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'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

1 hour 17 min ago
There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, a report by an independent United Nations rights expert said on Wednesday (Jun 19).

Japan revises law to ban parents from physically punishing children: Report

1 hour 18 min ago
TOKYO: Japan passed legislation on Wednesday (Jun 19) to ban parents and guardians from physically punishing children, Japan Today reported, following several fatal cases of abuse carried out under the guise of discipline. Effective in April next year, there are no penalties for offenders ...

Authenticity of sex videos allegedly involving Malaysian minister still under investigation: Police

1 hour 18 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police are still trying to determine the authenticity of a sex video that allegedly involved Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mazlan Mansor on Wednesday (Jun 19). He added that more people will be called in to help with ...

Football: Atletico closing in on Portuguese star Felix

1 hour 28 min ago
Atletico Madrid are set to sign teenage sensation Joao Felix from Benfica for 120 million euros ($134m), according to reports in Portugal on Tuesday.

Four suspects to face murder charges for downing of MH17

1 hour 38 min ago
NIEUWEGEIN: Four suspects will face murder charges for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in July 2014 in a trial set to start next March in the Netherlands, families of the victims said on Wednesday (Jun 19). The names of four suspects were presented by investigators to relatives earlier ...

China's Geely selects Swedish software firm as driverless car supplier

1 hour 40 min ago
China's Geely has picked Zenuity, a joint venture between its Volvo car marque and Swedish technology group Veoneer, as its preferred supplier for assisted and self driving software.

Top secret: Trump's revamp of US security clearances stumbling

1 hour 50 min ago
WASHINGTON: At a time when the United States says China is aggressively spying on its government, a push by President Donald Trump to fix the system that determines who can and cannot be trusted with secrets is behind schedule and disorganised, according to US officials and an internal agency ...

Reforms and transparency needed for Belt and Road success: World Bank

1 hour 56 min ago
China's global Belt and Road Initiative could boost economies and reduce poverty rates in dozens of developing countries, but risks environmental damage, debt and corruption if improvements aren't made, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Xi visit raises prospect of 'concrete cooperation' with North Korea

2 hours 2 min ago
China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader.

Commentary: Behind Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests – a looming divide, growing pessimism about the future

2 hours 28 min ago
The outcry against Hong Kong's extradition bill against a backdrop of warning confidence in city institutions show much work will be needed to restore trust.

Apple explores moving 15%-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

2 hours 34 min ago
Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15per cent to 30per cent of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday.

Study on relocating Indonesia’s capital more than 90% completed: Planning minister

2 hours 34 min ago
JAKARTA: A study to relocate Indonesia’s capital city is more than 90 per cent completed, said Minister for National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro on Tuesday (Jun 18). He was quoted as saying by news site Tempo that the recommendations in the study would be delivered to President Joko ...

Emissions need to be halved to avoid 3C warming: Scientists

2 hours 53 min ago
Emissions need to be halved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius but temperatures are on track to reach double that by the end of the century even if countries' current plans are fully implemented, research by scientists shows.

Singapore teachers work longer hours than OECD average: International survey

2 hours 54 min ago
SINGAPORE: Teachers in Singapore continue to work longer hours than the average in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, but the situation has improved, according to survey results released on Wednesday (Jun 19). They reported working 46 hours per week in 2018 ...

Asian markets extend global rally as Trump fuels trade deal hope

2 hours 56 min ago
Asian markets rallied Wednesday after Donald Trump hailed "very good" phone talks with Xi Jinping and said the two would meet at the G20 next week, renewing hopes of a deal to end a painful China-US trade war that has jolted the global economy.

Jail for man involved in failed smuggling attempt that left 11 puppies dead

2 hours 58 min ago
SINGAPORE: A man who attempted to smuggle 23 puppies into Singapore from Malaysia, 11 of which later died, was sentenced on Wednesday (Jun 19) to one year and eight months' jail. Singaporean Cheow Yon Siong, 53, had pleaded guilty to two charges under the Animals and Birds Act and another two for ...

2 men charged for cheating facilities company on more than 100 occasions: CPIB

2 hours 58 min ago
SINGAPORE: Two Singaporean men were charged on Wednesday (Jun 19) for conspiring to cheat a facilities company through kickbacks over seven years, said the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). Ong Kah Heng, 59, the former principal facilities manager of SMM – the facilities arm of ...

South Korea gives most aid to North Korea since 2008 amid food shortage

3 hours 14 min ago
SEOUL: South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to UN aid programmes in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday (Jun 19), amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages. South Korea followed through on a promise to donate US$4.5 ...

Egypt accuses UN of seeking to 'politicise' Morsi death

3 hours 15 min ago
CAIRO: Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday (Jun 19) of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry". Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the ...

EU court declares Adidas three-stripe trademark invalid

3 hours 21 min ago
The European Union's second highest court ruled on Wednesday that Adidas's trademark consisting of three parallel stripes was invalid.

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