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Body of man found floating in Lower Pierce Reservoir

The body of a man was discovered floating in the waters at the Lower Peirce Reservoir on Sunday morning (June 17). Stomp contributor Raymond who was jogging at the Lower Peirce Reservoir told Stomp in a call that he passed by the body at 6.45am. At firs

Animal health firm Elanco surges 36 percent in debut

Elanco Animal Health's shares climbed 36 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, in a sign of investor enthusiasm for the fast-growing pet healthcare market.
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Animal health firm Elanco surges 36 percent in debut

Elanco Animal Health's shares climbed 36 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, in a sign of investor enthusiasm for the fast-growing pet healthcare market.

Burnley back to being underdogs after forgetting DNA - Dyche

Burnley are back to being plucky underdogs after a poor start to the season that resulted from the team forgetting all the things that made them so successful in previous campaigns, manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday.
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Burnley back to being underdogs after forgetting DNA - Dyche

Burnley are back to being plucky underdogs after a poor start to the season that resulted from the team forgetting all the things that made them so successful in previous campaigns, manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday.

Tanzania suspends US-funded family planning ads on radio, television

Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those "too lazy to take care of their children".
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Tanzania suspends US-funded family planning ads on radio, television

Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those "too lazy to take care of their children".

Hundreds queue for iPhone XS and XS Max in Singapore a day ahead of launch

SINGAPORE - It is a day before the launch of the latest iPhones at 9am on Friday (Sept 21), but by noon on Thursday, a queue of roughly 250 people had already formed in front of the Apple store in Orchard Road. At 11am, consumers hoping to get their hands o
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Hundreds queue for iPhone XS and XS Max in Singapore a day ahead of launch

SINGAPORE - It is a day before the launch of the latest iPhones at 9am on Friday (Sept 21), but by noon on Thursday, a queue of roughly 250 people had already formed in front of the Apple store in Orchard Road. At 11am, consumers hoping to get their hands on the iPhone XS and XS Max were ushered into barricades set up outside the store. Each person, who can buy only up to two phones, was given a wristband which allows them to leave the queue and return within 30 minutes to retain their spot in the queue.

Parliament: Select Committee recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news

SINGAPORE - A parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that perpetrators are punished. The committee, set up to make recommendations on fighting «del
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Parliament: Select Committee recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news

SINGAPORE - A parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that perpetrators are punished. The committee, set up to make recommendations on fighting «deliberate online falsehoods», said measures were needed as companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter «have a policy of generally not acting against» content known to be false.

Meet the Indian designers who made Priyanka Chopra’s engagement outfit

Beyond Bollywood, Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani have dressed the likes of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. CNA Lifestyle speaks to the designer duo.
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Meet the Indian designers who made Priyanka Chopra’s engagement outfit

Beyond Bollywood, Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani have dressed the likes of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. CNA Lifestyle speaks to the designer duo.

Tencent-backed Meituan jumps 5 percent on debut, brightens outlook for HK IPOs

Meituan Dianping climbed on debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, valuing the Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services firm at about US$55 billion and sending a positive signal to companies lining up to list in the financial hub.
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Tencent-backed Meituan jumps 5 percent on debut, brightens outlook for HK IPOs

Meituan Dianping climbed on debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, valuing the Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services firm at about US$55 billion and sending a positive signal to companies lining up to list in the financial hub.

Landslide in Philippines kills four, dozens feared trapped

A landslide triggered by heavy rains on Thursday killed at least four people in the central Philippines, with dozens feared trapped in the latest of a string of deadly incidents over six days.
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Landslide in Philippines kills four, dozens feared trapped

A landslide triggered by heavy rains on Thursday killed at least four people in the central Philippines, with dozens feared trapped in the latest of a string of deadly incidents over six days.

Liverpool ready to compete for every trophy, says Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk expects Liverpool to be a threat for any opposition in four competitions this season but said the players will need to stay humble if they want to end a six-year trophy drought.
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Liverpool ready to compete for every trophy, says Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk expects Liverpool to be a threat for any opposition in four competitions this season but said the players will need to stay humble if they want to end a six-year trophy drought.

