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  • Pope stuns Chile with victim-blaming comment

    Jan 19, 2018 | 08:48 am

    SANTIAGO: Pope Francis has accused victims of Chile's most notorious paedophile of slander, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

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  • Poll delay likely after panel tweaks bill

    Jan 19, 2018 | 07:24 am

    The general election could be delayed to February 2019 now that the panel vetting the organic law on the election of MPs has changed its effective date.

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  • Chapchai leading in Singapore

    Jan 19, 2018 | 06:58 am

    SINGAPORE: Thailand's Chapchai Nirat carded a spotless seven-under-par 64 in the second round of the Singapore Open on Friday to grab the clubhouse lead with Masters champion Sergio Garcia lurking behind on another day hit by threats of lightning.

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  • Bitcoin use on Bali probed

    Jan 19, 2018 | 06:38 am

    KUTA, Indonesia: Authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank about the risks posed by virtual currencies.

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  • NLA panel scraps senator cross-election method

    Jan 19, 2018 | 06:34 am

    A panel considering the organic bill on the selection of senators has decided to have candidates from 15 professional groups elect finalists among themselves, eliminating the football-style cross-election method championed by constitution writers earlier.

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