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Week in Review - 24 July 2014

3,841 units released in latest BTO exercise,Temporary extension of stay for resale flat owners,Expec...

singapore

  • Community club, sports centre and other facilities under one roof in Bedok
    Channel NewsAsia - 26/7/2014 4:28 AM

    SINGAPORE: Residents in Bedok can look forward to an integrated complex which will have healthcare services, sports facilities as well as a public library under one roof.The Bedok Integrated Complex at Bedok Town Centre, slated to be ready by 2017, w...

  • 17 motorists arrested for drink-driving17 motorists arrested for drink-driving
    Channel NewsAsia - 26/7/2014 3:38 AM

    SINGAPORE: Police have arrested 17 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation conducted in the early hours of Friday (July 25). Traffic Police tested 61 drivers for alcohol consumption at various road blocks, and 17 of them, all men aged ...

  • Young Singaporean musicians pursue their passion for music against all oddsYoung Singaporean musicians pursue their passion for music against all odds
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 5:41 PM

    SINGAPORE: A career in the music industry may not offer the most stable source of income, but that's not putting off some Singaporeans who are determined to carve a niche for themselves in this area. Here's a closer look at three musicians who are pu...

  • HDB and private home resale prices fall in Q2HDB and private home resale prices fall in Q2
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 4:50 PM

    SINGAPORE: Prices have continued to fall in the private home and HDB resale markets in the second quarter of this year. But more units were sold in both markets, according to the Housing Development Board (HDB) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (...

  • Personalised IPPT coaching for Home Team NSmenPersonalised IPPT coaching for Home Team NSmen
    Channel NewsAsia - 25/7/2014 3:56 PM

    SINGAPORE: Home Team National Servicemen could soon get more help to pass their Individual Physical Proficiency Test( IPPT) through personalised, one-on-one coaching.A pilot programme called "Train and Pass" will kick off later this year. It will inv...

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world

  • Italy's Renzi runs into trouble on key reformItaly's Renzi runs into trouble on key reform
    Agence France-Presse - 26/7/2014 4:11 AM

    Italy's energetic Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how difficult it would be to win over unruly opposition parties.

  • Cameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prisonCameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prison
    Agence France-Presse - 26/7/2014 3:57 AM

    A military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members, the country's state broadcaster Crtv reported.

  • Meares targets medal record on super SaturdayMeares targets medal record on super Saturday
    Agence France-Presse - 26/7/2014 3:03 AM

    Australian cyclist Anna Meares will attempt to defend her women's sprint title on Saturday and become the joint most decorated track cyclist in Commonwealth Games history.

  • Premier League youngsters face loan lotteryPremier League youngsters face loan lottery
    Agence France-Presse - 26/7/2014 12:53 AM

    As the Premier League's leading clubs step up their preparations for the 2014-15 season, some of their most promising young talents are stepping out into the unknown.

  • Israel and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truceIsrael and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truce
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 11:35 PM

    The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas were set on Saturday to start a 12-hour ceasefire at 8:00 am (0500 GMT), but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

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sci-tech

  • US Congress decriminalizes cellphone unlockingUS Congress decriminalizes cellphone unlocking
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 7:39 PM

    US consumers will be allowed to unlock their cellphones and move them to a new carrier under a measure adopted Friday to fix a perceived glitch in copyright law.

  • Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' edits from US CongressWikipedia blocks 'disruptive' edits from US Congress
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 3:50 PM

    Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives in response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopedia.

  • Playstation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fairPlaystation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 2:32 PM

    Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo Friday, where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

  • 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.

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weird

  • 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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business

  • Moody's upgrades Portugal's debt a notch
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 9:20 PM

    Moody's on Friday raised the debt rating of Portugal one notch to Ba1 and said it had a stable outlook, despite troubles at a major banking group.

  • Oil prices rise ahead of weekend, US oil stabilizes
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 8:33 PM

    Oil prices rose Friday, with the New York contract stabilizing, as traders braced for a weekend that could see escalating geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 8:10 PM

    Everyone on board an Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced on Friday.

  • Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 7:50 PM

    After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights.

  • Breath deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told
    Agence France-Presse - 25/7/2014 7:47 PM

    After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights.

news radio stations
  • 938 Live938LIVE

    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.

  • Capital 958Capital 958


    95.8FM城市频道的前身是"第三广播网"。上个世纪30年代末,新加坡就有中文广播,一路走来经过不少政治,社会局势的改变,中文广播在本地一直扮演举足轻重的角色。

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