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  • GST will only cause 3-6pc hike in condo fees, expert says
    GST will only cause 3-6pc hike in condo fees, expert says The Malay Mail Online - 28 minutes ago

    PETALING JAYA, March 5 — The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is only expected to lead to an increase of between three and six per cent in maintenance fees for high-rise property owners, a housing... … More »

  • China's third-ranked leader says to pay more attention to HK youth
    China's third-ranked leader says to pay more attention to HK youth Reuters - 29 minutes ago

    By Clare Baldwin and Nicole Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's third-ranked leader wants greater attention paid to young people in Hong Kong, after they staged pro-democracy protests last year that shut down parts of the city for 2-1/2 months. Zhang … More »

  • Australia floats prisoner swap to save Indonesia pair
    Australia floats prisoner swap to save Indonesia pair AFP News - 29 minutes ago

    Australia on Thursday proposed a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th-hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed. Andrew Chan and Myuran … More »

  • At least 34 dead as Syria rebels attack regime intel HQ
    At least 34 dead as Syria rebels attack regime intel HQ AFP News - 30 minutes ago

    Syrian rebels launched a fierce attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo, leaving at least 34 dead, days after the opposition rejected a UN ceasefire plan for the city. At least 20 members of regime security forces and 14 rebels were killed … More »

  • Second Los Angeles hospital identifies 'superbug' infections
    Second Los Angeles hospital identifies 'superbug' infections Reuters - 31 minutes ago

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A second top Los Angeles hospital has reported an outbreak of drug-resistant "superbug" infections, and dozens more potential exposures, from procedures performed with a fiber-optic instrument called a … More »

  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
    House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe Associated Press - 32 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and … More »

  • Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom
    Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    By Lincoln Feast SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's foreign minister said on Thursday she had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing … More »

  • PKR mulls court action against Prisons Department chief over Anwar’s bid …
    PKR mulls court action against Prisons Department chief over Anwar’s bid … The Malay Mail Online - 36 minutes ago

    PETALING JAYA, March 5 — PKR is considering legal action against Prisons Department director-general Datuk Zulkifli Omar if the Home Ministry fails to overturn his decision prohibiting jailed... … More »

  • Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails
    Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails Reuters - 37 minutes ago

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State … More »

  • Concern grows for civilians as noose tightens around Tikrit
    Concern grows for civilians as noose tightens around Tikrit AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    Concern mounted over the fate of civilians in Tikrit where Iraqi forces were trying to trap Islamic State group jihadists on the third day of a huge offensive to retake the city. Around 30,000 security forces and allied fighters launched Monday the … More »

  • US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack
    US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday. … More »

  • German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore
    German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state last year. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, were sentenced after … More »

  • "Divergent" marathon at GV
    "Divergent" marathon at GV Cinema Online - 40 minutes ago

    Golden Village will be screening the sequel "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" back-to-back with the hit blockbuster "Divergent" this 18 March … More »

  • Libya asks UN to approve arms contracts
    Libya asks UN to approve arms contracts AFP News - 55 minutes ago

    Libya urged the UN Security Council to approve a request for military purchases as it struggles to combat Islamic State extremists and protect its oil fields. The internationally-recognized government, one of two bodies that claims to rule troubled … More »

  • Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of U.S. tech …
    Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of U.S. tech … Reuters - 57 minutes ago

    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and Intel Corp are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers, as U.S. tech firms vie for Chinese tie-ups to retain access to … More »

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death
    Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death Associated Press - 57 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became … More »

  • China to link Shenzhen, Hong Kong stock exchanges
    China to link Shenzhen, Hong Kong stock exchanges AFP News - 58 minutes ago

    China will link trading between its Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock markets as part of a push for financial reforms, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, following a similar scheme with Shanghai's flagship bourse. The "Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect" … More »

  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law … More »

  • Lower California pollution spells big gains for children's lungs
    Lower California pollution spells big gains for children's lungs AFP News - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    A study conducted over 20 years in the Los Angeles area has shown that the region's improving air quality has led to children having better functioning lungs, researchers said. The findings, which tracked 2,000 young people from age 11 to 15, were … More »

  • US ambassador slashed and bloodied in Seoul attack
    US ambassador slashed and bloodied in Seoul attack AFP News - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on his face and arm in Seoul on Thursday by a lone, blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills. The United States condemned the "act of violence" which left the … More »

 
  • Istana Woodneuk Guide and Photojournal - Haunted Singapore Places Explored
    Istana Woodneuk Guide and Photojournal - Haunted Singapore Places Explored

    Before she died in this house in 1904, the Sultana sold the property to Sultan Abu Bakar’s son, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar. He rebuilt Istana Woodneuk in the 1930s for his Scottish born wife Helen Bartholomew. Istana Woodneuk has endured the test of time, nature and human brutality. It is important to note that Istana Woodneuk is not Istana Tyersall, another grand mansion of Sultan Abu Bakar’s not too far away from Woodneuk.

  • Australian drug smugglers being taken to Indonesian island for execution - media
    Australian drug smugglers being taken to Indonesian island for execution - media

    By Jane Wardell and Beawiharta SYDNEY/DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were removed from a prison in Bali on Wednesday to be taken to an Indonesian island where they will be shot by firing squad, Australian media reported. The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ratcheted up diplomatic tensions amid repeated pleas of mercy for the pair from Australia and thrown a spotlight on Indonesia's increasing use of the death penalty for foreigners. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was "revolted by the prospect of these executions", a harsh response after Indonesian President Joko Widodo recently told other countries to stay out of his country's sovereign affairs.

  • Singaporeans get witty with #smrtmovies tweets inspired by SMRT train disruptions
    Singaporeans get witty with #smrtmovies tweets inspired by SMRT train disruptions

    Getting stuck at the MRT station or on the train for over an hour and receiving scarce updates on the situation can be very frustrating for many commuters.