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 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

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  FIFAs shady dealings...[ + ]

NEW YORK - With billions of dollars at stake, Morocco, Egypt and South Africa jockeyed in 2004 for the privilege of hosting football's most prestigious tournament, the World Cup. The outcome hinged on a decision by the executive committee of FIFA, footbal...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Designer babies may soon be possible but ethical questions abound...[ + ]

A team from China grabbed headlines last month when it announced that it had edited DNA in the nucleus of human embryos. Whatever the ethics of such research, the breakthrough raises the question of just how far we will take tampering with our genetic......



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  US Pacific Command welcomes new leader...[ + ]

HONOLULU - The new Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet has listed North Korea's nuclear ambitions, disputes in the South China Sea and Russia's resurgent military aggression as some of the challenges faced by the US Navy. Four-star Admiral Harry....



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

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  FIFA could lose major backers as scandal deepens...[ + ]

ZURICH - Engulfed in the latest corruption scandal, FIFA looks to lose a lot more than only its reputation, with multibillion-dollar businesses that bankroll tournaments and UEFA threatening to end their association with football's embattled ruling......



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  A football bon vivant turned FIFA whistle-blower...[ + ]

NEW YORK - In his room at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital, Chuck Blazer held his smartphone and checked his email on Wednesday morning. He was far from the football bon vivant who once had an enormous appetite for expensive meals, luxury trav...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Indonesia dusts off 1920s law to tackle Islamic State...[ + ]

JAKARTA - The first Indonesian to stand trial for joining Islamic State says he signed up with the group in Syria and underwent two weeks of military training with its fighters. Despite his remarks, 63-year-old father of four Afief Abdul Madjid may be a.....



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  The five new centres...[ + ]

Sengkang Junction of Fernvale Link and Sengkang West Way, near Blocks 430 and 430A-D, to be completed by mid-2016 Punggol Along Edgedale Plains, near Horizon Primary School, to be completed by mid-2016 Jurong West Along Jurong West Street 65, near Boon La...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Bibles with the word Allah to be barred from Peninsular Msia...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - A new set of guidelines proposed by the government could see Malay-language Bibles with the word "Allah" barred from Peninsular Malaysia, going against the promise made by Prime Minister Najib Razak in April 2011 to allow the holy books to ...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Asian banks sound but US rate hike poses risk...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - A hike in United States interest rates and the rise in the greenback could place consumers and companies in Asia at risk but banks in the region should be able to withstand this double whammy, the head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (M...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Automatically converting videos, photos into 3D...[ + ]

This commentary is part of a series in TODAY's Science section, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore's (NUS) School of Computing, that explores computer science research projects conducted here. Imagine you are at the scene of a roa...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Report cases of radicalism promptly, counsellors urge...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Amid concerns over how friends of self-radicalised youth M Arifil Azim Putra Norja'i did not report him to the authorities despite knowing what he was up to, youth counsellors and experts yesterday stressed the need for the community to report...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  America is the best referee to discipline FIFA...[ + ]

Imagine if the Attorney-General of Switzerland asked the New York Police Department to drive up to Park Avenue and arrest several senior officials of Major League Baseball. The cops would probably do it, if the extradition charges were drawn up correctly,...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  China, US continue war of words over isles...[ + ]

BEIJING - China and the United States continued their war of words over the South China Sea yesterday, with Beijing defending its building of artificial islands in the disputed waters and accusing Washington of stirring up trouble in the economically vita...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  FIFA arrests may be turning point, say Spore ex-players...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Former Singapore internationals R Sasikumar and Aleksandar Duric believe the ongoing investigations into alleged corrupt practices within FIFA could be a definitive moment for the embattled world governing body of football. A total of 14 senio...



 2015-05-29 01:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Over half of worlds nations producing Islamist terrorists...[ + ]

NEW YORK - More than half of the world's countries are now producing jihadis to fill the ranks of violent Sunni terrorist organisations in the Middle East, a United Nations report showed. The Al Qaeda network and its schismatic rival, the Islamic State ha...



