Archive for September 13th, 2018

Japan says it wants dispute over islands resolved before Russia treaty

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

Japan wants the return of islands captured by Russia in World War Two before it signs a peace treaty, a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday, after Russian [...]
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Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

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

Pope Francis says he hopes to visit Japan next year. Francis made the announcement while meeting with a visiting Japanese cultural association on Wednesday. Speaking off the [...]
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Japan disasters highlight vulnerable infrastructure

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

Flooded runways, thousands of passengers stranded and a tanker smashing into an access bridge: last week’s typhoon in Japan highlighted the vulnerability of Kansai [...]
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Japan’s Abe confirms China visit this year

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

Shinzo Abe confirmed Wednesday his plans to visit China this year in what would be the first trip to the country by a Japanese prime minister since 2011, the latest sign of [...]
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Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo battles rats as iconic market shuts

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

The operation must be ruthless, thorough and silent. Without alerting the watchful enemy, a unit of highly trained Japanese agents will throw up a ring of steel to block any [...]
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Yahoo Poll: Should more restrictions be imposed on people smoking in their homes?

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

In Parliament on Monday (10 September), several Members of Parliament raised the issue of curbing smoking in homes and suggested that more be done about it. Citing complaints [...]
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350 NS defaulters on average per year in past 10 years: Ng Eng Hen

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

An average of about 350 National Service (NS) defaulters each year have either failed to register or enlist for NS, said Defence minister Ng Eng Hen in a written [...]
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Fresh challenge lodged against Singapore gay-sex ban

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

A Singaporean disc jockey has lodged a court challenge against a law banning sex between men in the city-state, his lawyers said Wednesday, inspired by last week’s [...]
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13 Singapore fresh chicken distributors fined $27m for price fixing, anti-competitive behaviour

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

Thirteen fresh chicken distributors in Singapore have been fined a total of almost $27 million for engaging in price fixing and other anti-competitive behaviour. In a [...]
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Radicalised Singaporean man detained under ISA: MHA

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

A radicalised 33-year-old Singaporean man was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in August, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a media statement on [...]
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Woman who lost almost $8,000 to scammer recounts how she fell for him

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

When Alice (not her real name) received a Facebook friend request from a male stranger in December last year, she was immediately drawn to his “handsome, well-built [...]
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Singapore DJ files court challenge against gay sex ban after India ruling

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

A Singapore DJ has filed a court challenge against a colonial-era law that bans gay sex in the conservative city-state, his lawyers said on Wednesday, following India’s [...]
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Singapore lending platform Lendela raises $942K to help consumers access loans easily

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The seed round was led by seed financing round led by Cocoon Capital and IMO Ventures Singapore-based loan broker platform Lendela has raised S$1.3 million (US$942,000) in a [...]
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MPs raise option of banning smoking in homes; Senior minister of State cautions against intruding privacy

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

In one of the more drastic measures suggested in Parliament, some politicians expressed their belief that banning smoking inside residential flats are a totally viable idea. [...]
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte alleges coup plot based on tip from a foreign power

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Channel News Asia | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday revealed what he said was a plot to unseat him hatched by the opposition, Maoist rebels and a group of former soldiers who had [...]
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