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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).

2 men arrested over brawl at Balestier bak kut teh stall

SINGAPORE: Two men were arrested on Monday (Aug 21) for a brawl at a popular pork rib soup, or bak kut teh stall in Balestier, police said in a statement on Facebook.

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 …

USS John S McCain collision: What we know so far

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

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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…


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.


Normanton Park up for en bloc sale with reserve price of S$800 million

SINGAPORE: Owners of Normanton Park condominium have launched a tender for the collective sale of the privatised housing estate with a minimum asking price of S$800 million on Monday (Aug 21).


Turkey-Singapore FTA to come into force in October

SINGAPORE: The Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (TRSFTA) will come into force on Oct 1 after it was ratified on Monday (Aug 21), announced Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at a joint…


DBS to invest S$20 million over 5 years to transform employees into digital bankers

SINGAPORE: DBS Bank will be investing more than S$20 million over the next five years in a programme that will train its 10,000 employees in Singapore in digital banking skills and technologies.


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…


Sentosa celebrates 45th year in September with sand festival, free entry to locals

SINGAPORE: Visitors to Sentosa in September are in for a treat as the island resort celebrates its 45th anniversary with a sand festival and free entry for Singapore residents.

Police release photos of e-bike rider in fatal hit-and-run accident

SINGAPORE: Police on Monday (Aug 21) released photos of a man suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident last Thursday morning.

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.


Mercy Relief heads to South Asia to assist in flood relief efforts

SINGAPORE: Disaster relief agency Mercy Relief is on its way to India, Bangladesh and Nepal to distribute relief goods after heavy rains during the region's monsoon season caused deadly floods.

2 Australian start-ups sign medical tech, shipping deals with Singapore partners

SINGAPORE: Singapore is all set to work closer with Australia in the fields of medical technology and shipping after several agreements were signed on Monday (Aug 21) between various companies and research institutions from both countries.


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…


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 2017: Six key takeaways

SINGAPORE: In his National Day Rally speech this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took a step back from immediate priorities such as the economy, choosing instead to focus on three longer-term issues that he said are important to the…

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: 1 in 9 Singaporeans has diabetes; problem ‘very serious’, says PM Lee

An average of about 1,200 diabetics undergo amputations every year.

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

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.

Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling 'really sorry' for Malaysia jibe

Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysians after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them a thing or two" at the Southeast Asian Games.

More than 100ha of land in Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Tengah to be set aside for landscape nurseries

SINGAPORE: Plots of land spanning more than 100 hectares will be set aside for landscape nurseries use in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah, the National Parks Board (NParks) announced on Saturday (Aug 19).

Friday, Aug 18

'Can't you use GPS?': A train delay, a bus ride gone south and a day to remember

With the North-South Line hit by massive delays during morning rush hour on Friday (Aug 18), Channel NewsAsia's Justin Ong takes a SMRT bus shuttle towards town - and finds himself on an adventure of sorts.

Downtown Line, North-South Line hit by delays on Friday morning

SINGAPORE: Both the Downtown (DTL) and North-South Lines (NSL) were hit by delays early on Friday morning (Aug 18), hours after train disruptions during the evening peak period on Thursday.

Li Shengwu says he left Singapore because friends feared he would be detained

The Prime Minister's Press Secretary Chang Li Lin says the courts will decide on the merits of the case against Mr Li, and the points made on detention and interrogation were "not accurate".

Man charged with housemate's murder at Teck Whye Crescent

SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old man was charged on Friday (Aug 18) with murdering his housemate in their Teck Whye Crescent flat two days ago.

Thursday, Aug 17

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.

Singapore launches first donor breast milk bank

SINGAPORE: For 35-year-old Madam Nor Adliyah Haryanie, the birth of her baby boy in July via an emergency caesarian-section came as a shock, since she had previously had three normal-term babies. But what was even more stressful was that…

SEA Games: Synchronised swimmer Debbie Soh wins Singapore's first gold medal

Malaysian Lee Yhing Huey clinched silver in 74.7000, while Singapore's Miya Yong won bronze in 73.0333.

SEA Games: Singapore clinches first medal after archers win silver

The men's compound team was seeded sixth but still managed to upset the odds and clinch Singapore's first medal at the SEA Games.