Monday, October 29, 2012

4.5% of population addicted to smoking

A NATIONWIDE $6.9 million study has, for the first time, pinned down the facts on Singapore's hardcore smokers.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Isles dispute rooted in US policy

The rise of the small states?

On Oct 1, a loose grouping of smaller members of the United Nations (UN) called the Forum of Small States (FOSS) celebrated its 20th anniversary. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon told the forum: "Being small does not mean an absence of big ideas." 

Monday, October 22, 2012

World's oldest survivor of Auschwitz dies at 108

WARSAW (AP) - The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp - a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland's Nazi occupiers - has died at the age of 108, an official said on Monday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Genocide trial: Karadzic says he's a mild man

THE HAGUE - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic cast himself as a "mild man, a tolerant man" who tried to prevent war and then worked to reduce casualties on all sides in the bloody Bosnian conflict, as he opened his defence in his genocide trial.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

China's 'leftover' women

Monday, October 15, 2012

When medical evidence goes awry

The Cuban missile crisis, 50 years on

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Govt's tourist perks backfire

Monday, October 01, 2012

Please shed more light, MTI

I applaud the effort made by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in publishing the Occasional Paper on population and the economy. 

How seamless is IP learning?

SINGAPORE - Some students found that "many of the things" the six-year Integrated Programme (IP) strove for during their first four years of studies were eventually not assessed at the GCE A-level examinations.