Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau – Channel NewsAsia


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Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau
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Hong Kong braced for Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm on Wednesday, with hundreds of flights cancelled, trading in financial markets suspended and schools and most businesses in the Asian financial hub closed. A man holds onto a lamp post …
Flights to Hong Kong back to normalThe Straits Times
3 dead in Macau as typhoon smashes casino enclaveAsiaOne
Flooded homes, shattered windows, a submerged car park and deadly bamboo … Hato’s wrath in Hong KongSouth China Morning Post
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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally – Channel NewsAsia


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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally
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PHOENIX: U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defence of his response to a white supremacist-organised rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary to build a wall along with the border with …
An Unhinged Trump Is a Normal TrumpSlate Magazine
Trump’s Vacation Is OverThe Atlantic
Ex-intelligence chief: Trump’s access to nuclear codes is ‘pretty damn scary’The Guardian
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Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents – PBS NewsHour


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Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents
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The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters. Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters. TOKYO — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of …

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Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch – Channel NewsAsia


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Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch
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This Aug 16, 2017 photo shows a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and accompanying stylus on display in New York. (Photo: AP/Richard Drew). 23 Aug 2017 11:05PM (Updated: 23 Aug 2017 11:26PM ) …
Samsung launches Galaxy Note8 phablet with dual rear cameras and largest screen size to dateThe Straits Times
Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 hoping to extinguish Note 7 memoriesThe Guardian
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch screen and dual cameraThe Verge
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Wall Street drops on Trump's threats of govt shutdown, Nafta end – The Straits Times


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Wall Street drops on Trump’s threats of govt shutdown, Nafta end
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – US stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday (Aug 23), giving back some gains from a day earlier, after President Donald Trump warned of a government shutdown to build the Mexico border wall and also threatened to scrap a trade …
Wall Street rally set to end after Trump’s commentsChannel NewsAsia
Ottawa plays down Trump’s threat to ‘terminate’ NAFTAThe Globe and Mail
Justin Trudeau, unlike Trump, is taking NAFTA renegotiation really seriouslyVox
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British PM hails double-decker bus order for Mexico

LONDON: The export contract was modest, but its symbolism – 90 of Britain’s famous red double-decker buses – prompted the government on Wednesday (Aug 23) to declare the country had a bright post-Brexit future.

The buses will head to Mexico City, under a contract worth £44 million (€48 million, US …

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Questions raised over navigation of ships in busy waterways following US naval collision – TODAYonline


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Questions raised over navigation of ships in busy waterways following US naval collision
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The USS John S McCain with a hole on its left portside after a collision with oil tanker, outside Changi naval base in Singapore on Aug 21, 2017. The collision followed another one in June between destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a freighter off Japan
Malaysia finds body near USS John S. McCain collision siteThe Straits Times
Remains of US sailors found on warship that collided off SingaporeYahoo Singapore News
USS John S McCain collision: Some remains found, says US Navy commanderChannel NewsAsia
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Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce – Channel NewsAsia


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Trump talks tough on Pakistan’s ‘terrorist’ havens, but options scarce
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ISLAMABAD: Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants: an approach analysts say probably won’t change Pakistan’s strategic calculations and might
Killing Terrorists Is Not a StrategySlate Magazine
Afghans express hope for Trump’s new war strategy, while Pakistanis feel stung by criticismLos Angeles Times
Trump wants an unlimited troop increase in Afghanistan. He’s going to need Congress’s help.Washington Post
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In health push, Singapore gets soda makers to cut sugar content – Eyewitness News


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In health push, Singapore gets soda makers to cut sugar content
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SINGAPORE – Singapore’s prime minister has urged people to drink water, eat wholemeal bread and choose brown rice over white in a health push that began with an agreement from soda makers to reduce the sugar content in drinks sold in the country.

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In India, you can no longer divorce a woman simply by saying (or texting) it three times – Los Angeles Times


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In India, you can no longer divorce a woman simply by saying (or texting) it three times
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India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a rare form of instant divorce sanctioned in its most conservative Muslim communities, saying men could no longer dissolve a marriage simply by stating it three times. The controversial practice known as instant …
India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Instant Divorce’ for MuslimsNew York Times
India’s top court bans Islamic instant divorceNews24
Ban on triple talaq: Extension of SC verdict violates special status of Jammu and Kashmir, say Opposition partiesFirstpost
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Recidivist Convict Named Suspect in 2016 Sarinah Attack – Jakarta Globe

Recidivist Convict Named Suspect in 2016 Sarinah Attack
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Four people were killed in coordinated attacks near the Sarinah shopping mall on Jalan Thamrin in downtown Jakarta in January 2016. (Antara Photo/Wahyu Putro A). By : Farouk Arnaz | on 9:33 PM August 22, 2017. Category : News. Jakarta. A recidivist …

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10 missing after US warship, tanker collide in Singapore waters – TODAYonline


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10 missing after US warship, tanker collide in Singapore waters
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USS John S McCain sustained damage to the left side of its hull in the collision, which occurred at 5.24am Singapore time, leading to the flooding of its nearby compartments including crew berthing, machinery and communications rooms. Photo: US Navy.
How could a US warship have collided with a tanker?Channel NewsAsia
US destroyer collision: Singapore launches search-and-rescue efforts minutes after receiving alertThe Straits Times
Admiral to order operational pause in Navy after warship, merchant ship collideCNN
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AGC given permission to continue contempt of court proceedings against Li Shengwu – The Straits Times


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AGC given permission to continue contempt of court proceedings against Li Shengwu
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SINGAPORE – The High Court on Monday (Aug 21) gave the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) permission to continue with contempt of court proceedings against Mr Li Shengwu over a Facebook post he made on the judiciary. Senior State Counsel …
Singapore court grants AG permission to begin contempt proceedings against Li ShengwuYahoo Singapore News
How did PM’s private secretary get access to private AGC correspondence? – Li Shengwu demandsThe Independent

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Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: Police – Channel NewsAsia


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Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: Police
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BARCELONA, Spain: Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week’s deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his …
The Latest: Robot in Spain removes man’s possible explosivesWashington Post
Spain widens net for wanted Barcelona terrorist as crowd-funding page for Cadman family establishedNEWS.com.au
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SEA Games: Schooling's a fan favourite again while Jing Wen's star shines – TODAYonline


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SEA Games: Schooling’s a fan favourite again while Jing Wen’s star shines
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Joseph Schooling at the victory ceremony after competing in the SEA Games men’s 50m butterfly at National Aquatics Centre in Kuala Lumpur on August 21, 2017. Photo: Jason Quah/TODAY. Forgiven for his ‘controversial’ comments, 22-year-old Olympic …

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Total solar eclipse: America prepares for extraordinary spectacle – live! – The Guardian


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Total solar eclipse: America prepares for extraordinary spectacle – live!
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… … will be performing her song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” during the total eclipse of the sun. Tyler will be doing so on a Royal Caribbean ‘eclipse cruise’. The cruise liner’s press department is not underselling the experience: Royal Caribbean
Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipseWashington Post
How to view the solar eclipse safely – and without glassesTelegraph.co.uk
The Solar Eclipse: What to ExpectNew York Times
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