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Ex-director of Harry's charged with submitting false claims to obtain training funds

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Ex-director of Harry's charged with submitting false claims to obtain training funds

- SINGAPORE - A former chief operating officer of bar and dining chain Harry's has been charged with allegedly submitting false claims to obtain government funds for the training of the company's employees. Parmjit Kaur, 50, who was taken to court by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), faces 37 counts under the Skills Developments Levy Act. She had filed multiple claims, which allegedly contained false information, between 2011 and 2013 to the now-defunct Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to obtain funding
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US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

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US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

- DETROIT: A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, who argued the immigrants would face persecution in Iraq because they are considered ethnic and religious minorities there
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Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

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Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

- TEHRAN: The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognisable: Snapp is Iran's answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its Booking.com. US sanctions have protected the Islamic republic's tech sector, barring Silicon Valley from profiting from one of the world's most promising emerging markets, and giving a free run to domestic start-ups to recreate their services
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Honolulu, Harbin among 5 new destinations for Scoot

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Honolulu, Harbin among 5 new destinations for Scoot

- SINGAPORE: Low-cost carrier Scoot is stretching its wings with the addition of five new destinations, which includes four new short- to mid-haul routes and a long-haul route. The destinations are Harbin, Kuantan, Kuching, Palembang and Honolulu, it announced at an event on Tuesday (Jul 25) to mark the completion of its merger with sister airline Tigerair under a single operating license and the Scoot brand
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Alphabet adds to cash pile despite higher costs, antitrust fine

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Alphabet adds to cash pile despite higher costs, antitrust fine

- SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly revenue on Monday, maintaining a growth rate that is rarely seen among companies its size and suggesting the big sales gains enjoyed recently by the other Internet firms are not done yet. Alphabet, the owner of Google and YouTube, said it made US$3.5 billion in net income on sales of US$26 billion
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'Our hearts are broken': Linkin Park mourns Chester Bennington

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'Our hearts are broken': Linkin Park mourns Chester Bennington

- American alt-rock band Linkin Park on Tuesday (Jul 25) wrote about its members' grief following the death of singer Chester Bennington. Posting on Facebook, the band said: "Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened. "Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled - a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing
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3 injured after SBS Transit bus ploughs into motorcycles at Pasir Panjang

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3 injured after SBS Transit bus ploughs into motorcycles at Pasir Panjang

- SINGAPORE: Three people were injured and sent to hospital after an SBS Transit bus crashed into motorcycles along Pasir Panjang Road on Thursday (Jul 20), said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the service 10 bus was standing stationary behind the motorcycles at a junction when the driver suddenly drove off and ran them over, beating the red light
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Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane - U.S. officials

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Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane - U.S. officials

- By Idrees Ali. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the U
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Morata set for Chelsea debut against Bayern, Conte confirms

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Morata set for Chelsea debut against Bayern, Conte confirms

- Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that Alvaro Morata will make his first appearance for the Blues in Tuesday’s friendly against Bayern Munich. The Spain international striker represents Chelsea’s biggest transfer outlay of the summer to date, having arrived from Real Madrid for a club record fee of £70 million. He will be given a gentle introduction in the friendly, which will be played in Singapore
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Tearful parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

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Tearful parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

- By Michael Holden. LONDON (Reuters) - The parents of Charlie Gard tearfully gave up their legal battle to keep their terminally ill baby alive on Monday, saying his condition had deteriorated too far for any possible recovery, in a case they said had touched the world. The parents said their 11-month-old son might have been able to live normally if he had received experimental U
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Ancelotti expects Rodriguez to shine at Bayern

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Ancelotti expects Rodriguez to shine at Bayern

- By John O'Brien. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti believes new loan signing James Rodriguez will play a key role in the engine room of the German champions as they seek to export their domestic dominance to the rest of Europe. Ancelotti guided Bayern to a fifth Bundesliga title in a row last season but the side suffered a fourth successive knockout stage failure in the Champions League and the Italian is hoping midfielder Rodriguez will spur them to greater success
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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

- The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope Monday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune system in an early phase of human trials. Tested in 393 people in the United States, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa and Thailand, the drug "raised antibody responses in 100 percent of vaccine recipients," Dan Barouch, a member of the research team, said in Paris
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200 sheep chased down ravine by bear in southern France

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200 sheep chased down ravine by bear in southern France

- than 200 sheep have fallen to their deaths after apparently being chased down a gorge in the Pyrenees by a brown bear, officials said Monday. Bears were re-introduced along the Franco-Spanish border 20 years ago, and the latest incident in the French region of Couflens follows a spate of bear attacks last year. "The tragic deaths of 209 sheep following a bear attack
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The sports scientists behind Schooling and Quah’s drive for excellence

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The sports scientists behind Schooling and Quah’s drive for excellence

