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The six City Harvest Church leaders found guilty of offences related to the misuse of church funds were given lengthy jail terms yesterday. These ranged from eight years for church founder Kong Hee to 21 months for the church's former finance manager Sharon Tan.
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The female suicide bomber who blew herself up during a police raid following last week's terror attacks in Paris changed from a party girl into a radical just months before her death. In a video shot by residents, Hasna Aitboulahcen is heard screaming at an officer before she detonated her explosives vest.
Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe has told US President Barack Obama the country will consider sending maritime forces to back up US operations in the South China Sea. The comments came on the sidelines of the Apec summit, just a month after China reacted angrily to a US warship sailing close to one of its artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
China's top leaders commemorated the 100th birthday of late Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang yesterday, in a move that underscores President Xi Jinping's keenness to tap the legacy of the reformist whose death catalysed the 1989 Tiananmen protests.
Homosexuality used to be listed as a disorder but no longer. Psychiatrist Chong Siow Ann recalls how he was once asked by a mother to cure her son of homosexuality. He wishes he had told her how important parental acceptance is to a young man who comes out.
One in four people here admitted to buying more food than needed, according to a survey of about 1,000 people. To tackle the growing problem, the National Environment Agency is launching a campaign to encourage people not to waste food.
An online directory listing 10,000 courses was launched yesterday for Singaporeans to explore the courses they can take next year using their SkillsFuture Credit. The courses offered by more than 500 providers vary from photography to financial literacy classes.
The average size of condominium apartments has been declining since 2010 as developers turn to bite-size units to deal with loan curbs, a new study has found. The decline in space was the most apparent in new projects on the city fringes. Average sizes there fell from 1,051 sq ft at Waterbank in Dakota in 2010 to 810 sq ft across three condominiums launched this year, according to the study.
Juergen Klopp (photo) is a giant back in his native Germany, after his exploits in taking Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final with modest means.
But today, the Liverpool manager is the underdog as he takes his 10th-placed side to Premier League leaders Man City.
British singer Adele's new album 25 will not be available for streaming on any digital music services, including Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. Adele is said to have been personally involved with the move. Some music executives said it was possible she could decide to add her album to streaming services after a "window" as short as a week.
Attendance at arts events here has grown in the past year, mainly buoyed by higher non-ticketed event attendance, according to the 2015 Singapore Cultural Statistics report released yesterday. While non-ticketed attendance at arts events rose to 2.8 million last year, up from two million in 2013, ticketed attendance was about 1.9 million, same as the previous year.