A look back at when, what & who Madonna offended – AsiaOne


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A look back at when, what & who Madonna offended
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Madonna’s much-hyped Rebel Heart concert at the National Stadium tomorrow night could be remembered as the hottest gig of the year, or as the most contentious, depending on how you see it. The most recent flap: the statements from the Roman Catholic …
Madonna works the crowd at her Rebel Heart concert in SingaporeThe Straits Times
Concert review: No rebel sighted in Madonna’s Rebel Heart showTODAYonline
Madonna’s Rebel Heart on Edsa DayInquirer.net
Manila Bulletin –The Independent (blog)
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Hong Kong anti-China activist stands in key vote – Channel News Asia


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Hong Kong anti-China activist stands in key vote
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A Hong Kong activist who promotes independence from China and was involved in recent street battles with police stood for office Sunday in a key by-election that highlights the city’s political faultlines. Posted 28 Feb 2016 14:09; Updated 28 Feb 2016
‘Radical’ candidate in Hong Kong poll exposes underlying tensionsTODAYonline
Hong Kongers vote in legislative by-election seen as gauge of support for radical groupThe Straits Times
Clashes break out shortly before polls close in New Territories East by-election, with turnout down on 2012 figuresSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Indian man kills 14 members of own family, then hangs himself – Channel News Asia


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Indian man kills 14 members of own family, then hangs himself
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NEW DELHI: A man in India stabbed 14 members of his own family to death, including seven children, before hanging himself, police said on Sunday, in one of the country’s worst: and grizzliest: massacres in recent years. Thirty five year-old Hasnin
Thane shocker: Man kills 14 family members, commits suicideTimes of Oman
Indian man kills 14 members of his family with knife: policeThe Nation
Man ‘kills 14 family members with knife’ in IndiaNEWS.com.au
Business Standard –The Inquisitr –Toronto Sun
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China's richest man warns Brexit vote could spark exodus – The Sunday Times

China’s richest man warns Brexit vote could spark exodus
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CHINA’S richest man has urged Britain not to leave Europe and predicted that “a bunch” of Chinese companies would move elsewhere in the event of Brexit. Wang Jianlin, founder of Dalian Wanda, which owns Sunseeker yachts in Poole and a five-star hotel …

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Islamic State launches significant attacks in Iraq – The Globe and Mail


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Islamic State launches significant attacks in Iraq
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Islamic State militants attacked Iraqi security forces on the western outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday in their largest assault near the capital for months, while two suicide blasts in a mainly Shi’ite district killed 31 people. Suicide bombers and
At Least 31 Killed in Coordinated ISIS Blasts in BaghdadHaaretz
Militants attack outdoor market in Baghdad, kiling dozensCTV News
Baghdad Market Bombings Kill at Least 24Voice of America
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Learning from past cases

February 28, 2016 5:00 AM

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD Last year, disgruntled customers lodged reports against investment firms Valiant Capital and Suisse International. Both companies offered gold buy-back schemes but failed to pay investors the money promised.

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Spot the scam

February 28, 2016 5:00 AM

News that about 70 retail investors were crying foul over an exotic agarwood tree investment scheme made headlines yet this sort of story is far from rare.

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SGX in talks to buy Baltic Exchange

SINGAPORE – Bourse operator Singapore Exchange (SGX) is in talks to buy the storied Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, as it looks to diversify its revenue sources.
SGX said yesterday it had submitted a non-binding bid for the acquisition…

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Hishammuddin: Nothing personal in Muhyiddin's suspension – AsiaOne


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Hishammuddin: Nothing personal in Muhyiddin’s suspension
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“What is important for us is the position of the party. And if the party wants to look ahead and assure the rakyat and face the elections, whether we like it or not, we have to move as a team,” said Hishammuddin. He added that party discipline had to
Muhyiddin Yassin steps up call to reject Malaysia PM Najib Razak after suspension from UMNOThe Straits Times
Former AG has proof SRC money in Najib’s accounts a crime: Ex-M’sia DPMTODAYonline
Azalina: Muhyiddin’s allegations a political conspiracyThe Star Online
Astro Awani –Free Malaysia Today –Wall Street Journal
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Former Senior Minister of State, PAP MP Lee Khoon Choy dies – Channel News Asia


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Former Senior Minister of State, PAP MP Lee Khoon Choy dies
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SINGAPORE: Former Senior Minister of State and People’s Action Party Member of Parliament Lee Khoon Choy died on Saturday (Feb 27). He was 92. Mr Lee, who served Singapore as a politician and a diplomat, entered politics when he was elected as the …

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Search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Area only half the size of Tasmania to search as second anniversary nears – Sydney Morning Herald


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Search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Area only half the size of Tasmania to search as second anniversary nears
Sydney Morning Herald
The man leading the search for missing plane MH370, speaking ahead of the second anniversary of its disappearance next week, says there is an area only half the size of Tasmania left to search. The anniversary closes the door on new legal action
MH370 lawsuits start rolling in as second anniversary of plane’s disappearance approachesNEWS.com.au
Family of Chinese passenger on MH370 sues Malaysia AirlinesThe Straits Times
The Two–Year Search for MH370The Asia Sentinel
Business Standard –Bangkok Post
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Nine dead, 13 injured in attack near Afghan defence ministry: police – The Straits Times


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Nine dead, 13 injured in attack near Afghan defence ministry: police
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KABUL (AFP) – A Taleban suicide attack near the defence ministry in Kabul on Saturday (Feb 27) killed nine people and wounded 13 others, police said, hours after another deadly blast in Afghanistan’s restive east. “Nine people were killed, 13 were
Afghan blasts kill 25, jeopardising peace talksChannel News Asia
Afghanistan Bombings Kill 23 People, Wound Dozens in Single DayBloomberg
Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan Kill at Least 26New York Times
Haaretz
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Russia halts all Syria bombing sorties to avoid 'mistakes' – Arab News


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Russia halts all Syria bombing sorties to avoid ‘mistakes’
Arab News
A Syrian boy rides a bicycle through a devastated part of the old city of Homs, Syria, on Friday. The Russian military on Saturday said its warplanes suspended all sorties over Syria in line with a cease-fire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington, to

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