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 2014-08-18 23:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Congested roads, factory pollution obstacles to transforming Jurong: Analysts...

Jurong could potentially emulate idyllic places like East Coast and Punggol, but the area will need a lot of redesign, analysts say....



 2014-08-18 23:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Foreign worker loses appeal against life sentence for murder...

Kamrul was convicted in 2010 of murdering his 25-year-old Indonesian girlfriend, Yulia Afriyanti, who worked here as a maid....



 2014-08-18 22:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama promises 'long-term' strategy against IS...

President Barack Obama said on Monday (Aug 18) that the United States has embarked on a long-term mission to defeat the insurgents of the so-called "Islamic State" fighting in Iraq....



 2014-08-18 22:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama hails Syria arms destruction, vows vigilance...

US President Barack Obama hailed the completion on Monday (Aug 18) of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon stockpile, but said Washington would seek to ensure that Damascus fulfills all its commitments....



 2014-08-18 22:27   

Channel NewsAsia

  New York state fines PwC, suspends consulting...

New York state on Monday (Aug 18) fined Pricewaterhouse Coopers US$25 million (S$31 million) and suspended some consulting work for two years after finding the company hid a Japanese bank's US sanctions violations....



 2014-08-18 22:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  Euro slips as Ukraine tensions ease...

The euro softened on Monday (Aug 18) after a Berlin meeting between the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia helped lower market worries, even if it did not resolve tensions between the two....



 2014-08-18 21:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Neymar, Messi on target as Suarez makes Barcelona debut...

Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Barcelona after his move from Liverpool for a reported €95 million (S$158 million, US$127 million) as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 21:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Costa off the mark as revamped Chelsea down Burnley...

Diego Costa began to pay back his hefty transfer fee with a debut goal for Chelsea as they recovered from the shock of going behind to seal an emphatic 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 21:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  US stocks rebound as Ukraine fears ease; Dow up 1.1%...

US stocks rebounded on Monday (Aug 18) from last week's Ukraine-linked setback as fears of a clash with Russia ebbed, with the Dow surging 1.1 percent and Nasdaq reaching a 14-year high....



 2014-08-18 20:50   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Actors Kai Ko and Jaycee Chan arrested on drug charges...

SINGAPORE – Taiwanese actor Kai Ko and Hong Kong singer-actor Jaycee Chan have been arrested in Beijing on drug charges, Beijing police have confirmed. In a post on microblogging website Weibo, Beijing police acknowledged that they arrested a 32-year-old....



 2014-08-18 20:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oil prices fall on easing geopolitical fears...

Oil prices slid lower on Monday (Aug 18) on easing concerns about conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq and increased output by Libya....



 2014-08-18 20:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Dollar General sparks bidding war for Family Dollar...

Dollar General, the biggest US deep-discount chain, started a bidding war on Monday (Aug 18) for number-two Family Dollar Stores, trumping a Dollar Tree merger deal agreed just weeks ago....



 2014-08-18 20:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Gaza truce extended for 24 hours...

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed on Monday (Aug 18) to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to conduct more talks on a long-term truce, a senior Palestinian official said....



 2014-08-18 20:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chevron interested in Ukrainian gas network...

US energy giant Chevron is interested in taking a stake in Ukraine's natural gas pipeline network, which the country is opening to Western investors, Russian media reported on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 19:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Swimming: 'Iron Lady' holds firm to take European gold...

Katinka Hosszu and Velimir Stjepanovic were the first individual winners on the opening night at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin....



 2014-08-18 18:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pope says he wants to visit China...

Pope Francis said on Monday (Aug 18) that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its "job"....



 2014-08-18 18:50   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Kids brains reorganise when learning math skills...

WASHINGTON - Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home adv...



 2014-08-18 18:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ferguson curfew lifted as National Guard deploys...

US National Guard troops began deploying in Ferguson on Monday (Aug 18) as the governor lifted a curfew imposed on the Missouri town after protests against the police shooting of an unarmed teenager....



 2014-08-18 18:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Crime undermining Myanmar's stability and development: UN...

The United Nations on Monday (Aug 18) warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle "significant" crime and drug problems in the impoverished cou...



 2014-08-18 18:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Monarch Airlines mulls cutting 1,000 jobs...

Britain's Monarch Airlines is considering axing up to 1,000 jobs, or nearly one third of its workforce, a source close to the matter told AFP on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 18:02   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Scoot flight turned back because of ‘medical emergency’...

PERTH - A Scoot flight from Perth to Singapore had to be turned back because of a medical emergency this evening (Aug 18). A spokesman for the budget carrier said a passenger was found unconscious on board flight TZ7. Two nurses who were on the plane advi...



 2014-08-18 17:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fate of Gaza truce in balance as death toll tops 2,000...

The Gaza death toll rose above 2,000 on Monday (Aug 18) as the clock ticked towards a midnight deadline and negotiators in Cairo strove to forge a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed....



 2014-08-18 17:44   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  2 tourists still missing in Indonesia boat sinking...

MATARAM (Indonesia) - Rescuers today (Aug 18) safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank after hitting a reef in central Indonesia, but were searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman who were still missing, officials said. The boat...



 2014-08-18 17:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury...

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal today (Aug 18), a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 28-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 2...



 2014-08-18 17:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ferguson teen shot six times, says family pathologist...

