• VIDEO: News In A Minute: Thursday, July 31

    Today's top news headlines: Singapore to have more nursing home beds by 2020, upgrading at three MRT stations to be completed by 2015 and line-up unveiled for Singapore-Juventus friendly. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=Health,Keyword:Detail=nursing homes,Keyword:Detail=health ministry,Keyword:Detail=gan lim yong,Keyword:Detail=upgrading,Keyword:Detail=mrt stations,Keyword:Detail=juventus,Keyword:Detail=national stadium

    VIDEO: Israel calls up more reservists

    Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as Gaza offensive intensifies and death toll soars. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Middle East,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=israel,Keyword:Detail=gaza,Keyword:Detail=hamas,Keyword:Detail=palestine,Keyword:Detail=emergency

    VIDEO: Japanese fans welcome Brazilian star Neymar

    Brazil and Barcelona soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior gets a warm welcome in Japan where he will make TV appearances and a mattress commercial. Content:Type=News Sports,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=Football,Keyword:Detail=neymar,Keyword:Detail=brazil,Keyword:Detail=world cup,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=barcelona

    VIDEO: Ebola threat grows in Sierra Leone

    MSF charity says struggling against Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone as governments accross the globe say they can contain outbreak. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Africa,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=sierra leone,Keyword:Detail=ebola outbreak,Keyword:Detail=health emergency,Keyword:Detail=europe

    VIDEO: US economy roars back in second quarter

    The US economy bounced back sharply in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department's first estimate, growing at a much faster-than-expected four percent annual rate. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=economy,Keyword:Detail=fed,Keyword:Detail=gdp,Keyword:Detail=consumer

    VIDEO: France evacuates citizens from Libya

    Paris sent a frigate to Libya to evacuate French nationals who have been unable to leave as rival rebel groups battle for control of the airport. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=libya,Keyword:Detail=tripoli,Keyword:Detail=evacuation

    VIDEO: Hundreds feared dead after landside buries Indian village

    Rescue workers are pulling bodies from beneath tons of mud and rubble following a landslide that buried a village in western India. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=india,Keyword:Detail=ambegaon,Keyword:Detail=landslide,Keyword:Detail=search and rescue

    VIDEO: Yet more missiles rain down on Gaza as death toll nears 1300

    Emergency workers fought through smoke to find victims of an Israeli air strike on a day that saw the death toll in Gaza edge closer to 1300. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Middle East,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=israel,Keyword:Detail=gaza,Keyword:Detail=air strike,Keyword:Detail=ceasefire,Keyword:Detail=emergency

    VIDEO: Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

    Dr. Sheik Umar Khan is being hailed as a national hero by Sierra Leone for his efforts to combat the worst outbreak of Ebola on record. Dr. Khan himself succumbed to the disease on Tuesday. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Africa,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=shiek umar khan,Keyword:Detail=ebola,Keyword:Detail=virus,Keyword:Detail=sierra leone

    VIDEO: Orlando Bloom, Bieber make headlines

    The latest celebrity news including reports of a showdown between Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Content:Category=Music,Keyword:Detail=orlando bloom,Keyword:Detail=justin bieber,Keyword:Detail=miranda kerr,Keyword:Detail=hunger games,Keyword:Detail=mockingjay

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Wednesday, July 30

    Today's top news headlines: Land Transport Authority to fund flexi-travel for companies, live streaming of National Day Rally on YouTube and new River Safari cruise launched. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=land transport authority,Keyword:Detail=lta,Keyword:Detail=morning peak hour,Keyword:Detail=commuter,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=lee hsien loong,Keyword:Detail=national day rally,Keyword:Detail=youtube,Keyword:Detail=river safari,Keyword:Detail=singapore zoo

    VIDEO: How tough is the new IPPT?

