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Week in Review - 28 August 2014

Cooling market: bane or boon?Thomson-East Coast line to boost property prices: UOB Kay Hian,Concerns...

singapore

  • Void deck fire at Bukit Batok St 11Void deck fire at Bukit Batok St 11
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 9:28 AM

    SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at Block 162 Bukit Batok Street 11 on Friday afternoon (Aug 29). A video sent in by viewer Daphne Gui showed large columns of smoke rising from the ground floor of the block.Bukit Batok fire (Video: Daphne Gui)The Singapor...

  • Nicole Seah on 'painful decision' to leave NSPNicole Seah on 'painful decision' to leave NSP
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 7:41 AM

    SINGAPORE: Nicole Seah says her decision to leave the National Solidarity Party (NSP) was "extremely difficult" to make and "painful", but says it is time to move on.The opposition politician had earned quite a following, especially on social media, ...

  • Former managing partner sentenced to jail for tax evasionFormer managing partner sentenced to jail for tax evasion
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 7:30 AM

    SINGAPORE: The managing partner of a trading firm was sentenced to jail on Friday (Aug 29) for tax evasion, and ordered to pay back taxes and penalties of S$236,420.12.Chua Guat, the former principal partner of Chuan Kok Trading, pleaded guilty to tw...

  • Nicole Seah to relocate to Thailand to further career (Photo: TODAY)Nicole Seah leaves National Solidarity Party
    xinmsn - 29/8/2014 7:15 AM

    SINGAPORE : Opposition politician Nicole Seah has resigned from the National Solidarity Party (NSP), which she contested during the 2011 General Election (GE).Seah, who relocated to Bangkok in March for work, said the decision to leave the party was ...

  • A FAST way to get foreign domestic workers up to speedA FAST way to get foreign domestic workers up to speed
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 5:47 AM

    SINGAPORE: Employers will soon get more opportunities to send their foreign domestic workers (FDWs) for courses to upgrade their skills, as part of a new support programme by charity organisation, the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Su...

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world

  • Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talksPutin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:26 AM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the advances of pro-Kremlin fighters in eastern Ukraine as Western alarm spiralled over what Kiev has branded a Russian invasion.

  • UN chief 'gravely concerned' as Ukraine death toll hits 2,600UN chief 'gravely concerned' as Ukraine death toll hits 2,600
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 8:23 AM

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed grave concerns about the intensifying conflict in Ukraine after Kiev and the West said Russian troops were actively involved in fighting in the country's east. 

  • Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 8:23 AM

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people since mid-April, the United Nations said Friday in their latest report, explaining the sharp increase by fighting in densely populated areas between Kiev's army and pro-Russian rebels.

  • Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform planMalaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 7:33 AM

    Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and could see future stake sales to outside investors under plans announced Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.

  • Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes under reform planMalaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes under reform plan
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 7:33 AM

    Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and consider strategic stake sales to outside investors under plans announced Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.

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sci-tech

  • Australia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant ValveAustralia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant Valve
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:00 AM

    Australia's consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making "false or misleading representations" and refusing to offer refunds.

  • Twitter to set up shop in social-media-mad IndonesiaTwitter to set up shop in social-media-mad Indonesia
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 8:57 AM

    Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia over the coming months as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nation, the company announced Friday.

  • Google tests using drones to deliver goodsGoogle tests using drones to deliver goods
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 11:47 PM

    Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.com.

  • WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the WebWEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 9:05 PM

    The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet. 

  • Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 7:23 PM

    Apple gadget lovers hungered for the "next big thing" on Thursday after the iconic company fired off invites to a mystery unveiling on Sept. 9.

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weird

  • Gold rush as artist buries bullion on British beachGold rush as artist buries bullion on British beach
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:16 AM

    Thirty gold bars have been buried on a beach in Britain by a German artist, prompting a flood of bounty hunters with metal detectors to seek their fortune Friday.

  • Gold bars buried on Kent beach spark treasure huntGold bars buried on Kent beach spark treasure hunt
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:16 AM

    Thirty bars of 24-carat gold lie buried under the sand of Folkestone's Outer Harbour beach in Kent, ready to be dug up by treasure-seekers.

  • Goat spotted on London undergroundGoat spotted on London underground
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:02 AM

    A horned brown goat named Barney shocked commuters as he checked into the London underground at Vauxhall station, trotting with nonchalance through the ticket barrier.

  • 'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 10:25 PM

    The subjects were serious enough at President Barack Obama's impromptu press conference Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.

  • Danish student's exam jitters prompt police manhuntDanish student's exam jitters prompt police manhunt
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 9:09 PM

    A man who was the target of a police manhunt in Copenhagen on Thursday turned out to be a student suffering from pre-exam jitters while reading a book about terrorism.

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business

  • Eurozone inflation 0.3%, Eurostat says, as deflation knocks
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:52 AM

    Eurozone inflation fell to 0.3 percent in August, official data showed on Friday, meaning that deflation is at the door and raising pressure on the European Central Bank to open up the cash floodgates.

  • Malaysia Airlines to slash 6,000 jobs under rescue plan
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:39 AM

    Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim its route network, and replace its CEO under a plan announced Friday to stave off bankruptcy after two air tragedies plunged the already troubled carrier deeper into crisis.

  • Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:27 AM

    Iceland on Friday issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupted overnight, threatening a replay of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew.

  • Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 7:51 AM

    Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and consider strategic stake sales to outside investors under plans announced Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.

  • Flights cancelled as Germanwings pilots begin strike
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 7:36 AM

    More than 100 flights were cancelled at some of Germany's main airports Friday as pilots of Lufthansa's low-cost airline Germanwings walked out in a dispute over early retirement provisions.

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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