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Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Bencic in Tokyo
Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Bencic in Tokyo

Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager's upward momentum this year.

singapore

  • 3-hour PSI hits unhealthy level of 1023-hour PSI hits unhealthy level of 102
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/9/2014 1:02 PM

    SINGAPORE: The 3-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) at 8pm on Wednesday (Sep 17) hit 102, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA). This nudges the air quality into the unhealthy level, which means a PSI ranging from 101 to 200.In an advi...

  • F1 road closures hit commuters travelling to Marina Centre areaF1 road closures hit commuters travelling to Marina Centre area
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/9/2014 12:40 PM

    SINGAPORE: The start of road closures around the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix circuit began on Wednesday (Sep 17).The Land Transport Authority (LTA) observed that traffic was slow on Wednesday morning, particularly along the key ...

  • New Continuing Education and Training masterplan to focus on needs of working adultsNew Continuing Education and Training masterplan to focus on needs of working adults
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/9/2014 11:00 AM

    SINGAPORE: A new Continuing Education and Training masterplan was launched on Wednesday (Sep 17). Known as the CET 2020, it will support efforts to restructure the economy and build a career-resilient workforce.The masterplan follows on the heels of ...

  • Customers fume over foiled attempts to land an iPhone 6Customers fume over foiled attempts to land an iPhone 6
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/9/2014 10:00 AM

    SINGAPORE: Customers who pre-registered with SingTel to get Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones turned to social media to vent their frustrations on Wednesday (Sep 17), after the handsets were sold out within minutes of its opening.Accordi...

  • Singaporean parents reluctant to share working insights with their kids: SurveySingaporean parents reluctant to share working insights with their kids: Survey
    Channel NewsAsia - 17/9/2014 9:24 AM

    SINGAPORE: More than half of parents surveyed - 53 per cent - are hesitant to share professional knowledge that could aid their children's careers, a survey by online professional network LinkedIn revealed.But 59 per cent of workers here believe they...

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world

  • US inflation falls for first time in over a yearUS inflation falls for first time in over a year
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 1:20 PM

    Consumer prices in the United States fell in August for the first time in more than a year, dragged lower by declines in energy, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

  • Top coaches reject idea of 2018 Russia World Cup boycottTop coaches reject idea of 2018 Russia World Cup boycott
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 11:54 AM

    Coaches from some of the world's top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin's showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Russian tycoon's arrest sparks fears of 'second Yukos'Russian tycoon's arrest sparks fears of 'second Yukos'
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 10:34 AM

    The detention of a billionaire on money-laundering charges sent shockwaves through Russia's business and political circles on Wednesday and prompted comparisons with a crackdown on former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

  • Virginity worth $5,000, rules China courtVirginity worth $5,000, rules China court
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 9:25 AM

    A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday.

  • Virginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rulesVirginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rules
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 9:25 AM

    A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday.

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sci-tech

  • New Apple mobile software due to arriveNew Apple mobile software due to arrive
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 2:17 AM

    New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.

  • Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 11:58 PM

    The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.

  • Media reaping profits from Internet: studyMedia reaping profits from Internet: study
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 10:26 PM

    The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

  • Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against AppleCourt tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 6:31 PM

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.

  • Tokyo Game Show: On the hunt for the next MinecraftTokyo Game Show: On the hunt for the next Minecraft
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 3:49 PM

    The staggering $2.5 billion that Microsoft has just shelled out for Minecraft and its quirky graphics will be foremost in developers' minds at the Tokyo Game Show this week, where simple yet immersive games are expected to figure heavily.

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weird

  • Virginity worth $5,000, rules China courtVirginity worth $5,000, rules China court
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 9:25 AM

    A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday.

  • Virginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rulesVirginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rules
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 9:25 AM

    A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday.

  • Austrian traffic cop has crap dayAustrian traffic cop has crap day
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 10:45 PM

    A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding, police said on Tuesday.

  • George the goldfish has 'high risk' brain surgeryGeorge the goldfish has 'high risk' brain surgery
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 9:01 AM

    A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia Tuesday after undergoing "high risk" brain surgery in an operation the vet described as "fiddly".

  • Net pains for North Korea reporters at Asian GamesNet pains for North Korea reporters at Asian Games
    Agence France-Presse - 16/9/2014 4:41 AM

    North Korea's reporters at the Asian Games will have to file stories using fax because their web access is restricted in South Korea, an official said Tuesday.

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business

  • Fugitive owner of troubled Bulgaria bank surrenders in Serbia
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 12:34 PM

    The largest shareholder of a Bulgarian bank, wanted for embezzlement during a panicked run that nearly brought down the lender, has surrendered to police in Serbia, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

  • France is 'sick', says economy minister
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 9:29 AM

    Crisis-hit France is "sick", the country's new economy minister said on Wednesday, urging immediate reforms to tackle sky-high unemployment and an economy that has failed to grow in six months.

  • Air France strike into third day, as PM urges pilots back to work
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 7:54 AM

    Air France scrapped more than half its flights Wednesday as pilots extended a strike into a third day, defying Prime Minister Manuel Valls who urged them to stop their "incomprehensible" industrial action.

  • More stimulus measures seen as China boosts economy
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 5:07 AM

    A reported $81 billion injection into China's major banks is probably the first of a series of fresh stimulus measures by Beijing to boost its flagging economy, the world's second largest, analysts said Wednesday.

  • Iron ore miners battle for survival as 'perfect storm' hits
    Agence France-Presse - 17/9/2014 4:14 AM

    High-cost Australian miners are battling for survival as plunging iron ore prices push many to breaking point, with analysts seeing no significant short-term recovery as Chinese demand for steel wanes in line with sliding property prices.

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