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Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help -- over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting might be deemed trivia
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Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help -- over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting might be deemed trivial and go unnoticed by him -- but that's not the case.

Former OCBC dealer on trial for unauthorised trades which caused losses to bank

SINGAPORE - Over more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised foreign exchange trades in the bank's system, involving accounts belonging to its clients. Lu Chor Sheng, 40, formerly a treasury adviser at the bank, is accuse
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Former OCBC dealer on trial for unauthorised trades which caused losses to bank

SINGAPORE - Over more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised foreign exchange trades in the bank's system, involving accounts belonging to its clients. Lu Chor Sheng, 40, formerly a treasury adviser at the bank, is accused of committing 40 offences under the Computer Misuse Act, two other offences involving cheating by personation, as well as five offences related to acquiring, possessing, using, concealing or transferring benefits of criminal conduct.

Singapore files declaration under Unclos to ensure no party unilaterally starts third-party action against Republic

SINGAPORE - Singapore has filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) to ensure that no signatory of the international treaty can unilaterally start third-party arbitration or adjudication on maritime boundary disput
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Singapore files declaration under Unclos to ensure no party unilaterally starts third-party action against Republic

SINGAPORE - Singapore has filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) to ensure that no signatory of the international treaty can unilaterally start third-party arbitration or adjudication on maritime boundary disputes involving the Republic. Singapore said it believes such disputes are best settled through negotiations, failing which, it is prepared to take them to an international third party for settlement on terms that all sides agree to.

2nd Canadian in 2 days: Businessman chummy with Kim Jong-un detained in China

A Canadian businessman who was said to be missing has been arrested in China on suspicion of harming state security, Beijing has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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2nd Canadian in 2 days: Businessman chummy with Kim Jong-un detained in China

A Canadian businessman who was said to be missing has been arrested in China on suspicion of harming state security, Beijing has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kiev may start major offensive in rebellious east ‘within days’ – Moscow

The Ukrainian government is reportedly preparing a provocation in the east, which will be used to launch a major offensive operation against rebel forces, Moscow said. It may happen in days and would affect the presidential poll. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kiev may start major offensive in rebellious east ‘within days’ – Moscow

The Ukrainian government is reportedly preparing a provocation in the east, which will be used to launch a major offensive operation against rebel forces, Moscow said. It may happen in days and would affect the presidential poll. Read Full Article at RT.com

After instigating trade war America will have to dance to China's tune – investor Peter Schiff to RT

The lull in the US-China trade war amid new flaring tensions over the arrest of Huawei finance chief can only backfire at Washington as Beijing holds a trump card, veteran stockbroker Peter Schiff has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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After instigating trade war America will have to dance to China's tune – investor Peter Schiff to RT

The lull in the US-China trade war amid new flaring tensions over the arrest of Huawei finance chief can only backfire at Washington as Beijing holds a trump card, veteran stockbroker Peter Schiff has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com

KIM of Diamonds drops new December vibe: ‘Something new’

Lilongwe based singer/songwriter KIM of Diamonds has dropped new single titled “Something New”. KIM: Something New According to KIM,”Something New” has a vibe perfect for December playlists and the New Year. “I just want to... The post
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KIM of Diamonds drops new December vibe: ‘Something new’

Lilongwe based singer/songwriter KIM of Diamonds has dropped new single titled “Something New”. KIM: Something New According to KIM,”Something New” has a vibe perfect for December playlists and the New Year. “I just want to... The post KIM of Diamonds drops new December vibe: ‘Something new’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.

Why poll results are also good news for PM Modi and Yogi Adityanath

The defeat of BJP's three chief ministers (Shivraj Chauhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje), who before 2014 were counted among contenders for leading the party into the polls, leaves Prime Minister Narednra Modi the only leader that the BJP can bank upon.
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Why poll results are also good news for PM Modi and Yogi Adityanath

The defeat of BJP's three chief ministers (Shivraj Chauhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje), who before 2014 were counted among contenders for leading the party into the polls, leaves Prime Minister Narednra Modi the only leader that the BJP can bank upon.

