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  • GE 2015: PAP’s new faces
    GE 2015: PAP’s new faces

    Dr Koh Poh Koon (left) at a grassroots event in June 2015. The changes to the boundaries of electoral constituencies were announced by the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee, signalling that the …

  • Windows 10 begins its global roll-out AFP Relax
    Windows 10 begins its global roll-out

    Windows 10 is the most ambitious and comprehensive update in Microsoft's history and one that aims to unify different types of static and mobile devices and usher the PC firmly into the modern, …

  • Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50% AFP News
    Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50%

    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Wednesday that its net profit soared 57 percent from a year ago, mainly thanks to a tax accounting change as the electronics giant continues to reshape its …

  • Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president Associated Press
    Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president

    Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death …

  • Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraq
    Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraq Associated Press - 8 minutes ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities said Wednesday, as Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish party called for an immediate end to the violence and the … More »

  • Eurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked
    Eurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern … More »

  • France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite
    France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite AFP News - 12 minutes ago

    France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, extending an invitation to President Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November, a gesture that follows this month's historic nuclear deal. The offer came in a letter delivered to Rouhani … More »

  • Rio Olympics' biggest problem is 'polluted bay': IOC
    Rio Olympics' biggest problem is 'polluted bay': IOC AFP News - 17 minutes ago

    Cleaning up the dangerously polluted Guanabara Bay in the next year for sailing events is the biggest challenge facing Rio de Janeiro Olympic organisers, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday. "This is first of all the cleaning of the bay," Bach … More »

  • Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist
    Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says. … More »

  • Panasonic first-quarter profit falls 7 percent as housing tech sales d …
    Panasonic first-quarter profit falls 7 percent as housing tech sales d … Reuters - 29 minutes ago

    Japan's Panasonic Corp on Wednesday reported a 7 percent decline in first-quarter operating profit, missing analyst estimates, as sales fell in its appliances and housing technology businesses. Profit for April-June fell to 76.56 billion yen … More »

  • Volkswagen lowers sales forecast as China demand drops
    Volkswagen lowers sales forecast as China demand drops AFP News - 30 minutes ago

    Volkswagen, which recently pipped Toyota for the world's biggest automaker title, lowered its global sales forecast for 2015 Wednesday citing weaker demand from China and other key markets. "We are keeping a very close watch on global macroeconomic … More »

  • Windows 10 begins its global roll-out
    Windows 10 begins its global roll-out AFP Relax - 32 minutes ago

    Windows 10 is the most ambitious and comprehensive update in Microsoft's history and one that aims to unify different types of static and mobile devices and usher the PC firmly into the modern, connected, always-on world. Developed based on … More »

  • Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets
    Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker was hit by 180 million euros ($198 million) ... … More »

  • Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50%
    Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50% AFP News - 34 minutes ago

    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Wednesday that its net profit soared 57 percent from a year ago, mainly thanks to a tax accounting change as the electronics giant continues to reshape its business. The Osaka-based firm's earnings for the … More »

  • Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president
    Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata. … More »

  • Nissan's three-month profit up 36% on sales in US, China
    Nissan's three-month profit up 36% on sales in US, China AFP News - 42 minutes ago

    Nissan on Wednesday said net profit for the three months to June soared 36.3 percent to $1.3 billion on strong sales in North America and key market China. Japan's number-two automaker said its quarterly net profit reached 152.8 billion yen ($1.3 … More »

  • By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud
    By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Psssst — Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for. … More »

  • Turkish air strikes hit PKK targets in Turkey, Iraq overnight - PM's …
    Turkish air strikes hit PKK targets in Turkey, Iraq overnight - PM's … Reuters - 47 minutes ago

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish air strikes hit six Kurdish militant targets in Turkey and northern Iraq overnight, a statement from the prime minister's office said on Wednesday. Turkish authorities have also detained a total of 1,302 people in 39 … More »

  • Amazon moves to fuel startups for its platform
    Amazon moves to fuel startups for its platform AFP Relax - 50 minutes ago

    Amazon unveiled plans Tuesday to help startups launch and sell their products and services through the US online giant. The program called Amazon Launchpad offers assistance to these new firms to get up and running and get access to the Amazon … More »

  • LG Electronics posts 45% drop in Q2 net profit
    LG Electronics posts 45% drop in Q2 net profit AFP News - 53 minutes ago

    South Korea's LG Electronics on Wednesday reported a 45 percent drop in its second-quarter net profit owing to sluggish smartphone sales and unfavourable currency rates. Net profit in the April-June period plunged to 226.39 billion won ($19.57 … More »

  • Shanghai rebounds after sell-off, other Asian markets mixed
    Shanghai rebounds after sell-off, other Asian markets mixed AFP News - 56 minutes ago

    Shanghai stocks recovered Wednesday after plunging more than 11 percent in the past three sessions but there were mixed results for other Asian markets, with some unable to sustain a morning rally. Buyers were given a healthy lead from Wall Street, … More »

  • New York's fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside
    New York's fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside AFP Relax - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste," the New York event's website says. In 2013, white chairs and tables were set at Bryant Park, a year after the event took place at the Lincoln Center. … More »

  • Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys
    Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) — Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater. … More »

  • Alibaba cloud unit sets sights on Amazon in $1 billion global push
    Alibaba cloud unit sets sights on Amazon in $1 billion global push Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion in the next three years into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc's lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between … More »

 
  • Singapore saw more marriages, less divorces in 2014

    Singapore, July 29 (IANS) More couples have tied the knot while fewer have divorced in Singapore last year, authorities said on Wednesday. A total of 28,407 marriages were registered in 2014, up 8.2 percent from the previous year. As a multi-racial society, Singapore has also seen more inter-ethnic marriages, which accounts for 20.4 percent of marriages last year.

  • Singaporeans Young And Old Will Be Transported Back In Time In “1965”
    Singaporeans Young And Old Will Be Transported Back In Time In “1965”

    The film 1965 depicts this event, and the months that led up to this significant point in Singapore’s history. Made and produced by Singaporean filmmakers Randy Ang and Daniel Yun, 1965 sees veteran actor Lim Kay Tong playing the late Mr Lee, along with a host of other actors.

  • Microsoft reveals Windows 10 local pricing
    Microsoft reveals Windows 10 local pricing

    In case you missed it, Windows 10 for PCs and tablets launches today! Available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 7 and 8.1 devices, Windows 10 is a major Windows release, and comes with many new features like the Microsoft Edge browser, Cortana (sadly, not officially available in Singapore), Continuum, Action Center, support for virtual desktops, and Windows Hello. At the same time, Microsoft wants to make the OS feels familiar to long-time Windows users, so Windows 10 also sees the return of the Start menu.