TOKYO (REUTERS) – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday (April 16), triggering a tsunami advisory, though it was later lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, media reported.
Two years after tragedy, cranes brace to raise Sewol ferry in South Korea
South Korea on Saturday (April 16) marked the second anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, as distraught families still seeking relatives' remains hope the massive sunken vessel can be recovered from the ocean floor. http://str.sg/4kjT PHOTO: EPA
Big Spell zonal round kicks off with 117 top spellers battling for place in finals
More than 100 pupils from 45 primary schools gathered at four venues islandwide on Saturday (April16), hoping to spell their way to success. They were the 117 top spellers from last month's preliminary round of the RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship, emerging the strongest contenders from a record 1,805 participants. http://str.sg/4kjq ST PHOTO: ANG YIYING
Pirates take 4 Indonesians hostage after shoot-out with police in South China Sea
Pirates struck again in the South China Sea, taking four Indonesians hostage at 6.31am on Friday (April 15) after a shoot-out with Malaysian maritime police. The four men were part of a crew of 10 manning the tugboat TB Henry, which was towing a barge called Christi, and en route to Tarakan in North Kalimantan from Cebu in the Philippines. http://str.sg/4kjS PHOTO: REUTERS
Fate of current SRC leadership at stake in today's AGM
The incumbent team, led by orthopaedic surgeon Sarbjit Singh, is seeking a fresh mandate at the club's annual general meeting to sustain the momentum in moving the club forward. http://str.sg/4krr PHOTO: ST FILE
Singer Prince recovering after emergency plane landing due to flu: Report
A representative for the singer told TMZ that Prince had performed in Atlanta on Thursday despite not feeling well from the flu, and felt worse after boarding a plane following his concert. http://str.sg/4kji PHOTO: AFP
Weather & traffic update
Warm weather today. Thundery showers are expected mainly over northern, eastern and central Singapore in the afternoon.
Vehicle breakdown on SLE (towards CTE) before TPE exit. Roadworks on Ophir Road (towards North Bridge Road) after Victoria Street. Drive safe!
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