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French jets search for missing Air Algerie flight - army

Reuters Africa - ‎24 minutes ago‎
PARIS, July 24 (Reuters) - Two French fighter jets based in West Africa have been deployed to try and locate a missing Air Algerie flight, a French army spokesman said on Thursday.
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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, 48 killed

Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 23, 2014‎
Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather.
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Revised 3-station IPPT kicks in April 1 next year

AsiaOne - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Operationally ready servicemen at Maju Camp demonstrating the new Individual Physical Proficiency Test comprising push-ups, sit-ups and a 2.4km run - similar to those used by other militaries.
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GM's profit plunges 83% on recall costs

Fortune - ‎16 minutes ago‎
General Motors said Thursday its second-quarter profit plunged 83% due to the cost of numerous recalls and the expected cost of a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a faulty ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.
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Apple's Q3: iPhone Does Well Across Price Points; Mac Defies Shrinking PC ...

Forbes - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Apple announced its fiscal Q3 2014 results on July 22, reporting a reasonably strong set of numbers that beat market expectation on earnings, although revenues were slightly lower than anticipated.
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More students to qualify for Honours Programme: NUS

Channel News Asia - ‎8 hours ago‎
The National University of Singapore on Thursday announced that it will lower the qualifying requirement for its Honours Programme for three faculties - Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Business - due to a better quality of students joining the varsity.
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Maintenance could be given based on need, not gender

TODAYonline - ‎16 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A woman may be asked to contribute to the maintenance of her former husband under exceptional circumstances, such as when he is permanently incapacitated, under possible changes to the Women's Charter that are being mulled over.

Singapore minister Grace Fu attends 20th AEMM in Brussels

The Straits Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE Minister in Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu on Wednesday exchanged views on regional developments and strategies to further Asean-EU ties with key Members of European Parliament at the sidelines of the 20th Asean-European Union (EU) ...

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims arrive in Netherlands

Los Angeles Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
A coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines crash is loaded into a Dutch military plane during a ceremony at the airport in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23.
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Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages

The Hindu - ‎2 hours ago‎
Thailand's railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women-and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month.
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AFP chief defends DAP, sings...

Rappler - ‎1 hour ago‎
ARRIVAL HONORS: AFP chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr visits the Navy headquarters. Rappler photo. MANILA, Philippines - As allies of President Benigno Aquino III in the Senate were helping the Cabinet defend his administration's ...

Judges in custody case pull out of AG's intervene bid

Malaysia Kini - ‎3 hours ago‎
The hearing of the attorney-general's application to be an intervener in the child custody cases of S Deepa and M Indira Gandhi's was deferred by the Court of Appeal today after two judges recused themselves.
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Iraq Prison Convoy Ambush Kills 60 as UN Chief Visits

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014.
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Lawyers demand independent probe of Arizona 'botched' execution

The Globe and Mail - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the “horrifically botched ...

Kerry lands in Israel to pursue Gaza ceasefire

Reuters Africa
Jul 23, 2014
Written by
Crispian Balmer
TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to seek ways of ending the deadliest violence in years between Israel and Gaza's Islamist Hamas.
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Singapore aviation authority asks for conflict zone risk assessment

The Malay Mail Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Singapore Aviation Authority of Singapore has urged airlines in the nation state to re-evaluate the routes flown in light of the recent MH17 incident, July 24, 2014.
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Keppel Corp Q2 net profit up 17%

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp has posted a 17 per cent rise in net profit for the three months ended June. PHOTOS. Enlarge; Caption.
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COEs rise across the board

TODAYonline - ‎16 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement premiums for commercial vehicles rose by 20 per cent yesterday - surprising analysts with the extent of the hike even though they had predicted a rush for COEs in Category C vehicles in the face of an impending cut ...

Tired of rude drivers? Put a bow tie on your car

TODAYonline - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
SINGAPORE - Wondering why you are seeing bow ties on cars in the streets? A movement in Singapore is taking off, aimed at making the roads a safer place.
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Commonwealth Games: Schooling reigns in Turner's talent pool

The Straits Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Joseph Schooling is down for six individual and three relay events in Glasgow and is cautious about his chances in view of the top-class competition from Australia, England, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.
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Tour de France riders brace for arduous climb in stage 18

CTV News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
PAU, France -- Riders have set out on Stage 18 of the Tour de France, which reaches its final day of mountain racing with the yellow jersey securely on the shoulders of Italy's Vincenzo Nibali.
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The Straits Times' News In A Minute: July 22, 2014

The Straits Times - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
*Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said how the Central Provident Fund Minimum Sum is calculated will be reviewed. *HDB sellers can now have three months to move out after their sold flat as long as the buyers agree, previously owners are required to ...
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Equestrian circus Cavalia coming to town

Channel News Asia - ‎21 hours ago‎
Cavalia, a multi-media theatrical extravaganza that tells the story of the evolving relationship between man and horse, is making its Asian debut in Singapore on August 12.

New Material Puts A Twist On Light

Asian Scientist Magazine - ‎10 hours ago‎
AsianScientist (Jul 24, 2014) - Scientists have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics.
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Strong Community Forest Rights Battle Climate Change

Laboratory Equipment - ‎1 hour ago‎
Deep in the forest, St. Ingbert, Germany. Image: Oliver Herold, Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tons of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and ...
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Don't touch that poodle! Dogs get jealous, too

Daily Digest - ‎16 minutes ago‎
As self-centered humans, we like to ascribe human traits to things around us - boats are referred to as “she,” for instance. When it comes to pets, actual, living things, the sky's the limit as to what extent we'll anthropomorphize them.
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Video: Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station new Russia's ...

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russia's Progress 56 supply ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday, July 23. Progress was carrying nearly three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the crew.
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More than 1000 dengue cases reported in past 11 days

Channel News Asia - ‎Jul 21, 2014‎
The number of dengue cases reported this year reached 11,225 as of 3.30 pm on Monday (July 21), adding more than 1,000 cases to the 10,112 cases reported on July 10.
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NTUC Health's first nursing home to open in Jurong West next year - with more ...

Channel News Asia - ‎Jul 22, 2014‎
A new nursing home in Jurong West will begin operations in the third quarter of 2015; five more could open within the next three to five years, says NTUC Health.
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