• VIDEO: Ferry sinks off Philippines, dozens dead

    A ferry sinks off the coast of the Philppines and kills at least 36 people, coast guard and police say. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=philippines,Keyword:Detail=ferry,Keyword:Detail=capsize,Keyword:Detail=death toll,Keyword:Detail=search and recovery

    VIDEO: Taiwan crash pilot 'pulled the wrong throttle'

    Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council report says the captain of a TransAsia Airways mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine. Content:Type=News World,Location:Region=Asia,Content:Category=General,Keyword:Detail=taiwan,Keyword:Detail=transasia,Keyword:Detail=plane crash,Keyword:Detail=engine failure,Keyword:Detail=throttle

    VIDEO: IMF 'solid and strong' despite Greek debt: Lagarde

    In an interview with Reuters, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says if Greece leaves the Eurozone, the IMF will continue to engage with Athens in hopes of reform. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=imf,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=debt,Keyword:Detail=default,Keyword:Detail=christine lagarde

    VIDEO: Sotheby's sees record London contemporary art sale despite Bacon failure

    The star attraction in Sotheby's contemporary art sale flops, but Andy Warhol's One Dollar is a top seller, fetching 20.9 million pounds (US$32.4 million). Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=sotheby's,Keyword:Detail=andy warhol,Keyword:Detail=francis bacon,Keyword:Detail=study of a pope I

    VIDEO: White House fence gets spiky security enhancement

    The White House is adding new "pencil point" spikes to the top of the security fence in a short-term bid to thwart intrusions at the US executive mansion. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=white house,Keyword:Detail=security,Keyword:Detail=spiked fence

    VIDEO: Europe swelters in heatwave

    Europeans try to stay cool as extremely scorching temperatures sweep from Spain to Germany. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=europe,Keyword:Detail=heatwave

    VIDEO: Amateur video shows aftermath of Tunisia attack

    Amateur video filmed by a local man and obtained by Reuters, captures the harrowing moments during and after the June 26 attack on tourists in a Sousse resort in Tunisia. Some viewers may find the images disturbing. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=tunisia,Keyword:Detail=sousse resort,Keyword:Detail=attack

    VIDEO: Trumps sues Univision for US$500 million

    Donald Trump demands Univision pay up for dumping his pageant. Macy's drops Trump products. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=donald trump,Keyword:Detail=univision,Keyword:Detail=miss usa pageant,Keyword:Detail=macy's

    VIDEO: Thousands call for free elections at Hong Kong rally

    Tens of thousands rally for free elections in Hong Kong as the city marks the 18th anniversary of its return to China. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=hong kong,Keyword:Detail=rally,Keyword:Detail=free elections,Keyword:Detail=democracy

    VIDEO: Lion cubs debut to the public at French zoo

    Three lion cubs born in April make their first public appearence at Vincennes Zoo. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=zoo,Keyword:Detail=lion cubs,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=vincennes zoo

    VIDEO: Obama formally opens US diplomatic ties with Cuba

    US President Barack Obama says Americans and Cubans "are ready to move forward" as he announces an agreement to reopen embassies in both countries. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=diplomatic ties

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Wednesday, July 1

    Today's top news headlines: High damages are sought in the defamation case against Roy Ngerng, the Singapore-JB shuttle train commences, and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is mobbed by fans in Singapore. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=lee hsien loong,Keyword:Detail=roy ngerng,Keyword:Detail=singapore-jb,Keyword:Detail=shuttle train,Keyword:Detail=manchester united,Keyword:Detail=david de gea

    VIDEO: Got a second?

    Crowds gather to watch an extra second being added to Japan's standard clock, in line with a UN body decision to harmonise atomic time. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=atomic time,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=clocks

    VIDEO: Indonesia plane crash death toll passes 140

    Rescuers search through the wreckage of a plane crash in Indonesia that killed more than 140 people. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=indonesia air crash,Keyword:Detail=military plane,Keyword:Detail=medan

    VIDEO: Greece misses 1.5 billion euro IMF payment

    The International Monetary Fund announces that Greece did not make a 1.5 billion euro payment to the Fund, putting Athens in uncharted territory. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=imf,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=default,Keyword:Detail=debt

    VIDEO: Channel Tunnel blocked by angry workers

    French port workers have again, blocked the Channel Tunnel between France and UK in an ongoing dispute over job security. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=channel tunnel,Keyword:Detail=blockade,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=uk

    VIDEO: US-Cuba announcement expected Wednesday

    The Obama administration to announce on Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=barack obama,Keyword:Detail=raul castro

    VIDEO: Cuba ends mother-to-child HIV and syphillis transmission

    The World Health Orgnisation says Cuba has become the first country in the world to end the transmission of HIV and syphillis from mothers to children. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=cuba,Keyword:Detail=mother to child,Keyword:Detail=hiv,Keyword:Detail=syphillis ,Keyword:Detail=transmission,Keyword:Detail=world heaolth organisation,Keyword:Detail=who

