• Tour agency director fined S$12,000 for abetting false quotationsTour agency director fined S$12,000 for abetting false quotations
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 6:48 AM

    SINGAPORE: The director of a local travel agency has been fined S$12,000 for abetting her friend in providing false quotations to NTUC Club.53-year-old Jane Loo Yuh Huey provided letterheads of her firm, Experience Tours Services, to her longtime fri...

  • E-cigarette peddlers fined for illegal saleE-cigarette peddlers fined for illegal sale
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 5:30 AM

    SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has taken enforcement action against the illegal sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in Singapore and seized 490 sets of e-cigarettes worth an estimated S$25,000 from three peddlers.The peddlers...

  • More people missed payments on credit cards last year, says Credit BureauMore people missed payments on credit cards last year, says Credit Bureau
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 5:17 AM

    SINGAPORE: A larger number of people in Singapore missed payments on their credit card bills last year as average card balances increased across all age groups, Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS) said on Monday.CBS is a joint venture between the Associati...

  • New online chat service to help distressed kidsNew online chat service to help distressed kids
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 4:24 AM

    SINGAPORE: Primary school children who need someone to talk to can now find comfort in an online chat service. Launched on Monday by the Singapore Children's Society, Tinkle Friend Online Chat is a free service run by trained staff and volunteers.Sin...

  • Integrating needs of older patients into design of healthcare facilitiesIntegrating needs of older patients into design of healthcare facilities
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 2:55 AM

    SINGAPORE: The care of patients and design of healthcare facilities should be integrated to better serve the needs of older and less mobile patients, even as building infrastructure capacity is important, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.He added th...

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  • Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedyGuides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 7:08 AM

    Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak.

  • Man City will take title race down to wire, Pellegrini insistsMan City will take title race down to wire, Pellegrini insists
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 5:38 AM

    Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City can take the Premier League title race down to the wire because Liverpool and Chelsea will drop more points before the end of the season.

  • London looks to give voice to muted buskersLondon looks to give voice to muted buskers
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 5:08 AM

    Concerned that London's seasoned street musicians are being silenced by excessive regulation, mayor Boris Johnson is leading calls for the buskers' voices, and guitars, to be heard again.

  • Struggling Nadal seeks homeground solutionStruggling Nadal seeks homeground solution
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 2:31 AM

    World number one Rafael Nadal targets a ninth Barcelona Open title this week desperate to prove his shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final exit is not a sign of decline.

  • Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visitJapan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 12:50 AM

    Japan's Shinzo Abe offered a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but reportedly plans to stay away during the spring festival, in an apparent compromise between not angering Asian neighbours and playing to his nationalist base.

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  • Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish networkTwitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network
    Agence France-Presse - 20/4/2014 4:42 PM

    Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle.

  • Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversaryNintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
    Agence France-Presse - 20/4/2014 3:06 AM

    Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary on Monday with the portable device's legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

  • Researchers use Twitter to predict crimeResearchers use Twitter to predict crime
    Agence France-Presse - 20/4/2014 2:13 AM

    Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters -- even before a crime has been committed.

  • Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for IndiaEx-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India
    Agence France-Presse - 19/4/2014 1:01 PM

    Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market.

  • Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinctAndroid gains in US, basic phones almost extinct
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 8:07 PM

    The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed Friday.

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  • US Capitol superheroes fail to break world recordUS Capitol superheroes fail to break world record
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 9:52 PM

    They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the US Capitol.

  • Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-cityGoing nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 9:06 PM

    Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.

  • Polish man says he crossed Atlantic by kayakPolish man says he crossed Atlantic by kayak
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 6:34 PM

    A 67-year-old Polish retiree has claimed he kayaked solo across the Atlantic, taking six months to make the ocean crossing from Portugal to Florida.

  • Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet recordGuatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 11:23 PM

    Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.

  • Ex-Russian Alaska 'too cold' to annex, Putin jokesEx-Russian Alaska 'too cold' to annex, Putin jokes
    Agence France-Presse - 17/4/2014 1:42 PM

    In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times. Putin's answer? It's too cold. 

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  • Japan warns over China ship seizure
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 6:46 AM

    Tokyo on Monday warned that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-wartime debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the basis of their post-war diplomatic relationship.

  • MH370 scrutiny on Malaysia deals wild card in Anwar case
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 3:57 AM

    The intense global scrutiny brought upon Malaysia's government over the fate of flight MH370 has tossed a wild card into its controversial efforts to send opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim back to jail.

  • All aboard! Sudan's sleek new train a rarity
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 3:53 AM

    In a dilapidated, poverty-stricken country where some railway rolling stock is more than 40 years old, Sudan's sleek, sharp-nosed Nile Train is an unusual sight.

  • Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 3:43 AM

    Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said Monday.

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 3:17 AM

    Oil prices were down in subdued post-holiday Asian trade Monday, but retained support from the escalating Ukraine crisis following a deadly gunfight over the weekend, analysts said.

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