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US government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.

Belongings and belonging: The precious objects gathered by fleeing Rohingya

The Rohingya had no time to consider what to take as Myanmar forces drove the Muslim minority into Bangladesh in a crackdown a year ago likened by the UN to ethnic cleansing.
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Belongings and belonging: The precious objects gathered by fleeing Rohingya

The Rohingya had no time to consider what to take as Myanmar forces drove the Muslim minority into Bangladesh in a crackdown a year ago likened by the UN to ethnic cleansing.

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

The United States voiced strong opposition on Tuesday (Aug 14) to a treaty proposed by Russia and China explicitly aimed at preventing an arms race in space, calling it "hollow and hypocritical".
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US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

The United States voiced strong opposition on Tuesday (Aug 14) to a treaty proposed by Russia and China explicitly aimed at preventing an arms race in space, calling it "hollow and hypocritical".

Hungary to stop financing gender studies courses: PM aide

Hungary's government will stop financing gender studies university courses, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Tuesday, marking one of the first concrete steps in a cultural shift signalled last month.
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Hungary to stop financing gender studies courses: PM aide

Hungary's government will stop financing gender studies university courses, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Tuesday, marking one of the first concrete steps in a cultural shift signalled last month.

Ferrari owner back in court after leaving tree pruner trapped on crane

SINGAPORE - A tree pruner was left hanging high above a garden in his crane after a home owner took the key to the vehicle and drove off with it. Shi Ka Yee, 73 - who hit the headlines several times this year for offences involving her Ferrari - had been fur
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Ferrari owner back in court after leaving tree pruner trapped on crane

SINGAPORE - A tree pruner was left hanging high above a garden in his crane after a home owner took the key to the vehicle and drove off with it. Shi Ka Yee, 73 - who hit the headlines several times this year for offences involving her Ferrari - had been furious that her neighbour Mr Nasrat Muzayyin was having a raintree pruned, as it was encroaching into his driveway. After entering his home and hurling vulgarities at him, she yelled: «You cut my tree, my tree is a living thing. I hope your kids die.»

Vienna replaces Melbourne as world's most liveable city; Singapore slips back behind Hong Kong

Vienna, the capital of Austria, has displaced Melbourne as the world's most liveable city, according to the latest survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. After seven years at the top, the Australian coastal city was displaced by Vienna, which ranked ahea
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Vienna replaces Melbourne as world's most liveable city; Singapore slips back behind Hong Kong

Vienna, the capital of Austria, has displaced Melbourne as the world's most liveable city, according to the latest survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. After seven years at the top, the Australian coastal city was displaced by Vienna, which ranked ahead of Melbourne by just a fraction of a point. Relative stability across much of Europe improved Vienna's security scores to push it to the top. Osaka in Japan ranked third out of 140 cities that were scored. Calgary in Canada came in fourth, with Australia's Sydney in fifth place.

Junior SG Adventures EP1: Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

In this episode, Thumbs up and our junior hosts will be exploring Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple. This temple is one of the few places of worship that pays respect to a Taoist Deity, a Hindu God and a Malay Deity, reflecting religious harmony in Singapore. How
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Junior SG Adventures EP1: Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

In this episode, Thumbs up and our junior hosts will be exploring Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple. This temple is one of the few places of worship that pays respect to a Taoist Deity, a Hindu God and a Malay Deity, reflecting religious harmony in Singapore. How did this temple come about? Find out more about Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple by tuning in to Junior SG Adventures.

Crisp meets crispy: Why Japanese highballs and fried cutlet skewers make the perfect pairing

The latest instalment of CNA Lifestyle Experiences takes diners on a casual romp through Japan’s izakaya culture at Kushikatsu Tanaka.
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Crisp meets crispy: Why Japanese highballs and fried cutlet skewers make the perfect pairing

The latest instalment of CNA Lifestyle Experiences takes diners on a casual romp through Japan’s izakaya culture at Kushikatsu Tanaka.

