2014-07-29 12:06

Cracks found in glass ceiling of Kallang Wave Mall

SINGAPORE - Climbing activities at the indoor rock-climbing facility in Kallang Wave Mall has been suspended, said its operator.
2014-07-29 11:55

Don't call me uncle yet

Kids truly say the darndest things. They'll blurt out at the family gathering that Aunt Lucy's hot pink dress is really, all things considered, extremely ugly. Other times, they'll point out that Grandpa Ted is looking even fatter, if that's even possible, than six months ago.
2014-07-29 11:53

Commonwealth Games: Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.
2014-07-29 11:50

Local vocal trio SASS top biggest international talent contest

Armed with a strong set of pipes and a closet full of military-style blazers, all-girl vocal group SASS sang their way to the top of an international talent competition two weeks ago.
2014-07-29 11:48

Actor Mark Sheppard scores permanent role on Supernatural

Looks like Supernatural's favourite King of Hell is here to stay. British actor Mark Sheppard, 50, who plays the demon Crowley on the American paranormal drama series, has been promoted to a series regular for the show's 10th season.
2014-07-29 11:46

Jerome Bel's unusual take on dance

In 2002, an audience member sued the International Dance Festival of Ireland for €38,000 over a performance of the eponymous work Jerome Bel.
2014-07-29 11:44

Shakespeare with a Native American twist

Theatre director Elizabeth LeCompte, 70, sounds like she has her arms folded when she first picks up the telephone at her home in New York City.
2014-07-29 11:41

Australia's Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian airline Qantas said on Tuesday it would continue flying over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates deciding to alter its routes over concerns about jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 crash.
2014-07-29 11:39

Minister Khaw Boon Wan to visit China for Singapore-Tianjin meeting

SINGAPORE - Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan and Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan will be in China from Tuesday to Thursday.
2014-07-29 11:36

Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in South Korea

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's military confirmed on Tuesday the apparent suicides of two army privates, raising fresh questions over the deployment of young conscripts in frontline units after a deadly shooting spree last month.
2014-07-29 11:31

Hiroshi Sugimoto, master of light and dark

As an artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 66, is best known for his photography works, which radiate an aura of mystery.
2014-07-29 11:29


2014-07-29 11:27

Head for star acts at inaugural Singapore International Festival of Arts from Aug 12 to Sept 13

An opera about the pitfalls of using science to sculpt a better society, Facing Goya is a bold curtain-raiser to the festival.
2014-07-29 11:20

Lakers appoint Byron Scott as head coach

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Three months after the resignation of Mike D'Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers ended a protracted search for a replacement by appointing former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday.
2014-07-29 11:17

Before Star Wars film reboot, a new animated Rebels

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Star Wars fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band of ragtag rebels trying to defeat the Empire.
2014-07-29 10:47