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 2014-09-15 13:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple sees record demand for new iPhones...

Apple on Monday (Sep 15) said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones. It said more than 4 million pre-orders were received in the 24 hours af...



 2014-09-15 13:29   

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  Pakistan govt posed "enormous challenge" amid floods, political crisis...

Pakistan's government has been posed an unprecedented challenge. While huge crowds of demonstrators call for the overthrow of PM Sharif, hundreds of thousands more of flood victims are relying on him to deliver them the help they need to survive....



 2014-09-15 13:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  SMEs will be hardest hit by Causeway toll increase: SCCCI...

Singapore will raise its toll charges at the Causeway from October to match those of Malaysia, but the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes that Singapore-registered vehicles can be exempted from having to pay the new return toll....



 2014-09-15 13:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck...

Archaeologists set out Monday (Sep 15) to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found....



 2014-09-15 13:13   

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  Thai king leaves Bangkok hospital for coastal palace...

Thailand's revered but ageing King Bhumibol Adulyadej left a Bangkok hospital on Monday (Sep 15) after a stay of almost six weeks for a check-up....



 2014-09-15 13:02   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  2 men charged over S$85 million drug haul in Sydney...

SYDNEY - Two Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth A$75 million (S$85 million) hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, officials said today (Sept......



 2014-09-15 12:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian Games: North Korea smash China in football opener...

 North Korea's footballers took China apart 3-0 on Monday (Sep 15) as they made an immediate impression in what was their first action at the Asian Games in South Korea....



 2014-09-15 12:50   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Islamic militant's death sparks eulogies in Malaysia...

KUALA LUMPUR - The death of a Malaysian Islamist in Syria has sparked an outpouring of eulogies on social media, including from his former political party, underlining sympathy for the militants' cause that is creating a security headache for the......



 2014-09-15 12:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  'Turn Back and Smile' after tears: Tay Kewei on her first Mandarin album...

Singapore singer Tay Kewei reveals that the road to her first Mandarin album was riddled with self-doubt and she almost gave up music last year....



 2014-09-15 12:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Thai govt meets rubber farmers amid talk of impending protests...

Thailand's agriculture ministry on Monday (Sep 15) held talks with rubber farmers who have threatened to launch protests over the falling prices of their commodity. ...



 2014-09-15 12:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  China creates its first no-cellphone sidewalk lane...

BEIJING - Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the property manager s...



 2014-09-15 12:36   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Australia probes 'threats' against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert...

SYDNEY - Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level to......



 2014-09-15 12:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU companies flush with cash, set to invest: study...

European companies have close to a trillion euros in cash - far more than before the financial crisis - and are set to invest heavily during the next 12 months, auditor Deloitte said on Monday (Sep 15)....



 2014-09-15 12:32   

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  Singapore condemns 'barbaric killing' of British aid worker...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it welcomes the formation of an international coalition to combat the Islamic State threat, and the show of unity by Arab countries in Jeddah, against IS....



 2014-09-15 12:29   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  August private home sales lowest since December 2013...

SINGAPORE – The Republic's private housing market was once again stagnant in August with new home sales falling to the lowest level seen this year, partly owing to developers who held back offering during the inauspicious Hungry Ghost Festival. A total o...



 2014-09-15 12:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Miss New York crowned Miss America...

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America late on Sunday (Sep 14), the third straight year that the Big Apple's local beauty queen has gone on to win the national pageant....



 2014-09-15 12:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Higher passenger load for SIA in August...

The airline's passenger load factor rose to 83.1 per cent last month, from 82.4 per cent a year ago. The number of passengers carried also increased by 1.9 per cent year-on-year to 1.69 million....



 2014-09-15 12:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Half of wealthy Chinese plan to leave: survey...

Nearly half of China's super-wealthy individuals are considering leaving the country, a survey said on Monday (Sep 15), with most citing better overseas educational and employment opportunities for their children....



 2014-09-15 11:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Place-and-Train programmes should be expanded for working adults: Industry observers...

Such programmes particularly benefit those looking to switch to growth industries, and helps to meet the needs of industries facing critical labour shortages such as the healthcare sector....



 2014-09-15 11:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Expect slight haze on Tuesday: NEA...

The National Environment Agency said the air quality for Tuesday is expected to fluctuate between the high end of the "moderate" range and low end of the "unhealthy" range. ...



 2014-09-15 11:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  China issues yuan bonds in Paris for first time...

China took a new step towards international use of its currency, the yuan, on Monday (Sep 15) when it successfully launched yuan-based bonds in Paris for the first time. The bonds, intended to raise 2.0 billion yuan (US$310 million) were issued by the sta...



 2014-09-15 11:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Germany tries first 'Islamic State militant'...

An alleged German militant went on trial on Monday (Sep 15) accused of fighting for Islamic State in Syria, amid calls for tougher action to prevent attacks in Europe by the extremist group....



 2014-09-15 11:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  New judicial commissioners of the High Court appointed...

Four individuals have been appointed as Judicial Commissioners of the High Court, announced the Ministry of Law....



 2014-09-15 11:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  China still top destination for business expansion by Asian firms: Survey...

Malaysia takes second spot, with Singapore and Vietnam in joint third according to the UOB Asian Enterprise Survey 2014. ...



