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The rudder system of all Airbus A320-200 jets registered in Indonesia are under scrutiny by aircraft inspectors after the failure of a similar component led to the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 last year. In the meantime, the Transport Ministry has ordered more frequent training for pilots on how to handle the airplane in upset conditions.
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As the United States reels from its deadliest episode of gun violence since a 2012 attack on an elementary school, the authorities are exploring the possibility that the massacre at a social service centre in California was an act of terror.
A RM2.6 billion (S$866 million) deposit in Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's private bank accounts was a "political donation", Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (above) told Parliament. He did not name the donor. Senior opposition leader Lim Kit Siang lambasted the government for not offering any new information.
Dell Curry was honoured by the Charlotte Hornets at half-time on Wednesday, after which his son Stephen took over, scoring 40 points in all and spurring the NBA champions Golden State Warriors to a 116-99 win over the hosts. That extended their season-opening streak to 20 wins.
Australia plans to step up search efforts for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in an area that it believes holds the best promise of solving this aviation mystery. The number of vessels searching for the jet in the hot spot will be doubled to four.
The stage is set for an Indian resurgence and it makes sense for Singapore to get a slice of the action, writes Ravi Velloor. PM Narendra Modi is a leader able to follow through on commitments and India's market of 1.2 billion is still largely virgin territory.
A Chinese Indonesian baby girl, who was born with a rare condition known as sacrococcygeal teratoma, is in critical condition at KK Women's and Children's Hospital with multiple organ failure. She has a tumour bigger than her body.
The Singapore Heritage Society plans to conduct a study on the intangible heritage of three places of worship near Shenton Way.
They are the 1844 Fook Tet Soo Khek temple, the 1866 Keramat Habib Noh and the 1903 Haji Muhammad Salleh mosque in Palmer Road.
Another Sembcorp Marine rigbuilding project has hit turbulent waters as the oil industry downturn continues to bite. The firm announced yesterday that its Jurong Shipyard unit had reached a so-called "standstill" agreement with North Atlantic Drilling to defer delivery of a rig until next June.
Hard Rock Cafe, a nightlife institution in the Orchard Road area, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by undergoing a makeover. It is due to close in May next year for renovations, after which it will have a more contemporary look and include more Asian music and video content.
At age 50, pop star Aaron Kwok is finally confident he can conduct a public romance without it affecting his career, he said a day after announcing his relationship with Chinese model Moka Fang, 27. At a reception on Wednesday, he also took a swipe at Chinese model Lynn Hung, with whom he ended a seven-year romance in 2013.