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 2016-10-01 14:55 

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Thailand's king recovering after respiratory infection: palace... +

Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is recovering after a respiratory infection, the palace said in a statement on Saturday....

 2016-10-01 14:47 

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Iran showcases new combat drone, copied from US unmanned aircraft... +

Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built drone that they said was capable of carrying bombs, state media reported on Saturday, in what appeared to be another copy of a reconnaissance U.S. drone that Iran captured five years ago....

 2016-10-01 14:45 

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US take early edge in morning foursomes at Ryder Cup... +

The United States threatened to pad their overnight lead at the Ryder Cup on Saturday as the hosts led Europe in two foursomes matches and trailed in one after a warm, sunny start at Hazeltine National....

 2016-10-01 14:34 

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South Korean president urges North Koreans to defect... +

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on North Koreans to abandon their country Saturday and defect, just a day after a soldier walked across the heavily fortified border into the South....

 2016-10-01 14:15 

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UN atomic agency chief says Iran sticking to nuclear deal... +

Iran has kept to a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told French daily Le Monde....

 2016-10-01 14:15 

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Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected... +

EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed....

 2016-10-01 14:15 

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EXCLUSIVE: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected... +

EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed....

 2016-10-01 14:10 

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Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank: media... +

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote on Saturday....

 2016-10-01 14:08 

The Strait Times

Football: Firmino equaliser and late Milner penalty give Liverpool 2-1 win over Swansea... +

(REUTERS) - James Milner scored an 84th-minute penalty, as Liverpool came from behind to rescue a 2-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday and move second in the English Premier League behind Manchester City.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 14:05 

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Luis Enrique praises Iniesta before 600th game... +

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to midfield magician Andres Iniesta as the Spain international prepares to make his 600th appearance for the La Liga champions....

 2016-10-01 13:59 

The Strait Times

Istana Heritage Gallery to open on Oct 8... +

SINGAPORE - Once hailed as the finest building of its kind in the Far East, the stately Istana in Orchard Road, built in the late 1860s, is usually open to the public only five times a year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 13:55 

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Late Milner penalty gives Liverpool 2-1 win over Swansea... +

James Milner scored an 84th-minute penalty as Liverpool came from behind to rescue a 2-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday and move second in the Premier League....

 2016-10-01 13:45 

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Iran showcases new combat drone, copied from US unmanned aircraft... +

Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built drone that they said was capable of carrying bombs, state media reported on Saturday, in what appeared to be another copy of a reconnaissance U.S. drone that Iran captured five years ago....

 2016-10-01 13:45 

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Spain's political deadlock at critical point as Socialists decide future... +

Spain's bitterly divided Socialists met on Saturday to decide whether to oust party leader Pedro Sanchez, a step that could pave the way for a new government to be formed after months of political deadlock....

 2016-10-01 13:37 

The Strait Times

Asean, US to step up maritime security cooperation... +

Defence ministers from Asean and the United States on Saturday (Oct 1) agreed to work closer together to strengthen maritime security in the region to combat terrorism, respond to natural disasters and crucially, manage tensions at sea.. Read more at stra...

 2016-10-01 13:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Congo commission expects delayed presidential vote in Dec 2018... +

The president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Saturday that he expects the presidential election, originally scheduled for November, to be delayed until December 2018, lawmakers present at a speech said....

 2016-10-01 13:29 

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Philippine president rejects Hitler label, says it didn't originate from him: Spokesman... +

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should not be compared to Adolf Hitler, and his reference to the Holocaust was an "oblique deflection" of claims he is a mass murderer, his spokesman said on Saturday, as anger smouldered over his incendiary remarks....

 2016-10-01 13:10 

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UAE warship damaged in 'incident' off coast of Yemen... +

A United Arab Emirates warship was damaged in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane off the coast of Yemen on Saturday but there were no injuries to its crew, the UAE military said....

 2016-10-01 13:05 

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United can challenge for major prizes again, says Rashford... +

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has backed Jose Mourinho's squad to get back to challenging for top honours, three years since they last won the Premier League....

