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More unrest in Ferguson following jury's ruling

FERGUSON, MISSOURI THE United States town of Ferguson erupted in violence as protesters shot at police and set cars and buildings ablaze on Monday night, after a grand jury chose... read more

Shanghai gets 1st veggie vending machine

SHANGHAI SHANGHAI'S residents have little excuse not to eat their veggies these days. In an effort to make it convenient for shoppers, the central area of Shanghai installed its... read more

Hagel's ouster reflects White House's tight rein

WASHINGTON UNITED States President Barack Obama pushed Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel out of his job on Monday after less than 21 months, with White House officials citing... read more

Clashes as police clear Mongkok

HONG KONG HONG Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators in Mongkok last night, hosing them with pepper spray after protesters refused to disperse following the... read more

Indian PM's wife annoyed by her bodyguards

NEW DELHI INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife has questioned the government's decision to provide her with gun-toting bodyguards around the clock, even when she... read more

S'pore student in China sex scandal

BEIJING ONE of China's top schools, Peking University, has fired an associate professor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a Singaporean student. Yu Wanli, then... read more

Rich widow can revoke ex-tour guide's LPA

A WEALTHY widow who granted her former tour guide Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to make decisions on her behalf has been judged mentally capable of revoking that legal document... read more

Smart Nation's the way to go, says PM Lee

BECOMING a "smart nation" will not only improve lives, but make the country more competitive, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday. He was spelling out his vision for the... read more

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Tampines North to get first homes

THE Housing Board yesterday launched 7,568 flats in a mix of mature and non-mature towns under this month's Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercises. The flats offered include the first housing project in Tampines North, which...


今年经济增长预测虽收窄 公务员花红只减少0.2个月

何惜薇 在全年经济增长收窄、增长取决于外在因素,本地劳动市场则持续紧缩的大背景下,约8万名公务员下月可获得0.8个月的常年可变动花红。花红的最低款额为1200元,... 更多