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Tuesday, Nov 13

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10 must-reads for today

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November 14, 2018 5:00 AM Singapore paddler Yu Mengyu is training and competing with more confidence after her joint singles bronze at the Asian Games.

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More heatwaves, fewer babies? Climate change may zap male fertility, scientists find

AsiaOne

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances. Now it turns out the same effect - but caused by stronger ...

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Dog in Inner Mongolia waits more than 80 days for its dead owner to return

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Dogs are indeed man's best friends. For more than 80 days, a loyal canine has been waiting at the railing in the middle of a road in Hohhot, a city in Inner Mongolia, for its female owner. But the owner died earlier in a car accident on…

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Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

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LONDON (AFP) - Amnesty International on Monday (Nov 12) stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. It was the…

Sunday, Nov 11

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The Great War remembered

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At the 11th hour on the 11th day in the 11th month precisely a century ago, the guns fell silent throughout the world, marking the end of what at that time was called the "Great War". This "auspicious" time was meant to conclude all…

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Queen Elizabeth launches British commemorations 100 years after World War I

The Straits Times

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the royal family attended a Festival of Remembrance on Saturday (Nov 10) to commemorate all those who lost their lives in conflict, on the eve of the 100th anniversary of…

Saturday, Nov 10

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Floods in Jordan kill 12, force tourists to flee Petra

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AMMAN (AFP) - Flash floods killed 12 people in Jordan and forced nearly 4,000 tourists to flee the famed ancient desert city of Petra, emergency services said on Saturday (Nov 10). Search teams were scouring valleys near the historic hill…

Friday, Nov 9

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Football: Singapore open AFF Suzuki Cup campaign with 1-0 win over Indonesia

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November 09, 2018 9:55 PM SINGAPORE - The Lions have gotten off to a flying start in their Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup campaign after beating Indonesia 1-0 in their Group B opener at the National Stadium on Friday (Nov 9).

Thursday, Nov 8

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Dutchman, 69, files lawsuit to lower his age by 20 years for better dating, job prospects

The Straits Times

A 69-year-old Dutchman who claims that he looks young and feels young now wants his age to be legally lowered by 20 years too. Mr Emile Ratelbrand, an entrepreneur and self-help guru, is hoping that doing so will get him better luck with…

Wednesday, Nov 7

Fifth body found as anger mounts after deadly Marseille building collapse

The Straits Times

PARIS (AFP) - French officials vowed to inspect all Marseille buildings "unsuitable" for habitation as anger rose over the collapse of two buildings in the Mediterranean city, where up to eight people are feared dead. A fifth body was…

Tuesday, Nov 6

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10 must-reads for today

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November 07, 2018 5:00 AM The main aim of the four-year off-road programme for youth by the Singapore Cycling Federation, which launched its first academy yesterday, is promoting the sport.

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Europe appears to buckle under US sanctions on Iran

AsiaOne

The United States Administration appears to have successfully sidelined European opposition to the imposition of sanctions on Iran. Most European officials have privately admitted that they can do almost nothing to shield the Iranian…

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US newlyweds die in helicopter crash moments after leaving wedding venue

The Straits Times

Hours after saying "I do" on Saturday night (Nov 3), a young pair of newlyweds from Texas were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed a short distance from their wedding venue. Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman, both 23 and final…

Monday, Nov 5

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Jet had faulty air speed indicator on past flights

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The Lion Air jetliner that plunged into the Java Sea last week had to put up with a faulty air speed indicator on three consecutive previous flights as well as its final one, said Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT)…

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Lion Air crash: Even the strongest body part of plane broke apart, says Indonesian official

The Straits Times

JAKARTA - Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said on Monday (Nov 5) that the Lion Air jetliner that plunged into the Java Sea last Monday (Oct 29) suffered a more devastating crash impact than an AirAsia flight…

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China services sector grows at slowest pace in 13 months as orders dry up

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BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's services sector chalked its slowest growth in over a year last month as the volume of new orders dried up, a private survey showed, suggesting a further loss in economic momentum as a rough 2018 draws to a close.

