• VIDEO: Happy Chinese New Year from The Straits Times

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    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Friday, February 5

    Today's top news headlines: 'Missing' Singapore girl and Romanian boyfriend plan to marry, private banker withdraws request to release funds in 1MDB probe, and Singapore General Hospital to move closer to MRT stations. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=cheryl yan lay leng,Keyword:Detail=alexandru donea,Keyword:Detail=romania,Keyword:Detail=private banker,Keyword:Detail=1mdb probe,Keyword:Detail=yak yew chee,Keyword:Detail=singapore general hospital,Keyword:Detail=sgh,Keyword:Detail=mrt stations

    VIDEO: Masses head to China ahead of Lunar New Year

    The world's largest mass human migration is underway in China as people rush back home to celebrate the Lunar New Year with their families. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=lunar new year,Keyword:Detail=chinese new year,Keyword:Detail=cny,Keyword:Detail=china,Keyword:Detail=mass migration

    VIDEO: Chinese lanterns light up garden

    In honour of the Lunar New Year, London hosts a Chinese lantern festival in a historic English garden. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=chinese lanterns,Keyword:Detail=lunar new year,Keyword:Detail=chinese new year,Keyword:Detail=cny,Keyword:Detail=english garden,Keyword:Detail=chiswick house gardens,Keyword:Detail=west london

    VIDEO: Chinese shoppers on a mission in Japan

    Chinese tourists spend big during shopping holidays for Lunar New Year. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=chinese tourists,Keyword:Detail=chinese shoppers,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=lunar new year,Keyword:Detail=chinese new year

    VIDEO: Shkreli invokes Fifth Amendment before Congress

    The ex-drug executive who sparked outrage last year among patients, medical societies and much of the public appeared before Congress on Thursday. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=martin shkreli,Keyword:Detail=fifth amendment,Keyword:Detail=congress,Keyword:Detail=turing pharmaceuticals,Keyword:Detail=daraprim

    VIDEO: Drug price hearing drama

    Former drug executive Martin Shkreli laughed off questions at a congressional hearing on drug price increases, then mocked lawmakers on Twitter. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=turing pharmaceuticals,Keyword:Detail=martin shkreli,Keyword:Detail=daraprim

    VIDEO: WikiLeaks' Assange to leave embassy if loses UN case

    The WikiLeaks founder announces he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and accept arrest if a UN panel investigating his case rules against him. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=wikileaks,Keyword:Detail=julian assange,Keyword:Detail=ecuadorian embassy,Keyword:Detail=london,Keyword:Detail=united nations

    VIDEO: Trade deal signed but not yet delivered

    The twelve nations of the controversial TPP deal have signed the agreement in the New Zealand city of Auckland. But more than six nations involved still need to agree to an official text before one of the largest trade deals ever can be implemented. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=trans pacific partnership agreement,Keyword:Detail=tpp

    VIDEO: Peru and Uruguay step up efforts against Zika virus

    As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads across the Americas, Peru and Uruguay step up efforts to curb a national outbreak. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=zika virus,Keyword:Detail=south american,Keyword:Detail=latin america,Keyword:Detail=mosquitos,Keyword:Detail=brazil

    VIDEO: 150 people sick onboard cruise ship in Australia

    More than 150 people onboard a Diamond Princess cruise ship in Sydney are suffering from norovirus gastroenteritis. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=diamond princess,Keyword:Detail=cruise ship,Keyword:Detail= norovirus gastroenteritis,Keyword:Detail=vomiting,Keyword:Detail=gastric

    VIDEO: Clooney: proposal to Amal was 'one of those horrible moments'

    George Clooney appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and recounts the night he proposed to his wife, Amal. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=george clooney,Keyword:Detail=amal,Keyword:Detail=the ellen degeneres show,Keyword:Detail=marriage proposal

    VIDEO: Playboy goes non-nude, sort of

    Playboy publishes its first non-nude magazine, featuring centerfold Dree Hemingway, the great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=playboy,Keyword:Detail=non-nude,Keyword:Detail=dree hemingway,Keyword:Detail=ernest hemingway

    VIDEO: Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at age 74

    Maurice White, founding member of the Seventies disco funk group Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at the age of 74 according to a band spokesman. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=earth wind and fire,Keyword:Detail=marurice white,Keyword:Detail=disco funk