 2015-05-29 01:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian stocks up but wary of China, dollar retreats from highs ...[ + ]

Asian stocks were modestly higher early on Friday with investors on edge ahead of opening trade in China's markets which plunged the previous day, while the dollar took a breather from a sharp run up this week....



 2015-05-29 00:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Speed the number one killer in urban areas: Road safety expert...[ + ]

TODAY reports:Road designers and policy makers should think of what can be done to make human errors on the road less fatal, says Ms Veronique Feypell, the International Transport Forums (ITF) expert on road safety....



 2015-05-29 00:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Visa's tough stance on FIFA augurs more sponsor demands - experts...[ + ]

Visa Inc's public warning to FIFA that it may end its sponsorship if world football's governing body does not quickly clean up its act will likely prompt other sponsors to take a tough stance as a major corruption scandal involving FIFA unfolds, brand exp...



 2015-05-29 00:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sim Lim Square cheating cases: Jover Chew arrives in court...[ + ]

Chew, 32, was among 5 people arrested in connection with reported cases of dishonest sales practices where mobile phones were sold with inflated warranty prices....



 2015-05-29 00:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singer Ed Sheeran and his 'lazy eye' immortalized in wax ...[ + ]

After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed Sheeran donated a few hours to Madame Tussauds sculptors who worked to create his likeness, revealed on Thursday....



 2015-05-29 00:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Australia police weighing probe of FFA payment to Warner...[ + ]

Australian police may investigate a payment of US$500,000 (326,331) by Football Federation Australia to Jack Warner after the former football powerbroker was arrested in a sweeping corruption probe launched by U.S. authorities this week....



 2015-05-28 23:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm: Analysts...[ + ]

Avago Technologies Ltd's US$37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy....



 2015-05-28 23:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  ASEAN members, NGOs meet to resolve migrant crisis...[ + ]

Thailand is playing host to a special meeting on irregular migration in the Indian Ocean on Friday, to address the burgeoning humanitarian crisis involving Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants....



 2015-05-28 23:46   

My Paper

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  Mum's illnesses cure troubled youth...[ + ]

GETTING expelled from school twice did not change his rebellious streak. Two stints at juvenile homes also failed to set him straight. And he was so far gone that his mother took....



 2015-05-28 23:46   

My Paper

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  'Fall-and-fling' tissue seller spotted in town...[ + ]

AN ELDERLY tissue seller has been spotted at the junctions of the Bugis and Raffles City areas, purportedly feigning falls by the roadside in order to gain the sympathy of passers....



 2015-05-28 23:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cameron urges 'flexible and imaginative' EU reforms...[ + ]

British Prime Minister DavidCameroncalled for "flexible and imaginative" reforms from the EU as he swung through Paris on Thursday on a tour of Europe to lobby for changes to the 28-nation bloc....



 2015-05-28 23:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ronchi set for NZ test debut amid Watling injury concern...[ + ]

Luke Ronchi is in line to make his test debut against England at Headingley on Friday with regular wicketkeeper BJ Watling causing concerns that his knee injury will not stand up to playing in the match....



 2015-05-28 23:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Analysis - Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm...[ + ]

Avago Technologies Ltd's US$37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy....



 2015-05-28 23:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Car bombs explode near two Baghdad hotels, three dead...[ + ]

Car bombs exploded on Thursday near two ofBaghdad's most high-profile hotels, killing at least three people, police said....



 2015-05-28 23:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lithuania minister urges pressure on Russia to stop arms at Ukraine border...[ + ]

Lithuania's foreign minister confirmed on Thursday reports that Russia has been massing troops and weaponry near the border of Ukraine and urged pressure on Moscow until it stops supporting Ukrainian rebels....



 2015-05-28 22:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: English FA, UK government urge Blatter to go...[ + ]

England's Football Association and government urged FIFA president Sepp Blatterto resign on Thursday, as British investigative journalists were praised for helping to expose a major corruption scandal....



 2015-05-28 22:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  US indicts 15 Chinese in university cheating scam...[ + ]

The United States has indicted 15 people from China with fraud and conspiracy over a four-year scam to fake entry tests into American universities in what campaigners warn is a wider problem....



