• We made Amos Famous

    What is wrong with Amos Yee? Did he think we’ll go tee-hee When he mocked Christianity? And those jibes on LKY Did he think that they would fly? Did he think “I’ll just try, try?’’ Some say Amos is just a boy Who thinks YouTube is just a toy Even if

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  • Gwyneth 'hurt by Chris and Kate romance'

    The Coldplay frontman and Kate were linked after being spotted hanging out at a beach recently with their kids. Gwyneth considered Kate a friend, but now sources say she's hurt by the romance rumours. "Gwyneth feels like this is a betrayal.

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  • It's Man Utd or no-one, says Dortmund's Hummels

    Manchester United-target Mats Hummels has said if he ever transfers abroad it will only be to the Red Devils after telling Borussia Dortmund he is weighing up his future options. Borussia's captain, 26, has a Dortmund contract until 2017, but has long been courted by United, whose current manager Louis van Gaal is looking for a defensive leader with the English giants poised to table a bid, according to UK media reports. Germany centre-back Hummels told Monday's edition of German magazine Kicker that he "often thinks about moving abroad", but gave Tuesday's edition of German daily Bild a far stronger indication of his Manchester thoughts.

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  • This is the Lee Kuan Yew eulogy the nation did not hear

    After the formalities of the Lying in State and the State Funeral Service, in this final hour Papa is with his family, his friends of a lifetime, his immediate staff who served him loyally and well, his security team who kept him safe and sound, and his medical team who took such good care of him. Actually, Papa was the head of two families.  As the eldest son, from a young age he was effectively head of his household, helping his mother – Mak – to bring up his younger brothers and sister.  He remained close to them all his life.  To my uncles and aunts, he was always “Kor”, never “Harry”. Papa made it a point to attend the Chinese New Year reunions of the extended Lee family every year, even till last year, to catch up with his siblings, to meet his nephews and nieces, and later grand-nephews and grand-nieces.  I think there are a few great grand nephews and nieces but I am not sure if they are here.

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  • Messi ranked best forward of 2015 but Ronaldo down in 29th

    Lionel Messi has been rated the best attacker of 2015 so far, with Cristiano Ronaldo slumped down in 29th. The CIES Football Observatory considers six different aspects of a player to build a ranking of the best performing players in each position so far in the calendar year with the exception of goalkeepers. Real Madrid have been struggling since the turn of the year, having won just one of their last five games in all competition, most recently losing 2-1 to Barcelona to go four points behind their rivals in La Liga.

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  • Microsoft makes cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet

    Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex software might still want the company's higher-end Pro 3, said Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for Surface.

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  • Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into service

    Taiwan's largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan's defence capabilities. China still considers the island part of its territory waiting to be reunited -- by force if necessary.

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  • Malaysian fish seller to hang for killing 2 British students

    A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island. Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the high court found Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, guilty of stabbing to death Aidan Brunger and Neil Gareth Dalton in Sarawak state last August. The defense failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the case," Muhamad Iskandar said.

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  • New Zayn Malik demo prompts One Direction row

    A demo of a new song by former One Direction star Zayn Malik has been posted online, sparking a row between its producer and one of Malik's former bandmates Tuesday. "I Won't Mind" features soulful vocals by Malik over a simple acoustic guitar loop and lyrics such as: "We are who we are when no one's watching/And right from the start, you know I got you." One Direction, who have sold over 50 million records worldwide, announced last week that Malik was leaving the band but that they would continue as a foursome. The new song was posted on Twitter by British producer Naughty Boy, who has previously worked with musicians including Emeli Sande.

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  • Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal". Both are successful celebrity television chefs and have traded barbs before -- with Ramsay recently chiding the younger Oliver for not attending the launch of his own Hong Kong eatery, Jamie's Italian. Oliver, in Australia as part of his "revolution" to champion food education in schools, hit back on Sunday.

