12 killed as jihadists attack village in north MozambiqueTwelve villagers were killed and 14 wounded in an attack by suspected jihadists on a village in a gas-rich region of northern Mozambique, a local source told AFP on Friday. Since October, government plans to exploit the country's gas reserves have been thrown into doubt by an explosion of bloodthirsty assaults in the region where the industry plans to base its hub. In a separate incident further north, gunmen attacked a military convoy near the Tanzanian border on Thursday night, killing a senior army officer, a police source said.
Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: XinhuaChinese police on Friday arrested 21 suspects in connection with the theft of customer information from Alibaba Group Holding's logistics affiliate Cainiao Network, state news agency Xinhua reported. More than 10 million pieces of client data -- including user names, phone numbers and parcel tracking numbers -- were stolen from Cainiao, which provides logistics support to Alibaba's Taobao e-commerce platform, the report said. The agency said that police in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, had been told by the logistics company in June that barcode scanners used in its distribution stations had been infected with malware.
England call up uncapped Burns to test squad for Sri Lanka tourLONDON: England named uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns on Friday in a 16-man squad for three November tests in Sri Lanka, the first tour since the retirement of Alastair Cook.
Burns led Surrey to the county championship this season and the 28-year-old has been the leading run scorer in the top ...
Major powers, except US, try to keep Iran nuclear deal aliveNations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November.
Pakistani man pretends to faint in bid to avoid arrestALOR STAR: A Pakistani man failed in his bid to fake a faint to avoid arrest by the Kedah Immigration Department on Friday. In the 7pm incident, the 35-year-old man was taken to the department's Enforcement Division office in Anak Bukit after he was released from jail for offences under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009. State Immigration Department director Zuhair Jamaludin said when officers told him that he would be arrested under Section 35 of the Immigration Act 1959/63, the man created a scene before suddenly 'fainted' on the floor.
Vatican defends upcoming China deal against 'drastic' criticsThe Vatican's most senior official after the pope has strongly defended an upcoming landmark deal between the Holy See and China from criticism by those who say it will be a sell-out to the communist government. The Vatican and China have been in advanced talks this year to forge what would be an historic breakthrough and a possible precursor to a resumption in diplomatic relations after 70 years, with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin among the chief architects. The accord, which Vatican sources said could be signed in Beijing as soon as next week, would give the Vatican a say in the naming of bishops and give the pope final veto power over candidates.
Football: Malcom, Pablo get first call-ups for BrazilRIO DE JANEIRO: Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October friendlies.
The 21-year-old right-sided attacker was one of three new names alongside Pablo, the centre half who followed Malcom from ...
Football: Newcastle boss wants FA to deal with Zaha commentsLONDON: Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday (Sep 21) that he was surprised the Football Association had not looked into Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha's comments that he was not being given enough protection by referees.
Newcastle, who are second bottom having won none of their ...
Date set for Irish blasphemy referendumIreland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday. The constitution of the Irish state currently states: "The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law." But the legislation is generally held to be ineffectual and outdated in contemporary Ireland. The vote required to repeal the law -- a proposed 37th amendment to the constitution -- will now be held on the same day as Ireland's presidential election, in an apparent bid to reduce costs.
Trump delays release of Russia probe documentsU.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said documents from the federal Russia probe would not immediately be released, just days after he ordered them to be made public, citing concerns by the U.S. Justice Department that doing so could harm the investigation. "In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary," Trump wrote, after earlier demanding the release of documents in the ongoing investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump had called for the documents' declassification on Monday, prompting criticism from Democrats and others that he and his allies were politicizing the probe to protect the White House just weeks before November's congressional elections.
Newcastle boss wants FA to deal with Zaha commentsNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday that he was surprised the Football Association had not looked into Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha's comments that he was not being given enough protection by referees.
Veteran Tabarez signs new deal as Uruguay coachOscar Tabarez has signed a new four-year deal as Uruguay coach that will extend his record as the world's most experienced national manager, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Friday.
Switzerland tries to stem blockchain exodus by improving access to banksFaced with an exodus of cryptocurrency projects from the country due to falling access to the banking sector, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) on Friday issued guidelines to banks who may want to do business with the start ups. Around 530 blockchain startups have settled in Switzerland's Crypto Valley hub around Zurich and Zug, Oliver Bussmann, head of the Crypto Valley Association said. The companies need access to traditional banking services to deposit cash, pay salaries and carry out other day-to-day financing activities, but Swiss banks fear falling foul of anti-money laundering (AML) rules and other regulations.
