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Saturday, Jul 14

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Football: No National Service deferment for Fulham teen Ben Davis, says Mindef

AsiaOne

July 14, 2018 11:21 PM SINGAPORE - Teenage footballer Ben Davis will have to return to Singapore in December to enlist for full-time National Service (NS), despite having signed a professional contract with English Premier League (EPL)…

Thursday, Jul 12

05

Jho Low's days are numbered

AsiaOne

PETALING JAYA - Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, had been "island hopping" from the most remote to the most exotic in the eastern part of Indonesia on his superyacht, Equani...

Wednesday, Jul 4

07

The cover-up: Malaysian officials reveal just how much 1MDB probe was obstructed

AsiaOne

KUALA LUMPUR - The government of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak spent years systematically obstructing probes into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB, while also ruthlessly muzzling critics, according to current and former…

Thursday, Jun 21

05

Burger King Russia apologises for offering free burgers for life to women impregnated by World Cup players

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - There are many ways to celebrate the World Cup. You could wear a festive jersey. You could take a day off to watch some games. You could paint your face or even fly to Russia to attend in person. Or,…

Wednesday, Jun 20

00

EU tariffs target US goods from motorbikes to jeans

The Straits Times

BRUSSELS • The European Union (EU) will begin charging import duties of 25 per cent on a range of US products tomorrow, in response to US tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminium early this month, the European Commission said yesterday.…

Monday, Jun 11

08

Mixed reactions to Malaysian PM's idea for new national car company

AsiaOne

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, BLOOMBERG) - Malaysians had mixed reactions to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's announcement that the government intends to launch a new national car company. Speaking during a dialogue at ...

05

Trump attacks Canadian PM Trudeau, vents anger on close allies over US trade deficits

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (REUTERS, NEW YORK TIMES) - US President Donald Trump continued his ongoing verbal attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday (June 11) morning from Singapore, suggesting that "Justin acts hurt when called out!".

Wednesday, Jun 6

09

Mahathir says to review Malaysia-Singapore stock market trading link, confirms central bank chief has quit

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (June 6) said his new government would study a project announced by the previous administration to form a new trading link between the stock markets of Singapore…

Friday, Jun 1

Cracks on Adam Rd repaired, all lanes reopened

AsiaOne

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in an official statement that it had discovered cracks along a stretch of Adam Road, after the MacRitchie Flyover, at 8am this morning (June 1). Two of the four lanes were closed to facilitate…

Thursday, May 31

01

US preacher wants followers to buy him S$72m private jet, because 'Jesus wouldn't be riding a donkey'

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - If Jesus were to descend from heaven and physically set foot on 21st century earth, prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis told his followers, the Redeemer would probably pass on riding on the back…

Wednesday, May 30

10

Malaysian PM Mahathir says search for MH370 may be resumed if new evidence found

AsiaOne

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, XINHUA, NYTIMES) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (May 30) that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which ended this week with no trace found may be resumed if new ...

Monday, May 28

05

Budding Moon-Kim bromance poses risk to Trump pressure campaign

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (left) and South Korea's President Moon Jae hugging during a signing ceremony near the end of their historic summit at Panmunjom, on April 27, 2018. PHOTO: AFP. Published. 34 min ago. More. Share Tweet…

Saturday, May 26

07

A wolf-like creature killed stalking livestock in Montana. US authorities have no idea what it is

The Straits Times

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - In Montana, it's legal to shoot wolves that get perilously close to people or livestock, and that's exactly what a rancher in Denton thought he did, putting a bullet into something with four legs and canine…

Friday, May 25

00

Samsung told to pay Apple $722m for copying iPhone

AsiaOne

SAN FRANCISCO • After nearly five days of deliberations, a US jury has said Samsung Electronics should pay US$539 million (S$722 million) to Apple for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a yearslong…

19

Misleading to say 1MDB had to be 'bailed out', says former prime minister Najib Razak