Michael Brown, the black teen whose killing by a Missouri police officer has prompted more than a week of unrest, was shot at least six times, pathologists retained by his family said on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 16:47   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Dengue clusters: NEA flags areas of concern...

SINGAPORE - The weekly number of dengue cases fell to 443 last week, reversing a rebound in the previous week, figures released by the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed today (Aug 18). Nonetheless, Singapore remains in peak dengue season and areas ...



 2014-08-18 16:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector...

The World Health Organisation said on Monday (Aug 18) that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola....



 2014-08-18 16:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Real Madrid even better than last season, insists Ancelotti...

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his side will be even stronger this campaign than the one which won the Champions League and Copa del Rey last season....



 2014-08-18 16:23   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals...

NEW DELHI - Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a......



 2014-08-18 16:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air...

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, California - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair Federal.....



 2014-08-18 16:12   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  No sign of Gaza talks breakthrough as ceasefire nears end...

GAZA/CAIRO - Talks in Cairo on ending the Gaza war showed no signs of a breakthrough on Monday, with Israel and the Palestinians entrenched in their demands hours before the expiration of a five-day ceasefire. The truce is due to run out at 2100 GMT (5.00...



 2014-08-18 16:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Firm behind delayed Ng Teng Fong hospital on track for its other projects ...

The South Korean firm GS Engineering and Construction is also working on the construction of five MRT stations on Downtown Line 2 and the Thomson Line, and Fusionopolis Phase 2A. ...



 2014-08-18 16:08   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Apps put fitness fans through short, sharp workouts...

TORONTO - Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time. The United States Centers for Disease Control recommend that adults do at least 150 minutes of......



 2014-08-18 15:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer to be charged with sedition...

Anwar Ibrahim's lawyer, N Surendran, will be charged in court on Tuesday (Aug 19) with sedition, after saying that the second sodomy case against the Malaysian opposition leader was a political conspiracy involving Prime Minister Najib Razak....



 2014-08-18 15:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Wanted: Companies with an eye for doers, not degrees...

Mr Muhd Munir Ahmad picked the opportunity to be part of the pioneer batch at the Rolls-Royce facility in Singapore over a university education, and the Government is hoping more companies here will provide ITE and polytechnic graduates with such career p...



 2014-08-18 15:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Disparity in how some employers reward grads and non-grads...

This is according to HR experts Channel NewsAsia spoke with when asked about the call by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for employers to help their staff advance, regardless of their qualifications....



 2014-08-18 15:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  US violence prompts petition for police to wear cameras...

A public petition calling for US police to wear cameras will receive White House consideration after the killing of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri prompted days of tense protests....



 2014-08-18 15:14   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Dozens killed in attack on convoy, Ukraine says; rebels deny firing rocket...

KIEV - Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, w...



 2014-08-18 15:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Jewish-Muslim wedding brings out bitter Israel tensions...

Mahmud and Morel never imagined that on the happiest day of their lives, they would walk down the aisle to racist chants by extremists opposed to the marriage of a Muslim and a Jew....



 2014-08-18 15:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  The fishball stick-ing point and the new Municipal Services Office...

At the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 17), the Prime Minister announced a Municipal Services Office to coordinate the work of various Government agencies to better serve residents. And to illustrate the need for such an agency, he related a story about...



 2014-08-18 14:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Samantha Yom sails to second place at YOG...

Competing in the women's Byte CII dinghy, 15-year-old Samantha came second and fifth in the event's first two races to be in second place overall....



 2014-08-18 14:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Crystal Palace fined over Cardiff 'spy' row...

Crystal Palace have been fined over claims they obtained information about Cardiff City's line-up prior to a game against the Welsh club last season, the Premier League announced on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 14:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japanese man submits DNA to police in Thai surrogacy probe...

A Japanese man suspected of having fathered at least 12 babies through Thai surrogate mothers submitted DNA samples to the police on Monday (Aug 18)....



 2014-08-18 14:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  India cancels Pakistan talks over Kashmir separatist meeting...

India on Monday (Aug 18) cancelled talks with Pakistan scheduled for later this month, accusing the Pakistani high commissioner of meeting with Kashmiri separatists....



 2014-08-18 14:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  Idea that only graduates are well-paid needs to change: Shanmugam...

The Law and Foreign Affairs Minister also touched on the HDB Lease Buyback scheme when speaking at a special forum about the National Day Rally. Catch the show on Vasantham on Wednesday, 9pm. ...



 2014-08-18 14:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Imran Khan's party 'to resign all Pakistan parliamentary seats'...

The party of Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan has decided to resign all its seats in the country's national assembly, a senior official said on Monday (Aug 18), amid a bitter row with the government over alleged election rigging....



 2014-08-18 14:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Liberia in desperate hunt for missing Ebola patients...

Liberian officials were searching Monday (Aug 18) for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, raising fears that they could spread the deadly and highly contagious disease....



 2014-08-18 14:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kai Ko detained in Beijing on drug-related charges...

Actor Kai Ko's management agency has confirmed that he has been placed under administrative detention in Beijing, in a statement released on Monday (Aug 18) evening....



 2014-08-18 14:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  Proposal to enact Credit Bureau Act seen as ‘timely’...

MAS is seeking feedback for its proposal to have such a bill in order to exercise greater regulatory oversight over credit bureaus in Singapore....



 2014-08-18 13:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  CPF scheme refinements could have positive spillovers on economy: Analysts...

Economists also told Channel NewsAsia the unlocking of some funds could further spur consumption....




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