The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety ratingThe NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category. Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls. The side crash rating was broken down into two main categories: the side barrier and side pole ratings.
Nazi war crimes suspect, 94, faces trial in German youth courtBERLIN: A 94-year-old German is to go on trial accused of being accessory to hundreds of murders in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, a court in the western city of Muenster said.
The man, who has not been named for legal reasons, denies the accusations. He will be tried in a ...
Finnish FM survives confidence vote after abortion rowHELSINKI: Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini clung on to his job on Friday (Sep 21) after winning a no-confidence vote in parliament over his attendance at an anti-abortion vigil during an official visit to Canada.
Members of parliament voted 100 to 60 against a motion to oust Soini.
It was put ...
Football: Klopp laughs off Salah's lack of goalsLONDON: Mohamed Salah's slow start to the season is not causing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to lose any sleep.
The 26-year-old Egyptian star - who had a disappointing World Cup after entering it with a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final - has scored just twice this term ...
France to press Mali to implement peace deal with rebelsPARIS: France will press Mali's re-elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday to move more quickly to bring into force faltering peace accords with rebels as Islamist militants keep up actions to destabilise the West African country.
Bamako is struggling to contain Tuareg and Islamist ...
Trump walks back order to declassify Russia probe documentsThe Justice Department's inspector general will review documents related to the Russia investigation after concerns raised by the department, President Donald Trump said on Friday, days after he ordered the material immediately declassified.
Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHOAlcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency's latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders. Men account for more than three quarters of alcohol-related deaths, the nearly 500-page report found.
Finnish FM survives confidence vote after abortion rowFinnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini clung on to his job Friday after winning a no-confidence vote in parliament over his attendance at an anti-abortion vigil during an official visit to Canada. It was put forward by four opposition parties who claimed that his participation at the anti-abortion rally in May gave the impression the foreign minister was acting in an official capacity. On Tuesday, Finland's Chancellor of Justice ruled that Soini's attendance at the March for Life candlelit vigil in Ottawa was "problematic".
Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protestersBUCHAREST: The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said on Friday (Sep 21).
The use of violence against protesters, including children ...
SPD wants to unpick spymaster deal that has hobbled German governmentThe leader of Germany's Social Democrats told Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday she wanted to renegotiate their unpopular compromise deal to promote the scandal-hit head of the domestic spy agency into a better paid job at the interior ministry. The deal, struck on Tuesday, to transfer spymaster Hans-Georg Maassen to the ministry job has only inflamed tensions among the rank-and-file of the SPD junior coalition partner, tipping the six-month-old 'grand coalition' government into crisis. "The overwhelmingly negative reactions from citizens show that we made a mistake," SPD leader Andrea Nahles wrote to Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, leader of the conservative Bavarian CSU, in a letter seen by Reuters.
Football: Guardiola in the dark over injured Mendy's returnMANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he does not know when injury-plagued French international full-back Benjamin Mendy will be back in action after he suffered a metatarsal injury.
Mendy, who missed nine months last season after requiring surgery on a knee ...
U.S. Justice Department may delay meeting on possible social media bias: sourceThe Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Companies like Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Google owner Alphabet Inc have been accused by some conservatives of allegedly seeking to exclude their ideas. The Justice Department said last week it had invited a bipartisan group of 24 state attorneys general to attend the Sept. 25 meeting.
2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: armyA Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday, in the latest accident to hit its ageing fleet. The plane, which was on a training mission, crashed late on Thursday north of Omdurman, the twin city of the capital Khartoum on the west bank of the Nile. "Two pilots who were on board were killed in the crash," said military spokesman Brigadier Ahmed Khalifa Shami in a statement released on Friday.
Football: Richarlison returns for Everton's Arsenal testLONDON: Everton's Brazilian forward Richarlison is available for the Premier League trip to Arsenal on Sunday (Sep 23) after serving a three-match suspension, while centre back Yerry Mina could make his competitive debut for the club.
Richarlison, who is Everton's joint top-scorer this season ...
Defiant British PM hits back at EU over Brexit planPrime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and reiterating the possibility of walking away from the negotiations. In a defiant televised statement from Downing Street, May said the talks were at an "impasse" just six months before Britain leaves the EU and weeks ahead of a deadline to seal a deal -- but put the blame on Brussels. "Throughout this process, I have treated the EU with nothing but respect.
Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protestersThe head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday. The use of violence against protesters, including children, during the demonstration last month, was "unjustified", prosecutors said in a statement. A month later, the riot police itself filed a complaint saying there had been an "attempt to change the constitutional order", echoing accusations of a "failed coup" from within the ruling party.
Khairy: New EC chairman's appointment violates PH manifestoKUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Azhar Azizan @ Harun, a lawyer who is capable of acting as both counsel and solicitor, as the new Election Commission (EC) chairman contravenes Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) election manifesto. Rembau member of parliament Khairy Jamaluddin said the appointment of Azhar, who is also known as Art Harun, was not referred to Parliament to be endorsed as pledged in PH’s manifesto. The former Umno Youth chief said it proved that there was a lack of commitment to executing institutional reforms as promised by PH. Khairy praised Art Harun as a qualified and credible candidate, who was able of strengthening the system and would ensure free and fair elections.
Dozens of ex-graft convicts to run in Indonesia electionsJAKARTA: Dozens of Indonesians who served jail time for corruption are set to run for public office, the country's electoral agency said on Friday (Sep 21), as the world's largest Muslim-majority nation kicks off campaigning at the weekend.
The ex-convicts are among more than 8,000 people vying ...
Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster, scores feared missingDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania's top police official Simon Sirro said on Friday (Sep 21), and scores more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors on the morning after the disaster.
The ferry MV ...
May says EU response to UK Brexit plan 'unacceptable'British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday the European Union's abrupt dismissal this week of her Brexit plan was unacceptable, as she conceded negotiations were "at an impasse". "Until we do, we cannot make progress." European leaders refused to give ground to May at a summit in Salzburg on Thursday, warning that her proposals for future economic ties based on a UK-EU free-trade area only for goods would "not work".
Woman's Swollen Pinkie Finger Was Rare Sign of TuberculosisA swollen finger is often the symptom of a simple sprain, but for one woman in California, a puffy pinkie was a rare sign of tuberculosis, according to a new report of the case. The 42-year-old woman went to the doctor after a week of swelling and pain in her pinkie finger. When doctors performed a biopsy of the woman's skin tissue, they found Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
Thousands apply to be Qatar 2022 volunteersDOHA: Almost 175,000 people have applied to be volunteers for the 2022 World Cup, including 1,000 nationals from Gulf countries which have broken off all diplomatic and travel ties with tournament host Qatar, Doha organisers revealed on Friday (Sep 21).
Figures from the Supreme Committee for ...
India cancels rare Pakistan meeting over 'brutal killings'NEW DELHI: India cancelled on Friday (Sep 21) a rare meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart scheduled to have taken place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, only a day after announcing it would take place.
The Indian foreign ministry blamed the "latest brutal ...
Russia backs Bosnia's integrity amid Serb calls for secessionRussia supports the peace accords that ended Bosnia's war in the 1990s and the country's territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday amid a Bosnian Serb leader's calls for secession of a Serb-run region from Bosnia.
May tells EU: Come up with new proposals to break Brexit impasseLONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the European Union on Friday (Sep 21) that it should come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals and warned she would never accept a break-up of the United Kingdom.
"I will not overturn the result of the referendum nor will I break up my ...
Dozens of ex-graft convicts to run in Indonesia electionsJAKARTA (AFP) - Dozens of Indonesians who served jail time for corruption are set to run for public office, the country's electoral agency said on Friday (Sept 21) ahead of the world's largest Muslim-majority nation kicking off campaigning at the weekend
VW reveals delivery vehicle styled as a hippie vanThe world premiere of the I.D. Buzz Cargo concept, the transporter with "the potential to write history as one of the most advanced," took place this week at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 event in Hannover. The new concept vehicle is a progression from the 2017 I.D. Buzz concept and could make it to market by 2021. Just like the rest of the I.D. family and as the concept video that made the world fall in love with the idea and what it promised back in 2017, the nostalgic I.D. Buzz Cargo is based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), meaning that it is a fully electric vehicle reaching up to 550km while being 100% emissions free.
May tells EU: Come up with new proposals to break Brexit impasseBritish Prime Minister Theresa May told the European Union on Friday that it should come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals and warned she would never accept a break-up of the United Kingdom. "I will not overturn the result of the referendum nor will I break up my country," May told broadcasters in Downing Street.
U.S. Justice Department may delay state AG meeting relating to social media: sourceThe Justice Department said last week it had invited a bipartisan group of 24 state attorneys general to attend the Sept. 25 meeting. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the meeting after President Donald Trump criticized social media outlets for what he said was unfair treatment of conservatives. The Justice Department is considering holding the discussion during a November meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General, the source said.
Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHOGENEVA: More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday (Sep 21).
More than three quarters of these deaths were among men, the UN health agency said. And ...
Travellers wait as fighting shuts runways in LibyaThe queue snakes out of the departures hall and deep into the carpark at Libya's small Misrata airport - the main remaining gateway in and out of the country since fighting shut down the last runways in the capital Tripoli.
FARC leader warns over risks for Colombia peace dealFormer FARC rebel commander and Colombian senator Victoria Sandino has told AFP that the hard-won peace deal between Bogota and the leftist guerillas risked being derailed. Sandino said she had travelled to Geneva to issue her warning to top United Nations human rights officials, including deputy UN rights chief Kate Gilmour, whom she is due to meet on Friday. "I wanted to stress that the progress made towards peace in Colombia with respect to stopping the fighting and the bloodshed... has stopped," Sandino said in an interview.
Wall Street to inch higher as oil gainsStock index futures handed back initial gains on Friday to point to a flat opening for U.S. markets, with the impact of a rise in oil prices on energy companies offset by a drop in chipmaker shares.
11:35 PM https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/sizzling-competition-encouraging-sign-ups-as-electricity-market-10173394
Jurong was first one to have access in April 2018.
11:35 PM Raymond Goh
1. 80% live in HDB. That 80% are mostly households. It doesn't mean that 80% of the population own a HDB. It does mean that grown singles may be still living with their parents.
2. How many single Singaporeans below 25 years old own a resale HDB? Because the HDB singles scheme only targets 35 years old and above.
It is a good housing 'ownership' scheme with a restrictive set of rules, which fits into the culture. Most, if not some, single kids stay with mommy and daddy until they get married or turn 35 years old to buy in. That's ok. Nothing wrong because a resale HDB costs too much.
Overseas in USA and UK, that scheme cannot be applied evenly. Not all will be willing to live with their parents until they get married or turn 35. The complexity of culture and family plays a part.
At the end of the day, it is paying for the 99 years of right to live there.
Mine is perpetual freehold until the land lot is sold or my property sinks into the deep blue ocean or becomes a large sinkhole.
11:32 PM a lot of opportunities when you get out of little red dot
11:32 PM Pritam Singh could have objected or remained neutral. By supporting the PAP, he is giving legitimacy to it to enact laws to clamp down on free speech on the internet next year. Why is Pritiam Singh lending support to the PAP? What a big letdown!
11:32 PM Ok tok last. Ngga statement nya, kalah kau ngan nya doe Sharon 🤣
11:32 PM Using QR code tie to mobile payment is like stepping back eons! And the banks think it’s secure......!
11:32 PM claiming the ability to have children as the basis of differential treatment when there’s no requirement of an ability to have children. the law simply doesn’t support her argument; that’s why it’s not enforced.
the issue is whether to keep a useless law on the books to pacify small minded people and their bigotry; there’s no question it’s discriminatory.
11:31 PM This is how they enrich themselves. R u surprised that kpt boss is always seen at pap functions?
11:29 PM Caryn Chin Nan Yin lol why not? Singapore needs some love too haha
11:29 PM Pls lah u think the providers owns the power generation companies meh? Is still the same
Power generation companies doing the backend work. Providers bought electricity from them and sell to u. Nothing will be change at the backend zzzzz
11:29 PM Catherine Paran Angela Katrina Paran kita mos orchard ani??? hhahahahahaha
11:28 PM Vanis Ng or isit cos you prefer coffee instead
11:28 PM It's time Mr Pritam should speak up and clarify what is his and the WP's stands on this new falsehood news laws and what is his opinion and contribution to the select committee. Keeping low profile doesn't work well for WP.
11:28 PM Eshley Lee Wen Jun Marion Antoinette Miranda
11:26 PM If you're don't like with your Maid, You can still talk Nicely & Propely right, No need Pushing her Head,if you're Not Happy with Her you Can send her Back to Agency,....! Maid also Human same as like you, the different things 0nly you Give her salary"You Must Be Patient lah
11:26 PM Repeal of s377a is required certainly BUT same sex marriage and such baloney must not be entertained or permitted.
11:25 PM Crazy ppl ..and the hype of apple launch of its products around the world..unmatchable 👌🏻
11:24 PM Haha... Define another humanity as lesser than mine? Put that into school syllabus and promote it then... Human with senses will know what is right and wrong ay. And pointing out such travesty is by no means as as definition as something lesser.