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Sunday, Mar 18

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3 die, 23 hurt as Manila hotel fire rages over 9 hours

AsiaOne / News

Above: A fireman receiving first aid from colleagues. He had been rescued after being Above: Firemen fighting the flames at Waterfront Manila Pavilion, after a fire broke out. A helicopter was dispatched to rescue people trapped on the…

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Putin eyes fourth term in polls as opposition cries foul

AsiaOne

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russians were voting Sunday (March 18) in a presidential election set to hand Vladimir Putin a record fourth term, with officials reporting strong turnout but the opposition crying foul. The Kremlin needs high voter numbers…

Saturday, Mar 17

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Beijing protests over US-Taiwan travel Bill

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BEIJING • China's Foreign Ministry yesterday expressed its "resolute opposition" after United States President Donald Trump signed legislation last Friday that encourages the US to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese…

Porn star in alleged Trump affair may face over $26m in damages

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WASHINGTON • Porn star Stormy Daniels may face more than US$20 million (S$26.3 million) in damages for violating a "hush agreement" that requires her to remain silent about an affair she alleges she had with US President Donald Trump in…

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China says resolutely opposed to new US law on ties with Taiwan

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Foreign Ministry on Saturday (March 17) expressed its "resolute opposition" after United States President Donald Trump signed legislation that encourages the US to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet…

Friday, Mar 16

03

Siberian plane rains gold-silver alloys worth S$480m after cargo door gets ripped apart

AsiaOne

It was raining gold and silver in Siberia on Thursday (March 15), after a plane lost part of its cargo while taking off from Yakutsk airport. Local media reported that the plane was carrying nearly 10 tonnes of dore bars, which are semi…

Thursday, Mar 15

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US woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

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Monalisa Perez, a 20-year-old mother of two children, believed her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz would be shielded by a thick book as she shot at him at close range last June in front of onlookers. PHOTO: AFP. Published. 27 min ago. Facebook…

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A tale of blood, fraud and money in Theranos CEO's fall from grace

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NEW YORK (WASHINGTON POST, BLOOMBERG) - Elizabeth Holmes, a college dropout turned chief executive, built her upstart blood-testing start-up Theranos into a US$9 billion Silicon Valley darling with all the trappings of success. A rare…

Tuesday, Mar 13

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White House expects North Korea summit to happen despite Pyongyang's silence

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The White House said it fully expects a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take place. PHOTO: AFP. Published. 26 min ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+…

Sunday, Mar 11

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Erdogan slams Nato for failing to back Syria campaign

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ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (March 11) angrily lashed out at Nato, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey's campaign against Kurdish militia in Syria. Erdogan's latest…

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Macron pledges S$1 billion for new solar projects in developing countries

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NEW DELHI (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday (March 11) pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy.…

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Russia's 'no surprises' presidential campaign: Two-minute speech, missile power and water throwing

AsiaOne

MOSCOW (AFP) - With little suspense over the eventual winner of the March 18 presidential election, Vladimir Putin has cruised through a laid-back campaign for a fourth term, focusing on a couple of keynote appearances. The official…

Saturday, Mar 10

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'Most hated man' in US jailed 7 years for defrauding investors

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NEW YORK • Martin Shkreli, once dubbed the most hated man in America for ratcheting up the price of an HIV drug, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors. The disgraced former pharmaceutical executive and hedge…

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No plans to change Constitution like China's Xi to remain in Kremlin beyond 2024: Putin

AsiaOne

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to be re-elected for a fourth term in next weekend's ballot, has said he has no plans to change the Constitution to stay in the Kremlin beyond 2024. Asked by US television…

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US seeks ‘concrete actions’ from North Korea before planned talks

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unless Pyongyang takes “concrete actions,” the White House said on Friday (March 9) as it faced criticism for agreeing to talks that would…

Friday, Mar 9

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South Korean actor accused of sexual assault found dead: reports

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SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean actor accused of sexual assault was found dead on Friday (March 9), reports said, as a wave of #MeToo accusations sweeps the country's still male-dominated society. Jo Min Ki, who had been accused of sexually…

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Tesla chief executive asks Trump for 'fair outcome' on China trade

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday (March 8) to call on US President Donald Trump to challenge Chinese auto trade rules. In a series of tweets aimed at the president, Musk said he was …

Thursday, Mar 8

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China not a threat, but a contributor to peace: Minister

A People's Liberation Army soldier standing guard in Beijing yesterday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China was not a threat to the world, noting that the country was a leading contributor to global economic growth.PHOTO: EPA-EFE.…

Sunday, Mar 4

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Australia checks if listeria contaminated rockmelons were exported

New South Wales Food Authority said that the company whose rockmelons, also called cantaloupes, had been contaminated with listeria, is an exporter of produce. PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/TOBY HUDSON. Published. 1 hour ago. Facebook Twitter…

Saturday, Mar 3

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3 Australians die, more sick in listeria outbreak linked to melons

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SYDNEY • Three people have died and 12 others have fallen ill in a national listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons, and more cases are expected, Australian health authorities said. The outbreak is linked to the melons, also…

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'Jared has faded': Inside the 28 days of tumult that left Kushner badly diminished

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WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - They were the ascendant young couples of the Trump White House: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and Rob Porter and Hope Hicks. They enjoyed rarefied access to the president and special privileges in the West…

Friday, Mar 2

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24 dead in Azerbaijan drug rehab centre fire: Official

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BAKU (AFP) – Twenty four people died as a result of a fire which tore through a drug rehabilitation clinic in the Azerbaijani capital Baku early Friday (March 2), officials said. “At 06.10am a fire happened at the Republican Narcological…

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Bangladesh asks Myanmar to pull back troops from border

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TOMBRU, Bangladesh (AFP) - Bangladesh on Thursday (March 1) asked Myanmar to immediately "pull back" security forces and heavy weapons from the border after the troop build-up near a camp housing thousands of stranded Rohingya stirred…

Sunday, Feb 25

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Takeaways from the release of the Democratic memo

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - An application to wiretap a former associate of President Donald Trump's campaign in fall 2016 "made only narrow use" of information provided by a former British spy who compiled a notorious dossier about Trump and…

Saturday, Feb 24

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Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - As Donald Trump crisscrossed the nation promising to drain the swamp, two of his top advisers were busy illegally building a colossal fortress of riches deep inside that swamp, according to federal…

Thursday, Feb 22

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Malaysia drops to 62nd position in 2017, its worst, in corruption perceptions index

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's failure to resolve major corruption scandals is one of the main reasons the country fell seven spots to its worst-ever position in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index, an official of graft watchdog…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, revealed pregnancy during Seoul trip: Reports

AsiaOne

SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Ms Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is pregnant with her second child, and disclosed this to South Korean officials during her visit to Seoul earlier this month, local…

Sunday, Feb 18

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Israelis fearful of Gaza Strip tinderbox

The newest escalation in Gaza demonstrates the constant threat of war between Israel and the Palestinian radical-Islamic Hamas. In what Israelis call the "most severe escalation" since the last war with Gaza in 2014, a booby trap…

Palm readers? Japan team builds second skin message display

AsiaOne

The device, developed by University of Tokyo's Professor Takao Someya, is only 1mm thick and can send and receive messages, including emojis. The plaster-like invention can be placed on the human body for a week without causing skin…

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Mexican presidential race kicks off with nominations

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures after being sworn-in as presidential candidate of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) during the party's convention at a hotel in Mexico City, Mexico on Feb 18, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS. Published.…