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News Flash        

Today Friday 21  Jan  2000

In Singapore

Foreign trade at all time high. The Trade Development Board is projecting a growth rate for 2000 of 11 to 13 %.

CISCO, Singapore's auxiliary police force, will spot-search its officers' pockets to keep them on the straight and narrow.

PM Goh Chok Tong praises IT vision of Andhra Pradesh's chief minister.

Hello Kitty mania at McDonald's rages on as long queues form to bag the popular collectible toys. Some have queued for six hours just to get the toys.

Blitz on CD-Rom pirates of Sim Lim Square.

Expect higher tides and possible freak floods from today till Tuesday.

Asia 

Jakarta: Restive regions get Gus Dur budget boost.

Jakarta: Batam to impose VAT from April.

Kuala Lumpur: Anti-govt sermons at mosques worry Umno officials.

Around the world

Washington: Lipo suctions can kill, say surgeons.

Washington: President Clinton, approaching his final year at the White House, said he wished he did not have to sleep so that he could savour every last moment of his presidency.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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