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 2014-10-21 20:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pistorius starts five-year jail term for killing lover...

Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is spending his first night in jail on Tuesday (Oct 21) as he starts serving a five-year sentence for shooting dead model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year....



 2014-10-21 20:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple sees iCloud attacks; China hack reported...

Apple said on Tuesday (Oct 21) its iCloud server has been the target of "intermittent" attacks, hours after security blog GreatFire.org said Chinese authorities had been trying to hack into the system....



 2014-10-21 20:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oil prices edge higher, supported by Chinese GDP data...

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery added 10 cents to close at US$82.81 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for December rose 82 cents to US$86.22 in London trade....



 2014-10-21 19:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  London hotel thief guilty of hammer attack on UAE sisters...

Philip Spence, who attacked the three women tourists as they slept with their children at the four star Cumberland Hotel on April 6, was found guilty of attempted murder on Tuesday (Oct 21)....



 2014-10-21 19:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  Turkey unveils stringent new anti-protest laws...

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the legislation is aimed at ending the ambiguity over the use in demonstrations of "weapons of violence", including Molotov cocktails, stones and other sharp objects....



 2014-10-21 19:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Late show leaves Kvitova sleepless in Singapore...

The Wimbledon champion had to wait for Caroline Wozniacki's three-hour, 13 minutes win over Maria Sharapova before taking to the court after 11.00pm - and losing 6-2, 6-3 to Agnieszka Radwanska....



 2014-10-21 19:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  More hackers targeting mobile phones to get bank info: Survey...

A report by Kaspersky Labs with Interpol found that 60 per cent of the malicious programs targeting Android devices between August 2013 and July 2014 were designed to steal money or banking credentials. ...



 2014-10-21 19:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  WHO pools experimental Ebola vaccines as experts scramble to beat virus...

Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organisation, said the 800 vials would arrive by plane on Tuesday (Oct 21) and be transferred on Wednesday to the Geneva University Hospital....



 2014-10-21 19:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Manchester City in trouble after CSKA draw...

The Premier League champions, desperately needing a win in Moscow after an opening defeat to Bayern Munich and a draw with AS Roma, let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday (Oct 22)....



 2014-10-21 18:36   

Today Online

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  President Tony Tan welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II...

LONDON - President Tony Tan Keng Yam received a full ceremonial welcome hosted by Queen Elizabeth II today (Oct 21), marking the start of his state visit to the United Kingdom. The state visit is the first for a Singapore head of state, and comes ahead of...



 2014-10-21 18:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Lights not fantastic as Wozniacki outshines Sharapova...

Caroline Wozniacki raged at the stadium lighting and an errant line-call as she won a thrilling encounter 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 against French Open champion Maria Sharapova at the WTA Finals on Tuesday (Oct 21)....



 2014-10-21 17:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  GrabTaxi grabs more funding...

The company behind taxi-booking app GrabTaxi has raised about US$65 million, according to some estimates, after completing a third round of funding....



 2014-10-21 17:08   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  NParks cancels approvals for blogger’s event at Speakers’ Corner pending police probe...

SINGAPORE - The National Parks Board said it has decided to cancel the approvals granted to blogger Han Hui Hui to speak and demonstrate at the Speakers' Corner this Saturday (Oct 25). The decision was made under advisement by the police, said NParks and ...



 2014-10-21 17:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Badminton: Lee Chong Wei likely failed dope test, says Malaysian daily...

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei likely failed a drug test during August's World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to Malaysian daily The Star....



 2014-10-21 17:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cricket: West Indies cricket board in crisis meeting...

West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron is reportedly facing a grilling from other executive members at an emergency meeting of the WICB following the abandonment last week of the tour of India....



 2014-10-21 16:41   

Today Online

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  Faulty air-conditioning pack may have cause sheep to die of heat stress: MUIS...

SINGAPORE - A problem with an air-conditioning pack on a Singapore Airlines Cargo plane- leading to a slightly lower rate of airflow to the cargo compartment - may have caused 174 sheep meant for the korban ritual to die of heat stress during the flight f...



