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Flurry of excitement over bird sighting

Flurry of excitement over bird sighting

A rare visitor flew into Singapore's Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on Wednesday. A male Northern Pintail, a breed of duck, was seen feeding among a group of egrets there. The last... read more
Long queues on Li Chun for those banking on better luck

Long queues on Li Chun for those banking on better luck

SCORES of people braved the queues forming at banks and cash deposit machines across the island yesterday for a shot at improving their fortunes in the new year. The practice of... read more
Chinese defector to US leaked key secrets: Report

Chinese defector to US leaked key secrets: Report

BEIJING LING Wancheng, the younger brother of China's disgraced former presidential aide Ling Jihua, has reportedly divulged state secrets to the United States, including how... read more
'Missing' mum, daughter safe in Romania

'Missing' mum, daughter safe in Romania

THE mother and daughter who went to Romania without telling the rest of the family are safe and have not fallen victim to crime. Romanian police gave the update and posted a photo... read more
Bazaar business down but not all dangling discounts

Bazaar business down but not all dangling discounts

DESPITE a drop of up to 50 per cent in business and only a few days more to Chinese New Year, visitors heading to Chinatown's Festive Bazaar and expecting hefty discounts will... read more
Pay S$, ringgit or yuan to use toilet in Woodlands coffee shop

Pay S$, ringgit or yuan to use toilet in Woodlands coffee shop

A PUBLIC toilet in Woodlands accepts payment not just in Singapore dollars but also in Malaysian ringgit and Chinese yuan. This facility is located at a 24-hour coffee shop at... read more
Iowa primary: Trump suffers surprise defeat to Cruz, Clinton pips Sanders

Iowa primary: Trump suffers surprise defeat to Cruz, Clinton pips Sanders

DES MOINES RESULTS from the first United States primary for November's presidential election have called into question many poll findings that billionaire Donald Trump and former... read more
Earning their stripes in animal-escape drills

Earning their stripes in animal-escape drills

Zookeepers checking on another keeper dressed as a zebra during a drill to practise what to do in the event of an animal escape at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo yesterday. About 150... read more

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Silver pomfret costs a fortune over CNY

A FISH popular at reunion dinners during Chinese New Year is selling for up to $100 a kg at wet markets here, with prices expected to rise even higher as Chinese New Year's Eve approaches. The Chinese silver pomfret, or dou chang, is in demand...

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无人驾驶飞机近年在本地盛行,我国多个公共服务机构也将跟随趋势,广泛使用这项新科技,从而提高工作效率并减少对人力等资源的依赖。   由交通部领导的跨部门无人驾驶飞行系统(... 更多
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