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Measures to protect private school students and encourage them to choose their schools wisely will be rolled out in the next two years, the Committee for Private Education said yesterday. These include higher financial requirements and compulsory annual graduate employment surveys for private education schools offering degrees.
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, accompanied by Mrs Lee, paid his respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok's Grand Palace yesterday. Mr Lee is the first Asean leader to have travelled to the Thai capital to pay his respects since the monarch died last Thursday.
In a small gesture of civility, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested on Thursday he would not dispute the result if the outcome of the race is clear. But he insisted he would not cede the right to contest the outcome of the Nov 8 election, even though his position threatened to upend America's tradition of peaceful power transfers.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria gunmen attacked government buildings in Iraqi city Kirkuk as well as a nearby power plant yesterday, in their first significant counter-attack since Iraqi forces launched an offensive for Mosul.
Singaporeans must understand Chinese nationals' view of what China is - seeing Singapore as part of the Chinese overseas community that owes loyalty to it; just as China must understand Singapore's self-image as a multicultural nation with a global outlook, says don.
A former Certis Cisco officer was jailed for three weeks for helping to dispose of a bullet a colleague had fired while playing a game. Muhammad Dzul Adhar Azmi, 22, admitted he obstructed the course of justice to help his co-worker cover up a rash act.
There have been three incidents, over the last two months, where parts of housing blocks have fallen off. While no injuries were reported in any of the cases, these have led at least one MP to call for more to be done to ensure the safety of these housing blocks.
City Developments (CDL) has sold its entire stake in Summervale Properties, which owns the 156-unit luxury condominium Nouvel 18, for $977.6 million. The deal allows CDL to save millions of dollars in extension charges it would otherwise have to pay if it fails to sell all units in the Anderson Road condo by the end of next month.
Jose Mourinho, the man who was such a major part of Chelsea's history, must remember tomorrow to make his way to the visitors' dugout at Stamford Bridge. The "Special One" is often viewed as a pantomime villain, but he is an expert analyst with an inside knowledge of the Blues. The losing side will find themselves a long way behind the league leaders.
Saga seeds are taking centre stage at the Indian Heritage Centre, as part of its first special exhibition. Singaporean artist Kumari Nahappan, 63, a collector of the little red kernels, will be displaying her three-tonne collection at the Once Upon A Time In Little India exhibition launched yesterday and running until next July.
Traditional automatic transmissions are making a comeback to the Peugeot fold because they are a lot more driveable compared to their jerky semi-automatic counterparts. The latest Peugeot model to benefit from a torque converter autobox is the 2008 - a compact hatchback with a crossover styling.