MALAYSIAN police have arrested two opposition leaders and a political activist, charged a student leader with sedition, and seized thousands of opposition newspapers.
LONDON - A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street, in what Prime Minister David Cameron said appeared to be a terrorist attack and called a "betrayal of Islam".
LONDON - A brave 48-year-old mother of two has emerged as an unlikely hero in the apparent terror attack that saw a British soldier slaughtered on the streets of London.
UNIVERSITY student "CK" is interning at an advertising agency and has fallen ill several times because he has to work until the wee hours almost every other day with little sleep.
A STRATEGIC review of town councils is set to kick off soon with a consultation process, Senior Minister of State for National Development Lee Yi Shyan said yesterday.
A SIX-MINUTE video showing the stars of the movie Fast & Furious 6 astounded by car prices in Singapore has been shared rapidly around the world.
JAPAN and China must put aside their differences over territorial claims and consider their relations from a broader perspective, experts said here at an international conference to discuss the future of Asia.
HONG KONG - A chief of hospitals has apologised for a medical blunder in which a transplant patient was left fighting for her life after being given a heart that did not match her blood type.
JAPAN'S Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an impassioned defence last night of his economic policies, arguing that a revived Japan can and will be a force for good in the world.
VIENNA - Iran is making significant progress in expanding its nuclear programme, including in opening up a potential second route to developing the bomb, a new United Nations atomic agency report showed.
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama was expected to open a new phase in America's long struggle against terrorism, with a speech scheduled to take place early this morning that is meant to clarify its use of drones abroad and lay out a vision for closing the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
AMMAN - The United States and its partners will widen support for Syria's rebels, potentially by sending more weapons or taking other measures short of sending American forces, if diplomacy fails to end a civil war that has killed "upwards of 100,000" people, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
INVESTORS, entrepreneurs and others involved in the start-up landscape will be asked for their feedback on how entrepreneurship can be encouraged.
BEDOK Mall, a large basement shopping complex linked to Bedok MRT station, is already more than 85 per cent leased and will open before Christmas this year, CapitaMalls Asia said yesterday.
INDONESIANS retreated from the luxury home market in the first quarter to a much greater extent than buyers from China, India and the United States.
Parents on a last-minute lookout for activities to occupy their young ones, take heart: Spaces for some June holiday programmes are still available.
The People's Association Water Venture offers a number of sporting courses and activities, such as kayaking, sailing, sea rafting and sports climbing, at its nine locations around Singapore.
Devotees raising their eyes skywards to the towering stupas and grand ornamental roofs at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery may miss the 40 little Buddha stone sculptures sprinkled on a grassy lawn in the premises, before a giant Guan Yin Bodhisattva statue.
THE rubbish that disappears down the chute. The way the void decks and streets are cleaned.
Of all the issues on the ground that Mr Png Eng Huat encounters as a vice-chairman of Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council, two are particularly intractable.
THE Town Council Act has only one provision for transition when MPs change: Where an area within a town is transferred to another town, the Minister for National Development may specify that the town council of the first town continue to maintain and manage the area for up to 90 days.
THE fact that Singapore has one of the world's fastest ageing populations is no big secret. By 2030, elderly people in the country are expected to number 870,000.
ACTING Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin signalled a change of heart in the Government when he said this week that legislation was one way of dealing with unfair treatment at the workplace.
IF MR Ignasius Jonan, the youthful boss of the state-owned Kereta API national railway, has his way, Indonesia will soon see the rebirth of the golden age of rail, with trains replacing many of the trucks carrying freight across populous Java.
WE THANK Mr Leon Perera for sharing his thoughts on economic planning in his commentary ("Different spin on wheels of productivity"; Tuesday).
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) plays a vital role in ensuring high competency standards among professionals in the finance industry and provides adequate protection for investors here.
WE THANK Mr Joseph Ong ("Any recourse for EPL fans?") and Dr V. Subramaniam ("Ensure no repeat of EPL telecast fiasco"; Forum Online) for their feedback last Saturday and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.
NEW YORK - Manuel Pellegrini will start work at Manchester City on June 3 with the mandate from the club's Abu Dhabi owners to transform the team into one that plays "very beautiful football".
LONDON - Paris Saint-Germain are open to the idea of setting aside £100 million (S$190 million) in a bid to convince unsettled Manchester United star Wayne Rooney to move to Parc des Princes.
LONDON - Even as Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was giving Gareth Bale further encouragement to join him at the Bernabeu, the Tottenham winger appeared increasingly likely to stay at White Hart Lane.