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9-old girl dies after 147kg cousin sits on her as punishment10 minutes, Dericka complained of breathing difficulties, but Posey did not get
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10 minutes, Dericka complained of breathing difficulties, but Posey did not get up for another two minutes. Dericka's death has been described by the Florida Department of Children and Families as "appalling". – The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Man injured in wild boar attack outside Singapore condominiumthe animal such as by using a flash while taking pictures of it. - If you see
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the animal such as by using a flash while taking pictures of it. - If you see adults with young piglets, leave them alone. These are potentially more dangerous because they may attempt to defend their young. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Actress Apple Hong reveals that she 'accidentally got married'her to attend her wedding, "I said, 'Aiyah, sorry ah, I'm also getting married
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her to attend her wedding, "I said, 'Aiyah, sorry ah, I'm also getting married that day'". Asked about her baby plans, Hong said she would take a "let it be" attitude and not worry about having a child or not. – The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Michelle Yeoh says would've unleashed 'martial arts training' on WeinsteinAssociated Press she was glad not to have worked with Weinstein. He tried to l
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Associated Press she was glad not to have worked with Weinstein. He tried to lure her into a film deal, promising to help her win an Academy Award, but she refused because his conditions were unfair, she said. – The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Close shave for driver after forklift arm impales caronto a lorry outside an army camp when it hit the car, which was travelling in
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onto a lorry outside an army camp when it hit the car, which was travelling in the middle lane. It was unclear what caused the forklift driver to lose control of the machine. Police investigations are ongoing. – The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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Going to school in Singapore a costly affair for foreigners45-year-old Danish artist whose two children, aged nine and 11, attend schools
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45-year-old Danish artist whose two children, aged nine and 11, attend schools here, said: “We are grateful that our kids actually have places at local schools as they are very, very difficult to get these days.” — The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Ed Sheeran cancels Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong showsHong Kong show. The Straits Times understands that it has not been cancelled or
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Hong Kong show. The Straits Times understands that it has not been cancelled or postponed. Both Singapore shows are sold out. Sheeran last played in Singapore at a sold-out show at The Star Theatre in 2015. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Philippines arrest top female IS recruiter, ex-wife of radicalised SingaporeanAgency said Hamidon's father was a Muslim. He died when she was 20 years old.
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Agency said Hamidon's father was a Muslim. He died when she was 20 years old. Her mother was a Christian, and brought her up as a Christian. But she and her two sisters converted to Islam about 10 years ago. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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School fees going up for foreigners and PRsthe $1,100 (RM3,430)per month we paid at an international school." "But if PRs
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the $1,100 (RM3,430)per month we paid at an international school." "But if PRs need to pay the same fees as international students, then I will object," added the 33-year-old, who works in the property industry. – The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Man's girlfriend texts 'I love you', so wife stabs himwas remorseful and deeply regretted that her actions had affected her relations
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was remorseful and deeply regretted that her actions had affected her relationship with her children, said Vigneesh. She could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Man who showed obscene video to girls at coffee shop arrested for public nuisancethat they received a call for assistance at Block 111, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, at 8
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that they received a call for assistance at Block 111, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, at 8.29pm on Saturday. "A 62-year-old man was arrested for causing public nuisance," said the police. Police investigations are ongoing. - The Straits Times/Asia News Netw... Read more
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Most expensive coffee in the world comes to Singaporedemonstration. The coffee offered to participants will also be an espresso-siz
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demonstration. The coffee offered to participants will also be an espresso-size serving, split up into portions for taste pairings. The ticket price includes mocktails, speciality coffee cocktails and canapes. - The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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Indonesian goalkeeper, 38, dies after collision with teammate during league game500 league appearances for Persela. "Thank you for your constant dedication,"
