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As the yachting lifestyle becomes more prevalent in Singapore, some people have chosen to live on such vessels instead.

Some families opt for yacht living in new lifestyle

As the yachting lifestyle becomes more prevalent in Singapore, some people have chosen to live on such vessels instead.


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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the sinking of the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' upon arrival at Jindo harbour on April 20, 2014. (AFP/Ed Jones)

More bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry

Divers retrieved 16 bodies on Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, opening a grim new chapter in the search and recovery process.

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.





An Orthodox priest blesses believers, traditional paschas and the eggs they brought for the blessing during a service outside the cathedral of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 19, 2014 on the eve of Easter celebrations. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

Ukraine PM blasts anti-Jewish leaflets, demands justice

Ukraine's prime minister voiced outrage at reports that masked men in east Ukraine's main city handed out leaflets demanding Jews register or be expelled, NBC News reported Saturday.

Two Egyptian police officers killed in attack

A police officer and a conscript were killed after armed attackers opened fire on their patrol car, Egypt's interior ministry announced on Sunday, the latest deadly assault against the country's security forces.



A Rolls-Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom car is seen on display in Beijing, on April 18, 2014, ahead of the Beijing Automotive Exhibition AFP/-

China auto show to open amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing on Sunday for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange with a 19.1 per cent jump despite an IPO that went out under-subscribed and lower priced than hoped.



Liverpool's striker Luis Suarez (L) celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match against Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich. (AFP/CARL COURT)

Football: Liverpool edge Norwich to close in on Premier League title

Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.





A customer checks out used Game Boy consoles at a videogame shop in Tokyo, Japan. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary

Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary on Monday with the portable device's legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.



File photo: Muslim pilgrims wear masks as they leave after prayers at Mecca's Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine) 

Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom's commercial hub.

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government said on Friday.



Visitors check out a BMW mini car at the China International Exhibition Center during the "Auto China 2014" Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, on April 20, 2014 (AFP Photo)

China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles

China's desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by an economic slowdown and political austerity drive as the country's growing band of wealthy motorists set their sights on high-end wheels.

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there.