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S’pore PM Lee returns to finish speech at NDR 2016 after being taken ill

SINGAPORE, Aug 22: The Republic’s National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 21) was temporarily suspended after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was taken ill, but the Singaporean leader returned just over an hour later to conclude his speech. An initial statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Mr Lee was being attended to by a medical team, who ...Full Article

‘Likely IS attack’ kills at least 30 at Turkey wedding

ANKARA, Aug 21: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (Aug 21) said Islamic State (IS) was the “likely perpetrator” of a bomb attack on a wedding in the ...Full Article

Debris piles mark the start long road to recovery in flooded Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, Los Angeles, Aug 21: Renee Deal still hopes to salvage the wedding photo album placed out to dry on Saturday in the carport of her flood-ravaged house ...Full Article

Ex-US Navy SEAL author agrees to pay US$6.8m to government

WASHINGTON, Aug 21: A former US Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the daring operation on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan has agreed to forfeit US$6.8 million ...Full Article

Canadian man’s bomb did not fully detonate before police shot him: Report

TORONTO, Aug 21: A homemade bomb set off last week by a Canadian man who was apparently inspired by Islamic State, failed to fully detonate, a senior police official ...Full Article

Zika spreads to Miami Beach, US expands travel warning

MIAMI/CHICAGO, Aug 20: Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in ...Full Article

Trump tours flooded Louisiana, Obama to visit next week

BATON ROUGE, Aug 20: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate toured flood-damaged Louisiana on Friday, despite the Democratic state governor’s urging not to make political ...Full Article

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

HASAKEH, Aug 20: Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria for a second day on Friday (Aug 19), even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to ...Full Article

Trump’s embattled campaign chairman resigns

NEW YORK, Aug 20: Donald Trump sought to reboot his flagging presidential bid on Friday (Aug 19), dismissing his tainted campaign chairman, seeking to broaden his shrinking support base ...Full Article

15 held in Thailand not linked to tourist bombs: Police

BANGKOK, Aug 19: A group of 15 suspects detained by the Thai military investigating last week’s deadly tourist resort attacks was not involved in the blasts, police said Friday ...Full Article
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