• South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

    The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

    • Replacement Asian Games hosts needed fast, not Singapore - Ng

      By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang told Reuters on Friday, but ruled out his suitable Singapore homeland as an option. Vietnam's…

      • Gaga's un-retouched images cause uproar

        Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are said to be upset that un-retouched images they took of Lady Gaga for her Versace campaign were leaked.

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        • Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

          Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer…

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          • Arrest warrant sought for S. Korea ferry captain

            South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said. The captain and most of his 28 crew managed to escape the ferry, and have been criticised for…

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            • Why Barcelona should consider selling Messi

              The Argentina captain is at odds with the club over a new contract but with the need for renewal urgent around Camp Nou, should the Catalans take the money and run?

              • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

                Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

                • Indonesia’s armed forces chief says “no apology” for warship’s name

                  General Moeldoko, the head of Indonesia’s Armed Forces, has clarified that he had not apologised for the naming of a warship after two Indonesian marines who had been involved in the 1965 MacDonald House bombing in Singapore.

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                  • South Korea Issues Arrest Warrant for Ferry's Captain

                    Arrest warrants were issued for the captain and two crew members of the sunken South Korean ferry, as a crew member confirmed that the captain was among the first to abandon the sinking ship.

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                    • Malaysian Muslims protest against Obama visit

                      About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested Friday outside the US embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam. The demonstration underscored the delicate nature of Obama's trip to Muslim-majority Malaysia, which will make him the first siting…

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                      • Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers

                        Singaporeans on social media reacted angrily to news that tissue sellers at hawker centres and street corners are being required to pay for an annual licence.

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                        • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

                          KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister...

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                          • 57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

                            VIENNA (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

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                            • Divers enter S. Korean ferry, arrest warrant for captain

                              Divers battled strong currents and near zero visibility Friday to finally enter a South Korean ferry two days after it sank, as investigators sought arrest warrants against the captain and two of his crew. Some experts believe a tight turn could have dislodged the heavy cargo manifest -- including…

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                              • Jet's disappearance cuts Malaysian Airline's load factor in March

                                The disappearance of the Malaysian Airline System's flight MH370 has led to a drop in the national airline's overall load factor, a measure of occupancy, in March. Total load factor declined to 74.1 percent in March from 78.9 percent a year ago, according to monthly traffic and capacity statistics…

                                • BMW’s 4 Series drop-top drops in

                                  Following on from the launch of the 4 Series Coupe last year, BMW has now introduced the 4 Series Convertible in Singapore, and the swanky drop-top is now available on sale starting from this weekend. In accordance to BMW’s new … Continue reading →

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                                  • [Interview] Girls’ Generation Sunny, “We Were Selfish and Tried to Stand Out More Than Other Members”

                                    About other eight members, Sunny said, “I think we are more than a family now. Sunny will be playing the mother parrot ‘Jewel’, which was played by Anne Hathaway in the American version. 

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                                    • Miley’s infection ‘gone horribly wrong’

                                      Miley Cyrus could reportedly be in hospital for up to a month.

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                                      • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

                                        Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, is longer ...

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