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 2016-05-24 07:33 

The Strait Times

Hillary Clinton declines to take part in final debate with Bernie Sanders in California ahead of primary... +

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Monday (May 23) rejected an invitation to take part in a final campaign debate against her rival Bernie Sanders, her campaign said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 07:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Greece starts clearing makeshift migrant camp on border... +

Greek police started clearing migrants and refugees out of a sprawling tent camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia where thousands have been stranded for months waiting in vain for passage to Europe....

 2016-05-24 07:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Russia, Ukraine commit to Minsk accords in call with France, Germany... +

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President preparations to hold elections in an eastern Ukrainian area hit by a pro-Russian insurrection, according to the German government....

 2016-05-24 07:20 

The Strait Times

Singapore and Indonesia must respect each other on haze issue: Indonesia official... +

JAKARTA -Singapore and Indonesia must respect each other when tackling forest fire and haze,Environment and Forestry Ministry secretary-general Bambang Hendroyono said on Tuesday (May 24), in the latest comments on the haze issue by Indonesian government ...

 2016-05-24 07:20 

The Strait Times

Review of Singapore-Indonesia haze-linked programmes to be done by next week: Jakarta environmental official... +

JAKARTA -Singapore and Indonesia must respect each other when tackling forest fire and haze,Environment and Forestry Ministry secretary-general Bambang Hendroyono said on Tuesday (May 24), in the latest comments on the haze issue by Indonesian government ...

 2016-05-24 07:15 

The Strait Times

Motorist gets two weeks' jail for attacking another with steering wheel lock... +

SINGAPORE - A man who attacked another with a steering wheel lock in a road rage case was sentenced to two weeks' jail on Tuesday (May 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 07:13 

Channel NewsAsia

Man jailed 5 months for threatening ex-lover with explicit video... +

After the woman refused to rekindle their romance, he threatened to send video clips of them engaged in sex acts to her family and friends....

 2016-05-24 07:05 

Today Online

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Obama chats with Anthony Bourdain over US$6 meal in Hanoi... +

NEW YORK - President Barack Obama dined in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday (May 23) with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain, whose ''Parts Unknown'' food travelogue is one of the network's most popular nonfiction series. Obama chats with Anthony Bourdain ove...

 2016-05-24 07:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner... +

She has ladled out countless bowls of her pork noodle soup, but the owner of a Hanoi streetside restaurant says she was stunned when Barack Obama strolled in, pulled up a plastic stool and slurped down Vietnam's famed "bun cha" delicacy....

 2016-05-24 06:58 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea's Mando in talks to supply parts for Tesla's Model 3: Source... +

Mando Corp is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars....

 2016-05-24 06:56 

The Strait Times

India uses outdated laws to silence dissent, Human Rights Watch says... +

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India routinely uses outdated and loosely worded laws to crack down on dissent, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday (May 24), urging the government to repeal or amend legislation used to stifle free speech.. Read more at straitstime...

 2016-05-24 06:55 

Channel NewsAsia

French police break up refinery blockade amid anti-reform showdown... +

French police using water cannon and tear gas broke up a picket by striking workers who were blocking access the Fos-sur-Mer refinery in the southern port area of Marseille, an official of the CGT union said on Tuesday....

 2016-05-24 06:53 

The Strait Times

Abe shines spotlight on Japan's Shinto shrines in grip of crisis... +

TOKYO (Bloomberg) - In Japan, the Ise Grand Shrine is considered one of the holiest sites in the Shinto religion, a faith whose rituals have been woven into the nation's culture for centuries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 06:44 

The Strait Times

Australia's Victoria state apologises for old homophobic laws... +

MELBOURNE (AFP) - An Australian state on Tuesday (May 24) formally apologised for ...

 2016-05-24 06:35 

Channel NewsAsia

EU's Timmermans to meet Polish PM on governance on Tuesday... +

The deputy head of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, will meet Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Tuesday to discuss government moves on the judiciary that have raised EU concerns about the rule of law....

