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 2016-07-27 11:01 

The Strait Times

2m-long python found in drain near Ang Mo Kio coffee shop... +

SINGAPORE - A 2m-long reticulated python was found near a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio on Tuesday (July 26) morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 11:00 

The Strait Times

Ex-tour guide Yang Yin does U-turn and decides to continue with trial to show more evidence... +

SINGAPORE - In another mid-trial twist, former China tour guide Yang Yin, who is facing two charges of misappropriating $1.1 million belonging to an elderly widow, on Wednesday (July 27) said he had changed his mind and would not be pleading guilty.. Read...

 2016-07-27 10:55 

Channel NewsAsia

UN calls for humanitarian truce in Yemen's Taiz province... +

The United Nations called for a humanitarian truce in the Yemeni province of Taiz after government forces captured a town from Iran-allied Houthi militia in heavy fighting that has spurred allegations of war crimes....

 2016-07-27 10:55 

Channel NewsAsia

TV punditry appeals more to ex-players than coaching - FA chief... +

Lucrative broadcasting jobs is one of the reasons the Football Association (FA) is struggling to attract former England players into coaching, chief executive Martin Glenn has said....

 2016-07-27 10:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Barcelona capture Portugal's Gomes from Valencia... +

Barcelona have completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia on a five-year contract, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday....

 2016-07-27 10:52 

The Strait Times

Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe... +

PARIS (AFP) - Ground controllers bid a final farewell Wednesday (July 27) to robot lab Philae, cutting communications after a year-long silence with the tiny probe hurtling through space on the surface of a comet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 10:51 

The Strait Times

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 2016-07-27 10:50 

Channel NewsAsia

China's Table tennis tough selection highlights likely domination... +

China's table tennis team travel to Rio de Janeiro under a cloud of controversy as fans lament that even being the world champion does not guarantee a coveted Olympic singles spot in one of the world's most competitive sporting teams....

 2016-07-27 10:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil look to end wait for elusive gold... +

There are 28 sports at the Olympics but many home fans will be happy if the hosts win just one as their young soccer team seek to finally secure the only international title that has so far eluded Brazil....

 2016-07-27 10:45 

Channel NewsAsia

South American riders gain ground in Rio... +

In a sport long dominated by Europeans, South American riders will be out in force at the continent's first Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro's Deodoro area next month....

 2016-07-27 10:45 

Channel NewsAsia

China poised to extend weightlifting dominance... +

Weightlifting powerhouse China is set to extend its dominance in Rio de Janeiro after topping the medal table at every Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games....

 2016-07-27 10:45 

Today Online

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Man fell overboard after 'incident' involving OBS boat... +

SINGAPORE - A man fell overboard after an "incident" involving an Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) boat and a small fishing boat occurred near the Punggol Point Jetty on Sunday morning (July 24). The OBS boat was departing Punggol Jetty towards Pulau Ubin on...

 2016-07-27 10:45 

The Strait Times

NSF gets reformative training for robbing 2 women of $5,500 with accomplices... +

SINGAPORE - The fourth person in a robbery case was sentenced to reformative training on Wednesday (July 27) for robbing two women of cash and property totalling more than $5,000 last November.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 10:41 

The Strait Times

Ex-premier Abhisit turns on Thai junta's draft charter... +

BANGKOK (AFP) - A former prime minister whose party supported Thailand's last coup lambasted the junta's new constitution on Wednesday (July 27) before a referendum on it, a rare blow to the army from within its own political camp.. Read more at s...

 2016-07-27 10:40 

Channel NewsAsia

China allows citizens to film police amid brutality fears... +

The decision comes after rising national outrage and fears of police brutality in China, sparked two months ago bythe death of a Beijing resident allegedly due to police brutality....

 2016-07-27 10:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Kerry: US avoiding 'confrontation' in sea row... +

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington wanted to avoid "confrontation" in the South China Sea, after an international tribunalrejectedBeijing's claims to most of the waters....

 2016-07-27 10:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Anthem profit beats estimates as Medicaid memberships rise... +

U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc reported a better-than-expected profit as enrolments rose in its Medicaid plans, which cater to low-income Americans....

 2016-07-27 10:36 

Channel NewsAsia

Morocco arrests 52 suspected militants, foils several attacks... +

Morocco said on Wednesday (Jul 27) that it had arrested 52 suspected militants inspired by Islamic State and that it had foiled several attacks in the North African kingdom by seizing weapons and bomb-making materials....

