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'Bomb cyclone' pounds eastern US, four dead

A giant winter "bomb cyclone" walloped the US East Coast on Thursday with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.


Unusual for diesel to be dearer than petrol: analysts

"It's difficult to understand why diesel is more expensive than petrol now!"


Singapore bans inflammatory Palestinian film

Singapore banned a documentary featuring a Palestinian teenager charged with assaulting Israeli security forces from being screened at a festival Thursday, warning the "inflammatory" work could stir hatred.


50 bodies recovered from Peru bus crash

Peruvian emergency workers on Wednesday said they had recovered 50 bodies -- six of them children -- from a horrific bus crash over a cliff north of the capital Lima.


Race for 'smart' hits fever pitch at electronics show

Giving gadgets brains will be a hot theme at the Consumer Electronics Show set to open in Las Vegas, with device makers big and small touting hardware with "smarts."


How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

Facebook accounts and telephone records can be used to pinpoint the best individuals to vaccinate to stop a disease outbreak in its tracks, researchers said Wednesday.


Diesel now dearer than RON95

Fuel prices higher across the board; diesel is now three cents more expensive than RON95.


Oil prices likely to fetch US$70 per barrel this year

With oil prices already hovering between US$55 and US$60 per barrel at present, OCBC Bank expects prices to head marginally higher to at most US$70 per barrel in 2018 against a backdrop of a strong global demand and tame supply story.


48 killed as bus plunges over Peru cliff

A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the "devil's curve," officials said.


SJKC enrolment down for fifth consecutive year

Total SJKC enrolment in the country has fallen for a fifth consecutive year, seeing a net loss of 41,172 students over the past five years.


 

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