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SINGAPORE: About 93 per cent of flats offered under the first Re-Offer of Balance Flats (ROF) exercise have been taken up, said the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Saturday (Feb 24).
The sales exercise was launched last August, pooling all fla…
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to offer U.S. President Donald Trump any advice on gun control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia’s success in cutting gun violence.
A man was spotted giving out “hell money” on the sixth day of Chinese New Year, this past Wednesday (21 Feb). The incident took place around 10pm at Penaga Place. The man was seen tossing hell money (non-legal bank notes printed from joss p…
Loud honking could be heard just before the crash happened.
Francesco Friedrich piloted his four-man bobsleigh team to the top of the timesheets on Saturday with a blistering second run to give Germany a commanding lead heading into the final two runs of the competition on Sunday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Norway’s Alpine skiing team won a bronze in the inaugural team event on Saturday to give the Scandinavian country 38 medals at the Pyeongchang Games, the most won by one nation at a single Winter Olympics.
The tally of 37 won…
Others were more apprehensive about trying the herbal syrup.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Pyeongchang individual medallists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in the final to win the inaugural Alpine team gold at the Winter Games on Saturday.
Austria took silver with t…
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: The U.S. team will boycott the season’s final International Biathlon Union (IBU) event next month in Tyumen, Russia amid continuing concerns about the lack of a functioning anti-doping agency there, the U.S. national biathlon …
Prospective home buyers and analysts welcome the revised proximity condition of 4km. But views are mixed on whether the enhanced Proximity Housing Grant is enough to push buyers to consider a resale flat over a BTO.
Top officials in the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Saturday warned the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) that failure to stick to agreements on migrants could cause the collapse of the potential new German govern…
All-rounder Ben Stokes is expected to make his long-awaited England return in a one-day international against New Zealand on Sunday, ending an absence that stems from an incident in Bristol last September which led to him being charged with affray.
South Korea’s self-styled “Peace Games” have been a sporting success but public reaction suggests it may have failed its bigger test – to generate the support its president needs to make bold moves to improve ties with old enemy North Korea.
SANTIAGO: A Vatican investigator sent to Chile by Pope Francis to interview sex abuse victims met on Friday with Chilean Bishop Juan Barros about accusations that he covered-up sexual abuse of minors committed by a priest.
The investigator, Spanish pr…
Does the common perception of a healthy diet pass the test when presented to a professional nutritionist and food scientist?
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One of our New Year’s resolution for 2018 was to eat healthier. So we decided to go ahead to record down everything Dinesh ate for one week, before sending it to a couple of experts for their critique.
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By Zhaki Abdullah The East Coast Integrated Depot, incorporating three MRT depots as well as one for buses, will save $2 billion in taxpayer money, said Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan. In a Facebook post yesterday, he said the cost of constructio…
REUTERS: A Florida golf club owned by U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Friday to pay US$5.45 million to settle claims by former members that it wrongfully refused to refund their deposits when they wanted to resign.
The payout is more than 94 per…
Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, says she is facing financial ruin and has filed a US$100 million lawsuit accusing her former business manager of negligence and mismanaging her finances.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration’s 2015 net neutrality rules.
Everyone is working very hard and suggesting all kinds of schemes to
help the seniors to live a rich and comfortable life in their golden
years. These people are really kind and compassionate and very caring.
They should be recommended for National …
Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, U.S. officials said, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors.
The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco’s back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250 kilos (550 pounds).
Luke List and Jamie Lovemark took a one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic in Florida on a windy Friday as Tiger Woods fought back from late trouble to sit four back after a one-over par 71.
SINGAPORE: Two new international schools that cater to families on a tighter budget have opened for enrolment, in response to growing demand from increasingly cost-conscious expatriates.
Launched by the EtonHouse International Education Group, Middle…
General Electric Co added 18,000 thousand employees to its worldwide workforce last year, a 6.1 percent increase that comes as the company is trying to cut costs to shore up its profits, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.
What one should take away from this Budget is how government spending and financing have been enhanced to give Singapore more fiscal space for future needs, says one observer from Ernst & Young Solutions LLP.
The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters,…
President Donald Trump’s former campaign deputy Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday (Feb 23) to fraud and lying, pledging to assist special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged campaign collusion with Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Globally, women are standing up to their sexual predators. But most South Koreans have been used to staying silent. The programme Get Real talks to a few who dared to fight back.
