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Orchard public library returns

AFTER a seven-year hiatus, the much-loved library@orchard is back and looking better. Opened to the public yesterday morning, the two-storey library on the third and fourth floors... read more

FB boss gets a billion likes for his Mandarin

BEIJING FACEBOOK is blocked in China, but co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing - surprising a hall full of students by conducting... read more

Cathay CEO has soft spot for cats

POP open the boot of his BMW and you will see cans of cat food stashed within. Suhaimi Rafdi, chief executive of leisure and entertainment giant Cathay Organisation Holdings, is a... read more


ECSTASY and euphoria are the usual emotions world No. 1 Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court. Yesterday, she encountered a different one - embarrassment. One of the sport... read more

Coma conman

LONDON A BRITON conned his neighbour out of over £40,000 (S$81,500) and managed to evade justice for two years by claiming to be in a coma. Alan Knight, 47, from Swansea, faked... read more

Cyclist dumps bike on car

HE WAS driving home with his wife along Selegie Road when he realised that the taxi ahead of him was moving slowly and hogging the road. So Mr Woo honked at him. But a cyclist who... read more

'Once-rich businessman' dies in flat fire

AN OLD man, who lived alone and was reportedly once a rich businessman, died in a fire at Telok Blangah yesterday morning. The burnt body of Teo Leng Soon, 77, was found in a unit... read more

Indonesia's new First Family stays humble, low-key

JAKARTA HE IS now the President of Indonesia, but the family of Joko "Jokowi" Widodo remain firmly grounded in their humble beginnings. The Jakarta Post reported that while the... read more

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Canada 'not intimidated' by terror attack

OTTAWA CANADA'S Prime Minister has vowed that the country will "not be intimidated" after a reported Muslim convert stormed Parliament and killed a soldier, the nation's second "terrorist" attack in days. The gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, whose name...


20多家业者有意抢攻 首批外包公共巴士路线

首个推出市场供国内外业者竞标经营的公共巴士路线配套竞争激烈,据知已吸引超过20方人马的兴趣,其中本地和外国公司约各占一半。   ... 更多