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August 25, 2022

Masks optional in most places from Monday as rules ease

Changes come amid falling infections and country’s growing resilience to Covid-19

Masks optional in most places from Monday as rules ease

3 mins

Thai PM suspended from duties amid legal review of 8-year term

Few changes expected with Thai DPM

Thai PM suspended from duties amid legal review of 8-year term

2 mins

Singapore, Brunei hail strong ties as four new pacts are signed

Both sides working on areas of mutual strategic interest: President Halimah

Singapore, Brunei hail strong ties as four new pacts are signed

3 mins

Vaccination rule stays for F&B outlets, nightspots and large events

While mask-wearing rules will be eased from Aug 29, vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) will remain for food and beverage (F&B) establishments, large events and nightlife venues.

Vaccination rule stays for F&B outlets, nightspots and large events

2 mins

Next Covid-19 wave likely to be one of reinfections, says Ong Ye Kung

Such cases have climbed to 5.5% of infections here this month

Next Covid-19 wave likely to be one of reinfections, says Ong Ye Kung

2 mins

No quarantine for non-fully vaccinated travellers to S’pore from Aug 29

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will no longer have to serve the seven-day stay-home notice (SHN) quarantine upon arrival here from 11.59pm on Sunday.

No quarantine for non-fully vaccinated travellers to S’pore from Aug 29

2 mins

Moderna’s bivalent vaccine to be brought in

Booster shot that targets circulating variants more closely may be available by year end

Moderna’s bivalent vaccine to be brought in

4 mins

Chinese city in lockdown amid fears of virus spread to Beijing

A city that borders Beijing has been locked down after detecting eight new Covid-19 infections, raising the risk of spread into China’s capital.

Chinese city in lockdown amid fears of virus spread to Beijing

1 min

Najib supporters’ move for a pardon draws pushback

Electoral watchdog starts petition urging Malaysian King not to grant ex-PM clemency

Najib supporters’ move for a pardon draws pushback

2 mins

Surviving a heatwave in China’s hottest city

With days over 40 deg C, Chongqing residents crank up their air-cons despite power crunch

Surviving a heatwave in China’s hottest city

2 mins

Visits by foreign officials could end up hurting Taiwan

China’s retaliation against island may outweigh impact of visitors’ show of support

Visits by foreign officials could end up hurting Taiwan

3 mins

Macron seeks warmer ties with Algeria, but gas deal unlikely

French President Emmanuel Macron aims to reset relations with Algeria after years of tensions, said officials.

Macron seeks warmer ties with Algeria, but gas deal unlikely

2 mins

Zelensky vows ‘reborn’ Ukraine will take back east as well as Crimea

Country marks its independence day, six months after invasion

Zelensky vows ‘reborn’ Ukraine will take back east as well as Crimea

3 mins

Singapore’s repeal of S377A a step forward for LGBT groups in Asia: Activists

In Thimphu, capital of the landlocked Himalayan country of Bhutan, Mr Tashi Tsheten’s social media feeds have for the past three days been dominated by outpourings of joy at Singapore’s decision to repeal Section 377A, which criminalised consensual sex between men.

Singapore’s repeal of S377A a step forward for LGBT groups in Asia: Activists

4 mins

Japan signals return to more nuclear power amid energy woes

Japan will restart more dormant nuclear plants and look at developing next-generation reactors, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said yesterday, setting the stage for a major policy shift on nuclear energy a decade after the Fukushima disaster.

Japan signals return to more nuclear power amid energy woes

1 min

Train passengers stuck for hours inside UK-France undersea tunnel

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from a Eurotunnel train under the Channel between Britain and France after a technical problem, its operators have said.

Train passengers stuck for hours inside UK-France undersea tunnel

1 min

Deadline looms to seal UN treaty to protect nature on high seas

It aims to regulate the seas hit by effects of climate change, overfishing, pollution

Deadline looms to seal UN treaty to protect nature on high seas

3 mins

Ten professionals to be groomed for tech sector leadership

S’porean digital leaders at different stages of career will be mentored by industry leaders

Ten professionals to be groomed for tech sector leadership

1 min

Economic activity slows down around the world as inflation hits

Latest purchasing managers’ surveys point to little hope of avoiding a global recession

Economic activity slows down around the world as inflation hits

3 mins

Indian superfan meets Elon Musk after 4 years as Twitter friends

Not many people can boast of having candid conversations about planetary conquest with Mr Elon Musk.

Indian superfan meets Elon Musk after 4 years as Twitter friends

2 mins

CRAWLEY ‘WANTED IT MORE’

Fulham boss laments ‘bad performance’ by weakened side at minnows in League Cup

CRAWLEY ‘WANTED IT MORE’

2 mins

Game Of Thrones prequel is HBO’s best launch

Nearly 10 million viewers in the United States watched the eagerly awaited first episode of House Of The Dragon – the first spin-off to Game Of Thrones, making it HBO’s most successful series launch, WarnerMedia said.

Game Of Thrones prequel is HBO’s best launch

1 min

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