StarHub prepaid customers to enjoy free local outgoing callsSINGAPORE: StarHub mobile prepaid customers will be able to enjoy free local outgoing calls from Wednesday (Oct 17).
StarHub said the initiative is a first in Singapore and that customers will be able to enjoy the free calls every day as long as they have an active data plan.
Heavy users can ...
Japan's Abe sends offering to controversial Tokyo war shrineJapan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine honouring World War II criminals that infuriates Asian neighbours China and South Korea. Abe has not visited Yasukuni Shrine in person since December 2013 -- a trip that triggered a downturn in relations with Beijing -- and the premier is currently in Europe. There were no reports of members of Abe's cabinet visiting the shrine although some senior politicians also sent offerings.
Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top princeWASHINGTON (AFP) - A suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The New York Times reported on Tuesday (Oct 16)
Tensions high as Indian temple opens to womenKOCHI, INDIA (AFP) - Hundreds of extra police in southern India were on high alert on Wednesday (Oct 17) for the scheduled opening to women of all ages of one of the country's most sacred Hindu temples
Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince: reportA suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Three other suspects are linked to Prince Mohammed's security detail and a fifth is a high-level forensic doctor, the Times said. The account could raise doubt about US President Donald Trump's claim -- after Saudi King Salman strongly denied to him any knowledge of what happened -- that "rogue killers" might have been responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance.
US tops global competitiveness rating, Singapore takes 2nd spot: WEFGENEVA: The US economy topped the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday (Oct 16).
Singapore came in at 2nd ahead of Germany (3rd) ...
G7 calls for 'transparent' probe in Khashoggi caseOTTAWA (AFP) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven called on Tuesday (Oct 16) for a "transparent" probe into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and regime critic, saying they were "very troubled" by the case
WADA should remove cannabis from banned list says Canada's RebagliatiWith Canada about to legalise marijuana on Wednesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency should remove cannabis from its banned list of drugs, says Canadian Ross Rebagliati, whose Olympic snowboard gold medal was taken away after he tested positive for the drug then subsequently returned on a ...
Australian government braces for voter anger in make-or-break by-electionAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison could face a backlash in a by-election this weekend as voters in a once-safe seat weigh whether to strip the conservative government of its one-seat parliamentary majority. The Saturday by-election in Sydney's diverse, affluent Wentworth constituency is the first major test of Morrison's standing with voters, many of whom are angry over the ousting of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in August following a backbench revolt. Wentworth was Turnbull's seat.
Chinese electric car makers, nurtured by state, now look for way out of glutThe company wants to find a niche in a crowded sector that already includes renewable equipment manufacturers, battery makers and property developers like the Evergrande Group, as well as established auto giants. "This (large number of firms) is inevitable, because whenever there is an emerging technology or emerging industry, there must be a hundred schools of thought and a hundred flowers blooming," said Zhou Xuan, Automagic's general manager, referring to Chinese leader Mao Zedong's ill-fated 1956 "Hundred Flowers" campaign aimed at encouraging new ideas. China is using preferential policies and brute manufacturing power to position itself at the forefront of global efforts to electrify transportation.
Singapore exports rise 8.3% in September in sixth straight month of growthSINGAPORE: Singapore’s non-oil exports accelerated in September thanks to a surge in pharmaceutical sales, official data showed on Wednesday (Oct 17).
Exports rose 8.3 per cent year-on-year, the sixth straight month of growth, data from trade agency Enterprise Singapore showed. It was up from 5 ...
Bodies of South Korean climbers killed in Himalayas are returned homeSEOUL: The bodies of five South Korean mountaineers who lost their lives climbing the Himalayas were returned to their home country on Wednesday, with officials attributing the disaster to a "sudden gust of wind."
The team of nine, including four Nepalese, led by climber Kim Chang-ho, died in ...
EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for MayBRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at home for the Brexit deal on offer or be cut loose without one in March. May will address the other 27 EU national leaders at a summit before they sit down to dinner without her. Officials said they expected the leaders to tell May they have little more to offer since talks stalled on Sunday and they will step up preparations for Britain to drop out of the bloc with no deal.
Asia shares rally as Wall Street bounce relievesAsian equities got some much needed relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little confidence in emerging market stocks and currencies.
'Enough of your lies and drama, Guan Eng': NajibKUALA LUMPUR: In a late night Facebook post, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak remarked that the 'finance minister is funny'. Referring to Lim Guan Eng, Najib took a jab at the former's previous statement in which he had said that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) has had to endure five
U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boostOn Thursday, Senator Dean Heller proposed legislation that would lift the current cap on electric vehicles eligible for tax credits. Reuters obtained a copy of the text of the previously unreported bill, which has not been posted on the Senate website. Under current law, once a manufacturer hits 200,000 EVs sold, the tax credit phases out starting in the following quarter.
Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threatsWASHINGTON/ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (Reuters) - The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained on Tuesday in Guatemala as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Over the border, Guatemalan police officers detained Bartolo Fuentes, a former Honduran lawmaker, from the middle of the large crowd that he and three other organizers had led from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, since Saturday. The moves followed comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that indicated his administration would halt aid if the Central American governments did not act, his latest effort to demonstrate his tough stance on immigration.
Lynas accountable to employees if operations shut down - FuziahKUALA LUMPUR: Lynas Corporation Ltd (Lynas) should take full responsibility for its employees who face the risk of losing their jobs if the company’s operations are shut down, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh said. Fuziah, who is Kuantan Member of Parliament, said this was because the rare earth company had repeatedly assured the community and its own employees that the company’s operations located in Gebeng, Kuantan were safe.
Commentary: Blockchain has been a lie all this while"Blockchain has been heralded as a potential panacea for everything from poverty and famine to cancer. In fact, it is the most overhyped – and least useful – technology in human history," says a New York University economist.
Women candidates face 'small-scale war' in Afghan electionMore female candidates than ever are set to contest Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary election, braving violence and opposition from social conservatives in a campaign seen as a test of the war-torn nation's democratic institutions. "Elections in my country are not just about victory or defeat," said Dewa Niazai, a 26 year-old candidate from the eastern province of Nangarhar, who holds a degree in computer science from India. Niazai is one of the 417 women candidates contesting seats across the country, despite deadly suicide attacks on election rallies and offices apparently aimed at forcing voters to boycott the vote scheduled for Oct. 20.
Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use: studyA perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Protective sheaths made with the specially treated membrane take on a slick and slippery quality in the presence of natural bodily fluids, lab experiments showed.
Women candidates face 'small-scale war' in Afghan electionMore female candidates than ever are set to contest Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary election, braving violence and opposition from social conservatives in a campaign seen as a test of the war-torn nation's democratic institutions.
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Waive wireless bills for some Hurricane Michael victims: U.S. FCC chiefVerizon Communications Inc, which has been criticized for the pace of its restoration efforts, said late on Tuesday that all consumer and business customers in hard hit Bay County and Gulf County, Florida, would be automatically credited for three months of mobile service for each line they have. At least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael, which crashed into the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as one of the most powerful storms on record to hit the continental United States. Pai said in a written statement the progress in restoring service is "completely unacceptable" and that the FCC will investigate the outages.
US military strike kills 60 Al-Shabaab fighters in SomaliaWASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - The Pentagon's Africa Command said on Tuesday (Oct 16) that it had carried out the deadliest attack against the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters in central Somalia
Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins Booker PrizeLONDON: Author Anna Burns on Tuesday (Oct 16) became the first Northern Irish writer, and the first woman since 2013, to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel "Milkman".
Judges of the annual award praised the work, an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of sectarian ...
Trump says former lawyer Cohen's testimony was 'totally false' - APU.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his former attorney Michael Cohen was lying when he testified Trump had directed him to break the law, the Associated Press reported. Cohen testified in August that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments to silence two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump before the 2016 presidential election.
Rugby - Foley re-commits to Wallabies until end of 2019MELBOURNE: Australia flyhalf Bernard Foley has extended his Wallabies contract through to the end of 2019, locking himself into the World Cup in Japan and also another season of Super Rugby with the New South Wales Waratahs.
The 64-cap veteran said there was "unfinished business" for the Wallabies ...
Trump says Saudi should be presumed innocent over missing journalist: reportUS President Donald Trump pushed back Tuesday at global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the kingdom deserved to be presumed innocent. In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump drew a parallel with the accusations of sexual assault that nearly brought down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. An insider turned critic of Saudi Arabia's conservative monarchy, Khashoggi was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to sort out marriage paperwork.
Honda Aircraft expects higher light jet deliveries in 2019Honda Aircraft Co chief executive Michimasa Fujino said on Tuesday he expects deliveries of the HondaJet to rise in 2019 above the estimated 50 aircraft customers will take this year, as the light business plane maker targets Asia for growth.
Chinese tourists’ selfie mania destroys rare pink grassSHANGHAI — A field of pink, cloud-like muhly grass flowers in a park in eastern China had to be cut down on Sunday (Oct 14) after it was trampled by selfie-seeking tourists, it was reported. The flowers of pink muhly grass stay in bloom for about two months during autumn, but those in
The challenges Singapore entrepreneurs face, and what it takes to succeedSINGAPORE: Even before his invention is available for purchase, there has been a deluge of interest from around the world.
CNA Insider’s story last month about 26-year-old Kevin Chiam’s special cooking tools for the blind, designed to protect the visually impaired from injuries in the kitchen, has ...
Uber boosts bond offering to $2 billion: Bloomberg(Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc increased the size of its debut bond offering to $2 billion as orders for the private placement swelled, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the sale. The offering includes a $1.5 billion portion of eight-year bonds, up from an originally planned $1 billion. The rest $500 million has a five-year tenure, the report said https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/uber-is-said-to-boost-bond-sale-to-2-billion-as-orders-swell. Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ...
