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Ex-tour guide Yang Yin to plead guilty to charges involving over S$450000

Channel News Asia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Former China tour guide Yang Yin, who faces 349 criminal charges arising out of his dealings with a wealthy Singaporean widow, indicated on Monday (May 30) his intention to plead guilty to a host of charges, including falsifying receipts amounting to ...
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Heng Swee Keat "recovering well" from stroke: PM Lee

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in hospital on Monday (May 30) and says he was "fully lucid, communicative, and cheerful".

CMA proceeds with S$3.4 billion offer for NOL

TODAYonline - ‎43 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - French shipping group CMA CGM on Monday (May 30) proceeded to make its voluntary conditional general offer for Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) worth S$3.4 billion, after pre-conditions for the proposed acquisition were met.
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Was shooting a rare gorilla the only option for Cincinnati Zoo?

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla after a four-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering an outcry over how the situation was handled.
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Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
TOKYO - Japanese rescuers on Monday expanded the search for a seven-year-old boy missing for three days after his parents left him in a mountain forest inhabited by bears as punishment in a case that has infuriated public opinion.
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Lim Hng Kiang re-appointed Deputy Chairman of MAS Board of Directors

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Head of Civil Service Peter Ong, NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, as well as Senior International Advisor to the Ascendas-Singbridge Group Lim Chee Onn have also been re-appointed as members of the MAS Board for a further term of two years.

S'poreans support inclusive education but do not walk the talk: Study

TODAYonline - ‎56 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - While Singaporeans are supportive of the idea of inclusive education, this has not been borne out by action to the same degree, a study commissioned by Lien Foundation that polled 1,086 Singaporeans has found.

Existing model of education will be 'hopelessly outdated' in 20 years' time: Tharman

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE-Singapore's education system currently involves an"intense rush of learning as much as you can in the first stage of life" - but this will be "hopelessly outdated" by 2035.

Lawyer Alfred Dodwell apologises for "misleading" allegations against Supreme Court

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Lawyer Alfred Dodwell issued a written letter of apology to the Supreme Court on Monday (May 30) for "baseless" allegations he made against the court following the execution of convicted murderer Jabing Kho.
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cats removed from Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple

AOL News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of ...
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Bill penalizing 'distracted driving,' others passed on third reading

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎48 minutes ago‎
FIVE MEASURES, including bills prohibiting and penalizing “distracted driving” and establishing a vision screening test for kindergarten pupils, were passed on third and final reading by the Senate on Monday.
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BN candidate for Kuala Kangsar well known although not local

Malay Mail Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
KUALA KANGSAR, May 30 - The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Kuala Kangsar by-election, Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid may not be local, but she is well known to people in the constituency.
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DavOr police chief seized, no death in attack

Sun.Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are intensifying efforts to rescue the Davao Oriental chief of police who was kidnapped by members of the New People's Army (NPA) during a dangerous attack Sunday ...
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'Much untapped potential': President Tony Tan reflects on Italy state visit

Channel News Asia - ‎16 hours ago‎
“Italy is looking forward to expand beyond its traditional markets in the EU, US, and China. It's looking for new platforms, and Singapore can provide Italy a platform for expansion into South-east Asia,” says President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
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Uganda agrees to halt military cooperation with North Korea after visit by South Korea's President

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
South Korea's President Park Geun Hye (centre) walks with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (right) at the State House in Entebbe, on May 29, 2016.
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Iraq forces push into streets of IS-held Fallujah

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
Smoke billows on the front line as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position near Hasan Sham village, some 45 kilometres east of the city of Mosul, during an operation aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group on May 29, 2016.
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Flying man soars over China's Great Wall

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Share. 'Human Arrow' Jeb Corliss rips through a target over China's Great Wall dressed in a wingsuit.
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SGX launches four sustainability stock indices

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
A man leaves the SGX Singapore Exchange building in Singapore's central business district on Jan 7, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS. Published.
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7 things to know about the latest Town Council Management Report

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of National Development's (MND) latest Town Council Management Report was released on Monday (May 30), with the majority of the 16 town councils scoring well in areas such as lift maintenance and estate cleanliness.
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Singapore train operators should emulate Taipei counterpart: Khaw

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Following a trip led by the Land Transport Authority to Taipei to learn from its train system, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan outlines why Singapore train operators should learn from their Taipei counterpart.

Construction firm and developer KSH Holdings' full-year net profit up 47.6%

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Construction firm and developer KSH Holdings reported on Monday (March 30) a 47.6 per cent rise in full-year net profit for the 12 months to March 31.