    A 58-year-old retiree and a woman take on the the push-up, sit-up and 2.4km run in the new Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). Find out how they fared! Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=Health,Keyword:Detail=ippt,Keyword:Detail=saf,Keyword:Detail=servicemen,Keyword:Detail=ns,Keyword:Detail=national service,Keyword:Detail=nsmen

    VIDEO: Cancer-stricken but unbeaten

    Cancer may have struck these people but they're not letting the illness bring them down. Instead, these patients are enriching their lives through learning sign language and relaxing yoga techniques. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=mind your body,Keyword:Detail=cancer survivors,Keyword:Detail=sign language,Keyword:Detail=yin yoga

    VIDEO: Applause for Zhou graft inquiry

    Residents in Beijing welcome an inquiry into alleged corruption against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=china,Keyword:Detail=beijing,Keyword:Detail=zhou yongkang,Keyword:Detail=corruption,Keyword:Detail=investigation

    VIDEO: Trailer released for upcoming "Hobbit" film

    Warner Bros Pictures releases a first look trailer for "The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies." Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=hobbit,Keyword:Detail=warner bros,Keyword:Detail=battle of the five armies,Keyword:Detail=trailer

    VIDEO: Hamas airs video of cross-border tunnel raid on Israeli army

    Video released by Hamas appears to show militants emerging from a tunnel and attacking Israeli soldiers at an outpost near the border with Gaza. Content:Type=News World,Content:Category=General,Location:Region=Middle East,Keyword:Detail=israel,Keyword:Detail=gaza,Keyword:Detail=hamas,Keyword:Detail=tunnel raid

    VIDEO: US expands economic sanctions on Russia

    President Obama announces the U.S. has expanded sanctions against Russia over its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, unveiling the steps after the EU agreed to its own new measures against Moscow hours earlier. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=usa,Keyword:Detail=russia,Keyword:Detail=ukraine,Keyword:Detail=sanction

    VIDEO: McDonald's Japan apologises for China meat scandal

    The head of McDonald's in Japan apologizes to customers for sourcing chicken products from a Chinese supplier at the center of a food safety scare. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=mcdonalds,Keyword:Detail=meat scandal,Keyword:Detail=chicken nuggets,Keyword:Detail=japan

    VIDEO: Floods hit western Germany

    Summer storms bring flooding to parts of western Germany. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=germany,Keyword:Detail=flood,Keyword:Detail=summer storm,Keyword:Detail=bonn

    VIDEO: Argentina holds last-gasp debt talks to avert default

    Argentines prepare for possible default as the debt deal deadline approaches. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=argentina,Keyword:Detail=economy,Keyword:Detail=debt deadline

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Tuesday, July 29

    Today's top news headlines: New ERP gantries along AYE start August 4, more divorces and fewer marriages in 2013, and Singapore wins first Commonwealth Games swimming medal. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=erp,Keyword:Detail=aye,Keyword:Detail=gantries,Keyword:Detail=divorce,Keyword:Detail=marriage,Keyword:Detail=commonwealth games,Keyword:Detail=swimming,Keyword:Detail=joseph schooling

    VIDEO: School girl suspected in classmate death

    A high school girl in Japan has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=nagasaki,Keyword:Detail=school gil,Keyword:Detail=killing,Keyword:Detail=dismembering,Keyword:Detail=decapitated body

    VIDEO: Pakistan mob kills woman and girls, over "blasphemous" Facebook post

    A seven year old girl, her baby sister and her grandmother are killed by an angry mob in Pakistan over a "blasphemous" Facebook posting. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=pakistan,Keyword:Detail=blasphemous facebook post,Keyword:Detail=mob,Keyword:Detail=muslim

    VIDEO: Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site as Ukraine fighting intensifies

    Heavy fighting near the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, continues to prevent access for investigators trying to determine the cause of the crash. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=ukriane,Keyword:Detail=malaysia airlines,Keyword:Detail=mas,Keyword:Detail=mh17,Keyword:Detail=russia

    VIDEO: France begins three days of mourning over Air Algerie crash

    Flags are flying at half-mast as France begins three days of mourning for the victims of the Air Algerie crash in Mali. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=air algerie,Keyword:Detail=crash,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=mali,Keyword:Detail=french nationals,Keyword:Detail=mourning

    VIDEO: Thousands rally in New York to support Israel

    Thousands of people gather in New York City to show their support for Israel and its fight against Hamas. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Middle East,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=new york,Keyword:Detail=united nations,Keyword:Detail=israel,Keyword:Detail=palestine,Keyword:Detail=gaza,Keyword:Detail=hamas

    VIDEO: Students to give evidence in South Korea ferry trial

    South Korean students, who survived the Sewol ferry disaster, arrive at a local court to testify against 15 crew members facing charges ranging from homicide to negligence. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=south korea,Keyword:Detail=ferry accident,Keyword:Detail=sewol,Keyword:Detail=trial,Keyword:Detail=ferry crew

    VIDEO: Judge tentatively clears way for US$2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