Trump defends Saudi Arabia from criticisms in journalist case - APWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Saudi Arabia from what he characterized as efforts to condemn Riyadh over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before all the facts were known, telling the Associated Press in an interview it was a case of "guilty until proven innocent."
Mexican top court rejects ban on cash fares for ride-hailing firmsWith a majority of eight ministers, the court ruled that a ban on cash fares in the Western state of Colima was unconstitutional, Uber said. The company does not currently operate in Colima. Uber has fought fiercely for the ability to accept cash fares in Mexico, despite concerns that the practice risks making drivers targets for robberies.
Mattis to visit toxic Agent Orange site in VietnamUS forces used what is now the Bien Hoa airport outside Ho Chi Minh City as one of the main staging grounds for storing and deploying the poisonous defoliant that is feared to have seeped into ground water, rivers and the local food chain.
9:01 AM Sorry but im more interested to know where is the stall. $8 and ppl probably tried the chilli and soup. Must be so good until people willing to be thick skin to ask for free. Where is it!!
9:01 AM Security company...to spy on its own citizens?
8:59 AM Waliao I thought of the same thing yesterday but bit too much credit la... 🤣🤣🤣
8:58 AM Roger Ho I agree Singapore Govt dun wan a smooth clearance. They want Johorean to move to Sg and increase population. They upgrade and spent so much on Changi Airport Custom. But at the Causeway, the machine is still so old. Always down and boot up takes so long.
8:58 AM Grace Ng you should read people's comments below. They are hilarious
8:57 AM Haiz always overpaid except our salary 😢...
Ah Loong’s knive is never blunt and definitely sharper than Ah Long San’s
8:56 AM So according to you, the elderly family members cause inconvenience? When we were children and our parents were raising us, we caused them so much inconvenience. It is the duty of the family and even the society to cherish the elderly.
8:55 AM Colin i thought this name given to that 72 yo auntie liao
8:55 AM So sad that there are such horrible bullies. Our poor hawkers deserve better.
8:55 AM Evelyn Chan shares are intangible as well, yet people buy into it every day
8:55 AM Better read WP facebook to understand the other half. Hv to b fair
8:54 AM Will there be a queue and will any other brand be giving away a power bank at those in line too? 😇
8:54 AM Aidil Bone Zahier Afiq once again, delayed cpf.
8:54 AM Mano Sabnani see pap dogs shameless defence...
8:54 AM Applied for Position at SMRT for so long and yet no reply
8:51 AM Why everyone so kiasi? Time will pass n seasons will come & go..never ending mah..everything happens for a reason and everything is for the good. "Good life" does not = longevity...u can hv a long life or in the final few years spending time in deathbed/ having unnecessary worrisome thoughts..i.e. how are u going to die?....while ur buddy who died 10+ yrs ago is now a "revitalizing" teenager 😅
8:51 AM Maybe he still lack of experience even though his colleagues sell stories to voters tat he had 20yrs experience of running a TC la..
Give him chance in the name of democracy can?
8:51 AM Useless pap and dogs..Die off faster
Singapore and world better without them.
8:51 AM Article not always showing a clear line between the technology n it's products. When this happens, it will confused more people instead
8:51 AM Don't bother la, let them talk, talk is free 😂😂😂
8:50 AM Sometimes circumstances turn an honest man into an dishonest person.
8:50 AM Why hide his identity? His name is Henry Yeung. Picture here https://i.imgur.com/dKSqzCd.png
8:50 AM Shame for Singapore government if we agreed to build a crooked bridge
8:50 AM Sgpns are always made the suckers by this sick company.
8:50 AM Innalillah wa inna illaihi rojiuun... salam takziah to the family
8:50 AM Adoiii kan!! Nasib baik Noorazman Abdul Manap is buying soon. So kdg2 leh pinjam camera dia lol
8:50 AM Stupid le, this hawker center already like ghost place with less still.
Yet still want to do this stupid thing, then what for worker and robot there for. 💢
8:50 AM Darren Tay Life expectancy is a subject which is easily quantifiable. If you wish to spread fake news or BS, better choose a easier topic such quality of air, something which human cant see with naken eyes.
8:50 AM Troll ur head lah loser... Pap reason lose call names fight also lost ..Only know how to suck pap cock.
8:49 AM The current driver incentive system of "Peak Hours Special" has negative impact to most Grab drivers. It is very health hazardous to those drivers want to achieve 95 peak hour trips in a week. To achieve this target, drivers have to drive in both peak hour periods in weekdays, or Mon to Fri, from 0700-1000hr and 1700-2000hr. It is physically tiresome to operate on two shifts everyday. And currently earning during peak hours is very low per hour due to adverse traffic condition and more drivers on the road. And during weekends, peak hours (Sat from 0900-2300hr, and Sun from 1000-2000hr) are long and continuous, drivers have to drive continuous long hours to achieve maximum incentives. The incentives are very important for the drivers as current fare is low and ridership is low too. I suggest reduce the trips requirements to allow drivers to have better rest regime, with same or better incentives given.