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
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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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Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

REUTERS: Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, amid a broad decline that was led by technology stocks and disappointing quarterly reports from major companies.

Apple dropped 2.4 percent on growing worries about slack demand for the new iPhones.

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19th Party Congress: China aims to become modern nation that stands tall in the world – The Straits Times


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19th Party Congress: China aims to become modern nation that stands tall in the world
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BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday (Oct 18) mapped out two phases for reaching the goal of being a modern socialist country that can stand tall among nations of the world by the middle of this century. In setting this ambitious goal
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Xi Jinping’s marathon speech: Five takeawaysTODAYonline
5 Years Ago, China’s Xi Jinping Was Largely Unknown. Now He’s Poised To Reshape ChinaNPR
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Singaporean missing on Hokkaido mountain found alive: Report – Channel NewsAsia


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Singaporean missing on Hokkaido mountain found alive: Report
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ASAHIKAWA, Japan: A Singaporean woman along with three companions who had gone missing while hiking the highest peak in Hokkaido were found alive on Wednesday (Oct 18) afternoon, Kyodo News reported quoting police officials. The four hikers …

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Trump denies 'insensitive' remarks to soldier's widow – BBC News


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Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow
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US President Donald Trump says a claim that he made insensitive remarks to the recently bereaved widow of a soldier is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said he had told the widow of Sgt La David Johnson: “He knew what he was …
Trump told soldier’s grieving widow ‘he knew what he signed up for’, mother saysThe Guardian
Donald Trump told soldier’s widow ‘he knew what he signed up for’: LawmakerThe Straits Times
Trump Says He Called ‘Every Family’ of Soldiers Who Died. But Some Never Heard From HimTIME
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QS Asia University Rankings 2018: IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras Ranked Among Top 50 – NDTV


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QS Asia University Rankings 2018: IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras Ranked Among Top 50
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Mumbai, October 17:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has moved one step up from 35th rank last year to 34th rank this year in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings. Among the top 50, Overall, the Institution improved …
NTU tops Asia in QS university rankings; NUS drops to 2ndChannel NewsAsia
AUB ranked top university in the Arab worldStepFeed
QS Asian University Rankings 2018: IIT-Bombay ranked the best in IndiaMoneycontrol.com
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Philippines arrests militant widow for trying to recruit fighters – Channel NewsAsia


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Philippines arrests militant widow for trying to recruit fighters
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Karen Aizha Hamidon was presented at a press conference in Manila on Oct 18, 2017. (Photo: AFP / Noel Celis). 18 Oct 2017 04:59PM (Updated: 18 Oct 2017 05:00PM ). Share this content. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on LinkedIn. Share via …
IS militant’s widow who recruited foreign fighters arrested in PhilippinesTODAYonline
Filipino arrested over recruitment of foreign fightersAnadolu Agency
Terror propagandist-recruiter arrestedManila Bulletin
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