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 2015-03-03 02:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark World War II anniversary...[ + ]

China will hold a military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan....



 2015-03-03 02:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Two years after Boston attacks, trial to get under way...[ + ]

Opening arguments begin Wednesday (Mar 4) in the trial of the 21-year-old man accused in the worst attack on US soil since the Sep 11 strikes: the Boston Marathon bombings nearly two years ago....



 2015-03-03 02:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Video shows fatal Los Angeles police shooting of homeless man...[ + ]

Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless skid-row robbery suspect who grabbed at an officer's gun during a scuffle as they tried to subdue him in a confrontation captured on video, police said on Monday....



 2015-03-03 02:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark World War Two anniversary...[ + ]

China will hold a military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan....



 2015-03-03 02:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Twenty people killed as bus falls off cliff in China...[ + ]

Twenty people from an opera company were killed after a bus fell off a cliff in China early Tuesday (Mar 3), state media reported....



 2015-03-03 01:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama hopes for US embassy in Cuba before April summit in Panama...[ + ]

US President Barack Obama said on Monday (Mar 2) he hopes the United States will open an embassy in Cuba by the time of a Western Hemisphere summit in Panama in mid-April....



 2015-03-03 01:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Bony urges City to target maximum points...[ + ]

Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony believes Manchester City must strive for maximum points from their remaining 11 Premier League fixtures to have any chance of catching leaders Chelsea....



 2015-03-03 01:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Spurs and Scotland great Mackay dies aged 80...[ + ]

Dave Mackay, one of Tottenham Hotspur's greatest ever players and the lynchpin of their Double-winning team of 1961, has died aged 80, the club has announced....



 2015-03-03 01:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Facebook's Zuckerberg seeks peace with telcos on Web-for-all push...[ + ]

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet access....



 2015-03-03 01:20   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  TODAYs brief, Tuesday, March 3...[ + ]

Budget speech set to be debated today The Budget speech, delivered last week, will be debated in Parliament today (March 3). Last week, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam unveiled a Budget that among other things, laid out more support for Singaporea...



 2015-03-03 01:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Packed stations on Circle Line after rush hour disruption...[ + ]

The impact of the train delays continued even after services resumed, with large crowds seen at key MRT stations along the line....



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Public spending an investment, not a mere expense...[ + ]

Parliament, firmly set on preparing Singapore well for future challenges, begins its debate on Budget 2015 today. A cornerstone of the measures entails helping the broad swathe of middle-class Singaporeans compete and do well in the future. The ensuing......



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Things keep hotting up for Desmond Tan...[ + ]

The first time I interviewed Desmond Tan, back in 2009, he was a severed head. More accurately, he was playing Chen Shu Cheng's son in Channel 8's The Ultimatum, a character who was quickly decapitated. Admittedly, I was far more interested in the severed...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  More primary schools to have dyslexia help...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - More students with reading difficulties are getting help as the School-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme is being extended to 60 more primary schools this year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said yesterday, adding that it will be availabl...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  NSP faces tough talent search in crowded political landscape...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - With the opposition landscape getting more crowded, it is becoming more challenging to get quality candidates even though people are still joining the party, said National Solidarity Party (NSP) president Sebastian Teo yesterday, following the...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Worry about marine life mounts as more fish die...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - As fish carcasses continued to wash up on Singapore's shores yesterday, marine enthusiasts voiced concern about the amount and variety of wild fish and other animal species affected. They spoke of the need to boost the resilience of the marine...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Setting aside rancour over HK, China welcomes Prince William...[ + ]

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave Prince William a warm welcome yesterday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside the rancour with London over Hong Kong. Prince.....



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  No change to Temasek investment strategy despite capital-gains inclusion...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Temasek Holdings said yesterday it will not change its strategy of seeking sustainable long-term investment returns, amid suggestions that it should hold more liquid assets and settle for lower returns now that its capital gains are to be incl...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Concrete productivity gains through automation, upgrading at Samwoh...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Compressed under 150 tonnes of pressure at construction firm Samwoh are specimens of experimental nature-friendly concrete - mixed with recycled materials from demolished buildings - undergoing progressive "torture" between metal plates in the...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Best A-Level results since curriculum was modified...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Last year's cohort of GCE A-Level examination candidates had the best results since the curriculum was modified in 2006, with 91.4 per cent getting at least three Higher 2 (H2) passes, along with a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquir...



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Fears over MH370 search grip families...[ + ]

CANBERRA - Families of victims on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are worried that search efforts will be called off, ahead of a meeting between Australia, China and Malaysia next month to decide on whether to fund another stage of the......



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  King Abdullah likens fight against IS to a third World War...[ + ]

AMMAN - In his first media interview since Jordan declared a "relentless" war against the Islamic State, King Abdullah II characterised the militants as "outlaws of Islam", comparing the ongoing battle to a third World War that would bring "Muslims,......



 2015-03-03 01:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Two years probation for two teens involved in Toa Payoh vandalism case...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Two teenagers who climbed atop a block of flats in Toa Payoh last year and sprayed a wall with graffiti have been sentenced to two years' probation. Reagan Tan Chang Zhi and Chay Nam Shen, both 18, were each placed on probation for 24 months ...



 2015-03-03 01:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Car-sharing app Uber issues alert against overcharging driver...[ + ]

TODAY reports: The car with licence plate SJT1444Y is not a registered user on its platform, Uber says, and a complaint has been filed with the authorities....



