China slashes rate, pumps $7 bn into market to counter virus

China's central bank on Monday cut an interest rate on loans to banks by the largest margin in five years and injected 50 billion...

Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount

by Mariette Le Roux with Peter Hutchison in New York Lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the coronavirus pandemic have extended worldwide as the...

‘Megxit’: Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life

by Joe JACKSON Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start...

Malaysian virus lockdown tips for women spark mockery

Malaysian authorities have advised women to wear make-up, not to nag their husbands and speak with a cartoon character's soothing voice during the virus...

Singapore activist picks jail over fine for criticising courts

A Singaporean activist said Tuesday he had begun serving a one-week jail term after refusing to pay a fine for questioning the independence of...

Covid-19 in the US: Will it be like Italy or can it mirror South Korea and Singapore’s success in containing the virus?

All eyes are now on the United States, with America taking the pole position in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe,...

Covid-19 precaution: New prisoners kept separate from others for 2 weeks

Singapore — As the multi-ministry task force against Covid-19 appeals to people in Singapore to practise social distancing to prevent the spread of the...

Caught on cam: Speeding lorry beats red light, narrowly misses biker at intersection

Singapore – A speeding lorry beating a red light and almost hitting a biker was caught on cam. The driver and passengers have been...

Tan Tock Seng Hospital says Health Attendant tests positive for Covid-19

Singapore—On Monday evening (Mar 30), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) announced on its Facebook page that one of its Health Attendants (HA) had tested...

Korean actor, Lee Yi-kyung stops drunken man from taking his own life

In the early hours of March 19 (Thurs) the South Korean actor Lee Yi-kyung helped save a man from committing suicide. While the K-drama actor,...

New COVID-19 regulations say “related diners” can sit together at restaurants, and netizens are completely confused

SINGAPORE—The latest wave of preventive regulations amidst the COVID-19 outbreak detailed proper seating arrangements when dining out—"related diners" can sit together, but unrelated customers...

Mother shares harrowing experience of 5-yr-old daughter going for Covid-19 test

Singapore – "This afternoon, I held my 5-yr-old daughter's hands as a nurse in full infectious disease gear took a thin cotton bud (qtip)...

Indonesia ripe for Covid-19 to spread, unless central govt acts

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be...

The Covid-19 outbreak: Italians rise to the occasion

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be attributed...

General Election: Will all rallies now look like PAP ones – with cap of 250?

Liverpool is the runaway leader in the English Premier League. It...

“10 People, 1 Metre, 1 Singapore” — Covid-19 social distancing parody of national song

Singapore -- Two bloggers have produced a social distancing duet based...

Fans can learn to speak Korean with BTS and their new weekly web series

Thursday (Mar 26) – BTS and their record label, Bit Hit...

Netizens give thumbs up to Tan Chuan Jin’s “apt” Covid-19 Avengers meme

Singapore – Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin, shared an “apt”...