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November 3, 2017 7:10 AM Pimped-up trishaws a tourist hit in Malacca

MALACCA — Decked out with flashing lights and cartoon characters, with loud music pumping, rickety bicycle rickshaws have become a hit with tourists visiting the historic Malaysian city of Malacca. Once a common sight in many parts of Malaysia, the three-wheelers, known locally as trishaws, have largely phased out as cars become more affordable and take over the country's 431

November 2, 2017 1:41 PM New York truck attack: Donald Trump wants the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

THE wife of the Uzbeki national accused of murdering eight people in Manhattan denied any knowledge of her husband’s planned rampage. The Washington Post reports that a person who spoke to Sayfullo Saipov’s 24-year-old wife, Nozima Odilova, on Tuesday evening said she seemed “shocked” and had no idea of what her husband was planning. At the time, the feds were at her Paterson 451

November 2, 2017 6:00 AM Iraq's Kurdistan offers joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at crossing with Turkey

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Kurdistan region on Thursday offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing with Turkey, with participation of observers from the U.S.-led coalition helping fight Islamic State. The deployment was meant "as a goodwill gesture and trust-building exercise that ensures a limited and temporary arrangement until an agreement 156

November 1, 2017 11:05 PM Football: Spurs stun Madrid, join Man City in last 16

PARIS: Brilliant Tottenham Hotspur took Real Madrid apart in a 3-1 win over the reigning champions on Wednesday (Nov 1) as they clinched their place in the Champions League last 16 along with Manchester City. Dele Alli starred with a brace for Tottenham with Christian Eriksen also scoring before Cristiano Ronaldo's late consolation. The result ensured 167

November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Case for sensitive approach to maintaining monuments

Today's article marks the end of The Straits Times' weekly Heritage Gems series on Singapore's 72 national monuments. For more than a year, ST has shone the spotlight on the architecture of these monuments, as well as the people whose personal histories were intertwined with them. The monuments range from the former Keng Teck Whay Building, previously 176

November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Suspect 'liked US, did not seem like a terrorist'

NEW YORK • Lower Manhattan terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov's arrival in the United States in 2010 began unceremoniously in Ohio. "My dad introduced him as 'He's new to the United States, and he's going to stay with us'," said 22-year-old Bekhzod Abdusamatov. He added that Saipov, born in February 1988, arrived from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan 200

November 1, 2017 3:07 PM 848 more HDB blocks to be installed with solar panels

SINGAPORE – Around 850 additional Housing Development Board (HDB) blocks and 27 government sites will be equipped with solar panels by mid-2020. The HDB and the Singapore Economic Board (EDB) launched its third bulk tender for solar panels on Wednesday (Nov 1). It is the largest tender under the SolarNova programme, which aims to spur growth of Singapore’s 144

November 1, 2017 12:17 PM Investigators scour Manhattan attack suspect's background and note left in truck

Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling "God is great" in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said. Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured in a Halloween afternoon 165

November 1, 2017 5:20 AM Loyang murder suspect brought back to crime scene

SINGAPORE — A 50-year-old man charged with the murder of his wife was brought back to the crime scene in Loyang on Wednesday (Nov 1). Krishnan Raju, accompanied by police officers, arrived at his home at Loyang Gardens condominium around noon. Dressed in a red T-shirt and shorts, Krishnan was seen gesturing and answering questions from the officers as they walked 190

November 1, 2017 2:55 AM A mangled school bus and bodies everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

NEW YORK — The screams seemed too vivid from the start, too visceral to belong to crowds celebrating a crisp and sunny Halloween in Lower Manhattan. The tragedy had unfolded in just minutes, and for hours it remained too senseless to believe. Police tape surrounded the white pickup truck that a 29-year-old assailant had transformed into an instrument 165