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Daily Archives: 2014-09-16

Economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance. “The New Climate Economy report refutes the idea …

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Narrative of Singapore from the people’s point of view

Journalist and writer Lee Hui Min shared her thoughts on her new non-fiction book, “Growing up in Lee Kuan Yew’s Era”, in a dialog session held last Friday at the Art House. Years of pent up emotions about local issues spurred Ms Lee to express her thoughts through the book, something she could not do during her years with the local …

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Mother charged with murder of 7-year old son

A 42-year-old woman was charged with the murder of her seven-year-old son at the State Courts yesterday. The woman is accused of causing her son’s death at around 12.53pm on Saturday. The boy’s body was found at the foot of a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Tampines, after police responded to a call for assistance. The police said …

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3 more companies deny links to Yang Yin

In the latest twist to the controversy involving Chinese national and Singapore permanent resident, Yang Yin, three more companies have denied any association with him. Yang had claimed or indicated in his business cards that he either worked for or had business dealings with three tour agencies – Chan Brothers, SA Tours and a Chinese agency in Zhejiang province in …

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30 countries pledge support for US-led fight against ISIS

  Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has condemned the execution of British national, David Haines, by the Islamic State (IS) as “barbaric” and “deeply reprehensible”. In a statement released on Monday, the MFA said, “Singapore strongly condemns the killing and our sympathies go out to the family of Mr Haines.” “ISIS is a serious terrorist threat which must be …

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