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China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopoly
China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopoly

China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms more than $200 million for price-fixing, authorities said Wednesday, in what state media called the biggest-ever penalty for violating the anti-monopoly law.

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  • Singapore’s wholesale trade down 6.1% on-year in Q2Singapore’s wholesale trade down 6.1% on-year in Q2
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 5:06 AM

    SINGAPORE: The Republic's domestic wholesale trade declined 6.1 per cent from a year ago in the second quarter, dragged down by weak sales of metals, timber and construction materials, the Department of Statistics said on Wednesday (Aug 20).Excluding...

  • Present for Singapore's 50th birthday: A film by 7 local directorsPresent for Singapore's 50th birthday: A film by 7 local directors
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 4:17 AM

    SINGAPORE: Seven local film-makers are collaborating on a movie dedicated to Singapore and its turning 50 next year, which will showcase the country's past, present and what it aspires to be.The directors - Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Kelvin Tong, Tan Pin P...

  • ‘Tattoo regret’ an emerging trend‘Tattoo regret’ an emerging trend
    Channel NewsAsia - 19/8/2014 4:01 PM

    SINGAPORE: Beautiful body art or marks of the menacing and the deviant? Those with a taste for tattoos have said there is more to ink than meets the eye. While tattoo styles come and go, they never fail to attract attention and opinions.Mr Whopper Ta...

  • Singapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirsSingapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirs
    Channel NewsAsia - 19/8/2014 3:59 PM

    SINGAPORE: The memoirs of Professor Maurice Baker, one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats, was 15 years in the making, and bears the title The Accidental Diplomat because the author says most of the significant events in his life were never planned.The...

  • Football: LionsXII lose 2-1 to Pahang in Malaysia CupFootball: LionsXII lose 2-1 to Pahang in Malaysia Cup
    Channel NewsAsia - 19/8/2014 3:45 PM

    SINGAPORE: After a goalless draw with Felda United last week, the LionsXII were hoping for a better result against Pahang at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening (Aug 19). The Singapore side was missing Baihakki Khaizan and Khairul Amri due to ...

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world

  • China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopolyChina fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopoly
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 5:34 AM

    China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms a total of more than $200 million for price-fixing, authorities said Wednesday, in what state media called the biggest-ever penalty for violating the anti-monopoly law.

  • Tide turns for shark fin in ChinaTide turns for shark fin in China
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 4:57 AM

    A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banquet tables and a celebrity-driven ad campaign.

  • At least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homesAt least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homes
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 2:32 AM

    A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said Wednesday.

  • At least 18 dead as Japan landslide buries homesAt least 18 dead as Japan landslide buries homes
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 2:32 AM

    At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, the government said Wednesday.

  • At least 18 dead in Japan landslideAt least 18 dead in Japan landslide
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 2:32 AM

    At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, reports said Wednesday.

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sci-tech

  • Czechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currencyCzechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currency
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 7:14 PM

    The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading. 

  • Octopus inspires new camouflage materialOctopus inspires new camouflage material
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 6:47 PM

    The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said Tuesday.

  • Google buys travel guide app startup JetpacGoogle buys travel guide app startup Jetpac
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 8:48 PM

    Google confirmed Monday it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram.

  • Facebook helps readers tell truth from fictionFacebook helps readers tell truth from fiction
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 8:42 PM

    Facebook said on Monday that it is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart.

  • German authors protest to Amazon over e-book price warGerman authors protest to Amazon over e-book price war
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 10:04 AM

    More than 1,000 German-language writers have signed a petition protesting against the methods used by online retailer Amazon in its e-book price battle with Scandinavian publishing house Bonnier. 

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weird

  • Dozing man falls into London riverDozing man falls into London river
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 11:23 PM

    A dozy man who fell asleep on the Thames embankment in London had to be rescued after nodding off and falling in the river, rescue services said Tuesday.

  • Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landingSnoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 4:55 AM

    A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.

  • Mega gator catch is largest in US state of AlabamaMega gator catch is largest in US state of Alabama
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 7:22 PM

    A family in the US state of Alabama hauled in a monster alligator over the weekend, setting a new record for size in the southern state, media reports said Monday.

  • Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in officeSwiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 12:02 PM

    The mayor of the Swiss town of Baden, who is also a member of parliament, was suspended Monday following allegations that he sent nude selfies taken at work to a woman friend.

  • Brazil inmate flies the coop in drug ruseBrazil inmate flies the coop in drug ruse
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 10:19 AM

    A Brazilian inmate on supervised release put his electronic monitoring bracelet on an unsuspecting rooster, which he locked in a chicken coop, and then sneaked off to sell drugs.

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