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 2017-08-23 07:55 

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US Navy to relieve commander after collisions in Asia: Source... +

WASHINGTON - The United States Navy will in the coming hours relieve the three-star admiral who commands its Seventh Fleet following a series of collisions in Asia, a US official told Reuters late on Tuesday (Aug 22), speaking on condition of anonymity. "...

 2017-08-23 07:48 

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Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona... +

MADRID - An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday (Aug 22), according to a judicial official. Th...

 2017-08-23 07:15 

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West Ham manager Bilic targeting one more signing... +
 2017-08-23 07:13 

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103-year-old Cambodian woman becomes US citizen... +

LOS ANGELES - A 103-year-old Cambodian woman who survived starvation, suffering and war in her native land beamed and waved a tiny American flag on Tuesday (Aug 22) as she became a United States citizen. Ms Hong Inh was the oldest of more than 10,000 peop...

 2017-08-23 07:10 

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No overhaul likely for Wallabies despite Sydney humiliation... +
 2017-08-23 07:05 

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China's Fosun invests in local version of bitcoin tech blockchain... +
 2017-08-23 06:58 

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Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally... +
 2017-08-23 06:55 

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Popes planned visit to Myanmar risks stoking religious tensions... +

MANDALAY - Even before the pope's expected visit to Myanmar has been officially announced, it has become the subject of boisterous contention in a country riven by religious and ethnic tension. While Myanmar's main political and religious leaders describe...

 2017-08-23 06:52 

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Professor Huang Jing's appeal rejected, must leave Singapore: MHA... +
 2017-08-23 06:50 

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Swansea boss Clement keen on more signings after Clucas deal... +
 2017-08-23 06:44 

The Strait Times

Malaysian graft-buster raids Selangor government-owned company in RM16 mil probe... +

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has carried out simultaneous raids on five locations in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in its probe of RM16 million (S$5.1mil) allegedly paid by a Selangor government-owne...

 2017-08-23 06:32 

The Strait Times

Venezuela's fugitive prosecutor Luisa Ortega resurfaces in Brazil... +

BRASLIA (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) - Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor was expected to grab the limelight at an international forum in Brazil on Wednesday (Aug 23) to intensify her battle against President Nicolas Maduro.. Read more at straitstim...

 2017-08-23 06:29 

The Strait Times

K-drama actor Lee Jong Suk on playing a delicate serial killer... +

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) - Actor Lee Jong Suk has very pale skin. It's so milky white that for his television drama roles, his makeup artist uses a darker foundation to give him more colour, Lee says.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 06:28 

Today Online

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It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record... +

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on building one of the most powerful magnets in the world. And on Monday (Aug 21), they succeeded. The National High Magnetic Field Laborator...

 2017-08-23 06:23 

The Strait Times

Headless female torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing Swedish journalist, Danish police say... +

COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Danish police on Wednesday (Aug 23) identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 06:22 

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Sim Lian bags Tampines Court for $970m in biggest en bloc sale here in decade... +

SINGAPORE - Sim Lian Development has landed Tampines Court for S$970 million in the biggest collective sale here in the last ten years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 06:18 

Tech in Asia

Prime Minister Lee wants a payment system for Singapore. Razer boss: ‘Hold my mouse.’... +

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mentioned the need for a unified payment system in Singapore on Twitter. Min-Liang Tan responded saying he could have one up and running in 18 months....

 2017-08-23 06:15 

The Strait Times

Jail for cleaner who assaulted elderly man in lift... +

SINGAPORE - A cleaner was sentenced to a week's jail on Wednesday (Aug 23) for assaulting an elderly man in a lift.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 06:15 

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Soccer - Japan midfielder Honda scores on Pachuca debut in Mexico... +
 2017-08-23 06:08 

The Strait Times

Donald Trump says North Korea's Kim Jong Un is 'starting to respect' America... +

PHOENIX (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is beginning to respect the United States, the latest comments that suggest his administration is moving closer to seeking talks over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.. Read ...

 2017-08-23 06:08 

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Teenager arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing to Macarena on street: Reports ... +
 2017-08-23 06:04 

The Strait Times

Wal-Mart, Google partner on voice-based shopping to catch Amazon... +

NEW YORK/SEATTLE (BLOOMBERG) - Wal-Mart Stores is teaming up with Google to let shoppers order by voice, the latest example of the world's largest retailer finding a technology partner to catch e-commerce leader Amazon.com.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2017-08-23 05:57 

The Strait Times

Gongfu trainer jailed, fined for using martial arts gym as gaming house... +

SINGAPORE - A gongfu trainer who used a Chinese martial arts gym as a common gaming house was jailed for 10 days and fined $10,000 on Tuesday (Aug 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 05:55 

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Teen killed in road rage incident on Malaysia highway... +

KUALA LUMPUR - A road rage incident, sparked by a feud between a car driver and a motorcyclist, ended in the death of a 19-year-old woman. The incident occurred along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway, after the Sungai Besi toll plaza at 1pm on Tuesday...

 2017-08-23 05:53 

The Strait Times

Trump threatens government shutdown, defends response to Charlottesville violence at Arizona rally... +

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (WASHINGTON POST) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Aug 22) threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding, said the North American Free Trade Agreement is likely to be terminated and signalled that he was prepared to ...

