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Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed.
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Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed.

UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

Britain said on Monday (Aug 19) it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on Oct 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

Britain said on Monday (Aug 19) it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on Oct 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Disney streaming service to launch in Canada, Netherlands in November

Walt Disney Co said on Monday it will launch its Disney+ video streaming service in Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, the same date as its previously announced United States launch.
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Disney streaming service to launch in Canada, Netherlands in November

Walt Disney Co said on Monday it will launch its Disney+ video streaming service in Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, the same date as its previously announced United States launch.

Cathay Pacific's new boss puts emphasis on safety and security

Cathay Pacific Ltd needs to focus on safety and security, its customers and the completion of a three-year financial turnaround plan, the airline's new chief executive told staff on Monday.
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Cathay Pacific's new boss puts emphasis on safety and security

Cathay Pacific Ltd needs to focus on safety and security, its customers and the completion of a three-year financial turnaround plan, the airline's new chief executive told staff on Monday.

Juul raises US$325 million in equity and debt financing

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has raised US$325 million in an equity and debt offering, a regulatory filing showed on Monday, as the company looks to speed up its global expansion at a time it is facing growing U.S. regulatory scrutiny.
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Juul raises US$325 million in equity and debt financing

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has raised US$325 million in an equity and debt offering, a regulatory filing showed on Monday, as the company looks to speed up its global expansion at a time it is facing growing U.S. regulatory scrutiny.

Anderson left out as England name unchanged squad for third test

England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes test against Australia starting on Thursday, with recovering seamer James Anderson set to play for Lancashire's second XI to step up his rehabilitation.
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Anderson left out as England name unchanged squad for third test

England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes test against Australia starting on Thursday, with recovering seamer James Anderson set to play for Lancashire's second XI to step up his rehabilitation.

Gina Lopez, foe of Philippine mining industry, dies at 65

Former Philippine environment minister Gina Lopez, who led a high-profile fight against the nation's powerful mining industry, died Monday aged 65, her family's media company announced.
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Gina Lopez, foe of Philippine mining industry, dies at 65

Former Philippine environment minister Gina Lopez, who led a high-profile fight against the nation's powerful mining industry, died Monday aged 65, her family's media company announced.

$1 karaoke at Manekineko, 99-cent KFC Zinger burger & other deals this week

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. $1 KARAOKE AT MANEKINEKO FROM NOW UNTIL AUG 31 What better way to relieve stress than to belt out
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$1 karaoke at Manekineko, 99-cent KFC Zinger burger & other deals this week

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. $1 KARAOKE AT MANEKINEKO FROM NOW UNTIL AUG 31 What better way to relieve stress than to belt out your favourite songs at a three-hour-long karaoke sesh. For those who have missed Manekineko's $1 (on weekdays) and $2 (on weekends) per hour, per person promotion last month, it is extending the sweet deal till Aug 31. Mayday Mayday! Do not miss our $1 Promotion this August! If you have missed it last month, it is now back and extended...

Golf: Li, Pan to make Presidents Cup history for China, Taiwan

Li Haotong, CT Pan and Abraham Ancer will make Presidents Cup history when they line up against Tiger Woods' formidable United States team in December.
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Golf: Li, Pan to make Presidents Cup history for China, Taiwan

Li Haotong, CT Pan and Abraham Ancer will make Presidents Cup history when they line up against Tiger Woods' formidable United States team in December.

Moved to Arsenal to experience new challenge, says Luiz

Defender David Luiz said he decided to move from Chelsea to Premier League rivals Arsenal for a different challenge after an "honest conversation" with manager Frank Lampard about the Stamford Bridge club's new direction.
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Moved to Arsenal to experience new challenge, says Luiz

Defender David Luiz said he decided to move from Chelsea to Premier League rivals Arsenal for a different challenge after an "honest conversation" with manager Frank Lampard about the Stamford Bridge club's new direction.

