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FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadsho

Commentary: The stunning invincibility of Narendra Modi in India’s elections

The BJP owes its crushing triumph in this election primarily to the positive image of Modi, says the Jindal School of International Affairs’ ...

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India Elections

Narendra Mohdi at Priyanka Chopra Jonas wedding

Commentary: Celebrity politics in India is on the rise

From Bollywood to cricket heroes, stars can do much more than simply encourage people to vote, say observers Erin Watson-Lynn ...

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

Trade War

A man is reflected in a glass adversiting with the Huawei's company logo at a bus stop in Mexi

Commentary: Huawei security concerns cannot be divorced from US-China relations

The trust issue will always remain with Huawei because of its proximity to the Chinese government, say Bournemouth ...

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Gas flares from an ExxonMobil oil refinery in Singapore

Commentary: The oil and gas market in Asia is heating up

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

Top Asia Pacific

FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump talk in the garde

Commentary: As North Korea fires missiles again, diplomacy teeters on the brink of collapse

If we get to 2020 without any substantive change in the Trump administration’s approach to North Korea, a reversion to North ...

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

Spotlight on Malaysia

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad press conference (2)

Commentary: After a year in power, has Pakatan Harapan learnt enough to save Malaysia from itself?

The question is whether it will be bold enough, united enough, and insightful enough to break the country’s path dependence ...

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A rescue boat is pictured near the shoreline of Laguna de Bay, before Typhoon Mangkhut hits the mai

Southeast Asia

Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed after a presidential amnesty

Commentary: Two freed journalists and the secret role Aung San Suu Kyi might have played

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were pardoned and released from prison yet unfair scorn has been poured on State Counsellor Aung San ...

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In Singapore

A woman holds a rainbow flag at the Pink Dot rally, Singapore's annual gay pride rally, in Sin

Commentary: On homosexuality and cohabitation - differences on moral issues need not lead to polarised society

Whether differences in opinion on issues of morality will lead to a fragmented and feuding society is something we can guard ...

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Singapore skyline

A 21st-Century Singapore Story

The 135,700 sq m?complex was built on the site of the former Terminal 1 open air carpark.

Commentary: Will Jewel Changi Airport sound the death knell for Orchard Road?

As Singaporeans and tourists flock to the futuristic shopping mall at the airport, the country’s original shopping belt might ...

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The first batch of flats in Tengah will be launched from in November in the plantation district.

Housing

Private apartment blocks - file photo

Commentary: Why residential property prices won’t be coming down despite cooling measures

Over 50 project launches, unleashing 20,000 units, are expected in 2019, but it doesn’t mean prices will come down, says ...

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Work Life

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Commentary: What you need to know about Career Mobility

Advice for job seekers: Look at your career as a developing a three-part story, says Forest Wolf’s Crystal Lim-Lange.

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The Gaia satellite collected the data on some 1.7 billion stars from its unique vantage point in

Digital World

A computer screen shows an inaccessible Facebook page after government decided to shut down social

Commentary: Social media shutdowns don't reduce violence but fuel it further

Not a single shutdown has followed with any sort of evidence that it worked to protect public safety, says Stanford University ...

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

On Tech Titans

FILE PHOTO: People walk past a sign board of Huawei at CES Asia 2016 in Shanghai

Commentary: Huawei may create a world split along tech lines

The West shutting out Huawei could backfire in the long run, says IMD Business School Howard Yu.

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FILE PHOTO: A researcher plants a semiconductor on an interface board which is placed under a micro

Modern Economy

A truck with rocks drives along a road in the middle of the reclaimed sand land from the sea at &qu

Commentary: The world is running out of sand

We are spending the world's 'sand budget' faster than it can be replenished, says Financial Times' Anjana Ahuja.

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Commentary: In defence of hipsters

FILE PHOTO - A man passes by Toys R Us store at Times Square in New York

Commentary: The private equity bubble is bound to burst

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The Education Debate

Molly Zhao Yusi

Commentary: This Asian obsession with Ivy League schools has got to stop

The academic prep scene in China - a mix of boarding institutions, prep schools and coaching classes - has been brimming with ...

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In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018, a child in a stroller holds a sign as people rally

Married Life

Helicopter parenting, Ministry of Education, MOE

Commentary: Thanks mum for not being a helicopter parent

This mother’s day, CNA's Nazurah Razali thanks her mother for giving her a sense of autonomy and independence.

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A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Cli

World News

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany raises the Premier League trophy

Commentary: Premier League wins by creating room at the top for football clubs

England’s top division shows how to triumph in the age of global sports, says the Financial Times' John Gapper.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Republican presidential nominee Trump speaks at a campaign event at Trump Doral go

American Global Leadership

US President Donald Trump accused China of trying to 'renegotiate' a trade deal that

Commentary: Donald Trump is updating America’s historic ruthlessness

Promising US voters greatness has led the president to celebrate a brutal past, says the Financial Times' Gideon Rachman.

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

Rising China

Deadly accidents are rare on Hong Kong's public transport system

Commentary: The Greater Bay Area, China's new and improved model for growth

In 2010, China identified three major urban clusters to generate new ideas for a sustainable future: The Pearl River Delta, ...

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Supporters of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama gather at city hall a day after after

Indonesia Votes

Joko Widodo at Bung Karno sports complex on Apr 13

Commentary: Indonesia's financial market realities must be dealt with soon

Joko Widodo should fix Indonesia's economic state sooner rather than later if he secures his next term as President, say ...

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An aerial photo shows rowers on Lake Washington near a line of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at the Boein

Aviation News

FILE PHOTO: Jet Airways aircrafts are seen parked at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New

Commentary: How rising star Jet airways fell victim to a cut-throat, competitive aviation market

Jet Airways had few funds available to keep up with challengers, particularly from fast-growing and well-funded competitors in ...

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