 2017-08-23 05:50 

The Strait Times

Lorry driver gets four months' jail and driving ban for causing motorcyclist's death... +

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver drove across three lanes, crossed a 4.32m-wide chevron and cut into the path of a motorcyclist, who died after crashing into the lorry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 05:50 

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Australia recovers thousands of scalped Ashes tickets... +
 2017-08-23 05:49 

The Strait Times

Ascendas-Singbridge, GIC acquire 6.5 ha site in Pune, India, to develop IT park... +

Singapore - GIC and Ascendas-Singbridge Group, jointly owned by Temasek Holdings and JTC Corporation, announced on Wednesday (Aug 23) their acquisition of a 16-acre (6.5 hectares) land parcel in Pune, India.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 05:42 

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Singapore inflation edges up to 0.6% in July on higher retail, water prices... +
 2017-08-23 05:28 

The Strait Times

Japanese tourism advertisement criticised for being 'too sexy'... +

TOKYO (THE PHILIPPINE INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Japanese television is known and quite loved for having some of the oddest shows and commercials. But one particular tourism ad has gotten mixed feedback recently, as it was deemed too suggestive.. Read ...

 2017-08-23 05:27 

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New National Institute of Early Childhood Development to take first batch of students in 2019... +
 2017-08-23 05:24 

The Strait Times

MMA: UFC champion Jon Jones fails drug test for second time, could be stripped of title... +

LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the title on July 29, could be stripped of his crown once more after the organisation announced that the American had failed a drugs test for a second time....

 2017-08-23 05:20 

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Frankfurt's international schools see Brexit bonus... +
 2017-08-23 05:14 

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ComfortDelGro shares up 7% on news of possible Uber tie-up ... +
 2017-08-23 05:13 

The Strait Times

Verdict for Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong weighs on tech giant amid new phone launch... +

SEOUL (AFP, WASHINGTON POST) - Lee Jae Yong, the heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial on Friday (Aug 23), which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.. Read more at st...

 2017-08-23 05:10 

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Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong, streets flooded, flights cancelled, trading halted... +
 2017-08-23 05:10 

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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally... +
 2017-08-23 05:10 

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Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally... +
 2017-08-23 05:05 

The Strait Times

Programme launched to help frail senior citizens maintain mental and physical health... +

SINGAPORE - Marching on the spot while playing memory games at the Choa Chu Kang Fei Yue Retirees Centre on Wednesday (Aug 23), a group of seniors were participating in a programme designed to help them maintain their mental and physical health.. Read mor...

 2017-08-23 05:04 

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Tan Cheng Bock's appeal over upcoming Presidential Election dismissed... +
 2017-08-23 05:01 

The Strait Times

Malaysian court upholds opposition MP conviction under Official Secrets Act... +

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - The High Court on Wednesday (Aug 23) upheld the 18 month jail sentence meted out to Malaysian opposition MP Mohd Rafizi Ramli for exposing a page of the audit report on embattled state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).. Read ...

 2017-08-23 05:00 

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MOE to open 13 new kindergartens in 2019 and 2020... +
 2017-08-23 05:00 

The Strait Times

Singapore headline inflation rises to 0.6% in July on higher water tariffs, pricier retail items... +

SINGAPORE - Higher water tariffs that kicked in last month and pricier retail items like clothing and household goods pushed inflation up by 0.6 per cent in July from a year ago, a faster pace than the 0.5 per cent rise in June, according to figures from ...

 2017-08-23 05:00 

The Strait Times

1 in 5 kindergarten-going children to have places in MOE pre-schools by 2023... +

SINGAPORE - Come 2023, a fifth of children aged five and six will have places in kindergartens run by the Ministry of Education (MOE).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 04:59 

The Strait Times

Borrow power banks, umbrellas for free at SMRT shop at new Bukit Panjang transport hub... +

Commuters can now borrow umbrellas, shopping trolleys, and even power banks - all for free- at a new shop run by public transport operator SMRT.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 04:58 

The Strait Times

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory can shut down the city... +

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's weather observatory raised on Wednesday (Aug23) the storm warning or Typhoon Hato to the city's maximum Typhoon 10 signal - meaning hurricane force winds are expected. Residents are glued to updates from the historic ...

 2017-08-23 04:58 

The Strait Times

Court of Appeal dismisses Tan Cheng Bock's appeal on reserved presidential election... +

SINGAPORE - Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock's appeal against a High Court decision on the timing and basis of the upcoming presidential election, which is reserved for Malay candidates, has been dismissed.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 04:58 

The Strait Times

Drunk man accidentally sets himself on fire in a Malaysian police station... +

IPOH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A drunk man was badly burnt after he set off a lighter in his pocket at the Jelapang police station in Malaysia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-23 04:54 

The Strait Times

BBC journalist on trial in Thailand for expose on retirement home scam... +

PHUKET (AFP) - A British BBC journalist appeared in a Thai court on Wednesday (Aug 23) for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who featured in an investigation about foreigners being scammed of their retirement homes.. Read more a...

 2017-08-23 04:48 

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SEA Games: Singapore's Stefanie Tan reaches tennis semi-final... +

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