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Friday, May 18

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

Friday, Apr 27

13

Winning wildlife photo 'likely' stuffed animal

AsiaOne

LONDON (AFP) - The winner of a prestigious wildlife photography competition last year was disqualified on Friday (April 27) after organisers said it was "highly likely" the anteater depicted was a stuffed specimen usually on display at a…

Wednesday, Apr 25

07

Palestinian lecturer's murder: Malaysian cops find a fresh photo of one of the suspects

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian police have obtained a fresh photo of one of two suspects involved in the killing of a Palestinian lecturer and believe that they are still in the country. Malaysia's top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun gave the update…

Tuesday, Apr 24

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Football: Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp in 3-way tie-up to beam World Cup; no price hike for subscribers

AsiaOne

April 25, 2018 12:01 AM Fans will be paying the same prices for the Russia tournament as they did in 2014 - $94.16 (early bird price till May 22) and $112.35 for those that sign up after.

Monday, Apr 23

21

G7 to set up group to study Russian 'malign behaviour': Britain

AsiaOne

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations will create a working group to study Russia's "malign behaviour" given concerns about Moscow's actions, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson…

Sunday, Apr 22

20

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests

AsiaOne / Business

MANAGUA (AFP) - More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators during a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights group said Sunday (April 22). The Nicaraguan Center for Human…

Friday, Apr 20

11

US reacts warily to North Korea dropping demand for pullout of American troops from South

KEY WEST, FLORIDA (NYTIMES) - The Trump administration has privately dismissed the idea of North Korea dropping its demand that US troops be removed from South Korea as a capitulation, because a US withdrawal was never on the table. Mr…

Thursday, Apr 19

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Venue for Trump-Kim summit still an open question

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON • Of all the obstacles to the potential summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just getting there could prove the most turbulent. As officials scramble to convene the hastily…

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Temasek Polytechnic investigating viral fight involving 3 students in lecture theatre

AsiaOne

SINGAPORE - Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is investigating a scuffle involving three first-year students on Wednesday (April 19), including one who was filmed going on a tirade in a packed lecture theatre. Various clips of the incident went…

Tuesday, Apr 17

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Pentagon warns of ISIS resurgence in regime areas of Syria

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A member of the Syrian pro-government forces looking at an ISIS flag in Palmyra, Syria, in 2016.PHOTO: AFP. Published. 1 hour ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print. Permalink: http://str…

Saturday, Apr 14

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Putin slams 'act of aggression' in Syria but avoids escalation

AsiaOne

MOSCOW (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday (April 14) denounced strikes on Syria by the US, France and Britain as an “act of aggression” but made no mention of possible retaliation for the highly anticipated…

Friday, Apr 13

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Pakistan court bars former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office for life

AsiaOne

ISLAMABAD (BLOOMBERG) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday (April 13) issued a lifetime ban on politicians holding office after legal disqualification - a ruling that will bar former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from ever holding an elected…

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Man arrested after pregnant singer from Pakistan shot dead at celebration

The Straits Times

A pregnant singer from Pakistan was shot dead while she was performing at a family function on Tuesday evening (April 10). Ms Samira Sindhu, 28, was shot by a man as she reportedly would not stand up while singing at a circumcision…

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4 million expected to travel within Thailand during Songkran Festival, police urge tourists to play safe

AsiaOne

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NEWORK) - Nearly four million people are expected to travel within Thailand during the Songkran holiday between Friday (April 13) and Sunday, prompting authorities to step up measures for public safety. Police…

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National Enquirer paid Trump Tower doorman for story about US President's 'love child', then didn't publish it

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The owner of the National Enquirer paid US$30,000 (S$39,363) in late 2015 to a one-time Trump Tower doorman who was offering an embarrassing story about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, but the…

Thursday, Apr 12

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US: Wall St opens higher on earnings optimism

AsiaOne

The main US indexes opened more than 0.5 per cent higher on Thursday as expectations that lower US taxes would fuel corporate earnings added to a slight easing of nerves over Syria conflict. PHOTO: AFP. [NEW YORK] The main US indexes…

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257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster

AsiaOne

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed after takeoff, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred…

Wednesday, Apr 11

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All travellers leaving Japan to pay 1000-yen 'Sayonara tax' from January 2019

TOKYO -Starting next year (2019), all travellers leaving Japan will be required to pay a "Sayonara levy" of 1,000 yen (S$12.20), reported Japanese media. Japan's parliament, or the Diet, enacted on Wednesday (April 11) a Bill to introduce…