Meet Chu Chu Design, a young Myanmar start-up that transforms rubbish into eco-friendly handicrafts.
SHANGHAI: At Shanghai-based recycling firm Flying Ant, the month before Chinese New Year is the busiest time of the year.
Staff at the company work double shifts during weekends, going door-to-door to collect used clothes rejected by Chinese families…
Establishment owners said officers conduct surprise checks that cover even the smallest details.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s announcement at Budget 2018 that more financial support will be available for students, particularly from lower-income families, is a welcome move. But aid must go beyond monetary benefits to help them succeed, says a …
(Reuters Health) – The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.
This overly optimistic view, which may partly stem from seeing happy outcom…
WASHINGTON: A Tennessee woman driving a white van on Friday intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the U.S. Secret Service said.
No shots were fired and …
SINGAPORE: While many were visiting family or enjoying a break from work during the Chinese New Year weekend, a group of Singapore Police Force (SPF) officers and their canine colleagues from the Police K-9 Unit were hard at work, patrolling public spa…
Kraft Heinz Co said on Friday billionaire investor Warren Buffett has decided to retire from the company’s board following the end of his term to reduce travel commitments.
A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of U…
Donald Trump papered over superpower rivalries with China on Friday, saying relations had never been better but trade was a major problem.
Technology and petroleum-linked shares were among the standouts on Friday (Feb 23) as US stocks rose solidly to finish a choppy week on a positive note.
Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit on Friday resolved a lawsuit brought by a North Carolina man whose diesel emissions case was set to be the first go to trial on Monday.
Italian fashion house Versace rocked Milan with bright tartans, leather and studs in its fall-winter 2018 collection runway show, echoing college chic and punk style.
Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has reached a settlement with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) in her lawsuit after a fall at the 2015 U.S. Open resulted in her withdrawal and a concussion, lawyers told Reuters on Friday.
EU President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed plans for post-Brexit relations, reportedly devised by the British government, as “based on pure illusion”.
This was his fifth time.
Federal Reserve policymakers fretted on Friday that they could face the next U.S. recession with virtually the same arsenal of policies used in the last downturn and, with interest rates still relatively low, those will not pack the same punch.
North Korea makes headlines with its military parades and nuclear programme but a new London exhibition puts a spotlight on graphic design in the country.
Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to US$500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
MEXICO CITY: More than 100 Central American migrants, including dozens of minors, were rescued from a truck found abandoned in a violent region of northern Mexico near the U.S. border, authorities said on Friday.
The migrants, from Honduras, Guatemala…
The US Secret Service on Friday (Feb 23) reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended.
REUTERS: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republican Governors Association, the organization said on Fr…
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Not a good idea to make such claims.
President Donald Trump said on Friday that White House chief of staff John Kelly will decide whether Trump son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner gets a security clearance.
Poland’s ruling party must do everything to stop anti-Semitic remarks and Poland’s deteriorating standing in the world that are putting the country’s interests at risk, the chairman of EU leaders said on Friday.
(Reuters Health) – Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail, a research review suggests.
Researchers examined data from 41 previously published studies with a total of 9,384 patients a…
A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany’s parliament last year – even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.
David Mamet has written a new play about film producer Harvey Weinstein, the Pulitzer Prize winner said in an interview published on Friday.
To understand why Chile, one of Latin America’s most socially conservative nations, is losing faith in the Roman Catholic Church, visit Providencia, a middle-class area of Santiago coming to terms with a decades-old clergy sex abuse scandal.
US President Donald Trump gave Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull an effusive welcome at the White House Friday, trying to put a heated first conversation in the rear mirror.
REUTERS: KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain.
The company resubmitted the drug’s marketing application for review in September last year af…
More than 100 girls are reported missing after a Boko Haram school attack in northeast Nigeria this week that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called a “national disaster”.
WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday the Trump administration is working on new sanctions against Russia for a range of activities, including meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he expects to brief the media on t…
The United States proposed a list of entities on Friday to be blacklisted under United Nations sanctions on North Korea, a move it says is “aimed at shutting down North Korea’s illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal.”
