Submitted by spanaech@a1 on Mon, 2016-06-27 08:20
AN ELDERLY woman lost $100,000 in savings to phone scammers and her daughter is partly blaming it on a new type of bank machine that allows up to $200,000 in cash to be drawn in one go.
Called Branch Machines (BM), they were introduced last year by DBS Bank in 14 of its branches.
They look like an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and allow customers to carry out banking transactions such as cash deposit and withdrawals, with help from staff.
Submitted by spanaech@a1 on Mon, 2016-06-27 08:15
CAR-FREE Sundays in the heart of the city will be extended from October and the initiative could even be expanded into the Housing Board heartland.
The six-month pilot, which sees roads around the Central Business District and Civic District being closed off to vehicles on every last Sunday morning of the month, ends in July.
It will take a two-month break for the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to review the scheme before resuming in October, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on the sidelines of the event yesterday.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-06-27 08:03
LONDON - Ten people including eight children were injured Sunday when a rollercoaster crashed at a theme park in Scotland, police and media reports said.
Images posted on social media showed a mangled carriage and a number of people trapped upside down in their seats in the Tsunami ride at M&D's amusement park near Glasgow.
The ride had been full when it derailed, according to eyewitnesses at the park, which was evacuated after the accident according to its website.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-06-27 08:02
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.
In an hour-long conversation with reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, Francis was asked if he agreed with recent comments by a German Roman Catholic cardinal that the Church should apologise to gays.
He recalled Church teachings that homosexuals "should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally."
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-06-27 08:00
PANAMA CITY - Panama on Sunday declared its century-old canal open to a new generation of supersized cargo ships after years of massive expansion works aimed at boosting its cut from burgeoning US-Asia trade.
A giant Chinese-chartered freighter made its way along the 80-kilometer (50-mile) waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Its passage was to show off the third, wide shipping lane and gargantuan locks built into the canal accommodate vessels of its class, known as Neopanamax, or New Panamax, ships.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-06-27 07:54
SAN FRANCISCO - Seven people were hospitalized with at least two in critical condition after a stabbing spree broke out during a neo-Nazi rally Saturday at California's state capitol building, officials said.
The white supremacist rally was met by counterprotesters, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey told AFP.
The fire department posted on Twitter that some of the patients had "critical trauma stab wounds." It was unclear to which group the wounded belonged.
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Mon, 2016-06-27 00:24
SINGAPORE - The lights were flashing along Geylang Road, but it wasn't the festive lights from the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar.
Next to a crowded bus stop was a wrecked traffic police patrol vehicle with debris strewn on the roads - the aftermath of a high-speed chase.
Photos sent to citizen journalism website Stomp showed a mangled BMW car rear-ended by the expressway patrol car, with the latter's bonnet heavily damaged and air bags deployed.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 2016-06-26 22:08
KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian military transport plane was intercepted by two Indonesian jet fighters while flying a regular route over Indonesia's Natuna Islands, defence officials said Sunday.
The C-130 aircraft was flying from west Malaysia on Saturday towards the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah, a senior official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
"That (flying over the Natuna Islands) is a regular route," the official said, adding that the C-130 continued its journey to Sabah despite the interception.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 2016-06-26 21:52
MOGADISHU - A junior minister was among 11 people killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
The body of Buri Mohamed Hamza, minister of state in the prime minister's office for the environment, has been retrieved from the collapsed building of the Naasa Hablood hotel, the ministry added.
"We extend our deepest condolences to the relatives of the minister who was killed in Mogadishu yesterday," a ministry statement read.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 2016-06-26 21:51
ROME - One of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses was arrested Sunday after two decades on the run, fleeing a life sentence for murder, the authorities announced.
Ernesto Fazzalari, 46, was captured in the early hours of the morning in an appartment in a remote part of the southern region of Calabria, home to the notorious 'Ndrangheta organised crime syndicate.
Fazzalari was the second most-wanted mafia fugitive after "superboss" Matteo Messina Denaro, a suspected leader of the Sicilian mafia, Cosa Nostra.