Jewel Changi Airport guide - 5 first-in-Singapore food brands & their prices

Changi Airport has truly outdone themselves with Jewel, the hippest new mall in town. Located right next to Terminal 1, Jewel Changi Airport marries glamour and greenery - exuding a vibe reminiscent of both Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. But let's
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Jewel Changi Airport guide - 5 first-in-Singapore food brands & their prices

Changi Airport has truly outdone themselves with Jewel, the hippest new mall in town. Located right next to Terminal 1, Jewel Changi Airport marries glamour and greenery - exuding a vibe reminiscent of both Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. But let's forget the world's tallest indoor waterfall and 5 stories of lush forest valley trails. These Instagram-worthy features may be the milkshake to lure tourists and influencers to the yard, but what we, average Singaporeans, really care about is the food. Here are 5 first-in-Singapore restaurants and confectionaries for you to queue up for over the weekend. 5 FIRST-IN-SINGAPORE RESTAURANTS & CONFECTIONARIES AT JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT 1. SHAKE SHACK

Veteran actor Bai Yan dies aged 100

Well-loved local veteran actor Bai Yan has died. He turned 100 this year. The China-born artist passed away Monday morning (Aug 19) at about 3am, Lianhe Zaobao reported. The actor had celebrated his 100th birthday in May with a guest list of more than a hun
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Veteran actor Bai Yan dies aged 100

Well-loved local veteran actor Bai Yan has died. He turned 100 this year. The China-born artist passed away Monday morning (Aug 19) at about 3am, Lianhe Zaobao reported. The actor had celebrated his 100th birthday in May with a guest list of more than a hundred people, including A-list local celebrities such as Zoe Tay and Aileen Tan. Local celebrities gathered for Bai Yan's 100th birthday celebration in May this year. PHOTO: Shin Min Daily NewsBai Yan made his name as a TV actor when he was already in his 60s, joining the then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1985. But in his early years, he'd honed his craft as a member of a Chinese stage performance troupe. 

Gardens by the Bay murder: Leslie Khoo sentenced to life imprisonment for killing lover, burning her body

SINGAPORE - Laundry shop manager Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock - who strangled his lover in his car on a quiet road near Gardens by the Bay, and then burned her body - was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday (Aug 19). Prosecutors had sought the life sentence fo
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Gardens by the Bay murder: Leslie Khoo sentenced to life imprisonment for killing lover, burning her body

SINGAPORE - Laundry shop manager Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock - who strangled his lover in his car on a quiet road near Gardens by the Bay, and then burned her body - was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday (Aug 19). Prosecutors had sought the life sentence for 51-year-old Khoo, who was convicted last month of murdering engineer Cui Yajie, 31, on July 12, 2016. Justice Audrey Lim said the case did not warrant the death penalty, which is imposed in cases where the offender exhibits viciousness or blatant disregard for human life. Khoo admitted he had strangled Ms Cui in his BMW and later burned her body at Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 over several days, until nothing was left except clumps of hair, pieces of partly burnt fabric and a bra hook. Justice Lim said Khoo , who was being pressed by Ms Cui to repay a $20,000 debt, wanted to silence her to get rid of the financial pressure and threat of ruin that she posed. But the judge said the evidence did not show that Khoo had planned to kill Ms Cui.

Qantas spoils Changi travelers with newly expanded business lounge

Australian flag carrier Qantas recently officially opened its Business Lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore following an expansion project. Designated to serve more people transiting through Singapore, the 2,200-square-meter lounge that has welcomed passeng
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Qantas spoils Changi travelers with newly expanded business lounge

Australian flag carrier Qantas recently officially opened its Business Lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore following an expansion project. Designated to serve more people transiting through Singapore, the 2,200-square-meter lounge that has welcomed passengers since 2013 can now cater to more than 570 travellers and boasts new furniture, as well as upgraded electricity outlets and internet service. «Singapore is Qantas' biggest hub outside Australia. Currently around 50 per cent of Qantas Group's international capacity is dedicated to Asia, which marks an increase by around 30 per cent compared to eight years ago,» said the airline's international acting CEO Naren Kumas in a statement. Among the highlights of the refurbished Business Lounge are local-inspired dishes created by Australian chef Neil Perry, such as chicken laksa and grilled pork, a live cooking kitchen, barista-made cocktails inspired by Spice Temple restaurant and Australian wine, as well as 20 showers and 80-inch televisions.

