Archive for March 15th, 2019

A Chinese subway is experimenting with facial recognition to pay for fares

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fare would be automatically deducted from a linked payment method Scanning your face on a screen to get into the subway might not be that far off in the future. In [...]
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Beijing’s grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 may win praise for safety but no points for China’s aviation sales

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

While Beijing’s swift decision to ground the kind of Boeing aircraft involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash could raise its profile in international aviation [...]
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After rebel Chinese city’s property-easing curbs comes its generous offer of subsidies as Beijing hints at policy change

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Heze, the first Chinese city to ease property curbs last December, is at it again. This time it is handing out subsidies to villagers willing to move out of rural areas and [...]
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Trump says he is in ‘no rush’ to complete US-China trade deal

Trump says he is in ‘no rush’ to complete US-China trade deal

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said he was in no rush to complete a trade deal with China. * The president also insisted that any deal include protection for [...]
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Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide; Singapore also affected

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Facebook is undergoing one of its most widespread and persistent system outages, with users across the globe unable to access its social network and services from Instagram [...]
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MFA: Singapore ‘clear and consistent’ on position that Malaysia has lost right to review price of water

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says that no review of the price of water from Johor has taken place between the Republic and Malaysia. In a media [...]
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Blogger Leong Sze Hian’s counterclaim against PM Lee’s libel suit struck out

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The High Court has struck out blogger Leong Sze Hian’s counterclaim against prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation suit against him, which will now proceed [...]
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Singapore, Malaysia agree to suspend implementation of overlapping port limits

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore and Malaysia agreed on Thursday (14 March) to suspend the implementation of their overlapping port limits following a meeting between the two countries’ [...]
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Singaporean bomber among militants killed in Philippines army assault

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

At least 20 terrorists, including two leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and a Singaporean bomber, were killed [...]
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Pasir Gudang chemical spill has no impact on water supply: Singapore authorities

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s authorities have assured the public that the Pasir Gudang chemical spill incident affects areas outside of the Johor River catchment, and there is no impact [...]
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Singapore, Malaysia should focus on economic relationship

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad recently told the South China Morning Post that he was “not anti-Singapore” but “pro-Malaysia”. It reminded [...]
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Duterte condemns brutal killing of teen in Cebu

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (March 13) condemned the brutal murder of a teenager from Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. In a report on UNTV News and Rescue’s CNEWS by [...]
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Duterte signs law simplifying PH legal adoption process

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that will simplify the process of legal adoption in the Philippines. Duterte signed the Republic Act 11222 or the Simulated Birth [...]
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US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A US Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea with its commander renewing an American vow to “sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to” [...]
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Pres. Duterte to dismiss another set of officials

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

There will be another set of government officials that President Rodrigo Duterte will dismiss. According to the president, during the campaign sortie of PDP-Laban in Cauayan [...]
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