Worst category of NS defaulters can expect close to the maximum jail terms: High Court – The Straits Times

Worst category of NS defaulters can expect close to the maximum jail terms: High Court
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SINGAPORE – In a clear signal that the courts will not tolerate national security being undermined by those who ignore the call to serve national service (NS), the High Court ruled on Tuesday (April 25) that the “worst” category of NS defaulters

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German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a 'champion' for families – Washington Post


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German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families
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A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.” Trump was taking her first crack at diplomacy abroad in her new role as assistant to the president, vowing at an economic …
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Air China resumes North Korea flights after speculation – Channel NewsAsia


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Air China resumes North Korea flights after speculation
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Air China planes are parked at Beijing Capital International Airport on Apr 6, 2017. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao). 25 Apr 2017 07:55PM (Updated: 25 Apr 2017 08:00PM ). Share this content. Share on Facebook. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on …
North Korea Stages Large-Scale Artillery Drill As U.S. Submarine Docks In SouthHuffington Post
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4 new Zika cases confirmed, 2 in new cluster at Highland Road and Jansen Close – The Straits Times

4 new Zika cases confirmed, 2 in new cluster at Highland Road and Jansen Close
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SINGAPORE – Four new cases of Zika have been confirmed, with two of them from a new cluster at Highland Road and Jansen Close, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a media advisory on Tuesday (April 25). The two cases in the new cluster …

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Here's what happened in the first round of France's presidential election, and what happens next – Washington Post


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Here’s what happened in the first round of France’s presidential election, and what happens next
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On Sunday, French citizens went to the polls in the first stage of choosing a new president. The two candidates who received the most votes, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, will now face off in a second round, because neither won (or came close to …
Analysis: Investors take another look at opinion polls after French voteChannel NewsAsia
Marine Le Pen’s father criticises her presidential campaign as she steps back from partyThe Straits Times
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McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK: McDonald’s reported higher first-quarter earnings on Tuesday (Apr 25) on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

The solid results reflected greater emphasis on boosting traffic in the United States at the home of the “Big Mac,” as well as other markets …

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Nearly 9000 malware-laden servers, compromised websites found in Singapore-based Interpol operation – Channel NewsAsia


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Nearly 9000 malware-laden servers, compromised websites found in Singapore-based Interpol operation
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SINGAPORE: A cybersecurity operation has uncovered hundreds of malware-infected websites – including government portals – across Southeast Asia. In a statement on Monday (Apr 24), the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) said that the …
More than 9000 malware-infected servers found by Singapore-based Interpol operationThe Straits Times
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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen – BBC News


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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen
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President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round
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Senate summoned to the White House for North Korea briefing, as China's Xi Jinping urges restraint from Donald Trump – Telegraph.co.uk


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Senate summoned to the White House for North Korea briefing, as China’s Xi Jinping urges restraint from Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump will take the unusual step of summoning all 100 senators to the White House on Wednesday for a briefing on the continued concern over North Korea. The senators will be briefed by Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, and James …
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Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall – Washington Post


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Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats …
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Australian police stop 12-year-old boy on epic car journey – Channel NewsAsia


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Australian police stop 12-year-old boy on epic car journey
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A google map screenshot of the car journey that was planned by the 12-year-old boy. (Photo: Google Maps). 24 Apr 2017 04:57PM. Share this content. Share on Facebook. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on Twitter. Share on LinkedIn. Share on …
Road Warrior, Not So Fast: 12-Year-Old Australian Drives 800 Miles SoloNPR

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US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills – The Straits Times


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US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills
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The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, US Vice-President Mike Pence said on April 22. PHOTO: AFP/US NAVY. Published. 4 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print.
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French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe – Channel NewsAsia


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French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe
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French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon casts his ballot at a polling station in Paris, on April 23, 2017, during the first round of the Presidential election. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Christophe
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Blair hints he could run for Parliament to fight Brexit – Daily Mail


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Blair hints he could run for Parliament to fight Brexit
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Tony Blair has hinted he could try for a stunning return to Parliament to lead the fight against Brexit as he said Labour voters should consider backing pro-EU Tories. The former Prime Minister, who quit Westminster 10 years ago after a decade in No 10
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