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 2018-08-16 02:04 

The Strait Times

Should coffee come with cancer warnings? California says no...

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - In every cup of coffee, there is a chemical linked to cancer.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 01:55 

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'It's really hard to be a Catholic': The pain of reading the Pennsylvania sex abuse report...

PITTSBURGH (NYTIMES) - John Cabon stood quietly and crossed himself before a statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Paul's, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 01:53 

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Today in Pictures, Aug 16, 2018...

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 2018-08-16 01:52 

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Kim Jong Nam murder trial: Accused arrive in court ahead of key ruling...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, REUTERS) - The two women charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrived at the Shah Alam High Court at 8.20am on Thursday (Aug 16) amid tight secur...

 2018-08-16 01:46 

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Japan export growth slows as US-bound shipments fall...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's export growth slowed more than expected in July as shipments to the United States fell for a second straight month, with the automotive sector down sharply as global trade disputes cast doubts over the strength of foreign dem...

 2018-08-16 01:24 

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Goose named Gugu admitted to Chinese university, thanks to owner's passionate appeal...

A goose named Gugu has become the latest - and the most unusual - student admitted to a university in east China, thanks to a passionate appeal made by its owner.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 01:24 

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Colorado baker back in court for turning away transgender woman...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A Colorado baker who gained notoriety for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is headed for a new showdown with the state, this time over a birthday cake for a transgender woman.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 01:19 

The Strait Times

Singapore shares decline at Thursday's open; STI down 0.77% to 3,209.36...

SINGAPORE - Singapore stocks opened lower for the sixth day in a row on Thursday (Aug 16), with the Straits Times Index moving down 0.77 per cent or 24.76 points to 3,209.36 as at 9.03am following overnight losses in the United States.. Read more at strai...

 2018-08-16 01:17 

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Facebook losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar: Reuters...

YANGON: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review ......

 2018-08-16 01:09 

The Strait Times

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida amid red tide disaster...

SARASOTA, United States (AFP) - A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 01:07 

The Strait Times

Stocks to watch: ASL Marine, Aspial, CFM, Heeton, KSH, Vibrant, Stratech...

SINGAPORE - The following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Thursday (Aug 16):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 00:47 

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Stratech to place controlling 58.4% stake to private equity investor for US$20m...

SINGAPORE - The Stratech Group has agreed to place out an eventual 58.4 per cent stake in itself to a private equity investor for US$20 million (S$27.6 million) and to convert about $8.75 million of loans into shares, the surveillance technology company a...

 2018-08-16 00:43 

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China accused of using Belt and Road Initiative for spying: Report...

SINGAPORE - Chinese cyber espionage linked to the Belt and Road Initiative is increasing, reports said, citing experts' warning that Beijing is using the huge infrastructure project to spy on companies and countries as well as to damp down dissent.. R...

 2018-08-16 00:34 

The Strait Times

Vibrant Group suspects fire in China was deliberate act to destroy Blackgold's accounts...

SINGAPORE - A motor vehicle transporting certain accounting records of a subsidiary caught fire near a coal mine in China on Aug 9, logistics firm Vibrant Group said on Wednesday night (Aug 15).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 00:29 

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Italy motorway collapse: The financial facts behind the fury over ageing infrastructure...

MILAN (REUTERS) - Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's ageing infrastructure.. Read more...

 2018-08-16 00:15 

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Exclusive: In Chinese port city, Japan's Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales...

Toyota Motor Corp is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of Tianjin as part of a medium-term strategy that's ......

 2018-08-16 00:15 

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New Mexico compound member in US illegally over 20 years - govt...

TAOS, N.M.: A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after ......

 2018-08-16 00:15 

The Strait Times

Aspial to buy back up to $10m of 5.5% notes due November 2018...

SINGAPORE - Aspial Corp has launched a debt buyback programme to repurchase up to $10 million of an outstanding $74 million of 5.5 per cent notes due November 2018, the jewellery and property company announced on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 00:10 

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Fix a phone or 50 push-ups: How to beat knife crime in Britain...

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Sitting in his cell, mulling a childhood shaped by fear, theft and drugs, gang member Jake Gibson knew things had to change.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-16 00:09 

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China blamed as Tencent stuns with first profit drop in 13 years...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) Tencent Holdings joined Facebook in reporting shockingly poor quarterly numbers, underscoring how tech superstars that led the market to new heights are showing signs of strain.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 23:59 

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Prosecutors focus on Manafort 'lies' as trial draws to a close...

ALEXANDRIA: Closing arguments wrapped up in the trial of Paul Manafort on Wednesday (Aug 15) with prosecutors accusing Donald Trump's former ......

 2018-08-15 23:57 

The Strait Times

Euthanasia is not suicide, but dying with dignity...

People should neither see nor debate euthanasia as a form of suicide (Euthanasia is just glorified suicide, by Ms Rachel Tan Poh Yin; Aug 15).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 23:56 

The Strait Times

Watch terminally ill suffer before commenting on euthanasia...

I am very glad that, as a young woman, Ms Rachel Tan Poh Yin has never experienced the misery of a terminal illness (Euthanasia is just glorified suicide; Aug 15) and I hope and pray she never does.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 23:54 

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Man with suspected explosive vest neutralised in Saudi city...

