (Dec 14), urging Singaporeans to exercise...

 2019-12-14 05:27 

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Divers search for remaining bodies from New Zealand volcanic eruption...

Divers searched seas around New Zealand's volatile White Island Saturday for two people still missing five days after the volcano erupted, amid ......

 2019-12-14 05:20 

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Injured India seamer Kumar out of West Indies ODIs...

India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the three-match one-day international series against West Indies due to a groin injury, the ......

 2019-12-14 05:17 

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Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing ......

 2019-12-14 05:17 

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Hong Kong leader Lam visits Beijing as pressure mounts at home...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing ......

 2019-12-14 05:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Trade deal removes major hurdle for rally in Apple and tech...

U.S. President Donald Trump's limited trade deal with China removes a major hurdle for Apple and other technology stocks that have already surged ......

 2019-12-14 05:13 

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Five held over man's death in Hong Kong protests...

Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro- and ......

 2019-12-14 05:12 

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SCDF conducting more fire safety checks as year-end festivities ramp up...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has been increasing its inspections of malls, discotheques and pubs amid year-end festivities.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 05:03 

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UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations...

From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a...

 2019-12-14 04:59 

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Five years of thirst: South Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought...

South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain....

 2019-12-14 04:06 

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US-China trade deal gets tepid reception...

US officials announced a truce in the trade war with China with much fanfare, but economists and trade experts call it largely a victory for Beijing....

 2019-12-14 03:58 

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US man videotaped slapping reporter's rear on live TV charged...

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (AP) - A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter's rear on live TV was arrested Friday (Dec 13) on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 03:58 

Channel NewsAsia

Washington pulled apart by partisan divide over 'facts'...

In Washington these days, there are facts, alternative facts and disputed facts....

 2019-12-14 03:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Homemade 'Nikes' give Filipina athlete a golden edge...

MANILA: To some athletes, brands count for everything when it comes to performance. Filipina schoolgirl Rhea Bullos bagged three gold medals at ......

 2019-12-14 03:46 

Channel NewsAsia

MFA issues travel notice for northeast India due to violent protests...

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Saturday (Dec 14) issued a travel notice for northeast India, advising Singaporeans ......

 2019-12-14 03:45 

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Jacqueline Wong back in Hong Kong, eight months after cheating scandal with Andy Hui...

Actress Jacqueline Wong has finally returned to Hong Kong, eight months after she and married singer Andy Hui were filmed kissing in the back of a taxi in April.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-14 03:33 

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'There'll be war' if Bolivia cuts coca growing, farmers warn...

For the coca farmers of western Bolivia's Las Yungas region, the loss of president Evo Morales -- himself a one-time coca grower, and a champion ......

 2019-12-14 03:32 

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Trump's 'Phase One' trade deal marred by costs of trade war: Analysts...

WASHINGTON - The United States and China's arrival at a...

 2019-12-14 03:30 

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Google, Apple asked if apps like TikTok must disclose foreign ties...

The chair of a U.S. congressional panel wrote to Alphabet's Google and to Apple on Friday to ask what if any disclosures mobile apps are required ......

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