    VIDEO: LinkedIn's warning; Stocks rise

    LinkedIn forecasts current-quarter profit below forecasts; Stocks rise for second day. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=linkedIn,Keyword:Detail=us stocks,Keyword:Detail=wall street

    VIDEO: Trying on bridal gowns made easy with augmented reality mirror

    At La Belle Couture wedding boutique in Tanjong Pagar, brides-to-be can try on gowns without removing their clothes, thanks to its FX Mirror, an augmented reality system that allows 3D visualisation of what you would look like in an outfit. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=La Belle Couture,Keyword:Detail=brides,Keyword:Detail=bridal gown,Keyword:Detail=fx mirror,Keyword:Detail=magic mirror,Keyword:Detail=augmented reality,Keyword:Detail=wedding gown

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Wednesday, February 3

    'Missing' Singaporean woman went to Romania to meet boyfriend; bags of endangered animals abandoned at Night Safari; COE prices fall across the board Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=yap lay leng,Keyword:Detail=romania,Keyword:Detail=endangered animals,Keyword:Detail=night safari,Keyword:Detail=wildlife reserves singapore,Keyword:Detail=coe,Keyword:Detail=certificate of entitltement

    VIDEO: Good Samaritan is the first Singaporean of the Year

    Madam Noriza Mansor beat nine other nominees to win the inaugural Straits Times Singaporean of the Year award where she was presented with the trophy and $20,000 in cash by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=noriza a mansor,Keyword:Detail=noriza mansor,Keyword:Detail=singaporean of the year,Keyword:Detail=the straits times

    VIDEO: First US transmission of Zika virus confirmed

    Local health officials in Texas are calling the first known Zika infection to occur in the US a 'game changer,' and suspect it was contracted through sex rather than a mosquito bite. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=zika virus,Keyword:Detail=aedes mosquito,Keyword:Detail=latin america,Keyword:Detail=texas

    VIDEO: Afghan boy with plastic bag Messi jersey to meet the star

    Afghan boy who gained Internet fame due to a series of photographs of him in a homemade Messi shirt, is waiting to meet his hero. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=plastic bag,Keyword:Detail=messi jersey,Keyword:Detail=afghan boy,Keyword:Detail=lionel messi,Keyword:Detail=barcelona fc,Keyword:Detail=football,Keyword:Detail=murtaza

    VIDEO: WHO warns Africa, Asia vulnerable for Zika virus

    The World Health Organisation cautions that the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to birth defects, could spread to Africa and Asia which have the highest birth rates in the world. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=zika virus,Keyword:Detail=who,Keyword:Detail=world health organisation,Keyword:Detail=mosquitoes,Keyword:Detail=south america,Keyword:Detail=africa,Keyword:Detail=asia

    VIDEO: Clinton rallies for New Hampshire primary

    Following a tight decision in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallies supporters in New Hampshire ahead of next week's primary. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=hillary clinton,Keyword:Detail=democratic presidential candidate,Keyword:Detail=presidential hopfefuls,Keyword:Detail=iowa caucuses,Keyword:Detail=new hampshire,Keyword:Detail=us presidential elections

    VIDEO: Sanders rallies supporters in New Hampshire after strong showing in Iowa

    After emerging from the Iowa caucuses in a virtual tie for first place, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders heads to New Hampshire, where he leads rival Hillary Clinton, for that state's presidential primary. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=bernie sanders,Keyword:Detail=democratic presidential candidate,Keyword:Detail=presidential hopefuls,Keyword:Detail=us presidential elections,Keyword:Detail=iowa caucuses,Keyword:Detail=new hampshire

    VIDEO: Trump attacks media's reaction to Iowa results

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ridicules the media description of his second-place showing in Iowa during a campaign rally in New Hampshire, ahead of the state's February 8 primary. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=donald trump,Keyword:Detail=ted cruz,Keyword:Detail=hillary clinton,Keyword:Detail=bernie sanders,Keyword:Detail=republican,Keyword:Detail=democrat,Keyword:Detail=iowa caucus,Keyword:Detail=presidential election 2016,Keyword:Detail=usa

