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 2015-09-04 05:42   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  GE2015: On the ground (Sept 4)...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - With a record 181 candidates vying for 89 seats in Parliament, Singapore has entered what will be its most intensely fought elections ever. Here are updates on what's happening on the ground. 8.30am: Campaigning begins At Blk 85 Fengshan Centr...



 2015-09-04 05:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  After troop cuts, China military warns reforms will be hard...[ + ]

China's military reforms will be difficult and risky as they require a fundamental change in thinking and could affect special interest groups, the armed forces official paper said on Friday following the announcement of a 300,000 troop cut....



 2015-09-04 05:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ang Mo Kio murder: 39-year-old man arrested...[ + ]

The suspect will be charged on Saturday with murder, the police said....



 2015-09-04 04:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hewitt bids New York farewell in familiar fighting fashion...[ + ]

Lleyton Hewitt waved goodbye to the U.S. Open on Thursday, the tenacious Australian dragged kicking and screaming to the Flushing Meadows exit by countryman Bernard Tomic....



 2015-09-04 04:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Policies in place to ensure no Sporean is left behind, says Maliki...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Various policies have been put in place to help low-income households to purchase their own HDB flats, says Minister of State for Defence and National Development Maliki Osman....



 2015-09-04 04:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Low slams PAP for distorting facts on AHPETC...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Workers Party chief Low Thia Khiang has accused the PAP of making personal attacks to gain political capital....



 2015-09-04 04:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iran deal, Middle East conflicts to dominate Saudi leaders White House visit...[ + ]

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will be making his first visit to the White House on Friday and his meeting with US President Barack Obama is likely to be dominated by the conflicts in Yemen and Syria, as well as the Iran nuclear deal....



 2015-09-04 04:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Another party makes Tamil translation error on its poster...[ + ]

TODAY reports: The National Solidarity Party has acknowledged the error, attributing it to a software problem at the printer that the party had engaged....



 2015-09-04 04:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oppositions call to freeze foreign manpower not realistic: Lim Swee Say...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Many SMEs here are dependent on foreign workers,and if these companies fold,many Singaporeans will lose their jobs, says Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say....



 2015-09-04 04:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  In age of technology, teachers need to return to classrooms: Experts...[ + ]

With the cultural impact of globalisation and technological innovation, educators need to learn how to adapt their teaching methods to technology....



 2015-09-04 03:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Russia's Putin calls for international coalition on extremism...[ + ]

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday to establish an international coalition on extremism, saying he had talked with U.S. President Barack Obama about the initiative....



 2015-09-04 03:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Punggol East residents should aim to get out of messy situation...[ + ]

TODAY reports: The six-term PAP veteran says it is time to get the constituency out of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council by choosing the Peoples Action Party instead....



 2015-09-04 03:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Federer cruises, Murray struggles, Hewitt says farewell...[ + ]

Roger Federer put on a masterclass to cruise into the third round of the US Open....



 2015-09-04 03:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Han Hui Hui raps Govt over healthcare, housing, CPF at rally...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Calling for more checks and balances in Parliament, Ms Han also said voters should send people who will really do things into Parliament....



 2015-09-04 03:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Shanmugam very troubled by report questioning shift to populist measures...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Immigration is an issue around the world, not just in Singapore, and we have to make sure that our people benefit from it," says Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam at a press conference to announce a manifesto for Nee Soon GRC....



 2015-09-04 03:25   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Boeing books $2.6 billion order from Jet2.com...[ + ]

NEW YORK - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had booked an order for 27 of its 737-800 aircraft, worth about $2.6 billion at list prices, from UK airline Jet2.com. The planes, due to be delivered over the next two years, will boost the leisure airline's......



 2015-09-04 03:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bearded Bok Strauss can be Scotland's wildcard...[ + ]

A bearded South-Africa-born backrow forward who becomes eligible to play for Scotland a day after the World Cup starts could be key to their hopes of success in the tournament....



