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AFTERNOON EDITION MICA (P) 057/10/2010 A PUBLICATION OF NEWS HOTLINE 6822 2268 Wednesday March 23, 2011 www.todayonline.com we set you thinking

End in sight? No it's not [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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End in sight? No it's not US, UK defence chiefs offer differing views on how long Libyan mission will last AGENCIES WASHINGTON United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the intensity of the military campaign in Libya will ease soon after allied forces imposed a no-fly zone on Colonel Muammar

Power restored at reactor No 3 [ARTICLE]

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Power restored at reactor No 3 BLOOMBERG FUKUSHIMA There have been signs that Tokyo Electric Power workers’ efforts to restore power to the crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan have been successful. Lights are on in the control room at Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant’s reactor No 3, while some lights are

S’pore clinches chair of key IMF committee [ARTICLE]

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S’pore clinches chair of key IMF committee BLOOMBERG PARIS The International Monetary Fund has announced that Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will chair the fund’s steering committee. He will be the first Asian to head the advisory board. Mr Shanmugaratnam, 54, has accepted the position for up to three years,

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I KNOW I’M NOT EVERYONE’S CUP OF TEA: JOHN TERRY SPORTS PAGE 40

JAPAN CRISIS

SIA, Jetstar cut back Tokyo flights [ARTICLE]

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SIA, Jetstar cut back Tokyo flights BLOOMBERG SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Jetstar the budget unit of Qantas Airways have cut Tokyo services as a nuclear crisis dampens demand for flights to the Japanese capital. SIA, the world’s second-largest carrier by market value, will suspend one of its two daily

A LONG AND LONELY WALK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A LONG AND LONELY WALK A man walking his dog in what remains of a residential area at Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture almost two weeks after it was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS

The accidental nuclear samurai ... [ARTICLE]

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The accidental nuclear samurai THE GUARDIAN YONEZAWA (Japan) To a world that doesn’t know him, Mr Shingo Kanno is one of the “nuclear samurai” a selfless hero trying to save his country from a holocaust. But to his family, he is a new father whose life is in peril just

Temperature at reactor No 1 way above its operating limit [ARTICLE]

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Temperature at reactor No 1 way above its operating limit AGENCIES TOKYO Rising temperatures around the core of one of the reactors at Japan’s quakecrippled nuclear plant sparked new concern yesterday and more water was required to cool it down, the plant’s operator said. Despite hopes of progress in managing

Radiation traces found in Japan’s sea, sparking seafood concerns [ARTICLE]

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Radiation traces found in Japan’s sea, sparking seafood concerns AGENCIES TOKYO Radiation has leaked into the sea from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant, raising concern that seafood may become tainted. Five kinds of radioactive materials released by damaged fuel rods were detected in the sea, Tokyo Electric Power Co said on

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Liverpool to visit Malaysia in July, say sources [ARTICLE]

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Liverpool to visit Malaysia in July, say sources TODAY EXCLUSIVE SINGAPORE Liverpool Football Club’s legion of fans in Singapore will have to travel to Kuala Lumpur if they want to catch their favourites in action, when the club visit Malaysia for a pre-season tour ahead of the 2011-12 Barclays Premier

F1 coming to a big screen near you ... [ARTICLE]

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F1 coming to a big screen near you IAN DE COTTA ian@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE Three years after Formula 1 ’s first night race was staged here, SingTel, its sponsor, is ready to take the next step: Bring some of the excitement to the heartlands. To kick off the programme, there will

Radio and TV licence fee refunds on the way [ARTICLE]

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Radio and TV licence fee refunds on the way S RAMESH SINGAPORE Singaporeans started receiving refunds for this year’s radio and television licence fees from yesterday. According to the Media Development Authority, some 1.1 million cheques will be mailed in batches. The final batch of cheques is expected to be

The world is their oyster when it comes to jobs, survey shows [ARTICLE]

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The world is their oyster when it comes to jobs, survey shows MUSTAFA SHAFAWI SINGAPORE Singaporeans are scanning the horizon when they look for jobs. According to a survey by recruitment firm Kelly Services, almost nine in 10 Singaporean respondents said they are willing to move within the country in

