• Nokia says India plant unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal

    Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to be concluded on Friday for the sale of its global handset business to Microsoft. Nokia will instead operate the factory as a contract manufacturing unit for Microsoft…

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    • Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned

      By James Pearson and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. Almost 250 teenagers and…

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      • I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.

        I have committed a taboo – I have tendered my resignation without securing the next job. The reactions to the announcement were varied but they all pretty much hint at a deep sense of disapproval. “Why did you do that?” It was as if I had renounced my faith. “What are you going to do from now on?”…

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        • Quan Yifeng fined and banned from driving

          The Singapore-based TV personality was fined SGD 800 and banned from driving for three months after knocking down a pedestrian last year

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          • Bye Bye, Arp Geok Pao?

            Not many know this old Canto classic and it’s the end of the road for the folks behind it here…

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            • Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

              Jodie Foster has reportedly tied the knot with Alexandra Hedison, who she has been dating for less than a year.

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              • Suarez: We have surprised ourselves

                The Liverpool striker has scored 30 goals as the club have charged to the top of the table and he believes even the players have been taken aback by their success this season

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                • Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls

                  After being photographed at work in Jurong pooling used oil near coffee shops, 50-year-old Valerie Sim has been struggling to keep her family afloat. Web portals STOMP and The Real Singapore published pictures of her in February, triggering a witch hunt for others like her and comments from readers…

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                  • Angry parents seek autopsies of S Korea ferry victims

                    Some parents of the mostly teenage victims of South Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died because the emergency response was so slow. "They want to know for certain how their family members died," Kim said.

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                    • Rare shops in Orchard, Marine Parade for sale

                      Three prime commercial units in Orchard Towers (pictured) and Marine Parade Central are up for sale through expression of interest (EOI), marketing agent CBRE said. Two strata-titled freehold units located on the ground and basement levels of Orchard Towers, with a total strata area of…

                      Property Guru
                      • The Secret of Celebrities’ Flawless Skin

                        In order to have flawless skin, you have to pay more attention to facial wash up and skin care. Many stars place their skin toner, mist and booster inside a bathroom so that they could immediately apply them as soon as they finish their facial wash up.

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                        • Obama 'ate only half' the sushi course

                          Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday. Pictures showed the US president being served sake by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the counter of the…

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                          • Malaysian jet: Washed up metal piece sparks speculations

                            Perth/Canberra, April 23 (IANS) The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing March 8 took a new twist and set off fresh speculations Wednesday with reports of some unidentified material washing ashore on the southwestern coast of Australia. "Western Australia police have…

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                            • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

                              ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman…

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                              • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

                                JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

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                                • Jokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims

                                  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games.

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                                  • OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 16 countries next month

                                    China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB 2,000 (US$330).

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                                    • Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

                                      Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web Thursday after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed when overwhelmed servers crashed, in the latest frenzy over the Japanese cat to hit the city-state. The Hello Kitty Bubbly World Collector's Set --…

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                                      • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

                                        By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

                                        Reuters
                                        • Decimated South Korean School Reopens After Ferry Disaster

                                          When Danwon High School reopened on Thursday, it was without the second grade. Of 325 students, who went on last week's ill-fated school trip only 75 returned. They will remain on leave, their future uncertain....

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