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The Star
Indonesian firm agrees to pay ransom for crewLubis, corporate secretary of United Tractors, which owns the vessels that the
Indonesian firm agrees to pay ransom for crew
The Star / Posted 2 hours ago
Lubis, corporate secretary of United Tractors, which owns the vessels that the 10 crew members were taken from, told The Straits Times: "We are ready to do what is best for our crew members." This is the third reported incident of piracy in just... Read more
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The Star
At 92, she's McDonald's oldest employeeor when I can't keep up with orders." Though her job may be repetitive and phys
At 92, she's McDonald's oldest employee
The Star / Posted 7 hours ago
or when I can't keep up with orders." Though her job may be repetitive and physically draining, Goh enjoys what she does as it keeps her active. "I plan to keep working for as long as I am healthy," she said. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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The Star
Hello, Under Armour... Meet Uncle Martianonly the name in English. In Chinese, it is a mere transliteration of "Uncle Ma
Hello, Under Armour... Meet Uncle Martian
The Star / Posted 7 hours ago
only the name in English. In Chinese, it is a mere transliteration of "Uncle Martian" - An Ke Ma Ting. The characters mean, roughly, "Encore Ma Sandbar." That does not appear to be a name conceived on Madison Avenue. – The Straits Times/As... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Guns, speedboat found but no sign of Abusapparently “lacks control over some areas of Mindanao because the Abu Sayyaf ca
Guns, speedboat found but no sign of Abus
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 hours ago
apparently “lacks control over some areas of Mindanao because the Abu Sayyaf can still do its thing.” With a report by the Straits Times/Asia News Network, and Julie Alipala, Inquirer Mindanao Disclaimer: Comments do not represent the views of... Read more
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The Star
Fine-particle pollution linked to higher mortality risk from cancermicrometres. Emissions from vehicles and factories are a main source of PM2.5
Fine-particle pollution linked to higher mortality risk from cancer
The Star / Posted 22 hours ago
micrometres. Emissions from vehicles and factories are a main source of PM2.5 pollution. The minute particles can be lodged deep in lungs or be absorbed into the bloodstream, and are thus considered more dangerous to health. - The Straits Times... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
ISIS mulls establishing caliphate in South East Asia, experts warnhave warned that they are looking into the region to perpetuate its claims to a
ISIS mulls establishing caliphate in South East Asia, experts warn
Asian Correspondent / Posted yesterday
have warned that they are looking into the region to perpetuate its claims to a establish a caliphate. According to The Straits Times of Singapore, counter-terrorism analysts said the region’s long history of militancy and rising number of... Read more
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The Star
IS may set up caliphate in Southeast Asia, experts sayin the region today are better prepared to deal with terrorism compared with 15
IS may set up caliphate in Southeast Asia, experts say
The Star / Posted yesterday
in the region today are better prepared to deal with terrorism compared with 15 years ago, "capacity can … be further improved with cooperation among themselves, and with some help from the United States". – The Straits Times/Asia N... Read more
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Sun Star
Libre: Lee Kuan Yew ritesLing, daughter of the late leader that went viral. The rather long narrative wa
Libre: Lee Kuan Yew rites
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
Ling, daughter of the late leader that went viral. The rather long narrative was in response to a front page report in The Straits Times on March 21 accompanied by a photograph of the artwork that outlined Lee Kuan Yew’s face with the title, “Our... Read more
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The Star
Late buying of Tenaga fails to stop KLCI falling for 6 daysThe shares fell 12 sen to 90 sen, the warrants 4.5 sen to 17.5 sen and the loal
Late buying of Tenaga fails to stop KLCI falling for 6 days
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
The shares fell 12 sen to 90 sen, the warrants 4.5 sen to 17.5 sen and the loal stocks 0.5 sen lower at six sen. AirAsia fell six sen to RM1.90, AirAsia X shed 0.5sen to 34 sen. Singapore’s Straits Times Index ended down 0.87%... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Asian stocks extend decline as investors weigh earnings50 Index rose 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi index fell 0.3% as industrial output u
Asian stocks extend decline as investors weigh earnings
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
50 Index rose 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi index fell 0.3% as industrial output unexpectedly declined in March. Singapore’s Straits Times Index retreated 0.8% and Taiwan’s Taiex index slumped 1.1% after data showed the nation’s economy shrank more... Read more
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The Star
Father rescues son after seat belt malfunctions on roller coasterall other seat belts were in proper working order. The Mouse Trap was back in f
Father rescues son after seat belt malfunctions on roller coaster
