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 2016-06-25 05:42 

The Strait Times

Football: Messi ready for crowning glory in Copa America Centenario final... +

New York (AFP) - Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina's 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.. Read more a...

 2016-06-25 05:37 

The Strait Times

Plane debris found in Tanzania being verified for MH370, Malaysia says... +

SERI KEMBANGAN- Malaysia'sTransport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday (June 25) the recent discoveriesof several bagsand other items found in Madagascar that were suspected to have belonged to passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 arenot...

 2016-06-25 05:14 

The Strait Times

Euro 2016: Wilmots warns of Hungary threat to Belgium's hopes... +

Toulouse (AFP) - Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has warned against taking Hungary for granted when they face an ambitious modern-day version of the 'Magical Magyars' looking to book their quarter-final place at Euro 2016 on Sunday.. Read more at strai...

 2016-06-25 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Brexit baffled punters, pundits and fund managers to the very end... +

Nearly everyone, from London gamblers to U.S. money managers got it wrong. Britain's vote to leave the European Union shocked pundits, investors and politicians alike, underscoring the inherent difficulty of forecasting such rare events....

 2016-06-25 05:02 

The Strait Times

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: Analysts... +

PARIS (AFP) - It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens - angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order - who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts said.. Read more at strait...

 2016-06-25 05:02 

The Strait Times

Euro 2016: Roy Keane not surprised by Ireland's progress... +

Lyon (Reuters) - Ireland's qualification for the second round of Euro 2016 from a tough group may have raised a few eyebrows but assistant manager Roy Keane was not surprised.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-25 05:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Heng Swee Keat discharged from hospital: Prime Minister's Office... +

Mr Heng collapsed from a stroke during a Cabinet meeting on May 12. He has made an 'excellent recovery', said a statement from the Prime Minster's Office. ...

 2016-06-25 04:48 

The Strait Times

South Korea says Brexit a blow to integrated global economy... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - South Korean Finance Minister Yoo Il Ho said on Saturday (June 25) the world was stunned by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and the global economy is faced with great volatility and uncertainty.. Read more at straitstim...

 2016-06-25 04:43 

The Strait Times

China-backed AIIB approves fund to support members for project preparation... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a special fund to support members for project preparations, AIIB president Jin Liqun said on Saturday (June 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-25 04:33 

The Strait Times

Minister Heng Swee Keat discharged from hospital; he has made 'excellent recovery': PMO... +

SINGAPORE - Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat was discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Saturday (June 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-25 04:30 

The Strait Times

China says has stopped communication mechanism with Taiwan... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - The Chinese government said on Saturday (June 25) it had stopped a communication mechanism with Taiwan because of the refusal of the self-ruled island's new government to recognise the ...

 2016-06-25 04:21 

The Strait Times

Johor Crown Prince welcomes baby girl... +

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and his wife Che Puan Khaleeda Bustamam welcomed their first child into the royal family.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-25 04:09 

The Strait Times

China tightens controls on paid-for Internet search ads... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Internet regulator said on Saturday (June 25) that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2016-06-25 04:08 

Channel NewsAsia

PM Lee opens new centres to cater to families, seniors and youth in Ang Mo Kio... +

The four new centres are based within the community and are run by AMKFSC Community Services....

 2016-06-25 03:58 

The Strait Times

US military to lift transgender ban: Media... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday (June 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-25 03:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Woman who accused Cosby of sex assault withdraws defamation case... +

A woman who contends Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1965 withdrew a lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge in Massachusetts had blocked an effort by the entertainer's attorneys have the suit dismissed....

 2016-06-25 03:51 

The Strait Times

Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos... +

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.. Read more at strait...

 2016-06-25 03:38 

The Strait Times

Iceland elects new president but Euro fever nabs headlines... +

REYKJAVIK (AFP) - Iceland is expected to elect a political newcomer as president on Saturday (June 25) with polls predicting a landslide victory for Mr Gudni Johannesson, a history professor and political commentator who has never held public office.. Rea...

 2016-06-25 03:20 

Channel NewsAsia

'Investing for good' gains appeal amid rocky tech startup market... +

As valuations flounder for Silicon Valley startups once worth billions of dollars, investor interest is on the rise in startups with both financial and social benefits, such as healthcare software for poor communities or low cost solar panels for homes....

 2016-06-25 03:15 

Channel NewsAsia

China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads... +

China's internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers....

 2016-06-25 02:49 

The Strait Times

Two men killed in shooting in France's Marseille... +

MARSEILLE (AFP) - Two men were killed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a 14-year-old girl seriously wounded in a shooting early Saturday (June 25) in the southern French city of Marseille, Police Commissioner Laurent Nunez told AFP.. Read more at stra...

 2016-06-25 02:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Singaporean athletes are not hungry enough to win: National Swimmer, Tao Li... +

National Swimmer Tao Li went "On the Record" about integrating foreign-born athletes, getting that hunger in Singapores athletes, and her thoughts on life outside the pool....

 2016-06-25 02:43 

The Strait Times

German officials urge against EU 'revenge' for UK Brexit vote... +

BERLIN (REUTERS) - The 27 countries left in the European Union after Britain's vote to leave should refrain from taking revenge, but focus on building consensus in areas such as security, migration and economic growth, German officials said Friday (Ju...

 2016-06-25 02:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Bravo carries Windies past South Africa into ODI final... +

Darren Bravo scored an enterprising century as West Indies rallied from a poor start to reach the final of the triangular one-day international series with a commanding 100-run victory over South Africa in Barbados on Friday....

