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 2017-10-23 11:00 

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Indonesia seeks answer to why US blocked military chief's travel... +

JAKARTA- Indonesia on Monday (Oct 23) said it was still awaiting a detailed explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the US, despite having a visa and an official invitation, although it had accepted an official......

 2017-10-23 11:00 

Today Online

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Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassy... +

JAKARTA- Indonesia's military chief is free to travel to the United States, the US embassy said on Monday (Oct 23), after the general was apparently stopped as he tried to board a flight.Jakarta has demanded an explanation for the incident after Gener...

 2017-10-23 10:56 

The Strait Times

A 7.5km swim with a tiger shark: British diver recalls 'scary' experience off coast of Australia... +

PERTH - A British diver had to swim 7.5km while fending off a 4-metre-long tiger shark the whole time off the coast of Australia before he was rescued without a scratch on Friday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 10:30 

Today Online

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Philippines declares siege by Islamist rebels over in Marawi City... +

CLARK, Philippines - The Philippines declared an end on Monday to five months of fierce urban warfare in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State militants, a battle that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years.Defence Secretary Del...

 2017-10-23 10:30 

The Strait Times

Heavyweight Hollywood director James Toback accused of being serial abuser of women by his alleged victims... +

LOS ANGELES (WASHINGTON POST) - James Toback is the latest powerful man in Hollywood to be accused of sexual assault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 10:16 

The Strait Times

S Club Party, 911 and 5ive to play 90s concert at Star Theatre in March ... +

SINGAPORE - Like your Now That's What I Call Music! compilation CDs come to life, get ready for a 1990sUK pop nostalgia trip at The Star Theatre next March, as members from chart-topping groups S Club Party (formerly S Club 7), 911 and 5ive descend on...

 2017-10-23 10:15 

The Strait Times

Asean defence ministers urge North Korea to rein in nuke, missile programmes... +

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PHILIPPINES (REUTERS) - South-east Asian defence ministers on Monday (Oct 23) expressed ...

 2017-10-23 10:13 

The Strait Times

SMRT to hire 40% more rail engineers, set up teams to audit maintenance work... +

SMRT chairman Seah Moon Ming said the train operator will also set up readiness inspection teams, which will report independently to an audit and risk committee.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 10:02 

The Strait Times

Man who cheated people of 101 devices in telco subscription scam jailed... +

SINGAPORE - A man who ran a scam that cheated people out of over $100,000 worth of electronic devices was sentenced to jail and caning for cheating and other offences on Monday (Oct 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:59 

The Strait Times

Athletics: StanChart Singapore Marathon aims to be a night race next year... +

SINGAPORE - Plans are underway to make the 2018 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Marathon (SCMS) a night race as it attempts to add the 'wow' factor and earn entry into the exclusive World Marathon Majors club.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:58 

The Strait Times

China to meet air quality standards by 2035: Environment Minister... +

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China will strive to comply fully with its own air quality standards by 2035, the country's Environment Minister said on Monday (Oct 23), adding that the long and difficult battle against pollution would eventually benefit...

 2017-10-23 09:51 

The Strait Times

'Untenable': Nearly one million Rohingya refugees now in Bangladesh as Myanmar exodus continues... +

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an ...

 2017-10-23 09:49 

The Strait Times

Police patrol robot targets highway traffic violations in Beijing... +

BEIJING - The traffic police of China's capital city has started testing a highway patrol robot that can handle traffic-related issues including illegal parking and driving in the emergency lane.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:37 

The Strait Times

Muslim activist arrested for trying to rally Rohingya in Bangladesh camps... +

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (AFP) - A Muslim activist accused of campaigning in refugee camps for the unconditional return of displaced Rohingya to Myanmar has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:34 

The Strait Times

MMA: S'pore fighters in action for One Championship's Nov 24 live event at Indoor Stadium... +

SINGAPORE - A clutch of Singapore fighters will be in action in November for the One Championship live event One: Immortal Pursuit at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:29 

The Strait Times

Catalonia party threatens 'massive civil disobedience' over sacking of regional govt by Spain... +

BARCELONA (AFP) - A far-left Catalan party on Monday (Oct 23) threatened ...

 2017-10-23 09:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Mattis to discuss North Korea threat on Asia trip ... +
 2017-10-23 09:16 

The Strait Times

Trump to golf with Abe, world No. 3 Matsuyama during Japan visit... +

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - US President Donald Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he was delighted he'd be able to play a round of golf with world No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama during a visit to Japan early next month.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2017-10-23 09:15 

The Strait Times

Three injured in Jakarta theme park river rapids ride accident... +

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three people were injured during a river rapids ride at a Jakarta theme park when a raft suddenly flipped over.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:14 

The Strait Times

New Zealand's North Island offers quiet charms from scenic spots to Maori rock carvings ... +

(THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Check out an active volcano, fish for trouts andmake a pit stop at the Hobbiton Movie Set.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:14 

The Strait Times

Plagued by data scandal, Japan's Kobe Steel mulling withdrawing full year earnings forecast... +

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Kobe Steel is considering withdrawing its earnings forecast for this fiscal year as it struggles to quantify the impact of its data falsification scandal, Kyodo reported on Monday (Oct 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 09:11 

The Strait Times

Indonesia minister urges April to meet tougher peatland rules... +

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Minister on Monday (Oct 23) urged Singapore-based pulpwood company April to meet stricter rules aimed at protecting fragile, flammable peatlands, a major source of choking annual haze.. Read more at strai...

