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Obama says Clinton uniquely qualified for the White House

PHILADELPHIA - US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief on Wednesday (July 27), contrasting the Republican nominee with his more experienced rival Hillary Clinton. Mr Obama, acting as...

Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn’t choose

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another. Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced by deactivating messages in the main...

Lack of exercise costs world US$67.5b and 5 million lives a year

LONDON - A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy US$67.5 billion (S$92 billion) a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that. Sedentary lifestyles...

OCBC Q2 profit slides 15%, but UOB surprises with higher trading income

SINGAPORE - Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) posted a 15 per cent drop in quarterly profit, hit by lower insurance income, but rival United Overseas Bank surprised on Thursday (July 28) with a 5.1 per cent jump in earnings on higher trading income. Net...

Singapore's Swiber files to wind up company, hit by oil slump

SINGAPORE - Singapore oil field services firm Swiber Holdings Ltd said it had filed an application to wind up the company and a Singapore court had appointed provisional liquidators, the latest local casualty of the slump in oil prices. "The company's...

Missing MH370 wreckage may be further north: Study

PARIS - Just days after authorities mooted suspending the ocean search for missing flight MH370, researchers suggested on Wednesday (July 27) that the debris zone may stretch a further 500 kilometres north. A team of Italian scientists used computer...


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