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Saturday, May 19

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Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, alleges former pilot

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MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A Mexican pilot who once flew the leased passenger plane that crashed in Cuba, killing 107 people on board, said Saturday (May 19) he had previously complained about alleged sub-standard practices by the aircraft's…

Friday, May 18

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Anti-graft agency wants statement from Najib: Report

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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's anti-graft agency has summoned former prime minister Najib Razak to give a statement about an investigation involving a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources at the agency told…

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US woman called 'smelly fatty' by man on United Airlines flight thanks hero who stepped in

An American woman was left in tears after a fellow passenger on her United Airlines flight called her "smelly fatty". But her painful experience was soon sweetened by the kindness of a stranger. Ms Savannah Phillips wrote in a Facebook…

Monday, May 14

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New Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng seen as safe pick as budget risks rise

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KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's new finance minister is seen as a safe pair of hands as he takes on the immense task of bringing down debt while scrapping a consumption tax that was key to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's unexpected…

Sunday, May 13

07

Baby falls to her death in India after slipping from mother's arms during selfie-taking on escalator

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A 10-month-old baby was caught on video falling to her death at a shopping mall in India on Thursday (May 10), after she slipped out of her mother's arms while on an escalator. The incident occurred while the parents were preoccupied with…

Saturday, May 12

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Who's who in Mahathir's new Cabinet and Council of Elders

Malaysia's new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday (May 12) unveiled three senior ministers for his Cabinet and an inaugural Council of the Elders. The five eminent Malaysians on the Council of the Elders will provide vital …

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Malaysia's jailed political leader Anwar Ibrahim to be released on May 15

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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's famed jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, once the country's opposition leader and deputy prime minister, is slated to be released from prison next Tuesday (May 15). Two top officials from his Parti Keadilan Rakyat …

Tuesday, May 8

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Kim Jong Un said to be visiting China's Dalian city: Reports

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SEOUL - Japanese and South Korean media went into overdrive on Tuesday (May 8) amid reports of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting the Chinese city of Dalian to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Japan's Kyodo news agency…

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Jokowi should work with PM Lee to ensure Trump-Kim meeting success: Jakarta Post

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In its editorial, the paper reminds President Joko Widodo that he has a bigger role to play in regional affairs. JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The result of Wednesday's trilateral summit between the host, Japanese Prime…

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'Brain dead' US teen wakes up day after parents sign papers to pull plug and donate his organs

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A 13-year-old American boy miraculously came back to life in March, a day after doctors declared him brain dead and his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley from Alabama was at a friend's house when a utility…

Saturday, May 5

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Trump says date and place for summit with Kim has been set

WASHINGTON• • US President Donald Trump says a date and place have been set for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but he is not saying when and where just yet, building suspense for the unprecedented talks. Singapore has…

Wednesday, May 2

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Tennis: Zverev survives scare in Munich to reach last eight

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May 03, 2018 3:44 AM MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Defending champion Alexander Zverev had to dig deep to win his second-round match at the ATP tournament in Munich on Wednesday (May 2) after a scare against fellow German Yannick Hanfmann.

Tuesday, May 1

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My culture is not your prom dress: US teen's qipao sparks 'cultural appropriation' row on Twitter

The Straits Times

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - An American high school student's prom pictures have unwittingly sparked a "cultural appropriation" debate on social media, British broadcaster BBC reported on Monday (April 30). On April 23, 18-year-old Twitter user…

Saturday, Apr 28

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9 kids killed in knife attack at Chinese school

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BEIJING • A man wielding a knife killed nine children and injured 10 others outside a middle school in central China, the authorities said, in one of the worst attacks at a Chinese school in recent years. The incident took place shortly…

Russia, Turkey, Iran emphasise unity in brokering Syria peace

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MOSCOW • Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers yesterday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian…

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Donald Trump shows Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that Europe's clout is dwindling

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Europe's preeminent leaders gave it their best shot this week. All signs are it didn't work. France's Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel made their separate ways to Washington with a joint mission: to…

