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Singaporeans most emotionally connected to Internet

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications□, today announces the results of its global report, entitled 'Connected World II', which reveals that as many as 78% of Singaporeans feel a negative emotion when they are without Internet access.

iPhone 6 gets nod for Chinese market

Apple Inc's latest smartphone, iPhone 6 can be sold in China after the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday announced the approval of its network access licence.

Man kicked to death in row over Japan noodle shop seat

A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying, media reported Tuesday.

Beijing to stand firm against Hong Kong protests: media

State media insisted Tuesday that China would not give in to Hong Kong protesters' demands for full democracy and would wait for mass protests in the semi-autonomous city to fizzle out.

Singapore Asiad star's dad refutes 'foreigner' tag

The father of Singapore's Asian Games swimming star Joseph Schooling has hit back at critics questioning their family background amid discontent over foreign-born athletes competing for the city-state.

Defiant Hong Kong protesters refuse to budge

Jubilant Hong Kong protesters on Tuesday refused to budge until Beijing agrees to free elections after tens of thousands turned the city's downtown into a carnival, with the US leading calls for authorities to show restraint after crowds were pelted with tear gas.

S. Korea ferry runs aground, all 109 rescued

South Korea's coastguard rescued all 109 passengers and crew from a ferry that ran aground Tuesday, not far from the site of April's Sewol ferry tragedy that claimed more than 300 lives.

Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades: WWF

Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday.

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas.

Search for MH370 to enter new phase

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 enters a new underwater phase this week almost seven months after the jet went missing, with two specialist ships to join the hunt.