'Everything destroyed': Indonesians face quake destruction – Channel NewsAsia


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‘Everything destroyed’: Indonesians face quake destruction
Channel NewsAsia
Pinned under concrete in the pitch dark, Marthonis – the chief of Kuta Pangwa village – was not alone. Every house in his small hamlet was flattened when a 6.5-magnitude quake tore through Aceh province in Indonesia’s west, killing more than 100 people.
More than 11100 people displaced due to Aceh quake: Disaster agencyThe Straits Times
Indonesian quake toll passes 100 as rescuers struggleTODAYonline
Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102Daily Mail
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70 people arrested for scams involving over $629000 – AsiaOne

70 people arrested for scams involving over $629000
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SINGAPORE – Regardless of the countless advisories dished out by the police, people still fall prey to scams. Yet some of these cases can be insidious, especially where online marketplaces are concerned. Police arrested 70 suspects, aged between 17 and …

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ECB to scale back asset buys as it extends to end-2017 – Channel NewsAsia


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ECB to scale back asset buys as it extends to end-2017
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The European Central Bank caught financial markets off-guard on Thursday by announcing it would trim asset buys from April next year, even as it reserved the right to increase purchases again if the euro zone’s recovery faltered. Posted 08 Dec 2016 21
STI hits one-year high ahead of ECB extended stimulusTODAYonline
US Stocks Little Changed, Euro Slides as ECB Extends Stimulus ProgramWall Street Journal
Yields rise as ECB trims bond purchases; Wall St steadyDaily Mail
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Dieselgate: EC begins legal action against UK and other EU nations – The Guardian


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Dieselgate: EC begins legal action against UK and other EU nations
The Guardian
Volkswagen was forced to recall nearly half a million cars from the US market last year over the scandal. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images. Arthur Neslen. Thursday 8 December 2016 07.24 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email
EU launches legal action in seven EU nations over Volkswagen emissions scandalThe Straits Times
Volkswagen emissions: UK and six other nations face legal actionBBC News
International Business|EU Threatens to Sue 4 Countries Where VW Sold Emissions-Cheating CarsNew York Times
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After air crash, Pakistan fights over legacy of rock star-turned-cleric – Channel NewsAsia


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After air crash, Pakistan fights over legacy of rock star-turned-cleric
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The death of Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani rock star-turned-evangelist, in a plane crash on Wednesday has stirred debate over his legacy, raising questions that cut to the heart of Pakistan’s widening cultural schisms. Posted 08 Dec 2016 21:15. Relatives …
Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47Daily Mail
Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s pop icon turned preacherBBC News
Pakistan Mourns 47 Killed In Air Crash, As Investigators Seek AnswersNDTV
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Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashes into mountain and explodes – Daily Mail


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Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashes into mountain and explodes
Daily Mail
A Pakistani plane with 48 people on board has crashed, with one of the country’s best known musicians among the dead. The Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42 aircraft vanished after taking off from the Northern Chitral region, the airline has stated.
No survivors likely in Pakistan plane crash carrying 47 passengersAOL News
Singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed feared dead in Pak crashEconomic Times
No survivors likely in crash of Pakistani plane carrying about 40 peopleChannel NewsAsia
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Singapore shocked by loss of lives in Banda Aceh quake; ready to help: MFA – Channel NewsAsia


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Singapore shocked by loss of lives in Banda Aceh quake; ready to help: MFA
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The Singapore Civil Defence Force says in a subsequent statement that it will be deploying two officers to Indonesia as part of a five-man ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team. Posted 07 Dec 2016 18:32; Updated 07 Dec 2016 23:40. Rescue …
Hospitals near Aceh quake zone overwhelmed with patientsThe Straits Times
Indonesia quake toll jumps to 97 as more bodies found in rubbleAsiaOne
Nearly 100 killed, hundreds injured in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquakeAOL News
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Time magazine names US President-elect Donald Trump person of the year – The Straits Times