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
all other seat belts were in proper working order. The Mouse Trap was back in full operation on Saturday." Latham told KVII that he was offered a "couple of WOW passes if I wanted to come back", but he would not be doing so. - The Straits Time... Read more
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The Star
KLCI rebounds slightly, still in the redringgit weakened against the US dollar at midday, falling to 3.9132 against the
KLCI rebounds slightly, still in the red
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
ringgit weakened against the US dollar at midday, falling to 3.9132 against the greenbak from 3.8970 on Thursday. Crude palm oil for third month delivery fell RM22 to RM2,579. Singapore's Straits Times Index is down 0.46% to 2,849... Read more
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MumBRELLA
'Perfect storm' of problems forces Brand New Media into administration and out of TV4MEas usual” for the agency, noting BNM was only an investor in it. In March Sing
'Perfect storm' of problems forces Brand New Media into administration and out of TV4ME
MumBRELLA / Posted 2 days ago
as usual” for the agency, noting BNM was only an investor in it. In March Singapore Press Holdings, which publishes the Straits Times, bought a 33% in the company’s Singaporean operations for $6.6m. A meeting of creditors for the company will... Read more
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dna
Woman gives birth on flight, baby named after Jetstar airlinesFriday, 22 April 2016." The plane was commencing its landing when the pregnant
Woman gives birth on flight, baby named after Jetstar airlines
dna / Posted 2 days ago
Friday, 22 April 2016." The plane was commencing its landing when the pregnant woman started experiencing labour cramps, Straits Times reported. After the plane landed, they were preparing to move her when baby Jet Star decided he just could not... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Saw Jet Star, a baby born on plane and named after Singaporean airlinerFriday, 22 April 2016.” The plane was commencing its landing when the pregnant
Saw Jet Star, a baby born on plane and named after Singaporean airliner
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
Friday, 22 April 2016.” The plane was commencing its landing when the pregnant woman started experiencing labour cramps, Straits Times reported. After the plane landed, they were preparing to move her when baby Jet Star decided he just could not... Read more
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Business Standard India
Markets bleed as global selloff continues; Sensex sinks 400 pointskeeping the negative interest rate unchanged. The Nikkei was down 2.5% while Sh
Markets bleed as global selloff continues; Sensex sinks 400 points
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
keeping the negative interest rate unchanged. The Nikkei was down 2.5% while Shanghai Composite was down 0.7%. However, Straits Times and Hang Seng were trading flat with positive bias. US stocks ended higher on Wednesday after the US Fed at... Read more
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New Kerala
Why Congress wilted, why Modi bloomed ( - newkerala.com #55483Title: India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears; Author: Ravi Velloor; Publisher: St
Why Congress wilted, why Modi bloomed ( - newkerala.com #55483
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Title: India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears; Author: Ravi Velloor; Publisher: Straits Times Press; Pages: 368; Price: Not mentioned. In March 2013, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon called Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan president's... Read more
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Business Standard India
Markets open flat on weak Asian cues; Sensex holds 26,000keeping the negative interest rate unchanged. The Nikkei was down 2.5% while Sh
Markets open flat on weak Asian cues; Sensex holds 26,000
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
keeping the negative interest rate unchanged. The Nikkei was down 2.5% while Shanghai Composite was down 0.7%. However, Straits Times and Hang Seng were trading flat with positive bias. US stocks ended higher on Wednesday after the US Fed at... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysia records over 700 snake bites and encounters amid El Nino heatwavenatural habitat in search of cooler places when the temperature around them inc
Malaysia records over 700 snake bites and encounters amid El Nino heatwave
Asian Correspondent / Posted 3 days ago
natural habitat in search of cooler places when the temperature around them increases,” he was quoted saying in The New Straits Times on Wednesday. Due to the increase of snake-related cases, authorities have issued advisories to the public on... Read more
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Business Standard India
Weak Asian cues to weigh on markets; April F&O expiry eyed(BOJ) maintained a steady monetary policy and the reserve deposit rate were kep
Weak Asian cues to weigh on markets; April F&O expiry eyed
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
(BOJ) maintained a steady monetary policy and the reserve deposit rate were kept unchanged. Japan’s Nikkei, Singapore’s Straits Times and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng have surged between 0.7%-1.5%. Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest telecom service... Read more
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DW
