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UK's Corbyn suggests will stay neutral if new Brexit vote

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:12
LONDON: Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, suggested Wednesday (Sep 18) he would remain neutral if there was a second referendum on Brexit. Labour has promised that if it wins the next election, it will seek a new exit deal with the European Union and put that and ...

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:10
SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso: Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. Their experiment is the first outside the lab to release genetically altered ...

Rugby: Gatland 'shocked' as betting row rocks Wales World Cup bid

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:03
Wales coach Warren Gatland said he was "shocked" on Wednesday and urged his team to recover quickly after his assistant Rob Howley was sent home over betting allegations just days before the Rugby World Cup.

Malaysia PM suggests law to force companies to stop fires abroad

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:02
Malaysia may have to pass a law forcing its companies to tackle fires on land they control abroad, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday, as forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia spread haze across the region.

Internet access incident not caused by cyberattack: StarHub

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:01
SINGAPORE: A cyberattack has been ruled out as the cause of the Internet access incident that affected StarHub users on Tuesday (Sep 17) evening. The telco said in a statement on Wednesday that the technical difficulty that affected its mobile data and fixed internet services was caused by an ...

Three killed in Venice offshore racing accident

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:00
Three people have been killed in Venice after a powerboat attempting to break an offshore record slammed into an artificial spit of land in the dark, Italian firefighters and media reports said Wednesday.

Ramen Kaisuke dishes available on selected Singapore Airlines flights from Oct 1

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:59
Four different noodle creations will be on rotation for passengers in Business Class and First Class.

Tiny penguin's clean bill of health after epic New Zealand-Australia swim

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:54
A tiny penguin that made the mammoth journey from New Zealand to Australia has been nursed back to health and released into the wild -- in the hope it will find its own way home.

Football: Ajax’s emphatic win does not win many plaudits

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:52
Ajax Amsterdam might have made an emphatic start to their Champions League group campaign by blitzing Lille 3-0 on Tuesday, but coach Erik ten Hag was far from pleased with some aspects of their play.

Malaysia may allow mothers to obtain automatic citizenship for children born overseas

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:50
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government is looking at amending the law to allow local mothers to automatically obtain citizenship for their children born overseas.  Currently, only Malaysian fathers are allowed to do so, while mothers in the same situation have to make an application.  “Today, we ...

I let out a loud shout, says landlord who discovered dead woman in his bedroom

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:50
SINGAPORE: When landlord Chai Yong Siong entered his flat and saw a figure under the sheets on a bed, he retreated out of the house as he thought his tenant had brought someone home and wanted to save him the "embarrassment". But when Mr Chai returned to the flat after some time, thinking the ...

Traditional beliefs, rituals fuel tensions over Mugabe's funeral

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:50
HARARE, Zimbabwe: As public wakes for late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe have drawn to a close, traditional chiefs are demanding the body be buried according to spiritual traditions. Those requests have been part of a dispute over the final burial of Mugabe, who died Sep 6 almost two years after ...

Taliban open to new talks with US after bloody attacks

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:49
The Taliban's chief negotiator has said their "doors are open" to resuming talks with Washington, hours after two attacks by the insurgents killed at least 48 people in war-weary Afghanistan.

Man claims trial to killing woman, trying to have sex with her corpse

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:45
SINGAPORE: A jealous man in a case of "unrequited" love allegedly killed the woman he desired before trying to have sex with her corpse. Malaysian Boh Soon Ho, 51, claimed trial on Wednesday (Sep 18) to one charge of murder, another of attempting to penetrate a corpse, and a third of taking cash ...

Germany vows to fight any efforts to issue parallel currencies

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:29
BERLIN: Germany has passed a comprehensive blockchain strategy in which Berlin vows to fight any company efforts to establish a parallel currency, in the latest sign that Facebook's planned Libra faces tough regulatory hurdles in Europe. The U.S. social media giant's Libra project is the most well ...

Hong Kong's Jockey Club cancels horse races after protest threat

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:29
HONG KONG: Hong Kong's Jockey Club cancelled all races planned for Wednesday (Sep 18) after protesters said they would target the world-famous Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run. The Jockey Club said it had been "monitoring the situation" ...

Saudi Arabia promises 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attack; Tehran denies involvement

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:29
LONDON: Saudi Arabia's ambassador to London said on Wednesday (Sep 18) that Iran was almost certainly behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Tehran has denied involvement in the Sep 14 attacks on oil plants, including the world's biggest crude processing facility, that initially knocked out half ...

COE prices close mixed in latest bidding exercise

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:28
SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed mixed in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Sep 18).  For Category A cars, or those 1,600cc and below with horsepower not exceeding 130bhp, premiums closed at S$31,759, down from S$31,783 in the last exercise. Premiums for larger ...

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom business

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:28
SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that ...

AIA Group invests in Indonesian ride-hailing startup Gojek

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:28
JAKARTA: AIA Group has invested in Indonesia's Gojek as part of the ride-hailing and payments company's Series F fundraising round, the insurer's Indonesian unit said in a statement on Wednesday (Sep 18). AIA Financial, the unit, and Gojek will work together to "provide life and health insurance ...