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November 2, 2017 4:25 PM Long Lines Are Back at Apple Stores for 10th Anniversary IPhone

Long lines have already begun to form outside Apple Inc. stores around the world, a sign of strong demand for the company’s 10th anniversary model iPhone X, its most important product launch in years. Beginning Thursday night locally, giant crowds and long lines surrounded Apple’s retail stores in Singapore, Japan, and Australia, recalling the throngs 265

November 1, 2017 12:17 PM Investigators scour Manhattan attack suspect's background and note left in truck

Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling "God is great" in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said. Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured in a Halloween afternoon 165

October 31, 2017 6:51 AM T4 opening significant as Changi charts new flight path

SINGAPORE - The opening of Changi Airport Terminal 4 is a big deal for the Singapore aviation story. For one thing, it's not every day that an airport opens a new terminal, hence the grand welcome and send-off - with lights, cameras, garlands, food and drinks - for those on the first flights in and out. The last time Changi did this was in January 2008, when T3 started 143

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 137

October 30, 2017 9:47 AM Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sporting events in stadiums

About a month after Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive, the kingdom has announced another historic move: Starting next year, women will be allowed to attend sporting events in stadiums for the first time. Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority made the announcement on Sunday, tweeting that preparations will begin to “accommodate families 138

October 29, 2017 9:07 PM Saudis to open sports stadiums to women in reform push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said on Sunday (Oct 29), in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict 122

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Changi set for record passenger traffic this year

Changi Airport is set for another year of record passenger numbers, with airlines adding more flights to existing destinations and including new ones as they ramp up for the year-end peak travel season. Close to 130 new flights a week - the highest in at least four years - offering travellers about 26,400 one-way seats to and from Singapore to 18 destinations 144

October 29, 2017 5:30 PM Kurds Mark End of an Era as Masoud Barzani Stands Down Over Failed Independence Bid

After weeks of chaos in northern Iraq that saw Baghdad retaliate to a Kurdish independence bid by re-occupying areas taken by the Kurds during the war against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), there is one man who is paying for it the most: Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani. A source in the Iraqi Kurdish leader’s office confirmed to Newsweek on Sunday 116

October 29, 2017 12:05 PM China aims to set up state anti-corruption unit next year

BEIJING: China aims to pass a national supervision law and set up a new commission next year to oversee an expansion of President Xi Jinping's campaign to fight corruption in the ruling Communist Party and government, the party said on Sunday. The moves will be made during the country's annual meeting of parliament early next year, the Central Commission 139

October 29, 2017 10:05 AM Turkey detains 143 people over suspected Islamic State links: Anadolu

ISTANBUL - Turkish police detained 143 people over suspected links to Islamic State in anti-terror operations in eight cities over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday. Counter-terrorism police detained 49 foreign nationals on Saturday during operations in the capital Ankara, Anadolu said. Some of the detained were believed to be preparing 101