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Ong Ye Kung, Ng Chee Meng promoted to full ministers

SINGAPORE: Acting Ministers Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng have been promoted to full ministers.<p>In a statement issued on Friday (Oct 28), the Prime …


Stark look at child sexual abuse kicks off series on those grappling with secrets

<b>Help is out there – that’s the message of a new series by the programme On The Red Dot.</b><p>SINGAPORE: For nearly six years, since the tender age of nine, …

Child Sexual Abuse

8 things you didn’t know you can do at Singapore Writers Festival 2016

[Sponsored] Book readings, literary panel discussions and meet-the-author sessions form the core of the <b>Singapore Writers Festival</b> program, but there …

Google tries to resolve Pixel camera flare issue

<b>Google is developing a software fix to address excessive lens flare on photographs taken with its flagship Pixel smartphones.</b><p>A group of Pixel owners shared their pictures showing a bright halo or arc effect, on Google's messageboard.<p>Google's advertisements say the Pixel devices have the …


Mobile and Youtube boost Google parent Alphabet profits

<b>Google parent Alphabet has reported a 20.2 % rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube.</b><p>Revenue in the third quarter rose 20% to $22.5bn (£18.5bn), from $18.7bn a year earlier.<p>Net income for the quarter was $5bn, up from $4bn a year ago. Alphabet's share …


Topless selfie student crashes into Texas police car

<b>A US college student has crashed into a police car while taking a topless selfie behind the wheel, say officials.</b><p>Miranda Rader, 19, rear-ended the patrol vehicle while sending nude photos to her boyfriend through the social media app Snapchat, police say.<p>The accident on Wednesday in Bryan, about …


Pushing That Crosswalk Button May Make You Feel Better, but...

It is a reflex born of years of habit: You see a button, press it and then something happens.<p>The world is filled with them, such as doorbells, vending machines, calculators and telephones.<p>But some buttons we regularly rely on to get results are mere artifices — placebos that promote an illusion of …


Lawyer declared brain dead wakes up after calls to pull plug on her

Lawyer Suzanne Chin is convinced that what happened to her four years ago is nothing short of a miracle.<p>The mother of two was living and working in …

The Brain

5 works to check out at the Singapore Biennale 2016

SINGAPORE: For an art showcase evocatively called An Atlas Of Mirrors, it probably shouldn’t be surprising to come across so many artworks that take …


Tech disruption may push up unemployment rate

October 28, 2016 5:00 AM<br>Singapore's labour market faces challenging times ahead, and not just because of the slowing economy.


Rottnest Island: Black prison to white playground

Today Rottnest Island, off Fremantle, is a popular holiday spot, but few realise the island's dark past as a prison for Indigenous men.


Little India food trail

1/6<p><b>For breakfast</b><p>For what it’s worth, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife frequent this vegetarian eatery – we were told they were there just …


Best costume stores in Singapore

1/6<p><b>Best for custom-made outfits</b> <br>It may have a heck of a tacky name, but the people at Awesome Costumes are serious when it comes to custom-made …


Car-Free Sundays return this weekend with even more activities than before

There are <b>so many reasons</b> we’re excited that the Car-Free Sundays initiative is making a comeback after <b>a brief hiatus</b>, besides the environmental ones. …


5 glorious Indian sweets and snacks to gorge on this Deepavali in Singapore

Light-ups, new threads and family visits aside, our favorite thing about Deepavali has got to be the food. From savories to gloriously rich sweets, …


Tanjong Pagar Railway Station opens its doors for the second last time on Deepavali

As we all know, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) will <b>undergo a massive overhaul</b> to become the new Cantonment MRT station, part of the Circle …


How to get The New Paper delivered to your home

From Dec 1, you can pick up The New Paper for free from Monday to Saturday at various distribution points, including MRT stations.<p>The new TNP will …


Italy earthquakes: Bad weather hampers rescue efforts

<b>Bad weather has been hampering rescue efforts in central Italy after two strong earthquakes damaged buildings and injured dozens of people.</b><p>Hundreds of residents spent the night in cars and emergency shelters after Wednesday's quakes, but officials said the situation was not "catastrophic".<p>No deaths …


Vine star Charlie Murphy discusses the service's end

Charlie Murphy posted one of the most watched videos on Vine, showing a mass of inflatable "screaming" ducks.<p>Since being uploaded in August 2015, it has been played over 189 million times.<p>But despite his fame, Mr Murphy told the BBC's North America technology reporter Dave Lee that he was not …

BBC news

Twitter axes Vine video service

<b>Social network Twitter has announced it is to close its video sharing service Vine.</b><p>"In the coming months we'll be discontinuing the mobile app," the company said in a blog.<p>Vine originally let people share six second long video clips.<p>Twitter did not give a reason for the closure.<p><i>This is a breaking</i> …


US election: 'Cruel' Trump claim annoys Muslim family

<b>Republican Donald Trump has been criticised by the family of a dead Muslim soldier after saying as president he would have kept him alive.</b><p>"Had I been president, Captain Khan would be alive today. We wouldn't have been in this horrible, horrible mistake, the war in Iraq," he said.<p>The soldier's …


In pictures: Little India all decked out for Deepavali

SINGAPORE: Little India turns into one of the brightest and most colourful stretches in Singapore in the lead-up to Deepavali, with shops offering …


Delve into Little India's history at new exhibition

SINGAPORE - Today, it is a red light district associated with sleazy activities after dark.<p>In 19th-century Singapore, it was a meat district too, …

It's a wrap for Deepavali photo shoot

October 24, 2016 5:00 AM<br>Ahead of Deepavali this Saturday, 16 women MPs wore saris of different colours and designs for a photo shoot outside …


The big Deepavali dress-up

October 24, 2016 5:00 AM<br>Parliamentarians often dress in sombre tones in their work as lawmakers.


Deepavali photo a good example of racial harmony

I congratulate Tamil Murasu and Senior Minister of State Indranee Rajah for such a great idea to get 15 other women Members of Parliament to wear …

Members of Parliament

'Feathered creatures' light up Little India

October 16, 2016 5:00 AM<br>People do not usually notice birds perched on trees along the streets. But two "feathered creatures" have been causing people …


If you head out to see Marvel’s next superhero movie ‘Doctor Strange’, don’t leave when the movie's over

Marvel’s newest superhero movie, "Doctor Strange," hits US theaters November 4 (It’s already out in the UK). If you head out to see it, do yourself a favor and stay after the credits — all of the credits — for not one, but two teaser sequences for future Marvel movies.<p>I know, I know. Maybe this …


First Doctor Strange Reviews Are Largely Positive

The first set of reviews are in for Doctor Strange, with critics hailing the latest Marvel movie's unique visual imagination.

Marvel Universe

Doctor Strange Promo Will Turn Your World Upside-Down

A new promo for Doctor Strange teases the film's mind-bending visuals and asks audiences if they're ready to have the world turned upside-down.

Marvel Universe