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 2015-07-28 15:25   

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  After shock removal, Muhyiddins house becomes a rallying point for supporters...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - Supporters thronged the house of Mr Muhyiddin Yassin today (July 28), after he was unceremoniously removed as deputy prime minister and all ministerial posts in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier this......



 2015-07-28 15:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Instead of curbing drinking, college kids try to curb consequences...[ + ]

A new study of college students finds that some of their protective strategies when they plan on drinking are actually tied to greater alcohol use....



 2015-07-28 15:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  MovNat fitness movement hones hunter-gatherer skills...[ + ]

Forget the bench press, treadmill and rowing machine. Some experts believe the best way to get fit is to go back to nature and hoist a boulder, jump a stream or climb a rock....



 2015-07-28 15:19   

Channel NewsAsia

  US, Vietnam see warmer bilateral relations...[ + ]

As the political reconciliation between the US and Vietnam continues, some experts said their warming ties were given a boost by Chinas assertiveness in the South China Sea....



 2015-07-28 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  DuPont sees 'challenging' months ahead as farm sales weaken...[ + ]

Chemical and crop company DuPont said the remainder of the year would be "challenging", as a strong dollar and persistently weak demand for its farm products continue to chip away at sales....



 2015-07-28 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Experimental MERS vaccine shows promise in animal studies...[ + ]

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments....



 2015-07-28 15:13   

Today Online

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  Google separates YouTube from Google+, refocuses social network...[ + ]

SAN FRANCISCO - Google took a first step toward a major shift in its social strategy yesterday (July 27) by separating YouTube from Google+. The changes were announced on both the official YouTube and Google+ blogs, with the latter putting it this way: "I...



 2015-07-28 15:05   

Today Online

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  SingNet fined S$90,000 for two-hour TV disruption in February...[ + ]

Singapore - SingNet has been fined S$90,000 for a pay-TV disruption on Feb 3 that lasted nearly two hours and affected about 11,000 SingTel TV subscribers, said the Media Development Authority (MDA) today (July 28). The MDA noted that the incident was the...



 2015-07-28 15:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  Anaplan targets SAP, Oracle in fast-growing business planning market...[ + ]

Business planning software start-up Anaplan is nipping at the heels of industry leaders SAP, Oracle and IBM, with sales of its cloud-based service tripling in each of the past three years as it seeks to shake up the market....



 2015-07-28 14:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Hillary Clinton should hand over private email server - US House speaker...[ + ]

Republican U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should "come clean" and turn over her private email server to the State Department's inspector general....



 2015-07-28 14:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Banks fail to persuade regulators to dilute new buffer rules...[ + ]

Rules will soon be finalised forcing the world's top banks to hold enough liquid assets to cover between 16 and 20 percent of their liabilities, after industry lobbying failed to persuade regulators to relax the plan....



 2015-07-28 14:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore dollar stable despite volatility in forex markets: Analysts...[ + ]

The Singapore dollar has appreciated sharply against the Australian dollar and Malaysian ringgit in recent months, hitting multi-year highs. However, analysts say that when measured against a broad basket of currencies, the Singapore dollar has actually b...



 2015-07-28 14:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  How the Red Lions are preparing for NDP 2015...[ + ]

The six-man team, which will feature in the upcoming parade, comprises those who have racked up at least 500 jumps. The Red Lions must undergo at least 200 jumps....



 2015-07-28 14:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Le Pen father gets French court victory over daughter...[ + ]

A French court on Tuesday blocked French National Front leader Marine Le Pen's efforts to strip her maveric father Jean-Marie Le Pen of the title of honorary president of the party, in a new setback to the far-right leader....



 2015-07-28 14:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cyprus unites behind EU protection for halloumi cheese...[ + ]

The European Commission is considering giving commercial protection to halloumi from Cyprus, which, if approved, would give both sides of the divided island the sole right to sell cheese with that name in the European Union....



 2015-07-28 14:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  US homeownership rate tumbles to record low in second-quarter...[ + ]

U.S. homeownership dropped to a record low in the second quarter as more Americans opted to rent, data showed on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 14:49   

Today Online

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  Obama to wrap Africa trip with speech to African Union...[ + ]

ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia) - President Barack Obama is closing out a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union. Mr Obama begins his day today (July 28) with a tour of a food manufacturing plant in Ethiopia. The East....



