• VIDEO: News In A Minute: Wednesday, January 28

    Today's top news headlines: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asks Singaporeans to pick up their own litter, three teens in Toa Payoh HDB block rooftop vandalism case plead guilty, and secret bunker in Woodlands to be open to public. Keyword:Detail=woodlands,Keyword:Detail=secret bunker,Keyword:Detail=vandalism,Keyword:Detail=toa payoh,Keyword:Detail=litter,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=lee hsien loong,Content:Category=General,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Type=News Singapore

    VIDEO: Marina Square diners concerned about rats

    Rat activity was found at 14 other food stalls and restaurants at Marina Square and the news is not going down well with the public. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=rat,Keyword:Detail=marina square,Keyword:Detail=hotpot culture,Keyword:Detail=wee nam kee,Keyword:Detail=false ceiling,Keyword:Detail=national environment agency,Keyword:Detail=nea

    VIDEO: Digital Life Awards 2015

    For the fourth year in a row Digital Life handed out editor's and reader's choice awards to the best in tech and games. Find out who was the biggest winner at the paper's annual ceremony. Keyword:Detail=smartphone,Keyword:Detail=phablet,Keyword:Detail=note 4,Keyword:Detail=apple,Keyword:Detail=samsung,Keyword:Detail=iphone,Keyword:Detail=reader's choice,Keyword:Detail=editor's choice,Keyword:Detail=award,Keyword:Detail=digital life,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Type=Digital LIfe

    VIDEO: AirAsia recovery continues despite military withdrawal

    Recovery crews will continue looking for bodies of crashed AirAsia flight for another week despite the decision by the military to cease operations. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=SE Asia,Keyword:Detail=indonesia,Keyword:Detail=surabaya,Keyword:Detail=airasia,Keyword:Detail=qz8501,Keyword:Detail=search

    VIDEO: iPhone grabs top spot in China

    Apple stomps to the top of the smartphone market in China, trampling rivals Samsung and even popular homegrown Xiaomi in the fourth quarter. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=iphone,Keyword:Detail=china,Keyword:Detail=xiaomi,Keyword:Detail=samsung,Keyword:Detail=smartphone,Keyword:Detail=android

    VIDEO: Poultry culled in Taiwan to thwart bird flu

    Taiwan culls over a million poultry in efforts to halt various strains of avian flu. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=taiwan,Keyword:Detail=bird flu,Keyword:Detail=avian flu,Keyword:Detail=poultry,Keyword:Detail=cull

    VIDEO: Abe continues to call on Jordan for hostage release

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to call on Jordan to cooperate in the release of a Japanese captive. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=shinzo abe,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=islamic state,Keyword:Detail=isis,Keyword:Detail=jordan,Keyword:Detail=hostage release

    VIDEO: Malaysia seizes heroin valued at 2.3 million in two raids

    Malaysian authorities seized RM8.4 million (US$2.3 million) worth of heroin hidden in wooden cupboards from Pakistan on January 24. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=malaysia,Keyword:Detail=heroin,Keyword:Detail=police raid,Keyword:Detail=pakistan,Keyword:Detail=wooden cupboard,Keyword:Detail=narcotics

    VIDEO: China building new military base near disputed islands

    China is building a large military base on islands it controls near the disputed Senkaku Islands. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=china,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=senkaku islands,Keyword:Detail=military base,Keyword:Detail=territorial dispute,Keyword:Detail=diaoyu

    VIDEO: New cabinet for Greece but same debt

    Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis has been confirmed as Greece's next finance minister. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=cabinet,Keyword:Detail=yanis varoufakis,Keyword:Detail=alexis tsipras,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=election victory

    VIDEO: Colombians thrilled that one of their own wins Miss Universe

    Colombians are overjoyed that a 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=miss universe,Keyword:Detail=colombia,Keyword:Detail=paulina vega,Keyword:Detail=beauty pageant,Keyword:Detail=south america

    VIDEO: Attack on luxury hotel in Tripoli kills at least nine

    An extremist group pledging loyalty to the Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a five-star hotel in Libya that led to at least nine deaths. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Africa,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=libya,Keyword:Detail=tripoli,Keyword:Detail=hotel,Keyword:Detail=terror attack,Keyword:Detail=islamic state,Keyword:Detail=isis

    VIDEO: Strong dollar hits earnings

    A slew of multinational firms have posted disappointing results and outlooks because of the strong dollar. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=us dollar,Keyword:Detail=earnings,Keyword:Detail=stocks,Keyword:Detail=microsoft,Keyword:Detail=procter & gamble

    VIDEO: Examining the death of a Russian spy

    A public inquiry into the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko opens with the coroner saying the issues surrounding his death are of the "utmost gravity". Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=russian spy,Keyword:Detail=alexander litvinenko,Keyword:Detail=public inquiry,Keyword:Detail=kgb agent

    VIDEO: Can Superhero Barbie revive Mattel?

