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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing being probed by tax authority

AsiaOne

The tax authority in China has finally responded to the case of Chinese star Fan Bingbing, who has dropped out of public view for more than three months, China Press reported. Jiangsu's provincial tax service department said the…

Wednesday, Sep 19

Microplastics may enter food chain through mosquitoes

AsiaOne

PARIS (AFP) - Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday (Sept 18), potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.

Thursday, Sep 13

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10 must-reads for today

www.straitstimes.com

September 14, 2018 5:00 AM Assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath throws a slew of F1 terms at Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who gives his honest take. The Australian driver, a Tag Heuer ambassador, does get pre-race nerves, but he likes…

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Pregnant woman finds rat in hotpot, allegedly offered $4000 to abort child

AsiaOne

Waiter, there's a rat in my soup! A pregnant woman in China's Shandong province was shocked when she fished out a dead rodent from her hotpot. She had taken a few bites of her meal by then.

Wednesday, Sep 12

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Vote on EU online copyright reform splits usual allies

AsiaOne

STRASBOURG, France (AFP) - The European Parliament votes on Wednesday (Sept 12) on a highly complex online copyright law that has split natural political bedfellows and pitted music and news companies against Google and Facebook. EU…

Tuesday, Sep 11

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Chronic nail-biter has thumb amputated after developing rare cancer

AsiaOne

If you have a habit of biting your nails, this may make you want to stop. Courtney Whithorn from Gold Coast, Australia had been chewing on her nails all her life. But her habit got worse after she was bullied in high school. One time, the…

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Fan Bingbing comes in last on list of socially responsible stars amid tax evasion rumours

AsiaOne

In a state-sanctioned study on the social responsibility of Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong celebrities, top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing came in last. This added fuel to the ongoing speculation on what has become of the 36-year-old, one…

Monday, Sep 10

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Homeless vet to get over US$$400000 raised by New Jersey couple: GoFundMe

AsiaOne

A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of…

Thursday, Sep 6

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Harvard doctors backed by HK tycoon Li Ka Shing develop treatment-matching platform for cancer care

AsiaOne

SHANGHAI (BLOOMBERG) - A pair of Harvard-trained American oncologists, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing, are attempting to harness technology to revamp cancer care. They're taking some of their earliest steps in China - cancer's…

Monday, Sep 3

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Argentina taxes exports, cuts ministries ahead of IMF talks

BUENOS AIRES (BLOOMBERG) – Argentine will impose taxes on exporters to boost much-need revenue and will balance its budget a year earlier than planned after the peso collapsed last week and investor concern grew about the government's…

Saturday, Sep 1

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Apple self-driving car rear-ended during road testing

AsiaOne

SAN FRANCISCO • An Apple self-driving car was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway near the company's Silicon Valley headquarters last month, the firm said in an accident report that confirmed the iPhone maker is still in the race…

Friday, Aug 31

President threatens to pull US out of WTO

AsiaOne

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump said he would pull out of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if it does not treat the United States better. "If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO," he said on Thursday in an Oval Office…

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New Zealand village considers banning cats to save endangered wildlife

AsiaOne / Business

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - First, New Zealand declared war on dirty-clawed predators - stoats, rats and weasels - and there was little to be missed. But as the fight comes to the kitties, some owners are paws-sitively outraged. New…

Thursday, Aug 30

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FDA warns of rare genital infection linked to diabetes drugs

AsiaOne / Business

SILVER SPRING (Maryland) • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes drugs, with one death and 11 others hospitalised. The…

Friday, Aug 24

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Fiona Xie to play a bigger role in Crazy Rich Asians sequel

AsiaOne

LOS ANGELES - The Warner Bros. movie studio is in the early stages of developing a sequel to its groundbreaking romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians," a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. It is unclear when a sequel could…

Apple and Google face a growing revolt over app store 'tax'

AsiaOne

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - A backlash against the app stores of Apple Inc and Google is gaining steam, with a growing number of companies saying the tech giants are collecting too high a tax for connecting consumers to developers' wares.

Thursday, Aug 23

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Police officer in Argentina promoted after breastfeeding crying baby in children's hospital

AsiaOne

An Argentinian policewoman who breastfed a crying child in a hospital while on duty has been promoted. In a tweet last Friday (Aug 17), Mr Cristian Ritondo, minister of security for the country's capital of Buenos Aires, announced Ms…

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Boyzone member Ronan Keating's wife rushed to A&E in Singapore

AsiaOne

Boyzone member Ronan Keating breezed into Singapore recently with his wife Storm, 37, and 16-month-old son Cooper. The British boyband were in town for a one-night only concert on Tuesday (Aug 21) as part of their Thank You and Goodnight…

Tuesday, Aug 21

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10 must-reads for today

AsiaOne

August 22, 2018 5:00 AM Singapore wushu exponent Jowen Lim, forced to lower the difficulty of his routine owing to an ankle injury, missed out on an Asian Games bronze medal by 0.01 point in the men's daoshu-gunshu all-round event

Sunday, Aug 12

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Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

AsiaOne

FOCA, BOSNIA (REUTERS) - A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye. "I think that everybody should see this," said…

Saturday, Aug 11

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Monsanto ordered to pay US$289 million in cancer trial

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - A California jury on Friday (Aug 10) found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay .…

Friday, Aug 10

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Grieving killer whale carries dead calf for over two weeks

AsiaOne

It's been over two weeks, but one grieving mother hasn't come to terms with her newborn's death. Killer whale Tahlequah was first spotted carrying her daughter's body on her back near Vancouver Island on July 24. The calf was believed to…

Tuesday, Aug 7

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Planet at risk of becoming 'Hothouse Earth': Study

AsiaOne

LONDON • The world is at risk of entering "hothouse" conditions where global average temperatures will be 4 to 5 deg C higher even if emission reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists say in a study. The report…

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Rabies vaccine maker began faking records in 2014: Chinese investigation team

The Straits Times

BEIJING - The rabies vaccine maker at the centre of the brewing safety scandal started falsifying records and using expired materials for production from April 2014, latest findings from an investigation show. Changsheng Bio-technology Co…

Saturday, Aug 4

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The shocking reason that a Wisconsin man's legs and hands were amputated: A dog's saliva

AsiaOne

Greg Manteufel suffered from a rare blood infection after harmful bacteria from a dog's saliva seeped into his bloodstream, causing his hands and legs to be amputated. PHOTO: THE WASHINGTON POST. Published. 8 min ago. More. Share Tweet…

Thursday, Aug 2

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10 must-reads for today

AsiaOne

August 03, 2018 5:00 AM Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan (above) insisted he will not call time on his career after his bid for a sixth World Championships title ended with a 21-15, 21-9 defeat by compatriot Shi Yuqi in the last 16 in…

Thursday, Jul 19

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Man, who has tattooed nearly entire body, undergoes operation to remove genitals, nipples

AsiaOne / Business

He has tattooed nearly his entire body, but 32-year-old Adam Curlykale was still not happy with the way his body looked. So Mr Curlykale, who was originally from Kaliningrad, Russia, recently travelled to Mexico to remove his nipples,…

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Joseph Schooling's advice for Ben Davis: Follow your dreams, follow your heart, do what you need to do

AsiaOne

July 18, 2018 10:32 PM SINGAPORE - Olympic champion Joseph Schooling said he empathises with the situation that Ben Davis finds himself in, but the 23-year-old hopes that the Fulham midfielder will continue to dream.

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...