 2016-07-27 10:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Emirates FA Cup to have fourth substitution as part of trial... +

A fourth substitute will be allowed for the quarter-final, semi-final and final matches during extra time in the 2016-17 season's Emirates FA Cup, announced the Football Association on Wednesday (Jul 27)....

 2016-07-27 10:34 

The Strait Times

Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off looming executions... +

CILACAP, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesia will be ...

 2016-07-27 10:31 

Channel NewsAsia

Asia stocks stutter but Tokyo soars on stimulus... +

Japanese and European shares soared on Wednesday (Jul 27) after Tokyo launched a massive stimulus package to kickstart the economy, but other Asian markets were more subdued as the Federal Reserve wraps up a key policy meeting....

 2016-07-27 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Kremlin says allegations it hacked U.S. Democratic Party 'made-up horror stories'... +

"Moscow is at pains to avoid any words that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference in the election process," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters....

 2016-07-27 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

It's mind over matter in the PGA Championship for Scott... +

Battling nerves will be the biggest challenge for Adam Scott in this week's PGA Championship, as the Australian golfer looks to add to his sole major victory at the 2013 Masters....

 2016-07-27 10:29 

The Strait Times

Football: Huge price tag doesn't make me automatic United choice, admits Mkhitaryan... +

(REUTERS) - Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan acknowledges that his hefty price tag does not guarantee him a starting place at Manchester United and is prepared to fight for a spot in manager Jose Mourinho's first team.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 10:28 

The Strait Times

Traffic Police clerk jailed for graft and passing accident victims' contact details to law firm... +

SINGAPORE - A clerk with the Traffic Police investigation branch who disclosed contact details of 23 accident victims to an executive at a law firm in exchange for cash was jailed for 18 weeks on Wednesday (July 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 10:22 

The Strait Times

Man killed by multiple shots near KL shopping mall... +

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man was shot to death near a shopping mall in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Setapak on Wednesday (July 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 10:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Jokowi's reshuffle a solid boost to Indonesias economic and political outlook... +

In this commentary article, Wellian Wiranto of OCBC says that the cabinet reshuffle that has taken place in Indonesia today is likely to be seen by markets as a positive move....

 2016-07-27 10:20 

Today Online

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Wish granted: 6-year-old boy gets to be a garbage man for a day... +

SACRAMENTO - Ethan Dean has always dreamt of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house. On Tuesday (July 26), the six-year-old with cystic fibrosis got his wish, riding sho...

 2016-07-27 10:17 

The Strait Times

Football: Rodriguez staying at Real, Pogba still a target, says Zidane... +

(REUTERS) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has ended speculation regarding the future of Colombian football international James Rodriguez by confirming the 25-year-old winger will remain at the club.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 10:15 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Indonesia names controversial ex-general security minister... +

JAKARTA A controversial former military chief accused of atrocities during Indonesia's brutal occupation of East Timor was appointed the country's top security minister on Wednesday (July 27), with activists calling it a step backwards for human......

 2016-07-27 10:13 

The Strait Times

Obama to step up to bat for ex-rival Clinton in Democratic convention speech... +

PHILADELPHIA (AFP) - President Barack Obama steps onto the Democratic convention stage on Wednesday (July 27) to champion former political foe Hillary Clinton, defend his own legacy and bury Donald Trump's chances of reaching the White House.. Read mo...

 2016-07-27 10:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Yang Yin says not pleading guilty to criminal breach of trust after all... +

On Wednesday (Jul 27), when asked by the District Judge to confirm his decision, Yang said through an interpreter that he would not plead guilty as there was much evidence yet to be shown....

 2016-07-27 10:10 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Japan knife attacker grins before cameras... +

TOKYO - A Japanese man who admitted to murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned to news cameras on Wednesday (July 27) before being questioned over the country's worst killing spree in decades. The 26-year-old reportedly said he.....

 2016-07-27 10:05 

Channel NewsAsia

No aim to 'perpetuate military rule' with Thai charter; ex-PM rejects it... +

A constitution that Thailand will decide on in a referendum next month is not aimed at perpetuating military rule, an official who helped write it said on Wednesday, as a former premier from a pro-establishment party rejected the draft charter....