    VIDEO: US stocks close higher despite Greece's debt drama

    US stocks end the day higher after a choppy session as Greece gets closer to a debt default. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=wall street,Keyword:Detail=us stocks,Keyword:Detail=s&p,Keyword:Detail=ow jonesd,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=debt

    VIDEO: Chris Christie promises straight talk in 2016 campaign

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will formally launch his presidential bid with a vow to be the blunt-talking Republican who tells it like it is. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=chris christie,Keyword:Detail=republican,Keyword:Detail=new jersey,Keyword:Detail=governor,Keyword:Detail=presidential candidate

    VIDEO: Misty Copeland makes history

    Copeland becomes the American Ballet Theater's first black principal ballerina. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=misty copeland,Keyword:Detail=american ballet theater,Keyword:Detail=principal ballerina

    VIDEO: Apple jumps into the music streaming pool

    Apple Music debuts with a free three month trial period and joins rivals Spotify, Pandora and Google Music. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=apple music,Keyword:Detail=music streaming service,Keyword:Detail=spotify,Keyword:Detail=pandora,Keyword:Detail=taylor swift

    VIDEO: Affleck, Garner announce plans to divorce

    A day after their tenth wedding anniversary, Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner issue statement announcing plans to divorce. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=ben affleck,Keyword:Detail=jennifer garner,Keyword:Detail=divorce

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Tuesday, June 30

    Today's top news headlines: GST voucher benefits will be released in July, a Singaporean injured in the Taipei fire returns, and The Straits Times is relaunching on July 1. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=gst vouchers,Keyword:Detail=taipei water park fire

    VIDEO: Singapore Food Festival: Traditional food and new interpretations of it

    The annual Singapore Food Festival, which is now into its 22nd year, kicks off on July 17 and ends on Aug 2. This year's theme centres on traditional cuisine and new iterations of it, from being made with superior ingredients or heritage fare done with a twist. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Keyword:Detail=singapore food festival,Keyword:Detail=violet oon,Keyword:Detail=justin quek

    VIDEO: Passengers die in Japan train drama

    Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one covered himself in fuel and set himself ablaze, according to media reports. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=japan,Keyword:Detail=bullet train,Keyword:Detail=shinkansen,Keyword:Detail=fire

    VIDEO: WikiLeaks in new US-French revelations

    Days after alleging the US spied on French presidents, a new WikiLeaks report says the US also targeted two successive finance ministers. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=wikileaks,Keyword:Detail=united states,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=national security agency

    VIDEO: NBC dumps Trump over Mexico comments

    NBCUniversal ends its relationship with property tycoon Donald Trump over his controversial comments about Mexicans. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=donald trump,Keyword:Detail=nbc

    VIDEO: Tourists, officials lay flowers at Tunisia attack site

    Tourists, along with officials from Tunisia and Britain, have laid flowers on the beach where an attacker killed dozens of resort guests last week. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=tourists,Keyword:Detail=tunisia,Keyword:Detail=attack

    VIDEO: EU's Tusk warns of 'no' vote in Greece

    European Council President Donald Tusk says Greece will not have a stronger negotiating position by voting against bailout in a referendum. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=european council,Keyword:Detail=greece debt crisis,Keyword:Detail=alexis tsipras,Keyword:Detail=donald tusk

    VIDEO: US stocks tumble on Greek debt crisis

    After a Greek government official said, the country would not pay the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, stocks tumbled, with the major indexes falling around 2 per cent. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=wall street,Keyword:Detail=greek debt crisis,Keyword:Detail=us stocks,Keyword:Detail=greece

    VIDEO: Car bomb kills Egypt's top public prosecutor

    New footage shows Egypt's top public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, moments after the car bomb explosion that claimed his life. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=egypt,Keyword:Detail=car bomb,Keyword:Detail=public prosecutor

    VIDEO: Egg throwing contest claims centuries-old tradition

    The World Egg Throwing Championships get into full swing in Swaton, Linconshire, with an English team celebrating a cracking win. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=egg throwing,Keyword:Detail=contest

    VIDEO: Boxing pays off

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao top Forbes magazine's annual world's highest-paid celebrities list. Content:Type=News Sports,Keyword:Detail=boxing,Keyword:Detail=manny pacquiao,Keyword:Detail=floyd mayweather,Keyword:Detail=forbes magazine,Keyword:Detail=highest paid celebrities

    VIDEO: The Terminator is back

    Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the 30-year-old film franchise. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Content:Category=Movies,Keyword:Detail=arnold schwarzenegger,Keyword:Detail=terminator genisys

