Ugandan opposition leader arrested as election outcry grows – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Ugandan opposition leader arrested as election outcry growsChannel News AsiaPolice arrested Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, for the fourth time in eight days on Monday, after an election that the United States and European Union have criticised and the opposition reject as fraudulent. Posted 22 Feb 2016 15:20 …Ugandan elections marred by […]

Security in and around KL under control: Malaysian police chief – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Security in and around KL under control: Malaysian police chiefChannel News AsiaThere is no need to be alarmed, says police chief Khalid Abu Bakar regarding travel alerts issued by Australia and Britain advising their citizens against travel to Sabah. By Melissa Goh, Malaysia Bureau Chief, Channel NewsAsia; Posted 22 Feb 2016 18 […]

Kesha Fights Record Label in Court, and Big Names in Music Take Sides – New York Times

New York Times Kesha Fights Record Label in Court, and Big Names in Music Take SidesNew York TimesSome of the biggest names in music are picking sides publicly in the ongoing legal battle between the pop singer Kesha and her former mentor, Dr. Luke, one of the industry’s top hitmakers. Rallying behind the #FreeKesha social […]

Uber driver suspected of fatally shooting six to be arraigned in Michigan – Channel News Asia

Washington Post Uber driver suspected of fatally shooting six to be arraigned in MichiganChannel News AsiaREUTERS – A Michigan man who worked as an Uber driver is due to be arraigned on Monday in the fatal weekend shootings of six people in Kalamazoo as police search for a motive in a case that raised questions […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg was at Samsung Galaxy S7 launch event – Times of India

Times of India Why Mark Zuckerberg was at Samsung Galaxy S7 launch eventTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise entry during Samsung’s Galaxy S7 launch event in Barcelona, on the sidelines of MWC 2016. But before the media present there could get enough of him, Zuckerberg was gone, leaving behind a …Samsung […]

'A black president, yay': 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl – Washington Post

Washington Post ‘A black president, yay’: 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirlWashington PostVirginia McLaurin’s life isn’t easy. Last winter, she battled bedbugs in her D.C. apartment . This year, snowstorm “Snowzilla” trapped her inside for several days. She also happens to be almost 107 years old. None of that mattered last week […]

Construction firm Punj Lloyd's Singapore arm files for judicial management after creditors reject restructuring plans

February 22, 2016 9:43 PM SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) – One Indian construction firm has learnt that racking up debt to add an executive jet and a coal mine to the mix maybe wasn’t a good idea. Punj Lloyd’s Singapore units filed for judicial management on Feb. 17 after creditors rejected one of the two subsidiaries’ debt restructuring […]

Indian forces kill militants in Kashmir after 3-day gunbattle – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Indian forces kill militants in Kashmir after 3-day gunbattleThe Straits TimesSRINAGAR (REUTERS) – A three-day gunbattle in the disputed region of Kashmir ended on Monday (Feb 22) when Indian security forces killed two more militants who stormed a government building, a senior police official said. The militants captured the …Army: Indian forces kill […]

Japan manufacturing growth slows sharply as export orders shrink

February 22, 2016 10:25 AM TOKYO (REUTERS) – Growth in Japan’s manufacturing activity slowed sharply in February as new export orders contracted at the fastest pace in three years, a worrying sign that overseas demand is deteriorating rapidly as China’s economy slows, a preliminary survey showed on Monday (Feb 22). Powered by WPeMatico

China's new top securities regulator has a tough job ahead after S$7 trillion market rout

February 22, 2016 9:34 AM SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) – Liu Shiyu is assuming oversight of the world’s second- largest stock market in the wake of a US$5 trillion rout that left his predecessor criticized for mismanagement. As well as needing to rebuild morale among the nation’s 99 million investors, Mr Liu will preside over an overhaul […]