Rahul Gandhi holds individual meetings with Rajasthan CM hopefuls Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held one-on-one meetings with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, the two chief ministerial aspirants in Rajasthan, before taking a final call on who would head government in the desert state.
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Rahul Gandhi holds individual meetings with Rajasthan CM hopefuls Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held one-on-one meetings with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, the two chief ministerial aspirants in Rajasthan, before taking a final call on who would head government in the desert state.

Cong protecting perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots: Akali leader on Nath as possible MP CM

The Akali Dal alleges that Nath had a hand in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in the national capital following the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984.
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Cong protecting perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots: Akali leader on Nath as possible MP CM

The Akali Dal alleges that Nath had a hand in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in the national capital following the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984.

690 Police Reservists to be deployed along Kenya-Somalia border

The government has recruited an additional 690 National Police Reservists (NPR) to enhance security along the Kenya-Somalia border.
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690 Police Reservists to be deployed along Kenya-Somalia border

The government has recruited an additional 690 National Police Reservists (NPR) to enhance security along the Kenya-Somalia border.

Christmas comes early for atheist family who opposed holiday symbols in the classroom

An atheist family whose child was not allowed to re-enrol in preschool after her parents fought against classroom Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations has been awarded $12,000 by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
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Christmas comes early for atheist family who opposed holiday symbols in the classroom

An atheist family whose child was not allowed to re-enrol in preschool after her parents fought against classroom Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations has been awarded $12,000 by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Sexual assault trial of former Canadian gymnastics coach resumes Thursday

The sexual assault trial of former Canadian women's gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker is set to resume Thursday in Sarnia, Ont. The 55-year-old has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching.
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Sexual assault trial of former Canadian gymnastics coach resumes Thursday

The sexual assault trial of former Canadian women's gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker is set to resume Thursday in Sarnia, Ont. The 55-year-old has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching.

'I had no self-worth': The language around addiction can make it harder for people to recover

Many medical professionals agree that the language around addiction can affect a person's recovery, and there is a push to adopt terms that are less dismissive and more human.
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'I had no self-worth': The language around addiction can make it harder for people to recover

Many medical professionals agree that the language around addiction can affect a person's recovery, and there is a push to adopt terms that are less dismissive and more human.

Why even the 'worst of the worst' criminals get transferred to medium-security prisons

The revelation that one of Tori Stafford's killers has been transferred to a medium-security prison has sparked significant outrage. But experts say moving prisoners from maximum to medium security, even murderers serving life sentences, is not uncommon.
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Why even the 'worst of the worst' criminals get transferred to medium-security prisons

The revelation that one of Tori Stafford's killers has been transferred to a medium-security prison has sparked significant outrage. But experts say moving prisoners from maximum to medium security, even murderers serving life sentences, is not uncommon.

Gala du conservatoire : près de 700 élèves font le show

C'est dans les jardins du musée de Tahiti et des Îles que se déroule le gala de fin d’année du conservatoire, mercredi 12 décembre. «Un lieu magique» pour un spectacle qui met à l’honneur les élèves du conservatoire et les arts traditi
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Gala du conservatoire : près de 700 élèves font le show

C'est dans les jardins du musée de Tahiti et des Îles que se déroule le gala de fin d’année du conservatoire, mercredi 12 décembre. «Un lieu magique» pour un spectacle qui met à l’honneur les élèves du conservatoire et les arts traditionnels.

Une circulaire pour rappeler le devoir de réserve des fonctionnaires

«L'objectif du devoir de réserve est de garantir la neutralité et l'impartialité de l'administration»... Cette note de service de la ministre de l'Education rappelle à tous les enseignants le devoir de réserve... Une circulaire qui fait suit
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Une circulaire pour rappeler le devoir de réserve des fonctionnaires

«L'objectif du devoir de réserve est de garantir la neutralité et l'impartialité de l'administration»... Cette note de service de la ministre de l'Education rappelle à tous les enseignants le devoir de réserve... Une circulaire qui fait suite à des débordements sur les réseaux sociaux.

