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    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    Kenya's home-grown drug problem

    Drug use in Kenya has risen fast in the past few years, according to religious leaders, politicians and charities working to tackle the problem. They say domestic use has soared as international drug cartels have turned east Africa into a major transit route for narcotics from Afghanistan. Some of the drugs spill onto the local market, they say.

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    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    China expects to issue taxi app regulations in H1 2015 - state media

    China's transport minister said on Thursday he hopes to have regulations issued on using mobile apps to book private cars within the first half of 2015, state media reported, amid doubts on the legal status in China of Uber and similar services.

  • 3
    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    First intake of SAF Volunteer Corps to begin training this month

    The volunteers will bring not just “operational capabilities” but also “a new dimension of commitment to the defence of our country”, says the Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing.

  • 4
    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks hit by China's GDP goal

    Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai fall after China sets its economic growth target at "approximately 7 per cent".

  • 5
    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    Ukraine passes law to boost armed forces by a third

    Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday to increase the size of the armed forces by a third as Kiev fights pro-Russian separatists in the east.

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    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    Islamic State torches oil field east of Tikrit - witness

    Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said.

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    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    China vows to fight pollution 'with all might'

    The Chinese public are increasingly enraged by hazardous smog that regularly blankets cities, as well as water and soil that are laced with heavy metals and various other toxic pollutants.

  • 8
    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    Myanmar students exit education bill hearing in solidarity with protesters

    Myanmar student leaders boycotted a parliamentary hearing on a controversial education bill on Thursday, saying they would not take part until police allow student protesters to march to the commercial capital, Yangon.

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    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    Malaysia's 1MDB to be dismantled under debt plan: Reuters

    Malaysia's indebted and controversy-ridden state investor 1MDB will be left as a skeletal structure and possibly dissolved under a debt repayment plan in which most of its assets will be sold, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • 10
    05 Mar 2015 Thu

    NDP 2015 unveiled: More vantage points, funpacks for all households

    Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says the new format for the Jubilee Year's National Day Parade will allow as many Singaporeans as possible to watch the "historic" event.