What's Next: October 13, 2016

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister Theresa May as she speaks during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on Oct 12, 2016.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister Theresa May as she speaks during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on Oct 12, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Court challenge over Brexit

Britain's government faces a court challenge today that could delay Brexit as lawyers argue that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot take the country out of the European Union without a parliamentary vote.

England's most senior judges will hear arguments brought by lawyers for a number of different claimants, including an investment fund manager, a hairdresser and an expatriate living in France.


Awards for inspiring English teachers

Amid an ongoing debate about fatigued teachers leaving the teaching force, some are standing their ground - and winning awards.

The Speak Good English Movement and The Straits Times, supported by the Ministry of Education, will be holding the Inspiring Teacher of English Award today.


Report on wealth of billionaires

UBS and PwC will unveil the UBS/PwC Billionaires Report 2016 this afternoon.

The report examines wealth creation within the billionaire segment over the last year, which is likely to witness the greatest transfer of billionaire wealth in recent history.

The data surveys the 14 largest billionaire markets, which account for 80 per cent of global billionaire wealth.

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