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Capitalist Avenue? 'Nein Danke!' say Karl Marx Allee tenants in Berlin

Tenants are up in arms over the sale of apartments on the most prominent boulevard in old Communist East Germany to Berlin's largest property company, the latest in a wave of protests over skyrocketing rents in the German capital.

Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory

Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country's largest ivory bust.
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Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory

Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country's largest ivory bust.

Man dies in accident involving two lorries on AYE, one driver arrested

SINGAPORE - One man died and another has been arrested after an accident between two lorries on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) late on Friday night (Dec 14). In response to queries, the police said that they were alerted to the accident on the AYE towards t
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Man dies in accident involving two lorries on AYE, one driver arrested

SINGAPORE - One man died and another has been arrested after an accident between two lorries on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) late on Friday night (Dec 14). In response to queries, the police said that they were alerted to the accident on the AYE towards the Marina Coastal Expressway at 11.37pm. A 29-year-old passenger was trapped in one of the lorries and was rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force using hydraulic rescue tools.

Accident involving six cars on PIE leaves four injured

SINGAPORE - A chain collision involving six cars on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) injured four people on Saturday afternoon (Dec 15). The police said that they were alerted to the accident at 2.08pm. The collision occurred along PIE towards Changi, around
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Accident involving six cars on PIE leaves four injured

SINGAPORE - A chain collision involving six cars on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) injured four people on Saturday afternoon (Dec 15). The police said that they were alerted to the accident at 2.08pm. The collision occurred along PIE towards Changi, around the Jalan Eunos exit. Four people aged seven to 66 were conscious when taken to the hospitals.

Long waits at Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints, with some delays hitting 8 hours

SINGAPORE - Travellers arriving and leaving Singapore by road had to endure long delays to their commute on Friday evening (Dec 14) and Saturday as traffic jams plagued the Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints. Several netizens took to the Immigration and Checkpoi
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Long waits at Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints, with some delays hitting 8 hours

SINGAPORE - Travellers arriving and leaving Singapore by road had to endure long delays to their commute on Friday evening (Dec 14) and Saturday as traffic jams plagued the Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints. Several netizens took to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's (ICA's) Facebook page to complain about the long queues to cross customs to Johor Baru (JB) lasting hours.

Hundreds march in Sierra Leone against sexual violence

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Freetown on Saturday against sexual violence against women, days after the Sierra Leone government promised a crackdown on rape and sexual abuse.
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Hundreds march in Sierra Leone against sexual violence

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Freetown on Saturday against sexual violence against women, days after the Sierra Leone government promised a crackdown on rape and sexual abuse.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa pledges reforms to promote democracy

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday pledged to reform his party and promote democracy in his closing address to the ruling ZANU PF party's annual conference.
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa pledges reforms to promote democracy

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday pledged to reform his party and promote democracy in his closing address to the ruling ZANU PF party's annual conference.

Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse ruled a fugitive

A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women is now considered a fugitive after failing to report to authorities on Saturday.
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Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse ruled a fugitive

A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women is now considered a fugitive after failing to report to authorities on Saturday.

Modric criticises Ballon d'Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month's ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters.
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Modric criticises Ballon d'Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month's ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters.

Badminton: India's Sindhu hoping for gold at last in badminton finale

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu hopes to finally get her hands on gold when the nearly woman of badminton faces Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in Sunday's (Dec 15) decider at the World Tour Finals.
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Badminton: India's Sindhu hoping for gold at last in badminton finale

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu hopes to finally get her hands on gold when the nearly woman of badminton faces Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in Sunday's (Dec 15) decider at the World Tour Finals.

Qatar says counts on Kuwait, others to revive Gulf Arab bloc

Qatar is still counting on Kuwait and other regional powers to help solve the Gulf crisis and revive the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday.
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Qatar says counts on Kuwait, others to revive Gulf Arab bloc

Qatar is still counting on Kuwait and other regional powers to help solve the Gulf crisis and revive the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday.

Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid US-Sino trade war

Boeing Co opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world's top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war.
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Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid US-Sino trade war

Boeing Co opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world's top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war.

