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Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) climbed for a fifth straight month, up 16.5 per cent in March from the same period a year ago. Last month's exports were 1.1 per cent lower than February's, but this beat economists' forecast of a much sharper 6.4 per cent fall. Both electronic and non-electronic Nodx put in a strong showing last month.
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United States Vice-President Mike Pence has warned North Korea not to test the US' resolve and military prowess, while reiterating that all options to deal with the regime's nuclear threat are possible, including military action. Pyongyang had unveiled new missiles and tried unsuccessfully to conduct a missile test over the weekend.
Tomorrow, more than seven million Indonesians will cast their votes in the Jakarta gubernatorial election.
Support for the city's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - who is standing trial for blasphemy which could bar him from holding office - has been on an uptrend, though as many as a fifth of voters are still undecided, according to a pollster.
Malaysia's Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) is holding elections next week, with expectations that key leaders will retain their posts unchallenged as members close ranks ahead of the next national polls. In the last PAS elections, ultra-conservatives defeated liberal-leaning leaders.
Thailand's new Constitution, approved on April 6, is meant to restore stability. But that is unlikely, writes Thitinan Pongsudhirak, who foresees more political imbalance, prolonged military rule and further radicalisation of the populace.
At least six schools have issued guidelines calling for parents to simplify their children's birthday celebrations in school. Principals raised concerns of food allergies and inevitable comparisons. The Ministry of Education has no policy on the matter.
The Singapore Maritime Gallery, located at Marina South Pier, has been revamped after a nine-month, nearly $2 million overhaul. New attractions at the 1,000 sq m gallery include a simulator of a ship bridge and interactive displays using augmented reality technology.
The management of debt-laden Ezra Holdings held a meeting with its bond holders for the first time since it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States last month. Emotions were kept largely in check during the two-hour session, except for a few tense moments, as Ezra's founder, managing director and advisers provided updates.
Singapore Athletics has been hit by infighting barely a year after president Ho Mun Cheong led his team to a landslide victory, and the track and field governing body is now poised for a leadership change.
A host of issues has torn the executive committee apart, including the appointment of former national women's floorball coach Jaime Cheong as general manager.
Short story maestro George Saunders talks about his much-anticipated debut novel Lincoln In The Bardo, which features 166 characters and has been made into a virtual-reality short film.
Meals for seniors
ST Life editor Tan Hsueh Yun and food critic Wong Ah Yoke give their verdict on senior-friendly food
United we falter
A scorpion biting a passenger is the latest incident on board the beleaguered United Airlines. Read about others at str.sg/unitedfails