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 2016-05-26 01:40 

Channel NewsAsia

NZ cricket coach Hesson extends contract until 2019... +

Mike Hesson has been rewarded for his successful reign as New Zealand coach with a contract extension that takes him through until after the 2019 World Cup in England....

 2016-05-26 01:30 

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Teenage blogger Amos Yee to face 8 new charges... +

Of the eight charges against him, five are for allegedly wounding the religious feelings of Muslims, and one for allegedly wounding the religious feelings of Christians....

 2016-05-26 01:24 

The Strait Times

New Zealand parliament in lock down after security threat ahead of budget speech... +

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand's parliament was in lock down on Thursday (May 26) after a security threat, but the annual 2016 budget would proceed as planned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-26 01:22 

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The Angry Birds Movie's Peter Dinklage: "I might be the original Angry Bird"... +

And Josh Gad wants to be a "Singaporean Toucan." Channel NewsAsia's Genevieve Loh sat down with Dinklage, Gad and Jason Sudeikis in Cancun to talk all things The Angry Birds Movie....

 2016-05-26 01:20 

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NZ parliament in lock down after security threat ahead of budget... +

New Zealand's parliament was in lock down on Thursday after a security threat, but the annual 2016 budget would proceed as planned....

 2016-05-26 01:20 

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Biden holds calls with Cypriot president, Turkish Cypriot leader... +

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden held separate phone calls on Wednesday with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and urged them to keep moving forward on settlement negotiations, the White House said....

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Building Singapores creative industry... +

Following the World Economic Forum last year, many news headlines exclaimed the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the adverse effects that technology is having on the labour market. The topic made for both stark and sensational reading.......

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Singapore cuts exports forecast amid dim outlook... +

SINGAPORE - In a move that highlighted Singapore's vulnerability to external conditions, trade agency IE Singapore yesterday slashed its exports forecast for the Republic this year, citing a weakening global economic outlook. Non-oil domestic exports are ...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Contactless mobile payments could take off with Apple Pay... +

SINGAPORE - Apple Pay - which allows customers to use their Apple mobile devices to tap and pay via contactless payment terminals - could be the catalyst for contactless mobile payments to finally take off here, experts say as all the major banks have now...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Singapore shows spine in bank shutdown... +

The adjectives marshalled most often by bankers to describe Singapore's regulator used to be "pragmatic"; and "business-friendly". To those, a third probably just got added: "No-nonsense". By asking BSI Bank to shut its operations in the city-state, the......

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Food handlers need to have a saftey first mentality say businesses... +

SINGAPORE - Food safety standards, management systems and certifications - these are all available to eateries and food service operators to help them minimise the risk of food contamination and food-borne illnesses. Yet, having these measures in place do...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Google plans to eliminate passwords on Android apps... +

LONDON - Google plans to get rid of passwords on Android apps by the end of 2016. Instead, they will unlock based on who is using them and where. Known as Project Abacus, this new security system would use biometrics - unique signatures such as your typi...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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No misappropriation, only administrative weakness in 1MDB... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Despite the dragnet tightening around 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Malaysia's Finance Ministry yesterday insisted that there was no misappropriation but only administrative weakness in the state investment firm. However, 1MDB will be.....

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Support programmes for divorcing parents prove to be beneficial... +

SINGAPORE - After a couple divorced, the father was due for a visit with his one-and-a-half-year-old toddler. But the reunion ended prematurely because his son ran away as soon as he saw him. Situations like this are not unusual when young children are......

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Lack of funds, so socio-political sites IQ, Six-Six close... +

SINGAPORE - Two socio-political websites, one of them less than a year old, have called time on their operations. Inconvenient Questions (IQ), launched in January last year by former Nominated Member of Parliament Viswa Sadasivan, will cease operations ne...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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NUS develops 3D-printed customised tablets that release drugs at different rates... +

SINGAPORE - Patients with multiple medical conditions who need to take multiple tablets every day could soon be able to pop one tablet and be done with it. While combining drugs into one tablet is not new, National University of Singapore (NUS) researche...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Hari Raya festivities aimed at bringing Sporeans together... +

