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September 25, 2017 1:20 PM After the election, Germany’s democracy faces its hardest test since 1949

Germany, my country: It is a somber day for you, for me and for democrats across the West. In Germany’s earthquake national elections, a radical right-wing party entered the federal legislature for the first time in more than half a century. Founded in 2013, Alternative for Germany (AfD) failed to pass the 5 percent threshold in that year’s elections 4

September 25, 2017 12:27 PM Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation 3

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 6:07 AM US boy hammered to death by mother's ex while protecting younger sister

CALIFORNIA: An eight-year-old boy died on Sep 7 after his mother's former boyfriend beat him with a hammer, reported The Daily Mail on Monday (Sep 25). On Sep 1, Dante Daniels had been trying to protect his younger sister, Danae, 7, from Deandre Chaney Jr, 23, who was "engaged in the crime of committing a lewd act" on Danae, the report said, citing a police 3

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 24, 2017 9:02 PM 160 pro bono hours and (not) counting

NUS undergrad says volunteering keeps him grounded in reality, invested in legal system A year ago, law student Shaun Lim signed up as a volunteer at the State Courts to meet a pro bono work requirement. But he enjoyed it so much, he ended up spending a lot more time volunteering than required and even won an award for his commitment. The 24-year-old 3

September 24, 2017 9:01 PM Najib's hold on finances 'helping him stay in power'

His influence over billions in Malaysia's govt-linked assets entrenches his position in Umno The Malaysian Prime Minister's recent offer to invest up to US$24 billion (S$32.7 billion) in the United States has cast the spotlight on state funds like Khazanah Nasional and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), and the Prime Minister's authority to direct how and where 3

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 9:21 AM Deliveroo is now valued at over $2 billion after investors pumped in another $385 million

Deliveroo has raised $385 million (£285 million) from investors in a huge funding round that values it at over $2 billion (£1.48 billion) and makes it one of the most valuable tech companies in the UK. Total investment in the London-based startup, which employs over 1,000 people worldwide, now stands at around $857 million (£635 million). The lead investors 4

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 4