Election Miss France : Vaimalama Chaves, une fierté pour sa famille

Le Jour J arrive à grand pas... L'élection de Miss France 2019 se déroule ce samedi 15 décembre, à Lille. Ces dernières semaines, la belle Vaimalama Chaves a bénéficié des encouragements de différentes personnalités, mais son plus grand soutien re
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Election Miss France : Vaimalama Chaves, une fierté pour sa famille

Le Jour J arrive à grand pas... L'élection de Miss France 2019 se déroule ce samedi 15 décembre, à Lille. Ces dernières semaines, la belle Vaimalama Chaves a bénéficié des encouragements de différentes personnalités, mais son plus grand soutien reste sa famille... 

Le long combat de l’émancipation des femmes dans le Pacifique

Le 8e atelier régional de l'Union des femmes francophones d'Océanie ( UFFO ) vient de faire le point sur l’émancipation des femmes de la région au regard des engagements de la convention internationale pour l'élimination des discriminations.  
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Le long combat de l’émancipation des femmes dans le Pacifique

Le 8e atelier régional de l'Union des femmes francophones d'Océanie ( UFFO ) vient de faire le point sur l’émancipation des femmes de la région au regard des engagements de la convention internationale pour l'élimination des discriminations.  

CHR warns danger of ‘normalization of martial law’

        MANILA, Philippines --- «There is danger in normalization of martial law.»   This was the reaction of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) after Congress voted to approve another extension of
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CHR warns danger of ‘normalization of martial law’

        MANILA, Philippines --- «There is danger in normalization of martial law.»   This was the reaction of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) after Congress voted to approve another extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2019.   Last Wednesday, in a joint session, a final vote of 235 for extension, 28 against and one abstention, Congress approved a third martial law extension in Mindanao.   READ: Congress okays 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao   However, CHR disputed the third extension, saying there were reports on human rights violations in Mindanao.   "There have been ...Keep on reading: CHR warns danger of ‘normalization of martial law’

Legarda sides with Diokno, says he is ‘a man of integrity’

MANILA, Philippines --- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is a man of integrity and his competence is unquestionable. Senator Loren Legarda said this on Thursday as she stood by Diokno amid calls from lawmakers for President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider hi
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Legarda sides with Diokno, says he is ‘a man of integrity’

MANILA, Philippines --- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is a man of integrity and his competence is unquestionable. Senator Loren Legarda said this on Thursday as she stood by Diokno amid calls from lawmakers for President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his appointment over issues hounding the proposed 2019 national budget. «Even in his previous stints in government, he has been known for introducing reforms that would enhance transparency and improve the efficiency of government service,» Legarda, chair of Senate committee on finance, said in a statement. Legarda issued the remark after the House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted Resolution 2365 urging Duterte to reconsid...Keep on reading: Legarda sides with Diokno, says he is ‘a man of integrity’

US ‘committed to protecting treaty ally’ but stand on sea row unclear

  MANILA, Philippines --- A senior US defense official assured the Philippines that Washington will be committed to protecting its treaty ally in case of foreign invasion or armed attack. However, the defense official remained unclear as to whether th
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US ‘committed to protecting treaty ally’ but stand on sea row unclear

  MANILA, Philippines --- A senior US defense official assured the Philippines that Washington will be committed to protecting its treaty ally in case of foreign invasion or armed attack. However, the defense official remained unclear as to whether the Mutual Defense Treaty covers Philippine-occupied reefs in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).   «We'd like to avoid hypotheticals -- what if this happens, what if that happens. In general, our alliance is ironclad and we are committed to the Mutual Defense Treaty and in protecting our treaty ally the Philippines in ensuring its sovereignty isn't threatened,» said Dr. Joseph Felter, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of...Keep on reading: US ‘committed to protecting treaty ally’ but stand on sea row unclear

