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 2017-02-26 14:52 

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Guns N' Roses fans furious with organisers LAMC over queues, crowd control... +

Long queues, transport issues and the difficulty of buying food and drink through a broken cashless payment system marred one of the most anticipated concerts of the year, disappointed Guns N' Roses fans tell Channel NewsAsia....

 2017-02-26 14:48 

The Strait Times

Boxing: Pacquiao v Khan in April superfight... +

Manila (AFP) - Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 14:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Macron would beat Le Pen in French presidential runoff - poll... +

Independent French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron would beat far right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election with 61 percent of the vote, according to an Odoxa/Dentsu-Consulting poll on Sunday....

 2017-02-26 14:35 

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Motor racing - New Red Bull takes superstition by the horns... +

Former world champions Red Bull unveiled their 13th Formula One car on Sunday, applying an innovative tweak to the nose and laughing in the face of superstition....

 2017-02-26 14:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Lasso to win runoff in Ecuador presidency - Cedatos poll... +

Former banker Guillermo Lasso is seen beating leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno for Ecuador's presidency in a runoff on April 2 with more than half of all valid votes, according to a poll by Cedatos. A nail-biter election left Lasso far behind Mo...

 2017-02-26 14:25 

Today Online

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Schooling all set for assault on NCAA Cships... +

SINGAPORE - Another day, and another record for Joseph Schooling. Singapore's Olympic champion brought the curtain down on a successful Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas, by snaring his third record in three days. After breaking th...

 2017-02-26 14:20 

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Singapore and China work to boost Chongqings connectivity... +

The two countries signed a raft of agreements ahead of the annual Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation on Monday....

 2017-02-26 14:10 

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Two German archaeologists kidnapped in Nigeria have been freed - police... +

Two German archaeologists who were kidnapped in central Nigeria have been freed, a police official said on Sunday....

 2017-02-26 13:50 

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Huawei seeks to exploit Samsung gap with new smartphone... +

Huawei is introducing a mass-market version of its premium business phone, to take advantage of a gap created by the withdrawal of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 after a crisis with its batteries catching fire....

 2017-02-26 13:46 

The Strait Times

Concert raises $22,000 at launch of President's Challenge... +

SINGAPORE -The 17th edition of the President's Challenge kicked off on Sunday (Feb 26) with $22,000 raised through a choral concert held at the School of the Arts.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 13:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Scotland's Hardie ruled out of Six Nations... +

Scotland suffered another injury setback on Sunday when it was announced that back rower John Hardie will play no further part in the Six Nations championship after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's 29-13 win over Wales at Murrayfield....

 2017-02-26 13:45 

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Nordic skiing - Russia takes team sprint gold as Norway, Finland collide... +

Russia swept to victory in the team sprint at the Nordic World Ski Championships after the Norwegian and Finnish skiers who were battling for gold collided late on, causing both to fall....

 2017-02-26 13:40 

Today Online

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S.League matches to be streamed online for free this season... +

SINGAPORE - Unable to head down to a stadium to catch an S.League game this season? Fret not, for matches will be streamed "live" under a new initiative. According to the Football Association of Singapore, this has been made possible by the Live Streaming...

 2017-02-26 13:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Escape with 'La La Land' or time to get real? Oscars face choice... +

The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for Hollywood's big night on Sunday, but the biggest question may not be who will win but how much politics will rain on the "La La Land" Oscar parade....

 2017-02-26 13:29 

The Strait Times

DPM Teo: Common interest between Singapore and China much greater than occasional differences... +

BEIJING - Singapore and China have a broad and long-standing relationship, and their common interest in building a peaceful region is much greater than their occasional differences of views, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.. Read more at straitst...

