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 2018-10-23 10:19 

The Strait Times

New Vietnam President Nguyen Phu Trong sworn in after 99.8% vote...

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday (Oct 23) elected as president, Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman...

 2018-10-23 10:18 

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Turkey's Erdogan says strong signs Khashoggi killing was planned...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday (Oct 23) there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's killing was planned....

 2018-10-23 10:10 

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SoftBank CEO cancels speaking role at Saudi conference: source...

SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has cancelled a speaking engagement at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi ......

 2018-10-23 10:02 

The Strait Times

AHTC trial: Lawyer, WP chairman Sylvia Lim disagree on whether town council position was compromised...

SINGAPORE - When the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) hired a new managing agent in August 2011, it did so with...

 2018-10-23 10:00 

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Japan finds African swine fever in sausage brought from China...

TOKYO: Japan found African swine fever in packed pork sausage being carried into the country by a foreigner coming from Beijing early this month, ......

 2018-10-23 10:00 

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'Smart drugs', weight loss products worth S$9,000 seized...

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) seized about 4,500 units of illegal health products in an enforcement operation last week....

 2018-10-23 10:00 

The Strait Times

Apple iPhone XR review: A more affordable but still attractive option...

The Apple iPhone XR is the...

 2018-10-23 10:00 

The Strait Times

HSA seizes $9,000 worth of illegal weight loss products, medicine in Interpol operation...

SINGAPORE - The authorities have seized more than 4,500 units of illegal health products worth $9,000 in an Interpol-coordinated international operation ending last Tuesday (Oct 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:55 

Tech in Asia

In brief: UK's Dyson to build electric car plant in Singapore...

The company says its new cars will be "radically different" to current electric vehicles....

 2018-10-23 09:50 

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Saudi to sign deals worth US$50 billion in oil, gas and infrastructure...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia started signing deals worth more than US$50 billion in sectors including oil, gas and infrastructure at an investment ......

 2018-10-23 09:50 

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Issues with SingPass Mobile app due to 'software error': GovTech...

Several users had reported an error code when they tried to log in to the app....

 2018-10-23 09:48 

The Strait Times

China and Asean should do more and bigger maritime exercises in the future: Ng Eng Hen...

ZHANJIANG, GUANGDONG - China and Asean should hold more and bigger exercises in the future to build up mutual confidence, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday (Oct 23) of the way forward for the Asean-China Maritime Exercise.. Read more at straitst...

 2018-10-23 09:48 

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Indonesia quake 'punishment from Allah' for gay activities: Former Malaysian DPM...

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi made the remarks in parliament as he warned about the growing influence of the gay community in Malaysia....

 2018-10-23 09:45 

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BMW recalls more than 1 million cars over exhaust system fire risk...

German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday (Oct 23) it would recall more than one million additional diesel cars....

 2018-10-23 09:45 

The Strait Times

Boys given probation for taking upskirt videos of their schoolmates, teachers and other women...

SINGAPORE - Two teenage boys were each sentenced to one year and nine months' probation on Tuesday (Oct 23) after they captured over 60 upskirt images of girls and women, including their schoolmates and teachers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:41 

The Strait Times

Saudi team arrived a day before Khashoggi's killing, consulate cameras removed, Erdogan says...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said there were strong signs that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned and that he was killed in a "savage way". . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:36 

Tech in Asia

In brief: SoftBank CEO cancels speech at Saudi event amid outcry over journalist killing...

This follows the escalating global outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

 2018-10-23 09:36 

The Strait Times

Indonesia, Saudi Arabia pledge to strengthen economic, counter-terrorism partnership...

JAKARTA - Indonesia and Saudi Arabia pledged to strengthen their economic partnership and step up cooperation in counter-terrorism during a meeting overshadowed by the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:34 

The Strait Times

Badminton: Lee Chong Wei recovering well after cancer treatment, hopes to make comeback...

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has said he is recovering well and hopes to make a comeback following nose cancer treatment in Taiwan, a report said on Monday (Oct 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:25 

The Strait Times

Football: Faced with match-fixing scandal, Red Star Belgrade adopt code of silence in Liverpool visit...

BELGRADE (AFP) - Red Star Belgrade, embroiled in a Champions League match-fixing scandal, have erected a wall of silence around the Rajko Mitic Stadium ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Wednesday (Oct 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:25 

The Strait Times

The promise of the mega bridge: China Daily (Asia) contributor...

HONG KONG (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The potential of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has been underestimated by some experts due to their low expectations with regard to its logistic functions. But on the contrary, the bridge will play a crucial...

 2018-10-23 09:23 

The Strait Times

New army chief's disturbing remarks on another coup: The Nation...

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Newly minted Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong perhaps believed he would make a good first impression by answering the question frankly.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 09:14 

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Football: 'Cursed' Thierry Henry searches for first win with Monaco in Champions League bow...

BRUGES (AFP) - One newspaper headline described Thierry Henry as...

 2018-10-23 09:09 

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Japan probe finds more universities discriminated against women...

A Japanese government probe has uncovered more cases of universities discriminating against female applicants/...

 2018-10-23 09:04 

The Strait Times

Basketball: Unhappy Draymond Green calls punishments for Lakers-Rockets brawl 'garbage'...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green believes players suspended for brawling during Houston's win over the Los Angeles Lakers have got off lightly, accusing the NBA of a disciplinary...

