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The Singapore Institute of Technology will grow to offer more courses and take in more students, and will need its own campus to house a much bigger student body, said the Education Minister.
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While Thai police claimed "much progress" has been made in the investigation into Monday's bomb attack in Bangkok, they appeared to backtrack on earlier attempts to downplay international links to the attack. Rewards for information on the bomber have also been increased.
Four new fires broke out in Tianjin as the authorities tried to clean up the sites of the giant explosions last week. One blaze destroyed at least 3,000 cars, sparking fears about the toxic pollutants and smouldering chemicals left behind in the city.
After seven months in power, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has quit - to call for snap elections to strengthen his hold on power. He was forced into action after a third of his party members refused to back last week's bailout programme, robbing him of his majority. Elections are expected as early as next month.
Some people facing death want to fight it at all costs. Some want to choose the time and manner of their exit.
There is a third way, one which allows the dying space to die, with kindness, writes palliative medicine physician Tan Yew Seng.
BreadTalk is giving away 50,000 pork-floss buns to make amends for selling soya bean milk that was mislabelled as being freshly made in-house. It has also promised the consumer watchdog that it will no longer engage in unfair practices.
Commutersare split over whether soldiers should be brought in to manage crowds during major train breakdowns.Some prefer auxiliary police or security guards, while others feel that troops could be beneficial if a problem escalates.
Shares of Pacific Andes Resources Development and its China Fishery Group subsidiary were hammered on news that they are under investigation here. Pacific Andes Resources fell 1.2 cents or 28.6 per cent to three cents, while its unit China Fishery nosedived seven cents to a record low of 7.2 cents.
The tickets to all the events at the Dec 3-9 Asean Para Games will be free. The biennial Games, being held in Singapore for the first time, will see the Republic play host to some 3,000 athletes and officials from 11 countries. A total of 10 venues will be used and a record 145-strong contingent will represent Singapore.
Home-grown nightlife brand Zouk's Kuala Lumpur outpost on Thursday opened a new 106,000 sq ft outlet that has a private lift for VVIP guests from the basement carpark straight to the dance floor. The US$10 million (S$14 million) complex, sited in Jalan Tun Razak, is a major upgrade from its original Jalan Ampang outlet.
Jennifer Lawrence raked in US$52 million (S$73 million) last year, topping a ranking of the highest-paid actresses. The Hunger Games star easily surpassed the US$35.5 million earned by second-place Scarlett Johansson, reported Forbes magazine.
Fan Bingbing, who appeared in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, was the only Asian on the list. She was fourth, with US$21 million.