 2016-10-01 13:02 

The Strait Times

New mobile app launched to help patients track blood pressure readings... +

SINGAPORE - Measuring one's blood pressure is important, and so is monitoring and tracking it. A new mobile app to help people do this easily at home was launched on Saturday (Oct 1), at an event to mark World Heart Day which fell on Sept 29.. Read mo...

 2016-10-01 12:55 

Today Online

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Practical ways to defuse South China Sea incidents needed: Dr Ng Eng Hen... +

PEARL HARBOR - Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defence minister Dr Ng Eng Hen said. Dr Ng told reporters ...

 2016-10-01 12:45 

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Zidane not worried by careless Real displays... +

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is not worried by his team's performances following three successive draws but knows they have a lot of work to do to return to winning ways....

 2016-10-01 12:35 

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Suicide bomber kills one person, wounds three in Yemeni port city... +

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a cinema in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, killing one person and wounding three others, residents and a local official said....

 2016-10-01 12:25 

Today Online

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Hong Kong leader calls for unity with China as protesters gather... +

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader called on the city to unite behind its current political system Saturday in the face of increasing calls for independence from China, as protesters were bundled from the auditorium where he was speaking. Mr Leung Chun-ying w...

 2016-10-01 12:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Dead Frenchwoman hit with tax demand - in her grave... +

Combining the old adage about death and taxes, French authorities have sent a demand for property duties to a dead woman -- addressed to her grave in a small town in Brittany....

 2016-10-01 12:15 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Trumps habit of fuming over slights comes at political cost... +

NEW YORK - Mr Donald Trump's five-day feud with a former beauty queen is only the latest example of his insistence on airing and re-airing his grievances no matter the political cost. The Republican nominee's brash, confrontational style has thrilled his....

 2016-10-01 12:09 

The Strait Times

Man who lost limbs to GBS infection now plays wheelchair rugby... +

SINGAPORE - Mr Tan Whee Boon, who lost all four limbs to a Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection last year, has found a new passion - wheelchair rugby.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 12:00 

Today Online

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Instagram exhibition showcases life in Singapore... +

SINGAPORE - Children celebrating Joseph Schooling's victory at the Rio Olympics, with Singapore flags in hand. People eating durians together. Scenes from this year's National Day Parade. These are some key aspects of Singapore, as seen through the lens o...

 2016-10-01 11:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Bersih kicks off nationwide roadshow to garner support... +

Malaysia pro-democracy group Bersih kicked off a nationwide roadshow to drum up flagging support and raise awareness among rural folk about its demand for institutional reform....

 2016-10-01 11:50 

The Strait Times

German government believes Trump would ravage US economy... +

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's economy ministry believes a Donald Trump presidency would severely damage the US economy, according to an internal memorandum reported by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday (Oct 1).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 11:45 

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German government believes Trump would ravage US economy - Spiegel... +

Germany's economy ministry believes a Donald Trump presidency would severely damage the U.S. economy, according to an internal memorandum reported by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday....

 2016-10-01 11:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippine president rejects Hitler label, says it didn't originate from him - spokesman... +

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should not be compared to Adolf Hitler, and his reference to the Holocaust was an "oblique deflection" of claims he is a mass murderer, his spokesman said on Saturday, as anger smouldered over his incendiary remarks....

 2016-10-01 11:45 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Scientists in New Caledonia hope for best after coral bleaching... +

NOUMEA (France) - Marine biologists are crossing their fingers after New Caledonia's coral reef, a United Nations-inscribed natural wonder of the world, was hit by bleaching this year. Bleaching - when corals turn pale after tropical seas dramatically war...

 2016-10-01 11:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Porn film plays on Jakarta billboard, police investigate... +

An explicit pornographic video was broadcast on a public billboard in broad daylight in Jakarta, with police and cyber crime specialists on Saturday searching for the culprit behind the gaffe....

