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September 25, 2017 12:27 PM Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation 3

September 25, 2017 8:10 AM Johor launderette for Muslims only stirs debate: Reports

SINGAPORE: A self-service launderette in Muar, Johor, has made the news for allowing only Muslim customers to use its facilities. The matter came to light after a photo made its rounds on social media, showing a sign at the launderette that said "Only for Muslims", along with instructions for customers to remove their shoes before entering 2

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 24, 2017 2:16 AM No sound wave, ‘it was natural’: Chinese, South Korean monitors conclude North Korea quake was not nuclear

After hours of uncertainty, Chinese and South Korean monitors concluded late on Saturday that seismic activity in North Korea was a natural event, and not a nuclear test. South Korea’s weather agency reported a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in an area of North Korea where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but assessed the seismic activity as natural 3

September 23, 2017 9:02 PM Big home to host loved ones

At his son's baby shower in April, Mr Jimmy Lim hosted about 50 people in his jumbo flat in Woodlands Street 83. The catered food was placed in his multi-purpose room. "Many guests said this was the first time they saw catered food inside the home and not in the common corridor," says Mr Lim, 40, an insurance agent. His 2,067 sq ft flat - a three-room 3

September 23, 2017 2:27 PM New quake sows panic in Mexico City

MEXICO (AFP) – A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday (Sept 23), suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital. The seismic disturbance, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on Tuesday 3

September 23, 2017 3:56 AM Friends, family and fellow servicemen see off 3SG Gavin Chan at his military funeral

SINGAPORE - Under a grey sky, more than 100 friends, family and fellow servicemen paid their final respects to the late Third Sergeant Gavin Chan Hiang Cheng at his Pasir Ris home on Saturday (Sept 23). When the cortege left Pasir Ris at about 10.15am for Mandai Crematorium, rain started pouring. More than 300 people were waiting at the crematorium to receive 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 12:36 PM Uber To Be Kicked Out Of London Over ‘Lack Of Responsibility’

Uber was refused an operating license removal in London over “a lack of corporate responsibility,” Transport for London (TFL) said on Friday. The government body ruled to stop the ride-hailing service provider from operating in the UK capital after its existing license expires on September 30, although it will be allowed to continue doing business in the city while 3

September 22, 2017 10:38 AM Uber responds after TfL announces that it will not reissue private hire license

It looks like Uber may no longer be able to operate in London – as TfL have announced that they will not be reissuing the company’s private hire licence for the city. The taxi giant is said to have around 40,000 drivers in London, with over 3.5 million Londoners using the app. Their current licence is due to expire next Saturday on September 30. Today 3