Lightning storm captured in slow motion video

TODAYonline - ‎6 hours ago‎
Screengrab from YouTube video by the Florida Institute of Technology's Professor Ningyu Liu, showing a lightning show at 7000 frames per second, with playback speed at 700 frames per second.
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Singapore to trial world's first tropical data centre

Channel News Asia - ‎13 hours ago‎
This is to see if data centres can function optimally at temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius and ambient humidity of up to or exceeding 90 per cent.
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Vive to be sold at HTC stores around Taiwan from May 31

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎6 hours ago‎
Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC Corp. will sell its first virtual reality headset -- the HTC Vive -- at its stores around Taiwan from May 31, a company executive announced Monday.
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Zenbo family robot destroys Computex with cuteness before it even begins

CNET - ‎8 hours ago‎
Asus made a surprise home robot announcement today at its Zenvolution press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. After its expected announcements across tablets, notebooks and smartphones, talk of a robot assistant was out of the blue.
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Live screening of Euro 2016 matches at 26 community clubs

Channel News Asia - ‎7 hours ago‎
The People's Association says 51 matches will be screened at community clubs during the month-long season of the Euro 2016 tournament.
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Football: FAS technical director Michel Sablon unveils development project to revamp Singapore football

The Straits Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Football Association of Singapore (FAS) technical director Michel Sablon unveiled the FAS' development plan for 2016 and beyond in a presentation on Monday (May 30).
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Young Lions make Ceres sweat for victory

The New Paper - ‎17 hours ago‎
For 120 minutes at Jalan Besar Stadium last night, the Garena Young Lions battled against a Ceres La Salle side boasting three foreigners and eight Philippine internationals, including two who used to play in the German and Dutch top flights.
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Global FC beaming after shutout of Nagaworld

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎47 minutes ago‎
DOMESTIC CLUB Global FC is going to the next round of the RHB Singapore Cup after a dominant 5-0 victory over Cambodia's Nagaworld FC on Saturday in their knockout preliminary match, a result that the team is very happy and proud about.
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Heritage takes centre stage in new garden

The Straits Times - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The Heritage Garden, which opened yesterday, is situated on the lawn above Swan Lake at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Visitors to the garden can learn about the country's greening journey that began in the 1960s.
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The Amazing Race Asia returns to screens after 6 years, with Allan Wu as host

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE - After a six-year hiatus, The Amazing Race Asia is back for its 5th season, with a familiar face to host the adventure reality series on AXN - Allan Wu.

Singlish is recognized, but not by Singapore

The Online Citizen - ‎11 hours ago‎
The last two weeks created much buzz about Singlish after 19 Singlish words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary and Gwee Li Sui's piece in the New York Times.
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PM Lee praises local photographer's "stunning aerial photos of Singapore"

AsiaOne - ‎11 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - A local photographer who has been taking bird's eye view shots of Singapore has one very famous person among his fans.
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Singapore raises concerns over haze at UN meeting

Jakarta Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mon, May 30 2016 | 08:36 pm A woman poses for photos during a hazy day in Singapore, Sept. 10, 2015.(AP/-). Topics. 1. Share this article.
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Nature's answer to climate risk

Times of Oman - ‎2 hours ago‎
A boy rides on a makeshift raft made from banana tree as he makes his way through their flooded home after heavy rans and strong winds brought about by Typhoon Bophal hit Pantukan town, Compostela Valley province in southern island of Mindanao on ...
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Third of coral 'dead or dying' in parts of Barrier Reef

Channel News Asia - ‎6 hours ago‎
The assessment was made following months of aerial and underwater surveys after the worst bleaching in recorded history first became evident in March as sea temperatures rise.
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Mark Zuckerberg To Broacast Call To International Space Station Astronauts Using Facebook Live

Tech Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mark Zuckerberg will broadcast an Earth-to-space call with ISS astronauts using Facebook Live. Space science enthusiasts are encouraged to watch and send their questions.
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79-year-old man is fifth dengue fatality this year

The Straits Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
A 79-year-old man has become the fifth person to die of the dengue virus this year, as fatalities surpass the four dengue deaths last year.
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China's obesity epidemic threatens to 'break the bank'

Channel News Asia - ‎8 hours ago‎
With 1 in 5 children obese or overweight, the Chinese government introduces guidelines to get citizens to cut back on meat and eggs.
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Clearing the air about lung cancer

AsiaOne - ‎20 hours ago‎
Between 2010 and 2014, there were 1,370 people diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Is the rate of people getting lung cancer increasing?

Poll on elderly Singaporeans throws up surprises

AsiaOne - ‎9 hours ago‎
Madam Law with a picture of her younger self in her flat. The 87-year-old, who lives alone, says she is happy with her daily routine, which includes taking a stroll to the market.