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US firms optimistic about 2018 but labour shortages constrain growth: Fed

The tight labour markets, which extend from low-skilled to high-tech positions, is fuelling more widespread wage increases in a broader array of industries.

Palestinian President Abbas's condition reassuring - hospital director

The condition of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who was hospitalised for a third time in a week on Sunday, is reassuring and his tests were normal, the director of the hospital treating him said.
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Palestinian President Abbas's condition reassuring - hospital director

The condition of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who was hospitalised for a third time in a week on Sunday, is reassuring and his tests were normal, the director of the hospital treating him said.

Struggling Sanchez facing fight to justify United investment

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact in his side's FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea and the Chilean is now facing a crucial period to justify his big-money wages at Old Trafford.
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Struggling Sanchez facing fight to justify United investment

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact in his side's FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea and the Chilean is now facing a crucial period to justify his big-money wages at Old Trafford.

What not to miss at Artbox Singapore 2018

Artbox Singapore is back. Originally from Thailand, it's returning for the second time next weekend (and the following weekend after). If you're unfamiliar with the event (which we highly doubt), it is a wildly popular (read: it's going to be packed) market
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What not to miss at Artbox Singapore 2018

Artbox Singapore is back. Originally from Thailand, it's returning for the second time next weekend (and the following weekend after). If you're unfamiliar with the event (which we highly doubt), it is a wildly popular (read: it's going to be packed) market that supports local maker-creators retailing everything from beauty, fashion, food and art. This year, it spans over two weekends from 25-27 May 2018 as well as 1-3 June 2018 from 3-11 pm at the Bayfront Event Space near The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Joseph Schooling on talent, tenacity and tequila

If you had an Olympic medal-the first gold ever won by your country, no less-you could be forgiven for letting it go to your head just a little. Yet, two years after his dream win at the Rio Olympics, swimmer Joseph Schooling seems to have his head firmly sc
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Joseph Schooling on talent, tenacity and tequila

If you had an Olympic medal-the first gold ever won by your country, no less-you could be forgiven for letting it go to your head just a little. Yet, two years after his dream win at the Rio Olympics, swimmer Joseph Schooling seems to have his head firmly screwed on. It's a remarkable fact, given that he is just 22 and became a national hero overnight (or, more precisely, 50.39 seconds flat; which is the time it took him to beat Michael Phelps and set a new games record for the 100m butterfly).

Singapore Airlines to absorb SilkAir after upgrade

Singapore Airlines said Friday it will absorb its struggling premium wing SilkAir following a multimillion-dollar upgrade as part of a reform drive to stay competitive. The move comes after the firm, facing tough rivalry in the high-end market from other ful
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Singapore Airlines to absorb SilkAir after upgrade

Singapore Airlines said Friday it will absorb its struggling premium wing SilkAir following a multimillion-dollar upgrade as part of a reform drive to stay competitive. The move comes after the firm, facing tough rivalry in the high-end market from other full-service airlines and in economy class from budget carriers, last year consolidated its low-cost units TigerAir and Scoot into a single entity in a streamlining exercise.

Chris Hemsworth, Sebastian Stan to attend Singapore Hugo Boss event with Joseph Schooling

The stars of Avengers: Infinity War will be joining the local BOSS ambassador at a private event on May 25.
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Chris Hemsworth, Sebastian Stan to attend Singapore Hugo Boss event with Joseph Schooling

The stars of Avengers: Infinity War will be joining the local BOSS ambassador at a private event on May 25.

Elon Musk brings technology charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is bringing his technology charm offensive to an attempt at digging a tunnel beneath part of Los Angeles to test designs for a high-speed subterranean transportation network he envisions for the city.
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Elon Musk brings technology charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is bringing his technology charm offensive to an attempt at digging a tunnel beneath part of Los Angeles to test designs for a high-speed subterranean transportation network he envisions for the city.

Golf - Leishman fires career-low 61 to lead at Trinity Forest

Australian Marc Leishman, buoyed by a pair of eagles, fired a career-low 61 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas on Thursday while home-town favourite Jordan Spieth failed to make a move.
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Golf - Leishman fires career-low 61 to lead at Trinity Forest

Australian Marc Leishman, buoyed by a pair of eagles, fired a career-low 61 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas on Thursday while home-town favourite Jordan Spieth failed to make a move.

Two-timing beauty queen agreed to move into condo with married man as it was Hello Kitty-themed

A 27-year-old beauty queen who dated two men, aged 32 and 54, at the same time received financial support from one of them, a married father.
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Two-timing beauty queen agreed to move into condo with married man as it was Hello Kitty-themed

A 27-year-old beauty queen who dated two men, aged 32 and 54, at the same time received financial support from one of them, a married father.

Square's bitcoin move has caused internal disagreement: CEO Dorsey

Square Inc's decision to allow users of its mobile app to buy and sell bitcoin this year was a "pretty contentious move within the company" and remains a source of internal tension, the payment processor's CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday.
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Square's bitcoin move has caused internal disagreement: CEO Dorsey

Square Inc's decision to allow users of its mobile app to buy and sell bitcoin this year was a "pretty contentious move within the company" and remains a source of internal tension, the payment processor's CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday.

Woods to play Memorial in likely final US Open tune-up

Five-times champion Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, for what is likely to be his final tune-up ahead of next month's U.S. Open, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
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Woods to play Memorial in likely final US Open tune-up

Five-times champion Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, for what is likely to be his final tune-up ahead of next month's U.S. Open, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.

US net neutrality bill advances in the Senate

The U.S. Senate has the votes to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules.
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US net neutrality bill advances in the Senate

The U.S. Senate has the votes to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules.

