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September 25, 2017 1:49 AM Jamie Yeo confirms birth of baby boy who arrived 'a little early'

Luke was born almost a month ago on Aug 29, "a little early at 35 weeks, but healthy and at a respectable 2.35kg", said the television host. She shared a picture of her and her 38-year-old husband, Rupert, looking down upon their newborn son, and wrote: "After 3 weeks getting spoilt by the amazing world class nurses and docs in the HD ward of SGH our little 3

September 24, 2017 9:02 PM Latest video a sign of ISIS' focus on South-east Asia: Experts

The latest Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruitment video featuring a Singaporean fighter is a "game changer", said security experts yesterday, noting that it was evidence of the terror group's determined focus on South-east Asia and its English-speaking Muslims. The 31/2-minute-long video, which surfaced yesterday, featured a Singaporean fighter 2

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 3:03 PM Singaporean worker dies in Kranji worksite accident

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man died on Sunday (Sep 24) after being injured while working at a SP Group worksite at Kranji Loop. According to the utilities group, the man, who was a subcontractor with James Contractor, was injured while carrying out cable jointing. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the incident at around 11.30am and dispatched 3

September 24, 2017 10:22 AM ISIS posts video of Singaporean fighter in Syria, security agencies monitoring his activities

SINGAPORE - The first known ISIS recruitment video featuring a fighter from Singapore has surfaced on social media, and the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on Sunday (Sept 24) that security agencies have been monitoring his activities. It said he left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East, where he was believed to have been radicalised

September 24, 2017 10:10 AM Fighter in Islamic State video is believed to be radicalised Singaporean: MHA

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday (Sep 24) said it believed a person featured in an Islamic State video was a Singaporean man named Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad. The video, allegedly made by the media wing of Islamic State, features a fighter who claims to be "Abu 'Uqayl from Singapore". The 3min 30sec clip has been circulating on social 2

September 24, 2017 9:24 AM Suvarnabhumi officials catch accused iPhone smuggler

Customs officials at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Sunday arrested an Australian man who allegedly tried to smuggle 26 iPhone 8 mobiles, worth about Bt1 million, into the country without permission. The suspect was identified as Ho Wun Howard Lee, 38, a music producer from Australia. Ho said he bought the phones in Australia and intended to sell them to friends 3

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

September 24, 2017 2:16 AM No sound wave, ‘it was natural’: Chinese, South Korean monitors conclude North Korea quake was not nuclear

After hours of uncertainty, Chinese and South Korean monitors concluded late on Saturday that seismic activity in North Korea was a natural event, and not a nuclear test. South Korea’s weather agency reported a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in an area of North Korea where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but assessed the seismic activity as natural 3