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Japan PM Abe 'relieved' at hostage's release but wants to confirm identity

50 min 3 sec ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he was "relieved" that a Japanese hostage believed to have been captured in Syria three years ago had been released, but added that the government still needed to confirm the man's identity.

El Salvador issues arrest order for Archbishop Romero's killer

1 hour 5 min ago
SAN SALVADOR: A Salvadoran judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a former military officer suspected of ordering the 1980 killing of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a Latin American human rights icon recently named a Roman Catholic saint. The order called for the arrest of Alvaro Rafael Saravia, a 78 ...

South Korea's LG Display swings to third-quarter profit on seasonal price boost

1 hour 14 min ago
SEOUL: South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd posted a 76 percent fall in third-quarter profit on Wednesday compared with a year earlier, after two quarters of consecutive losses, helped by higher seasonal panel prices. The Apple Inc supplier said operating profit was 140 billion won (US$123.2 million) ...

Asia stocks edge up as Wall St. shows resilience, oil near two-month lows

1 hour 24 min ago
Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as a late round of buying helped Wall Street indexes pare most of their earlier panic-driven losses, although crude oil struggled near two-month lows after Saudi Arabia flagged possible supply increases.

'How about God's wrath on the corrupted?' Syed Saddiq on Zahid's LGBT remark

1 hour 34 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman on Tuesday (Oct 23) took a jab at opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi following his comment that the recent quake-tsunami in Indonesia was "punishment from Allah" for the activities of gay people.  "How about (God's ...

Exxon, Ben & Jerry's among buyers of US$256 million in political ads on Facebook

1 hour 47 min ago
Facebook Inc's new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben & Jerry's and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars to encourage voting and influence how Americans vote.

Exxon, Ben & Jerry's among buyers of US$256 million in political ads on Facebook

1 hour 47 min ago
Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a searchable database that will provide information on spending by advertisers for political ads and issues of national importance in the run-up to the midterm elections.

Ford appoints new China CEO to revive falling sales

1 hour 47 min ago
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it had appointed a new head of its China operations to help turn around flagging sales in the world's largest auto market and fill a post vacated when the firm's previous China head abruptly stepped down in January.

Who are the 15 Saudis who came to Turkey ahead of Khashoggi's killing?

1 hour 47 min ago
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has detained 18 people and dismissed five senior government officials as part of an investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi policies, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on ...

Feeling emotional at work? Here's how to stop yourself from crying in front of people

1 hour 54 min ago
Crying is a natural human response to joy, stress or sadness. But what if you don’t want to let the tears fall?

Brazil election poll shows Bolsonaro with 57 percent vs Haddad's 43 percent

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Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro saw his sizeable lead narrow slightly over leftist rival Fernando Haddad in a new Ibope election poll published on Tuesday, looking at voter intentions for Sunday's run-off vote.

High panel prices lift South Korea's LG Display to third-quarter profit

2 hours 5 min ago
South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd said on Wednesday it swung to profit in the third quarter, helped by a weaker won.

EU rejects Italy's budget in eurozone first

2 hours 13 min ago
The European Commission on Tuesday rejected Italy's draft 2019 budget, the first time the EU executive has ever sent a member state back to the drawing board over spending plans.

Want naturally luscious lashes without using falsies? Clarence Lee show us how

2 hours 18 min ago
Watch the celebrity make-up artist's step-by-step guide to long, feathery eyelashes by using the right tools.

'No deal' Brexit would mean costly border disruption: UK spending watchdog

2 hours 19 min ago
LONDON: Companies will suffer and criminals could benefit from the inevitable border disruption that will ensue if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the country's public spending watchdog said on Wednesday (Oct 24). With just five months to go to Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May ...

Argentina FA abandons plan for outside investment in clubs

2 hours 24 min ago
BUENOS AIRES - The Argentine FA (AFA) says it has withdrawn a proposal to permit clubs to change their ownership rules and open themselves up to outside investment. The AFA announced last week it would put the proposal to representatives of 22 first division and 21 second tier clubs at an assembly ...

Silvas star as City cruise past Shakhtar

2 hours 31 min ago
Manchester City found their Champions League mojo as David Silva and Bernardo Silva both scored in a comfortable 3-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in Kharkiv on Tuesday.

Dance choreographer, jazz drummer honoured in 2018 Cultural Medallion Awards

2 hours 39 min ago
SINGAPORE: One of Singapore’s most established jazz musicians and a pioneer dance choreographer bagged the Cultural Medallion on Tuesday (Oct 23).  Ms Low Mei Yoke, 63, received the award - widely recognised as the nation’s highest accolade for people involved in the arts - for creating a unique ...

Four US soldiers injured in collision in Norway ahead of NATO exercise

2 hours 44 min ago
OSLO: Four U.S. soldiers were injured in a major North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise in Norway in an accident involving four vehicles on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. One soldier was shortly released after being hospitalized, and the three others are under observation in stable ...

Shopping to help end violence against women in Singapore and the region

2 hours 58 min ago
Buy To Save supports the work of Singapore Committee for UN Women. The pop-up features pre-loved designer items, including Marc Jacobs, Tod's, Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo.