SINGAPORE - A local market has removed all strawberries from its shelves as a precaution after a tweet that a metal piece was allegedly found inside a pack of strawberries. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is also looking into the case and has urged the public to remain calm. This comes after recent reports on sabotaged strawberries in Australia, with consumers finding needles in the fruits. But AVA said that the brand of strawberries mentioned in the tweet was not from the six implicated brands in Australia.
South Carolina communities along waterways near the Atlantic coast were racing on Saturday to prepare for the possible onslaught of dangerous flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.
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Tiger Woods and world number one Justin Rose shared the halfway lead after a pulsating second round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday.
Huawei pulled a fast one over Apple when the company started giving out free power banks to people lined up to purchase a new iPhone in Singapore. The event took place on the eve of Sept. 20 at Apple's flagship Orchard Road store, the night before it opened its doors to customers. A long line of fans had camped outside the Apple store for a chance to be among the first to get one of the latest iPhones, reports CNET.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's return to the dugout after a European touchline ban could give them an extra boost in the Premier League this weekend, Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock said on Friday.
Manchester United will be missing five players for Saturday's Premier League home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Diogo Dalot to be rested, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera not fully fit and Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford suspended.
SINGAPORE - A 42-year-old Singaporean woman was fined about $32,000 on Thursday (Sept 20), after she pleaded guilty to failing to declare taxable goods brought into Singapore. Tammy Tien Mi had brought a total of 30 luxury goods worth over $469,890 when she returned to Singapore from France on Jan 27 this year, the Singapore Customs said in a statement. Officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) had stopped her for checks, and asked her if she had anything to declare, to which she said no.
SINGAPORE - Elephants at Singapore Zoo will no longer be commanded to perform during shows, as part of a shift in its model of care for the park's five female specimens. Instead of performing stunts like balancing on logs, during the twice-daily presentations that play out to crowds of hundreds, the Asian elephants will be encouraged to display «natural behaviour», the zoo said on Friday (Sept 21).
Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen seeks a second term as president Sunday in a tourist paradise that has become a battleground for influence between regional giants India and China, and a source of global alarm over political oppression and a muzzling of the media.
Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan bid farewell to his teenage years with an exemplary all-round performance to help his side thrash Bangladesh in their Asian Cup clash in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the stress caused by Hugo Lloris' drink-driving charge may have contributed to the thigh injury that has ruled his first-choice goalkeeper out of their last three matches.
A rider was seen losing control of his motorcycle and falling onto the road before getting run over by a van. A video of the incident was posted on Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road's Facebook page.
Michael Novogratz, former macro hedge fund manager and founder of cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, on Thursday said that the bottom in cryptocurrency prices has been reached and bitcoin is due to bounce back.
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied a request by prosecutors to allow additional women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct to tell their stories at his sentencing hearing on a sexual assault conviction.
Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday agreed to buy Marketo Inc for US$4.75 billion from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management, adding heft to its cloud-based digital marketing business.
Elanco Animal Health's shares climbed 36 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, in a sign of investor enthusiasm for the fast-growing pet healthcare market.
Burnley are back to being plucky underdogs after a poor start to the season that resulted from the team forgetting all the things that made them so successful in previous campaigns, manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday.
Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those "too lazy to take care of their children".
SINGAPORE - It is a day before the launch of the latest iPhones at 9am on Friday (Sept 21), but by noon on Thursday, a queue of roughly 250 people had already formed in front of the Apple store in Orchard Road. At 11am, consumers hoping to get their hands on the iPhone XS and XS Max were ushered into barricades set up outside the store. Each person, who can buy only up to two phones, was given a wristband which allows them to leave the queue and return within 30 minutes to retain their spot in the queue.
SINGAPORE - A parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that perpetrators are punished. The committee, set up to make recommendations on fighting «deliberate online falsehoods», said measures were needed as companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter «have a policy of generally not acting against» content known to be false.
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Beyond Bollywood, Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani have dressed the likes of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. CNA Lifestyle speaks to the designer duo.
Meituan Dianping climbed on debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, valuing the Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services firm at about US$55 billion and sending a positive signal to companies lining up to list in the financial hub.
A landslide triggered by heavy rains on Thursday killed at least four people in the central Philippines, with dozens feared trapped in the latest of a string of deadly incidents over six days.
Virgil van Dijk expects Liverpool to be a threat for any opposition in four competitions this season but said the players will need to stay humble if they want to end a six-year trophy drought.
SRC Recruitment under probe by MOM and could face prosecution if it has broken the law The employment agency that «sold» maids on the online retail platform Carousell has had its licence suspended. In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said it had established that employment agency SRC Recruitment was behind the maid advertisements.
A 57-year-old man was killed in an accident involving his motorcycle, a taxi and a lorry along Sungei Kadut Avenue towards Woodlands Road on Wednesday afternoon (Sep 19). Police, who were alerted to the accident at 3.53pm, told Stomp that the motorcyclist was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The 28-year-old lorry driver and 33-year-old taxi driver were both conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The taxi driver was subsequently arrested in relation to the case.
SINGAPORE - The creator of popular travel video series Nas Daily, Mr Nuseir Yassin, has hit back at those who have decried his video series on Singapore, one of which was a five-minute video that lauded the island state as an «almost perfect» country. A Facebook page titled The Alternative View uploaded a post on Tuesday (Sept 18) which said: «Nuseir Yassin professes to be an authority on (Singapore) after spending only a few days here.»