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Most people are aware that wine has been shown to be beneficial in protecting against heart disease. And as tea and coffee are consumed in greater quantities than wine, researchers have been investigating if they are beneficial too.
The Australian authorities raided a former whaling vessel on Dec 12 and seized about 180kg of cocaine worth more than A$60 million.
Many people tend to overeat during Chinese New Year and end up with digestive problems. One may end up with a bloated tummy or even throw up after scarfing down a big feast.
For some people, the Chinese New Year period can be unpleasant and stressful.. Read more at
The incident occurred on Jan 16 at the Changi Airfreight Centre, a police spokesman confirmed in response to queries from The straits Times. An officer from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, who was on duty, detected the bullets while ...
Kuala Lumpur: US president Donald Trump's signing of the executive action to withdraw from the TPP yesterday is a big blow to Malaysian commodities, especially palm oil.
Teeth marks on both his knuckle and bicep show the cavernous size of the bull shark's mouth which struck him as the couple scuba dived about 15m under the water at the southern tip of Boot Reef in the Torres strait. They slowly resurfaced, constantly ...
The pilot reportedly crashed his single-engine Super Cub airplane while attempting to land in deep snow on Hallo Glacier Lake, about 75 miles northwest of ...
A record number of Primary 6 pupils tried securing a Secondary 1 place in schools of their choice using the Direct School Admission (DSA) route last year, even ...
From 2016, all students from primary school to junior college are required to clean classrooms, canteens and corridors daily, as part of a nationwide initiative to ...
ADEN // At least 52 Houthi fighters and their allies have been killed in Saudi-led air strikes and heavy clashes between rebel and pro-government forces near the strategic Bab Al Mandeb strait in Yemen, security sources said on Sunday. Fourteen members ...
A worker onboard a Bass strait passenger ferry has died, sparking a police investigation. The man died on Monday morning after the Spirit of Tasmania made it to Devonport and acting Inspector Tony Stewart said that while detectives will investigate ...
UPDATE: An experienced diver who was mauled by a large bull shark in the Torres strait yesterday was admitted Cairns hospital this afternoon.
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RIYADH: Two suspects blew themselves up on Saturday during a firefight with security forces in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia, officials said.
It is the second time that JSSL Singapore, which was hit by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) restrictions last month, has had to move.. Read more at ...
When it comes to the Chinese New Year red packet, Singaporeans are planning to give as generously as last year, despite the uncertain economic outlook.
Car rental and car-sharing firms have entered their busiest period of the year.. Read more at
Mouldy cakes, soiled underwear and nuggets crawling with maggots - these are not items in trash bins, but in-kind donations to thrift shops or charities.. Read ...
WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups are set to converge on Washington Saturday to send a defiant message to America's new president, Donald Trump.
Kuala Lumpur: The gunman who allegedly attacked a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Day may have visited Malaysia prior to the shooting rampage that ...
Seen in funds and stock market reports, the term "outperform" is used to indicate that a fund is expected to do better than a particular benchmark.
A 55-year-old man faced a four-hour boat trip to shore after being mauled by a shark while scuba diving off Far North Queensland.
Kuala Lumpur: UMW Holdings Bhd soared almost 10 per cent yesterday, while its subsidiary UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd (UMW O&G) plunged more than 17 ...
Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Yu Zhengsheng on Friday said that the Chinese mainland will work to safeguard peace and stability across the ...
Singapore's consumer watchdog is making e-commerce complaints one of its top priorities as more consumers approach it with cases of defective goods or undelivered purchases.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The straits Times on January 20, 2017, with the headline 'Pedestrian killed, van driver arrested'.
Dendritic cells act as the brain of the body's immune system. They integrate information from microbes, understanding and analysing the threat posed to the body before deciding if the immune system should be activated, says Dr Florent Ginhoux from the ...
Some 3,000 pots of more than 20 species of dahlias are on display at the Flower Dome in the gardens by the Bay, which has been transformed into a Chinese garden.
image description Board members and employees of Village Ambulance Service fill the Board of Selectmen's Meeting Room for Wednesday's finance Committee hearing.
As the inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump approaches, thousands take to the street - from The Philippines to the United States - to protest in a last-ditch effort to prevent the Trump administration from coming into power.
Industry sources who asked not to be named told The straits Times that the American technology firm is taking up more than 250,000 sq ft at the Marina Bay project.
Mr Donald Trump takes his oath of office as the 45th president of the United States today, presiding over a sharply divided country that he could also drag into a costly trade war with China.
MELBOURNE: Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a comprehensive 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over American Sam Querrey on Friday.
Today's top news headlines: New signalling system to be rolled out progressively on North-South Line; fourth man charged with 2010 Kallang murder after 6 years on the run; Shrine on former KTM land given till Feb 16 to move.
Over the last decade, Istanbulites have been offered many projects that allow them a new way to travel around the city or to pass across the two sites of the Bosporus.
In 1992 Dire straits, Best known for such hits as money for Nothing, Sultans of the Swing and Walk of Life, performed at the home of the Super Blues.
The straits Trading Company on Wednesday (18 January) unveiled plans to acquire the rights to a freehold rental residential property in Osaka, Japan for 925 million yen (S$11.6 million).
Contact strait smiles Family Dentistry at 952-873-6380 if your organization knows of children who would benefit from this program.
Singapore - A taxi driver mistakenly slammed on the accelerator when reversing at a carpark in Jurong West Street 81, sending his cab up a parapet of a walkway between blocks 816 and 817 early Thursday (Jan 19) morning.
Mr Jee vanished from his home in the northern city of Angeles last October. Ms Ms Choi, the wife of Mr Jee, being escorted by a friend at the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Manila yesterday.
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But a URA spokesman told The straits Times that parts of the area will be used for the construction of the TEL for several years, and that "implementation will not be in the near future".
Eleven-year-old Bok Jun Seo, who is on holiday from Korea with his mother and sister, interacting with an exhibit at the Singapore Philatelic Museum that marks the start of the Year of the Rooster.
socialite Jamie Chua has withdrawn an application for an anti-harassment protection order against business partner Sharon Tang, who had posted a photo of a ...
Damn strait. Now and then the mainstream media reports on scientific findings about the "arrival" of indigenous people to The Americas.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has opened the gates for private entities to participate in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As Kuala Lumpur, Canberra and Beijing officially called off the exhaustive three-year search for the Boeing 777-200ER, ...






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