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump will host the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in a Baltic Summit on April 3, the White House said on Friday.
The White House meeting with President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, President Raimonds Vejoni…
SAN FRANCISCO: Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.
US President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the character of an armed deputy who failed to intervene during last week’s school shooting in Florida, saying he froze or was a “coward.”
European Union leaders were divided at a Brussels summit on Friday (Feb 23) over calls to pay more to fill the huge hole which will be created in their budget when Britain leaves the bloc.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called the abduction of scores of girls from a school in the northeast by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram a national disaster, and said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look …
The 2011 ministerial pay review was just another wayang. Although it has been 7 years since, their ridiculously-high maximum bonuses warrant another review. The cosmetic changes implemented by the PAP government – recommended by the PAP-appointed review committee – only … Continue reading →
SARAJEVO: Bosnia will not be able to form governments after the October general election unless the national parliament resolves an ethnically-charged dispute over proposed changes to the election law, a senior election official said on Friday.
The chairman of Chinese carmaker Geely has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler , making a US$9 billion bet that he can push through an alliance to access the German company’s technology.
BERLIN: A food bank in Germany’s Essen has temporarily stopped accepting new migrant customers saying it hopes more German “grandmothers and young single mothers” will come for food supplies, in a move that has drawn widespread criticism.
German car maker BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong software had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models.
One of the two main suspects in the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait this month has been arrested, Philippine authorities said Friday.
Symantec Corp said on Friday it has stopped a program with the National Rifle Association that offered discounts for its LifeLock identity theft product.
La Liga side Villarreal said on Friday they have suspended defender Ruben Semedo and taken him off their payroll, a day after the Portuguese player was charged with offences including attempted murder and held in custody without bail.
A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.
France will take steps to improve French students’ English language skills to make them better equipped to “conquer the world”, the government said on Friday as it unveiled a strategy to plug a gaping trade deficit.
At a high school in Uiseong, South Korea’s new capital of curling, more than 300 hundred fans gathered around the big screen to watch their beloved ‘Garlic Girls’ edge one step closer to an Olympic triumph with a place in the final.
Ah Kow: Bro, u think our ministers poor thing or not? Their pay hentak kaki for 5 years already. Arumugam (pointing to chart on laptop): Kow is right. Pay of ministers have been stagnant since 2012. Ah Kow: Many people … Continue reading →
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the English FA for wearing a yellow ribbon during matches in apparent protest against the imprisonment of pro-independence politicians in his native Catalonia.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s son dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital on Friday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen.
PARIS: French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris, the government said on Friday.
Degas’ 1877 painting Les Cho…
REUTERS: Juergen Klopp says it is not a secret that Liverpool are looking to secure the future of Sadio Mane and the club remains keen to further strengthen the squad ahead of next season.
Mane, who arrived at Anfield from Southampton in 2016, scored …
Germany completed a shock run to their first men’s Olympic hockey final on Friday (Feb 23) by dethroning two-time defending champion Canada 4-3, the fairytale squad advancing to a Sunday showdown for gold against the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
The U.S. Federal Reserve, looking past a recent stock market sell-off and concern about inflation, said it sees steady growth continuing and no serious risks on the horizon the might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.
Sweden needs to more than double military spending by 2035 to ensure the country is adequately protected, the armed forces said on Friday, noting Russia had no qualms about using force for political ends.
Hong Kong startup Gobee.bike, the first of a wave of Asian dockless bike share operators that launched in Paris last year, has halted operations in the French capital, industry sources said on Friday.
South Korea’s curlers edged arch rivals Japan 8-7 in a tie-break to continue their fairytale journey all the way to Sunday’s Olympic Games women’s final.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he still has a good relationship with former club Chelsea despite a recent war of words with his Stamford Bridge successor Antonio Conte.
Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday as the world struggled to reach a deal to stop the carnage.
Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the presidency, declaring on a late-night talk show on Thursday that she was “definitely not running.”
Czech President Milos Zeman has urged Justice Minister Robert Pelikan to extradite a suspected Russian computer hacker to Russia rather than the United States, a Czech weekly reported on Friday, a stance at odds with Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
Two Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to thoroughly investigate Daimler AG after a media report alleged the automaker used potentially illegal software to pass diesel emissions tests, according to a letter seen by…