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There are articles and news items on the Internet about cars that run on water. Most of them are electric vehicles and the Inventors claim that only water is needed to replenish or recharge the battery.
Which would be more effective in creating a healthier society - subsidies on health screening or on healthy food? Subsidies on healthy food would be much better.
Eunos Crescent resident Ethan Guo, who works in the charity sector and is in his 30s, alerted The straits Times to one such flier he received two weeks ago.
Cows and buffalos are seen outside a dairy on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi. Series of attacks been carried out by "cow protectors" against Muslims and lower castes over rumours that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef.
The View From Asia is a weekly compilation of articles from The straits Times' media partner Asia News Network, a grouping of 22 news media entities.
Every day on Page 2 of The straits Times, reporters write about why certain news reports matter to readers. This is a weekly round-up of the columns.
unemployment rate could rise further: Lim Swee Say; NUS student volunteers' data breached; Shanti Pereira wins 200m race at Singapore Open.
Pope Francis lights up a candle at the Coptic St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Cairo, Egypt April 28, 2017. Reuters Photo. By Reuters - April 29, 2017 @ 6:49am.
According to Tung Lee-wen, a consultant at Taiwan thinktank, Beijing had not acknowledged statements from Foreign Minister David Lee and Mainland Affairs Council Chairwoman Katharine Chang denying that cross-strait relations were foreign relations.
The Chinese Navy has again sent vessels through the Miyako strait, a strategic entryway into the Western Pacific between the islands of Miyako and Okinawa, as part of drills, Chinese state-run media said.
Jonathon Edwards was last seen at his home in Caernarfon on 19 March.
Mr Leong Siew Tim, an 80-year-old engineer, told The straits Times over the phone that he and a friend were on flight TR2969, which was supposed to depart at 11.35pm on Wednesday.
Mrs Josephine Teo and Mr Desmond Lee will be promoted to full ministers in the latest round of Cabinet changes, which observers say will consolidate the front bench of tomorrow.
Mackinac straits Raptor Watch/Courtesy photoAs of Wednesday, the Mackinac straits Raptor Watch recorded a total of 9,477 birds and dedicated more than 253 hours of observation recording birds like this Turkey vulture passing through this spring.
The marine-themed Ghost Nets of the Ocean (Au Karem IRA Lamar Lu) exhibition will feature the work of artists from the Torres straits' Erub arts Centre at Singapore's esteemed Asian Civilisations Museum. The Erub Arts Centre is based on Darney (Erub) ...
At the moment, there is a glut of milk and cheese in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand dairy industries, the result of declining foreign markets in which they hoped to dump their surplus production.
Today's top news headlines: Josephine Teo and Desmond Lee promoted to full ministers, $21 million awarded to research projects on Singapore society, and Tuas West Extension MRT stations to open on June 18.
At least ten of Iran's Ghadir coastal submarines were berthed at Jask near the mouth of the strait, a deployment that also included Iran's first indigenously developed submarine, the Nahang.
In a move that lawyers said reflected the intense public interest in the case, police have arrested a couple, believed to be the ones seen quarrelling with an older ...
According to an earlier Acra listing, the original director of Carpentry design Works is Ms Christina Wong, 22, who told The straits Times that a woman named Husniyati promised to pay her $3,000 a month in exchange for using her identity. She said she ...
Singapore - MacPherson Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling will start work in May at an investment firm. "Come May 2017, I will start to work for a Singapore enterprise - Jing King Tech Group.
A man in his 40s suffered burns on his chest and limbs after a car exploded in a multi-storey carpark in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 yesterday.
The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the strait of Juan de Fuca. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle ...
Heavy ice in the strait of Belle Isle is causing more than just travel troubles for many people - some store shelves are bare. MV Apollo stuck, Labrador Marine ...
Singapore - More than five police officers were spotted outside the State Courts building on Wednesday (April 26) afternoon after an object of interest was ...
A nature photographer was yesterday fined $3800 in total for flouting the law just to get good pictures of birds - the second time in seven months that a nature ...
Researchers from the Oceanographic Centre of Malaga and the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of oceanography (IEO) analyzed the historical and ecological patterns that determine the wealth of sharks, rays and chimaeras in the Mediterranean, and ...
A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.
Inpatient phone service unavailable Tuesday at strait Richmond hospital. Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post comments@cbpost.com. Published on April 25, 2017.
The straits Times · Singapore. Toggle navigation. Home · Singapore · Singapore · Courts & crime · education · Housing · Transport · Health · Manpower · Environment · politics · Asia · World · Videos · Multimedia · Photos · Graphics · Lifestyle · Food ...
A handout picture released by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) shows a moth caterpillar on a plastic bag during a scientific experiment in Santander on April 17, 2017.
I believe members of the strait Regional school Board are being led out onto very thin ice. The motion to close H.M. MacDonald Elementary School in Maryvale, ...
Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna did not have the money to go on holiday with his online girlfriend, and decided to send a hoax e-mail alleging a terror plot.
Singapore - A 64-year-old woman has died after her husband allegedly drove his car into her by accident on Tuesday (April 25) night.. Read more at ...
(File pix) Authorities in Mexico put several states on alert Monday after thieves stole nuclear material used in medical equipment that is dangerous if not handled properly.
The quake, which struck at 6.30pm (2130 GMT), was centered off the coast of the resort city of Valparaiso and had a depth of 9.8 kilometers (about six miles), according to the US Geological Survey.
The straits Times understands that the three households were offered between $1.7 million to $3.3 million as compensation. SLA said that this is based on market value for the acquired land and determined by private valuers.
The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Independence has reached the strait of Magellan, the southernmost point of her 16,000-mile final journey.
Defence minister Prawit Wongsuwon insisted Tuesday the deal was "transparent" and a good bargain for the Thai navy. NSTP pix. By AFP - April 25, 2017 @ 12:31pm.
(File pix) A Pakistani local government official says a roadside bombing has hit a minivan in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing nine people.
It was very crowded and the table in dispute was the only available one in the area at the time, added Ms Lim, who spoke to The straits Times on Sunday. The elderly man, who was holding a tray of food, asked the woman how many people were sitting at ...
Singapore - A cybersecurity operation run out of the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) here has uncovered more than 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the Asean region, including government portals.
This was when the boy, who The straits Times understands was around 1.68m, reached for the crossbar. A classmate, who declined to be named, said: "I think his hand slipped, he fell, and then the goalpost hit his head.
Some of the waters off Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., in the Northumberland strait - known as a hot spot for scallop fishing - will be closed to harvesting this season ...
Last spring, officials in Richmond warned that a tight budget meant the city couldn't afford to cut grass on public property. And indeed, grass in parks and ...
Two prime condominium projects are slated to hit the market in the second half of the year amid a significant pick-up in new private homes sales recently.
The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Independence has reached the strait of Magellan, the southernmost point of her 16000-mile final journey.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The straits Times on April 24, 2017, with the headline 'Dark comedy with a puppet'.


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