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Unruly airline passengers are set to face tougher sanctions here, when Singapore introduces wider powers for police and courts to deal with them. The Republic is set to tackle the growing problem within the next six to 12 months - ahead of a similar global move by the United Nations.
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Anyone caught distributing "extremist" publications will be dealt with firmly under the law, the Home Affairs Ministry said yesterday. This followed a report in a Bangladesh newspaper that books spreading radical teachings were being distributed to Bangladeshi workers in Little India.
Ali Sonboly, the teenager behind a deadly shooting in a Munich shopping centre last Friday, had been planning his crime for a year, police said yesterday. The authorities found newspaper articles on police responses to other shooting rampages as well as a book on school gunmen at his home.
Waiting for a bus could soon be a cooler experience. The Land Transport Authority is piloting electric fans at five bus stops and studying the feasibility of installing them at others. It hopes to make life more comfortable for commuters, who can activate the fans using switches.
Taiwan is wooing Muslim travellers from South-east Asia and the Middle East to boost tourist arrivals, as mainland Chinese tourist numbers appear headed for a fall. The move is part of President Tsai Ing-wen's efforts to boost ties with Asean and India.
One month after Brexit, no other country seems tempted to hold its own "exit" poll. Rather, more states are tempted to stay in the European Union but defy the EU's common decisions. Defiance is the big danger ahead, writes Europe Correspondent Jonathan Eyal.
Two professors are spearheading an experimental music project here - to cool atoms to a billionth of a degree above absolute zero, at which they start to vibrate at high frequencies. They even hope to stage a "quantum music" performance.
A recently concluded pact between Singapore and Australia could help newly re-elected Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull deliver on some of his agenda. Several large Singapore corporates are already eyeing potential business opportunities arising from the closer bilateral ties.
Tennis was her first love but failing to make Catholic Junior College's team was the trigger factor for Teo Shun Xie's interest in shooting, a journey which 10 years later sees her securing an Olympic spot in Rio. And amazingly, she had failed her National Police Cadet Corps marksmanship test in secondary school.
There are at least 20 Chinese pop gigs lined up until the end of the year and they include acts such as that of Mandopop king Jay Chou, Taiwanese duo Power Station and home-grown singer Kit Chan. But discerning fans do not blindly snap up tickets. They also consider the concert's content and venue.
Some lucky diners in Singapore will get to try dishes from seafood-centric restaurant Cirrus - before it opens in Barangaroo, Sydney, in September. It is helmed by chef Brent Savage (photo), part of the new wave of chefs energising the Australian food scene. He will debut the menu tomorrow at a fully booked session at Salted & Hung restaurant in Purvis Street.