Italy quake death toll hits 268, state funeral planned – Channel NewsAsia


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Italy quake death toll hits 268, state funeral planned
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Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy’s powerful earthquake faded on Friday, with the death toll rising to 268 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off. Posted 26 Aug 2016 15:40; Updated 26 Aug 2016 23:10. Rescuers work at
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Unfazed by haze, S'poreans step out to say goodbye to S R Nathan – TODAYonline


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Unfazed by haze, S’poreans step out to say goodbye to S R Nathan
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Crowds outside the Supreme Court yesterday bidding farewell to Mr S R Nathan. As the procession passed by, the crowd waved Singapore flags and took photos and videos on their phones. Photo: Ernest Chua. mail · print. View all comments …
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Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore – Daily Mail


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Smoke from Indonesian fires hits “unhealthy” level in Singapore
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SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Air pollution in Singapore rose to the “unhealthy” level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Every dry season …
Haze hits Singapore again with “very unhealthy” airXinhua
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Turkey signals no quick end to Syria incursion as truck bomb kills police – Channel NewsAsia


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Turkey signals no quick end to Syria incursion as truck bomb kills police
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Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of Islamic State and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, after a truck bombing by Kurdish insurgents killed at least 11 police officers
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Top French court suspends burkini ban – Channel NewsAsia


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Top French court suspends burkini ban
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A top French court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has angered Muslims, feminists and civil liberties campaigners. Posted 26 Aug 2016 22:30. Journalists work outside the Conseil d’Etat after France’s highest administrative
Burkini ban suspended: French court declares law forbidding swimwear worn by Muslim women ‘clearly illegal’The Independent
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Questions mount as Italy weeps for quake victims – Channel NewsAsia


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Questions mount as Italy weeps for quake victims
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As rescuers sifted through the rubble, questions mounted as to why there had been so many deaths in a thinly-populated area so soon after a 2009 earthquake in the nearby city of L’Aquila left 300 people dead. Posted 25 Aug 2016 12:55; Updated 25 Aug …
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Japan's ANA says has found problem with Boeing 787 Rolls-Royce engines – TODAYonline


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Japan’s ANA says has found problem with Boeing 787 Rolls-Royce engines
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A Boeing 787-9 jet ready for delivery to ANA Holdings Ltd is seen at Boeing’s delivery center in Everett, Washington. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 5:55 PM, August 25, 2016. Updated: 7:45 PM, August 25, 2016.
Rolls-Royce engines are the source of latest problem to hit Boeing’s troubled 787 DreamlinerTelegraph.co.uk
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France, the burkini and a "battle of cultures" – Channel NewsAsia


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France, the burkini and a “battle of cultures”
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolised the enslavement of women. Posted 25 Aug 2016 …
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Uber lost at least US$1.27 billion in first half of 2016 – Bloomberg – Channel NewsAsia


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Uber lost at least US$1.27 billion in first half of 2016 – Bloomberg
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REUTERS – Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc lost at least US$1.27 billion before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The
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Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 16 – Channel NewsAsia


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Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 16
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Explosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, just weeks after two university professors – an American and an Australian – were kidnapped at gunpoint near the school. Posted 24 Aug 2016 23:30; Updated 25 Aug …
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Ancient Buddhist pagodas damaged in Myanmar's 6.8-magnitude earthquake – Los Angeles Times


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Ancient Buddhist pagodas damaged in Myanmar’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake
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A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which hit around …
Powerful earthquakes strikes central Myanmar, at least three deadTODAYonline
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