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DBS Bank and POSB customers have access to 3,000 ATMs in Australia

CANBERRA: DBS Bank and POSB customers now have access to 3,000 ATMs in Australia. The partnership between DBS and Australian bank Westpac, announced yesterday, grants DBS and POSB customers access to Westpac ATMs while Westpac customers can use the 1,100 DBS and POSB ATMs in Singapore. Withdrawals will be fee-free, though a 3 per cent foreign transaction charge still applies.It ... Read More »

Lenovo A5000 smartphone is now available to buy in Russia at RUB 12,000

NEW DELHI: The Lenovo A5000 smartphone is now available to buy in Russia at RUB 12,000 (approximately Rs. 14,500) while there have been no announcements for other markets. One of the most notable features of the Lenovo A5000 is that it is backed by a large 4000mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 17 hours of talk time ... Read More »

CBP seizes 6.2 pounds meth worth $60,000 at highway 86 checkpoint

SALTON CITY: El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine hidden on his body. El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 19-year-old man for transporting 6.2 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at more than $60,000. The incident occurred, when Border Patrol agents encountered a ... Read More »

Canada to invest C$164,000 to Pacific Sea Cucumber Harvesters Association

OTTAWA:  The Canadian Government is to invest more than C$164,000 to the Pacific Sea Cucumber Harvesters Association and the Pacific Urchin Harvesters Association to support their international marketing efforts. Exports of Pacific sea cucumber were valued at C$12 million and C$9.8 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Exports of Pacific sea urchins were valued at more than C$13 million in ... Read More »

US customs seizes $50,000 in cocaine at Nogales port

TUCSON ARIZ: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing, assisted by a narcotics-detection canine, selected Luis Javier Guerrero-Tirado, 22, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Chrysler sedan and discovered nearly five pounds of cocaine, worth more ... Read More »

Ford Fiesta ST vs Mini Cooper S 5 Door:  Ford offers plenty of turbocharged thrills at $25,000

MELBOURNE: The facelifted MINI Cooper Countryman has been unveiled at BMW World Malaysia – as with the F55 5 Door Hatch, the updated maxi MINI gets a new lower-powered variant to join the Cooper S that has been on sale since last year. Coming in at RM44,000 under the Cooper S, the locally-assembled Cooper Countryman is priced at RM198,888 on-the-road ... Read More »

US coast guard seizes 28,000 pounds cocaine worth $424M

NEW YORK: The US Coast Guard and its allied forces have set a new record in drug seizure operations. A Coast Guard ship returned to its San Diego homeport Carrying a record 14-ton narcotic haul seized from seafaring drug More than 28,000 pounds of cocaine was seized over the last six months. The arrival of the US Coast Guard Cutter ... Read More »

US customs seizes $50,000 in cocaine at Nogales port

TUCSON ARIZ: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing, assisted by a narcotics-detection canine, selected Luis Javier Guerrero-Tirado, 22, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Chrysler sedan and discovered nearly five pounds of cocaine, worth more ... Read More »

US customs seizes 275 pounds marijuana worth $137,000

TUCSON ARIZ: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national and two Douglas teens during separate recent attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.A 44-year-old Mexican national was arrested after officers at the Port of Douglas seized $137,000 worth of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle Officers arrested Argelia Amaya-Tajia, 44, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on ... Read More »

Nigeria: Lagos captures 300,000 new tax payers in Year

The Lagos State Government has announced that it has captured no fewer than 300,000 new tax payers in its tax net in the last one year. The Special Adviser to Gov. Babatunde Fashola on Taxation and Revenue, Mr. Bola Shodipo, made the disclosure at the 2015 ministerial news conference. He said the development meant that the number of tax payers ... Read More »

US customs seizes 275 pounds marijuana worth $137,000

TUCSON ARIZ: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national and two Douglas teens during separate recent attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.A 44-year-old Mexican national was arrested after officers at the Port of Douglas seized $137,000 worth of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle Officers arrested Argelia Amaya-Tajia, 44, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on ... Read More »