China's high-speed rail plans for Asia inch closer |the rail lines to Laos and Kunming will only go ahead subject to future demand
China's high-speed rail plans for Asia inch closer |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
the rail lines to Laos and Kunming will only go ahead subject to future demand and financing conditions, reported the Straits Times newspaper. The new train services are expected to run at 190 kilometres (120 miles) per hour, not as fast as... Read more
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The Star
Singaporean jailed for driving bus over passenger's foot, resulting in its amputationand suspended the bus driver. The maximum punishment for causing grievous hurt
Singaporean jailed for driving bus over passenger's foot, resulting in its amputation
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
and suspended the bus driver. The maximum punishment for causing grievous hurt by doing a negligent act which endangers human life or the personal safety of others is two years' jail and a $5,000 (RM14,491)fine. – The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Is Malaysia's single-party state starting to crack?least 91 times in 2015. That's not the only problem Malaysian media faces. Sta
Is Malaysia's single-party state starting to crack?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
least 91 times in 2015. That's not the only problem Malaysian media faces. State-owned government mouthpieces like the New Straits Times dominate Malaysia's media landscape, and while journalists are safer than in some other Southeast Asian... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Is Malaysia's single-party state starting to crack?least 91 times in 2015. That's not the only problem Malaysian media faces. Sta
Is Malaysia's single-party state starting to crack?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
least 91 times in 2015. That's not the only problem Malaysian media faces. State-owned government mouthpieces like the New Straits Times dominate Malaysia's media landscape, and while journalists are safer than in some other Southeast Asian... Read more
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The Star
Canadian hostage beheaded 'to send a message'deliver a message," a senior officer working with the Philippine army's special
Canadian hostage beheaded 'to send a message'
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
deliver a message," a senior officer working with the Philippine army's special operations forces on Jolo island told The Straits Times. The severed head of John Ridsdel was found inside a plastic bag thrown in front of a town hall in Jolo, about... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Is Harry’s daughter the real hagiographer? « Opinion « TR EMERITUSdeath on 23/3/2016. What led to my comments in Facebook on 1/4/2016 was the art
Is Harry’s daughter the real hagiographer? « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 4 days ago
death on 23/3/2016. What led to my comments in Facebook on 1/4/2016 was the article on the front page report of The Straits Times on Mar 21st. It carried a photo of an outline of Papa’s face made with 4,877 erasers. I know Papa would be very... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysia: El-Niño weather dries up massive lake (Video)district surrounding the lake face water rationing if the water level at the Bu
Malaysia: El-Niño weather dries up massive lake (Video)
Asian Correspondent / Posted 5 days ago
district surrounding the lake face water rationing if the water level at the Bukit Merah dam drops to 5.1 metres, the New Straits Times reported. State Public Utilities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water Committee chairman Zainol Fadzi Paharudin... Read more
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The Star
Organiser of Taiwan colour party jailed 4 years and 10 months over waterpark blast that killed 15A video screenshot of the explosion at Taiwan's Formosa Fun Coast waterpark on
Organiser of Taiwan colour party jailed 4 years and 10 months over waterpark blast that killed 15
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
A video screenshot of the explosion at Taiwan's Formosa Fun Coast waterpark on June 27, 2015. - The Straits Times/ANN TAIPEI: The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a crowd in a Taiwan waterpark leaving 15 dead was found guilty of... Read more
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Business Standard India
Markets open lower on weak Asian cues; Sensex down 100 pointswill kickstart later in the day. Also, further slip in the crude oil prices den
Markets open lower on weak Asian cues; Sensex down 100 points
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
will kickstart later in the day. Also, further slip in the crude oil prices dented sentiments. Japan’s Nikkei, Singapore’s Straits Times, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and China’s Shanghai Composite have lost between 0.1%-1.3%. Oil prices slipped after... Read more
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Business Standard India
Subdued opening expected ahead of US FOMC meetwill kickstart later in the day. Also, further slip in the crude oil prices den
Subdued opening expected ahead of US FOMC meet
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
will kickstart later in the day. Also, further slip in the crude oil prices dented sentiments. Japan’s Nikkei, Singapore’s Straits Times, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and China’s Shanghai Composite have lost between 0.1%-1.3%. Oil prices slipped after... Read more
