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 2014-09-19 08:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  Philippines pulls out Golan peacekeepers early as security worsens...

The Philippines has pulled its peacekeepers from the Golan Heights ahead of schedule amid worsening security there, a military spokesman said on Friday (Sep 19)....



 2014-09-19 08:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Say no to horns: Singapore Zoo launches rhino conservation campaign...

The month-long campaign aims to raise awareness about the plight of the wild rhinoceros. Visitors are encouraged to donate their nail clippings as a symbolic gesture in support of the conservation effort....



 2014-09-19 08:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets...

Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said Friday (Sep 19)....



 2014-09-19 08:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Malaysian sentenced to 10 months' jail for Woodlands Checkpoint breach...

Tan Chu Seng was given a custodial sentence and a fine of S$1,400 to "send a strong message" that such offences must be dealt with seriously....



 2014-09-19 08:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Airlines suspend flights to violence-hit Yemen capital...

International airlines have suspended flights to Yemen's main airport for 24 hours due to weeks of clashes between rebels and Islamist fighters near the capital, authorities said. ...



 2014-09-19 08:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum...

Scotland rejected independence on Friday (Sep 19) in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but paved the way for a major transfer of powers away from London....



 2014-09-19 07:44   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  More career progression options for early childhood sector...

SINGAPORE - After several years teaching at a childcare centre, Ms Kartini Sudirman felt frustrated with her career options - stay a teacher, or become a principal. Today (Sept 19), in the latest move to address long-standing complaints on the lack of car...



 2014-09-19 07:38   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Singapore’s offshore Renminbi hub ambition enhanced...

SINGAPORE - The Republic's position as a key offshore Renminbi (RMB) market has received a boost with the launch of a new foreign exchange (FX) futures contract on the yuan. This is part of a suite of Asian currency futures that will also include the......



 2014-09-19 07:14   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian Games to open 'Gangnam Style'...

"Gangnam Style" singer Psy will headline the Incheon Asian Games opening ceremony on Friday (Sep 19)  as one of the world's biggest sports events kicks off in a blaze of music and colour....



 2014-09-19 06:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Philippines pulls Golan peacekeepers early as security worsens...

The Philippines has pulled its peacekeepers from the Golan Heights ahead of schedule amid worsening security there, a military spokesman said on Friday (Sep 19)....



 2014-09-19 06:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  China troops withdraw from India border as Xi visit ends...

Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said on Friday (Sep 19), as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare summit in New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier....



 2014-09-19 06:43   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan downgrades economic assessment as PM promises reform...

Japan on Friday (Sep 19) downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo's April sales tax hike....



 2014-09-19 06:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot against pope in Albania...

Warnings that the Islamic State organisation may be plotting to attack Pope Francis during his visit to mostly-Muslim Albania on Sunday (Sep 21) have been shrugged off by the Vatican....



 2014-09-19 06:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scottish pro-independence leader concedes defeat...

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond on Friday (Sep 19) conceded defeat in his party's campaign for independence, while insisting there was "substantial" support for breaking away from the United Kingdom. ...



 2014-09-19 06:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  S Korea fires warning shots after N Korea incursion...

The South Korean navy fired warning shots on Friday (Sep 19) to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said....



 2014-09-19 06:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut...

Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were among the first in line Friday (Sep 19)  in Japan to grab the "6" and its new large-screen cousin as Apple hit back at rivals....



 2014-09-19 05:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scotland votes 'No' to independence...

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points....



 2014-09-19 05:22   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence...

EDINBURGH - From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath - after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could...



 2014-09-19 05:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  No online booking of iPhone 6 devices made before appointed time: SingTel...

The actual booking site was not accessed before the 3pm launch time, and those who said they did actually accessed its "test site", says Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO for Consumer Singapore at SingTel....



 2014-09-19 05:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple...

Google and Apple said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys....



 2014-09-19 05:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital...

Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital Manila on Friday (Sep 19), stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said....



 2014-09-19 04:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  UOB opens new branch in Chongqing...

The 16th branch in China will cater to the growing demand for financial services from businesses and affluent individuals in the western region of the country, says UOB....



 2014-09-19 04:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  Olympic chief warns over sex harassment at Asian Games...

Asia's Olympics chief pleaded for good behaviour at the Asian Games Friday after an official was kicked out for sexual harassment and a footballer was accused of groping....



 2014-09-19 04:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mexico probes Miley Cyrus show over flag-whipping...

US pop star Miley Cyrus has caused a stir in Mexico after getting whipped with the country's flag during a concert, prompting an official investigation....



 2014-09-19 04:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scotland votes against independence: BBC forecast...

Scotland has voted against independence in a historic referendum, the BBC forecast on Friday (Sep 19) after preliminary results showed 54.3 per cent voting "No" and 45.7 per cent voting "Yes"....



 2014-09-19 04:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  Parking lots turned into ‘parks’ for a day...

A total of 88 car park lots across Singapore were turned into 52 ‘parks’, in an initiative to mark PARK(ing) Day....