 2018-10-23 09:00 

The Strait Times

Singapore among the top countries in educational mobility over time: OECD report...

SINGAPORE - Younger generations of Singaporeans have been able to make progress in education, improving their life prospects and doing better than their parents, a study has shown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 08:55 

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French police begin clearout of Dunkirk migrant camp...

French police began to remove more than 1,800 people from makeshift migrant camps near the northern port city of Dunkirk on Tuesday....

 2018-10-23 08:53 

The Strait Times

Basketball: Lakers' Brandon Ingram says four-game suspension for brawl was 'better than we expected'...

(REUTERS) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Brandon Ingram expected a worse penalty than the four-game suspension he received for igniting a brawl against the Houston Rockets.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 08:50 

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Ford in Spain to halt car production for nine days due to low demand: spokesman...

U.S. car manufacturer Ford will stop car production in its plant in Almussafes in eastern Spain for nine days during November due to a lower ......

 2018-10-23 08:50 

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Greek ambassador summoned to Turkish foreign ministry - CNN Turk...

ISTANBUL: Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the Greek ambassador, private broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday. It did not provide additional ......

 2018-10-23 08:46 

The Strait Times

Football: Mariners confirm contract offer to Usain Bolt, but deal unlikely without third-party financial contribution...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a professional contract by Australian A-League outfit the Central Coast Mariners but a deal is unlikely without an external third-party financial contribution, the club said on Tuesday...

 2018-10-23 08:45 

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Iran arrests militants planning attacks on pilgrims - minister...

LONDON: Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested 15 militants planning attacks on Shi'ite Muslims making an annual pilgrimage to Iraq. Hundreds of ......

 2018-10-23 08:40 

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Health Ministry to strengthen support for caregivers to the elderly...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Tuesday (Oct 23) that it is leading a review to see how it can better support caregivers to ......

 2018-10-23 08:39 

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British technology company Dyson to build electric car in Singapore...

British technology company Dyson said on Tuesday it would build its electric car in Singapore....

 2018-10-23 08:20 

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Record US$1.6 billion jackpot up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing...

A record-setting US$1.6 billion prize that would instantly make a single winner one of the richest people in the world will be up for grabs on ......

 2018-10-23 08:17 

The Strait Times

Sparks fly as India allows 'green' firecrackers for Deepavali...

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday (Oct 23) allowed the use of...

 2018-10-23 08:15 

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Exclusive: Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event - sources...

Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women's golf tour have pulled out of this week's tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour....

 2018-10-23 08:10 

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J&J makes US$2.1 billion offer to buy out Japan cosmetics firm Ci:z...

U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it is acquiring all outstanding shares of Japanese cosmetics firm Ci:z Holdings Co ......

 2018-10-23 08:10 

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Johnson & Johnson makes US$2.1 billion offer to buy out Japan cosmetics firm Ci:z...

U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it is acquiring all outstanding shares of Japanese cosmetics firm Ci:z Holdings Co ......

 2018-10-23 08:10 

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China's Xi opens world's longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened one of the world's longest bridges on Tuesday, during a tour to southern China that is seen by some as an ......

 2018-10-23 08:07 

The Strait Times

You Do...What? Episode 5: Fresh Produce Quality Control...

How do you check if an avocado is ripe or not? Definitely not by pressing it. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-10-23 08:06 

The Strait Times

Malaysia ex-DPM Zahid Hamidi draws flak for saying LGBT activities incur God's wrath, cause quake...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian ministers have criticised Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for suggesting that the activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community might incur God's wrath on the nation....

 2018-10-23 08:05 

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Consistency key for Australia, says returning centre Kerevi...

Australia need to be more consistent if they are to challenge the best rugby teams in the world, according to returning centre Samu Kerevi....

 2018-10-23 08:00 

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Steps will be taken to lift US sanctions on Turkish ministers - Cavusoglu...

Steps will be taken in the coming days regarding the lifting of U.S. sanctions on two Turkish ministers, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on ......

 2018-10-23 07:55 

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China's Xi opens world's longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau...

HONG KONG: China opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge and tunnel on Tuesday, linking the financial centre of Hong Kong, the gambling hub ......

 2018-10-23 07:54 

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Thousands evacuated as Hurricane Willa descends on Mexico...

Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings boarded up and classes canceled on Mexico's Pacific coast as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter ......

 2018-10-23 07:52 

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AHTC trial: Sylvia Lim agrees to stating 'untruth' about extra cost for new managing agent...

The former AHTC chair also admitted to being "careless" with a media statement, but objected to the need to disclose the involvement of party ......

 2018-10-23 07:50 

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Canada's FSD Pharma to buy Israeli medical cannabis firm Therapix...

TEL AVIV: Canada's FSD Pharma Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire Israel's Therapix Biosciences Ltd for US$48 million in stock, combining two ......

 2018-10-23 07:42 

The Strait Times

China expresses concern to US over Taiwan Strait warship operation...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday (Oct 23) said it has expressed deep concern to the United States after Washington sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the second such operation this year.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2018-10-23 07:40 

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SCDF officer jailed over death of NSF Kok Yuen Chin...

Staff Sergeant Muhammad Nur Fatwa Mahmood was one of five officers who were charged over the death of NSF Kok Yuen Chin in a ragging incident in July....

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