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Hong Kong protests hit China's National Day: Live Report

23:26 GMT - WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT on the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong where tens of thousands gathered once more overnight and look set to stay on the streets for today's National Day public holiday.

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Asian Games: Three Singapore swimmers under probe for drinking (AFP file photo)
Asian Games: Three Singapore swimmers under probe for drinking

The three – believed to be Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho and Teo Zhen Ren – are being probed for leaving the Athletes’ Village without permission and drinking.

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singapore

  • NTU and German scientists win award for electric car motorNTU and German scientists win award for electric car motor
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/9/2014 4:09 PM

    SINGAPORE: Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a two-in-one electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles by as much as a fifth, the university announced in a medi...

  • Almost 50,000 have made use of Pioneer Generation Cards at GP clinics
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/9/2014 4:00 PM

    SINGAPORE: It has been a month since the Pioneer Generation Package subsidies kicked in and almost 50,000 pioneers have made use of their cards at participating GP clinics. The polyclinics also saw an increase in pioneers seeking treatment.Health Min...

  • Concerns over oversupply of strata-titled retail shops
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/9/2014 3:51 PM

    SINGAPORE: More than 1,000 strata-titled retail shops are estimated to be completed in Singapore over the next 12 months. According to consultancy Chestertons, this will account for 42 per cent of the supply pipeline between now and 2019.The concern ...

  • Kallang-Whampoa most popular in September BTO exerciseKallang-Whampoa most popular in September BTO exercise
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/9/2014 3:21 PM

    SINGAPORE: The HDB's latest Build-To-Order exercise will close at midnight on Wednesday (Oct 1), and the project in the mature town of Kallang-Whampoa has seen the highest demand.ERA Realty's Key Executive Officer Eugene Lim said the site's city frin...

  • Mendaki SENSE's new headquarters officially opensMendaki SENSE's new headquarters officially opens
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/9/2014 3:10 PM

    SINGAPORE: Mendaki SENSE, the social enterprise arm of Malay self-help group Mendaki, has officially opened the doors to its new 10,000 square feet facility at the Work in Style@Changi building. Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and Mendaki Chairman Dr...

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world

  • Hong Kong protests hit China's National Day: Live Report
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 11:28 PM

    23:26 GMT - WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT on the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong where tens of thousands gathered once more overnight and look set to stay on the streets for today's National Day public holiday.

  • Eurofighter has manufacturing fault: GermanyEurofighter has manufacturing fault: Germany
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 10:27 PM

    A manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes, Germany said Tuesday, announcing it was suspending deliveries of the sophisticated jets.

  • Netflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequelNetflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequel
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 9:11 PM

    Netflix is branching out into the world of movies with a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that will premiere simultaneously on the online streaming service and in selected theaters next year.

  • PSG edge Barcelona in five-goal thriller
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 8:58 PM

    Paris Saint-Germain overcame the absence of their injured talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat Barcelona 3-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group F encounter at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

  • US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside AfricaUS Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 8:50 PM

    The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

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sci-tech

  • Hobbit fans step into "Shadow of Mordor" video gameHobbit fans step into "Shadow of Mordor" video game
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 11:16 PM

    Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday released a "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor" video game that plays out between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

  • Reddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the actionReddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the action
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 11:10 PM

    Social news sharing site Reddit on Tuesday announced it had raised $50 million from investors who agreed that, this time, members of its community would get a piece of the action.

  • Netflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequelNetflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequel
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 9:11 PM

    Netflix is branching out into the world of movies with a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that will premiere simultaneously on the online streaming service and in selected theaters next year.

  • Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 7:15 PM

    Microsoft on Tuesday offered its first glimpse of its Windows 10 software that it hopes delivers a winning formula for powering tablets and smartphones, along with laptops and desktop computers.

  • Hackers charged in software theft from US army, othersHackers charged in software theft from US army, others
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 6:49 PM

    Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the networks of the US Army and developers of blockbuster war video games to steal software, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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weird

  • German city to give alcoholics beer to sweep streets
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 10:34 PM

    A German city is set to start a controversial project Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash.

  • Armed neighbors charged in Florida 'pirate' attackArmed neighbors charged in Florida 'pirate' attack
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 10:34 PM

    The life of a pirate is not an easy one, as a Florida man dressed in a "Pirates of the Caribbean" costume discovered when he was attacked by two armed neighbors.

  • Robben to build museum dedicated to himselfRobben to build museum dedicated to himself
    Agence France-Presse - 26/9/2014 8:02 PM

    Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben wants to open a private museum in his own home to showcase his trophies and momentos once he hangs up his boots, the Dutch international said Friday.

  • Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pantsCanadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants
    Agence France-Presse - 26/9/2014 6:04 PM

    A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

  • Frisky donkey couple: 1, prudes: 0Frisky donkey couple: 1, prudes: 0
    Agence France-Presse - 26/9/2014 5:52 PM

    A pair of amorous Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart.

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business

  • US oil prices drop 3.6% on supply fears, strong dollar
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 7:30 PM

    World oil prices slumped Tuesday, with the main US contract falling 3.6 percent due to worries about a supply glut and the strengthening dollar.

  • Obama makes pitch for affections of Modi government
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 6:28 PM

    President Barack Obama Tuesday hailed the "energy" and "determination" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flexing the symbolism of his office to make a strong pitch for the affections of the new Indian government.

  • Brent oil plunges to new two-year low
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 5:49 PM

    Oil prices slumped to fresh two-year lows Tuesday, weighed down by the strength of the dollar and concerns about a glut of global supplies.

  • Lufthansa loses court case over male pilots' headwear
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 5:38 PM

    German airline Lufthansa, which faced a pilots' strike Tuesday, suffered a fresh setback when it lost a labour dispute over whether pilots should have to wear their caps.

  • British economy strengthens amid data overhaul
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 5:11 PM

    Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter to become 2.7 percent larger than its peak before the 2008 financial crisis, revised official data showed Tuesday.

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