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DBS profits rise 6% to S$1.2 billion, beating estimates

TODAYonline - ‎2 hours ago‎
A logo of DBS is pictured outside an office in Singapore January 5, 2016. Reuters file photo. mail · print. View all 0 comments.
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Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels

Channel News Asia - ‎4 hours ago‎
Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks.
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First US-to-Cuba cruise ship in decades docks in Havana

Channel News Asia - ‎9 hours ago‎
The first US cruise ship to travel to Cuba in half a century docked in Havana on Monday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between the old Cold War foes.

Murders drop sharply in El Salvador in April, police say

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN SALVADOR: Homicides fell sharply during April in El Salvador, police figures showed on Monday, after ferocious gang violence probably turned the poor Central American country into the world's most murderous nation.
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Report: 110 Journalists Killed in 2015

Voice of America - ‎20 minutes ago‎
May 02, 2016 1:24 AM. Press freedom in 2015 fell to its lowest point in 12 years, according to a new report on the issue. Freedom House, which produced the Freedom of the Press 2016 report, cited political, criminal and terrorist forces behind the ...
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Bold move to boost skills

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
On May Day, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) announced a tie-up that will offer working adults part-time university courses in areas where workers are in demand.
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New Interactive Digital Media award for polytechnic students to be launched

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award will recognise students with projects that will "will contribute to the Smart Nation initiative by harnessing technology to improve the lives of citizens, creating more opportunities, and ...

Loan sharks set fire to flat, toddler sent to hospital

AsiaOne - ‎4 hours ago‎
A 14-month-old child was sent to hospital for smoke inhalation when loan sharks allegedly set fire to his parents' rental flat just two weeks after moving in.
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Bukit Gombak Stadium, Bukit Batok Industrial Park A to be assembly centres for counting night

TODAYonline - ‎8 hours ago‎
Two areas - the field along Bukit Batok Industrial Park A and Bukit Gombak Stadium - have been named the assembly centres for counting night on Saturday for the Bukit Batok by-election, the police announced yesterday.
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Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
It will be Japan's first lease of its Self-Defence Forces' aircraft to another country after it recently lifted a self-imposed ban on weapons exports.
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Sarawak election not a barometer of Najib's popularity

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎52 minutes ago‎
ANALYSIS As the clock ticks towards the end of the campaign week in Sarawak, both sides of the coalitions are gearing up for polling day this Saturday.
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Sarawak election: 24604 early voters to cast ballots today

Astro Awani - ‎4 hours ago‎
Indelible ink would be used in the early voting process just like in normal voting and will be handled by EC staff. - Filepic. KUCHING: Sarawakians will be switching to election mode today when 24,604 early voters start casting their ballots at 79 ...
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Noy meets with INC head

Philippine Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
The INC supported President Aquino and his then runningmate Mar Roxas in the 2010 elections. File photo. MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino met yesterday with Iglesia ni Cristo executive minister Eduardo Manalo to talk about his vision and ...
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'Under pressure' Isis lashes out with civilian attacks

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A traffic policeman grieves while security forces prepare to tow away a destroyed car after a parked car bomb went off in Baghdad's southwest.

Stocks to watch: DBS, S i2i, Frasers Centrepoint, IHC

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎4 hours ago‎
DBS Group reported a net profit for the first quarter of 2016 of S$1.20 billion, down 5 per cent from a year ago. Stripping out one-time items of about S$136 million related to the gain from disposal of a property investment a year ago, the earnings ...

Developers need to factor in needs of pedestrians, cyclists from July

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Walking and Cycling Plan is needed for commercial developments, such as shopping complexes and offices, as well as schools, for a start, say LTA and URA.
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A cruel month of reckoning for the market

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Singapore stocks lost steam last month, leaving the market value nearly flat after a stellar performance in March. The total market capitalisation of the 763 companies listed on the Singapore Exchange came to $847.76 billion at the close of trade last ...
Investors Take Note: Are Stocks In Singapore Expensive Or Cheap Now?
Singapore shares lower

IHC opens joint venture medical centre in Wuxi to cater to high-end market

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎4 hours ago‎
INTERNATIONAL Healthway Corporation (IHC) has opened an International Medical Centre in Wuxi New District, China which aims to capture the high-end market.

New mobile operator set to upset status quo

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
It can do this ahead of other competitors because it already has a physical mobile network through a leasing deal with local telco M1.
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The best customizable Android Wear watch faces

Greenbot - ‎17 hours ago‎
If you want complete control over every detail of your watch face, then these are the ones to get. android watch face customization.
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NETWORK SECURITY Researchers Hack Samsung's SmartThings Platform

CIO Today - ‎9 hours ago‎
Big Blue launched announced a new framework today for securely operating blockchain networks, as well as new services on the IBM Cloud that are designed to meet existing regulatory and security requirements, the company said.
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AMD officially teases its upcoming “Polaris” GPU architecture

VR-Zone - ‎10 hours ago‎
AMD now has a dedicated website up for its upcoming Polaris architecture. While there are no specific details available on the page yet, you do have the option of signing up to be notified when the first Polaris based cards go on sale.

Property developers need to submit walking and cycling plan from July

TODAYonline - ‎49 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE - From July, property developers will have to submit a walking and cycling plan so that the needs of pedestrians and cyclists are considered upfront in development plans.
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Monk leads Thai fans in lauding fantastic Foxes

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
This picture taken on March 14, 2016 shows Thai Buddhist monk Phra Prommangkalachan holding a banner emblazoned with sacred patterns surrounding Leicester City Football Club's crest as he poses for pictures at the Traimitr Withayaram Woraviharn ...

Cultural Revolution uncensored for kids

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Author Cao Wenxuan at his home in Beijing. In the foreground are figurines of his novels' characters.PHOTO: NEW YORK TIMES. Published.

Never too young to start on the arts

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
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.

Chinese tourists told to behave properly

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
Earlier this year, Chinese tourists were caught climbing Nanjing's famous cherry blossom trees to take pictures. Photo: Internet.

What ageing means to a woman

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK • "Tell me what to do," Cindy Sherman said, asking the photographer for guidance as she sat for her portrait.
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Scientists discover three 'potentially habitable' Earth-like planets

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
An artist's impression provided by the European Southern Observatory (EOS) on Monday (May 2) shows an imagined view of one of the three planets orbiting that could sustain life.

Islands draw record backing to protect sharks from fin trade

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Thai woman strolls past a Bangkok sharks' fin restaurant window displaying the popular delicacy July 3, 2001. Reuters file photo.

Robots must be able to disobey in order to obey

TODAYonline - ‎8 hours ago‎
Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So, should future robots always obey our commands?

Chilean surfing star on quest to save hometown coast

AsiaOne - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Punta de Lobos, Chile - Ramon Navarro is one of the world's top big-wave surfers, but this fisherman's son still has a place in his heart for the spot where he learned his trade - a stretch of Chilean coastline he is now fighting to save.
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Poly student battles kidney failure, rare blood disease

AsiaOne - ‎6 hours ago‎
Her path to academic achievement has been fraught with pain, and uncertainty and the prospect of death have been constant companions.

'More help needed for dementia caregivers'

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dementia-specific training for maids, stronger financial support and better wages for home care professionals are needed to ensure that dementia patients here are properly cared for, say experts.
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Persistent pain after recovering from shingles

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Q. I am a 49-year-old man who had a bout of shingles on the upper left part of my face about a year ago. When I recovered 10 days later, I suffered from post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).
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Know which cancers to screen for and when

The Straits Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Breast cancer screening is recommended for all women above the age of 40. Those with a strong family history of breast cancer may need to be screened at an earlier age.