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 2014-04-21 12:12   

Today Online

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  MDA suggests ways to raise awareness of ISPs’ parental control tools.....[C]

SINGAPORE - The Media Development Authority (MDA) has proposed enhancements to parental control tools offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to raises awareness of this service among parents. Since its introduction in 2012, the service has seen a "l.......



 2014-04-21 10:38   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine, Syria on Easter Sunday.....[C]

VATICAN CITY (Rome) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and need.......



 2014-04-21 09:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  Syria presidential vote on June 3, says parliament speaker .....[C]

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, despite a raging civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people, the country's parliamentary speaker said on Monday........



 2014-04-21 09:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chinese shares fall on IPO worries.....[C]

Chinese stocks tumbled 1.52 per cent on Monday on fears of a possible market glut after authorities revealed a list of several firms planning initial public offerings........



 2014-04-21 09:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  StanChart extends marathon sponsorship till 2016.....[C]

Standard Chartered Bank has renewed its sponsorship of the Singapore marathon for another three years........



 2014-04-21 09:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hunt begins for Singapore's entrepreneur of the year.....[C]

The annual search is on for Singapore entrepreneurs with the potential to turn their firms into the stars of the future........



 2014-04-21 09:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest.....[C]

Expedition leaders and guides threatened on Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to their fellow guides........



 2014-04-21 09:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Less red tape for businesses when getting help in adopting innovations.....[C]

Businesses now face less red tape when approaching Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) for assistance in adopting productivity-enhancing innovations........



 2014-04-21 09:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Song Seung-heon donates 100 million won to help ferry disaster victims.....[C]

Korean actor Song Seung-heon’s management agency Better Ent on Sunday confirmed that the actor had donated about 100 million won (S$120,500) to the Salvation Army to help victims of the Sewol ferry disaster........



 2014-04-21 09:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  MDA seeks public feedback on Internet parental controls.....[C]

The Media Development Authority (MDA) is seeking public feedback on its recommendations to better help parents monitor and guide their children's Internet usage........



 2014-04-21 09:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line.....[C]

Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name could be set for a flotation worth $1.7 billion........



 2014-04-21 09:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Three men jailed for burglary.....[C]

Two Chinese nationals have been sentenced to four years' jail for housebreaking. Their accomplice was jailed two years for attempted burglary........



 2014-04-21 08:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade.....[C]

Asian markets were mostly lower in Easter holiday trade on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei giving up early gains despite a weaker yen as data showed the country's trade deficit quadrupled in March........



 2014-04-21 08:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan warns China over ship seizure.....[C]

Tokyo warned Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic relationship........



 2014-04-21 08:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Boston ramps up security ahead of marathon.....[C]

Costumes, backpacks and strollers will not be allowed on the Boston Marathon's route this year, according to the new rules set by police to keep spectators and runners safe........



 2014-04-21 08:40   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  New NUH medical centre above Kent Ridge MRT officially opened.....[C]

SINGAPORE - A new medical centre under National University Hospital (NUH) was officially opened today (21 Apr), boasting "patient-centric" amenities to provide more convenience and coordinated care for its patients. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Heal.......



 2014-04-21 08:26   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  4 more Sewol crew members detained for failing to protect ferry passengers.....[C]

MOKPO (South Korea) - A South Korean prosecutor says four more crew members from the sunken ferry Sewol have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters today (April 21) that two first mates.......



 2014-04-21 08:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Older S'poreans not prepared for financial implications of critical illnesses.....[C]

One in three Singaporeans do not have critical illness coverage. This is a key finding in the latest Health Matters Survey by insurer AIA Singapore........



 2014-04-21 08:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  MH370 scrutiny on Malaysia deals wild card in Anwar case.....[C]

The intense global scrutiny brought upon Malaysia's government over the fate of flight MH370 has tossed a wild card into its controversial efforts to send opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim back to jail........



 2014-04-21 08:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan warns over China ship seizure.....[C]

Tokyo on Monday warned that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-wartime debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the basis of their post-war diplomatic relationship........



 2014-04-21 08:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Poor visibility, rough currents pose challenges for Korean ferry rescue divers.....[C]

Murky waters and strong currents are hampering divers' rescue operations for the sunken ferry Sewol. Professional divers say this could possibly be the most difficult underwater operation yet........



 2014-04-21 07:45   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Public celebrations in Colorado over Easter weekend as pot holiday hits mainstream.....[C]

DENVER (Colorado) - Tens of thousands of revellers raised joints, pipes and vaporiser devices to the sky yesterday (April 20) at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream i.......



 2014-04-21 07:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  LTA awards S$1.15b worth of contracts for works on Thomson, Eastern Region lines.....[C]

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded civil as well as electrical and mechanical contracts for the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines with a total value of nearly S$1.15 billion........



 2014-04-21 07:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Truck driver jailed, banned from driving after causing death of cyclist.....[C]

A tipper truck driver was on Monday handed an eight-month jail term and disqualified from driving for seven years, for causing the death of a cyclist by dangerous driving and fleeing the scene........



 2014-04-21 07:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Basketball: Spurs subdue Mavs, Portland edge Rockets.....[C]

The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan's 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA first-round playoff series........



