Japan landslide toll feared to more than double
Japan landslide toll feared to more than double

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.

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Week in Review - 21 August 2014

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  • Road closures for Mid-Autumn celebrationsRoad closures for Mid-Autumn celebrations
    Channel NewsAsia - 22/8/2014 2:46 AM

    SINGAPORE: To celebrate the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng CCC has organised an official light-up and opening ceremony on Sunday (Aug 24), and a mass lantern walk the following week on Saturday (Sep 6). The expected number of spe...

  • Man, 80, arrested over murder of daughter-in-law (TODAY photo)Man, 80, arrested over murder of daughter-in-law
    TODAY via - 22/8/2014 2:45 AM

    SINGAPORE : A chilling murder involving an 80-year-old suspect – one of the oldest Singapore has seen – and the 54-year-old daughter-in-law he lives with rocked the Tampines Street 43 neighbourhood on Thursday (Aug 21).When Madam Ong Guat Heng’s daug...

  • 10 more MRT stations to get ‘traffic lights’ showing crowd levels (A "traffic light" at an entrance of Ang Mo Kio station.)10 more MRT stations to get ‘traffic lights’ showing crowd levels
    TODAY via - 22/8/2014 2:30 AM

    SINGAPORE : Following what SMRT said was positive feedback from commuters, the transport operator will be rolling out its “traffic lights” system – green, amber and red lights to indicate how crowded MRT station platforms are – at 10 more stations wi...

  • Football: Singapore drawn in tough group for 2014 Asian GamesFootball: Singapore drawn in tough group for 2014 Asian Games
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/8/2014 3:47 PM

    SINGAPORE: Singapore has been drawn with Oman, Palestine and Tajikistan in Group C for next month's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Republic is ranked 152 in the world, while its opponents are all ranked higher in the FIFA rankings.Oman's na...

  • Kong Hee wanted to distance financing of Sun Ho's music career from churchKong Hee wanted to distance financing of Sun Ho's music career from church
    Channel NewsAsia - 21/8/2014 3:20 PM

    SINGAPORE: Prosecutors have pointed out that City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee had, until 2010, concealed from the church's executive members the real reason why Xtron Productions was incorporated.Kong admitted it was to distance the financing of ...

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  • Microsoft to unveil new Windows softwareMicrosoft to unveil new Windows software
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 10:01 PM

    A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

  • Google to help boost Greece's tourism industryGoogle to help boost Greece's tourism industry
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 8:06 PM

    Internet giant Google will offer management courses to 3,000 tourism businesses on the island of Crete as part of an initiative to promote the sector in Greece, industry union Sete said on Thursday.

  • Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 4:54 AM

    Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.

  • HP revenue inches up after years of declineHP revenue inches up after years of decline
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 9:09 PM

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China.

  • Shazam breaks 100 million monthly user markShazam breaks 100 million monthly user mark
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 7:25 PM

    Shazam announced Wednesday that 100 million people use its song-recognition mobile service monthly in a 34 percent surge from a year earlier.

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  • Dozing man falls into London riverDozing man falls into London river
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 11:23 PM

    A dozy man who fell asleep on the Thames embankment in London had to be rescued after nodding off and falling in the river, rescue services said Tuesday.

  • Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landingSnoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 4:55 AM

    A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.

  • Mega gator catch is largest in US state of AlabamaMega gator catch is largest in US state of Alabama
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 7:22 PM

    A family in the US state of Alabama hauled in a monster alligator over the weekend, setting a new record for size in the southern state, media reports said Monday.

  • Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in officeSwiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 12:02 PM

    The mayor of the Swiss town of Baden, who is also a member of parliament, was suspended Monday following allegations that he sent nude selfies taken at work to a woman friend.

  • Brazil inmate flies the coop in drug ruseBrazil inmate flies the coop in drug ruse
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 10:19 AM

    A Brazilian inmate on supervised release put his electronic monitoring bracelet on an unsuspecting rooster, which he locked in a chicken coop, and then sneaked off to sell drugs.

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  • Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 3:20 AM

    Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster.

  • Remains of MH17 dead arrive in Malaysia
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 2:27 AM

    A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home on Friday, where they were to be sombrely received on a national day of mourning.

  • Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 2:25 AM

    North Sea oil has been at the centre of fierce debate over Scotland's future ahead of an independence vote next month, with both sides wrangling over the outlook for the region's treasure trove of black gold.

  • Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 9:24 PM

    Malaysia will drape itself in black for a national day of mourning Friday as it welcomes home the remains of 20 citizens killed on downed Flight MH17.

  • Griesa refrains from contempt charge against Argentina
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 9:11 PM

    US judge Thomas Griesa on Thursday branded Argentina's move to pay bondholders against his orders "illegal", but he held back from ruling the country in contempt of court.

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