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 2014-08-31 13:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore medical community has lost a great talent: Khaw...

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the medical community has lost a great talent, following the death of prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim on Saturday (Aug 30)....



 2014-08-31 13:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Thai PM stacks Cabinet with military officers...

Thailand's coup leader and newly appointed premier Prayuth Chan-ocha on Sunday (Aug 31) received royal endorsement for a Cabinet stacked with soldiers, as the military extended its reach into the kingdom's politics....



 2014-08-31 13:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  India prepared for US Fed rate rise: central bank chief...

India is now better prepared to handle the impact of any US interest rate increase because of signs its economy is improving, the central bank chief said in an interview published on Sunday (Aug 31)....



 2014-08-31 13:29   

Today Online

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  Philippine troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan...

MANILA, Philippines - Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in t...



 2014-08-31 13:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  Families bond at carnival...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined about 2,500 residents at the Ang Mo Kio-Hougang Family Carnival held at the ITE College Central on Sunday (Aug 31). The annual event aims to bring families together and bond through various games and activities....



 2014-08-31 13:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Police nab 130 in overnight raid...

The police arrested 130 suspects were arrested in an overnight raid at the Little India and Jalan Besar area on Saturday (Aug 30) in which three illegal gambling dens were busted....



 2014-08-31 12:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  Badminton: Tian, Zhao add world title to Olympic crown...

China's Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei added a world championship title to their Olympic crown in Copenhagen on Sunday (Aug 31) by defeating compatriots Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli in the women's doubles final....



 2014-08-31 12:53   

Channel NewsAsia

  Seniors at successful ageing discussion say they prefer to age in place...

To age in place, living independently within a supportive community was the desire of many seniors who were at a focus group discussion on senior-friendly homes on Saturday (Aug 30). ...



 2014-08-31 12:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Longer races more popular at SAFRA Singapore Bay Run, Army Half Marathon...

About 46,000 people were at the Marina Bay on Sunday (Aug 31) for the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon. And this year, the longer races seemed to be the most popular....



 2014-08-31 12:32   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  130 arrested in overnight crime blitz...

SINGAPORE - 130 suspects comprizing 48 men and 82 women were arrested during an overnight crime blitz yesterday (Aug 30).?A police statement said the suspects, who were aged between 18 and 73, had been arrested for various offences. 76 had been arrested....



 2014-08-31 12:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege of Amerli...

Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli on Sunday (Aug 31), where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water supplies....



 2014-08-31 12:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Putin seeks 'statehood' talks for east Ukraine...

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday (Aug 31) sharply raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state....



 2014-08-31 12:11   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted...

MONROVIA, Liberia - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia yesterday (Aug 30) as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in...



 2014-08-31 11:44   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue...

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, after efforts to find a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis failed. Pakistan has been gripped b...



 2014-08-31 11:32   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Turkish deputy PM Babacan to maintain oversight of economy: officials...

ANKARA - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan will retain overall responsibility for the economy in the new government, senior officials told Reuters late on Saturday, a move likely to ease concerns of a turf war within the cabinet. Babacan, and more...



 2014-08-31 11:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Two killed as Paris suburb building collapses in explosion...

An eight-year-old child and an octogenarian were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on Sunday (Aug 31) that reduced half of a four-storey residential block in a Paris suburb to rubble, emergency services said....



 2014-08-31 11:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Putin calls for talks on 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine...

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday (Aug 31) dramatically raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state....



 2014-08-31 10:52   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iraqi forces break jihadist siege of Amerli: officials...

Iraqi forces on Sunday (Aug 31) broke through to the jihadist-besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water, officials said....



 2014-08-31 10:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano...

Iceland on Sunday (Aug 31) raised its aviation alert over its largest volcano to the highest level of red after a new eruption nearby....



 2014-08-31 10:28   

Channel NewsAsia

  Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit...

The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah will make a five-day visit to Singapore from September 1 to 5 as part of the Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders' Programme (YLP)....



 2014-08-31 10:20   

Today Online

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  Flexibility to number of years for Lease Buyback scheme possible: Khaw...

SINGAPORE - The Government could possibly expand on the Lease Buyback Scheme by adding flexibility to the number of years homeowners can sell back to the Housing and Development Board, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan this afternoon (Aug.....



 2014-08-31 10:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lease Buyback, education hot topics at post-NDR dialogue...

Greater flexibility for the Lease Buyback Scheme and faster career progression for ITE and polytechnic students were some of the suggestions made by Pasir Ris-Punggol residents on Sunday (Aug 31) in a dialogue to discuss the Prime Minister's National Day ...



 2014-08-31 10:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank: army...

Israel announced plans on Sunday (Aug 31) to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said....



 2014-08-31 09:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  HK pro-democracy group vows takeover of finance district...

A pro-democracy group on Sunday (Aug 31) vowed to take over Hong Kong's financial district after Beijing insisted on vetting candidates for the southern Chinese city's next leader through a nominating committee....



 2014-08-31 09:47   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Macau 're-elects' new leader as authorities stifle democratic rumblings...

HONG KONG - Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, re-elected its leader and sole candidate Fernando Chui on Sunday, a widely expected result after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy. Chui was returned to office by a....



 2014-08-31 09:21   

Channel NewsAsia

  North Korea slams UK TV show on its nukes as 'slanderous farce'...

North Korea on Sunday (Aug 31) slammed a new British TV drama series featuring its nuclear weapons programme, urging the British government to scrap the "slanderous farce" if it wants to maintain diplomatic ties....



 2014-08-31 09:20   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Lease Buyback Scheme a retirement option for Singaporeans: Teo...

