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November 3, 2017 7:10 AM Pimped-up trishaws a tourist hit in Malacca

MALACCA — Decked out with flashing lights and cartoon characters, with loud music pumping, rickety bicycle rickshaws have become a hit with tourists visiting the historic Malaysian city of Malacca. Once a common sight in many parts of Malaysia, the three-wheelers, known locally as trishaws, have largely phased out as cars become more affordable and take over the country's 298

November 2, 2017 10:20 PM Exclusive: Trump agrees to pick up 90 percent of Puerto Rico rebuilding costs

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, and said the federal government would pick up 90 percent of the costs, a senior White House official told Reuters. Typically, the federal government pays 75 percent of the costs 259

November 2, 2017 12:45 PM The Latest: Central bank warns of cost of Catalan crisis

Spain’s central bank is warning of the economic costs of the Catalan political crisis, which it says could damage the country’s growth. The Bank of Spain assesses the consequences of two possible scenarios. The first is a temporary period of uncertainty in the fourth quarter of 2017, which it predicts could shave 0.3 percentage points off forecast growth 131

November 2, 2017 11:02 AM Singapore Air splurges S$1.15 billion to redefine luxury with revamped A380 cabins

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd, the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending US$850 million (S$1.15 billion) to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets to take airborne luxury up another notch. The airline on Thursday unveiled its first major overhaul across cabin classes of its Airbus SE A380s since 2007, when it became the first carrier 149

November 1, 2017 8:29 PM Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday (Nov 1) reported profits leapt on booming revenue from online ads in the third quarter, topping investor forecasts and buoying shares already at record highs. The leading social network said it made a profit of US$4.7 billion in the quarter that ended on Sep 30, a jump of 79 per cent from the same period a year earlier 118

November 1, 2017 6:05 PM Fed holds rates steady; 'solid' growth keeps December hike in view

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while downplaying the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December. The U.S. central bank acknowledged that inflation remained soft, but it did not downgrade 118

November 1, 2017 11:01 AM Prince Charles and Camilla share an intimate moment in public: What's in a royal kiss?

As the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall lock lips in Singapore, we reveal why some members of the Royal Family are happy to indulge in public displays of affection while others avoid it at all costs. And yet the image of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s peck on the lips in Singapore has set many commentators’ tongues wagging. For when it comes 117

November 1, 2017 10:07 AM Grab launches e-payment platform in restaurants, hawker stalls

SINGAPORE: Users of ride-hailing operator Grab will soon be able to pay for their food using their mobile phone at hawker stalls and restaurants that have signed up for its e-payment platform. So far, 25 restaurants and hawker stalls in the Central Business District and Bishan area have signed up for the platform, named GrabPay, the operator said in a media 109

November 1, 2017 4:20 AM Song Hye-kyo's $12,200 wedding bouquet said to cost more than her ring

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo tied the knot in a private ceremony on Oct 31, but that did not stop photos from leaking onto social media. Fans got more than a glimpse of what was happening at the wedding, almost in real time, under the hashtag #SongSongCouple. Hye-kyo wore a long-sleeved white Dior gown with a plunging neck detail, possibly a custom-made 289

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM The Sail's MC fails in bid to remove dentist's signs

Writ action should have been filed, says judge in management corp-dental group dispute A district judge dismissed a bid by the management corporation (MC) of The Sail @ Marina Bay for an order to remove display panels used by a dental group at its leased premises. But this was because the MC's application to have them removed was filed as an originating 108