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 2015-09-01 15:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  US university missing 'radioactive' package: Report...[ + ]

The missing shipment contains a "radioactive source for research purposes" and doesn't pose a risk - as long as the contents are not disturbed....



 2015-09-01 15:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  General Electric names Beth Comstock as vice chair...[ + ]

General Electric Co on Tuesday named Beth Comstock, a longtime marketing and communications executive who leads GE Business Innovations, as vice chair....



 2015-09-01 15:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Diversity key as Venice film festival gears up for 72nd edition...[ + ]

Final preparations were underway on the Venice Lido on Tuesday ahead of the opening day of the 72nd Venice film festival....



 2015-09-01 15:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Exclusive: Mexico withheld millions in tax refunds from P&G, Unilever, Colgate...[ + ]

Mexico's government withheld hundreds of millions of dollars intax refunds owed to Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Colgate combined as it sought to coax them and other multinationals to pay more income tax locally, according to people close to the talks....



 2015-09-01 15:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hungary to send economic migrants back to country they entered from - foreign minister...[ + ]

Hungary will register all migrants that come to the country and send economic migrants back to the state from which they entered Hungary, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told reporters on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 15:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bicycle-related injuries on the rise in US...[ + ]

Between 1998 and 2013, adult bicycling injuries rose sharply in the U.S., largely among riders over age 45, a new study shows....



 2015-09-01 15:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scotland-South African Strauss is Scottish surprise...[ + ]

Uncapped backrower Josh Strauss, who will qualify to represent Scotland on residential grounds on Sept. 19, a day after the Rugby World Cup begins, was the surprise name in coach Vern Cotter's 31-man squad on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 15:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  OPEC magazine op-ed that fueled oil rally baffles insiders...[ + ]

An OPEC publication written by the exporter group's public relations team helped oil prices jump and prompted speculation over a possible shift in output policy - to the bafflement of some OPEC insiders....



 2015-09-01 15:29   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  How Trump is winning over anti-Wall StreetRepublicans...[ + ]

WASHINGTON - It may sound absurd that a super-rich real estate mogul who peddles opulence is enticing voters who are fed up with the finance community. And yet a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll reveals that a whopping 65 per cent of.....



 2015-09-01 15:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  'We love Germany!', cry relieved refugees at Munich station...[ + ]

Women and children were among the hundreds who had travelled on foot, by boat, bus and train, fleeing war in countries including Syria and Somalia in recent weeks and months....



 2015-09-01 15:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq...[ + ]

Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances....



 2015-09-01 15:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Macau casino revenue plunges, govt to rein in fiscal spending...[ + ]

HONG KONG Gambling revenue in Macau dropped 35.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, sliding for fifteen months in a row - more evidence of a deepening downturn that prompted the territory's government to announce on Tuesday (Sept 1) it would tighten...



 2015-09-01 15:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Stomping on Hadi-Najib photos not part of rally, says Bersih 2.0...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - The Bersih 2.0 steering committee sought to distance the electoral reform group today from several individuals who had stepped on images of Prime Minister Najib Razak and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, said to have taken place during the.....



 2015-09-01 15:17   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Sporeans need to be freed from political net-trap: WPs Low...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Talented working professionals in Singapore should be freed from the "political net-trap", so they will no longer have to worry about being politically correct when they make decisions and the reactions of political leaders, said Workers' Part...



 2015-09-01 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Spanish police search house of train gunman's family...[ + ]

Spanish police on Tuesday searched the family home of a suspected Islamist gunman disarmed by passengers on an international train last month, and television footage showed them carrying away items in cardboard boxes....



 2015-09-01 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Icelanders tell government to take in more Syrian refugees...[ + ]

Four percent of Iceland's population has joined a Facebook page seeking to have the country take in more people escaping the Syrian conflict, prompting the government to consider it....



 2015-09-01 15:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year...[ + ]

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching,...



 2015-09-01 15:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Civilians pay heavy price in Yemen's Taiz, health care collapses - UN...[ + ]

Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in the past two weeks in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz where a collapsing health care service and outbreak of dengue fever are compounding a dire humanitarian situation, the United Nations said on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 15:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Global factory growth at two-year low - PMI...[ + ]

Global factory activity expanded at its weakest pace in just over two years last month, even though discounted prices did drive a modest upturn in new orders, a business survey showed on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 15:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Government now more responsive: WP's Low Thia Khiang...[ + ]

Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang says the Government is now more sensitive to the needs and struggles of the people - a sign of Singapore "moving Towards A First World Parliament"....



 2015-09-01 15:06   

Channel NewsAsia

  Second foreigner held over Bangkok bomb as police target network...[ + ]

Fresh arrest warrants are also out for three new suspects, though the motive for the shrine attack remains shrouded in mystery....



 2015-09-01 15:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nigeria's ex-security adviser pleads not guilty on weapons charge...[ + ]

Nigeria's former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday to a charge of illegally possessing weapons including assault rifles and bulletproof vehicles....



 2015-09-01 15:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Wyles leads established US squad into World Cup...[ + ]

There were no surprises in the United States World Cup squad announced on Tuesday as coach Mike Tolkin named the same 31 players who had been selected for the country's three warm-up matches...



 2015-09-01 14:57   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  NSP wants to put troubles behind and focus on GE...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has put behind the events that troubled them in the past few weeks and is focus on its "looming battle" that is the General Elections, the party's new acting secretary-general Lim Tean said today (Sept 1). M...



