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Consumers here can look forward to shopping for electricity plans the way they choose a mobile phone package. With the Energy Market Authority's plans to fully open up the electricity retail market to competition in the second half of 2018, electricity retailers are lining up an array of options for consumers.
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Drivers who have disabilities or suffered illnesses such as stroke will be able to choose from more gadgets that make it easier for them to drive. The authorities have approved two such devices - an over-ring accelerator and an infra-red remote control device - and these would be made available next year.
Indonesia has seen a number of terrorism cases involving young people, who are now the focus of a fledgling multi-agency deradicalisation effort. The aim is to prevent early indoctrination of extremism, particularly from domestic terror groups loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Kurdish fighters said they made headway yesterday in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by recapturing Bashiqa town near Mosul, the last stronghold of the militants. US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said he was encouraged by what he saw.
Russia's bid to influence the outcome of the US presidential election is an intrusion America cannot allow to go unpunished. But what response is available? Europe Correspondent Jonathan Eyal dissects the options and the role of deterrence today.
A pilot scheme that allows employers who urgently need to hire foreign domestic workers for caregiving purposes has matched 30 maids with families here since it started in August. The Advance Placement Scheme has cut the wait for a helper for these employers from months to days.
The Agency for Integrated Care, which coordinates healthcare services for the elderly, hopes to attract professionals, managers, executives and technicians to join community care. It has started a scheme to help them do so.
Nets' FlashPay cards will be available online this week, allowing consumers to buy limited-edition cards on their favourite devices as the company steps up the push towards a cashless society. The online portal is slated to go live on Friday, and will first feature a handful of designs.
Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch and coach Cesare Prandelli were a furious pair, after Lionel Messi's last-gasp penalty handed Barcelona a 3-2 La Liga win at the Mestalla on Saturday. But claims of biased refereeing were overshadowed by Andres Iniesta's serious injury and Neymar being hit by a plastic bottle at the end.
Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character of Negan, leader of a gang called the Saviors, looks set to be the most important player in season seven of The Walking Dead, which debuts in Singapore tonight. His arrival means a major cast member may be bumped off the hit series, which is still one of the most watched TV dramas in the United States since debuting in 2010.
Singer-actress Ella Chen of Taiwanese pop group S.H.E has announced that she is three months pregnant. Chen, 35, who is married to Malaysian businessman Alvin Lai, said she had to wait till things were stable to make her announcement.