 2015-07-28 14:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi - lawyers...[ + ]

Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments....



 2015-07-28 14:34   

Today Online

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  I spoke up out of public interest, Muhyiddin says after dropped as DPM over 1MDB comment...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - In his first statement today (July 28) hours after being dropped from Cabinet, Mr Muhyiddin Yassin defended his comment about the controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) over the weekend as remarks made in the interest of the......



 2015-07-28 14:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  Singapore and Indonesia's future dependent on region: President Tony Tan...[ + ]

This is amid an increasingly unpredictable global landscape with the slowing economy and new transboundary challenges, says Dr Tan, who was speaking at his state banquet for Indonesian President Joko Widodo. ...



 2015-07-28 14:17   

Today Online

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  Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches...[ + ]

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cancun is struggling to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. The state government of Quintana Roo said yesterday (July 27) it is stepping up removal efforts, and says the...



 2015-07-28 14:05   

Today Online

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  Retiring MP Inderjit Singh takes issue with online article...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Ang Mo Kio GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Inderjit Singh today (July 28) took to Facebook to speak out against an online article, which reposted his old speeches and claimed erroneously in its headline that he had left the People's Action Party...



 2015-07-28 14:05   

Today Online

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  2 Indonesian soldiers among 7 arrested for alleged abduction of Malaysian businessman...[ + ]

JAKARTA - Two Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers and an ex-police officer were allegedly involved in the abduction of a Malaysian businessman in Jakarta which reportedly stemmed from a failed business venture. The three are among seven people arrested ove...



 2015-07-28 14:02   

Channel NewsAsia

  Primary 1 registration: Phase 2C to begin on Wednesday...[ + ]

Only 16 schools have fewer than 50 vacancies. These include Ai Tong and Catholic High, which have 20 places each....



 2015-07-28 14:01   

Today Online

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  VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker ...[ + ]

MUNICH/TOKYO - Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target. Japan's biggest automaker said on Tuesday it sold 5.02 million cars between......



 2015-07-28 13:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  US services sector growth picks up in July: Markit...[ + ]

The U.S. services sector expanded at a faster clip in July than June as employment and new business growth accelerated, an industry report showed on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 13:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Tepid showing in executive condo market continues...[ + ]

Since November last year, the response in the market to new projects has been less than warm. Market watchers say it is a sign that recent projects are adding to the pool of unsold units....



 2015-07-28 13:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Three Libyan soldiers killed, 11 wounded in suicide bombing in Benghazi - medic...[ + ]

Three Libyan soldiers were killed and 11 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in central Benghazi on Tuesday, a medic and a military source said....



 2015-07-28 13:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  GE eyes asset sale to Ansaldo Energia in Alstom deal ...[ + ]

General Electric is discussing with Italy's Ansaldo Energia the sale of some gas assets in an effort to gain antitrust clearance for its purchase of French group Alstom's energy assets, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 13:47   

Channel NewsAsia

  70 companies, individuals honoured for helping ex-offenders reintegrate into society...[ + ]

'I think that there is within each one of us the ability to understand what challenges there might be for anyone who somewhere in their lives has done something that society found so objectionable,' says Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo....



 2015-07-28 13:45   

Today Online

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  US military exhumes remains of unidentified victims of Pearl Harbor attack...[ + ]

LOS ANGELES - The remains of unidentified members of the US military killed in the sinking of the USS Oklahoma during Japan's World War Two attack on Pearl Harbor were exhumed in Hawaii yesterday (July 27) in a bid to identify them, the Department of Defe...



 2015-07-28 13:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Filipe Luis rejoins Atletico from Chelsea...[ + ]

Defender Filipe Luis has rejoined Atletico Madrid from Chelsea in a reported 16 million euro (US$17.66 million) deal, the Spanish club said on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 13:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Special Edgbaston crowd can be our 12th man, says Cook...[ + ]

England want to bounce back from a disastrous showing at Lord's by playing well enough to get a special Edgbaston crowd on their side in the third Ashes test against Australia, said captain Alastair Cook....



