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 2016-09-27 14:05 

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Zimbabwe police fire teargas on street vendors... +

Zimbabwe police fired teargas at stone-throwing vendors resisting removal from city streets on Tuesday in the latest flare-up of protests against President Robert Mugabe's 36-year rule....

 2016-09-27 14:00 

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Vivendi loses US appeal in shareholder lawsuit... +

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment against Vivendi SA in a long-running shareholder class action lawsuit accusing the French media group of defrauding investors in the early 2000s....

 2016-09-27 14:00 

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Fashion features tropics and layers at Paris show opening... +

Paris Fashion Week displayed colorful and tropical-inspired creations from Paule Ka and layered printed and patterned looks by Dutch designer Liselore Frowijn as it opened on Tuesday....

 2016-09-27 14:00 

Today Online

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China's Communist Party to hold key meet from Oct 24 to 27... +

BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a key meeting from Oct 24 to 27, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday (Sept 27), a session likely to focus on revising rules of party discipline as President Xi Jinping keeps up a battle on......

 2016-09-27 13:59 

The Strait Times

Chinese coal accident kills 12, traps 8: Media ... +

BEIJING (AFP) - At least nine people were killed and 11 more are trapped after an accident Tuesday (Sept 27) in a China coal mine, state media reported, the latest disaster in the country's notoriously dangerous mines.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-27 13:56 

The Strait Times

China jails members of banned 'cult' amid religion crackdown: Xinhua... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has jailed members of what the government calls a cult for causing deaths, organising the group and illegally collecting money, state media said on Tuesday (Sept 27), part of a crackdown on what Beijing views as dangerous religio...

 2016-09-27 13:55 

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Agag committed to Formula E, rules out F1 role... +

Formula E founder and chief executive Alejandro Agag has dismissed media speculation that he could play a role in running Formula One after Liberty Media's takeover of the glamour sport....

 2016-09-27 13:53 

The Strait Times

Online polls declare Trump winner of first US presidential debate... +

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's supporters are turning out in droves - in online polls, at least.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-27 13:48 

The Strait Times

Israel's Shimon Peres 'fighting for life' after stroke: Source... +

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was ...

 2016-09-27 13:45 

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Gaza fishermen feel caught by Israel's tight security net... +

When Palestinian fisherman Abu Mohammed came under pressure to become an informer for Israeli intelligence, the 45-year-old father of five took a radical decision - he quit fishing and became a builder....

 2016-09-27 13:44 

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ESM Goh meets Kazakhstan Prime Minister; reaffirms ties... +

ESM Goh Chok Tong reaffirmed Singapores commitment to strengthening bilateral and economic cooperation between both countries. He also thanked Prime Minister BakytzhanSagintayev for Kazakhstans proactive support for the proposed Singapore-Eurasian Economi...

 2016-09-27 13:44 

The Strait Times

Malaysian ex-deputy PM Muhyiddin expects opposition to form new alliance by year-end... +

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's opposition expects to hammer out a new alliance by the end of the year as more members of scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling party jump ship, a sacked deputy prime minister said on Tuesday (Sept...

 2016-09-27 13:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Uber launches global assault on food delivery market... +

Uber is making an aggressive drive into meal delivery, backed by a wave of staff recruitment, with the U.S. tech heavyweight gearing up to enter at least 22 new countries and take on local rivals....

 2016-09-27 13:35 

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Wall Street opens slightly lower as oil falls... +

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as weak oil prices weighed on energy stocks amid fading hopes of a deal to limit oversupply....

 2016-09-27 13:32 

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Chinese coal accident kills 9, traps 11: Media... +

A gas explosion ripped through the colliery in the northern Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Tuesday morning, China Central Television reported on its verified Weibo social media account....

 2016-09-27 13:30 

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PM says Malaysia will cooperate with US investigation of 1MDB funds... +

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday said his country would cooperate with U.S. and other international authorities investigating the misappropriation of funds from a Malaysian state-owned fund that he founded....

 2016-09-27 13:30 

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Peres 'fighting for his life' as condition worsens: Source... +

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was "fighting for his life" on Tuesday (Sep 27) after suffering a stroke earlier this month, a source close to him said....

