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 2017-05-26 06:11 

The Strait Times

Electric cars seen cheaper than petrol models within a decade... +

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Battery powered cars will soon be cheaper to buy than conventional petrol ones, offering immediate savings to drivers, new research shows.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-26 05:31 

The Strait Times

Jokowi seeks to bolster police after Jakarta suicide attacks... +

JAKARTA (Bloomberg) - Indonesian lawmakers should expedite the passage of revised anti-terrorism laws that give police more power, President Joko Widodo said after twin suicide attacks in the capital this week killed three policemen.. Read more at straits...

 2017-05-26 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Man City release quartet as summer clear-out begins... +

Manchester City will not extend the contracts of defenders Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna, midfielder Jesus Navas and goalkeeper Willy Caballero as ......

 2017-05-26 05:18 

The Strait Times

Remaining occupants of state-acquired Merpati Road homes to move out after deadline extensions... +

SINGAPORE - The occupants of three Merpati Road freehold homes which were acquired for redevelopment in August 2010, have finally accepted compensation from the state after initially resisting and missing the original deadline to move out by end-August 20...

 2017-05-26 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit... +

U.S. President Donald Trump muscled himself to the front of the world stage in Brussels on Thursday, firmly pushing aside the leader of soon-to-be ......

 2017-05-26 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Baseball for the blind takes flight in Cuba... +

Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be ......

 2017-05-26 05:02 

Tech in Asia

Malaysian payments startup Soft Space gears up for Japan launch with $5m investment... +

The startup was one of the pioneers offering mobile point-of-sale solutions in Southeast Asia....

 2017-05-26 05:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore manufacturing output up 6.7% in April... +

This was boosted by strong growth in the electronics sector....

 2017-05-26 04:38 

Channel NewsAsia

Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme... +
 2017-05-26 04:35 

Channel NewsAsia

China executes former senior police officer for murder, bribery... +
 2017-05-26 04:25 

Channel NewsAsia

China's reforms not enough to arrest rising debt, another downgrade possible: Moody's... +
 2017-05-25 23:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive - Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme... +
 2017-05-25 08:38 

Today Online

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Sports Hub CEO Sawhney resigns from consortium... +

SINGAPORE - Manu Sawhney, the embattled chief executive officer of the Singapore Sports Hub, who has been on extended personal leave following a anonymous complaint against him, has resigned from his position and will leave immediately. This was announced...

 2017-05-25 07:59 

Today Online

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Singapore files 'comprehensive rebuttal' with ICJ over Malaysia's Pedra Branca challenge... +

SINGAPORE - The Republic has filed its written observations with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Malaysia's recent challenge to the Pedra Branca judgment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday (May 25). In February, Malaysia...

 2017-05-25 07:15 

Today Online

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Take a load off: The robots that fold laundry are coming... +

NEW YORK - Cars can now drive themselves. Mobile phones talk to us. How long will it be until the dreams of every college student and overworked parent come true - and laundry can fold itself? At least two companies are promising to bring laundry-folding....

 2017-05-25 07:03 

Today Online

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Shaw scion gets 8 weeks' jail, $10,000 fine... +

SINGAPORE - For his third drink-driving conviction, Howard Shaw Chai Li, the grandson of the Shaw Organisation founder, was sentenced to eight weeks' imprisonment and a S$10,000 fine. Shaw, 46, also faces a disqualification from driving for eight years af...

 2017-05-25 06:45 

Today Online

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Stephen Colbert off the hook and up the charts... +

NEW YORK - Several things have been credited with driving Stephen Colbert's recent ratings surge: Liberals craving a safe space; a backlash to his rival Jimmy Fallon's hair tousle of Donald Trump; and Colbert simply being more comfortable as the host of h...

 2017-05-25 06:20 

Today Online

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Malaysia to tighten borders after Duterte announces martial law: Report... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law on Wednesday (May 24), Malaysia has said that security along its borders, particularly the waters that are adjacent to the Philippines, will be tightened. Accordin...

 2017-05-25 05:19 

Today Online

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Singapore's Q1 exports see 15.2% spike... +

SINGAPORE - A surge in shipments of both electronic and non-electronic products helped boost Singapore's exports growth by double digits in the first three months of the year. According to International Enterprise Singapore, the Republic's non-oil domesti...

 2017-05-25 05:00 

Today Online

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Singapore's economy grew 2.7% in Q1, beats advance estimates... +

SINGAPORE - Sustained growth in the manufacturing and services sectors helped the Republic's economy expand 2.7 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, beating advance estimates and affirming the projections by several economists for slightly stronger...

 2017-05-25 04:26 

The Strait Times

China says former Shanghai prosecutor Chen Xu suspected of bribe-taking... +

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The former top prosecutor in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai has been kicked out of the ruling Communist Party over a range of violations, the party said on Thursday (May 25), and a lawsuit for suspected bribe-taking will be lau...

 2017-05-25 04:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Local talent to feature prominently at Singapores first Apple Store... +
 2017-05-25 04:20 

The Strait Times

Philippine military seeks to secure troubled Mindanao city as fighting eases... +

MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - Troops began clearing out a southern Philippine city besieged by Islamist militants, with hostilities easing on Thursday (May 25) after thousands fled as the rebels seized large parts of the city and torched buildings in a ...

 2017-05-25 04:18 

The Strait Times

Dutch funeral expo digs up the latest in death trends... +

AMSTERDAM (AFP) - Coffins decked out with board games, gravesites doubling as vegetable patches or children's toy ...

