Asean must band together and be a life raft in stormy seas: PM Lee – TODAYonline

Asean must band together and be a life raft in stormy seas: PM Lee
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PM Lee Hsien Loong attends the ASEAN Tourism Forum Opening Gala orchid naming ceremony with ASEAN secretary-general H.E. Le Luong Minh and ASEAN tourism ministers on Jan 18, 2017. Photo: Jason Quah/TODAY. mail · print. View all comments.

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Gambians, tourists flee on eve of deadline for leader to surrender power – Channel NewsAsia


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Gambians, tourists flee on eve of deadline for leader to surrender power
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Gambians and tourists were boarding buses, packing suitcases onto trucks and hiring canoes to flee the capital on Wednesday, as President Yahya Jammeh clung to power on the eve of his rival Adama Barrow’s planned swearing in. Posted 18 Jan 2017 21: …
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Ex-president George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital after breathing problems – Channel NewsAsia


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Ex-president George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital after breathing problems
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Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush has been in a Houston hospital since Saturday after he experienced shortness of breath, a family spokesman said on Wednesday. Posted 18 Jan 2017 15:40; Updated 18 Jan 2017 21:10. FILE PHOTO – Former …
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At least 76 killed in air strike on Nigerian refugee camp – ICRC – Channel NewsAsia


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At least 76 killed in air strike on Nigerian refugee camp – ICRC
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At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday’s accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than 100 were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) said on Wednesday. Posted 18 Jan 2017 22:15; Updated …
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Bomb blast kills at least 25 in Mali military camp – Channel NewsAsia


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Bomb blast kills at least 25 in Mali military camp
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GAO, Mali: At least 33 people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives near a military camp in Mali’s northern city of Gao, witnesses and a United Nations peacekeeping source said.
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Britain will leave EU single market as May sets aim for 'hard Brexit' – TODAYonline


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Britain will leave EU single market as May sets aim for ‘hard Brexit’
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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May answers questions after delivering a speech on leaving the European Union at Lancaster House in London. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all 0 comments …
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Is it likely that MH370 will ever be found? – BBC News


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Is it likely that MH370 will ever be found?
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The deep-water search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, without the plane being found. There is an even greater chance now that we will never know what happened to those 239 people who boarded a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur …
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Singapore, China to hold Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation meeting next month – Channel NewsAsia


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Singapore, China to hold Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation meeting next month
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This was discussed during the 10th Bilateral Consultations between the Singapore and Chinese foreign ministries, co-chaired by Singapore’s Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin.

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China's Xi Jinping warns in Davos against trade war in defence of globalisation – The Straits Times


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China’s Xi Jinping warns in Davos against trade war in defence of globalisation
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DAVOS (WASHINGTON POST) – Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned against protectionism as he pushed back against criticism of globalisation by Mr Donald Trump and other Western populists. “Protectionism is like locking yourself in a dark room, which …
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In Russia, Moldovan president says may scrap EU trade pact – Channel NewsAsia


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In Russia, Moldovan president says may scrap EU trade pact
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Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country’s next parliamentary elections, Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia. Posted 17 Jan 2017 23:40. Russian President Vladimir
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