    Mattel launches a new- look Barbie at the Nuremberg Toy Fair to help it fight off competition from the likes of Disney and Lego. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=mattel,Keyword:Detail=barbie,Keyword:Detail=superhero,Keyword:Detail=lego,Keyword:Detail=disney,Keyword:Detail=nuremberg toy fair

    VIDEO: Blizzard slams Northeast, but NYC spared

    A blizzard swept across the Northeast, dropping as much as two feet of snow across Massachusetts, even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=blizzard,Keyword:Detail=northeast,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=new york city,Keyword:Detail=massachusetts,Keyword:Detail=snow

    VIDEO: Red pandas frolic in the snow

    Red pandas enjoy the snow in New York after a massive blizzard hit the Northeast. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Visual Arts,Keyword:Detail=red panda,Keyword:Detail=new york,Keyword:Detail=blizzard,Keyword:Detail=northeast,Keyword:Detail=trevor zoo

    VIDEO: Spielberg helps commemorate Auschwitz victims

    US film director Steven Spielberg attends ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps of World War II, Auschwitz. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=world war two,Keyword:Detail=nazi death camp,Keyword:Detail=auschwitz,Keyword:Detail=germany,Keyword:Detail=holocaust,Keyword:Detail=steven spielberg

    VIDEO: First ever World Marathon Challenge a runaway success

    Seven marathons, seven continents and seven days - 12 runners take part in one of the toughest footraces in the world in the inaugural World Marathon Challenge. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=world marathon challenge,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=antarctica,Keyword:Detail=chile,Keyword:Detail=spain,Keyword:Detail=morroco,Keyword:Detail=uae,Keyword:Detail=runner

    VIDEO: Eleventh person dies after Spain plane crash

    An airforce spokesman confirms the death of an eleventh person after a plane crashed on Monday at a Spanish military air base. Content:Type=News World,Content:Category=General,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=spain,Keyword:Detail=military base,Keyword:Detail=nato training,Keyword:Detail=plane crash,Keyword:Detail=airforce,Keyword:Detail=runway

    VIDEO: Will Russia downgrade change anything?

    Russian shares fell after S&P cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to junk status, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=russia,Keyword:Detail=sovereign credit rating,Keyword:Detail=junk status,Keyword:Detail=s&p,Keyword:Detail=shares,Keyword:Detail=investment grade

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Tuesday, January 27

    Job vacancies up 9 per cent in 2014, total number of immigration offenders arrested drop by 19 per cent in 2014; former City Harvest fund manager Chen Eng Han wanted to be open. Keyword:Detail=sun ho,Keyword:Detail=kong hee,Keyword:Detail=chew eng han,Keyword:Detail=city harvest,Keyword:Detail=offenders,Keyword:Detail=checkpoints,Keyword:Detail=immigration and checkpoints authority,Keyword:Detail=ica,Keyword:Detail=immigration,Keyword:Detail=vacancy,Keyword:Detail=job,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Type=News Singapore

    VIDEO: Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

    Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami, Florida. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=miss universe,Keyword:Detail=miss columbia,Keyword:Detail=paulina vega,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=miami,Keyword:Detail=florida

    VIDEO: Thailand beach road becomes bed race track

    Foreigners and local residents in Thailand's seaside town of Pattaya turn a street into a race track for the Pattaya International Bed Race 2015. Keyword:Detail=pattaya,Keyword:Detail=race track,Keyword:Detail=bed race,Keyword:Detail=run,Keyword:Detail=beach,Keyword:Detail=thailand,Location:Region=SE Asia,Content:Type=News World

    VIDEO: Indian President hosts ‘At Home’ ceremony for Obamas

    India's President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' ceremony for US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, at the lawns of presidential palace. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=india,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=pranab mukherjee,Keyword:Detail=michelle obama,Keyword:Detail=president,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=manmohan singh,Keyword:Detail=narendra modi

    VIDEO: Preparing for the 'Great Indoors' in Boston

    Preparations are underway in Boston, Massachusetts where locals are bracing for a major snowstorm that is predicted to hit overnight. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=snow,Keyword:Detail=storm,Keyword:Detail=boston,Keyword:Detail=maccachusetts,Keyword:Detail=winter,Keyword:Detail=stock