 2016-07-27 10:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Ex-premier Abhisit turns on Thai junta's draft charter... +

Abhisit Vejjajiva, who was appointed prime minister from 2008-2011, leads the Democrats, Thailand's second biggest party....

 2016-07-27 10:00 

The Strait Times

Japan mass killing sparks debate: Why didn't the system prevent it?... +

TOKYO (REUTERS) - A day after the mass murder of 19 people at a facility for the disabled, many shocked Japanese were questioning why the suspect was discharged after just two weeks from a hospital to which he'd been forcibly committed under mental he...

 2016-07-27 10:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

North Korea floats propaganda leaflets in river for 1st time... +

SEOUL - South Korea on Wednesday (July 27) accused rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets down a river in the first such incident. South Korea's military discovered dozens of plastic bags, each carrying about 20 leaflets, near the estuary of.....

 2016-07-27 10:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Last edition of Car-Free Sunday pilot to take place on Jul 31... +

Since the launch of the Car-Free Sunday pilot this February, thousands of people have participated in the event as well as various supporting programmes and activities, says URA....

 2016-07-27 09:56 

The Strait Times

SGX Q4 profit down 20.1%, full year earnings stable; announces final dividend of 13 cents... +

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Exchange (SGX) reported a drop in revenue and profit for its fiscal fourth quarter, resulting in flat full year earnings growth, the bourse announced on Wednesday (July 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 09:55 

Channel NewsAsia

MSF sounds alarm on northeast Nigeria, calls for food pipeline... +

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday that Nigerian children are dying at high rates from malnutrition and disease in a growing humanitarian emergency in the northeast....

 2016-07-27 09:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Triathlon - All six Russians cleared to compete at Rio... +

All six athletes in Russia's triathlon squad have been cleared to compete at next month's Rio Olympics, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) said on Wednesday....

 2016-07-27 09:53 

The Strait Times

Golf: Women's British Open set for latest Ko-Henderson battle... +

WOBURN, England (AFP) - Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson - ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the world - are two teenagers enjoying the time of their lives in women's golf ahead of the Women's British Open on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-07-27 09:52 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Bouchard in spotlight as Muguruza withdraws from Montreal... +

MONTREAL (AFP) - Home-grown hero Eugenie Bouchard reached the second round of the WTA Rogers Cup hard-court tennis tournament in Montreal with a dramatic three-set victory on Tuesday, lending a little star-power as the event lost French Open champion Garb...

 2016-07-27 09:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Netanyahu defends war record after protest by bereaved parents... +

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended his leadership in the build-up to the 2014 war in Gaza after protests by parents of soldiers killed....

 2016-07-27 09:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Ahead of Olympics, Brazilians map neglected favelas to boost business... +

With a reputation for being "no go" areas, Rio de Janeiro's favelas are an unlikely attraction for visitors but a project to map the city's slums aims to draw in business from some of the thousands of spectators expected at the Olympic Games....

 2016-07-27 09:50 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Australian woman finds napping seal in cemetery toilet... +

SYDNEY - A woman using the toilets at a local cemetery in Australia had the fright of her life after finding a large fur seal napping in the cubicle. The discovery of the 120kg animal was even more surprising as he was half a kilometre from the nearest......

 2016-07-27 09:45 

Channel NewsAsia

India's farmers seize offer of free registration of land sold on 'plain paper'... +

When the Indian state of Telangana announced a three-week window for free registration of land that had exchanged hands via handwritten notes on plain paper, the offer triggered more than a million applications....

 2016-07-27 09:45 

Channel NewsAsia

China Southern unit, Xiamen Airlines, to buy Boeing jets for US$1.4 billion... +

China Southern Airlines said on Wednesday its subsidiary, Xiamen Airlines, had signed an agreement to buy six airplanes from Boeing Co worth US$1.4 billion at list prices....

 2016-07-27 09:42 

The Strait Times

Peer-support programme for job-hunting PMEs gets a boost... +

SINGAPORE - About 100 job-seeking professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) have joined a peer-support programme by the labour movement to help them get through the challenges of being unemployed. The number has been rising steadily over the past year...

 2016-07-27 09:35 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Grain drain, Laos sand mining damaging the Mekong... +

Vientiane (Laos) - Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos' section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement - a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the capital. But the hollowing out of the riverbed is also...

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