The playwright behind Army Daze, Beauty World stages his Private Parts once more

Michael Chiang will be bringing back his critically acclaimed 1990s comedy about transsexuals, starring Chua Enlai and Shane Mardjuki in November.
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The playwright behind Army Daze, Beauty World stages his Private Parts once more

Michael Chiang will be bringing back his critically acclaimed 1990s comedy about transsexuals, starring Chua Enlai and Shane Mardjuki in November.

Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad wants to raise price of raw water sold to Singapore by more than 10 times

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said he wants to increase the price of raw water supply to Singapore by more than 10 times to reflect the higher cost of living. The current water agreement, which expires in 2061, sees Singap
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Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad wants to raise price of raw water sold to Singapore by more than 10 times

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said he wants to increase the price of raw water supply to Singapore by more than 10 times to reflect the higher cost of living. The current water agreement, which expires in 2061, sees Singapore drawing up to 250 million gallons a day (mgd) of raw water from the Johor River, and Johor entitled to 5mgd of treated water from Singapore.

Maid who hit elderly stroke patient gets sent away, employer 'pretended not to know about video'

A video showing a maid hitting a wheelchair-bound elderly woman in the head multiple times has sparked outrage online. The 55-second clip was posted online by a Facebook user, who told Stomp that the incident occurred at around 4.42pm on Aug 9, at Block 21 T
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Maid who hit elderly stroke patient gets sent away, employer 'pretended not to know about video'

A video showing a maid hitting a wheelchair-bound elderly woman in the head multiple times has sparked outrage online. The 55-second clip was posted online by a Facebook user, who told Stomp that the incident occurred at around 4.42pm on Aug 9, at Block 21 Telok Blangah Crescent.

Biogen's pricey muscle drug Spinraza too costly for Britain

Biogen's muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker.
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Biogen's pricey muscle drug Spinraza too costly for Britain

Biogen's muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker.

Erdogan vows action against 'economic terrorists' over lira plunge

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused "economic terrorists" of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement.
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Erdogan vows action against 'economic terrorists' over lira plunge

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused "economic terrorists" of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement.

Public can now adopt and rehome retired sniffer dogs in HDB flats

SINGAPORE - Under a new one-year pilot expansion, members of the public can now adopt retired sniffer dogs from military, police and civil defence units and rehome them in Housing Board flats, the authorities said in a joint statement released on Monday (Aug
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Public can now adopt and rehome retired sniffer dogs in HDB flats

SINGAPORE - Under a new one-year pilot expansion, members of the public can now adopt retired sniffer dogs from military, police and civil defence units and rehome them in Housing Board flats, the authorities said in a joint statement released on Monday (Aug 13). The new pilot expansion is under Project Adore, which was launched in 2012 with the intent of assessing the acceptance of mixed-breed dogs in HDB estates with proper safeguards in place. Sniffer dog breeds include labradors, English springers, cocker spaniels and pointers.

Bayer shares down after Monsanto ordered to pay damages

Shares in Bayer plunged almost 10 percent to their lowest in almost two years after a California jury ordered the German company's subsidiary Monsanto to pay US$289 million in damages last week.
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Bayer shares down after Monsanto ordered to pay damages

Shares in Bayer plunged almost 10 percent to their lowest in almost two years after a California jury ordered the German company's subsidiary Monsanto to pay US$289 million in damages last week.

Tesla's slow disclosure raises governance, social media concerns

Tesla Inc’s handling of Chief Executive Elon Musk's proposal to take the carmaker private and its failure to promptly file a formal disclosure has raised governance concerns and sparked questions about how companies use social media.
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Tesla's slow disclosure raises governance, social media concerns

Tesla Inc’s handling of Chief Executive Elon Musk's proposal to take the carmaker private and its failure to promptly file a formal disclosure has raised governance concerns and sparked questions about how companies use social media.

Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru's house are all ruins.
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Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru's house are all ruins.

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