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 2020-08-04 05:21 

The Strait Times

NBA: LA Lakers dump the Utah Jazz, wrap up Western Conference's No. 1 seed...

ORLANDO (REUTERS) - Anthony Davis scored 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Monday (Aug 3), and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference play-offs with a 116-108 victory over the Utah Jazz at the ESPN Wide World of Sports...

 2020-08-04 05:18 

The Strait Times

Actress Portia de Rossi speaks out as criticism of Ellen DeGeneres mounts...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actress Portia de Rossi defended Ellen DeGeneres on Monday (Aug 3) after a social media campaign called for the talk show host to step down, following reports of a hostile work environment for employees on set.. Read more at strait...

 2020-08-04 05:16 

The Strait Times

Man who concealed heroin and Ecstasy tablets in pumpkins arrested for suspected drug trafficking...

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean man who tried to conceal $30,000 worth of drugs, some of which were discovered in two pumpkins, was arrested for suspected drug trafficking activities on Monday (Aug 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 05:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Lobbying for Russian pipeline spikes in Washington...

As U.S. lawmakers plot to stop one of Moscow's most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, lobbyists supporting it are busier ......

 2020-08-04 05:04 

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75 years on, Japan bomb survivors make final pleas for abolition...

As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ......

 2020-08-04 05:04 

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75 years on, Japan bomb survivors make final pleas for abolition...

As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ......

 2020-08-04 05:00 

The Strait Times

Party hopping in Sabah: Sin Chew Daily contributor...

In the article, the author says that the calling of the Sabah snap elections itself is a victory of sorts for Warisan president Mohd Shafie Apdal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:39 

Tech in Asia

Intuit to acquire Singapore's TradeGecko for a reported $80m...

The transaction is expected to close in September....

 2020-08-04 04:37 

The Strait Times

New SPH e-commerce platform to help businesses and consumers...

The online platform, called Shop For Good, aims to help businesses and consumers stimulate the economy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:36 

The Strait Times

South Korea and Japan's acrimony over colonial occupation compensation could hit Trump's plans on China...

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - A South Korean court is set to start liquidating assets of a Japanese company to compensate Koreans conscripted to work during colonial occupation, straining ties between two key US partners just as the Trump administration needs their...

 2020-08-04 04:35 

The Strait Times

Worst US GDP on record has sizeable impact on Japan and global economy: Yomiuri Shimbun...

In its editorial, the paper says that a delay in the recovery of the US market may have a negative impact on employment in Japan's extensive auto industry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:33 

The Strait Times

Vietnam reports 7th death from coronavirus infection...

HANOI (BLOOMBERG) - Vietnam confirmed its seventh coronavirus death, according to the health ministry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:31 

The Strait Times

Grab to launch retail investment product, consumer loan platform...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Grab's financial services arm, Grab Financial Group (GFG), is rolling out a micro-investment product and a third-party loan platform for its users.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:29 

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Man arrested, drugs worth S$30,000 seized including heroin, Ecstasy hidden in pumpkins...

SINGAPORE: A 64-year-old Singaporean man was arrested in Clementi on Monday (Aug 3) for suspected drug activities. Various drugs with a total ......

 2020-08-04 04:26 

The Strait Times

US 'cloud' supremacy has Europe worried about data...

PARIS (AFP) - Europe is sitting on a wealth of data that is the 21st equivalent of a precious metal mine during the gold rush.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:19 

The Strait Times

Iras now offers PayNow QR as payment option on myTax portal...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Taxpayers can now pay a whole range of taxes using PayNow Quick Response (QR) as an option on the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore's (Iras) myTax portal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 04:16 

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FTC probes Twitter over ad targeting practices...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing Twitter Inc for alleged violations of a law that prevents the social network from using personal ......

 2020-08-04 04:11 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: UN chief warns world facing 'generational catastrophe' on education...

UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday (Aug 4) that the world faces a...

 2020-08-04 04:08 

The Strait Times

GIC, Temasek buy shares in India's Bandhan Bank amid holder's $1.94 billion stock sale...

KOLKATA (BLOOMBERG) - BlackRock and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC bought shares in Bandhan Bank as the main shareholder of India's most profitable bank sold 106 billion rupees (S$1.94 billion) of its stake to meet the regulator's owner...

 2020-08-04 04:07 

The Strait Times

With eye on China, India looks to increase barriers on imports from South-east Asia...

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - New Delhi is considering measures to prevent trade partners mainly in South-east Asia from re-routing Chinese goods to India with little added value, two government sources said, amid strained ties with Beijing and a push for self-re...

 2020-08-04 04:02 

The Strait Times

Malaysia open to settling 1MDB case against Abu Dhabi state fund...

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia is open to settling its legal battle with Abu Dhabi's state investment fund over 1MDB, just weeks after clinching a multibillion dollar deal with Goldman Sachs over the troubled state fund.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-08-04 04:01 

The Strait Times

NoteToSG contest by SPH X Samsung Shortlist: A look at shortlisted entries on Day 3...

. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 03:55 

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Heavy rains in South Korea displace more than 1,000 people, 13 dead...

SEOUL: Days of heavy rain caused floods in South Korea that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes, killing at least 13 with another ......

 2020-08-04 03:55 

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Heavy rains in South Korea displace more than 1,000 people, 14 dead...

SEOUL: Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain - South Korea's longest ......

 2020-08-04 03:55 

The Strait Times

75 years on, Japan bomb survivors make final pleas for abolition...

TOKYO (AFP) - As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ensure their message lives on after them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 03:52 

The Strait Times

Sats, CapitaLand Reits top Singapore-listed companies in governance and transparency as standards reach new high...

