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Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the pollutant standards index reached a high of 111 at 7am before easing to 80 a few hours later.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Evening Sun

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, the government announced on Sunday.

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The Nation

Indonesian quota a boost for durian traders

An opportunity has arisen for Thai durian exporters to increase sales of the "king of fruit", following Indonesia's recent decision to grant a special Thai quota for durians, after previously planning to halt all imports during the second half of the year. Somkiat Triratpan, deputy director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said the Indonesian authorities had opened a special import quota for 5,000 tonnes of Thai durian this month and October.

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Malaysia Chronicle

BOMBSHELL: Indonesia's top cop says he has spoken with M'sian police & knows what happened to MH370

Indonesian media has reported the claimed made by the Chief of the Indonesian Police Force regarding what actually happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on March 2014. As reported by Kompas.com, Police Chief General Sutarman said that he knows what had actually happened to the flight and had spoken to the Head of the Malaysian Police.

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The Straits Times

Professors engage on the CPF

Headed by National University of Singapore president Tan Chorh Chuan, known for his collegial style of working, it will look at four areas: It convenes in mid-September, must provide initial recommendations by early 2015, and is expected to complete its study within a year - perhaps in time for next August's National Day Rally speech by the Prime Minister. COF reform is an issue with many facets.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Singapore, World News, Personal Finance, Retirement, Opinion

Channelnewsasia.com

Mechanised parking system in 3 pilot HDB sites by end 2015

The pilot sites are at: Bangkit Road, beside Block 259A; Yishun Avenue 4, beside Block 666A; and Changi Village Road, behind Block 1. SINGAPORE: Residents in three public housing estates trying out the mechanised parking system will find it easier to get parking lots. The system in these three estates, costing a total of about S$18 million, is on track to be ready by the end of next year.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Indonesia arrests four Turks over Islamic State link

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group, a spokesman said on Sunday . JAKARTA: Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group, a spokesman said on Sunday .

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Stuff.co.nz

Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman at father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman arrived home to her grieving family in Sydney on Sunday morning following the sudden death of her father in Singapore. Dr Antony Kidman died on Friday after suffering a suspected heart attack in the restaurant of an exclusive hotel in Singapore, where he had travelled to spend time with his youngest daughter Antonia and his six grandchildren.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Body of boy found at foot of Tampines block

The body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday . Body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats at Tampines Ave 4 on Saturday, Sep 13. SINGAPORE: The body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday .

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Channelnewsasia.com

Third dengue death this year

An 81-year-old woman who lives at Serangoon North Avenue 1 has died from dengue fever, the third such death this year. The area has an active dengue cluster with two cases.

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Newkerala.com

Shuttler Prannoy enters Indonesian Masters final

After making the Vietnam Open Grand Prix final last week, Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy once again entered the men's singles summit clash at the $125,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold in Palembang Saturday. The only Indian left in the competition, Prannoy hit top form to oust Malaysian ninth seed Daren Liew 21-14, 14-21, 21-14 in a 58-minute semi-final encounter at the GOR Jakabaring.

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The Nation

Crunch time for new Indonesia president

Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo has huge tasks on his hands as he prepares to formally take power on October 20. To begin with, Jakarta, the capital city which he has been governor of for just two years, is symbolic of the coming crunch-test of his leadership. It is under threat of being overwhelmed by traffic gridlock and submerged by rising sea levels amid climate change.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Malaysians, businesses hit by higher toll charges

Malaysians, travelling to Singapore, will not only be hit by toll rate increases on both sides of the Causeway, but also a higher Vehicle Entry Permit Fee for foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore. KUALA LUMPUR: For Malaysians, travelling to Singapore just became more expensive.

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Nerve News

Indonesian volcano erupts, evacuation prepared

Mount Slamet volcano in Central Java province erupted again Friday, spewing a column of ash up to one km high, forcing more than 20,000 villagers living on the slopes of the mountain to prepare for evacuation, officials said here. Powerful bursts of hot ash and gravel erupted at 12.44 p.m. and 1.35 p.m. Jakarta time from the rumbling volcano, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency, told Xinhua over phone.

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IcNetwork

Get me out! Young Welshman's plea to be released from Indonesian ...

Mathew Davies, 25, travelled to Indonesia last year from his home in Blackwood, near Caerphilly, to take up a job with a computer firm A young man who has been locked up without charge in one of the world's most notorious jails has appealed for help in a message sent to WalesOnline. Mathew Davies, 25, travelled to Indonesia last year from his home in Blackwood, near Caerphilly, to take up a job with a computer firm.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Caerphilly County, Wales, Prison, Immigration Reform

The Republic

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore

Tan Tock Seng Hospital said Kidman was brought there Friday, but would not release any further details. The University of Technology in Sydney, where Kidman worked as a researcher and practitioner for 43 years, confirmed his death.

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Wall Street Journal

Jakarta School Rape Scandal: Details Emerge

JAKARTA, Indonesia-Statements to police by a 6-year-old alleged rape victim and his mother assert that the boy was attacked by staff members in "secret rooms" at the Jakarta International School and was partially anesthetized by a "magic stone" that a suspect conjured from thin air. The police documents, which were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, identify eight other boys who were allegedly abused earlier this year by staff members at the prestigious school.

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The Age

While most know they can't get to Australia by boat, the asylum seekers keep coming to Jakarta

Mohammad Zaher Zafari and Shahista Dowoodi in the room they have rented after arriving in Jakarta to seek asylum. Photo: Michael Bachelard Jakarta: A year after Operation Sovereign Borders swung into action, and more than four months since Australia turned back its last boat to Indonesia, scores of new people still arrive each week in Jakarta to plead for asylum.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Tin Smelters in Indonesia Holding Out for Premiums to LME

Tin producers in Indonesia, the largest exporter, are holding out for sales of the metal above the benchmark spot rate in London to try to counter a decline in prices to the lowest level in more than a year. Futures rose.

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Channelnewsasia.com

NTU start-up breaks into clean water sector with filtration membrane

Assoc Prof Sun's brainchild - the multifunctional water filtration membrane, which is resistant to harsh conditions. SINGAPORE: After 17 years of research and testing, a first-of-its-kind water filtration membrane is set to find its way into wastewater treatment facilities in China and be used to provide clean water to an Indonesian company.

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