3 OUT OF 5 PROFESSIONALS IN FINANCIAL SECTOR LOOKING FOR NEW POSITIONS [ARTICLE]

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3 OUT OF 5 PROFESSIONALS IN FINANCIAL SECTOR LOOKING FOR NEW POSITIONS RACHEL KELLY Bank bonuses may be on the rise but not to the satisfaction of the employees of Singapore’s financial sector, most of whom are looking for change. A recent survey by the global career website, eFinancialCareers, revealed

Home ownership a ‘fundamental policy’: MM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Home ownership a ‘fundamental policy’: MM SINGAPORE When he took office in 1959, then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew noted homes in fast-growing Asian cities comprised of small rooms which came with high rentals. “Therefore, they decorated their cars as if they were their homes. But these additions have no lasting

Minister Mah's commentaries in Today now feature in book [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Minister Mah's commentaries in Today now feature in book SINGAPORE From concerns about rising flat prices to options for home buyers; these are among some of the issues addressed by Mr Mah Bow Tan in a new book that will be distributed free to organisations such as public libraries and

Iswaran’s recipe to boost tourism [ARTICLE]

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Iswaran’s recipe to boost tourism HETTY MUSFIRAH SINGAPORE At Fairmont Singapore, the hotel’s maintenance staff not only take care of the usual maintenance issues, they also check the mini-bars in the guest rooms. This frees the mini-bar staff from having to check every room in the hotel thus helping not

More passengers pass through Changi Airport [ARTICLE]

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More passengers pass through Changi Airport SINGAPORE Some 3.39 million passengers passed through Changi Airport last month a 9.1 per cent increase from a year ago, said the Changi Airport Group (CAG) yesterday. Passenger traffic was boosted by strong travel demand during the Chinese New Year holiday, which was spread

‘A passage through time’ on two overhead bridges [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘A passage through time’ on two overhead bridges MONICA KOTWANI SINGAPORE For the next three months, Singaporeans will be able to take a passage through time on overhead bridges in two of the country’s oldest precincts. The National Heritage Board (NHB) yesterday launched picture galleries on two overhead bridges in

Subtle Senses faces counterclaim from parent company, HTMI [ARTICLE]

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Subtle Senses faces counterclaim from parent company, HTMI NG JING YNG jingyng@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE Troubled spa company Subtle Senses has begun legal action against its parent company, HealthTrends Medical Investments (HTMI), for the return of money allegedly owed to it but is now being countersued for a larger sum of money

iPad 2 to hit S’pore stores in April [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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iPad 2 to hit S’pore stores in April SINGAPORE Gadget lovers here will not have to wait long for Apple’s latest iPad it is slated to be available here next month. Apple announced yesterday that the iPad 2 (picture) would be available in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore in April.

App to track rheumatoid arthritis [ARTICLE]

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App to track rheumatoid arthritis ALVINA SOH SINGAPORE SingHealth and Singapore General Hospital have launched the Republic’s first smartphone health diary application for rheumatoid arthritis. The new mobile phone application aims to help sufferers play a more active role in monitoring their condition. Through their phones, patients can fill in

Ex-croupier, gambler convicted of cheating [ARTICLE]

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Ex-croupier, gambler convicted of cheating SHAFFIQ ALKHATIB SINGAPORE A former croupier at the Resorts World Sentosa casino and a full-time gambler were yesterday jailed for conspiring to cheat the integrated resort of nearly S$29,000 last October. Between Oct 2 and Oct 9, Ng Wuey Kiang, who manned a roulette table,

THAI COUPLE FINED FOR HAVING SEX IN PARK [ARTICLE]

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THAI COUPLE FINED FOR HAVING SEX IN PARK SHAFFIQ ALKHATIB A man and his girlfriend were each fined S$1,000 for having sexual intercourse in a public park last Sunday. Construction worker Ngernthaisong Phichet, 36, committed the act with Phloetphrao Somphan, 35, at the Harmony Hub, at Beach Road, at around

Four Chileans held for thefts in shopping malls [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Four Chileans held for thefts in shopping malls SHARON SEE SINGAPORE They came, they stole and they tried to send their loot overseas. That is what four Chilean men, aged between 29 and 39, are believed to have done. The men, who were arrested on Monday, are allegedly involved in

27-month jail term for bank scam woman [ARTICLE]

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27-month jail term for bank scam woman SHAFFIQ ALKHATIB SINGAPORE A woman was sentenced to 27 months in jail yesterday for being part of a scam to cheat Standard Chartered bank. Hazel Thea Puyaoan Vicente, a 32-year-old Filipina, used to be a direct sales agent with telemarketing company, Touch Tech.

