A total of 10 MRT stations will have shorter opening hours from late Friday (21 September) to early Sunday (23 September) to allow SMRT to carry out track maintenance and renewal works following the instalment of its new signalling system earlier this year.Read More »
Flooding across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed 36 people, was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Twenty-one flood gauges showed major or moderate flooding early on Thursday in southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina
Four children were killed and two people were wounded when a train struck a "cargo" bicycle, widely used by Dutch parents to transport their children, police said on Thursday. Police said the cargo bike was electrically powered and had been transporting the children from a pre-school centre
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been granted bail today after claiming trial to 21 counts of money laundering and a separate four counts of power abuse over nearly RM2.3 billion...
The EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring "misleading" consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or risk financial penalties. "My patience has reached its limit," EU Justice and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova said in a statement
More than HK$100 million worth of drugs was found stashed in a compact hydraulic machine shipped into Taiwan from mainland China through Hong Kong, according to Taiwanese authorities. The 200kg ketamine seizure – enough to supply “2 million” abusers – was made in August along with the arrests of two
EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries as "an important further step" to curb migration to Europe, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Thursday. Kurz said leaders meeting in the Austrian city of Salzburg backed the plan after noting that
A veteran tree expert made an urgent appeal to residents living in Sha Tin to work together to save an umbrella-shaped Chinese banyan that collapsed in Penfold Park, in spite of the Jockey Club’s earlier decision to remove the popular tree. Fondly remembered by many who have visited the park next to
"I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim," said Sirika in a statement posted on Twitter. The formation of a new national airline was a key election campaign promise made by President Muhammadu
There is "almost unanimous" backing among European Union leaders for Britain to hold another referendum on Brexit, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday. "I think most of us would welcome a situation where there is the possibility of the British people putting things into
A Ping An Group offshoot has launched an online platform aimed squarely at attracting wealthy Singaporean clients, as China’s largest companies continue to make headway into Southeast Asian and other international markets using cutting-edge technology. Lu International (Singapore) Financial Asset Exchange
Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account. The charges bring the total number against Najib to 32 as investigators ramp up
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Electoral reform group, Bersih 2.0, today said the arrest of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for allegedly siphoning funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd was a...
The BMW lineup for the Paris Motor Show, which opens Thursday, October 4, will include the world premiere of the brand's new Z4 roadster, the X5 SUV and the sporty M5 Competition sedan. The BMW Z4 will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The car, which the German car manufacturer describes
On a patch of grass beside a mountain track, eSwatini parliamentary candidate Alec Lushaba makes one final push for votes -- addressing an audience of five women and four children. Lushaba is dressed in a traditional robe which leaves his shoulders and legs bare, and which is emblazoned with birthday
Chinese officials are shrugging off warnings that the trade spat with the United States could slash the country's economic growth, with state-run media saying Beijing can "outlast" the tariffs war. Donald Trump this week announced another $200 billion worth of goods on which to foist levies
China has urged Pakistan to help maintain mutual trust and ensure the smooth development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a project that has been criticised in the South Asian nation for the levels of debt it has incurred as a result. President Xi Jinping made the comments in a meeting with
Sephora has unveiled its first-ever K-beauty color cosmetics collaboration, in partnership with Memebox. The retailer has teamed up with the K-beauty platform, which specializes in bringing Korean-themed cosmetics to US clients, on ‘Kaja', a line of makeup products designed for girls on the go.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's justice chief gave U.S. social media giant Facebook until the end of the year to comply with EU consumer rules or face sanctions.
Most Asian markets rose Thursday but their recent rally lost its legs, though emerging market currencies held their own after Beijing's pledge not to weaponise the yuan in its trade standoff with the United States. Regional markets have been on the rise this week after the latest tit-for-tat tariffs
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The authorities allowed about 100 supporters of Datuk Seri Najib Razak into the Duta Court Complex, following protestations that police had attempted to block their entry....