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The Star
Singaporean who took photo of foreign worker squatting while eating lunch calls for more awarenesshave displayed their considerate side. Andriko, 36, who works as a Workplace S
Singaporean who took photo of foreign worker squatting while eating lunch calls for more awareness
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
have displayed their considerate side. Andriko, 36, who works as a Workplace Safety and Health coordinator, told The Straits Times he was at the Jalan Buroh area in Jurong at around noon when he noticed the Bangladeshi worker squatting on the... Read more
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The Star
Philippine militants behead Canadian hostage"apparently that of (Norwegian Kjartan Sakkingstad)" was found near the gate of
Philippine militants behead Canadian hostage
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
"apparently that of (Norwegian Kjartan Sakkingstad)" was found near the gate of the Jolo Municipal Hall at around 8pm. The Straits Times had learnt from another source that the head was actually Ridsdell's. Ridsdell, Sakkingstad, 56, another... Read more
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The Temasek Review
PAP MPs, LKY and the CIA contradict Chan Chun Sing’s arguments about the PA « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSthat the PA was not only partisan, but that it was subservient to the PAP’s int
PAP MPs, LKY and the CIA contradict Chan Chun Sing’s arguments about the PA « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 5 days ago
that the PA was not only partisan, but that it was subservient to the PAP’s interests. During an interview with the Straits Times, he explained To illustrate one lesson the Chinese Officials learnt from Singapore, he said: “They discover... Read more
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The Star
Militants behead one of three foreigners taken from resort"apparently that of (Norwegian Kjartan Sakkingstad)" was found near the gate of
Militants behead one of three foreigners taken from resort
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
"apparently that of (Norwegian Kjartan Sakkingstad)" was found near the gate of the Jolo Municipal Hall at around 8pm. The Straits Times learnt from another source that the head was actually Ridsdell's. Ridsdell, 68, Sakkingstad, 56, another... Read more
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The Temasek Review
SPH’s secret sales team « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS(SPH) reported a 22 per cent drop in its net profit for the second quarter on T
SPH’s secret sales team « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 5 days ago
(SPH) reported a 22 per cent drop in its net profit for the second quarter on Tuesday (Apr 12). SPH, which owns the Straits Times newspaper, earned S$54.1 million in the three months ending Feb 29, down from S$69.6 million in the same period... Read more
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Goal.com
Tunku Ismail on AC Milan takeover bidroyal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT
Tunku Ismail on AC Milan takeover bid
Goal.com / Posted 5 days ago
royal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) club, was quoted in an interview with The Straits Times as saying he would be keen on a takeover at San Siro. However, the 31-year-old has since issued a statement... Read more
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soccernews
Malaysian prince denies AC Milan takeover bidroyal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT
Malaysian prince denies AC Milan takeover bid
soccernews / Posted 5 days ago
royal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) club, was quoted in an interview with The Straits Times as saying he would be keen on a takeover at San Siro. However, the 31-year-old has since issued a statement... Read more
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Soccer Way
Malaysian prince denies AC Milan takeover bid royal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT
Malaysian prince denies AC Milan takeover bid
Soccer Way / Posted 6 days ago
royal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) club, was quoted in an interview with The Straits Times as saying he would be keen on a takeover at San Siro. However, the 31-year-old has since issued a statement... Read more
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The World Game
Malaysian prince denies AC Milan takeover bidroyal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT
Malaysian prince denies AC Milan takeover bid
The World Game / Posted 6 days ago
royal family of the Malaysian state and chairman of the Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) club, was quoted in an interview with The Straits Times as saying he would be keen on a takeover at San Siro. However, the 31-year-old has since issued a statement... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Strange data on IT workers, union members? « Letters « TR EMERITUS– shifted to other industries. The above seems rather odd, given that “The Inf
Strange data on IT workers, union members? « Letters « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 6 days ago
– shifted to other industries. The above seems rather odd, given that “The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) told The Straits Times that in 2014, when there were 150,000 technology professionals working in Singapore, about 15,000 vacancies... Read more
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The Star
