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In New Hampshire, Indonesian Christians caught in Trump immigration crackdown

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:12:26 GMT

Since fleeing deadly violence in Indonesia two decades ago, Meldy and Eva Lumangkun built a life in suburban New Hampshire and raised four children, their illegal status long tolerated by U.S. immigration authorities. But when they showed up at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Manchester in August for their regular check-in, they were told to buy one-way tickets back to Indonesia and get out of the United States in two months.




Former foreign correspondent Jill Jolliffe's latest battle: Alzheimer's

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:54:43 GMT

Jill Jolliffe's room in her care home is full of prized possessions from a long and celebrated career as a foreign correspondent. There are antique ceramics and carvings from her 20 years living in Portugal; an award for 2006 Journalist of the Year from Yale University's Globalist Magazine; a 2014 Order of Solidarity Medal from the East Timor Government; a black-and-white photo of a group of soldiers standing, guns aloft, against a mottled background of deep jungle in East Timor.




Giang the adventurer: Grab's first blind coder makes the world see past limitations

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:09:24 GMT

In his job and in life, software engineer Giang Nguyen enjoys breaking barriers, and showing the world that people like him just need the freedom to explore. Mr Giang Nguyen, 23, loves taking long walks in the parks and nature reserves, and generally exploring new and unfamiliar places.




Doors open on Downtown Line 3 for preview ahead of Oct 21 launch

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:13:44 GMT

Residents get a preview of Fort Canning station along the DTL3 before the official launch on Oct 21. SINGAPORE: Ahead of its official opening on Oct 21 , an Open House was held for the Downtown Line 3 on Sunday to give the public a preview of all 16 stations on the 21km line. A host of activities have been planned from Fort Canning Station to Expo Station from 10am to 6pm under the theme Rail of Fun.




Documentary backed by Indonesian consulate in city meant to fight extremism

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:21:48 GMT

A documentary on Islamic State militancy is screening this weekend in Hong Kong and Macau as part of the Indonesian consulate's heightened efforts to prevent domestic helpers from being radicalised. Noor Huda Ismail, a researcher on radicalism and director of the documentary Jihad Selfie, came to Hong Kong and said raising awareness was the first step to combat extremism.




Were the Bugis really pirates? Here are 5 things we found out

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:12:49 GMT

The Malay Heritage Centre's latest exhibition looks at proud, seafaring folk from South Sulawesi who made Singapore their home. It also runs parallel to the centre's annual Malay Culture Fest 2017.




Picturing the unimaginable: a new look at the wreck of the Batavia

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:23:15 GMT

Before dawn on the morning of June 4 1629, the Batavia, a ship of the Dutch East India Company, struck a reef at the Abrolhos Islands, some 70 kilometres off the Western Australian coast. More than seven months earlier the ship had left the Netherlands to make its way to the city of Batavia , carrying silver, gold and jewels and 341 passengers and crew.




Fire and Rescue Department rescuers found the plane's passenger.

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:29:05 GMT

JASIN: A pilot is believed to have been killed while one other person was seriously injured when a light aircraft crashed into a river near here. Melaka Fire and Rescue Department chief Deputy Supt Kamarulzaman Mohd Din said rescuers found the plane's passenger, identified as Mohd Shahrul Shafiree, 35, along the riverbank in a semi-conscious state at about 11.50amThe 53-year-old pilot of the Quicksilver GT-500 plane is believed to have drowned when the aircraft crashed in the river near the Sungai Rambai airfield.




Malaysian Short Film In Fly Film Festival

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:39:37 GMT

Last update: 14/10/2017 From Noor Hammad Wariman BUSAN, Oct 14 -- Linguistic of Restaurant, a short seven-minute film from Malaysia is featuring in the Fly Film Festival which kicked off here last night. It is showcasing 32 films including feature films.




26-year-old man arrested for stealing undergarments

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:08:52 GMT

SINGAPORE: A 26-year-old man has been arrested for stealing undergarments in several cases in Bedok, the police said on Friday. After investigations and with reference to footage from police cameras, Bedok Police Division officers identified the suspect and arrested him on Thursday along Bedok Reservoir Road.




UN condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:04:52 GMT

Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia have all unjustly arrested dozens of people during anti-gay crackdowns in recent weeks, subjecting many to mistreatment in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. A plainclothes policeman holds a rifle as he escorts suspects during a police investigation into a men's club after a weekend raid on what authorities described as a "gay spa" in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 9, 2017.




UN Condemns Anti-gay Crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:04:51 GMT

Police officers escort men arrested in a raid on a gay sauna at North Jakarta police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2017. Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia have all unjustly arrested dozens of people during anti-gay crackdowns in recent weeks, subjecting many to mistreatment in custody, the United Nations human rights office said Friday.




Some vending machine meals more unhealthy than their hawker alternative

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:22:21 GMT

Talking Point tested three vending machine meals and found them higher in fat, salt and MSG content compared to their hawker-prepared counterparts. SINGAPORE: Vending machine meals are catching on with their growing availability, and the 'No MSG added' or 'No preservatives' labels on some of these grab-and-go meals may appeal to the more health-conscious.




StandChart chairman urges US to preserve bank resolution regime

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:31:27 GMT

The chairman of British bank Standard Chartered called on U.S. policymakers to preserve a key post-crisis power that allows bank regulators to wind down a failing lender, even as the Trump administration looks to slash red tape across the financial sector. FILE PHOTO: A Standard Chartered sign is seen outside of a building, with a branch of the bank, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 28, 2016.




International Visitor Leadership Program

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:44:38 GMT

The Skanner News staff met Oct. 11 with a group of international journalists visiting the United States under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Their program is arranged by Meridian International Center.




5 ways the Esplanade has made an impact on Singapore's arts scene

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:54:49 GMT

After 15 years, the arts centre is now asking the public to help in its next stage of development. But has it done enough to prove its worth? We look at how it has impacted the arts scene in different ways.




Singaporean man detained in Batam over child sodomy

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:57:45 GMT

Singaporean entrepreneur Mohammad Asri Sapuan allegedly committed the crimes between Sept 16 and 24 at a house where he stayed in the Nongsa area.PHOTO: F. PANGESTU. BATAM: A 46-year-old Singaporean man has been arrested and detained on the Indonesian island of Batam on charges of sodomising children, local police said.