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PM Lee dons financial planner hat to help older S'poreans plan retirement

Mr and Mrs Tan: Hi, Mr Lee, we are turning 55 and have to make decisions on our CPF and retirement plans...

More S'pore men fall prey to online strip-and-pay scams

Are men here so desperate that they would strip for a complete stranger they have just met online?

That is not the worst of it. These men then pay lots of money to prevent their pictures...

Protesters defy curfew in riot-shaken US town

Police used smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse demonstrators who defied a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri early Sunday, where a fatal police shooting of an unarmed...

Screaming survivors in container alerted port workers

British port workers heard banging and screaming coming from inside a shipping container.

They were shocked to find one man dead and 34 other people, two in serious condition, when they...

US tourist hurt after Thai transsexual hits him on head with high-heeled shoe

A Thai transsexual attacked an American tourist in Pattaya with a high-heeled shoe, causing a head injury that required 13 stitches.

The tourist, Shawn Bowsher, told police he was walking...

Fatal nap: Duo die of gas poisoning in car at North-South Highway rest stop

A decision to take a nap with the car engine left running proved fatal for two men at a Penang rest area on the North South Highway in Malaysia.

Rizuan Ismail, 35, who was at the driver’s...

False fire alarm on SIA flight that landed in New Zealand, says NZ Herald

A suspected fire on a Singapore Airlines flight on Sunday (Aug 17) turned out to be a false alarm, reported the...

Confessions of a renovation contractor

While many renovation contractors shudder at the mention of picky and demanding clients, Mrs Fanny Kok says she relishes the challenge.

"The more 'ngiao' (picky in Hokkien) they are, the...

Heartlanders: Getai too sanitised these days

Next Sunday marks the end of the Hungry Ghost Month and with that, the intensive run of getai shows.

Of course, the shows will continue for the rest of the year at ad-hoc events and other...

Paralysed in car accident, called cripple: Woman survives adversity and depression

Ms June Hoo admits depression could have taken over her life.

In 1996, a bad car accident in the US left her paralysed from the neck down, but she painstakingly clawed her way out of it by...

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