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 2016-09-26 07:14 

The Strait Times

Anti-Trump campaign hits Mexico City... +

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 2016-09-26 07:12 

The Strait Times

Golf: Moore receives last US captain's spot in Ryder Cup... +

(AFP) - US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love named Ryan Moore on Sunday as his final captain's pick to the American squad that will meet holders Europe starting on Friday at Hazeltine.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 07:00 

Today Online

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Japan's Emperor Akihito to host lunch for PM Lee... +

TOKYO Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching will be hosted to lunch by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Tuesday (Sept 27), as part of Mr Lee's official visit to Japan this week. The lunch will be held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo....

 2016-09-26 06:52 

The Strait Times

Philippines reports first Zika pregnancy case... +

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines on Monday (Sept 26) reported its first known case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus that threatens unborn babies, as authorities warned people to avoid mosquitos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 06:52 

Channel NewsAsia

Micron opens expanded flash memory facility in Singapore... +

Located at North Coast Drive, the Fab 10 facility was expanded at a cost of around US$4 billion dollars (S$5.4 billion), which will be spread over a number of years....

 2016-09-26 06:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Spanish police arrest two accused of supporting Islamist militants... +

Spanish police have arrested two Moroccan men accused of supporting Islamist militants and potentially planning an attack on European soil, the Interior Ministry said on Monday....

 2016-09-26 06:49 

The Strait Times

The US presidential debate: What you need to know... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US presidential debate, a combat of titans pitting the Democrat Hillary Clinton against the Republican Donald Trump, is sure to be a major moment in the campaign, with just six weeks left before the Nov 8 election.. Read more at str...

 2016-09-26 06:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quake... +

Japan's southern Okinawa island and a chain of neighbouring islands were shaken on Monday by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injury....

 2016-09-26 06:43 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines reports first Zika pregnancy case... +

The Philippines on Monday (Sep 26) reported its first known case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus that threatens unborn babies, as authorities warned people to avoid mosquitos....

 2016-09-26 06:35 

Channel NewsAsia

India claim three wickets to inch closer to win... +

India stood three wickets away from a comprehensive victory against New Zealand after pace bowler Mohammed Shami's two-wicket burst reduced the tourists to 205 for seven at lunch on the final day of the first test on Monday....

 2016-09-26 06:25 

Today Online

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Golfs first major superstar Arnold Palmer dies at 87... +

LOS ANGELES - Golfer Arnold Palmer, whose skill and swashbuckling style made him one of the biggest stars in the sport and helped him became a beloved figure to the general public, died on Sunday (Monday morning, Singapore time). He was 87. The United Sta...

 2016-09-26 06:21 

The Strait Times

Man jailed 12 years for stabbing lover to death after victim avoided calls, said he was 'not gay'... +

SINGAPORE - A hairstylist decided to kill his lover of eight years after the latter avoided his calls and told him he was ...

 2016-09-26 06:20 

Today Online

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Republic sets sights on more flights between Singapore and Japan... +

TOKYO Singapore is seeking to expandits air services agreement with Japan, which Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo said would benefit both countries'economies. An expanded agreement would bring about more passenger services and......

 2016-09-26 06:20 

Channel NewsAsia

US country singer Jean Shepard dead at 82... +

Jean Shepard, who played a pioneering role for women in country music and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, died on Sunday at age 82, the Nashville Tennessean reported....

 2016-09-26 06:18 

The Strait Times

Shark mauls teenage surfer in Australia... +

SYDNEY (AFP) - A shark attacked a 17-year-old surfing off Australia's east coast on Monday (Sept 26) leaving him in hospital with a hip injury, police said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 06:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Mourinho's pre-match message inspired United - Smalling... +

Manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match message of embracing the occasion of playing in front of a packed Old Trafford crowd inspired Manchester United to a 4-1 rout of Premier League champions Leicester City, defender Chris Smalling has said....

