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ASEAN Foreign Ministers pose for a photo at the Foreign Ministers Meeting during the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters.

We stand in solidarity with Nepal, India, Bangladesh: ASEAN leaders on earthquake

At the ASEAN Summit, which starts on Monday, Apr 27, foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said they stood ready to extend assistance to the governments and people of the countries affected by Saturday's earthquake.

Asian shares inch up; focus on central banks, Greece

Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few US hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the US and Japan and on apparent deadlock in Greece's talks with creditors.

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Asia Pacific

ASEAN Foreign Ministers pose for a photo at the Foreign Ministers Meeting during the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters.

We stand in solidarity with Nepal, India, Bangladesh: ASEAN leaders on earthquake

At the ASEAN Summit, which starts on Monday, Apr 27, foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said they stood ready to extend assistance to the governments and people of the countries affected by Saturday's earthquake.

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Singapore

People queue inside a DBS bank branch in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

DBS books record S$1.27b net profit in Q1

All business units attained record incomes, DBS said, with total income rising 12 per cent to S$2.74 billion.

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World

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in Astana on Apr 26, 2015. (AFP/ILYAS OMAROV)

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev wins fifth term

Energy-rich Kazakhstan's incumbent strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev scored a crushing victory in Sunday's one-sided presidential ballot, taking 97.5 per cent of the vote to win a fifth consecutive term, an exit poll showed.

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Business

People queue inside a DBS bank branch in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

DBS books record S$1.27b net profit in Q1

All business units attained record incomes, DBS said, with total income rising 12 per cent to S$2.74 billion.

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Sport

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal during an English Premier League football match. (Reuters)

Football: Van Gaal bemoans United's Liverpool boost

Louis van Gaal said Manchester United had encouraged Liverpool in the race for a Champions League place after losing 3-0 to the Merseysiders' near-neighbours Everton on Sunday.

Golf: Rose wins weather-hit tournament in New Orleans

England's Justin Rose held off a string of challengers with a clutch birdie-birdie finish to win his seventh PGA Tour title by one shot at the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana on Sunday.

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Entertainment

File photo of British singer Amy Winehouse performing at the Glastonbury Festival. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Amy Winehouse's family condemn documentary about singer

The family of British singer Amy Winehouse, who died aged 27 from alcohol poisoning, condemned a forthcoming documentary about her life as "misleading" on Monday (Apr 27).

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Technology

A view of Nokia's head offices in Espoo, Finland, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva

Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.

Ratan Tata buys stake in Chinese phone maker Xiaomi

Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of the Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology, a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market.

Locate your loved ones after the Nepal quake

Facebook, Google and the International Committee of the Red Cross have avenues for people worldwide to look for friends and relatives, or get alerts that they are safe, in the wake of the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday (Apr 25).

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Health

Photo illustration shows a lab technician looking through a microscope. (AFP File/Getty Images - Joe Raedle)

Celladon says heart treatment fails in trial

Celladon Corp said its heart failure gene therapy Mydicar failed to meet its primary and secondary endpoints in an important trial.

New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling

Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat.

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Lifestyle