Ex-tour guide Yang Yin to plead guilty to charges involving over S$450000 – Channel News Asia


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Ex-tour guide Yang Yin to plead guilty to charges involving over S$450000
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Former China tour guide Yang Yin, who faces 349 criminal charges arising out of his dealings with a wealthy Singaporean widow, indicated on Monday (May 30) his intention to plead guilty to a host of charges, including falsifying receipts amounting to
Hands and feet in shackles Yang Yin allegedly tried to lunge towards old woman in CourtThe Independent

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Iraqi forces enters IS-held city of Fallujah – Channel News Asia


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Iraqi forces enters IS-held city of Fallujah
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The Iraqi army began an operation on Monday to storm Falluja, the Islamic State group’s stronghold near Baghdad, a military officer told a Reuters TV crew near the front line. Posted 30 May 2016 13:50; Updated 30 May 2016 13:59. PHOTOS. A convoy of the …
Iraqi forces ENTER Fallujah: Troops storm ISIS bastion on three fronts in massive dawn offensiveDaily Mail
Iraqi troops begin operation to seize Falluja from IsisThe Guardian
‘We Lived Like Animals’ Under IS Rule in FallujahVoice of America
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Heng Swee Keat "recovering well" from stroke: PM Lee – Channel News Asia


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Heng Swee Keat “recovering well” from stroke: PM Lee
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in hospital on Monday (May 30) and says he was “fully lucid, communicative, and cheerful”. Posted 30 May 2016 21:37; Updated 30 May 2016 23:01. VIDEOS; PHOTOS …
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat recovering well: PM LeeAsiaOne
Heng Swee Keat ‘recovering well’ from stroke and ‘fully lucid’: PM LeeTODAYonline
Heng Swee Keat now lucid and communicative: PM LeeTHE BUSINESS TIMES

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Was shooting a rare gorilla the only option for Cincinnati Zoo? – CNN


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Was shooting a rare gorilla the only option for Cincinnati Zoo?
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(CNN) Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla after a four-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering an outcry over how the situation was handled. Footage shot by a witness shows Harambe, the 17-year-old male gorilla, …
Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrageAsiaOne
Family of boy who entered gorilla enclosure ‘thankful’ child survivedThe Guardian
Mom of 4-Year-Old Who Climbed into Zoo Pen Defends Herself from Backlash After Zookeepers Killed GorillaPeople Magazine
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Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy – AsiaOne


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Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy
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TOKYO – Japanese rescuers on Monday expanded the search for a seven-year-old boy missing for three days after his parents left him in a mountain forest inhabited by bears as punishment in a case that has infuriated public opinion. The parents
Rescuers in Japan search for boy missing after parents leave him in forestLos Angeles Times
Yamato Tanooka, seven, is missing in a forest in Japan. Picture: ANN NewsNEWS.com.au
Boy missing in mountains after being left by parents as ‘punishment’fox8.com
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Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say – Channel News Asia


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Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say
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Harrowing testimonies from migrant survivors say 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700. Posted 29 May 2016 20:04; Updated 29 May 2016 23:17. PHOTOS. Migrants wait aboard the ship “Aquarius” as they …
Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700: SurvivorsTODAYonline
700+ migrants missing or feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks, UN saysCNN International
More than 700 migrants feared dead in largest loss of life in the Mediterranean since April 2015National Post
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MCA To Campaign Anti-Hudud Bill Nationwide – malaysiandigest.com


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MCA To Campaign Anti-Hudud Bill Nationwide
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KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will go on a nationwide campaign urging the public to protest against the passing of PAS’ private member’s bill on hudud in the next Parliament sitting scheduled in October. Party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix) explained
Kit Siang warns Liow, Mah to be ‘serious’ about hudud BillFree Malaysia Today
Liow: I’ll quit if Pas’ Private Member’s Bill is passedNew Straits Times Online

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Japan's Abe to delay sales tax hike until 2019: government source – Channel News Asia


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Japan’s Abe to delay sales tax hike until 2019: government source
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in sales tax by two and a half years, a government official said on Sunday, as the economy sputters and Abe prepares for a national election. Posted 29 May 2016 09:20; Updated 29 May 2016 …
Japan’s Abe To Delay Sales Tax Rise: The Right Decision Even Though Calls For Him To ResignForbes
Opposition demands Abe’s resignation over possible tax hike deferralSouth China Morning Post
Opposition demands Abe’s head in event of tax-hike deferralThe Japan Times
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Uganda to halt military, security ties with North Korea: South Korea – Channel News Asia


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Uganda to halt military, security ties with North Korea: South Korea
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said his country would halt security and military cooperation with North Korea, a South Korean official said following a summit in Kampala between Museveni and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Posted 29 May …
Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreementsDaily Mail
Uganda to cut military ties with NKKorea Times
Park holds talks with Museveni on trade and N. KoreaThe Korea Herald
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Heritage takes centre stage in new garden – The Straits Times


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Heritage takes centre stage in new garden
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SINGAPORE – Singapore has a global reputation as a garden city, but this did not come about by haphazard planting of trees and shrubs. Plant varieties have to be chosen carefully in order to thrive, and they have to look nice too. Visitors to the

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Text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park – Business Insider


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Text of Obama’s speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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Seventy one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. The flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself. Why do we come to this
Obama calls for moral revolution in nuke ageThe Straits Times
Obama issues call for ‘moral revolution’ in historic visitTODAYonline
Atomic bomb survivors feel wonder, doubt after Obama visitYahoo Singapore News
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Whatever happened to 1MDB's Cayman Islands funds? – Aliran Monthly


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Whatever happened to 1MDB’s Cayman Islands funds?
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In the light of the shutting down of Swiss private bank BSI in Singapore, Anil Netto examines what happened to over RM7bn of Malaysian public funds parked in a mysterious high-risk investment fund. In early May, the Financial Times of London carried an …

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Internet video of girl, 16, gang raped by over 30 men and boys shocks Brazil – AsiaOne


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Internet video of girl, 16, gang raped by over 30 men and boys shocks Brazil
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RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio de Janeiro police are investigating allegations that more than 30 men and boys raped a 16-year-old girl, officials said on Friday (May 27), as outrage spread in the host city for the Olympics and reverberated across the country.
Gang-rape internet video shocks BrazilChannel News Asia
Brazil gangrape: Protestors take to streets, President calls for crisis talksThe Indian Express
Video of girl allegedly gang-raped shocks BraziliansCNN
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Outrage in multi-ethnic Malaysia as government backs Islamic law – Channel News Asia


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Outrage in multi-ethnic Malaysia as government backs Islamic law
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Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government threw its support in parliament this week behind an Islamic penal code that includes amputations and stoning, shocking some of his allies and stoking fears of further strains in the multi-ethnic country. Posted
Malaysia’s opposition in a fix over Islamic law againThe Straits Times
Analysts: ‘Hudud’ Bill fast-tracking shows Umno real decision-makerMalay Mail Online
Malaysian govt backs Islamic law, ethnic parties upsetTimes of India
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