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Attractions need to charge less [ARTICLE]

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Attractions need to charge less Letter from Marietta Koh Ai-meng I HAVE just returned from a vacation to Malacca and was struck by how affordably-priced its national attractions are. One in particular was the Melaka Zoo, the second-largest zoological park in Malaysia. It boasts an impressive collection of 1,200 animal

Certified football courses can raise game standards [ARTICLE]

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Certified football courses can raise game standards Letter from Daniel Chua THE Singapore Sports Council and Football Association of Singapore (FAS) should take a leaf from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency’s workforce skills qualifications system, and adopt a similar framework for its football development programme. The courses should cover all

Licences would make cycling less accessible [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Licences would make cycling less accessible Letter from Aaron Samuel Yong I READ Mr Raymund Koh Joo Guan’s letter “Cyclists should have to get licenced too” (March 21, Voices Online) with an odd mixture of empathy, bewilderment and ultimately disagreement. As an occasional motorist, avid cyclist and frequent pedestrian, I

SMC’S DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS DISTINCT FROM COURT ACTION [ARTICLE]

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COMMENT&ANALYSIS

Going in guns blazing, and half blind [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Going in guns blazing, and half blind Shortage of reliable info makes it impossible for the West to assess complex situation in fractured Libya ALEX WARREN Alex Warren is a director of a Middle East research and advisory firm, Frontier, and has worked extensively throughout Libya since 2008. THE GUARDIAN

We should value stay-home parents more [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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We should value stay-home parents more Kids growing up without being cared for by parents could lose the nurturing instinct themselves VENESSA LEE venessa@mediacorp.com.sg As we puzzle over how to boost our fertility rates, perhaps we should pay more heed to supporting different childcare choices, including stay-home parenting. At a

MOTHERHOOD AS NATIONAL SERVICE [ARTICLE]

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MOTHERHOOD AS NATIONAL SERVICE VENESSA LEE Young children played on the brightly-coloured blocks and muscle-stretching climbing equipment. Babies chuckled and fed (at least one at his mother’s breast). This was the unusual scene at a feedback session held in an unconventional setting—The Polliwogs, a children’s play centre along East Coast

A physicist speaks out against the witch-burning [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A physicist speaks out against the witch-burning PETER HELLER There is no place on Earth I would rather be right now than at Fukushima right in the atomic power plant, at the centre of the event. I say this because I am a physicist and there is no other place

Fukushima has proved to me nuclear is the best option [ARTICLE]

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Fukushima has proved to me nuclear is the best option There are no alternatives that are less harmful GEORGE MONBIOT George Monbiot is a best-selling author of books such as Heat: How To Stop The Planet From Burning. This is an abridged version of a longer commentary. THE GUARDIAN You

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US botches rescue of downed airmen [ARTICLE]

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US botches rescue of downed airmen THE GUARDIAN AFTERNOON LATEST WASHINGTON United States forces sent into Libya to rescue two downed American airmen botched the mission by shooting and wounding friendly villagers who had come to help, witnesses have said. Libyans who went to investigate the US warplane’s crash site

‘I AM HERE!’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘I AM HERE!’ Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi made a televised speech in Tripoli late last night, saying the country was ‘ready for battle, be it long or short’. Speaking at his Bab El Azizia compound damaged in coalition air strikes on Sunday Col Gaddafi insisted: ‘We will win this battle.