    Los Angeles Judge tentatively clears way for US$2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers from Sterling family to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. Content:Type=News Sports,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=nba,Keyword:Detail=la clippers,Keyword:Detail=microsoft,Keyword:Detail=ceo,Keyword:Detail=steve ballmer,Keyword:Detail=donald sterling,Keyword:Detail=shelly sterling

    VIDEO: Panic on the streets of Gaza

    Israeli air strike kills three Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip as wounded are rushed to the hospital. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Middle East,Keyword:Detail=israel,Keyword:Detail=palestine,Keyword:Detail=gaza,Keyword:Detail=air strikes,Keyword:Detail=benjamin netanyahu

    VIDEO: GSK open to selling healthcare business

    Britain's GlaxoSmithKline is considering spinning off its consumer division in future, according to a report in the Financial Times, as part of a restructuring of the drugmaker. As Joanna Partridge reports, it comes after a damaging China bribery scandal, and shortly after a profit warning. Content:Type=News Business,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=gsk,Keyword:Detail=glaxosmithkline,Keyword:Detail=drug maker,Keyword:Detail=financial times

    VIDEO: “Avengers” and “Ant-Man” cast unite at Comic-Con

    Casts of Marvel films "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" unite for a special preview of "Ant Man" at Comic-Con. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=marvel,Keyword:Detail=avengers:age of ultron,Keyword:Detail=ant-man,Keyword:Detail=comic con,Keyword:Detail=robert downey jr,Keyword:Detail=michael douglas,Keyword:Detail=paul rudd,Keyword:Detail=evangeline lily

    VIDEO: "Lucy" beats "Ape" at box office

    Scarlett Johansson's sci-fi thriller "Lucy", directed by Luc Besson, set to win the weekend box office as "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" moves to third place. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=scarlett johansson,Keyword:Detail=lucy,Keyword:Detail=hercules,Keyword:Detail=dawn of the planet of the apes,Keyword:Detail=the rock,Keyword:Detail=dwayne johnson

    VIDEO: Bieber grants wish, Zayn Malik causes stir with tweet

    The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Justin Bieber helps make a wish come true, One Direction's Zayn Malik causes a stir with his tweet, and "Lucy" tops the box office. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=justin bieber,Keyword:Detail=champ of chairty,Keyword:Detail=make a wish,Keyword:Detail=zayn malik

    VIDEO: Pet bus allows Hong Kong’s pooches to travel

    A bus service for dogs provides Hong Kong pet owners with the opportunity to get out and about with their pooches in a city which bans animals from most public transport. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=hong kong,Keyword:Detail=pet,Keyword:Detail=bus service

    VIDEO: An American suicide bomber in Syria

    Video has been released by Jihadists in Syria purporting to show U.S citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, getting ready to carry out a suicide bombing. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=syria,Keyword:Detail=american suicide bomber,Keyword:Detail=jihad,Keyword:Detail=moner mahammad abu-salba,Keyword:Detail=muslim

    VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches her own channel

    The former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin brings her to the web. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Americas,Keyword:Detail=former vice presidential nominee,Keyword:Detail=sarah palin,Keyword:Detail=alaska governor

    VIDEO: Naval Diving Unit: Surviving Hell Week

    Five days without sleep. Non-stop physical exercise and mental harassment. That is what 70-odd cold, wet, and sandy trainees of the Republic of Singapore Navy’s 40th Combat Diver Course endured during their Team Building Week – also known as Hell Week – a rite of passage they must complete in order to earn their place as elite frogmen in the Naval Diving Unit. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=navy,Keyword:Detail=hell week,Keyword:Detail=naval diving unit,Keyword:Detail=combat diver course,Keyword:Detail=team building week,Keyword:Detail=NDU,Keyword:Detail=diver

    VIDEO: Naval Diving Unit: Sun, sand and sea

    Sunny skies and clear blue waters. These were what the boys enjoyed as they learned to scuba dive in the 10-metre-deep pool at the Sembawang Camp. Watch how they swim, dive and train to become some of the fittest men in the Singapore Armed Forces. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=navy,Keyword:Detail=naval diving unit,Keyword:Detail=sembawang camp,Keyword:Detail=hell week,Keyword:Detail=combat diver course,Keyword:Detail=swimming pool,Keyword:Detail=diver,Keyword:Detail=frogmen