 2014-09-19 04:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nikkei hits seven-year high ...

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.45 per cent by the break on Friday (Sep 19), approaching seven-year highs, thanks to a slumping yen....



 2014-09-19 03:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  'No' campaign leads as Scotland vote hangs in the balance...

Votes cast for and against Scotland's independence in a historic referendum were running virtually neck and neck, early results showed on Friday (Sep 19) as the count continued, but leading "No" campaigners suggested that victory was in sight....



 2014-09-19 03:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commentary: Being competitive and happy...

Singaporeans do not see themselves to be very competitive or kiasu, rating themselves only 3.9 out of 7, says a survey, which also found that those who are competitive are more satisfied with life....



 2014-09-19 03:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: China's Li Na announces retirement...

China's two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na announced her retirement on Friday (Sep 19), saying injuries had forced her to end her career....



 2014-09-19 03:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pound hits 2-year high as early results suggest Scottish 'No' vote...

The British pound surged to a more than two-year high against the euro on Friday (Sep 19), while it also rallied against the dollar as early results suggested Scotland will vote against independence from the United Kingdom....



 2014-09-19 03:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Asian Games: Indonesia to host Asiad in 2018 - OCA chief...

The Olympic Council of Asia's executive board on Friday (Sep 19) approved Indonesia as hosts for the next Asian Games in 2018, the body's president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said....



 2014-09-19 03:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Pound hits 2-year high against euro as early results suggest Scot 'No' vote...

The British pound surged to a more than two-year high against the euro on Friday (Sep 19), while it also rallied against the dollar as early results suggested Scotland will vote against independence from the United Kingdom....



 2014-09-19 02:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama anti-IS coalition takes shape as France joins war...

President Barack Obama on Thursday (Sep 18) hailed Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq - victories for his campaign to destroy the Islamic State group....



 2014-09-19 02:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore tops in global healthcare efficiency ranking: Survey...

The city-state overtook Hong Kong, with the Government having increased healthcare spending to cope with an ageing workforce and population, according to a Bloomberg survey....



 2014-09-19 02:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown...

Sierra Leone launched on Friday (Sep 19) a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace....



 2014-09-19 02:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bank of China to be settlement bank for SGX derivatives...

Singapore is now the second-largest international offshore centre for transactions involving the renminbi, according to the Singapore Exchange....



 2014-09-19 02:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Harvard hosts spoof Nobel awards for silly science...

Spoof Nobel prizes that honor the humor in science were handed out at Harvard University Thursday (Sep 18), celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast....



 2014-09-19 02:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  New initiatives to train, recognise early childhood professionals...

The aim of the new initiatives is to provide more opportunities for early childhood professionals to upgrade and develop their careers, says Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing....



 2014-09-19 01:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  Scots brace for independence vote outcome...

With passions running so high, some Scots will be elated, while others will be devastated when the final results of the vote are released. But with deep divisions created over Scotland's future, many on both sides are hoping there will be unity among Scot...



 2014-09-19 01:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Typhoon Fung-Wong makes landfall in Philippines...

Typhoon Fung-Wong has made landfall north of Luzon in the Philippines, and rainfall has been intense since Thursday night (Sep 18). Major flooding has been reported in several areas, while a "red warning" has triggered evacuations and suspension of school...



 2014-09-19 01:26   

Channel NewsAsia

  Six children dead in US shooting...

A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in the US state of Florida on Thursday (Sep 18), police said....



 2014-09-19 01:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore yet to decide on joining US-led fight against Islamic State: PM Lee...

But the Republic is happy that the Americans have taken a stand against the Islamic State, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....



 2014-09-19 01:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Three men sentenced to jail, caning for robbery...

They were part of a group of eight who robbed a man at Serangoon Road....



 2014-09-19 01:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  Twitpic to stay alive with new owner...

Twitpic is being acquired in a deal that will give renewed life to the widely used service for sharing pictures on Twitter....



 2014-09-19 00:49   

Channel NewsAsia

  13 puppies found hidden in car at Woodlands Checkpoint...

The live puppies were found in three black cloth bags – hidden in the car’s glove compartment, front passenger seat and under the driver’s seat....



 2014-09-19 00:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Brandao handed six-month ban for headbutting...

Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao was banned for six months by the French football league's disciplinary commission on Thursday (Sep 18) for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta, his club announced....



 2014-09-19 00:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Solution to HK turmoil ‘should be on basis of its Basic Law’: PM Lee...

The One Country, Two Systems principle is unprecedented and the only such arrangement in the world, but both Hong Kong and China have to make it work, says Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....



 2014-09-19 00:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Obama praises France for joining air strikes in Iraq...

US President Barack Obama on Thursday (Sep 18) praised France for its decision to join American forces in conducting air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq....



 2014-09-19 00:22   

My Paper

[ Singapore ]

  Braving the haze for iPhone 6...

Scores of people braved the haze since 5am yesterday to queue for the new iPhones set to launch today at 10am. First in the queue at EpiCentre's 313@Somerset store was Vietnamese....




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