Yemen President willing to leave earlier but ... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Yemen President willing to leave earlier but THE NEW YORK TIMES REUTERS SANAA Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh indicated yesterday that he would accept a proposal for his early departure from office but he remained at odds with opposition figures over the next stage in the country’s deepening crisis. Mr

Fire at Egypt's Interior Ministry compound [ARTICLE]

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Fire at Egypt's Interior Ministry compound REUTERS CAIRO Fire tore through a building in the Egyptian Interior Ministry compound in central Cairo yesterday. A ministry source said it was probably linked to a protest by police over pay and conditions. “It is likely to be related to the protests, but

Gaza Strip: Israel launches air strikes after militants open fire [ARTICLE]

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Gaza Strip: Israel launches air strikes after militants open fire REUTERS GAZA Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding at least 19 people, after militants fired mortar shells and rockets into the Jewish state, witnesses and militant groups said. The number of raids and casualties in

Hamas against plan to teach Holocaust in Gaza [ARTICLE]

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Hamas against plan to teach Holocaust in Gaza AP GAZA CITY The United Nations (UN) has launched a new plan to teach the Holocaust in Gaza schools, drawing fierce condemnation from Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, school teachers and even the body tasked with peace negotiations with Israel. If implemented, it

Turning ‘Trafalgar Square into Tahrir Square’ ... [ARTICLE]

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Turning ‘Trafalgar Square into Tahrir Square’ THE GUARDIAN LONDON Campaigners against public service cuts in Britain are calling for a 24-hour occupation of Trafalgar Square drawing inspiration from revolts in the Middle East to coincide with Saturday’s trade union protest in London. Student activists who organised last year’s demonstrations say

TRIP TO WATERFALL PROVES DEADLY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TRIP TO WATERFALL PROVES DEADLY Two tourists from the United States were killed on Monday in an accident at the Iguazu Falls on northern Argentina’s border with Brazil, the authorities said. Laura Matejik Eberts, 28, and Philip Musgrove, 70, were in an inflatable boat that flipped over after hitting rocks

Beijing denies blocking Gmail services [ARTICLE]

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Beijing denies blocking Gmail services AP THE NEW YORK TIMES BEIJING China yesterday rejected accusations it was blocking access to Google’s e-mail (Gmail) services in the country amid an intensified Internet crackdown prompted by fears that unrest in the Middle East could spread. “We do not accept such accusations,” Foreign

China missed copyright goods deadline, says US [ARTICLE]

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China missed copyright goods deadline, says US REUTERS WASHINGTON China has missed a deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against restrictions on foreign companies distributing copyright-intensive goods like books, newspapers, films, DVDs and music, a United States official said on Monday. “The US government is disappointed that

THAI POLLS POSSIBLY ON JULY 1 OR 2 [ARTICLE]

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THAI POLLS POSSIBLY ON JULY 1 OR 2 THE BANGKOK POST T h a i l a n d ’s House of Representatives will probably be dis- solved by May 10 at the latest, with a general election likely on July 1 or 2, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said

THAI CHARGED WITH LESE MAJESTE [ARTICLE]

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THAI CHARGED WITH LESE MAJESTE THE BANGKOK POST AThai man could face up to 15 years in prison after he was arrested in Bangkok for selling copies of an Australian documentary about Thailand’s royal family, police said yesterday. Eakachai Hongkangwan, 35, was charged under Thailand’s strict lese majeste rules which

Anwar urges police to investigate sex tape [ARTICLE]

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Anwar urges police to investigate sex tape AGENCIES KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday lodged a police report and called for a thorough investigation into a video that allegedly showed him having sex with an unidentified woman. He also accused Prime Minister Najib Razak and Home Minister Hishammuddin

Witness 'was paid to set up Aceh terrorist camp' [ARTICLE]

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Witness 'was paid to set up Aceh terrorist camp' AGENCIES JAKARTA A key witness in the terrorism trial of Abu Bakar Bashir told the court on Monday that aides of the firebrand Indonesian cleric paid him to run a paramilitary training camp in Aceh, reported the Jakarta Post. Abu Tholut,

Obama vows to end neglect of Latin America [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Obama vows to end neglect of Latin America AGENCIES SANTIAGO United States President Barack Obama pledged to overcome past neglect and forge a stronger partnership with Latin America as the region’s economic progress boosts its importance to the US. “Latin America is not the old stereotype of a region in

