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The Grand Challenge Episode 2: Kaidon vs Grandpa

For 11-year-old Kaidon Lee, wushu is a fascinating sport that requires passion and tenacity. He developed a keen interest in wushu, ever since watching his 73-year-old grandfather Henry Li practise wushu at the park. «I begged my grandfather to teach m
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The Grand Challenge Episode 2: Kaidon vs Grandpa

For 11-year-old Kaidon Lee, wushu is a fascinating sport that requires passion and tenacity. He developed a keen interest in wushu, ever since watching his 73-year-old grandfather Henry Li practise wushu at the park. «I begged my grandfather to teach me wushu, but he was always reluctant. He said I'm too young,» said Kaidon. Henry is no wushu master. In fact, he picked up the sport by secretly observing wushu lessons when he was a teenager, as he could not afford to pay for lessons back then.

You Do...What? Episode 7: Drone Pilot

What sets professional drone pilots apart from their recreational counterparts? How do you ensure your drone doesn't become a safety hazard in the sky? After some hands-on, host Toh Yan Wei is convinced that being a professional drone pilot is by no means ea
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You Do...What? Episode 7: Drone Pilot

What sets professional drone pilots apart from their recreational counterparts? How do you ensure your drone doesn't become a safety hazard in the sky? After some hands-on, host Toh Yan Wei is convinced that being a professional drone pilot is by no means easy. It is much more than simply flying the drone with a remote control, for there are lots of logistics planning and preparation to be done prior to deployment. These include handling client expectations, making critical decisions in emergency scenarios such as bad weather or technical faults.

MAS unveils 2019 Year of the Boar Chinese Almanac coins

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the 2019 Year of the Boar Almanac coins on Wednesday (Nov 21). It is the third issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series, which is issued over a span of 12 years, from 2017 to 202
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MAS unveils 2019 Year of the Boar Chinese Almanac coins

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the 2019 Year of the Boar Almanac coins on Wednesday (Nov 21). It is the third issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series, which is issued over a span of 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year's issue depicts a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore. The 2019 Year of the Boar coins features the boar with Pulau Ubin in the background.

After Xi visit Japan, Philippines meet to advance infrastructure plans

Philippine government ministers met with a top adviser of Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, in a effort to move forward major infrastructure projects, just hours after a visit by the Chinese president pledging to do the same.
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After Xi visit Japan, Philippines meet to advance infrastructure plans

Philippine government ministers met with a top adviser of Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, in a effort to move forward major infrastructure projects, just hours after a visit by the Chinese president pledging to do the same.

EU demands Hungary explain why ex-Macedonia PM granted asylum

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban needs to offer a "sound explanation" of his country's decision to grant political asylum to the former Macedonian prime minister, the European Union's head of membership bids tweeted on Wednesday.
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EU demands Hungary explain why ex-Macedonia PM granted asylum

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban needs to offer a "sound explanation" of his country's decision to grant political asylum to the former Macedonian prime minister, the European Union's head of membership bids tweeted on Wednesday.

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians -- but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.
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After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians -- but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.

South Korean decision to dissolve comfort women fund 'unacceptable'- Japan minister

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Wednesday that South Korea's decision to dissolve a "comfort women" foundation funded by Japan to compensate women forced to work in wartime brothels was "unacceptable."
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South Korean decision to dissolve comfort women fund 'unacceptable'- Japan minister

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Wednesday that South Korea's decision to dissolve a "comfort women" foundation funded by Japan to compensate women forced to work in wartime brothels was "unacceptable."

DoubleLine's Gundlach: Now is the time for capital preservation

Jeffrey Gundlach, who runs DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday that investors should focus on capital preservation and avoid corporate bonds as well as Treasuries, against the backdrop of intensifying inflationary pressures.
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DoubleLine's Gundlach: Now is the time for capital preservation

Jeffrey Gundlach, who runs DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday that investors should focus on capital preservation and avoid corporate bonds as well as Treasuries, against the backdrop of intensifying inflationary pressures.

England's Ashton out of Australia test with calf injury

Winger Chris Ashton will miss England's final November international against Australia on Saturday due to a calf injury, the Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.
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England's Ashton out of Australia test with calf injury

Winger Chris Ashton will miss England's final November international against Australia on Saturday due to a calf injury, the Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.

May to meet Austria's Kurz in London on Thursday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will host Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for talks at her Downing Street office on Thursday at 1230 GMT, her spokesman said.
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May to meet Austria's Kurz in London on Thursday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will host Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for talks at her Downing Street office on Thursday at 1230 GMT, her spokesman said.

Kohl's tops same-store sales estimates, raises forecast

Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, benefiting from its revamped stores and merchandise as well as its partnerships with Amazon.com and Under Armour .
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Kohl's tops same-store sales estimates, raises forecast

Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, benefiting from its revamped stores and merchandise as well as its partnerships with Amazon.com and Under Armour .

Critics urge Interpol to reject Russian candidate for chief

A growing chorus of critics is calling on Interpol to reject a Russian candidate to lead the organisation, over fears Moscow could abuse the presidency to target political opponents.
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Critics urge Interpol to reject Russian candidate for chief

A growing chorus of critics is calling on Interpol to reject a Russian candidate to lead the organisation, over fears Moscow could abuse the presidency to target political opponents.

Missing glasses at Ferrari owners event: What exactly are Louis XIII glasses?

Just what do even Ferrari-owning Singaporeans cannot resist owning as well? Crystal cognac glasses, it seems. A screenshot is circulating online that purportedly shows an email from the Ferrari Owners' Club Singapore (FOCS) to its members seeking the wherea
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Missing glasses at Ferrari owners event: What exactly are Louis XIII glasses?