Married man hurls faeces at ex-girlfriend in ION Orchard after getting dumped

An unemployed married man visited his ex-girlfriend who was working in ION Orchard shopping centre at 4.58pm on Sep 27, 2017 and hurled faeces at her. The 48-year-old accused was unemployed at the time of the incident and had been in a relationship with the
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Married man hurls faeces at ex-girlfriend in ION Orchard after getting dumped

An unemployed married man visited his ex-girlfriend who was working in ION Orchard shopping centre at 4.58pm on Sep 27, 2017 and hurled faeces at her. The 48-year-old accused was unemployed at the time of the incident and had been in a relationship with the 28-year-old victim despite being married. 

Father of SCDF NSF who died in pump well: 'I suspect that his face hit the wall when he fell in'

The father of a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Full-time national serviceman who died at Tuas View Fire Station during celebrations for his impending Operationally-ready Date (ORD) said that he suspected that his son had sustained injuries while fallin
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Father of SCDF NSF who died in pump well: 'I suspect that his face hit the wall when he fell in'

The father of a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Full-time national serviceman who died at Tuas View Fire Station during celebrations for his impending Operationally-ready Date (ORD) said that he suspected that his son had sustained injuries while falling into the pump well earlier.

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

Guatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States' deeply controversial move.
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Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

Guatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States' deeply controversial move.

Maradona appointed Dynamo Brest chairman in Belarus

Argentina great Diego Maradona has been appointed as the chairman of Dynamo Brest on a three-year contract, the Belarusian Premier League team said on Wednesday.
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Maradona appointed Dynamo Brest chairman in Belarus

Argentina great Diego Maradona has been appointed as the chairman of Dynamo Brest on a three-year contract, the Belarusian Premier League team said on Wednesday.

Sivantos owner EQT forges US$8 billion hearing aid deal

Hearing aid makers Widex and Sivantos agreed to merge on Wednesday to form the world's third-largest supplier behind market leaders Sonova and William Demant.
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Sivantos owner EQT forges US$8 billion hearing aid deal

Hearing aid makers Widex and Sivantos agreed to merge on Wednesday to form the world's third-largest supplier behind market leaders Sonova and William Demant.

Heavy fighting as Taliban attack western Afghan city

Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire.
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Heavy fighting as Taliban attack western Afghan city

Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire.

Chinese hail 'hero' pilot who landed with broken cockpit window

The pilot who made an emergency landing in southwest China after a broken cockpit window sucked his co-pilot halfway out of the aircraft was hailed as a "hero" on Tuesday by astonished citizens.
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Chinese hail 'hero' pilot who landed with broken cockpit window

The pilot who made an emergency landing in southwest China after a broken cockpit window sucked his co-pilot halfway out of the aircraft was hailed as a "hero" on Tuesday by astonished citizens.

North, South Korea to hold high-level talks on May 16

North Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.
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North, South Korea to hold high-level talks on May 16

North Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

Indian politician Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country's establishment.
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Indian politician Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country's establishment.

Singapore family traumatised after faulty HDB lift surges up twice

A family of four were left traumatised after a lift they were in suddenly surged upwards, overshot the designated floor and went to the 14th floor, before descending back to the ground floor, and then ascending to the 14th floor again -- despite the display
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Singapore family traumatised after faulty HDB lift surges up twice

A family of four were left traumatised after a lift they were in suddenly surged upwards, overshot the designated floor and went to the 14th floor, before descending back to the ground floor, and then ascending to the 14th floor again -- despite the display showing it was on the 9th storey.  The incident happened at Lift Lobby B of Block 670 Jalan Damai, at about 8.30pm on May 6, reported Lianhe Wanbao.

Aloha Poke apologises after woman finds dead spider 'soaked with sauce' in salad bowl

A woman and her friend found a dead spider in their salad bowl from raw fish salad bar Aloha Poke last Thursday evening (May 10). Facebook user Ms Siew Ping shared how she had ordered a Nalu salmon poke bowl from the eatery via food delivery service Deliv
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Aloha Poke apologises after woman finds dead spider 'soaked with sauce' in salad bowl

A woman and her friend found a dead spider in their salad bowl from raw fish salad bar Aloha Poke last Thursday evening (May 10). Facebook user Ms Siew Ping shared how she had ordered a Nalu salmon poke bowl from the eatery via food delivery service Deliveroo at around 9.30pm that day.

HSA issues alert on 2 health products from Malaysia containing steroids

SINGAPORE - A woman was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and a man developed Cushing's syndrome, after consuming two health products found to contain prohibited Western ingredients. According to a statement from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) o
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HSA issues alert on 2 health products from Malaysia containing steroids

SINGAPORE - A woman was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and a man developed Cushing's syndrome, after consuming two health products found to contain prohibited Western ingredients. According to a statement from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Monday (May 14), the two products -- Ausbee Australia Ausbee Herbal Powder Capsules and Shen Loon She Edoly Capsule, were obtained from Malaysia and taken for pain relief.

SCDF NSman dies after falling into fire station pump well during 'ORD celebration'; 2 arrested

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Full-Time National Serviceman died during a celebration for his impending Operationally-ready Date (ORD) at Tuas View Fire Station, and two regular personnel have been arrested over the incident. 
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SCDF NSman dies after falling into fire station pump well during 'ORD celebration'; 2 arrested

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Full-Time National Serviceman died during a celebration for his impending Operationally-ready Date (ORD) at Tuas View Fire Station, and two regular personnel have been arrested over the incident. 

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