 2016-09-27 13:29 

Today Online

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Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly... +

BANGKOK - Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday (Sept 27), in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in......

 2016-09-27 13:25 

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Kenya takes steps to replace election officials after protests... +

Kenya is taking steps to replace commissioners on the electoral oversight body, the government said on Tuesday, part of a deal with the opposition to resolve a row that led to protests and violence earlier this year....

 2016-09-27 13:23 

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Malaysian ex-deputy PM expects opposition to form new alliance by year-end... +

Malaysia's opposition expects to hammer out a new alliance by the end of the year as more members of scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling party jump ship, a sacked deputy prime minister said on Tuesday....

 2016-09-27 13:20 

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Ban on face veils advances in Swiss parliament... +

Switzerland's lower house of parliament narrowly backed a ban on face veils on Tuesday, echoing moves by neighbouring France and other European nations to tighten controls in the wake of Islamist militant attacks....

 2016-09-27 13:16 

The Strait Times

Malaysia's PM Najib says will cooperate with US investigation of 1MDB funds... +

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday (Sept 27) said his country would cooperate with the US and other international authorities investigating the misappropriation of funds from a Malaysian state-owned fund that he founded.. R...

 2016-09-27 13:10 

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China jails members of banned 'cult' amid religion crackdown - Xinhua... +

China has jailed members of what the government calls a cult for causing deaths, organising the group and illegally collecting money, state media said on Tuesday, part of a crackdown on what Beijing views as dangerous religious movements....

 2016-09-27 13:10 

Today Online

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WTO dramatically cuts 2016 global trade growth forecast... +

GENEVA - The World Trade Organization (WTO) revised down its 2016 global trade forecast on Tuesday (Sept 27) by more than a percentage point, warning that growth had hit its slowest pace since the global financial crisis. The WTO now estimates that global...

 2016-09-27 13:06 

The Strait Times

Corpses of stray dogs paraded in India street protest... +

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Police in southern India were investigating political activists on Tuesday (Sept 27) for killing dogs, tying the corpses to a pole and parading them in public to protest against dangerous strays.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-27 13:06 

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Kyrgyz President has recovered, may leave hospital this week - office... +

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has recovered significantly and may be discharged from hospital by the end of the week, his office said on Tuesday....

 2016-09-27 13:05 

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US home prices rise slightly less than forecast... +

U.S. single-family home prices rose slightly less than expected on an annual basis in July, and the year-over-year gain was smaller than in the prior month, a survey showed on Tuesday....

 2016-09-27 13:05 

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China jails members of banned "cult" amid religion crackdown - Xinhua... +

China has jailed members of what the government calls a cult for causing deaths, organising the group and illegally collecting money, state media said on Tuesday, part of a crackdown on what Beijing views as dangerous religious movements....

 2016-09-27 13:03 

Today Online

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Spore population now 5.61 million, but citizens ageing faster: NPTD... +

SINGAPORE Even as Singapore's population rose 1.3 per cent to reach 5.61 million in June, it is also one that is continues to age at a rapid clip. The proportion of citizens aged 65 and above increased to 13.7 per cent, up from 13.1 per cent last year.....

 2016-09-27 13:01 

The Strait Times

Company switches off office lights every day at noon - and wins the President's Award for the Environment... +

SINGAPORE- It is mid-day and office product supplier Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd's office appears abandoned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-27 13:00 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Angelique Kerber survives scare in first match as world No. 1... +

Wuhan, China (AFP) - Angelique Kerber survived a scare in her first match as world No. 1 before beating Kristina Mladenovic in three sets at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-27 12:54 

The Strait Times

StanChart refers alleged corruption at Indonesian firm to authorities... +

LONDON (REUTERS) - Standard Chartered has referred allegations of impropriety at an Indonesian power company that the bank's private equity arm invested in to the appropriate authorities, the bank said on Tuesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-27 12:53 

The Strait Times

Football: Francis Coquelin injury short-term, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger... +

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has allayed fears that Francis Coquelin could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, describing the midfielder's knee injury as ...

 2016-09-27 12:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Hungary PM says no link between migrant crisis, Budapest blast... +

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday he saw no sign that the migrant crisis had anything to do with an explosion on Saturday night in central Budapest, which wounded two police officers....