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500 league appearances for Persela. "Thank you for your constant dedication," read a post on the club's Instagram account. "Thank you for the inspiration you gave to Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football." - The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Staring incident leads to attack at Singapore eateryin a taxi. The victim has since been discharged from the hospital. On Sunday
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in a taxi. The victim has since been discharged from the hospital. On Sunday afternoon (Oct 15), the suspect was taken back to the scene wearing restraints. Police said he will be charged on Monday (Oct 16). - The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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26-old man arrested for stealing undergarmentsoutside a flat, which captured images of the man allegedly stealing her bra. I
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outside a flat, which captured images of the man allegedly stealing her bra. Investigations against the man are ongoing. Anyone convicted of the offence of theft can be jailed up to three years and/or fined. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Prostitute gets three weeks' jail for offering RM300 to condo security guard to not register visitorsdid not know that what she had done was against the law and that the offence wa
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did not know that what she had done was against the law and that the offence was so serious. She promised not to re-offend. She could have been fined up to $100,000 (RM311,557) and/or jailed for up to five years. – The Straits Times/Asia News Netw... Read more
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Jail, caning for businessman who molested private nurse employed to look after sick wifeon Oct 16 to serve his sentence. For molesting the nurse, he could have been j
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on Oct 16 to serve his sentence. For molesting the nurse, he could have been jailed for up to two years and fined or caned. And for insulting her modesty, he could have been jailed for up to a year and fined. – The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Kind driver in China tosses umbrella to traffic cop on duty in the rainwanted to thank the driver, but the car drove off too quickly. The driver, Wan
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wanted to thank the driver, but the car drove off too quickly. The driver, Wang Zhaohua, 50, said he saw the cop getting soaked in the rain and was moved by his dedication to his duty, and so decided to help him. – The Straits Times/Asia News Netw... Read more
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Singaporean man detained in Batam over child sodomyto residents living nearby to contact police if they know of any other victims.
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to residents living nearby to contact police if they know of any other victims. "The culprit has overstayed in Batam for more than three years. His passport was last stamped on Jan 30, 2014," Col Hengki said. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Singapore warns of high-speed rail project scamsa transfer of money, please make a police report immediately," said the LTA. T
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a transfer of money, please make a police report immediately," said the LTA. The 350km high-speed rail, which will cut travel time between the two cities to 90 minutes, is targeted to be operational by end-2026. - The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Teens under probe for using fake entry stamps at night clubsof the Penal Code, or anyone who intentionally aids in, or abets the commission
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of the Penal Code, or anyone who intentionally aids in, or abets the commission of the said offence may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to a fine. - The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Taxi driver fined RM12k for slapping car washer's buttockof his poor financial circumstances. Tee, he said, had apologised to the victim
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of his poor financial circumstances. Tee, he said, had apologised to the victim and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity. The maximum penalty for outrage of modesty is two years' jail, fine and caning. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Singaporean team's durian feat not to be sniffed at"Understanding the genome of a species can enable you to understand how to cons
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"Understanding the genome of a species can enable you to understand how to conserve it, and also its relatives." – The Straits Times/Asia News Network Why durians smell and other findings •The durian has about 46,000 genes - double that of... Read more
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China's Sina Weibo crashes after former EXO singer Luhan introduces his girlfriend2pm. Some fans reportedly reacted badly to the news, breaking down and even be
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2pm. Some fans reportedly reacted badly to the news, breaking down and even being taken to hospital, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Monday. However, others speculated that it could be a marketing ploy for the show. – The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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Meet Kim Yo Jong, the youthful, bubbly younger sister of Kim Jong Unregime was behind. Kim Jong Nam, who lived in exile in Macau, had criticised h
