Daily Archives: 2016-08-29

Suicide bombing killed at least 54 victims at an army camp in Aden, Yamen

A suicide bomber in Aden, Yemen, attacked an army school camp with a car loaded with explosives on  29 August, killed at least 54 people and wounded at least 60 people. The Independent (UK) reported that Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. Isis’ Amaq news agency said, "About 60 dead in a martyrdom operation by a fighter from Islamic …

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4 more suspected cases of Zika infection sent to CDC for tests

Three women, aged 24, 26, and 32, and a 44-year-old man were suspected to be infected by the Zika virus. The suspects had been sent to Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital by TJ Medical and Surgery clinic at Blk 48 on Monday (29 August). TJ Medical and Surgery clinic at Blk 48 is located just across …

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Indonesia imposes administrative sanction upon 30 companies accused of contributing to forest fires

Minister of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia Siti Nurbaya claims that the Indonesian Government has imposed administrative sanctions upon 30 companies that are alleged to have caused outbreaks of fire in Indonesia. "If the companies were proven guilty, the Government then suspended the licenses. The suspension could be temporary or permanent," writing on her Twitter account on Monday (29 August). …

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Home Team: Overall crime rate falls 2.1 percent for first half of 2016

Singapore overall crime rate revealed a decrease by 2.1 percent against the same period in 2015, but trends of highlighted concern include the rise of internet-related scams and traffic accidents involving elderly pedestrians, among others. The Home Team released the mid-year statistics today, 29 August. The decline is largely due to decreases in violent or serious property crimes (20.1 percent), housebreaking …

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MSF Minister highlights “Start Small Dream Big” initiative

"Start Small Dream Big" was a community service project initiated by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) which is involved about 20,000 children from more than 300 preschools. "Start Small Dream Big" was created to encourage pre-schools to create authentic platforms for children to innovate, problem-solve and tap on their unique strengths to help others. The initiative was first launched in 2015 as part …

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SMRT: Circle Line affected by intermittent signalling issues and ask commuters to hold onto handrails

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit announced on its Facebook account at around 2.30 pm, that train services along its Circle Line MRT network were affected by intermittent signalling issues this morning. SMRT said that its engineers are working to resolve the issue. Therefore, commuters may experience an additional 1 – 2 minutes of travelling time during non-peak hours and an additional …

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