Archive for September 7th, 2018

Quake in northern Japan kills 2, causes landslides, blackout

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Rescuers were rushing to unearth survivors and restore power Thursday after a powerful earthquake jolted Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, buckling roads, [...]
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Japan’s Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

Japan’s Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Kansai airport will reopen partially on Friday, the government said Thursday, after a massive typhoon flooded parts of the transport hub and swept a tanker onto [...]
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Uber launches taxi-hailing app in Japan’s Nagoya

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] on Thursday said it would launch a taxi-hailing app for taxis operating in Nagoya, as the US firm tries to expand its foothold in a country where [...]
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At least two killed, 38 missing after quake paralyses Japan’s Hokkaido

At least two killed, 38 missing after quake paralyses Japan’s Hokkaido

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At least four people were killed and 33 were missing after a powerful earthquake paralysed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, media reported, but the [...]
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Uber teams up with Japan taxi firm in bid to crack tough market

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Uber said Thursday it has teamed up with a local taxi firm in Japan, as the ride-hailing service attempts to muscle its way into Asia’s second economy. Fuji Taxi, based [...]
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Uber launches taxi-hailing app in Japan’s Nagoya

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] on Thursday said it would launch a taxi-hailing app for taxis operating in Nagoya, as the US firm tries to expand its foothold in a country where [...]
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Typhoon-damaged airport in Japan to partly reopen Friday

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon will partially reopen Friday. Kyodo news agency said domestic flights at Kansai International Airport will resume Friday. The [...]
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Japan quake, landslides leave at least 9 dead

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 9 dead

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Devastating landslides caused by a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in northern Japan claimed at least nine lives on Thursday, with dozens still missing as homes were [...]
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Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan scrambled Wednesday to evacuate passengers trapped at a major airport when a tanker slammed into its only access bridge during the most powerful typhoon to hit the [...]
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MAS proposes legally binding cyber-security measures for all Singapore financial institutions

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has moved to tighten the rules on cyber security for financial institutions in Singapore by proposing to make legally binding a set [...]
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Risks of cybersecurity breaches and data hacks won’t go away, Singapore says

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore will continue monitoring risks of cybersecurity breaches and data hacks as those threats won’t go away, a senior government official said. Risks need to be [...]
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Malaysia, Singapore to delay, not axe, high-speed rail link

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia and Singapore agreed on Wednesday to delay, not cancel, a planned high-speed railway that would cut travel time between their capitals to just 90 minutes. Shortly [...]
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3 activists who met Mahathir ask PM Lee to probe MP Seah Kian Peng’s ‘highly irresponsible’ comments

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Three Singaporean activists who met Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad last week have called on prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Select Committee on Deliberate [...]
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Man who burnt Singapore flag at mosque jailed six months

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A day after he was released from prison, Maidin Buang went to a mosque, lowered the Singapore flag from the flag pole there and burnt it with a lighter. On Thursday (9 [...]
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Facebook to invest $1 billion in first Asian data centre in Singapore

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Facebook said on Thursday it will invest more than $1 billion to build its first data centre in Asia in Singapore, slated to open in 2022. Facebook’s facility will be [...]
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