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 2016-08-24 06:04 

The Strait Times

Football: Former president Sepp Blatter in last fight against Fifa ban... +

GENEVA (AFP) - Sepp Blatter will mount his final challenge against his six-year Fifa ban on Thursday, following more than a year of scandal that saw him thrown out of football in disgrace.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 05:45 

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England won't force players to tour Bangladesh, says Morgan... +

England will not force any player to tour Bangladesh, limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said, in the wake of the July 1 attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 22 people were killed....

 2016-08-24 05:40 

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi picks former UN head Annan to lead Rakhine State body... +

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms....

 2016-08-24 05:35 

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Australian burkini designer profits from French ban... +

The Australian designer of the burkini said she has enjoyed increased sales of the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women since three French cities banned it....

 2016-08-24 05:30 

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NEA to study disposable packaging's environmental impact... +

The study will evaluate the environmental impact associated with all the stages of a disposables life cycle, says NEA....

 2016-08-24 05:29 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong's 7-Eleven chain to stop selling Chun Cui He milk tea... +

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's 7-Eleven chain is in the process of recalling all Chun Cui He milk tea from its stores across the city, after Singapore found ...

 2016-08-24 05:29 

The Strait Times

Man gets 14 months for molesting domestic worker and punching wife... +

SINGAPORE - A domestic worker used her mobile phone to record her employer's father molesting her, after he became increasingly daring and aggressive in his actions, a court heard.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 05:11 

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Thai junta rules out link between latest bombings and earlier deadly attacks... +

Thailand's military government said on Wednesday there was no connection between two bombings overnight that killed one person in the southern town of Pattani and a wave of deadly attacks on popular tourist spots in the south this month....

 2016-08-24 05:01 

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Three Asian films in top 10 of poll of 21st century's greatest movies... +

Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love is second greatest film of the 21st Century, according to critics....

 2016-08-24 05:00 

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Basketball: Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi... +

Yi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced....

 2016-08-24 04:55 

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Quake brings down buildings in central Italy, at least six believed killed... +

A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least six people believed killed....

 2016-08-24 04:49 

The Strait Times

China opposes North Korea's nuclear and missile development: Foreign Minister Wang Yi... +

TOKYO (AFP) - Beijing opposes North Korea's nuclear and missile development, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday (Aug 24), hours after Pyongyang test-launched a ballistic missile from a submarine towards Japan.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2016-08-24 04:35 

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Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain... +

Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone....

 2016-08-24 04:30 

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Community leaders, friends pay respects to S R Nathan on 2nd day of private wake... +

Politicians, friends and colleagues continue to stream in to pay their last respects to former President S R Nathan on the second day of the private wake at his home....

 2016-08-24 04:29 

The Strait Times

Patient flashes doctor during treatment at hospital in Malacca... +

MALACCA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A patient allegedly flashed a26-year-old female doctor while seeking treatment at Malacca Hospital.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 04:25 

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At least six people believed killed by Italian earthquake -RAI... +

At least six people are believed to have died following a strong earthquake in central Italy, officials told state broadcaster RAI on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 04:10 

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North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan... +

A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions....

 2016-08-24 04:10 

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Investors urge G20 nations to ratify Paris climate deal this year... +

Investors managing more than US$13 trillion (9.8 trillion pounds) of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step up efforts to shift from fossil fuels....

 2016-08-24 04:10 

The Strait Times

Man dies after being attacked in Malaysia as heated Facebook argument turns violent... +

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A heated Facebook chat between a 15-year-old schoolgirl and some friends turned deadly when one of them came looking for her together with other family members.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 04:00 

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Singapore-Africa trade relations set to deepen with new agreements... +

Trade relations between Singapore and Africa are set to deepen, with several agreements signed on Wednesday (Aug 24) at the fourth edition of the Africa Singapore Business Forum....

 2016-08-24 03:59 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Australia sets aside woes to give Rio underperformers a 'champions' welcome... +

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia set aside squabbles over under-performing athletes on Wednesday to welcome home the Rio Olympics team as heroes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 03:56 

The Strait Times

British woman killed, man hurt in stabbings in Australia... +

SYDNEY (AFP) - A young British woman was killed and a British man critically hurt after a Frenchman allegedly stabbed three people while saying ...

 2016-08-24 03:54 

The Strait Times

Singapore inks bilateral agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Wednesday (Aug 24) inked bilateral tax, investment and air services agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria at the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 03:50 

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Strong quake hits central Italy, brings down buildings... +

A strong earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, causing buildings to collapse "with reports of victims" and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets of numerous towns and cities....

 2016-08-24 03:48 

The Strait Times

Japan, China, South Korea diplomats meet after North Korea launch... +

TOKYO (AFP) - Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea held their first talks in more than a year Wednesday (Aug 24) just hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine towards Japan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 03:40 

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Children being screened for TB at Little Greenhouse preschool... +

A school spokesperson said a teacher called in sick last Thursday (Aug 18) and reported that she had been diagnosed with tuberculosis the next day....

