Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue – Channel NewsAsia


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Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue
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KUALA LUMPUR: Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said. The bodies of three Bangladeshis and one
A regular working day turns tragic for construction workers in Tanjung BungahNew Straits Times Online
After killer landslide, Penang urged to freeze all hill developmentMalay Mail Online
14 feared dead in Malaysian landslideRappler
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Institutes of higher learning in 'tremendously strong position' to help train workers: Ong Ye Kung – Channel NewsAsia


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Institutes of higher learning in ‘tremendously strong position’ to help train workers: Ong Ye Kung
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Singapore has seen success when it comes to encouraging lifelong learning, but this success can be further enhanced by tapping on institutes of higher learning, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung said on Thursday (Oct 19).
Older cabbies receive training to conquer fear of digital platformsThe Straits Times

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Downtown Line 3 makes grim debut as commuters experience train delays on opening day – The Independent


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Downtown Line 3 makes grim debut as commuters experience train delays on opening day
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Commuters who were hoping that they would not experience service disruptions on the brand new Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) were sorely disappointed. Several commuters reported experiencing delays on the line that opened to the public today, following a …

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Suspect Arrested in Munich Knife Attack That Injured 8 – TIME


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Suspect Arrested in Munich Knife Attack That Injured 8
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(BERLIN) — A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said. The suspected assailant, a local German already known to police for theft and other offenses, was arrested a few hours later. No one was seriously
Manhunt after 5 hurt in Munich stabbing attackIrish Examiner
Police detain suspect after knife-wielding man carries out multiple stab attacks in MunichIndependent.ie
Man with knife stabs 4 people in Munich; arrest madeBoston Herald
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Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in couple of years; no successor picked yet – Reuters India


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Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in couple of years; no successor picked yet
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FILE PHOTO: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at the International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo. In an interview with CNBC released on Friday, Lee, 65, the …
“Next PM is very likely in Cabinet already” – PM LeeThe Independent
Lee Hsien Yang’s statement raises questions about PM Lee’s intention to resolve dispute between siblingsThe Online Citizen

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Grab bags S$952m in debt facilities, signs new partnership with SMRT – Channel NewsAsia


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Grab bags S$952m in debt facilities, signs new partnership with SMRT
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Grab signs deal with SMRT that will give it exclusive access to the latter’s current and future taxi and private car fleet management capabilities, as well as its entire network of taxis and Strides private-hire cars. A Grab Singapore ride. (Photo
Grab bags record S$952m in debt facilities, partnering SMRT to build biggest car rental fleet in South-east AsiaThe Straits Times
Grab plans to spend $700m on a rental car fleetTech in Asia
Grab raises $700M in debt to add more drivers to its ride-hailing service in Southeast AsiaTechCrunch
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Trailer driver could have dozed off before hitting cyclists in fatal West Coast highway accident: Coroner – The Straits Times


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Trailer driver could have dozed off before hitting cyclists in fatal West Coast highway accident: Coroner
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Two men died and another was injured in a road accident late on Oct 27, 2016. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS. Published. 3 hours ago. More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print Purchase Article. Permalink: http://str.sg/4yBJ. Copy. Shaffiq Idris …

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Singapore, US have 'sound relationship' based on 'basic strategic congruence of views': PM Lee – Channel NewsAsia


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Singapore, US have ‘sound relationship’ based on ‘basic strategic congruence of views’: PM Lee
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes to develop the “very sound relationship” between Singapore and the United States when he makes his official working visit to Washington, DC from Oct 22 to 26. Speaking in an interview with CNBC on Thursday (Oct 19) …
Lee Hsien Yang’s statement raises questions about PM Lee’s intention to resolve dispute between siblingsThe Online Citizen
Singapore PM ‘not sure’ if family feud resolved … from brother’s response, it seems notSouth China Morning Post
Singapore leader faces fresh criticism from brother amid family feudCNBC
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Malaysian man arrested for involvement in S$270000 police impersonation scam – Channel NewsAsia

Malaysian man arrested for involvement in S$270000 police impersonation scam
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SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old Malaysian man has been arrested over his alleged involvement in a scam to cheat a woman of S$270,000 by impersonating the police. In a news release on Friday (Oct 20), police said a 29-year-old woman reported receiving a …

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81 people arrested from Jan to Sept for stealing cosmetics from Orchard Road shops – The Straits Times


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81 people arrested from Jan to Sept for stealing cosmetics from Orchard Road shops
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SINGAPORE – Eighty-one people were arrested in the first nine months of this year for stealing cosmetic products from shops along Orchard Road, the police said in a statement on Friday (Oct 20). The thieves would typically hide the cosmetic products

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Wong Li Lin: former ballerina, actress, entrepreneur, and now a public servant – The Straits Times


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Wong Li Lin: former ballerina, actress, entrepreneur, and now a public servant
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SINGAPORE – In her role as Inspector Elaine Tay in police drama Triple Nine, she used to clear the streets of criminals. Now, in her new job, former actress Wong Li Lin will help clean up Singapore’s streets – literally. She is the new executive

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Duterte confirms Malaysia's most wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad dead: Reports – Channel NewsAsia


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Duterte confirms Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad dead: Reports
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed on Thursday (Oct 19) that Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad, once tipped to become Islamic State’s point man in Southeast Asia, was killed by the military, according to local news reports. The Philippine Daily
Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killedTODAYonline
Philippines’ Duterte says Malaysian Islamist militant killedYahoo Singapore News
A few militants fight on in Philippine city ripped to shredsDaily Mail
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Man gets record 20 months' jail for animal cruelty – TODAYonline


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Man gets record 20 months’ jail for animal cruelty
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Brownie the toy poodle, which died after its owner Yeo Poh Kwee did not take it to the veterinarian for treatment. Photo: Agri-Veterinary Authority of Singapore. mail · Share. By. Louisa Tang. -. louisa.tang@mediacorp.com.sg -. Published: 8:45 PM

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Sabah opposition leader Shafie arrested by Malaysian anti-graft agency – The Straits Times


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Sabah opposition leader Shafie arrested by Malaysian anti-graft agency
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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah opposition leader and former Malaysian Cabinet minister Mohd Shafie Apdal was arrested by the anti-graft commission on Thursday (Oct 19) as it investigates RM1.5 billion (S$482 million) in government funds allegedly siphoned off …
MACC arrests Shafie ApdalYahoo Singapore News
Ex-Ally of Malaysian PM Najib Held in Graft Probe: SourceU.S. News & World Report
Warisan president Shafie Apdal arrested by MACCFree Malaysia Today
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What happens next in Spain-Catalonia standoff? – The Straits Times


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What happens next in Spain-Catalonia standoff?
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MADRID (REUTERS) – Spain said on Thursday (Oct 19) it would suspend the autonomy of the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia over its bid to secede, pitching the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy into uncharted political waters. Barcelona, the …
Merkel, Macron back Spain in Catalan crisisYahoo Singapore News
Spanish flag-waving underpins Rajoy’s tough line on CataloniaTODAYonline
Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back downThe Guardian
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