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Saudi security forces neutralised a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday (Aug ...

 2018-08-15 23:50 

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Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan...

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Aug 15) revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John ......

 2018-08-15 23:40 

The Strait Times

China's rainbow trout gets a new name - 'salmon'...

BEIJING (AFP) - When Chinese state TV accidentally revealed much of the...

 2018-08-15 23:38 

The Strait Times

South Korea's zombie hit film Train To Busan confirms sequel...

Get ready for another zombie attack as South Korean hit film Train To Busan confirmed on Monday (Aug 13) that a follow-up 2016 movie is in the works.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 23:37 

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Uber quarterly loss jumps as it invests in 'big bets'...

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber on Wednesday (Aug 15) disclosed that its quarterly loss jumped despite taking in more money, as it invested in scooters and ......

 2018-08-15 23:34 

The Strait Times

Tesla shares fall on reports of US SEC subpoena after Musk's take-private tweet...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Shares of Tesla fell on Wednesday (Aug 15) following reports US securities regulators have subpoenaed the electric car maker's Chief Executive Elon Musk over his statements about taking the company private.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2018-08-15 23:15 

The Strait Times

Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, Aug 16...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Aug 16.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 23:12 

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Tennis: Djokovic overcomes stomach trouble as Zverev exits in Cincinnati...

CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic battled stomach issues to beat Adrian Mannarino and reach the third round in Cincinnati on Wednesday (Aug 15) as ......

 2018-08-15 22:51 

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Brazil's Samarco to pay US$512.5 million to disaster victims this year - foundation...

Brazil's Samarco Minerao SA expects to pay up to 2 billion reais (US$512.5 million) this year to 19,000 families affected by the 2015 mining ......

 2018-08-15 22:50 

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Authorities struggle to identify Ecuador tourist bus crash victims...

QUITO: Identification of the 24 victims of a fatal tourist bus crash in Ecuador has been hampered by the dead not carrying official documents, ......

 2018-08-15 22:35 

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Cancer patients using alternative medicine may skip some standard care...

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients who use alternative, non-medical therapies may be more likely to forgo recommended medical treatments like ......

 2018-08-15 22:35 

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'Simpsons' creator brings animated fantasy show to Netflix...

LOS ANGELES: The creator of the long-running animated TV series...

 2018-08-15 22:33 

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Commentary: How the 1MBD scandal brought down a century-old Swiss bank...

The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering ......

 2018-08-15 22:33 

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Commentary: How the 1MDB scandal brought down a century-old Swiss bank...

The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering ......

 2018-08-15 22:33 

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Commentary: Saving too little, starting too late, do we have enough for retirement?...

Many of us put off planning for our retirement until we're in our forties but it doesn't have to be an onerous chore, says one financial advisor....

 2018-08-15 22:33 

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Commentary: Planning rules are driving the global housing crisis...

Some analysts insist there is no problem with supply. They are wrong, says one observer at the Financial Times....

 2018-08-15 22:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Keeping older workers employed among ways to improve elderly suicide situation: Experts...

SINGAPORE: While it may be statistically likely that there will be an increase in the number of suicides among the elderly here given the rising ......

 2018-08-15 22:32 

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Keeping older workers employed among ways to improve elderly suicide situation: Experts...

SINGAPORE: While it may be statistically likely that there will be an increase in the number of suicides among the elderly here given the rising ......

 2018-08-15 22:30 

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Boxing: Singaporean Muhamad Ridhwan to fight for IBO world title, sets sights on the big leagues...

It is the toughest test yet for the local boxer, who faces top Namibian fighter and former world champion Paulus Ambunda....

 2018-08-15 22:30 

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'At the brunt of this for many years': Freelance coaches want level playing field for job search...

While the new National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA) aims to support freelance instructors and coaches in providing insurance for ......

 2018-08-15 22:30 

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Seven types of travellers you don't want to go on a trip with...

Is your travel buddy the Princess, the Workaholic, the Drunkard or the Influencer?...

 2018-08-15 22:24 

Channel NewsAsia

US to expand visa sanctions on Cambodians in wake of 'flawed' election...

WASHINGTON: The US government will expand visa restrictions on some Cambodians seen as anti-democratic actors following the country's Jul 29 ......

 2018-08-15 22:16 

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Golf: Injured Fowler to skip US PGA playoff opener...

LOS ANGELES: Rickie Fowler says he'll skip next week's Northern Trust, first event of the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, as he recovers from ......

 2018-08-15 22:15 

The Strait Times

Budapest Airport terminal briefly shut due to hot isotope container...

BUDAPEST (REUTERS) - A terminal of Budapest Airport was briefly shut down late on Wednesday (Aug 15) due to an overheated container carrying an isotope, a spokesman for the Hungarian Disaster Management Authority said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 22:03 

The Strait Times

Golf: Injured Fowler to skip US PGA playoff opener, 'will be ready' for Ryder Cup...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Rickie Fowler says he will skip next week's Northern Trust, first event of the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, as he recovers from injury, but vows to be...

 2018-08-15 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 16...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Aug 16, 2018.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 21:42 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Atletico sink Real Madrid to win Super Cup...

TALLINN: Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup ......

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