 Border patrol agents seize marijuana worth $230,000, recover stolen vehicles

LAS CRUCES:  Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico made several controlled substance seizures valued more than $230,000 in marijuana, and recovered a stolen vehicle from the United States Border Patrol Traffic Checkpoint near Las Cruces. Agents assigned to the Las Cruces checkpoints encountered a vehicle attempting to speed past an agent in an effort to avoid inspection.  Once the vehicle ... Read More »

Vietnam’s automotive industry to enjoy fastest growth in Southeast Asia in next 20 years

HANOI: Vietnam’s automotive industry will enjoy the fastest growth in Southeast Asia in the next 20 years because of rising demand and help from the government, Vichai Jirathiyut, president of the Thailand Automotive Institute, said at a recent meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnamese automotive industry is forecast to churn out 220,000 units annually by 2020 and 1.5 ... Read More »

Tax evasion case: Ex-UBS banker sentenced jail for 5 years, fined $150,000

 MIAMI: A former executive at Swiss bank UBS AG has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a long-running US investigation into tax evasion using secret accounts. Hansruedi Schumacher entered the plea before a Florida federal judge. Schumacher is cooperating in the investigation and in return, prosecutors will recommend a sentence of five years’ probation and a $150,000 ... Read More »

Antiques dealer sent to jail in rhino part smuggling worth $500,000

WASHINGTON: Richmond antiques dealer has been sentenced in a US Federal Court to two and a half years in prison for smuggling half a million dollars worth of rhinoceros horns, elephant ivory and coral from the US to Canada. In addition to the jail term, US District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ordered Xiao Ju Guan, also known as “Tony” Guan,” ... Read More »

Australia Vodafone receives 10.5 complaints per 10,000 services

CANBERRA: Vodafone Australia received 10.5 complaints per 10,000 services it provided in the last three months of 2014, it would beat its bigger rivals by the end of the year according to the Ombudsman. Vodafone Australia received 10.5 complaints per 10,000 services it provided in the last three months of 2014, according to the Ombudsman. Photo: Glenn Hunt Vodafone Hutchison ... Read More »

McLaren 570S all set to rival Porsche 911 Turbo S & Audi R8 V10 at New York Auto Show for £138,000

LONDON: McLaren has decided to launch its new sports car McLaren 570S at New York Auto Show to give a hard competition to Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 V10. The price of McLaren 570S is expected to be between £138,000 to £143,000. Officially named the 570S, the entry-level McLaren is the first in the brand’s Sports Series that ... Read More »

Australia Vodafone receives 10.5 complaints per 10,000 services in 3 months

CANBERRA: Vodafone Australia received 10.5 complaints per 10,000 services it provided in the last three months of 2014, it would beat its bigger rivals by the end of the year according to the Ombudsman. Vodafone Australia received 10.5 complaints per 10,000 services it provided in the last three months of 2014, according to the Ombudsman. Vodafone Hutchison Australia has vowed ... Read More »

32 teams competing in Call of Duty championships in Los Angeles to earn $1,000,000 prize pool

TOKYO: Call of Duty championships are underway in Los Angeles, players can enjoy their own Double XP Advanced Warfare challenge in their own homes because Sledgehammer games is giving all Advanced Warfare players reason to rise to the championship occasion by turning on the Double XP playlists again. While comments in some gamer articles have argued that Call of Duty ... Read More »

Lenovo to introduce its new A7000 budget 4G smartphone in India at price less than Rs 10,000

NEW DELHI: Lenovo will introduce its new A7000 budget 4G smartphone in India at a price less than Rs 10,000 to compete Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and YU Yureka. According to sources, the phone will be priced between Rs 8,999 to Rs 9,999. Lenovo has already sent ‘back your date’ invites to the media for a launch event scheduled on ... Read More »