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$29K mobile home in Wyong may be the cheapest property on the Central Coast

$29K mobile home in Wyong may be the cheapest property on the Central Coast

MANY people wouldn’t bat an eyelid paying $29,000 for a car — but for the same amount you can now buy a new home on the Central Coast. But of course, there are one or two catches. Realestate.com.au is...

Dip in Singapore’s manufacturing momentum in May

SINGAPORE – Factories seemed to lose some momentum last month after starting the year on a strong footing. The Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped in May after reaching a sev...

Concert Review: Behzod Abduraimov’s technically efficient but musically raw performance

Concert Review: Behzod Abduraimov’s technically efficient but musically raw performance

With international competition winners nowadays mostly being barely out of their teens, it is inevitable that we are now seeing musicians who enter the world concert stage at a much younger age than b...

Russia adopts war-time rhetoric in showdown with Ukraine

Russia adopts war-time rhetoric in showdown with Ukraine

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian official rhetoric has increasingly compared events in Ukraine to the darkest crimes of Nazi Germany, ahead of next week’s anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II. Si...

G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions

G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialised nations said on Thursday they were deeply concerned by tensions in the East and South China Sea. The G7 leaders meeting in Brussels ...

Residents evacuated as dormant PNG volcano erupts

Residents evacuated as dormant PNG volcano erupts

A dormant volcano in Papua New Guinea has erupted for the first time in decades, triggering tsunami fears. Residents of Kadovar Island, where the volcano is located, have been evacuated with spokesper...

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for 2001 bombing

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for 2001 bombing

DHAKA (AFP) – A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death on Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people during the main Bengali new year celebrations in the capital Dhaka. &#...

Japan “doll” murder: Identity theft or ‘foreigner crime’?

Japan “doll” murder: Identity theft or ‘foreigner crime’?

It feels a little disconcerting to read Japanese netizens’ comments on the murder of Osaka nurse Rika Okada, whose body was sent across Japan by parcel delivery in a box marked as a “doll”.     To mos...

Stricter Primary 1 priority rules for grassroots workers

Stricter Primary 1 priority rules for grassroots workers

Parents who become grassroots volunteers in the hope of getting priority for their children in the Primary 1 registration exercise will have to serve twice as long as before. They will have to do at l...

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