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November 9, 2017 6:40 AM Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC

NEW DELHI - Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions said on Wednesday. ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of ONGC, confirmed 8

November 7, 2017 10:30 AM Singapore Airlines Q2 net profit nearly triples to S$190 million

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday (Nov 7) second-quarter net profit nearly tripled on the back of stronger operating results. The carrier, a benchmark for Asia's full-service airline industry, earned S$190 million (US$139.26 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, up from S$65 million a year before, it said in a stock exchange filing 22

November 5, 2017 3:40 PM Bomb threats force evacuation of Moscow's Bolshoi theater, hotels: reports

MOSCOW - Bomb threats forced thousands of people to evacuate Moscow's Bolshoi theater, Metropol hotel, GUM department store on the Red Square and other public places on Sunday, local media reported. A spate of anonymous phone calls have caused disruption at shopping centers, train stations and public buildings across Russia in the past two months. The calls 4

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 25

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 3

November 2, 2017 9:53 AM Employer's husband jailed for 14 months and 2 weeks for molesting maid, insulting her modesty

SINGAPORE - An employer was checking her domestic worker's belongings one evening when she chanced upon a note written by the maid, alleging that the former's husband had misconducted himself in the very house the maid was employed in. In the note addressed to the couple's eldest son, the maid, then 23, stated that she was embarrassed to describe the "very 4

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 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 11

November 1, 2017 10:35 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY: Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 4

November 1, 2017 9:58 PM US charges NY suspect who 'felt good' about attack

NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant charged with federal terrorism offenses over the New York attack "felt good about what he had done" and began planning a strike a year ago, a charging document alleged on Wednesday (Nov 1). Prosecutors unveiled the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed 10