Spurs boss Pochettino wants Premier League to extend transfer deadline

Closing the Premier League transfer window before the season begins was a "massive mistake" as key players can still be prised away by other European clubs before their window shuts next month, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.
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Spurs boss Pochettino wants Premier League to extend transfer deadline

Closing the Premier League transfer window before the season begins was a "massive mistake" as key players can still be prised away by other European clubs before their window shuts next month, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Missing man's body found a day after he fell into water near Punggol Point Jetty

SINGAPORE - The body of a man was found on Sunday (Aug 18) afternoon, a day after he was reported missing near Punggol Point Jetty. The body of the 56-year-old man was located by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers at around 2.30pm. The man was pr
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Missing man's body found a day after he fell into water near Punggol Point Jetty

SINGAPORE - The body of a man was found on Sunday (Aug 18) afternoon, a day after he was reported missing near Punggol Point Jetty. The body of the 56-year-old man was located by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers at around 2.30pm. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Eyewitnesses said the man had been fishing near the jetty when he fell in and appeared to be swept away. A search by police and SCDF personnel started at around 7pm on Saturday and continued through the night. Divers joined the search on Sunday morning, Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported. Mr Francis Ng, chief executive of restaurant chain House of Seafood, told The Straits Times that the man fell in around 500m from Punggol Point Jetty, along the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk and in front of his restaurant. «Some of my staff saw one of the people who was fishing at the area fall in... and he was swept away by the current,» Mr Ng said, adding that the currents were quite strong when the incident occurred. The area is a popular fishing spot, he noted.

Teen threatens to kill ex, breaks into her home and steals her stuff

When his former girlfriend refused to talk about their relationship, the teen threatened to kill her. He also broke into her home and stole her belongings. Last Thursday, Koh Wei Long, 19, was given 21 months of supervised probation and ordered to perform 1
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Teen threatens to kill ex, breaks into her home and steals her stuff

When his former girlfriend refused to talk about their relationship, the teen threatened to kill her. He also broke into her home and stole her belongings. Last Thursday, Koh Wei Long, 19, was given 21 months of supervised probation and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service. The polytechnic student was previously convicted of one charge each of housebreaking to commit theft, voluntarily causing hurt and abetting unlawful remote gambling. Another three charges, for harassment, unlawful remote gambling and wilful trespass were taken into consideration. His 18-year-old former girlfriend lived in a condominium in the north of Singapore. She made a report on Jan 31 last year after Koh broke into her home and stole from her. On Jan 5 last year, Koh climbed onto the unit's balcony from the first storey and entered via the unlocked sliding doors before going into the victim's room and stealing a hoodie and KrisFlyer card. He returned the hoodie to the girl's father a week later. KILL

Singapore will continue not to take sides between US and China, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday said the city state would resolutely stick to its policy of maintaining good ties with the United States and China even as the two major powers remained at loggerheads. He acknowledged the difficulty the L
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Singapore will continue not to take sides between US and China, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday said the city state would resolutely stick to its policy of maintaining good ties with the United States and China even as the two major powers remained at loggerheads. He acknowledged the difficulty the Lion City was facing in maintaining that neutral position because of pressures for the Chinese-majority country - which has significant security ties with Washington - to pick a side. «Being a Chinese-majority country can at times put us in a difficult position, because our words and actions may be easily misunderstood,» Lee said in his National Day Rally speech, an annual policy address. In the wide-ranging speech - delivered in Malay, Chinese and English - Lee addressed a slew of issues, including a multibillion dollar «50- to 100-year plan» to fortify the island nation from rising sea levels, a staggered increase in the official retirement age, and significant increases in financial aid for preschool and tertiary education.

US President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.
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US President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.

Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .
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Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .

Atletico off to winning start over Getafe as both sides see red

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata scored a goal and then missed a penalty as his side began their La Liga campaign with an eventful 1-0 win at home to Getafe on Sunday which saw both teams reduced to 10 men.
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Atletico off to winning start over Getafe as both sides see red

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata scored a goal and then missed a penalty as his side began their La Liga campaign with an eventful 1-0 win at home to Getafe on Sunday which saw both teams reduced to 10 men.

Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay

Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago.
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Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay

Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago.

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