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Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday labelled as "frightening" tough US trade rhetoric planning to declare European car imports a national security threat.
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Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday labelled as "frightening" tough US trade rhetoric planning to declare European car imports a national security threat.

India's semi high-speed train breaks down a day after its launch

India's first locally built semi high-speed train broke down early on Saturday on its way back to New Delhi from Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh, a day after its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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India's semi high-speed train breaks down a day after its launch

India's first locally built semi high-speed train broke down early on Saturday on its way back to New Delhi from Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh, a day after its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ferguson set for Man United return in charity match

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will return to the dugout for a charity match to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team's treble-winning season, the Premier League club said on Saturday.
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Ferguson set for Man United return in charity match

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will return to the dugout for a charity match to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team's treble-winning season, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Divorce in Singapore: Does an ex-wife really get half the man's money?

Of the people who've advised me to just marry a rich man instead of slave away to earn money, there have been close friends, superiors at work and even complete strangers here in sunny Singapore. At least half have concluded with a triumphant, «even bet
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Divorce in Singapore: Does an ex-wife really get half the man's money?

Of the people who've advised me to just marry a rich man instead of slave away to earn money, there have been close friends, superiors at work and even complete strangers here in sunny Singapore. At least half have concluded with a triumphant, «even better, get a divorce and take half his money!» Fortunately or unfortunately, while maintenance payments are often made out to ex-wives, it's a myth that divorce automatically entitles her to half the ex-husband's money.

'Large numbers' of civilians inside last IS enclave prompt delay in assault

"Large numbers" of civilians remain inside the last Islamic State group enclave in Syria prompting a fresh delay in a final advance, Kurdish-led forces said on Saturday.
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'Large numbers' of civilians inside last IS enclave prompt delay in assault

"Large numbers" of civilians remain inside the last Islamic State group enclave in Syria prompting a fresh delay in a final advance, Kurdish-led forces said on Saturday.

NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.
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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.

Rallying - Suninen shines on first day in Sweden

Finnish driver Teemu Suninen led after the first day of Rally Sweden on Friday while championship leader Sebastien Ogier retired his Citroen after getting stuck in snow.
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Rallying - Suninen shines on first day in Sweden

Finnish driver Teemu Suninen led after the first day of Rally Sweden on Friday while championship leader Sebastien Ogier retired his Citroen after getting stuck in snow.

$80,000 renovation for this open-plan, multi-purpose HDB home with lots of wood and concrete

After spending six years in Austria as missionaries, Keh and Dorothy Chew were looking to build a home in Singapore. The home they envisioned, Dorothy shares, is useful and not too extravagant. On top of holding ministry and counselling sessions from their ab
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$80,000 renovation for this open-plan, multi-purpose HDB home with lots of wood and concrete

After spending six years in Austria as missionaries, Keh and Dorothy Chew were looking to build a home in Singapore. The home they envisioned, Dorothy shares, is useful and not too extravagant. On top of holding ministry and counselling sessions from their abode, Dorothy homeschools their 12-year-old son and is a consultant in the publishing industry, while Keh has started a branding company.

In sickness and in health: The love story of a couple married for 72 years

SINGAPORE - In their 72 years of marriage, Mr Phua Gee Moh and Madam Han Fong Tin were no strangers to distance and hardship. In a Facebook post on Valentine's Day, Assisi Hospice shared their story, which embodies the spirit of love in sickness and in healt
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In sickness and in health: The love story of a couple married for 72 years

SINGAPORE - In their 72 years of marriage, Mr Phua Gee Moh and Madam Han Fong Tin were no strangers to distance and hardship. In a Facebook post on Valentine's Day, Assisi Hospice shared their story, which embodies the spirit of love in sickness and in health.

Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo among Asia-Pacific's top cities for millennials to move to

Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Hong Kong ranking as the third-best place for young people to move to, according to a new study. Research firm ValueChampion analysed a variety of public data and ranked 20 Asia-Pacifi
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Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo among Asia-Pacific's top cities for millennials to move to

Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Hong Kong ranking as the third-best place for young people to move to, according to a new study. Research firm ValueChampion analysed a variety of public data and ranked 20 Asia-Pacific cities that were the best fit for millennials based on employment prospects, cost of living and quality of life. After Singapore on the list came Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Melbourne respectively.

Payless ShoeSource to start liquidation sales at stores

U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc said on Friday it would begin going-out-of-business sales at its U.S. and Puerto Rico stores on Feb. 17 and wind down its e-commerce operations.
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Payless ShoeSource to start liquidation sales at stores

U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc said on Friday it would begin going-out-of-business sales at its U.S. and Puerto Rico stores on Feb. 17 and wind down its e-commerce operations.

Automakers brace for US government report on import tariffs

A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto indu
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Automakers brace for US government report on import tariffs

A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.

