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The hostages in Taiwan's 1997 hostage crisis were a South African diplomat and his family.

Inside the sensational 1997 hostage crisis that rocked Taiwan

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Overcoming Limits

A special kind of teacher

Can people with mild intellectual disability work as teacher aides? One childcare group is giving some of them the chance to ...

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He lost his sight at 47 - a fragrance company helped give him his life back

Roszana's quest for independence
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Roszana's quest for independence

A sky writer draws a smiley face in the sky at start of Los Angeles County Air Show at the General

Family Ties

3-year-old 'rescues' stranded grandma

Grandma’s personal mobility scooter has run out of battery and she’s stuck at a coffee shop 1km away. Three-year-old Laylana ...

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When your best is 'not enough'
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When your best is 'not enough'

Passion or grades?
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Passion or grades?

Learning to be a single dad
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Learning to be a single dad

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How human donors and an artist help train future doctors

Bay Song Lin’s work is key to teaching generations of medical students, but how does she do it without any background in ...

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Working on a Singapore egg farm
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Working on a Singapore egg farm

Seng Choon Farm produces 600,000 eggs daily from its 850,000 hens.

Inside the high-tech operations of Singapore’s largest egg farm

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio regio

Entrepreneurs

Rayner Loi (left) and his team, with their invention for reducing food waste, one dustbin at a time.

From finance undergrad to food waste warrior, with a made-in-Singapore invention

Rayner Loi hit the pause button on school to become the CEO of a technology start-up building AI trackers that make dustbins ...

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Dignity for the disabled

Mr Kevin Chiam's special set of kitchenware, called Folks, has helped his friend Rosie Wong.

Young designer invents kitchenware for the blind, but struggles to bring it to market

From breastfeeding mum to inventor
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From breastfeeding mum to inventor

Russia's cash-strapped forest service struggles to cover vast expanses where wildfires occur

The Investigative Trail

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The Philippines’ little delinquents, committing some of the most brazen crimes

To deal with youth offenders, some lawmakers are hoping to make children as young as nine criminally liable. The programme Get ...

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The police continue to enter the fray to stop the bloodshed caused by Bangkok's deadly school gangs.

In a shopping haven in Bangkok, one of Thailand’s deadliest school rivalries

Getai celebrity Liu Ling Ling was one of those who conceived in Johor Bahru.

Why Singaporean women are going to Johor to make babies

The North Korean ghost ships range from primitive, wooden boats to large fishing trawlers.

Why ghost ships, with a grim cargo of corpses, are washing up in Japan

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The hostages in Taiwan's 1997 hostage crisis were a South African diplomat and his family.

Inside the sensational 1997 hostage crisis that rocked Taiwan

The average bread consumption in Singapore is 13.3 kilogrammes per person every year.

Wholemeal or multigrain? The truth about ‘healthier’ breads

How 5G works in South Korea
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How 5G works in South Korea

Iskandar Ibrahim lost the ability to see in bright light. But his make-up dreams are undimmed.

Breaking free from his shades of grey: The visually impaired make-up artist

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InspirAsian: The Series

They are the individuals who bring light to others' lives - nominated by CNA Insider viewers in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Stories of Survivors

Rising above racism in Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand is no stranger to racism and white supremacism, especially directed against Maoris. But the mosque ...

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To love the faceless
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To love the faceless

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Left half-paralysed in a holiday crash, she walks at her wedding three years on

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He’s 48, and already grappling with dementia

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Special Report

A CNA Insider series exploring the issues of elderly poverty in Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore and Myanmar.

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Vanishing Home Recipes: Regional edition

We source the secrets of homecooks who are preserving dying or forgotten ways of preparing old-time recipes.

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