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File photo of World Health Organisation's (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan in Geneva. (AFP/Alain GROSCLAUDE)

Ebola mistakes should serve as a lesson: WHO

The World Health Organisation's chief admitted on Sunday (Jan 25) that the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola, saying it should serve as a lesson to avoid similar mistakes in future.

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Asia Pacific

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, as they arrive at Air Force Station Palam, India. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama begins landmark visit to India

US President Barack Obama has arrived in New Delhi for the start of a three-day visit. 

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Singapore

Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing (L) looks at an exhibit at the SG Care & Share Day event at the Singapore Sports Hub.

Govt doubles to S$500m matching grant for SG Care & Share movement

The Government will extend its support for the Care & Share movement to Mar 31, 2016 and double the total Government matching grant to S$500 million, says the minister for social and family development.

Survey on public perceptions of Singapore's history

A survey on public perceptions of Singapore's history finds that the three events which rank the highest on awareness are the opening of the two casinos in 2010, the 2003 SARS outbreak and the major MRT breakdown in 2011. 

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World

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, casts his ballot at a polling station in Athens. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: Exit polls

Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece's general election on Sunday (Jan 25) in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.

Ebola mistakes should serve as a lesson: WHO

The World Health Organisation's chief admitted on Sunday (Jan 25) that the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola, saying it should serve as a lesson to avoid similar mistakes in future.

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Business

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Sport

West Ham United's Winston Reid (L) challenges Bristol City's Luke Freeman during the FA Cup fourth round football match at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol, south west England. (AFP/GEOFF CADDICK)

Football: West Ham and Aston Villa into FA Cup last 16

West Ham and Aston Villa restored order by winning through to the last 16 of the FA Cup on Sunday (Jan 25) as they avoided becoming the latest Premier League clubs to be knocked out by lower league opposition.

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Entertainment

China's leading conductor Long Yu (C) with the New York Philarmonic on Jan 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A Clary)

Chinese conductor sees new bridges with West

China's leading conductor Long Yu sets a goal of expanding his orchestra's exposure to the world as well as showcasing the diversity of Chinese music.

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Technology

(L-R) Microsoft executives Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson and Alex Kipman pose wearing HoloLens eyewear that overlays 3D images on the real world, at a press event at the technology titan's main campus in Redmond, Washington on Jan 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Glenn Chapman)

Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms

Microsoft's HoloLens goggles immerse users in a mesmerising world of augmented reality holograms, eliciting descriptions such as "magical" and "unbelievable".

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Health

File photo of World Health Organisation's (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan in Geneva. (AFP/Alain GROSCLAUDE)

Ebola mistakes should serve as a lesson: WHO

The World Health Organisation's chief admitted on Sunday (Jan 25) that the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola, saying it should serve as a lesson to avoid similar mistakes in future.

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Lifestyle

US aviator Amelia Earhart pictured in front of her plane in the 1930s. (Photo: AFP)

Search for Earhart plane on remote Marshalls atoll

A search is under way on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands by a group of researchers aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.