Yearender special 2016

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2016: A year of disruption

Friends Gurujeet Singh Sanghar (left), 24, and Nur Afiq Jumahat, 23, were drawn to Uber by the potential to earn an income while working flexible hours. Mr Sanghar is now studying full-time but continues to drive during his semester breaks, while Mr
A year of disruption: From jobs to gigs

Disruptive trends hit the labour market hard this year, which saw the rise of what some have called the "gig economy" - where conventional, stable jobs are replaced by freelance, "on-demand" gigs.

Random is the new normal

Rise in self-radicalisation and lone-wolf attacks forces governments to rethink tactics.

The vote that could reshape Europe

2017 polls in Europe may be gauge of anti-EU sentiments.

PM Lee (top) being helped by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen during this year's National Day Rally, with Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng and two security officers close behind. Minister Heng (above) being discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospi
A year of disruption: Health scares hit home

Planning ahead has long been the hallmark of Singapore politics, and the country is known for identifying political leaders far in advance.

Making waves all over the world

"Cry 'Havoc'," insisted Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar, and no one has taken that more seriously in 2016 than athletes. No profession has been so committed to skilful agitations and sweaty unrest as these folk in shorts and swimsuits. They disrupted plans and tactics, shook up reigns and confidence, and turned form upside down. Or as Joseph Schooling did, they disrupted the destiny of the greatest Olympic champion, Michael Phelps, by becoming one themselves. The goldfish had devoured the shark.