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 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

O levels, IP or IB - each track has its benefits... +

I am troubled to learn that there is a perception that O-level students are inferior to those in the Integrated Programme (IP) (...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Know which cancers to screen for and when... +

Q, I am 41 years old. Is it necessary for me to go for cancer screening even though I am feeling very well?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Bowing out after 145 years... +

Elephants taking a final bow at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Pennsylvania on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal rights activists.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Vardy cites 'amazing' benefit of teamwork... +

LONDON Whether they get their hands on the English Premier League trophy or not, Leicester players are already sweeping the individual accolades this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Paddlers must turn the tables... +

The national men's table tennis team's hopes of Olympic qualification are hanging in the balance as they face an anxious wait for the latest world rankings to be published this week.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Trump claims China 'raping' US with unfair trade policy... +

WASHINGTON Mr Donald Trump, the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has accused China of ...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Investor group banks on Israel's culture of innovation... +

Mention Israel and images dating back to biblical times come to mind but, in modern times, it has been affectionately dubbed the ...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Marine firms diversify to stay afloat in downturn... +

The marine and offshore industry is in deep water as spending by energy companies tumbled following the oil price slump.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Sports world: Sixth is best result for S'pore bowlers... +

LAS VEGAS Singapore's New Hui Fen finished sixth at the Professional Women's Bowling Association Las Vegas Open late on Sunday, after being beaten 216-189 by Colombian Rocio Restrepo in the second round of the group stepladder finals.. Read more ...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Golden statement made... +

OAKLAND (California) The Golden State Warriors may see Stephen Curry back on the court for Game 3 of the National Basketball Association Western Conference semi-final series against the Portland Trail Blazers, which is scheduled for Saturday.. Read more ...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Saudi Binladin lays off 77,000... +

RIYADH One of Saudi Arabia's most powerful companies, the Saudi Binladin Group, founded by the father of terrorist Osama Bin Laden, has reportedly laid off 77,000 foreign workers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Why Saudis' post-oil journey matters... +

In an indication of the passing dominance of the age of hydrocarbons, the world's top oil exporter has announced plans to end its dependence on oil as the basis of its economic existence. The reform plans drawn up by Saudi Arabia's youthful policy...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Boys today, monks tomorrow... +

Boy monks sitting with older Buddhist monks during the ...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Start-ups brimming with potential... +

Medical and agricultural investor Trendlines Group has something of a treasure trove of start-ups under its care.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Skytrain at airport to get systems upgrade, more cabins... +

Changi Airport's inter-terminal Skytrain system will be expanded by 2019, with additional train cars and upgraded infrastructure.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Tap and go at more hawker centres... +

More hawker centres islandwide now offer the option of cashless payment for food and drinks, but hawkers say this has yet to catch on with consumers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Playing to tiny tots... +

Children swarm the stage for the finale of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) Babies' Proms, taking curious looks at quick- fingered violinists and swopping smiles with the conductor Peter Moore, decked out in a red jacket dotted with colour...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Walking high above layers of history... +

Ms Heather Larsen from Golden, Colorado, performing a split while walking a 35m highline strung between two towers - the tower on the left was built by King Herod some 2,000 years ago - in the Tower of David citadel complex overlooking the Old City of Jer...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Inspired by images in the mind's eye... +

Other dance forms are movements to expand energy towards the outside, says Japanese dancer and choreographer Ushio Amagatsu.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

'No ransom paid' for release of 10 abducted crewmen... +

JAKARTA Indonesia said yesterday that no ransom was paid for the release of 10 Indonesian crewmen who walked free after more than a month in the hands of Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Struck by cancer: Should I tell my kids?... +

Being told that you have cancer is a frightening experience.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

S'pore firm in row over Libyan payments wins lawsuit... +

A Bahrain-based bank failed in a US$18.8 million (S$25 million) court suit against public-listed Boustead Singapore in the fallout from a construction project that derailed during Libya's 2011 civil war.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Vard looks to new markets to lift revenue... +

Shipbuilder Vard Holdings hopes that half the group's top line could come from new target markets in the next two to three years in the wake of its diversification strategy, said executive vice-president of investor relations Holger Dilling.. Read mor...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Musing on vampires and writing a teen novel... +

As an academic and as a lawyer, I am paid to organise words. Given the limitations of the alphabet and of space, enough monkeys at enough typewriters would eventually produce not only everything that I have ever written but the entire works of Shakespeare...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Protect seniors from cheating children... +

It is worrying to see young Singaporeans at property launches with their elderly parents in tow telling real estate agents that their parents will help with down payments.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Japan, Taiwan poised for new era in ties... +

The handover of power in Taiwan on May 20 will mark the dawn of a new era in Japan-Taiwan relations and, with it, a change in the dynamics of North-east Asian geopolitics in Tokyo's favour, analysts have said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Man loses $346k in cash, valuables on flight to HK... +

HONG KONG A man has reported the loss of HK$2 million (S$346,000) worth of foreign currency and valuables on board a Hong Kong-bound plane, in what is believed to be the biggest in-flight theft in the city.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Cultural Revolution uncensored for kids... +

