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More will be done to help workers here prepare for trying times ahead as the economy restructures amid a global economic slowdown, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing. They pledged the Government's support, such as through matching workers to better jobs, but also urged them to acquire new skills.
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Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada has said the country will step up its activities in the South China Sea, less than two weeks after Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the country to "exercise caution".
Human rights activists have demanded that the Philippines investigate claims that President Rodrigo Duterte (photo) had a hand in more than 1,000 murders when he was mayor of the city of Davao. But lawmakers have labelled the allegations by a former hitman as a plot to unseat the brash, populist President.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has returned to the campaign trail, hoping to reassure US voters of her health after a hiatus of three days. With just 54 days to go, rival Donald Trump has whittled down her lead in the polls and leads in some key battleground states.
History will judge Mr Barack Obama kindly, predicts Ambassador Tommy Koh who says the President leaves the US and world economy stronger than when he entered the White House. But will the US rebalancing to Asia endure beyond his administration?
Online purchase scams are on the rise and some cases involve sellers who claim to be from electronics stores in Changi Airport. They ask for upfront payment for attractively priced gadgets and various "fees", but fail to deliver the goods.
A barber left unconscious after a bus crash in Malaysia has woken up. Mr R. Manokaran, 52, was returning with his family after a holiday in Genting Highlands when their double-decker bus skidded and overturned. He was pulled out of the wreck by his son and remains in intensive care.
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports last month trumped bearish forecasts and were mostly unchanged at $12.5 billion from a year earlier, after a sharp slide in July. A 2.7 per cent rise in non-electronic exports last month outweighed a 6 per cent dip in electronic exports, said trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.
Can English Premier League minnows Bournemouth win against unbeaten Manchester City when not even Jose Mourinho's United were able to succeed? Even with David Silva injured and Sergio Aguero suspended, City are too daunting a prospect for the Cherries, who have never beaten them before.
Social media star Xiaxue, 32, will present a no-holds-barred look at her life in her new reality TV show, Wendy Vs The World. The camera follows Xiaxue, whose real name is Wendy Cheng, as she goes about her daily life, and there are cameos by her American engineer husband and toddler son. The show starts airing on Sept 20 on E! Entertainment channel.
Flowers that look like powder puffs and blooms that resemble pin-cushions are on display at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome. The Tribal Tempo display, a large-scale South African floral show with 10,000 plants, runs until Oct 30.