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MAS examining Goldman Sachs' role in bond deals for 1MDB

Channel NewsAsia - ‎12 hours ago‎
Singapore's central bank said on Saturday (Jul 30) it is examining the extent of involvement by Goldman Sachs' local unit in bond deals for Malaysian state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
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Wagyu beef, crab salad on the menu at White House state dinner for PM Lee

AsiaOne - ‎15 hours ago‎
On the menu: The four-course meal for the White House state dinner on Aug 2. Photo: AFP. Home Shares. 37. AsiaOne. Saturday, Jul 30, 2016.
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Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Channel NewsAsia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup.
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44-yr-old Singaporean arrested and detained under ISA for terrorism-related activities

The Online Citizen - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that a 44-year-old Singaporean has been arrested in Singapore and subsequently detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in July 2016 for terrorism-related activities.

Miss Univese Singapore 2015 was hesitant to join because she didn't have degree

AsiaOne - ‎12 hours ago‎
She thought she wasn't Miss Universe Singapore (MUS) material because she had not been to university. But MUS 2015 winner Miss Lisa Marie White, who has a Higher Nitec diploma in visual merchandising from the Institute of Technical Education College ...
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'Sexualised' uni camps spark fierce debate

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
NTU undergraduates taking part in orientation activities at Silosa Beach on Sentosa on Friday. Freshmen who have attended university camps in the last two months say the bulk of activities usually involve team-building games.
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North Koreans will need visas to enter Singapore from Oct 1

AsiaOne - ‎14 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - North Korean nationals entering Singapore will require a visa from Oct 1, according to a statement from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday (July 30).
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Battle against extremism: Singapore takes a 'different approach' on race, religion

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Singapore's management of ethnic and religious differences has dampened the lure of extremism in the country, but global events show the allure of radicalism remains very potent, said Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam.

Be media-savvy, not sorry

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The social media revolution has had a disproportionate impact on the way we read, shop, interact, think and make decisions. Social media and mobile apps have given us greater power to access and spread information and opinions quickly, and with a wide ...
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Hackers leave 'pro-China' notes on Viet systems

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
HANOI • Hackers have attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam's two biggest airports, posting notices that state media said criticised the Philippines and Vietnam and their claims in the South China Sea ...
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CM: It's natural Chow replaces me

The Star Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has named state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow (pic) as the “natural choice” to replace him.
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'AG should not lead both services'

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Meeting of minds: Arifin (centre) at the launch of the Judicial Officers Conference. With him are (from left) Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Justice Richard Malanjum, Court of Appeal president Justice Md Raus Sharif, Chief Judge of Malaya Zulkefli ...
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Save the Children-supported maternity hospital bombed in Syria

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed on Friday in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said.
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LIVE BLOG Last Updated 1.45pm AEST Democratic Convention 2016 day 3: live coverage

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
This is where we will leave today's coverage of the Democratic Convention. President Obama's speech. in which he elevated her as a tested leader, was the high point of the day.
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Ex-DPM, PKR to talk to public on 1MDB issue

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Former DPM Mr Muhyiddin (at right) with PKR president Dr Wan Azizah (centre) and other party leaders at a media conference yesterday.

Swiber to wind up, biggest Singapore casualty of oil slump

Reuters - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
SINGAPORE Singapore oilfield services firm Swiber Holdings Ltd (SWBR.SI) filed for liquidation facing hundreds of million of dollars in debt and a decline in orders, becoming the biggest local name to fall victim to the slump in oil prices.
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US stocks mostly up on Amazon, Alphabet profits

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Strong earnings from Amazon and Google parent Alphabet lifted US stocks mostly higher on Friday, countering a disappointing report on second-quarter US economic growth.
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The future of work: Working 9 to 5 may not work anymore

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
With an older workforce, the way we approach work will have to change but technology and the move towards freelancing will provide new opportunities.