 2015-07-28 13:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Syrian forces, Kurds push Islamic State out of Hasaka city - monitor...[ + ]

Syrian government forces and a Kurdish militia have driven Islamic State fighters out of Hasaka city in Syria's far northeast, a month after the hardline group attacked it, a group monitoring the four-year-old war said on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 13:29   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means...[ + ]

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts tomorrow (July 29), as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online....



 2015-07-28 13:25   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  North Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal...[ + ]

BEIJING - The North Korean ambassador to China said today (July 28) that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state". Mr Ji Jae Ryong told reporters that the Iranian nuclear deal.....



 2015-07-28 13:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Heading to China, Turkey's Erdogan eyes improved missile defence bid...[ + ]

Turkey is open to an improved offer from preferred bidder China in a long-range missile defence system tender, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of a visit to Beijing, reviving a deal that has raised security concerns among NATO allies....



 2015-07-28 13:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  Oil prices to remain soft in short, medium term: BP CFO...[ + ]

Oil prices are expected to remain soft in the short and medium term, BP's chief financial officer told a news conference on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 13:00   

Channel NewsAsia

  French farmers' protests trigger European tensions...[ + ]

The European Commission called on France to ensure goods could flow freely through Europe on Tuesday after French livestock and dairy farmers this week blocked imports from German and Spanish producers in a growing row over prices....



 2015-07-28 13:00   

Today Online

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  Singaporean, 51, under detention for trying to join ISIS in Syria...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - A 51-year-old Singaporean has been placed under detention for two years after he tried to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mustafa Sultan Ali was arrested last month under the Internal Security Act after...



 2015-07-28 12:59   

Channel NewsAsia

  S$80,000 of drugs seized from taxi at Woodlands Checkpoint...[ + ]

Four people have been arrested after authorities found three bundles of heroin in a Malaysia-registered taxi at Woodlands Checkpoint....



 2015-07-28 12:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  McNair Road murder an organised crime of passion: Coroner's report...[ + ]

A district judge has also expressed his belief that the husband of the victim, found in a canal along McNair Road in 2013 with her head and hands severed, is a 'principal suspect' in the case. ...



 2015-07-28 12:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  PM's move to drop Muhyiddin 'drastic but bold', say analysts...[ + ]

Analysts believe Najib had to resort to a Cabinet reshuffle as he needed its full support to proceed with the implementation of various policies and to restore the people's faith in Barisan Nasional....



 2015-07-28 12:45   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Pacific Rim ministers cautiously optimistic on trade deal...[ + ]

LAHAINA (Hawaii) - Ministers from Pacific Rim nations hoping to finalise an ambitious free trade deal this week warned yesterday (July 27) that hurdles remained including intellectual property and dairy. The United States and Japan, the two biggest econom...



 2015-07-28 12:41   

Today Online

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  PAC probe on 1MDB in question after PAC members given government posts...[ + ]

KUALA LUMPUR - The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) ongoing probe on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) may end up in limbo, after several of its members were given ministerial and deputy ministerial posts in a Cabinet reshuffle announced ...



 2015-07-28 12:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU/IMF mission chiefs to arrive in Greece for bailout talks on Wednesday...[ + ]

European Union and International Monetary Fund mission chiefs will arrive in Athens on Wednesday for talks on a third bailout program to keep Greece afloat, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 12:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU/IMF mission chiefs to arrive in Greece for bailout talks on Wednesday...[ + ]

European Union and International Monetary Fund mission chiefs will arrive in Athens on Wednesday for talks on a third bailout programme to keep Greece afloat, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 12:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lawyer calls for release of Washington Post reporter in Iran...[ + ]

Iran should free Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian because there was no evidence to support charges, including spying, made against him, the Iranian-American reporter's lawyer was quoted by Iran's Tasnim news agency as saying on Tuesday....



 2015-07-28 12:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Sirius XM raises 2015 forecast on strong US auto sales...[ + ]

Sirius XM Holdings Inc raised its full-year forecast for revenue and subscriber additions for the second time in a row, citing strong U.S. auto sales....



 2015-07-28 12:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Malaysia's Muhyiddin says he accepts and respects PM's decision...[ + ]

Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says he respects the prerogative of the prime minister to appoint and drop any member of the cabinet....




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