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A Japanese man sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore, a Malaysian man this time was sent to jail and will be given the cane in the city-state. More on the case here.

Worried that your favourite hawker stalls or markets might be closed? Check out a list of the places to avoid here.

And here's what you need to know about travelling to Johor Bahru if you're planning to make a short trip across the Causeway over the weekend by bus.

In the United Kingdom, the Conservatives, the world's winningest political party, were booted out of power in dramatic style on Thursday after 14 years of chaotic and divisive rule.

The rough waters around the South China Sea appear to be not calming down any time soon. Here's why.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has some nuggets of wisdom when it comes running a successful business and leading teams effectively. Learn more here.

If your living room has become a cat-astrophe, avoid further hiss-terics by doing a simple thing that can stop your pet cat from tearing your home. Read on.

Google set out a target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 three year ago, but now it is says the goal as “extremely ambitious”. Here's why.

Are you screaming for ice cream? Go ahead! Experts approve.

Some 31,600 Malaysian pilgrims endured scorching temperatures that soared to 52ºC in this year's hajj. Here's how they overcame adversity.

The family office industry in Singapore is coming under scrutiny after authorities busted the nation's largest-ever money-laundering case. Here's how Singapore is tightening the gaps around policing illicit money flows.

Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 will feature Apple Intelligence AI, a smarter Siri, and battery improvements, industry insiders report. What we know so far about the newest iPhone.

A second airline has changed its cabin service because of increased concerns about turbulence. Read more here.

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    Taking a trip to JB from Singapore? Here are 6 things you should know

    Singapore, Singapore - November 29, 2021: A row of people wait at Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange to board a coach bus headed for Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The buses were travelling on the first day of a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme launched by the two countries.
    Taking the bus is your best bet for getting to Johor Bahru from Singapore without too much hassle. (Photo: Getty Images)

    While going to Johor Bahru can be a ‘basic’ Singaporean thing to do, here are six things you should know before making a trip across the Causeway, including how to take the bus or drive a car from Singapore.

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    6 family office funds tied to Singapore launder case got tax breaks

    People exercise by the Merlion Park and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Singapore is scheduled to announce its third quarter advanced gross domestic product (GDP) estimate on Oct 10, 2022.
    Singapore wants to be a wealth hub by opening up to ultrarich individuals, but it inadvertently attracted people with links to international organised crime. (Photo: Bloomberg)

    Six single family office funds linked to a $3 billion money laundering case in Singapore have received tax incentives from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    The family office industry is coming under scrutiny after Singapore busted its largest-ever money-laundering case that led to the arrest of 10 foreigners and seizure of assets worth billions.

    On Tuesday, the government introduced new legislation designed to tighten gaps around policing illicit money flows.

    Read more here.

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    Has your living room become a cat-astrophe?

    Surprised cat looking through sofa.
    Avoid the hiss-terics by doing a simple thing that can stop your pet cat from tearing your living room. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Scientists have now found that stress causes cats to scratch objects in your living room.

    They also have pinpointed strategies that could save cushions, carpets, and sofas from pet cats.

    Here's how you can stop your cat from scratching your furniture without hurting them.

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    Labour smashes Conservatives in record-breaking election win in the UK

    Labour Party leader Keir Starmer arrive at the count for the Holborn and St Pancras Parliamentary constituency where the Starmer is standing for election, in London, Friday, July 5, 2024. Britain's Labour Party appears to be headed for a huge majority in the 2024 UK election, an exit poll suggested. The poll released moments after voting closed indicated that Labour leader Keir Starmer will be the country's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
    Labour Party leader Keir Starmer arrive at the count for the Holborn and St Pancras Parliamentary constituency where the Starmer is standing for election, in London, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Keir Starmer remains on course to be the UK’s next prime minister, following Thursday night's exit poll which put Labour on course for an historic election victory.

    Labour is projected to win 410 seats with the Tories on track for just 131, their lowest-ever number of MPs.

    Get the latest updates here.

  • Second airline ends cabin services early over rising turbulence

    A man walks next to the logo of Korean Air airlines during an organised media tour, at the company's Cabin Crew Training Center in Seoul, South Korea, June 27, 2024. REUTERS/Kim Soo-hyeon
    Korean Air announced that it would be finishing cabin service 20 minutes earlier on medium and long-haul routes. REUTERS/Kim Soo-hyeon

    Korean Air followed Singapore Airlines' lead in ending its cabin service earlier because of increased turbulence concerns.

    Singapore Air changed protocols after one of its flight encountered severe turbulence that resulted in the death of a passenger.

