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Media frenzy as Australian drug trafficker Corby returns home

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Media frenzy as Australian drug trafficker Corby returns home

- BRISBANE: Australian Schapelle Corby battled a media storm as she returned home from Bali Sunday (May 28) 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. The beauty school dropout hit Australian headlines when she was arrested in 2004 at Bali airport aged 27 with several kilos of hashish stashed in her surfing gear, and was jailed the following year for 20 years

Categories: Society & Culture | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Singapore |  Queensland |  Brisbane | 

A stand-in mum for an older child: Fostering kids who struggle to find a home

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A stand-in mum for an older child: Fostering kids who struggle to find a home

- SINGAPORE: It was with some trepidation that Madam Noor Hayatee Nordin, agreed to care for a 12 year-old foster child in 2016. “I had some misconceptions about older children, that they would be sulky and rebellious,” she recalled. “I also thought he would try to ‘test the water’ a lot.” But she was pleasantly surprised when Adrian* first appeared on her doorstep

Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Motherhood |  Children |  Kids | 
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Xbox adds Netflix-style video game subscriptions

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Xbox adds Netflix-style video game subscriptions

- Microsoft on Wednesday launched a subscription service for Xbox, letting players pay a monthly fee for access to a library of videogames for its console. People who already subscribe to an Xbox Gold service can pay an extra $10 monthly for the new "Game Pass," which will be available at the same cost to console users with Live accounts in any of 31 markets around the world at the start of June, according to product marketing director Parimal Deshpande

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Tags: Gaming |  Xbox |  Video games | 
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Song Zude pleads to Faye Wong to "tell the truth"

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Song Zude pleads to Faye Wong to "tell the truth"

- 26 May - Chinese entertainment critic Song Zude seems to be in a dire need of a confession from Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse about their relationship, what with his previous disgusting vow which will be expiring soon. As most would remember, last month, Song revealed online that he was told by his sources that the Feng-Fei couple have already broken up last year, and are faking their romance nowadays for the sake of profit

Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Music | 
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More access to reading for South West District residents

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More access to reading for South West District residents

- Parents living in the South West District will have more opportunities to bond with their children through reading, while helping them to brush up on their mother tongue. A programme called Reading Together@South West, which will see library corners set up at 17 Residents' Committee (RC) centres around the district, was launched yesterday at Bukit Gombak Goodview Garden RC Centre. They will have about 3,500 bilingual books curated by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, which is partnering the South West Community Development Council (CDC) for the initiative

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Third ear? All the better to push art with

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Third ear? All the better to push art with

- From swallowing sculptures to suspending himself in mid-air with hooks, there are few extremes to which 71-year-old Stelarc has not gone. Yet, nothing compares to the third "ear" he has implanted on the inside of his left forearm. The Cyprus-born, Australia-based performance artist was in Singapore yesterday, speaking at the launch of the ArtScience Museum's new exhibition, HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species

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Tags: The Arts | 
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Protection orders for children nearly triple

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Protection orders for children nearly triple

- The number of child protection orders here nearly tripled from 80 in 2015 to 219 last year, according to statistics from a recent Family Justice Courts annual report. The spike was partly due to an increase in the number of child abuse cases, which has risen steadily over the last four years. They increased by almost 60 per cent from 551 cases in 2015 to 873 cases last year

Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Children | 
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Singaporean dies of altitude sickness in Nepal

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Singaporean dies of altitude sickness in Nepal

- NEPAL • A Singaporean woman died of altitude sickness at Lobuche village in the Khumjung area of Solukhumbu District in Nepal last Friday. She has been identified as 46-year-old Amy Wong Kum Ling. She arrived at Lobuche, a small village near Mount Everest, last Thursday to take part in the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, to be held tomorrow. The marathon is named after the Sherpa and his British companion who first summitted Everest on May 29, 1953 - 64 years ago

Categories: Health | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  Nepal |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 

Drunk customers wreck porridge restaurant

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Drunk customers wreck porridge restaurant

- Four customers, upset with their bill at a porridge restaurant along Upper Serangoon Road, overturned the table they had been dining on and wrecked the place using wooden chairs. The Sunday Times understands that the four alleged culprits - three men and a woman - were drunk. The incident occurred at Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the early hours of yesterday morning

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Discover the laidback charms of the Golden Triangle, Thailand in 36 hours

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Discover the laidback charms of the Golden Triangle, Thailand in 36 hours

- THAILAND: Descending from China in grand, graceful arcs, the upper Mekong unfurls in a tranquil, lulling sheen. Only battlement ruins to the south betray the region’s heritage, a blood-soaked clash of empires, contested by Thai, Burmese, Laotian and Khmer armies for centuries. Fortresses and royal cities are now all but swallowed by jungle and farmland. The once-remote Golden Triangle at the northern tip of Thailand is now a haven for peaceful contemplation in dozens of temples and shrines, from gilded palaces to secret grottoes, where you can meditate to the sound of water dripping on limestone or the chattering of monkeys

Places: Thailand |  Singapore | 

Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane: US officials

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Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane: US officials

- WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 180m of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the US P-3 Orion surveillance plane was 240km southeast of Hong Kong in international airspace when the Chinese aircraft carried out the unsafe intercept