 2017-10-23 09:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Parents should feed their kids interests: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid author... +
 2017-10-23 09:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review... +
 2017-10-23 09:00 

Today Online

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2 more bodies from fatal dredger collision with tanker in S'pore waters found... +

SINGAPORE - The bodies of two more crew members who went missing after a collision in Singapore waters six weeks ago have been found, leaving one remaining missing, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in an update on Monday (Oct 23).They w...

 2017-10-23 08:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Russia's Lavrov says Russia committed to Iraq territorial integrity - RIA... +
 2017-10-23 08:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Car-Free Sunday to continue in 2018... +
 2017-10-23 08:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Bangladesh detains activist accused of rallying Rohingya... +
 2017-10-23 08:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Suspected al Qaeda suicide truck bombing in Yemen kills four soldiers... +
 2017-10-23 08:49 

The Strait Times

Football: Spurs' Kane spurred on by Zidane's praise... +

(REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has welcomed Zinedine Zidane's comment that he was a ...

 2017-10-23 08:47 

The Strait Times

Former British PM Winston Churchill's last painting to go up for auction... +

LONDON - A painting by former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is set to be put up for auction, reported The Telegraph.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 08:44 

The Strait Times

China's recyclers eye new wave of waste - batteries from electric vehicles... +

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.. Read m...

 2017-10-23 08:43 

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AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies... +
 2017-10-23 08:43 

The Strait Times

Man arrested after brandishing knife during family dispute in Toa Payoh... +

SINGAPORE - A 57-year-old man was arrested after allegedly brandishing a knife at his wife during dispute in Toa Payoh on Sunday (Oct 22) night.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 08:40 

The Strait Times

PM Abadi expresses surprises at Tillerson demand that Iranian-backed militias leave Iraq... +

BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's media office expressed surprise on Monday (Oct 23) at comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding Iranian-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilisation paramilitary units.. Read more at stra...

 2017-10-23 08:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Observatory - Islamic State killed at least 128 people in Syrian town... +
 2017-10-23 08:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': Embassy... +
 2017-10-23 08:37 

The Strait Times

ISIS kills 116 in Syrian town in revenge attack... +

BEIRUT (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in Al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces, a monitor said on Monday (Oct 23).. Read ...

 2017-10-23 08:30 

Tech in Asia

Join Google for lunch at Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017... +

Find out how you can grow your business with Google’s Cloud and Maps technology....

 2017-10-23 08:25 

Channel NewsAsia

GSK wins US shingles vaccine approval, UK nod for gene therapy... +
 2017-10-23 08:25 

Channel NewsAsia

German tourist arrivals in Turkey seen rising 15-20 percent in 2018... +
 2017-10-23 08:24 

The Strait Times

Nearly 1,000 boxes of Acuvue contact lenses in Singapore recalled due to quality issues... +

SINGAPORE - Nearly 1,000 boxes of Acuvue contact lenses here have been voluntarily recalled by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care due to ...

 2017-10-23 08:21 

The Strait Times

19th Party Congress: In communist China, it's a man's world at the top... +

BEIJING (AFP) - When Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against ...

 2017-10-23 08:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Spurs' Kane spurred on by Zidane's praise... +
 2017-10-23 08:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Iraq's Kurdistan region elections delayed as no candidates - election board head... +
 2017-10-23 08:13 

The Strait Times

19th Party Congress: China's war on pollution has not caused unemployment: Minister... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's campaign against pollution has not caused job losses or hurt its economy, the country's Environment Minister said at a briefing on Monday (Oct 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-10-23 08:13 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's Abe wins votes but not hearts: Analysts... +
 2017-10-23 08:12 

Tech in Asia

Expedia alumni get $2m to build business for independent hotels... +

Singapore-based startup ZUZU will face something of an uphill struggle as it seeks to stand out in the ultra-competitive online rentals space....

 2017-10-23 08:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Kenya to charge opposition leader's sister with incitement to violence... +
 2017-10-23 08:05 

The Strait Times

Leader of German pro-business FDP party has sights on more tax from international firms like Apple... +

BERLIN (REUTERS) - International corporate giants like Apple should pay more tax, the leader of Germany's most pro-business party has said, calling for deeper cooperation within the European Union and in the group of 20 leading economies to bring this...

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