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Singapore Medical Council to tighten disciplinary framework, processes

Source: Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) on Thursday (July 24) said it broadly agrees with the recommendations made by the Review Committee for Disciplinary Processes to strengthen the disciplinary framework for the local medical industry.In a phased, two-step approach, the Council intends to first amend its internal processes and policies first, then recommend its proposed changes to the Medical Registration Act and Medical Registration Regulations to the Ministr ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia 2 hours ago
 


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Facebook quarterly profit more than doubles to US$791m

Source: Channel News Asia

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday (July 23) reported that its quarterly profit more than doubled amid big gains in ad revenues and a jump in users.Net income leapt to US$791 million during the three months ended June 30 in a 138 per cent increase from the US$333 million made during the same period a year earlier, the world's biggest social network said. Logo of Facebook. (AFP/Karen Bleier) "We had a good second quarter," F ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia 13 hours ago, 3:41pm CDT
 

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25 injured as Hong Kong-bound jet hits turbulence

Source: Channel News Asia

HONG KONG: Twenty-five people were injured when a passenger jet from South Africa to Hong Kong hit turbulence on Wednesday, police said, with two men seriously hurt and hospitalised in the city. Local television images showed ambulances on the tarmac at Hong Kong's airport taking away the injured, who were on a South African Airways jet from Johannesburg which landed at around 12:30 pm (0430 GMT).Hong Kong airport authorities said they were ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 16 2014, 1:35am CDT
 

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Iran jails 8 youths for Facebook posts

Source: Channel News Asia

TEHRAN: A revolutionary court in Iran has jailed eight young people for anti-regime posts on Facebook, media reported on Monday.The eight, whose names were not given, were jailed for "acting against national security, anti-regime propaganda and insulting religious values and Iranian leaders", the reports said, without elaborating. (AFP/Karen Bleier) Those convicted came from Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Aba ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 14 2014, 4:20am CDT
 

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Wells Fargo earnings edge up on higher loans, deposits

Source: Channel News Asia

NEW YORK: US banking giant Wells Fargo Friday reported slightly higher earnings as loan and deposit growth offset the effects of lower revenues from leading mortgage categories.Wells Fargo opened second-quarter earnings season for big banks with profits of US$5.7 billion, up 3.8 per cent from the year-ago period. (AFP/Karen Bleier) Wells Fargo executives have been bullish on the momentum in the US e ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 11 2014, 8:51am CDT
 

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Venture capitalist wins US bitcoin auction

Source: Channel News Asia

WASHINGTON: A California venture capitalist announced on Wednesday he won the US government auction of bitcoins, and plans to use them to help emerging economies that are "hamstrung by weak currencies."The terms of the winning bid were not announced, but the 29,000 bitcoins seized by the FBI in its investigation of dark Web bazaar Silk Road would be worth some $19 million at current rates. The 29,000 bitcoins seized by the FBI in its investi ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 2 2014, 11:41am CDT
 

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Facebook admits 'communications' error with emotions study

Source: Channel News Asia

NEW DELHI: Facebook "communicated really badly" about a controversial study in which it secretly manipulated users' feelings, the social network's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted on Wednesday.The company clandestinely altered the emotional content of feeds of nearly 700,000 users for a week in 2012, giving some sadder news and others happier news in a study aimed at better understanding "emotional contagion". (AF ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 2 2014, 8:37am CDT
 

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Top Australian, NZ military IDs allegedly used in Facebook dating scam

Source: Channel News Asia

SYDNEY: Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam, officials said Sunday.Australian Federal Police confirmed the existence of a fake profile of incoming Australian Defence Force chief Mark Binskin, with the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reporting that the page was used to befriend a woman in Germany and ask her for money. (AFP/Karen Bleier) ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 29 2014, 2:12am CDT
 

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US begins "unprecedented" auction of Silk Road bitcoins

Source: Channel News Asia

WASHINGTON: The bitcoin world kicked into high gear on Friday as the US government began auctioning some of the virtual currency seized in an FBI investigation of dark Web bazaar Silk Road.The US Marshals Service auction was taking place until 2200 GMT for 29,000 bitcoins - about US$17 million at current rates, although bitcoin values have been highly volatile. File photo of bitcoin medals in Washington (AFP/K ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 27 2014, 4:58pm CDT
 



 

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