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 2016-08-24 17:11 

The Strait Times

British marine arrested in Northern Ireland terror probe... +

LONDON (AFP) - A British marine was arrested on Wednesday (Aug 24) on suspicion of terror offences as part of an investigation into Northern Ireland-related terrorism, police and security sources said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 17:11 

Channel NewsAsia

European equities mainly rise on German GDP... +

European stock markets made limited gains on Wednesday after a downbeat session in Asia, with sentiment partly lifted by German economic growth data....

 2016-08-24 17:11 

The Strait Times

Protector of abuse victims named Her World Woman of the Year... +

SINGAPORE - The case of a woman who had been abused by her husband repeatedly over seven hours spurred Dr Sudha Nair to set up Singapore's first family violence specialist centre in 1999.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 17:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour... +

Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed....

 2016-08-24 17:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Ireland's leading scorer Keane to end international career... +

Ireland's most prolific goal-scorer Robbie Keane announced his retirement on Wednesday after an 18-year career in which he scored 67 goals for his country to put him 15th on the list of all-time international marksmen....

 2016-08-24 16:59 

The Strait Times

S R Nathan will forever be The Boss: Ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan... +

SINGAPORE - To those privileged to have served him, Mr S R Nathan will forever be The Boss, said ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan on Wednesday (Aug 24) at a remembrance ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 16:55 

The Strait Times

Scotland reports 97 per cent plunge in oil revenues... +

LONDON (AFP) - North Sea oil revenues for Scotland have plunged, according to official data out on Wednesday (Aug 24) that unionists said undermined the case for independence following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.. Read more at straitst...

 2016-08-24 16:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Sri Lanka level series despite Faulkner hat-trick... +

Australia's James Faulkner claimed his maiden hat-trick but could not deny Sri Lanka a series-levelling 82-run victory in the second one-day international on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 16:50 

Channel NewsAsia

France has 'misunderstood' burkini, Australian designer says... +

The French authorities have misunderstood why the burkini was created and should not turn it into a symbol of division, the Australian designer of the swimsuit said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 16:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Lufthansa cabin crew union sees approval of new pay deal... +

Cabin crew at Lufthansa are expected to vote in favor of a wide-ranging pay deal with the German carrier, bringing a long-running dispute to a close, according to a labor boss....

 2016-08-24 16:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Cycling: Meersman grabs second win at Vuelta... +

Belgian Gianni Meersman won stage five of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday, his second victory after also triumphing on stage two, both featuring mostly flat terrain....

 2016-08-24 16:44 

The Strait Times

Malay/Muslim community discuss National Day Rally issues with leaders on Facebook... +

Singapore-Malay Muslim Singaporeans engaged in a ...

 2016-08-24 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Ireland's Keane announces international retirement... +

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced on Wednesday he will retire from international football after an emotional farewell in next week's friendly against Oman in Dublin....

 2016-08-24 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Hands across the North Sea? Flanders eyes post-Brexit union... +

With Britain leaving the European Union, its neighbours and historic trading partners in Flanders think it is time to revive efforts to forge a new North Sea union to tighten links around shared waters....

 2016-08-24 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Clarke succeeds Dyke as FA chairman... +

Former Football League Chairman Greg Clarke has been appointed Chairman of the Football Association, succeeding Greg Dyke, English football's governing body said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 16:28 

The Strait Times

Football: Ireland legend Robbie Keane set to retire from international duty... +

DUBLIN (AFP) - Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced on Wednesday (Aug 24) he will retire from international football after an emotional farewell in next week's friendly against Oman in Dublin.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 16:21 

The Strait Times

Football: Last season 'the best of my career' - Ronaldo... +

PARIS (AFP) - Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he didn't believe his country could win Euro 2016 and said that last season was probably the best of his glittering career.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 16:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Libya's unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament... +

Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration....

 2016-08-24 16:10 

Channel NewsAsia

France has "misunderstood" burkini, Australian designer says... +

The French authorities have misunderstood why the burkini was created and should not turn it into a symbol of division, the Australian designer of the swimsuit said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 16:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Kerry to discuss Yemen, Syria, Libya with Gulf Arab states... +

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present proposals on ending Yemen's conflict and resuming peace talks in meetings with Saudi leaders over the next two days, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 16:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Former player sues English club over concussion... +

Cillian Willis has become the first professional rugby player to sue an English club for clinical negligence over concussion in a landmark case for the sport, his solicitor said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 16:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Israeli zoo welcomes newborn white rhino... +

A wildlife park in Israel is celebrating a new arrival for one of its species - a baby white rhino....

 2016-08-24 16:00 

Channel NewsAsia

New conditions for foreign workers' factory-converted dormitories... +

MOM says it will conduct regular inspections and take enforcement action against operators who fail to meet the four new conditions, which take effect from Jan 1, 2017....

 2016-08-24 16:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Swimming - Rio Olympics was like a cold war, says Russian Efimova... +

Russian Yulia Efimova, who won twoOlympic silvermedals this month after being cleared to compete in Rio following a doping ban, has compared swimming in the Games to being at war....

 2016-08-24 15:58 

The Strait Times

France has 'misunderstood' burkini, Australian designer says... +

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - The French authorities have misunderstood why the burkini was created and should not turn it into a symbol of division, the Australian designer of the swimsuit said on Wednesday (Aug 24).. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2016-08-24 15:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazilian police make arrests in probe of sport confederations... +

Brazilian police arrested suspects on Wednesday accused of defrauding sports confederations of public money, just three days after the Olympic Games ended in Rio de Janeiro....

