Singapore
June 18, 2018 10:39 PMSINGAPORE - A man was jailed for nine years on Monday (June 18) for masterminding an elaborate motor insurance scam involving the largest amount of fraudulent claims to date - almost $1.6 million.
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June 18, 2018 7:00 PMSINGAPORE- Imagine a Singapore where there is drinking water wherever you go - whether it is at a park connector or shopping centre - and you pay a sugar tax on your packaged drinks.
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June 18, 2018 7:00 PMSINGAPORE - Members of the Arab coalition fighting Yemeni rebels in the key port city of Hodeida will be giving out aid to Yemeni civilians.
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A UNIT of mainboard-listed construction firm Lian Beng Group on Monday snagged a contract - worth S$95.8 million - for the construction of a condominium at Flora Drive. 
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June 18, 2018 5:41 PMSINGAPORE - Nine men aged between 21 and 56 years old have been arrested on Monday (June 18) for their suspected involvement in an illegal transaction of marine gas oil.
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Submitted By:  Staff Reporter Case Study:  No Unit owners will be compensated approximately $1.4m to $2.32m. The 89-unit Kemaman Point in Balestier Road has been collectively sold for $143.88m to Soilbuild Group Holdings. With an approximate land price of $1,173 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr), the freehold site will be redeveloped to a gross plot ration (GPR) of 2.8 based on the maximum Gross Floor Area (GFA) of approximately 122,711 sq ft. read more
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Submitted By:  Staff Reporter Case Study:  No Homes outside central region registered higher percentage of sales. Home sales climbed 53.1% MoM in May. Developers sold 1,257 residential units including 1,121 private condos and 136 executive condos (EC), the Urban Registration Authority (URA) revealed. Twin VEW sold 454 of 520 units (87% take up) and all its one and two bedroom units were sold indicating that buyers are still price sensitive, and that property investors still form a significant source of demand, ERA Realty noted. read more
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GLORIA Mansion at Pasir Panjang Road is hitting the market on Tuesday for S$79 million, the latest to hop on the collective sale train here. <br/>The 12-storey, 31-unit hilltop apartment building is five minutes away from Haw Par Villa MRT Station and close to West Coast Highway and the Ayer Rajah Expressway. <br/>The reserve price of S$79 million translates to S$1,234 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr) based on its gross floor area of 64,039 sq ft.<br/>If authorities approve the 10 per cent bonus balcony, that would bring the price to S$1,121 psf ppr and increase GFA to 70,443 sq ft.<br/>There will be no development charge as the existing baseline of 74,744.52 sq ft or an effective plot ratio of 1.634, is above the current plot ratio of 1.4 including the additional 10 per cent balcony space, said marketing agent Huttons Asia in a statement.<br/>Huttons’ Stephen Tan said that the buyer could keep the existing building, subject to approval, and the site can be developed into about 84 condominium units averaging at about 70 square metres each.<br/>The tender will close on Thursday  July 26, 2018 at 3 pm.
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June 18, 2018 4:45 PMSINGAPORE - A decorative structure on a Housing Board block in Pasir Ris fell from a height of at least eight storeys on Monday morning (June 18).
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Asia
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (Jun 18) he expects to meet with Kim Jong Un soon to flesh out details of the North Korean leader's promise of nuclear disarmament. As Washington's top diplomat, Pompeo laid much of the groundwork for last week's historic summit between ...
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JAKARTA: An estimated 18 people were rescued and one was confirmed dead from among about 80 passengers aboard a ferry that sank on Monday in Lake Toba in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said. The Sinar Bangun ferry sank in rough weather at around 5:30 pm (1030 GMT) ...
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JAKARTA: Six people were rescued and one was confirmed dead from among an estimated 80 passengers on a ferry that sank on Monday in Lake Toba in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said. The Sinar Bangun ferry sank in rough weather at around 5:30 pm (1030 GMT) near the ...
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At least one person has died and dozens are missing after a boat carrying 80 people capsized on Monday (Jun 18) in Indonesia, an official from the national disaster agency said.
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A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.
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JOHOR BAHRU: Officers reporting late for work and surfing on their handphones while on duty are some of the disciplinary issues that have contributed to the congestion at Johor Bahru's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex, Malaysian media reported on Monday (Jun 18).  Mazlan Bujang ...
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Eighteen months after Donald Trump became US president and started shaking up global diplomacy, Japan is waking up to the risks of an alliance based on dollars and deals rather than shared values and security interests.
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SEOUL: North and South Korea agreed to hold a joint basketball match in Pyongyang and to form some combined teams at August's Asian Games in Indonesia, the two countries announced on Monday (Jun 18), after a day of negotiations at their shared border. The two countries also agreed that they would ...
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ALOR SETAR, Kedah: The Kedah police said on Monday (Jun 18) that they were aware that former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were on holiday in Langkawi, along with several family members. Security officers were with Najib and his family, Kedah Police Chief Zainal ...
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Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and to rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.
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World
June 19, 2018 2:47 AMUNITED NATIONS (AFP) - In a rare criticism of the United States, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday (June 18) that migrant children should not be separated from their families at the US-Mexico border.
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June 19, 2018 12:41 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump said on Monday (June 18) he would not allow the United States to become a “migrant camp” as his administration faced a barrage of criticism for separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.  
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June 19, 2018 2:22 AMWASHINGTON (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Monday (June 18) ordered the Pentagon to create a new US "space force," which would become the sixth branch of the American military and would ensure "American dominance" in space.
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June 18, 2018 11:50 PMMOSCOW (REUTERS) - A Kyrgyz taxi driver who drove his car into pedestrians near the Kremlin told a Moscow court on Monday (June 18) he had mistaken the accelerator for the brake pedal because he had not slept for two days before the accident.
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June 18, 2018 10:58 PMJERUSALEM (AFP) - A former Israeli government minister who once admitted to trying to smuggle ecstasy tablets has been charged with spying for Iran, Israeli security officials said on Monday (june 18).
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June 18, 2018 11:19 PMPARIS (AFP) - Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday (June 18) in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
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Aviva Investors has sold 20 Soho Square in London’s West End to a private European investor for a price believed to be £117m.
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There is a growing appetite for new build apartments in Monaco from overseas buyers and locals despite a lack of land for new developments, new research shows. Some 50 new apartments changed hands in Monaco in 2017, up from 33 in the previous year while the resales market saw a marginal dip in sales from […] The post New development property projects seeing growing demand in Monaco appeared first on PropertyWire.
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Leeds Building Society is improving its service for new build home buyers and their mortgage brokers by extending mortgage offers on all new lending by up to six months, it has announced. It says that this is expected to particularly benefit buyers of new build homes, where completions can sometimes be delayed due to hold-ups […] The post Leeds Building Society extended mortgage offers on new lending appeared first on PropertyWire.
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