 2014-04-21 06:51   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  McDonald’s to allow online purchases for latest Hello Kitty series.....[C]

SINGAPORE - McDonald's Hello Kitty madness will hit town again, with the launch of the latest series of Hello Kitty Bubbly World plush toys on April 28. Singapore fans of the iconic character, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, will be the f.......



 2014-04-21 06:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tour agency director fined S$12,000 for abetting false quotations.....[C]

The director of a local travel agency has been fined S$12,000 for abetting her friend in providing false quotations to NTUC Club........



 2014-04-21 06:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies.....[C]

Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and the nation's longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday at the age of 84 after battling for decades to bring freedom to a nation that suffered under military rule........



 2014-04-21 06:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pakistani drivers going for CNG as energy crisis continues.....[C]

Compressed natural gas (CNG) has become a prized commodity in Pakistan, as commuters wait for hours just to get their cars filled with CNG........



 2014-04-21 05:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  Gene link found in colorectal cancer risk from processed meats .....[C]

Diet and colorectal cancer have long been linked, but a new study shows that people with a certain gene called GATA3 are at greater risk especially when their diet consists largely of processed meats........



 2014-04-21 05:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Egypt vote turns into Sisi, Sabbahi contest.....[C]

Egypt's presidential election has turned into a contest between the ex-army chief lauded by millions for ousting an Islamist government and a leftist who claims to represent the ideals of the 2011 uprising........



 2014-04-21 05:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  E-cigarette peddlers fined for illegal sale.....[C]

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has taken enforcement action against the illegal sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in Singapore and seized 490 sets of e-cigarettes worth an estimated S$25,000 from three peddlers........



 2014-04-21 05:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  More people missed payments on credit cards last year, says Credit Bureau.....[C]

A larger number of people in Singapore missed payments on their credit card bills last year as average card balances increased across all age groups, Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS) said on Monday........



 2014-04-21 04:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce shattered.....[C]

US Vice President Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered and pro-Kremlin rebels in the country's east appealed for help from Russian "peacekeepers"........



 2014-04-21 04:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  New online chat service to help distressed kids.....[C]

Primary school children who need someone to talk to can now find comfort in an online chat service. Launched on Monday by the Singapore Children's Society, Tinkle Friend Online Chat is a free service run by trained staff and volunteers........



 2014-04-21 04:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  S Korea president says ferry captain's action "tantamount to murder".....[C]

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday that the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder"........



 2014-04-21 03:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370.....[C]

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said Monday........



 2014-04-21 03:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  DBS names ex-Mastercard executive as chief innovation officer.....[C]

DBS said on Monday it has appointed Neal Cross as managing director and chief innovation officer (technology and operations) to lead its efforts to improve customer experience and service in the digital arena........



 2014-04-21 03:41   

Today Online

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  Landing gear scare forces Malaysia Airlines plane to make emergency landing.....[C]

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early this morning (April 21) after being forced to abandon a flight to Bangalore because of problems with its landing gear, the airline..........



 2014-04-21 03:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obi for India, a new mobile phone to be unveiled by ex-Apple chief.....[C]

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market........



 2014-04-21 03:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sonia Gandhi faces her biggest challenge yet.....[C]

The third generation leader of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, 67-year-old Sonia Gandhi took the reins of the Congress party in 1998 and was elected to parliament the very next year........



 2014-04-21 02:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Integrating needs of older patients into design of healthcare facilities.....[C]

The care of patients and design of healthcare facilities should be integrated to better serve the needs of older and less mobile patients, even as building infrastructure capacity is important, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong........



 2014-04-21 02:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan PM makes gift to controversial war shrine, skips visit.....[C]

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past........



 2014-04-21 01:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes.....[C]

Stanislas Wawrinka played down his French Open hopes despite his Monte Carlo Masters title success against Roger Federer, claiming that the sport's big names remain in a class of their own........



 2014-04-21 01:18   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Probe into ferry's sharp turn.....[C]

JINDO, SOUTH KOREA T HE team investigating the capsizing of a South Korean ferry has focused on why it sharply changed direction, causing the vessel to lose balance, as it became........



 2014-04-21 01:17   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Penang to name road after Karpal Singh.....[C]

PENANG A SEAFRONT promenade in Penang will be named Karpal Singh Drive in memory of the former Democratic Action Party DAP chairman. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he would........



 2014-04-21 01:15   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  That buzzing may not be a faulty air-con.....[C]

MORE bees had been buzzing around Mr Gabriel Wong's home recently, but he was unfazed until his wife stepped on one in their home on Tuesday. The incident prompted the F&B........



 2014-04-21 01:15   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Longhouse says its long goodbye.....[C]

AFTER 14 years in business, the famous Longhouse food centre served up its last meals yesterday, before rolling down its shutters for good. In some ways, the long goodbye had........



 2014-04-21 01:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Marseille agree Bielsa deal.....[C]

Slumping French giants Marseille announced Monday that they have reached "an agreement in principle" with Marcelo Bielsa to take over as coach........



 2014-04-21 00:54   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year in March to US$14b.....[C]

Japan's trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to US$14 billion as a weak yen pushed up post-Fukushima energy bills and other import costs, government data showed Monday........




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