• North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'
    North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint naval drill involving 10 South Korean warships and a US Aegis destroyer, ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises that have enraged the North. "The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially", he was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying. North Korea regularly ratchets up hostile rhetoric at times of joint US-South Korea military exercises that spark a sharp surge in tensions on the divided peninsula.

  • Lee Kuan Yew's condition has 'improved slightly': PMO
    Lee Kuan Yew's condition has 'improved slightly': PMO

    Mr Lee Kuan Yew is in stable condition and doctors at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) are monitoring him closely, said Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim in a Facebook post on Friday night.

  • Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light
    Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

    It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?