AsiaOne / Business

PETALING JAYA (STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It is misleading for Malaysia's Finance Minister to claim that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had to be bailed out, former premier Najib Tun Razak said in a Facebook post late on Friday (May 25…

09

NBA: Houston Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Golden State Warriors

AsiaOne

May 25, 2018 2:33 PM LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association …

Thursday, May 24

00

KL govt details RM1 trillion debt after Najib dispute

AsiaOne

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday detailed how the new Malaysia government discovered that federal debt reached RM1 trillion (S$337 billion), a sum disputed by ousted premier Najib Razak. Datuk Seri Najib wrote in a Facebook post on…

Friday, May 18

Anti-graft agency wants statement from Najib: Report

AsiaOne

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's anti-graft agency has summoned former prime minister Najib Razak to give a statement about an investigation involving a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources at the agency told…

04

US woman called 'smelly fatty' by man on United Airlines flight thanks hero who stepped in

An American woman was left in tears after a fellow passenger on her United Airlines flight called her "smelly fatty". But her painful experience was soon sweetened by the kindness of a stranger. Ms Savannah Phillips wrote in a Facebook…

Thursday, May 17

06

Electronic cigarette explodes, killing a man in Florida

AsiaOne

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - An electronic cigarette exploded and killed a man in Florida this month (May), the authorities said, in what appears to be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States. The man, Tallmadge D'Elia,…

Monday, May 14

03

New Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng seen as safe pick as budget risks rise

AsiaOne

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's new finance minister is seen as a safe pair of hands as he takes on the immense task of bringing down debt while scrapping a consumption tax that was key to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's unexpected…

Sunday, May 13

07

Baby falls to her death in India after slipping from mother's arms during selfie-taking on escalator

The Straits Times

A 10-month-old baby was caught on video falling to her death at a shopping mall in India on Thursday (May 10), after she slipped out of her mother's arms while on an escalator. The incident occurred while the parents were preoccupied with…

Thursday, May 10

11

Australian, 104, breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

AsiaOne

A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life. David Goodall does not have a terminal illness but says his quality of…

Tuesday, May 8

09

Jokowi should work with PM Lee to ensure Trump-Kim meeting success: Jakarta Post

AsiaOne

In its editorial, the paper reminds President Joko Widodo that he has a bigger role to play in regional affairs. JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The result of Wednesday's trilateral summit between the host, Japanese Prime…

08

'Brain dead' US teen wakes up day after parents sign papers to pull plug and donate his organs

AsiaOne / Business

A 13-year-old American boy miraculously came back to life in March, a day after doctors declared him brain dead and his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley from Alabama was at a friend's house when a utility…

Tuesday, May 1

11

My culture is not your prom dress: US teen's qipao sparks 'cultural appropriation' row on Twitter

The Straits Times

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - An American high school student's prom pictures have unwittingly sparked a "cultural appropriation" debate on social media, British broadcaster BBC reported on Monday (April 30). On April 23, 18-year-old Twitter user…

Monday, Apr 30

02

Football: Cristiano Ronaldo stars in advertisement congratulating Peter Lim

AsiaOne

April 30, 2018 7:00 AM SINGAPORE - Five-time Fifa Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo typically dominates the back pages of The Straits Times. But on Monday (April 30), the Real Madrid and Portugal superstar appeared on A3 of Singapore's…

Saturday, Apr 28

00

9 kids killed in knife attack at Chinese school

AsiaOne

BEIJING • A man wielding a knife killed nine children and injured 10 others outside a middle school in central China, the authorities said, in one of the worst attacks at a Chinese school in recent years. The incident took place shortly…

Russia, Turkey, Iran emphasise unity in brokering Syria peace

AsiaOne

MOSCOW • Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers yesterday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian…

10

Donald Trump shows Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that Europe's clout is dwindling

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Europe's preeminent leaders gave it their best shot this week. All signs are it didn't work. France's Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel made their separate ways to Washington with a joint mission: to…