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Powerful Indonesian quake felt in Australia

Jakarta: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck remote eastern Indon­esia, forcing people to flee office buildings as far away as the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and reports said.

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Ready to serve and do her duty

SINGAPORE: Ask Singapore’s Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) new director Florence Chua what keeps her going and her answer is clear: helping families find closure.


Is the travel industry really still booming around the world?

The annual World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2017 focuses on challenges facing the industry.


Impact of 2004 Asian tsunami could have been reduced with mangroves

The Center for International Forestry Research has found that community involvement and respecting women's rights are imperative in mangrove governance.


Award-winning author barely passed English

O Thiam Chin knows what it’s like to fail. But he stayed faithful to his passion and finally found success, winning the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in Singapore.

Asia & Oceania

To Phuket on the route less travelled

Take the overland route to Phuket and along the way, learn lessons on recovering from tragedy and political turmoil.


Share the sorrow and extend friendship

A letter from RUEBEN DUDLEY, Petaling Jaya.


Right mistakes or right wrongs?

An old New Year’s wish stuck on the fridge reminds us that its OK to make mistakes.


Mercy mission going strong

AMERICAN Shane Granger, 67, and his German partner Meggi Macoun, 50, became emotional when they spoke about their mission to help the people of poverty-stricken East Timor (Timor-Leste).