Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks
Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

Tens of thousands of runners, cheered by a multitude of spectators, set off through the streets of Boston Monday to reclaim the world's oldest marathon from the fear left by last year's deadly twin bombing.


  • M'sian arrested over attempt to breach checkpointM'sian arrested over attempt to breach checkpoint
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 1:59 PM

    SINGAPORE: Police on Monday morning arrested a 33-year-old Malaysian man who attempted to drive out of the Woodlands Checkpoint while undergoing checks.This happened after he was unable to produce his travel document at the arrival car counter.The al...

  • Passengers involved in Redang bus crash return to S'porePassengers involved in Redang bus crash return to S'pore
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 1:15 PM

    SINGAPORE: More than 20 of those passengers involved in the bus crash in Redang on Sunday are now returning to Singapore.One passenger was killed when the bus crashed into a ravine. Another two passengers were severely injured and remained in hospita...

  • MediaCorp's managing director for TV Bernard Lim hospitalisedMediaCorp's managing director for TV Bernard Lim hospitalised
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 11:59 AM

    SINGAPORE: MediaCorp's managing director for television, Mr Bernard Lim, was admitted to hospital on Sunday.Channel NewsAsia understands that Mr Lim had suffered a brain aneurysm.He underwent an operation on Monday, and is still in critical condition...

  • Singaporean drowns near Tioman IslandSingaporean drowns near Tioman Island
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 11:50 AM

    SINGAPORE: A Singaporean woman drowned while diving at sea near Tioman Island on Saturday, according to a Malaysian media report.According to Bernama, 30-year old Sim Qiu Yan had gone to Tioman Island with eight other Singaporeans on April 17.They we...

  • 4 in 10 pioneers polled can't name specific benefits under PGP4 in 10 pioneers polled can't name specific benefits under PGP
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/4/2014 11:13 AM

    SINGAPORE: A recent survey among 1,500 respondents showed that seven in 10 Singaporeans were aware of the Pioneer Generation Package.Among the pioneers, eight in 10 of them were aware of the package.However, among those who knew about the package, so...

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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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  • Teen survives five-hour flight in airplane wheel well: report
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 1:53 PM

    A 16-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of an airplane, US media reported.

  • Russia may suffer second-quarter recession: finance ministry
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 1:26 PM

    Russia could tip into recession in the second quarter of 2014 after the economy contracted by around 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year, a finance ministry official said Monday.

  • 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.

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