Britain seeks to allow ministers rather than judges to have the final say on deportation

UK Home Secretary Theresa May wants to strip naturalised terror suspects of their British citizenship in a last minute amendment to an immigration bill expected to face strong opposition in parliamentary debates on Thursday. The interior minister has introduced an amendment which would allow the removal of a British passport from any naturalised person whose conduct is deemed "seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the UK".

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Police will not be given extra powers in Little India, says Shanmugam

Police will not be given extra powers as the government moves to enact a temporary law aimed at maintaining public order in Little India. Law Minister K Shanmugam reiterated this point during a dialogue on MediaCorp's Vasantham channel on Thursday evening. Following the December 8 riot, part of Little India was designated a proclaimed area for public order purposes.

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Shark fin demand down in Singapore amid extinction threat

The demand for shark fin soup has been declining in recent years, according to restaurants, hotels and suppliers in Singapore. But observers say that sharks could still face extinction in the next 10 years, and traders have already begun stockpiling fins. To the Chinese, serving shark fins is a sign of prestige and wealth.

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Burning of effigies at Speaker’s Corner may be an offence: Police

In response to media queries, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) clarified today (30 Jan) that the burning of effigies at the Speaker’s Corner may constitute offences under legislations such as the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act. The police added that under regulations set by the National Parks Board, which manages the Speakers’ Corner, activities that involve the use of fire at the venue also require the approval of the Commissioner of Parks.

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Movie Review: Eva Cheng is the only reason to watch The Lion Men

There is one thing that director Jack Neo did right. With The Lion Men, he brought the neglected art of lion dancing into pop culture consciousness. But here are a few suggestions how Jack Neo can please his loyal movie fans (like me) without causing him too much financial distress.

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Everything you need to know about PM Lee’s CNY message in 60 seconds

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Chinese New Year message for 2014 has placed focus on the family structure. He noted that strong families and close ties with between Singaporeans have underpinned Singapore’s success, and will continue to be the foundations for a brighter future. Below is a summary of his message:

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Why I Had to Travel Halfway Across the Globe for University

I am Malaysian, but I'm also ethnically Chinese. I grew up in Malaysia and in my final year of secondary school, I recall being told that I was no longer the top student because "the rules had changed." Traditionally, the top spot was awarded to the student with the highest subject average. But that year, my friend who had scored almost 100 points less than me in total marks -- a difference of almost 10 percent between our subject averages -- had claimed the top spot because he had "tested better for Malay/Bahasa." He also happened to be Malay.

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NINTENDO BOSS: I’M SORRY, LET ME HALVE MY SALARY

Nintendo shares fell more than three percent on Thursday morning as the struggling Japanese videogames giant said it would stick to its hard-hit console business despite slumping Wii U sales. The comments from Iwata, who said Wednesday he would draw a reduced salary for five months to atone for the downturn, comes just over a week after the Kyoto-based company shocked investors by warning it expects to slip back into the red in the year to March.

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Police report lodged over resurfaced 'Halal Pork' Facebook hoax

The police confirmed on Thursday that a report has been lodged against a religiously insensitive hoax that was making its rounds on social media platform Facebook recently. The image, which depicts a packet of grocery retailer FairPrice's Pasar Fresh Pork bearing a green halal sticker, was first circulated via e-mail here in 2007.

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