    VIDEO: Fresh off Iowa win, Cruz courts New Hampshire voters

    A day after his win in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns in New Hampshire, hoping to rally voters in the Granite state which holds its primary next week. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=ted cruz,Keyword:Detail=republican presidential candidate,Keyword:Detail=presidential hopefuls,Keyword:Detail=iowa caucuses new hampshire,Keyword:Detail=us presidential elections

    VIDEO: New proposals to keep UK in EU

    European Council President Donald Tusk presented on Tuesday proposals for keeping Britain in the European Union to a mixed response, underlining the challenges Prime Minister David Cameron faces to win over his people and other EU leaders before a summit on February 18th. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=britain,Keyword:Detail=europe,Keyword:Detail=david cameron,Keyword:Detail=donald tusk,Keyword:Detail=european council,Keyword:Detail=eu,Keyword:Detail=european union

    VIDEO: Pennsylvania groundhog predicts early spring

    Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his den but sees no shadow, indicating an early spring according to tradition. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=Punxsutawney Phil,Keyword:Detail=groundhog,Keyword:Detail=pennsylvania

    VIDEO: Dutch police look to eagles to snatch dangerous drones

    Dutch police are using training eagles to remove drones that pose a public safety threat. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=dutch police,Keyword:Detail=eagles,Keyword:Detail=drones,Keyword:Detail=public safety,Keyword:Detail=guard from above

    VIDEO: Premier League player spending tops £1bln

    The English Premier League has broken a new record, spending more than 1 billion pounds on pricey players this season. It comes as Pep Guardiola is confirmed as Manchester City's new manager, a move only likely to increase the purchasing power of the wealthy club. Content:Type=News Sports,Content:Category=Football,Keyword:Detail=english premier league,Keyword:Detail=pep guardiola,Keyword:Detail=manchester city,Keyword:Detail=kevin de bruyne,Keyword:Detail=raheem sterling

    VIDEO: Bill Cosby tries to block sex assault prosecution

    Attorneys for entertainer Bill Cosby appear in a Pennsylvania courtroom to argue that sexual assault charges against the comedian should be thrown out. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=bill cosby,Keyword:Detail=sexual assault charges

    VIDEO: Stocks slammed as oil prices slide

    US stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday, driven by a five percent drop in oil prices. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=us stocks,Keyword:Detail=wall street

    VIDEO: Lady Gaga to perform 'multisensory' Bowie tribute at Grammys

    Lady Gaga to lead an 'experiential tribute' to singer David Bowie at the Grammy Awards. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=lady gaga,Keyword:Detail=grammy awards,Keyword:Detail=david bowie,Keyword:Detail=tribute

    VIDEO: Turning Point: Story of a newspaper man

    Mr Alan John, the former Deputy Editor at The Straits Times, talks about his 40-year journalistic career. From his beginnings in Kuala Lumpur to spending 35 years at The Straits Times. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=alan john,Keyword:Detail=it changed my life,Keyword:Detail=the straits times,Keyword:Detail=good grief

    VIDEO: Suu Kyi's party to form Myanmar government

    Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi sits in parliament as new lawmakers choose the first democratically-elected government. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=aung san suu kyi,Keyword:Detail=myanmar government,Keyword:Detail=myanmar parliament,Keyword:Detail=national league for democracy

    VIDEO: Pregnant Brazilians fear Zika infection

    The Zika virus is spreading fear through pregnant women in Brazil, where thousands of babies have been born with devastating birth defects linked to the disease. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=zika virus,Keyword:Detail=pregnant brazilians,Keyword:Detail=brazil,Keyword:Detail=south america,Keyword:Detail=dengue,Keyword:Detail=mosquitoes

    VIDEO: Zika virus spreads to Peru

    Peruvian President Ollanta Humala appeals for calm after a Venezuelan man living in Peru is diagnosed with the country's first case of Zika virus. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=zika virus,Keyword:Detail=dengue,Keyword:Detail=mosquitoes,Keyword:Detail=peru

    VIDEO: Iowa caucusers may face snow, as well as politics

    Snow, as well as presidential hopefuls, may storm across Iowa, but voters say bad weather will not keep them away from the crucial caucuses to choose a presidential candidate. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=iowa caucus,Keyword:Detail=presidential hopefuls,Keyword:Detail=snow storm

