Tag Archives: Straits Times 3 Sep 2014

SINGAPORE SPENT S$950M TO BUILD UNDERGROUND CAVERNS

Singapore yesterday unveiled its latest engineering feat to overcome the constraints of land - an underground commercial storage facility for oil products. The ambitious Jurong Rock Caverns took six years of planning and a further eight of construction at a cost of $950 million, with about 1,700 workers employed. Declaring it officially open, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told a ceremony on Jurong Island that the endeavour was challenging, risky and expensive, but will ultimately prove rewarding.

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SECOND VIDEO OF BEHEADING OF US HOSTAGE APPEARS AUTHENTIC

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters with the release of a video that purports to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff. Observers say appears the video appears to be authentic. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the SITE monitoring service said.

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