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Week in Review - 24 July 2014

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  • RSAF improves combat readiness in NevadaRSAF improves combat readiness in Nevada
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 1:29 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is honing its combat readiness in Nevada by participating in an air combat exercise hosted by the United States Air Force (USAF). Exercise Red Flag-Nellis at Nellis Air Force Base allows participa...

  • Two new Permanent Secretary appointmentsTwo new Permanent Secretary appointments
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 12:16 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Public Service Division has made two Permanent Secretary appointments. Both will take effect from August 1.Major-General (NS) Ng Chee Khern, who is the Permanent Secretary for Defence Development, will also be the Second Permanent Secr...

  • 28 schools conduct Phase 2B balloting for P1 registration28 schools conduct Phase 2B balloting for P1 registration
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 11:51 AM

    SINGAPORE: Twenty-eight of the 31 schools which were oversubscribed in Phase 2B of the Primary One registration exercise held a ballot for places on Friday (July 25).Phase 2B is for children of parent volunteers, community leaders and church or clan ...

  • S'pore Science Festival showcases the science of playS'pore Science Festival showcases the science of play
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 9:35 AM

    SINGAPORE: Lighthearted play can spark a serious interest in science, performer Rhys Thomas believes. His Science Circus act is part of this year's Singapore Science Festival, and features tricks and toys that showcase scientific concepts in a fun wa...

  • CNB dismantles drug syndicate, arrests six suspectsCNB dismantles drug syndicate, arrests six suspects
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 9:29 AM

    SINGAPORE: An operation on Thursday (July 24) by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) resulted in the dismantling of a heroin distribution syndicate, the arrests of six suspects and the seizure of drugs with a total street value of more than S$353,000....

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  • Amazon loss widens despite climbing salesAmazon loss widens despite climbing sales
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 8:58 PM

    Internet retail titan Amazon reported a money-losing quarter despite impressive growth in sales, sending shares plummeting by more than 10 percent.

  • Facebook stock hits all-time highs on strong earningsFacebook stock hits all-time highs on strong earnings
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 5:36 PM

    Facebook stock jumped to record highs Thursday as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

  • Apple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet marketApple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet market
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 3:39 PM

    Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC said Thursday.

  • Nokia reports renaissance, shares jumpNokia reports renaissance, shares jump
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 9:15 AM

    Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter by focusing on its networks business, the company said on Thursday, in a re-birth after losing its leading position in mobile phones.

  • Facebook profit story pushes shares to new highFacebook profit story pushes shares to new high
    Agence France-Presse - 23/7/2014 8:25 PM

    Facebook shares soared to a new high on word that the social network's quarterly profit and user numbers jumped as it thrives in a world gone mobile.

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  • Latvian 'booze-for-hire' scheme hits a hiccupLatvian 'booze-for-hire' scheme hits a hiccup
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 7:16 PM

    A Latvian company's scheme to circumvent liquor laws by hiring out rather than selling alcoholic drinks backfired on Thursday when tax authorities pulled its license and launched an audit.

  • Queen's photobomb at Commonwealth Games 'not total accident'Queen's photobomb at Commonwealth Games 'not total accident'
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 5:52 PM

    It may have looked like a lucky quirk of timing, but the queen's photobombing of a selfie at the Commonwealth Games was not a complete accident, an athlete in the image said Friday.

  • Space sex geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satelliteSpace sex geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 6:45 AM

    Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.

  • Sniffing out a partner at a London pheromone partySniffing out a partner at a London pheromone party
    Agence France-Presse - 24/7/2014 4:06 AM

    In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly smelly T-shirts.

  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic tops charts with parody album'Weird Al' Yankovic tops charts with parody album
    Agence France-Presse - 23/7/2014 8:33 PM

    US comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic has scored a career-first number one album following a viral video campaign parodying two of the biggest hits of the past year.

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  • France says 54 nationals died in Air Algerie crash, not 51
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 1:29 PM

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday 54 nationals died in an Air Algerie crash in Mali, up from the previous toll of 51.

  • First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 12:45 PM

    The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali emerged Friday, showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverised on impact.

  • Oil drifts lower before weekend
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 12:17 PM

    Oil prices nudged lower on Friday as traders balanced soft gasoline demand in the United States and plentiful global supplies, against upbeat Chinese manufacturing data and ongoing geopolitical concerns.

  • Little girl in Air Algerie crash was 'scared of flying'
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 10:50 AM

    A French girl who died in the Air Algerie plane crash had confided to her teacher she was scared of flying before departing on a trip she was otherwise excited about, an acquaintance said Friday.

  • Hopes shatter as no one survives Air Algerie plane crash
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 10:37 AM

    France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.

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    938LIVE is Singapore's only English news and talk station which transmits round the clock with an engaging and enticing spread of programmes on current affairs, health, business and lifestyle as well as news every half hour until midnight.

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