 2015-05-28 22:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  FIFA arrests spur Brazil to probe football corruption...[ + ]

Brazilian police began investigating allegations of corruption in its football industry on Thursday, prompted by the arrests of top officials at world football body FIFA in a U.S. bribery probe....



 2015-05-28 22:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  US led FIFA probe should not harm expected 2026 bid - analysts...[ + ]

America's chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup are not likely to be hurt by a U.S. led corruption investigation that has ensnared key figures in FIFA, world football's governing body, analysts said on Thursday....



 2015-05-28 22:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Libya's rival government conducts air strikes on Islamic State in Sirte - official...[ + ]

Military aircraft belonging to a rival Libyan government on Thursday attacked Islamic State positions in and around the central city of Sirte, where the radical group claimed to have seized an air base, a government official said....



 2015-05-28 22:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN eyes keeping Israel off armed violations list - sources...[ + ]

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is leaning toward not including Israel on an annual list of states responsible for violating children's rights in armed conflicts, despite proposals to include it, U.N. diplomatic sources said....



 2015-05-28 22:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Former Massachusetts governor urges Harvard grads to be 'uneasy' about social ills...[ + ]

Two-time Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick encouraged Harvard University graduates on Thursday to be "uneasy" enough about social ills that they are compelled to find solutions....



 2015-05-28 22:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bombs outside two five-star Baghdad hotels kill at least 10...[ + ]

Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said....



 2015-05-28 22:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  German vice chancellor says Europe may need to move at different speeds - Bild...[ + ]

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that Europe may have to move at different speeds in the future, with Germany and France taking the lead and leaving others to follow later....



 2015-05-28 21:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Heron's nausea drug meets goal in late-stage trial, shares soar...[ + ]

Heron Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) met its main goal in a late-stage trial....



 2015-05-28 21:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years...[ + ]

- People who have better aerobic fitness in middle age may ward off decreases in brain volume later in life, potentially preserving memory and other functions, a U.S. study suggests....



 2015-05-28 21:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Indoor air purifiers may aid heart patients...[ + ]

People with heart conditions may benefit from using indoor air purifiers, suggests a small study from China....



 2015-05-28 21:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Exclusive - Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show...[ + ]

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under which he acquired one of his properties, public documents reviewed by Reuters show, a discrepancy that could add to the controversy surrounding his personal finance...



 2015-05-28 21:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: England 'could host 2018 World Cup', says FA...[ + ]

Englandcould feasibly step in and host the 2018 World Cup if it was stripped from Russia over new corruption allegations, a Football Association spokesman said on Thursday....



 2015-05-28 21:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  FIA seeks new Formula One team from 2016...[ + ]

Formula One's governing body launched a tender on Thursday for a potential new team that could join the starting grid as early as next season....



 2015-05-28 21:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Uruguay union looks to get Suarez's FIFA ban annulled...[ + ]

Uruguay's players' union plans to ask FIFA to annul its nine-match international ban on Luis Suarez for biting an opponent at last year's World Cup in light of investigations into corruption at world football's governing body....



 2015-05-28 21:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Thailand to host talks on regional migrant crisis...[ + ]

Representatives from 17 nations will gather in Thailand on Friday for talks on Southeast Asia'smigrantcrisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia....



 2015-05-28 21:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show...[ + ]

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under which he acquired one of his properties, public documents reviewed by Reuters show, a discrepancy that could add to the controversy surrounding his personal finance...



 2015-05-28 21:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Syrian army pulls out of Ariha city in north western Syria - state TV...[ + ]

The Syrian army withdrew from the strategic city of Ariha, its last remaining stronghold in the north western province of Idlib, after heavy battles waged with al Qaeda's Syrian offshoot Nusra Front, an army source said on Thursday....



 2015-05-28 21:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bowditch charges into early lead at Byron Nelson...[ + ]

The 31-year-old from New South Wales birdied five of his first nine holes on the way to a sizzling eight-under-par 62 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas....




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