What's News: November 28, 2016

Soren Kjeldsen (left) and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark pose with the trophy after winning the World Cup of Golf on the Kingston Heath course in Melbourne on Nov 27, 2016.
Soren Kjeldsen (left) and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark pose with the trophy after winning the World Cup of Golf on the Kingston Heath course in Melbourne on Nov 27, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

TOP OF THE NEWS

Indonesia foils terror plot

Indonesia has arrested two men suspected of belonging to a cell capable of making the largest bombs ever to be used by a local terror network. Police say the cell was planning to attack the Parliament building, the police headquarters in Jakarta, the Myanmar Embassy and local television stations.


TOP OF THE NEWS

Over 22,000 new jobs ahead

More than 22,000 new jobs are projected to be created in the manufacturing sector here over the next eight years, a study has found. These higher-value positions will pay on average 50 per cent more than the jobs displaced.



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WORLD

Trump empire can add to woes

US President-elect Donald Trump's (photo) business empire overseas could create a running source of controversy for him and tensions between his priorities as president and the needs and objectives of companies, former US government officials said. This could complicate US foreign policy and the country's diplomatic relationships, they added.


WORLD

Umno to rally behind Najib

Malaysia's ruling party Umno is expected to coalesce around Prime Minister Najib Razak at its annual national assembly this week, as the scandal-plagued leader rallies support ahead of a general election that is likely to be called next year.


OPINION

The way to influence Trump

How to win friends and influence the Trump administration: Don't be preachy and condescending. Instead, America's allies should engage the incoming administration with friendly overtures, and ensure it can claim some "quick wins", says Jonathan Eyal.


HOME

HolyCrit making a comeback

When the HolyCrit race - for fixed-gear bicycles - was held two years ago, it was stopped and its organisers were prosecuted for holding an illegal event. However, it will return to a street in Kallang on Saturday - this time with the required permits and approval.


HOME

Crest students taste success

When Crest Secondary School opened in 2013, it became the first specialised school for Normal (Technical) students. Its first batch of students is finishing school this year - and 40 of them have already received offers from the Institute of Technical Education.


BUSINESS

Banking, gaming stocks soar

A rally on Wall Street, triggered by the Trump victory, has energised the local market, sending some benchmark counters to near 12-month highs. The top performers range from banking stocks such as DBS Group Holdings and UOB to gaming play Genting Singapore and palm oil counters like Golden Agri-Resources.


SPORT

Danish duo score golfing feat

Thorbjorn Olesen, 26, and Soren Kjeldsen, 41, pulled off the biggest feat in Denmark's golfing history by winning the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne yesterday. The pair held off challengers by four strokes to take out the strokeplay team competition. It represented the biggest victory of their careers.



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LIFE

The man who plays the prince

British actor Matt Smith, who stars as Prince Philip in Netflix's lavish royal drama The Crown, says he felt a "little trepidation" playing such a famous person, but is proud of the work he has done. He also received advice from Prince Philip's grandson, Prince William, who simply described the man as a "legend".


Benedict Cumberbatch (right) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr Watson in the drama Sherlock, which returns to TV screens in January.
Benedict Cumberbatch (right) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr Watson in the drama Sherlock, which returns to TV screens in January. PHOTO: BBC

LIFE

Sherlock back with a baby

A baby - the child of John Watson - on the set of BBC drama Sherlock's Season 4 throws in a number of awkward plot moments. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the titular character, says: "I certainly handle babies on set very differently to how I handle them in real life!"

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2016, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe