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 2014-04-24 03:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  MOM proposes small claims employment tribunal.....[C]

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has proposed the setting up of a small claims employment tribunal for all workers........



 2014-04-24 03:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Redundancy, unemployment remain low in 2013.....[C]

A total of 11,560 workers were laid off last year, slightly higher than the 11,010 in 2012, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its "Redundancy and Re-entry into Employment, 2013" report released on Thursday........



 2014-04-24 03:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bukit Gelugor by-election set for May 12.....[C]

The Election Commission (EC) has set May 25 for the Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary by-election while the nomination will be held on May 12 and early voting on May 21........



 2014-04-24 03:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama's Japan visit kicks off amid Asian tensions.....[C]

Barack Obama inspected the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito on Thursday, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit to Japan by a US president in nearly two decades, at a time of nervousness in Asia........



 2014-04-24 02:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  China frees Japan ship after US$28m paid.....[C]

China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after owner Mitsui O S K Lines paid 2.9 billion yen ($28 million) to the Chinese side, a court said, in a dispute dating to the 1930s........



 2014-04-24 01:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  DPM Tharman to take over as EDB IAC chairman.....[C]

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will take over as the chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)'s International Advisory Council (IAC) from May 1........



 2014-04-24 01:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  SingTel ups stake in Singapore video analytics firm Kai Square.....[C]

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is investing another S$1.95 million in local video analytics firm Kai Square, raising its stake to 39.15 per cent from 19.08 per cent........



 2014-04-24 01:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Britain scrambles jets after Russian plane approaches airspace.....[C]

Two British Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled after two Russian military aircraft were detected approaching northern Scotland on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence said........



 2014-04-24 01:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  S Korean economy expands 0.9% in Q1.....[C]

South Korea's economy grew by 0.9 per cent for the second consecutive quarter as exports remained solid but domestic spending stalled, state data showed Thursday........



 2014-04-24 01:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Aid access in Syria not improving: UN chief.....[C]

Access for foreign aid for millions of Syrians desperately in need has not improved, violating a Security Council resolution passed two months ago, the UN chief said in a report Wednesday........



 2014-04-24 00:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple splitting stock as iPhone sales soar.....[C]

Apple on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while underscoring pressure for the company to unveil "the next big thing.".......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Mourinho wants to concede Premier League.....[C]

LONDON - Jose Mourinho will ask Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for permission to surrender the Premier League title to Liverpool. The stance of Mourinho is likely to infuriate Premier League chiefs and Manchester City, who are still hoping to catch Liverp.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Inmate’s death: Settlement reached between mother, Govt.....[C]

SINGAPORE - After persisting for months fighting for an inquest into her son's death in prison as she rejected the official account of events, Madam Selvi Narayanasamy has done an about-face by proposing a settlement sum, which the Government has..........



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  COE premiums plunge ahead of rise in quota.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums fell sharply in all but one category yesterday, ahead of a 42 per cent increase in the supply of car COEs next month. But traders TODAY spoke to do not expect this huge fall in premiums to continue,.........



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Springtime wonders in Kyoto.....[C]

Sakura season in Japan has a magical ability of making everyone go bonkers over these exquisite flowers. Tourists, of course, are the most excitable. Like me, whose high hopes of seeing cherry blossoms last week in Tokyo during a work trip fell, literally.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  S$63m drive to build core of 100 nuclear experts in Singapore.....[C]

SINGAPORE - With nuclear technology being used pervasively in various industries and neighbouring countries considering the adoption of it, the National Research Foundation (NRF) is setting aside S$63 million to fund a new programme to train more scienti.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  S Korean divers find grisly signs of desperate bids to escape.....[C]

SEOUL - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry yesterday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. The divers, with oxygen and.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Sushi diplomacy at Jiro.....[C]

United States President Barack Obama received a lesson in the art of sushi-making last evening at a famous Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations. But Mr Obama and his dining partner, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, did not appear to have.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Disputed isles are covered by US-Japan pact: Obama.....[C]

TOKYO - United States President Barack Obama has, for the first time, assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's.........



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  StarHub’s bid to charge for 4G blocked.....[C]

SINGAPORE - The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has stopped StarHub's move to charge for 4G services from June, and announced that customers of other telcos will also not have to pay extra for the remainder of their existing contracts. In addition, n.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Core inflation set to rise further as manpower costs increase.....[C]

SINGAPORE - A persistently tight labour market continued to drive inflation in Singapore last month, reflecting the pressure on firms to pass rising wage costs to consumers, particularly in service-centric industries, such as hospitality, healthcare as we.......



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Autism and the agitator.....[C]

What do you call someone who sows misinformation, stokes fear, abets behaviour that endangers people's health, extracts enormous visibility from doing so and then says the equivalent of "Who? Me?". I'm not aware of any common noun for a bad actor of this........



 2014-04-24 00:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Court dismisses woman’s bid to limit ex-husband’s access to child over tuition.....[C]

SINGAPORE - Divorcing parents tussling over access to their children must try to reach a sensible balance, a High Court judge ruled on Monday as he dismissed a mother's appeal to deny her ex-husband access to their oldest child on Monday evenings on the b.......



