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Describe how you celebrated an important family occasion. Why will this event always remain in your memory? (O-level English 2014)

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Decision to retain Section 377A ‘carefully considered, balanced’

SINGAPORE — Raising the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue in its human-rights report to the United Nations (UN) for the first time, the Singapore Government said its decision to retain Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises … Continue reading

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Paris and Mali Attacks Expose Lethal Qaeda-ISIS Rivalry

By ANNE BARNARD and NEIL MacFARQUHAR The New York Times NOV. 20, 2015 BEIRUT, Lebanon — Before the hostage crisis at a Malian hotel was over, before the gunmen had even been identified, admirers of Al Qaeda and the rival … Continue reading

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The grim truth behind the Scandinavian ‘miracle’

Michael Booth Monday 27 January 2014 18.46 GMT Last modified on Tuesday 3 June 2014 05.41 BST For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson lets the science deniers have it: “The beginning of the end of an informed democracy”

In a Salon exclusive, the renowned astrophysicist discusses his show “StarTalk” and the state of science in America Sean Illing If Americans agree about one thing, it’s that their favorite astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson. A ubiquitous presence on TV, … Continue reading

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Singapore is not an island

A must-read article for all Singaporeans and Malaysians alike, by one of Singapore’s foremost intellectuals, Mr Bilahari Kausikan. …… Malaysia is undergoing a systemic change that has profound consequences for Singapore What do most Singaporeans make of recent events in … Continue reading

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A Short (and hopefully sweet) political comment

On Cooling Off Day, the briefest of political arguments: 1. In any polity, you either have a dominant party or you have gridlock. 2. Tiny Singapore cannot afford gridlock. 3. Therefore, we need a dominant party. 4. The question then … Continue reading

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