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Tourists and locals swim in the sea and lounge on the beach at Fig Tree Bay in the southeastern coastal resort of Protaras, Cyprus.
young people today see themselves as Hong Kongers first, then as Hong Kong Chinese and as Chinese last, the city's former chief secretary Anson Chan, 77, told The straits Times in an interview. Twenty years after the historic handover, the younger ...
PATHANAMTHITTA : Indiscriminate mining of laterite soil. Drastic fall in groundwater level. Potable water shortage. The chain of events has left over a hundred families struggling in Kurampala South ward of Pandalam Municipality.
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - A video of a Catholic Church band in Keningau, Sabah, playing a Hari Raya song after Sunday mass has gone viral.
Neither claim has been verified by Google and facebook, since neither company releases real-time data on content removal, and both declined to comment on The straits Times' specific queries on these incidents. The bluster, however, underlines the fact ...
Seoul: North Korea likened US President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler on Tuesday in its latest diatribe amid high tensions over Pyongyang's military ambitions and ahead of a visit to Washington by the South's new leader.
A man reportedly fell into the water along Clarke Quay on Sunday afternoon, and search operations were still ongoing more than a day after the authorities were called.
After several delays, Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), touted as Asia's first animation theme park, has finally opened its door to visitors.
(File pix) Frida Urtiz, wife of reporter Salvador Adame Pardo, and his brother in law Franco Urtiz, stand during a protest for last May 18 disappearance of Adame, outside the offices of the Attorney General of the Republic in Mexico City, Mexico.
Many of the patients The straits Times spoke to were also not aware of the Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas) scheme, launched in 2012, where about half the population - families with a per capita income of $1,800 or less - can get subsidised care ...
Singapore - Some 1.57 million eligible Singaporeans will receive notifications on their GST voucher (GSTV) and Medisave top-ups in 2017, the Ministry of finance (MOF) said on Tuesday (June 27).
The first results of the 2016 Census of population and Housing, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today, show Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander peoples represent 2.8 per cent of the population, up from 2.5 per cent in 2011, and 2.3 ...
Liu Xiaobo, China's most famous dissidents and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, has been released on medical parole by Chinese authorities and is ...
A 24-year-old Hong Kong student was reportedly cheated of HK$4.4 million (S$783,000), reportedly one of the largest amounts swindled in a phone scam in Hong Kong.
When his Primary 2 son told him he had forgotten to take a robotics coursebook to an enrichment class, Mr Alvyn Lim gave up part of his lunch break to deliver the book to the boy at his student care centre.
GUATAPE: At least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, the country's president said.
Dubai: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support on Sunday for Qatar in its confrontation with Iran's rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, saying a "siege of Qatar is unacceptable", the state news agency IRNA reported.
Falcon 9 and 10 iridium NEXT satellites are vertical on SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Pix source: facebook/SpaceX.
After several delays, Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), touted as Asia's first animation theme park, has finally opened its door to visitors.
Indonesian police have made four arrests in connection with the fatal stabbing of a policeman in Medan by two assailants early yesterday morning.
Moscow (AFP/Reuters) - Russia's FSB security agency on Monday (June 25) said the Telegram messaging service was used by those behind the Saint Petersburg metro bombing, the latest salvo by authorities after they threatened to block the app.
Native Americans are questioning the leading theory of how the first peoples in North America arrived on the continent. For years, scientists have been debating where the first Native Americans came from, and when they arrived in North America.
ST. IGNACE, MI - There's an adventure for everyone when it comes to Star Line's 2017 lineup of themed cruises. Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry has revealed details regarding three new excursions that will be available in the straits of ...
[FILE PHOTO] AirAsia X flight D7237 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Perth, Australia was forced to turn back one-and-a-half hours into the trip due to a technical issue.
The Russian ship called 'Kildin' passes through Istanbul's Bosphorus strait - DHA photo. A Russian ship used for gathering intelligence passed through Istanbul's Bosphorus strait early on June 24. The ship called "Kildin," which belongs to the Russian ...
Following changes in climate variability, one University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor has discovered surprising changes in the Little Diomede auklet population.
In the Zenadth Kes, also known as the Torres strait Islands, the art of ceremonial mask-making has been around for centuries.
Before the Mackinac Bridge was constructed, travelers between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas had to cross the straits via an hour-long ferry ride. On busy weekends, such as the start of hunting season or the Fourth of July holiday, carloads of ...
(FILES) This file photo taken on April 12, 2007 shows a security guard standing next to a sign which reads in English "To Take Notice of Safe The Slippery Are Very Crafty" at the entrance to a shopping mall in Beijing.
This handout from the Tokyo Zoological Park Society taken on June 22, 2017 and released on June 23 shows the female cub of giant panda Shin Shin at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo.
TODAY marks the end of Ramadan. As we look back at the past month, I'm sure there are plenty of reflections and learning we can bring forward to further improve our lives.
Singapore - Ms Ho Ching, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, on Friday (June 23) said she had informed the Lee siblings about the items loaned to the National Heritage Board (NHB).
Gibraltar's Nathan Payas completed a gruelling double swim of the strait of Gibraltar today, becoming the 13th swimmer ever to complete this feat and only the third British person to do so.
39,000 applications for Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence; three women arrested for offering sexual services in HDB 'brothel'; female panda Jia Jia being prepared for pregnancy.
Microfilms, the internet and new media offer new opportunities for cross-straits cooperation in the film and television sectors, experts say.
Singapore strait - Operations Specialist 1st Class (SW) Jose Cartagena, from Flowery Branch, Georgia, stands forward lookout watch aboard the navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76), as the ship departs from a ...
Local marathon swimmer Nathan Payas will attempt a double crossing of the strait of Gibraltar today. Mr Payas is set to start his swim at 8am at Isla de Tarifa and ...
Get The straits Times newsletters in your inbox. Sign Up. Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang also charged that a "secret" ministerial committee had been set up to deliberate on the house, citing it as an example of how organs of the state have been ...
... were encouraged to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 by immersing themselves in nature. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is doing its part with its conservation programmes, on which it spends $2 million annually.
In an effort to reassure affected communities, the Ministry for Primary Industries will conduct further testing for Bonamia ostreae in Foveaux strait. The ministry has been working with marine farmers to remove infected oysters in Big Glory Bay ...
Singapore - The maid who worked for an elderly couple who were murdered in their Bedok flat on Wednesday (June 21) is believed to have left Singapore for an Indonesian island.
LANGKAWI: Twenty-two year-old Noor Syamimi Azhari has never expected a video of her selling ice-cream on the island to become a big hit among netizens ...
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - The body of a man missing on a boating trip out of the Bering strait village of Wales has been recovered.
The return flight will also take off later from the terminal, The straits Times has learnt, as part of trials to ensure smooth operations when T4 officially opens later this year.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang technological University (NTU) have generally fared well in the league tables that rank ...
Yu Zhengsheng (L front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference, meets with ...
The Personal Data Protection Commission imposed a $3,000 financial penalty on DataPost, a business printing and mailing solutions provider, for a data breach that led to leaks of personal financial information.
Singapore - Singapore has been identified by supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group as part of its "East Asia wilayah" or state, ...


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