 2017-02-26 13:22 

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Singapore has consistently abided by 'One China policy': DPM Teo... +

Singapore has been a consistent friend and supporter of China's peaceful development, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in a written interview with Xinhuanet....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Egypt MP seeks end to constitutional restrictions on presidential terms... +

An Egyptian lawmaker started collecting signatures on Sunday for a motion to extend presidential terms and lift restrictions on re-election - a year before general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's first term is due to expire....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

Today Online

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Why North Korea may have used VX to kill Kim Jong Nam... +

SEOUL - Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons? The use of the highly toxic VX warfare agent to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader has raised questions abou...

 2017-02-26 13:11 

The Strait Times

India demands 'strongest action' from US after Kansas killing... +

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India on Sunday (Feb 26) demanded the ...

 2017-02-26 13:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore has consistently abided by Beijing's 'One China policy': DPM Teo... +

Singapore has been a consistent friend and supporter of China's peaceful development, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in a written interview with Xinhuanet....

 2017-02-26 13:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank... +

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west....

 2017-02-26 12:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Nokia sees network gear demand recovering... +

Nokia sees demand for the higher speed 4G network equipment to begin to recover this year, led by Japan, the company's chief executive Rajeev Suri said on Sunday, while announcing a series of contracts with telecom operators....

 2017-02-26 12:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Deutsche Bank board member says staff not quitting over bonus cuts-paper... +

Bonus cuts at German flagship lender Deutsche Bank , announced in January, have so far not led to a mass exodus of employees, one of its board members told a German weekly newspaper....

 2017-02-26 12:25 

Today Online

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US wary of a Chinese base rising as its neighbour in Africa... +

DJIBOUTI - The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other's cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China and the United...

 2017-02-26 12:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Euro zone economy: real recovery or another Sirens' song?... +

Over the years, euro zone economic growth has been a bit like the Sirens in Homer's Odyssey: singing a song of promise, only to end up pulling you onto the rocks. Will it be different this time?...

 2017-02-26 12:12 

The Strait Times

Singapore and Chongqing can cooperate in new areas beyond connectivity: Chan Chun Sing... +

BEIJING - Singapore and Chongqing can explore cooperating in new areas beyond connectivity, taking advantage of the city's free trade zone, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing on Sunday (Feb 26).. Read more at straitstimes....

 2017-02-26 12:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Iran's Rouhani chides critics as aide says he will seek re-election... +

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused his hardline critics of wanting to deprive Iranians of the basic joys of life and isolate the country, as an aide said he had decided to run for a second term, state media reported....

 2017-02-26 12:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Google's digital assistant comes to new Android phones... +

Alphabet Incs Google announced on Sunday that it will bring its digital assistant to smartphones running the latest versions of its Android operating system, vastly expanding its reach....

 2017-02-26 12:07 

The Strait Times

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting... +

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia on Sunday (Feb 26) released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 12:06 

The Strait Times

Football: S-League kicks off at National Stadium with plenty of drama as Albirex beat Tampines 2-1... +

SINGAPORE - Entertaining football, a 15,480-strong crowd, three red cards, a penalty retake, and three goals.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 12:05 

The Strait Times

Kim Jong Nam died 15 to 20 minutes after attack, says Malaysian minister... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Mr Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, died 15 to 20 minutes after he was attacked with the VX nerve agent, Malaysian Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam told reporters on Sunday (Feb 26).. Read more at straitstim...

 2017-02-26 12:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Kim Jong Nam suffered painful death within 20 minutes of attack: Malaysian minister... +

Kim Jong Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a 'very painful death' as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister says....

 2017-02-26 11:59 

The Strait Times

Oscars 2017: Follow the action with ST's John Lui in Los Angeles... +

It's Academy Awards night, when Hollywood honours the best films of 2016 with its golden prize called Oscar.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 11:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia find formula to exploit India weaknesses... +

Australia's utter dominance in Pune provided clear evidence that the touring side arrived in India armed with the tactics and personnel to beat the hosts at their own game in what promises to be a compelling four-test series....

 2017-02-26 11:20 

Channel NewsAsia

India hope Pune rout acts as wake-up call... +

India will be hoping that by the end of March their Pune capitulation can be viewed from the lofty heights of a seventh consecutive test series triumph as an aberration that acted as a brutal wake up call to the world's number one side....