    VIDEO: Ant-Man plays big for the silver screen

    Stars of Ant-Man arrive on the red carpet Monday night (June 29) for the world premiere of Marvel's latest superhero looking to play large on the silver screen. Content:Type=Lifestyle,Location:Region=Middle East,Keyword:Detail=ant-man,Keyword:Detail=marvel,Keyword:Detail=paul rudd

    VIDEO: TKPS healing as a community

    The June holidays are over and it's back to school for the pupils of Tanjong Katong Primary School. School principal Caroline Wu says support is in place for to help the school community get over the loss of seven pupils and two teachers who lost their lives when the 6.0 magnitude struch Sabah. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=tkps,Keyword:Detail=tanjong katong primary school,Keyword:Detail=sabah eartrhquake

    VIDEO: News In A Minute: Monday, June 29

    Singapore youth put on Restriction Order under Internal Security Act; man in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shooting faces two more charges; cancer-stricken 'Parrot Man' now sells tissue paper. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=restriction order,Keyword:Detail=isa,Keyword:Detail=internal security act,Keyword:Detail=khoo teck puat,Keyword:Detail=zeng gouyuan,Keyword:Detail=parrot man

    VIDEO: Turning Point: How art changed my life

    Barry Yeow spent more than 20 years behind bars for drugs and gang-related activities, but his life changed when he discovered his passion for art. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=it changed my life,Keyword:Detail=barry yeow,Keyword:Detail=artist,Keyword:Detail=painting

    VIDEO: Play is good for kids

    Play is an intrinsic part of human nature, says Dr Stuart Brown, consulting professor at Stanford University and founder of the National Institute for Play. He was one of the experts speaking at the second instalment of The Straits Times Education Forum 2015 on Saturday which focused on early childhood development. The forum, held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, is presented by philanthropic organisation The Lien Foundation with POSB Bank as a partner. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=education forum,Keyword:Detail=the straits times,Keyword:Detail=early childhood development

    VIDEO: No age limit to learning

    Sexagenarians Elaine Tan and Dr Sorinder Singh hit the books to update themselves on the latest developments in their industries. And they're finding school much easier than before. Content:Type=News Singapore,Keyword:Detail=elaine tan,Keyword:Detail=dr sorinder singh,Keyword:Detail=university

    VIDEO: Taiwan President visits amusement park fire victims

    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou visits a hospital where hundreds injured in a fire at a water amusement park are being treated. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=taiwan,Keyword:Detail=fire,Keyword:Detail=amusement park,Keyword:Detail=ma ying jeou

    VIDEO: Escaped NY prisoner Sweat shot and in custody

    Escaped New York state prison inmate David Sweat is reportedly in custody after being shot by police near the Canadian border. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=david sweat,Keyword:Detail=new york,Keyword:Detail=escaped prisoner,Keyword:Detail=richard matt

    VIDEO: Turkish police use water cannon to disperse gay pride parade

    Turkish police disrupt a crowd gathering for Istanbul's annual gay pride parade, using water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse them. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=turkey,Keyword:Detail=gay pride parade,Keyword:Detail=istanbul

    VIDEO: Tunisians rally against beach hotel attack

    Opposition protesters take to the streets of the Tunisian capital, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach resort. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=tunisia attack,Keyword:Detail=rally,Keyword:Detail=sousse,Keyword:Detail=resort

    VIDEO: Police make arrests after France attack

    French officials have rounded up suspects who may have been involved in Friday's attack on a gas plant where a man was found decapitated. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=france,Keyword:Detail=gas plant,Keyword:Detail=attack,Keyword:Detail=arrest

    VIDEO: Thousands of tourists flee Tunisian resorts

    Nerves are high among tourists after a gunman kills at least 39 people at a Tunisian resort, and thousands of foreigners are flocking to Enfidha Airport for a flight home. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=tunisia attack,Keyword:Detail=sousse,Keyword:Detail=resort,Keyword:Detail=tourists

    VIDEO: Greece announces bank holiday

    As Greece inches closer to a financial default, the government closes banks and initiates capital controls. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=bank holiday,Keyword:Detail=debt,Keyword:Detail=default

    VIDEO: Greek parliament votes 'yes' to bailout referendum

    Greek lawmakers vote in favour of holding a referedum on July 5, where Greek voters will decide on whether to accept bailout terms. Content:Type=News Business,Keyword:Detail=greece,Keyword:Detail=parliament,Keyword:Detail=referendum,Keyword:Detail=bailout,Keyword:Detail=international monetary fund,Keyword:Detail=imf,Keyword:Detail=debt

    VIDEO: Key differences remain in Iran nuclear talks

    Disputes linger as US and European negotiators work with Iran to solidify an accord to curb Iran's nuclear programme. Content:Type=News World,Keyword:Detail=iran,Keyword:Detail=nuclear talks,Keyword:Detail=john kerry