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 2014-07-26 12:55   

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  Afghan vote audit suspended again over disagreement...

Afghanistan's election commission on Saturday (July 26) re-suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll, after the two candidates failed to agree on the procedure for invalidating votes....



 2014-07-26 12:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site...

International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday (July 26), as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground....



 2014-07-26 11:58   

Channel NewsAsia

  PM Lee's social media followers on the invite list for National Day Rally...

The National Day Rally guest list typically includes leaders and representatives of different groups in Singapore, and this year (2014), there will be seats reserved for social media users. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will save seats for his followers ...



 2014-07-26 11:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Experts begin 'difficult' Air Algerie crash probe...

Investigators were due on the site of the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali Saturday to try and determine why the jetliner came down with such force that it completely disintegrated....



 2014-07-26 11:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  Malaysia offers Indonesian illegals safe return...

Malaysia is offering illegal Indonesians safe return home without being prosecuted to avoid them making secret journeys in rickety boats after several fatal accidents ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival, officials said Saturday (July 26)....



 2014-07-26 11:26   

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  Giant crater in Russia's far north sparks mystery...

A vast crater discovered in a remote region of Siberia known to locals as "the end of the world" is causing a sensation in Russia, with a group of scientists being sent to investigate....



 2014-07-26 11:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Kiwis hot favourites in Games Rugby Sevens...

New Zealand got the Rugby Sevens tournament underway at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday (July 26) on a day when 27 gold medals were up for grabs notably in swimming, judo, shooting and cycling where Australia's Anna Meares will attempt to de...



 2014-07-26 11:16   

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  Fewer private home launches expected during Hungry Ghost Month...

However, observers also say some launches may still take place if developers are confident in their pricing and product offerings....



 2014-07-26 10:59   

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  Making a 'bald' statement in fight against cancer...

Participants young and old did their part at Hair for Hope 2014 to support children and families affected by childhood cancer....



 2014-07-26 10:56   

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  Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Mok Ying Ren withdraws from Marathon event...

Singapore athlete Mok Ying Ren has withdrawn from the Marathon event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This is due to an existing injury which has not recovered in time for his run on Sunday (July 27)....



 2014-07-26 10:44   

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  India's Modi could spell good news for Singapore investors: DBS CEO...

DBS CEO Piyush Gupta said at a conference on Saturday (July 26) he  is optimistic that India's new administration could spell good news for Singaporean firms looking to invest....



 2014-07-26 10:42   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  China regulator says food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua...

SHANGHAI - Regulators in Shanghai have found that a scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Shanghai Husi Food, which is....



 2014-07-26 10:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  To give or not to give way to emergency vehicles...

The number of drivers summoned for failing to give way to ambulances and fire trucks has dropped. There were nine last year (2013) - a 50 per cent drop from five years ago. But experts said the situation on the roads may not be getting better for the emer...



 2014-07-26 09:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  RSAF celebrates 45 years with roving exhibition in HDB heartlands...

Singaporeans got to try their hand at piloting an F-16 during a dogfight and learn about the various operations and roles of the RSAF....



 2014-07-26 09:24   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Israel says ready to extend short Gaza truce; many bodies pulled from rubble...

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel will extend a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip by a further four hours, a government source said on Saturday, as the number of Palestinian deaths in the 19-day war topped 1,000. It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, ...



 2014-07-26 09:11   

Channel NewsAsia

  Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat...

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday (July 26) said his government's treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling....



 2014-07-26 08:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ukraine lawmakers to hold special session over PM resignation...

Ukraine's lawmakers will meet in a special session on Thursday (July 31) to decide whether to accept or reject the sudden resignation of the prime minister, the presidency said. ...



 2014-07-26 07:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Top one per cent control a third of China's wealth: report...

The top one per cent of households in Communist-ruled China control more than one third of the country's wealth, while the bottom 25 per cent control just one hundredth, official media said, citing an academic report....



 2014-07-26 07:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions...

The European Union announced Saturday (July 26) it had widened its sanctions against Russia over its role in conflict-torn Ukraine to include the heads of intelligence services....



 2014-07-26 06:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  Is US still key to Middle East peace?...

The crisis in Gaza has put America's relationship with the region under the spotlight, and has raised questions on whether the United States is still the key to brokering peace in the Middle East....



 2014-07-26 06:31   

Channel NewsAsia

  Human remains still at MH17 crash site: Australia PM...

More that a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday (July 26)....



 2014-07-26 05:57   

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  Taiwan plane crash survivors recovering in hospital...

Of the 10 passengers who survived the TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan, one has been discharged after suffering from slight injuries, while the rest are recovering in hospitals....



 2014-07-26 05:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Gaza 12-hour humanitarian truce enters into force...

A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday (July 26), the 19th day of a conflict that has killed hundreds....



 2014-07-26 05:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Bedok residents to get healthcare and sports facilities under one roof...

Residents in Bedok can look forward to an integrated complex which will have healthcare services, sports facilities as well as a public library under one roof....



 2014-07-26 04:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Community club, sports centre and other facilities under one roof in Bedok...

Residents in Bedok can look forward to an integrated complex which will have healthcare services, sports facilities as well as a public library under one roof....



 2014-07-26 04:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tennis: Defending champ Isner advances in Atlanta...

John Isner kept his Atlanta ATP title defense on track Friday (July 26) with a 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 quarter-final victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic....



 2014-07-26 04:07   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia...

The European Union has reached an outline agreement to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia. However, the scope will exclude technology, which means Russia's crucial gas sector will not be affected....



 2014-07-26 03:54   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza ceasefire...