BEIJING Sunshine and playtime are not the hallmarks of Cao Wenxuan's stories for children. Instead, they are about mass starvation and displacement, flooding, plagues of locusts, and mental and physical disabilities.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Condo sales terms favour developer... +

Here is the situation: You buy a condominium which is under construction and make payments progressively, as stipulated.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Sarawak election: Opposition hopes to land a blow against Barisan Nasional... +

Malaysia's ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) has kept a stranglehold on rural Sarawak constituencies for the past 47 years by leveraging on development projects and the promise of more progress.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Philippines election: The politics of charm... +

For about 15 minutes, Mr Ruffy Biazon navigated a maze of alleys three-men wide that snaked through a packed squatters colony in Muntinlupa city, 30km south-east of the capital Manila.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Man loses $346k in cash, valuables on flight to Hong Kong... +

HONG KONG A man has reported the loss of HK$2 million (S$346,000) worth of foreign currency and valuables on board a Hong Kong-bound plane, in what is believed to be the biggest in-flight theft in the city.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Singapore firm in row over Libyan payments wins lawsuit... +

A Bahrain-based bank failed in a US$18.8 million (S$25 million) court suit against public-listed Boustead Singapore in the fallout from a construction project that derailed during Libya's 2011 civil war.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Visitors bugged by litter at scenic spots near military training grounds... +

Visitors to three popular beauty spots have recently complained about a spate of littering - and they believe they know who the culprits are.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Head of Korean firm slapped as he apologises for selling disinfectants linked to deaths... +

SEOUL The head of a South Korean subsidiary of a British consumer goods company was slapped and shouted down as he apologised for his firm's role in selling a humidifier disinfectant blamed for more than 100 deaths in South Korea.. Read more at strai...

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Never too young to start on the arts... +

Hitch a ride with the Lohs and you may catch seven-year-old Marc and five-year-old Samuel belting out tunes from the musical Les Miserables.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Skytrain at Changi Airport to get systems upgrade, more cabins... +

Changi Airport's inter-terminal Skytrain system will be expanded by 2019, with additional train cars and upgraded infrastructure.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 20:57 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Coping with technological disruption in the taxi industry... +

Trying to save a business in an industry undergoing disruption can be like gnawing off a foot to save a leg. Taxi companies in Singapore face the prospect of wrenching change as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it will adopt a "light touch" approac...

 2016-05-02 20:50 

Channel NewsAsia

AIG profit misses expectations for third straight quarter... +

American International Group Inc , the biggest U.S. commercial insurer by premiums, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly operating profit as income from underwriting and returns on investments declined....

 2016-05-02 20:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Half-strength apple juice can help some kids get through stomach flu... +

When little kids have the stomach flu and need to drink fluids, half-strength apple juice and whatever fluid the child prefers - can be as effective as expensive electrolyte solutions, researchers say....

 2016-05-02 20:28 

Channel NewsAsia

US stocks rise, ending two-day skid... +

Wall Street stocks ended a two-day losing streak on Monday, rising as a heavy week of economic data and earnings releases got underway....

 2016-05-02 20:21 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Scientists discover three potentially habitable planets... +

PARIS -An international team of scientists said on Monday (May 2)they had discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are the best bet so far for finding life outside our solar system. The three orbit an ultracool dwarf star a mere 39 light years away,.....

 2016-05-02 20:13 

Channel NewsAsia

Iran and South Korea set to triple trade to US$18b... +

Iran and South Korea have decided to triple their annual trade volume to US$18 billion, President Hassan Rouhani announced on Monday after meeting his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-Hye....

 2016-05-02 20:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Evergreen Totti shines again as Roma beat Genoa 3-2... +

AS Roma forward Francesco Totti rolled back the years with a spectacular goal in a roller-coaster 3-2 win at mid-table Genoa in Serie A on Monday to boost their bid for an automatic Champions League spot....

 2016-05-02 20:03 

The Strait Times

Ringling Bros circus elephants' retirement home promises pampered life... +

POLK CITY, Florida (AFP) - When Mysore performed in the Ringling Brothers' travelling circus, she waltzed, she hooked her trunk onto another elephant's tail, and she stood on her hind legs in a line for a trick known as the long mount.. Read more ...

 2016-05-02 20:00 

The Strait Times

On the road in California... +

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 2016-05-02 19:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over US information requests... +

A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. government....

 2016-05-02 19:53 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

MaxiCabs to impose new surcharge for rides with more than four passengers... +

SINGAPORE - From next Monday, a S$3surcharge will be imposed on each passenger when more than four adult passengers take ComfortDelGro's MaxiCabs, a seven-seater limousine taxi. ComfortDelGro, Singapore's largest taxi operator, posted a notice about the.....

 2016-05-02 19:52 

The Strait Times

Google Chrome crowned top Internet browser by market tracker... +

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google Chrome on Monday was crowned the top Internet browser, officially ending the long reign of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-05-02 19:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over US information requests... +

A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. government....

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