What's News: Sep 1, 2015

Jason Day of Australia celebrating after his Barclays victory at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, on Sunday.
Jason Day of Australia celebrating after his Barclays victory at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, on Sunday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


2 new suspects in Thai blast

Police probing the deadly bombing in Bangkok have issued arrest warrants for two new suspects, a 26-year-old Thai woman and a foreign man. The warrants came even as Thailand's police chief handed his own officers a reward of some US$84,000 (S$118,000) for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with the blast two weeks ago.


Najib leads celebration

Electoral reforms group Bersih's 34-hour rally may have been a success, but that did not deter Prime Minister Najib Razak from presiding over a rally at which 13,000 celebrated Malaysia's Independence Day. Bersih leaders acknowledge that it remains an uphill battle to oust him. 


More leaving HK for Taiwan

An increasing number of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan, fed up with the soaring rents, cramped living conditions and political uncertainty in Hong Kong.

Some also see Taiwan as offering an escape from China's influence, which they say is making Hong Kong more communist.


Day's day at The Barclays

Australian golfer Jason Day romped to a six-stroke victory in The Barclays tournament on Sunday, firing an eight-under-par 62 to seize the lead in the USPGA Tour's FedExCup. Day, who won his first Major title at the PGA Championship earlier this month, fired eight birdies without a bogey. 


Europe's unwanted migrants

A barbed wire fence erected by Hungary on its border with Serbia to stem the flow of migrants has highlighted the lack of cooperation between European Union nations as they struggle to come to terms with an escalating crisis.


Doctors tread a fine line

Germanwings' Andreas Lubitz had a history of depression and consulted more than 40 doctors before crashing Flight 4U9525 in March. When should a doctor report that a mental health patient might be a danger to the community, asks By Invitation columnist Chong Siow Ann.


Fastest mobile data speeds

Singapore has the fastest mobile data speeds in South-east Asia and the Oceania region, according to a report. The Republic was ahead of countries like Australia and Thailand, and had a median download speed that allowed for smooth video streaming.


Man's murder: Wife held

A woman, 26, was arrested yesterday for allegedly attacking her 33-year-old husband with a knife in their Bukit Panjang flat. He was found dead in the unit with multiple slash and stab wounds. Police have classified it as a case of murder.


DC rates largely unchanged

The development charge (DC) rates for land uses for the next six months remain unchanged, with the exception of industrial use. DC rates, levied by the Government on developers for intensifying land use, for commercial and residential uses have been left unchanged. The rates for industrial use were cut by an average of 3 per cent. 


Cyrus raises shock factor

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were all about the shock factor as a scantily clad Miley Cyrus, 22, cursed her way through her hosting duties, flashed her left breast and nipple, and performed a new song about smoking marijuana. She closed the Los Angeles show with a performance that saw glitter shooting out from her crotch.

What it should have been

Last Saturday's report, "Former MP Teong Eng Siong dies at 81", stated that the late Mr Teong had three daughters among his children. He had four.

We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2015, with the headline 'What'sNews'. Print Edition | Subscribe