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Eleven to drop EPL next season

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Eleven to drop EPL next season

- Britain-based online streaming provider Eleven Sports Network will be taking the English Premier League (EPL) off its menu from June 17. The Straits Times understands that the Eleven Plus channel, which has been carrying EPL content, will also be removed from its suite of channels. According to documents seen by ST, Eleven's popular $19.90-a-month package will be reduced to $9.90. The new package will be renamed Eleven Sports Value Plan

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More interaction, technology for mother tongue classes

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More interaction, technology for mother tongue classes

- While drawing on a tablet, eight-year-old Destinee Tan occasionally collapsed in giggles with her group mates. It was a classroom assignment, and the pupils were tasked to draw the flora and fauna found in a garden. They were then asked to present what they had drawn. Destinee is more comfortable speaking English, but classroom assignments such as this allow her to practise her mother tongue language (MTL) more

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Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

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Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

- Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, but he ends the season by surpassing Aston Villa’s George Ramsey as the FA Cup’s greatest manager

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Association football |  Tournaments |  Europe |  FA Cup | 
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Wenger: Cup triumph has no bearing on future

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Wenger: Cup triumph has no bearing on future

- If it does transpire that Arse nal’s 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was manager Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge it will have been a memorable way to sign off. The 67-year-old Frenchman’s brow has been constantly furrowed this season with intense speculation about his future overshadowing a campaign that saw the Gunners fail to finish in the top four for the first time since he took charge in 1996

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China 'strongly dissatisfied' with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

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China 'strongly dissatisfied' with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

- BEIJING: China is "strongly dissatisfied" with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. China is committed to properly resolving disputes with all nations involved through negotiations while maintaining peace and stability in the East China Sea and South China Sea, spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement on Sunday

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  • BA cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos
    BA cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

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    LONDON: British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports on Saturday after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways. The airline, which said there was no evidence of a cyber attack, said the major outage meant it had been forced to cancel all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick and had also hit its call centres and website

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  • Protection orders for children nearly triple
    Protection orders for children nearly triple

    , straitstimes.com

    The number of child protection orders here nearly tripled from 80 in 2015 to 219 last year, according to statistics from a recent Family Justice Courts annual report. The spike was partly due to an increase in the number of child abuse cases, which has risen steadily over the last four years. They increased by almost 60 per cent from 551 cases in 2015 to 873 cases last year

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Children | 
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  • Xbox adds Netflix-style video game subscriptions
    Xbox adds Netflix-style video game subscriptions

    , sg.yahoo.com

    Microsoft on Wednesday launched a subscription service for Xbox, letting players pay a monthly fee for access to a library of videogames for its console. People who already subscribe to an Xbox Gold service can pay an extra $10 monthly for the new "Game Pass," which will be available at the same cost to console users with Live accounts in any of 31 markets around the world at the start of June, according to product marketing director Parimal Deshpande

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: Gaming |  Xbox |  Video games | 
    Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 

Education

  • Sota explains about teachers leaving
    Sota explains about teachers leaving

    , straitstimes.com

    Within the last year, a School of the Arts (Sota) student has seen three of her teachers leave the school. First, it was a senior teacher in the literature department. Then another literature teacher, also a senior teacher, left last month. Two weeks ago, she was told that her biology teacher will leave early next month - five months before the International Baccalaureate exams

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Teachers | 
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  • Rare orchid and secretive snake
    Rare orchid and secretive snake

    , straitstimes.com

    Despite decades of biodiversity surveys - all the way back to the great naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in the 19th century - new species are still being found. More than 500 animal and plant species were discovered or rediscovered in Singapore over the last five years, the National Parks Board (NParks) revealed yesterday at its annual Festival of Biodiversity. One of them, a solitary carpenter bee, has been given the name "sayang", meaning "love" in Malay, on account of a heart-shaped marking on its back

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    Tags: Biology |  Natural environment |  Biodiversity |  Species | 
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Life & Style

  • Inspiring photo of Muslim man comforting elderly Jewish woman at Manchester vigil goes viral
    Inspiring photo of Muslim man comforting elderly Jewish woman at Manchester vigil goes viral

    , straitstimes.com

    LONDON - A poignant photo of a Muslim man kneeling down to comfort a crying elderly Jewish woman at a vigil for the victims of the Manchester attack has touched social media users. The photo captures Sadiq Patel, clad in a long blue robe and a black Muslim cap, consoling Renee Rachel Black as she sat and wept among the floral tributes in Manchester's Albert Square, where a vigil was held on Tuesday for the victims of Monday night's attack

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  • Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Malaysia’s Proton, say sources
    Chinese carmaker Geely to acquire Malaysia’s Proton, say sources

    , todayonline.com

    PARIS/BEIJING — Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to buy struggling Malaysian manufacturer Proton from DRB-Hicom, sources said on Tuesday (May 23), beating out rival bidder PSA Group. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which controls Hong Kong-based Geely Automobile and Sweden’s Volvo Car Group, will acquire 49 per cent of Proton, the sources said. Proton also controls British sports car maker, Lotus. Spokespeople for DRB-Hicom could not immediately be reached for comment

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