SINGAPORE - The Lease Buyback scheme is one option for Singaporeans to help prepare for retirement needs and there are other options - renting out the flat and moving to a smaller apartment - to do so as well, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean to...



 2014-08-31 09:02   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Strong showcase of patriotism during Malaysia’s national day parade...

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysians from all walks of life demonstrated strong patriotic spirit to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the country's independence at the Dataran Merdeka today (Aug 31). Together they united with more than 14,000 people joining the para...



 2014-08-31 08:56   

Channel NewsAsia

  One child killed as four-storey block in Paris suburb collapses...

A four-storey residential building collapsed on Sunday (Aug 31) morning in a Paris suburb following an explosion, killing at least one child and injuring 11, local emergency services said....



 2014-08-31 08:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Prof Lim a man ahead of his time: President Tony Tan...

President Tony Tan Keng Yam has paid tribute to prominent eye surgeon Professor Arthur Lim who died on Saturday (Aug 30). In a Facebook post, Dr Tan said Prof Lim was the father of modern ophthalmology in Singapore....



 2014-08-31 08:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  Islamists' strike hits Bangladesh over gruesome murder...

Transport services in Bangladesh ground to a halt on Sunday (Aug 31) as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike to protest at the murder of a television star who presented popular Islamic shows....



 2014-08-31 08:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Indian PM tours ancient Japanese city...

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto on Sunday (Aug 31), the second day of a visit intended to strengthen security and economic relations and counter a increasingly assertive China....



 2014-08-31 08:08   

Channel NewsAsia

  China insists on right to choose candidates for Hong Kong leader...

China's top legislative committee insisted on Sunday (Aug 31) on the authorities' right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, state media said, a move likely to trigger protests in the former British colony....



 2014-08-31 07:41   

Channel NewsAsia

  Islamabad reaches out to protesters after 2 die in clashes...

Pakistan's government on Sunday (Aug 31) said it was trying to re-open talks with opposition groups after bloody clashes between police and protesters outside the prime minister's house left two dead and hundreds injured....



 2014-08-31 07:33   

Channel NewsAsia

  Captured Russian paratroopers return home in swap with Ukraine...

Ten Russian paratroopers captured inside Ukraine nearly one week ago have returned home following a troop exchange, Russian media reported on Sunday (Aug 31)....



 2014-08-31 07:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars from 'Boob Aid'...

A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a Boob Aid charity event for AIDS prevention....



 2014-08-31 07:13   

Channel NewsAsia

  Britain's MI6 aided torture of Nepal Maoists, book claims...

British authorities funded a four-year-long intelligence operation in Nepal that led to Maoist rebels being arrested, tortured and killed during the country's civil war, according to the author of a new book on Kathmandu....



 2014-08-31 06:37   

Channel NewsAsia

  Govt mulls flexibility to number of years for Lease Buyback Scheme...

The government is looking at introducing greater flexibility to the Lease Buyback Scheme, and this could include extending or shortening the number of years of flat leases participants can retain. Details of the changes to the scheme are expected to be an...



 2014-08-31 06:09   

Channel NewsAsia

  Fuel subsidy storm clouds gather before Indonesia power handover...

Just weeks before Joko Widodo takes office, a ham-fisted attempt by the state energy firm to tackle huge fuel subsidies has sparked panic buying and highlighted the most pressing economic issue confronting Indonesia's next president....



 2014-08-31 05:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Golf: South Korea's Hur shares lead at Portland Classic...

Hur Mi-jung led a Korean assault on the leaderboard on Saturday (Aug 30) with a two-under 70 to grab a share of the lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic. ...



 2014-08-31 05:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter...

The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm....



 2014-08-31 04:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  China arrests six from OSI unit in food scandal...

Chinese authorities have formally arrested six employees from a unit of US food supplier OSI Group, the parent company and the government said, over a scandal involving expired meat sold to fast food giants....



 2014-08-31 04:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  Unchallenged Macau leader elected for a second term...

Macau re-elected its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest on Sunday (Aug 31) as the city faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability....



 2014-08-31 04:29   

Channel NewsAsia

  Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after 'greatest escape'...

All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian rebels, military spokesmen said on Sunday (Aug 31)....



 2014-08-31 04:17   

Channel NewsAsia

  Increase in matching grants for three more self-help groups: MCCY...

Three self-help groups - CDAC, SINDA and Eurasian Association - will receive an increase in matching grants from the government. The matching grant for Yayasan MENDAKI, AMP and the other Malay/Muslim organisations was earlier increased from S$4 million to...



 2014-08-31 03:38   

Channel NewsAsia

  Malaysians show strong patriotism for 57th National Day celebrations...

Malaysians from all walks of life recovered from the twin tragedies of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 and MH370 when they demonstrated strong patriotic spirit to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the country's independence at the Merdeka Square....



 2014-08-31 03:01   

Channel NewsAsia

  US drops humanitarian aid in besieged Iraq town: Pentagon...

The US military on Saturday (Aug 31) dropped humanitarian aid to the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli, home to thousands of Shia Turkomen cut off by jihadist rebels from receiving food, water, and medical supplies....



 2014-08-31 02:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Football: Van Gaal demands more from spluttering Manchester United...

Louis Van Gaal admitted Manchester United are playing well below the standards he demands, after his spluttering side were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley on Saturday (Aug 30)....



 2014-08-31 02:04   

Channel NewsAsia

  Australia to join US in arming Kurds in Iraq...

Australia said on Sunday (Aug 31) it would help the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq....



 2014-08-31 01:36   

Channel NewsAsia

  All Philippine UN peacekeepers in Golan now safe: military...

 All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are now safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian rebels, military spokesmen said on Sunday (Aug 31)....




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