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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.