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Insight - Crisis in tiny Nauru puts spotlight on Australia's asylum seeker policy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was mid-morning when the knock came at Rod Henshaw's door. He had 30 minutes to pack, police told him, then straight to the plane that would deport him from the home he'd made on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru.


Malaysia's UMW Oil & Gas orders new US$218mil jack-up drilling rig

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian offshore drilling services company UMW Oil & Gas Corp has ordered a new jack-up rig from a subsidiary of Singapore's Keppel Corporation for $218 million, it said on Thursday.


UMW Oil & Gas awards US$218m contract to Keppel subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Bhd (UMW-OG) has awarded a US$218mil contract to Keppel Corporation Ltd's subsidiary to build a rig vessel as it seeks to expand its drilling operations.


Spending may be slashed by RM15bil

PETALING JAYA: Adjustments to Budget 2015, which will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today, will likely include spending cuts of up to RM15bil.


Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.


Don’t let your hair down just yet

One of the reasons why Singapore has remained a clean and orderly place where crimes and corruption are low is because of strict laws. To get rid of this clinical perception, the city state has gradually loosened up because yesterday's rules may no longer be valid.

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Cost-cutting can lead to reinvention

Out of economic gloom could arise a personal boom if one is innovative and enterprising.