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November 2, 2017 8:18 AM South Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies: Report

SEOUL: South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country's presidential palace during Donald Trump's first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday (Nov 2) reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition. It is the first time that Seoul has imposed limits on public gatherings since President Moon Jae-In, a former human rights 11

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 3

November 1, 2017 10:51 AM Australia Bans Climbing on Uluru, a Popular Site Sacred to Indigenous People

Climbing the 1,141-foot-tall rock in Australia’s Northern Territory will be banned as of Oct. 26, 2019, a historically significant date for the site. On that day in 1985, the government returned ownership of Uluru to the Anangu people. As part of that agreement, the Anangu lease the site back to the government, and the two parties jointly manage it. Uluru 3

October 31, 2017 11:30 PM Manchester United 2 Benfica 0: Mourinho's men on brink of last-16 place

Manchester United all but secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday. An unfortunate own goal from young goalkeeper Mile Svilar at the end of the first half and a Daley Blind penalty after the break gave Jose Mourinho's side their fourth win from four games in Group A and put them on the brink of the knockout 10

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Trump Voters Want Him in the White House Even If Russia Collusion Is Proved, Poll Shows

Supporters of President Donald Trump don’t seem to care whether his campaign team colluded with Russia during the presidential election: A new poll says a majority of them would want Trump in the White House even if collusion is proved. A survey from Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday shows Trump’s base is firmly backing him as the probe into Russia’s 3

October 31, 2017 1:29 PM Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

HONG KONG/BEIJING: China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say. With global attention focused on North Korea and Beijing engrossed in its Party Congress, tensions 9

October 30, 2017 9:02 PM Singapore must work hard at staying relevant: Chan Chun Sing

This means capitalising fully on global network of ideas, he says For Singapore to continue transcending its geographical limits, it must work hard at staying relevant to the world and never take that relevance for granted, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said yesterday. In economics, this means capitalising fully on the global 6

October 30, 2017 7:20 AM Najib eyes swing voters in budget as election window narrows

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Prime Minister Najib Razak made targeted allocations to potential swing voters in the final budget before a general election, an attempt to boost disposable incomes for Malaysians facing rising living costs. Calling it the "mother of all budgets", the premier on Friday (Oct 27) offered goodies - tax cuts for the middle class 8

October 30, 2017 6:28 AM 3,000 jobs in financial services sector to be created annually under new Industry Transformation Map

SINGAPORE: Despite a better performance compared to other sectors in a sluggish economy, the financial services sector in Singapore has set itself a new and ambitious benchmark - achieving better productivity, a higher growth than the overall economy and creating thousands of jobs each year up to 2020. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced 3

October 30, 2017 1:50 AM Did the U.S. Military Just Send One of Its Deadliest Warplanes to North Korea As a Message?

The U.S military sent one of its deadliest warplanes capable of launching nuclear-armed cruise missiles soaring across the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to the region later this week and a day after Defense Secretary James Mattis warned that North Korea was “accelerating” its nuclear weapons development. The U.S. military’s 3