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Friday, July 25

    Today's top news headlines: Johor levy on Singapore cars not more than RM50, two fined over fatal church lift incident and HDB resale prices fall 1.4 per cent in second quarter. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=johor baru,Keyword:Detail=levy,Keyword:Detail=singapore,Keyword:Detail=rm50,Keyword:Detail=hdb,Keyword:Detail=resale,Keyword:Detail=prices,Keyword:Detail=church lift,Keyword:Detail=church of st michael

    VIDEO: Supper with Philip Jeyaretnam

    Acclaimed lawyer and writer Philip Jeyaretnam believes that even the cynics and dissenters have a role to play as Singapore reflects on its ever-changing sense of identity amid preparations for the country’s 50th birthday next year. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=supper club,Keyword:Detail=supper,Keyword:Detail=philip jeyaretnam,Keyword:Detail=jbj,Keyword:Detail=sg50

    VIDEO: Tan Chee Kiang: Born and bred on Pulau Ubin

    Home for Mr Tan Chee Kiang is a single room nestled at the back of a provision shop that has been in his family for more than 90 years. The 66-year-old, born and bred on Pulau Ubin, is one of the island’s last remaining residents. Content:Type=News Singapore,Location:Region=Singapore,Keyword:Detail=ndp,Keyword:Detail=pioneer profile,Keyword:Detail=national day,Keyword:Detail=pulau ubin,Keyword:Detail=Tan Chee Kiang

    VIDEO: MH17 flight code ends

    The final MH17 flight lands in Kuala Lumpur before the code is dropped as a mark of respect for victims of the plane downed over Ukraine. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=ukraine,Keyword:Detail=mas,Keyword:Detail=mh17,Keyword:Detail=malaysia airlines,Keyword:Detail=shot down,Keyword:Detail=crash

    VIDEO: Typhoon trail of destruction in China

    Typhoon Matmo leaves a trail of destruction across parts of China. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Keyword:Detail=china,Keyword:Detail=typhoon,Keyword:Detail=matmo,Keyword:Detail=jiujiang city,Keyword:Detail=fujian province

    VIDEO: 'Apostasy' woman arrives in Italy

    Sudanese woman reprieved from execution for converting from Islam to Christianity and then stopped from leaving the country arrives in Italy. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=sudan,Keyword:Detail=Mariam Yahya Ibrahim,Keyword:Detail=italy,Keyword:Detail=convert,Keyword:Detail=islam,Keyword:Detail=christianity

    VIDEO: MH17 investigators 'hampered'

    Some investigators at the scene of the MH17 plane wreck in Ukraine say their work is being hampered. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Keyword:Detail=malaysia airlines,Keyword:Detail=mas,Keyword:Detail=mh17,Keyword:Detail=ukraine,Keyword:Detail=dutch,Keyword:Detail=netherlands

    VIDEO: French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

    France mobilizes military to search for missing Algerian plane in Mali. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=air algerie,Keyword:Detail=plane crash,Keyword:Detail=ah5017,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=algeria,Keyword:Detail=mali

    VIDEO: Yatseniuk offers to quit as Ukrainian PM

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tenders his resignation in parliament. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=ukraine,Keyword:Detail=prime minister,Keyword:Detail=arseny yatseniuk,Keyword:Detail=resignation

    VIDEO: Lebanese relatives await news of Air Algerie's fate

    Distraught Lebanese relatives wait for news of Air Algerie flight AH5017 that crashed after disappearing over northern Mali. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=air algerie,Keyword:Detail=plane crash,Keyword:Detail=lebanese,Keyword:Detail=ah5017,Keyword:Detail=mali,Keyword:Detail=algeria

    VIDEO: Spain's Swiftair says it has lost contact with plane en route to Algiers

    Algerian aviation official confirms the crash of an Air Algerie operated flight owned by the Spanish private company Swiftair, carrying 110 passengers and six crew from Burkina Faso. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=air algerie,Keyword:Detail=plane crash,Keyword:Detail=ah5017,Keyword:Detail=swiftair,Keyword:Detail=algeria

    VIDEO: Investigation underway, as victims' bodies leave Ukraine

    Seventy-four more coffins leave for the Netherlands, as Russia continues to deny involvement in the Malaysia Airlines crash. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Europe,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=ukraine,Keyword:Detail=russia,Keyword:Detail=netherlands,Keyword:Detail=malaysia,Keyword:Detail=mh17,Keyword:Detail=amsterdam,Keyword:Detail=kuala lumpur