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 2017-04-28 21:47 

Malay Mail Online

French media accuse Le Pens party of curbing access... +

PARIS, April 28 More than 30 French media outlets have signed a petition protesting against what they termed restricted access to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen offered by her National Front party, organisers said today.The...

 2017-04-28 21:46 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Three workers crushed to death by metal beam of SRT Dark Red Line railway... +

Three workers were crushed to death when a giant metal scaffold for holding concrete part of the Dark Led Line Rangsit-Bang Sue suburban railway of the State Railway of Thailand slipped on and fell on them....

 2017-04-28 21:43 

Malay Mail Online

Chong Wei to meet Lin Dan in Asia Championships semi-final... +

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 Malaysian badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei set up a last four meeting with his arch rival, Lin Dan of China after both players cleared their hurdles in the quarter-final match of the Badminton Asian Championships in...

 2017-04-28 21:38 

Philippine Star

'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation... +

AMMAN Labeling Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "apartheid"; is like flinging a burning match into spilled gasoline so combustible are the passions o...

 2017-04-28 21:34 

Malay Mail Online

Oldest woman in Malaysia, aged 121 years, dies... +

ALOR SETAR, April 28 (Bernama) The oldest woman in Malaysia, Puan Ahmad, aged 121 years, died in her granddaughters house in Kampung Bendahara, Kodiang today.The granddaughter, Zaini Noh, 44, said Puan died at 1.30pm from old age with...

 2017-04-28 21:30 

Malay Mail Online

US doesnt rule out direct talks with North Korea, Tillerson says (VIDEO)... +

WASHINGTON, April 28 The United States is not ruling out direct dialogue with North Korea on its nuclear programme, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview with National Public Radio broadcast today.Obviously, that would be...

 2017-04-28 21:15 

Malay Mail Online

Raja Zarith Sofiah visits tahfiz students grave... +

KOTA TINGGI, April 28 Raja Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah today visited the grave of former tahfiz student, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, here.Dressed in a white baju kurung, she arrived at the Felda Bukit Aping...

 2017-04-28 21:08 

The Strait Times

Car bomb blast kills three in central Baghdad: Medics... +

BAGHDAD (AFP) - A car bomb attack on a traffic police compound in central Baghdad on Friday (April 28) killed at least three people and wounded seven, security and medical sources said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:05 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

12-year-old girl in Malaysia allegedly forced to quit chess tournament over seductive dress... +

45 min 29 sec agoKUALA LUMPUR A 12-year-old girl was forced to pull out from a chess tournament in P...

 2017-04-28 21:04 

Malay Mail Online

TiGrESS project to study employability of graduates... +

SHAH ALAM, April 28 TiGrESS, a project that brings educational institutions and employers together to form an Integrated Triparty Graduate Employability Management Services Platform, was launched here today.Deputy Higher Education Minister...

 2017-04-28 21:04 

Jakarta Post

Sharp Indonesia introduces new 12kg capacity washing machines... +

The Indonesian unit of electronics giant PT Sharp Electronic Indonesia (SEID) aims to continue its reign over the countrys washing machine market through a number of strategic business moves this year...

 2017-04-28 21:03 

Malay Mail Online

Asean chief: South China Sea code with Beijing must be legally binding... +

MANILA, April 28 A maritime code of conduct between Southeast Asia and China must be legally binding to put a stop to unilateral actions in the South China Sea, because a previous commitment to play fair had been ignored, the Asean...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

US stocks dip as North Korea anxiety hits sentiment... +

NEW YORK (AFP) - Wall Street stocks finished lower on Friday (April 28) as nervousness about North Korea and other geopolitical hotspots offset positive momentum from a batch of mostly strong corporate earnings.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Who checks on claims of foods being organic?... +

The organic section of some supermarkets in Singapore has been expanded significantly. It must mean a higher demand for such products.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Confusion over voting procedure on the eve... +

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will be holding a landmark election today, yet it seems candidates and affiliates are unclear about certain aspects of the voting procedure.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Old uniform brings back memories of inferno... +

An old green uniform and black safety helmet now on display at the Civil Defence Academy in Jalan Bahar brought back memories yesterday for Warrant Officer (WO) See Kwong Nam.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Regional mega trade deal may not be finalised this year... +

Reader Jeanine Rodriguez wrote in to askST about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): ...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Merging schools to maintain vitality... +

Mergers in the pipeline involving 28 schools, including eight junior colleges, came as a shock to many. The news stung because of the scale of the exercise and because the loss of one's alma mater is never easy to bear. On a rational plane, however, n...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

On Facebook... +

Which would be more effective in creating a healthier society - subsidies on health screening or on healthy food? Subsidies on healthy food would be much better. Prevention is better than cure. It would encourage more people to pick the healthier choice i...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Buzzing: G.E.M coming to Singapore ... +

Chinese singer G.E.M. will be performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Aug 12. Tickets go on sale from Friday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Russia-Japan row over isles continues... +

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to start flights for former residents to visit a disputed island chain as he and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe again struggled to make progress on a decades-old territorial dispute.. Read more at straitsti...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Moyes won't quit despite the boo boys... +

