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1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Write a song to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday

The Gift of Song competition invites Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents to write a song that will resonate with the nation. SINGAPORE: To celebrate the nation's 50th birthday next year, MediaCorp launched on Monday a nationwide search for a song that will resonate with the nation.

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1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Singapore delegation to visit Vientiane for ASEAN meeting

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and 14 Members of Parliament, including two from Opposition parties, will attend the 35th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly General Assembly. SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and 14 Members of Parliament are in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic to attend the 35th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly General Assembly from Sep 14 to 20. The 14 MPs, which includes two from Opposition parties - MP for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim and Non-Constituency MP Lina Chiam - will be in Vientiane until Saturday .

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4 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Singapore to allow Hongkongers to use electronic check system at airport

A mutual agreement on automated clearance is expected to be signed this week during a three-day visit by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, which begins tomorrow. A similar arrangement was launched with South Korea last year, and a deal with Germany is due to begin this month, to reduce immigration processing times for visitors.

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9 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Upcoming runs in Singapore

Participants having fun at the Illumi Run and at the Great Eastern Women's Run last year. -- PHOTO: INFINITUS PRODUCTIONS Participants having fun at the Illumi Run and at the Great Eastern Women's Run last year.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Seeking Help Abroad

An increasing number of Bangladeshis are seeking medical treatment abroad. Unlike when medical tourism first reared its head a decade ago, it is no longer limited to the most affluent members of society.

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17 hrs ago | Suria

Mechanised parking system in 3 pilot HDB sites by end 2015

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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18 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Can Singapore jails solve SA's prison overcrowding?

SINGAPORE'S once-notorious prison system is the ideal to which South Australia's troubled, overcrowded jails should aspire, a leading philanthropy group says. NOT only was Victoria Park buzzing with colour and thousands of runners, but it was also the backdrop for a marriage proposal today during the Swisse Color Run.

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20 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Free hearing screening for public at 17 locations till end-Sept

This initiative is sponsored by manufacturer Siemens Medical Instruments, which also launched its Siemens Hearing Awareness Week 2014 on Saturday, to raise awareness about the importance of hearing health. Into its sixth year, the Siemens Hearing Awareness Week 2014 is a two-day event at the National University Health System tower block.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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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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

More options for nature lovers even as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve closes

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve will be closed for repair and restoration works for two years, but there are other places for nature lovers to explore. SINGAPORE: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday for restoration works, and will reopen partially during weekends in April next year.

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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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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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The Straits Times

Lien Foundation makes available 10 free designs of preschools, urges rethink on spaces for preschools

Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing from Lekker Architects, and Lien Foundation CEO Lee Poh Wah. The philanthropic organisation has commissioned Lekker Architects to come up with 10 innovative designs for preschools and locate them in underused and overlooked plots of land in Singapore.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Straits Times

Film picks: John Lui recommends the 11th Singapore Short Cuts, Pasolini Revisited, and more

This mainstay of the local short films calendar returns with a collection of works, some of which have been screened previously and some premiering. It takes place over this weekend and the next.

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Switched

93 Nuns From 24 Different Countries Join Forces For One Amazing Virtual Choir

Ninety-three Discalced Carmelite nuns in 24 countries have reached out of their cloistered monasteries to sing together in a virtual choir honoring St. Teresa of Avila on the 500th anniversary of her birth. This union of voices came together through the musical vision of a Carmelite Sister in Reno, Nev., and the creative imagination of a technical wizard in the Midwest.

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CFR.org

The Failures of the ASEAN Economic Community

A worker walks at the Jakarta international container terminal in Tanjung Priok port in this file photo from July 26, 2012. Southeast Asia has sought to overcome competing national interests and form a European Union-style economic community by 2015 .

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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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CBS Atlanta

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance. The man who police say killed his five children waived his first court appearance Friday because he is being "portrayed as a monster" and needs a mental health evaluation as soon as possible, his attorney said.

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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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