    VIDEO: Greek fighter planes crashes in Spain, kills 10

    A Greek fighter plane crashes during NATO training in Spain, killing eight French nationals and two Greeks. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=greek,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=fighter ,Keyword:Detail=plane,Keyword:Detail=jet,Keyword:Detail=nato,Keyword:Detail=training,Keyword:Detail=crash,Keyword:Detail=spain,Keyword:Detail=f16

    VIDEO: Suspicious "device" lands on White House lawn

    The US Secret Service has recovered a "device" - possibly a small drone - found on the White House grounds, although officials say it posed no immediate danger. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=white house,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=device,Keyword:Detail=suspicious,Keyword:Detail=drone,Keyword:Detail=secret service,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=usa

    VIDEO: Tsipras enters PM's office for first time

    Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at the prime minister's office after officially being sworn in. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=alexis tsipras,Keyword:Detail=anotnis samaras,Keyword:Detail=government

    VIDEO: Pakistan protesters demand public hangings for school killers

    Lahore protesters say the Taliban gunmen who broke into a Peshawar school last December and killed over 130 people should be publicly hanged. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=pakistan,Keyword:Detail=taleban,Keyword:Detail=gunmen,Keyword:Detail=peshawar,Keyword:Detail=lahore,Keyword:Detail=protesters,Keyword:Detail=hang,Keyword:Detail=effigies

    VIDEO: EU ponders Greek debt fallout

    Debt forgiveness may not be on the table, but EU leaders are hinting Greece may get more time to pay back its debts. As David Pollard reports, that may be difficult to square with Europe's biggest ecoomy, Germany and its electorate. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=greek,Keyword:Detail=debt,Keyword:Detail=fallout,Keyword:Detail=eu,Keyword:Detail=germany,Content:Category=Economy,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=euros,Keyword:Detail=ecb,Keyword:Detail=europe central bank

    VIDEO: First ever World Marathon Challenge a runaway success

    Seven marathons, seven continents and seven days - 12 runners take part in one of the toughest footraces in the world in the inaugural World Marathon Challenge. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=world marathon challenge,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=antarctica,Keyword:Detail=chile,Keyword:Detail=spain,Keyword:Detail=morroco,Keyword:Detail=uae,Keyword:Detail=runner

    VIDEO: Eleventh person dies after Spain plane crash

    An airforce spokesman confirms the death of an eleventh person after a plane crashed on Monday at a Spanish military air base. Content:Type=News World,Content:Category=General,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=spain,Keyword:Detail=military base,Keyword:Detail=nato training,Keyword:Detail=plane crash,Keyword:Detail=airforce,Keyword:Detail=runway

    VIDEO: Can Superhero Barbie revive Mattel?

    Content:Type=Entertainment,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=Celebrities

    VIDEO: Will Russia downgrade change anything?

    Russian shares fell after S&P cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to junk status, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=russia,Keyword:Detail=sovereign credit rating,Keyword:Detail=junk status,Keyword:Detail=s&p,Keyword:Detail=shares,Keyword:Detail=investment grade

    VIDEO: Angelina Jolie uses her starpower for good

    The actress visits refugees in Iraq and Syria. Keyword:Detail=humanitarian,Keyword:Detail=special envoy,Keyword:Detail=united nations high commissioner for refugees,Keyword:Detail=unhcr,Keyword:Detail=hollywood,Keyword:Detail=actress,Keyword:Detail=syria,Keyword:Detail=iraq,Keyword:Detail=anglina jolie,Content:Type=Lifestyle

    VIDEO: Cara Delevingne takes “catwalk” literally

    Top model and actress Cara Delevingne poses with a live lion ahead of Paris Fashion week. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=fashion,Keyword:Detail=cara delevingue,Keyword:Detail=model,Keyword:Detail=british,Keyword:Detail=tag heuer,Keyword:Detail=lion,Keyword:Detail=paris fashion week

    VIDEO: Lotus publish pictures of 2015 Formula One Car

    Lotus release pictures of their new car for the 2015 Formula One season which they believe will be a huge step forward. Content:Type=News Sports,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=f1 lotus,Keyword:Detail=formula one,Keyword:Detail=grand prix,Keyword:Detail=romain grosjean,Keyword:Detail=pastor maldonado,Keyword:Detail=e22,Keyword:Detail=e23

    VIDEO: Neymar wants to leave his mark on Barcelona

    Neymar says that he is happy at Barcelona and wants to help the club win all the major titles Content:Type=News Sports,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=Football,Keyword:Detail=neymar,Keyword:Detail=barcelona,Keyword:Detail=striker,Keyword:Detail=la liga,Keyword:Detail=brazil

