What's News: May 30, 2017

A medium-to-long-range missile under test in North Korea on May 22.
A medium-to-long-range missile under test in North Korea on May 22.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY


Marawi siege may end soon

The Philippine military says it has control of most of Marawi City and expects the siege by Muslim militants to end soon, even as security forces tightened an adjacent city's borders over fears that the insurgents may be hiding among locals fleeing Marawi.


Yale-NUS pioneers graduate

Almost half of the pioneer batch of undergraduates from Yale-NUS College have secured jobs, ahead of their graduation.

Many are joining the government service or moving into consulting. One-fifth of the graduates have received offers to pursue graduate studies. The autonomous college admitted its first batch of students in 2013.


N. Korea tests fast missiles

As the Pentagon prepares today to conduct its first test in three years of the multibillion-dollar effort to intercept a North Korean warhead launched over the Pacific, Pyongyang has delivered a new challenge. The North recently test-fired a series of missiles that would give the US little warning of an attack, which makes interception harder.


Jakarta cleric in porn probe

Indonesian police yesterday named a Muslim cleric behind mass rallies against Jakarta's governor as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos.

Habib Rizieq is also under probe over allegations that he insulted the secular state ideology.


Having a seat at China's table

From being fellow guests at a banquet, China has progressed to being a host at the banquet. As host, it cannot always seat Singapore at the main table, but the Republic continues to have a place at the banquet, says Sim Tze Wei.


MRT underpass delayed

Senja Road residents heading to the Bukit Panjang MRT station will have to continue to cross the junction of Bukit Panjang and Woodlands roads, or use an overhead pedestrian bridge nearby. The opening of a new underpass to the station will be delayed till year end.


Dyslexia-business link

A local researcher is studying if people who have dyslexia are more likely to become entrepreneurs. Dyslexics are more likely to excel in oral communication and problem solving, and twice as likely to own two or more businesses, according to previous research.


Recruitment firm plans IPO

HRnetGroup yesterday lodged a preliminary prospectus to list on the Singapore Exchange.

The group expects to raise up to $175 million by issuing 194 million new shares at between 80 cents and 90 cents per share, according to a term sheet seen by The Straits Times.


Schooling gets back on track

In a candid interview, Olympic champion Joseph Schooling tells The Straits Times that he did not feel like swimming after the Rio Olympics.

He admitted to slacking off slightly after Brazil, but says he has since rediscovered his drive and is aiming for a good showing at the world championships in Budapest in July.



Sting's dressing room

Sting's dressing room is a Middle Eastern souk-like space in the bowels of the Singapore Indoor Stadium. There are intricate carpets, filigree lanterns and the faint smell of incense.

The singer, currently on the Asian leg of his world tour, says he travels with this set-up.

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Training day

In this series on Singapore athletes, assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath looks at the punishing regimen of kayaker Stephenie Chen.



Celebration rice

Peranakan chef Shirley Tay shows ST's Rebecca Lynne Tan how to make nasi ulam, a herb rice salad served on special occasions.


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