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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has addressed squarely for the first time the unhappiness over the reserved presidential election. He said he knew it would be unpopular and cost his party votes in the next general election. "But I did it because I strongly believe, and still do, that this is the right thing to do."
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An ISIS propaganda video that surfaced at the weekend, featuring Singaporean Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad, continues to draw condemnation from Singapore's Muslim community. In a sermon, Mufti Fatris Bakaram yesterday called on the community to be wary of those who misquote the Quran to justify violence.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's election hopes look to have received a boost with the release of a slew of positive economic data, with unemployment dropping to a 20-year low and factory output growing 2.1 per cent after a 0.8 per cent drop in July. "Reforms" has become one of the buzzwords going into the Oct 22 election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that the country's media outlets working abroad were facing growing pressure. The Russian Foreign Ministry had earlier accused Washington of putting pressure on the US operations of Kremlin-backed outlet RT.
In the face of job disruption and terrorist threats, Singaporeans need to build psychological capital, writes Professor David Chan. He explains how self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resilience help people cope with negative events.
The authorities will extend a grant to office building developers and owners as an incentive to build showers, lockers and drying stations so that workers who use alternative modes of transport such as bicycles can freshen up before work.
Frail patients requiring surgery at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital are now helped to eat better and exercise more, to build up their strength and functional reserves, before they are operated on. "Prehabilitation" has resulted in fewer frail patients dying after abdominal surgery.
The site of former popular nightspot Zouk in Jiak Kim Street has been put up for sale by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
The prime plot along the Singapore River was triggered for sale after a developer committed to bid at least $689.4 million for it.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero sustained rib injuries after a taxi in which he was a passenger crashed into a pole in Amsterdam on Thursday night. Aguero was in the Netherlands to attend a concert.
The striker has scored seven goals in eight matches for City this season, helping Pep Guardiola's side reach the top of the Premier League and win their first two Champions League group matches.
Her World - SPH Magazines' women's fashion, beauty and lifestyle title - has a fresh new look.
The October 2017 relaunch issue has a new two-colour, two-letter masthead made up of the letters H and W, the eighth logo in the magazine's 57-year print history.
No whitening cream needed
Photos of a rare white giraffe have been taking the Internet by storm. Take a look at some creatures whitened by nature at http://str.sg/white
Mooncake in moderation
How to fight the mooncake madness? Check out some health tips at http://str.sg/mooncake