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 2016-07-31 04:20 

The Strait Times

Passenger on Cathay Pacific flight arrested for hurling orange juice at flight attendant... +

Hong Kong police on Saturday (July 30) arrested a female plane passenger from mainland China after she allegedly had a dispute with cabin crew on board a Cathay Pacific flight.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 04:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Corrected - Daredevil completes first of its kind jump without a parachute... +

(Corrects name of skydiver to Aikins, instead of Aikens)...

 2016-07-31 04:04 

The Strait Times

Reclaimed 'Forest City' off Singapore triggers ecology fears... +

JOHOR BARU (AFP) - A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastr...

 2016-07-31 03:54 

The Strait Times

Thousands take part in GetActive! Singapore activities at last Car-Free Sunday until October... +

SINGAPORE - Thousands took to the roads on foot and bicycles for the final Car-Free Sunday until October.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 03:47 

The Strait Times

Philippine crime war packs decaying jails... +

MANILA (AFP) - Mario Dimaculangan shares a toilet with 130 other inmates in one of the Philippines' most overcrowded jails, and conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 03:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Daredevil completes first of its kind jump without a parachute... +

A daredevil skydiver on Saturday became the first to jump from a height of 25,000 feet (7,620 meters) without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California, a spokesman said....

 2016-07-31 03:34 

The Strait Times

Tensions as pro-Erdogan activists to rally in Germany... +

COLOGNE/BERLIN (AFP) - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planning to rally in the German city of Cologne Sunday (July 31), as tensions over Turkey's failed coup put authorities on edge.. Read more at straits...

 2016-07-31 03:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Healing art for Fukushimas miracle kids ... +

Five years after the nuclear disaster, 20 Japanese schoolchildren are in Singapore for therapy and fun, at a unique art camp that helps them deal with the trauma of 3/11 and their disrupted lives after....

 2016-07-31 03:15 

Channel NewsAsia

The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war... +

When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic....

 2016-07-31 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

First-ever refugee team ascends to Rio's Christ statue... +

Members of the first-ever Olympic refugee team visited Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ statue Saturday, with smiles as wide as their arms were outstretched, imitating the landmark's open embrace as they posed for photos....

 2016-07-31 03:01 

Channel NewsAsia

GetActive! Singapore officially launched with 4,500 strong crowd... +

Nationwide sporting movement GetActive! Singapore was officially launched on Sunday (31 July) at the Padang, on the sixth edition of Car-Free Sunday....

 2016-07-31 02:57 

The Strait Times

No more Harry Potter books, says J.K. Rowling at Cursed Child gala... +

LONDON (Reuters) - A new Harry Potter play that opened to swooning reviews and delighted gasps from the audience marks the end of the journey for the beloved boy wizard, his creator J.K. Rowling said at the play's premiere in London on Saturday (July ...

 2016-07-31 02:50 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Minister Fu says decision to not telecast live action from Rio is 'commercial' one... +

SINGAPORE - Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu reiterated on Sunday that the decision not to have live broadcasts of the sporting action at the upcoming Olympic Games remains a commercial one.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 02:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Chinese consortium agrees US$4.4 billion deal for Caesars online games... +

A Chinese consortium that includes game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co Ltd and e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma has agreed to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc's online games unit for US$4.4 billion ...

 2016-07-31 02:43 

The Strait Times

Chairman of top advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi put on leave over sexism comments... +

PARIS (AFP) - French advertising giant Publicis put the chairman of its Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency on leave on Saturday (July 30), after he said the debate on gender bias in the industry was ...

 2016-07-31 02:43 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines' Duterte withdraws communist ceasefire ... +

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday (Jul 30) withdrew a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels after his ultimatum for the group to reciprocate lapsed....

 2016-07-31 02:36 

The Strait Times

US skydiver makes 7,600m jump from plane - with no parachute... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - American Luke Aikins leapt into the void at 25,000 feet (7,600 meters) on Saturday (July 30) with no parachute or wingsuit, becoming the first skydiver to land safely on the ground in a net.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 02:17 

The Strait Times

Sailing: Singapore's Bernie Chin is third at Laser Radial World Championships... +

SINGAPORE - Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Bernie Chin has added another feather to his cap.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 02:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Yemen peace talks extended by a week - UN envoy... +

Talks aimed at ending Yemen's war, which had appeared on the brink of collapse after a major disagreement between the government and its Houthi militia foes, have been extended by a week, the United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Sunday....

 2016-07-31 02:13 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified from election... +

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month's Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an ...

 2016-07-31 02:00 

Channel NewsAsia

China says protected rights of jailed Tibetan monk who died... +

China protected the rights of a Tibetan monk who died in prison, the country's foreign ministry said, responding to claims by the monk's niece that he was tortured....

 2016-07-31 01:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified from election... +

A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month's Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an "inalienable" part of China....

 2016-07-31 01:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Nine people found dead near Pemex pipelines in western Mexico... +

The state prosecutor's office in Mexico's western state of Michoacan said on Saturday that nine people were found dead near Pemex pipelines in the municipality of Cuitzeo....

 2016-07-31 01:47 

The Strait Times

Donald Trump to slain Muslim soldier's father: 'I've made a lot of sacrifices'... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Donald Trump hit back at accusations from the father of a slain Muslim soldier that the billionaire has ...

 2016-07-31 01:43 

Channel NewsAsia

Skydiver becomes first to land without parachute... +

Skydiver Luke Aikins became the first man to take a flying leap from a plane at 25,000 feet without the aid of a parachute or a wing suit into a net on the ground on Saturday (Jul 30)....