LONDON David Moyes will not step down as Sunderland manager despite the Premier League club's fans chanting for his ouster during Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough that pushed the basement side closer to relegation.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Fast Lane... +

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 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

What's News: April 29, 2017... +

Unemployment in Singapore has risen and could rise further, as some sectors of the economy continue to struggle, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Why can't roadworks be carried out on weekends and at night?... +

Of late, there has been terrible traffic congestion in the Clementi area near Clementi MRT station. The cause seems to be roadworks along that stretch.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Gunners still in the top-three mix, says Wenger... +

LONDON Sixth-placed Arsenal can still finish in the Premier League's top three, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday, if they win their remaining games starting with tomorrow's North London derby at Tottenham Hotspur.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Office and retail rents continue to decline... +

Commercial landlords, especially those leasing out office space, faced a tough first quarter as rents kept tumbling - though it was good news for their tenants.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

S'pore brands feed Filipinos' growing love for eating out... +

At Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a sprawling financial district east of central Manila, dozens of restaurants line both sides of the outdoor dining strip in Forbestown Road.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Macron team's media 'ban' riles Russia... +

MOSCOW Russia has accused French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team of discriminating against its media, saying the campaign had trampled on the freedom of the press by banning Russian news outlets from its events.. Read more at s...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Issues persist despite upturn... +

The world economy seems finally to be taking a turn for the better after years of languishing in a slump.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Asia Briefs: China plans manned space station in 2019... +

BEIJING China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after a successful in-orbit refuelling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, said project officials yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

'FAS must get house in order after polls'... +

A new Football Association of Singapore (FAS) council will be elected today but that is simply the first hurdle. The incoming administrators of the country's most popular sport face a host of issues to address given the ailing state of Singapore footb...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Living it up, Hollywood-style... +

PALM DESERT (California) It was Jingle Mingle Night at the Marrakesh Country Club.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Pope in Cairo to mend ties with Islamic leaders... +

CAIRO Pope Francis started his two-day visit to Cairo yesterday, hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders as Egypt's ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from ISIS militants who have threatened to wipe it out.. Read more...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Google's autonomous cars to get first real-world riders... +

After almost a decade of research, Google's autonomous car project is close to becoming a real service.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

World Briefs: El Nino could return this year... +

GENEVA El Nino weather conditions associated with droughts and flooding have a 50 to 60 per cent probability of returning this year, the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said yesterday, revising its view from two months ago.. Read more at strai...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Why It Matters... +

The next census, to be conducted in 2020, will help to uncover the number of people with disabilities in Singapore. Reporter Theresa Tan said this will help the authorities plan sufficient services for this community, and the data is especially crucial fo...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Subtle mid-life facelift... +

BMW has sent its 4-series coupe to the plastic surgeon for a mid-life makeover - two years after the facelift of its 3-series sedan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Media report card on Trump mirrors split in the country... +

US media coverage of President Donald Trump, who marks his first 100 days in office today, has ranged from negative to lukewarm, except for some praise from pro-Trump media.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Ho bidding to retain SA presidency... +

Singapore Athletics (SA) president Ho Mun Cheong will bid to retain his position at Friday's extraordinary general meeting (EOGM), with six of his current team set to back him.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Why Amazon lags behind China in drone deliveries... +

Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos has made a career of being first in e-commerce. But in one critical area, he's falling behind - thanks to Washington.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Why jackpot machines are so addictive... +

Our MPs are right to worry about people being addicted to slot or jackpot machines (Counsellors, MPs call for tighter rules on jackpot operations; April 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Billionaire Bollore backs off electric-car ambitions... +

Mr Vincent Bollore, the French billionaire who helped build Paris' auto-sharing network as well as one in Singapore, is backing off on ambitions for his electric cars to compete with models from Volkswagen or Renault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Comfy ride for the style-conscious... +

Ducati is banking on two words that seem to be on every rider's lips these days - scrambler and cafe racer.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

5 substances listed as controlled drugs: CNB... +

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) is striking out against the growing popularity of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), especially among youth, amid Singapore's renewed fight against drugs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

UK cops warn of rise in terrorist activity... +

LONDON British police warned yesterday that the country was facing an ...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Three-horse race for final spot: Mourinho... +

LONDON Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United's chief rivals for Champions League qualification after his side's 0-0 draw at Manchester City.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Jail, $500k fine for S'porean boss in $70m rosewood case... +

A Singaporean businessman, whose company imported US$50 million (S$69.8 million) worth of rosewood logs from Madagascar without a permit, was yesterday sentenced to three months' jail and the maximum fine of $500,000 by the High Court.. Read more at s...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Nutritional considerations key in preparing for your race... +

Adequate nutrition is important for long-distance runners. Poor nutrition can lead to issues such as poor concentration, early fatigue and nutritional deficiencies. We will examine some of the fundamentals of sports nutrition, namely carbohydrates, protei...

 2017-04-28 21:00 

The Strait Times

Sports World: Home and Tampines get S-League wins... +

Home and Tampines get S-League wins. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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