Agency that 'sold' maids on online marketplace Carousell suspended

SRC Recruitment under probe by MOM and could face prosecution if it has broken the law The employment agency that «sold» maids on the online retail platform Carousell has had its licence suspended. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Manpo
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Agency that 'sold' maids on online marketplace Carousell suspended

SRC Recruitment under probe by MOM and could face prosecution if it has broken the law The employment agency that «sold» maids on the online retail platform Carousell has had its licence suspended. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said it had established that employment agency SRC Recruitment was behind the maid advertisements.

Motorcyclist killed in accident with taxi and lorry along Sungei Kadut Avenue, cabby arrested

A 57-year-old man was killed in an accident involving his motorcycle, a taxi and a lorry along Sungei Kadut Avenue towards Woodlands Road on Wednesday afternoon (Sep 19). Police, who were alerted to the accident at 3.53pm, told Stomp that the motorcyclist wa
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Motorcyclist killed in accident with taxi and lorry along Sungei Kadut Avenue, cabby arrested

A 57-year-old man was killed in an accident involving his motorcycle, a taxi and a lorry along Sungei Kadut Avenue towards Woodlands Road on Wednesday afternoon (Sep 19). Police, who were alerted to the accident at 3.53pm, told Stomp that the motorcyclist was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The 28-year-old lorry driver and 33-year-old taxi driver were both conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The taxi driver was subsequently arrested in relation to the case.

Nas Daily vlogger hits back at criticism against 'almost perfect country' praise, says Singaporeans 'lack perspective'

SINGAPORE - The creator of popular travel video series Nas Daily, Mr Nuseir Yassin, has hit back at those who have decried his video series on Singapore, one of which was a five-minute video that lauded the island state as an «almost perfect» coun
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Nas Daily vlogger hits back at criticism against 'almost perfect country' praise, says Singaporeans 'lack perspective'

SINGAPORE - The creator of popular travel video series Nas Daily, Mr Nuseir Yassin, has hit back at those who have decried his video series on Singapore, one of which was a five-minute video that lauded the island state as an «almost perfect» country. A Facebook page titled The Alternative View uploaded a post on Tuesday (Sept 18) which said: «Nuseir Yassin professes to be an authority on (Singapore) after spending only a few days here.»

Bulgaria pledges solidarity with Hungary in rights standoff with EU

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.
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Bulgaria pledges solidarity with Hungary in rights standoff with EU

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.

US regulators order Bank of America to pay US$30 million penalty

U.S. regulators ordered Bank of America on Wednesday to pay a US$30 million civil penalty for what it called attempted manipulation of the swaps and derivatives benchmark.
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US regulators order Bank of America to pay US$30 million penalty

U.S. regulators ordered Bank of America on Wednesday to pay a US$30 million civil penalty for what it called attempted manipulation of the swaps and derivatives benchmark.

France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.
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France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

Italy's Molinari to play British Masters

Italy's Francesco Molinari joined the field for this year's British Masters on Wednesday, adding his name to a stellar cast that includes defending champion Paul Dunne, world number one Justin Rose and Matt Fitzpatrick.
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Italy's Molinari to play British Masters

Italy's Francesco Molinari joined the field for this year's British Masters on Wednesday, adding his name to a stellar cast that includes defending champion Paul Dunne, world number one Justin Rose and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Wall tile falls at Tonkatsu by Ma Maison branch at Westgate, narrowly misses diner

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old woman got a nasty shock while dining at the Westgate branch of Tonkatsu by Ma Maison on Sunday (Sept 16), when a wall tile fell and narrowly missed her. Ms Teng X.T., a bank employee, was finishing a meal with her friend at the casu
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Wall tile falls at Tonkatsu by Ma Maison branch at Westgate, narrowly misses diner

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old woman got a nasty shock while dining at the Westgate branch of Tonkatsu by Ma Maison on Sunday (Sept 16), when a wall tile fell and narrowly missed her. Ms Teng X.T., a bank employee, was finishing a meal with her friend at the casual Japanese eatery at around 5pm that day, when the large, rectangular wall tile fell. She was just centimetres away from where it hit. She took photos and videos after the incident and sent them to citizen journalism website Stomp.