Wednesday, Apr 25

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Palestinian lecturer's murder: Malaysian cops find a fresh photo of one of the suspects

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian police have obtained a fresh photo of one of two suspects involved in the killing of a Palestinian lecturer and believe that they are still in the country. Malaysia's top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun gave the update…

Sunday, Apr 22

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More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests

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MANAGUA (AFP) - More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators during a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights group said Sunday (April 22). The Nicaraguan Center for Human…

Friday, Apr 20

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US reacts warily to North Korea dropping demand for pullout of American troops from South

KEY WEST, FLORIDA (NYTIMES) - The Trump administration has privately dismissed the idea of North Korea dropping its demand that US troops be removed from South Korea as a capitulation, because a US withdrawal was never on the table. Mr…

Wednesday, Apr 11

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All travellers leaving Japan to pay 1000-yen 'Sayonara tax' from January 2019

TOKYO -Starting next year (2019), all travellers leaving Japan will be required to pay a "Sayonara levy" of 1,000 yen (S$12.20), reported Japanese media. Japan's parliament, or the Diet, enacted on Wednesday (April 11) a Bill to introduce…

Thursday, Mar 29

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British health authorities struggle to treat man with 'worst-ever' case of super-gonorrhoea

LONDON - A man in Britain has contracted what has been described as the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea. According to the BBC, the man picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in South-east Asia earlier…

Thursday, Mar 1

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What it should have been

AsiaOne / Business

March 02, 2018 5:00 AM In last Saturday's report, "Confusion over matching fund", we said that Singapore Swimming Association vice-president (finance) Jose Raymond felt clearer details would have been helpful to all national sports…

Tuesday, Jan 2

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Taiwanese woman jailed for 3 weeks for assaulting taxi driver; fined $1000 for abusing security officer

SINGAPORE - After a night of drinking, a woman became so drunk that she hit and bit two people in separate scuffles and shouted vulgarities at them, all of which were caught in videos that went viral. Taiwanese broker Dina Huang Chih-Yung,…

Saturday, Sep 23

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Para-athlete Jason Chee gets special invite to Thai Open

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September 24, 2017 5:00 AM Registration for next month's Thailand Open had already closed but the Thai team, touched by his perseverance, sent him a special invite after he beat their paddler Thirayu Chueawong on Friday to secure gold at…

Friday, Sep 22

Asean Para Games: A most important moment for gold medallist Jason Chee

AsiaOne / News

September 23, 2017 5:00 AM Jason Chee has no legs, no left arm, is missing one finger and parts of two other fingers on his right hand and has only one eye. Yet a man who has lost so much still finds a way to win.

Wednesday, Sep 20

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Man alleged to have bribed security guard at Singapore GP to take photo on track, retracts his claims

AsiaOne

September 20, 2017 4:20 PM On Wednesday, a Facebook user going by the profile of Viv Smith, posted in a closed Formula One interest group that it was "time to come clean".

Sunday, Sep 17

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Formula One: Hamilton wins wet and wild Singapore Grand Prix, increases championship lead to 28 points

September 17, 2017 8:40 PM SINGAPORE - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton struck a decisive blow in his championship battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on Sunday (Sep 17), as he took the honours in Formula One's first wet night race.

Wednesday, Apr 12

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Staying the course, Duterte looks for the next best Philippine central bank chief

AsiaOne

MANILA - Whoever is picked as the next Philippine central bank governor, it will be President Rodrigo Duterte's second choice. Duterte is expected to announce as early as this month a new chief of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), after…

Monday, Mar 13

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Turkey-Netherlands crisis deepens after Erdogan's Nazi jibe

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Istanbul - A diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands deepened Monday as both sides traded bitter accusations after Turkish ministers were blocked from holding rallies to win support for plans to expand the powers of President…

Tuesday, Mar 7

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The mystery of why pandas are black and white has been solved

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It has nothing to do with them being so very, very cute - instead, its meant to make pandas look tough, according to a new study. Pandas are one of the few mammals that don't have colouring that matches their environment. They're a study…