SINGAPORE - A kampung-style pavilion, torches traditionally made of bamboo or lampu colok, and a larger-than-life Malay gong are among the items from a bygone era that await visitors at this year's Hari Raya light-up in Geylang Serai. Organisers are hopin...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Abe lodges protest over Okinawa murder... +

SHIMA (JAPAN)/HO CHI MINH CITY - After an adulatory welcome in Vietnam, United States President Barack Obama received a much chillier reception in Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a personal protest yesterday night over the recent arrest o...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Malaysian funeral business breaks taboos in bid to make money... +

HONG KONG - Unlike many door-to-door sales agents, those with Nirvana Asia can honestly tell potential customers their product is "to-die-for". The Malaysian company has rolled out an unusual business model across South-east Asia: Pre-selling burial plots...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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What about us, Nagasaki asks as Obamas visit to Hiroshima nears... +

NAGASAKI (Japan) - When Ms Miyako Jodai was six years old, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on her hometown, the port city of Nagasaki. She was knocked unconscious, and her home was destroyed. She spent the next several days huddling with dozens o...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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Beijing editorial on Tsais extreme politics denounced for being sexist... +

BEIJING - An article by a Chinese military official suggesting that Taiwan's new President was "extreme" and "emotional"; because she was unmarried provoked an outcry yesterday, undermining the ruling Communist Party's efforts to win allies across the Taiw...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Today Online

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And the cheapest city in Europe for alcohol is...... +

LONDON - Prague is the cheapest city in Europe for booze, with a beer costing just S$2.54 on average, according to a new survey. The Czech capital knocked Budapest, which was last year named the best for bargain hooch, off its perch in Britain's Post Offi...

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Lebanese citizenship law strips women of identity and property... +

When her teenage daughter a talented football player was selected for a national Lebanese team, Nadine Moussa could not have been more proud....

 2016-05-26 01:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive - In Ecuador cyber heist, thieves moved US$9 million to 23 Hong Kong firms... +

Cyber thieves who stole US$12 million from an Ecuadorian bank in 2015 routed the funds through 23 companies registered in Hong Kong, some of them with no clear business activity, according to previously unreported court filings and judicial rulings....

 2016-05-26 01:10 

The Strait Times

Singapore shares open 0.75% higher on Thursday... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (May 26), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,787.48in early trade, up 0.75per cent, or 20.82points.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-26 01:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp - media... +

Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from husband Johnny Depp after just 15 months of marriage, several media outlets reported on Wednesday....

 2016-05-26 01:00 

The Strait Times

Asian stocks rise as economic optimism fuels global stocks rally... +

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Asian stocks rose on Thursday (May 26), sending the regional equities benchmark gauge toward the biggest two-day gain in more than a month, as optimism the US economy is strong enough for increased interest rates fueled a global equity...

 2016-05-26 01:00 

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EU's Tusk urges global solidarity on refugee crisis... +

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday he would like the global community to show solidarity regarding the refugee crisis and recognise it is a global problem....

 2016-05-26 00:55 

The Strait Times

Dramatic pictures capture overturn of migrant boat off Libya... +

ROME (AFP) - Dramatic images released by the Italian navy on Wednesday (May 25) captured the moment a heavily overcrowded boat overturned in a shipwreck off Libya which left at least five people dead.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-26 00:49 

The Strait Times

In Pictures: Chaos at presidential candidate Donald Trump's rally in California... +

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 2016-05-26 00:48 

The Strait Times

Metro sees 84.8% fall in Q4 profit on lower sales, exchange differences... +

SINGAPORE - Retailer and property developer Metro Holdings reported a 84.8 per cent slide in fourth-quarter earnings to S$1.12 million from S$7.59 million in the year-ago period on lower turnover and exchange differences.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-26 00:45 

The Strait Times

Touching image of Haiti-born cadet graduating from top US military school goes viral... +

As the United States gears up to remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day on Monday (May 30), social media is abuzz with an emotional photo of a Haitian-born cadet at his graduation from the elite West Point Military Academy.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2016-05-26 00:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's Abe to take G7 leaders to shrine as economy tops summit agenda... +

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe was set to escort Group of Seven (G7) leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site on Thursday ahead of a summit that will cover topics from risks to the global economy to China's maritime assertiveness....

