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Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

SINGAPORE - Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture. Sifting through pages of instructions and a jumble of screws and bolts to build the low-cost Swedish furniture may soon be a thing of the past gi
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Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

SINGAPORE - Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture. Sifting through pages of instructions and a jumble of screws and bolts to build the low-cost Swedish furniture may soon be a thing of the past given advances in technology, say researchers at the city-state's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) The scientists spent three years programming the robot - made of arms, grippers, sensors and 3D cameras - which assembled the frame of an IKEA dining chair in around 20 minutes.

Temasek Poly investigating scuffle involving 3 students in lecture theatre

Temasek Polytechnic is investigating a fight that broke out in a lecture theatre on Wednesday (Apr 18) involving three first-year students. Several clips of the incident were posted online following the incident and an 18-minute video compilation was shared
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Temasek Poly investigating scuffle involving 3 students in lecture theatre

Temasek Polytechnic is investigating a fight that broke out in a lecture theatre on Wednesday (Apr 18) involving three first-year students. Several clips of the incident were posted online following the incident and an 18-minute video compilation was shared on Reddit. In the video, a student wearing a yellow and black striped shirt is seen going on a tirade in the theatre.

Trade war could have "big, negative impact" on Singapore: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world's two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state's prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post. «Singapore is
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Trade war could have "big, negative impact" on Singapore: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world's two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state's prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post. «Singapore is a global hub that connects the economies of the United States and Asia. We are a small, open economy with trade flows more than three times our GDP,» Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. «A trade war between the two largest economies in the world will have a big, negative impact on Singapore.»

Commentary: Is online vigilantism the best way to exact social justice?

An incident at a Caltex petrol station involving a BMW driver and an elderly pump attendant has incensed netizens but let's keep in mind nothing justifies mob justice, says Channel NewsAsia’s Bharati Jagdish.
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Commentary: Is online vigilantism the best way to exact social justice?

An incident at a Caltex petrol station involving a BMW driver and an elderly pump attendant has incensed netizens but let's keep in mind nothing justifies mob justice, says Channel NewsAsia’s Bharati Jagdish.

SunPower buys US rival SolarWorld to head off Trump tariffs

SunPower Corp on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on panel imports.
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SunPower buys US rival SolarWorld to head off Trump tariffs

SunPower Corp on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on panel imports.

US envoy to UN Haley says relationship with Trump is 'perfect'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said her relationship with President Donald Trump was "perfect" amid friction between Haley and the White House.
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US envoy to UN Haley says relationship with Trump is 'perfect'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said her relationship with President Donald Trump was "perfect" amid friction between Haley and the White House.

Gates warns new fight needed against resurgent malaria

Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease.
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Gates warns new fight needed against resurgent malaria

Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease.

Police appeal for information on e-scooter rider who hit elderly woman at Ang Mo Kio

Police were looking for the man to assist with investigations into a case of rash act causing hurt which occurred at Blk 538 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.
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Police appeal for information on e-scooter rider who hit elderly woman at Ang Mo Kio

Police were looking for the man to assist with investigations into a case of rash act causing hurt which occurred at Blk 538 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.

South Korea says discussing peace deal with North Korea ahead of summit

South Korea said on Wednesday it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as U.S. officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader.
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South Korea says discussing peace deal with North Korea ahead of summit

South Korea said on Wednesday it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as U.S. officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader.

21 dead as truck en route to Indian wedding crashes: Police

At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India's accident-prone roads.
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21 dead as truck en route to Indian wedding crashes: Police

At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India's accident-prone roads.

Amazon launches international shopping from United States

Amazon.com Inc has launched an international shopping feature that will enable customers across the world to shop more than 45 million items that can be shipped to their country from the United States.
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Amazon launches international shopping from United States

Amazon.com Inc has launched an international shopping feature that will enable customers across the world to shop more than 45 million items that can be shipped to their country from the United States.

Beware, there's a scam involving hacked WhatsApp accounts

Has someone on your contact list asked you for your WhatsApp account verification code recently? Watch out, a scammer may be making use of your contact's compromised WhatsApp account to make that request, the police said in a press release on Wednesday (Apri
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Beware, there's a scam involving hacked WhatsApp accounts

Has someone on your contact list asked you for your WhatsApp account verification code recently? Watch out, a scammer may be making use of your contact's compromised WhatsApp account to make that request, the police said in a press release on Wednesday (April 18). Once scammers get hold of the SMS verification codes, victims would lose access to their WhatsApp accounts. Another variant of the scam reported overseas saw scammers deceiving people on the victims' WhatsApp contact lists.