 2016-07-31 01:42 

The Strait Times

Harry Potter fans throng bookstores bright and early for new release... +

SINGAPORE - Harry Potter fans awoke bright and early on Sunday (July 31) to get their hands on a new story on The Boy Who Lived, nine years after the release of the supposedly final volume in the series.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 01:21 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Russian swimmers challenge Rio Games ban, IOC panel to decide final contingent... +

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev on Saturday launched the first challenge against International Olympic Committee (IOC- sanctions excluding them from the Rio Olympics.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 01:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Helicopter money talk takes flight as Bank of Japan runs out of runway... +

The Bank of Japan's review of its monetary stimulus program promised for September has revived expectations it could adopt some form of "helicopter money", printing money for government spending to spur inflation....

 2016-07-31 00:49 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Simona Halep downs Angelique Kerber in see-saw battle to reach Montreal final... +

MONTREAL (AFP) - Simona Halep reasserted herself in the third set to seal a 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Angelique Kerber on Saturday and reach the final of the WTA hard-court tournament in Montreal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 00:41 

The Strait Times

Golf: Marathon final day in store at PGA Championship after rain halts third-round play... +

SPRINGFIELD (AFP) - Play in the 98th PGA Championship has been halted until Sunday morning, PGA officials announced on Saturday after thunderstorms had stopped Saturday's third round for more than 3 1/2 hours.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-31 00:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil authorities arrest man wanted by Bosnia for war crimes since 1992... +

Brazilian authorities on Saturday arrested a man wanted since 1992 for allegedly committing war crimes during fighting that raged in the former Yugoslavia....

 2016-07-31 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Seven family members found dead in Mexico's Guerrero state... +

Seven members of a family, including two minors, were shot dead in the violent Mexican state of Guerrero, the state public safety agency said on Saturday....

 2016-07-30 23:34 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Southeast Asia's brightest hopes... +
 2016-07-30 23:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Chinese consortium agrees US$4.4 billion deal for Caesars online games... +

A Chinese consortium that includes game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co Ltd and e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma has agreed to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc's online games unit for US$4.4 billion ...

 2016-07-30 22:50 

Channel NewsAsia

IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes cleared for Rio... +

A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday....

 2016-07-30 22:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Tunisia lawmakers vote to dismiss prime minister... +

Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid from office during a no-confidence ballot in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through delayed economic reforms....

 2016-07-30 22:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Tennis: Nishikori stuns Wawrinka to reach Rogers Cup final... +

Japan's third-seeded Kei Nishikori came from 2-5 down in the opening set to stun Swiss second seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6(6) 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Saturday....

 2016-07-30 22:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Third round of PGA washed out, play to resume on Sunday... +

The third round of the PGA Championship was washed out on Saturday, as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit Baltusrol with 49 players yet to finish and the top 10 players still to tee off....

 2016-07-30 22:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Soccer - Brazil warm up for Olympics with easy win over Japan... +

Brazil scored twice in a dominant first half to beat Japan 2-0 in their final Olympic warmup friendly on Saturday before they begin their bid for a first soccer gold medal at next month's home Games....

 2016-07-30 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Nishikori stuns Wawrinka to reach Rogers Cup final... +

Japan's third-seeded Kei Nishikori came from 2-5 down in the opening set to stun Swiss second seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6(6) 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Saturday....

 2016-07-30 22:05 

The Strait Times

Football: Over 105,000 watch Real Madrid beat Chelsea in US... +

LANSING, Michigan (REUTERS) - A near-record crowd of 105,826 saw Real Madrid score three first-half goals and hang on for a 3-2 win against Chelsea in a friendly at Michigan Stadium on Saturday (July 30).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-30 22:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Whistleblower Stepanova again asks IOC to review her Rio ban... +

Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova, who helped expose state-backed doping in Russian sports and has fled the country, asked again on Saturday for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reassess her exclusion from the Rio Games....

 2016-07-30 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 31 edition... +

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, July 31, 2016.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-30 21:57 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Nishikori beats Wawrinka to reach Toronto final... +

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Japan's Kei Nishikori took advantage of a fade in form from Stan Wawrinka on Saturday (July 30) as Asia's top player reached the final of the ATP Toronto Masters with a 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 victory.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2016-07-30 21:33 

Channel NewsAsia

From horrors of war to Olympics, refugees ready for Rio... +

If bravery was an Olympic sport, the 10 athletes who make up the first-ever refugee team in Rio would be odds-on for a clean sweep of the gold medals....

 2016-07-30 21:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Tunisian lawmakers vote to dismiss prime minister Essid... +

Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid during a no-confidence ballot in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through delayed economic reforms....

 2016-07-30 21:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

One Singaporeans journey across the globe... +

SINGAPORE - A few days before she crossed the border from Myanmar into Manipur on June 9 last year, a deadly militant attack shook the Indian state. And just days after she left Pakistan in early March this year, suicide bombings took place in Lahore and....

 2016-07-30 21:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Many Islamic State leaders trying to flee to Syria - Iraqi minister... +

Many Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families towards Syria ahead of a planned offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defence minister said on Saturday....

 2016-07-30 21:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Tokyo may elect first female governor as it prepares for its Olympics... +

Voters in the Japanese capital head to the polls on Sunday and could elect their first woman governor, after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city's preparations to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games....

 2016-07-30 21:07 

Channel NewsAsia

British retail tycoon hits back at MP's 'abuse'... +

The billionaire owner of the Topshop clothing chain on Saturday accused a leading British MP of running a "kangaroo court" after the tycoon was slammed over the collapse of department store chain BHS....

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