Just what do even Ferrari-owning Singaporeans cannot resist owning as well? Crystal cognac glasses, it seems. A screenshot is circulating online that purportedly shows an email from the Ferrari Owners' Club Singapore (FOCS) to its members seeking the whereabouts of «more than 50… Louis XIII glasses» after an event with Louis XIII, a premium cognac brand produced by Remy Martin, last Saturday (Nov 17).

Dick Lee’s Fried Rice Paradise, Michael Chiang’s Mixed Signals to be made into TV series

Viewers can also enjoy acclaimed Singapore films It's A Great, Great World and Pop Aye as Channel 5 launches new local showcase.
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Dick Lee’s Fried Rice Paradise, Michael Chiang’s Mixed Signals to be made into TV series

Viewers can also enjoy acclaimed Singapore films It's A Great, Great World and Pop Aye as Channel 5 launches new local showcase.

Asia tech stocks dive while Ghosn arrest slams Nissan, Mitsubishi

Technology firms led a sell-off across Asian markets Tuesday on fresh concerns about demand for Apple's iPhones, while Japanese car giant Nissan and Mitsubishi plunged on news chairman Carlos Ghosn had been arrested over alleged financial misconduct.
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Asia tech stocks dive while Ghosn arrest slams Nissan, Mitsubishi

Technology firms led a sell-off across Asian markets Tuesday on fresh concerns about demand for Apple's iPhones, while Japanese car giant Nissan and Mitsubishi plunged on news chairman Carlos Ghosn had been arrested over alleged financial misconduct.

Philippine senators ask Duterte to disclose China energy plan

Philippine opposition senators have demanded President Rodrigo Duterte reveal details of joint energy exploration plans with China, warning such a deal risked affirming Chinese territorial claims that are not recognised under international law.
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Philippine senators ask Duterte to disclose China energy plan

Philippine opposition senators have demanded President Rodrigo Duterte reveal details of joint energy exploration plans with China, warning such a deal risked affirming Chinese territorial claims that are not recognised under international law.

Golf - Not quite a moon shot as PGA Tour unveils Japan event

The PGA Tour announced a six-year deal on Tuesday for an official tournament in Japan from next year, to be sponsored by a company whose CEO has signed up to orbit the moon.
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Golf - Not quite a moon shot as PGA Tour unveils Japan event

The PGA Tour announced a six-year deal on Tuesday for an official tournament in Japan from next year, to be sponsored by a company whose CEO has signed up to orbit the moon.

Parliament: 3 areas MEWR wants to improve for new hawker centres

SINGAPORE - Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Amy Khor outlined on Monday (Nov 19) three areas her ministry would focus on in the coming months to improve the Socially-Conscious Enterprise Hawker Centre (SEHC) model implement
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Parliament: 3 areas MEWR wants to improve for new hawker centres

SINGAPORE - Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Amy Khor outlined on Monday (Nov 19) three areas her ministry would focus on in the coming months to improve the Socially-Conscious Enterprise Hawker Centre (SEHC) model implemented at seven new hawker centres. These are: give better support to the stallholders to manage costs, have greater oversight by regulator the National Environment Agency (NEA) to safeguard hawkers' well-being, and have structured channels set up by the SEHC operators for hawkers to give feedback.

Man, 64, charged with murdering daughter in Bedok South flat

SINGAPORE - A man who allegedly killed his daughter was taken to court on Tuesday (Nov 20). Tan Tian Chye, 64, was charged with murdering Ms Desiree Tan Jiaping, 35, in a unit on the eighth story of Block 171 Bedok South Road. Court documents did not disclo
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Man, 64, charged with murdering daughter in Bedok South flat

SINGAPORE - A man who allegedly killed his daughter was taken to court on Tuesday (Nov 20). Tan Tian Chye, 64, was charged with murdering Ms Desiree Tan Jiaping, 35, in a unit on the eighth story of Block 171 Bedok South Road. Court documents did not disclose details about her death, such as the injuries she suffered and the weapon used to kill her. In a statement, the police said they received a call about the incident at around 3.40pm on Monday.

Parliament: Bill passed to tax overseas services like Netflix from 2020

SINGAPORE - Will the upcoming «Netflix tax» disadvantage lower income groups and widen the digital divide by pricing them out of digital experiences, such as online learning and entertainment? The question was one of many raised during the debat
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Parliament: Bill passed to tax overseas services like Netflix from 2020

SINGAPORE - Will the upcoming «Netflix tax» disadvantage lower income groups and widen the digital divide by pricing them out of digital experiences, such as online learning and entertainment? The question was one of many raised during the debate of the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament on Monday (Nov 19).

Google to invest US$690 million in Danish data centre

Alphabet Inc's Google will invest 4.5 billion Danish crowns (US$690 million) in building a new data centre in Fredericia, Denmark, its Danish unit announced on Tuesday.
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Google to invest US$690 million in Danish data centre

Alphabet Inc's Google will invest 4.5 billion Danish crowns (US$690 million) in building a new data centre in Fredericia, Denmark, its Danish unit announced on Tuesday.

South Korea's Jeju Air buys 40 Boeing planes worth US$4.4 billion

South Korea's biggest budget carrier, Jeju Air , purchased 40 Boeing 737-8 Max planes worth US$4.4 billion, the airline said on Tuesday.
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South Korea's Jeju Air buys 40 Boeing planes worth US$4.4 billion

South Korea's biggest budget carrier, Jeju Air , purchased 40 Boeing 737-8 Max planes worth US$4.4 billion, the airline said on Tuesday.

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