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 2014-11-19 20:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO...

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had long proposed a legally binding agreement that would honour the principles of "indivisibility of security" but the West had shot down the idea....



 2014-11-19 20:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Burger King terminates major Germany franchise deal...

Burger King Europe said it had terminated its agreements with Yi-Ko Holding, which operates 89 Burger King restaurants in Germany with a total of some 3,000 staff....



 2014-11-19 20:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Man conducts own appeal against corrective training sentence...

SINGAPORE - Claiming that his lawyer pulled out from representing him at the last minute, a former yoghurt store worker – who had earlier been sentenced to six years' corrective training and fined S$2,000 for cheating and forgery, among other offences -.....



 2014-11-19 20:05   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Protest plan derails Thai showings of Hunger Games...

BANGKOK - A cinema chain in Thailand's capital has cancelled all screenings of the latest The Hunger Games movie after a student group planned a protest at a theatre against the country's military coup. Activists said today (Nov 19) that police pressured ...



 2014-11-19 20:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fed worried over global growth, but cheap oil prices a boon...

Federal Reserve policymakers also said a sharp fall in oil prices would likely bring relief to Americans and boost overall consumption, supporting the economy....



 2014-11-19 20:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Britain 'not optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks...

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, speaking in Latvia, indicated the most to be hoped for was enough progress to justify putting yet more time on the clock beyond Monday's cut-off point to get a deal....



 2014-11-19 19:38   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Mixed reviews for Taxi Information System trial...

SINGAPORE - Two weeks after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) started the trial of its Taxi Information System to match taxis to commuters, taxi drivers Channel NewsAsia spoke with said it has been helpful in informing them where taxi demand is. Heat sen...



 2014-11-19 19:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Squash: Matthew stays on title defence course...

Nick Matthew denied Amr Shabana, the 35-year-old Egyptian with an 11-3, 12-10, 11-7 success which will rate as one of his best performances against one of the all-time greats....



 2014-11-19 19:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Indian police arrest guru after violent stand-off...

Supporters of self-styled "godman" Rampal Maharaj, who is wanted on a series of charges, had guarded the ashram for days armed with stones, petrol bombs and other weapons after a court ordered his arrest....



 2014-11-19 18:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  Luxembourg PM slams EU single tax plans...

Jean-Claude Juncker, Bettel's predecessor and new European Commission president, is under pressure after it was revealed that Luxembourg authorities agreed hundreds of tax deals to major companies, including Pepsi and Ikea, while Juncker was premier....



 2014-11-19 18:44   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  40 people join Singapore’s ultra high net worth population...

SINGAPORE - The ultra high net worth (UHNW) population in Singapore saw the addition of 40 individuals in 2014, according to a wealth report released today (Nov 19). There are now a total of 1,395 UHNW individuals in Singapore - a record high. Their combi...



 2014-11-19 18:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  McDonald's reopens flagship Moscow outlet after shutdown...

Symbolically, the restaurant was the first ever branch of McDonald's to open in the Soviet Union in 1990, when people queued for hours around the square to try their first ever Big Mac....



 2014-11-19 17:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Liverpool striker Sturridge suffers new injury blow...

The 24-year-old has not played for the Merseyside club since Aug 31 after sustaining an initial thigh strain while on England duty....



 2014-11-19 17:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Fly us to the moon, UK space mission asks public...

LONDON - A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there. Lunar Mission One launched a crowdfunding drive today...



 2014-11-19 17:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  At least eight dead after massive US snowstorm...

Areas east and southeast of Buffalo, in northern New York state, could receive a year's accumulation of snow or even more in just two days....



 2014-11-19 17:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  UK students protest tuition fee increases, education budget cuts...

Enrolment fees have since risen to as much as £9,000 in around a third of English universities, while Scottish universities have remained free....



 2014-11-19 16:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Motor Racing: Bianchi out of coma, back in France after horror crash...

The 25-year-old Frenchman's family said in a statement that the Marussia driver was still listed as "critical" and that he could remain in a serious way for a long time....



 2014-11-19 16:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iran, US go face-to-face in crunch nuclear talks...

Iran and the US held one-on-one talks on Wednesday (Nov 19) as a deadline loomed to reach a mammoth nuclear deal, seeking common ground on the two crucial remaining issues: uranium enrichment and sanctions relief....



 2014-11-19 16:35   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  France investigating why women pay more for some goods and services...

PARIS - Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products. Now France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men. The question was first taken up by a group of....



 2014-11-19 16:23   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  CERN scientists discover 2 new subatomic particles...

GENEVA - Scientists at the world's largest smasher say they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe. An experiment using the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron...



 2014-11-19 16:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Can revamped Shaw Centre bring buzz back to Scotts Road? ...

The 'heartbeat' of the Orchard shopping district has shifted to the Bideford Road area in recent years. But Shaw Centre's S$80 million revamp may just be the start of a retail renaissance for the Scotts Road area. ...



 2014-11-19 16:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Federer misses training ahead of Davis Cup final...

Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France dimmed further on Wednesday (Nov 19) as he again missed training due to back problems....



 2014-11-19 15:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Myanmar rebels say 22 recruits dead in army attack...

A heavy artillery attack by the Myanmar army in the far north has killed 22 Kachin rebels and injured 15 when it hit a training camp near the rebel stronghold town of Laiza. ...



 2014-11-19 15:23   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Real Madrid president caught revealing new stadium name...

MADRID - Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been caught on camera apparently revealing the future name of the club's revamped stadium as either ‘IPIC Bernabeu' or ‘CEPSA Bernabeu'. Real last month agreed a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi fund...



 2014-11-19 15:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  New bus stop along TPE causes traffic bottlenecks...

