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Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record
Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record

Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.

singapore

  • Taxi crashes into restaurant after accidentTaxi crashes into restaurant after accident
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/4/2014 3:58 PM

    SINGAPORE: A taxi crashed into a restaurant at East Coast Road on Thursday night, after being involved in an accident with another car.Police said they received a call at 8.59pm about the accident, which occurred at a building along East Coast Road i...

  • 22 motorists nabbed for drink driving in islandwide sting22 motorists nabbed for drink driving in islandwide sting
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/4/2014 3:04 PM

    SINGAPORE: Traffic Police arrested 22 motorists for drink driving in an islandwide operation conducted in the early hours of Thursday.The men, aged between 22 and 60, failed the breathalyser test and will be disqualified from driving for at least one...

  • People with chronic conditions more likely to die from MERS, says expertPeople with chronic conditions more likely to die from MERS, says expert
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/4/2014 2:48 PM

    SINGAPORE: People with chronic conditions are 60 per cent more likely to die if they are infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus as compared to those without such conditions.That is according to one health expert, as Wor...

  • MOE officers recognised for providing holistic education experienceMOE officers recognised for providing holistic education experience
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/4/2014 2:21 PM

    SINGAPORE: A total of 7,103 Ministry of Education (MOE) officers were promoted this year, with some recognised for their contributions at a promotion and appointment ceremony on Thursday.They comprise 6,650 education officers including teachers and p...

  • Train breakdowns have come down in overall numbers: LuiTrain breakdowns have come down in overall numbers: Lui
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/4/2014 2:18 PM

    SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said train breakdowns have come down in terms of overall numbers, signalling that the ministry is moving in the right direction.He said that government investments have brought improvements in bus services, ...

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world

  • Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet recordGuatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 11:23 PM

    Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.

  • Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 9:12 PM

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

  • Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 8:51 PM

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

  • Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 8:17 PM

    Colombia's Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87, the Colombian president said.

  • Barca blow as foot injury rules Neymar out for four weeksBarca blow as foot injury rules Neymar out for four weeks
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 7:51 PM

    Brazilian star Neymar could miss the rest of the club season after being ruled out for four weeks with an injured left foot, dealing Barcelona a worrying blow to their La Liga hopes.

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sci-tech

  • Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackersSatellite telecom vulnerable to hackers
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 8:13 PM

    Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday.

  • Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' featureFacebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 6:39 PM

    Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

  • Turkey still hopes Twitter will open local officeTurkey still hopes Twitter will open local office
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 4:40 PM

    Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country, a day after the social networking site ruled out any such move.

  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tabletNokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 4:29 PM

    Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.

  • Zynga seeks new harvest with mobile FarmVille gameZynga seeks new harvest with mobile FarmVille game
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 4:15 PM

    Social games pioneer Zynga on Thursday released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.

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weird

  • Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet recordGuatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 11:23 PM

    Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.

  • Ex-Russian Alaska 'too cold' to annex, Putin jokesEx-Russian Alaska 'too cold' to annex, Putin jokes
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 1:42 PM

    In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times. Putin's answer? It's too cold. 

  • Japan firm offers glowing fingernails for those phoning homeJapan firm offers glowing fingernails for those phoning home
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 10:40 AM

    If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

  • Sri Lankans urged to search for President's missing macawsSri Lankans urged to search for President's missing macaws
    Agence France-Presse - 16/4/2014 5:17 PM

    Four macaws belonging to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse have escaped his tightly-guarded official residence in Colombo, his office said Wednesday as it appealed for help to trace the colourful long-tailed birds.

  • Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampageTaiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage
    Agence France-Presse - 14/4/2014 4:53 AM

    Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.

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business

  • Portugal gets another IMF bailout payment
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 8:53 PM

    The International Monetary Fund released a bailout payment of 851 million euros ($1.18 billion) to Portugal on Thursday as the debt-riddled country gets close to exiting its three-year IMF-European Union rescue.

  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 7:53 PM

    Oil prices finished in mixed fashion Thursday ahead of the long Easter weekend as Russia and the West sought to defuse the escalating Ukraine crisis.

  • S.Africa's strike-hit platinum miners table new wage offer
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 6:06 PM

    Two of the world's top platinum producers, Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum, on Thursday announced a new wage offer to end a 12-week strike in their South African mines.

  • Ex-BP employee charged over BP stock sales after spill
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 5:45 PM

    Regulators Thursday charged a former BP employee who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading after he sold $1 million worth of BP stock days after the disaster.

  • Commodity prices mixed before Easter break
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 5:34 PM

    Commodity markets diverged this week as dealers took their leads from the unrest in Ukraine and data out of China and the United States, the world's two largest economies.

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