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Ticket offers, tributes as world football toasts Thai cave boys' rescue

With victory dedications, soccer shirts and offers of tours and match tickets, some of soccer's biggest names are cheering the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave, a drama as gripping as the World Cup now at the semi-final stage.

PFA backs Sterling after alleged racist abuse

The Professional Footballers' Association said Monday it stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City player suffered alleged racial abuse during his side's defeat against Chelsea.
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PFA backs Sterling after alleged racist abuse

The Professional Footballers' Association said Monday it stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City player suffered alleged racial abuse during his side's defeat against Chelsea.

Serie A golden boy Icardi looking to shine on bigger stage

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi is the golden boy of Italian football as much for his goal-scoring prowess with Inter Milan as his colourful lifestyle off the pitch.
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Serie A golden boy Icardi looking to shine on bigger stage

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi is the golden boy of Italian football as much for his goal-scoring prowess with Inter Milan as his colourful lifestyle off the pitch.

Nutella maker Ferrero in race to buy Campbell International business: sources

Nutella maker Ferrero is interested in buying Campbell Soup's international business, which includes biscuit brand Arnott's, two sources close to the matter said on Monday.
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Nutella maker Ferrero in race to buy Campbell International business: sources

Nutella maker Ferrero is interested in buying Campbell Soup's international business, which includes biscuit brand Arnott's, two sources close to the matter said on Monday.

Bilahari rebuts criticisms of Singapore by Mahathir's party strategist Rais Hussin

Criticisms of Singapore's stance on the maritime border dispute from a senior member of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's political party are «very typical», reflecting how Malaysia expects a «subordination of our interests to thei
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Bilahari rebuts criticisms of Singapore by Mahathir's party strategist Rais Hussin

Criticisms of Singapore's stance on the maritime border dispute from a senior member of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's political party are «very typical», reflecting how Malaysia expects a «subordination of our interests to their interests», retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan said.

The Grand Challenge Episode 3: Shannon vs Grandma

For full-time housewife Mdm Wong Kim Moey, 65, cooking three meals a day can be a chore at times, but every homecooked meal embodies her love for her family. Mdm Wong learnt cooking from her neighbours when she was a child, as her parents were working hard t
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The Grand Challenge Episode 3: Shannon vs Grandma

For full-time housewife Mdm Wong Kim Moey, 65, cooking three meals a day can be a chore at times, but every homecooked meal embodies her love for her family. Mdm Wong learnt cooking from her neighbours when she was a child, as her parents were working hard to make ends meet. Nowadays, she cooks for her 8-year-old granddaughter Shannon after picking her up from school every afternoon. Growing up with her grandmother's cooking has also inspired Shannon to brush up on her culinary skills.

Amos Yee, defender of paedophiles, allegedly hosting paedophilia online forum

Care for some Amos Yee news to start your week? Last heard crowdfunding for his so-called free-speech crusades in the US, Yee allegedly posted on Facebook last night that he is actively seeking members for his paedophilia online forum. His account seems to
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Amos Yee, defender of paedophiles, allegedly hosting paedophilia online forum

Care for some Amos Yee news to start your week? Last heard crowdfunding for his so-called free-speech crusades in the US, Yee allegedly posted on Facebook last night that he is actively seeking members for his paedophilia online forum. His account seems to be offline at the moment but an alleged reproduction is on Reddit.

Armenian acting PM's bloc leads parliamentary vote -election commission

Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, is on his way to bolstering his authority as his political bloc appeared to have taken a clear lead in elections in the ex-Soviet country on Sunday, the Central Election Commission's (CEC) preliminary results
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Armenian acting PM's bloc leads parliamentary vote -election commission

Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, is on his way to bolstering his authority as his political bloc appeared to have taken a clear lead in elections in the ex-Soviet country on Sunday, the Central Election Commission's (CEC) preliminary results showed.

