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London Mayor Boris Johnson (R) talks to reporters at Singapore's ArtScience museum where he will deliver his speech on November 28, 2014. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Singapore-UK economic ties will remain strong: London Mayor

938LIVE reports: Mayor Boris Johnson said Britain will remain an attractive place to do business for Singapore companies, even if the country ultimately leaves the European Union.

Beware: 7 common scams in Singapore

Cyber extortion, kidnap, online purchase and fund transfers were some of the common scams highlighted by the the Police and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) at the launch of their public education campaign.

Japanese newspaper retracts use of 'sex slave' term

The step by the Yomiuri Shimbun comes as Japanese conservatives grow increasingly bold in their demands that the country's wartime record be re-evaluated more sympathetically, egged on by the nationalist government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Asia Pacific

The storm approaching in Brisbane. (Photo: @astral7171 on Twitter)

'Supercell storm' batters Australia's Brisbane

The storm, which officials said was one of the worst seen in the country, rained hailstones the size of tennis balls and left a US$85 million damage bill as the army helped clear up on Friday (Nov 28).

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Singapore

File photo of a crowd of people in Singapore. (Photo: TODAY)

Singapore’s employment rate, median income up in 2014

The labour force participation rate rose to a high of 67 per cent, while median income rose by 1.8 per cent. However, after accounting for inflation, real income growth slowed to 0.4 per cent.

Beware: 7 common scams in Singapore

Cyber extortion, kidnap, online purchase and fund transfers were some of the common scams highlighted by the the Police and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) at the launch of their public education campaign.

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World

Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Photo: AFP/File/Filippo Monteforte)

Pope Francis to make first visit to Turkey

The pope, who begins his visit on Friday (Nov 28), will spend the first of three days in Ankara, notably holding a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his controversial presidential palace.

Ferguson takes comfort in Thanksgiving

For the first time this week, there were no signs of any major protests in the St Louis suburb, which reeled from the decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead black teenager Michael Brown on Aug 9.

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Sport

Lille's Marko Basa (C) and Krasnodar's Ari (2R) fight for the ball during their UEFA Europa League football match in Krasnodar. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Football: Everton, Spurs through to Europa League knockout stage

Everton secured their place in the last 32 as winners of Group H with an impressive 2-0 victory away to Bundesliga high-fliers VfL Wolfsburg in Germany.

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Entertainment

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Technology

Screenshot of the Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore site.

European startup accelerator launches Singapore programme

The Startupbootcamp FinTech Asia accelerator programme will focus on financial innovation, providing funding, mentorship and access to a network of industry partners and investors for up to 10 selected Singapore-based FinTech startups.

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Health

A man smokes a cigarette in front of the headquarters of Novartis in Basel. (AFP/Sebastien Bozon)

Italy bans Novartis flu vaccine after suspicious deaths

The Italian Pharmaceutical Agency (AIFA) banned the use of two batches of the Fluad vaccine after three people who had received it died and a fourth was taken seriously ill.

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Lifestyle

Youngsters play football on a floating football pitch in Koh Panyee, Thailand's Phang Nga province. (Photo: AFP/Christophe Archambault)

Floating football pitch keeps Thai tourist blues at bay

A floating football pitch has been drawing curious tourists and football fans to the island of Panyee in Thailand.