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Kong Hee, City Harvest leaders permanently barred from managing charities: MCCY

SINGAPORE: The six convicted City Harvest Church leaders, including founder Kong Hee, are permanently barred from having general control and …

Fraud

Singapore exports surge 15.2% in Q1, forecast for year up

SINGAPORE: Non-oil domestic exports in Singapore surged 15.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, on the back of increased shipments of both …

Markets

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

<b>Angry demonstrators in Brasilia have started a fire inside the ministry of agriculture and have damaged several other ministerial buildings.</b><p>Brazilian authorities estimate around 35,000 are marching in the capital.<p>Troops are being deployed to defend government buildings and there is a heavy police …

World News

Basquiat painting sells for $110.5m in New York

<b>A painting by the late graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at auction in New York for $110.5m (£85.4m).</b><p>That is nearly double the price of his previous most expensive work, which was bought a year ago.<p>The untitled work, which depicts a face in the shape of a skull, went to a telephone …

Artists

The countries that cane their convicts

<b>Two men are due to be caned in public after they were caught in bed together in Aceh, Indonesia.</b><p>The men will each receive 85 lashes in public, as punishment under the strict Islamic laws used in Aceh.<p>It is the only Indonesian province where Sharia is in force. According to human rights campaign …

Extremism

Is this the most perfect love story?

An American hitchhiker meets a Swiss miss in her hometown. They spend three lovely days together, then part forever — or so they thought.<p>By the medieval Old Town of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, I sat in the sun, sipping a beer on a cafe’s terrace. Behind me, a young woman sat at a small, round, …

Love

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

<b>Tennis star Serena Williams has joined the board at technology firm SurveyMonkey and pledged to tackle the lack of diversity in the industry.</b><p>Ms Williams, who is due to marry Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said she is disappointed that high-paid tech jobs are filled by white and Asian men.<p>It is …

Silicon Valley

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

White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

<b>The White House has denied the president's budget proposal contains an "egregious" maths error.</b><p>Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts $2.06tr (£1.59tr).<p>But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters: "We stand by the numbers.<p>Unveiled on …

Mick Mulvaney

Moody's downgrades China's credit rating

<b>China has received a downgrade on its credit score, on worries about the future state of the economy.</b><p>Moody's Investors Services brought down China's long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings by one notch to Aa3 from A1.<p>The move could lead to a rise in the cost of borrowing for …

China

Camera Press at 70: A lifetime in pictures

<b>The Camera Press picture agency was founded in London in 1947 by Tom Blau, a Jewish Hungarian photographer and reporter born in Berlin and exiled from Nazi Germany in 1935. Today it is still known as the home of outstanding portrait photographers and remains a family business.</b><p>Yousuf Karsh was …

Photography

Mindanao martial law could last a year, warns Philippine president

<b>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said martial law on Mindanao island could last a year, while the army fights against Islamist militants.</b><p>The violence on the southern island has left three members of the security forces dead, officials say.<p>Mr Duterte earlier declared martial law for 60 days …

Asia

Melania Trump in black at the Vatican. Why?

<b>Melania Trump arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday morning the picture of modesty: a knee-length black dress, arms covered and a black veil over her hair.</b><p>Her choice of outfit - in particular, the elegant veil - did not go unnoticed by those keeping a close eye on the First Lady during her husband's …

Pope Benedict XVI

Trump to meet Pope and Italian leaders

<b>US President Donald Trump is due to hold talks with Pope Francis and Italy's top leaders in Rome on the third leg of his first oversees trip.</b><p>Mr Trump and the pontiff have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change.<p>Mr Trump will also meet Italy's president and …

Christianity

Police hunt Manchester attack 'network'

<b>Police say they are investigating a "network" over Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people were killed.</b><p>An off-duty policewoman was confirmed by police to be among the victims.<p>Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. Four people have been arrested, …

Terrorism

Taiwan court to rule in in landmark same-sex marriage case

<b>Judges in Taiwan are due to decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.</b><p>The top court will rule on a constitutional challenge to current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman.<p>If they are deemed unconstitutional, the parliament will be …

Equality

Mount Everest: Bodies of four climbers found in tent

<b>Four climbers have been found dead inside a tent on Mount Everest, taking the death toll this season to 10.</b><p>The bodies were discovered by a rescue team that was retrieving the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday.<p>All the fatalities have occurred above the so-called "death …

Outdoors

All CNG taxis to undergo mandatory inspection by Thursday: LTA

SINGAPORE — All 950 compressed natural gas (CNG) taxis in Singapore must undergo and pass a mandatory inspection by Thursday (May 24) to stay on the …

Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical

<b>The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said.</b><p>The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister said.<p>Military …

Terrorism

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

<b>Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night.</b><p>The 22-year-old was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, the BBC understands.<p>Three of his victims have been named - Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, …

Terrorism

Is it possible to live large on a small budget when travelling in Sydney?

SYDNEY: I stumbled into the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney after having suffered through a night at a particularly ratty Airbnb in the Surry …

Australia

James Bond star Roger Moore dies at 89

LOS ANGELES: Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond and as Simon Templar on "The Saint" TV series, has …

Entertainment

May edition of Car-Free Sunday to be extended to Bencoolen Street

SINGAPORE: The May edition of Car-Free Sunday will be extended to Bencoolen Street for the first time, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) …

Singapore

Manchester concert suicide attack prompts security rethinks worldwide

TOKYO/SINGAPORE: Authorities as well as organisers of major sports and entertainment events in countries from the United States to Japan and …

Hong Kong

Manchester Arena blast: 22 dead and 59 hurt

<b>Twenty-two people, including children, are now known to have been killed and 59 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.</b><p>The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.<p>Greater Manchester Police said the lone male attacker, who died …

Terrorism

Manchester bombing: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'

<b>US President Donald Trump has called those behind the Manchester suicide bombing and other similar attacks "evil losers in life".</b><p>"I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. I will call them losers," he said in a speech in Bethlehem.<p>World leaders have been sending messages of …

World News

British police says responding to serious incident at venue where Ariana Grande performing

MANCHESTER — British police said on Monday (May 22) they had responded to a serious incident at a venue in the northern English city of Manchester …

Zack Snyder Steps Down From 'Justice League' to Deal With Family Tragedy

The filmmaker's daughter died by suicide in March, prompting him to take a break from work and hire Joss Whedon to finish the Warner Bros. superhero …

Batman

Zack Snyder drops out of Justice League movie after daughter’s suicide, Joss Whedon taking over

LOS ANGELES - Zack Snyder, the director behind the coming Warner Bros movie Justice League, said Monday (May 22) that he would step away from the …

Windows 7 hardest hit by WannaCry worm

<b>The majority of machines hit by the WannaCry ransomware worm in the cyber-attack earlier this month were running Windows 7, security firms suggest.</b><p>More than 97% of the infections seen by Kaspersky Lab and 66% of those seen by BitSight used the older software.<p>WannaCry started spreading in mid-May …

Kaspersky Lab