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Fighting wars and disease, smartphones on the frontlines

At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade.
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Fighting wars and disease, smartphones on the frontlines

At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade.

Paradise lost: Grim search under way in incinerated California town

Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in the state's history, searching for remains of 228 missing people.
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Paradise lost: Grim search under way in incinerated California town

Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in the state's history, searching for remains of 228 missing people.

Pioneering democracy trio prepare for trial in Hong Kong

Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners go on trial next week over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China.
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Pioneering democracy trio prepare for trial in Hong Kong

Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners go on trial next week over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China.

No ERP charges in several areas across Singapore until end of December

SINGAPORE - Motorists travelling in several parts of the country will not have to pay Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges until the end of the year at specific times. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Nov 12) that the changes in ERP r
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No ERP charges in several areas across Singapore until end of December

SINGAPORE - Motorists travelling in several parts of the country will not have to pay Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges until the end of the year at specific times. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Nov 12) that the changes in ERP rates will take place from Saturday, as a result of its review of rates for the December school holidays.

Man in Yishun death plunge may have broken into friend's flat

When the police came knocking on his door last Friday, they had news that shocked him. A man he knew had been found dead at the foot of his block that morning, but even more troubling was the fact that his gold chain and smartphone had been found on the dece
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Man in Yishun death plunge may have broken into friend's flat

When the police came knocking on his door last Friday, they had news that shocked him. A man he knew had been found dead at the foot of his block that morning, but even more troubling was the fact that his gold chain and smartphone had been found on the deceased. The home owner, a sales manager who wanted to be known only as Mr Lim, 35, believes the man had broken into his eighth-storey unit in Block 512C Yishun Street 51 through an open kitchen window. He then fell to his death while trying to escape with his loot.

Nostalgic journey for Mahathir and wife Siti Rasmah at NUS reunion

SINGAPORE: It was down memory lane for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali as they visited the College of Medicine building where they studied medicine 70 years ago.
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Nostalgic journey for Mahathir and wife Siti Rasmah at NUS reunion

SINGAPORE: It was down memory lane for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali as they visited the College of Medicine building where they studied medicine 70 years ago.

Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB: Mahathir

Goldman Sachs Group Inc "cheated" Malaysia over its dealings with state fund 1MDB which is the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told CNBC in an interview aired on Tuesday.
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Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB: Mahathir

Goldman Sachs Group Inc "cheated" Malaysia over its dealings with state fund 1MDB which is the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told CNBC in an interview aired on Tuesday.

China scours social media, erases thousands of accounts

China's top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet, it said late on Monday.
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China scours social media, erases thousands of accounts

China's top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet, it said late on Monday.

Ocon, Verstappen give glimpse of F1's future

Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen supplied a glimpse of Formula One?s future with their impassioned battle on and off the track at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Ocon, Verstappen give glimpse of F1's future

Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen supplied a glimpse of Formula One?s future with their impassioned battle on and off the track at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Napoli's Ancelotti complains about rude Italian crowds

Italian soccer fans look upon matches as battles rather than sporting events, Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday as he complained about rude and insulting behaviour in the country's stadiums.
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Napoli's Ancelotti complains about rude Italian crowds

Italian soccer fans look upon matches as battles rather than sporting events, Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday as he complained about rude and insulting behaviour in the country's stadiums.

Women cancer patients learn makeup tips in new Egypt workshop

When cancer patient Merhan Khalil had a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy in 2012, her hair started to fall out in the shower. On Saturday she joined a Cairo workshop that teaches female cancer patients how to conceal signs of cancer treatment.
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Women cancer patients learn makeup tips in new Egypt workshop

When cancer patient Merhan Khalil had a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy in 2012, her hair started to fall out in the shower. On Saturday she joined a Cairo workshop that teaches female cancer patients how to conceal signs of cancer treatment.

Ambulance rams into Mercedes turning right at Woodlands junction, 2 drivers taken to hospital

Two men were taken to hospital after a Mercedes and an ambulance collided at a traffic junction in Woodlands on Monday morning (Nov 12). In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 5 an
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Ambulance rams into Mercedes turning right at Woodlands junction, 2 drivers taken to hospital

Two men were taken to hospital after a Mercedes and an ambulance collided at a traffic junction in Woodlands on Monday morning (Nov 12). In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 5 and Woodlands Avenue 6 at 8.04am.

Biometrics screening to be introduced at all checkpoints from next April: ICA

SINGAPORE - A biometrics screening system to identify travellers through fingerprint, facial and iris scans is expected to be introduced progressively at all checkpoints from next April. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority announced the move on Monday
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Biometrics screening to be introduced at all checkpoints from next April: ICA

SINGAPORE - A biometrics screening system to identify travellers through fingerprint, facial and iris scans is expected to be introduced progressively at all checkpoints from next April. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority announced the move on Monday (Nov 12), saying it aims to build a robust biometrics database of travellers that could be used in the event of a security incident, and screen incoming and outgoing travellers more efficiently and accurately.

