NEW YORK (AP) - Ikea relaunched a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.
An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day, despite government efforts to stop people relieving themselves in the open. Ram Shinde, a minister for water conservation in the western state of Maharashtra, was filmed answering the call of nature in a field by the side of a road Saturday. November 19 marks the United Nations' official World Toilet Day, which aims to raise awareness about the health risks caused by a lack of lavatories.
Singaporean actor-singer Daren Tan has tied the knot. Singaporean actor and singer Daren Tan tied the knot with doctor Nadia Lum over the weekend at the Grand Hyatt Singapore hotel. The wedding was attended by various celebrities, including actor Alaric Tay and Project Superstar mate Alfred Sim.
The driver of an MRT train that collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon station did not have sufficient time to "react and respond", and the incident was not down to human error, said top officials from rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority on Tuesday (21 November). With 36 metres separating the two trains at Joo Koon station, its driver had just 10 seconds to react when his train began accelerating at a speed of 18kmh towards the stationary train.
An Indian medical student has been crowned Miss World 2017 making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Manushi Chhillar, 20, is the sixth Indian winner of the prestigious competition, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai. Trained as an Indian classical dancer, Chhillar who also enjoys painting hopes to open a chain of non-profit hospitals in rural areas, according to the Miss World website.
PM Lee says higher taxes are inevitable. It is a matter of time before taxes will be raised in Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the government will explain “well before the time comes” what the money will be used for. Speaking at the People’s Action Party (PAP) convention on Sunday (19 November), Lee said areas of heavy spending included social services and healthcare.
NEW DELHI (AP) - A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film "Padmavati" rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.