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  • IS 'executes at least 37 civilians' in central Syria

    The Islamic State jihadist group Tuesday executed at least 37 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village in Hama province of central Syria, a monitor said. IS "executed at least 37 people, including women and children, by burning, beheading, and firing on them" in the village of Mabujeh, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Mabujeh, east of the provincial capital Hama, has a population of Sunni Muslims as well as Alawites and Ismailis, minority sects that are offshoots of Shiite Islam.

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  • After death comes life

    A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. This past week an entire nation has contemplated the passing of the late, great, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I am one of those people who think about death a lot. 

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  • Megan Fox: I’m a free spirit mother

    Megan Fox has opened up about how becoming a mother has changed her life. The 28-year-old actress is mother to two-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi with husband Brian Austin Green, as well as stepmother to her husband’s 13-year-old son Kassius. Megan keeps herself busy with her various acting projects and her family life.

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  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights groups, lawyers, political parties and scholars who say the measure, Article 44 of a junta-imposed interim constitution, gives Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha unchecked authority over all three branches of government. Prayuth, the former army commander who led the May 22, 2014, coup that overthrew an elected government, told reporters Tuesday that he is seeking King Bhumibol Adulyadej's approval to revoke martial law.

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  • Stricter liquor rules in Geylang, Little India from 1 April

    Additional restrictions for consumption of liquor in public places will be imposed in two Liquor Control Zones (LCZ) in Geylang and Little India on weekends and public holidays, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a press statement on Tuesday. Within the LCZs, public drinking will be banned from 7am Saturday to 7am Monday from 1 April, when the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act comes into effect. On public holidays, there should be no consumption from 7pm of the eve of a public holiday to 7am of the day after the holiday.

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  • Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. Selena began performing as a child, singing in Los Dinos, a band formed by her father that featured her brother A.B. on bass and sister Suzette on drums.

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  • 'Super' Termite Hybrid May Wreak Havoc on Florida

    The two most invasive termite species in the world are shacking up, producing a potentially powerful new termite hybrid in South Florida, a new study finds. Together, the Asian (Coptotermes gestroi) and Formosan (Coptotermes formosanus) subterranean termite species cause an estimated $40 billion worth of damage worldwide, the researchers said. Both types of termite have evolved separately for hundreds of thousands of years, but now human movement and trade have brought the invasive species together in Taiwan, Hawaii and South Florida.

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  • Japan's baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan

    Goal-hungry Japan floored Uzbekistan 5-1 with an explosive performance in a friendly on Tuesday, with young guns Takashi Usami and Gaku Shibasaki pointing to a bright future for the Blue Samurai. Shibasaki scored Japan's third on 80 minutes with an outrageous lob from just inside the Uzbekistan half, before fellow substitute Usami capped a superb cameo by slamming in a fourth soon afterwards. Toshihiro Aoyama triggered the rout after just six minutes in Tokyo with a sumptuous long-range volley and Shinji Okazaki doubled the home side's lead nine minutes into the second half with a classic poacher's strike.

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  • Philips to sell major stake in LED, car lighting arm for $2.8 bn

    Dutch electronics giant Philips on Tuesday said it was selling a majority stake in its LED and car lighting arm to a consortium led by China and US-based GO Scale Capital investment fund in a deal worth $2.8 bn. The deal is part of Philips' broader streamlining move which will eventually see the 120-year-old company transform into a specialist healthcare-lifestyle manufacturer. "Philips today announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium led by GO Scale Capital through which they will acquire an 80.1 percent interest in Philips' combined LED components and automotive lighting business," the Amsterdam-based group said. "Philips expects to receive cash proceeds, before tax and transaction related costs, of approximately USD 2.8 billion (2.5 billion euros)," it said in a statement, with up to another $100 million possible in deferred contingent payments.

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  • Would you buy a Mercedes pick-up?

    IT’S RUGGED, POSH and eligible for a Category C COE. Meet the Mercedes-Benz pick-up, a new model the brand will launch by the end of the decade. It will, says, the company, the first such commercial vehicle from a premium brand.The Merc pick-up will be

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