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Hello Kitty celebrates 40th birthday

Hello Kitty celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday (Nov 1) with a human-size version of the feline character regaling fans at an upscale Tokyo department store and a theme park.

Koh Poh Koon for Ang Mo Kio GRC?

Speaking to the media in his first visit to the constituency, Dr Koh Poh Koon said he will spend more time on the ground in Ang Mo Kio to see what areas he can contribute in.

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Asia Pacific

Pro-democracy protesters sit inside their tent in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves

People in Hong Kong are demanding an apology from HSBC board member Laura Cha, who compared the city's pro-democracy protesters to slaves.

Nepal bus crash kills 10

Ten people have died and 29 injured after two passenger buses collided on a national highway in Makwanpur district, 33km south of Kathmandu in the early hours of Saturday.

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Singapore

Springleaf Nature Park is the first of four new nature parks which will be unveiled. (Photo: Leong Wai Kit)

New Springleaf Nature Park near Mandai Road opens

The new 6-hectare park has a deck for bird-watching and a network of trails, and was unveiled on Saturday (Nov 1) by Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee.

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World

A Turkish soldier patrols a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobane. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Battle for Kobane rages as Iraqi fighters arrive

About 150 Iraqi fighters crossed into Kobane from Turkey, to join Kurdish forces in trying to repel Islamic State militants.

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Business

An employee works on assembly line at an auto factory in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on Sep 23, 2014. (AFP)

China manufacturing growth slows in October

Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in October, as its economy expands at its weakest pace in five years.

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Sport

Canada's Milos Raonic returns the ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during a quarter-final match in Paris, October 31, 2014. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Tennis: Federer derailed as Raonic keeps London bid alive

Big serving Milos Raonic upset world number two Roger Federer 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 to make the Paris Masters semi-finals and stay alive in the race to reach the World Tour Finals.

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Entertainment

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Technology

The Microsoft Band. (Photo: www.microsoft.com)

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

Microsoft unveiled its first fitness band on Thursday (Oct 30), along with a new Microsoft Health software platform that includes a cloud service for consumers and the industry to store and combine health and fitness data.

Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets

The erosion of Samsung Electronics Co's and Apple's dominance of the global smartphone market accelerated in the third quarter, as Chinese makers of low-cost phones continued to undercut the industry leaders, according to industry research.

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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

Hello Kitty (centre), a one-day manager of the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo's Ginza district, poses with staff during a morning meeting before the opening. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Hello Kitty celebrates 40th birthday

Hello Kitty celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday (Nov 1) with a human-size version of the feline character regaling fans at an upscale Tokyo department store and a theme park.