What's Next: October 10, 2016

Preparations are made before the town hall debate at Washington University on Oct 9, 2016, in St Louis, Missouri.
Preparations are made before the town hall debate at Washington University on Oct 9, 2016, in St Louis, Missouri.PHOTO: AFP

Concern as N. Korea marks key date

North Korea today marks the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party amid concerns that the country may be on the brink of another nuclear test or long-range rocket launch.

Past nuclear tests and missile launches have often coincided with key political dates. The country's fifth nuclear test, carried out last month, was conducted on the anniversary of North Korea's founding as a state.


Trump and Clinton face off again

Mr Donald Trump and Mrs Hillary Clinton will face off in their second presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis this morning, Singapore time.

Unlike the first one held last month, this will be a town hall-style debate with undecided voters posing half the questions and the debate's two moderators posing the others.


Bill on changes to elected presidency

A Bill to amend the Constitution, to effect changes to the elected presidency (EP), will be introduced in Parliament today. It follows a review of the EP by a Constitutional Commission. The Government released the commission’s report and a White Paper on the issue last month. Among the changes proposed are one that will see elections reserved for a particular racial group if there has not been a president from the group for six terms.

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