 2015-09-01 14:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple explores move into original programming business - Variety...[ + ]

Apple Inc is looking to move into the original programming business to compete with video streaming companies such as Netflix Inc , Variety reported on Monday....



 2015-09-01 14:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Millions of India's workers threaten 24-hour strike...[ + ]

Unions are demanding the government dump plans to sell off stakes in state-run companies to boost the public purse and to shutter unproductive factories....



 2015-09-01 14:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sri Lanka's Sirisena promises new era of clean government...[ + ]

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday promised a new era of clean government, capitalising on a strong voter mandate for a government of national unity to pursue economic and political reforms....



 2015-09-01 14:39   

Channel NewsAsia

  Critics vote 'Mad Max' best movie of the year...[ + ]

The action movie, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, is the fourth film in the apocalyptic adventure franchise....



 2015-09-01 14:37   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  GE 2015: Parties send representatives to apply for election rally site permits...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Hours after the morning frenzy at the Nomination Centres ended, political parties began sending their representatives to apply for permits for election rally sites. From 2pm to 4pm today (Sept 1), representatives from the People's Action Party...



 2015-09-01 14:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kuwait charges 26 suspects over arms cache, alleges Iran link...[ + ]

Kuwait has charged 26 people with possessing weapons and having contacts with Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in order to plot attacks against the Gulf state....



 2015-09-01 14:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  FDA issues warning letters to five caffeine distributors...[ + ]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, its latest step in curtailing ingestion of the stimulant in its pure form....



 2015-09-01 14:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cyclist Rogers finally receives Athens bronze 11 years on...[ + ]

Australian cyclist Michael Rogers was officially awarded an Olympic bronze medal on Monday - 11 years after the ride in which he earned it....



 2015-09-01 14:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scotland-South African Strauss is Scottish surprise...[ + ]

Uncapped backrower Josh Strauss, who will qualify to represent Scotland on residential grounds on Sept. 19, a day after the Rugby World Cup begins, was the surprise name in coach Vern Cotter's 31-man squad on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 14:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  US manufacturing sector growth slows in August - ISM...[ + ]

The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in August to its weakest in over two years, according to an industry report released on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 14:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  US construction spending rises to seven-year high...[ + ]

- U.S. construction spending rose in July to the highest level in just over seven years as private outlays surged, providing another sign of solid economic momentum at the start of the third quarter....



 2015-09-01 14:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Wall St. falls sharply after weak China data...[ + ]

Wall Street opened sharply lower on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth....



 2015-09-01 14:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Southampton sign defender Van Dijk from Celtic...[ + ]

Southampton have signed defender Virgil van Dijk from Celtic on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 14:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore Navy disrupts sea robbery, 3 arrested...[ + ]

The Republic of Singapore Navy worked with the Indonesian and Malaysian navies to apprehend the suspects, who had fled to Indonesian waters after sighting the RSN's RSS Resilience. ...



 2015-09-01 14:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan prepares for next big quake in annual drill...[ + ]

More than 1.6 million people took part in Japan's Disaster Prevention Day on Tuesday (Sep 1), a yearly event marking the anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923....



 2015-09-01 14:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Wall Street open lower on weak China factory data...[ + ]

Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday after China's weak factory data heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy....



 2015-09-01 14:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  GE 2015: Election posters go up...[ + ]

As nominations close, campaigning gets under way with political parties putting up posters and banners ahead of the Sep 11 General Election....



 2015-09-01 13:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iceland and Wales close to a place in Euro 2016...[ + ]

Iceland could qualify for their first major finals and be joined in next year's Euro 2016 championship by Wales, England, Italy, Sweden and Austria, among others, if results go to form in qualifiers over the next week....



 2015-09-01 13:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  US factory sector grows at slowest pace since Oct. 2013 in Aug - Markit...[ + ]

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed to its weakest pace in almost two years in August, according to an industry report released on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 13:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sanofi, Regeneron say new cholesterol drug data positive...[ + ]

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday that a study into their new cholesterol-lowering drug, Praluent, showed promising results....



 2015-09-01 13:41   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  PAP fires salvo at SDP rivals in Holland-Bukit Timah...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Hours after the General Election campaign for 2015 kicked off in earnest, the People's Action Party (PAP) team in Holland-Bukit Timah has fired its first salvo at its challengers from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). Noting that the SDP t...



 2015-09-01 13:37   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Thailand arrests second foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe...[ + ]

BANGKOK - Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. The Aug. 17 attack on a Bangkok Hindu shrine killed 20 people and injured more than 100.......



 2015-09-01 13:34   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ukraine reels from clashes as third policeman dies...[ + ]

It was the worst unrest in Kiev since a bloody uprising ousted a Moscow-backed president in early 2014, unleashing a separatist insurgency in the industrial east that has killed thousands of people....



 2015-09-01 13:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Crystal Palace's Murray signs for Bournemouth...[ + ]

Bournemouth have signed forward Glenn Murray from Crystal Palace on a three-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday....



 2015-09-01 13:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Turkey's G20 presidency becomes casualty of political turmoil...[ + ]

When Turkey took over the helm of the G20 this year, it hoped to promote an image of an emerging economic power forging a strategy to tackle sluggish global growth and giving low-income nations a stronger voice....



 2015-09-01 13:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Canada officially falls into recession...[ + ]

The country saw its weakest results since the 2008 financial crisis....




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