    VIDEO: Clinton supporters in Iowa want to delete email controversy

    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton say she is still best candidate, despite a controversy over her use of a private email account while Secretary of State. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=hillary clinton,Keyword:Detail=email controversy,Keyword:Detail=email scandal,Keyword:Detail=democratic presidential candidate

    VIDEO: Family time for Trump in Iowa

    Donald Trump's wife Melania and daughter Ivanka urge Iowans to support the New York businessman for the Republican presidential nomination. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=republican presidential candidate,Keyword:Detail=donald trump,Keyword:Detail=ioqa,Keyword:Detail=melania trump,Keyword:Detail=ivanka trump

    VIDEO: Freighter in distress off French coast

    A cargo ship which has been drifting for several days off the French coast could hit the shores if a new salvage attempt fails, a maritime official says. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=cargo ship,Keyword:Detail=freighter,Keyword:Detail=french coast,Keyword:Detail=modern express

    VIDEO: Denver police respond to multiple shootings, stabbing at Coliseum

    Police in Denver were responding on Saturday to multiple shootings and a stabbing at the Denver Coliseum, the police department said on its Twitter feed. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=denver shooting,Keyword:Detail=denver coliseum

    VIDEO: Syrian peace efforts disrupted by deadly blast in Damascus

    As members of the government and the opposition gather in Geneva, IS claims responsibility for deadly blast in Damascus that threatens to unravel any peace progress. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=syria,Keyword:Detail=islamic state,Keyword:Detail=isis,Keyword:Detail=isil,Keyword:Detail=is,Keyword:Detail=suicide blasts,Keyword:Detail=car bomb,Keyword:Detail=damascus

    VIDEO: Five snowmobilers die in Canadian avalanche

    Five people snowmobiling in a group of 17 died when an avalanche struck British Colombia on Friday. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=avalanche,Keyword:Detail=snow mobile,Keyword:Detail=british colombia

    VIDEO: British broadcaster Terry Wogan dies aged 77

    Veteran BBC broadcaster Terry Wogan dies of cancer at age 77. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=bbc,Keyword:Detail=broadcaster,Keyword:Detail=terry wogan,Keyword:Detail=cancer

    VIDEO: Cast of Spotlight wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild Awards

    The cast of Spotlight takes the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson take honours. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=sag awards,Keyword:Detail=screen actors guild awards,Keyword:Detail=spotlight,Keyword:Detail=leonardo dicaprio,Keyword:Detail=brie larson

    VIDEO: Stars sparkle on the red carpet at the SAG awards

    Actresses choose muted colors and sequin on the red carpet at the SAG awards. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=sag awards,Keyword:Detail=screen actors guild,Keyword:Detail=saoirse ronan,Keyword:Detail=helen mirren

    VIDEO: Kung Fu Panda 3 fights its way to box office win

    Kung Fu Panda 3 flexes its muscles at the North American box office, delivering US$41 million on opening weekend. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=kung fu panda 3,Keyword:Detail=us box office,Keyword:Detail=the finest hours

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Friday, January 29

    Oil spill along BKE causes traffic jam; drunk driver who caused accident has been arrested; government to look into speed limits for cyclists on park connectors Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=oil spill,Keyword:Detail=bke,Keyword:Detail=drunk driver,Keyword:Detail=cyclists,Keyword:Detail=park connectors,Keyword:Detail=speed limit

    VIDEO: The World Press Photo exhibition returns

    The Straits Times presents the 'Oscars' of photojournalism; The World Press Photo exhibition at The National Museum of Singapore, showcasing 2015's 145 award winning photos from around the world. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=world press photo,Keyword:Detail=exhibition,Keyword:Detail=the straits times,Keyword:Detail=award winning photos,Keyword:Detail=photojournalism

    VIDEO: What is Zika?

