Alibaba postpones up to US$15 billion Hong Kong listing amid protests: Sources - 15分前  Channel NewsAsia

China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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France lock Gabrillagues likely to miss World Cup after six-week ban - 26分前  Channel NewsAsia

France lock Paul Gabrillagues is likely to miss the Rugby World Cup after he was handed a six-week suspension for foul play in their warm-up match against Scotland last weekend.
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Paralympic chief hails Tokyo 2020 prep but hotels 'biggest concern' - 40分前  Channel NewsAsia

The Paralympics chief has said the 2020 Games are "on track," but raised alarm bells over a dearth of accessible hotel rooms in Tokyo with only one year to go.
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Poo to the rescue: How faecal transplants can save starving koalas - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Scientists in Australia have discovered how to save starving koalas whose fussy eating habits make them vulnerable to habitat loss: by feeding them poo.
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Sorry, Tom Holland: Spider-Man may be kicked out of the MCU - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

The dispute between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures may see an end to the web-slinger hanging out with the Avengers.
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More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: Report - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats.
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US approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Tuesday (Aug 20) approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing. Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block 70, in the US$8 billion deal, the State Department said ...
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Asian shares fall on recession fears; eyes on Fed minutes - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade war with China.
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Matrix 4 announced with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss returning - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Lana Wachowski will write, direct and produce the latest installment of the popular series about humans trapped in a virtual reality by machines.
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President of Uruguay says he may have lung cancer - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

LIMA: Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez announced on Tuesday (Aug 20) that doctors detected a likely malignant growth in his right lung during a routine checkup. Vazquez, a 79-year-old former oncologist, said he would likely be hospitalised for a day or two while he undergoes additional exams to ...
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Australia's focus on winning tests, not hitting helmets - Langer - 15分前  Channel NewsAsia

Australia will not get drawn into a tit-for-tat battle of bouncers against England but will be prepared for a repeat of Jofra Archer's short-pitched barrage in the remaining Ashes tests, coach Justin Langer has said.
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Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger in filming accident - 30分前  Channel NewsAsia

MEXICO CITY: Ronda Rousey, mixed martial arts superstar-turned-actress, was taken to hospital after nearly losing a finger in an accident while filming US drama series 9-1-1. In an Instagram post on Wednesday (Aug 21), Rousey can be seen lifting up her broken middle finger while she lies on a ...
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Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business - 46分前  Channel NewsAsia

Estonia's Bolt, a popular ride-sharing service in Eastern Europe and Africa, on Wednesday launched food delivery service in its home town of Tallinn, the nation's capital, and said it plans to roll out Bolt Food this year in South Africa, Latvia and Lithuania as well.
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Protesting US athletes receive 12-months probation - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

U.S. athletes Race Imboden and Gwen Berry have been placed on probation for 12 months for their political protests at the Pan Am Games, USA Today reported on Tuesday.
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HDB sales exercise pushed to September so buyers can benefit from upcoming changes: Lawrence Wong - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board's (HDB) August sales exercise will be pushed to September, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, in a Facebook Post on Tuesday (Aug 20). "To allow more home seekers to benefit from the upcoming changes, HDB will push back its Sales ...
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Pompeo urges China to respect Hong Kong protesters' rights - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

WASHINGTON: In interviews on Tuesday (Aug 20), US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Washington's calls for China to honour its one country, two systems commitment and called on Beijing to respect the right of demonstrators to protest. "We very much want to make sure that those folks who ...
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'You prepare for war': How one US firm tried escaping Trump's China tariffs - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

When Larry Sloven heard last year that US tariffs threatened his China electronics business, he knew that setting up shop elsewhere would be a slog rather than an adventure.
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Trump delays Denmark PM talks over lack of interest in Greenland sale - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump announced Tuesday (Aug 20) that he is postponing a planned meeting with Denmark's prime minister due to her lack of interest in selling Greenland to the United States. "Based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comments, that she would have no interest in ...
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Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Tuesday (Aug 20) confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience. A human team will select relevant, reliable breaking and top news stories. Other ...
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Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after repeated solar system fires - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Walmart Inc sued Tesla Inc , saying solar panels supplied by the electric car maker were responsible for fires at about seven of its stores, according to a lawsuit filed in a New York court on Tuesday.
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