 2016-05-26 00:37 

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Metro Q4 net profit plummets nearly 85% to S$1.1m... +

Net profit for the quarter was S$1.1 million, an 84.9 per cent decline from S$7.6 million during the same period a year ago....

 2016-05-26 00:28 

Channel NewsAsia

Bill to end New York tampon tax heads to governor... +

A bill to end sales taxes on tampons and sanitary napkins received final approval from New York lawmakers on Wednesday and is headed to the governor, who voiced strong support of the legislation....

 2016-05-26 00:24 

The Strait Times

Group of Seven leaders begin talks with economy in focus... +

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (AFP) - Group of Seven (G-7) leaders kicked off two days of talks in Japan on Thursday (May 26) with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China's controversial maritime claims, and a possible British exit from the European ...

 2016-05-26 00:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: Report... +

In many cases police are the perpetrators of the abuse, making sex workers reluctant to report the crime, especially if prostitution is illegal in their country, says a policy advisor at Amnesty International....

 2016-05-26 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Automakers, tech companies decide to make deals, not war... +

A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to control the future of personal transportation....

 2016-05-26 00:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Analysis - Automakers, tech companies decide to make deals, not war... +

A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to control the future of personal transportation....

 2016-05-26 00:11 

The Strait Times

Obama moves to soothe Japanese anger over alleged rape and murder case in Okinawa... +

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday (May 25) sought to ease Japanese anger over the death of a woman on Okinawa, expressing his ...

 2016-05-26 00:10 

The Strait Times

Japan manufacturers' mood hits 3-year low as yen rise bites... +

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Confidence at Japanese manufacturers tumbled to a three-year low in May and is seen recovering only modestly in the next three months, a Reuters poll found, in a sign the yen's rise is taking its toll on exporters of cars and electro...

 2016-05-26 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil orders diplomats to rebut impeachment critics abroad... +

Brazil's new foreign minister, Jose Serra, has ordered diplomats to rebut any government, media or international organisation that criticizes the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters....

 2016-05-26 00:05 

The Strait Times

Facebook investor secretly bankrolls Hulk Hogan's case against Gawker... +

San Francisco (Bloomberg) - Billionaire investor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel secretly helped bankroll the defamation case that resulted in a US$140 million verdict againstGawker Media LLC, threatening its very existence.. Read more at straitstim...

 2016-05-26 00:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Bill to end New York tampon tax heads to governor... +

A bill to end sales taxes on tampons and sanitary napkins received final approval from New York lawmakers on Wednesday and is headed to the governor, who voiced strong support of the legislation....

 2016-05-26 00:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Asian shares look set to advance, oil prices eye US$50... +

Asian shares look set to extend their recovery from 12-week lows on Thursday after renewed optimism on European banks' prospects and a rise in oil prices to near US$50 a barrel helped lift global shares....

 2016-05-25 23:55 

The Strait Times

Financial crisis may have caused 500,000 cancer deaths worldwide: Study... +

PARIS (AFP) - The global financial crisis may have caused an additional 500,000 cancer deaths from 2008-2010, a new study said Thursday (May 26), with patients locked out of treatment because of unemployment and healthcare cuts.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2016-05-25 23:55 

Channel NewsAsia

WTO chief warns UK over risks of leaving EU... +

Britain would face gruelling negotiations to set the terms of its World Trade Organisation membership if it decided to leave the European Union, the group's chief warned in Thursday's Financial Times....

 2016-05-25 23:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce to return in Oregon... +

Two-time Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Prycewill return to competition at Saturday's Prefontaine Classic in Oregon after missing her three previous scheduled meetings with a toe injury, her coach has said....

 2016-05-25 23:37 

The Strait Times

Greece's journey to redemption remains a long one after aid deal... +

ATHENS (BLOOMBERG) - Greece may have passed a milestone and its bond market has been lucrative for some investors, but the road to recovery doesn't look much shorter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-25 23:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Real Madrid, Man United richest clubs in Europe... +

Real Madrid and Manchester United are the richest clubs in Europe, according to a study by Dutch auditors KPMG....

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