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 2014-10-18 19:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Vatican and Vietnam edge closer to restoring diplomatic ties...

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met Pope Francis in Rome on Saturday (Oct 18) with both saying they were committed to restoring diplomatic relations....



 2014-10-18 19:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Totti inspires Roma to Chievo win as buoyant Bayern await...

Roma closed the three-point gap on leaders Juventus with a resounding 3-0 win over Chievo on Saturday (Oct 17) as the Serie A title challengers look ahead to a crucial week in Europe....



 2014-10-18 19:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Setback for Pope Francis as synod fails to agree on gays, divorcees...

Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday (Oct 17) failed to reach consensus on opening the Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays after a special synod on the family, in a blow to Pope Francis....



 2014-10-18 19:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  India frees diesel prices, easing state grip on economy...

India said on Saturday (Oct 18) it was freeing diesel prices from government control, marking another step to ease the state's grip on the economy and propel reforms by the new pro-business government....



 2014-10-18 18:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sweden intensifies search for suspected submarine near Stockholm...

The Swedish armed forces stepped up a military operation off the coast of Stockholm on Saturday (Oct 18) where they were investigating a report of "foreign underwater activity"....



 2014-10-18 18:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Luiten impresses at Volvo Match Play...

Joost Luiten remained the only unbeaten player at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Saturday (Oct 18) winning his quarter-final tie 6 and 5 over Spain's Pablo Larrazabal....



 2014-10-18 18:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Leaders Bayern rout Bremen in Roma warm-up...

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich earned their fifth straight victory on Saturday (Oct 18) as Spainiard Xabi Alonso netted his first Bundesliga goal in their 6-0 rout of Werder Bremen....



 2014-10-18 18:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Fiery Lennon makes winning start with Bolton...

Bolton boss Neil Lennon made an explosive start to his English managerial career as he was sent to the stands during his Championship side's 1-0 win at 10-man Birmingham on Saturday (Oct 18)....



 2014-10-18 17:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  New Afghan president hosts Turkey's Erdogan in Kabul...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Afghanistan as, the latest world leader to visit the war-ravaged country since President Ashraf Ghani took power after a prolonged political standoff....



 2014-10-18 17:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Murray, Ferrer take Tour finals duel into Vienna showdown...

Andy Murray moved into eighth place in the race to the ATP World Tour finals on Saturday (Oct 18) as he and top seed David Ferrer both reached the final at the Austrian Open....



 2014-10-18 17:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Medical charity accuses US of pushing India to ease patent rules...

Medical charity MSF accused the United States of ratcheting up pressure on India's new government to relax strict patent conditions which have made the country the "world's pharmacy"....



 2014-10-18 17:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Ronaldo double propels Madrid to another five-goal rout...

Real Madrid ensured they will head into a big week full of confidence with a 5-0 thrashing of Levante ahead of their meetings with Liverpool and Barcelona....



 2014-10-18 16:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  US slams Islamic State with 25 new air strikes in Iraq, Syria...

US war planes struck more than two dozen times in Syria and Iraq on Friday (Oct 17) and Saturday (Oct 18), hitting Islamic State militants and oil infrastructure they control, the American military said....



 2014-10-18 16:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Huge crowds as Benazir Bhutto's son makes political debut...

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered on Saturday (Oct 18) to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, address a massive rally billed as his formal political debut....



 2014-10-18 15:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Top south Indian politician freed on bail...

Hundreds of loyal fans lined up to cheer 66-year-old Indian film-star-turned politician Jayalalithaa Jayaramas, jailed last month for corruption....



 2014-10-18 15:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Storm toll jumps to 43 in Nepal's worst trekking disaster...

Officials said on Saturday (Oct 18) that 11 more bodies had been found, bringing to 43 the number of those known to have died - with fears that more bodies could be lying under heavy snowdrifts and ice....



 2014-10-18 15:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  35 young talents receive Mendaki awards...

The youths were honoured with the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award and Special Achievement Award for Excellence, which were started by Mendaki, for excelling in non-academic areas....



 2014-10-18 15:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Four-goal Aguero leads City's demolition of Spurs...

Sergio Aguero was the headline act in a memorable encounter as Manuel Pellegrini's second-placed team closed the gap on Chelsea to two points ahead of the leaders' trip to Crystal Palace later on Saturday....



 2014-10-18 14:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  'Cluster operators' to better care for the elderly...

It is hoped that a system of cluster operators will provide greater support to seniors, who will find it more convenient to have access to a variety of eldercare services within an HDB estate. ...



 2014-10-18 14:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Universities must create opportunities for students: Heng Swee Keat...

Universities must create opportunities for students to apply their knowledge for the benefit of society, said Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat on Saturday (Oct 18) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Alumni Awards ceremony....



 2014-10-18 14:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Thousands march in London over wages...

The "Britain Needs a Pay Rise" march organisers are calling on the government to take action to increase wages in both public and private sectors....



 2014-10-18 14:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  285 commissioned as SAF officers...

The 285 newly-commissioned officers would go on to assume command, instructional or staff appointments in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)....



 2014-10-18 14:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Serena seeks WTA finals hat-trick...

The draw for the WTA World Tour Finals in Singapore was kind to her with her round-robin Red Group opponents being the youthful pair of Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard along with ex-French Open champion Ana Ivanovic....



 2014-10-18 13:59   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?...

CUPERTINO - Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The serv...



 2014-10-18 13:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  More needy youths to benefit from Islamic Education Fund...

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore said an additional S$2 million funding and the revision of criteria for the fund's assistance programmes are expected to benefit 4,000 youths by 2016....