JERUSALEM - Israel has agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip to start at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said that during the brief truce, troops would keep......



 2014-07-26 03:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  17 motorists arrested for drink-driving...

Police have arrested 17 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation conducted in the early hours of Friday (July 25)....



 2014-07-26 01:51   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: Furyk seizes share of Canadian Open lead...

US veteran Jim Furyk fired a bogey-free seven-under 63 on Friday (July 25) to seize a share of the Canadian Open second-round lead alongside Tim Petrovic with home hope Graham DeLaet lurking....



 2014-07-26 01:22   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Liverpool's Lallana set to miss start of season...

Liverpool suffered a major blow on Friday (July 25) when England midfielder Adam Lallana was ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury....



 2014-07-26 00:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Islamic State could be added to Syria war crimes list: UN...

Islamic State fighters accused of atrocities in Syria are expected to be added to a list being drawn by the United Nations of possible war crime indictees, the chief rights investigator said Friday (July 25)....



 2014-07-26 00:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour Gaza ceasefire ...

The Israeli military said on Saturday (July 26) that it would observe what it called "a humanitarian window in the Gaza Strip" for 12 hours from 8:00 am (0500 GMT)....



 2014-07-26 00:12   

Channel NewsAsia

  Israel confirms 12-hour Gaza ceasefire from 0500 GMT: army...

The Israeli military said on Saturday (July 26) that it would observe what it called "a humanitarian window in the Gaza Strip" for 12 hours from 8:00 am (0500 GMT)....



 2014-07-26 00:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Nigerian teen strikes 53kg weightlifting gold...

African champion Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, at just 16 years of age, won gold in the women's 53kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games on Friday (25 July)....



 2014-07-26 00:03   

Channel NewsAsia

  Commonwealth Games: Rowsell breaks Aussie, Kiwi pursuit grip, Wales in doping shock...

Australia continued to dominate the Commonwealth Games swimming competition with four more golds on Friday (25 July) while Wales were sent reeling by a second doping shock....



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  No signs of investigation at site of MH17 crash...

GRABOVO (Ukraine) - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky one week ago on Thursday, deepening tensions between Russia and the West and thrusting at least 10 countries whose citizens were on board into the middle of a war between Ukraine's.....



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  16% rise in HDB resale flat transactions, but prices dip...

SINGAPORE - More Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale flats were bought and sold in the second quarter of the year compared with the previous three months but prices continued to fall, which analysts say reflect continued pressure from loan curbs an...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Schooling relishing challenge at C’wealth Games...

SINGAPORE - He had wanted to skip the 2014 Commonwealth Games to have a break before starting college next month in Texas, but Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling (picture) has little regret that he is in the thick of the action right now in Glasgow. Alr...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Teng to compete in China after NS enlistment delayed...

SINGAPORE - The winner of the Singapore auditions for popular Chinese singing competition The Voice of China has been allowed to enlist in National Service (NS) at a later date, just in time to make it to the competition in China. Originally scheduled to....



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Australia finalising deal to send police to crash site...

SYDNEY - Australia is close to finalising a deal with Ukraine to send its police and a small number of troops as part of a multinational team to secure the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, said Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday. Australia ha...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Shooter wins S’pore’s first gold in Glasgow...

SINGAPORE - Shooter Teo Shun Xie clinched Singapore's first medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow yesterday - a gold in the women's 10m air pistol. Ms Teo, a 25-year-old research officer, came tops in the elimination-style final shootout involvi...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  President-elect Jokowi crowdsources his Cabinet...

SINGAPORE - Indonesian president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's unusual call for public consultation in the selection of his Cabinet members could be an attempt to engage Indonesians and side-step pressure from coalition partners on ministerial appointments...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Taiwan crash: Investigators examine wreckage, black boxes...

TAIPEI - Investigators yesterday examined wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that had killed 48 people. Stormy weather and low visibility are thought to have been factors in Wednesday's crash of the twin...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Road map to secure peace and end decades of uprisings...

ALGIERS - The vast deserts and mountains of northern Mali fell under the control of ethnic Tuareg separatists and then Al Qaeda-linked Islamic extremists after a military coup in 2012. A French-led intervention last year dispersed the extremists, but the....



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  2014 may be the deadliest year for air travel since 2005...

MONTREAL - Three fatal airline crashes in a week mean this year could become the worst in almost a decade for passenger fatalities. The crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft on the fringes of the Sahara desert on Thursday follows the loss of an ATR...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Persistent weakness in private home market extends price falls...

SINGAPORE - Persistent weakness in both the new and resale segments of the private housing market has led to a third consecutive quarter of price declines, and analysts said the downtrend is likely to continue after the Government said property curbs will...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Manufacturing output picks up in June, may lift Q2 GDP...

SINGAPORE - Factory output picked up last month despite continued weakness in the electronics sector, and economists said this could boost second-quarter economic growth, although the overall outlook remains uneven amid domestic constraints. Manufacturing...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Causeway traffic crawls as Hari Raya weekend starts...

SINGAPORE - Traffic near the Woodlands Checkpoint slowed to a crawl for most of the day yesterday, after the expected heavy vehicular flow between Singapore and Malaysia at the start of the Hari Raya Puasa weekend was made worse by an "intermittent slowdo...



 2014-07-26 00:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Robust demand for BTO flats from second-time buyers, singles...

SINGAPORE - The latest Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise - which closed at midnight yesterday - continued to draw strong demand from second-time buyers and singles. As of 5pm yesterday, there were 13,169 applicants for the 3,841 units on sale, including stud...




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