PAO forensic expert stands firm on Dengvaxia findings

        MANILA, Philippines---People who are claiming that the Dengvaxia vaccine is safe are «misleading» and «betrays the memory» of hundreds of children who have died because of the vaccine, a Publ
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PAO forensic expert stands firm on Dengvaxia findings

        MANILA, Philippines---People who are claiming that the Dengvaxia vaccine is safe are «misleading» and «betrays the memory» of hundreds of children who have died because of the vaccine, a Public Attorney's Office (PAO) forensic expert said Thursday.   PAO forensic expert Dr. Erwin Erfe was reacting to the statement of a group of doctors calling on the PAO to stop spreading unproven claims about the Dengvaxia vaccine.   Erfe insisted that his forensic team had validated the facts through 105 autopsies, all concluding that the Dengvaxia vaccine can cause fatal side effects including viscerotropism, neurotropism, severe dengue...Keep on reading: PAO forensic expert stands firm on Dengvaxia findings

Senate ratifies bicam report on cancer control bill

MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Thursday approved the bicameral conference committee report on the bill that seeks to enforce a national framework to combat cancer. The bicameral conference committee report is the consolidated version of Senate Bill
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Senate ratifies bicam report on cancer control bill

MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Thursday approved the bicameral conference committee report on the bill that seeks to enforce a national framework to combat cancer. The bicameral conference committee report is the consolidated version of Senate Bill No. 1850 or the National Integrated Cancer Control Act and its counterpart, House Bill No. 8636. The bill plans to establish the National Integrated Cancer Control Program which seeks to prevent deaths from cancer by providing «affordable and accessible» medical treatment. Once approved by the Senate and House of Representatives, the bill will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for signature. With this, Senator JV Eje...Keep on reading: Senate ratifies bicam report on cancer control bill

Food blogger's post about pizza restaurant charging $15 to cut birthday cake sparks debate

We have all heard of a corkage fee understandably imposed by some restaurants, where you bring your own wine and pay for it to be opened and served to you. But what about a 'cakeage fee'? Food blogger and owner of ieatishootipost Dr Leslie Tay shared how a
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Food blogger's post about pizza restaurant charging $15 to cut birthday cake sparks debate

We have all heard of a corkage fee understandably imposed by some restaurants, where you bring your own wine and pay for it to be opened and served to you. But what about a 'cakeage fee'? Food blogger and owner of ieatishootipost Dr Leslie Tay shared how a pizza restaurant that he visited for dinner had wanted to charge $15 to cut a birthday cake on its premises.

61-year-old man dies after getting hit by taxi at Upper Thomson Road, cabby arrested

A 61-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi along Upper Thomson Road towards Thomson Road on Thursday morning (Dec 13). The cabby was subsequently arrested for causing death by negligent act. Stomp contributor Sarah alerted Stomp to the accident and
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61-year-old man dies after getting hit by taxi at Upper Thomson Road, cabby arrested

A 61-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi along Upper Thomson Road towards Thomson Road on Thursday morning (Dec 13). The cabby was subsequently arrested for causing death by negligent act. Stomp contributor Sarah alerted Stomp to the accident and Naaz shared a link to a video taken at the scene.

Woman pillion rider dies in PIE chain collision

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old woman who was riding pillion on a motorcycle died from her injuries after a chain collision on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday night (Dec 12). The police said that two cars, a bus, a motorcycle and a lorry were involve
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Woman pillion rider dies in PIE chain collision

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old woman who was riding pillion on a motorcycle died from her injuries after a chain collision on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday night (Dec 12). The police said that two cars, a bus, a motorcycle and a lorry were involved in the accident on the PIE, in the direction of Tuas before the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), at about 10pm. The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old Singaporean man, was conscious when taken to the National University Hospital (NUH).

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