 2016-08-24 03:39 

The Strait Times

Turkish military, US-led coalition launch operation in northern Syria: Gov't press office... +

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Turkish special forces units supported by warplanes from the United States-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants along the Turkey-Syria border, a Turkish gov...

 2016-08-24 03:34 

The Strait Times

More talent, funding needed for Singapore fintech to catch up with NY, Silicon Valley: MAS chief... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore's fintech scene needs a stronger pipeline of both talent and funding to catch up with leading ecosystems like New York and Silicon Valley, said Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon.. Read more at str...

 2016-08-24 03:30 

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Turkish military, US-led coalition launch operation in northern Syria - government press office... +

Turkish special forces units supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State militants along the Turkey-Syria border, a Turkish government press office said on Wednesday....

 2016-08-24 03:20 

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Italian town of Amatrice badly hit by quake, people under rubble - mayor... +

The central Italian town of Amatrice was badly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday, with people trapped under the rubble, the town's mayor said....

 2016-08-24 03:19 

The Strait Times

Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey amid outcry from environmentalists... +

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - It is a voyage explorers only dreamed of not so long ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 03:14 

The Strait Times

BuzzFeed splits itself into news, entertainment departments... +

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Online media outlet BuzzFeed will split itself into two new departments that will focus on news and entertainment, CEO Jonah Peretti wrote in a memo sent to employees.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 03:11 

The Strait Times

Trump accuses Clinton of Third World-style corruption over Clinton Foundation donors... +

NEW YORK (AFP) - Donald Trump on Tuesday (Aug 23) stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton, accusing her of ...

 2016-08-24 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Japanese UN peacekeepers to train for rescue missions... +

Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, the government said, potentially embroiling its troops in overseas military actions for the first time since World War Two....

 2016-08-24 03:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Colombia, FARC will announce peace deal on Wednesday: government sources... +

Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels will announce on Wednesday that they have reached a final peace agreement, three officials connected with the government negotiating team said....

 2016-08-24 03:05 

Channel NewsAsia

BuzzFeed splits itself into news, entertainment departments... +

Online media outlet BuzzFeed will split itself into two new departments that will focus on news and entertainment, CEO Jonah Peretti wrote in a memo sent to employees....

 2016-08-24 03:05 

The Strait Times

Analysts gloomy on HK exchange after Shenzhen link... +

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.'s outlook hasn't improved despite last week's official announcement of a trading link with Shenzhen, according to analysts.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 03:00 

Channel NewsAsia

China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission... +

China has showed off its first images of a rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020, which is designed to explore the planet surface for three months, state media said, the latest aim of China's ambitious space programme....

 2016-08-24 02:55 

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British woman stabbed to death at Australian hostel in possible "extremist" attack... +

A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers' hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an "extremist"; attack....

 2016-08-24 02:48 

The Strait Times

Nine in 10 construction deaths due to workers overlooking safety: Manpower Minister... +

SINGAPORE - Nine in 10 workplace deaths in construction occur because workers adopted wrong or unsafe behaviour, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 02:40 

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Magnitude 6.2 quake hits central Italy - USGS... +

A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the town of Norcia, the U.S. Geological Survey said....

 2016-08-24 02:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Team Singapore sailors back home after Rio games... +

They were welcomed at Changi Airport Terminal 3 by parents, members of the Singapore National Olympic Council's Athletes' Commission, and Ministers Tan Chuan-Jin and Grace Fu....

 2016-08-24 02:25 

The Strait Times

Samsung Electronics says Galaxy Note 7 demand beats supply... +

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday (Aug 24) that stronger-than-expected demand for the new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, suggesting strong initial sales for the premium device.. Read more at straitst...

 2016-08-24 02:11 

The Strait Times

Pokemon Go's popularity on the decline, data analysts say... +

(BLOOMBERG) - Pokemon Go is starting to lose the battle for mobile mindshare, according to Axiom Capital Management.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 02:07 

The Strait Times

Fighting cancer... +
 2016-08-24 02:05 

Channel NewsAsia

France's DCNS, builder of Australia's new submarines, suffers huge data leak... +

The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a AUS$50 billion (28.8 billion pounds) contract to build Australias next generation submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the worlds biggest defence proj...

 2016-08-24 02:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan to train peacekeepers to conduct military escort missions... +

Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, potentially embroiling its troops in overseas military actions for the first time since World War Two....

 2016-08-24 01:58 

The Strait Times

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Italy near Perugia: USGS... +

(REUTERS) - A strong 6.4 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday (Aug 24) near the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-08-24 01:56 

Channel NewsAsia

6.2-magnitude quake strikes central Italy... +

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Perugia in central Italy according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday (Aug 24)....

 2016-08-24 01:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Italy near Perugia - USGS... +

A strong 6.4 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the city of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said....

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