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More rain forecast after deadly storms in China

Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 33 people and left 12 people missing.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 10:23am

Briefs, January 9, 2013

A Muslim woman will replace the former speaker of Singapore's parliament, who was forced to step down in a sex scandal. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would nominate Halimah Yacob, a minister of state, for the post when parliament sits next Monday. She will be the country's first female speaker. Halimah, 58, will replace Michael Palmer, 44, who abruptly resigned last month after confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker. 

9 Jan 2013 - 3:52am

Briefs, January 4, 2013

Sri Lanka's supreme court said yesterday parliament does not have the authority to investigate accusations of misconduct against senior judges and an impeachment proceeding against the chief justice was against the law. 

4 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

South Korean singer Rain faces military discipline over love life

South Korean pop icon Rain is to be disciplined after it emerged he may have flouted military service rules while dating a top actress, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters that the 30-year-old singer would appear before a military disciplinary committee next week.

“However, he is not expected to land in jail,” Kim said.

3 Jan 2013 - 3:37pm

Conscripted pop star Rain's romance angers fans

South Korean pop icon Rain has come under fire after news media reported that his relationship with a TV actress suggested he might be flouting the terms of his compulsory military service.

3 Jan 2013 - 5:46am

Who said it?

Everyone enjoys freedom of speech … people can choose to watch my movie or not

Jackie Chan on calls to boycott his films after he criticised protests in Hong Kong


The president remains clueless about how to use leverage in a negotiation

Liberal advocate Adam Green on the fiscal cliff deal by US President Barack Obama


3 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

Pop star Rain in trouble over paparazzi photos

South Korean pop star Rain is facing questions after paparazzi photos showed him out on the town with a top actress.

2 Jan 2013 - 5:05pm

Can you change your ways?

Giving up a habit isn't easy, but it can be a good thing for our mind, body and soul. The Young Post team challenged themselves to give up one thing throughout July.

Whether it's for a health reason, to train our mind, or for fun, we've all got an experience to share.

Mabel Sieh

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Almost famous

K-pop is all the rage these days. Talent agencies are tapping into the K-pop phenomenon and holding Asia-wide contests to find the next big star.

Their message: everyone wants to be a K-pop star. Now you can too - sort of. And you don't even have to be Korean.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beneath Blossom Rain

Beneath Blossom Rain by Kevin Grange Audible (audiobook)

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am