SIA plane hits aerobridge at Changi Airport, all 272 passengers and 12 crew on board unhurt

SINGAPORE - Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday (Sept 18) had to disembark just before take off, when the plane hit an aerobridge. Flight SQ178, scheduled to depart at 9.45am, had just left the gate a
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SIA plane hits aerobridge at Changi Airport, all 272 passengers and 12 crew on board unhurt

SINGAPORE - Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday (Sept 18) had to disembark just before take off, when the plane hit an aerobridge. Flight SQ178, scheduled to depart at 9.45am, had just left the gate at Changi Airport and was being pushed back by a tow tug when the incident occurred. Confirming the incident, an SIA spokesman told The Straits Times that the front body (near the nose) of the Airbus 330-300 hit one of the two aerobridges that had earlier been used for boarding.

Football: Kane can't shoulder Spurs goalscoring burden alone, says Lamela

Harry Kane is not a "machine" and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela.
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Football: Kane can't shoulder Spurs goalscoring burden alone, says Lamela

Harry Kane is not a "machine" and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela.

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among sceptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.
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Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among sceptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

TomTom CFO says Google deal with carmakers could hit orders - ANP

Google's deal with carmakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi might limit future orders for digital mapping company TomTom, its chief financial officer told Dutch news agency ANP on Wednesday.
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TomTom CFO says Google deal with carmakers could hit orders - ANP

Google's deal with carmakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi might limit future orders for digital mapping company TomTom, its chief financial officer told Dutch news agency ANP on Wednesday.

Morocco plays cat and mouse with Africans headed to Europe

African emigrants are defying a campaign by Morocco to keep them away from land and sea crossings to Spain, which has become the main entry point to Europe for migrants and refugees following crackdowns elsewhere.
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Morocco plays cat and mouse with Africans headed to Europe

African emigrants are defying a campaign by Morocco to keep them away from land and sea crossings to Spain, which has become the main entry point to Europe for migrants and refugees following crackdowns elsewhere.

Section 377A should not be repealed under the present circumstances: Archbishop William Goh

SINGAPORE - The head of the Catholic Church in Singapore has said that Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men, should not be repealed under the present circumstances. In a letter posted on Tuesday (Sept 18) night on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese o
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Section 377A should not be repealed under the present circumstances: Archbishop William Goh

SINGAPORE - The head of the Catholic Church in Singapore has said that Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men, should not be repealed under the present circumstances. In a letter posted on Tuesday (Sept 18) night on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore's website, Archbishop William Goh said he would not object to a repeal «if it were merely aimed at removing all potential criminal penalties against homosexuals».

East-West Line hit by delay due to track point fault at Clementi

SINGAPORE - Commuters on the East-West Line (EWL) faced a 40-minute delay during the peak hour on Wednesday morning (Sept 19) due to a track point fault at Clementi. Transport operator SMRT said in a tweet at 7.10am that the delay affected train services bet
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East-West Line hit by delay due to track point fault at Clementi

SINGAPORE - Commuters on the East-West Line (EWL) faced a 40-minute delay during the peak hour on Wednesday morning (Sept 19) due to a track point fault at Clementi. Transport operator SMRT said in a tweet at 7.10am that the delay affected train services between Jurong East and Clementi. It initially said that commuters should add about 30 minutes of travelling time to their journey.

Thai national fined $6,000 for defaulting on national service obligations in Singapore

SINGAPORE - A Thai national who was registered as a Singaporean when he was a year old, but has never lived in Singapore, was fined $6,000 on Tuesday (Sept 18) for defaulting on his national service obligations here. Ekawit Tangtrakarn, 24, an application en
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Thai national fined $6,000 for defaulting on national service obligations in Singapore

SINGAPORE - A Thai national who was registered as a Singaporean when he was a year old, but has never lived in Singapore, was fined $6,000 on Tuesday (Sept 18) for defaulting on his national service obligations here. Ekawit Tangtrakarn, 24, an application engineer, committed the enlistment offence before he ceased being a Singaporean on his 22nd birthday.

Commentary: Expected to win LDP leadership race, yet Abe offers no new ideas for Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces tougher challenges even if he wins Thursday's election, says one observer.
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Commentary: Expected to win LDP leadership race, yet Abe offers no new ideas for Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces tougher challenges even if he wins Thursday's election, says one observer.

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