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Senior civil servant Chee resigns, may enter politics

SECOND Permanent Secretary for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat, 41, has resigned from the civil service, a sign that he is likely to enter politics in the upcoming election. Mr... read more

Double trouble in the Netherlands

Two large cranes lying in a canal and on a row of houses in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, on Monday. They were being used to restore a bridge when they tipped over. No one... read more

Risking life and limb for money?

MOTORISTS travelling along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Monday were treated to a rare sight - money strewn all over the road. The Straits Times understands that the... read more

Beijing Winter Games' song chillingly like Frozen theme

DESPITE its lack of natural snow and much-criticised crackdown on human rights activists, Beijing still won the bid on July 31 to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. But yet another... read more

Love for Singapore in the air

The Black Knights are set to wow the crowds this jubilee weekend with their heart-stopping manoeuvres. At noon each day from Aug 7 to 9, six Republic of Singapore Air Force Black... read more

California's raging fiery battle

Firefighters keeping watch over the Rocky fire near Clearlake, California, on Sunday. The fire, which is one of dozens raging in drought-parched northern California in the United... read more

Harsh words by RI principal on Founder's Day

RAFFLES Institution (RI) is a "middle class" school that now largely caters to the affluent segment of society. It also risks becoming insular, cocooned by the glowing list of... read more

More debris from missing jet?

This chunk of metallic debris was found yesterday on a beach on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, close to where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to... read more

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Govt to bear part of Changi's T5 bill

THE Government will co-fund Changi Airport's biggest expansion to date, including the construction of the future Terminal 5 (T5), with other stakeholders chipping in. Revealing this to The Straits Times in an exclusive interview last week, Senior...




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