• VIDEO: Tsunami Special: Minister Tan Chuan-Jin reflects on his time in Indonesia

    Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=aceh,Keyword:Detail=meulaboh,Keyword:Detail=tsunami,Keyword:Detail=boxing day,Keyword:Detail=tan chuan-jin,Keyword:Detail=singapore armed forces,Keyword:Detail=aid,Keyword:Detail=manpower minister,Keyword:Detail=operation flying eagle

    VIDEO: Tsunami Special: Trauma runs deep

    Ragged with exhaustion and grief, Ms M. Indira was unaware that someone was taking a picture of her sprawled helplessly on the beach next to the body of her sister-in-law Maheswari 10 years ago.  Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=tsunami,Keyword:Detail=boxing day,Keyword:Detail=m indira,Keyword:Detail=tamil nadu,Keyword:Detail=nirmal ghosh

    VIDEO: Tsunami Special: The ones who came back

    Arif Pratama Rangkuti, now 17, and Raudhatul Jannah, 14, were swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami. Their stories of miraculous reunions fuelled hope that others can be found. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=tsunami,Keyword:Detail=special,Keyword:Detail=boxing day,Keyword:Detail=Arif Pratama Rangkuti,Keyword:Detail=Raudhatul Jannah,Keyword:Detail=found,Keyword:Detail=reunion,Keyword:Detail=indonesia

    VIDEO: Tsunami Special: Fishermen return to the seas

    Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=tsunami,Keyword:Detail=boxing day,Keyword:Detail=indonesia,Keyword:Detail=meulaboh,Keyword:Detail=aceh,Keyword:Detail=fishermen

    VIDEO: Tsunami Special: Rebuilding a village

    Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=tsunami,Keyword:Detail=boxing day,Keyword:Detail=nirmal ghosh,Keyword:Detail=cuddalore,Keyword:Detail=tamil nadu

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Friday, December 19

    Today's top news headlines: Record $1.25 billion donated in 2014, expect heavy traffic at checkpoints during festive season, and two men arrested for drugs at checkpoints. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=checkpoints,Keyword:Detail=woodlands,Keyword:Detail=tuas,Keyword:Detail=drugs,Keyword:Detail=donation,Keyword:Detail=heavy,Keyword:Detail=traffic

    VIDEO: Masters of hawker food

    Hawkers who turn out exemplary versions of Lor Mee, Beef Noodles, Indian Mee Goreng, Fish Soup, Popiah and Mee Soto were named last night, in the annual Hawker Masters awards, organised by The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=the straits times,Keyword:Detail=lianhe zaobao,Keyword:Detail=hawker masters,Keyword:Detail=beef noodles,Keyword:Detail=popiah,Keyword:Detail=lor mee,Keyword:Detail=mee goreng

    VIDEO: Blackberry revives a classic

    BlackBerry's future is firmly in its past as it delivers a classic phone that it's core fans have been waiting for. Content:Type=Digital LIfe,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=blackberry,Keyword:Detail=bold,Keyword:Detail=classic,Keyword:Detail=iphone,Keyword:Detail=android,Keyword:Detail=samsung,Keyword:Detail=passport

    VIDEO: Father-son buskers keep love alive on the street

    Bryan Lim has finally found the courage to pursue his passion in music, and where better to begin than on the street, busking alongside his father Peter. Content:Category=General,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=lucky plaza,Keyword:Detail=underpass,Keyword:Detail=orchard road,Keyword:Detail=buskers,Keyword:Detail=bryan lim,Keyword:Detail=peter lim,Content:Type=News Singapore

    VIDEO: 8 children dead in reported mass stabbing

    Police in northern Australia investigate the fatal stabbing of at least eight children. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=cairns,Keyword:Detail=stabbing,Keyword:Detail=children

    VIDEO: Police investigating multiple stabbing incident

    Police in northern Australia are investigating a multiple stabbing incident in which eight children have been killed. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=Courts & Crime,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=cairns,Keyword:Detail=stabbing,Keyword:Detail=children

    VIDEO: Crowds still flocking to Sydney's floral tribute for siege victims

    Crowds of people are still flocking to the scene of Sydney's deadly cafe siege to lay floral tributes for the two civilian victims. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=sydney,Keyword:Detail=siege,Keyword:Detail=cafe,Keyword:Detail=hostages,Keyword:Detail=dead,Keyword:Detail=tribute,Keyword:Detail=tori johson,Keyword:Detail=katrina dawson,Keyword:Detail=man haron monis,Keyword:Detail=martin place,Keyword:Detail=tony abbott