 2015-09-04 03:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tin Pei Lings new status as a mum is a weakness: Cheo...[ + ]

TODAY reports: NSPs MacPherson candidate Cheo Chai Chen also aims broadside at his Workers Party rival Bernard Chen, calling him inexperienced....



 2015-09-04 03:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Game breaker Kriel is Springboks' ace up the sleeve...[ + ]

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer is a firm believer that experience will win the Springboks the World Cup, but in youngster Jesse Kriel he has found a talent too good to ignore....



 2015-09-04 03:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fiji hope to shake up world order...[ + ]

Perennially strapped for cash but always brimming with talent, Fiji head to the Rugby World Cup hoping to upset an international establishment that has long shunned them while plundering their playing stocks....



 2015-09-04 03:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Popeye poacher Pocock takes a stand for Australia...[ + ]

Australia's David Pocock was widely considered the heir apparent to Richie McCaw as the best openside flanker in the world before successive knee injuries robbed him of the best part of the 2013 and 2014 seasons....



 2015-09-04 02:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Thailand's National Council for Reconciliation set for vote on constitution draft...[ + ]

After months of back and forth the National Council for Reconciliationis set to vote on whether to accept a draft on Thailands 20th constitution....



 2015-09-04 02:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  It's risky to come to Europe, Hungary's PM tells migrants...[ + ]

Refugees should not risk their children's lives trying to reach Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday as he defended his tough approach to border control on the frontline of Europe's migration crisis....



 2015-09-04 02:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Peru's Congress boosts state energy firm in populist turn...[ + ]

Lawmakers in Peru reversed course on state-owned Petroperu's role in upstream businesses and voted on Thursday to remove a legal barrier that kept it from taking control of the country's biggest oil block....



 2015-09-04 02:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Serena show again headlines US Open...[ + ]

The Serena Williams juggernaut rolls into the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday as the American world number one continues her bid to complete a rare calendar grand slam of the coveted singles titles....



 2015-09-04 02:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Halfpenny's metronomic boot key for Welsh hopes...[ + ]

It is a fair bet that if Wales are to progress from a group containing England and Australia, let alone hope to emulate their run to the semi-finals in 2011, Leigh Halfpenny will have to convert every penalty that comes his way....



 2015-09-04 02:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Putin urges investors to invest in Russia's Far East...[ + ]

Russia is interested in both foreign and domestic investment, especially in the country's Far East region, President Vladimir Putin told the Eastern Economic Forum on Friday....



 2015-09-04 02:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Relentless Robshaw leading England by example...[ + ]

Chris Robshaw is not many people's idea of a star man, least of all the England captain himself, yet game after game and year after year when the analysis is done, it is the flanker whose numbers routinely come out on top....



 2015-09-04 02:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sinai blasts injure six peacekeepers, including four Americans -Pentagon...[ + ]

Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said....



 2015-09-04 02:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Lions beaten 1-0 by Syria in FIFA World Cup qualifiers...[ + ]

SINGAPORE The Lions' unbeaten run at the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers came to an end early this morning (Sept 4), after a 1-0 loss to Syria - ranked world No 121 - at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in Oman. While both teams started the match cautiously, it....



 2015-09-04 02:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Future-proof workers to keep up with changing times...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - For Singapore to constantly adapt to fast-changing global economic conditions, it is important to upgrade the skills of the country's workforce and "future-proof our workers", said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National.....



 2015-09-04 02:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Shanmugam very troubled by report questioning shift to populist measures...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam was "very troubled" by an international report which questioned whether Singapore, which tends to do what is right even if it is unpopular, could start to push for more populist measures. "The artic...



 2015-09-04 02:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Low slams PAP for distorting facts on AHPETC...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - For the second night running, Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang took aim at the ruling party over the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (APHETC) issue, claiming recent statements by People's Action Party ministers were a means...



