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  • Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest AFP News
    Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest

    The 21.10 train to Munich, the last out of Budapest to Germany, was tantalisingly close, just a few metres the other side of a crush barrier and some ticket inspectors. Hungarian police had been …

  • The Land of BBQ Singapore Bon Vivant
    The Land of BBQ Singapore

    Playing with fire and grilling food, while drinking some beers with friends. What is there not to like about a BBQ in Singapore. We are all taken by it and hardly ever miss out on any occasion to get …

  • Cuba goes all in on English, amid closer US ties AFP News
    Cuba goes all in on English, amid closer US ties

    Now that Cuba has restored diplomatic ties with the United States, teaching English in schools will be a priority, the communist party newspaper Granma reported Monday. In the 1970s, the study of …

  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says expecting twin girls
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says expecting twin girls

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December. "Since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to …

  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
    China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World … More »

  • Main Budapest station orders evacuation due to migrants
    Main Budapest station orders evacuation due to migrants AFP News - 19 minutes ago

    Budapest's main international railway station on Tuesday ordered everyone to leave the premises as hundreds of migrants tried to board trains to Austria and Germany, an AFP reporter at the scene said. … More »

  • Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness
    Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney. … More »

  • Asia stocks extend losses after weak China data, Tokyo slumps
    Asia stocks extend losses after weak China data, Tokyo slumps AFP News - 38 minutes ago

    Asian stocks sank on Tuesday after more data showed weakness in China's economy, while gold and the yen advanced amid a search for safer assets, sending Tokyo tumbling almost four percent. Traders are also watching the release Friday of a US jobs … More »

  • Australia keeps interest rates at record low
    Australia keeps interest rates at record low AFP News - 44 minutes ago

    Australia's central bank kept interest rates at a historic low of 2.0 percent on Tuesday, playing down recent global volatility as it noted the economy was moderately expanding and inflation contained. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which … More »

  • Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
    Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. … More »

  • PKR wants Putrajaya to come clean on planned RM3b warship purchase
    PKR wants Putrajaya to come clean on planned RM3b warship purchase The Malay Mail Online - 48 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 ― The federal government needs to explain to the public why Malaysia needs to have a new naval warship with amphibious capabilities, when it could potentially cost taxpayers... … More »

  • Taiwan politician Lien meets Xi, defying Taipei
    Taiwan politician Lien meets Xi, defying Taipei AFP News - 48 minutes ago

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met a former chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party who will attend Beijing's massive military parade this week despite opposition from Taipei. Taiwan has condemned the visit of former vice … More »

  • Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska
    Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict … More »

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email
    Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email Associated Press - 49 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, … More »

  • Google’s self-driving cars hit the road in Austin, Texas
    Google’s self-driving cars hit the road in Austin, Texas AFP Relax - 52 minutes ago

    Google is taking its self-driving cars outside of Silicon Valley for the first time, reports The Verge. The tiny vehicles are now being tested in Austin, Texas. … More »

  • New Zealand flag designs take leaf from rugby union
    New Zealand flag designs take leaf from rugby union AFP News - 55 minutes ago

    New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey. The flags were whittled down from more than 10,000 entries in a … More »

  • Migrant trains arrive in Austria as crisis deepens
    Migrant trains arrive in Austria as crisis deepens AFP News - 58 minutes ago

    Trains packed with migrants arrived in Austria's capital where 20,000 people turned out to show their support for the new arrivals, as Europe struggled to cope with the biggest movement of people since World War II. Police looked on as hundreds of … More »

  • Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest
    Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest Associated Press - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation's history, the ruling People's Action Party faces contests in all available seats. … More »

  • Boxing orangutans a throwback as Thailand warms to animal rights
    Boxing orangutans a throwback as Thailand warms to animal rights AFP News - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Boxing gloves raised, two orangutans enter a ring at a Thai zoo, a spectacle that fascinates locals and foreigners alike but sits increasingly at odds in a nation slowly embracing animal welfare. Every morning hundreds of tourists visit Safari … More »

  • China to push mergers by listed firms amid market rout
    China to push mergers by listed firms amid market rout AFP News - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    China is urging listed companies to merge and restructure, according to an official statement, as the government seeks to avert a stock rout and encourage investors to return to the market. China will strongly encourage mergers and acquisitions … More »

  • Shebab 'storm AU base' in Somalia
    Shebab 'storm AU base' in Somalia AFP News - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base early Tuesday and stormed inside, an official and witness said. There were no immediate reports on casualties, and the rebels said … More »

  • Japan arrests 'Flipper' trainer as dolphin hunt starts
    Japan arrests 'Flipper' trainer as dolphin hunt starts AFP News - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Japanese police said Tuesday they had arrested US animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show "Flipper", near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controversial dolphin hunt. "We had a report that he was drinking … More »

  • Despite economic blues, Putrajaya insists on 4-5 per cent growth for 2 …
    Despite economic blues, Putrajaya insists on 4-5 per cent growth for 2 … The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 1 ― The newly set up Special Economic Committee tasked to steer the country out of its current economic predicament said today it is confident that Malaysia could sustain its ... … More »

  • Japan holds annual disaster response drill
    Japan holds annual disaster response drill AFP News - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    About 1.6 million people across Japan took part in an annual emergency drill on Tuesday, with schoolchildren taking cover under desks and top officials meeting in response to a mock natural disaster. Rescue operations and emergency medical … More »

 
  • Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts
    Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts

    Campaigning for Singapore's September 11 election began Tuesday, with a resurgent opposition seeking a greater political role as voters chafe at immigration and high living costs. The People's Action Party, founded by independence leader Lee Kuan Yew who died in March and led by his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has ruled for over half a century and is certain to retain power. It is the first time since 1963 that all parliamentary seats -- now totalling 89 -- are being contested.

  • From The Ground Up: How Workers’ Party’s Bernard Chan Worked To The Top
    From The Ground Up: How Workers’ Party’s Bernard Chan Worked To The Top

    The Workers’ Party has unveiled grassroots organiser, political activist and recent Oxford graduate Bernard Chen as a candidate for the Sep 11 general elections in Singapore. In an interview conducted by Bryan Kwa in early July 2014, Bernard said he did not harbour intentions in being a Member of Parliament but that politics should be about selfless service and that the Singapore narrative should include the peoples’ history. Bernard Chen is a walking contradiction in terms.

  • The Land of BBQ Singapore
    The Land of BBQ Singapore

    Playing with fire and grilling food, while drinking some beers with friends. What is there not to like about a BBQ in Singapore. We are all taken by it and hardly ever miss out on any occasion to get fired up. However, there isn’t just one style that locals and expats like to celebrate. What else would you expect in a city with so many different cuisines on offer. We put together a list of popular BBQ Singapore – styles. Nonya BBQ Being one of Singapore’s famous food instructors and cook book authors, chef Devagi Sanmugam created a delicious Nonya BBQ menu that comes with special delights, such as pineapple glazed pork chops with a homemade peanut sauce. But that’s not all – besides delicious sticky chicken wings, her Nonya BBQ menu also includes especially nonya tamarind glazed chicken wings. Popular among locals and foreigners alike, a Nonya BBQ should also have hot Cheng Tng and nonya Apom Berkuah. Texan When thinking of a BBQ, the first thought of many people still surrounds the idea of a North American BBQ – or Texan style to be precise. How can one not love smoked duck breast taco with grilled pineapple and red onion or Stars ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre