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 2017-03-29 16:59 

The Strait Times

Malaysia in 'sensitive' talks with North Korea after Kim Jong Nam murder: PM Najib... +

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday (March 29) his government was engaged in ...

 2017-03-29 16:55 

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 2017-03-29 16:55 

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Its over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union... +

LONDON - The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday (March 29), overturning four decades of integration with its neighbours, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that i...

 2017-03-29 16:45 

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Romanian communist-era labour colony chief jailed for 20 years... +

An 89-year-old communist-era labour prison commander faces the rest of his life in prison after Romania's top court ruled on Wednesday he must stay 20 years behind bars for murder and crimes against humanity....

 2017-03-29 16:45 

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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among US whites: study... +

Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday....

 2017-03-29 16:45 

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Tottenham's Lamela out for the season, to undergo hip surgery... +

Tottenham Hotspur's attacking midfielder Erik Lamela will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury and is set to have surgery on Saturday to rectify the persistent problem....

 2017-03-29 16:45 

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Man United's Smalling and Jones to miss West Brom game... +

Manchester United defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will miss Saturday's Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion after sustaining injuries on international duty with England....

 2017-03-29 16:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Top EU court to weigh in on luxury brands' attempts to ban online sales... +

Europe's top court will begin a landmark case on Thursday which could determine whether luxury goods companies can stop retailers from selling their products via marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay....

 2017-03-29 16:40 

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Troll for the lulz? A target of online abuse isnt amused... +

NEW YORK - One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone - and burst into tears. With mounting horror, she scanned a barrage of anti-Semitic emails from......

 2017-03-29 16:36 

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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among US whites - study... +

Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday....

 2017-03-29 16:36 

Channel NewsAsia

Santander to pay US$22 million to resolve subprime auto loan probes... +

A unit of Banco Santander SA has agreed to pay US$22 million in connection with what the attorney general in Massachusetts called a first-in-the-nation settlement involving subprime auto loan securitization....

 2017-03-29 16:34 

The Strait Times

London attacks: Vigil at scene of terror... +

LONDON (AFP) - Hundreds of people joined hands in a human chain in the heart of London on Wednesday (March 29) to pay tribute to the four people killed in a terror attack a week ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 16:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Are any fad diets good for heart health?... +

It may be tempting to latch on to the latest diet fad like juicing or going gluten-free to lose weight or achieve other health goals. But when it comes to heart health, doctors say sticking with old standbys like fruits, veggies and olive oil is still the...

 2017-03-29 16:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Estrogen for osteoporosis tied to lower risk of gum infections... +

- After menopause, women who take estrogen therapy may be less likely to develop severe oral health problems than peers who dont take hormones or other treatments for age-related bone damage, a recent study suggests....

 2017-03-29 16:20 

The Strait Times

Brexit request can be revoked, draft EU Parliament position paper says... +

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The European Parliament said in a draft position paper on Wednesday (March 29) that Brexit can be revoked.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 16:20 

Channel NewsAsia

US FDA nominee moves to untangle potential conflicts of interest... +

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if confirmed by the Senate....

 2017-03-29 16:19 

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First Zika cluster of 2017 reported at Simon Place near Kovan MRT: NEA... +

SINGAPORE Two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore have been confirmed at Simon Place near Kovan MRT station, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday (March 29). The NEA was notified of the cluster on Tuesday,......

 2017-03-29 16:15 

Channel NewsAsia

UN rights experts call on Russia to release protesters... +

United Nations human rights experts called on Russia on Wednesday to release peaceful protesters arrested across the country at the weekend and to annul any sentences already handed down....

 2017-03-29 16:10 

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South Africa's ruling party leaders split over Gordhan's fate... +

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is split at the top over whether Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should be sacked, sources said on Wednesday....

 2017-03-29 16:10 

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Singapore Children's Society to run Appropriate Adult scheme... +

The scheme will see trained volunteers accompanying suspects under 16 during police investigations....

 2017-03-29 16:09 

The Strait Times

Family of Chinese man killed by Paris police calls for calm... +

PARIS (AFP) - The family of a Chinese man shot dead by French police called for calm on Wednesday (March 29) following two nights of violent protests over his killing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 16:00 

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Movida bombers sentenced to 25 years' jail... +

KUALA LUMPUR - The two Islamic State (IS) supporters, who carried out the first terror bombing in Malaysia at the Movida night spot, have been jailed 25 years each by the High Court. In sentencing both men Imam Wahyudin Karjono, 22, and JoniusOndie @......

 2017-03-29 16:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Syrian opposition, Russia discuss reinforcing ceasefire... +

The Syrian opposition and a senior Russian diplomat agreed on Wednesday that Syria's fragile ceasefire needed to be shored up amid growing violations in the multi-sided civil war....

 2017-03-29 15:59 

Tech in Asia

Startup that turns any store into ATM raises fresh angel funding... +

SoCash wants to tie up with more banks to allow you to withdraw money from your account at any merchant and store....

 2017-03-29 15:54 

The Strait Times

Malaysia's government backs out of tabling syariah bill in Parliament... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) announced Wednesday (March 29) that it will not table in Parliament a controversial legal amendment to extend the powers of the Islamic courts, after it failed to reach a consensus among...

