Affordability and island vacation drive Penang’s medical tourism sectorGEORGETOWN, Penang: At first sight, Mr Craig Fletcher could be mistaken for any tourist.
However, sightseeing is not the main item on his agenda. The Australian was travelling with his two young children to accompany his wife for an aesthetic procedure in Penang.
“Aesthetic procedures can be ...
Israeli jets hit targets in Syria to prevent Iranian drone attack: armyThe Israeli air force struck in Syria to prevent an Iranian force from launching an attack on the Jewish state with drones armed with explosives, the army said Sunday. While Israel operates regularly in Syria, it rarely acknowledges its actions so swiftly, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning arch-foe Iran it had no immunity from his state's military. In a briefing to reporters, military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said that late Saturday the Israeli air force "was able to thwart an Iranian attempt led by the Quds force from Syria to conduct an attack on Israeli targets in northern Israel using killer drones." According to Conricus, the Israeli attack took place in Aqraba, southeast of Damascus, and targeted "a number of terror targets and military facilities belonging to the Quds force as well as Shiite militias." The army had on Thursday prevented an earlier attempt to launch the drone attack, Conricus said, without providing further details.
India in command against West Indies after third dayREUTERS: India strengthened their grip on the first test against West Indies with an unbeaten fourth-wicket century partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane on the third day in Antigua on Saturday.
Kohli (51) and Rahane (53) brought up half centuries as India advanced to 185-3 in their ...
NKorea's Kim oversaw test of 'multiple rocket launcher': KCNANorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un again supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed" weapon, state media reported Sunday -- further muddying the waters for any resumption of denuclearisation talks. South Korea's military had said the North launched what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, but the North's state media said a "super-large multiple rocket launcher" had been tested. Kim said the "newly developed" system was a "great weapon," and expressed "high appreciation" for the scientists who had designed and built it, the country's official Korean Central News Agency said.
Star Wars and Frozen 2 footage wows Disney fan festANAHEIM, United States (AFP) - New Star Wars footage, sequels to Frozen and Black Panther, and an animated epic fantasy about dragons were among a raft of movies presented to screaming fans at Disney's D23 convention on Saturday (Aug 24)
Tusk says 'hard to imagine' EU-Mercosur trade deal while Amazon burnsEU Council president Donald Tusk said it was hard to imagine the bloc ratifying its trade pact with South America's Mercosur grouping as long as Brazil fails to curb the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. The European Union "stands by the EU-Mercosur agreement", Tusk told reporters at a G7 meeting in Biarritz in southern France on Saturday.
Changes to retirement age, CPF reassuringWhether or not you are planning to work until age 70, the moves to raise the retirement and re-employment age ceilings and to increase Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates for older workers are reassuring
Banking on solid fundamentalsFormer banker and businessman Chew Yu Sing has chanced his arm in any number of investments over the years, but he has learnt to stick firmly to a key principle - any product must have a strong foundation
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Ex-Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66NEW DELHI • Mr Arun Jaitley, the former Indian finance minister and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's closest associates, died in hospital yesterday, nearly two weeks after he was admitted following breathing difficulties, officials said
N. Korea launches more short-range missilesSEOUL • North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast yesterday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks
Asean should guarantee safe return of Rohingya to MyanmarAsean has a lot of work to do for the sake of its own relevancy, as Myanmar and Bangladesh make another attempt to repatriate thousands of Muslim Rohingya to strife-torn Rakhine state while the situation on the ground remains unsafe
Chinese survey ship inches closer to Vietnam coastlineHANOI • A Chinese survey vessel yesterday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam's coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China's actions in the disputed waterways
US, Asean to hold first joint maritime exercisesBANGKOK • The United States and 10 South-east Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next month aimed at preventing "wrongdoing" as Washington and Beijing jostle for influence in the region
Indonesia extends mobile-data blockage in Papua after riotsJAKARTA • Indonesia's government extended the suspension of mobile-data services in Papua and West Papua provinces after riots broke out in the region, the country's Cabinet secretariat said, citing the Communications and Information Ministry
Trump blasts Fed chief, saying 'Who is our bigger enemy?'WASHINGTON • United States President Donald Trump has launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack against the Federal Reserve and its chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did nothing!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" - Mr Powell or China's leader
