PayPal to partner with JPMorgan

PayPal Inc said on Thursday it would partner with JPMorgan Chase & Co , allowing the bank’s customers to link their Chase Pay and PayPal accounts.

The companies said Chase customers will be able to use their…

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Government to clamp down on clubs with jackpot rooms – TODAYonline


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Government to clamp down on clubs with jackpot rooms
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Jackpot machines at Hougang United FC’s clubhouse as seen on 24 Feb 2016. Photo: Wee Teck Hian. Lower machine quota, curbs on operations among rules to guard against problem gambling. View all 0 comments. mail …
Tighter regulations for clubs with jackpot machines to guard against problem gamblingThe Straits Times

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Ex-bus captain who drank vodka while driving jailed 15 months and fined $1000 – Yahoo Singapore News


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Ex-bus captain who drank vodka while driving jailed 15 months and fined $1000
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Nagibullah Raja Saleem, a former bus captain who drank alcohol while on duty, was sentenced to 15 months’ jail and fined $1,000 on 20 July 2017. Photo: Wan Ting Koh/Yahoo News Singapore. More. An intoxicated SBS bus captain who continued to drink …

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US special counsel Robert Mueller to expand Russia probe to Trump business transactions – The Straits Times


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US special counsel Robert Mueller to expand Russia probe to Trump business transactions
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(WASHINGTON POST) – The US special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, …
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Supporters to US Senator McCain – fight on – Channel NewsAsia


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Supporters to US Senator McCain – fight on
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News that U.S. Senator John McCain has brain cancer triggered a wave of support on Thursday from across the political spectrum for the often outspoken former Republican presidential candidate who survived five years captivity as a U.S. Navy pilot
Glioblastoma: Understanding the brain cancer that John McCain has been diagnosed withThe Independent
Sen. John McCain faced death twice as a Navy fighter pilot. And survived brutal years as a POW.Washington Post
The Capital City Contemplates The Possibility Of A Washington Without John McCainNPR
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India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system – TODAYonline


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India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system
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Mr Ram Nath Kovind (centre) celebrates his win to become India’s new president. Photo: AFP. View all 0 comments. mail · Share. Published: 10:05 PM, July 20, 2017. Updated: 11:05 PM, July 20, 2017. NEW DELHI — India elected a new president from the …
In the race with its tricky neighbour, India has recently been winningThe Economist
Ram Nath Kovind to be next president: A transformed BJP is now in firm control of the Dalit narrativeFirstpost
Cross-voting in many states boosts President-elect Kovind’s victory marginTimes of India
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US claims for jobless benefits drop in mid-July

WASHINGTON: New claims for US jobless benefits tumbled in mid-July to their lowest level in two months, further evidence of a persistently tight labour market, according to Labour Department data released on Thursday (Jul 20).

The data suggested the US unemployment rate could remain near the …

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1000 BTO flats with shorter waiting time to be offered next year – TODAYonline


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1000 BTO flats with shorter waiting time to be offered next year
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Around 1,000 flats with a shorter waiting time till completion will be launched in three upcoming projects in Sembawang, Sengkang and Yishun in the second half of next year. TODAY file photo. Unsold balance flats will be offered in first Re-Offer of
HDB to offer BTO flats in Sembawang, Sengkang, Yishun with shorter waiting timeChannel NewsAsia
1000 new BTO flats in Sembawang, Sengkang and Yishun to be made available fasterThe Straits Times
Young couples can soon get their homes in Singapore sooner: HDBTHE BUSINESS TIMES
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Thai general, provincial politicians held guilty in major trafficking trial – Channel NewsAsia


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Thai general, provincial politicians held guilty in major trafficking trial
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An army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among the 46 people held guilty on Wednesday by a judge in Thailand’s biggest human trafficking trial, from a total of 103 defendants, with judgments expected to run late into the day.
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South Korea probes North Korean celebrity defector who 'returned home' – The Straits Times


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South Korea probes North Korean celebrity defector who ‘returned home’
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SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea is investigating the case of a North Korean defector who became a celebrity refugee in Seoul, but recently appeared on Pyongyang television to claim she had returned home from the “hell” of the capitalist South. Im Ji Hyun, a …
India’s U-Turn on North Korea PolicyThe Diplomat
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Trump's penchant for extremes worked on the campaign trail but hinders his White House – Washington Post


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Trump’s penchant for extremes worked on the campaign trail but hinders his White House
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The Republican effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act was hanging in the balance when Vice President Pence issued a challenge to GOP senators: “Inaction is not an option,” he said. A couple hours later, however, his boss took a different view. It
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Islamic State orphans face angry, vengeful Iraqi troops – The Australian


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Islamic State orphans face angry, vengeful Iraqi troops
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Caked in dust, dazed and emaciated, the two young sons of an Islamic State foreign fighter squatted in the rubble beside their injured father, silent, staring listlessly into the middle distance as they waited to learn their fate. “Chechens
The Fall of Mosul May Not Be the End Of ISIS But the Beginning of ISIS 2.0Human Rights Watch
Questions Surround Foreign Teen Found After ISIS Defeat in MosulNBCNews.com
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Tengah Air Base undergoes expansion to free up land at Paya Lebar Air Base – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Tengah Air Base undergoes expansion to free up land at Paya Lebar Air Base
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TENGAH Air Base is being expanded to accomodate some of the assets and facilities from Paya Lebar Air Base, which has been earmarked for future development. The expansion of Tengah Air Base will require the acquisition of four private land plots, the …

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US Republicans left scrambling after health bill sinks again – Channel NewsAsia


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US Republicans left scrambling after health bill sinks again
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Republican U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday were left scrambling to salvage their years-long campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare after their latest plan sank in the Senate, rattling financial markets and sending the U.S. dollar to a 10-month low.
Trump blames ‘Democrats and a few Republicans’ after healthcare Bill collapsesThe Straits Times
Senate Republicans’ new plan to repeal Obamacare threatens even more widespread disruptions to Americans …Los Angeles Times
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One dead, 15 injured in gas explosion, fire in Taichung – Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)

One dead, 15 injured in gas explosion, fire in Taichung
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Taipei, July 18 (CNA) The list of casualties caused by a gas explosion at a restaurant in Feng Chia shopping area, Taichung on Tuesday has been updated to one dead and 15 injured, after fire fighters discovered a charred body when clearing the scene

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US targets Iran with new sanctions over missile program – TODAYonline


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US targets Iran with new sanctions over missile program
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File photo of an Iranian national flag during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran. Photo: Reuters. View all comments. mail · Tweet · Share. Published: 9:50 PM, July 18, 2017. Updated: 11
US sanctions more Iranians, but nuclear deal stands for nowChicago Tribune
Trump adds new sanctions on Iran, targeting ballistic missiles and support for terrorismUSA TODAY
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'We are utterly devastated': Family demands answers after Minneapolis police shoot and kill woman who called 911 – Washington Post


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‘We are utterly devastated’: Family demands answers after Minneapolis police shoot and kill woman who called 911
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Relatives of an Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police officers over the weekend sharply questioned the lack of information about the shooting, which has again fueled distrust of law enforcement among the city’s residents amid uncertainty
Family of Australian killed by US police demands answersThe Straits Times
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