What's Next: August 21, 2015

A woman holding up a flower as she prays at the Erawan shrine, the site of Monday's deadly blast, in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 20, 2015.
A woman holding up a flower as she prays at the Erawan shrine, the site of Monday's deadly blast, in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 20, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Memorial service for Thai blast victims

Senior Thai officials will be gathering at Erawan shrine this morning to make offerings in memory of the victims of Monday's bomb attack in Bangkok. The deadly blast killed 20 people and left more than 100 injured. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he would not attend the memorial service due to security concerns. "I am not afraid of dying but I am afraid others may die with me as my risk is increasing day by day," he said.

S'pore stories in new exhibition

The stories of 39 Singaporeans born before the country gained independence in 1965 will be featured in a new exhibition under the National Library Board's Singapore Memory Project. Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will officially launch The Greatest Gift of a Generation - Life Stories, at Woodlands Regional Library today.

The exhibition will run till May next year.

Athletics' World C'ships under a cloud

Its most prestigious event begins tomorrow but athletics' World Championships will take place in Beijing under a cloud, following a recent doping crisis. Even if the likes of Usain Bolt blaze a trail on the track at the Bird's Nest Stadium, the sport finds itself in a battle for credibility, despite the election of popular Briton Sebastian Coe as the new International Association of Athletics Federations chief.

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