    The Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, has been predicted by the World Health Organisation to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika and an estimated 80 per cent of people with the virus no symptoms, making it difficult for pregnant women to know whether they have been infected. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=zika cirus,Keyword:Detail=dengue fever,Keyword:Detail=brazil,Keyword:Detail=world health organisation,Keyword:Detail=south america

    VIDEO: WHO calls for common sense travel, trade measures on Zika

    Bruce Aylward, the assistant director of the The World Health Organisation, says the UN agency has called for an emergency meeting partly to ensure that national authorities do not impose inappropriate travel or trade restrictions in the face of the Zika virus outbreak. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=world health organisation,Keyword:Detail=zika virus,Keyword:Detail=travel restrictions,Keyword:Detail=trade restrictions

    VIDEO: Japan's Amari quits over money scandal

    Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari says he is resigning to take responsibility for a political funding scandal that has rocked the government, but denies having taken bribes. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=akira amari,Keyword:Detail=economy minister,Keyword:Detail=bribery

    VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio meets Pope Francis

    Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss their mutual concern for the environment. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=pope francis,Keyword:Detail=leonardo dicaprio

    VIDEO: Nasa honours Challenger crew on 30th anniversary of explosion

    Nasa remembers the crew members aboard space shuttle Challenger who died after the shuttle exploded in 1986. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=nasa,Keyword:Detail=challenger,Keyword:Detail=explosion,Keyword:Detail=30th anniversary

    VIDEO: Emotional Rezaian says 'many people to thank' for release

    Liberated Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, held in an Iranian prison for more than 500 days, chokes back tears as he tells newsroom colleagues that there are 'many people to thank' for the efforts that led to his release. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=washington post,Keyword:Detail=jason rezaian,Keyword:Detail=iran

    VIDEO: Ethiopia facing drought worse than 1984 crisis: charity

    Livestock herds are decimated and thousands are displaced as Ethiopia bears the brunt of one of its worst droughts in decades; one that may eclipse the 1984 crisis that sparked the international appeals under the Live Aid banner. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=ethiopia,Keyword:Detail=live aid,Keyword:Detail=save the children,Keyword:Detail=drought

    VIDEO: Dead sperm whales taken for burial

    The carcasses of three of the five sperm whales that washed up on England's east coast are removed to be taken for burial at landfill sites. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=sperm whale,Keyword:Detail=england's east coast,Keyword:Detail=landfill,Keyword:Detail=burial

    VIDEO: France eyes transport deals with Iran

    France and Iran have hailed a set of business tie-ups and export deals. They include the sale of dozens of Airbus planes and a car factory revamp that re-ignites a decades-old relationship between Tehran and carmaker Peugeot. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=iran,Keyword:Detail=business deals,Keyword:Detail=teheran,Keyword:Detail=peugeot

    VIDEO: Hague trial exposes old wounds in Ivory Coast

    Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo pleads not guilty at the International Criminal Court to crimes against humanity and war crimes, in the court's first trial of a former head of state. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=ivory coast,Keyword:Detail=laurent gbagbo,Keyword:Detail=international criminal court,Keyword:Detail=the hague

    VIDEO: Barbie for everyone

    Mattel is trying to broaden the appeal of its iconic doll by rolling out three new sizes: tall, petite and curvy. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=barbie doll,Keyword:Detail=new sizes

    VIDEO: 3D printing helps toddler receive adult kidney

    Surgeons use 3D printed models of 2-year-old Lucy Boucher's abdomen and her father's kidney to figure out how to successfully transplant an adult kidney into a child. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=3d printing,Keyword:Detail=kidney transplant,Keyword:Detail=lucy boucher

    VIDEO: Dog gets 3D printed prosthetic leg

    Romina, a Whippet who lost both her front legs in a terrible accident, receives a prosthetic leg printed using advanced 3D technology. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=3d printing,Keyword:Detail=prosthetic leg,Keyword:Detail=whippet

    VIDEO: Dreyfuss and Danner applaud Academy voting guidelines

    Actors Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner say they support the new Academy membership voting rules. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=richard dreyfuss,Keyword:Detail=blythe danner,Keyword:Detail=academy awards,Keyword:Detail=diverity,Keyword:Detail=oscars

    VIDEO: The cast of Kung Fu Panda 3 on voicing their characters

    The cast of the latest in the Kung Fu Panda franchise discuss the ups and downs of voicing their characters. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=kung fu panda,Keyword:Detail=voice actors,Keyword:Detail=jack black,Keyword:Detail=angelina jolie,Keyword:Detail=dustin hoffman,Keyword:Detail=jackie chan