China mulls US$720,000 fine for faking vaccine tests after scandal

Chinese vaccine manufacturers who falsify test results or break other rules could be fined up to $720,000 under a new law proposed after a scandal that fulled public fears over domestically made medicine.
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China mulls US$720,000 fine for faking vaccine tests after scandal

Chinese vaccine manufacturers who falsify test results or break other rules could be fined up to $720,000 under a new law proposed after a scandal that fulled public fears over domestically made medicine.

Pakistan show rare consistency to scale T20 summit

Pakistan have long been regarded as one of cricket's most unpredictable sides, but now their long-suffering army of fans can finally enjoy the benefits of a new level of dependability, at least in the shortest format of the sport.
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Pakistan show rare consistency to scale T20 summit

Pakistan have long been regarded as one of cricket's most unpredictable sides, but now their long-suffering army of fans can finally enjoy the benefits of a new level of dependability, at least in the shortest format of the sport.

The Grand Challenge Episode 1: Gabby vs Grandpa

A bubbly child would bring a smile to the faces of most elderly people, but opportunities to interact with the young are not always easy to come by. zaobao.sg's new game show «The Grand Challenge» attempts to create an opportunity for intergenera
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The Grand Challenge Episode 1: Gabby vs Grandpa

A bubbly child would bring a smile to the faces of most elderly people, but opportunities to interact with the young are not always easy to come by. zaobao.sg's new game show «The Grand Challenge» attempts to create an opportunity for intergenerational bonding, by putting a grandparent-grandchild pair through a 10-day challenge, where they will learn a skill from each other.

Big test awaits 4G leaders as next GE nears

There is still quite some time to go until the next general election (GE) in Singapore, but it's safe to say the wheels are already in motion for the big day as the country gears up for only its third leadership transition since independence. On Sunday, the
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Big test awaits 4G leaders as next GE nears

There is still quite some time to go until the next general election (GE) in Singapore, but it's safe to say the wheels are already in motion for the big day as the country gears up for only its third leadership transition since independence. On Sunday, the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) witnessed a significant overhaul of its top ranks during its biennial conference held at the Singapore Expo.

Flash floods reported at Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok on Saturday evening

SINGAPORE - Several parts of Singapore experienced flash floods after intense rain on Saturday evening (Nov 10), said national water agency PUB. PUB posted on Facebook at about 8.30pm: «Flash floods were reported along Choa Chu Kang Way to Choa Chu Kan
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Flash floods reported at Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok on Saturday evening

SINGAPORE - Several parts of Singapore experienced flash floods after intense rain on Saturday evening (Nov 10), said national water agency PUB. PUB posted on Facebook at about 8.30pm: «Flash floods were reported along Choa Chu Kang Way to Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (near Esso petrol station and Bukit Batok Driving Centre).» PUB officers were in the area to investigate the floods and to render assistance.

PAP unveils new party leadership with 4G leaders at helm; Tharman, Teo Chee Hean among heavyweights who step down

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party (PAP) renewed its top leadership ranks on Sunday (Nov 11), formally marking the start of Singapore's next phase of political renewal that will see fourth-generation leaders at the helm. Heavyweights like Deputy Prime Min
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PAP unveils new party leadership with 4G leaders at helm; Tharman, Teo Chee Hean among heavyweights who step down

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party (PAP) renewed its top leadership ranks on Sunday (Nov 11), formally marking the start of Singapore's next phase of political renewal that will see fourth-generation leaders at the helm. Heavyweights like Deputy Prime Ministers Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam are no longer on the central executive committee to take the PAP to the next general election. Instead, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's new team, voted in at a party conference on Sunday (Nov 11), comprises in no particular order:

Special birth dates for all 6 members of this Singaporean family

Birthdays are special but for the Lokes, it is especially hard to forget with all six members of the family boasting special birth dates consisting of repeated numbers. Mr Shamen Loke, 40, was born on Jan 1 (01/01). His 39-year-old wife, Madam Yau Mei Siong
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Special birth dates for all 6 members of this Singaporean family

Birthdays are special but for the Lokes, it is especially hard to forget with all six members of the family boasting special birth dates consisting of repeated numbers. Mr Shamen Loke, 40, was born on Jan 1 (01/01). His 39-year-old wife, Madam Yau Mei Siong, was born on Sept 9 (09/09).

Hamilton wins in Brazil as Mercedes take fifth F1 title

Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors' world championship for the fifth year in a row.
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Hamilton wins in Brazil as Mercedes take fifth F1 title

Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors' world championship for the fifth year in a row.

Big finish from Westwood secures Nedbank Golf Challenge title

Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years.
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Big finish from Westwood secures Nedbank Golf Challenge title

Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years.

Michael Jackson's 'Bad' tour jacket sold at auction

Michael Jackson's iconic black "Bad" jacket, which he wore on his first solo tour, sold for US$298,000 late Saturday, about three times its original asking price, at a New York auction which featured items from music legends Prince, Madonna, John Le
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Michael Jackson's 'Bad' tour jacket sold at auction

Michael Jackson's iconic black "Bad" jacket, which he wore on his first solo tour, sold for US$298,000 late Saturday, about three times its original asking price, at a New York auction which featured items from music legends Prince, Madonna, John Lennon and others, officials announced.

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