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3:01 AM
PM Lee, ESM Goh to have wax figures at Madame Tussauds Singapore
SINGAPORE - Visitors to the new Madame Tussauds Singapore can look forward to taking selfies with the wax figures of local celebrities - as well as the lookalikes of political leaders including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.
8:37 AM
Hong Kong protests: Student leaders lament 'vague' talks, call for crowds to stay on streets
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests' student leaders, noticeably muted in their response to the first talks on Tuesday with the government that yielded no breakthrough, called the government "vague" in its commitment to finding a compromise and said they would need to consult before agreeing to further negotiations.
9:30 AM
ST Global Forum to focus on Asia's promise in 2015
Global stock markets are taking a pause, as they consider the potential impact of any move by the US Federal Reserve to curb bond-buying, and a slowing European economy. The Ebola threat looms. The war on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is approaching. Oil prices are falling, hurting producer nations.
9:16 AM
Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala receives US Liberty Medal
PHILADELPHIA (AFP) - Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the United States Liberty Medal on Tuesday and pledged her US$100,000 (S$127,122) award to education in her homeland Pakistan.
8:25 PM
UK State Visit: Much fanfare in London as President Tony Tan's state visit officially begins
LONDON - The red-and-white flag of Singapore flew proudly alongside the British Union Jack in central London on Tuesday, as President Tony Tan Keng Yam officially began his state visit to the United Kingdom to much fanfare.
11:03 PM
Tennis: Wozniacki stuns Sharapova in epic three-hour-plus battle at WTA Finals
The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global saw its first upset on Tuesday night, as world No. 2 Maria Sharapova was beaten 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 2-6 by eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki in an epic 3hr 13min match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.


8:25 AM
Analysis: Cut in supply of BTO flats will ward off glut
3:01 AM
PM Lee, ESM Goh to have wax figures at Madame Tussauds Singapore
11:26 PM
Singapore named Lonely Planet's No 1 destination: What 5 non-locals love...
9:57 PM
Body of 30-year-old man found in Singapore River near Swissotel Merchant Court
9:05 PM
NParks cancels approvals for Han Hui Hui event at Hong Lim Park on Oct 25
7:29 PM
The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Oct 21, 2014
7:17 PM
Reduced airflow to cargo compartment may have caused 174 sheep for korban to...
6:59 PM
13 arrests in 12 hours as police crack down on suspected loan shark activities
4:10 PM
Singapore to donate US$150,000 to WHO's Ebola efforts
3:43 PM
Blogger accused of implying that courts are biased against cases touching on...
2:55 PM
52 schools, including new JC, to get new heads from next year
2:00 PM
NTU, NUS scientists receive $15m govt funds to develop clean energy and...
1:59 PM
Leather factory worker likely made 'futile bid' to save friend from...
1:28 PM
Activist group wants Bill to prevent human trafficking to be beefed up
1:02 PM
Man jailed for attacking friend with chair and beer bottle
12:43 PM
Rubbish truck driver gets $2,500 fine and 1-year ban for hitting bus and...
12:40 PM
Applications open for L'Oreal Singapore Women in Science fellowships
12:20 PM
Police appeal for information on woman last seen in Choa Chu Kang area
11:50 AM
Temasek launches S Rajaratnam Endowment to strengthen international ties
11:27 AM
Blogger Roy Ngerng summoned for police questioning about Sept 27 protest
11:12 AM
Singapore named Lonely Planet's No 1 country for travel in 2015
10:57 AM
Taxi booking app provider GrabTaxi secured US$90m in past 12 months
10:27 AM
Doctor fined and censured for damaging patient's hand during liposuction...
10:17 AM
Appeal for kin of Madam Wong Lai Seong, 60, who died at NUH on Oct 4, to step...
9:52 AM
Woman suffers burns after suspected gas explosion in Ang Mo Kio flat