    VIDEO: Anger against Taleban mounts after Pakistan school attack

    Anger against the Taleban escalates across Pakistan as details of a massacre at an army-run school emerge. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=Courts & Crime,Keyword:Detail=pakistan,Keyword:Detail=school,Keyword:Detail=attack,Keyword:Detail=massacre,Keyword:Detail=children,Keyword:Detail=taleban

    VIDEO: Accused Boston bomber faces victims, supporters in court

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, tells a district judge he's satisfied with his defense attorneys, faces supporters and victims in court. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=boston bombing,Keyword:Detail=Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,Keyword:Detail=boston marathon,Keyword:Detail=bomber

    VIDEO: White House: Cyber attacks “serious national security matter”

    The White House says a cyber attack on Sony is “being treated as a serious national security matter.” Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=white house,Keyword:Detail=cyber attack,Keyword:Detail=sony,Keyword:Detail=security,Keyword:Detail=north korea,Keyword:Detail=fbi,Keyword:Detail=department of justice

    VIDEO: US general: Islamic State fight to take at least three years

    Lt. General James Terry, the commander of international forces aligned against Islamic State, holds a news conference at the Pentagon on Operation Inherent Resolve. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=islamic militants,Keyword:Detail=isis,Keyword:Detail=islamic state,Keyword:Detail=pentagon,Keyword:Detail=operation inherent resolve,Keyword:Detail=james terry,Keyword:Detail=iraq,Keyword:Detail=syria

    VIDEO: World's first 'bionic' pop star

    Viktoria Modesta, who performs with a prosthetic limb, generates millions of views with video 'Prototype' during ITV X Factor Final ad break. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=Music,Keyword:Detail=victoria modesta,Keyword:Detail=prosthetic,Keyword:Detail=leg,Keyword:Detail=prototype,Keyword:Detail=itv,Keyword:Detail=x factor,Keyword:Detail=latvian singer,Keyword:Detail=model,Keyword:Detail=born risky

    VIDEO: Stars around the world wish you Happy Holidays

    From Keira Knightley to Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch to Jude Law, stars offer their holiday greetings. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=christmas,Keyword:Detail=new year,Keyword:Detail=stars,Keyword:Detail=wish,Keyword:Detail=celebrities

    VIDEO: Pope: "We are happy" with new Cuba-US relations

    Pope Francis says he is happy that relations between Cuba and the United States are improving, one day after the Vatican confirmed it had facilitated talks between the two countries. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=pope,Keyword:Detail=francis,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=diplomatic,Keyword:Detail=relations,Keyword:Detail=vatican

    VIDEO: Stars express anger over The Interview film cancellation

    A host of Hollywood names including US actors Steve Carell and Ben Stiller among those criticising Sony's decision to cancel release of controversial comedy The Interview on Twitter. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=the interview,Keyword:Detail=kim jong un,Keyword:Detail=north korea,Keyword:Detail=steve carell,Keyword:Detail=ben stiller,Keyword:Detail=sony,Keyword:Detail=cancel,Keyword:Detail=hack,Keyword:Detail=jimmy kimmel

    VIDEO: Dow soars more than 400 points

    Stocks soared for a second straight day with the Dow topping 400 points for the first time since November 2011 and the S&P 500 posting its biggest jump since January 2013. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=dow,Keyword:Detail=s&p,Keyword:Detail=stocks,Keyword:Detail=wall street

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Thursday, December 18

    Today's top news headlines: Former China tour guide Yang Yin slapped with 15 more charges, Tampines murder suspect charged in hospital, and pest busters plan to root out rat colony at Bukit Batok. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=yang yin,Keyword:Detail=tampines,Keyword:Detail=murder,Keyword:Detail=suspect,Keyword:Detail=charged,Keyword:Detail=hospital,Keyword:Detail=rats,Keyword:Detail=rodent,Keyword:Detail=bukit batok,Keyword:Detail=mrt,Keyword:Detail=pest busters

    VIDEO: Dog skins turned into leather in China

    Many dogs in China meet a gruesome end in slaughterhouses, supplying skins to the leather industry, with some of the resulting products destined for export. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=china,Keyword:Detail=dog,Keyword:Detail=skin,Keyword:Detail=leather,Keyword:Detail=peta,Keyword:Detail=hebei,Keyword:Detail=province

    VIDEO: Violent in-cabin turbulence caught on amateur video

    Violent in-cabin turbulence is caught on video showing passengers screaming, necessitating an emergency landing. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=american airlines,Keyword:Detail=seoul,Keyword:Detail=tokyo,Keyword:Detail=narita,Keyword:Detail=emergency landing,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=turbulence

    VIDEO: Sony cancels Christmas release of The Interview

    Sony cancels the Christmas Day release of The Interview after theatres bail. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=sony pictures,Keyword:Detail=the interview,Keyword:Detail=seth rogan,Keyword:Detail=cancel,Keyword:Detail=christmas

    VIDEO: Sierra Leone struggles to fight Ebola

    Ebola cases continue to rise in Sierra Leone, as the government launches a major operation to try to contain the epidemic. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Africa,Content:Category=Health,Keyword:Detail=ebola,Keyword:Detail=west africa,Keyword:Detail=sierra leone,Keyword:Detail=guinea,Keyword:Detail=liberia,Keyword:Detail=epidemic

    VIDEO: US, Cuba plan to restore relations after 50 years of hostility

    The United States will restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, a major policy shift ending decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=havana,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=alan gross,Keyword:Detail=trade,Keyword:Detail=embargo,Keyword:Detail=diplomatic,Keyword:Detail=relation

    VIDEO: Celebration in Havana, concerns in Miami following change of tide

    Students in the streets of Havana celebrate the announcement by Cuban and American leaders to improve relations, while Cuban-Americans in Miami are cautious. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=havana,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=raul castro

    VIDEO: Obama announces plan to normalise relations with Cuba

    US President Barack Obama announces the first steps the US will take in normalizing relations with Cuba. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=diplomatic,Keyword:Detail=relation,Keyword:Detail=havana,Keyword:Detail=washington

    VIDEO: Fed tweaks language, delights investors

    Citing a stronger economy, the Fed announces a patient approach to rate hikes in 2015. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=janet yellen,Keyword:Detail=federal reserve,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=interest rate

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Wednesday, December 17

    Today's top news headlines: Woman found dead in Tampines, HDB deficit spikes to almost $2 billion, and rats found near Bukit Batok MRT station. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=tampines central,Keyword:Detail=murder,Keyword:Detail=hdb,Keyword:Detail=deficit,Keyword:Detail=bto,Keyword:Detail=flats,Keyword:Detail=rats,Keyword:Detail=bukit batok mrt station

    VIDEO: LA prosecutor will not charge Bill Cosby in 1974 sex claim

    A Los Angeles prosecutor will not charge comedian Bill Cosby in 1974 molestation claim. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=los angeles,Keyword:Detail=la,Keyword:Detail=prosecutor,Keyword:Detail=bill cosby,Keyword:Detail=molest,Keyword:Detail=claim,Keyword:Detail=sexual assault,Keyword:Detail=district attorney,Keyword:Detail=the cosby show

    VIDEO: Colleen Turzynski pays respect to late mother

    26-year-old Colleen Turzynski finally managed to pay her respects to her mother at her niche in Mt Vernon Columbarium. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=colleen turzynski,Keyword:Detail=mother,Keyword:Detail=niche,Keyword:Detail=mt vernon,Keyword:Detail=respect,Keyword:Detail=murder,Keyword:Detail=new jersey,Keyword:Detail=polish orphan

    VIDEO: Dramatic footage shows end of cafe siege

    Australia's Seven Network releases video showing police storming a Sydney cafe, ending a 16-hour siege that left three people dead. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=sydney siege,Keyword:Detail=lindt cafe,Keyword:Detail=hostage crisis,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=footage,Keyword:Detail=video

    VIDEO: American Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Japan

    A US bound-American Airlines flight is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after hitting severe turbulence, leaving several people injured. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=american airlines,Keyword:Detail=emergency,Keyword:Detail=landing,Keyword:Detail=tokyo,Keyword:Detail=turbulence

    VIDEO: Pakistan begins painful task of burying its dead after school carnage

    Pakistan begins the painful task of burying over 130 students who died during a Taleban killing spree at a military-run school, as anger rises among politicians. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=pakistan,Keyword:Detail=taleban,Keyword:Detail=killing spree,Keyword:Detail=school,Keyword:Detail=children,Keyword:Detail=gunmen,Keyword:Detail=peshawar,Keyword:Detail=nawaz sharif

    VIDEO: Nobel prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she is devastated by a Taliban killing spree at a Peshawar school that left over 130 students dead. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=nobel peace price,Keyword:Detail=taleban,Keyword:Detail=malal yousafzai,Keyword:Detail=peshawar,Keyword:Detail=gunman,Keyword:Detail=school,Keyword:Detail=attack,Keyword:Detail=pakistan

    VIDEO: Video shows end of Sydney siege drama

    Footage from Australian media shows police storming a Sydney cafe to end a siege that left three people dead including the armed hostage taker. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=sydney,Keyword:Detail=cafe,Keyword:Detail=siege,Keyword:Detail=man haron monis,Keyword:Detail=seven network,Keyword:Detail=hostage

    VIDEO: Nasa rover finds methane, organic chemicals on Mars

    Nasa's Mars Curiosity rover finds methane in the Martian atmosphere and organic chemicals in the planet's soil, the latest hint that Mars was once suitable for microbial life. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=mars,Keyword:Detail=rover,Keyword:Detail=curiosity,Keyword:Detail=solar system,Keyword:Detail=earth,Keyword:Detail=nasa,Keyword:Detail=soil,Keyword:Detail=microbial

    VIDEO: Spain arrests at least seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

    Spanish and Moroccan police arrest at least seven people suspected of recruiting women to support Islamic State insurgents in Syria and Iraq. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=spain,Keyword:Detail=arrest,Keyword:Detail=islamic state,Keyword:Detail=isis,Keyword:Detail=morocco,Keyword:Detail=police,Keyword:Detail=recruit,Keyword:Detail=barcelona,Keyword:Detail=cueta,Location:Region=Middle East

    VIDEO: Floral tributes mark Kim Jong Il's death anniversary

    North Koreans lay floral tributes in front of statues of former leaders, to mark the third anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the father of North Korea's current ruler. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=kim jong il,Keyword:Detail=death,Keyword:Detail=anniversary,Keyword:Detail=north korea,Keyword:Detail=tributes,Keyword:Detail=pyongyang,Keyword:Detail=kim jong un

    VIDEO: Jeb Bush to "actively explore" 2016 presidential run

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announces on Facebook he will "actively explore" a potential presidential run for 2016. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=president,Keyword:Detail=florida,Keyword:Detail=governor,Keyword:Detail=jeb bush,Keyword:Detail=2016,Keyword:Detail=presidential campaign,Keyword:Detail=white house

    VIDEO: Santa's Christmas wish is better education for children

    From his home in the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus calls for education for children and peace after a difficult year around the world. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=santa claus,Keyword:Detail=christmas,Keyword:Detail=santa claus village,Keyword:Detail=artic circle,Keyword:Detail=wish,Keyword:Detail=helpers

    VIDEO: Starr, Reed inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

    The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Ringo Starr leads Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Brad Pitt attends Unbroken premiere in Angelina Jolie's absence, and Roman Polanski's lawyers seek to have unlawful sex case dismissed. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Content:Category=Music,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=ringo starr,Keyword:Detail=rock and roll hall of fame,Keyword:Detail=inducted,Keyword:Detail=brad pitt,Keyword:Detail=unbroken,Keyword:Detail=angelina jolie,Keyword:Detail=roman polanski,Keyword:Detail=the beatles,Keyword:Detail=green day,Keyword:Detail=joan jett,Keyword:Detail=lou reed

    VIDEO: James Bond draws a crowd in London

    Filming for the new James Bond movie continues in Britain. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=james bond,Keyword:Detail=007,Keyword:Detail=spectre,Keyword:Detail=london,Keyword:Detail=filming,Keyword:Detail=daniel craig,Keyword:Detail=rory kinnear,Keyword:Detail=sony pictures,Keyword:Detail=skyfall

    VIDEO: Rouble rout hurts US stocks

    Russia's currency woes increase global growth concerns, sending stocks lower for the third day in a row. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=russia,Keyword:Detail=rouble,Keyword:Detail=stocks

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Tuesday, December 16

    Today's top news headlines: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the terrorism threat remains a cause for concern, a fire breaks out at Syed Alwi Road, and five more bus services will be available during peak periods. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=pm lee,Keyword:Detail=lee hsien loong,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=terrorism,Keyword:Detail=bus,Keyword:Detail=public transport,Keyword:Detail=peak hours,Keyword:Detail=feeder buses,Keyword:Detail=fire,Keyword:Detail=syed alwi

    VIDEO: Polish orphan Colleen Turzynski visits Singapore family

    Colleen Turzynski, 26, lost her Singaporean mother and Polish father in a tragic murder in the United States in 1990. She grew up in Poland without knowing her Singapore family. 24 years later, she meets them face-to-face for the first time. Keyword:Detail=meet,Keyword:Detail=family,Keyword:Detail=orphan,Keyword:Detail=poland,Keyword:Detail=colleen turzynski,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Type=News Singapore

    VIDEO: More than 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taleban high school attack

    At least 126 people, most of them children, are killed when Taleban gunmen storm a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=taleban,Keyword:Detail=gunmen,Keyword:Detail=children,Keyword:Detail=killed,Keyword:Detail=school,Keyword:Detail=peshawar

    VIDEO: Police investigate deaths in Sydney cafe seige

    Police announce investigation after three people died as police officers stormed a Sydney cafe to free hostages held by a gunman. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=australia,Keyword:Detail=sydney,Keyword:Detail=cafe,Keyword:Detail=siege,Keyword:Detail=hostage,Keyword:Detail=gunman,Keyword:Detail=man haron monis,Keyword:Detail=sheikh