The Straits Times - August 03, 2022
The Straits Times - August 03, 2022
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August 03, 2022
Pelosi lands in Taiwan as China vows targeted military action
US House Speaker says trip ‘in no way’ contradicts America’s position on ‘one China’
Al-Qaeda chief dies in US drone strike
Zawahiri killed at Kabul house in biggest blow to militant group since Osama’s death in 2011
Successor to Osama lacked the charisma to inspire attacks
Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as AlQaeda leader after years as its main organiser and strategist, but his lack of charisma and competition from rival militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria hobbled his ability to inspire sizeable attacks on the West.
Ensuring nurses get enough rest amid rise in attrition rate
With more nurses resigning, there is a need to ensure local nurses are given enough rest, said Mr Louis Ng (Nee Soon GRC) yesterday.
Changi leading air travel recovery in Asia-Pac: Iswaran
Focus now on boosting capacity at airport to meet future demand, especially during year-end peak
80,000 more trees to be planted by 2030 to cool industrial estates
To reduce the effects of increasing temperatures, the Government plans to boost the number of trees from 180,000 currently to 260,000 by 2030 in industrial estates, including Jurong Island, said Senior Minister of State for National Development Tan Kiat How yesterday.
Russia accuses US of direct involvement in Ukraine war
Claim comes after Kyiv official says there is consultation with Washington before strikes
China vlogger who ate great white shark under investigation
A Chinese influencer is under police investigation after a clip of her roasting and eating a great white shark went viral.
Vivian looks forward to ‘fruitful’ talks with Asean counterparts
He also has discussions with defence ministers from Greece and Timor-Leste
Biden names top medical officials to lead US monkeypox response
Aims include bolstering vaccination efforts and working on measures to fight outbreak
Race to be next British PM closer than earlier thought
Truss has 48% support from Conservatives against Sunak’s 43%, latest poll shows
Use tech to plan smart cities but leave room for innovation: Panel
In Singapore, citizens can use the LifeSG app to register a child’s birth and apply for the Baby Bonus.
Brunei Crown Prince leads delegation to S’pore for young leaders’ programme
Brunei Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is leading a delegation to Singapore for the 8th Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said yesterday.
TOH KNOWS HE ‘CAN BE A LOT FASTER’
After winning silver at C’wealth Games, Wei Soong gunning for breakthrough at Paralympics
BRAVE S’PORE FALL SHORT
Local-born paddlers defy expectations to clinch silver; morale high for other events
BTS may be able to perform on military service: minister
K-pop sensations BTS may be allowed to continue performing and preparing for international concerts even while they undertake their mandatory military service in South Korea, the defence minister said on Monday.
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