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3:01 AMPM 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 AMHong 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 AMST 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 AMPakistan'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 PMUK 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 PMTennis: 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.