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regime was behind. Kim Jong Nam, who lived in exile in Macau, had criticised his family's dynastic rule and his brother had issued a standing order for his execution, according to some South Korean lawmakers. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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25 years a refugee – a teacher’s storystorm the room, tugging at Sadek’s shirt, vying for his attention. Some 2,000k
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storm the room, tugging at Sadek’s shirt, vying for his attention. Some 2,000km away from Rakhine, this school might be one of the few places left in the world that allow Rohingya children to simply be children. — The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Halloween ticket scams cost victims RM66kthe period in 2015. A Resorts World Sentosa spokesman said: "We strongly advis
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the period in 2015. A Resorts World Sentosa spokesman said: "We strongly advise our guests to purchase tickets to USS' Halloween Horror Nights 7 through our official website, or at our on-site ticketing booths". - The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Forget briefs and boxers - Japanese loincloth is the latest fashion fadthe first time that attempts have been made to bring back the loincloth to the
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the first time that attempts have been made to bring back the loincloth to the mainstream in Japan. Last year, modern interpretations of the traditional underwear hit lingerie stores, targetting women. - Reuters/The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Man jailed 3 years, 7 months for stabbing another over staring incidentperiod of time, he added. Yeo surrendered on the evening of the attack. His s
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period of time, he added. Yeo surrendered on the evening of the attack. His sentence was backdated to April 10. He could have been jailed for up to 15 years and fined. He cannot be caned as he is above 50. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Jackie Chan's daughter Etta says she is gaywe have a path." Etta was recently in the news over a domestic dispute with he
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we have a path." Etta was recently in the news over a domestic dispute with her mother that led to the daughter reporting the mother to the police and Ng was arrested on suspicion of criminal intimidation. – The Straits Times/Asia Ne... Read more
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Jokowi shows how to escape a traffic jam - alight and walkordinary Indonesians cheered their leader on, many of them shouting "Jokowi, Jo
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ordinary Indonesians cheered their leader on, many of them shouting "Jokowi, Jokowi!". Some also reached out to shake Joko's hand. YouTube user Makhsun Al-Makky described what Joko did as "extraordinary". – The Straits Times/Asia Ne... Read more
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Japanese reporter who died in 2013 was overworked, NHK admitscomment released by NHK. "We hope that the sorrow of the bereaved family will n
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comment released by NHK. "We hope that the sorrow of the bereaved family will never be wasted." Dentsu is also on trial for labour practice violations, with a ruling set to be handed down by a Tokyo court Friday. – The Straits Times/Asia News Netw... Read more
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Oi, I'm alive, says Stefanie SunShe had allegedly made the comments on American talk show The Dr Oz Show, hoste
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She had allegedly made the comments on American talk show The Dr Oz Show, hosted by celebrity health expert Mehmet Oz. The management agency of the actresses said that neither of them endorsed the product. - The Straits Times/Asia Ne... Read more
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Hostess blinded by colleague's stiletto heel during scuffleJudge Mathew Joseph will hear Siti Zahara's lawyer Wilbur Lim's mitigation plea
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Judge Mathew Joseph will hear Siti Zahara's lawyer Wilbur Lim's mitigation plea and the prosecution's submissions on sentence on Oct 31. The maximum penalty is four years' jail and a $10,000 (RM31,059) fine. – The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Uber imposes wait-time fee for passengers who are late in meeting their driversthis, there will be a $6 cancellation charge. Uber's new wait-time charge will
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this, there will be a $6 cancellation charge. Uber's new wait-time charge will only apply to trips which are fulfilled. The Straits Times is checking on whether there are penalties imposed when drivers are late. – The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Close call for condo tenant as water heater explodesother people." A repair technician told Shin Min Daily News that such heaters
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other people." A repair technician told Shin Min Daily News that such heaters usually have safety mechanisms, such as a pressure relief valve. The technician said heaters should be switched off when not in use. – The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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Uber driver who held two jobs dies after cardiac arrest at the wheelSingapore said: "We are extremely saddened to hear about this tragic incident.
