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September 25, 2017 12:30 AM Chinese vase valued at $700 sells for 10,000 times estimated price in Geneva

GENEVA - A Chinese vase valued between 500 (S$700) and 800 Swiss francs has sold for a record five million Swiss francs, a Geneva auction house said. According to the catalogue, the vase, which is 60cm tall and depicts three blue dragons on a yellow background, is from the 20th century but it bears an unverified mark from the 18th century Qianlong era. There 3

September 18, 2017 3:32 PM Maria grows to a Cat 3, nears already battered Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger. The storm was on a path that would take it near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then on toward 3

September 18, 2017 9:11 AM Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands

Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit the islands late on Monday, says the US National Hurricane Center. It is moving roughly along the same path as Irma, the hurricane that devastated the region this month 5

September 18, 2017 4:33 AM Hurricane Maria grows on fearsome Irma's path

WASHINGTON - Maria was forecast Sunday to surge to major hurricane strength as it nears the storm-battered eastern Caribbean with 85 mile (140 kilometer) per hour winds, the US National Hurricane Center said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month. Storm warnings and watches went up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling 4

September 17, 2017 10:47 PM Hurricane Maria heading for Caribbean: US forecasters

WASHINGTON: Maria became a hurricane on Sunday (Sep 17) as it barrelled toward the storm-staggered eastern Caribbean with 120 kilometres per hour winds, the US National Hurricane Centre said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month. Storm warnings and watches went up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's 3

September 13, 2017 5:55 AM Richemont sales beat expectations, no word on new watch chief

GENEVA - Richemont said sales rose more than expected in the five months to Aug. 31 on a recovery in Asia, but the luxury goods group gave no word on a replacement for its watchmaking division after the departure of an executive touted as a potential future CEO. Lack of news on a successor to Georges Kern, seen as one of the group's most promising managers 5

September 12, 2017 7:20 PM Apple unveils iPhone X in major product launch

CUPERTINO, Calif.: Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." The phone features wireless charging, an infrared camera and special hardware for facial recognition 4

September 12, 2017 12:22 PM S'pore retail sales rise by 1.8% in July

Retail sales in Singapore continued to modestly improve with a slightly stronger-than-expected 1.8 per cent rise in July from a year ago as the majority of categories enjoyed growth. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had tipped sales to rise by 1.7 per cent. July's performance was slightly below the revised 2 per cent rise in takings in June, which followed 4

September 11, 2017 10:16 AM Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

Cox's Bazar — The 7-year-old Rohingya boy lies on a tattered mattress on the floor of a crowded government hospital in Bangladesh, bandages covering the spot where a bullet fired by Myanmar troops tore through his chest a week earlier. He is one of 80 Rohingya patients — most males with gunshot wounds — being treated at this overwhelmed medical facility 3

September 8, 2017 10:01 AM Woman gets 14 years’ jail for cheating almost S$5m off her employers

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman was sentenced to 14 years’ jail on Friday (Sept 8) for pocketing about S$4.97 million through money laundering and cheating schemes, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a media statement. According to the CPIB, Linda Lee, a former vice-president of asset management at United Engineers Developments 4