The bus stop has a new design feature, where there are two full-day bus lanes instead of one. Commuters said bottlenecks still occur, while some cars have also gone into the bus lanes when they are not supposed to....



 2014-11-19 15:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  France gets power to impeach president...

Heads of state in France have until now enjoyed some of the strongest legal protections in the West - only removable in cases of high treason....



 2014-11-19 15:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  US housing starts dip in October...

US housing starts slowed in October from September, dropping 2.8 per cent to an annual rate of 1.009 million units, weighed down by a decline in multi-family home construction. ...



 2014-11-19 15:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  NEA clamps down on vehicle idling...

Fourteen motorists were issued warning letters for leaving their vehicle engines idling while stationary after the National Environment Agency conducted a three-hour enforcement exercise....



 2014-11-19 14:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  Drones gain popularity in industrial sector...

Shell Jurong Island, which uses drones to carry out inspections on their flare stacks, has managed to cut its manpower by 25 per cent. The use of drones is cost-effective compared to regular manual inspections, and also offers other advantages. ...



 2014-11-19 14:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Undergrads receive S$40,000 grant to make donations to charities in new NUS elective ...

The course offered by NUS hopes to arm young people with the knowledge to make wise philanthropic investments. It was inspired by the “Learning by Giving” programme funded by Warren Buffett's family....



 2014-11-19 14:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Turkey says US not meeting its conditions for bigger Syria role...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's complaint came as a US special presidential envoy visited Ankara for previously unannounced talks with Turkish officials...



 2014-11-19 14:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN announces 12-hour truce in Libya's Benghazi...

Libya's pro-government forces and Islamist militias fighting for control of the country's second city Benghazi have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, the United Nations said....



 2014-11-19 14:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  UN says fast-track plan can end global AIDS threat by 2030...

LONDON - A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said yesterday (Nov 18), but failing to move quickly might allow the deadly virus to spring back. UNAIDS said reaching its new...



 2014-11-19 14:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Don't meddle in Russia affairs: Putin tells US envoy...

President Vladimir Putin urged Washington's new envoy on Wednesday (Nov 19) not to interfere in Russia's affairs as he accepted credentials from US ambassador John Tefft amid raging tensions....



 2014-11-19 14:23   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Fare review exercise now underway...

SINGAPORE - The Public Transport Council (PTC) has begun its annual fare review exercise, calling on public transport operators to submit applications starting today (Nov 19). Public transport operators will have until Dec 19 to submit their applications ...



 2014-11-19 14:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Five Thai students detained for Hunger Games salute...

The students brandished the gesture, an unofficial symbol of resistance against the military regime, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha delivered a speech on his first official visit to the northeastern province of Khon Kaen....



 2014-11-19 14:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mixed reviews for Taxi Information System trial...

Two weeks after the Land Transport Authority started the trial of its Taxi Information System to match taxis to commuters, some taxi drivers sa it has been helpful in informing them where taxi demand is. But many commuters say the situation varies dependi...



 2014-11-19 14:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty...

The clock was ticking ever louder on the second day of this final round of talks, with just five more days for Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany to get a deal....



 2014-11-19 14:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  UN urges action to fix 'broken' world food system...

Representatives from 190 countries gathered 22 years after the first malnutrition meeting for a three-day conference organised by the UN food agency and WHO....



 2014-11-19 14:02   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  COE premiums rise for most categories in latest bidding exercise...

SINGAPORE - Premiums for Certificates of Entitlement rose across the board for all vehicles, except for motorcycles at the close of the second bidding exercise between November and January next year. Small cars (up to 1,600cc and 97kW) premiums rose 4.61...



 2014-11-19 13:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  SCCCI launches Iskandar business network...

Iskandar Network@SCCCI caters to both local and foreign companies based in Singapore which already have a presence in Iskandar, or are planning to set up business there....



 2014-11-19 13:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  AirAsia profit falls in Q3 but revenue steady...

Asia's biggest low-cost carrier AirAsia on Wednesday (Nov 19) reported an 85 per cent drop in its third-quarter net profit to 5.4 million ringgit (US$1.61 million), due mainly to higher financing costs. ...



 2014-11-19 13:50   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Kids still a target for marketers of sugary drinks: report...

NEW YORK - Children and teens are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on television, but they remain a prime target for marketers through other means such as product placement and social media, a report released today (Nov 19) found. The report, conducted ...



 2014-11-19 13:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bodies of beauty queen, sister found in Honduras...

Honduran police said they have found the bodies of Miss Honduras Maria Jose  Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, on a river bank, after mounting an exhaustive search after they went missing last week. ...



 2014-11-19 13:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  DBS to launch regional brand campaign...

The campaign - Igniting Possibilities, Sparking Joy - will involve an innovative social interaction and crowdsourcing approach....



 2014-11-19 13:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kenya police seize weapons in fresh mosque raids...

Grenades, ammunition and petrol bombs were seized in raids on the Swafaa and Minaa mosques, taking the total to four mosques searched since Monday in Mombasa....



 2014-11-19 13:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola...

HAVANA - A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and was being sent to Geneva for treatment, officials said, the first Cuban known to have contracted the potentially deadly hemorrhagic fever. The doctor,....



 2014-11-19 13:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Heavier year-end rainfall still within expected range: Experts...

Assistant Professor Winston Chow of the geography department at the National University of Singapore said this increase will still fall within the expected natural variation of rainfall for this period. ...



 2014-11-19 13:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  India mulls tougher child labour laws...

The Indian government is considering legislation that would ban all forms of child labour. ...



 2014-11-19 13:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Jerusalem synagogue attack: Singapore condemns violence against innocent civilians...

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said places of worship of all faiths "must be respected and protected by all", and called on the political leadership on all sides to avoid escalating tensions. ...




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