CIMB, MISC weigh on KLCI as ringgit loses groundwith F&N up RM1.06 to RM22.28, Dutch Lady 40 sen to RM54 and BAT added 22 sen t
CIMB, MISC weigh on KLCI as ringgit loses ground
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
with F&N up RM1.06 to RM22.28, Dutch Lady 40 sen to RM54 and BAT added 22 sen to RM54.72. Hang Seng China Enterprise fell the most, down 1.48% to 8,986.33; Singapore’s Straits Times Index was the second worst performer, down 1.37% t 2... Read more
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The Star
Man arrested after 2-hour standoff with police at Changi Airport Terminal 3the incident at the airport. It sent a fire engine, a red rhino, two fire bikes
Man arrested after 2-hour standoff with police at Changi Airport Terminal 3
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
the incident at the airport. It sent a fire engine, a red rhino, two fire bikes, an ambulance and two support vehicles. A man was apprehended prior to their arrival, and no assistance was required, SCDF added. - The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Mashable
Judge has a field day cracking puns in Singapore tea lawsuita case by TWG Tea co-founder Manoj Murjani against several parties including th
Judge has a field day cracking puns in Singapore tea lawsuit
Mashable / Posted 6 days ago
a case by TWG Tea co-founder Manoj Murjani against several parties including the owner of local lifestyle company Osim, the Straits Times reported. In his judgment, Chua called the suit "nothing more than a very big storm in a tiny tea cup." He... Read more
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The Star
Elephant collapses and dies after carrying tourists in Cambodia's Angkor WatCambodia-based conservation group Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment, t
Elephant collapses and dies after carrying tourists in Cambodia's Angkor Wat
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
Cambodia-based conservation group Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment, there are still 13 elephants working for the Angkor Elephant Company - the largest concentration of captive elephants in the country. – The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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The Star
82-old man jailed eight years for killing daughter-in-law at Tampines flatChar Chin Fah (in red) was jailed eight years for the murder of his daughter-in
82-old man jailed eight years for killing daughter-in-law at Tampines flat
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
Char Chin Fah (in red) was jailed eight years for the murder of his daughter-in-law, Madam Ong Guat Leng. - The Straits Times/ANN SINGAPORE: An 82-year-old mentally ill retiree who killed his 54-year-old daughter-in-law at their Tampines flat was on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Malaysian farmers struggle to fight damaging heatwaveby giving them more water and showering them regularly, as well as by keeping e
Malaysian farmers struggle to fight damaging heatwave
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
by giving them more water and showering them regularly, as well as by keeping electric fans switched on. PHOTO from The Straits Times/Asia News Network/TRINNA LEONG The hills were filled with lush green hues several months back, but as farmer... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Coffee crops die in Vietnam, Thai rice yield shrinksSteering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention said this month. This is th
Coffee crops die in Vietnam, Thai rice yield shrinks
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention said this month. This is the worst drought in a century, Buu tells The Straits Times. Some 167,000ha of rice and tens of thousands of hectares of coffee have been affected by drought and salinity,... Read more
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The Star
Tardy students at China university made to write 1,000 emojis as punishmentA piece of paper showing the various emojis copied out by students made to unde
Tardy students at China university made to write 1,000 emojis as punishment
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
A piece of paper showing the various emojis copied out by students made to undergo the punishment. - The Straits Times/ANN CHINA: Chengdu's University of Electronic Science and Technology is in the news again for its novel method to ensure its... Read more
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The Star
KLCI slips early Monday, key markets in the red17,453.96; the Hang Seng Index lost 0.46% to 21,368.88 and the Shanghai Composi
KLCI slips early Monday, key markets in the red
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
17,453.96; the Hang Seng Index lost 0.46% to 21,368.88 and the Shanghai Composite Index 0.9% lower at 2,932.48. Singapore's Straits Times Index was down 0.65% to 2,921.25. The ringgit was at 3.9137 to the US dollar from last Friday's close of... Read more
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The Star
Makeshift 'jungle brothels' found near Punggol parkOne of the clearings (above) found by The Straits Times on April 17, near the e
Makeshift 'jungle brothels' found near Punggol park
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
One of the clearings (above) found by The Straits Times on April 17, near the edge of the forested area overlooking Punggol Waterway Park. Women, said to be prostitutes, were seen going up the slope into the clearings at night. - The Straits... Read more
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