 2017-05-25 04:13 

The Strait Times

Sports Hub CEO Manu Sawhney resigns, chief operating officer Oon Jin Teik takes over as acting CEO... +

SINGAPORE - SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL), the consortium that runs the $1.33 billion Singapore Sports Hub, announced on Thursday (May 25) that chief executive officer Manu Sawhney has resigned and will be leaving SHPL effective immediately.. Read more at stra...

 2017-05-25 04:10 

The Strait Times

Chinese group buys world's No 2 condom maker for US$600m... +

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - A Chinese consortium is buying Ansell Ltd's condom division, the world's No 2 condom maker, for US$600 million (S$830.5 million), betting on surging demand in China as sex becomes less of a taboo subject and more emphasis is pla...

 2017-05-25 04:07 

The Strait Times

UK issues travel warning after Jakarta bombings... +

JAKARTA (Jakarta Post/Asia News Network) - Britain's foreign office has issued a travel warning to Jakarta after two alleged suicide bombers launched an attack at a bus terminal in East Jakarta on Wednesday (May 24), killing three police officers.. Re...

 2017-05-25 04:04 

The Strait Times

Cyclist killed in accident with bus at Woodlands junction... +

SINGAPORE - A cyclist was killed in an accident with a bus on Thursday (May 25) morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-25 04:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Cricket - Bracewell blames pet parrot's demise for drink-driving... +

New Zealand cricketer Doug Bracewell has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service for a third drink-driving offence after blaming the ......

 2017-05-25 03:53 

Channel NewsAsia

Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack... +
 2017-05-25 03:51 

The Strait Times

Homeless woman in China who stepped on daughter in public says she was frustrated... +

HANGZHOU - A woman in China who was vilified on the Internet after she stepped on her two-year-old daughter in public has explained her action.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-25 03:30 

Today Online

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 2017-05-25 03:22 

The Strait Times

Cryptocurrency mania goes beyond bitcoin as altcoins soar over 50% in past week... +

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Think bitcoin's surge of more than 30 per cent in the last week is impressive? Check out what some of its cousins are up to.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-25 03:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate... +
 2017-05-25 03:11 

The Strait Times

Singapore files written observations over Malaysia's application to revise judgment on Pedra Branca... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Wednesday (May 24) filed its written observations with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Malaysia's application to revise a 2008 judgment that awarded Pedra Branca to the Republic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-25 03:11 

The Strait Times

Republican Congressional candidate in Montana accused of assaulting reporter... +

MISSOULA, MONTANA (Reuters) - Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was accused of physically assaulting a reporter on the campaign trail on Wednesday (May 24), the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the US ...

 2017-05-25 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Republican congressional candidate in Montana accused of assaulting reporter... +
 2017-05-25 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge... +
 2017-05-25 03:05 

The Strait Times

East Jakarta suicide bomber identified, used low explosives: Indonesia police... +

JAKARTA - The two suspects who killed three policemen at a bus terminal in East Jakarta on Wednesday (May 24) night in a suicide-bombinghave ties to militants in Poso, Central Sulawesi,a police source toldThe Straits Times on Thursday (May 25).. Read more...

 2017-05-25 03:03 

The Strait Times

Neo Group net profit up 181% in Q4... +

SINGAPORE - Neo Group posted on Thursday (May 25) a fourth-quarter net profit of S$11.7 million, up 181 per cent from the same period a year ago, on higher takings from food catering, food manufacturing, as well as the supplies and trading business.. Read...

 2017-05-25 02:59 

Tech in Asia

Singapore plans to spend $1.7b this year in contracts for Smart Nation apps... +

The money will be used for tenders with the private sector, including startups and small businesses, to develop tech products and applications....

 2017-05-25 02:59 

The Strait Times

Malaysian police to tighten security at borders after martial law declared in Philippines' Mindanao... +

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - Malaysian police will tighten security at the nation's borders, especially in the waters near the Philippines, following the declaration of martial law by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the Mindanao region.. Read more...

 2017-05-25 02:52 

Channel NewsAsia

Pedra Branca judgment: Singapore files written observations to ICJ... +

Singapores written observations are a comprehensive rebuttal to Malaysias application to revise ICJs judgment, says MFA....

 2017-05-25 02:51 

The Strait Times

California judge issues arrest warrant for hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury... +

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A California judge on Wednesday (May 24) issued an arrest warrant for the yoga guru Bikram Choudhury after he failed to pay nearly US$6.5 million to a former legal adviser in a sexual harassment case.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-25 02:46 

The Strait Times

What we know about Manchester attacker Salman Abedi and his family... +

Salman Abedi, the British-born man who killed 22 people at a concert on Monday (May 22) in the worst terror attack in Britain since 2005, was born to Libyan emigre parents and grew up in a devoutly Muslim family in Manchester, family friends and neighbour...

 2017-05-25 02:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Increased insurance coverage for EZ-link cards under new partnership... +
 2017-05-25 02:23 

The Strait Times

More to cheer about, but outlook for Singapore's economy remains cautious... +

SINGAPORE - Gloomy headlines about the economic outlook have become almost par for the course in recent years but 2017 finally seems to be bringing brighter prospects.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-05-25 02:15 

Channel NewsAsia

French Open expansion aims to preserve Parisian style... +

After years of legal battles the French Open has begun to expand its facilities, hoping to match other grand slam events - including having a roof ......

 2017-05-25 02:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Mourinho relishes United's 'victory of pragmatism'... +

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side's season had been a triumph of pragmatism over poetry following their Europa League success ......

 2017-05-25 02:12 

The Strait Times

Moody's China downgrade 'illogical', overstates debt, says People's Daily... +

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - The decision by Moody's Investors Service to downgrade China's credit rating is ...

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