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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 23, 2017 6:24 PM Bodybuilding champ Pradip Subramanian dies after kick-boxing match with Steven Lim

SINGAPORE: A tragic turn to a headline celebrity fight at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship. World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) president Pradip Subramanian, 32, has died after he took on YouTube personality Steven Lim in a kick-boxing match at Marina Bay Sands on Saturday evening (Sep 23). The 41-year-old Lim, who won the fight 12

September 23, 2017 4:20 AM Frida the rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexican earthquake

MEXICO CITY: For a country still in mourning and counting its dead from Tuesday's devastating earthquake, Frida the Navy rescue dog has emerged as a source of inspiration and pride in the search for survivors. Known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots, the 7-year-old yellow Labrador has become a social media star, appearing on one man's tattoo 3

September 23, 2017 3:04 AM 7 businesses that have popped up to serve students and kiasu parents

For many Singaporeans, an easy way to make cash on the side is to profit from stressed out students and the anxiety of kiasu parents whose mission in life is to ensure Junior gets top scores in the PSLE, O levels and A levels, and gets into a great university. Uni students have an entire semester to write their end-of-semester essays, but obviously many will leave 3

September 22, 2017 12:35 PM May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday and set out a vision for future ties in a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal. Europe’s capitals and boardrooms will be watching to see if May can offer 3

September 22, 2017 11:25 AM Chef jailed, caned for slashing police officer with bread knife

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old man was sentenced to six years and two months’ jail and six strokes of the cane on Friday (Sep 22) for multiple offences, including slashing a police officer with a bread knife. The man had been under investigation for posting a nude photo and explicit video of his teenage girlfriend on her Facebook page in March 2016. He had accessed 3

September 22, 2017 2:20 AM The woman behind Spanx is bringing out Spanx for your arms

If you’ve ever wanted to shapewear-up your entire body, this latest news will bring you great joy. Named 'Arm Tights', Spanx has released the answer to sleeve-induced woes, ensuring you feel ready to take on any dress, shirt or vest ever created. Set to be released in time for the northern hemisphere's autumn, founder of Spanx Sara Blakely figured tights 4

September 21, 2017 3:15 PM Mexico Schoolgirl Buried Beneath Earthquake Rubble Has Nation Holding its Breath

Thousands of Mexicans followed rescuers working through the night at the site of a collapsed school the country's capital to rescue a girl who is thought to be alive under the rubble. Frantic search and rescue operations are under way in Mexico City and surrounding states to find survivors of the powerful 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 200 people 2

September 21, 2017 5:26 AM Why the German election has room for a negative surprise

However, the Greens would need to be added to the mix. A formation which Germans call a Jamaica coalition, named after their black, yellow and green colors. Those coalition talks could end up being fairly eventful as the FDP and the Greens have already been throwing dirt on each other on the campaign trail. Indeed, they are not a match made in heaven 3

September 20, 2017 2:55 PM Graham-Cassidy and fuzzy math

Powerful health-care groups continued to rail against the bill, including AARP and the American Hospital Association, both of which urged a no vote. But it was unclear whether the opposition would ultimately derail the attempt, as key Republican senators including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said they had yet to make up their minds. The measure marks the last gasp of Republican 3