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Thor out of five: Marvel's latest has critics raving

<b>Thor is back on the big screen, and the critics seem pretty happy about it.</b><p>According to the Daily Telegraph, Thor: Ragnarok is one of the Marvel Studios' "best films to date... funny, charming, dazzling [and] gorgeously designed."<p>The film, says Variety, is "easily the best of the three Thor …

Comics

Brazil police arrests 108 in major anti-paedophilia operation

<b>Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America.</b><p>Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia.<p>Justice Minister Torquato Jardim said those detained were part of a ring that shared pornographic images of children …

Brazil

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide

<b>A California couple who went missing in July in the Joshua Tree National Park are believed to have died in an murder-suicide, police have said.</b><p>Rachel Nguyen, 20 and Joseph Orbeso, 22, were first discovered on 15 October by a search and rescue party that included Mr Orbeso's father.<p>Police said …

National Parks

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'will not accept' Rajoy plan

<b>Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid's plan to impose direct rule on the region.</b><p>He described it as the worst attack on Catalonia's institutions since General Franco's 1939-1975 dictatorship, under which regional autonomy was dissolved.<p>Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy's …

Spain

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

<b>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states.<p>He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end …

Public Health

Robert Mugabe's WHO appointment condemned as 'an insult'

<b>The choice of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador has been criticised by several organisations including the British government.</b><p>It described his selection as "surprising and disappointing" given his country's rights record, and warned it could …

Africa

Man arrested for setting off fireworks in Ang Mo Kio

SINGAPORE: A man has been arrested for allegedly setting off fireworks at the roof garden of Block 307A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, the police said in a …

Crime

81 arrested in 9 months for stealing cosmetics from Orchard Road shops

SINGAPORE: The police have arrested 81 people for stealing cosmetics such as lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from shops along Orchard Road in the …

Singapore

Parts of Rail Corridor to open by 2021 with enhanced offerings and amenities

SINGAPORE: By 2021, part of the 24km Rail Corridor from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands will be enhanced to give trail users a better experience. This was …

Singapore

Adults can soon use Medisave to pay for vaccines recommended by MOH

SINGAPORE: From Nov 1, 2017, adults can use Medisave to pay for recommended vaccinations as part of a new immunisation schedule, the Ministry of …

Public Health

Sexual assault victims in Singapore feel empowered to speak up, as #MeToo goes viral

SINGAPORE: For Leeba Ann Chacko, the sexual assault started when she was about nine years old. Her father, overwhelmed with taking care of her sick …

Feminism

American Woman Weds a Real-Life Prince She Met at a D.C. Nightclub

The movie <i>Coming to America</i> came to life for one American woman!<p>When Ariana Austin, 33, met lawyer Joel Makonnen, 35, at the Pearl nightclub in …

New York Times

Parents Are Sharing Photos Of How Much They’ve Changed After Kids And It's Hilariously Sad

Parents, the real MVPs.

Parenting

iPhone 8 Plus vs. LG G6: Which has the best camera in a smartphone?

Last year, Apple failed to take the top spot in our four-way smartphone camera shootout between the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, Google Pixel XL, and Samsung Galaxy S7. But this year’s iPhone 8 Plus includes some major improvements over the iPhone 7 Plus, and looks perfectly positioned to take on the LG …

LG G6

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

<b>Some 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, officials say.</b><p>A gunman entered a Shia Muslim mosque in Kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing at least 39 worshippers.<p>An attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in Ghor province killed 20 people.<p>No …

Terrorism

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

<b>Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.</b><p>The accord was decided at a two-day meeting between the G7 nations and the tech firms, hosted on the Italian island of Ischia.<p>The aim, according to officials, is to …

Censorship

10 Must-Watch K-Dramas Of 2017 That You Really Can’t Miss

As the warmer months wither away and we’re greeted with the chill of autumn, there may be more of a desire to stay indoors and snuggle up while …

TV

Playboy Magazine Transgender Model Ines Rau

In case you haven't noticed, the industry is changing. Yes, it's changing at a glacial pace, but on all fronts, strides in diversity and inclusivity …

Fashion Modeling

Playboy features first transgender ‘playmate’

The latest issue of <i>Playboy</i> features a transgender playmate, a first in the magazine’s 64-year history.<p>Ines Rau poses fully nude in the …

Hugh Hefner

WeChat app used by pupils for sex, drugs and gambling

MALAYSIA - An increasing number of teenagers and schoolchildren are using the mobile phone application WeChat for online gambling, as well as to …

Honeymoon adventure on Hokkaido’s tallest peak turned harrowing ordeal for couple

SINGAPORE - The hike up and down Hokkaido's tallest peak typically takes about five hours to complete. So Singaporean Amelda Lim, 28, and her …

Blast pirates out of the sea: Philippines' Duterte

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday (Oct 19) said he would ask the leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia to "blast" pirates out of …

Like Bali? Indonesia wants to create 10 of them to draw Chinese tourists

JAKARTA - As China's burgeoning class of affluent travellers seek out more exotic destinations, Indonesia is cashing in. China is on track to become …

Oxley Road dispute ‘in abeyance’ and Lee siblings haven’t communicated recently: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - The Oxley Road dispute between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings remains unresolved and they have not communicated …

S’pore’s next PM ‘very likely’ already in Cabinet, but ‘clock is ticking’: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - The Republic's next Prime Minister is "very likely" already in the Cabinet, but picking him from the prospective candidates will "take a …

E-bike deaths on West Coast Highway: Surviving cyclist, trailer driver give differing accounts in court

SINGAPORE - Differing accounts emerged in court on Thursday (Oct 19) during the Coroner's Inquiry into the deaths of two e-bikers who were killed by …

New voluntary standards launched to manage workplace disputes amicably

Kelly Ng<i>11 hours 3 sec</i> agoSINGAPORE — More than 220 employers have pledged to handle grievances at their workpl

The two backlashes against globalisation

When I left India for graduate school in the United States in 1975, the word "globalisation" was not in use anywhere in the world. Back then, …

Review underway to address additional fares when switching between MRT lines: Khaw

SINGAPORE — A review is underway to address additional fares incurred by commuters when they switch between different MRT lines, Transport Minister …

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

<b>Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday, as the region's leader threatens to declare independence.</b><p>The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region.<p>Catalonia's leader said the region's …

Carles Puigdemont