 2015-03-03 01:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Wembley win can boost Chelsea's title charge...[ + ]

Eden Hazard believes Chelsea's League Cup final success can provide the perfect springboard for the club's Premier League title challenge....



 2015-03-03 00:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  US spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea...[ + ]

U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed....



 2015-03-03 00:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  US air safety threatened by possible hacking: Senators...[ + ]

Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday....



 2015-03-03 00:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sharp shares fall nearly 10% on report it will seek aid from banks...[ + ]

Shares in Sharp tumbled nearly 10 per cent in early trade Tuesday (Mar 3) after the Nikkei business daily reported that the struggling electronics maker plans to request aid from two main lenders, including a 150 billion yen (S$1.7 billion) debt-for-equit...



 2015-03-03 00:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian shares firm as US stocks hit records; RBA in focus...[ + ]

The U.S. dollar hovered close to an 11-year high against a basket of currencies while Asian shares firmed in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment bolstered by another record day on Wall Street....



 2015-03-03 00:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: Charity...[ + ]

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday....



 2015-03-03 00:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Temasek: Inclusion in NIR framework will not affect strategy or dividend policy...[ + ]

In a letter published in the Mar 3 edition of TODAY, a spokesman for Temasek said the company would continue to seek sustainable long-term returns in its investments....



 2015-03-03 00:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  NTT Communications agrees to buy controlling stake in Germany's e-shelter...[ + ]

NTT Communications Corp said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire 86.7 percent of German data centre provider e-shelter, as the Japanese company seeks overseas expansion to compensate for its dwindling home market....



 2015-03-03 00:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  White House urges Congress not to impose more sanctions on Iran...[ + ]

US national security adviser Susan Rice warned US lawmakers on Monday (Mar 2) not to seek new sanctions against Iran while it is in talks with world powers on curbing its nuclear program, saying such intervention could ruin the diplomacy....



 2015-03-03 00:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  UK cost body backs Gilead's pricey combination hepatitis pill...[ + ]

Gilead Sciences' expensive two-in-one hepatitis C pill Harvoni has been endorsed for use on the state health service in Britain, where it costs significantly less than in the United States....



 2015-03-03 00:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: charity...[ + ]

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday....



 2015-03-03 00:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Australia were 'nervous' against New Zealand - Johnson...[ + ]

Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said....



 2015-03-02 23:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lockheed sees shift in focus on infrastructure cybersecurity...[ + ]

Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, said it has seen a "sea change" in demand for cybersecurity services in critical infrastructure areas such as energy, oil and gas, and financial institutions over the past 18 months....



 2015-03-02 23:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Argentina, hedge funds far apart as bond hearings restart...[ + ]

Two months into a new year expected to bring progress, Argentina and the hedge funds it brands vultures are still far apart in a battle over bonds that has put the country back into default....



 2015-03-02 23:50   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Student aces A-level exams despite cancer...[ + ]

HE WAS diagnosed with colon cancer in his first year of junior college, which kept him away from school for four months. But that did not stop Hwa Chong Institution student Ng Yi....



 2015-03-02 23:48   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  16 years' jail and caning for robber who killed victim...[ + ]

SEARCHING for his missing wallet in Little India, construction worker Raju Arivazhagen, 31, went up to a fellow Indian national and asked if he had seen it. Unknown to Mr Raju,....



 2015-03-02 23:47   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Red highlights fire danger in Cape Town...[ + ]

A fire raging above homes in the Noordhoek Valley in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The fire fanned by gale-force south-easterly winds has raged across the southern peninsula....



 2015-03-02 23:46   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Bukit Batok still plagued by rats...[ + ]

RATS are still running amok in Bukit Batok, invading homes, shops and even a childcare centre. This is despite measures taken to eliminate the rodents after a major infestation....



 2015-03-02 23:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Allegri angry after Juventus let Roma off the hook...[ + ]

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday....



 2015-03-02 23:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Netflix to launch in Australia, New Zealand this month...[ + ]

US video streaming service Netflix on Tuesday (Mar 3) said it will launch in Australia and New Zealand this month, with access to season three of hit political drama House of Cards a key drawcard....



 2015-03-02 23:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  US agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo...[ + ]

The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade with the island....



 2015-03-02 23:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Somali-American on FBI watch list detained in Somalia: source...[ + ]

A former Washington-area taxi driver who was on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" list has been detained and is in the custody of the Somali government, a U.S. government source said on Monday....



 2015-03-02 23:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  US, partners conduct 9 air strikes against Islamic State - task force...[ + ]

The United States and its coalition partners conducted four air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and five in Iraq on Sunday and Monday, according to the U.S. military....



 2015-03-02 23:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Russia and Ukraine strike gas delivery deal...[ + ]

Russia and Ukraine reached a deal Monday to supply gas to Europe until the end of March after President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders admitted there was still progress to be made in implementing a ceasefire....



 2015-03-02 23:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  WHO calls for more measles vaccination in Europe...[ + ]

The World Health Organisation in Europe called for measles vaccination campaigns to be stepped up across the region after recording 22,000 cases of the highly infectious disease since the start of 2014....



 2015-03-02 23:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chinese yuan falls against dollar after rate cut...[ + ]

China's yuan fell to its lowest level against the dollar since October 2012 on Monday (Mar 2) after the People's Bank of China cut interest rates to shore up growth....




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