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council says MND's statement on its financial statement is 'selective and incomplete'

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of National Development (MND) was «selective and incomplete» in its statement on Aljunied-Hougang Town Council's (AHTC) qualified financial statement, said the town council on Friday evening (Dec 14). AHTC was the only on
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Aljunied-Hougang Town Council says MND's statement on its financial statement is 'selective and incomplete'

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of National Development (MND) was «selective and incomplete» in its statement on Aljunied-Hougang Town Council's (AHTC) qualified financial statement, said the town council on Friday evening (Dec 14). AHTC was the only one of 16 town councils to receive a qualified financial statement from its external auditor, which MND said was due to the town council's failure to record expenses incurred in a timely manner.

No links found between food poisoning cases; strong evidence of 'severe contamination' in Mandarin Orchard case

SINGAPORE - There are no links between the string of food poisoning outbreaks at Mandarin Orchard Hotel, FoodTalks Caterer and Manufacturer, Tung Lok Millennium and Spize Restaurant at River Valley Road, the authorities said on Friday (Dec 14). In a joint st
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No links found between food poisoning cases; strong evidence of 'severe contamination' in Mandarin Orchard case

SINGAPORE - There are no links between the string of food poisoning outbreaks at Mandarin Orchard Hotel, FoodTalks Caterer and Manufacturer, Tung Lok Millennium and Spize Restaurant at River Valley Road, the authorities said on Friday (Dec 14). In a joint statement, the Ministry of Health (MOH), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said they have completed investigations into the recent gastroenteritis incidents and found no links based on epidemiological findings, clinical presentation and laboratory findings.

AVA recalls frozen raw pork from the Netherlands after Salmonella outbreak

SINGAPORE - Batches of imported Dutch frozen raw pork are being recalled here after warnings of a Salmonella outbreak. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Friday (Dec 14) that the foodborne outbreak of Salmonella Goldcoast is suspected to b
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AVA recalls frozen raw pork from the Netherlands after Salmonella outbreak

SINGAPORE - Batches of imported Dutch frozen raw pork are being recalled here after warnings of a Salmonella outbreak. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Friday (Dec 14) that the foodborne outbreak of Salmonella Goldcoast is suspected to be linked to the consumption of pork products from a single slaughterhouse in the Netherlands. The move comes after an alert was issued by the European Commission's rapid alert system for food and feed.

Trump taps budget head Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

Donald Trump announced on Friday (Dec 14) that his budget director Mick Mulvaney will step in as acting chief of staff to replace John Kelly - amid indications the president is struggling to fill the key post.
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Trump taps budget head Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

Donald Trump announced on Friday (Dec 14) that his budget director Mick Mulvaney will step in as acting chief of staff to replace John Kelly - amid indications the president is struggling to fill the key post.

CVS defends settlement that allowed Aetna merger as judge assesses

CVS Health Corp defended on Friday an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department which allowed it to purchase health insurer Aetna for US$69 billion, a settlement that a federal judge is still assessing.
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CVS defends settlement that allowed Aetna merger as judge assesses

CVS Health Corp defended on Friday an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department which allowed it to purchase health insurer Aetna for US$69 billion, a settlement that a federal judge is still assessing.

US says China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.
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US says China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

F1 engine makers to share technology with any new entrants

Formula One's engine makers will have to share some parts and technology with new entrants under proposed rule changes for 2021, managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn said on Friday.
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F1 engine makers to share technology with any new entrants

Formula One's engine makers will have to share some parts and technology with new entrants under proposed rule changes for 2021, managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn said on Friday.

Brazilian president approves extradition of Italian militant

Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday signed an extradition order for Italian militant fugitive Cesare Battisti wanted for murder in Italy since the 1970s, his press office said.
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Brazilian president approves extradition of Italian militant

Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday signed an extradition order for Italian militant fugitive Cesare Battisti wanted for murder in Italy since the 1970s, his press office said.

Singaporean creates parody of Google's Year in Search, featuring our biggest news

As 2018 comes to a close, everyone from media outlets to influencers to corporations is rolling out their year-in-review packages.
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Singaporean creates parody of Google's Year in Search, featuring our biggest news

As 2018 comes to a close, everyone from media outlets to influencers to corporations is rolling out their year-in-review packages.

