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Israel strikes targets across Gaza, killing 8

Los Angeles Times
6 minutes ago
Written by
Laura King
Palestinian firefighters douse a blaze in a house after Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Aug. 23. Palestinian firefighters douse a blaze in a house after Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Aug. 23.
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Yusof Ishak Mosque to reach out to non-Muslims

AsiaOne - ‎10 hours ago‎
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs), unveils the design for Yusof Ishak mosque with (centre back) Haji Mohamed Ayub Johari (Chairman of Mosque Building Committee) at An-Nur Mosque ...
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Proposal for self-classification dropped by MDA

10 hours ago
Written by
Corrie Tan
The Media Development Authority (MDA) is dropping a controversial scheme that would have allowed arts groups to give age-appropriate ratings to their own works in line with the authority's classification code.
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100 Russian lorries return as Merkel visits Ukraine

Business Standard - ‎24 minutes ago‎
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Ukrainian capital, about 100 lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy crossed back over the border from eastern Ukraine, BBC reported Saturday citing officials.
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Badstuber: I'm so happy to be back - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Holger Badstuber has revealed his happiness at playing his first Bundesliga match in almost two years after returning from injury to feature in Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Wolfsburg.
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Need to manage foreign workers post-riots: Singapore PM

Press Trust of India - ‎4 hours ago‎
Singapore, Aug 23 (PTI) Nothwithstanding the Little India riot last year, Singapore has said that it needs to manage the "non-indigenous population" in a way that it can bear over a long term, as the foreign workers were an integral part of the country's ...
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Black bear smuggling from Russia to China increases

South China Morning Post (subscription)
18 hours ago
Written by
Danny Lee
The illicit trade in black bears between northeastern China and Russia is a growing problem, a wildlife body warns, with demand for bear parts persisting despite efforts to stamp it out.
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Philippines to pull out peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola outbreak

CTV News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government said Saturday that it would bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and withdraw its troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.
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Leniency on surrogates after Gammy - ‎6 hours ago‎
THAILAND'S junta has pledged leniency in the cases of babies born to surrogate mothers, as it looks to toughen rules in the lucrative but largely unregulated industry following a series of scandals.
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Thailand To Have Power Plants In Every Region

Bernama - ‎2 hours ago‎
BANGKOK, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Thailand plans to build power plants in every region, aimed at meeting rising public demand and to support future national economic growth, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
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Joko Widodo promises to focus on West Papua

Brisbane Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo (left) and his running mate Jusuf Kalla wave to the media at a press briefing in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters.
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Rally, candle lighting cap anti-pork 'people's congress' in Cebu

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A rally and a candle-lighting ceremony capped a "People's Congress" held in Cebu on Saturday to push a people's initiative to scrap the pork barrel system, which the Supreme Court has already ruled unconstitutional.
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Saudi Arabia to host Arab meeting on Syria, ISIS

The Daily Star - ‎10 minutes ago‎
In this photo provided by an anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), anti-Syrian government protesters carry posters and a giant Syrian revolution flag during a demonstration in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug 22, 2014.
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US hits at China over spy plane 'provocation' - ‎3 hours ago‎
US defence department says Chinese jet flew over Navy plane flying in international air space in South China Sea. Last updated: 23 Aug 2014 10:12.
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After bold decision on prohibition, Kerala takes stock of consequences - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Thiruvananthapuram: A day after the applause died down over the Kerala government's decision to make the state alcohol-free within a decade, the hangover of its implications is slowly showing up.
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UN rights chief says more than 191000 people killed in Syrian conflict up to April

Business Standard - ‎5 hours ago‎
The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said more than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April. She said the figure was "probably an underestimate" and criticised what she called "international paralysis" on the issue, the BBC reports.
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More communal space, greenery for cluster housing

TODAYonline - ‎17 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Developers of future cluster housing developments will need to reserve nearly half of their projects for communal open space, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said yesterday, in a move that will result in more greenery and ...
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En bloc sales still the way to go: Colliers

AsiaOne - ‎14 hours ago‎
Collective sales remain a relevant option for property owners to exit from their ageing assets and for developers to replenish their development pipeline, despite the current standstill in the en bloc market, says Colliers International.
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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ will release in Singapore

The Football Examiner - ‎Aug 22, 2014‎
The new device of Samsung brand is set for Singapore, it will be launched on August 23 in SingTel company. The new device of Samsung brand is set for Singapore, it will be launched on August 23 in SingTel company.
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Amazon to take on Google AdWords with new advertising platform?

Techie News
13 minutes ago
Written by
Megha Kedia
It seems like Amazon is all set to take on Google AdWords in the online advertising market with its own advertising platform. According to the Wall Street Journal report, citing sources familiar with the matter, Amazon is prepping to develop its own software for ...
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Pulis: No chance of Crystal Palace return
12 minutes ago
Written by
Chris Davie
Tony Pulis insists that there is "no chance" that he would make a surprise return to Crystal Palace. Following disagreements over the club's transfer strategy, the 56-year-old left by mutual consent two days before Palace's Premier League opener against ...
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Mourinho Praises Ginger Version After Our 3-1 Loss

Vitalfootball - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Burnley were unable to avoid defeat in their opening game in the Premier League against Chelsea on Monday night but they certainly did not disgrace themselves and even took the lead after just 14 minutes thanks to a well-taken goal by Scott Arfield.
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Diego Simeone still believes league title defence impossible

Zee News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 1-0 Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 2-1 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real over ...
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Van Gaal: Manchester United may buy more players - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The Old Trafford club has already acquired Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo this summer but the Dutchman has hinted that more signings could still be made.

Weekend Planner: Aug 23 and 24

TODAYonline - ‎10 hours ago‎
The sixth instalment of this kite festival has an exciting line-up of kite and lifestyle-related activities. Expect a fun-filled weekend of thrilling kite performances from professional kiters, kite-making workshops and arts performances.
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11 Tech executives who took the Ice Bucket Challenge

Times of India - ‎29 minutes ago‎
You must be living under a rock if you aren't aware of what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is. Internet is full of viral videos of actors, sportspersons, corporate czars and political figures from all over the globe taking up this challenge.
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China's Police Going After 120 Celebrities Involved in Illegal Drugs - Report

Chinatopix - ‎1 hour ago‎
Despite persistent online rumors that the police are holding a list of at least 120 celebrities in Hong Kong and Taiwan that are allegedly involved in drug scandals, the Beijing police denied having such a list.
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Emmys: Hollywood stars light up TV, reverse is lacking

AsiaOne - ‎6 hours ago‎
Matthew McConaughey, a favourite to win a lead actor Emmy for his role in HBO crime drama 'True Detective'. Print. DUPONT LOS ANGELES - Television is increasingly opening its doors to Hollywood stars, as Monday's Emmy Awards will attest, but TV ...
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2 European sat-nav satellites in off-course orbits

Washington Post - ‎3 minutes ago‎
PARIS - European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.
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Better communication needed to guard against new health threats: Gan

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said while much progress has been made in Singapore's healthcare over the last five decades, communication must be improved to guard against new threats like SARS, MERS-CoV and more recently, Ebola.
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Operation fees and doctors' salaries: 'No direct link', says Lam Pin Min

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tan Tok Seng Hospital. There is "no direct link" between total operation fees and doctors' salaries at public hospitals, Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min said yesterday.
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UN to radically scale up fight against Ebola

Business Standard - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Monrovia, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The UN has vowed to radically scale up support to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and said more health workers will be brought to Liberia to deal with the disease.