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World News

No plans for third bridge, says PM Lee

SINGAPORE, Nov 30: Singapore has no plans, for now, to build a third bridge to link the island state with neighbouring Malaysia. “We are not currently planning for a third bridge. “I have seen some statements in Malaysia suggesting one, but the High-Speed Rail (HSR) is a very ambitious project,” says Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an ...Full Article

Brother loses 30kg so he can donate kidney to sister

SINGAPORE, Nov 30: Sheralyn Tay first found out in 2001 that her kidneys were failing but she never thought she would one day need a kidney transplant. She took ...Full Article

Indians in Brasilia demand ‘immediate demarcation’ of their lands

BRASILIA, Nov 30: Dozens of Indians of the Munduruku ethnicity demonstrated on Tuesday in downtown Brasilia to demand the “immediate demarcation” of their lands, where they say the government ...Full Article

Trump steps up search for America’s next top diplomat

NEW YORK, Nov 30: Donald Trump stepped up his search on Tuesday (Nov 29) for a secretary of state with loyalists at loggerheads over prospective candidates: erstwhile critic Mitt ...Full Article

Callers for dollars: Inside India’s scam call centres

MUMBAI, nov 30: In late September, a woman in National City, California, received a voice message on her phone saying she was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...Full Article

12 dead, mainly schoolgirls, in Turkey dorm fire

ISTANBUL, Nov 30: Twelve people, most of them schoolgirls, were killed on Tuesday when fire ravaged a dormitory for pupils in the southern Turkish region of Adana, local officials ...Full Article

Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

LA UNION, COLOMBIA, Nov 30: Seventy-one people were killed and six survived when a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the Colombian mountains, officials said on Tuesday ...Full Article

Plane crashes in Colombia, 76 dead

BOGOTA, Nov 29: Brazilian football team Chapecoense were on board a plane carrying 81 people that crashed in Colombia killing 76 people, police said on Tuesday. Chapecoense, from Brazil’s ...Full Article

Woman jumps off plane just after it lands in US    

HOUSTON, Nov 29: A woman has jumped off a United Airlines flight after opening the emergency door under mysterious circumstances while the plane was taxiing on the runway of ...Full Article

Quake-triggered avalanche kills Nepali guide

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: A 43-year-old Nepali guide died and a British climber was injured on Monday (Nov 28) when an earthquake triggered an avalanche on the Himalayan peak they ...Full Article
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