More than 150 governments to adopt UN migration pact in Morocco

More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday, less than the number that initially worked on the plan.
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More than 150 governments to adopt UN migration pact in Morocco

More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday, less than the number that initially worked on the plan.

Chile declines to sign UN pact, says migration not a human right - report

Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behaviou
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Chile declines to sign UN pact, says migration not a human right - report

Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behaviour.

Singaporean woman killed in Malaysia bus crash was loving mother celebrating wedding anniversary

SINGAPORE - She was on her way to Genting to celebrate her three-year wedding anniversary with her husband, baby boy and other family members. But Ms Serina Mat Idris never made it to her destination. The 27-year-old Singaporean childcare teacher died afte
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Singaporean woman killed in Malaysia bus crash was loving mother celebrating wedding anniversary

SINGAPORE - She was on her way to Genting to celebrate her three-year wedding anniversary with her husband, baby boy and other family members. But Ms Serina Mat Idris never made it to her destination. The 27-year-old Singaporean childcare teacher died after she was flung out of a double-decker tour bus in a road accident in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan on Friday morning (Dec 7).

NEA slams restaurant for hygiene lapses: Spize outlets are in our crosshairs

The operating licences of Spize at River Valley have been terminated with immediate effect. The health authorities made the announcement during a media briefing at the Environment Building on Friday (Nov 7). During the briefing, Mr Derek Ho, director-genera
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NEA slams restaurant for hygiene lapses: Spize outlets are in our crosshairs

The operating licences of Spize at River Valley have been terminated with immediate effect. The health authorities made the announcement during a media briefing at the Environment Building on Friday (Nov 7). During the briefing, Mr Derek Ho, director-general of the National Environment Agency's (NEA) Environmental Public Health Division, did not hide his anger. «We'll be sending them to court,» he said. "The intent is to press as many charges as we can against them for all the various offences that we have observed.

Trump's revolving door: Kelly is latest senior White House departure

White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving by the end of the year, US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday (Dec 8). That will make him the latest top official to exit the US leader's inner circle.
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Trump's revolving door: Kelly is latest senior White House departure

White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving by the end of the year, US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday (Dec 8). That will make him the latest top official to exit the US leader's inner circle.

Belgian PM set for minority after biggest ally quits coalition

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said his government would continue as a minority administration after the biggest party in his coalition quit on Saturday in a row over signing the U.N. migration compact.
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Belgian PM set for minority after biggest ally quits coalition

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said his government would continue as a minority administration after the biggest party in his coalition quit on Saturday in a row over signing the U.N. migration compact.

Figure skating - Japanese teen Kihira wins Grand Prix final

Japanese 16-year-old Rika Kihira clinched victory at the figure skating Grand Prix final in Canada on Saturday, capping off a brilliant debut season on the international circuit.
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Figure skating - Japanese teen Kihira wins Grand Prix final

Japanese 16-year-old Rika Kihira clinched victory at the figure skating Grand Prix final in Canada on Saturday, capping off a brilliant debut season on the international circuit.

Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites France protests

US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Dec 8) once again attacked the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, citing ongoing protests in the French capital as proof that he was right to reject the pact.
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Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites France protests

US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Dec 8) once again attacked the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, citing ongoing protests in the French capital as proof that he was right to reject the pact.

Early election in Armenia set to cement revolution's power shift

Armenians vote on Sunday in an early parliamentary election initiated by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who aims to bolster his authority after sweeping to power in a peaceful revolution earlier this year.
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Early election in Armenia set to cement revolution's power shift

Armenians vote on Sunday in an early parliamentary election initiated by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who aims to bolster his authority after sweeping to power in a peaceful revolution earlier this year.

White House chief of staff John Kelly: Discipline and controversy

Retired Marine Corps general John Kelly was brought in as US President Donald Trump's chief of staff to bring order to what was seen as a White House in disarray.
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White House chief of staff John Kelly: Discipline and controversy

Retired Marine Corps general John Kelly was brought in as US President Donald Trump's chief of staff to bring order to what was seen as a White House in disarray.

