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Australian PM declines to offer Trump any advice on gun control

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to offer U.S. President Donald Trump any advice on gun control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia's success in cutting gun violence.
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Australian PM declines to offer Trump any advice on gun control

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to offer U.S. President Donald Trump any advice on gun control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia's success in cutting gun violence.

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

Half a dozen U.S. companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists on Friday intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.
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Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

Half a dozen U.S. companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists on Friday intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.

Pay more or get less after Brexit, EU leaders told at summit

European Union leaders faced calls at a Brussels summit on Friday (Feb 23) to "pay more" to fill a Brexit-sized hole in their budget or accept cuts.
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Pay more or get less after Brexit, EU leaders told at summit

European Union leaders faced calls at a Brussels summit on Friday (Feb 23) to "pay more" to fill a Brexit-sized hole in their budget or accept cuts.

Nigeria's president calls mass schoolgirl abduction «national disaster»

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called the abduction of scores of girls from a school in the northeast by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram a national disaster, and said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for the
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Nigeria's president calls mass schoolgirl abduction «national disaster»

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called the abduction of scores of girls from a school in the northeast by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram a national disaster, and said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for them.

Trump pushes plan to arm teachers, suggests deputy a 'coward'

US President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the character of an armed deputy who failed to intervene during last week's school shooting in Florida, saying he froze or was a "coward."
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Trump pushes plan to arm teachers, suggests deputy a 'coward'

US President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the character of an armed deputy who failed to intervene during last week's school shooting in Florida, saying he froze or was a "coward."

Saudi Arabia terminates 20-year contract with Changi to operate its airport

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's aviation authority has terminated a concession agreement with Singapore's Changi Airports International and its local Saudi partner to operate the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Th
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Saudi Arabia terminates 20-year contract with Changi to operate its airport

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's aviation authority has terminated a concession agreement with Singapore's Changi Airports International and its local Saudi partner to operate the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) awarded the contract last April for a period of up to 20 years. It did not elaborate on its reason for cancelling the agreement.

Police release photo of suspect who beat up 7-Eleven employee

The police are looking for a man to assist with investigations into a case of Voluntarily Causing Hurt which occurred at Block 1 Changi Village Road last Thursday night (Feb 15).
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Police release photo of suspect who beat up 7-Eleven employee

The police are looking for a man to assist with investigations into a case of Voluntarily Causing Hurt which occurred at Block 1 Changi Village Road last Thursday night (Feb 15).

Travel agency Konsortium Express and Tours suddenly shuts down, nearly 1,000 customers affected

Travel agency Konsortium Express and Tours has closed down leaving an estimated 1000 customers in the lurch. Based in Golden Mile Tower, the agency which specialises in coach trips to Malaysia, cited a 'financial crisis' as the reason for its sudden closure
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Travel agency Konsortium Express and Tours suddenly shuts down, nearly 1,000 customers affected

Travel agency Konsortium Express and Tours has closed down leaving an estimated 1000 customers in the lurch. Based in Golden Mile Tower, the agency which specialises in coach trips to Malaysia, cited a 'financial crisis' as the reason for its sudden closure on Thursday (Feb 22). The news came as a shock for many of the travel agencies located in the area.

Vonn's last Olympics? Shiffrin isn't buying it

American Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic giant slalom gold medallist in Pyeongchang, isn't buying the "official line" that her team mate Lindsey Vonn won't take part in the next Games in Beijing.
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Vonn's last Olympics? Shiffrin isn't buying it

American Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic giant slalom gold medallist in Pyeongchang, isn't buying the "official line" that her team mate Lindsey Vonn won't take part in the next Games in Beijing.

Armed deputy stood outside Florida school building during shootings -sheriff

The armed deputy who was on the campus of Stoneman Douglas High School during a shooting rampage that left 17 dead on Feb. 14 stood outside the building where it occurred and did not go in to engage the shooter, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said on Thu
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Armed deputy stood outside Florida school building during shootings -sheriff

The armed deputy who was on the campus of Stoneman Douglas High School during a shooting rampage that left 17 dead on Feb. 14 stood outside the building where it occurred and did not go in to engage the shooter, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said on Thursday.

We tested out this hotel robot (and it wasn't totally competent)

Robots may be gradually entering the workforce, but as CNBC recently found after testing a hotel robot in Singapore, they're not completely flawless. CNBC ordered a few items to a room at the M Social Hotel, from AURA, the hotel's new robot. AURA is made b
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We tested out this hotel robot (and it wasn't totally competent)

Robots may be gradually entering the workforce, but as CNBC recently found after testing a hotel robot in Singapore, they're not completely flawless. CNBC ordered a few items to a room at the M Social Hotel, from AURA, the hotel's new robot. AURA is made by a San Francisco-based manufacturer, Savioke, which has dispatched other robots to several locations around the world. AURA is not capable of delivering food items yet, so we ordered several bottled waters and towels.

Soul-searching as Pearl Bank Apartments face demolition

Singapore - The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolised Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history. Pearl Ba
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Soul-searching as Pearl Bank Apartments face demolition

Singapore - The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolised Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history. Pearl Bank Apartments, on the edge of the business district, was groundbreaking when it was completed in 1976 - at the time it was the tallest residential building in Singapore, and became a model for high-rise living in the country and across cities in Southeast Asia.