 2016-08-24 15:50 

Channel NewsAsia

US, Japan urge UN talks on North Korea missile launch... +

North Korea is barred under UN resolutions from any use of ballistic-missile technology, but Pyongyang has carried out several launches following its fourth nuclear test in January....

 2016-08-24 15:43 

Channel NewsAsia

Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul... +

Gunfire was heard at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan interior ministry official said....

 2016-08-24 15:40 

Channel NewsAsia

'Rest easy Boss, we will not let you down': Bilahari Kausikan to S R Nathan... +

In his eulogy for the late former President S R Nathan, Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan highlighted Mr Nathan's commitment to honesty and loyalty, which in turn inspired respect and affection from those who served him....

 2016-08-24 15:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Two women lynched, set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare... +

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said on Wednesday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians...

 2016-08-24 15:30 

Channel NewsAsia

S R Nathan was right man to handle Laju incident: Former commissioner of police... +

He was calm and steady under pressure, quick-witted in a delicate situation and someone who trusted his commanders to get the job done without micromanagement, Mr Tee shared in an interview with Channel NewsAsia....

 2016-08-24 15:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia might create own tax havens for local firms: Minister... +

"Rather than having SPV (special purpose vehicles) in some unknown areas, why not have it in Indonesia, and we will treat them as if they are in the British Virgin Islands, but in Indonesia," Bambang Brodjonegoro told Channel NewsAsia....

 2016-08-24 15:25 

Channel NewsAsia

VW sees car output back to normal by Monday after supplier deal... +

Volkswagen said on Wednesday production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over contract terms....

 2016-08-24 15:24 

The Strait Times

Confusion at airport as British athletes using identical red bags collect luggage... +

The British Olympic team's exultant return with a record medal haul was marred by a baggage mix-up of Olympic proportions at the Heathrow Airport.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 15:22 

The Strait Times

More Hong Kong stores withdraw support for Taiwanese Chun Cui He milk tea... +

HONG KONG - More Hong Kong stores are withdrawing their support for a popular brand of milk tea on Wednesday (Aug 24), after it was reported that all 7-Eleven outlets in the city pulled it off their shelves over concerns that the drink contains a food add...

 2016-08-24 15:19 

The Strait Times

Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul... +

KABUL (AFP/REUTERS) - Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday (Aug 24), an official and students trapped inside classrooms told AFP, as the complex came under a militant attack.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2016-08-24 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Norwegian politician rebuked for playing Pokemon Go during defence hearing... +

A senior Norwegian politician drew criticism on Wednesday for playing Pokemon Go on her smart phone during a parliamentary hearing about the country's defence policy....

 2016-08-24 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Rolls-Royce wins US$1.5 billion engine order with China Eastern Airlines... +

British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it won a US$1.5 billion order for its Trent 700 engines from China Eastern Airlines to power 15 of the Chinese carrier's Airbus A330 aircraft....

 2016-08-24 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Why it's bad to skip prescribed drugs after a heart attack... +

Many patients who have clogged arteries or survive a heart attack dont consistently take medications prescribed to prevent life-threatening complications, a study confirms....

 2016-08-24 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Former Manchester United winger Obertan joins Russia's Anzhi... +

Former Manchester United and Newcastle United winger Gabriel Obertan has joined Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala on a two-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 15:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Little Greenhouse TB case: 124 staff and students identified for screening... +

This comes after a teacher was diagnosed with active tuberculosis last week....

 2016-08-24 15:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Algeria clears Islamic State-tied militants east of capital - sources... +

Algerian forces have cleared out Islamic State-affiliated militants from the mountains east of Algiers, two years after they kidnapped and beheaded a French tourist in the former al Qaeda stronghold, senior security sources said....

 2016-08-24 15:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing: Ministry... +

The attempted attack - the latest targeting the Sunni-ruled kingdom's minority Shiites - happened around sunset prayers on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement....

 2016-08-24 15:05 

Channel NewsAsia

How to weigh a penguin and other tricks from London Zoo... +

How do you weigh and measure more than 18,000 wild animals?...

 2016-08-24 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Bosniak president asks Bosnia's top court to stop Serb vote on national day... +

Bosnia's Bosniak president on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to halt a vote planned by Bosnian Serbs on whether to continue marking their national day on an Orthodox Christian holiday, a date the court ruled as discriminatory to non-Serbs....

 2016-08-24 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Express Inc's shares tumble as results miss amid apparel cheer... +

Express Inc lost more than a quarter of its market value on Wednesday as its lower-than-expected results belied a recent uptick in apparel sales that has helped most retailers....

 2016-08-24 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

US appeals court sends BlackBerry lawsuit back to lower court... +

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing BlackBerry Ltd of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting an upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry Z10 smartphone line that was misleading....

 2016-08-24 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

FIFA panel opens probes into South Africa match-fixing cases... +

FIFA's ethics watchdog has opened formal proceedings against ex-South Africa football chief Kirsten Nematandani and two other functionaries over alleged violations connected to fixing international friendlies in 2010, it said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 14:57 

The Strait Times

Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing... +

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber targeting a mosque in the Shi'ite-dominated district of Qatif, the interior ministry said on Wednesday (Aug 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 14:52 

The Strait Times

S R Nathan gallery... +

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