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The UN Security Council held an emergency session yesterday to discuss the sharp escalation in violence in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo, a week after a ceasefire collapsed. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said the violence was "chilling", while British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Russia was guilty of prolonging the civil war.
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A 61-year-old man was found dead in a Bishan flat last Saturday night, and a man aged 25, believed to be the victim's son, has been arrested. Neighbours said they heard a lot of noise coming from the unit shortly before the police arrived.
The rebel-held Syrian city of Aleppo has been reduced to an apocalyptic battlefront under a relentless bombing campaign. Doctors at one of the last functioning hospitals said that medical supplies have been exhausted and they were being forced to carry out swift amputations just to keep some of the survivors alive.
China appears to have put on hold plans to build a military base on the disputed Scarborough Shoal, as it makes efforts to build a friendship with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Analysts say China is keen to wean the Philippines away from its treaty alliance with the US.
This may appear to be an era of post-truth politics when politicians can mislead people at will. But facts still matter and it's time professionals, including those in the media, stand up to expose blatant lies, writes Europe correspondent Jonathan Eyal.
The Housing Board is considering new designs for the external laundry drying racks that are a familiar sight in Singapore's public housing landscape. HDB has put up tenders calling for 11 types of drying systems.
With many senior citizens fearing that exercise increases their risk of injury, a special fitness test has been set up for the elderly that determines whether they are suitable for physical activity and what sort. Around 100 seniors took the test at Pasir Ris Sports Complex yesterday.
The collapse of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping has thrown the global shipping sector into disarray. While Singapore is closely tied to maritime trade, its port is likely to be relatively unscathed, and it is smaller firms that could be hit harder. The bigger question is what the protracted downturn in shipping means for Singapore in the long run.
A satisfying 3-0 thumping of London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League marked the start of Arsene Wenger's 21st year at Arsenal. Goals by Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil made it their biggest win over the Blues since the Frenchman's first meeting with them in April 1997.
Mediacorp actor Tay Ping Hui may not appear as regularly on Channel 8 dramas as before, but he has not been "twiddling his thumbs". He has been working on other projects, from hosting travelogues to playing Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan in a television drama in China.
After three years at the helm, Ms Lee Chor Lin, chief executive of Arts House Limited, which manages the Singapore International Festival of Arts, has quit. But the 52-year-old says her decision to "move on" has nothing to do with a public spat two years ago with festival director Ong Keng Sen. The reason, she says, is that she has completed what she set out to do.