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SPH lays off 111 people

B>SINGAPORE: /B>Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) said yesterday it has laid off 111 employees #150; about 3% of its 3,700 staff #150; and is not ruling out further retrenchments if the economy worsened and business was hit.


Ahold finds 970 million euro hole in accounts

Dutch global retailer Ahold said yesterday that it had completed internal forensic probes into its accounts and found a total of 970 million euros in irregularities that would force it to restate results.

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Military hits Aceh rebels with air strikes

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia's military said yesterday it had used helicopters to fire rockets at suspected rebel positions in Aceh province, forcing residents to flee their homes.

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Chen Hong and Zhou Mi back to defend their titles in Singapore

World number one Chen Hong and All-England champion Zhou Mi will return to defend their titles in the Singapore Open Badminton Championships, which will be held at National Indoor Stadium here from Aug 19-24.


Changes planned to allow for training

Entry into public universities, matriculation centres and Lower Six will be adjusted to accommodate the national service programme.


Four baby gorillas to be sent to S. Africa

The four baby gorillas which were illegally sourced from Nigeria by the Taiping Zoo will be #8220;surrendered#8221; as soon as possible.


Tahan expects profits this year

TAHAN Insurance Malaysia Bhd is confident of turning in profits this year following its merger with People#039;s Insurance Company Malaysia Bhd and Tenaga Insurance Bhd in February, newly appointed chief executive officer Razidan Ghazalli said.

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Kelvin is game for the fight

Kelvin Ho will be out to revive his professional squash career and bid for a place in the four-man Malaysian team for the world team championships, which will be played in Vienna from Oct 19-25.


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News in brief on Naluri, Commerce Asset, NSTP, Nestle, MAS, Ngui Kee Corp and SPH.

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Official: Hambali believed to be in Bangkok

B>BANGKOK: /B>The former operations chief of regional terror network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) Hambali is believed to be hiding here, a senior Thai national security official said yesterday.