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Searchers stymied by weather in effort to recover AirAsia jet

Jakarta - Indonesia has temporarily suspended efforts to raise the main fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the floor of the Java Sea because of bad weather, but the difficult and emotionally draining work is expected to resume today.

Op-Ed: Mayweather patiently waits for contract, Pacquiao mouths off

There is nothing from any official involved in negotiations that suggests Floyd Mayweather is balking at signing to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The only suggestions that Mayweather won't sign are coming from none other than Pacquiao himself.

Storms hamper recovery of bodies from AirAsia crash

Surabaya - Indonesian searchers recovered the bodies of seven of 162 victims believed to have perished in Sunday's crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea off Borneo.

Missing AirAsia jet found at bottom of Java Sea

Jakarta - The wreckage of missing AirAsia Flight 8501 was located early Tuesday at the bottom of the Java Sea off the coast of Borneo.

Aerial search for missing Indonesia jetliner suspended

Surabaya - Nighttime has forced Indonesia to suspend the search for a missing jetliner that disappeared from radar screens after encountering bad weather on a routine flight to Singapore.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappears over Pacific

Surabaya - An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 has disappeared while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, according to Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency.

Singapore denies entry to misogynist pick-up coach Julien Blanc

After being kicked out of Australia and banned from the UK, Swiss-American pick-up “artist” Julien Blanc has been denied entry into Singapore.

London Mayor Boris Johnson backs British PM on EU migration curbs

Singapore - London Mayor Boris Johnson on Friday voiced support for Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to slash migration from the European Union, but said "talented people" should not be kept out of Britain.

Elite Talk: A talk with Alan Bollard on FTAAP, New Silk Road Special

APEC Secretariat Executive Director Alan Bollard joins the Elite Talk show from People's Daily Online to talk about the on-going APEC events.

Op-Ed: Why Hollywood is piling into China's booming theme park market

As the middle class in China grows and becomes more affluent, their appetite for entertainment is growing. In addition to expanding its film and casino industries, China is quickly becoming a world leader in theme parks.

Op-Ed: Ailing Singapore dolphins and dubious SeaWorld connections

Sentosa - Captive dolphins in Singapore made the headlines this week — for all the wrong reasons. Water quality, disease, and a dubious link to a SeaWorld-funded website, raised several eyebrows and great concern.

Super batteries charge in two minutes and last 20 years

Nanyang - A group of technologists have created a remarkable new battery: the battery can be charged up within two minutes and, once fully charged, power on for up to 20 years.

Facebook-owned Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The Facebook-owned image and video sharing social media service Instagram has launched a brand new app called Hyperlapse. The new app will allow users to create amazing time-lapse videos from Instagram.

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Panasonic revolutionizes agri-tech in growing vegetables

Electronics giant Panasonic is well-known for televisions and home theater systems. But Singaporeans got a surprise last week when a unit of the corporation started selling fresh radishes and lettuce to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore.

Genetic cause of common breast tumors in women

Singapore - Singapore scientists have discovered the genetic cause of common breast tumors in women. The study was led by researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

Singapore - An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.

Singapore halts destruction of 'pro-gay' children's books

Singapore - Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state.

Book on 'celestial women' sculptures in Indian temples launched

Singapore - "The Power of the Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture," a 474-page volume by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, curator with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore was launched recently.

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.
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