Restaurants around Sports Hub observe mixed demand during NDP period

Channel NewsAsia - ‎10 hours ago‎
Not all businesses around the Sports Hub have enjoyed a boost in customers. Some eateries at Kallang Wave Mall have benefited from the increased human traffic, while some establishments at Leisure Park Kallang experience slow days.
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New Kia GT saloon promises coupe looks and BMW dynamics

AutoExpress - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Kia is preparing an all-new GT-style saloon for next year, with a coupe-like look plus handling dynamics designed to take on BMW and Audi.
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Pressing need for space in Manila jail

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Inmates sleeping in an open-air basketball court inside the Quezon City jail in Manila at night on July 19. Some 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, face a relentless contest for space each day.

Is Pokémon Reggae for 'Hokey Pokey?'

El Dorado News-Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
My internal odometer rolled over this week, and while I was mulling over being one year closer to my next big milestone - 60 - my young colleagues were discussing a current fad and a topic of an upcoming feature, Pokémon GO.
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Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) Next Generation

Live Trading News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Altair has collaborated with luxury sports car maker, Ferrari, to design and engineer the company's 'Next Generation' vehicle platform which will be the basis of several new flagship vehicle derivatives.
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Home shock as coach Aw is dropped

The New Paper - ‎3 hours ago‎
Home United's Philippe Aw has been dropped as head coach of the first team with effect from today. The move, announced on the club's Facebook post, comes as a surprise with the Protectors sitting fourth in the nine-team Great Eastern Yeo's S.League.
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Albirex Niigata wins TNP League Cup

The New Paper - ‎1 hour ago‎
Don't take your eyes off the local football scene because something special is brewing. After beating Brunei DPMM 2-0 in The New Paper League Cup final at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night, adding to their Community Shield victory over the same ...
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The essential Olympic Games planner for Rio 2016

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Two days before the opening ceremony, the women's football begins - starting early to make space for all the group games. So, officially, Sweden v South Africa is Rio's curtain-raiser, at 5pm in the João Havelange Olympic Stadium. That is followed on ...
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
In July 2005, a few days after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, I took the Docklands Light Railway to Pudding Mill Lane.
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Will the Rio Olympic Games mark the start of this expensive event's decline? - ‎2 hours ago‎
Remember how we were all feeling this time four years ago, just days before the London 2012 Olympic Games were about to start?

'Greatest dancer at the Games' gets party started at Olympic Village

Olympics - ‎6 hours ago‎
The self-styled "greatest dancer at the Olympics" stole the limelight at the first official team welcome ceremony at the Olympic Village in Rio on 29 August when 5,000m runner Kefasi Chitsala (MAW) gatecrashed a troupe of samba dancers to show off his ...
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Selena Gomez parties in Singapore club Baliza

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
US singer Selena Gomez performing at the Singapore leg of her Revival Tour at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on the night of 27 July 2016.
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10 new attractions installed at Changi Airport

The Straits Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Children playing with the motion silhouette wall at Terminal 2. New attractions such as this have been installed in all three terminals.
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Dick Lee's upcoming biopic focuses on his teenage years

AsiaOne - ‎8 hours ago‎
Local singer-actor Benjamin Kheng (left), from The Sam Willows, will be playing the young Dick Lee (right) in Wonder Boy. Photo: The New Paper.

At Your Leisure: A (Michelin) starry night

Jakarta Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Lion City's food fanatics were wagging their tongues as the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore was launched at a gala dinner at Resorts World Sentosa on July 21.
Starry starry blight
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SpaceX's Red Dragon mission will cost around $320 million, NASA hints

The Verge - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
SpaceX's upcoming Red Dragon mission - the company's plan to send one of its Dragon capsules to Mars in 2018 - is estimated to cost around $320 million, Space News reports.
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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.
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Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
More than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean, in a canyon off the coast of southern California, the purple, globular creature appeared to glow under the submersible's lights.
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In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm's length

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters ...
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Living with mental illness

The Straits Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mental health advocacy is seeing a new push, as people with mental illness are calling for greater awareness of it. For Ms Zhong Peirong, 25, this began last year, when she started having panic attacks and bouts of crying accompanied by feelings of ...
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Meet the 'Benjamin Button' of Bangladesh who looks 80, but is just 4 years old

AsiaOne - ‎16 hours ago‎
He has a mind of a four-year-old but the looks of an 80-year-old senior citizen. Bayezid Hossain, from Magura in southern Bangladesh, has a disease that ages the body at eight times the normal rate.