 2016-06-25 02:30 

Channel NewsAsia

China says AIIB should work closely with World Bank, others... +

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Saturday that the China-lead Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should forge close partnerships with the World Bank, Asia Development Bank and others....

 2016-06-25 01:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Arizona says it has run out of drugs for executions... +

Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections, according to a filing on Friday in a court case challenging the U.S. state's execution methods....

 2016-06-25 01:53 

The Strait Times

20 dead in West Virginia floods... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 20 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, the governor said Friday (June 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-06-25 01:36 

The Strait Times

China media snidely criticise Brexit vote, but upbeat on UK ties... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese state media on Saturday (June 25) offered snide criticism of the negative consequences of democracy after Britain voted to leave the European Union, but vowed to stand by the ...

 2016-06-25 01:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Former hammer champion Murofushi fails to nail Rio spot... +

Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi, who won Olympic gold in Athens 12 years ago and bronze in London four years ago, has come up short in his bid to compete at a fifth Games in Rio de Janeiro in August....

 2016-06-25 01:26 

The Strait Times

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote... +

LONDON (AFP) - Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain's newspapers were Saturday (June 25) polarised over the ...

 2016-06-25 01:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Three Mexican federal police gunned down in market... +

Three Mexican federal police agents were gunned down in the violence-torn southwestern state of Guerrero on Friday as they ate in a market, according to a security official....

 2016-06-25 01:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Henry handball gives Irish extra motivation v France... +

Thierry Henry's handball sent such shockwaves that barely anyone remembers it was actually William Gallas who scored the infamous goal France that ruined Ireland's chances of a World Cup appearance more than six years ago....

 2016-06-25 01:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Belgium yet to prove credentials as Hungary await... +

The Euro 2016 draw has opened up for Belgium, but Marc Wilmots' side are still to confirm their title credentials before their round of 16 match against undefeated Hungary on Sunday....

 2016-06-25 01:17 

The Strait Times

The British are frantically Googling what the EU is after voting to leave it... +

(THE WASHINGTON POST) - The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they h...

 2016-06-25 01:15 

Channel NewsAsia

German defender Boateng faces fitness test before Slovakia... +

Germany will decide on the eve of their Euro 2016 round of 16 match against Slovakia on Sunday whether defender Jerome Boateng can help them to another clean sheet en route to what they hope is their fourth continental crown....

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Citigroup resolves 'technical issue' that left accounts frozen... +

Citigroup Inc said on Friday it resolved a technical issue that had left customers unable to access their accounts remotely....

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Vote adds another layer to global economic gloom... +

SINGAPORE - The addition of Brexit to weak jobs growth in the United States and subdued global economic fundamentals is likely to prompt the US Federal Reserve to hold back on raising interest rates, but beyond that, the direct economic impact is likely t...

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Populist anger upends politics... +

LONDON - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union, which sent shockwaves from Washington to Tokyo, was not just a culmination of four months of intense, and at times, emotional campaigning. It was also about national sentiments on xenophob...

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Republic ready to deal with market volatility... +

SINGAPORE - The Republic's central bank said yesterday it was ready to curb strong fluctuations in the Republic's currency after the UK chose to exit the European Union (EU) while the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said the UK will have to negotiate...

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Japan ready to take action as yen surges, says Aso... +

Japanese authorities voiced growing concern at the yen's surge as the UK voted to leave the European Union, with Finance Minister Taro Aso saying he's ready to act in markets if needed. "We are very concerned about the risks this will have on the world......

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

How to leave the EU... +

There are steps outlined for members wishing to withdraw from the European Union, but no country has ever left, so the process is uncertain. 1 First, Britain tells the European Council it wants to exit. The basic steps of the withdrawal process are......

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Whats next: Confident Britain, or Little England?... +

LONDON - Asked to vote in or out, Britain has chosen decisively to cast off its 43-year-old membership in the European Union (EU), leaving it to face a more complex question: What kind of nation will it be now? Will Britain be the outward-looking,......

 2016-06-25 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Cameron resigns, historic decision set to rock political establishments... +

LONDON - Britain has voted to leave the European Union yesterday, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation's place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West. Not long after the vote tally was completed,...

 2016-06-25 00:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Rahm, Hurley share Quicken Loans lead... +

Spain's Jon Rahm kept up his impressive professional debut by posting a four-under-par 67 to share a three-shot, second-round lead with local favourite Billy Hurley III at the Quicken Loans National on Friday....

 2016-06-25 00:48 

Channel NewsAsia

Dozens burned in Texas walking on hot coals at Tony Robbins seminar... +

As many as 40 people were injured after walking on hot coals as part of a self-help seminar hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins in Texas, fire officials said on Friday (Jun 24)....

 2016-06-25 00:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos... +

Some of the webs biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process....

 2016-06-24 23:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Global markets lose US$2.1 trillion in Brexit rout... +

Britain's shock vote to pull out of the European Union wiped US$2.1 trillion from global equity markets on Friday (Jun 24) as traders panicked in the face of a new threat to the global economy....

 2016-06-24 23:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Golfer Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika... +

South African Branden Grace joined a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus....

 2016-06-24 23:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Russian doping shadow hangs over US trials... +

Swimmers at the U.S. Olympic Trials insist they are squeaky clean when it comes to doping but do not share the same confidence over the competition they could face in just over five weeks at the Rio Games....

 2016-06-24 23:20 

Channel NewsAsia

HBO says Brexit won't hurt 'Game of Thrones' production... +

"Game of Thrones," the hit HBO cable TV series that is partly filmed in Northern Ireland, will not suffer due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the cable network said on Friday, aiming to quash speculation that the lavishly produced show ...

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