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Two US tourists held in N. Korea seek US help: report
Two US tourists held in N. Korea seek US help: report

Two American citizens facing trial in North Korea called for help from the US government to secure their release from what they feared could be lengthy prison terms, a news report said.

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  • Commonwealth Games: Medals galore for Singapore paddlersCommonwealth Games: Medals galore for Singapore paddlers
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/8/2014 6:38 PM

    SINGAPORE: It was a clean sweep for Singapore's paddlers in the table tennis women's singles tournament at the Commonwealth Games.Singapore's top female paddler Feng Tianwei, the world number four, comfortably beat compatriot and second see Yu Mengyu...

  • Dr Lam Pin Min sworn in as Minister of State for HealthDr Lam Pin Min sworn in as Minister of State for Health
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/8/2014 3:12 PM

    SINGAPORE: Dr Lam Pin Min was officially sworn in as Minister of State for Health on Friday (Aug 1). This ceremony at the Istana was presided over by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.Dr Lam is the Member of Parliament for Sengkang West SMC. He served as c...

  • Appointment of Supreme Court Judicial Commissioner extended one yearAppointment of Supreme Court Judicial Commissioner extended one year
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/8/2014 3:08 PM

    SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has extended the appointment of Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court George Wei for one year, starting this month.Mr Wei is an expert in intellectual property law in Singapore. With his appointment, the Su...

  • P1 registration: Balloting likely at 91 primary schools for Phase 2CP1 registration: Balloting likely at 91 primary schools for Phase 2C
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/8/2014 3:06 PM

    SINGAPORE: Nearly half of all primary schools - 91 out of 187 - are likely to conduct balloting this year for Phase 2C, after the latest phase of the primary one school registration exercise ended on Friday (Aug 1).Balloting takes place when there ar...

  • Singapore can advise developing ASEAN countries by sharing expertise: Burmese MinisterSingapore can advise developing ASEAN countries by sharing expertise: Burmese Minister
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/8/2014 2:56 PM

    SINGAPORE: Singapore can play an advisory role to developing ASEAN countries like Myanmar by sharing its technologies and expertise in areas like healthcare, education and economic development, said Myanmar's Coordinating Minister for Economic Develo...

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world

  • Once Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respectOnce Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respect
    Agence France-Presse - 2/8/2014 5:22 AM

    Once derided as a drink for destitute drunkards, Mexico's smoky-flavored mezcal liquor has come out of the shadows to become a trendy booze in fashionable bars from Mexico City to Sydney.

  • Soldier's 'selfie' raises questions over Moscow's role in UkraineSoldier's 'selfie' raises questions over Moscow's role in Ukraine
    Agence France-Presse - 2/8/2014 4:21 AM

    Photos taken by a Russian soldier have sparked controversy after it was revealed they may have been taken in Ukraine, despite Moscow's denials that its troops have intervened in the conflict across the border.

  • Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65
    Agence France-Presse - 2/8/2014 3:36 AM

    An explosion killed 65 people Saturday as it ripped through a factory in eastern China on Saturday, state media said, injuring 150 in what appeared to be an industrial accident.

  • Bolt, Fraser-Pryce headline super SaturdayBolt, Fraser-Pryce headline super Saturday
    Agence France-Presse - 2/8/2014 3:27 AM

    Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce headline two Jamaican quartets bidding for victories in the men's and women's 4x100m relays on Saturday as 33 golds are up for grabs at the Commonwealth Games.

  • Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65: state media
    Agence France-Presse - 2/8/2014 3:19 AM

    An explosion at a factory in eastern China on Saturday  killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while an unknown number of others were injured.

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sci-tech

  • Former Malaysia PM Mahathir calls for Internet censorshipFormer Malaysia PM Mahathir calls for Internet censorship
    Agence France-Presse - 2/8/2014 5:30 AM

    Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for the Internet to be censored to preserve "public morality", in what the opposition suggested Saturday was an attempt to silence government critics.

  • Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across CanadaHitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 11:25 PM

    A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometers across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans.

  • Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breachMicrosoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 9:33 PM

    Microsoft fired a legal salvo at longtime partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.

  • Microsoft sues Samsung alleging contract breachMicrosoft sues Samsung alleging contract breach
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 9:33 PM

    Microsoft on Friday sued Samsung in federal court claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over cross-license technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

  • Social network challenges end in tragedySocial network challenges end in tragedy
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 9:06 PM

    Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fueling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age.

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business

  • US auto sales rise in July as trucks, SUVs lead
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 9:26 PM

    Major automakers Friday reported another month of strong US sales in July, with many of the biggest gains coming in trucks and sport utility vehicles.

  • Death toll in Mali plane crash revised to 116: official
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 9:26 PM

    The death toll in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali last week has been revised down to 116 after it was discovered that two people thought to be on the plane were not, officials in Ouagadougou said.

  • Moody's upgrades Greece rating by two steps
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 9:03 PM

    Moody's raised troubled Greece's credit rating by two notches Friday, citing improvements to the government's finances and its commitment to further gains.

  • US hiring remains strong in July
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 8:11 PM

    The US economy generated 209,000 new jobs in July, down from June but maintaining a solid 200,000-plus monthly streak since February, the Commerce Department said Friday.

  • Air France grounds flights ahead of Saturday strike action
    Agence France-Presse - 1/8/2014 8:00 PM

    Air France has cancelled some of its short and medium-haul flights from airports across France on Saturday due to a strike by ground staff on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

news radio stations
  • 938 Live938LIVE

    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.

  • Capital 958Capital 958


    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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