 2014-10-21 16:32   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Puig wins WTA Rising Stars...

SINGAPORE – Puerto Rico's Monica Puig triumphed 6-4, 6-3 against China's Zheng Saisai in the first ever WTA Rising Stars finals in a match that took one hour and 32 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The tournament was played in a round-robin forma...



 2014-10-21 16:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Spanish nurse cured of Ebola: doctors...

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa, has been cured of the deadly virus, doctors told a news conference on Tuesday (Oct 21)....



 2014-10-21 16:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Anger as US Marine in Philippine murder case snubs summons...

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton failed to appear at a preliminary murder hearing to answer a Filipino police complaint naming him as the suspect in the killing of a transgender person in the northern port city of Olongapo....



 2014-10-21 16:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fewer BTO flats will not have significant impact on resale market: Analysts...

Analysts Channel NewsAsia spoke to said that while first-time home buyers may consider resale flats, HDB resale prices are projected to continue to fall, but not so drastically. ...



 2014-10-21 16:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Seeing double: PM Lee and ESM Goh to be in Madame Tussauds...

Taking the selfie to the next level, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong both took to social media to unveil photographs of themselves posing with their wax doubles. ...



 2014-10-21 15:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nepal resumes search; two more bodies recovered...

Nepalese emergency workers have retrieved the bodies of two more porters killed in a massive Himalayan snowstorm that has left at least 43 dead. ...



 2014-10-21 15:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  DBS says it is well-positioned for growth...

In an interview with Channel NewsAsia, DBS Bank’s group head for consumer banking and wealth management, Ms Tan Su Shan, elaborated on Asia's rising importance in wealth management and how the bank addresses the challenge of finding and developing suitabl...



 2014-10-21 15:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  US existing-home sales bounce back in September...

Sales of existing homes rebounded in September, rising 2.4 per cent to an annual rate of 5.17 million units, their highest pace this year, said the National Association of Realtors....



 2014-10-21 15:11   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Talks between HK govt officials and student protesters start...

HONG KONG - Talks between government officials and student protesters have started today (Oct 21), with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam saying that the students have been heard clearly. Calling for a meaningful exchange, she expressed hope the dialogue could e...



 2014-10-21 15:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pistorius now one of 7,000 inmates at Pretoria jail...

South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius has been taken to a Pretoria prison to begin serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year....



 2014-10-21 15:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  SMS Masagos calls on Jordan PM during official visit...

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli also called on Minister of Public Sector Development Dr Khleef Al Khawaldeh during his visit....



 2014-10-21 15:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Taiwan tycoon indicted over tainted cooking oil scandal...

Wei Ying-chung, ex-chairman of Wei Chuan Foods Corp, could face a jail term of up to 15 years if convicted....



 2014-10-21 14:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Pistorius out of Paralympic events for five years...

LONDON - The International Paralympic Committee said Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year prison sentence. The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was given a five-year jail term today...



 2014-10-21 14:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  McDonald's profit slumps, sales fall ...

McDonald's net income slumped 30 per cent on-year in the third quarter to US$1.07 billion, as global sales fell due to a food-safety scandal in China and intense competition in the US....



 2014-10-21 14:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mariah Carey, Jay Chou fans upset over changes to concerts at National Stadium...

One ticket-holder for the Mariah Carey concert said she is unhappy with her reallocated seat, and some Jay Chou fans are voicing displeasure on Facebook over the postponement of his concert....



 2014-10-21 14:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Myanmar sets provisional date for key 2015 polls...

The 2015 general election - which could propel opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party into office - is due to be held in the final week of October or the first week of November, Union Election Commission chairman Tin Aye said, adding that the exact da...



 2014-10-21 14:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Modi's BJP turns sights to Delhi after poll wins...

After registering comprehensive victories in two Indian provincial elections, Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party will now turn its attention to the capital Delhi, which has been without a government since February. ...



 2014-10-21 13:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola...

