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12:43 PM

HDB should be given power to enter flat for repair works: Khaw

SINGAPORE - The Housing Board should be given the power to enter a flat in order for repair works to be carried out more promptly, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday.
10:08 AM

Australian mother charged with killing of 8 children in Cairns 'coping as best she can'

An Australian mother charged with killing eight children will have her case heard in January, a court said on Monday, as she struggles to come to terms with what happened.
8:33 AM

Floods in Malaysia's east coast expected to worsen over next few days

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The floods which have ravaged the east coast and displaced tens of thousands of people are set to worsen with wetter weather predicted over the next few days.
6:08 AM

Pest controllers need three weeks to end Bukit Batok rat problem

An estimated 180 rats have been caught, five days into an operation to rid an area beside Bukit Batok MRT station of the rodents.
10:58 AM

Five things you might not have known about the Winter Solstice

SINGAPORE -The Winter or December Solstice takes place here today, Dec 22, and is known as the longest night of the year, but that really depends on which part of the world you're in.
11:13 AM

Obama voices outrage over New York police shootings to Philadelphia police commissioner

HONOLULU (Reuters) - United States President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

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1:43 PM

South Korea nuclear plant operator says it has been hacked, but no risk to...

1:26 PM

China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy that village wants to expel:...

1:07 PM

Lavish French villa owned by ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai up for sale:...

12:45 PM

China condemns cyber attacks, but does not mention North Korea

12:23 PM

Partner of Sydney siege gunman, charged for murder but out on bail, faces bail...

11:54 AM

Aceh rises rapidly from the ruins, 10 years after ravages of tsunami

11:36 AM

Nut rage incident wiped out all of Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun Ah's hard...

11:34 AM

Medical tourism booms in Asia, with India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand...

10:56 AM

Aussie PM Abbott denies govt in crisis, says carbon tax axing helps women with...

10:08 AM

Australian mother charged with killing of 8 children in Cairns 'coping as...

9:28 AM

China arrests more than 30,000 people in porn, gambling crackdown: Xinhua

9:15 AM

US firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan websites; likely linked to...

8:33 AM

Floods in Malaysia's east coast expected to worsen over next few days

11:06 PM

Pakistan hangs four more militants after Taleban attack on school

9:54 PM

North Korea threatens to hit back at White House in Sony Pictures hacking row

7:55 PM

Taiwan's likely new ruling party chief Eric Chu bullish on China ties...

7:48 PM

Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

6:40 PM

Pakistanis mourn victims of school massacre, resolve to fight terror

6:31 PM

Indonesian rescuers end search for landslide victims as 95 are confirmed killed

5:11 PM

India Hindu group RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi

4:38 PM

Mass religious conversion in India PM Modi's home state Gujarat sparks...

3:47 PM

1,600 'pandas' land in Malaysia as part of world tour

3:27 PM

Seoul prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear plant operator

2:17 PM

Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin set to make more billions with Dalian Wanda IPO

1:53 PM

Malaysia plans to charge RM20 for foreign-registered vehicles coming from...

World

11:13 AM

Obama voices outrage over New York police shootings to Philadelphia police...

10:30 AM

US officers shoot Canadian man crossing into US at border while waving a handgun

9:58 AM

Orangutan in Argentina zoo granted right to live in more desirable conditions

8:17 AM

Killings of police officers raise pressure on New York mayor

6:08 AM

Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11...

5:58 AM

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Dec 22 edition

5:27 AM

Florida police officer killed; suspect charged with murder

4:53 AM

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

4:29 AM

Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies in new Cuba policy

3:37 AM

US petrol prices fall to lowest since May 2009, now average 86 Singapore cents...

3:10 AM

Tunisians vote for post-revolution leader in first free presidential election

2:21 AM

Shock and anger in New York after two police officers murdered

12:59 AM

Egypt puts 26 men on trial for 'debauchery' in Cairo public bathhouse

12:05 AM

Gulf oil producers vow not to cut OPEC output despite slumping prices

11:30 PM

Iraq Kurd chief Massud Barzani hails advances in battle against ISIS

10:12 PM

Iran hails US-Cuba thaw as proof sanctions don't work

9:37 PM

Belarus blocks websites, closes stores to stem currency panic after rouble slide

9:14 PM

France probes possible lone wolf 'radical Islamic' attack on police...

8:48 PM

Security gaps found at Germany's biggest airport in Frankfurt: report

8:41 PM

North Korea hack of Sony Pictures was 'vandalism' not act of war:...

8:19 PM

Don't join social media, British anti-EU party UKIP's chief tells...

8:04 PM

UAE urges world's oil producers not to raise output in 2015, says it will...

7:32 PM

Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt Sinjar after ISIS siege broken

7:02 PM

Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying for Israel

6:59 PM

TV show in Turkey fined over 'dance with a stranger' stunt

6:35 PM

Russia makes Facebook block event page on Putin's top critic

4:21 PM

Saudi minister says confident oil prices will 'improve'

3:59 PM

Tunisians vote in first free presidential election since Arab Spring

3:38 PM

Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

1:59 PM

Instagram removes account of man who killed two New York police officers

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