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Internet claps back with free 'advice' after Singapore teen posts about first-world (grad trip) problems

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Someone tell that to Audrey Chong, a 19-year-old whose sentiments online are quickly gaining traction -- all for the wrong reasons.  Yesterday (Feb 19), the teenager aired her travel-related grievances on Youth.SG'
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Internet claps back with free 'advice' after Singapore teen posts about first-world (grad trip) problems

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Someone tell that to Audrey Chong, a 19-year-old whose sentiments online are quickly gaining traction -- all for the wrong reasons.  Yesterday (Feb 19), the teenager aired her travel-related grievances on Youth.SG's Facebook page, listing out difficulties she encountered on her recent graduation trip to Japan. 

Singapore's MFA says December meeting with Malaysia on water was overshadowed by new issues

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday (Feb 19) that the attorneys-general of Malaysia and Singapore met after both prime ministers agreed that officials should have discussions to better understand each other's positions on the right to r
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Singapore's MFA says December meeting with Malaysia on water was overshadowed by new issues

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday (Feb 19) that the attorneys-general of Malaysia and Singapore met after both prime ministers agreed that officials should have discussions to better understand each other's positions on the right to review the price of water. However, the ministry said that the meeting in December was overshadowed by new issues. It was responding to media queries in the wake of comments on Tuesday by Malaysia's foreign minister that «negotiations» on the price of water had taken place last month.

Victim had reconstructive surgery after 'barbaric' attack

A food stall attendant has been jailed for a «barbaric» attack on a man he accused of staring at him. Wee Boon How, 24, was out on bail for an earlier rioting offence when he attacked Mr Bong Hong Yun, 26, in a fight at Golden Mile Complex that w
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Victim had reconstructive surgery after 'barbaric' attack

A food stall attendant has been jailed for a «barbaric» attack on a man he accused of staring at him. Wee Boon How, 24, was out on bail for an earlier rioting offence when he attacked Mr Bong Hong Yun, 26, in a fight at Golden Mile Complex that was captured on video and went viral. Wee was jailed for three years and nine months yesterday after pleading guilty to causing grievous hurt to Mr Bong. He also admitted to two rioting charges.

Carousell launching new review system and technology to tackle fraudsters

SINGAPORE - To counter the rise in e-commerce scams, Carousell plans to use new technology to identify and block fraudsters from creating new accounts. The online selling platform will also launch a feedback system allowing buyers to review sellers, so custo
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Carousell launching new review system and technology to tackle fraudsters

SINGAPORE - To counter the rise in e-commerce scams, Carousell plans to use new technology to identify and block fraudsters from creating new accounts. The online selling platform will also launch a feedback system allowing buyers to review sellers, so customers can have a better idea of vendors' behaviour, the company said on Tuesday (Feb 19). E-commerce scams spiked last year to 2,125 cases last year, up by 11 per cent on 2017.

Football: Guendouzi surprised by instant impact at Arsenal

Matteo Guendouzi concedes few people would have heard of him before he arrived at Arsenal last year and that while he is surprised to have become a regular in the starting 11 so quickly he has already shown he brings something different to the team.
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Football: Guendouzi surprised by instant impact at Arsenal

Matteo Guendouzi concedes few people would have heard of him before he arrived at Arsenal last year and that while he is surprised to have become a regular in the starting 11 so quickly he has already shown he brings something different to the team.

Controversial Thai Buddhist sect dazzles with annual procession

Thousands of devotees of a powerful Thai Buddhist sect, whose spiritual leader is on the run over a multi-million dollar fraud, joined a stunning candle-lit procession at their 1,000-acre Bangkok headquarters.
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Controversial Thai Buddhist sect dazzles with annual procession

Thousands of devotees of a powerful Thai Buddhist sect, whose spiritual leader is on the run over a multi-million dollar fraud, joined a stunning candle-lit procession at their 1,000-acre Bangkok headquarters.

Swiss call off search after no one found in avalanche: Police

Rescuers who worked all night to try to find skiers who might have been trapped in an avalanche in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana have called off the search after finding no more casualties, police said on Wednesday.
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Swiss call off search after no one found in avalanche: Police

Rescuers who worked all night to try to find skiers who might have been trapped in an avalanche in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana have called off the search after finding no more casualties, police said on Wednesday.

North Korea's Kim to travel to Vietnam by train, summit at Government Guesthouse: Sources

Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday.
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North Korea's Kim to travel to Vietnam by train, summit at Government Guesthouse: Sources

Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday.

India an investment priority for Saudi Aramco: CEO

Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday that investing in India is a priority for the company, and it expects the country's oil demand to rise to 8.2 million barrels per day by 2040.
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India an investment priority for Saudi Aramco: CEO

Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday that investing in India is a priority for the company, and it expects the country's oil demand to rise to 8.2 million barrels per day by 2040.

Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking.
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Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking.

England batsmen must curb aggression in ODI series - Morgan

England's batsmen must curb their attacking instincts on tough Caribbean pitches to extend their dominance in the limited-overs game, skipper Eoin Morgan said ahead of Wednesday's first one-day international against the West Indies.
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England batsmen must curb aggression in ODI series - Morgan

England's batsmen must curb their attacking instincts on tough Caribbean pitches to extend their dominance in the limited-overs game, skipper Eoin Morgan said ahead of Wednesday's first one-day international against the West Indies.

'Pyongyang not the enemy': South Koreans fed up with military service

Namgung Jin is anxious as he awaits the start of his military service in South Korea -- almost two years in uniform guarding against the nuclear-armed neighbour to the north, with the two countries technically still at war.
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'Pyongyang not the enemy': South Koreans fed up with military service

Namgung Jin is anxious as he awaits the start of his military service in South Korea -- almost two years in uniform guarding against the nuclear-armed neighbour to the north, with the two countries technically still at war.