Former City Harvest Church leader charged for trying to flee jail sentence

SINGAPORE - A church official convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud case was charged again in court on Thursday after trying to flee Singapore on a boat a day before he was to begin serving a reduced jail sentence. The five-year-long legal battle that mi
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Former City Harvest Church leader charged for trying to flee jail sentence

SINGAPORE - A church official convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud case was charged again in court on Thursday after trying to flee Singapore on a boat a day before he was to begin serving a reduced jail sentence. The five-year-long legal battle that mixed fraud and faith had gripped the wealthy southeast Asian island, where there is little tolerance of corruption.

Burnley boss Dyche won't rush Heaton but Wood ready for Southampton clash

Burnley will not rush goalkeeper Tom Heaton back into top-flight action but there could be a return for top scorer Chris Wood against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Sean Dyche said.
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Burnley boss Dyche won't rush Heaton but Wood ready for Southampton clash

Burnley will not rush goalkeeper Tom Heaton back into top-flight action but there could be a return for top scorer Chris Wood against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Sean Dyche said.

Takata agrees to settle US probe by 44 state AGs over deadly air bags

Takata Corp's U.S. unit agreed Thursday to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.
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Takata agrees to settle US probe by 44 state AGs over deadly air bags

Takata Corp's U.S. unit agreed Thursday to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.

Motor racing - New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.
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Motor racing - New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.

BMW settles US claims it refused lease refunds to military personnel

BMW AG agreed to pay more than US$2.2 million to settle U.S. government claims that it failed to refund lease payments to 492 military personnel who lawfully terminated their leases because they were called to duty.
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BMW settles US claims it refused lease refunds to military personnel

BMW AG agreed to pay more than US$2.2 million to settle U.S. government claims that it failed to refund lease payments to 492 military personnel who lawfully terminated their leases because they were called to duty.

Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as UN pleads for ceasefire

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war.
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Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as UN pleads for ceasefire

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war.

Prosecutors search homes of new suspects in Audi emissions probe

German prosecutors said on Thursday they were searching the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi's emissions scandal.
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Prosecutors search homes of new suspects in Audi emissions probe

German prosecutors said on Thursday they were searching the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi's emissions scandal.

Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test - TASS

Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokesperson.
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Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test - TASS

Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokesperson.

Married director, 45, jailed 2 years for sex with 15-year-old sugar baby

A 45-year-old married man had sex with a 15-year-old girl five times within three days and was sentenced to 24 months' jail. The sexual acts took place in a hotel pool, a multi-storey carpark and in his car, between November and December 2016, reported Shin
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Married director, 45, jailed 2 years for sex with 15-year-old sugar baby

A 45-year-old married man had sex with a 15-year-old girl five times within three days and was sentenced to 24 months' jail. The sexual acts took place in a hotel pool, a multi-storey carpark and in his car, between November and December 2016, reported Shin Min Daily News.

HardwareZone Forum hit by security breach involving 685,000 users, investigation in progress

About 685,000 registered user profiles on the HardwareZone (HWZ) Forum website were found to be affected in a security breach, following an investigation into a suspicious posting on Feb 18, 2018.
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HardwareZone Forum hit by security breach involving 685,000 users, investigation in progress

About 685,000 registered user profiles on the HardwareZone (HWZ) Forum website were found to be affected in a security breach, following an investigation into a suspicious posting on Feb 18, 2018.

20-year-old man arrested for attempted suicide at Punggol Drive

A 20-year-old man was arrested for attempted suicide at Block 613C Punggol Drive on Monday (Feb 19). Stomp contributor Hazel was on her way home when she noticed a huge crowd had gathered below her block. «There were police cars and ambulances. The ar
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20-year-old man arrested for attempted suicide at Punggol Drive

A 20-year-old man was arrested for attempted suicide at Block 613C Punggol Drive on Monday (Feb 19). Stomp contributor Hazel was on her way home when she noticed a huge crowd had gathered below her block. «There were police cars and ambulances. The area was cordoned off,» she said. When she looked up, she saw a man sitting on a ledge.

StanChart robbery suspect won't be caned if deported from UK

SINGAPORE - Singapore said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from Britain not to carry out corporal punishment on a suspected bank robber if he is extradited to face charges in the city-state. David Roach, a Canadian national who allegedly stole $30,000
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StanChart robbery suspect won't be caned if deported from UK

SINGAPORE - Singapore said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from Britain not to carry out corporal punishment on a suspected bank robber if he is extradited to face charges in the city-state. David Roach, a Canadian national who allegedly stole $30,000 from a Standard Chartered bank branch in July 2016, was detained in Britain in January on an extradition request from Singapore.

Drivers go berserk and attack each other at Chinatown Point carpark

Stomp contributor Alan was at Chinatown Point's carpark when he witnessed a fight between two drivers at around 5.26pm on Feb 9. He caught the entire incident of what he described as «absurd behaviour» on his car camera and shared it with Stomp.
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Drivers go berserk and attack each other at Chinatown Point carpark

Stomp contributor Alan was at Chinatown Point's carpark when he witnessed a fight between two drivers at around 5.26pm on Feb 9. He caught the entire incident of what he described as «absurd behaviour» on his car camera and shared it with Stomp. Alan was waiting to turn right when the driver of the car in front of him suddenly exited his vehicle in a rage to confront a van driver who had turned right only to reverse into a parking lot to the left.

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