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Japan ex-wrestler wages 'sports diplomacy' in N. Korea
Japan ex-wrestler wages 'sports diplomacy' in N. Korea

Flamboyant Japanese wrestler-turned-politicianKanji "Antonio" Inoki kicked off his brand of sports diplomacy in North Korea Saturday ahead of an unusual two-day event featuring martial artists from around the world.

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  • Eurasian Community Fund contribution rates to go upEurasian Community Fund contribution rates to go up
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 4:07 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Eurasian Association announced on Saturday (Aug 30) that it would be raising the contribution rates for the Eurasian Community Fund (ECF) from next year.The increase is tiered by income level, with those earning more than S$10,000 a mo...

  • Malaysia Cup: LionsXII out, despite winning Pahang 2-1Malaysia Cup: LionsXII out, despite winning Pahang 2-1
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 3:51 PM

    SINGAPORE: In Malaysia Cup action, the LionsXII beat Pahang 2-1 at the Darul Makmur Stadium on Friday evening (Aug 29). Despite the win, Fandi Ahmad's men are out of the competition as Pahang and Felda United top Group A to advance to the next stage....

  • Tan Chuan-Jin's photography book raises over S$900k for charityTan Chuan-Jin's photography book raises over S$900k for charity
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 3:34 PM

    SINGAPORE: Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has raised over S$900,000 through the sale of his book, a collection of travel photos. The money will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government, bringing the total to more than S$1.8 million.Mr Tan said...

  • China State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits SingaporeChina State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits Singapore
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 3:28 PM

    SINGAPORE: China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi is in Singapore for a three-day visit at the invitation of the Singapore Government. He arrived on Thursday (Aug 28).Mr Yang met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Friday, and bot...

  • 17 sailors to be fielded in upcoming Asian Games 201417 sailors to be fielded in upcoming Asian Games 2014
    Channel NewsAsia - 29/8/2014 3:22 PM

    SINGAPORE: For the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Singapore's sailing team is aiming to match their performance during the 2010 edition. That means, setting their sights on two gold medals in South Korea. Four years ago in China, the Singapore cont...

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sci-tech

  • Tablet sales slow as PCs find footingTablet sales slow as PCs find footing
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 10:08 PM

    Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).

  • Facebook tuning mobile search at social networkFacebook tuning mobile search at social network
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 8:53 PM

    Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network.

  • Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplierSamsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:52 AM

    South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers.

  • Australia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant ValveAustralia's consumer watchdog sues US games giant Valve
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 9:00 AM

    Australia's consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making "false or misleading representations" and refusing to offer refunds.

  • Twitter to set up shop in social-media-mad IndonesiaTwitter to set up shop in social-media-mad Indonesia
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 8:57 AM

    Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia over the coming months as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nation, the company announced Friday.

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weird

  • Japan urges citizens to be prepared - by stockpiling toilet rollsJapan urges citizens to be prepared - by stockpiling toilet rolls
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 10:58 AM

    The Japanese government is calling on its citizens to be prepared for the worst-case scenario should a major disaster hit the quake-prone archipelago -- by stockpiling toilet paper.

  • Gold rush as artist buries bullion on British beachGold rush as artist buries bullion on British beach
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:16 AM

    Thirty gold bars have been buried on a beach in Britain by a German artist, prompting a flood of bounty hunters with metal detectors to seek their fortune Friday.

  • Gold bars buried on Kent beach spark treasure huntGold bars buried on Kent beach spark treasure hunt
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:16 AM

    Thirty bars of 24-carat gold lie buried under the sand of Folkestone's Outer Harbour beach in Kent, ready to be dug up by treasure-seekers.

  • Goat spotted on London undergroundGoat spotted on London underground
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:02 AM

    A horned brown goat named Barney shocked commuters as he checked into the London underground at Vauxhall station, trotting with nonchalance through the ticket barrier.

  • 'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 10:25 PM

    The subjects were serious enough at President Barack Obama's impromptu press conference Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.

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business

  • China's Alibaba plans IPO for week of September 8: WSJ
    Agence France-Presse - 30/8/2014 7:20 AM

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to hold its initial public offering on the US stock market the week of September 8, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

  • Oil prices rise on positive US data, Ukraine crisis
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 8:13 PM

    Global oil prices rose Friday as solid data lifted prospects for demand in the United States and tensions escalated between Ukraine and major energy producer Russia.

  • IMF approves $1.4 billion aid payment for Ukraine
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 7:50 PM

    The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.

  • IMF imapproves $1.4 billion aid payment for Ukraine
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 7:49 PM

    The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.

  • IMF approves $1.4 billion in new funds for Ukraine
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 4:33 PM

    The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, as the country faces an escalation in fighting with pro-Russia separatists.

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    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.

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    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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