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September 25, 2017 2:03 PM German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is now set for a fourth term in office, and said she would still talk to the Social Democrats. They have ruled out another coalition with Mrs Merkel, meaning she may turn to the liberals and Greens. After winning 4

September 25, 2017 9:55 AM Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance towards a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system. Abe, in power for five years, had been expected to call the election for next month to take advantage of improved 4

September 25, 2017 1:12 AM Germany's Angela Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far-right

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday (Sept 24) but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment by winning 13.1 per cent of the vote, projected 4

September 24, 2017 9:00 PM Celebrity muay thai fight: 'Fight should never have been sanctioned'

Tragedy throws up questions over risk management; bout pilloried as 'reckless' Even as more experienced fight promoters in Singapore questioned the manner in which the Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) took place, the man behind the new muay thai event has maintained that it was run according to proper guidelines. AFC founder and chief executive officer 4

September 24, 2017 7:03 PM Elon Musk releases image of full SpaceX spacesuit

On Sept. 8, 2017, SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk teased a full body image of the current SpaceX spacesuit concept next to a Crew Dragon capsule. It was the first official image showing the entire front side of the suit. A previous post showed just the helmet and torso, but not the bottom half. Musk wrote “Astronaut spacesuit next to Crew Dragon” in a very short 3

September 23, 2017 5:08 AM E-scooter catches fire in Serangoon Gardens, sending sparks shooting 2 storeys high

SINGAPORE - An electric scooter caught fire in a Serangoon Gardens estate on Friday (Sept 22) night, with sparks from the flame shooting two storeys high, according to eyewitnesses. Mrs Sandra Tan, who lives right across from 26 Sommerville Road where the e-scooter caught fire, told The Straits Times on Saturday that she was in her study room on the second 3

September 23, 2017 3:56 AM Friends, family and fellow servicemen see off 3SG Gavin Chan at his military funeral

SINGAPORE - Under a grey sky, more than 100 friends, family and fellow servicemen paid their final respects to the late Third Sergeant Gavin Chan Hiang Cheng at his Pasir Ris home on Saturday (Sept 23). When the cortege left Pasir Ris at about 10.15am for Mandai Crematorium, rain started pouring. More than 300 people were waiting at the crematorium to receive 3

September 23, 2017 3:01 AM Road junction of fatal Hong Kong bus crash listed as traffic accident black spot for eight years in a row

The crossroads located in one of the city’s busiest districts had seen six or more traffic accidents involving pedestrian injuries or nine or more cases involving personal injuries per year since 2010, according to the Transport Department. It also made the list in 2005 and 2007. On Saturday morning, the crash site at Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road in Sham Shui Po where 3

September 22, 2017 8:47 PM The flip side of Trump’s ‘America First’ sentiment

For the first time since the Williams’ sisters took the centre stage, two Black American women this month found themselves in the Finals of the US Open. In fact, for the first time ever, three Black American women were in the Semis. The commentators, most of them Americans since the tournament took place on American soil, gushed about how good it all was for American 1

September 22, 2017 10:38 AM Uber responds after TfL announces that it will not reissue private hire license

It looks like Uber may no longer be able to operate in London – as TfL have announced that they will not be reissuing the company’s private hire licence for the city. The taxi giant is said to have around 40,000 drivers in London, with over 3.5 million Londoners using the app. Their current licence is due to expire next Saturday on September 30. Today 3