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 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

S'pore must remain confident of overcoming challenges: Heng Swee Keat... +

Despite the economic turbulence, Singapore should remain confident in its ability to overcome challenges, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday after chairing a Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) meeting for the first time since his stroke in ...

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Putting Terrex issue in perspective... +

The seizure of nine Singapore Armed Forces armoured vehicles by Hong Kong Customs has produced disquiet, partly because the shipping details and reasons for detention have not been released. Going by its reputation, one would assume the shipping line that...

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

A romp in nature... +

Every Friday morning in a forested area off Dairy Farm Road, children get very, very dirty.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment... +

It is an egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed marvel, and the pride of Australia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Blues' secret payout in sex abuse case under scrutiny... +

LONDON Chelsea could face action for breaching Football Association and Premier League rules by secretly agreeing to a compensation payment to a former trainee who had alleged historical sexual abuse by their chief scout in the 1970s.. Read more at strai...

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Drought-tolerant trees save water... +

Singapore, the Garden City, is home to more than two million trees.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Gig Picks... +

Catch local rock band Plainsunset (comprisingJonathan Chan, Nizam Sukri, Helmi Abdul Rahman and Norsham Husaini), who have made their mark on the indie music scene for more than 20 years, at their final show.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Asean PMI hit as operating conditions worsen... +

Operating conditions across the Asean region worsened for manufacturers for the second straight month in November, according to a survey out yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

SMRT, 2 others charged over fatal track accident... +

Investigations are still ongoing to determine if any other individuals should be held liable for safety lapses which played a part in the on-track deaths of two SMRT workers on March 22.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

'Under threat' if opposition wins... +

These are the agencies named by Prime Minister Najib Razak and their main functions:. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Go Ahead Quote Me... +

I think hell is Instagram. I'm 90 per cent sure. We get sent to hell, we get, like, locked in the Instagram server.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Sarah Martin is new Arts House Limited CEO... +

Arts House Limited has a new chief executive officer and a bigger portfolio.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

DBSS owners should not be charged for carpark use... +

Apartment owners of Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) developments should not be charged by the Housing Board for the use of the carpark within the development as they have already paid for the construction of the multi-storey carpark by the private de...

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Disappointment for Singapore players at home Open... +

It was a disappointing start yesterday for national squash players in the men's challenger 5 category of the Old Chang Kee-Marigold Singapore Open.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

23 tricked in ZoukOut online ticket scam: Police... +

Hoping to watch his favourite DJs in action at this year's ZoukOut, Mr Benjamin Goh scoured online marketplace Carousell in October for tickets.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Foreign workers in Malaysia squeezed by ringgit slide... +

Mr Naim Ahmed, a Bangladeshi floor manager at a popular pub in Kuala Lumpur's Sri Hartamas suburb, likes the life that he has built in six years as a migrant worker in Malaysia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 21:00 

The Strait Times

Here's help in Race for robotics excellence... +

Every six months, the pieces of silicon glue used on a fan cover of an aircraft engine need to be replaced.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 20:59 

The Strait Times

Football: Hart recognises Man City career is finished... +

LONDON (REUTERS) - England goalkeeper Joe Hart recognises his Manchester City career is over for as long as Pep Guardiola is in charge and he is expecting to see out the season in Serie A with Torino.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 20:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil states relax austerity deal in defeat to Temer... +

Governors of cash-strapped Brazilian states on Thursday got President Michel Temer to bow to their demands to relax tough austerity measures, throwing the country's pledges to rebalance its depleted accounts further into doubt....

 2016-12-01 20:49 

The Strait Times

Companies leaving US will face 'consequences': Donald Trump... +

INDIANAPOLIS (AFP) - US firms that relocate abroad will be punished under Donald Trump's administration, the president-elect warned on Thursday (Dec 1) as he announced a deal with air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier to keep jobs in the country.. Rea...

 2016-12-01 20:45 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Application for Fresh Start Housing Scheme opens... +

SINGAPORE - Applications have opened for the Government's Fresh Start Housing Scheme, which aims to help vulnerable families own a two-room public housing unit and which provides financial aid and social support. Applicants must first sign up to be placed...

 2016-12-01 20:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Religious leaders urge Australia to ramp up fight against modern slavery... +

A group of prominent religious leaders urged Australia on Thursday to introduce laws to ensure forced labour is not used to produce goods sold in the country, saying ending slavery needed to be a national priority....

 2016-12-01 20:15 

Channel NewsAsia

CBS adds live NFL games to its streaming video service... +

CBS Corps All Access subscription-based streaming video service will offer live National Football League games beginning Sunday, Dec. 4, CBS said on Thursday....

 2016-12-01 20:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Many doctors use wrong test to diagnose kids' food allergies... +

Primary care doctors often use the wrong test to diagnose food allergies in children, new research shows....

 2016-12-01 20:09 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: UAE's Omar Abdulrahman named Asian player of 2016... +

Omar Abdulrahman, arguably Asia's biggest star, was crowned AFC player of the year in a glittering ceremony in his home country of United Arab Emirates on Thursday....

 2016-12-01 20:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Head injuries climb after Michigan repeals helmet law... +

After Michigan repealed its helmet law, motorcycle riders who crashed there were 24 percent less likely to be wearing protective head gear and 14 percent more likely to suffer a head injury, a new study found....

 2016-12-01 20:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Wells Fargo amends by-laws to separate chairman and CEO roles... +

Wells Fargo & Co said on Thursday its board had amended by-laws that would require it to separate the chairman and chief executive roles....

 2016-12-01 19:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Allergan CEO expects drug industry to face pricing heat from Trump... +

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could be more critical of drugmakers and their price increases than the industry expects, Allergan Inc Chief Executive Brent Saunders said on Thursday....