 2014-04-24 00:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Nadal wins in Barcelona.....[C]

Rafael Nadal began his bid for a record ninth title at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 defeat of journeyman Albert Ramos........



 2014-04-23 23:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  Google online maps go back in time.....[C]

The new Google Maps Street View snapshots feature now allows users to see what specific neighbourhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods during the past seven years........



 2014-04-23 23:44   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Loving your food the right way.....[C]

AS SINGAPOREANS start jogging down the road to better health, their greatest love - food - is turning out to be their biggest weakness. The temptation is all around, with local........



 2014-04-23 23:43   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Visa set to disembark from every S'pore taxi.....[C]

VISA cards will no longer be accepted in any Singapore taxi from next month after SMRT, the last taxi operator to have the credit card payment option, withdrew it from its cabs.........



 2014-04-23 23:39   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  No online relief in rush for Hello Kitty.....[C]

It was meant to make things easier for Singapore's many rabid Hello Kitty fans but McDonald's online launch of the Bubbly World Series collector's set saw such strong traffic that........



 2014-04-23 23:39   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  No extra charge for 4G add-on for mobile customers on contract.....[C]

ALL three telcos have decided not to charge customers on contracts for their 4G add-on services after the industry regulator stepped in to investigate the matter. It came after........



 2014-04-23 23:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Debris found on Australian beach not from MH370.....[C]

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau on Thursday ruled out any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet........



 2014-04-23 23:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Liverpool reveal Anfield redevelopment plans.....[C]

Premier League leaders Liverpool on Wednesday published plans for the redevelopment of their Anfield home that would raise the stadium's capacity from 45,276 to around 54,000........



 2014-04-23 23:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Solid eurozone PMI report boosts euro.....[C]

Euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday after a positive report on eurozone business activity pointed to recovery momentum in the single-currency economy........



 2014-04-23 22:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Imperial pomp to start Obama's Japan visit.....[C]

The first state visit to Japan by a US President in nearly two decades gets under way in earnest on Thursday when Barack Obama is treated to the pomp and ceremony of an imperial reception........



 2014-04-23 22:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ukraine crisis 'harder and harder' to resolve: Germany.....[C]

Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday warned that the crisis in Ukraine was getting "harder and harder" to resolve, as the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War showed no sign of abating........



 2014-04-23 22:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  Snooker: Fu ends Gould world championship jinx.....[C]

Hong Kong's Marco Fu set up a second round clash with former world champion Shaun Murphy at this year's snooker world championships with a fine 10-7 win over Englishman Martin Gould on Wednesday........



 2014-04-23 22:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple to boost share buyback and split stock.....[C]

Apple on Wednesday said that it plans to buy back an additional $30 billion worth of shares and split its stock........



 2014-04-23 21:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tech sectors losses pull US markets lower.....[C]

Broad selling in tech stocks pulled US markets lower on Wednesday, cutting short a six-day streak of gains by the S&P 500........



 2014-04-23 21:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Facebook profits nearly triple to US$642m.....[C]

Facebook profits jumped to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 per cent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising, the company reported Wednesday........



 2014-04-23 21:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  Real edge Bayern Munich in first leg.....[C]

Nine-time winners Real Madrid edged holders Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday........



 2014-04-23 20:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oil prices fall after US stockpiles hit record high.....[C]

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as US commercial crude-oil stockpiles hit an all-time high on the strength of production in the world's biggest oil-consuming country........



 2014-04-23 20:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Rio ramps up security after deadly unrest.....[C]

Authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach........



 2014-04-23 20:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Mourinho, Faria, Ramires charged by FA.....[C]

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, assistant Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires have been charged over their behaviour during their side's loss to Sunderland last weekend, the Football Association announced on Wednesday........



 2014-04-23 20:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Late Matuidi goal gives laboured PSG victory.....[C]

Blaise Matuidi struck in the 89th minute to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win against struggling Evian at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and take the capital club to the brink of the title........



 2014-04-23 19:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  DR Congo train crash kills at least 57.....[C]

At least 57 people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo........



 2014-04-23 19:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  First US troops land in Poland.....[C]

The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 there and to the Baltic states amid rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine........



 2014-04-23 18:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip.....[C]

US President Barack Obama dined on sushi Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he described as the best in his life on Wednesday, a fitting start to an Asian tour dedicated to "rebalancing" US foreign policy toward Asia........



 2014-04-23 18:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Home-town honour reduces Murray to tears.....[C]

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fought to hold back tears on Wednesday after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling........



 2014-04-23 18:24   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Google introduces ‘time machine’ feature in Street View.....[C]

LONDON - Google has turned its Google Maps Street View into a time machine to let users travel back in time and see how places have changed. The new feature will let users track changes in landscape, buildings, roads and entire neighbourhoods from around .......



 2014-04-23 18:16   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant.....[C]

TOKYO - United States President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan today (April 23) with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price tag. Shortly after arriving in Tokyo, Mr O.......



 2014-04-23 18:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Flu keeps Bale on bench for Bayern clash.....[C]

Struggling with flu, Gareth Bale had to make do with a place on Real Madrid's bench for their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday........




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