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US intelligence chiefs stand firm on Russia findings

WASHINGTON, jan 6: US spy chiefs insisted on Thursday (Jan 5) they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump’s refusal to accept their conclusions. One day before the heads of four intelligence bodies brief the president-elect on their assessment of Russian meddling in last ...Full Article

US House votes to repudiate anti-Israel UN resolution

WASHINGTON, Jan 6: The US House of Representatives voted Thursday (Jan 5) to condemn a UN resolution reprimanding Israel over its settlement activity, blasting last month’s move by the ...Full Article

Fish farms reeling from impact of oil spill off Johor

SINGAPORE, Jan 6: At a fish farm north of Pulau Ubin, workers panicked on Wednesday (Jan 4) when they saw what was meant to be their Chinese New Year ...Full Article

Former senator Coats is Trump’s pick for intel chief

WASHINGTON, Jan 6: Donald Trump has chosen for his director of national intelligence someone who could provide a counterweight to the president-elect’s alleged soft spot for Moscow: a former ...Full Article

New Turkey attack kills two as Istanbul gunman hunted

ANKARA, Jan 6: A car bombing blamed on Kurdish militants rocked the Turkish city of Izmir on Thursday (Jan 5), killing at least two people and triggering a deadly ...Full Article

Thai baby elephant gets water-based treatment for injured foot

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan 5: A baby elephant took a tentative dip in a swimming pool in Thailand on Thursday as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her ...Full Article

Australia, Indonesia seek to patch up wounds over military row

SYDNEY/JAKARTA, Jan 5: Indonesia and Australia sought to calm tensions on Thursday (Jan 5) after Indonesia’s military suspended ties because of “insulting” teaching material found at an Australian base ...Full Article

Part of Changi Beach temporarily closed due to oil spill

SINGAPORE, Jan 5: An 800m stretch of Changi Beach is closed to the public until further notice, after an oil spill from Tuesday’s collision between two container vessels off Johor reached its shores. The National ...Full Article

Mystery radio bursts traced to distant galaxy

PARIS, Jan 5: A mysterious type of radio wave from deep space, discovered only a decade ago, has been traced to a precise source for the first time, astronomers said ...Full Article

Obama, Team Trump in healthcare showdown

WASHINGTON, Jan 5: US President Barack Obama called on congressional Democrats on Wednesday (Jan 4) to “fight” to preserve his signature healthcare reform, with its future in doubt as ...Full Article
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