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Taiwanese head to polls in island-wide elections

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Taiwanese went to the polls on Saturday for what was billed as the island's biggest-yet local elections, the outcomes of which are seen as crucial to the 2016 presidential poll.
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PM Lee holds dialogue on ISIS threat

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, seen in this file photograph, shared his concerns today about the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq at a dialogue with 300 religious and community leaders.
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Rakuten among firms investing S$7.8m in Carousell

TODAYonline - ‎Nov 27, 2014‎
SINGAPORE - Carousell, a Singapore mobile marketplace app, has secured US$6 million (S$7.8 million) in funding from a group of investors led by Sequoia Capital, the firms said yesterday, highlighting growing investor interest in mobile-based services in ...
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Nigeria vows to track down militants

euronews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nigeria's president has pledged to track down those responsible for Friday's attack on a mosque in the northern city of Kano that reportedly left 120 dead and a further 270 injured.
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Trials on a 15-minute Ebola test

New Vision - ‎3 hours ago‎
CONAKRY - British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as French President Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry on Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic.
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15 arrested in Ferguson demonstration

News24 - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Ferguson - Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the white ...
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Library focused on helping workers here opens its doors

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
The new LLiBrary, which was opened yesterday, is located at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Paya Lebar. The collection covers areas such as career advancement, vocational guidance and industry-specific topics.
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More charges for German duo in train vandalism case

TODAYonline - ‎12 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - The two Germans who are allegedly involved in a vandalism case involving an SMRT train at Bishan Depot are now facing two additional charges each for entering the area without authorisation.
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3 ship crew arrested over missing marine fuel worth $57000

The Straits Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Three men were arrested over missing marine fuel, the police said in a statement on Friday. The superintendent, chief engineer and 3rd engineer of a Singapore-registered vessel are suspected of having misappropriated about 67 metric ...
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Selfies, 'Sandwich Parties' and 'The Hunger Games': How Activists Have ...

Global Voices Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Armed soldiers stand on guard during an operation to control anti-coup protesters in Bangkok. Photo by Matthew Richards, Copyright @Demotix (5/25/2014).
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Claim that Penang Chinese rich through ill-gotten gains an insult, says MCA

The Malaysian Insider - ‎51 minutes ago‎
MCA vice-president Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun says Umno must act against a delegate who claimed that Penang Chinese became rich through gambling, prostitution and entertainment outlets.
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Malaysia to learn Thai PM's stand

The Star Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia hopes to get a clearer picture on the peace efforts in southern Thailand when Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha holds bilateral talks with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday.
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Egypt court tosses charges against Mubarak

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed charges against Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, who had been accused in connection with the killings of hundreds of demonstrators against his rule.
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Cameron EU migrant plans get lukewarm reaction

euronews - ‎1 hour ago‎
The British prime minister's plans to limit welfare payments to migrants from other EU countries have had a mixed reaction. Poland, which has hundreds of thousands of nationals in Britain - said tightening the benefits system had to be within EU rules and it ...
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Russians Split on Whether to Blame Oil, Sanctions or Crimea for Economic Woe

The St. Petersburg Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Russians are divided on whether to blame price rises, deteriorating quality of life and a worsening of Russia's economic health on the annexation of Crimea or on Western sanctions, a poll found, in a sign that economic woes could undermine support for ...
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Nepal's religious mass animal slaughter under way - ‎8 hours ago‎
BARIYAPUR: Hordes of Hindu worshippers were on Friday slaughtering thousands of animals in a remote corner of Nepal to honour their goddess of power, defying a chorus of protests from rights activists.
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Pope Gets Set to Visit Iconic Religious Sites in Istanbul - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Pope Francis was set to visit two of Turkey's most iconic sites as he shifted gears toward religious affairs upon his arrival in the city of Istanbul for the second leg of his three-day visit to the Muslim nation.
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Competition Commission clears takeover of Tiger by SIA

TODAYonline - ‎18 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) today (Nov 28) cleared the proposed acquisition of Tiger Airways Holdings by Singapore Airlines (SIA), saying the transaction would not infringe the Competition Act as the ailing budget carrier ...
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Higher inflation eats into income growth

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎11 hours ago‎
Higher inflation took a bite out of resident workers' income growth, reducing it to under one per cent in real terms this year - even as the labour market has stayed tight.
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SingPass safety enhancements: Two-factor authentication demystified

The Straits Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced that it is adding new security features to protect SingPass users.
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Police warn public about scam e-mails claiming recipient is under investigation ...

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The police advise anyone receiving scam e-mails to ignore them, not try to click or open any attachments, and to report the case immediately.. -- TNP FILE PHOTO. SINGAPORE - The police have warned against scam e-mails purportedly from its Commercial ...
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Former Singapore Goalie Ahmad Wartam Dies - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Football: Former Singapore goalkeeper Ahmad Wartam, father of Fandi, dies/Pic:STSINGAPORE: Former Singapore goalkeeper Ahmad Wartam, the father of Fandi Ahmad, died on Saturday morning.
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As professional as Ronaldo

TODAYonline - ‎12 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Newly-appointed sprints and hurdles head coach Luis Felipe Cunha may joke about feeling like football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, particularly with the amount of attention his appointment by the Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) has ...
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AHPETC found guilty of holding fair without permit

TODAYonline - ‎12 hours ago‎
AHPETC vice-chairmen Png Eng Huat (left) and Pritam Singh leaving State Courts yesterday. Photo: Amanda Lee. Argument by town council's lawyers wholly misconceived and untenable, says judge.
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Running Man stars sign autographs at Suntec, fans are rapturous

The Straits Times - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The cast of Running Man wave to fans before an autograph session at Suntec City in Singapore on Nov 29, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MELISSA HENG.
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Singapore's Designers of the Year

The Straits Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Designer of the Year prize in the President's Design Award recognises outstanding designers in any discipline. LEE JIAN XUAN and NATASHA ANN ZACHARIAH talk to this year's three winners.
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Volcano in Japan disrupts flights - ‎12 hours ago‎
BOILING OVER: An aerial view shows volcanic smoke spew from Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan. This photo was taken on November 26.
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Japan asteroid probe to lift off Monday after delay

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Japan on Monday will launch a space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid after the event was postponed due to bad weather, officials said.
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Are we concerned about expanding waistlines in Malaysia?

The Star Online - ‎Nov 27, 2014‎
Our love of fat and carb-heavy dishes, coupled with a preference for a sedentary lifestyle, has earned Malaysia the nickname 'The Fattest Country in South-East Asia'.

Mental illness: Caregivers are forgotten collateral damage

The Straits Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
When Ms Danielle Lim's maternal uncle, Seng, was taken by the police to a mental hospital, he was attended to by a psychiatrist with a shaky command of Hokkien.
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