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Week in Review - 31 July 2014

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singapore

  • DBS posts record first-half net profit of S$2bDBS posts record first-half net profit of S$2b
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/8/2014 12:15 AM

    SINGAPORE: DBS Group said on Friday (Aug 1) its net profit for the first six months of 2014 rose 9 per cent from a year ago, crossing the S$2 billion mark for the first time. Including one-time items, net profit was S$2.2 billion, the bank said in a ...

  • Malaysian bus drivers stage strike at Johor checkpointMalaysian bus drivers stage strike at Johor checkpoint
    Channel NewsAsia - 31/7/2014 10:01 PM

    SINGAPORE: Malaysian buses ferrying factory workers into Singapore staged a strike early Friday morning (Aug 1) at the Johor checkpoint to protest new toll charges imposed by the Malaysian government.MediaCorp's hotline received at least five calls a...

  • Commonwealth Games: Singapore guaranteed two table tennis medalsCommonwealth Games: Singapore guaranteed two table tennis medals
    Channel NewsAsia - 31/7/2014 8:42 PM

    GLASGOW: Singapore will win at least two medals in the women's table tennis singles at the Commonwealth Games on Friday (August 1) after Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu and Lin Ye all enjoyed comfortable victories to make the semi-finals.World number four Fe...

  • Recycling initiative that spotlights Singapore's developmentRecycling initiative that spotlights Singapore's development
    Channel NewsAsia - 31/7/2014 4:09 PM

    SINGAPORE: About 500 kindergarten children have come up with a present for Singapore's 49th birthday.As part of a recycling initiative led by beverage giants YEO's, they used recycled drink packaging to create models of housing estates from the 1960s...

  • S'pore and China exploring third joint project: DPM TeoS'pore and China exploring third joint project: DPM Teo
    Channel NewsAsia - 31/7/2014 3:51 PM

    SINGAPORE: Singapore and China are exploring a third joint project, this time in western China, after already having two joint projects - an industrial park in Suzhou and an eco-city in Tianjin.This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hea...

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sci-tech

  • Social media sizzles as 'Sharknado 2' audience growsSocial media sizzles as 'Sharknado 2' audience grows
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 9:29 PM

    Whimsical TV disaster movie "Sharknado 2" reeled in 3.9 million viewers, the Syfy specialty channel said Thursday, one day after the sequel's broadcast.

  • Government requests for Twitter information climbGovernment requests for Twitter information climb
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 8:45 PM

    Twitter on Thursday released a new transparency report showing a steady rise in government requests for information from the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.

  • Android grabs 85% of smartphone marketAndroid grabs 85% of smartphone market
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 8:18 PM

    Smartphones powered by the Android operating system captured 85 percent of the worldwide market in the second quarter, threatening to marginalize rival platforms, a new survey shows.

  • Polish '#eatapples' Twitter campaign bites back at RussiaPolish '#eatapples' Twitter campaign bites back at Russia
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 7:33 PM

    Poles launched a Twitter campaign on Thursday urging countrymen to "#eatapples to spite Putin" a day after Russia slapped an embargo on Polish produce in retaliation against Western sanctions.

  • Judge rejects Microsoft's defense of overseas dataJudge rejects Microsoft's defense of overseas data
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 7:30 PM

    A judge on Thursday rejected a bid by Microsoft to derail a warrant demanding that email data from servers in Ireland be turned over to US prosecutors.

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weird

  • India hires masked monkey men to combat macaque menaceIndia hires masked monkey men to combat macaque menace
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 10:21 PM

    India has hired a group of monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings in the nation's capital, officials said Thursday.

  • Polish '#eatapples' Twitter campaign bites back at RussiaPolish '#eatapples' Twitter campaign bites back at Russia
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 7:33 PM

    Poles launched a Twitter campaign on Thursday urging countrymen to "#eatapples to spite Putin" a day after Russia slapped an embargo on Polish produce in retaliation against Western sanctions.

  • Drones thrill Martha Stewart... and US prison convictsDrones thrill Martha Stewart... and US prison convicts
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 7:23 PM

    Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is singing the praises of personal drones and marveling at their untapped potential -- although smuggling contraband into a prison might not be what she has in mind.

  • Man 'expelled from Croatia for punching monk seal'Man 'expelled from Croatia for punching monk seal'
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 3:20 PM

    A man has been fined and expelled from Croatia after he punched a Mediterranean monk seal, one of the world's most endangered species, reports said on Thursday.

  • US gourmet burger spot puts donut in its placeUS gourmet burger spot puts donut in its place
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 11:16 PM

    It's a marriage made in gourmet burger heaven: a five-ounce, all-beef patty dripping with cheddar cheese and fried onions -- served between a glazed donut.

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business

  • Argentina blames US for debt woes, denies default
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 9:23 PM

    Argentina blamed the United States Thursday for the legal battle that forced it to miss a debt payment and -- despite ratings agencies' declarations to the contrary -- denied being in default.

  • Fitch declares Argentina in 'restricted default'
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 8:44 PM

    Ratings agency Fitch declared Argentina in default on its bonds for the second time in 13 years on Thursday after talks between Buenos Aires and hedge fund creditors ended with no deal.

  • US oil prices at four-month low amid refinery outages
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 8:02 PM

    Oil prices in New York Thursday tumbled to their lowest level since mid-March helped by unplanned refinery shutdowns in the US midwest.

  • Eastern Europe drags Erste Group to 1 bn euro 2Q loss
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 5:54 PM

    Austria's largest bank Erste Group announced on Thursday its heaviest quarterly loss since 2011 after writing off assets in Romania and being hit by new Hungarian loan rules.

  • MH17 probe inches forward as experts reach Ukraine site
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 4:00 PM

    An international probe into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine inched forward on Thursday as experts risked attack to reach the site for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a halt to its military offensive.

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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