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November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Silver lining in the battle against fake news

Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute 4

October 30, 2017 12:45 PM Paul Manafort indicted in Mueller probe, surrenders to FBI

President Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort's former business associate Rick Gates were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller and told to surrender to federal authorities on Monday. Manafort walked into the FBI's field office with his lawyer Kevin Downing in Washington, DC at around 8:15 a.m. on Monday morning. An FBI agent 3

October 29, 2017 9:59 AM Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed, all on board presumed dead

OSLO (AFP) - A Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic this week has been found and the eight Russians on board are presumed dead, Norwegian rescue crews said on Sunday (Oct 29). The Mil Mi-8 chopper, carrying five crew and three scientists, went missing on Thursday as it was flying to Barentsburg 4

October 28, 2017 9:59 AM Singapore journalist probed for breaching import law after using drone in Myanmar

BANGKOK - Two journalists from Singapore and Malaysia are being investigated by Myanmar police for breaching export and import laws after flying a drone over a parliament building in Naypyitaw. Singapore journalist Lau Hon Meng, 43, and Malaysian journalist Mok Choy Lin, 47, were detained while on assignment for the Turkish state broadcaster, Turkish 3

October 26, 2017 12:11 PM Explosion at Indonesia firecracker factory kills at least 47

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—An explosion and inferno at a fireworks factory near the Indonesian capital on Thursday killed at least 47 people, most of them female workers, and injured dozens, police said. Witnesses said a huge explosion was heard from the factory at about 10 a.m. local time and then smaller blasts echoed across the neighbourhood as orange flames 10

October 26, 2017 9:21 AM 'Like a roar': Dozens killed in blasts at Indonesia fireworks plant

KOSAMBI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two explosions tore through a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital on Thursday, killing at least 47 people and injuring dozens. It was one of Indonesia’s worst industrial disasters and is likely to cast a new spotlight on lax afety standards in the Southeast Asian country, where rules are often ignored 1

October 26, 2017 2:57 AM Preschool apologises after boy with autism goes missing from My First Skool in Serangoon North

Stomp contributors Pinky and Kris alerted Stomp to a post by Facebook user Ms Ong recounting how stressed she was when she found out her son was missing. She received a call from a school teacher at around 10.48am telling her what had happened. Thankfully, at 10.53am, she received a call from a Yishun MRT Station staff member that her son was there 4

October 24, 2017 10:42 PM S’pore and US to deepen cooperation on multiple fronts as leaders reaffirm mutually beneficial ties

WASHINGTON — Singapore and the United States have reaffirmed their robust and multi-faceted ties, pledging to deepen economic, defence, counter-terrorism cooperation and people-to-people linkages. In a joint statement issued on Tuesday (Oct 24) following talks between visiting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Donald Trump in the White House

October 24, 2017 11:34 AM Joint China-Asean naval exercise a way "to build trust"

MANILA — China and Southeast Asian navies aim to hold an inaugural joint maritime exercise next year, Singapore's defence minister Ng Eng Hen said on Tuesday (Oct 24), as they try to build trust amid conflicting claims over the South China Sea. "Singapore supports it," Dr Ng told reporters when asked about China's offer to hold maritime exercises. "We will push it ... for the very reason 4

October 23, 2017 10:08 PM Human error likely in Penang landslide, developer's application was rejected

PETALING JAYA The Penang state government has said that human error was likely to have been the cause of Saturday's landslide at a construction site in the state that killed 11 people, Malaysian media reported yesterday. This came even as the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said the developer's application to build a residential project at the Tanjung 3