 2016-12-01 19:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Bolivia shuts down Colombia crash airline... +

The Bolivian charter airline behind a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia was shut down on Thursday (Dec 1), as shock grew over a harrowing recording of the pilot's final minutes without fuel....

 2016-12-01 19:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Wall Street steps into Skechers after CEO buys shares... +

Skechers USA's stock was on track for its best day in over two years on Thursday after the shoe seller's chief executive bought US$11 million worth of the beleaguered shares and a brokerage recommended it after viewing new products at a trade show....

 2016-12-01 19:32 

Channel NewsAsia

France's Hollande says he will not seek second presidential term... +

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election in 2017, a surprise move that throws the selection of a Socialist candidate wide open....

 2016-12-01 19:30 

Channel NewsAsia

LPC: US leveraged loan returns hit four-year highs as rate hikes loom... +

Floating-rate leveraged loans issued to highly indebted US companies are seeing the highest total returns in four years, propelled by a secondary loan price surge since February when prices dropped to four-year lows....

 2016-12-01 19:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Parents often give kids time-out the wrong way... +

- Most parents who use time-outs to discipline their kids don't do it in ways that can encourage better behavior, a recent U.S. study suggests....

 2016-12-01 19:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Government may increase penalties for drink driving... +

SINGAPORE - The Government will review the punishment for drink drivers who injure or kill, the police announced on Thursday (Dec 1), as it launched this year's anti drink-driving campaign. Speaking at the event held at nightclub Zouk, Senior Minister of....

 2016-12-01 19:28 

Channel NewsAsia

Kellogg's pulls ads from pro-Trump site, faces boycott... +

Kellogg's is facing a boycott organized by the Trump-aligned Breitbart News after the cereal giant decided to pull its advertising from the website....

 2016-12-01 19:19 

The Strait Times

French president Francois Hollande says he will not stand for re-election... +

PARIS (REUTERS) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday (Dec 1) he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election in 2017, a surprise move that throws the selection of a Socialist candidate wide open.. Read more at strai...

 2016-12-01 19:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Putin says Russia not 'looking for enemies'... +

President Vladimir Putin adopted a conciliatory tone to international rivals in a key speech on Thursday, saying Russia has "never looked for enemies" in the international community....

 2016-12-01 19:15 

The Strait Times

Punchlines: December 02, 2016... +

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 2016-12-01 19:10 

Channel NewsAsia

'La La Land' leads Critics Choice, wins over New York film critics... +

"La La Land," a modern-day musical love story of two struggling artists in Los Angeles, cemented its Hollywood awards season front-runner status on Thursday by simultaneously leading the nominees for Critics' Choice Awards and being named best picture by ...

 2016-12-01 19:09 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump kicks off post-election Midwest victory lap... +

Donald Trump embarks on a victory lap of Indiana and Ohio Thursday to celebrate his election victory and apparent success in brokering an agreement to keep 1,000 jobs in the Rust Belt....

 2016-12-01 19:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Yazidi sex slave uses international stage to put spotlight on trafficking... +

A Yazidi woman imprisoned and raped by Islamic State fighters said she had no idea about the scourge of human trafficking until she found herself enslaved with thousands of other women....

 2016-12-01 18:59 

Channel NewsAsia

Mexico's central bank chief resigns amid Trump turmoil... +

Mexico's central bank chief Agustin Carstens resigned Thursday, officials said, as the peso continued a decline that has accelerated since Donald Trump's victory in last month's US presidential election....

 2016-12-01 18:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Transgender Saudi man speaks out publicly for first time to help others... +

As a transgender man from Saudi Arabia, where his identity could see him jailed and flogged, Salman Al-Dukheil waited decades before speaking out about who he is - or who he was....

 2016-12-01 18:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Helicopter aid reaches 45,000 in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria - UN... +

Flying in aid workers by helicopter to remote, hard-to-reach areas previously cut off from help by Boko Haram violence across northeast Nigeria has provided more than 45,000 people with aid over the past week, the United Nations said on Thursday....

 2016-12-01 18:53 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Three killed, at least two injured after Penang expressway shooting: Reports... +

GEORGE TOWN (PENANG) Three people were shot dead Thursday (Dec 1) eveningwhile two were injured while they were travelling on an expressway in the northern Malaysian state of Penang. The identities of the dead were not known, but The Star Online......

 2016-12-01 18:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Pride but not much profit in Melania Trump's hometown... +

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States last month, the Pizzeria Rondo in Sevnica created a cake named after his wife Melania, who grew up in the Slovenian town....

 2016-12-01 18:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Fed may face unnerving shake-up under Trump administration... +

Change at the Federal Reserve could come quickly with President-elect Donald Trump's team pledging to promptly fill high-level central bank jobs and roll out a tax and fiscal plan that could rewrite policymakers' core economic assumptions....

 2016-12-01 18:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Twitter signs Philippines ad deal for NBA livestream shows... +

Twitter Inc has signed a major livestreaming deal with its first Asian partner, Globe Telecom Inc of the Philippines, for its two exclusive U.S. National Basketball Association shows, the companies said on Thursday....

 2016-12-01 18:48 

The Strait Times

Selena Gomez the master of Instagram in 2016... +

NEW YORK (AFP) - Pop star Selena Gomez dominated Instagram in 2016, enjoying more followers than any other celebrity and accounting for the site's most popular photos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-01 18:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Tunisia reports H5 bird flu in wild birds - OIE... +

Tunisia has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5 bird flu virus among wild birds in the north of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing information from the Tunisian agriculture ministry....

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