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Facebook on Cleveland murder video: 'We need to do better'

Facebook vowed to "do better" after the social network unwittingly played host to a series of disturbing videos that culminated in the shooting and killing of an elderly man.<p>The social networking titan said on Monday it will review its "reporting flows" so that people can flag video and other …

Internet

What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat

In China, you can use WeChat for just about everything—sending messages, transferring money, ordering a taxi, reading the news, even doing your laundry. But there is one thing that WeChat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group.<p>Citizen Lab, a research group out of the …

China

Helped as a kid struggling with dyslexia, she now teaches other kids

When she was six years old, Ms Bianca Tan had a secret even she was unaware of. She could not read.<p>Words move. "B" becomes "d", "u" becomes "n". She …

Teacher said he had no future, now he has 7 shops

November 06, 2016 5:00 AM<br>The moment that could have ruined businessman Mark Lim for life turned into a catalytic force.

Delhi shuts schools, halts construction to tackle pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital announced a slew of measures Sunday to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city, including …

Pollution

Rangoli display at Gardens by the Bay sets new record ahead of Deepavali

SINGAPORE - Just in time for Deepavali next week, a rangoli (floor decoration) display at Gardens by the Bay set a new record here on Saturday (Oct …

Chelsea Clinton Bullied Melania Trump

She finds Melania's comments on cyberbullying "ironic."<p>Chelsea Clinton said Melania Trump's speech about ending cyberbullying is "a little ironic" because of her husband Donald Trump's own history of cyberbullying.<p>Last Thursday, Melania said that if she became first lady, she'd work to improve …

Uber settles big sexual assault cases in the US

Uber has settled with two Jane Does in the US who were allegedly sexually assaulted by the service's drivers in 2015, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the company in California because they wanted to hold the ride-hailing service responsible for the suspects' actions. …

French teen gets suspended jail sentence for naming Wi-Fi network after Isis

Court convicts teenager who named domestic network ‘Daesh21’ after neighbour reported it to police<p>A French court has handed a three-month suspended jail sentence to a teenager who named his domestic Wi-Fi network after the Islamic State group, his lawyer said on Friday.<p>“There was no sympathy for …

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

'All my fault': South Korea's president accepts responsibility for scandal

In a tearful speech, President Park Geun-hye has vowed to allow prosecutors to investigate her. The embattled head of state has been rocked by a …

New short film about pupils and PSLE stress to be released this month

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER)- Teen suicides so concerned them that they made a film addressing the issue and are releasing it just before the PSLE …

Mental Health

Mobile services on Circle Line suspended on Friday as commuters told to expect delays

SINGAPORE - Commuters on the Circle Line (CCL) will not get any mobile service on Friday (Nov 4) as the three telcos turn off mobile signals to …

Trains

For 'China's hottest grandpa', age is just a state of mind

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - Before cranking up the techno music at his 80th birthday party, the man known as China's hottest grandpa paused from his DJ …

Grandparents

Man fined $3,500 over 'open fire' online comment

SINGAPORE - A man who asked for "permission to open fire" on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in an online post was fined …

Govt to assume revenue risk for upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line

SINGAPORE - The operator of the upcoming Thomson-East Coast MRT line (TEL) will be the first to run a rail service similar to the government bus …

Airports

Laughed enough watching the world's fastest cashier woman? Now, know the truth about her

The internet is an entertaining space, but we do forget most of the times that we are being extremely insensitive and inconsiderate to fellow human …

Thoughts of a student on the need to excel

<b>In April 2014, New Zealander Victoria McLeod fell to her death at a Clementi condominium where she lived with her parents.</b><p><b>The 17-year-old who was in</b> …

Man Up Campaign Ad

Joy as first breast cancer drug approved for widespread use in ten years

Health authorities have approved the first breast cancer drug for widespread use in the NHS in a decade.<p>Women in England still suffering from the disease after two rounds of chemotherapy will be eligible for eribulin, which promises three months’ additional life compared to rival therapies as well …

Mobile web browsing overtakes desktop for the first time

Smartphones and tablets become king as the share of desktop web browsing traffic shrinks to 48.7%, according to data<p>Mobile devices are used more than traditional computers for web browsing, as smartphone and tablet use overtook desktop for the first time, October figures show.<p>Mobile web browsing …

Mobile

A Period Coloring Book Now Exists And It’s Bloody Delightful

More of this, please. 👏<p>A new coloring book is making menstruation easier to talk about, one sex-positive illustration at a time.<p>Created by Toronto-native Andrea Yip, the Period Coloring Book is a sex-positive coloring book that aims to normalize menstruation. Yip, a public health practitioner and …

Men boasting about 'surfing' on sea turtle branded 'complete idiots' by RSPCA

Two men who boasted about "surfing" on a sea turtle when they posted a picture on Facebook have been described as "complete idiots" by the RSPCA<p>Ricky Rogers from Queensland, Australia, posted the picture of two men at the beach with the caption "surfed a tortoise on zee weekend".<p>The image is tagged …

The hard science that backs up age-defying "laughter yoga"

The medicinal effects of laughter are no joke. Even forcing a chortle improves your health, which is why people in 100 countries have joined “laughter yoga” clubs, and doctors now prescribe laughter to the sick, elderly, young, and healthy for its stress-reducing effects.<p>Laughter yoga is a series …

Yoga

National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl' denied bail in Pakistan

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> The Afghan woman known internationally as the "Afghan Girl," thanks to her appearance on a famous National Geographic cover, has had a bail request turned down.<p>Sharbat Gula, now in her 40s, is under arrest in Pakistan for falsifying documents and staying illegally in the …

Grandparents' health being put at risk as almost half get ill from babysitting

The perils of grandparents babysitting have been revealed in a survey, which found nearly half of them caught a cold from a sick grandchild.<p>There are now 10 million grandmothers and grandfathers providing regular childcare for their families each week, more than ever before, but this is leading to …

STTA and Feng Tianwei: Ex-coach speaks out

When Yang Chuanning was sacked as national table tennis men's head coach last November, little was made known about his sudden dismissal.<p>But it has …

Exam stress among the young: When grades define worth

One counsellor recalled how a 13-year-old girl scored 83 marks in mathematics but was scolded by her mother for being careless on one of the …