 2017-03-29 15:46 

The Strait Times

Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May's call for parallel talks on EU-UK ties... +

BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (March 29) snubbed British PM Theresa May's call for negotiations on the UK's exit from the European Union to run alongside talks on defining their future relationship.. Read more at stra...

 2017-03-29 15:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Figure skating - Medvedeva on track to emulate Kwan... +

A nerveless and haunting short programme by Evgenia Medvedeva kept the Russian teenager on track to become the first skater since American Michelle Kwan in 2001 to win back-to-back women's titles at the world championships on Wednesday....

 2017-03-29 15:45 

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Indonesian man found dead inside giant python... +

MANUJU (Indonesia) - An Indonesian farmer has been discovered inside the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was caught near where the man vanished while harvesting his crops, an official said on Wednesday (March 29). The body of 25-year-old A...

 2017-03-29 15:33 

The Strait Times

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize for literature at last, in Stockholm at the weekend... +

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Music icon Bob Dylan is to receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it was announced on Wednesday (March 29).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 15:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Tunisian former PM Jomaa launches 'non-ideological' political party... +

Tunisia's former Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa launched a new political party on Wednesday which he said would be non-ideological and could "restore hope for Tunisians" frustrated by the country's transition....

 2017-03-29 15:30 

Today Online

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South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blunders... +

SEOUL - From a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people in one of the country's worst......

 2017-03-29 15:26 

The Strait Times

More Coldplay tickets to go on sale on Thursday from 1pm... +

SINGAPORE - There's good news for Coldplay fans who missed out on tickets to the British bands sold-out concerts at National Stadium on Friday (March 31) and Saturday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 15:24 

Tech in Asia

Baidu’s decline: the key facts... +

Baidu's net profit fell 65 percent last year, while its market cap dropped 10 percent over the same period to US$58 billion....

 2017-03-29 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Justin Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller... +

Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act for this year's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in October....

 2017-03-29 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7... +

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s....

 2017-03-29 15:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Motor racing - Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller... +

Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act for this year's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in October....

 2017-03-29 15:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Motor racing - US GP boss says F1 should own some circuits... +

U.S. Grand Prix promoter Bobby Epstein says it would make sense for Formula One's new American owners Liberty Media to buy some circuits as part of their long-term strategic plans for the sport....

 2017-03-29 15:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Israeli police kill Palestinian woman who tried to stab them... +

Israeli paramilitary police officers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who tried to attack them with a knife outside Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, police spokesmen said....

 2017-03-29 15:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Two black women sue Fox News executive, network for racial harassment... +

Two black employees of Fox News have accused a white executive of racial harassment and the cable network of ignoring their claims of discrimination in a lawsuit filed in New York City....

 2017-03-29 15:01 

The Strait Times

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 smartphones in bid to woo back consumers... +

NEW YORK - Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, Wednesday (March 29), in a crucial period for the company as it seeks to shake off the damage done to it by the global recall of its Note7 smartphones.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2017-03-29 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Zara founder to spend US$344 million on breast cancer-screening for Spanish hospitals... +

The charitable foundation of Europe's richest man, Amancio Ortega, said on Wednesday it would spend 320 million euros (US$344 million) to acquire the latest breast cancer-screening technology for public hospitals across Spain....

 2017-03-29 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

OPEC compliance with oil curbs rises in March as UAE joins cut: survey... +

OPEC oil output is likely to fall for a third straight month in March, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as the United Arab Emirates made progress in trimming supplies while maintenance and unrest cut production in exempt nations Nigeria and Libya....

 2017-03-29 15:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Golf - Red-hot Rahm tired but ready to roll in Houston... +

Jon Rahm may have been too tired to play a full practice round this week but there was no chance the red-hot Spanish rookie was going to skip the final pre-Masters tune-up at this week's Shell Houston Open....

 2017-03-29 15:00 

The Strait Times

Six decades of EU evolution... +

BRUSSELS (AFP) - From the Treaty of Rome to the migration crisis and Brexit, here is a look at 60 years of ups and downs in the European Union.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 14:51 

The Strait Times

Cordon off stalled escalators for public safety... +

Chinatown Complex Market in Smith Street is frequented by seniors, and there are lifts and escalators for their convenience.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 14:51 

The Strait Times

Do these discounted sales really belittle women?... +

In the Sunday Times at the weekend, Ms Lydia Vasko expressed her outrage at how discounts offered on certain products on International Women's Day belittled women and reinforced gender stereotypes (Stop the stereotyping, celebrate and value women inst...

 2017-03-29 14:50 

Channel NewsAsia

FA neglects players from smaller clubs - Palace chairman... +

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was not given an England call-up because the FA is biased towards players from the more "glamorous"; Premier League clubs, according to Palace chairman Steve Parish....

 2017-03-29 14:46 

The Strait Times

Man arrested for assaulting shop owner at Cambridge Road... +

SINGAPORE - A 49-year-old man suspected of assault was arrested on Tuesday (March 28).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 14:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Activists who filmed Planned Parenthood workers charged in California... +

Two anti-abortion activists were charged in California with filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent while the pair posed as representatives of a fake company seeking to buy fetal tissue, prosecutors said....

 2017-03-29 14:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Kushner, Anbang end talks to redevelop Manhattan office tower... +

Kushner Companies, the real estate firm formerly headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said it has dropped out of talks to redevelop its flagship New York office tower with China's Anbang Insurance Group ....

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