 2016-09-26 06:07 

The Strait Times

Bank of Japan to use every possible tool to hit price goal, says chief Kuroda... +

OSAKA (REUTERS) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday (Sept 26) the central bank stood ready to use every possible policy tool to achieve its 2 per cent inflation target.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 06:05 

Today Online

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Singapores BandLab to buy 49% stake of Rolling Stone... +

SINGAPORE - There comes a time when even Mr Jann Wenner needs a little help from his friends. After a five-decade run full of interviews with pop stars and presidents, the founder of Rolling Stone is selling 49 per cent of the iconic magazine to an Asian....

 2016-09-26 05:50 

The Strait Times

5.7-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Okinawa and neighbouring islands... +

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's southern Okinawa island and a chain of neighbouring islands were shaken on Monday (Sept 26) by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage...

 2016-09-26 05:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Shark mauls teenage surfer in Australia... +

A shark attacked a 17-year-old surfing off Australia's east coast on Monday leaving him in hospital with a hip injury, police said....

 2016-09-26 05:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quake... +

Japan's southern Okinawa island and a chain of neighbouring islands were shaken on Monday by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injury....

 2016-09-26 05:29 

The Strait Times

Dr Mahathir's meeting with the King: The Star columnist... +

Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad got his wish but he did not get his way when he met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to hand over his Citizens' Declaration.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 05:25 

The Strait Times

Cyberheist saga rages: Philippine Daily Inquirer editorial... +

In its editorial on Sept 26, the paper says it remains a shame that the Philippines will be returning only a small portion of money stolen from an impoverished nation like Bangladesh.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 05:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Coach Gisdol replaces Labbadia at strugglers Hamburg... +

Struggling Hamburg SV have appointed Markus Gisdol as their new coach, hours after sacking Bruno Labbadia in the wake of a fourth straight Bundesliga defeat....

 2016-09-26 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore manufacturing output up 0.1% in August after July slump... +

Excluding biomedical manufacturing, manufacturing output grew 2.3 per cent year-on-year,according to data released by the Economic Development Board....

 2016-09-26 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Colombia to sign peace with Marxist rebels, ending 52-year war... +

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will sign a deal on Monday ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, stymied the economy and made Colombia a byword for violence....

 2016-09-26 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

US network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help... +

A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating Julys failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to s...

 2016-09-26 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Injured Craig out of India series, NZ recall Patel... +

New Zealand's Mark Craig has been ruled out of the rest of the test series against India because of a side strain and will be replaced in the squad by fellow off-spinner Jeetan Patel, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday....

 2016-09-26 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate showdown... +

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history....

 2016-09-26 05:09 

The Strait Times

Nanyang neighbourhood rolls out Pay It Forward programme, local 'art gallery' scheme... +

SINGAPORE - Every morning, Mr Jumain Sedut, 59, will sip a kopi at the coffee shop near his house and watch the sun rise.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 05:05 

Today Online

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Tudor said to close Singapore trading desk amid global job cuts... +

SINGAPORE - Tudor Investment Corp, the US$11 billion (S$15 billion) hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, has closed its Singapore trading desk as part of a global shakeup, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm still has sta...

 2016-09-26 05:04 

The Strait Times

Woman pleads guilty to letting boyfriend abuse her baby, who suffered a broken skull... +

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old woman pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 26) to two charges of letting her boyfriend to abuse her then one-year-old son, who suffered a broken skull after being pushed off a bed by him on one occasion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 05:02 

The Strait Times

Singapore manufacturing output inches up 0.1% in August, below expectations... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore's industrial production in August edged up 0.1 per cent from a year ago, after contracting 3.6 per cent in July, figures from the Singapore Economic Development Board showed on Monday (Sept 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 04:45 

The Strait Times

Singapore is only Asian economy to suffer contraction in nominal GDP in Q2: BNP Paribas... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore's economy is the only one in Asia experiencing a contraction in nominal gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year, French bank BNP Paribas noted in a report released on Monday (Sept 26).. Read more at strait...

