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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks to reporters. (Photo: AFP/File/Glenn Chapman)

Apple chief Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'

The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret at his company, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a public statement about equality was "more important" than his privacy.

Anwar hopeful of winning sodomy conviction appeal

On Thursday, Anwar's team of 14 lawyers went all out to discredit his former aide Saiful Bukhari. They also told the court that DNA samples related to the sodomy charges were obtained illegally, tainted and may not even be Anwar's.

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Asia Pacific

Microbiologist Peter Piot of Belgium, who co-discovered the Ebola virus, delivers a speech during a seminar on the virus in Tokyo. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: Expert

China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, Belgian microbiologist Peter Piot , a co-discoverer of the virus, warned on Thursday (Oct 30).

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World

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (C) stands among officials outside Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock during a visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in the old city of Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa a 'declaration of war': Abbas

Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday (Oct 30).

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden on Thursday (Oct 30) officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister said. It is the first European Union (EU) member in Western Europe to do so.

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Business

File photo of DBS Bank group head of consumer banking and wealth management Tan Su Shan. (Photo: TODAY)

Tan Su Shan of DBS takes global private banking honour

The Group Head of Consumer Banking and Wealth Management was named the Best Leader in Private Banking at the PWM/The Banker Global Private Banking Awards, while the bank won the Best Private Bank in Use of Technology and Best Private Bank in Singapore awards.

Apple chief Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'

The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret at his company, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a public statement about equality was "more important" than his privacy.

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Technology

Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck given a tour around the new photonics institute at Nanyang Technological University. (Photo: Loke Kok Fai)

New photonics institute at NTU promises to light up local research scene

There will be five research centres in the institute, looking at areas such as creating specialty optical fibre and improving energy efficiency in areas such as LED lighting.

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Health

Microbiologist Peter Piot of Belgium, who co-discovered the Ebola virus, delivers a speech during a seminar on the virus in Tokyo. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: Expert

China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, Belgian microbiologist Peter Piot , a co-discoverer of the virus, warned on Thursday (Oct 30).

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Lifestyle

A child runs in front of his parents and grandparents on a street in Shanghai. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: Media

Out of more than 11 million couples eligible to have a second child, only 700,000 had applied for permission by the end of August, the China Daily newspaper said.