Halep outlasts Svitolina in Doha thriller, faces Mertens in final

Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the Qatar Open semi-final on Friday, marking her first victory over the Ukrainian in nearly two years.
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Halep outlasts Svitolina in Doha thriller, faces Mertens in final

Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the Qatar Open semi-final on Friday, marking her first victory over the Ukrainian in nearly two years.

EU trade surplus with US reaches new record in 2018

The EU's trade surplus with the United States reached a record level in 2018, data showed on Friday (Feb 15), increasing the risk that US President Donald Trump's anger could reignite a trade war.
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EU trade surplus with US reaches new record in 2018

The EU's trade surplus with the United States reached a record level in 2018, data showed on Friday (Feb 15), increasing the risk that US President Donald Trump's anger could reignite a trade war.

Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.
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Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

Pence visits Auschwitz after saying Iran plotting 'new Holocaust'

US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday paid homage to victims of the Holocaust at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, a day after he accused Iranian authorities of plotting a "new Holocaust".
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Pence visits Auschwitz after saying Iran plotting 'new Holocaust'

US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday paid homage to victims of the Holocaust at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, a day after he accused Iranian authorities of plotting a "new Holocaust".

Guardiola expects Man City to suffer in tricky trip to Newport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola predicts his side will "suffer" against fourth-tier Newport County in their FA Cup fifth round match on Saturday but has urged his players to adapt to a battered playing surface at Rodney Parade.
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Guardiola expects Man City to suffer in tricky trip to Newport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola predicts his side will "suffer" against fourth-tier Newport County in their FA Cup fifth round match on Saturday but has urged his players to adapt to a battered playing surface at Rodney Parade.

UN seeks US$920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for US$920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
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UN seeks US$920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for US$920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

American artist reviews Singapore experience and Singaporeans love it

Singaporean and complaining at every turn? An Asian-American crochet artist's glowing review of her recent trip to Singapore has made many Singaporeans beam with pride instead. Houston native Cindy Wang, also known as The Geeky Hooker (not what you're thin
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American artist reviews Singapore experience and Singaporeans love it

Singaporean and complaining at every turn? An Asian-American crochet artist's glowing review of her recent trip to Singapore has made many Singaporeans beam with pride instead. Houston native Cindy Wang, also known as The Geeky Hooker (not what you're thinking), visited last month before raving on Reddit about our idiosyncrasies such as Singlish, Mustafa Centre and salted egg. Her post on the forum received over 1,400 upvotes, with the bulk probably cast by Singaporeans.

Smith scores late try as 14-man Highlanders beat Chiefs

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored a 76th minute try as the Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs 30-27, refusing to roll over despite being reduced to 14 men in the opening game of Super Rugby in Hamilton on Friday.
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Smith scores late try as 14-man Highlanders beat Chiefs

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored a 76th minute try as the Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs 30-27, refusing to roll over despite being reduced to 14 men in the opening game of Super Rugby in Hamilton on Friday.

Police officer taken off life support, husband vows to stay strong for their kids

They were supposed to celebrate their wedding anniversary this month. But that will never happen after Madam Salinah Mohamed's husband and family decided to take her off life support. The police officer, 41, sustained severe head injuries after being hit b
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Police officer taken off life support, husband vows to stay strong for their kids

They were supposed to celebrate their wedding anniversary this month. But that will never happen after Madam Salinah Mohamed's husband and family decided to take her off life support. The police officer, 41, sustained severe head injuries after being hit by a car on Sunday at the junction of Maxwell Road and Shenton Way while walking to the MRT station on the way home from work. She was taken to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where she was in a deep coma and put on life support.

Carlton Hotel equipment failure leads to power outage

First, there was equipment failure at a substation supplying power at Carlton Hotel yesterday. Then a fire forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people from the Bras Basah building, while lights went out in parts of Bugis, City Hall, Marina and Somerset. Sh
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Carlton Hotel equipment failure leads to power outage

First, there was equipment failure at a substation supplying power at Carlton Hotel yesterday. Then a fire forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people from the Bras Basah building, while lights went out in parts of Bugis, City Hall, Marina and Somerset. Shops and restaurants at the likes of Chijmes, Plaza Singapura and The Gateway were hit as power was cut off a little after 1pm.

Singaporean businessman, who funded ISIS fighter, and his friend detained under ISA

SINGAPORE - Two radicalised Singaporeans, one of whom was based in Johor and had been supporting the top Malaysian ISIS fighter in Syria, have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Friday (Feb 15
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Singaporean businessman, who funded ISIS fighter, and his friend detained under ISA

SINGAPORE - Two radicalised Singaporeans, one of whom was based in Johor and had been supporting the top Malaysian ISIS fighter in Syria, have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Friday (Feb 15) that businessman Mohamed Kazali Salleh, 48, and his Singapore-based friend Hazim Syahmi Mahfoot, 28, a freelance car exporter, were issued detention orders last month.

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