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Commentary: Careful with photos you post online. You may be putting your digital identity at risk

Bad actors may use photos manipulated using deepfake technologies to log into user accounts, says Jumio’s Frederic Ho.

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Commentary: Actually, women are not better at multitasking

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After failing to board a second flight and fearing they were about to be 'forcibly

Hong Kong Protests*

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Commentary: Why it’s not in Beijing’s interest to rock the Hong Kong boat

And for all that talk about how Hong Kong is now in a very dangerous situation, the city may again prove itself to be more ...

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In Singapore

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Commentary: Did aggressive land bidding by Chinese developers push up Singapore property prices?

The market share of the Singapore residential property market sold by Chinese developers has surged since 2015, NUS Institute ...

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Saving Planet Earth

Waste Singapore

Commentary: Recycling bins are for recyclables, not junk

IKEA’s move to give 18,000 homes a free recycling bin might help raise awareness, but won’t do anything to improve Singapore’s ...

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Living Well

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Commentary: I vowed never again to buy snacks when grocery shopping but can't stop

Can pre-ordering groceries help shoppers avoid making impulse purchases and make healthier choices instead? That seems to be ...

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Work Life

Sometimes, a promotion isn’t all that great

Commentary: Sometimes, a promotion isn’t all that great

Thinking of taking that promotion? Pursue passion, not money, says human resource consultant Adrian Tan.

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Global Headwinds

Asian equities surged this week on optimism the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at the end

Commentary: These low interest rates around the world are here to stay

The trend towards lower real interest rates has lasted for decades and is as likely to continue as to reverse, says the ...

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Aviation News

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Commentary: We are woefully ill-equipped to deal with rogue drones

Airports, authorities and societies are grappling with the fact that drones cost little but have huge impact for public safety ...

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Mahathir Mohamad said he believed the new government could get back most of the money stolen from

Spotlight on Malaysia

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim speaks to the media after winning the Port Dickson by-election

Commentary: Anwar’s call for need-based affirmative action is popular and appealing but profoundly flawed

Without a clear grasp of the system of race-based preferences in place and feasible reform options, Anwar Ibrahim’s project ...

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Southeast Asia

Mischief reef sits among the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea

Commentary: Pirates and other dangerous activities remain pesky challenges for maritime enforcement in South China Sea

Countries struggle with capacity constraints and sensitive maritime claims in dealing with a host of transnational maritime ...

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China's economy expanded at its slowest pace for nine years in the third quarter, fuelling

US China Relations

FILE PHOTO: Illustration picture showing U.S. dollar and China's yuan banknotes

Commentary: Who’s manipulating who in this China-US currency war?

The US risks overstepping and becoming a currency manipulator itself, says Lowy Institute's Roland Rajah.

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Digital manipulation may be good for Hollywood but new "deepfake" techniques could create


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Commentary: The smart city has arrived in Europe - but it isn't the stuff of science fiction

Instead, smart cities are places of intense collaboration among communities, says UCL Institute of Education's James Ransom.

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Modern Economy

Deutsche Bank lays off staff in restructuring

Commentary: Deutsche Bank job cuts are just tip of iceberg for finance industry

A number of banks are doomed to fail if they don't adapt to the new realities of the finance industry, says IMD Business ...

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Lifestyle &Entertainment

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Commentary: ‘You look weird.’ What’s behind South Korean men’s growing love affair with make-up

More men in South Korea are choosing to use make-up to look younger, feel more confident and express themselves, says Steven ...

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China's parliament has endorsed Xi Jinping's move to abolish rules limiting the head of

Rising China

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Commentary: The real reasons for China’s rise

The rise of China widely attributed to its state capitalism, whereby the government, endowed with huge assets, can pursue a ...

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InTheUnited States

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Commentary: Linking mental illness to gun violence is problematic

Only up to 4 per cent of violent acts in a given year in the US are committed by people diagnosed with commonly cited mental ...

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Pompeo will also seek to promote the United States' strategic vision for Asia, as tensions with

Top Asia Pacific

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Commentary: Tuas Mega Port strongly positions Singapore for a maritime future

Supported by Singapore’s expertise in the maritime industry, the port of Singapore is expected to continue to flourish, says ...

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On Indonesia

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Commentary: Three things Jokowi could do better to stop the haze and forest fires in Indonesia

Entering the second term of his presidency, Jokowi must prioritise tackling the forest fires, say researchers Rini Astuti, ...

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

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Commentary: Does Orchard Towers belong in Orchard Road?

Orchard Towers has been marked by a string of violent crime and vice activities over the years. It sticks out awkwardly as ...

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Married Life

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Commentary: The dangers of leaving our kids with a childcare centre or babysitter – how real are the risks?

I’ve experienced my fair share of worry from hiring our first helper to my child’s first experience with a childcare centre, ...

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