A diagnostic kit - similar to a simple pregnancy home-test - may be available for a clinical trial by the end of October, allowing doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said. ...



 2014-10-21 13:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Probe into plane crash that killed Total's CEO de Margerie...

Russian investigators said the snowplough driver was drunk and that his actions, along with "an error by air traffic controllers", seemed to have led to the crash of Total CEO's private jet with the snow-clearing machine on takeoff from Moscow's Vnukovo a...



 2014-10-21 13:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Singapore to donate US$150,000 to support WHO Ebola efforts...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore government will be making an additional contribution of US$150,000 (S$191,000) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the WHO Ebola Response Roadmap. This is in response to appeals made by the United Nations (UN) and W...



 2014-10-21 13:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  Car bombs kill at least 12 in Baghdad Shiite area...

Blasts from two car bombs in a Shiite area of northeast Baghdad on Tuesday (Oct 21) have killed at least 12 people. ...



 2014-10-21 13:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hearing on blogger Alex Au’s contempt of court case begins...

TODAY reports: The Attorney-General said two posts on the Yawning Bread blog insinuate that the Chief Justice had a “vested and improper interest in the issue of the constitutionality of S377A”, and that there is a systemic bias within the judiciary on th...



 2014-10-21 13:32   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster...

KATMANDU (Nepal) -Nepal today (Oct 21) said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week. Tourism Department official Tula...



 2014-10-21 13:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Yuan Shuai leaves MediaCorp to care for cancer-stricken father...

Actor Yuan Shuai has decided to give up showbiz for now in order to care for his ailing father in China....



 2014-10-21 13:24   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Hong Kong leader says room for more democracy in panel that chooses candidates for election...

HONG KONG - Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday there was room for the committee that selects candidates for the territory's 2017 election to be made "more democratic". "There's room for discussion there," Leung told a small group of...



 2014-10-21 13:23   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  52 new principals for schools: MOE...

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be appointing 52 principals, 20 of whom are newly-appointed principals. The Appointment and Appreciation ceremony for principals will be held on Dec 30. The ceremony will see the newly-appointed principals...



 2014-10-21 13:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU fines JP Morgan US$78m for rigging interest rates...

US banking giant JP Morgan has been fined more than €61 million (US$78 million) by the European Commission for its role in rigging benchmark international interest rates in 2008-09....



 2014-10-21 13:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Workshops for transnational couples need to be customised: Experts...

Shorter courses and instructors who understand the cultural backgrounds of the foreign spouses are some factors that could encourage such couples to take up these programmes. ...



 2014-10-21 13:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Widodo under pressure to ensure chosen ministers are clean...

Despite public anticipation for President Joko Widodo to name his new Cabinet quickly, there is also growing pressure on him to delay the announcement to ensure his pool of ministers have clean track records....



 2014-10-21 13:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  More former mental health sufferers now employed: SAMH...

Number of rehabilitated mental health sufferers being employed has increased by 8 to 9 per cent over the past two years, with about half of them being able to sustain employment for a longer period of time, said the Singapore Association for Mental Health...



 2014-10-21 12:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hong Kong government open to more talks with protesters...

"Today's dialogue will hopefully be the first of several rounds of dialogue," Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam told a press conference after a two-hour meeting with student leaders who have spearheaded more than three weeks of rallies that have caused...



 2014-10-21 12:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Blogger Han Hui Hui's Speakers' Corner permit cancelled...

NParks said it will not approve further applications for use of Speakers' Corner made by people under investigation for a Sep 27 "Return Our CPF" event, until their cases are concluded....



 2014-10-21 12:53   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill lacks focus on protecting victims’ rights: NGOs...

SINGAPORE – A group of non-governmental organisations behind an anti-trafficking campaign have criticised the Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill tabled in parliament earlier this month, saying the premise of the Bill does not create an environment where...



 2014-10-21 12:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  President Tony Tan welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II ...

Dr Tan and Mrs Mary Tan were also greeted by Prince William and his wife Kate, marking the pregnant Duchess' first public appearance in more than two months. ...




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