SINGAPORE - The corporate governance standard of Singapore-listed companies reached a new high this year despite challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with Sats and CapitaLand Commercial Trust topping their respective rankings in an index released on...

 2020-08-04 03:49 

Tech in Asia

Grab launches micro-investment product as it expands financial services...

It also announced consumer loans via a third-party platform as well as buy-now-pay-later payment plans for select ecommerce sites....

 2020-08-04 03:38 

The Strait Times

Previous Covid-19 hot spots in US crack down on parties as virus makes a return...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Blow-out parties and rising cases nationally prompted New Jersey to lower crowd caps and New York to call for stricter distancing enforcement or risk resurgence of the coronavirus in the pandemic's early US epicentre.. Read more...

 2020-08-04 03:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Injury, obesity, stress: E-sports starts wising up to health problems...

Growing concern over health standards in e-sports has prompted a new federation to pledge to address the problem, as players fall victim to ......

 2020-08-04 03:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia postpones West Indies T20 matches...

Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday it had agreed with the West Indies Cricket Board to postpone the Twenty20 series against the Caribbeans ......

 2020-08-04 03:25 

The Strait Times

Heavy rains in South Korea displace more than 1,000 people, 13 dead...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Days of heavy rain caused floods in South Korea that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes, killing at least 13 with another 13 missing, the authorities said on Tuesday (Aug 4).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 03:23 

The Strait Times

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in east China, bringing torrential rains to Zhejiang, Fujian provinces...

HANGZHOU (XINHUA) - Hagupit, the fourth typhoon of this year, landed in east China's Zhejiang Province in the wee hours of Tuesday (Aug 4), the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-04 03:20 

The Strait Times

North Korea coal exports bouncing back after coronavirus lull, UN says...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - North Korea is jump-starting the illegal export of coal after shutting down almost all shipments during the first few months of the year while it sought to block the spread of the coronavirus, according to a confidential United Nati...

 2020-08-04 03:16 

Channel NewsAsia

AirAsia to resume Malaysia-Singapore flights following 'green lane' decision...

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia is gearing up for the resumption of flights between Malaysia and Singapore, including the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route, ......

 2020-08-04 03:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Man being investigated for gathering during circuit breaker rides PMD with group to Mount Faber, gets fine...

SINGAPORE: Despite being investigated by the police for a prohibited...

 2020-08-04 03:11 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout will worsen conflicts: UN diplomats...

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) - The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the humanitarian situation in the world's deadliest conflicts and threatens to unleash economic devastation that will intensify violence, United Nations diplo...

 2020-08-04 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Australian club that gave Bolt trial face uncertain future...

Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners, who brought in Olympic sprint great Usain Bolt for a high-profile trial in 2018, face an uncertain ......

 2020-08-04 03:09 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea to convert golf courses, military sites into residential apartments to supply new homes...

SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday (Aug 4) said it will supply more than 132,000 new homes in Seoul through 2028 by easing building height limits and ......

 2020-08-04 03:05 

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Golf: Daly cites health concerns for skipping PGA Championship...

Two-time major winner John Daly said on Monday that concerns about his health amid the COVID-19 pandemic had prompted his decision to withdraw ......

 2020-08-04 03:05 

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Golf: Daly cites health concerns for skipping PGA Championship...

Two-time major winner John Daly said on Monday that concerns about his health amid the COVID-19 pandemic had prompted his decision to withdraw ......

 2020-08-04 03:04 

Tech in Asia

10 tech and startup companies hiring actively in Asia this week...

These 10 hiring companies prove that there are plenty of opportunities out there for jobseekers with the right skills and experiences....

 2020-08-04 03:00 

The Strait Times

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Southern North Carolina...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Isaias regained hurricane strength on Monday (Aug 3) night just hours before it was due to make landfall in the Carolinas and churn its way up the United States East Coast towards Washington, Philadelphia and New York, the National Hu...

 2020-08-04 02:57 

Channel NewsAsia

Nursing home's licence revoked after repeated non-compliance with measures including those related to COVID-19...

SINGAPORE: A nursing home in Telok Kurau had its licence revoked after failing to comply with licensing requirements, including those related to ......

 2020-08-04 02:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Google owner Alphabet issues record US$10 billion bond at lowest-ever price...

Alphabet Inc borrowed US$10 billion in the investment-grade corporate debt market on Monday, the Google parent's largest ever bond issue, which it ......

 2020-08-04 02:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Samsung denies interest in Arm Holdings stake...

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday denied a media report that it is considering buying a small stake in SoftBank Group Corp's chip company Arm Holdings....

 2020-08-04 02:50 

Channel NewsAsia

China will not accept US 'theft' of TikTok: China Daily...

The United States'...

 2020-08-04 02:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Facebook leases workspace at landmark New York landmark building...

Facebook has leased all the office space at the landmark Farley Building, a 1912 Beaux Arts former post office in Manhattan, in a deal that marks ......

 2020-08-04 02:46 

The Strait Times

Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust nearly doubles revenue in Q3 amid Covid-19 pandemic...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The coronavirus pandemic has not had a material impact on Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT), which saw its third-quarter revenue almost double, the trust's manager said in its latest business update.. Read mo...

 2020-08-04 02:30 

Channel NewsAsia

SoftBank under-reported income by US$380 million: Source...

SoftBank Group Corp under-reported income to Japan's tax authorities by around 40 billion yen (US$380 million) in the financial year ended March ......

 2020-08-04 02:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Eli Lilly tests antibody drug to halt COVID-19 spread in US nursing homes...

INDIANAPOLIS: Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday (Aug 3) it started a late-stage trial testing whether one of its experimental COVID-19 antibody ......

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