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 2016-05-23 09:50 

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India launches probe as insect excrement turns Taj green... +

Authorities have ordered an investigation after green-tinged patches began appearing on the back wall of the monument,which stands on the banks of the heavily polluted Yamuna river....

 2016-05-23 09:50 

The Strait Times

Gambling tycoon Stanley Ho buys Cuscaden bungalow from descendants of Tan Tock Seng for $145m... +

SINGAPORE - Shun Tak Holdings, a company founded by gambling billionaire Stanley Ho, has made its first foray into the Singapore property market.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 09:50 

Channel NewsAsia

GE says to double Saudi workforce as economy reforms... +

Saudi Arabia won support for its economic reform plan from one of the world's biggest companies on Monday as General Electric Co (GE) said it would double its workforce in the kingdom to 4,000 people by 2020....

 2016-05-23 09:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippine actress's win at Cannes 'providential' for Duterte's drug fight... +

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's vow to root out crime and drug abuse will get a boost from the country's first-time acting win at the Cannes Film Festival for a drama on a small-time drug dealer, a senator and anti-crime advocate said....

 2016-05-23 09:42 

The Strait Times

DBS and SGX team up to allow opening trading accounts online... +

SINGAPORE - DBS Bank announced on Monday (May 23) that customers will now be able to open trading accounts and link those to existing Central Depository (CDP) accounts digitally.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 09:29 

The Strait Times

India successfully launches first model space shuttle: Official... +

BANGALORE, INDIA (AFP) - India successfully launched its first model space shuttle on Monday (May 23), a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 09:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Fire at school for poor girls in Thailand kills 17... +

Fire swept through a dormitory at a school for girls from poor families in Thailand, killing at least 17 of them and injuring five, police said on Monday....

 2016-05-23 09:25 

Channel NewsAsia

France says Bial, Biotrial partly liable for fatal drug trial... +

Portuguese drugmaker Bial and French laboratory Biotrial are partly liable for a fatal drug trial that left one person dead in January, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Monday....

 2016-05-23 09:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Hill feared injury would end Rio dream... +

Britain's Olympic and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has said she feared that a recurring Achilles injury would prevent her from defending her title at the Rio Olympics....

 2016-05-23 09:24 

The Strait Times

India launches probe as insect excrement turns Taj green... +

LUCKNOW, INDIA (AFP) - Its gleaming white marble walls have for years been yellowed by India's air pollution and now the Taj Mahal faces a fresh threat - from green insect excrement.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 09:22 

The Strait Times

Madonna's Prince tribute criticised at Billboard Music Awards... +

LAS VEGAS (AFP/Reuters)- Madonna came under fire late on Sunday for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 09:20 

The Strait Times

Improved simulator to train airport workers to deal with emergencies like air crashes... +

SINGAPORE - An improved computer system that can simulate more realistic emergency scenarios was launched on Monday (May 23) to train airport workers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 09:20 

Channel NewsAsia

All-night trains finally coming to London's Underground... +

The long-awaited 24-hour services will be launched on Aug 19 on two of the network's 11 lines on Friday and Saturday nights before being rolled out more widely....

 2016-05-23 09:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Insurer AXA to pull out of tobacco investments ... +

French insurer AXA plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry, citing the impact of smoking on public health, and said it plans to sell its 1.8 billion euros (US$2.02 billion) of assets in the sector....

 2016-05-23 09:17 

Today Online

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Bank reveals error behind Malaysian students windfall... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Australian bank Westpac has disclosed the administrative error that granted a Malaysian student an unlimited overdraft facility, in a statement tendered to a Sydney court. According to the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), the saga of Christine....

 2016-05-23 09:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Three Indian police shot dead in Kashmir summer capital... +

Three Indian policemen were shot dead at point-blank range on Monday in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, in the first such attacks in almost three years, a senior police officer said....

 2016-05-23 09:10 

Channel NewsAsia

One Rohingya Muslim shot dead in mass escape from Thai detention centre... +

Thai police shot dead a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar on Monday during a dramatic mass escape of detainees from an immigration camp in southern Thailand, police said....