 2016-05-24 06:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Obama calls for peaceful resolution of South China Sea disputes... +

"Big nations should not bully smaller ones" and "disputes should be resolved peacefully," US President Barack Obama told an audience in Hanoi, referring to the disputed maritime region....

 2016-05-24 06:18 

The Strait Times

Facebook apologises for banning 'undesirable' plus-sized model... +

SYDNEY (AFP) - Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was ...

 2016-05-24 06:15 

The Strait Times

US, Vietnam agree to allow Peace Corps into Vietnam for first time... +

HANOI (Reuters) - The United States and Vietnam on Tuesday (May 24) signed an agreement allowing the US Peace Corps to work in the country for the first time.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 06:12 

The Strait Times

Woman sentenced to 11 months' jail for drug consumption and stealing $6,000 from mother... +

SINGAPORE - Encouraged by her ex-boyfriend, a 25-year-old Chinese national consumed drugs and broke into her mother's house. She made off with jewellery and about $6,200 in cash.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 06:11 

The Strait Times

Sale of BSI to Swiss rival EFG allowed to go ahead, CEO quits... +

SINGAPORE - Swiss and Singapore authorities have allowed EFG International to acquire its troubled Swiss rival BSI SA, which is caught up in the massive money-laundering probe of beleaguered Malaysian state fund 1MDB.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 06:05 

The Strait Times

South Korea confirms defection of 3 North Korea restaurant workers... +

SEOUL (AFP) - A group of North Koreans working at a restaurant in China have defected to the South, Seoul confirmed Tuesday (May 24), a month after a similar, high-profile defection.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 06:04 

The Strait Times

Taxi driver jailed and banned from driving for causing motorcylist's death along TPE... +

SINGAPORE - A taxi driver, who caused the death of a motorcyclist while changing lanes along an expressway, was jailed for three weeks and banned from driving for three years on Tuesday (May 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 06:00 

Channel NewsAsia

French police clear refinery blockade with water cannon, tear gas - union... +

French police on Tuesday cleared away striking workers blockading the Fos-sur-Mer refinery in Marseille using water cannon and tear gas, an official of the CGT union said....

 2016-05-24 06:00 

Channel NewsAsia

South Africa's Zuma appeals against corruption charges ruling... +

South African President Jacob Zuma is appealing against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated, his office said....

 2016-05-24 05:57 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Man United fires Van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho soon... +

MANCHESTER - Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined. Manchester United sacks Louis Van Gaal Manchester United have parted ways with Dutch manager Louis van Gaal. Full story here: bit.ly/1NGB114 Poste...

 2016-05-24 05:52 

Channel NewsAsia

At least 11 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missing... +

At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, in the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry....

 2016-05-24 05:45 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea's Mando in talks to supply parts for Tesla's Model 3: source ... +

Mando Corp is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, seeking to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars....

 2016-05-24 05:40 

The Strait Times

At least 11 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missing: Officials... +

YANGON (AFP) -At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northernMyanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday (May 24), in the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry. . Read more at straitstimes...

 2016-05-24 05:35 

The Strait Times

Indonesia eases foreign ownership rules for retail, port sectors... +

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has eased foreign ownership rules in the retail sector and port services as part of efforts to liberalise its economy, South-east Asia's largest.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 05:30 

Channel NewsAsia

South Africa's Zuma to appeal against reinstatement of corruption charges... +

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has filed notice to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated, his office said....

 2016-05-24 05:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Swiss attorney-general opens criminal proceedings against BSI Bank... +

The decision to open proceedings is based on information revealed by the criminal proceedings in the 1MDB case and on issues raised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority....

 2016-05-24 05:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Sri Lanka's Chameera out of England tour with injury... +

Sri Lankan paceman Dushmantha Chameera will return home from England with a lower back injury, his country's cricket board announced on Tuesday, compounding the team's woes on the tour....

 2016-05-24 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Swiss attorney general opens criminal proceedings against bank BSI... +

Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against Swiss bank BSI in connection with embattled Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), it said on Tuesday....

