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With less than six months to the SEA Games, the Singapore Sports Hub has decided to abandon the problem-plagued pitch at the National Stadium.


Thailand's forward Chanathip Songkrasin being mobbed by teammates after scoring a long-range 87th-minute goal that sealed his team's thrilling comeback in the second leg of the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup final last night.
President Xi Jinping said China "remains unswerving" in putting into practice the "one country, two systems" framework that governs Beijing's relationship with Hong Kong and Macau, and which it hopes will be applicable to Taiwan too. But he said all sides must hold fast to the "one country" principle and accept the authority of the central government, while respecting differences in the "two systems".
The extremist group ISIS has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said, quoting a trusted activist.


Property and shares are all very well but increasing numbers of well-heeled investors are looking to posher assets such as wine and art to bolster their returns.
I must be the only person in the world who gets a kick out of reading a credit card bill from the first page to the last.
Spending money and time differently from a typical boss is all in a day's work for Mr Deepakjit Singh, who goes the extra mile to lend a helping hand.


On the third floor of the City of Dreams casino in Macau, private VIP saloons for high rollers are named after iconic rivers in China such as the Huangpu in Shanghai.
Low-cost travel is a boon. Budget service is a bane at times. While bargain-hunting travellers can be both, behaviourally.
"Unfair!" the millionaires of Hollywood shrieked last week. You could practically hear the ice in their kale-chia seed detox smoothies rattle, they were so agitated.


With the festive season around the corner, many partygoers are gearing up for the spate of feasting sure to accompany the triple whammy of the Christmas, New Year and the Chinese New Year holidays.
Roast turkey, ham, log cakes and cookies abound at Christmas time and can be a nightmare for those who want to eat healthily.
Want a fun and quirky workout? Need to burn off stress from work? Or do you have a kid who is bursting with energy? Then head for an indoor trampoline park.


Kuala Lumpur - Late strikes from Swiss-born Charyl Chappuis and Chanathip "Messi Jay" Songkrasin broke Malaysian hearts, as Thailand won their fourth South-east Asian football title in a dramatic AFF Suzuki Cup final last night at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
As recently as Nov 29, Chelsea led Manchester City by nine points. The English Premier League title seemed destined for Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho's side would not squander that sort of advantage. Except that, in the small matter of three weeks, it has gone.
London - Two managers for whom criticism has become an unwelcome bedfellow this season face off in the Premier League today, when Arsene Wenger's Arsenal tackle Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool at Anfield.