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MAY 4, 2004 TUE
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EARLIER VESAK DAY: Some Buddhist devotees, following the Theravada tradition, will celebrate Vesak Day on Tuesday with this 7.6-m tall revolving lantern depicting Buddha's story, at the Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple in Singapore. Other Buddhists, mostly of the Mahayana branch practised in China, will commemorate Buddha's birthday on June 2, the official public holiday in Singapore. -- TERENCE TAN   In full
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Stricter rules for 300 charities under NCSS
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) has introduced stricter controls for the more than 300 charities it oversees, especially over the way they raise and spend their funds. In fact, the council is planning to make it mandatory, in two to three years' time, for them to be more transparent in their money matters.
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GAZA CITY (Gaza Strip) - An Israeli attack helicopter fired a missile early on Tuesday at a group of armed Palestinians in the Khan Younis refugee camp, killing one and wounding at least 14, residents and doctors said.
 
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Singh comes from behind to win HP Classic
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US stocks end higher
NEW YORK - Stocks rebounded from last week's oversold conditions as technology shares led a rally and investors picked up shares in the broader market.
 
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Mother of 3 jailed for attack that left vagrant dead
A COUPLE who did not have enough money to take a cab home after midnight, punched, kicked, slashed and robbed an elderly man who died of extensive head injuries two weeks later.
 
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WORKSITE COLLAPSES
In the space of two weeks, two worksite accidents have plagued Singapore, resulting in loss of lives and injuries to workers.

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