 2016-05-24 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

US e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll... +

Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll....

 2016-05-24 05:06 

The Strait Times

Economic, cultural cooperation between Singapore and Italy growing: President Tony Tan... +

ROME - Singapore can serve as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region for Italian businesses, President Tony Tan Keng Yam said on Monday (May 23) night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 05:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Firefighters protect Canada's oil sands battling 1,100 C flames... +

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 2016-05-24 05:04 

The Strait Times

Fire breaks out in Marsiling Crescent flat but no one hurt... +

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at Block 217, Marsiling Crescent, on the 12th floor on Tuesday morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 05:04 

Channel NewsAsia

MAS orders BSI Bank to shut down in Singapore... +

Six members of the banks senior management and staff have also been referred to the Public Prosecutor to evaluate whether they have committed criminal offences, the Monetary Authority of Singapore says....

 2016-05-24 05:04 

The Strait Times

Greece starts evacuating Idomeni migrant border camp... +

IDOMENI (AFP) -At least 200 police started clearing Greeces squalid Idomeni camp Tuesday (May 24) on the border with Macedonia, where over 8,400 migrants are living, according to AFP.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 05:01 

The Strait Times

Chinese media slam US lifting of Vietnam arms embargo... +

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese state media on Tuesday (May 24) slammed the lifting of a decades-old US arms embargo against Vietnam, saying the move was aimed at Beijing and calling Barack Obama's assurances to the contrary ...

 2016-05-24 04:59 

The Strait Times

Swiss AG opens criminal proceedings against BSI SA bank 'in relation to 1MDB probe'... +

SINGAPORE - The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against the BSI SA bank.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 04:38 

The Strait Times

Climate change takes centre stage at Exxon, Chevron annual meetings... +

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp will face their toughest-ever push by shareholders concerned about a warming world at annual meetings on Wednesday (May 25), as the Paris accord to tackle climate change ratchets up investor pressure o...

 2016-05-24 04:34 

The Strait Times

MAS to shut down BSI Bank in Singapore... +

SINGAPORE- The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) served BSI Bank, embroiled in the probe into Malaysian state fund 1MDB, notice of intention to withdraw its status as a merchant bank in Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 04:30 

The Strait Times

Cambodia takes solace from plough ceremony amid worst drought in 50 years... +

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - As the worst drought in half a century delays rice planting in Cambodia, a pair of oxen on Tuesday (May 24) delved into rice, corn and bean bowls at an annual ploughing ceremony in an omen for good harvests for those crops in the ye...

 2016-05-24 04:27 

The Strait Times

Iraq forces begin assault on ISIS bastion Fallujah... +

FALLUJA (AFP) - Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group (ISIS) Monday (May 23) in the opening stages of an operation to retake Fallujah, one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad's war against the extremists.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-24 04:20 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea says more North Korean restaurant workers defect from third country... +

Several more North Korean workers have fled their jobs in an overseas restaurant run by the isolated North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday after a media report said three people had escaped from China and were claiming asylum....

 2016-05-24 04:17 

Channel NewsAsia

TSA security chief replaced after criticism: Officials... +

The head of security for the US Transportation Security Administration, Kelly Hoggan, has been replaced amid questions about why he was paid US$90,000 in bonuses when airport security lines were growing....

 2016-05-24 04:13 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Obama to lay out vision for Vietnam ties after ending arms ban... +

HANOI - U.S. President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan for a stronger alliance with Vietnam on Tuesday, after scrapping an arms ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China's military buildup....

 2016-05-24 03:52 

Channel NewsAsia

US, Vietnam agree to allow Peace Corps into Vietnam for first time... +

The program, which is expected to begin over the next two years, allows Peace Corps volunteers to teach English in schools in the country's two largest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City....

 2016-05-24 03:51 

The Strait Times

New app launched in the fight against Dengue and Zika... +

SINGAPORE - There is a new weapon in the war against Dengue and Zika, and it fits right inside your smartphone.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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