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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 23

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 23


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Nasdaq edges to record as Fed minutes signal higher rates

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Nasdaq edges to record as Fed minutes signal higher rates


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Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

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Russia at UN says open to new Syria chemical weapons probe

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Russia at UN says open to new Syria chemical weapons probe


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Facing graft probe, Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

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Facing graft probe, Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties


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Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

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  • Palestinian factions agree to hold general elections by end-2018
    Palestinian factions agree to hold general elections by end-2018

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    CAIRO (REUTERS) - Palestinian factions, including rival groups Hamas and Fatah, have agreed to hold a general election by the end of 2018, a joint statement by several groups said on Wednesday (Nov 22) following talks in Cairo. Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in October in Cairo-backed talks after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war
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Politics & Government

  • Turmoil surrounding Indonesian speaker may impact President Joko's reelection bid
    Turmoil surrounding Indonesian speaker may impact President Joko's reelection bid

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    JAKARTA - The political turmoil caused by the detention of suspended Golkar chairman Setya Novanto may have repercussions beyond the party's image, as it could impact President Joko Widodo's reelection bid, analysts say. Mr Joko is from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the biggest party in the Indonesian parliament, that he has been struggling to tame. He needs Golkar, the country's second largest political party, to remain strong as he looks ahead to seek reelection in the 2019 with a credible running mate
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Sports

  • Tottenham group win proved doubters wrong, says Kane
    Tottenham group win proved doubters wrong, says Kane

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    REUTERS: Tottenham Hotspur's qualification to the Champions League knockout stages as group winners has proved doubters wrong, striker Harry Kane said after the London side's 2-1 win over Borrusia Dortmund on Tuesday. Tottenham were expected struggle in a tough Group H that contained holders Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Dortmund but the London side have progressed to the knockout stages unbeaten with four wins and a draw after five of six fixtures
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Business

  • HSBC fined a record HK$400 million over Lehman product sales
    HSBC fined a record HK$400 million over Lehman product sales

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    HONG KONG (Bloomberg) - HSBC Holdings' private-banking unit was fined a record HK$400 million (S$69.4 million) over sales of structured products linked to Lehman Brothers Holdingsin Hong Kong. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) will have its licence to advise on securities suspended for a year, while its dealing license will be partially suspended, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal said in a ruling Tuesday (Nov 21), as it upheld previous findings by the Securities and Futures Commission
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Technology

  • Uber's massive data breach and Singapore 'phantom' ride cases not related
    Uber's massive data breach and Singapore 'phantom' ride cases not related

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    SINGAPORE: Uber has "no reason to believe" that the massive global data breach it suffered in 2016 is linked to the "phantom" rides being reported by some Singapore users, the ride-sharing company said on Wednesday (Nov 22). "We have no reason to believe these two events are linked," an Uber spokesperson said in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia. "The incident in 2016 did not breach our corporate systems or infrastructure, and our outside forensics experts have not seen any indication that trip location history, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, NRIC or dates of birth were downloaded," she added
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Health

  • Surgeons claim head transplant in China 'successful', trial on living human 'imminent'
    Surgeons claim head transplant in China 'successful', trial on living human 'imminent'

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    HARBIN, China: Surgeons claimed that they have successfully transplanted a human head on a corpse in China after an 18-hour-long procedure, said to be the first such surgery in the world. Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, announced that a team led by himself and Professor Ren Xiaoping from China had successfully performed the first human head transplant on a corpse at Harbin Medical University on Friday (Nov 17), according to a report published in the medical journal Surgical Neurology International
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Hong Kong film and television producer Mona Fong dies, aged 83
    Hong Kong film and television producer Mona Fong dies, aged 83

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    HONG KONG - Hong Kong film and television producer Mona Fong has died aged 83 due to illness on Wednesday (Nov 22), reported Apple Daily HK. The tabloid cited the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, who also said details on her wake will be announced separately. Fong, whose real name is Li Menglan, was born in Shanghai in 1931. She was the second wife of Hong Kong entertainment mogul and philanthropist Sir Run Run Shaw
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Law & Crime

  • Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance
    Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance

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    NEW DELHI: The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation. Joint naval drills have been at the heart of a relationship that analysts widely see as a move to counterbalance China's rising power by binding the region's leading democracies more closely together
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