 2016-09-26 04:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Scope to upgrade Singapore-Japan air services agreement: Josephine Teo... +

Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Transport says one reason for this is because slot capacity at Japan's airports, such as Narita, have improved....

 2016-09-26 04:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand mulls tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms... +

Thailand is studying plans for tougher tax collection rules governing internet and technology firms, according to the head of the country's Revenue Department....

 2016-09-26 04:07 

The Strait Times

Malaysian employees sacked over Pokemon Go... +

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 2016-09-26 04:00 

Today Online

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TODAY's morning briefing for Sept 26... +

Good morning! What's on the calendar today: PM Lee Hsien Loong embarks on official visit to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to push for early ratification of TPP trade pact For our top 10 reads this AM, head......

 2016-09-26 03:52 

The Strait Times

Japan scrambles jets as China makes show of force in key strait... +

(BLOOMBERG) - Japan scrambled jets on Sunday (Sept 25) after a fleet of Chinese aircraft flew into a strategically important strait near disputed islands in the East China Sea.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 03:46 

The Strait Times

Restraint system for prams, dual-speed escalators among changes to make Singapore public transport more family-friendly... +

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority is working with the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, and Nanyang Polytechnic, to design a restraint system for prams on buses.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 03:45 

Channel NewsAsia

A league of their own: Rohingya footballers tackle prejudice in Malaysia... +

Racing from one end of the football pitch to another, the players in bright yellow and pink jerseys pass the ball between them, weaving around their opponents, tackling each other and occasionally, committing a foul....

 2016-09-26 03:40 

Channel NewsAsia

More family-friendly features mooted for Singapore's transport system... +

A design to allow open prams on buses, nursing rooms at bus interchanges and integrated transport hubs as well as dual-speed escalators and travellators among features being considered by LTA....

 2016-09-26 03:39 

The Strait Times

Male Singapore citizens and residents born from September to December 1999 to register for National Service... +

SINGAPORE - Male citizens and permanent residents whose birth date falls from September to December 1999 can register themselves for their National Service obligations starting next Wednesday (Oct 5).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 03:39 

The Strait Times

Ousted Thai leader Yingluck hits back at junta after S$1.37 billion fine... +

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called for fairness and said Thailand's military junta should treat her the same way the generals treat their allies accused of wrongdoing, after a state-appointed committee recommended s...

 2016-09-26 03:39 

The Strait Times

Chinese bondholders face heavy losses as metal producer folds... +

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - State-owned Guangxi Non-Ferrous Metals Group has been forced into liquidation after restructuring attempts failed, in an unprecedented move that underlines the risks facing domestic Chinese bondholders, IFR said.. Read more at strait...

 2016-09-26 03:37 

The Strait Times

Beware of bogus websites offering Etihad Airways plane tickets for doing survey... +

SINGAPORE - Bogus websites have been offering Etihad Airways plane tickets in return for participating in a survey, the United Arab Emirates airline warned on Monday (Sept 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 03:33 

The Strait Times

Khaw Boon Wan in Canada for aviation forum... +

SINGAPORE - Co-ordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan is leading a Singapore delegation to an aviation forum in Canada from Monday (Sept 26) to Oct 7.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-09-26 03:33 

The Strait Times

Today in Pictures, Sept 26, 2016... +

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 2016-09-26 03:25 

Channel NewsAsia

All Blacks winger Milner-Skudder out until next year... +

All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder has conceded that his recovery from shoulder surgery will prevent him from playing again until next year's Super Rugby competition....

 2016-09-26 03:24 

The Strait Times

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump neck-and-neck before first debate... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The lengthy US presidential campaign is careening towards a 90-minute showdown with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squaring off in their first televised debate as they sit nearly neck-and-neck in the polls.. Read m...

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