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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

  • Ask the PM: Catch the 'live' forum on Sep 4Ask the PM: Catch the 'live' forum on Sep 4
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 1:00 AM

    SINGAPORE: You have heard Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally, now do you have a question for him? Here is your chance to get it answered in a "live" forum with Mr Lee, to be telecast on Channel 5 and Channel NewsAsia on Thursday (Sep...

  • Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettesMan arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/9/2014 4:00 PM

    SINGAPORE: Police arrested two men for fighting near Kim Chuan Road, at about 4:40pm on Sunday (Aug 31). The suspects are aged 40 and 44.They were spotted by Voluntary Special Constable (VSC) Corporal Jeremy Koh and Special Constable (SC) Sergeant Al...

  • Singapore athletes head to Asian Games and Asian Para GamesSingapore athletes head to Asian Games and Asian Para Games
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/9/2014 3:55 PM

    SINGAPORE: A joint flag presentation ceremony was held on Monday (Sep 1) for the Singapore athletes headed to the Asian Games and Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea. Singapore is sending close to 300 athletes for the two events.Sprinter Gary Ye...

  • Crown Prince of Brunei in Singapore for five-day visitCrown Prince of Brunei in Singapore for five-day visit
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/9/2014 3:18 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah is in Singapore for a five-day official visit. His visit is at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean.The Crown Prince and his wife met President Tony T...

  • Running with flying colours at the Color Run SingaporeRunning with flying colours at the Color Run Singapore
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/9/2014 3:13 PM

    SINGAPORE: The 'happiest 5km on the planet' as organisers bill it, was back in Singapore for the second year running on Saturday (Aug 30) and Sunday. Runners swarmed to Sentosa decked in their gear ready to have fun.This 5-kilometre event is not abou...

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world

  • US forces conduct operation in Somalia: PentagonUS forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 1:37 AM

    US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

  • Manchester United confirm Falcao loan swoopManchester United confirm Falcao loan swoop
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 12:38 AM

    Manchester United have completed the shock signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  • Manchester United confirm loan move for Radamel Falcao
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 12:38 AM

    Manchester United have completed the shock signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  • Murray beats Tsonga to reach US Open quarter-finalsMurray beats Tsonga to reach US Open quarter-finals
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 9:18 PM

    Former champion Andy Murray defeated France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

  • United land Blind, chase Falcao as deadline loomsUnited land Blind, chase Falcao as deadline looms
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 9:13 PM

    Manchester United signed Netherlands star Daley Blind from Ajax for £14 million ($23 million, 17 million euros) and moved closer to a loan swoop for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao as the transfer deadline loomed closer for England's Premier League clubs on Monday.

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sci-tech

  • EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadbandEU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 8:01 PM

    The EU should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report said on Monday.

  • Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technologyJapan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 10:07 AM

    Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there. 

  • Sony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unitSony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unit
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 9:49 AM

    The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4.

  • Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landingJapan says electronics OK during take-off and landing
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 6:25 AM

    Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.

  • Apparent massive hack reveals nude pictures of starsApparent massive hack reveals nude pictures of stars
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 1:31 AM

    Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of celebrities onto the Internet.

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weird

  • Raucous roosters ruin Croatia tourist spotRaucous roosters ruin Croatia tourist spot
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 7:04 PM

    Raucous roosters are driving tourists from a quiet Croatian holiday spot with their incessant cock-a-doodle-doos, a local newspaper reported Monday.

  • Chilly end for sex geckos sent into space by RussiaChilly end for sex geckos sent into space by Russia
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 6:33 PM

    Five geckos sent into orbit to test the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives have all died, the Russian space agency said on Monday.

  • Japan baseball game lasts 4 days and 50 inningsJapan baseball game lasts 4 days and 50 innings
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 7:54 AM

    In a scenario more usually associated with its cousin, cricket, a baseball game in Japan dragged on for four days with two high school teams slogging it out over a record 50 innings.

  • Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars from 'Boob Aid'Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars from 'Boob Aid'
    Agence France-Presse - 31/8/2014 5:50 AM

    A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for AIDS prevention.

  • 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped
    Agence France-Presse - 30/8/2014 10:38 PM

    To recline or not to recline? Airplane "legroom wars" are prompting growing rage in the United States, with two recent seat battles sparking a heated debate about the knee-bumping practice. 

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business

  • Anger over $40m jet for president of impoverished Niger
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 5:04 PM

    The government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40 million (30 million euros) presidential jet.

  • Swiss complete tax-dodge payments to Britain, Austria
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 4:26 PM

    Switzerland said Monday that it had completed a programme to pay Britain and Austria hundreds of millions of euros in settlements for past tax-dodging by their citizens.

  • India's Kingfisher tycoon declared 'wilful defaulter'
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 2:09 PM

    The United Bank of India declared flamboyant and indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya a "wilful defaulter" on Monday, dealing another blow to his embattled Kingfisher Airlines.

  • Oil dips amid US holiday, China data
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 1:00 PM

    Global oil prices slid on Monday in subdued deals before a public holiday in the United States and as dealers digested weak Chinese manufacturing data, analysts said.

  • Taiwan's first budget airline set for maiden flight
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 11:05 AM

    Taiwan's first budget airline said Monday it was scheduled to launch its maiden flight later this month, tapping into the robust demand for cheap travel in Asia.

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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