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Monday, May 23, 2016

Singapore Straits Times

MONDAY MAY 23 2016
3 HR PSI 58 
 SINGAPORE 34°C/25 °C
ST Index  2,771.020 +7.200

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President Tony Tan Keng Yam's first state visit to Italy
President Tony Tan Keng Yam will receive an official welcome at the 16th century Palazzo Del Quirinale - the official residence of Italian President Sergio Mattarella - at 11am Monday (May 23) morning (5pm Singapore time). He will also meet Pope Francis at the Vatican City during his eight-day visit. ST PHOTO: JOANNA SEOW
AVA investigating case of man caught on camera hitting, kicking and lifting dog by its leash
The incident is believed to have taken place on Monday (May 23) morning outside a terrace house at Jalan Loyang Besar in Pasir Ris. http://str.sg/4JTj PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO
Malaysia to build aviation hub with air cargo, logistics, aerospace and aviation services 
The project surrounding the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is called KLIA Aeropolis, which has a total land area of 100 sq km. http://str.sg/4JTz PHOTO: REUTERS 
Singapore to contribute US$100,000 to flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka
"The Singapore Government extends its condolences to the government and people of Sri Lanka over the loss of lives and unprecedented destruction caused by the floods and landslides over the past week,'' the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. http://str.sg/4JTu PHOTO: AFP
JUST IN: US President Barack Obama announces full lifting of Vietnam arms embargo http://str.sg/4JTR 
US President Barack Obama attends a news conference with Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace Compound in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday (May 23). PHOTO: REUTERS
In Pictures: US President Barack Obama in Vietnam for historic visit
Obama arrived in Vietnam on Monday (May 23), kicking off a landmark visit that caps two decades of post-war rapprochement, as both countries look to push trade and check Beijing's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. http://str.sg/4JT6  
US President Barack Obama (left) and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang reviewing a guard of honour at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 23 May 2016. PHOTO: EPA
Children look at the motorcade transporting US President Barack Obama before an arrival ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 23, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
Vietnamese taking photos with their smartphones as US President Barack Obama's motorcade drives past in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
17 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in northern Thailand
The fire broke out at the boarding house of Pithakkiart Witthaya School in Wiengpapao district, Chiang Rai,  at 11 pm local time, police said. http://str.sg/4JTS PHOTO: EPA
SingPost issues stamp set depicting folktales from Sisters' Islands, Kusu Island
The Myths and Legends stamp set will go on sale from Wednesday (May 25). There will also be a public exhibition at SingPost's Next Generation Post Office at Suntec City, featuring stories about the islands, from May 25 to June 8. http://str.sg/4JTB PHOTOS: SINGPOST
Singapore consumer prices decline for 18th straight month with 0.5% drop in April
This is the longest stretch of falling prices in Singapore since 1997, with this month's drop due mainly to the continued fall in private road transport costs. http://str.sg/4JT2 PHOTO: ST FILE
Lower ERP rates at 23 gantries, shorter VEP hours during June school holidays
The revised ERP rates and VEP operating hours will take effect from Saturday (May 28) till June 26. http://str.sg/4JT8 PHOTO: ST FILE
Manpower Ministry to conduct Comprehensive Labour Force Survey from May 23 to July 31
The national survey, to be done on a random sample of 33,000 households, seeks to collect key information on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, to help in the formulation of policies and programmes. http://str.sg/4JTm PHOTO: REUTERS
BBC correspondent in Vietnam banned from reporting as Obama begins visit
Mr Jonathan Head, a BBC correspondent in Vietnam said on Monday (May 23) that he had been ordered by the Vietnamese authorities to stop reporting on US President Barack Obama's visit apparently because they suspected Head had met one of the government's sharpest critics. http://str.sg/4JTd PHOTO: EPA
Malaysian girl dies trying to save grandmother from fire
The charred remains of Nurul Farhana Zulkifli, 15, was found in an embrace with her 86-year-old grandmother, Tiah Awang near the main door of their house in Putatan, a town in Sabah. http://str.sg/4JTM PHOTO: THE STAR/ANN
Malaysia's airport security system vulnerable to power outages, internet disruptions
Malaysia's airport immigration security system, under investigation for its frequent breakdowns, has not been compromised but is vulnerable to power outages and internet service disruptions, said the company which maintains it. http://str.sg/4JTc PHOTO: THE STAR/ANN
Record $2.82 billion government tenders to be called this year for various IT-related projects
This financial year's big-ticket items include a bulk tender for IT security services, data centre services and the extension of Wi-Fi coverage to more areas within government schools to support smart learning. http://str.sg/4JTq ST FILE PHOTO
Foreign worker who published book started by scribbling poetry on bags of cement
Bangladeshi construction worker Md Mukul Hossine's poems can now be read on paper instead of cement bags after the 25-year-old became the first foreign worker to have a poetry collection brought out by local publisher Ethos Books. http://str.sg/4JSi ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Former railway land to be used for bus interchange
The plot of state land next to Blair Road will be cleared for the building of a carpark and bus interchange, and is projected to be ready by end-2017 when it takes the place of a carpark with 92 spaces and a bus terminal at Singapore General Hospital. http://str.sg/4JTU ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
Super tutors who earn at least $1m a year
Economics tutor Anthony Fok, 32, is one of a small but growing group of "super tutors" with earnings of at least $1 million a year in fees. There are at least 10 such private tutors, according to educators in the growing tuition industry. http://str.sg/4JS6 PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Man's gift of love to girlfriend - a kidney
Taxi driver Ng Chai Lai, 47, dated Chua Bee Leng for six years before popping the question in 2013. But instead of a marriage proposal, he offered her the gift of life - one of his kidneys. http://str.sg/4JSs ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM 
Organ donations in Singapore remain low despite changes to law
There were 58 kidney, heart and liver transplants last year, compared with 69 in 2006. These numbers are a far cry from those in other developed countries such as Spain and Norway, which have eight times the number of cadaveric kidneys for every million people. http://str.sg/4JSC   PHOTO: TNP 
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