Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Dec 28, 2015

Staff and students of Assumption English School will be marking their return to their campus on Upper Bukit Timah Road with a mass walk on Dec 28, 2015.
Staff and students of Assumption English School will be marking their return to their campus on Upper Bukit Timah Road with a mass walk on Dec 28, 2015.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ASSUMPTIONENGLISH.MOE.EDU.SG

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Assumption marks return to Bukit Timah campus with mass walk

The Assumption English School is organising a mass walk for teachers and students from its temporary school at Queensway to its new school at Upper Bukit Timah on Monday morning. The school has embarked on an upgrading programme for the past two years, and will return to its Upper Bukit Timah campus from next year. - KOK XING HUI

Japan, South Korea to begin talks on 'comfort women' row


Protestors sit next to a statue of a South Korean teenage girl called the "peace monument" for former "comfort women", during a demonstration near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Nov 11, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea will hold a one-day meeting in Seoul on Monday (Dec 28) to settle a row over thousands of "comfort women" who were made to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II, among other issues. It is part of a bid to speed up talks in order to improve strained ties, an effort agreed to by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun Hye during a rare meeting in Seoul last month. South Korea is demanding a formal apology and compensation for the Korean survivors of the enslavement.

Cameron to visit flood-hit regions


Members of the emergency services rescuing people from a flooded street in Naburn, northern England, on Dec 27, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to visit flood-hit regions on Monday (Dec 28) after chairing an emergency COBRA committee meeting yesterday. Heavy rain triggered floods in parts of northern England on Saturday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes and the deployment of army personnel to shore up overwhelmed defences. Lancashire in the north-west and Yorkshire in the north-east were the worst affected.