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Huawei and trade war weigh on Asian markets

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:49
HONG KONG: Concerns about the worsening Huawei row and the broader China-US trade war put pressure on Asia equities on Tuesday (May 21), with analysts warning the crisis could rumble on for some time. Regional investors were spooked by a sharp drop in New York's tech-rich Nasdaq after Google said ...

High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DR Congo

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:45
DR CONGO: People in Ebola-hit eastern DR Congo are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease. Anyone who dies of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever has to be buried in carefully-controlled conditions designed to ...

Afghans fear end of golden age of press freedom

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:39
KABUL: Beneath the gaze of the TV cameras a woman begins speaking, at first softly but with growing passion as she faces the "Butcher of Kabul" across a crowded auditorium and asks if he wants to apologise for alleged war crimes. Without missing a beat, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the ruthless former ...

Aussies flock to Kiwi migration site after election

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:37
WELLINGTON: The number of Australians making online queries about migrating to New Zealand has surged after conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison's shock election win, official data showed Tuesday (May 21). Morrison's Liberal-National coalition defeated the opposition Labor party on Saturday ...

Postman who threw away mail in Ang Mo Kio has special needs: IMDA

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:30
SINGAPORE: A postman who threw away mail belonging to residents has been found to have special needs, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said on Tuesday (May 21). In January this year, photos posted on social media showed unopened letters belonging to residents in Ang Mo Kio in a ...

New Zealand investigators re-enter disaster-stricken mine after eight years

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:28
WELLINGTON: Mining experts on Tuesday (May 21) re-entered a coal mine shuttered for more than eight years after one of New Zealand's worst industrial disasters killed 29 men, the government said, looking to investigate the cause and retrieve the remains of victims. A series of blasts ignited by ...

US airline group sees record summer travel, despite 737 MAX grounding

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:10
U.S. summer air travel will hit a new record this year despite the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft after two fatal crashes, a group representing major airlines said on Tuesday.

Man jailed for molesting his daughter, claims he had pornography addiction

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:00
SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old man who molested his daughter while she was sleeping was sentenced to jail for a year and four months on Tuesday (May 21). The man, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his daughter, has been addicted to pornography for 20 to 30 years, his defence lawyer ...

Singapore agrees to suspend construction of RTS Link at Malaysia's request

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:50
Malaysia will reimburse Singapore for the abortive costs incurred due to the suspension.

Meet Karli: Sesame Street's latest muppet is in foster care

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:40
The yellow-haired muppet is Elmo's friend and introduces viewers to her "for-now parents"'

City simulator wins Venture capital backing as investors seek driverless car exposure

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:55
LONDON: Venture capital investors backed Immense Simulations, a British software company which creates interactive replicas of cities, on Tuesday in the latest sign of money pouring into firms that stand to gain from driverless vehicles becoming more mainstream. Immense Simulations raised US$4 ...

US eases restrictions on China's Huawei to keep networks, phones operating

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:50
The U.S. government on Monday temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a move that sought to minimize disruption for the telecom company's customers around the world.

'.Amazon' gives e-commerce giant its own Internet domain

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:41
E-commerce giant Amazon was on its way to running its own online neighborhood Monday after the internet's address keeper granted the ".amazon" domain to the company.

US Border agent accused of calling migrants 'savages' before knocking one over

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:34
NOGALES, Arizona: A U.S. Border Patrol agent had called migrants "subhuman" and "savages" in text messages weeks before he knocked over a migrant with a pickup truck, according to federal court documents. Agent Matthew Bowen sent the messages in November 2017, two weeks before he is accused of ...

Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:28
A 16-year-old boy died Monday at a Border Patrol station in Texas, becoming the fifth child from Guatemala to die since December after being apprehended by US border patrol agents.

How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:26
Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned Tuesday.

Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:23
Three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda has died at 70, months after having a lung transplant, his former racing team McLaren confirmed on Tuesday.

Huawei founder says US underestimates company

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:20
BEIJING: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei struck a defiant tone on Tuesday (May 21) against American attempts to block his company's global ambitions, saying the US "underestimates" the telecom giant's strength. Ren spoke to Chinese state media days after President Donald Trump issued orders aimed at ...

Love triangle trial: Businessman who ordered hit on beauty queen's lover gets jail

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:20
SINGAPORE: A businessman who ordered a hit on the lover of his mistress in 2016 was sentenced to six years' jail on Tuesday (May 21). Lim Hong Liang, 55, was found guilty last month of one count of conspiring to cause grievous hurt to Mr Joshua Koh Kian Yong, 35. Lim was the boyfriend of former ...

Ariana Grande sued for S$68,000 – for using photos of herself

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:00
The singer is being accused by a photographer of using two pictures without permission.

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