GUATEMALA FIRST LADY SEEKS DIVORCE TO SUCCEED HUSBAND [ARTICLE]

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GUATEMALA FIRST LADY SEEKS DIVORCE TO SUCCEED HUSBAND THE DAILY TELEGRAPH A court official says Guatemala’s First Lady is ending her eight-year marriage so she can seek to succeed her husband as President. Guatemala’s Constitution prohibits members of a President’s extended family from running for the presidency. Judiciary spokesman Edwin

EX-ISRAELI PRESIDENT KATSAV SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN JAIL [ARTICLE]

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EX-ISRAELI PRESIDENT KATSAV SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN JAIL AP An Israeli court sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison for rape yesterday, making him the highest-ranking Israeli official sent to jail in a case that has riveted the country for nearly five years. The silver-haired

Trio 'started church fire' when Obama was elected [ARTICLE]

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Trio 'started church fire' when Obama was elected AP SPRINGFIELD (Massachusetts) A federal prosecutor told a jury on Monday that a man and two friends were racists who were so upset when Mr Barack Obama was elected President that they burned down a predominantly African-American church only hours after the

Ex-Minnesota Governor enters presidential race [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-Minnesota Governor enters presidential race THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (picture) became the first major Republican to enter the 2012 United States presidential race, announcing an exploratory committee on Monday that formalises an ambition that has been steadily building for more than a year. “There

Afghan forces to take control in 7 areas, says Karzai [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Afghan forces to take control in 7 areas, says Karzai AP KABUL Afghan President Hamid Karzai (picture) said yesterday that his security forces will soon take charge of security in seven areas around the nation the first step towards his goal of having Afghan police and soldiers protecting the entire

3 W AFRICAN, MIDDLE EAST NATIONS HAVE LEAST SECURE WATER SUPPLIES [ARTICLE]

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3 W AFRICAN, MIDDLE EAST NATIONS HAVE LEAST SECURE WATER SUPPLIES REUTERS Mauritania, Kuwait and Jordan have the least secure water supplies, according to a ranking yesterday that said shortages in the Middle East and North Africa might cause political tensions and even higher oil prices. The list, by British

A step against corruption ... [ARTICLE]

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A step against corruption REUTERS MANILA Philippine lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeached the head of the anti-graft agency yesterday, a move likely to boost President Benigno Aquino’s anti-corruption campaign. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, who will now face trial in the Senate in two months, was widely perceived to be

SOUTH KOREA AGREES ON VOLCANO TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA [ARTICLE]

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SOUTH KOREA AGREES ON VOLCANO TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AP South Korea has accepted North Korea’s proposal to hold talks on conducting joint research on volcanic activity at the North’s highest mountain. North Korea offered last week to meet and discuss joint studies, field surveys and academic forums on volcanic

Ex-CIA agent to co-author books on woman spy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-CIA agent to co-author books on woman spy REUTERS NEW YORK —Former Central Intelligence Agent (CIA) operative Valerie Plame (picture) will co-author a fiction spy series of books with a female undercover espionage operative as the central character, Penguin books said on Monday. Ms Plame, whose real life global espionage

Britain to reduce intake of foreign students [ARTICLE]

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Britain to reduce intake of foreign students THE DAILY TELEGRAPH LONDON The number of foreign students coming to the United Kingdom will be slashed by 100,000 a year under plans to crack down on the regime. Ms Theresa May, the British Home Secretary, was expected to announce a series of

BRIDE ARRESTED FOR KICKING POLICE OFFICER [ARTICLE]

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BRIDE ARRESTED FOR KICKING POLICE OFFICER AP A bride was arrested at her own wedding reception near Phoenix after she kicked a police officer, police in Gilbert, Arizona, said on Monday. Police spokesman Hugh White said that officers had to restrain 28-year-old Angela Davito around 9.30pm on Saturday, after she

To withstand quakes better, Christchurch CBD will be low-rise [ARTICLE]

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To withstand quakes better, Christchurch CBD will be low-rise AGENCIES SYDNEY The centre of Christchurch, the second-largest city in New Zealand, will become an area of low-rise, wider buildings after last month’s devastating earthquake, according to an architect advising on the rebuilding of the city. Plans to overhaul the city

Counting tumour cells could help treat lung cancer patients [ARTICLE]

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Counting tumour cells could help treat lung cancer patients THE DAILY TELEGRAPH LONDON A simple new technique could help improve diagnosis and treatment options for sufferers of lung cancer, researchers hope. It involves counting the number of tumour cells in blood samples before and after chemotherapy, allowing doctors to establish

OLDEST US BIRD SURVIVES TSUNAMI [ARTICLE]

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OLDEST US BIRD SURVIVES TSUNAMI REUTERS A 60-something albatross ranked as America’s oldest free-flying bird has thrilled biologists by surviving a tsunami that struck the Pacific island where it nests, the US Fish Wildlife Service said on Monday. The elderly bird named Wisdom and its recently-hatched chick were spotted alive

US MAN WHO HAD SEXWITH HORSE RELEASED FROM PRISON [ARTICLE]

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US MAN WHO HAD SEXWITH HORSE RELEASED FROM PRISON AP A South Carolina man who twice pleaded guilty to having sex with a horse has been released from prison after 16 months and ordered to stay away from the stable where the animal lives. Probation officials said on Monday that

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Singapore football answers the call [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore football answers the call Courts and Asean champions Malaysia will also feature in fund-raising effort for displaced Japanese children LOW LIN FHOONG linfhoong@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE South-east Asia’s football kings Malaysia will take on Etoile FC, the reigning champions of the Great Eastern-Yeo’s S-League, on Saturday in an effort to raise

Ng to lead IOC’s effort to help Japan [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ng to lead IOC’s effort to help Japan LOW LIN FHOONG SINGAPORE The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will contribute towards Japan’s rebuilding effort after the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Singapore’s Ng Ser Miang (picture), an IOC vice-president, was appointed by president Jacques Rogge to co-ordinate the organisation’s relief

Keelboat team shine [ARTICLE]

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Keelboat team shine LOW LIN FHOONG SINGAPORE The Republic’s sailors have notched their first international keelboat victory of the season, after beating Finland 2-0 in the Thailand Open National Match Race Championship final in Pattaya on Sunday. The team, made up of 2006 Asian Games men’s laser champion and skipper

Eye on the ball, says Zainudin [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eye on the ball, says Zainudin Olympic team go down to Yemen, but S’pore football chief focused on SEA Games target IAN DE COTTA ian@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE The Singapore Olympic team’s hopes of advancing in the preliminary stages of qualifying for the 2012 London Games ended on Monday (yesterday morning, Singapore

Liberian star found dead [ARTICLE]

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Liberian star found dead AGENCIES MONROVIA (Liberia) Liberian international Patrick Doeplah has been found dead in his hotel room in Monrovia after returning home from Israel to play for his country’s Olympic team. Officials said Doeplah, regarded as one of Liberia’s most promising young footballers, was found in his room

Red Bull? Just a drinks company, scoffs Hamilton [ARTICLE]

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Red Bull? Just a drinks company, scoffs Hamilton THE GUARDIAN LONDON Lewis Hamilton has dismissed last year’s double world championship winning Red Bull team as just a “drinks company” and is confident McLaren can win back the Formula One crown. With his team promising some “dramatic changes” for Sunday’s opening

SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT AT ANFIELD [ARTICLE]

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SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT AT ANFIELD THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Liverpool’s owners yesterday unveiled the structure they believe will usher in a new era at Anfield by appointing commercial director Ian Ayre as managing director and promoting Damien Comolli to director of football. Ayre has been credited with boosting Liverpool’s commercial

Terry: I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Terry: I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea AFTERNOON LATEST THE DAILY TELEGRAPH LONDON John Terry has admitted not everybody will welcome him back as England skipper with open arms but insisted his teammates are right behind his return. Although Fabio Capello’s handling of the situation has not exactly

Not throwing caution to the Windies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Not throwing caution to the Windies Pakistan captain Afridi insists his team will not treat minnows lightly AP DHAKA (Bangladesh) Pakistan fans are already thinking of a possible semi-final showdown with India but Shahid Afridi is not looking that far ahead. There is the small matter of a quarterfinal clash

