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September 24, 2017 10:22 AM ISIS posts video of Singaporean fighter in Syria, security agencies monitoring his activities

SINGAPORE - The first known ISIS recruitment video featuring a fighter from Singapore has surfaced on social media, and the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on Sunday (Sept 24) that security agencies have been monitoring his activities. It said he left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East, where he was believed to have been radicalised

September 24, 2017 2:40 AM Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

BERLIN (AFP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday (Sept 24) but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history. Voting began at 0600 GMT (2pm Sunday Singapore time) in Europe’s biggest economy and exit polls are announced at 1600 GMT, with few expecting 3

September 23, 2017 3:01 AM Road junction of fatal Hong Kong bus crash listed as traffic accident black spot for eight years in a row

The crossroads located in one of the city’s busiest districts had seen six or more traffic accidents involving pedestrian injuries or nine or more cases involving personal injuries per year since 2010, according to the Transport Department. It also made the list in 2005 and 2007. On Saturday morning, the crash site at Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road in Sham Shui Po where 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 22, 2017 3:37 PM Three dead and two critical after bus mounts pavement in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts

Three people were killed and 29 injured, two of them critically, when a double decker bus mounted a pavement and ploughed into pedestrians in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts during rush hour on Friday. The accident, at around 6.30pm at the junction of Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road in Sham Shui Po, left four people trapped under the Citybus 3

September 22, 2017 8:05 AM PropNex property agent suspended 7 months and fined S$6,000 for misconduct while representing senile client

SINGAPORE – A property agent has been suspended and slapped with a fine by the Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) for misconduct in the sale of a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat owned by an elderly couple in their 80s, one of whom has dementia. The PropNex Realty agent, Ng Ser Leong, 44, learned that the elderly man had wanted to sell the flat in August 3

September 22, 2017 6:31 AM New Zealand goes to polls on Saturday, ending tight, volatile race

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders go to the polls on Saturday in the most volatile and hard-fought race in recent history, which could usher in a change in openness to migration and trade and the central bank's approach to monetary policy. Volatile opinion polls have shown a neck-and-neck race, although the ruling National Party of Prime Minister Bill English 3

September 22, 2017 2:20 AM The woman behind Spanx is bringing out Spanx for your arms

If you’ve ever wanted to shapewear-up your entire body, this latest news will bring you great joy. Named 'Arm Tights', Spanx has released the answer to sleeve-induced woes, ensuring you feel ready to take on any dress, shirt or vest ever created. Set to be released in time for the northern hemisphere's autumn, founder of Spanx Sara Blakely figured tights 4

September 22, 2017 12:17 AM 5 most haunted places in Singapore

The Pasir Ris Tower can be a scary place to be at night. (Photos: Christopher Chitty) Singaporeans continue to be fascinated by the spiritual world despite the country’s modernity and rapid urbanisation. Almost everyone you talk to from schoolchildren to taxi drivers has a ghost story to share. In this issue, we visit five locations that are believed 4

September 21, 2017 8:14 AM Woman's arm trapped in mixer at Ang Mo Kio pastry shop

SINGAPORE - A woman whose arm was trapped in a mixer at a pastry shop in Ang Mo Kio was taken to hospital in a serious condition. The incident occurred at Joyus Pastries' Ang Mo Kio branch on Wednesday (Sept 20), Lianhe Wanbao reported on Thursday. The Straits Times understands that the woman, who was in her 30s, had her right arm trapped in the mixer 2