 2015-09-04 02:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Repeated redrawing of boundaries has confused Jalan Besar residents...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The revived Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) has been redrawn so many times that it has left residents confused, said the Workers' Party (WP) at a rally yesterday (Sept 3). The constituency has re-emerged as a GRC for the co...



 2015-09-04 01:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Britain's Cameron considers help for Syrian refugees...[ + ]

British newspapers have reported that a plan was being drawn up to accept "thousands" of refugees, with the option of directly accepting refugees from UN camps on the Syrian border under consideration....



 2015-09-04 01:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  Live blog: On the GE2015 campaign trail, Sep 4...[ + ]

With a week to go before Polling Day, political parties continue to ramp up their outreach efforts and pound the ground....



 2015-09-04 01:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Lions beaten 1-0 by Syria in FIFA World Cup qualifiers...[ + ]

TODAY reports: Singapore succumbed to a second half goal against Syria in their World Cup qualifier in Oman....



 2015-09-04 01:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Why Workfare instead of a minimum wage? Tan Chuan-Jin explains...[ + ]

Implementing a minimum wage would be a far easier solution for the Government, says the Social and Family Development Minister....



 2015-09-04 00:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  UOL, Yangzijiang and SATS to become STI constituent stocks...[ + ]

The move follows a semi-annual review of the index when new liquidity rules take effect....



 2015-09-04 00:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Austria foreign minister calls for greater urgency on migrant crisis...[ + ]

Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said European leaders needed to devise a common plan urgently to tackle the wave of migrants arriving in the bloc or risk having more and more countries resorting to their own measures....



 2015-09-04 00:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian shares win reprieve on ESB signal, US jobs next focus...[ + ]

Asian shares won a reprieve on Friday after the European Central Bank signaled its readiness to take further steps to shore up the European economy, and investors looked to U.S. jobs data....



 2015-09-04 00:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Giam pledges to address issues in East Coast GRC...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party yesterday (Sept 3) pledged to address issues faced by residents in the East Coast Group Representation Constituency - with cleanliness and faulty lifts topping the list of concerns - that have surfaced from the party's outre...



 2015-09-04 00:01   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  PAP slams WP's stand on AHPETC...[ + ]

IN THE only place where the Workers' Party WP is in charge, everything has gone wrong, Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam said yesterday. In remarks directed at....



 2015-09-04 00:01   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  China to cut troop levels by 300,000...[ + ]

BEIJING CHINESE President Xi Jinping announced yesterday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as the country held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate....



 2015-09-04 00:00   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  WP frames town council issue as one about fairness...[ + ]

THE Workers' Party yesterday took up the cudgels against the Government, saying that if any evidence of wrongdoing is found at the town council it runs, the party will subject....



 2015-09-04 00:00   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  ELD: OK to use PM Lee posters in all wards...[ + ]

IT IS not illegal to use the face of a political party's leader in the posters of a constituency they are not contesting in, the Elections Department ELD said yesterday.....



 2015-09-03 23:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hernandez signs up for Argentine Super Rugby franchise...[ + ]

Juan Martin Hernandez, a leading member of Argentinas World Cup team, has become the highest profile player to join the Argentine franchise that will make its Super Rugby debut next year....



 2015-09-03 23:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Coming home to war: Afghan refugees return reluctantly from Pakistan...[ + ]

Rahim Khan's return to Afghanistan 28 years after fleeing to Pakistan was not the homecoming he had dreamed of....



 2015-09-03 23:49   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Greater Opposition presence needed as PAP fails to consult citizens: SDP candidate...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The way the Government has failed to satisfactorily address issues such as the accounting lapses by the People's Association (PA) recently flagged by the Auditor-General's Office shows there is a need for a greater Opposition presence in......



 2015-09-03 23:45   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Oppositions call to freeze foreign manpower not realistic: Swee Say...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The Opposition's call to freeze the growth of foreign manpower is not realistic because many Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) here are dependent on foreign workers, and if these companies go belly up, the many Singaporeans employed by them w...




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