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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 9:22 AM Longer immigration checkpoint clearance expected with new thumbprint scanning for car travellers

Heads up if you are amongst those who regularly drive across the border to visit Malaysia - you might soon experience a longer wait time at checkpoints. Soon, all car travellers aged six and above will need to step out of their vehicles to scan both thumbprints as they go through immigration clearance at car counters. This will be implemented via the new BioScreen 4

September 25, 2017 3:19 AM After Pradip Subramanian's death, organisers of fight events emphasise focus on safety

SINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the death of Pradip Subramanian, members of the combat sport community have emphasised that safety is a key priority when organising fight events. Subramanian, 32, died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday (Sep 23) against Steven Lim. Preliminary reports by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) found that Subramanian 4

September 25, 2017 1:55 AM Thumbprint scanning to be extended to car travellers at Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints

SINGAPORE: Thumbprint scanning will soon be extended to all car travellers at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Monday (Sep 25). The BioScreen system, which captures the thumbprints of those arriving at and departing from Singapore's checkpoints, will be progressively implemented at car counters 3

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 22, 2017 4:42 PM Saudi Arabia: Preacher Banned for Saying Women Drivers Have Quarter the Brain of Men

A Saudi preacher has been banned from all religious activities after saying that women should not be allowed to drive because they have a quarter the brain of men. The cleric, Sheikh Saad al-Hijri, was banned for a statement that was “diminishing human value,” Saudi state television reported on Friday, citing a spokesman for the governor of Asir province 1

September 20, 2017 5:30 PM Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it

UNITED NATIONS: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani insisted on Wednesday (Sep 20) his country has complied with the nuclear accord it signed with six world powers, and warned "rogue newcomer" Donald Trump that the United States faces isolation if he tears it up. Addressing the UN General Assembly one day after the US president appeared on the same podium 4

September 20, 2017 11:51 AM 2,100 jobs in electronics sector to be created by 2020

SINGAPORE — Up to 2,100 new jobs are expected to be created for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in Singapore’s electronics manufacturing sector by 2020, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran on Wednesday (Sept 20). Speaking at the official launch of JTC nanoSpace @ Tampines, Mr Iswaran unveiled the Industry 4

September 20, 2017 6:50 AM South Korea says Trump's warning to North Korea "firm and specific"

SEOUL/TOKYO: U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday. In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump mocked North Korean 3

September 20, 2017 5:12 AM South Korea president says Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific'

SEOUL/TOKYO: U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday. In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump mocked North Korean 4