 2016-10-01 11:33 

The Strait Times

Badminton: China's Qiao advances to final at Korea Open, will play local favourite Son... +

SEOUL (AFP) - China's Qiao Bin on Saturday survived a stiff test from Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki to advance to the men's singles final at the Badminton World Federation Korea Open.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 11:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Suspected suicide car bomb rams restaurant in Somali capital - police... +

A suspected suicide car bomb hit a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least three people, a police officer and a witness said....

 2016-10-01 11:29 

The Strait Times

Children hit by artillery in restive northern Myanmar... +

YANGON (AFP) - A two-year-old girl was killed and two children injured on Saturday (Oct 1) after their village was hit by heavy artillery in Myanmar's rebel-held north, an activist and local resident said, the latest violence to threaten the new gover...

 2016-10-01 11:22 

The Strait Times

Dead Frenchwoman hit with tax demand - in her grave... +

RENNES (AFP) - Combining the old adage about death and taxes, French authorities have sent a demand for property duties to a dead woman - addressed to her grave in a small town in Brittany.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 11:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Zara owner Ortega buys US$550 million Madrid skyscraper... +

Amancio Ortega, Europe's richest man and founder of global fashion group and Zara owner Inditex , has bought one of Madrid's most famous skyscrapers for 490 million euros (US$551 million) through his property investment arm, a source said....

 2016-10-01 11:20 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Hurricane Matthew upgraded to powerful Category 5 storm... +

MAIMI - Hurricane Matthew in the southern Caribbean picked up strength late on Friday (Sept 30) and became a powerful Category 5 storm, the US National Hurricane Center said. Matthew, swirling off the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela and forecast ...

 2016-10-01 11:03 

The Strait Times

Motor racing: Hamilton storms to pole for Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of Rosberg and Verstappen... +

SEPANG, Malaysia (REUTERS) - Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time of 1min 32.850sec in qualifying on Saturday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 11:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse South China Sea incidents: Ng Eng Hen... +

Dr Ng Eng Hen told reporters that such incidentsmay not necessarily involve military ships, but rather fishing boats or other civilian vessels....

 2016-10-01 10:45 

The Strait Times

Pope holds Georgia mass on Caucasus peace tour... +

TBILISI (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday (Oct 1) held an open-air mass for thousands of faithful in Georgia as he continued a peace mission to the volatile Caucasus region torn between Russia and the West.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 10:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Four killed in eastern India during coal mine protest... +

Four people died in eastern India when police opened fire during clashes with villagers who allege state-run NTPC Ltd violate forestry rights and does not offer enough compensation when acquiring land for a coal mining site....

 2016-10-01 10:33 

The Strait Times

Man charged with having brass knuckles: Other scheduled and prohibited weapons in Singapore... +

A man who allegedly held a two-year-old boy hostage in a Sembawang flat for 17 hours was charged on Friday (Sept 30) with having knuckle dusters without permission.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-10-01 10:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Hamilton storms to pole for Malaysian Grand Prix... +

World Champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday....

 2016-10-01 10:11 

The Strait Times

At least 8 dead, 19 missing after China landslides... +

BEIJING (AFP) - At least eight people have died and around 19 are still missing after devastating landslides swept through two eastern Chinese villages, local authorities told the official Xinhua news agency Saturday (Oct 1).. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2016-10-01 09:46 

Channel NewsAsia

Kvitova powers past Cibulkova to capture Wuhan Open title... +

Petra Kvitova raced to a 6-1 6-1 victory over Dominika Cibulkova in the Wuhan Open final on Saturday to capture her first title of the year with a ruthless display of power hitting....

 2016-10-01 09:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Pakistan bans screening of Indian films as Kashmir tensions rise... +

A union representing Pakistan cinemas and film distributors has banned the screening of Indian movies across the country in the wake of rising tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours in disputed Kashmir....

 2016-10-01 09:37 

The Strait Times

California toughens rape laws after infamous Stanford case... +

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - California's governor on Friday (Sept 30) signed a measure mandating prison time for people who rape unconscious or intoxicated victims, the fallout in the case of an ex-Stanford student athlete that sparked widespread outrage.. Re...

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