What's News: November 06 2015

China's President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov 5, 2015.
China's President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov 5, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

TOP OF THE NEWS

Xi's visit aimed at boosting ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Singapore today for a state visit aimed at deepening bilateral ties and cooperation as the two countries celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations. They are set to adopt a new strategic framework and upgrade the bilateral Free Trade Agreement.


October saw the most monthly HDB resale transactions so far this year, with 1,745 units changing hands.
October saw the most monthly HDB resale transactions so far this year, with 1,745 units changing hands. ST FILE PHOTO

TOP OF THE NEWS

More HDB resale flats sold

More Housing Board resale flats were sold last month, with 1,745 units changing hands, up 16 per cent from September's figure. But prices remained essentially unchanged.


WORLD

Suu Kyi's message of defiance

In a defiant message to Myanmar's incumbent government, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi signalled yesterday that she would assume a role "above the president" if her party wins the elections on Sunday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner is "playing hardball", an analyst said.


WORLD

KL finds itself in a tricky spot

Malaysia, as the host to an Asean defence meeting this week, was caught between the US and China when the two titans clashed over the South China Sea disputes. US defence officials said Kuala Lumpur welcomes a greater US military presence in the region.


OPINION

Power shifts to tech world

A trip to Silicon Valley and the West Coast is now a must for leaders, as the worlds of tech and politics cosy up to each other, says US Bureau chief Jeremy Au Yong. Within the space of a few weeks this year, tech giants played host to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.


HOME

Bid to curb pigeon problem

The authorities are trying out a new weapon against the growing pigeon problem at the Haji Muhammad Salleh Mosque near Shenton Way. They are feeding pigeons in the area with a special corn laced with a birth control drug, in a bid to control these birds' numbers.


HOME

First global diabetes registry

The National Heart Centre Singapore will lead other Asian countries in a collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to create the world's first global diabetes registry. It can help provide better insights into diabetes treatment and lead to better care for patients, said the ACC.


BUSINESS

Keeping property sector stable

The property industry, home owners and the Government have a shared interest in ensuring a stable and sustainable property market, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat at the 56th anniversary dinner of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore yesterday evening.



Chelsea's Willian celebrating after scoring from a free kick in the match against Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

SPORT

Big boost for Mourinho

Under-fire Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho received a huge vote of confidence from fans and players alike on Wednesday night. Willian's late free-kick goal in London gave the Blues a 2-1 win in the Champions League over Dynamo Kiev, and led to supporters "standing up for the Special One".


LIFE

Dinner theatre on the menu

In Mind Map Of Love, a dinner theatre performance housed in fine-dining establishment Zott's True Alps, the audience has a hand in how the show develops, even as they tuck into a three-course meal. Diners choose from cards offered to them by the actors to define a couple's relationship.


LIFE

Scandal: Star to sue weekly

Taiwan and the US are probing an international prostitution ring run by a woman, Tai Chun-yi, who allegedly procured starlets as travel companions for businessmen, said Taipei Times. And actress Chiling Lin (photo), 40, whose name has been dragged into the scandal, threatened to sue the weekly.

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