    Korean said turbulence incidents had doubled over the past five years.

    Read more here.

  • Apple's iPhone 16 is almost here – what we know so far

    Iphone being unveiled
    AI will likely be the centrepiece of the newest iPhone. (Photo: Business Insider)

    Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 16 in September.

    AI will likely be the centrepiece of the newest iPhone, industry experts anticipate.

    Here's what we know so far about the iPhone 16,

  • How Malaysian pilgrims endured extreme heat during Haj

    Muslim pilgrims gather at the top of the rocky hill known as the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
    A Malaysia pilgrim said his footprints had literally “melted” during the recent Haj pilgrimage, as he suffered second-degree burns to his soles having walked barefoot on a scorching road. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    The scorching weather did not stop 31,600 Malaysian Haj pilgrims from completing one of the five pillars of Islam.

    They are among the 1.8 million Muslims worldwide who endured Saudi Arabia’s extreme heat during this year’s annual gathering, where temperatures soared to 52°C, according to reports.

    According to a government official, 19 Malaysian pilgrims had died during this year’s Haj, but mainly due to heart disease, as of 25 June.

    Find out how they overcame adversity here.

  • Ice cream has surprising health benefits

    coconut ice cream in hand hold  and  reservoir background
    You can scream for ice cream for its health benefits. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Ice cream has something of a bad rap – something that should be enjoyed only on occasion due to its high sugar and fat content.

    However, experts say that ice cream’s not quite the villain as portrayed to be … and it actually may have some surprising health benefits.

    Here’s what to know.

  • Google just revealed how damaging AI actually is

    Climate technology for net zero emissions concept. Sustainable development goals and strategies. Innovation and collaboration across value chains. Limit global warming and climat change.
    Power-hungry AI is putting Google's climate targets in jeopardy and may require an energy revolution. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Google's greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 spiked 48 per cent higher than in 2019, according to the tech giant's environmental report.

    The company saw a 13 per cent increase in emissions between 2022 and 2023.

    Three years ago, Google set out a target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

    Google is now describing its 2030 goal as “extremely ambitious”, adding that “it won’t be easy” to achieve as a result of AI.

    Read more here.

  • 5 tips from Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang on how to manage your team

    Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang speaks at event ahead of the COMPUTEX forum, in Taipei, Taiwan June 2, 2024. REUTERS/Ann Wang
    Learn from Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang if you want to run a successful company and manage your team effectively. REUTERS/Ann Wang

    Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has some pretty unconventional leadership and management practices, including having 50 direct reports and forgoing 1-on-1 meetings.

    Huang is becoming more of a household name as Nvidia became on of the world's most valuable companies amid the AI boom.

    Here are some of Huang's most notable tips when it comes to business leadership and management.

  • Philippine president's sister claims China has plan to target her country with missiles

    Imee Marcos, the eldest daughter of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, talks to reporters as she joins supporters in marching towards the Supreme Court for an overnight vigil Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 for the possible ruling on whether Marcos will be buried or not at the Heroes Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Supreme Court has set for Nov. 8 its decision after two postponements. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
    Senator Imee Marcos claims she has knowledge about China's plans to target the Philippines with missiles. Is she warmongering? (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Senator Imee Marcos, the sister of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, said China had set 25 targets around the Philippines that it would attack with hypersonic missiles.

    Batanes, a province in the north near Taiwan, will be among the first targets, the lawmaker said.

    Tension has been rising between Beijing and Manila due to recent clashes in the disputed South China Sea.

    President Marcos has ordered his troops to de-escalate tensions in the disputed waters, but the Philippines' top general said his soldiers will fight back if they are assaulted again.

  • Avoid these markets and hawker centres scheduled for spring cleaning in July

    Signboard of tell sorry we are closed business and please come back again when situation improved with hanging to door front at shop. Text written Sorry we're closed hang on mirror door at restaurant.
    Plan ahead if you don't want to be inconvenienced. (Photo: Getty Images)

    There is nothing more frustrating than heading out to your favourite diner and realising it's closed for one reason or another (well, mainly for cleaning).

    Fret not, we got you covered. Here's a guide of markets and hawker centres closed for cleaning in July.

  • Singapore jails man who provided illegal carpool service for molesting teen

    After a rapist was sentenced to jail and caning recently, another offender was sentenced to 14 months in jail and three strokes of the cane in Singapore for molesting a 14-year-old girl.

    Fong Tong Zjin, who provided an illegal carpooling service, was also fined $1,800 for using a car without a valid public service vehicle license.

    More on the case here.