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2 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

An eye for an eye in M'sia-S'pore causeway toll hike tussle

After Singapore recently announced that effective on August 1, the Vehicle Entry Permit fee for foreign-registered cars entering Singapore will be raised from S$20 to S$35 a day, while the Goods Vehicle Permit fee for foreign-registered goods vehicles will be raised from S$10 to S$40 a month, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin proposed ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Proportion of inter-ethnic marriages almost doubles over past decade

SingStat figures show that almost half of 3,865 inter-ethnic marriages involved a Chinese groom, while 13.1 per cent had a Caucasian groom and Chinese bride.

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11 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Potential dengue treatment safe for patients; further tests needed on dose and effectiveness

Researchers from the Singapore General Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore have found that Celgosivir, a potential dengue treatment, is generally safe for patients.

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15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Haze Fines Win Indonesia's Support With Caveats: Southeast Asia

The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia's pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore's plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Launching this Friday: New River Safari Cruise

SINGAPORE: From Friday, Aug 1, the newest attraction at the River Safari will see visitors go on a nature cruise on Upper Seletar Reservoir, one of Singapore's largest water catchment areas.

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Foreign Policy

The Social Laboratory

In October 2002, Peter Ho, the permanent secretary of defense for the tiny island city-state of Singapore, paid a visit to the offices of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency , the U.S. Defense Department's R&D outfit best known for developing the M16 rifle, stealth aircraft technology, and the Internet.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Trees at Punggol, Tuas felled amid thunderstorms

A fallen tree branch near the entrance of the carpark of Block 637A-E Punggol Drive at 1.30pm on July 29, 2014.

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The Straits Times

Heavy rain causes flash floods in Singapore

Staff from Liat Towers lift a drain cover outside the building to check on the water level of the Stamford Canal during a downpour on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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Nepalnews.com

House has to endorse President, Vice President: Oli

Oli said this while speaking with journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon his arrival from Singapore after a medical check-up on Tuesday.

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Forbes.com

Humble CEOs Are Best For Business, New Study Says

James Collins, author of the 2001 business classic Good to Great , likes to tell the story of Darwin E. Smith , the shy, reserved CEO of Kimberly-Clark for two decades until 1991.

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The Straits Times

5 things about wild boars in Singapore

About 80 wild boars in the Lower Peirce area have been culled by the authorities since 2012 to improve public safety and reduce damage to the area's vegetation.

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Bangkok Post

Hat Yai hoteliers fear worst

The negative economic situation in both Thailand and Malaysia and the latter's national airline having two accidents may cause Malaysian tourist arrivals to Hat Yai to drop by at least 30% this year.

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Business Times

Prices of completed homes in Singapore slip in June

PRICES of completed homes slipped one per cent in June from a month ago, with softness seen particularly in the central region, according to the NUS index that tracks completed homes in Singapore PRICES of completed homes slipped one per cent in June from a month ago, with softness seen particularly in the central region, according to the NUS index ... (more)

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Channelnewsasia.com

ERP revisions from Aug 4 include new gantries along AYE

ERP rates at some gantries on MCE and ECP will be cut from next Monday, while four new gantries on the AYE will begin operation, the LTA announces.

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Suria

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze...

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, as haze mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Hari Raya brings out spirit of giving

SINGAPORE: Hari Raya brought out the spirit of giving in some, as various efforts were made to help the needy over the holiday on Monday .

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Channelnewsasia.com

Better care for the dying in NUH's emergency ward

NUH doctor says the hospital's emergency department is seeing more terminally ill patients, for whom aggressive interventions may not be the way to go.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Yishun's Bottle Tree Park set to close in August

Bottle Tree Park in Yishun is set to close next month and most businesses there say they will be closing shop too as they were not able to come to an agreement on rent with the new operator.

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MYREPUBLICA.com

UMl Chairman Oli returning home tomorrow

UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli will return home tomorrow. He is in Singapore for a medical treatment since last week.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Some security staff unsure of Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act

Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act may have kicked in earlier this month, but not all security guards and building front-line staff are prepared for the new law, which mandates they must answer questions by visitors on how data is used and stored.

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