What's News: November 02, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun Hye (centre) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a trilateral summit at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov 1, 2015.
South Korean President Park Geun Hye (centre) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a trilateral summit at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov 1, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

TOP OF THE NEWS

Trilateral summit 'a success'

Leaders of South Korea, Japan and China hailed their first summit in three years as a success, saying in a joint statement that trilateral cooperation has been "completely restored". However, experts noted that the carefully worded statement tactfully skirts around contentious issues, such as the South China Sea disputes and comfort women.

TOP OF THE NEWS

Risky encounters

A poll of 2,500 upper primary and secondary school children has found that a third of the older students are not only chatting with strangers online but also meeting them in real life. Students said they go for such meetings mainly to make friends or for purchases.


A woman casting her vote in Sirnak yesterday in Turkey's elections. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE- PRESSE

WORLD

Turks vote in crucial polls

Turks voted yesterday in one of Turkey's most crucial elections in years, with the country deeply divided in the face of surging Kurdish and Islamic violence and worries about democracy and the faltering economy. The poll is the second in just five months.

WORLD

Solar power hot in Australia

Australia is in the grip of a solar power revolution, with a new study showing it could soon be cheaper to power a home using solar energy than via the traditional electricity grid. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his weight behind the transition.

OPINION

Holocaust as political prop

The German government's recent rebuke of the Israeli Prime Minister for misinterpreting the Holocaust is just one example of how the tragedy has become part of today's political tussles. Those who seek to politicise genocide dishonour those killed, writes Jonathan Eyal.

HOME

SIM eyes corporate mentors

The Singapore Institute of Management hopes to give its students a leg up in the working world through a mentorship scheme that pairs students with corporate leaders. Its new career office has roped in 20 mentors.

HOME

Better sleep, thanks to nurses

Patients at the National Heart Centre Singapore are now sleeping better after nurses there came up with ways to minimise disturbance when they attend to some patients at night. The nurses try to minimise movement into and out of the ward as well as use lights more carefully.

BUSINESS

HP splits into two companies

Staff of Hewlett-Packard (HP) Singapore go to work today as employees of two companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. The tech giant has just effected a split globally into the two companies, with HPE selling business IT solutions and services, and HP Inc focusing on PCs and printers.


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal denies that a mental issue is preventing his stars from scoring. PHOTO: REUTERS

SPORT

End goal drought, Man U boss tells players

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has issued an ultimatum after three successive goalless draws. He has warned his side to end their drought against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tomorrow. The Dutchman denied that a mental issue is preventing his stars from scoring.

LIFE

The dancing doctor

Dr Uma Rajan, 75, was christened the "dancing doctor" by her colleagues after she brought her love for Indian dance and the arts to her medical work. The classical Bharatanatyam dancer, who began her training at the age of nine, is one of the leading advocates of Indian dance here today.


Aaron Kwok electrified fans with his moves. PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS

LIFE

Still sizzling at 50

Age has not slowed Aaron Kwok down. The Hong Kong singer, who turned 50 last week, put on an impressive show at his concert here last Friday at Marina Bay Sands. In addition to his energetic dance moves, he pulled off headstands and acrobatic balancing acts during his 21/2-hour concert.

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