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10:35 PM
Controversy over ACS(I) train charter: What LTA, SMRT and public have said so far
Transport operator SMRT's decision to allow Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to charter five MRT trains to ferry some 3,000 students to a rugby match has sparked a debate. We sum up what the various parties have said so far about the controversy.
9:19 AM
Malaysia Airlines shares suspended pending restructuring announcement on Friday
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Trading of shares of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is suspended on Friday ahead of a material announcement.
9:01 AM
Social media may not spur diversity of views: Survey
THE long-held notion that new media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are the great leveller of political participation online has been debunked, at least according to a new survey.
8:38 AM
Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year
PARIS (AFP) - Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday.
5:22 PM
Animal groups upset over HDB notice suggesting owners 'debark' their dogs
SINGAPORE - A HDB notice, which referred to feedback about nuisance barking, asked some dog owners to consider "debarking your dog through surgery".
1:28 AM
Apple invites media to Sept 9 event; new iPhones anticipated
SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Apple invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones.

Singapore

10:21 AM
Three-day Natas Holidays travel fair opens at Singapore Expo
10:12 AM
Businessman wanted out of car showroom deal, loses $1.7 million deposit
10:00 AM
Singapore varsities get Asia's fastest fibre-optic network
9:58 AM
Keong Saik Road: Chic enclave with old-world charm
9:56 AM
CPF review: More details on fund's flexibility, Minimum Sum in 2 weeks
9:49 AM
Law Society launches $2m Justice for All project
9:44 AM
City Harvest trial: $2m to Xtron for was 'legitimate services', says...
9:40 AM
Army camps, schools set to get rooftop solar panels
9:36 AM
Unionists worried about new CPF option
9:30 AM
More than 1,200 make last-minute appeal for pioneer package
9:24 AM
Mt Elizabeth Novena to help ease TTSH bed crunch
8:44 AM
Dog debarking controversy: 5 things about the procedure
7:06 AM
Animal groups upset with HDB over 'debark' dogs suggestion
6:46 AM
ACS(I) train charter: SMRT urges schools to take trains during off-peak hours
5:42 AM
Drop in week-on-week dengue cases but Grace Fu urges continued vigilance
5:23 AM
CJ allows appeal of cigarette smuggler against sentence and gives him fine...
10:53 PM
SPH Magazines clinches bronze award at The Spark Awards 2014
10:42 PM
Education Minister plays role of teacher in performance with students
10:35 PM
Controversy over ACS(I) train charter: What LTA, SMRT and public have said so...
10:20 PM
Batik paintings by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore beneficiaries to go on sale
10:12 PM
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister calls on PM Lee
8:47 PM
The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Aug 28, 2014
8:13 PM
ACS(I) train charter: SMRT encourages more schools to charter trains during off...
6:33 PM
Sectors with lower productivity need to become less labour-intensive: Swee Say
5:58 PM
Rising number of type 2 dengue cases, especially in Circuit Road area
5:22 PM
Animal groups upset over HDB notice suggesting owners 'debark' their...
5:00 PM
New ultra-fast fibre-optic network launched for researchers here
2:32 PM
Police searching for Jalan Batu thief suspect
2:28 PM
Snatch thief suspect arrested in Boon Lay
12:31 PM
HDB to call solar panel tender next year and will combine demand from other...

Asia

9:58 AM
Malaysia tells foreign workers to respect laws or face consequences
8:38 AM
Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year
2:28 AM
Pakistan army chief intervenes in political crisis
2:23 AM
Gunman shoots dead journalists in south-west Pakistan
1:17 AM
Indian police arrest four over alleged $49 million bank fraud
11:27 PM
Asian Games: North Korea retracts decision to send cheerleaders
10:19 PM
India's PM Modi pledges 75 million new bank accounts by 2015
10:11 PM
Pakistan files murder case, naming PM as suspect, in bid to defuse crisis
8:43 PM
China's police detain suspect in alleged hacking of cable TV to air...
6:53 PM
China's Defence Ministry tells US to stop air and naval surveillance near...
6:31 PM
Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt ties with China
5:47 PM
Landslide kills 8 in China's south-western province of Guizhou: Report
5:32 PM
China says 'no change' in policy on improving ties with Japan
5:22 PM
Online game to shoot down commerical planes, including one with MAS logo, taken...
4:36 PM
Malaysian women must not be duped into joining 'sexual jihad':...
4:35 PM
South Korea blasts Japan PM Abe's message of support to memorial service...
4:27 PM
Joko Widodo's push to raise Indonesia fuel prices suffers setback: Antara
4:12 PM
Malaysia court sentences 6 men, including Singaporean, to a month's jail...
3:25 PM
Indonesia, Australia sign Code of Conduct agreement to end spying row
3:12 PM
Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years
3:09 PM
South Korean accused of sympathising with North, by retweeting its govt posts,...
2:07 PM
Japan, India to ink rare earths deal: Report
2:01 PM
Hong Kong anti-graft agency raids home of media tycoon critical of Beijing
1:19 PM
Six in Penang nudist event plead guilty; four claim trial
12:54 PM
MasterChef winner slams news portal over photo showing 'empty' MAS...
11:57 AM
MH370 may have turned south 'earlier' than thought: Australia
11:38 AM
Murder charges dismissed against former Thai PM Abhisit and former deputy Suthep
11:07 AM
MH370 families in China to get progress reports on search
10:53 AM
Australia deports Malaysian cocaine-addict surgeon after prostitute deaths

World

9:01 AM
Social media may not spur diversity of views: Survey
8:03 AM
Libya's interim government resigns under pressure
6:36 AM
'The audacity of taupe': Obama's suit creates a sartorial stir
5:31 AM
Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for tackling Islamic State
5:29 AM
Obama stops short of calling Russia actions in Ukraine an invasion
4:34 AM
West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says
3:34 AM
World Economic Forum unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the...
3:11 AM
Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast
2:59 AM
General strike in Argentina over ailing economy
2:51 AM
US warns of possible new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
2:10 AM
France's new economy minister sparks storm over '35-hour' labour...
1:02 AM
Jihadists post grisly video of executed Syria troops
12:26 AM
Locust plague descends on Madagascar capital... and becomes dinner for some
11:49 PM
JPMorgan working with FBI in cyber-attack probe
11:36 PM
Iraqi forces retake villages on way to town besieged by jihadists
11:13 PM
Wanted: 60 volunteers to test experimental Ebola vaccine in Britain
11:07 PM
British PM Cameron warns Russia of 'further consequences' over tanks...
10:31 PM
81 Philippine troops trapped, 43 peacekeepers seized, by militants fighting...
9:44 PM
2 'jihad recruiters' arrested in the Netherlands, Germany
9:39 PM
British Conservative Party MP defects to UKIP, dealing blow to PM Cameron
9:27 PM
ISIS executes 'more than 160' Syria troops in new atrocity
8:36 PM
Nato says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine, Russia denies...
7:50 PM
UN warns of famine in South Sudan after aid helicopter downed
7:37 PM
Erdogan sworn in as new Turkey president
6:40 PM
Police kill TV crew member while shooting suspect during filming of US reality...
6:08 PM
WHO says Ebola outbreak could infect more than 20,000 people
5:39 PM
Ebola death toll hits 1,552, with 3,069 cases, and continues to accelerate: WHO
5:06 PM
Nigeria confirms doctor's death from Ebola in oil city of Port Harcourt
4:15 PM
Iraqi Kurdish student uses holiday to fight jihadists
4:01 PM
Russian-backed separatists take strategic high point east of Donetsk: Ukraine...

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