Singapore has hatched Plan B if Malaysia's egg supply dries up: AVA

SINGAPORE - Singapore's food watchdog has responded to warnings from Malaysia that it may stop or limit egg exports, saying that the Republic has plans in place to acquire eggs from elsewhere if need be. Earlier this week, Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consu
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Singapore has hatched Plan B if Malaysia's egg supply dries up: AVA

SINGAPORE - Singapore's food watchdog has responded to warnings from Malaysia that it may stop or limit egg exports, saying that the Republic has plans in place to acquire eggs from elsewhere if need be. Earlier this week, Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the country is looking into limiting or stopping the export of eggs, to ensure a sufficient supply for its domestic market.

Penang airport looking a lot like a 'pasar malam'

GEORGE TOWN - With only days left to the year-end, the last few planes flying to Penang Interna­tional Airport (PIA) for the year will be helping to break the airport’s record of annual passenger flow. PIA, Malaysia’s oldest airport, is all set to surpa
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Penang airport looking a lot like a 'pasar malam'

GEORGE TOWN - With only days left to the year-end, the last few planes flying to Penang Interna­tional Airport (PIA) for the year will be helping to break the airport’s record of annual passenger flow. PIA, Malaysia’s oldest airport, is all set to surpass last year’s performance by well over 500,000 flight passengers shuffling in and out of the terminal. It will record more than 7.8 million arrivals and departures this year, trumping last year’s record of 7,231,598. In 2016, the passenger flow was 6,684,026.

ICA officer foils attempt by Singaporean man to smuggle 12 puppies, of which 3 died

SINGAPORE - An attempt to smuggle 12 puppies was foiled by an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer on Tuesday (Dec 11). At about 3.45am, a Singapore-registered car driven by a 25-year-old Singaporean man was stopped for car boot checks when i
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ICA officer foils attempt by Singaporean man to smuggle 12 puppies, of which 3 died

SINGAPORE - An attempt to smuggle 12 puppies was foiled by an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer on Tuesday (Dec 11). At about 3.45am, a Singapore-registered car driven by a 25-year-old Singaporean man was stopped for car boot checks when it arrived at the Tuas Checkpoint. During the inspection, an ICA officer noticed some things were amiss with the car boot and conducted further checks, said a joint statement by the ICA and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday.

Nissan board may fail to select new chairman on Monday: Nikkei

Nissan Motor Co's board may fail to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been planned on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate was unable to agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, the Nikkei reported.
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Nissan board may fail to select new chairman on Monday: Nikkei

Nissan Motor Co's board may fail to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been planned on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate was unable to agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, the Nikkei reported.

Japan business mood steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

Confidence among Japan's big firms remained unchanged from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, but sentiment on the outlook soured for the first time in three quarters as trade frictions and global growth concerns hurt the busines
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Japan business mood steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

Confidence among Japan's big firms remained unchanged from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, but sentiment on the outlook soured for the first time in three quarters as trade frictions and global growth concerns hurt the business mood.

Mission:SG Episode 2: Indonesian Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya

There are about 180 thousand Indonesians living in Singapore. Among them, a significant number are domestic workers. As the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, one of Ngurah Swajaya's mission tasks is to help these workers upskill. The 56-year-old, who was d
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Mission:SG Episode 2: Indonesian Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya

There are about 180 thousand Indonesians living in Singapore. Among them, a significant number are domestic workers. As the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, one of Ngurah Swajaya's mission tasks is to help these workers upskill. The 56-year-old, who was deployed to Singapore in 2016, works to protect the basic rights of Indonesian workers here and describes enhancing workers' capabilities through various courses as «beyond protection» for them.

Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help -- over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting might be deemed trivia
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Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help -- over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting might be deemed trivial and go unnoticed by him -- but that's not the case.

Former OCBC dealer on trial for unauthorised trades which caused losses to bank

SINGAPORE - Over more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised foreign exchange trades in the bank's system, involving accounts belonging to its clients. Lu Chor Sheng, 40, formerly a treasury adviser at the bank, is accuse
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Former OCBC dealer on trial for unauthorised trades which caused losses to bank

SINGAPORE - Over more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised foreign exchange trades in the bank's system, involving accounts belonging to its clients. Lu Chor Sheng, 40, formerly a treasury adviser at the bank, is accused of committing 40 offences under the Computer Misuse Act, two other offences involving cheating by personation, as well as five offences related to acquiring, possessing, using, concealing or transferring benefits of criminal conduct.

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