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September 25, 2017 9:55 AM Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance towards a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system. Abe, in power for five years, had been expected to call the election for next month to take advantage of improved 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 23, 2017 12:48 PM The 20 best-selling music artists of all time

The Beatles took the U.S. by storm in the early 1960s, and by the end of the decade, the "British invasion" quartet left a historic — and likely untouchable — mark on the charts. In the RIAA's tally of the best-selling artists by U.S. album sales and streaming figures, The Beatles lead the second-place artist, country singer Garth Brooks, by over 30 million 3

September 23, 2017 5:04 AM Nuclear logic and logistics

If nuclear deterrence is a cardinal principle, why should it be a cardinal principle only for a few? Why should North Korea denuclearise when others are not doing so? When the others are testing and enhancing their nuclear capacity? When the US has militarised the Northern Pacific, with its self-declared Pivot to China? With its nuclear-armed submarines 3

September 22, 2017 6:00 PM ESPN will now report the total number of people who watch games on TV and digital — but advertisers will have to wait 3 weeks

Nielsen Total Audience numbers. That means instead of reporting one set of numbers for TV and then another set of less compatible numbers for streaming, ESPN and Nielsen will be able to provide a single number representing the total number of fans who tune in to watch a live game. The total audience data won't arrive overnight, explained ESPN Global 3

September 22, 2017 1:59 PM Facebook Ads Aren't a Threat to Democracy

Political pressure is gradually forcing Facebook executives to take responsibility for the content that appears on the social network, at this point mainly for the advertising. So far, they are doing a good job of avoiding the real subject. On Wednesday, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg addressed the recent discovery that ads on Facebook could 3

September 22, 2017 9:51 AM This may finally be the year the iPhone line ritual dies a natural death

Today is iPhone day. And for the past decade that has incited a ritual of capitalism that became ingrained in our culture and served to demonstrate the cultish devotion Apple had inspired, and that no other company could match. The iPhone lines were a near-religious, tribal gathering of believers who, yes, wanted first dibs on the latest version. But they also wanted 3

September 22, 2017 1:46 AM Sun Rosier condo fetches $271m in latest en-bloc sale, 15% higher than asking price

SINGAPORE - Owners of the 78 units of Sun Rosier are set to pocket between S$2.86 million and S$4.77 million each after the condominium off Bartley Road fetched a top bid of S$271 million in Singapore's latest collective sale, about 15 per cent more than the asking price of S$235 million. There were four bids for the freehold development in How Sun Drive 3

September 21, 2017 5:29 PM Amazon vs Flipkart Sales, Redmi Note 4 Deal, iPhone 8 Pre-Bookings on Jio, and More: Your 360 Daily

If you want to buy any gadget, now is probably the best time of the year. All ecommerce giants seem to be raining discounts down upon us, as we've seen from Flipkart Big Billion Days sale and the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. From iPhone 7 and AirPods to Android phones and accessories, lots of popular gadgets have received phenomenal discounts 4

September 21, 2017 11:50 AM Man convicted for possessing 280 explicit videos of women and girls in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 27-year-old man was convicted on Thursday (Sep 21) of one charge under the Films Act for possessing 280 explicit videos for the purpose of distribution. Joel Chew Wei Chen, a sales engineer, was a member of three online forums dedicated to explicit content. There, he had uploaded and traded hundreds of videos of unsuspecting women and girls 4