 2016-09-27 12:50 

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Two Chesapeake directors, including Icahn representative, resign... +

Chesapeake Energy Corp said on Tuesday that two board directors, including a representative of activist investor Carl Icahn, resigned on Monday, a week after Icahn more than halved his stake in the natural gas producer....

 2016-09-27 12:50 

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Coquelin injury short-term, says Wenger... +

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has allayed fears that Francis Coquelin could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, describing the midfielder's knee injury as "short-term"....

 2016-09-27 12:50 

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Blue topaz gemstone, largest of its kind, to go in display in UK... +

A flawless blue topaz gemstone, said to be the largest of its kind, is set to go on display at London's Natural History Museum....

 2016-09-27 12:48 

The Strait Times

UK retail sales suffer September setback... +

LONDON (REUTERS) - British retail sales fell unexpectedly this month after a strong showing in August, according to a survey published on Tuesday, contrasting with robust figures since June's vote to leave the European Union.. Read more at straitstime...

 2016-09-27 12:46 

The Strait Times

Paris climate targets to cost Asia US$300 billion a year, but will help save lives: Research... +

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing economies in Asia will have to spend US$300 billion (S$408 billion) a year until 2050 to meet targets set by the Paris climate deal, but can expect to save thousands of lives and avoid worsening poverty if...

 2016-09-27 12:45 

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Worries over German banks sink bond issue, hit shares... +

Deutsche Bank shares hit a record low on Tuesday and state-backed lender NordLB scrapped plans for a 500 million euro (US$560 million) bond sale, underlining investor concern about the health of the financial industry in Europe's largest economy....

 2016-09-27 12:45 

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UberEats to expand in eight more cities, many more planned... +

Uber is making a broad international push into takeaway meal deliveries, backed by a big staff recruitment and marketing campaign as it prepares to take on local rivals in dozens of countries....

 2016-09-27 12:40 

The Strait Times

Britain vows to oppose any 'EU army' after Brexit vote... +

BRATISLAVA (AFP) - Britain vowed Tuesday (Sept 27) to oppose any attempt to create an ...

 2016-09-27 12:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Death toll from capsized migrant boat off Egypt rises to 177... +

Eight more bodies from the wreck of a boat carrying hundreds of migrants were recovered from Mediterranean waters off Egypt on Tuesday, ambulance sources said, taking the death toll to 177....

 2016-09-27 12:37 

The Strait Times

'Trumped up trickle down' and other wisecracks at first Trump-Clinton US presidential debate... +

With the first US presidential debate out of the way - and two more scheduled before the November 8 ballot - The Straits Times rounds up some humorous reactions to what was said and done in the face-off between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Rep...

 2016-09-27 12:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not run for president... +

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year's Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who said his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran....

 2016-09-27 12:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore at a turning point: PM Lee to Singaporeans in Japan... +

Speaking to some 500 Singaporeans living in Japan, Mr Lee said that for the next 50 years and beyond, Singaporeans will have to create the future for themselves choosing the direction, the approach and the values that will make the nation succeed in the ...

 2016-09-27 12:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Halting school meals in Mali could keep thousands of children out of class - UN... +

Taking away school meals from 180,000 pupils going back to class in Mali, where insecurity has closed schools in the north, may deprive even more children of an education, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday....

 2016-09-27 12:28 

Channel NewsAsia

Ali Bongo sworn in as Gabon president after disputed win... +

"I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being... and respect and defend the constitution and the rule of law," the 57-year-old said....

 2016-09-27 12:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Merkel hopes temporary problems at Deutsche Bank can be solved... +

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope on Tuesday that problems at Deutsche Bank could be solved after the lender made clear it needed no state aid with a US$14 billion U.S. demand to settle claims it missold mortgage-backed securities....

 2016-09-27 12:21 

The Strait Times

Boosted by first presidential debate against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton gets back on campaign trail... +

WHITE PLAINS, United States (AFP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton jumped back onto the campaign trail Tuesday (Sept 27) after a bitter first head-to-head debate in which Clinton frequently forced her prickly opponent on to the back foot.. Read more at ...

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