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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 149

November 1, 2017 9:50 PM Super Salah shows his class as Klopp's Reds show signs of promise

Liverpool's transfer strategy has been criticised, but Salah is one signing the Reds got spot on It was all decidedly low key but Liverpool moved a step closer to the last 16 of the Champions League with an ultimately routine victory over Maribor at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's men remain at the summit of Group E and if they win either of their final two games 108

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 117

October 31, 2017 3:22 PM Negligence by SMRT crew tantamount to criminal offence, analyst says

SINGAPORE — The negligence of the SMRT crew responsible for the maintenance of a water pump system borders on a criminal offence, Dr Park Byung Joon said. The urban transport expert from the Singapore University of Social Sciences was commenting on the preliminary findings of rail operator SMRT’s internal investigation into the flooding of MRT train 99

October 30, 2017 3:46 PM Spacey under fire over teen 'sexual advance' claim

NEW YORK: Coming out as gay, Kevin Spacey sparked a furious backlash on Monday (Oct 30) over accusations, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, that he made sexual advances on a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago. The 58-year-old stage and cinema actor, double Oscar winner and most recently star of the American version of "House of Cards" 102

October 30, 2017 11:44 AM Singapore bans two Muslim preachers, citing divisive views

SINGAPORE - Singapore has banned two Muslim foreign preachers from entering the city-state because their views bred intolerance and were a risk to its social harmony, the government said on Monday. The decision to block Ismail Menk, identified by local media as a Zimbabwean and Haslin bin Baharim as a Malaysian, is the latest move by the Singaporean 86

October 30, 2017 10:04 AM Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years. Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years 90

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 89

October 30, 2017 5:36 AM Duterte visits Japan, says talks needed with Kim Jong Un

TOKYO – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said someone should talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and reassure him that nobody is out to remove him or destroy his country. Duterte made the comments on Sunday, a day ahead of a visit to Japan, where he hopes to get help with rebuilding the strife-torn southern Philippine city of Marawi. A military 95

October 29, 2017 6:07 PM Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers

Kenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to hand President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide, but tarnished, win. With the counting almost done after Thursday's presidential re-run, the results remained on hold as officials mulled what to do about 81