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November 2, 2017 12:21 AM Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided 2

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM New York truck attacker linked to Islamic State, 'radicalised domestically'

NEW YORK — The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city’s worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State (IS) group but “radicalised domestically”, the state’s governor said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, mowed down pedestrians 3

November 1, 2017 11:38 PM NUS student falls to death after locking herself out of residential hall room

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - A National University of Singapore (NUS) student fell to her death while trying to enter her residential hall room from a window after locking herself out. The New Paper understands the first-year undergraduate fell after climbing out of a nearby window to reach the window of her seventh-storey room. The tragedy happened on Saturday 4

November 1, 2017 1:30 PM Collisions of US destroyers, commercial vessels in Western Pacific were avoidable: Top navy officer

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Two collisions between US navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were "avoidable" and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in a report to be made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald 3

November 1, 2017 12:19 PM New York terror attack probe expands to Uzbekistan as investigators probe suspect's possible militant links

NEW YORK (WASHINGTON POST) - Investigators in Uzbekistan combed through records and intelligence reports on militant factions in the Central Asian nation on Wednesday (Nov 1), seeking to fill out the portrait of a 29-year-old immigrant who brought Halloween death and bloodshed to a Manhattan bike path. The Uzbek probe came as US officials also dug deeper 3

November 1, 2017 12:05 PM Man, 60, jailed 2 years for pimping teenage neighbour

SINGAPORE — She thought she had found a friend in her 60-year-old male neighbour, confiding in him about her family problems, including the fact that she had been raped. But the man abused the 17-year-old’s trust by pimping her. For procuring a girl for the purpose of prostitution and abetting commercial sex of a minor, the man, who cannot be named to protect 7

November 1, 2017 10:07 AM Grab launches e-payment platform in restaurants, hawker stalls

SINGAPORE: Users of ride-hailing operator Grab will soon be able to pay for their food using their mobile phone at hawker stalls and restaurants that have signed up for its e-payment platform. So far, 25 restaurants and hawker stalls in the Central Business District and Bishan area have signed up for the platform, named GrabPay, the operator said in a media 4

November 1, 2017 7:38 AM #MYUK60: Prince Charles and Camilla arrive for official visit to Malaysia tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles and Camilla will start their official visit to Malaysia from Nov 2 to 8. This would be their first visit by the royal couple. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit four states to celebrate the 60 years of Malaysia-United Kingdom bilateral relations between the two nations 3

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Trump Voters Want Him in the White House Even If Russia Collusion Is Proved, Poll Shows

Supporters of President Donald Trump don’t seem to care whether his campaign team colluded with Russia during the presidential election: A new poll says a majority of them would want Trump in the White House even if collusion is proved. A survey from Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday shows Trump’s base is firmly backing him as the probe into Russia’s 3

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM SMU launches Subhas Anandan Legacy Fund

The Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law has launched a fund known as the Subhas Anandan Legacy Fund in honour of the late veteran criminal lawyer, who died in 2015 at the age of 67. This was announced yesterday at an appreciation ceremony at the school in Armenian Street. The sum will go towards a new bursary called the Subhas Anandan 14