• Train service between Yishun and Bishan disrupted due to power fault

    An early morning power fault on the North South Line disrupted train services between Yishun and Bishan on Wednesday.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Tensions soar as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

    Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, causing international powers to plead for calm as tensions soared between the two rival players in the Syria war. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Ankara as "accomplices of terrorists" while the Russian military announced it would cease all military contact with Turkey. Moscow said one of two pilots who ejected from the Su-24 plane was killed by gunfire from the ground as he descended, although Turkish officials insisted both were still alive.

    AFP News
  • 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and lessons learned

    Startup success stories are mostly talked about. How about failed startups? Here’re 20 failed startups in Asia in 2015 and why they they didn’t survive.

    Tech in Asia
  • Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a graveyard under a false name, an officer said Tuesday. Police suspect Hiroe Miyata, 60, who lived in Bangladesh, was interred last month in the capital Dhaka under a fake identity after officers examined records at the Muslim graveyard. Authorities began investigating after the woman's mother in Japan reported her missing to the Japanese embassy in Dhaka on November 19.

    AFP News
  • World's biggest animal clone factory raises fears in China

    The world's largest animal cloning factory is under construction in China, with plans to churn out dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, reports said, prompting online and scientific concerns Tuesday. The 200-million-yuan ($31-million) facility will include cloning laboratories and a gene bank, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It is being set up by Chinese biotechnology firm Boyalife and South Korea's Sooam Biotech -- whose founder was embroiled in controversy a decade ago over claims to have cloned human embryos -- along with two Chinese research institutions.

    AFP News
  • Mata recalls 'genius' Best as United eye PSV win

    Midfielder Juan Mata hailed George Best "a genius forever" as an injury-hit Manchester United aim to mark the 10th anniversary of the Northern Irishman's death with a Champions League victory against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Best, who made 361 appearances for United and helped them win the European Cup in 1968, died on Nov. 25, 2005 at the age of 59 after a long struggle with alcoholism. "Yesterday, I watched a documentary about his life and football career," Spaniard Mata wrote in his weekly blog on kicca.com on Monday.

  • The 6 Best Items to Buy From Target Now That They Ship to Singapore

    Ten years ago, Singaporeans had to flock overseas to shop at H&M and Uniqlo. These days, we have almost every retail option we could hope for on our shores except… except… Target. But shopping addicts ...

  • Pamela Anderson on marriage: 'I'll never marry again'

    Pamela Anderson is putting the past behind her.

    Cover Media
  • One killed as hostage standoff ends in French town

    French police killed one man after his heavily armed group took the family of a bank manager hostage in a northern town on Tuesday, officials said, adding that there was no terrorist link. A group of heavily armed men wielding Kalashnikovs tried to seize the manager of a local bank branch in Roubaix to make him open the safe, local prosecutor Frederic Fevre said. When police arrived, the manager escaped and the assailants instead holed up in his house in an upmarket neighbourhood of the town, taking his wife, their daughter and their 11-month-old baby hostage.

    AFP News
  • US says its forces not involved in shoot-down of Russian jet

    The US military was not involved in the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border Tuesday, a US defense official said. "Our Turkish allies informed us that their military aircraft shot down a Russian military aircraft near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday," the defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "At this time, we can confirm that US forces were not involved in this incident." The United States has a strong presence in Turkey and regularly flies warplanes out of the air base in Incirlik as it conducts bombing runs against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq.

    AFP News
  • Tiny water bears are huge DNA thieves: study

    The eight-legged water bear -- a hardy, nearly microscopic animal resembling its mammal namesake -- gets a huge chunk of its DNA from foreign organisms such as bacteria and plants, scientists have revealed. Water bears, which live all over the world, are usually 0.020 inches (0.5 millimetres) long and move very slowly and clumsily on their multitude of legs. By sequencing these creatures' genome, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill were surprised to find that 17.5 percent -- nearly a sixth -- of the genome came from foreign organisms.

    AFP News
  • Jennifer Lawrence has no problem cutting fake friends out of her inner circle

    Jennifer Lawrence is happy to have a very small circle of friends that she trusts.

    Cover Media
  • How to fly free forever: Put $170 million on your AmEx

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

    Associated Press
  • Lamar Odom 'will need long-term care'

    Basketball star Lamar Odom's recovery is "challenging" because of the injuries which led to his hospitalisation, it has been claimed.

    Cover Media
  • Sanchez epitomises Arsenal's never-say-die attitude

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Alexis Sanchez scored twice for Arsenal in Tuesday's vital 3-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb but it was something he did a long way from goal in the first half which summed up their never-say-die attitude. The Chilean striker lost possession of the ball by the left touchline with the game still goalless, allowing Dinamo to start a long break towards the Arsenal goal. Sanchez was firing on all cylinders and a few minutes later he ran 50 metres towards the Dinamo area to set up Arsenal's first goal for Mesut Ozil.

  • MH370 hunt moves to where British pilot believes it crashed

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Changi Airport gives away free coffee to celebrate 500th best airport award

    Free cups of artisan coffee will be served to passengers and airport staff at Changi Airport on the mornings of 24 and 25 November to celebrate the airport receiving its 500th best airport award.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Youngest US chess master, 10: I've got to work on my endgame

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement.

    Associated Press
  • Somalia's Al-Qaeda branch warns members against joining IS

    Somalia's Shebab fighters have warned they will "cut the throat" of members who shift allegiance from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State, amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so. "If anyone says he belongs to another Islamic movement, kill him on the spot," top Shebab official Abu Abdalla, said in a radio broadcast Monday. "We will cut the throat of any one... if they undermine unity." The Shebab, East Africa's long-time Al-Qaeda branch, is fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, which is protected by 22,000 African Union troops.

    AFP News
  • Almost 16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS programme said on Tuesday. Estimates show new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since the peak of the three-decade-old pandemic in 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42 percent since a peak in 2004, UNAIDS said in a report timed for release before World Aids Day on Dec. 1. Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS' executive director, told reporters at a briefing.