 2014-09-15 11:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ukraine hosts US-led military drills as truce teeters...

US-led military exercises began in Ukraine on Monday (Sep 15) after a day of deadly fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the restive east that has piled pressure on a shaky 10-day-old truce....



 2014-09-15 10:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama to ask for US$88m to boost anti-Ebola effort...

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for US$88 million to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (Sep 15)....



 2014-09-15 10:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ahmad Jauhari to remain as Malaysia Airlines CEO for another year...

Ahmad Jauhari Yahya's contract has been extended, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement to Bursa Malaysia....



 2014-09-15 10:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bank of China to clear yuan transactions in Paris...

China's central bank said on Monday (Sep 15) it had approved state-owned Bank of China, one of the nation's four biggest lenders, to be its designated yuan currency clearing house in Paris....



 2014-09-15 10:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Alibaba founder conciliatory over missed HK listing...

Alibaba founder Jack Ma struck a conciliatory note on Monday (Sep 15) over its failure to list in Hong Kong, as the Chinese e-commerce giant began an Asian roadshow before a possible record-breaking IPO in New York....



 2014-09-15 10:54   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists...

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition. The United States this week....



 2014-09-15 10:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  Islamic State suspects in Indonesia are China's Uighurs...

Indonesian police on Monday (Sep 15) said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State militant group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority....



 2014-09-15 10:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hofman's giant white rabbit damaged by fire in Taiwan...

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant white rabbit, which drew more than two million visitors on show in Taiwan, was partially damaged by a fire when workers were trying to dismantle it, organisers said on Monday (Sep 15)....



 2014-09-15 10:35   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Woman charged with murder of boy, 7, in Tampines...

SINGAPORE - A 42-year-old woman was charged with murder today (Sep 15) at the State Courts over the death of a seven-year-old boy. The woman is accused of causing the death of the boy on Saturday in the flat in Tampines where he had lived. The boy, whose ...



 2014-09-15 10:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian shares mostly fall on weak China data...

Asian markets retreated on Monday (Sep 15) after data at the weekend showed Chinese industrial output expanded in August at its slowest rate since the global financial crisis....



 2014-09-15 10:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Anelka signs for Mumbai...

French striker Nicolas Anelka tweeted that he will be joining Mumbai City FC....



 2014-09-15 10:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  China removes top official of Shanghai free trade zone...

China has removed a senior official of its much-heralded Shanghai free-trade zone (FTZ) less than a year after it was opened, state media said on Monday (Sep 15), amid reports he was under investigation for corruption....



 2014-09-15 10:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lufthansa pilots to strike on Tuesday...

Pilots at Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa said they would go on strike on Tuesday (Sep 16) - for the fourth time in three weeks - over changes to early retirement rules, a union said....



 2014-09-15 10:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Wild Chinese sturgeon on brink of extinction: state media...

The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reported, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year....



 2014-09-15 09:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  Air France strike sparks travel chaos...

French flag carrier Air France was set to scrap at least half its flights on Monday (Sep 15) as pilots began a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost subsidiary....



 2014-09-15 09:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  OECD chops growth forecasts as eurozone crimps recovery...

Sickly eurozone recovery is a drag on the outlook for the global economy, the OECD warned on Monday (Sep 15) as it cut growth forecasts for most major advanced economies....



 2014-09-15 09:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines...

Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday (Sep 15) after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said....



 2014-09-15 09:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  France, Iraq urge quick action against IS at Paris conference...

The leaders of France and Iraq on Monday (Sep 15) urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with President Francois Hollande warning there was "no time to lose" as he opened an international conference to shore up an anti-militant coalition....



 2014-09-15 09:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Environmentalists criticise Australia reef protection plan...

Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday (Sep 15) to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline....



 2014-09-15 09:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized...

Tugboats modified with additional fuel tanks to facilitate the illicit transactions pose a fire hazard, warns the Police Coast Guard....



 2014-09-15 09:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  First Meta CEO was 'determined to end her life': State Coroner...

Investigations revealed that the 28-year-old had been physically and mentally stressed about the state of her start-up, and had researched suicide methods days before her death. ...



 2014-09-15 08:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  British pair found murdered on Thai resort: police...

The naked bodies of two British tourists were found on a Thai beach Monday (Sep 15), sparking a murder probe on the popular resort island of Koh Tao. The unidentified man and woman were found stripped with several wounds to their bodies close to a beachsi...



 2014-09-15 08:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  Unlicensed property agent fined for illegally subletting rental flat...

Jordan Goh Swee Thye was convicted in court for unlicensed estate agency work and sentenced to a S$16,000 fine, the Council for Estate Agencies said....



 2014-09-15 08:56   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  New roads connecting MCE to city to open Sept 28...

SINGAPORE - New roads providing a more direct connection between the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and parts of the city centre will be opened on Sept 28, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) today (Sept 15). To be opened at 5am, the new roads were b...



 2014-09-15 08:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  Malaysia monitoring suspected Ebola case...

Doctors in Malaysia's Sarawak state are monitoring a patient who is suspected to have contracted Ebola....



 2014-09-15 08:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  London Games for injured troops come to a close...

The first-ever Paralympics-style Invictus Games for wounded military service men and women came to a close in London on Sunday (Sep 14)....




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