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Football: Monaco hit four to stay in PSG chase - World News
Football: Monaco hit four to stay in PSG chase 7 hours ago
Reigning French champions Monaco eased past struggling Saint-Etienne 4-0 on Friday (Dec 15) to stay on PSG's tail with the highly coveted Fabinho and Thomas Lemar among the scorers.
Squash: World champion Gawad loses his crown -World News
Squash: World champion Gawad loses his crown 7 hours ago
MANCHESTER: Egypt's Karim Gawad surprisingly relinquished his squash world championship crown when he lost to Marwan Elshorbagy, his sixth-seeded compatriot, in the quarter-finals on Friday. Elshorbagy's 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 success was reward for a well-dis
'It’s tradition': The child brides of Indonesia's Sumenep Regency -World News
'It’s tradition': The child brides of Indonesia's Sumenep Regency 8 hours ago
SUMENEP REGENCY, Indonesia: Bold makeup in hues of red and black lined their eyes, hair adorned with buds of jasmine, a bejewelled golden plate rested upon their foreheads, while more gold complemented vibrant clothing cinched at their waists. Their sma
Commentary: Vehicle growth rate cut may lead to increase in housing prices in some areas -World News
Commentary: Vehicle growth rate cut may lead to increase in housing prices in some areas 8 hours ago
The cut in the vehicle growth rate may see a rise in COE prices but transport policymakers should not ignore the potential impact on housing, say three economics experts.
On The Job as a hawker assistant: Long hours, stifling heat but great job satisfaction -World News
On The Job as a hawker assistant: Long hours, stifling heat but great job satisfaction 8 hours ago
In the new series where Channel NewsAsia journalists try working in some of Singapore’s essential but undervalued jobs, Lianne Chia tries her hand at being a hawker assistant. She comes away with a renewed respect for the hardworking hawkers behind man
'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictionaries' word of 2017 -World News
'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictionaries' word of 2017 8 hours ago
"Youthquake" was crowned on Friday (Dec 15) as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage.
Dow, Nasdaq hit records as US tax cut plan advances -World News
Dow, Nasdaq hit records as US tax cut plan advances 9 hours ago
Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records on Friday as key congressional holdouts on a US tax cut proposal signalled their support, pushing the long-awaited measure closer to the finish line.
Malaysian pineapples in demand in China -World News
Malaysian pineapples in demand in China 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMPONTIAN (Johor) • Apart from the Musang King durian craze, Chinese consumers have also developed a taste for Malaysia's pineapples.
Strategic calculations could be behind Chinese efforts -World News
Strategic calculations could be behind Chinese efforts 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMSouth Korea's reassurances to China over its security concerns paved the way for better relations and President Moon Jae In's state visit, analysts said.
Report calls for end to sanctity of confession -World News
Report calls for end to sanctity of confession 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMSYDNEY • Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests told of abuse in the confessional, says a report which details institutional abuse, particularly in the Cathol
Summit a good 'first step' in restoring ties -World News
Summit a good 'first step' in restoring ties 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMSouth Korean President Moon Jae In's cordial summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing is viewed as a "good signal" and "first step" in restoring ties frayed by a diplomatic row over Seoul's deployment of an Americ
Asia Briefs: Japanese firm to pay staff partly in bitcoin -World News
Asia Briefs: Japanese firm to pay staff partly in bitcoin 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMTOKYO • A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees' salaries in bitcoin, as it aims to get a better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokesman said yesterday.
When saying 'haha' does not mean you're laughing  -World News
When saying 'haha' does not mean you're laughing 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMWhat happens when "hehe" means "you are stupid" and "haha" means "get lost"? And to give a treat is "vomiting blood"?
Stakes high as parties square off in Sydney by-election -World News
Stakes high as parties square off in Sydney by-election 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMDuring the past few weeks, residents of north-west Sydney have learnt to be slightly wary of answering their phones.
Direct diplomacy to resolve N. Korea crisis, says US official -World News
Direct diplomacy to resolve N. Korea crisis, says US official 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMWashington should engage in direct diplomacy with Pyongyang alongside sanctions imposed over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, said the chief US negotiator for North Korea yesterday.
Solar panels a lifeline for fleeing Rohingya -World News
Solar panels a lifeline for fleeing Rohingya 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMUKHIYA (Bangladesh) • When Rohingya refugees began arriving in Bangladesh, after violence erupted in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in August, local residents were puzzled to see some toting small solar panels on their shoulde
Malaysia's opposition pact rallies against US' Jerusalem move -World News
Malaysia's opposition pact rallies against US' Jerusalem move 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMMalaysia's opposition pact Pakatan Harapan (PH) held a rally outside the American embassy yesterday to protest against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Wife admits to murder; lover held -World News
Wife admits to murder; lover held 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMAn Indian man who was part of an elaborate plot to kill his lover's husband and pretend to be the victim by disfiguring himself was produced in court yesterday.
Beijing 'continues building on S. China Sea isles' -World News
Beijing 'continues building on S. China Sea isles' 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMWASHINGTON • While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South
UN chief presses for release of journalists held in Myanmar -World News
UN chief presses for release of journalists held in Myanmar 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMTOKYO • The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, UN secretary-general Antonio Gute
Japan's 4,800 bullet trains face checks -World News
Japan's 4,800 bullet trains face checks 10 hours ago
December 16, 2017 5:00 AMTransport Minister Keiichi Ishii yesterday ordered the five Japan Railways (JR) companies that operate the shinkansen to conduct an urgent inspection of all 4,800 bullet trains in service nationwide.
US plans Middle East peace push after 'cooling off' over Jerusalem -World News
US plans Middle East peace push after 'cooling off' over Jerusalem 10 hours ago
The White House is to renew efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, officials said on Friday (Dec 15), despite outrage over President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
'Whizz-kid' forms right-wing Austrian government -World News
'Whizz-kid' forms right-wing Austrian government 10 hours ago
VIENNA: Austria's conservatives and the far-right agreed a coalition deal on Friday (Dec 15), two months after elections that saw the Alpine country move to the right and capping a year of successes for Europe's nationalists. The accord between Sebastian
Palestinian who lost legs in 2008 clash dies in Gaza violence -World News
Palestinian who lost legs in 2008 clash dies in Gaza violence 10 hours ago
Since Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh lost his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, he and his wheelchair have been a regular feature at protests along Gaza's border with Israel.
6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island -World News
6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island 11 hours ago
JAKARTA:A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late on Friday (Dec 15), leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said th