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September 25, 2017 2:15 AM Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament. Merkel’s center-left challenger, Martin Schulz, conceded his Social Democrats had suffered a “crushing 3

September 24, 2017 8:40 AM Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term

BERLIN: Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament in more than half a century. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President 3

September 23, 2017 2:35 PM Traditional Chinese Medicine to play important role as Singapore population ages: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) institutions will play an increasingly important role as Singapore's population ages, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Sep 23). Speaking at a charity dinner to mark the 150th anniversary of Thong Chai Medical Institution, Mr Lee said TCM "will continue to supplement the medical system 3

September 23, 2017 2:27 PM New quake sows panic in Mexico City

MEXICO (AFP) – A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday (Sept 23), suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital. The seismic disturbance, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on Tuesday 3

September 23, 2017 3:01 AM Road junction of fatal Hong Kong bus crash listed as traffic accident black spot for eight years in a row

The crossroads located in one of the city’s busiest districts had seen six or more traffic accidents involving pedestrian injuries or nine or more cases involving personal injuries per year since 2010, according to the Transport Department. It also made the list in 2005 and 2007. On Saturday morning, the crash site at Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road in Sham Shui Po where 3

September 22, 2017 8:47 PM Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis. Trump’s derisive description of Kim Jong Un as “Rocket 2

September 22, 2017 3:37 PM Three dead and two critical after bus mounts pavement in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts

Three people were killed and 29 injured, two of them critically, when a double decker bus mounted a pavement and ploughed into pedestrians in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts during rush hour on Friday. The accident, at around 6.30pm at the junction of Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road in Sham Shui Po, left four people trapped under the Citybus 3

September 22, 2017 5:10 AM Singapore, China reaffirm commitment to deepen defence ties

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen held a bilateral meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan in Beijing on Thursday (Sep 21) as the pair reaffirmed the commitment to deepen defence ties and build mutual trust as well as practical cooperation between both countries. The meeting was conducted 3

September 21, 2017 11:10 PM UK banks to check immigration status from January

LONDON: UK banks will start carrying out immigration checks on all account holders from January, part of a crackdown on those in the country illegally, the government said on Thursday Sep 21). "From January banks and building societies will be required to carry out regular checks on the immigration status of all current account holders against the details 3

September 21, 2017 10:54 AM Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

PARIS: Built in a natural basin filled with the sediment of a former lake, Mexico City has proved particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of earthquakes, seen once again with a 7.1-magnitude tremor on Tuesday (Sep 19) that killed at least 233 people in the capital. The quake was "medium strong" according to Yann Klinger, an expert at the Global 3