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Bogota, Colombia Elects First Woman And Lesbian Mayor

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Report: Baghdadi’s Top Aide Was Key To His Capture

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EU Leaders Grant UK Brexit Extension Until Jan. 31

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What ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Death Means

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Lebanon Protesters Form Human Chain Amid Economic Crisis

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Malaysians turning sour on squabbling ruling coalition

Malaysia’s confusing political scene turned murkier last week after two dozen MPs in the opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and Umno threw their support behind the idea of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad serving the full five-year term, even as members of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition continue to throw bitter accusations at one another. […]

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Outside noise could affect home prices

Living close to major transport nodes may appear to be a boon, but flats that face above-ground MRT tracks or expressways could be disadvantaged in the resale market due to the noise. With the help of property agency ERA Realty, The Sunday Times analysed a sample of 39 Housing Board flats in five locations – […]

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Noise top cause of spats in housing estates

In June, a man who worked in information technology quit his job. It was not because he was unhappy with his work. Rather, the Bukit Panjang resident wanted to spend time gathering evidence on what he says is noise disturbance caused by his neighbour from a unit below his flat. Please subscribe or log in […]

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E-scooters legalised in France but banned on footpaths

PARIS • France on Friday officially legalised the use of electric scooters and similar devices, but banned them from footpaths, highways and rural roads. The machines have become an increasingly common sight on French streets recently, even though there was no law regulating their use. A decree published on Friday defines them as “motorised personal […]

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Picture of oil-covered boy draws world’s eyes to Brazil spill

CABO DE SANTO AGOSTINHO (Brazil) • A boy walks ashore in Brazil in filthy waist-high water with a look of exasperation and his body smeared in oil, a photographer takes a shot, and the image goes viral. Last Monday, an AFP stringer at Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, in Pernambuco state, snapped the […]

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Singapore’s first automated bike parking facility to cease operation

The first automated underground bicycle parking system in Singapore will cease operating on Dec 28 due to a low take-up rate. The bicycle parking system, SecureMyBike, can house more than 500 bicycles. However, just three of its spaces were used daily between February last year and last month, and fewer than five monthly passes were […]

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Talks on trade war with China making headway, says US

WASHINGTON • Washington and Beijing are making “headway” on key issues in their ongoing trade dispute and discussions will continue, the US Trade Representative’s office (USTR) said following a phone call between senior officials. President Donald Trump heralded a major win in his offensive against China two weeks ago, saying the economic powers were close […]

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Maids saddled with crippling debts after falling prey to phone scams by fellow maids

Dozens of Filipino maids are being saddled with crippling debts after being lured into a mobile phone racket organised by unscrupulous moneylenders who use other maids to run the scam. The fraud starts with a maid being shown a list of smartphones by a woman standing outside a telco shop. She hands the maid some […]

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A festival of lights and delights

As the streets of Little India glowed with lights, families did their last-minute shopping for colourful decorations, traditional wear and festive treats yesterday evening at the many stalls of the Deepavali Festival Village in Campbell Lane. The annual bazaar is held in conjunction with the festival which takes place today. Deepavali is an ancient Hindu […]

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Noise meters installed at void decks, community spaces in 5 HDB estates

Noise meters have been installed at community spaces such as void decks and basketball courts in five locations across Singapore, in an effort to bring down noise levels in housing estates. The gadgets were placed in Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Sembawang and Yishun this month as part of a pilot project by […]

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The history of product management

Product management was born during the great depression, when a 27-year-old marketer proposed the idea of a “brand man”– an employee to manage a specific product rather than a traditional business role. Since the 1930s, the continued success of this function has led to the growth of product organizations across industries and geographies. • 1931 […]

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10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Thrown From Amusement Park Ride At New Jersey Festival

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Spain Finds Catalan Leaders Guilty Of Sedition In Landmark Ruling Over Independence Bid

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Ryan Reynolds Trolls Hugh Jackman With NSFW Birthday Video

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Minneapolis Mayor Slams Trump For Cheapskate Behavior

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