 2016-05-23 09:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Israel resumes cement shipments for Gaza reconstruction after 45-day break... +

Israel resumed cement shipments to the Gaza Strip on Monday, ending a 45-day-old ban it imposed after it accused the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers of seizing some of the stock meant for rebuilding homes destroyed in a 2014 war....

 2016-05-23 09:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Woakes replaces injured Stokes in England squad for second test... +

Chris Woakes has replaced injured all-rounder Ben Stokes in the England squad for the second test against Sri Lanka, the English Cricket Board said on Monday....

 2016-05-23 09:04 

The Strait Times

Golf: App allows golfers to book a round via their phones... +

SINGAPORE - A golf game is now more accessible and affordable, thanks to the launch of Green Golf, Asia's first live golf booking app.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 08:59 

The Strait Times

ISIS suicide bombing kills 40 army recruits in Yemen's Aden... +

ADEN (REUTERS) - A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 40 army recruits and injured 60 others in the Yemeni city of Aden on Monday (May 23), medics said, in one of the deadliest attacks yet on the beleague...

 2016-05-23 08:59 

The Strait Times

ISIS suicide bombing kills 40 army recruits in Yemen's Aden... +

ADEN (REUTERS) - A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 40 army recruits and injured 60 others in the Yemeni city of Aden on Monday (May 23), medics said, in one of the deadliest attacks yet on the beleague...

 2016-05-23 08:52 

The Strait Times

Japan to press Obama to get strict on crime from US bases... +

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan will ask US President Barack Obama to take strict measures to prevent crime by people from US military bases after the arrest last week of a US worker in connection with the murder of a Japanese woman.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2016-05-23 08:46 

The Strait Times

NBA: Thunder demolish Warriors, grab 2-1 series lead in Western Conference Finals... +

(REUTERS) - Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined to score 63 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday to take a 2-1 in the National Basketball Association Western Conference Finals.. Read more at stra...

 2016-05-23 08:45 

Channel NewsAsia

UN chief Ban calls for halving of numbers of displaced by 2030... +

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on government and business leaders, aid groups and donors at a humanitarian summit in Istanbul to commit to halving the number of displaced civilians by 2030....

 2016-05-23 08:42 

Channel NewsAsia

MH370 kin 'gravely concerned' at impending end of search... +

The grouping, known as Voice370, are appealed to countries involved, Boeing and the International Civil Aviation Organisation to commit resources to continue the search in the southern Indian Ocean....

 2016-05-23 08:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Lockerbie lawyer seeks US$330 million from Putin, Russia for MH17 disaster... +

The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking US$330 million (227 million pounds) from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin m...

 2016-05-23 08:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan to press Obama to get strict on crime from US bases... +

Japan will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to take strict measures to prevent crime by people from U.S. military bases after the arrest last week of a U.S. worker in connection with the murder of a Japanese woman....

 2016-05-23 08:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Indian climber dies, two others missing on Everest... +

The climber reached the 8,849-metre (29,032-foot) summit on Saturday but collapsed while descending the Hillary Step ice wall and died the following day....

 2016-05-23 08:36 

The Strait Times

Dog in California tests positive for meth and heroin... +

A dog was tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin when it was found during an arrest in Tustin, California.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 08:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's Abe to press Obama over US crimes on Okinawa: Official... +

A series of crimes including rapes, assaults and hit-and-run vehicle accidents by US military personnel, dependants and civilians have for years sparked local protests on the crowded island....

 2016-05-23 08:09 

Channel NewsAsia

Toy 'arms race' turning Lego violent: Study... +

Researchers from the University of Canterbury say child's play is becoming more brutal, with a higher proportion of weapons appearing among Lego's building blocks and war-like scenarios featuring in its themed kit sets....

