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Leaders of the world's major economies began the Group of 20 summit with a strong message against terror. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on leaders to set up a platform for a joint struggle against terrorism, and US President Barack Obama said the US will redouble efforts against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group, which has claimed to be behind the Paris massacre.
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The first three nominees for The Straits Times Singaporean Of The Year 2015 award have been unveiled. They are a builder of schools for the poor, a nurse who risked her life to fight the Ebola virus disease in West Africa and a pair of ultramarathoners.
Spurred on by last Friday's attacks in Paris, 17 nations overcame their differences on how to end Syria's civil war and adopted a timeline that will let opposition groups help draft a Constitution and elect a new government by 2017. As a first step, the UN agreed to convene Syria's government with opposition representatives by Jan 1.
Myanmar President Thein Sein has said historic polls won in a landslide by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's party were the consequence of his government's reforms. The country's political big-hitters are looking to negotiate a long transition which will see him retain his position until March.
France is but one of several big European countries with large migrant communities where men of violence can easily find recruits. Keeping tabs on all suspects is impossible, and intelligence slip-ups are inevitable, writes Europe Correspondent Jonathan Eyal.
Priority queueing zones will be rolled out at new bus interchanges and integrated transport hubs following a successful pilot, said the Land Transport Authority. These zones will have seats and tactile paving to help those with visual disabilities locate them.
National University of Singapore students have been going for stints at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to work with a vibrant scientific community since 2010. Described as the world's greatest scientific experiment, the collider allows sub-atomic particles to be smashed together.
Singapore could benefit from allowing dual-class shares, after a move by Hong Kong to reject it earlier this year. This could help boost the tepid market sentiment and place Singapore's stock market ahead in the race to become Asia's pre-eminent stock exchange, say analysts.
Former badminton world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, fighting his way back to the top after a drug ban, stunned top seed and current No. 1 Chen Long 21-15, 21-11 to clinch the China Open in Fuzhou for his second Super Series title this year. He had upset another former No. 1 - Lin Dan - in the semis.
A cartoon about three bears by animator Daniel Chong, the son of Singaporean immigrants to the United States, has become a hit with both adults and children on the Cartoon Network. The animated series, We Bare Bears, shows how three bear siblings - a panda bear, a polar bear and a grizzly - awkwardly attempt to fit into human society.
Home-grown designer Jo Soh (photo), 39, is discontinuing her label Hansel, after being appointed Laura Ashley's head of fashion in Asia. She says the Welsh company approached her in May after reading about her. She has no regrets and is looking forward to the lessons she will learn.