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Fewer applicants to the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University listed law as their top choice of study this year. School-leavers may have been dissuaded by warnings of a glut of law graduates here.
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Singapore and Germany are working on an enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement, and signed a Joint Statement on Cybersecurity Cooperation yesterday, as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Both leaders also expressed commitment to further expand cooperation in a range of new areas.
United States President Donald Trump has warned he is considering a "pretty severe" response to North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, even as China appealed for a scaling down of rhetoric. Stepping up its harangue yesterday, Pyongyang warned it would be a "piece of cake" to destroy "gangster" South Korea.
Torrential rain battering parts of Asia has wreaked devastation in Japan, China, India and Bangladesh, with at least three people killed in huge floods that are surging through southern Japan. In Hunan, heavy rain since June 22 has killed 27 people, with eight still missing.
The setting up of a commission of inquiry into Bank Negara's forex trading losses two decades ago threatens to breathe new life into old skeletons from former premier Mahathir Mohamad's years, says Associate Editor Ravi Velloor.
As part of the National Day celebrations next month, 300 unmanned drones will be flying over Marina Bay. This would be the largest display of such drones in South-east Asia. Organisers hope to inspire Singaporeans to imagine the possibilities of the future.
Local fibre broadband operator MyRepublic has announced plans to launch mobile services here as early as October. It will buy airtime in bulk from one of the existing dominant telcos - Singtel, StarHub and M1 - instead of building its own physical networks.
GuocoLand will release its new luxury Martin Modern condominium project on July 22 - the first large-scale launch in the Robertson Quay neighbourhood in eight years. Pricing has not been fixed, but will start from $1.8 million for the smallest apartments. Marketing agents expect pricing to be around $2,300 per square foot.
SEA Games-bound marathoner Jasmine Goh (above) is overwhelmed by the support of her club F1 Runners, which, together with Mizuno CBD Runners, has raised $31,170 to cover her training costs and loss of income. The 37-year-old financial consultant has been training full time since March, and aims to be Singapore's first female medallist in the event since 1997.
Up for auction later this month is a letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur revealing why he broke up with singer Madonna after dating for a short while in the 1990s. It was the fact that she is white. He thought he was "letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was", he wrote.
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