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.
The Troubled Murals of Titanic Town
Belfast, the town where the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic was built, is the capital of Northern Ireland and the fourteenth largest city in the United Kingdom. For the longest time its reputation has been tied with The Troubles, a period of tense ethnic conflict over the constitutional status of Northern Ireland after the island was partitioned in 1920, and violent conflicts between the Protestant unionist and Catholic unionist communities. Though the Troubles, which began in the 1960s, officially ended with the signing of the Belfast “Good Friday” Agreement of 1998, tensions have not completely eased. The angst and nationalist sentiment of Belfast residents find expression on the city’s walls, which are painted richly with murals. LAKSHMI SHARATH guides you on a pictorial tour.
- 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.
- Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light