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Latest detentions ‘a wake-up call’ to dangers posed by influencers

SINGAPORE — The latest round of detentions and orders over terrorism-related activities — particularly that of Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff who had …

India Dalit couple hacked to death over 22 cents debt

<b>A couple from India's Dalit community have been been hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 16 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.</b><p>Police said the couple, Bharat and Mamta, were murdered by an upper caste grocer on Thursday when they told him they needed more time to pay for the …

Uttar Pradesh

Syria conflict: UN asks to control Aleppo corridors

<b>The UN's envoy to Syria has appealed to Russia to let the UN manage safe corridors from besieged areas of the city of Aleppo.</b><p>Staffan de Mistura said the UN supported such corridors in principle and wanted more details from Russia.<p>About 300,000 people are trapped in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, under …

Hospitals

Zika virus: Florida cases 'highly likely' to be first US-based infections

<b>Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, state health officials say.</b><p>So far, cases outside of Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus is prevalent, have been spread by travel to that region or sexual transmission.<p>The four …

American South

In Movie

Enjoy an evening of fun-filled cycling and movie under the stars!<p>Join us for the OCBC-NParks Ride Safe Programme Cycle-in Movie event, where you can …

Bicycling

Pope, at Auschwitz, asks God to forgive 'so much cruelty'

OSWIECIM, Poland: Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday in tribute to …

Holocaust

Check out quirky Singapore-inspired products at this weekend market

[Sponsored] With National Day around the corner, it's the perfect time to show your love for all things Singapore and this pop-up weekend market in …

Singapore

Instagram Worthy Interactive Art At Changi Airport

Butterfly Garden at Changi Airport Terminal 3<p>Explore Singapore through a variety of new interactive art introduced in all three terminals of …

Asia Travel

Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

<b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policies on refugees in the wake of recent terror attacks.</b><p>Some of the attacks were by asylum seekers who she said had "shamed the country that welcomed them".<p>She said those fleeing persecution and war had a right to be protected.<p>Mrs Merkel proposed …

Angela Merkel

MAD magazine cartoonist Jack Davis dies aged 91

<b>Cartoonist Jack Davis, the "long-time legendary" artist on the US magazine MAD, has died at the age of 91.</b><p>Davis, who also created posters for films such as American Graffiti and Bananas, was one of the founding artists on the publication in 1952.<p>He contributed to the magazine for several decades, …

Comics

Doctor jailed for molesting patient after drugging him

SINGAPORE: An aesthetic doctor was sentenced to 42 months’ jail on Thursday (Jul 28) for twice molesting a male patient after sedating him with …

Medicine

Singapore Night Festival 2016 to be bigger, better: Organisers

SINGAPORE: This year's Singapore Night Festival - now into its ninth edition - will be bigger and better, organisers promise.The theme for the …

Singapore

'No money currently' to refund California Fitness members after gym closures

SINGAPORE - Members of California Fitness received e-mails on Thursday (July 28) from liquidators Ferrier Hodgson stating that there are currently no …

Singapore

On Aug 5, Golden Mile will be an epicenter for LGBT fabulousness

Singapore's annual queer arts festival IndigNation is back for another pass, kicking things off with the <b>IndigNation Queer Film Festival</b> at, where …

Singapore

Singapore’s favorite night festival is back with dazzling projections and street parties

Singapore’s energetic arts and heritage district is gearing up again for a wide array of unique light art installations (a perennial crowd-favorite), …

Singapore

Bringing the Gardens into full bloom People

Ask Dr Nigel Taylor anything about the Botanic Gardens and, chances are, he will know the answer.<p>In an interview with The Straits Times last week, …

Lee Kuan Yew

Best places to catch the National Day Parade 2016 fireworks for free in Singapore

You'll only be able to catch fireworks for free three times a year – during Chinese New Year, National Day and New Year's Eve – so you'd better make …

Botanist who left austerity-hit Kew for Singapore: 'It's a dream world here'

Dr Nigel Taylor spent 34 years at the Royal Botanic Gardens. When funding cuts bit, he left for south-east Asia to take up a new job looking after the world's biggest orchid collection<p>A top scientist who quit his job at Kew Gardens after three decades amid funding cuts and low morale has discovered …

Singapore

China's 2008 Olympic mascots: where are they now?

Face down in the dirt with an iron post impaling his rump, Chinese Olympic mascot Huanhuan has seen better days.

Asia

Upcoming Events

<b>SJS Events – July & August 2016</b><p>Thank you for your support, we will continue to bring you interesting photography events for this year.<p>For those who …

Germans unhappy with Angela Merkel over recent ISIS terror attack and refugee policy

Germany is reeling from a week of bloodshed from terror attacks, which has forced those living there to question Angela Merkel's open door policy …

Religion (UK)

Joe Biden just delivered the most ferocious takedown of Donald Trump at the Democratic convention

Joe Biden tore through Donald Trump in a blistering speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday that fired up the crowd of delegates.<p>In a fierce takedown of the Republican nominee, Biden said Trump has "no clue" about the American middle class and lambasted him as the …

Joe Biden

Jay Z Is An Instagram Husband For Beyoncé & The Internet Is Living For It

In today's daily reminder that the internet is a fickle beast, we have a picture of Beyoncé and Jay Z that has been deemed #relationshipgoals, which is a far cry from the public's view of the rapper when <i>Lemonade</i> premiered.<p>It seems that Jay is officially back in The Beyhive's good graces.<p>I have a …

Jay-Z

Move Over, Flower Crowns...Mermaid Crowns Are What's Hot Now

After years and years (and years) of flower crowns, the music-festival world was due for a new hair accessory <i>du jour</i>. And someone in Australia delivered with the prettiest, dreamiest, mermaid-iest creations we've seen this side of a Disney movie.<p>As <i>Cosmopolitan</i> reports, Chelsea Shiels, a 27 year-old …

Seashell

In pictures: The beauty of the skies

A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.

Astrophotography

Philae lander: Farewell messages to Philae as life support ends

<b>Almost two years ago a robot called Philae became a household name after it succeeded in making a difficult - and bouncy - landing on a moving comet.</b><p>Now the robotic European Space Agency (ESA) lander will have its electrical support system switched off. After its 10-year, 6.4 billion-km (4bn-mile) …

Rosetta Mission

Turkey coup attempt: 'Dozens of media outlets shut'

<b>Turkey has announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, local media say, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.</b><p>Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut.<p>Separately, nearly 1,700 soldiers have reportedly been discharged.<p>The …

Armed forces

Air France warns on 'special concern about France as a destination'

<b>Air France-KLM has warned about "France as a destination" as recent terror attacks weighed on sales in the second quarter of the year.</b><p>The airline group reported a 5% fall in revenue to €6.22bn (£5.2bn) compared with the same period last year.<p>Air France also joined other European airlines in warning …

France

French church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

<b>The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.</b><p>The two men are filmed speaking in Arabic and referring to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One holds a piece of paper on which the IS flag is printed.<p>Fr …

Nice Attack

Vatican 'removes criticism' of Polish politicians' views of Muslims

<b>The Vatican appears to have toned down criticism of Polish politicians' views of migrants ahead of a Papal visit.</b><p>A Polish bishops' spokesman had blamed "inappropriate" political discourse for creating an "artificial fear of Muslims" in the country, according to a report in La Stampa newspaper.<p>But …

Europe