 2014-10-18 13:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Cilic, Nishikori pull out of Valencia Open...

US Open finalists Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori have pulled out of the Valencia Open next week due to personal reasons....



 2014-10-18 13:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays...

Ahead of the vote, the cardinals overwhelmingly approved a message to the world's 1.2 billion Catholics stressing the value of "unique and indissoluble conjugal love" but without touching directly on the hot topic of non-traditional unions....



 2014-10-18 13:32   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hurricane Gonzalo plunges Bermuda into darkness...

Gonzalo, which had already killed one person and caused property damage in the Caribbean, buffeted the British overseas territory in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles (175 kilometers) per hour, forecasters said....



 2014-10-18 13:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pulau Ubin offers more than a nature trek, say experts at symposium...

Among the ideas raised at the Pulau Ubin Symposium to preserve and enhance the island include having a heritage trail for its temples and shrines and a history tour of its granite quarries....



 2014-10-18 13:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Thousands participate in second edition of Passion North Run...

The event has seen a 25 per cent increase in participants as compared to two years ago....



 2014-10-18 12:59   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Indonesia’s new president faces tough early tests...

JAKARTA - Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any US interest rate hikes would be enough to tax any incoming president. But Indonesia's Joko......



 2014-10-18 12:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bukit Merah View launches ‘Silver Zone’ for elderly...

Bukit Merah View is the first of five estates in Singapore to have a Silver Zone, which provides senior-friendly enhancements to make the roads safe for the elderly....



 2014-10-18 12:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Rugby: Under-fire McKenzie quits as Australia coach...

Officials said McKenzie had earlier told them he intended to quit regardless of the result of the game in Brisbane, which the Wallabies were seconds from winning before a last-gasp try....



 2014-10-18 12:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan ministers at Tokyo war shrine despite warming China ties...

The visits to Yasukuni by three of the five women in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet came after what appeared to be a breakthrough in Sino-Japanese ties. ...



 2014-10-18 12:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Injury-hit Fraser on top in Hong Kong, Els stumbles...

Australian Marcus Fraser will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Hong Kong Open, his first tournament in eight months while four-time major winner Ernie Els endured a difficult day stumbling to lie three shots behind Fraser going into Sunday...



 2014-10-18 12:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  Rugby: Last-gasp All Blacks beat Australia by a point...

Australia had looked certain to take a famous win when they led 28-22 with time all but up, but the world champions dashed their hopes when Malakai Fekitoa crossed with just three seconds left. ...



 2014-10-18 12:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Islamic State militants execute man for 'filming HQ' in Syria...

Islamic State militants have executed a man in northern Syria they accused of filming their headquarters and displayed his body on a cross, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said....



 2014-10-18 12:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Pair share lead over world number two in South Korea...

Baek Kyu-jung and Bae Hee-kyung, members of the Korean LPGA Tour, each carded a four-under 68 to move to five-under for the US$2 million tournament on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf and Resort club in Incheon, South Korea....



 2014-10-18 12:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cricket: India mulls 'serious action' as Windies abandon tour...

The West Indies cut short the tour of India on Friday even though a fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played....



 2014-10-18 12:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kurds thwart new militant bid to cut off Syria town...

Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane fought off a new attempt by Islamic State fighters to cut off the border with Turkey on Saturday (Oct 18)....



 2014-10-18 11:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama calls for end to Ebola 'hysteria'...

In his weekly address to the nation, President Barack Obama also played down the idea of a travel ban from West Africa, the epicentre of the outbreak, saying such restrictions would only exacerbate the crisis....



 2014-10-18 11:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  American photojournalist arrested during HK protest bailed...

An American photojournalist who was arrested in Hong Kong for standing on a car while covering clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police there was bailed on Saturday (Oct 18)....



 2014-10-18 11:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Khmer Rouge defence lawyers boycott Cambodia genocide trial...

It is the first time defence lawyers have staged a boycott of the special court, set up in 2006 to try senior regime figures, in a move which could further prolong the trial...



 2014-10-18 11:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  New career counselling course at Republic Polytechnic...

The new Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling, targeted at working adults such as HR professionals and school counsellors who provide career counselling, requires a diploma or degree and at least two years of relevant working experience....



 2014-10-18 11:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pakistan's Malala faces criticism from home despite Nobel win...

Many Pakistanis believe that Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai did not deserve the prize, while the 17-year-old is unable to return to her home country due to the threat of religious extremism....



 2014-10-18 11:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Rare artefacts from Sino-Japanese warship on display in Singapore...

Rare artefacts from the Zhongshan Warship, which was sunk by Japanese fighter planes, will be on display at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall from Oct 18 to Apr 19. It is the first time the relics are displayed outside China....



 2014-10-18 10:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  PM Lee to attend new Indonesian president’s inauguration...

Prime Minister Lee will personally offer his congratulations to President-elect Joko Widodo and reaffirm Singapore's desire to continue the strong bilateral cooperation in a range of areas with the incoming Indonesian government....



 2014-10-18 10:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  More volunteers join Befriending Programme to support offenders...

Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli thanked the volunteers for their contributions, and urged more like-minded volunteers to come forward.  ...



 2014-10-18 10:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service...

Launching its biggest strike since 2008, the GDL union called on its members to walk out from 3pm on Friday on freight services and from 2am on Saturday on long-distance and regional passenger services. ...



 2014-10-18 09:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  President’s Challenge raises record S$510,000 for charity...

The SingHealth President's Challenge has raised a record S$510,000 this year. Its beneficiaries include the Alzheimer's Disease Association, National Kidney Foundation and the Society for the Physically Disabled....




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