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CEO of Asian Tour Mike Kerr (L) attends the trophy presentation next to winner Felipe Aguilar of Chile during the Championship golf tournament at Laguna National in Singapore on May 4, 2014 (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Golf: Asian outlook positive again, says tour chief

The region received a boost last month when the European Tour announced it had added a new "Asian swing" to its 2015 schedule with events in Malaysia, Thailand and India.

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Asia Pacific

Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Rafael Hui (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

HK tycoon and former senior official face jail for graft

Lawyers for Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui pressed for leniency on Monday (Dec 22) as their clients faced seven years in prison after being convicted of corruption.

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Singapore

File photo: A car illegally parked. (photo: channelnewsasia.com)

LTA raises fines for illegal parking

From next year. a motorist who has parked illegally along unbroken double yellow lines will be fined S$110, instead of S$70, if this is the second Notice of Traffic Offence he has been issued within 12 months.

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World

A New York Police Department badge among candles and flowers at a makeshift memorial for two New York City police officers at the location where they were killed. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

'Watch what I'm going to do': Brooklyn gunman before killing 2 policemen

The gunman had shot dead two uniformed police officers before turning the gun on himself at a nearby subway station.

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Business

Traders are seen on the floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. (Photo: AFP/Files)

Asian stocks rise in thin trade, tracking Wall Street gains

The gains in Asia come after US stocks went from famine to feast last week, starting out fearful of crashing oil prices and finishing it smiling at a "Santa Claus rally".

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Sport

Liverpool players celebrate the opening goal scored by Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho during the English Premier League football match against Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, Northwest England. (AFP/PAUL ELLIS)

Football: Bloodied Skrtel earns Liverpool point

A bloodied and bandaged Martin Skrtel headed home a last-gasp 97th-minute equaliser to earn Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

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Entertainment

Rebecca Lim (left), Zoe tay (centre) and Bryan Wong (right) in nursing staff uniforms at the media conference for their new show You Can Be An Angel Too. (Photo: Han Wei Chou)

Rebecca Lim to Zoe Tay: 'Diam lah!'

What made "well-behaved" Rebecca Lim tell Zoe Tay to keep quiet while shooting their new drama You Can Be An Angel Too?

JJ Lin sees double

TODAY reports: Mandopop star JJ Lin unveiled his wax figure for Madame Tussauds Singapore on Monday (Dec 22).

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Technology

Scientists make strides in tsunami warning

The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike.

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Health

A combo picture shows flexible healthcare sensors on a newly developed adhesive gel sheet applied to a finger at Someya's laboratory in Tokyo, stretching (top) and bending (bottom) of the finger. (Photo: AFP/University of Tokyo/Takao Someya)

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

Scientists in Japan have developed micro-fine adhesive sensors that can be applied to the body like a compress. 

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Lifestyle

Staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme centre conducting medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan. (File photo: AFP/Sutanta Aditya)

Orangutan in Argentina zoo granted right to freedom

A female orangutan may be moved to a sanctuary in Brazil from a Buenos Aires zoo after a legal rights group won court backing to free her from unlawful imprisonment.