 2017-02-26 11:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Drunk driver rammed people at Yio Chu Kang Grassroots Club; police investigating... +

The driver honked and yelled vulgarities before swerving his car and hitting six or seven people who were on the pavement, says Richard Tan, who was part of the group....

 2017-02-26 11:10 

Channel NewsAsia

This may hurt, says Hamilton as F1 gets back on track... +

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is expecting to feel the pain, no matter how much he has worked out over the winter break, when Formula One's first pre-season test starts on Monday....

 2017-02-26 10:48 

The Strait Times

Singapore agencies sign 5 pacts for Tianjin Eco-City... +

BEIJING - Singapore and China on Sunday (Feb 26) signed five pacts to cooperate on improving the infrastructure and services in Tianjin Eco-City (TEC).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 10:24 

The Strait Times

Teacher, 25, dies after collapsing at home... +

SINGAPORE - A young teacher died after collapsing in the bathroom in her home on Saturday (Feb 25) morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 10:22 

Today Online

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GNR concert-goers loved the band, hated the gig experience... +

SINGAPORE -Some50,000 people attended the Guns N' Roses show for their Not In This Lifetime tour on Saturday night (Feb 25). While most came away satisfied just by seeing the legendary band members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan in action, many said the...

 2017-02-26 10:21 

The Strait Times

NBA: Rockets explode for 22 three-pointers... +

Los Angeles (AFP) - James Harden led a balanced scoring attack with 24 points as the Houston Rockets set a league record for three-pointers with a 142-130 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 10:15 

Channel NewsAsia

No debt relief for Greece, Germany's deputy finance minister says... +

Greece must not be granted a "bail in" that would involve creditors taking a loss on their loans, Germany's deputy finance minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, reiterating the German government's opposition to debt relief for Athens....

 2017-02-26 10:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Russian opposition activist leaves jail after court scrapped conviction... +

Russia has released anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin from a Siberian prison, freeing the first person jailed under new rules that made some forms of non-violent protest a criminal offence, his lawyer told Reuters on Sunday....

 2017-02-26 10:06 

The Strait Times

Basketball: Slingers hold off Kaohsiung Truth with 84-76 win at OCBC Arena... +

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Slingers withstood a late charge from the visiting Kaohsiung Truth to record a 84-76 victory at the OCBC Arena on Sunday (Feb 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 10:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's 'King Kazu' extends record on 50th birthday... +

Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura extended his record as the oldest player to play in the J.League second division on Sunday when he celebrated his 50th birthday by starting in Yokohama FC's first game of the season against Matsumoto Yamaga....

 2017-02-26 10:03 

The Strait Times

NBA: Westbrook shines as Thunder roll over Lakers... +

Oklahoma City (AFP) - Russell Westbrook earned his 28th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder eased past the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 10:00 

The Strait Times

Singapore and China deepen cooperation to expand Chongqing's transport connectivity... +

BEIJING - Singapore and China have launched two new projects to expand Chongqing's transport links to Southeast Asia and Central Asia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 09:51 

The Strait Times

Formula One: Rookie Vandoorne not setting targets... +

England (REUTERS) - McLaren rookie Stoffel Vandoorne is keeping an open mind about his first full Formula One season because, with new regulations that could shake up the grid, he has no idea what he might be able to achieve.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2017-02-26 09:40 

The Strait Times

13 escape in latest Philippine jailbreak... +

MANILA (AFP) - Thirteen detainees facing drug charges escaped from jail on Sunday (Feb 26), the latest in a series of prison breaks in the Philippines, authorities said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-26 09:36 

The Strait Times

Golf: Fowler eyes return to winning ways at Honda Classic... +

Miami (AFP) - Rickie Fowler fired five birdies in a five-under-par 65 on Saturday to seize a four-shot lead over Tyrrell Hatton heading into the final round of the PGA Tour Honda Classic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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