- BUDAPEST — Ms Sonya Porter, the technical director of the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA), laughed as she counted the number of Team Singapore support staff in Budapest for the Fina World Championships. “Five,” she told TODAY at the Duna Arena. “We have one of the biggest entourages for the smallest group of athletes here.” Their staff-to-athlete ratio may have invited some cheeky jibes from rival teams, but it is a winning combination that national swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen will be banking on in their hunt for glory and personal milestones in Budapest
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SMRT shuts train service between Queenstown and Bugis for 'urgent repairs' following faults on NSEWL

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SMRT shuts train service between Queenstown and Bugis for 'urgent repairs' following faults on NSEWL

- SINGAPORE – Train operator SMRT shut services between the Queenstown and Bugis stations on Tuesday (July 25) morning for "urgent repairs", following separate track circuit and power faults that snarled rush-hour commuting traffic on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). SMRT said the stoppage in train services between the Queenstown and Bugis stations, in both directions, would start at 11.30am and last about 30 minutes
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Video shows moment of impact as excavator arm hits Balestier Road overhead bridge

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Video shows moment of impact as excavator arm hits Balestier Road overhead bridge

- SINGAPORE - A video has emerged that shows the dramatic moment when an excavator arm crashed into an overhead pedestrian bridge along Balestier Road last Friday (July 21). Footage of the incident, which was captured by Mr Steven Chiong's car dashboard camera, was posted on the Roads.sg Facebook page on Monday (July 24) evening. Mr Chiong said the collision occurred at 9
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  • 3 injured after SBS Transit bus ploughs into motorcycles at Pasir Panjang
    3 injured after SBS Transit bus ploughs into motorcycles at Pasir Panjang

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    SINGAPORE: Three people were injured and sent to hospital after an SBS Transit bus crashed into motorcycles along Pasir Panjang Road on Thursday (Jul 20), said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the service 10 bus was standing stationary behind the motorcycles at a junction when the driver suddenly drove off and ran them over, beating the red light
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Politics & Government

  • Italy upset over French diplomatic intervention in Libya
    Italy upset over French diplomatic intervention in Libya

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    ROME: A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya's long-running crisis angered Italian officials on Monday, who saw it as another example of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron snubbing Rome. Earlier, France confirmed reports that it would host talks on Tuesday between Fayez al-Serraj, head of Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, and Khalifa Haftar, a powerful military commander in the divided country's east
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Sports

  • West Ham snap up Mexico star Hernandez
    West Ham snap up Mexico star Hernandez

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    LONDON: West Ham have completed the signing of former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez for £16 million (US$20.8 million, the Premier League club said on Monday (Jul 24). A deal to bring Mexico's record goalscorer to London Stadium was hammered out several days ago. Hernandez has penned a three-year contract and will fly out to Germany in the coming days to join up with West Ham coach Slaven Bilic and his new team-mates
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Business

  • Global markets split amid corporate earnings
    Global markets split amid corporate earnings

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    NEW YORK (AFP) - Wall Street and major European stocks ended in mixed territory on Monday (July 24) amid a busy weak of US corporate earnings. Meanwhile, the dollar continued to weaken on receding expectations that the US central bank will raise interest rates again in 2017. In New York, the tech-heavy Nasdaq had another record finish, driven up 0.4 per cent in anticipation of Monday's earnings report from Google-parent Alphabet
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    Places: Singapore |  New York | 

Technology

  • Microsoft Paint could be dropped from future Windows releases
    Microsoft Paint could be dropped from future Windows releases

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    SINGAPORE: The days of Microsoft Paint may be numbered, with the long-standing basic graphics editing program slated to be removed from future releases of the Windows operating system. The tech giant added Microsoft Paint to a list of features that will be "deprecated" in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - meaning that the program is no longer in active development and might be removed in future releases
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Health

  • Stopping cholesterol-lowering drugs could be deadly
    Stopping cholesterol-lowering drugs could be deadly

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    (Reuters Health) - Stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug because of a muscle ache or stomach pain can be dangerous in the long run, suggests a new study. Researchers found that people who stopped taking statins after reporting a side effect were 13 percent more likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke over the next four years than people who kept taking the drugs
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Family & Parenting

  • Step-father faces possible 100 years jail term for sodomising, molesting step-children
    Step-father faces possible 100 years jail term for sodomising, molesting step-children

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    JOHOR BARU — A 24-year old Malaysian man faces the possibility of spending the next 100-years behind bars after pleading guilty to five counts of committing sodomy and molesting his two step-sons, aged 7 and 11. The accused, who works as a caretaker at a prawn farm in Mersing was hauled to the Johor Baru Sessions Court on Monday (July 24) for allegedly committing the crime on the two minors at different dates and places between last April and July this year
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    Places: Singapore |  Johore | 