Webber seeks home comforts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Webber seeks home comforts REUTERS SYDNEY Australia’s Mark Webber (picture), desperate to get racing after the delay to the start of the Formula 1 season, thinks he “probably” has his best chance of winning his home grand prix in Melbourne this weekend. Webber, third last year, and his world champion

Celtics rally to stun Knicks [ARTICLE]

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Celtics rally to stun Knicks REUTERS NEW YORK Boston gave New York Knicks fans further reason to grumble on Monday (yesterday morning, Singapore time after the Celtics produced a stunning fourth-quarter run to claim a 96-86 victory. Paul Pierce scored 21 points, including nine straight Boston points during a critical

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SMEs definition updated SINGAPORE The Government has broadened the definition of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Ministry of Trade and Industry yesterday announced the new definition, which is based on sales turnover and employment. Speaking at an industry conference, the Ministry’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary Sam Tan said that enterprises

Chinese Fast Food On The Double [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chinese Fast Food On The Double SINGAPORE Few gourmands would associate Chinese cuisine with the fast food concept but TungLok Group has shaken things up and is now serving up this new variety to food lovers. It has opened Ruyi, a Chinese fast food outlet (and Singapore’s first) that whips

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Ex-Morgan Stanley’s Fancy sues Och-Ziff over firing, wages [ARTICLE]

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Ex-Morgan Stanley’s Fancy sues Och-Ziff over firing, wages BLOOMBERG SINGAPORE Mr Zain Fancy, who joined Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from Morgan Stanley in 2008, sued two units of the New York-based hedge fund manager in Singapore, claiming they withheld US$7.9 million (S$9.9 million) in pay and stock that he was

Oil prices could hit US$120 a barrel: Analysts [ARTICLE]

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Oil prices could hit US$120 a barrel: Analysts CHRISTOPHER HOWELLS christopherh@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE Oil prices could go as high as US$120 a barrel on continued unrest in the Middle East and an expected increase in demand from Japan, analysts in Singapore said. The reconstruction in Japan is also expected to drive

PCCW has not decided on spinning off telecom assets [ARTICLE]

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PCCW has not decided on spinning off telecom assets BLOOMBERG HONG KONG PCCW has not decided on spinning off its telecommunication assets into a business trust, managing director Alex Arena said. It is too early to share details of the plan, he said in a briefing in Hong Kong yesterday.

MAN UNITED PARENT COMPANY POSTS RECORD LOSS [ARTICLE]

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MAN UNITED PARENT COMPANY POSTS RECORD LOSS BLOOMBERG Manchester United’s parent company had a record £104.7-million (S$216.8 million) fiscal-year loss because of costs related to swapping a long-term bank loan for a bond and lower income from player sales. Red Football Joint Venture, the holding company for the 18-time English

One Finlayson Green sold for s$227 million to [ARTICLE]

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One Finlayson Green sold for s$227 million to JO-ANN HUANG SINGAPORE One Finlayson Green, a freehold commercial building, has been sold to Kerisvale Pte Ltd for S$227 million. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which brokered the deal on behalf of a fund managed by Lucrum Capital, said Kerisvale consists of a

Sing dollar reaches record high against greenback [ARTICLE]

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Sing dollar reaches record high against greenback STELLA LEE stellalee@mediacorp.com.sg SINGAPORE The Singapore dollar reached a record-high against the US dollar in late Asian trade. This came as investor sentiment turned bullish on Asian assets on news that progress had been made in cooling reactors at a stricken nuclear power

MAPLETREE TO WATCH MARKET BEFORE MAKING IPO PLANS [ARTICLE]

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MAPLETREE TO WATCH MARKET BEFORE MAKING IPO PLANS Mapletree Investments said yesterday that it will wait for market conditions to improve before proceeding with plans for an initial public offering of its commercial property trust. “Recent global events have caused much volatility in the capital markets. We are monitoring the

UK inflation at a 28-month high [ARTICLE]

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UK inflation at a 28-month high REUTERS LONDON Inflation in Britain surged to a 28month high of 4.4 per cent last month, reviving speculation that the Bank of England will not wait much longer to raise interest rates. Data yesterday also showed government borrowing recorded its worst February on record,

