Typhoon to make landfall in China
People living on the east coast of mainland China are bracing themselves for Typhoon Chan-hom, which is expected to make landfall today. The storm was due to pass northern Taiwan overnight.
Nearly 20,000 people have been evacuated from Zhejiang province and 20,000 fishing vessels have returned to harbour after waves of up to 10m in height were reported off the coast.
10,000 expected at SG50 Sing-Along
More than 10,000 people - including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and 50 entrepreneurs here - will lend their voices to a mass singing event today to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday.
They will sing popular local songs from the 1950s till the present day.
SG50 Sing-Along will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Euro ministers to decide on Greek deal
Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro area will meet today to decide whether to recommend opening negotiations on a third bailout programme for Athens, despite widespread exasperation at the Greek debt crisis. Greece asked for €53.5 billion (S$80 billion) to help cover its debts until 2018, a review of primary surplus targets, and a "reprofiling" of the country's long-term debt.