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Time magazine names US President-elect Donald Trump person of the year
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US President-elect Donald Trump has been named as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. PHOTO: AFP. Published. 3 hours ago. Updated. 1 hour ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print Purchase …
Time magazine names US President-elect Trump Person of the YearChannel NewsAsia
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Matteo Renzi to resubmit resignation as Italy's prime minister – The Guardian


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Matteo Renzi to resubmit resignation as Italy’s prime minister
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Renzi’s departure was set in motion after he was defeated in constitutional reform referendum on Sunday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters. Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome. Wednesday 7 December 2016 11.00 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on …
Renzi to step down now that Senate OK’d Italy’s 2017 budgetDaily Mail
Italy’s Renzi to hand in resignation amid political turmoilBBC News
Italian PM Matteo Renzi to formally resign on Wednesday eveningFinancial Times
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Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can't we stop debating discovery math? – Ottawa Citizen


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Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can’t we stop debating discovery math?
Ottawa Citizen
The Canadian education system is ranked among the best in the world, with our nation’s students coming seventh overall in a new international study of school systems — but despite the largely good news, Tuesday’s report has once again ignited the
New Report: U.S. students falling behind in math literacy11alive.com
US teens slip behind in global math scores. Is that a good benchmark?Christian Science Monitor
Declining maths, science and reading levels ‘at crisis point’The Australian
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'Keep calm and negotiate': EU sees October 2018 Brexit deal – TODAYonline


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‘Keep calm and negotiate’: EU sees October 2018 Brexit deal
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BRUSSELS – The European Union’s chief negotiator set a target of agreeing a Brexit deal with Britain by October 2018, assuming London keeps a promise to formally launch the process of leaving the EU by the end of March. Michel Barnier, at a news …
Europe|EU Leaders Talk Tough on ‘Brexit’ and Warn That Time Is ShortNew York Times
Eu’s chief brexit negotiator sets out 18-month deadline for talks on a dealDaily Mail
UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech futureTechCrunch
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What the world can learn from the latest PISA test results – The Economist


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What the world can learn from the latest PISA test results
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Football fans must wait for four years between World Cups. Education nerds get their fill of global competition every three. The sixth Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of the science, maths and reading skills of 15-year
S’pore students top in science, maths and reading in Pisa testTODAYonline
Singapore students top global ranking in reading, maths and scienceChannel NewsAsia
Asian countries dominate, science teaching criticised in surveyDaily Mail
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As global crises rage, Merkel makes case for fourth term – Channel NewsAsia


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As global crises rage, Merkel makes case for fourth term
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Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, presenting herself as a guarantor of stability in a world unsettled by the forces of globalisation, war and the election of Donald Trump. Posted 06 Dec 2016 07:15
Angela Merkel rebuffs populist claim to German identityThe Straits Times
Germany’s Merkel re-elected as conservative party leaderDaily Mail
Angela Merkel endorses party’s call for partial ban on burqa and niqabThe Guardian
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Saudi Court Sentences 15 Men to Death for Spying for Iran – Wall Street Journal


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Saudi Court Sentences 15 Men to Death for Spying for Iran
Wall Street Journal
A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 men to death and others to prison for allegedly spying for regional arch-rival Iran. The Riyadh court sentenced 32 people accused of belonging to a spy ring in a trial that human rights activists and lawyers have …
Saudi condemns 15 to death for spying for IranYahoo News
Saudi court sentences 15 people to death and 17 to prison in Iran spy cell trialNational Post
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Poland's top court examines fresh bid to extradite Roman Polanski to US – BreakingNews.ie


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Poland’s top court examines fresh bid to extradite Roman Polanski to US
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Poland’s Supreme Court begins examining a fresh bid to extradite Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski to the United States – where he is accused having sex with a minor nearly 40 years ago. A Polish court rejected the US request last year. But
Supreme Court upholds decision not to extradite filmmaker Polańskithenews.pl

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