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US launches probe after second deadly Navy collision

WASHINGTON: The US Navy announced a fleet-wide global investigation on Monday (Aug 21) after the latest in a series of accidents left another 10 sailors missing and five more injured.

Smarter regulations needed to propel Smart Nation initiatives: Chan Chun Sing

In an interview with Channel NewsAsia, Mr Chan said in order to ensure that new solutions are given due consideration in the implementation process, the Government must remember to "use rules and regulatory powers in a much more…

Trump commits to more troops in Afghanistan, vows 'fight to win'

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday night to an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region, overcoming his own doubts about America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win…

USS John S McCain collision: Singapore will spare no effort to find missing crew members, says MPA

SINGAPORE: Search and rescue efforts will continue through the night for the 10 US Navy crew members missing after the USS John S McCain an oil tanker collided in Singapore territorial waters, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore …

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Asian shares edge up, bolstered by modest gains on Wall Street

Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, taking solace from modest gains on Wall Street even as investors remained wary ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week.


SEA Games football: Singapore knocked out after Malaysia beat Myanmar 3-1

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's national Under-22 football team have failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the SEA Games competition for the second time in a row after hosts Malaysia beat Myanmar 3-1 at Shah Alam Stadium on Monday (Aug 21)…


Turkey remains committed in fight against extremism: PM Yildirim

SINGAPORE: While extremism has been a thorny issue faced by Turkey, the country remains committed in the fight against it, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday (Aug 21).


USS John S McCain collision: Pentagon chief pledges 'broad' probe into US Navy accidents

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Monday said the Pentagon will undertake a broad investigation into multiple accidents after the second severe collision involving a US Navy ship in two months.


USS John S McCain collision: USS America arrives at Changi to help search for missing sailors

SINGAPORE: Amphibious assault ship USS America arrived at Changi Naval Base on Monday (Aug 21) to help support search operations for 10 US Navy sailors missing after the USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker in Singapore…

SEA Games: Singapore win gold in women's 4x100m freestyle in record time

KUALA LUMPUR: Team Singapore beat Thailand and Indonesia for gold at the SEA Games women's 4x100m freestyle event on Monday (Aug 21), breaking the Games and national records in the process.


SEA Games: Schooling sets new Games record in 50m butterfly

KUALA LUMPUR: Joseph Schooling won his first SEA Games 2017 gold in Monday's (Aug 21) men's 50m butterfly final.

Li Shengwu's claim that he might be detained is 'inaccurate': PMO

SINGAPORE: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday (Aug 21) said that a claim by Mr Li Shengwu's that he might be detained if he were to remain in Singapore was "inaccurate".


AGC gets go-ahead to start contempt of court proceedings against Li Shengwu

SINGAPORE: The High Court has given the Attorney-General’s Chambers the green light to start committal proceedings against Mr Li Shengwu for contempt of court.

Biometric payment system to be an option in schools in 2018

SINGAPORE: From as early as next year, students can choose to opt into a biometric payment system that will allow them to make payments using their fingerprints.

SEA Games: Quah Jing Wen wins gold, breaks national record in women's 200m butterfly

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's Quah Jing Wen won gold in the women's 200m butterfly event at the SEA Games on Monday (Aug 21), at the same time breaking the national record set by Tao Li at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


USS John S McCain collision: What we know so far

Search and rescue operations are currently underway for another 10 sailors reported missing.


25 more years of flying out of Australia's Pearce Air Base for RSAF pilots

SINGAPORE: Pilots of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) can continue to fly out of Pearce Air Base in Western Australia for another 25 years under a new treaty signed at the 10th meeting of the Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial…


SEA Games: Singapore's Amita Berthier wins fencing gold

KUALA LUMPUR: Amita Berthier took gold in the women's foil to earn Singapore its first gold in the fencing competition at the 2017 SEA Games on Monday (Aug 20).

US warship collides with oil tanker near Singapore; 10 sailors missing

SINGAPORE: A search and rescue operation is under way for 10 US sailors after a US warship and an oil tanker collided off the coast of Singapore on Monday morning (Aug 21).


Oil tanker hit by USS John S McCain laden with fuel oil; no spill

The Alnic MC was carrying almost 12,000 tonnes of fuel oil from Taiwan to discharge to Singapore, a crew member who did not want to be identified told Reuters.

Sunday, Aug 20

National Day Rally: Singapore doubles down on pre-school education, fighting diabetes and building a Smart Nation

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 20) laid out plans to deal with the issues that would affect the prosperity and well-being of Singapore in the longer term.

National Day Rally: 40,000 new pre-school places to be added in next 5 years

With the increase, the total number of pre-school places in Singapore will go up to 200,000, almost double what Singapore had.

Highlights: National Day Rally 2017

SINGAPORE: Upgrading Singapore's preschools, fighting diabetes and building a Smart Nation were the key issues in the National Day Rally speech that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered on Sunday (Aug 20) evening.

Saturday, Aug 19

Spectacle of lights and culture officially kicks off 29th SEA Games in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: For about two hours under the newly-refurbished roof of the Bukit Jalil Stadium, thousands of spectators – from both in and outside of Malaysia – were left spellbound by the opening ceremony performances at the 29th Southeast…

ESM Goh calls for 'stronger, more inclusive' leadership team

With Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stating that he will step down by 70, the new generation of leaders will have to quickly establish themselves as a cohesive team, the Emeritus Senior Minister says.

Asia’s Toughest Jobs: The fire and brimstone miners of Ijen Crater

With its wickedly steaming cyan lake, pulsing exhausts of burning sulphur and jagged peaks, Ijen Crater in East Java is entirely otherworldly. Miners endure the noxious gas of the crater to extract sulphur and carry it up steep slopes for…

Spain police say terror suspects planned bigger attack

Suspects in Spain's deadly twin terror attacks were preparing an even bigger assault but were thwarted in their plans and forced to act in a "more rudimentary" way, police said Friday.

Friday, Aug 18

'Low-cost terror' is a new reality for Europeans

Vehicle attacks of the sort seen in Barcelona are easy to organise and difficult to stop and have become part of a new reality for Europeans, experts say.

4th suspect arrested in connection with Catalonia attacks: Police

MADRID: A fourth suspect was arrested Friday over twin attacks in Spain that saw vehicles plough into pedestrians in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, killing 14 and injuring over 100, police said.

14 dead in Barcelona van carnage, driver at large

BARCELONA: A van driver ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street in broad daylight on Thursday (Aug 17), killing 14 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

Singapore 'strongly condemns' deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

There have been no reports of Singaporeans directly affected by or injured in the incident, says MFA.

Thursday, Aug 17

Bodies strewn on street in Barcelona van rampage

BARCELONA: Barcelona's most famous street was packed with tourists when a van drove into the crowds on a sunny Thursday (Aug 17) afternoon, leaving scenes of carnage and panic.

North-South Line train delay: Rush-hour commuters affected due to signalling fault

SINGAPORE: Commuters travelling along the North-South MRT line were hit by delays during the evening peak period on Thursday (Aug 17), caused by a fault in the network's new signalling system.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 6 months' jail for 2014 protests

HONG KONG: Student activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to six months’ jail for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Jason Chee, medal-winning para-athlete, loses right eye to cancer

SINGAPORE: In 2012, navy man Jason Chee lost his left arm and both legs in a horrendous ship accident. Now, he has lost his right eye too.