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China detains activists for supporting HK protests: rights groups
China detains activists for supporting HK protests: rights groups

Authorities have detained more than a dozen activists across China and questioned as many as 60 others who expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in recent days, campaign groups said Wednesday.

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Asian Games: Three Singapore swimmers under probe for drinking (AFP file photo)
Asian Games: Three Singapore swimmers under probe for drinking

The three – believed to be Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho and Teo Zhen Ren – are being probed for leaving the Athletes’ Village without permission and drinking.

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  • Court dismisses Thai teen's appeal in lawsuit against SMRT, LTACourt dismisses Thai teen's appeal in lawsuit against SMRT, LTA
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/10/2014 9:50 AM

    SINGAPORE: The Court of Appeal dismissed the argument of Thai teen Nitcharee Peneakchanasak on Wednesday (Oct 1). She lost the lawsuit claiming damages from train operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority earlier this year.Ms Nitcharee, who lost...

  • LTA issues tender for satellite-based ERP system; distance-based pricing a possibilityLTA issues tender for satellite-based ERP system; distance-based pricing a possibility
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/10/2014 8:13 AM

    SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (Oct 1) called a tender to develop a next-generation electronic road pricing (ERP) system, based on global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology.In a press release, LTA said it had co...

  • Two Singapore banks among 9 worldwide to receive approval to operate in MyanmarTwo Singapore banks among 9 worldwide to receive approval to operate in Myanmar
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/10/2014 7:43 AM

    SINGAPORE: OCBC Bank and UOB on Wednesday (Oct 1) confirmed that they have been granted preliminary approval for foreign bank licences to operate in Myanmar.The two are among nine foreign banks that received preliminary approval from the Central Bank...

  • Enhanced SAF online learning portal to be deployed from NovemberEnhanced SAF online learning portal to be deployed from November
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/10/2014 7:16 AM

    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will roll out its enhanced e-learning portal, called LEARNet Portal 2.0, from November this year, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on Wednesday (Oct 1).The upgraded portal features new apps and fu...

  • Toggle and Disney sign multi-year SVOD licensing agreementToggle and Disney sign multi-year SVOD licensing agreement
    Channel NewsAsia - 1/10/2014 7:12 AM

    SINGAPORE: Toggle and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia have signed a multi-year subscription video on demand (SVOD) licensing agreement, demonstrating a strong commitment to deliver a dynamic portfolio of entertainment content to viewers in Sin...

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world

  • Eurozone manufacturing in doldrums, Markit index showsEurozone manufacturing in doldrums, Markit index shows
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 10:08 AM

    The eurozone's manufacturing sector reported lacklustre activity in September, set back by a fall in production by powerhouse Germany, a survey showed on Wednesday, adding to clouds over the single currency zone.

  • Backed by strikes, Kurds battle to defend key Syria townBacked by strikes, Kurds battle to defend key Syria town
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 9:47 AM

    Kurdish fighters backed by US-led coalition air strikes were locked in a fierce battle Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of jihadists.

  • 'All Serbs' on trial at war crimes court, says Karadzic'All Serbs' on trial at war crimes court, says Karadzic
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 9:35 AM

    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday said "all Serbs" were on trial as he began his closing statement to the Yugoslav war crimes court, where he is charged with some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. 

  • France warns crisis to linger with slow growth, high deficitsFrance warns crisis to linger with slow growth, high deficits
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 8:44 AM

    Crisis-hit France admitted it would suffer from slow growth and high budget deficits for the next three years at least, when it unveiled a gloomy annual budget on Wednesday.

  • Crisis-hit France eyes gradual deficit reductionCrisis-hit France eyes gradual deficit reduction
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 8:44 AM

    Crisis-hit France admitted it would suffer from slow growth and high budget deficits for the next three years at least, as it unveiled a gloomy annual budget on Wednesday.

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sci-tech

  • Samsung rejects claims of Galaxy Note defectSamsung rejects claims of Galaxy Note defect
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 4:25 AM

    Samsung on Wednesday rejected claims that its new oversized smartphone had a defect, after some customers posted pictures of a gap between the frame and display panel.

  • Hobbit fans step into "Shadow of Mordor" video gameHobbit fans step into "Shadow of Mordor" video game
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 11:16 PM

    Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday released a "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor" video game that plays out between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

  • Reddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the actionReddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the action
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 11:10 PM

    Social news sharing site Reddit on Tuesday announced it had raised $50 million from investors who agreed that, this time, members of its community would get a piece of the action.

  • Netflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequelNetflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequel
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 9:11 PM

    Netflix is branching out into the world of movies with a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that will premiere simultaneously on the online streaming service and in selected theaters next year.

  • Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 7:15 PM

    Microsoft on Tuesday offered its first glimpse of its Windows 10 software that it hopes delivers a winning formula for powering tablets and smartphones, along with laptops and desktop computers.

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weird

  • German city to give alcoholics beer to sweep streets
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 10:34 PM

    A German city is set to start a controversial project Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash.

  • Armed neighbors charged in Florida 'pirate' attackArmed neighbors charged in Florida 'pirate' attack
    Agence France-Presse - 30/9/2014 10:34 PM

    The life of a pirate is not an easy one, as a Florida man dressed in a "Pirates of the Caribbean" costume discovered when he was attacked by two armed neighbors.

  • Robben to build museum dedicated to himselfRobben to build museum dedicated to himself
    Agence France-Presse - 26/9/2014 8:02 PM

    Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben wants to open a private museum in his own home to showcase his trophies and momentos once he hangs up his boots, the Dutch international said Friday.

  • Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pantsCanadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants
    Agence France-Presse - 26/9/2014 6:04 PM

    A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

  • Frisky donkey couple: 1, prudes: 0Frisky donkey couple: 1, prudes: 0
    Agence France-Presse - 26/9/2014 5:52 PM

    A pair of amorous Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart.

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business

  • Japan business confidence up but economy sluggish
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 9:04 AM

    Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers improved in the past quarter after a sharp drop in the previous three months, a Bank of Japan survey showed Wednesday, but analysts warned the economy was not yet back on track.

  • France warns crisis to linger with slow growth, high deficits
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 8:34 AM

    Crisis-hit France admitted it would suffer from slow growth and high budget deficits for the next three years at least, as it unveiled a gloomy annual budget on Wednesday.

  • Zalando shares slip on Frankfurt stock exchange debut
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 8:33 AM

    Europe's biggest online fashion retailer, Zalando, made its high-profile debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange on Wednesday, with shares quickly slipping into the red.

  • Crisis-hit France eyes gradual deficit reduction
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 7:11 AM

    France's finance minister on Wednesday forecast that the country's budget deficit would scrape below the European Union ceiling by 2017, as he unveiled his annual budget.

  • Alibaba and Wanda face off: online and offline
    Agence France-Presse - 1/10/2014 5:09 AM

    China's former richest man Wang Jianlin once bet Alibaba founder Jack Ma 100 million yuan ($16.3 million) that online purchases in the country would not eclipse bricks-and-mortar buys in the next decade.

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