Elderly woman's face scarred after e-scooter rider knocks her down at Ang Mo Kio

A 65-year-old woman was left injured after an electric scooter rider allegedly knocked her down at Block 538, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 on Tuesday (April 17). According to a Facebook post by her daughter Ms Sharon Sim, the incident occurred at the block's lift lob
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Elderly woman's face scarred after e-scooter rider knocks her down at Ang Mo Kio

A 65-year-old woman was left injured after an electric scooter rider allegedly knocked her down at Block 538, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 on Tuesday (April 17). According to a Facebook post by her daughter Ms Sharon Sim, the incident occurred at the block's lift lobby at 5.25pm.

October trial date set for accused New York subway bomber

A federal judge on Tuesday set an Oct. 29 trial date for Akayed Ullah, the Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a busy New York City commuter hub in December.
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October trial date set for accused New York subway bomber

A federal judge on Tuesday set an Oct. 29 trial date for Akayed Ullah, the Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a busy New York City commuter hub in December.

Cabby who reversed into elderly man sacked by ComfortDelGro

A taxi driver was caught on camera reversing right into an elderly pedestrian at the carpark of Block 7 Eunos Crescent on Sunday (April 15) at 9.05am. The cabby has since been sacked, said ComfortDelGro in response to a Stomp query. The 75-year-old victim wa
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Cabby who reversed into elderly man sacked by ComfortDelGro

A taxi driver was caught on camera reversing right into an elderly pedestrian at the carpark of Block 7 Eunos Crescent on Sunday (April 15) at 9.05am. The cabby has since been sacked, said ComfortDelGro in response to a Stomp query. The 75-year-old victim was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

Private tutor guilty of sophisticated O-Level exam cheating plot

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean private tutor has been convicted over an elaborate scheme to help Chinese secondary school students cheat in an exam using mobile phones and wireless devices, prosecutors said Tuesday. Tan Jia Yan, 32, pleaded guilty on Monday to he
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Private tutor guilty of sophisticated O-Level exam cheating plot

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean private tutor has been convicted over an elaborate scheme to help Chinese secondary school students cheat in an exam using mobile phones and wireless devices, prosecutors said Tuesday. Tan Jia Yan, 32, pleaded guilty on Monday to her part in the plot in which answers to O-Level exams were relayed to at least six students via mobile phones concealed under their clothing and connected wirelessly to skin-coloured earpieces, they said. Tan, who will be sentenced next month, faces a jail term of up to three years and a fine.

US top court rules that Microsoft email privacy dispute is moot

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute.
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US top court rules that Microsoft email privacy dispute is moot

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute.

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain to play in Singapore for 2018 International Champions Cup

Mediacorp will return as the official broadcaster, and will be screening all matches live on Toggle.
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Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain to play in Singapore for 2018 International Champions Cup

Mediacorp will return as the official broadcaster, and will be screening all matches live on Toggle.

Singapore seeks feedback on proposal to allow Airbnb-style rentals

SINGAPORE - Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb. The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accom
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Singapore seeks feedback on proposal to allow Airbnb-style rentals

SINGAPORE - Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb. The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accommodation platforms, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said on Monday. The proposed rules require that a significant majority of owners in a condominium agree to the presence of short-term rentals in their development.

Qualcomm to refile China antitrust application for US$44 billion NXP takeover: sources

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will refile as early as Monday an application with the Chinese government to clear its US$44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors , sources said, giving regulators more time to decide on the deal and averting a collapse.
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Qualcomm to refile China antitrust application for US$44 billion NXP takeover: sources

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will refile as early as Monday an application with the Chinese government to clear its US$44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors , sources said, giving regulators more time to decide on the deal and averting a collapse.

Air strikes on Syria will not change course of war - Johnson

The air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria will not change the course of the war, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, but they were a way of showing the world had had enough of chemical weapons.
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Air strikes on Syria will not change course of war - Johnson

The air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria will not change the course of the war, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, but they were a way of showing the world had had enough of chemical weapons.

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