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  • Amos Yee to spend weekend in remand: reports
    Amos Yee to spend weekend in remand: reports

    Amos Yee, the 16-year-old who posted a video online which ranted about Christianity and Lee Kuan Yew, will likely spend the weekend in remand after no one showed up to post bail for him, reports said. …

  • Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers
    Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers Reuters - 13 minutes ago

    By Rafiq Sherzad JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police … More »

  • Ferry disaster protestors, police clash in Seoul
    Ferry disaster protestors, police clash in Seoul AFP News - 20 minutes ago

    Hundreds of protestors clashed with police in Seoul on Saturday after families of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster were prevented from marching to the president's residence. An crowd of about 3,000 forced their way through police … More »

  • TTIP, a red rag to a bull in Germany
    TTIP, a red rag to a bull in Germany AFP News - 22 minutes ago

    Say four simple letters, TTIP, to many Europeans and you're likely to be met with a blank stare. In fact, in the whole of Europe, perhaps only in Austria and Luxembourg is the interest and opposition likely to be of a similar magnitude, as a new … More »

  • IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghan bombing
    IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghan bombing AFP News - 29 minutes ago

    The Islamic State (IS) group claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan Saturday that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said, in what, if verified, would be the first … More »

  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed
    Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed Associated Press - 34 minutes ago

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, … More »

  • Saudi vows to cover UN aid call for Yemen, keeps up air raids
    Saudi vows to cover UN aid call for Yemen, keeps up air raids AFP News - 49 minutes ago

    Saudi Arabia pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels. The United Nations says hundreds of people … More »

  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders
    New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders Associated Press - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class. … More »

  • Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS
    Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS AFP News - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Australia's foreign minister on Saturday hailed Iran's efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated. Julie Bishop is Australia's highest-ranking official to visit Iran … More »

  • Police shoot teenage protester dead in Indian Kashmir
    Police shoot teenage protester dead in Indian Kashmir AFP News - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Indian police shot dead a 16-year-old boy on Saturday during an anti-India demonstration in Kashmir as a separatist strike shut down the Himalayan region on a second day of violent clashes, officials said. The shooting happened during a protest on … More »

  • Obama says 'no greater threat to planet than climate change'
    Obama says 'no greater threat to planet than climate change' AFP News - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change poses the world's biggest single threat. "Today, there's no greater threat to our planet than climate change," Obama said in his weekly address, which had an environmental theme to mark … More »

  • Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch d …
    Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch d … IB Times - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    A Japanese artist has an unusual pastime: dressing up as a giant superhero grasshopper to patrol the streets of his native city and protect citizens against drunk drivers. By day, environmentally conscious artist Shinjiro Kumagai makes statues out … More »

  • Turkey's Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties
    Turkey's Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties AFP News - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Unidentified assailants on Saturday opened fire at Turkey's main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said. "The attackers fired with pump rifles at the party headquarters at … More »

  • First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare
    First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare Associated Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) — As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud. … More »

  • China's Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king
    China's Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Efforts should be stepped up to seek a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman in a telephone call, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. A Saudi-led coalition began an air … More »

  • China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as "fox hun …
    China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as "fox hun … Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    China's team charged with hunting down officials suspected of corruption who have fled overseas is aged 30 on average, speaks foreign languages and is well educated, a Chinese official said, giving rare details of a secretive operation. The … More »

  • Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads
    Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads Associated Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early Saturday following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to media reports. … More »

  • Lenin statues toppled in government-held east Ukraine
    Lenin statues toppled in government-held east Ukraine AFP News - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    Masked men have toppled several statues of the Soviet leader Lenin in eastern Ukraine, authorities said Saturday, in a fresh show of anti-Russian sentiment as Kiev battles pro-Moscow separatists. Two statues were demolished at universities in the … More »

  • Russian opposition parties link up ahead of 2016 polls
    Russian opposition parties link up ahead of 2016 polls AFP News - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    The marginalised Russian opposition parties of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny have announced they will form an alliance for legislative polls in 2016. Nemtsov's RPR-Parnas and Navalny's Party of Progress said … More »

  • Sedition amendments make IPCMC necessary, Ambiga says
    Sedition amendments make IPCMC necessary, Ambiga says The Malay Mail Online - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is needed now more than ever following controversial amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 that widen the... … More »

  • 30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in S. Africa
    30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in S. Africa AFP News - 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday. Anti-foreigner violence that erupted in the country's eastern port city of Durban several … More »

 
  • Six new cars to check out this weekend
    Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.

  • Flights diverted, delayed at KLIA due to bad weather

    KUALA LUMPUR:  Heavy storm that hit parts of Klang Valley last night saw 13 flights bound for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) diverted to four other airports.   A Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) officer said the diversion, which order was issued by authorities due to the bad weather shortly after 10pm, involved 12 flights bound for KLIA 1 while another for KLIA2.   The airport operations duty manager said the flights were diverted to Penang, Langkawi, Johor Bahru and Singapore.   The officer said the delay of flight arrivals at KLIA is expected to take between one and three hours, depending on clearance for departure from the respective airports they were diverted to.

  • Electronic Prodigy Owl City Make A Return To Singapore Shores
    Electronic Prodigy Owl City Make A Return To Singapore Shores

    With fresh news that Owl City is making a return trip to Singapore shores, do not forget to catch the bedroom prodigy live in action!