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September 24, 2017 10:10 AM Fighter in Islamic State video is believed to be radicalised Singaporean: MHA

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday (Sep 24) said it believed a person featured in an Islamic State video was a Singaporean man named Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad. The video, allegedly made by the media wing of Islamic State, features a fighter who claims to be "Abu 'Uqayl from Singapore". The 3min 30sec clip has been circulating on social 2

September 24, 2017 8:40 AM Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term

BERLIN: Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament in more than half a century. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President 3

September 24, 2017 4:35 AM Auditor says he was forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican's first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity. Speaking to reporters from four media organisations including Reuters in the office of his lawyers in Rome, Libero Milone 3

September 24, 2017 1:46 AM 'We must be very careful that we don't fall into trap of extremists': Vivian Balakrishnan in UN speech

SINGAPORE: Leaders should be "careful and measured" in their response to extremists, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in his speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Saturday (Sep 23). "Extremists everywhere actually have a common playbook," he said. "First, commit an egregious act of violence 3

September 24, 2017 12:51 AM Bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies after fight with Steven Lim at the Asia Fighting Championship

Pradip Subramanian, who faced Steven Lim in a Muay Thai match at the Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) yesterday (Sep 23), has died following the conclusion of the bout. In a Facebook post, Steven, 41, a YouTube personality who competed in singing contest Singapore Idol back in 2004, expressed his condolences for his opponent. "Rest in peace, my really 12

September 23, 2017 10:59 PM New Zealand leaders line up to woo kingmaker Peters

WELLINGTON: Both of New Zealand's major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters on Sunday (Sep 23) after the country's general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker. However, conservative Prime Minister Bill English appeared to be in the driving seat to form government due to tensions 3

September 23, 2017 10:34 PM Scientists have warned about the dangers of homeopathy

In a 12-page document, the Council summarized the results of scientific studies, surveys and even a parliamentary report, which showed the futility of homeopathic remedies. It is the extract from the report of the British Parliament, which affirms that “a systematic review and meta-analyses have conclusively demonstrated that homeopathic products work no better 1

September 23, 2017 6:28 PM Tragedy strikes at Asia Fighting Championship as bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies

SINGAPORE - Tragedy struck at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship on Saturday (Sept 23) night at the Marina Bay Sands, as World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) President Pradip Subramanian died after his muay thai match. The 32-year-old had reportedly looked shaken after his bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim and had to be helped 3

September 23, 2017 2:40 PM Bilic decision backfires as Kane double helps nervy Spurs beat West Ham

LONDON -- Three thoughts on West Ham 2-3 Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. Javier Hernandez's goal had looked a consolation at the time, but Serge Aurier's red card made a contest 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