Terry delivers pep talk to England ahead of Wales clash

England's rugby team got an extra dose of motivation ahead of Saturday's Six Nations encounter with Wales when they received a pap talk by former soccer captain John Terry.
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Terry delivers pep talk to England ahead of Wales clash

England's rugby team got an extra dose of motivation ahead of Saturday's Six Nations encounter with Wales when they received a pap talk by former soccer captain John Terry.

Ex-Goldman banker to finish Malaysia legal process before US extradition

A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him in Malaysia are completed, a minister said.
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Ex-Goldman banker to finish Malaysia legal process before US extradition

A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him in Malaysia are completed, a minister said.

Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Tesla to offer Model 3 leasing products to boost demand: Electrek

Elon Musk's Tesla Inc is preparing to launch its leasing products for Model 3, news website Electrek said on Tuesday, citing an email sent to employees.
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Tesla to offer Model 3 leasing products to boost demand: Electrek

Elon Musk's Tesla Inc is preparing to launch its leasing products for Model 3, news website Electrek said on Tuesday, citing an email sent to employees.

F1's Williams target Wednesday new car track debut

Williams could finally get their troubled new Formula One car on track on Wednesday, five days later than planned and well behind rivals already pounding out laps in testing.
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F1's Williams target Wednesday new car track debut

Williams could finally get their troubled new Formula One car on track on Wednesday, five days later than planned and well behind rivals already pounding out laps in testing.

Favourites Man City must suffer at Schalke says Guardiola

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said his side are clear favourites in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg but hosts Schalke 04 have the quality to pose a serious threat.
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Favourites Man City must suffer at Schalke says Guardiola

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said his side are clear favourites in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg but hosts Schalke 04 have the quality to pose a serious threat.

BAE Systems wins funding from US Army to start production of new armored vehicles

Britain's defense company BAE Systems on Tuesday said it had won additional funding up to US$575 million from the U.S. Army to begin production of its new armored vehicles that would replace the Vietnam War-era M113 fleet of personnel carriers.
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BAE Systems wins funding from US Army to start production of new armored vehicles

Britain's defense company BAE Systems on Tuesday said it had won additional funding up to US$575 million from the U.S. Army to begin production of its new armored vehicles that would replace the Vietnam War-era M113 fleet of personnel carriers.

Appaloosa's Tepper says Allergan should consider selling itself

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper said on Tuesday Allergan Plc should consider selling itself if its management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance, stepping up pressure on the drugmaker.
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Appaloosa's Tepper says Allergan should consider selling itself

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper said on Tuesday Allergan Plc should consider selling itself if its management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance, stepping up pressure on the drugmaker.

Germany still in talks on Huawei 5G network role, minister says

Germany's government is still in talks on whether China's Huawei will be allowed to participate in building the country's high-speed internet infrastructure, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday.
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Germany still in talks on Huawei 5G network role, minister says

Germany's government is still in talks on whether China's Huawei will be allowed to participate in building the country's high-speed internet infrastructure, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday.

Football: Man City to face Swansea, United take on Wolves in FA Cup

Premier League champions Manchester City will travel to Championship (second-tier) side Swansea City in the FA Cup quarter-finals next month, while rivals Manchester United visit Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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Football: Man City to face Swansea, United take on Wolves in FA Cup

Premier League champions Manchester City will travel to Championship (second-tier) side Swansea City in the FA Cup quarter-finals next month, while rivals Manchester United visit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

South Korea's Moon offers to resume cooperation with North Korea to help denuclearization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told U.S. President Donald Trump in a call on Tuesday that his country is willing to open economic engagement with North Korea as a "concession" if it will hasten Pyongyang's denuclearization, Moon's office said.
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South Korea's Moon offers to resume cooperation with North Korea to help denuclearization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told U.S. President Donald Trump in a call on Tuesday that his country is willing to open economic engagement with North Korea as a "concession" if it will hasten Pyongyang's denuclearization, Moon's office said.

Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighboring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the center of one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals.
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Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighboring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the center of one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals.

Man who pickpocketed wallet in Ang Mo Kio arrested

A 51-year-old man who was caught on video pulling a wallet out of an older man's pocket at AMK Hub's taxi stand was arrested on Monday (Feb 18). Stomp previously reported on the incident that happened on Valentine's Day afternoon (Feb 14). Stomp contributo
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Man who pickpocketed wallet in Ang Mo Kio arrested

A 51-year-old man who was caught on video pulling a wallet out of an older man's pocket at AMK Hub's taxi stand was arrested on Monday (Feb 18). Stomp previously reported on the incident that happened on Valentine's Day afternoon (Feb 14). Stomp contributor Ayihtnas had shared a video she took of the man standing very close to the uncle before taking the wallet from him without him noticing.

West Co'z Cafe investigating incident of cockroach nymph found in diner's fish head curry

West Co'z Cafe is conducting investigations after an incident where Stomp contributor Chua found a cockroach nymph in his fish head curry dish from the restaurant, a spokesman told Stomp. Stomp contributor Chua said he had travelled from Buona Vista to West
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West Co'z Cafe investigating incident of cockroach nymph found in diner's fish head curry

West Co'z Cafe is conducting investigations after an incident where Stomp contributor Chua found a cockroach nymph in his fish head curry dish from the restaurant, a spokesman told Stomp. Stomp contributor Chua said he had travelled from Buona Vista to West Coast Plaza with his family on Sunday (Feb 17).

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