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Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study

Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them.<p>An international …


The wrath of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not known for the consistency of his views, and his colleagues and allies have fallen victim to his caprices, too<p>default

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The untouchable Hope Hicks

Trump's 28-year-old communications adviser has earned the president's trust by letting him do just as he pleases when it comes to dealing with the press.<p>Hope Hicks was celebrating a family wedding at a Bermuda golf club the weekend after Donald Trump was elected president when she overheard members …

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New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

<b>China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the first time.</b><p>The agreement gives US farmers access to the world's biggest rice consumer, with China importing about 5 million tonnes last year.<p>It follows trade talks between the two countries that resulted in little progress on other …

Students' Broken Moral Compasses

The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.<p>A few months ago, I presented the following scenario to my junior English students: Your boyfriend or girlfriend has committed a felony, during which other people were badly harmed. Should you or …


Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

<b>Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press.</b><p>The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of 10 things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine.<p>They include checking the article …

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The Straits Times

"That is the glaring contradiction between our numerous scholastic achievements on one hand, versus our lack of innovative capabilities on the …

Singapore to block foreigners from promoting political causes locally

The Commissioner of Police may refuse to grant a permit for public assembly or procession, if it is directed towards a political end and organised by …

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