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  • 7 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Succeeds
    7 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Succeeds CoAssets - 29 minutes ago

    Crowdfunding in South East Asia is just beginning to pick up in the region with Singapore at the helm of advocating the platform. The overall numbers are proving to be promising for crowdfunding not only in the region but worldwide as well. As … More »

  • Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health
    Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health Associated Press - 35 minutes ago

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a … More »

  • 12 dead after two trains derail in India: official
    12 dead after two trains derail in India: official AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    Twelve people have been killed after two packed trains derailed while crossing a bridge hit by floods in central India overnight Wednesday, authorities said, highlighting again safety problems with the nation's crumbling railway network. West … More »

  • Australia court overturns approval for huge India-backed mine
    Australia court overturns approval for huge India-backed mine AFP News - 45 minutes ago

    An Australian court overturned the approval of a massive, India-backed coal mine in Queensland state Wednesday on a technicality, but the Indian firm said it remained committed to ensuring the project went ahead. … More »

  • The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained
    The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained Associated Press - 49 minutes ago

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local): … More »

  • 2nd Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing
    2nd Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete has vanished in Inglewood, hours after his teammate was found safe. … More »

  • Experts say pieces of missing Flight 370 may still be afloat
    Experts say pieces of missing Flight 370 may still be afloat Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the … More »

  • US archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million
    US archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. … More »

  • Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million
    Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. … More »

  • Bush earned over $9 million from business, speaking gigs
    Bush earned over $9 million from business, speaking gigs Associated Press - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush earned more than $9 million over the last 17 months from speaking fees and an assortment of business interests, including a health services firm in Puerto Rico ... … More »

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday
    10 Things to Know for Wednesday Associated Press - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: … More »

  • Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews
    Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community Tuesday as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal. … More »

  • Can genes make us liberal or conservative?
    Can genes make us liberal or conservative? AFP News - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realised in saying man is a political animal, according to research linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings. Or, to be precise, a specific variant of one gene that would seem to exert … More »

  • In his teacher's footsteps
    In his teacher's footsteps Our Better World - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    A trip to Nepal makes such an impression on a teenager, he goes on to scale Everest and raise funds for the school he volunteered at. … More »

  • Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation
    Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation Associated Press - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever … More »

  • Shackling video ignites debate on school discipline
    Shackling video ignites debate on school discipline Associated Press - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. … More »

  • Chile's lawmakers take key step towards decriminalising abortion
    Chile's lawmakers take key step towards decriminalising abortion Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Chile took a step towards easing its strict abortion ban on Tuesday after legislators in the nation's lower chamber voted to advance a bill that would overturn the prohibition. Amid applause from the gallery, the Health Commission of Chile's … More »

  • Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge
    Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge Associated Press - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused in a Mississippi courthouse shooting was arrested in June on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a weapon after a fistfight, contradicting earlier statements by police that the suspect had never before … More »

  • Mormon church publishes photos in push toward transparency
    Mormon church publishes photos in push toward transparency Associated Press - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church took another step toward transparency Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion. … More »

  • Wing part may be confirmed as from MH370 this week: Australia
    Wing part may be confirmed as from MH370 this week: Australia AFP News - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Australia on Wednesday said official word on whether a washed-up plane part is from flight MH370 is expected this week, while reiterating it will continue hunting for the main debris field in the southern Indian Ocean. Technical experts in France … More »

 
  • Kulicke and Soffa misses 3Q profit forecasts

    On a per-share basis, the Singapore-based company said it had net income of 33 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 15 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average ...

  • Japan lab to handle deadliest viruses for first time
    Japan lab to handle deadliest viruses for first time

    Japan has no active maximum level-four biosafety labs so the move will bring it in line with other G7 nations -- there are about 40 such sites worldwide including some run by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decision to boost it to the highest biosafety level came as Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki signed an agreement with the mayor of the Musashimurayama suburb on Monday. Healthcare experts welcomed the move, saying Japan trailed other countries -- including the United States, France, and Singapore -- and was hampered in its ability to contain deadly viruses in the event of an outbreak.

  • Thailand arrests five for trafficking women into sex slavery in China
    Thailand arrests five for trafficking women into sex slavery in China

    Thailand has arrested five people suspected of trafficking Thai women into sex slavery in China and believed to be part of a ring that has also trafficked women into Malaysia and Singapore, Thai police said on Tuesday. The arrests come a week after the United States kept Thailand on its list of worst human-trafficking centres. The Thai government has said it hopes the U.S. will removed it from the blacklist following a crackdown.