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Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas.

Burnley boss Dyche won't rush Heaton but Wood ready for Southampton clash

Burnley will not rush goalkeeper Tom Heaton back into top-flight action but there could be a return for top scorer Chris Wood against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Sean Dyche said.
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Burnley boss Dyche won't rush Heaton but Wood ready for Southampton clash

Burnley will not rush goalkeeper Tom Heaton back into top-flight action but there could be a return for top scorer Chris Wood against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Sean Dyche said.

Takata agrees to settle US probe by 44 state AGs over deadly air bags

Takata Corp's U.S. unit agreed Thursday to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.
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Takata agrees to settle US probe by 44 state AGs over deadly air bags

Takata Corp's U.S. unit agreed Thursday to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.

Motor racing - New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.
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Motor racing - New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.

BMW settles US claims it refused lease refunds to military personnel

BMW AG agreed to pay more than US$2.2 million to settle U.S. government claims that it failed to refund lease payments to 492 military personnel who lawfully terminated their leases because they were called to duty.
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BMW settles US claims it refused lease refunds to military personnel

BMW AG agreed to pay more than US$2.2 million to settle U.S. government claims that it failed to refund lease payments to 492 military personnel who lawfully terminated their leases because they were called to duty.

Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as UN pleads for ceasefire

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war.
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Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as UN pleads for ceasefire

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war.

Prosecutors search homes of new suspects in Audi emissions probe

German prosecutors said on Thursday they were searching the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi's emissions scandal.
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Prosecutors search homes of new suspects in Audi emissions probe

German prosecutors said on Thursday they were searching the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi's emissions scandal.

Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test - TASS

Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokesperson.
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Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test - TASS

Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokesperson.

Married director, 45, jailed 2 years for sex with 15-year-old sugar baby

A 45-year-old married man had sex with a 15-year-old girl five times within three days and was sentenced to 24 months' jail. The sexual acts took place in a hotel pool, a multi-storey carpark and in his car, between November and December 2016, reported Shin
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Married director, 45, jailed 2 years for sex with 15-year-old sugar baby

A 45-year-old married man had sex with a 15-year-old girl five times within three days and was sentenced to 24 months' jail. The sexual acts took place in a hotel pool, a multi-storey carpark and in his car, between November and December 2016, reported Shin Min Daily News.

HardwareZone Forum hit by security breach involving 685,000 users, investigation in progress

About 685,000 registered user profiles on the HardwareZone (HWZ) Forum website were found to be affected in a security breach, following an investigation into a suspicious posting on Feb 18, 2018.
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HardwareZone Forum hit by security breach involving 685,000 users, investigation in progress

About 685,000 registered user profiles on the HardwareZone (HWZ) Forum website were found to be affected in a security breach, following an investigation into a suspicious posting on Feb 18, 2018.

20-year-old man arrested for attempted suicide at Punggol Drive

A 20-year-old man was arrested for attempted suicide at Block 613C Punggol Drive on Monday (Feb 19). Stomp contributor Hazel was on her way home when she noticed a huge crowd had gathered below her block. «There were police cars and ambulances. The ar
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20-year-old man arrested for attempted suicide at Punggol Drive

A 20-year-old man was arrested for attempted suicide at Block 613C Punggol Drive on Monday (Feb 19). Stomp contributor Hazel was on her way home when she noticed a huge crowd had gathered below her block. «There were police cars and ambulances. The area was cordoned off,» she said. When she looked up, she saw a man sitting on a ledge.

StanChart robbery suspect won't be caned if deported from UK

SINGAPORE - Singapore said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from Britain not to carry out corporal punishment on a suspected bank robber if he is extradited to face charges in the city-state. David Roach, a Canadian national who allegedly stole $30,000
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StanChart robbery suspect won't be caned if deported from UK

SINGAPORE - Singapore said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from Britain not to carry out corporal punishment on a suspected bank robber if he is extradited to face charges in the city-state. David Roach, a Canadian national who allegedly stole $30,000 from a Standard Chartered bank branch in July 2016, was detained in Britain in January on an extradition request from Singapore.

Drivers go berserk and attack each other at Chinatown Point carpark

Stomp contributor Alan was at Chinatown Point's carpark when he witnessed a fight between two drivers at around 5.26pm on Feb 9. He caught the entire incident of what he described as «absurd behaviour» on his car camera and shared it with Stomp.
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Drivers go berserk and attack each other at Chinatown Point carpark

Stomp contributor Alan was at Chinatown Point's carpark when he witnessed a fight between two drivers at around 5.26pm on Feb 9. He caught the entire incident of what he described as «absurd behaviour» on his car camera and shared it with Stomp. Alan was waiting to turn right when the driver of the car in front of him suddenly exited his vehicle in a rage to confront a van driver who had turned right only to reverse into a parking lot to the left.

Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing: Study

Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health.
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Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing: Study

Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health.

Soccer: Wolfsburg look to Labbadia to pull off another escape act

Struggling VfL Wolfsburg named Bruno Labbadia as their third coach of the season on Tuesday in the hope that the 52-year-old can pull off an escape act similar to the one he performed with Hamburg SV three years ago.
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Soccer: Wolfsburg look to Labbadia to pull off another escape act

Struggling VfL Wolfsburg named Bruno Labbadia as their third coach of the season on Tuesday in the hope that the 52-year-old can pull off an escape act similar to the one he performed with Hamburg SV three years ago.

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to form new self-regulating body - sources

Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a US$530 million digital money heist last month, two source familiar with the plan said.
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Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to form new self-regulating body - sources

Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a US$530 million digital money heist last month, two source familiar with the plan said.

Seizing the opportunities of the digital revolution

PSC scholar Chay Pui San finds purpose in developing and coordinating a portfolio of Smart Nation initiatives. Brought to you by the Public Service Commission of Singapore
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Seizing the opportunities of the digital revolution

PSC scholar Chay Pui San finds purpose in developing and coordinating a portfolio of Smart Nation initiatives. Brought to you by the Public Service Commission of Singapore

Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years

Uber said on Monday it would suspend operations in Morocco, two years after they began, as it tries to bring its business into line with local laws.
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Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years

Uber said on Monday it would suspend operations in Morocco, two years after they began, as it tries to bring its business into line with local laws.

Thousands of Ukrainian miners on strike over unpaid wages

In the middle of the night dozens of miners stand guard in a small town in eastern Ukraine, blocking access to their mine where thousands of employees are on strike over unpaid wages.
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Thousands of Ukrainian miners on strike over unpaid wages

In the middle of the night dozens of miners stand guard in a small town in eastern Ukraine, blocking access to their mine where thousands of employees are on strike over unpaid wages.

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections.
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Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections.

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