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Singapore said: "We are extremely saddened to hear about this tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the deceased's family at this time. We stand ready to cooperate with the authorities in their investigations." – The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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CEO on trial for sexual offences against son's classmatesexual assault by penetration is a jail term of between eight and 20 years and
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sexual assault by penetration is a jail term of between eight and 20 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane. The punishment for aggravated molestation is a jail term of up to five years, with fine or caning. - The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Man gets 8 months' jail for molesting boy, 12, in liftin the lift. Hashim, represented by Criminal Legal Aid Scheme Advocate Sadhana
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in the lift. Hashim, represented by Criminal Legal Aid Scheme Advocate Sadhana Rai, could have been jailed for up to two years, fined, caned or received any combination of punishments for outrage of modesty. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Loanshark runner drove off with one cop hanging on to car doorcausing hurt by doing a rash act, he could have been jailed for up to one year
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causing hurt by doing a rash act, he could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined up to $5,000 (RM15,540), and for committing a rash act, jailed up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500 (RM7,770). - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Singapore president Halimah Yacob to move out of Yishun flatas President, police have intensified security measures in the area. An awning
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as President, police have intensified security measures in the area. An awning was put up at the foot of the Housing Board block, extending from the void deck to a carpark space reserved for police vehicles. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Aussie teen dies after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at gymsaid the gym's organisation, Police Citizens Youth Club, will cooperate with th
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said the gym's organisation, Police Citizens Youth Club, will cooperate with the investigation. "This is a terrible incident and everyone here at (the gym) has been impacted by it," he was quoted as saying. - The Straits Times/Asia New... Read more
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Letters sent to God, Kim Jong-un and Santatraced and returned, out of the 4,000 they receive daily. “We feel a sense of
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traced and returned, out of the 4,000 they receive daily. “We feel a sense of satisfaction when we finally get these mail delivered as they might be important to those who send or receive them,” Cheong said. — The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Singapore flat brothels make residents see redand/or up to five years' imprisonment. Any person who knowingly lives wholly or
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and/or up to five years' imprisonment. Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person can be jailed for up to five years and fined up to $10,000 (RM31,080). - The Straits Times/Asia News Net... Read more
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Donkey in Germany mistakes orange sports car for carrot and bites itcan still appeal against the ruling, reported the BBC. In their defence, Vitus
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can still appeal against the ruling, reported the BBC. In their defence, Vitus' owners say Mr Zahn was responsible as he should not have parked his car - worth an estimated €310,000 (RM1.54mil) - where he did. - The Straits Times/Asia News N... Read more
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Man jailed 27 months for stealing Hermes bags and Rolex watch to get money for weddinghis actions. He added: "The accused understands the seriousness of the offence
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his actions. He added: "The accused understands the seriousness of the offence and is not making any excuses for what he had done." For housebreaking, Saw could have been jailed for between two and 14 years. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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Woman trapped under double-decker bus in accidentHospital. At least 20 passers-by from the nearby coffee shops had gathered out
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Hospital. At least 20 passers-by from the nearby coffee shops had gathered outside the police cordon to watch the commotion. The Straits Times has contacted the police and SBS Transit for more information. - The Straits Times/Asia New... Read more
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Scape removes mannequin hanging from tree following online flakcampaign for the seventh instalment of its Halloween Horror Nights event. Its
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campaign for the seventh instalment of its Halloween Horror Nights event. Its use of fake memorials dedicated to victims of a fictional mall collapse was deemed tasteless and insensitive by some netizens. - The Straits Times/Asia N... Read more
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Van speeds through crowded Shibuya Crossing in police chase, gets kicked by pedestriansped through the second time. Located directly outside Shibuya Station, the cr
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sped through the second time. Located directly outside Shibuya Station, the crowded junction has been said to be the busiest intersection in the world, with over 1,000 people crossing at once during peak times. - The Straits Times/Asia News Ne... Read more
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Man ordered to go for mental treatment after threatening to soak State Courts employee with urineThe Crime Registry head informed the police about his ordeal later that day. F
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The Crime Registry head informed the police about his ordeal later that day. For abusing a public service worker, Sim could have been jailed for up to a year and fined up to $5,000 (RM15,530) for each charge. - The Straits Times/Asia News... Read more
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