Torreira breaks Huddersfield hearts with late Arsenal winner

Lucas Torreira scored with a bicycle kick in the 82nd minute to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in a scrappy Premier League game on Saturday.
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Torreira breaks Huddersfield hearts with late Arsenal winner

Lucas Torreira scored with a bicycle kick in the 82nd minute to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in a scrappy Premier League game on Saturday.

Salah shoots Liverpool top, Man United and Arsenal win

Mohamed Salah was back to his irresistible best to shoot Liverpool to the top of the Premier League - temporarily, at least - with a hat-trick in their emphatic 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.
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Salah shoots Liverpool top, Man United and Arsenal win

Mohamed Salah was back to his irresistible best to shoot Liverpool to the top of the Premier League - temporarily, at least - with a hat-trick in their emphatic 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

US get favourable draw in Women's World Cup group stage

The United States will be favourites to lift a record fourth Women's World Cup following the draw for next year's tournament on Saturday, while hosts France play the opening match against South Korea in Paris on June 7.
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US get favourable draw in Women's World Cup group stage

The United States will be favourites to lift a record fourth Women's World Cup following the draw for next year's tournament on Saturday, while hosts France play the opening match against South Korea in Paris on June 7.

Spize owners wanted to relinquish River Valley business soon after fatal food poisoning incident

SINGAPORE - Spize's owners had decided that they would end the business at the River Valley outlet soon after a fatal food poisoning incident last month (November). Mr Haresh Sabnani, co-founder of the restaurant that has four outlets across Singapore, told
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Spize owners wanted to relinquish River Valley business soon after fatal food poisoning incident

SINGAPORE - Spize's owners had decided that they would end the business at the River Valley outlet soon after a fatal food poisoning incident last month (November). Mr Haresh Sabnani, co-founder of the restaurant that has four outlets across Singapore, told The Straits Times on Friday morning (Dec 7) that the company had decided to sell a part of their business.

Off-service SBS Transit double-decker bus hits pedestrian in Boon Lay, killing her

SINGAPORE - The nearest pedestrian crossing was located about 300m away, but a woman decided not to use it to cross the three-lane Jalan Boon Lay - with fatal consequences. An off-service double decker SBS Transit bus ploughed into Ms Tan Meow Hian, 46, at a
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Off-service SBS Transit double-decker bus hits pedestrian in Boon Lay, killing her

SINGAPORE - The nearest pedestrian crossing was located about 300m away, but a woman decided not to use it to cross the three-lane Jalan Boon Lay - with fatal consequences. An off-service double decker SBS Transit bus ploughed into Ms Tan Meow Hian, 46, at around 6.30am on Nov 8 last year, killing her. The driver, Kwa Ah Bah, had failed to keep a proper lookout. Deputy Public Prosecutor Senthilkumaran Sabapathy told the court that the Malaysian woman was not jaywalking.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen warns Malaysian vessels to stay out of Singapore waters

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Friday (Dec 7) warned Malaysian errant vessels to stay out of the Republic's territorial waters, saying their intrusions are «serious violations of Singapore's sovereignty». Commenting on th
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Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen warns Malaysian vessels to stay out of Singapore waters

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Friday (Dec 7) warned Malaysian errant vessels to stay out of the Republic's territorial waters, saying their intrusions are «serious violations of Singapore's sovereignty». Commenting on the dispute for the first time, Dr Ng said on Facebook: «Our security forces have acted with restraint despite continuing intrusions and provocations.» «Singaporeans are peace-loving, but I strongly caution violators to leave Singapore territorial waters,» he wrote.

Cuba president says policy changes address people's concerns, not a setback

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said his government's last-minute changes to policies that went into effect on Friday following widespread criticism showed it listens to the people and were not a setback.
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Cuba president says policy changes address people's concerns, not a setback

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said his government's last-minute changes to policies that went into effect on Friday following widespread criticism showed it listens to the people and were not a setback.

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