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Dollar inches up as Fed, U.S. GDP loom; Aussie slips

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar inched up versus a basket of currencies on Wednesday as investors trod cautiously ahead of a Federal Reserve policy review that could see the central bank drive home a dovish message. Full story

Dollar edges higher; Aussie tumbles on RBA comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar inched higher against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, while the Australian dollar tumbled after the central bank governor said it could fall further and there was room for more interest rate cuts. Full story

Boeing asks for beacon checks on up to 1,200 jets

PARIS/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing <BA.N> has asked airlines to inspect up to 1,200 aircraft across its fleet to gather data on Honeywell <HON.N> emergency beacons that have come under scrutiny following a fire on a parked 787 Dreamliner two weeks ago. Full story

Bashir: World, meet Joe Biden

   Martin Bashir reports on Vice President’s Joe Biden’s orchid diplomacy while the president tours of India and Singapore – and wonders whether the orchid dedicated to him might end up in the White House one day.

Singapore seen getting tough on dissent as cartoonist charged

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore government lawyers have started legal proceedings that could result in a political cartoonist serving a jail term, in another sign that the long-ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is becoming increasingly intolerant of opponents, critics said. Full story

U.S. warship returns to sea after generator issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The USS Freedom, one of the U.S. Navy's new coastal warships, has returned to sea to participate in a naval exercise with Singapore, after generator problems forced it to return to port over the weekend, a Navy spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Full story

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  Singapore smog eases

Wildfires have caused an air pollution crisis in southeast Asia. The air in smog-choked Singapore improved slightly Saturday, after planes in neighboring Indonesia waterbombed the wildfires that have blanketed the region with thick, choking smoke. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Indonesia fire smog hits Malaysia, Singapore

The smoky haze from fires burning in Indonesia is spreading to Malaysia and Singapore where the pollution index is the worst in 16 years. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Parents believe spies killed son in Singapore

Mary and Rick Todd have traveled to Washington, D.C., convinced U.S. security is at risk after they say their son, Shane, was killed in Singapore by spies for China due to his high-tech work at a research firm. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

  Father of rape victim in India recalls daughter’s tears

In an interview with Britain’s Daybreak TV program, the father of a student gang-raped, beaten and murdered in India recalls seeing tears in the eyes of his unconscious daughter — who aspired to be a doctor — as she was transported to Singapore for medical attention. He also calls on his country to

  ‘Downton Abbey’ season premiere buzzing worldwide

The biggest success in the 40-year history of PBS’ Masterpiece Theater, “Downton Abbey” launched its third season Monday night. The period drama has been ratings gold in the U.S., Denmark, Singapore, Brazil, and more. NBC’s Andrea Canning reports.

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