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A group of 27 foreign workers who were planning to carry out terror attacks back home has been arrested in the largest security crackdown in Singapore in 15 years.
All but one of the Bangladeshi construction workers have been deported, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement yesterday.
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Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has mapped out plans to keep Singaporeans healthy and further boost healthcare standards. In an Addendum to the President's address last week, he said initiatives include raising capacity in hospitals and other healthcare facilities and stepping up efforts to reduce obesity and smoking rates.
Births in China fell last year, defying predictions that a relaxed family planning policy in 2013 would result in more babies for the country and reverse ageing of the population. The National Bureau of Statistics said about 320,000 fewer children were born last year than in the previous year.
A Singaporean man convicted of money laundering in Australia last October was involved in "organised crime conducted on a transnational basis", said a New South Wales court. Koh Yan Wei deposited over A$1 million (S$1 million) in a safe deposit box, raising suspicions.
The revised social studies textbook for upper secondary students brings current issues in Singapore to life in a new way. Issues previously not mentioned, such as tension with foreigners, now feature in major chapters. The shift is welcome, says Priscilla Goy.
Around 2,000 people in Yishun - including students as well as staff at businesses - have been trained to spot people with dementia. The Lien Foundation and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital are leading efforts to create Singapore's first dementia-friendly community.
Courts can consider ill health as a ground for exercising judicial mercy when sentencing, the High Court said yesterday. But there is no basis for a reduced sentence if an illness can be treated or being in prison does not make a difference to the offender's health.
Investors withdrew hundreds of billions of dollars from emerging markets last year, dealing another blow to nations already suffering from slowing growth, high debt and plunging commodity prices. Net capital outflows amounted to around US$735 billion (S$1 trillion) last year, one of the worst on record, said the Institute of International Finance.
Tampines' star catch Jermaine Pennant is the undoubted big name in the S-League, but the other 18 foreign players want to give him a run for his money this season.
For instance, Home United's Danish former Under-21 international Ken Ilso, who scored 11 goals last year, aims for a big second campaign.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says he is looking into opening a high-end restaurant in Singapore. The new eatery would complement Bread Street Kitchen, the casual dining establishment he opened in June last year at Marina Bay Sands.
Actors George Clooney and David Oyelowo have joined those calling for changes in the American movie industry and at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members did not nominate any actors of colour for the Oscars for a second straight year.