9:30 AM
ST Global Forum to focus on Asia's promise in 2015
9:16 AM
Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala receives US Liberty Medal
8:37 AM
Hong Kong protests: Student leaders lament 'vague' talks, call for...
8:05 AM
Myanmar's volatile Rakhine state risks slipping into radicalism
3:04 AM
China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud users - blog
12:47 AM
India to step up travel surveillance to stop any Ebola outbreak
11:27 PM
Briton found dead with throat slashed in Bali: police
10:40 PM
What's in an English name? Check out Chinese broadcaster CCTV's guide...
10:30 PM
Anger as US Marine Joseph Pemberton in Philippines murder case snubs summons
10:15 PM
Nepal resumes search for snowstorm victims over fears of more trapped
9:26 PM
Hong Kong protests: Student leaders put their case to govt, but no breakthrough
8:39 PM
India and Nepal sign electricity trading pact
8:32 PM
India says Islamic State not yet a threat
7:28 PM
Noodle soup sickens hundreds at Cambodia engagement party
6:56 PM
Hong Kong protests: Government, student protest leaders begin talks
5:48 PM
More Japan ministers face questions, adding to Abe's woes
5:48 PM
Hong Kong protests: CE Leung says room for more democracy in election panel
4:43 PM
Taiwan military aerobatic jet crashes during routine training, pilot killed
4:32 PM
Myanmar sets provisional date of Oct/Nov for key 2015 polls
4:24 PM
India's Modi moves to reform problem-plagued coal industry
4:05 PM
Japan court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses
4:02 PM
Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the gadget
3:46 PM
Missing Sydney teen Abdullah Elmir resurfaces in ISIS group video: reports
3:30 PM
China 'executed 2,400' people last year: rights group
2:58 PM
Indonesia First Lady Iriana gets nod from fashionistas
2:37 PM
Malaysia Islamic authorities probe 'dog patting' event
1:51 PM
Jokowi says has interviewed all candidates and decided on Cabinet
1:14 PM
How Joko Widodo came to be known as Jokowi
12:55 PM
Thailand's junta-picked council starts work on reforms
12:50 PM
China likely to close 'gift' loophole in corruption fight


9:35 AM
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, of Watergate fame, dies aged 93
8:51 AM
US court orders mental tests for accused White House intruder
8:40 AM
Canada raises terrorism threat level, cites chatter from radical groups
7:44 AM
Personal woes plagued Canadian Islam convert who killed soldier: Records, lawyer
7:14 AM
Cameraman working for US station NBC in Liberia recovers from Ebola: Hospital
6:46 AM
While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 22 edition
6:01 AM
Dominican Republic mourns death of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta
5:12 AM
US arms airdrop falls into ISIS hands near Kobane: monitor
4:55 AM
Oscar Pistorius starts five-year jail term for killing lover
4:31 AM
Kurds hold most of Kobane, ISIS stalled: US
3:43 AM
Canada fears new Islamist threat after soldier killed
2:48 AM
Poland's speaker backs down from claim Putin proposed dividing Ukraine
1:33 AM
White House confirms US citizen released from North Korea
12:57 AM
Infant remains found in Canadian storage locker - police
12:37 AM
US restricts entrants from Ebola-hit nations to five airports
12:19 AM
Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors
11:57 PM
Two more lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata for air bag defect
11:12 PM
Ebola still well behind economy and jobs among top US worries - poll
9:55 PM
Outgoing UK spy chief Iain Lobban rejects Snowden mass surveillance claims
9:48 PM
US, China can tip balance in climate quest: study
9:39 PM
'1,000th Ebola survivor' feted by Medecins sans Frontieres in west...
9:16 PM
Italian police say discovered huge $2.76 billion corporate tax fraud
9:01 PM
Islamic State wins ground from Syrian government in east: monitor
8:52 PM
Mentally ill Briton accused over extremist camp extradited to United States
8:37 PM
EU targets ministers, UAE firm in latest Syria sanctions
8:25 PM
UK State Visit: Much fanfare in London as President Tony Tan's state visit...
8:23 PM
Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21 amid surge of bombings claimed by ISIS
8:13 PM
French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola
8:04 PM
Canadian soldier dead after hit by 'radicalised' Islamic State driver
7:52 PM
Syria man stones daughter to death for alleged adultery in ISIS video





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