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Two US aircraft carriers have started training drills in the western Pacific Ocean in a show of strength before an international court's ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea. The operations took place in a body of water that is not adjacent to the South China Sea, but close by. The timing of the exercise is deliberate, according to a US official.
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Researchers here have found that what is eaten for breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day in terms of blood sugar. A low glycaemic index breakfast and afternoon snack can lead to less sugar in the blood for the rest of the day.
The ruling Umno coalition won two crucial by-elections in Selangor and Perak with improved margins, giving a boost to Prime Minister Najib Razak. The result showed how a divided Malaysian opposition benefits Umno, with one official from the government's propaganda unit asserting that once the elections became a three-cornered fight, it was "a walkover".
Australian Labor party leader Bill Shorten launched his election campaign yesterday with a pledge to create 30,000 jobs a year. Analysts applauded Mr Shorten's performance, but noted that it may not deliver the momentum required to win.
Germany has long borne the burden of being the European Union's most powerful member. Now, with Brexit looming, its leaders' hopes of a federal Europe and further integration are all but dead, writes Europe correspondent Jonathan Eyal.
A football team comprising MPs and fathers in their 50s along with retired national players may not sound like a championship-winning team. But Dads for Life - a team launched yesterday - has a different goal: to promote good fatherhood.
A landscape gardening business is looking to grow the number of job opportunities for people with mental conditions.
Life Builders and Landscape will collaborate with voluntary welfare organisations to link up with their beneficiaries who are looking for work.
Gold will be an asset to keep for the longer term, despite what happens during the Brexit vote.
But should Britain vote to stay in the European Union, expect gold to drop in the short term, as investors pile into risky assets and sell off gold, said analysts.
Jamie Vardy, who scored for England against Wales as a substitute, could figure in Roy Hodgson's starting XI against Slovakia today. Hodgson must be tempted to start with Daniel Sturridge and Vardy, even as the Leicester player attracted attention because of his use of nicotine pouches.
Irish magician and mentalist Keith Barry (photo) says he put the cast of the magical heist thriller Now You See Me 2 through "magic camp" to learn their respective skills for the film. For example, actor Woody Harrelson learnt hypnotism, which he is said to have practised on co-star Mark Ruffalo.
Over 100 young hopefuls turned up at the weekend for auditions for this year's ChildAid, the annual charity concert jointly organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times. They performed in front of a seven-member panel, including show director Jeremiah Choy, music director Julian Wong and choreographer Zaini Tahir.