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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 21, 2017 10:11 AM Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support

YANGON: While there has been widespread global condemnation of the violence taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many ordinary people in the country are standing solidly behind the government and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. From world leaders to Nobel peace laureates and rights activists to analysts, a chorus of powerful voices has criticised 4

September 21, 2017 2:25 AM Mexico politicians fear flunking quake test before 2018 vote

MEXICO CITY - Less than a year before a presidential election, Mexico's ruling party and its coalition partners are fearful they could be punished by voters for any misstep in responding to two major earthquakes that killed more than 300 people this month. With tolerance low after years of violence and corruption, the tremors could further undermine 3

September 20, 2017 9:01 PM Merkel and party look to nation's next generation

While facing current election challenges, CDU seeks to ensure its own future Dr Angela Merkel may have given hundreds, if not thousands, of press conferences during her 12 years as Chancellor of Germany, but never had Europe's most powerful woman encountered questions quite like these. They ranged from "What is your favourite food?" to "when did you get your first 3

September 20, 2017 9:38 AM Earthquake death toll climbs to 225 in Mexico as frantic search continues for survivors

Rescuers searched massive piles of rubble for any signs of life Wednesday morning after dozens of buildings collapsed across central Mexico in Tuesday’s violent earthquake, which killed at least 225 people, injured at least 1,000 and caused chaos in Mexico’s capital. Firefighters, soldiers and volunteers worked through the night clearing debris and scrambling 1

September 20, 2017 9:10 AM Mexico City Earthquake: Children Dead After School Collapses

A huge earthquake that struck central Mexico Tuesday destroyed a school in the south of the capital, leaving dozens of children dead or missing amid a death toll that runs to the hundreds. The center of the quake, which had a magnitude of 7.1, was in Puebla state, about 75 miles from Mexico city, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). But it also caused 3

September 18, 2017 8:45 AM Priest rescued as Philippine troops retake Marawi militant stronghold

MANILA: Philippine troops rescued a catholic priest held hostage for almost four months by Islamic State-linked rebels after an offensive that captured a stronghold of the militants in southern Marawi City, defence officials said on Monday. Marawi's vicar-general Father Teresito "Chito" Soganub was kidnapped along with other Christians as militants rampaged 3

September 18, 2017 2:39 AM Rohingya crisis: Why Aung San Suu Kyi is becoming a hero in China

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar State Counselor and former Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has become popular among Chinese netizens for her dealing with the issue. Rohingya crisis: Even as she has been facing criticism over the Rohingya issue from several quarters, Myanmar State Counselor and former Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has become popular among 1

September 17, 2017 11:03 PM 'We will kill you all': Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage

SITTWE, Myanmar: Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food. "We're terrified," Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. "We'll starve soon and they're 3

September 17, 2017 8:52 PM Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage after being told: 'We will kill you all'

SITTWE, Myanmar (REUTERS) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food. "We're terrified," Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, said by telephone. "We'll starve soon and they're 3