 2016-05-23 08:09 

The Strait Times

Los Angeles braces itself for arrival of Zika virus... +

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Los Angeles vector control specialists are going door to door looking to stop the mosquito-borne Zika virus in its tracks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 08:09 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Govt ICT tenders totalling S$2.82 billion to be called in FY2016... +

SINGAPORE - The Government will be calling for a projected S$2.82 billion of infocomm technology (ICT) tenders in FY2016, the highest projected figure since 2012, as it continues its drive to develop Singapore as a smart nation. The bulk of the projected....

 2016-05-23 08:03 

The Strait Times

Argentine Justin Bieber fans protest... +

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Hundreds of ...

 2016-05-23 08:01 

Channel NewsAsia

NUHS awarded S$25m grant to lead studies on eradicating Hepatitis B... +

The researchers aim to discover new drug targets and develop new treatments to cure Hepatitis B....

 2016-05-23 08:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Ice hockey: Penguins stunned by Lightning strike in OT... +

The Tampa Bay Lightning fought back to clinch a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins to seize control of their Eastern Conference finals series....

 2016-05-23 07:55 

The Strait Times

Taiwan's new government drops lawsuit against protesters... +

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's new government announced on Monday (May 23) it has dropped a lawsuit against 126 protesters who stormed the cabinet headquarters in 2014 to protest against a controversial China trade pact.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 07:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Obama confirms leader dead as Taliban meet on his successor... +

U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday that the leader of the Afghan Taliban had been killed in an American air strike, an attack likely to trigger another leadership tussle in a militant movement already riven by internal divisions....

 2016-05-23 07:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Belgium's Nainggolan out for two weeks with calf injury... +

Belgium's preparations for next month's European Championship have suffered a blow with the news that midfielder Radja Nainggolan will be sidelined for two weeks due to a small tear in his calf muscle....

 2016-05-23 07:54 

The Strait Times

New Yorkers meet therapy reading dogs, friendly tortoise... +

NEW YORK (Reuters) -...

 2016-05-23 07:52 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Court rejects Anwars bid for former cops testimony in sodomy case review... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Federal Court on Monday (May 23) unanimously dismissed Anwar Ibrahim's application for a former senior policeman to testify and bolster his claim that political conspiracy led to his conviction in his sodomy case. Chief Judge of....

 2016-05-23 07:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Beijing Guoan sack coach Zaccheroni but still struggle... +

Struggling Beijing Guoan sacked their coach Alberto Zaccheroni but saw no immediate improvement as a labouring 1-1 draw at unfashionable Shijiazhuang left them just two points above the Chinese Super League relegation zone....

 2016-05-23 07:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia captain Smith wary of pink ball test at Gabba... +

Australia captain Steven Smith has no qualms about playing another day-night test at Adelaide Oval but is wary of how the pink ball will perform in the humid conditions expected at Brisbane later this year....

 2016-05-23 07:46 

The Strait Times

Angry Birds fly high at box office... +

UNITED STATES (Reuters) -A group of birds have swooped in and taken the top spot at the box office.In its opening weekend, The Angry Birds Movie pecked at US$39 million (S$53.8 million) in North American ticket sales.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-23 07:44 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong cancels China countdown artwork for 'disrespect'... +

HONG KONG (AFP) - A new art installation on Hong Kong's tallest building highlighting growing fears about the city's freedoms under Beijing has been cancelled, authorities announced, saying the artists showed ...

 2016-05-23 07:40 

Channel NewsAsia

After "sons of whores" comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church with three-child policy... +

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores"....

 2016-05-23 07:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Iraq bans import of poultry products from Italy, Missouri... +

Iraq has extended a ban on live and frozen poultry product imports to include Italy and the U.S. state of Missouri due to concerns over bird flu, a government statement said on Monday....

 2016-05-23 07:40 

The Strait Times

After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church with three-child policy... +

MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them...

 2016-05-23 07:37 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

No apology for Hiroshima atomic bombing: Obama... +

TOKYO - US President Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on his landmark visit this week, he told Japanese public broadcaster NHK in an interview. Asked if an apology would be included in remarks he plans to make there, he....

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