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November 9, 2017 9:45 AM Turkey detains more than 100 Islamic State suspects

ISTANBUL - Turkish police have detained 111 people over suspected links to Islamic State in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital and surrounding province, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. It said 1,500 police officers were taking part in the operation across Ankara province, raiding 250 addresses 20

November 2, 2017 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 11

November 2, 2017 4:49 AM 3 women arrested in police raid at suspected HDB 'brothel' in Jurong

Three women were arrested in a flat at Block 664C Jurong West Street 64 that was suspected to be used as a brothel during police raid on Oct 31 at 3.03pm. Condoms and lubricants were seized from the four-room flat. Other items found in the home included two mattresses and a clothes rack with more than 30 towels hanging out to dry, reported Shin Min Daily 31

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 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

October 30, 2017 1:02 PM Public transport fares largely unchanged after review, 2 off-peak trials to end

SINGAPORE — Public transport fares will remain largely unchanged, the Public Transport Council (PTC) announced on Monday (Oct 30) after its latest review. The Council also announced that free morning pre-peak hour travel will cease from Dec 29. But discounts of up to 50 cents will be given to this group of commuters. The discount will apply to commuters 3

October 29, 2017 11:42 PM US coalition occupied, not liberated Raqqa from ISIS – Syrian FM

“Syria considers the claims of the United States and its so-called alliance about the liberation of Raqqa city from ISIS to be lies aiming to divert international public opinion from the crimes committed by this alliance in Raqqa province,” an official source in Syrian Foreign Ministry told the SANA news agency. On October 20, after four months of heavy 4

October 29, 2017 5:05 AM The effect of a strong President Xi in the Caribbean

On 24th October, at its 19th party congress in Beijing, China's Communist Party formally elevated President Xi Jinping to the revered status of legendary leaders, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The congress wrote his name into its constitution and set him up to remain in office beyond 2022. This gives Xi and the Government he leads the political stability 1

October 28, 2017 9:38 AM Luhut officiates Silangit International Airport

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan officiated on Saturday the operation of Silangit International Airport in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra, to boost tourist arrivals and promote Lake Toba as a prime destination. The airport officially served international route after Luhut welcomed the arrival of Garuda Indonesia flight from Singapore 4

October 28, 2017 6:21 AM A war of words puts Facebook at the centre of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Myanmar's government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country's Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing. So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message 5