What's Next: October 10 2015

North Korean soldiers marching during a military parade past Kim Il Sung Square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.
North Korean soldiers marching during a military parade past Kim Il Sung Square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.PHOTO: AFP

N. Korea gears up for massive parade

US satellite imagery of North Korea shows hundreds of armoured vehicles and troops amassed for a military parade to mark today's 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party. The North usually marks major anniversaries with large shows of strength and observers say this weekend's spectacle could be one of the biggest in history. Ally China has sent Mr Liu Yunshan, fifth in the Communist Party hierarchy, to attend the anniversary events.


Raising environmental awareness

Researchers, artists and scientists from around the world are getting together today at the ArtScience Museum to discuss environmental concerns. The event is part of the museum's Art and Science of Sustainability season, which aims to create awareness about the environment through sustainability-themed activities, talks and workshops.


IMF meetings to discuss global issues

The International Monetary Fund will continue to discuss key global issues during its meetings in Peru today. Africa's growth and risks are among the main topics, while monetary policy and taxation for developing countries will also be discussed.

Former GIC chief investment officer Ng Kok Song will be part of a panel discussing individual integrity in the public sector tomorrow.

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