    VIDEO: Manuel Neuer meets his waxen image in Berlin

    German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer comes face-to-face with his wax likeness in Berlin's Madame Tussauds. Content:Type=News Sports,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=Football,Keyword:Detail=manuel neuer,Keyword:Detail=wax,Keyword:Detail=figure,Keyword:Detail=goalkeeper,Keyword:Detail=berlin,Keyword:Detail=german,Keyword:Detail=madame tussauds

    VIDEO: Lights out on Broadway

    A blizzard hitting the Northeast coast of the United States has caused Broadway shows in New York City to be cancelled for at least one night. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=broadway,Keyword:Detail=new york,Keyword:Detail=blizzard,Keyword:Detail=shows,Keyword:Detail=cancelled

    VIDEO: Chinese artist creates tango and fireworks show in Buenos Aires

    An estimated 200,000 Argentines turn out in Buenos Aires for a "Tango Fireworks" show designed by Chinese artist, Cai Guo Qiang. Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=argentina,Keyword:Detail=buenos aires,Keyword:Detail=tango,Keyword:Detail=fireworks,Keyword:Detail=chinese,Keyword:Detail=artist,Keyword:Detail=cai guo qiang,Content:Type=Lifestyle

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Monday, January 26

    Today's top news headlines: More new drug abusers below the age of 30, teen in Toa Payoh graffiti case gets 15 months' probation, and lawyer Tan Lam Siong elected new secretary-general of NSP. Keyword:Detail=lawyer,Keyword:Detail=national solidarity party,Keyword:Detail=tan lam siong,Keyword:Detail=drug abuser,Keyword:Detail=vandalism,Keyword:Detail=toa payoh,Content:Category=General,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Type=News Singapore

    VIDEO: "Cyber Caliphate" hacks Malaysia Airlines website

    A group calling itself the "Official Cyber Caliphate" has hacked the official website of Malaysia Airlines. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=cyber caliphate,Keyword:Detail=malaysia airlines,Keyword:Detail=website,Keyword:Detail=hack,Keyword:Detail=islamic state

    VIDEO: Obama chief guest at India Republic Day Parade

    Barack Obama is the first US president to attend India's Republic Day Parade as chief guest, as the country shows off its military might. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=narendra modi,Keyword:Detail=republic day parade,Keyword:Detail=india,Keyword:Detail=usa

    VIDEO: Greek youths welcome Syriza victory

    Young Greeks welcome the victory of Syriza party and its leader Alexis Tsipras, who has promised to renegotiate the terms of Greece's bailout deal. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=alexis tsipras,Keyword:Detail=bailout deal,Keyword:Detail=election victory,Keyword:Detail=syriza party

    VIDEO: Birdman bests Boyhood at SAG Awards

    Birdman beats Boyhood in a surprise win for the top prize at the SAG Awards, Redmayne also bests Keaton for best lead actor. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=birdman,Keyword:Detail=boyhood,Keyword:Detail=screen actors guild,Keyword:Detail=hollywood,Keyword:Detail=julianne moore,Keyword:Detail=michael keaton

    VIDEO: ISIS video claims to have killed one Japanese hostage

    Video posted on social media shows one of two Japanese hostages holding a photo that appears to show the other Japanese hostage had been killed. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Middle East,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=isis,Keyword:Detail=islamic state,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=hostage,Keyword:Detail=video,Keyword:Detail=shinzo abe

    VIDEO: Stars shine on the SAG red carpet

    Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o walk the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=julia roberts,Keyword:Detail=julianne moore,Keyword:Detail=lupita nyongo,Keyword:Detail=screen actors guild,Keyword:Detail=red carpet,Keyword:Detail=hollywood

    VIDEO: American Sniper dominates US box office

    American Sniper shoots past the competition, placing first at the box office for a second week. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=american sniper,Keyword:Detail=bradley cooper,Keyword:Detail=sienna miller,Keyword:Detail=box office,Keyword:Detail=usa

    VIDEO: At least 15 killed in protests on Egypt uprising anniversary

    Tight security failed to contain protests in Egypt marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Middle East,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=egypt,Keyword:Detail=hosni murabak,Keyword:Detail=anniversary,Keyword:Detail=protest,Keyword:Detail=security

    VIDEO: Birdman takes lead as Oscar favorite with Producers Award

    Show business satire Birdman takes the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=birdman,Keyword:Detail=hollywood,Keyword:Detail=producer,Keyword:Detail=award,Keyword:Detail=oscar,Keyword:Detail=best picture

    VIDEO: Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on India trip

    In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveil a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=president,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=narendra modi,Keyword:Detail=india,Keyword:Detail=nuclear trade