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Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Jul 28, 2017

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

Researchers in Singapore have brewed up a beer containing probiotic bacteria that can improve gut health and boost the immune system. Food researcher Alcine Chan, 23, experimented for almost a year with a recipe of malt, alcohol, hops and a strain of probiotic bacteria until ...

Ride-hailing giant Grab expands full operations in Myanmar

Business / Corporate Jul 28, 2017

Ride-hailing giant Grab expands full operations in Myanmar

After a four-month trial period, Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab has begun full operations in Myanmar, launching localized apps with new safety and technology features. Hooi Ling Tan, co-founder of Grab, said Myanmar has become the seventh country to be covered by its ride-hailing platform, ...

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

Travel Jul 28, 2017

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

by Oscar Boyd

Every year, toward the beginning of July, the waters of Zamami Island — so blue as to seem synthetic — are disturbed by a fleet of yachts. Almost 60 in number, the yachts cut elegant figures across the ocean, their hulls heeling and sails ...

Carp's Kuri holds Swallows in check

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 28, 2017

Carp's Kuri holds Swallows in check

Aren Kuri allowed a run in six innings to earn his first win as a starter in two months as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-1 on Friday night. Kuri (6-5), making his first start since June 2, served up some fat ...

Waseda Jitsugyo's Kiyomiya belts record-tying 107th home run

Baseball Jul 28, 2017

Waseda Jitsugyo's Kiyomiya belts record-tying 107th home run

High school baseball sensation Kotaro Kiyomiya hit his 107th home run Friday, tying the all-time national record for senior high school players as his Waseda Jitsugyo defeated Hachioji 4-1 in a qualifier for next month's National High School Baseball Championship The 18-year-old senior led off ...