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Britain's freezing renters to get relief at landlords' expense

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[LONDON] Tenants shivering their way through another cold British winter are set to get some relief, at the expense of their landlords. Owners of privately rented homes in England and Wales will be required to upgrade properties with the…

Sunday, Nov 4

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Italy storms claim 12 more lives in a week of mayhem across the country

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ROME (AFP) - Floods have killed 12 people on the southern Italian island of Sicily, nine of them from the same family, rescue services said on Sunday (Nov 4), raising the week's toll across Italy past 30. Six Italian regions remain on high…

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Democrats leading in House as GOP finds footing: Poll

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Heading into Tuesday's (Nov 6) critical mid-term elections, Democrats retain their advantage in the battle for the House, but Republicans could be buoyed by increasingly positive assessments of the economy…

Saturday, Nov 3

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North Korea threatens to restart nuclear programme unless US lifts sanctions

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TOKYO (WASHINGTON POST) - North Korea has threatened to restart the development of its nuclear weapons programme unless the United States lifts sanctions, underscoring one of the major potential stumbling blocks in Washington's diplomatic…

Friday, Nov 2

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Scuffle on bus in China ends in deadly crash

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BEIJING • A scuffle between a driver and a passenger caused their bus to plunge from a bridge into a river in south-west China, killing at least 13 people, police said yesterday. Dramatic video footage of Sunday's crash shows a woman…

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Trump said to ask Cabinet to draft possible trade deal with Chinese President Xi

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WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump wants to reach an agreement on trade with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 nations summit in Argentina later this month and has asked key US officials to begin drafting…

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Apple drops bomb on investors - no more data on how many iPhones it sells

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SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - First Apple took away the headphone jack on its iPhones. Then it took away the home button. And now, it has taken away a closely watched performance metric that it has disclosed to investors for 20 years. Apple on…

Thursday, Nov 1

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US aiming for second Trump-Kim summit early next year, says Pompeo

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) -US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday (Oct 31) Washington hoped the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place early next year "where we can ...

Wednesday, Oct 31

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Indonesia says it had no warning Saudi Arabia would be executing maid

AsiaOne

JAKARTA (WASHINGTON POST) - Indonesia has responded with outrage after Saudi Arabia executed an Indonesian domestic worker who was convicted of killing her Saudi employer - even though an activist group says the maid had been defending…

Tuesday, Oct 30

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Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

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OLDENBURG, Germany (AFP) - German nurse Niels Hoegel, already serving a prison sentence over the deaths of six patients in his care, went on trial from Tuesday (Oct 30) for killing another 100 people. Here's what you need to know about…

Monday, Oct 29

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IBM buys Red Hat for US$34b in 3rd biggest tech deal ever as giants battle for cloud dominance

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (AFP) - IBM said on Sunday (Oct 28) it has reached a deal to buy open source software company Red Hat for US$34 billion, among the biggest tech mergers in history which the computing giant said would enhance its cloud offerings.

Sunday, Oct 28

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Calls for Saudi arms embargo pit EU values against interests

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BRUSSELS/PARIS/BERLIN (REUTERS) - Pressure is growing for the European Union to consider an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia after Germany, Austria and the European Parliament called for an end to weapons sales over the killing of Saudi…

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: Author of Leicester's football fairytale

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October 28, 2018 10:07 AM LONDON (AFP) - Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City, whose helicopter crashed on Saturday (Oct 27) outside the Premier League club's stadium, is the author of one of football's…

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Brazil votes with far-right candidate as favourite

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - A far-right military man vowing to rescue Brazil from crisis with a firm grip looks set to become the country's next president as it heads to the polls for a divisive run-off election on Sunday (Oct 28). Mr Jair…