The Straits Times - June 21, 2022
The Straits Times - June 21, 2022
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June 21, 2022
Proposed rules to cut exposure to harmful online content
Removal of inappropriate material, enacting safeguards for younger users among plans
Condo agent apologises after security body flags age discrimination in tender documents
Knight Frank Property Management has retracted tender documents for Spring Grove condominium’s security services after the Security Association Singapore (SAS) flagged clauses which discriminated against workers based on age.
S’pore to join other countries with laws to improve online safety
Harmful Internet content can be amplified on social media services, says ministry
Ukraine in complex talks to release its ports from blockade, says Zelensky
Ukraine is engaged in “complex negotiations” to release its ports from Russia’s blockade, President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday, warning that the global grain crisis would last as long as Russia’s “colonial war”.
Russia stepping up attacks ahead of EU membership decision: Kyiv
Bloc to discuss country’s candidacy bid this week; fighting intensifies in eastern regions
Malaysia weighs raising price ceiling of sugar as costs surge
Report expected this year; sugar industry players urge govt to review cap as others warn of impact on consumers
Leftist wins Colombia’s presidency on vows of social, economic change
Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerilla movement who has vowed profound social and economic changes, has won Colombia’s presidency, the first progressive to do so in the country’s history.
China lists homes as a major goal for incoming Hong Kong chief
New govt must tackle world’s most unaffordable housing market, on top of four other targets, including social devt
Aussie PM will take ‘diplomatic’ approach to Assange case
Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday said he would engage diplomatically over the United States’ prosecution of Julian Assange, but he is standing by earlier remarks questioning the purpose of further legal action.
Britain set for biggest rail strike in over 30 years as pay talks fail
Britain’s railway network this week faces its biggest strike action in more than three decades over pay as soaring inflation erodes earnings.
Court in Japan says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional
Ruling in Osaka comes after Sapporo court finds ban a violation of the right to equality
26 more killed in monsoon floods, lightning strikes in India
Neighbouring Bangladesh also hit by devastating floods, with dozens killed so far
New Capitol riot hearings promise even more drama
Former V-P Pence may be subpoenaed to tell the committee just how he was pressured by Trump
Prince William’s influence grows as the future British king turns 40
Prince William’s 40th birthday this week marks a significant milestone for the future king, who is rapidly stamping his authority on the British royal family by plotting a course between tradition and modernity.
Pope’s health issues fuel resignation rumours
Pope Francis has fuelled the rumour mill with a postponed Africa trip and the curious timing of a meeting of cardinals, but experts caution against assuming a resignation is nigh.
Students create app to aid the visually impaired
Those who are visually impaired can use a new mobile app to help them read signs such as those at a bus stop or toilet.
Youth who filmed ‘Spider-Man’ admits to Covid-19 rule breach
He gathered with others near Clarke Quay amid pandemic to capture footage for a content creator’s YouTube channel
Do users of streaming services have rights over music they listen to?
The Straits Times looks at issues involving intellectual property rights and digital streaming platforms
Diablo game’s launch delayed in China; NetEast shares slide
Internet and gaming giant NetEase delayed the rollout of its video game Diablo Immortal in China three days ahead of its official launch, a move that comes just after the game’s official account on Weibo was banned from making new posts.
NUNES OUT, HURT IN FALL
Leading jockey faces a long time out of the saddle after hurting neck in Sprint drama
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