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SINGAPORE

Revellers brave the rain at Marina Bay as fireworks display ushers in 2018

Rain put a damper on those planning to catch New Year's Eve festivities yesterday afternoon.

TECH

WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday (Dec 31) before the problem was fixed.

POLITICS

Singapore economy grew by 3.5% in 2017, says PM Lee Hsien Loong in New Year message

Singapore's economy grew by 3.5 per cent in 2017 - more than double the initial forecast - and incomes rose across the board, especially for low- and middle-income earners, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Dec 31).

POLITICS

Plans to mark 200th anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore in 2019

The Singapore story did not begin in 1965, the year of independence. Instead, it stretches back 700 years, telling a tale of ebb and flow.

POLITICS

ESM Goh says settling 4G leadership an urgent challenge, hopes next PM can be designated 'before 2018 ends'

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has sketched out what he hopes would be a timeline for the formal designation of the next prime minister - the first time a senior figure from the People's Action Party (PAP) has done so.

SINGAPORE

Smoother transactions with HDB resale portal

The HDB resale portal - a site that streamlines the buying and selling of resale flats - is being launched today, marking one of the biggest transformations to the HDB resale market processes in decades.

SINGAPORE

Two largest pre-school chains to raise fees

The two largest pre-school operators here are raising their fees this year.

SINGAPORE

Adding life to days

"The last resort" is a term veteran volunteer Marlene Foo uses to refer to Dover Park Hospice - not as a last-ditch solution, but as a place that resembles home for the terminally ill in their last stage of life.

BUSINESS

2017 surge helps ring in optimism

It has been a year of high drama to say the least for the Singapore economy - going from the cusp of recession to its fastest pace of growth in almost a half-decade.

SPORT

Football: Man City winning run ends in draw at Crystal Palace

Ederson's last-gasp penalty heroics saved Manchester City from defeat but a 0-0 stalemate at Crystal Palace on Sunday (Dec 31) brought the Premier League leaders' record-breaking 18-match winning run to an end.

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Sky's the limit for police with high-tech capabilities

New work restrictions for foreign-trained doctors

Let's build on our tremendous strength, stay united: President

WORLD

Guangzhou aims to be next high-tech powerhouse

3 suspected militants killed in Egypt raid

Vending machine for homeless in British city to access supplies

OPINION

Wary world watches as China plays peacemaker

Oiling lasting peace with North Korea

A strong foundation for the future

FORUM

Standardise bank procedures for handling LPA

Address issues that may arise with proposed rules on IC use

Electricity cable tunnels a long-term investment to cater for future needs

HOME

Take precautions when driving overseas: Experts

Seniors get free portraits in bid to lift taboo about death

Doc to ride 1,200km for kidney patients

EDUCATION

Dads, take time out to ease your kids into school

Merit alone will not get you into an elite US university

Mighty Jaxx's toy story is one of guts and glory

BUSINESS

Up, up and away despite nuclear 'fire and fury' fears

Will 'Goldilocks' theme bear fruit?

Brokers' Take

SPORT

Football: After tightening up, Everton must do more with the ball

A great year for Blues: Conte

Football: The wishlist of EPL's 'Big Six' clubs in the January transfer window

LIFE

Brothers with vision

Meghan Markle's sneaky fashion statement

Cultural battles that ruled 2017

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' unseats 'Beauty and the Beast' as highest grossing film of 2017

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Los Angeles Times
Dec 31, 2017
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' unseats 'Beauty and the Beast' as highest grossing film of 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11:15 AM PT

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" grossed $52.4 million Friday through Sunday, bringing its projected 2017 gross to $517.1 million, edging out fellow Disney property "Beauty and the Beast" which grossed $504 million earlier in the year.

"Jumanji" took in $50.57 million at the box office Friday through Sunday, but strong New Years Day projections have the movie earning $67 million through Monday, surpassing the holiday weekend projections for "The Last Jedi" at $65.6 million. Universal's "Pitch Perfect 3" lands at No. 3, earning $17.78 million Friday through Sunday.


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