S$27.5M WINDFALL FOR HSBC CHIEF? [ARTICLE]

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S$27.5M WINDFALL FOR HSBC CHIEF? BLOOMBERG HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, is seeking backing from investors to pay chief executive officer Stuart Gulliver as much as £13.3 million (S$27.5 million) this year, two people with knowledge of the talks said, at a time the British government is pushing banks to curb

DOW [ARTICLE]

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DOW TUESDAY CLOSE 12,018.60 (-0.15%) Monday 12,036.50 p 1.50% Friday 11,858.50 p 0.71% Thursday 11,774.60 p 1.39% Wednesday 11,613.30 q 2.04% NYSETOP 5 BYVOLUME NAME VOL PRICE CHANGE Citigroup 340.3m $4.42 q 0.28% Sprint Nextel 124.0m $4.47 p 2.46% Bank of America 73.6m $13.88 q 1.21% Chimera 48.1m $4.10 q

EURO [ARTICLE]

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EURO È FTSE100 5,762.71 H DAX È È DAX 6,780.97 (-0.30%) CAC40 3,892.71 (-0.30%)

FOREX [ARTICLE]

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US MARKETS [ARTICLE]

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US MARKETS Down on low volume Wall Street snapped a three-day winning streak, even as investors adjusted to the insecurity created by events in Japan, the Middle East and North Africa. Volume was the lowest of the year, with 6.52 billion shares traded on the NYSE, ASE and Nasdaq, pointing

OIL [ARTICLE]

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OIL Hit a two-week high Oil traded near a two-week high in New York amid concern that continued violence in Libya and unrest in Yemen threatens to prolong supply disruptions and that escalating turmoil may curtail Middle East shipments. Brent crude for May rose 74 US cents to settle at

‘Recovery is on firm footing’ [ARTICLE]

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‘Recovery is on firm footing’ But crises in Japan, Mideast could play spoiler, warn Fed bigwigs REUTERS WASHINGTON The United States recovery is gaining traction, two top Federal Reserve officials said yesterday, though they differed on the risks of inflation in the US economy. Cleveland Fed president Sandra Pianalto said

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Girls gone wild Crazy sexy cool is what Sucker Punch is all about, say the cast and yes, it is empowering SERENE LIM IN LOS ANGELES serenelim@mediacorp.com.sg IF THE eager fervour of fan-boys are any indication, the much-hyped movie Sucker Punch, directed by Zack Synder (300, Watchmen is a big

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Ganbatte, Yamato! [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ganbatte, Yamato! MOVIE REVIEW: SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO PG, 131MIN Christopher Toh christophertoh@mediacorp.com.sg THE year is 2199, and the old World War II battleship Yamato has been configured into a spaceship to bring back an anti-radiation device from the planet Iscandar, some 148,000 light years away. They’re doing this because a

Courting drama [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Courting drama MOVIE REVIEW: THE LINCOLN LAWYER PG, 119 MIN Genevieve Loh genevieveloh@mediacorp.com.sg WATCHING Matthew McConaughey fast talk (or should I say fast-drawl) his way through this movie adaptation of Michael Connelly’s well-received legal thriller-novel The Lincoln Lawyer was a total case of deja vu for this reviewer. Was I

‘Riot car’ for the royal bride [ARTICLE]

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‘Riot car’ for the royal bride REUTERS PRINCE William’s bride-to-be Kate Middleton will arrive at her wedding next month in the limousine attacked by students during riots in London three months ago, royal officials said. Middleton will travel to Westminster Abbey for the marriage service in the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

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SCENE STEALER CHRISTOPHER TOH THE HOBBIT: Oh we know, we’re meant to show movie scenes here, but we’re just too happy that The Hobbit is finally going into production to care. Joining director Peter Jackson for the much-awaited and much-delayed prequel to the Lord OfThe Rings will be other LOTR

Avril returns to Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Avril returns to Singapore CANADIAN singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne will be back to Singapore on May 9 for a concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of The Black StarTour to promote her fourth album, Goodbye Lullaby. Lavigne, best known for hits like Sk8r Boi, Complicated and Girlfriend, was last

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