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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 1:26 PM Lions to face Qatar in friendly next month

The Lions have just two points after three games and are bottom of Group E. They will need a win in Ashgabat on October 10 to stay in contention to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup, after a 1-1 home draw with Turkmenistan earlier this month. Lions coach V Sundramoorthy said: “Preparations in Qatar will be key for the tough away AFC Asian Cup qualifier 4

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for combat sports regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for MMA regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 8:10 AM Johor launderette for Muslims only stirs debate: Reports

SINGAPORE: A self-service launderette in Muar, Johor, has made the news for allowing only Muslim customers to use its facilities. The matter came to light after a photo made its rounds on social media, showing a sign at the launderette that said "Only for Muslims", along with instructions for customers to remove their shoes before entering 2

September 25, 2017 3:19 AM After Pradip Subramanian's death, organisers of fight events emphasise focus on safety

SINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the death of Pradip Subramanian, members of the combat sport community have emphasised that safety is a key priority when organising fight events. Subramanian, 32, died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday (Sep 23) against Steven Lim. Preliminary reports by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) found that Subramanian 4

September 25, 2017 2:15 AM Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament. Merkel’s center-left challenger, Martin Schulz, conceded his Social Democrats had suffered a “crushing 3

September 25, 2017 1:16 AM New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries

For Mr. Trump, whose efforts on health care, infrastructure improvements and tax reform are gaining little steam, the new order is a third attempt to make good on his campaign promise to respond to terrorist threats by tightening entry at the nation’s borders. In December 2015, he called for a complete ban on travel to the United States by Muslims “until 1

September 24, 2017 5:40 AM 'He died doing something he loved': Friends pay tribute to late bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian

SINGAPORE: Members of the bodybuilding fraternity have expressed shock over the sudden death of World Bodybuilding and Physique (WBPF) Singapore president Pradip Subramanian on Saturday (Sep 23). Speaking exclusively to Channel NewsAsia, WBPF Secretary-General Paul Chua expressed his grief upon learning of his protégé’s death on Saturday. “I was shocked 3

September 24, 2017 1:46 AM 'We must be very careful that we don't fall into trap of extremists': Vivian Balakrishnan in UN speech

SINGAPORE: Leaders should be "careful and measured" in their response to extremists, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in his speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Saturday (Sep 23). "Extremists everywhere actually have a common playbook," he said. "First, commit an egregious act of violence 3