First crime in space?NEW YORK • Ms Summer Worden, a former United States Air Force intelligence officer living in Kansas, has been in the middle of a bitter separation and parenting dispute for much of the past year
Johnson and EU chief in Brexit blame gameBIARRITZ (France) • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Council head Donald Tusk sparred yesterday over who would be to blame should Britain leave the European Union on Oct 31 without a divorce deal in place
France opens abuse probe linked to EpsteinPARIS • French prosecutors said they had opened an inquiry into the suspected rape and sexual abuse of minors linked to the scandal surrounding disgraced US multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein
German army eyes gamers in hunt for tech-savvy recruitsCOLOGNE • Among countless stands of car manufacturers, software developers and engineering universities at Cologne's video games convention, the sight of fatigue-clad soldiers manning the German military's brightly lit stall draws in the curious
Latest tariffs take US, China to the trenches in trade warFriday's escalation of tariffs imposed by China and the United States on each other, and President Donald Trump tweeting "We don't need China", has raised questions whether the two powers even want to - let alone can - find an off-ramp in an accelerating struggle for global ascendancy
Simulated attack, car with 'explosives' part of roadshowA national movement that aims to raise public awareness of the terrorism threat is becoming more interactive, with a roadshow featuring a simulated terror attack experience in a mock theatre, and a modified car with mock explosive devices
In-form Jonathan makes waves at world juniorsSwimmer Jonathan Tan continued his rich vein of form yesterday at the Fina World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest after he made the semi-finals of the men's 100m freestyle
6:19 AM Seldom see elderly selling laminated old notes on five foot way anymore. Many notes were fake too
6:19 AM $50,000,000 for 1000days(after holidays deduction) jail term, if you know how to do the easy maths, basically he earn $50,000 for each day in jail. And one word "sorry", he can continue his "investment" again. Brilliant!
6:17 AM http://theindependent.sg/new-creation-church-says-it-never-desired-or-intended-to-go-into-business/
6:15 AM All the BS. U created a scam. Did god have a bank account. You should be in jail for at least Twenty years. Misleading people n abusing religion for personal gain. They system should freeze all asset n bank account. This is really BS
6:12 AM Pastor Kong Hee is out of prison. It takes a big man especially for a man in his position to admit he was wrong and apologise to the congregation. I respect him for that. Everyone needs a second chance and I believe God placed him in this situation to get him off his high horse. Welcome back!
6:09 AM Be vigilant of extremism and extreme preachers
5:54 AM Still got people patronise their other outlets ? Eee.., I’d boycott all of them !!
5:53 AM Trump, to make the madness more complete, you can sign an executive order to make it mandatory for ALL your US based companies to stop outsourcing in countries like China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India.... As long as countries who has trade surplus with USA and presence of American companies, the executive order applies. Please proceed and see whether your great US products can ship billions to all the overseas market and turn US trade deficit into huge surplus.
5:51 AM "Got job better than no job"... True. But does it mean that employers are entitled to exploit them with even more work but lesser pay just because they are older and seen to be at their mercy? Elder workers deserve to work... With dignity too.
5:50 AM Erik Nebosuke Xie Let’s hope so. I think there is more 2 it than just the extradition bill but that’s my opinion. Txs 4 being polite & positive in Ur reply!
5:50 AM https://www.facebook.com/342990345878164/posts/1303133973197125/
Even the reporters show such quality.. HKongers never learn how to respect? Or in their genes, PRCs are meant to be lower class? That's very sick mentality
5:48 AM Pls create a course or ebook that teaches how to create millions dollar business.
5:44 AM The whole world should not work with US in all area any more..... Long term the whole world should plan to exit buying or selling goods and services with them.
5:41 AM Chris Ng step down in ur bunkbed so you will see what is really happening outside not just daydreaming lah
5:41 AM Xiaohao Mok the fake news you seem to say or exactly you are saying is that Jewel (the management) isn't the liable party. Common, open your eyes, it happened in JEWEL and it is in the tenant's premise at Jewel...what is so fake in this !!!!
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5:36 AM Richard Yen Wei Many people, after reading your fake news, decided not to go to the mall...
5:28 AM Harold Leong No, I don’t condone murderers, gangsters, or rioters & I m sure most Hong Kong citizens abide by their laws. The extradition issue fueled long-time discontent & I m sure there r external groups instigating the discontentment. Demonstrations turned into riots ‘cos of the way the situation was handled!
My opinion is my opinion,regardless of what anyone thinks. The replies 2 my original comment proved my point about some Singaporeans.
I will not continue answering 2 rude people; my time is precious.
Thanks 4 being polite in Ur last comment.