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China’s Communist Party Congress and Xi’s Next Five Years

On October 18th, China’s ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th Party Congress—a five-yearly high-level meeting of senior party officials that will determine the future makeup of the Chinese leadership. The list of likely candidates for promotion to the Party’s top echelon include...

Train fault along Downtown Line; DTL3 open house disrupted

SINGAPORE: A train fault along the Downtown line on Sunday (Oct 15) suspended train service between Bukit Panjang and Beauty World stations. SBS Transit said free bus rides were available near affected stations at designated bus stops.  https://twitter.com/SBSTransit_Ltd/status ......

One person shot at Texas Tech university, campus on lockdown

REUTERS: A person was shot on Monday at the Texas Tech University police division in Lubbock and the campus was placed on lockdown, according to police and a Twitter message from the university. A special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was dispatched to look for the suspect, who was still at ......

Dove apologises for ‘offensive’ advertising campaign

NEW YORK: Personal care brand Dove has apologised after a marketing campaign that showed a black woman peeling off her T-shirt to reveal a white woman.  The Unilever-owned company said on Sunday (Oct 8) that it "missed the mark in representing women of colour thoughtfully". https://twitter.com .....

Stability Maintenance and Leadership Speculation Ahead of Congress

With traditional and online media controls on overdrive and state media issuing a “whirlwind” of praise for President Xi Jinping ahead of the upcoming 19th Party Congress in Beijing, CNBC’s Hailing Tan takes a look at the widespread “lock-down” measures that authoritie...