Society & Culture

  • Former sect leader found guilty of polygamy in Canada case
    Former sect leader found guilty of polygamy in Canada case

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: A Canadian court on Monday found a former leader of a breakaway religious sect guilty of practicing polygamy, after a decades-long attempt to prosecute members of the group, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said. Winston Blackmore, a former bishop of the breakaway Mormon community of Bountiful in southeastern British Columbia, was found guilty by a British Columbia Supreme Court judge of one count of polygamy
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Singapore must strengthen trust between different faiths amid terror threat: PM Lee
    Singapore must strengthen trust between different faiths amid terror threat: PM Lee

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    SINGAPORE: Racial and religious conflicts abroad can affect the perceptions and attitudes of people in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned on Monday (Jul 24), calling on community and religious leaders to continue their efforts in strengthening trust between the different faiths. Mr Lee made his comments at a dialogue with more than 300 participants from various faith and community groups on the subject of terrorism
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Entertainment & Arts

  • New Justice League trailer unveiled at Comic-Con
    New Justice League trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

    , tnp.sg

    After smashing box-office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con to present new footage for Warner Bros' comic book film franchise. A teaser of the upcoming slate shown to the 6,500 attendees at the panel gave a glimpse of Wonder Woman II, a presumed sequel to last month's Wonder Woman movie that is on track to become the second-highest grossing movie of this year
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Education

  • Students discuss race issues with Janil Puthucheary on Racial Harmony Day
    Students discuss race issues with Janil Puthucheary on Racial Harmony Day

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    SINGAPORE - A friend of Secondary 4 student Angeline Yeow, 16, recently brought non-halal food items and put them in a fridge in the school's cooking laboratory. Teachers had reminded the students' many times not to do this but Angeline's friend did so anyway. Her actions led to some unhappiness among the Muslim teachers using the lab, and they later made the student clean up the refrigerator
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Farming

  • Alabama finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen
    Alabama finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: An 11-year-old cow in Alabama tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The cow tested positive for the atypical L-type of BSE after exhibiting clinical signs at an Alabama livestock market, the USDA said in a press release. Atypical BSE can arise spontaneously in cattle herds, usually in animals 8 years old or older
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Travel & Recreation

  • Restaurant owners unfazed by slowing economy
    Restaurant owners unfazed by slowing economy

    , tnp.sg

    In the past three months, hotelier- restaurateur Loh Lik Peng, 45, has added four more food and beverage (F&B) brands to his Unlisted Collection empire - making it a total of 15 so far. The new ones are Audace in Dickson Road, Nouri in Amoy Street, kushikatsu restaurant Panko in Arab Street and pop-up restaurant Bistro November in Keong Saik Road
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Media & Information

  • Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown
    Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

    , channelnewsasia.com

    CAIRO: Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants. The video was seen by Reuters on social media but it could not be independently verified. It appears to show a military unit linked to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar executing 20 hooded men they accuse of being Islamic State militants found guilty of bombings and killings
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Life & Style

  • Ex-director of Harry's charged with submitting false claims to obtain training funds
    Ex-director of Harry's charged with submitting false claims to obtain training funds

    , straitstimes.com

    SINGAPORE - A former chief operating officer of bar and dining chain Harry's has been charged with allegedly submitting false claims to obtain government funds for the training of the company's employees. Parmjit Kaur, 50, who was taken to court by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), faces 37 counts under the Skills Developments Levy Act. She had filed multiple claims, which allegedly contained false information, between 2011 and 2013 to the now-defunct Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to obtain funding
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Law & Crime

  • Thailand freezes former PM Yingluck's bank accounts in rice subsidy case
    Thailand freezes former PM Yingluck's bank accounts in rice subsidy case

    , straitstimes.com

    BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's justice ministry froze some of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's bank accounts, the ministry and her legal team said on Monday (July 24), in relation to a US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) fine imposed by the ruling junta over her administration's rice-subsidy programme. She has filed a court petition to revoke the freezing of her bank accounts and to grant an injunction to suspend asset seizures, saying they were unlawful
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Motoring

  • VW calls crisis meeting to discuss EU cartel probe - source
    VW calls crisis meeting to discuss EU cartel probe - source

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BERLIN/FRANKFURT: Volkswagen will hold a special supervisory board meeting on Wednesday to discuss allegations that German carmakers operated a wide-ranging cartel, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. The European Commission said on Saturday that antitrust regulators were investigating a possible German auto industry cartel following a tip-off. At stake is whether carmakers VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW used German auto industry committees to discuss pricing of components and technologies, and whether such talks constituted anti-competitive behaviour
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Science & Nature

  • Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists
    Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PARIS: The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday (Jul 24). "We found the signature of the lunar interior water globally using satellite data," Shuai Li, co-author of a study by scientists at Brown University in the United States, told AFP
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