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    Oil spill incident: Containment efforts progressing well​​​​​​​, says cleanup company
    June 21, 2024 11:48 AM

    Oil spill containment efforts are progressing well, said T&T Salvage Asia, a maritime group involved in the cleanup operation on Friday, June 21.

    The oil spill incident took place on the southern coast of Singapore on June 14.

    Each three-metre section of the oil booms is about 100kg, and requires about four to eight individuals to deploy from the boat.

    “Our Malaysian counterparts have informed us on 19 June that they have observed some oil slicks off Johor,” said MPA.

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    world
    Daily Roundup: Bus company apologises for tourists stranded at Woodlands Checkpoint, says driver waited 30 minutes before leaving — and other top stories today
    June 21, 2024 10:17 AM

    Tourists stranded at Woodlands Checkpoint: Bus company apologises, says driver waited 30 minutes before leaving.

    'We would have a huge quarrel every 3 days': Fann Wong on maintaining relationship with Christopher Lee.

    'We are paralysed': Little India soup kitchen urges volunteers to honour commitments after cancellations by groups.

    This soup kitchen has found themselves in the soup - but not literally.

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    lifestyle
    Newly opened Anchorvale Village Hawker Centre in Sengkang includes Michelin-Selected and heritage stalls
    June 21, 2024 10:17 AM

    Residents in the Northeast can rejoice at the chance to sample a variety of dishes from popular hawker stalls at Sengkang's newest hawker centre.

    Anchorvale Village Hawker Centre, which was first announced in March last year, opened its doors to patrons on Wednesday (June 19).

    Additionally, Nanyang Curry, previously located in Yishun, will be making a comeback in this hawker centre.

    Each food stall in the hawker centre will also be offering value meal options from $3.50 and below.

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    entertainment
    E-Junkies: Jernelle Oh and Seow Sin Nee on their 'majie group chat' for new drama Emerald Hill
    June 21, 2024 10:05 AM

    When the majies (domestic helpers) of the Zhang family needed to discuss matters, they would message each other in their group chat.

    Jernelle and Sin Nee both expressed that they were very "honoured" to be part of the blockbuster drama.

    Sin Nee, who started filming there in May, shared that her favourite spot was the view from the foyer.

    Watch our E-Junkies video for the house tour and more of our interview with Sin Nee and Jernelle!.

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    singapore
    Police looking for man who flees accident scene in Yishun; drugs and samurai sword found in car
    June 21, 2024 9:57 AM

    SINGAPORE — The police are looking for a man who fled the scene after crashing his car into a lamp post in Yishun on the evening of June 20, leaving behind his female passenger.

    The police said they had received a call for assistance at Block 746 Yishun Street 72 at about 8.15pm on June 20.

    When officers reached the scene, a car sped off and subsequently skidded along Yishun Street 71, the police said.

    The front of the car is seen to be damaged, with its left headlight smashed against a lamp post.

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    entertainment
    Star Search returns with open auditions in July
    June 21, 2024 9:19 AM

    After a five-year hiatus, Star Search will return with open auditions on July 6 and 7 at Funan, and July 13 at Orchard Central.

    Contenders will be tested on their ability to express different emotions and also their charisma, wits and knowledge.

    The top three winners will each bring home a BYD car while a Mediacorp contract awaits the grand champion.

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    singapore
    Tourists stranded at Woodlands Checkpoint: Bus company apologises, says driver waited 30 minutes before leaving
    June 21, 2024 8:40 AM

    Bus operator Billion Stars Express has apologised to the two Australian passengers who said they were stranded at Woodlands Checkpoint after the coach bus departed without them on June 6.

    In a TikTok video posted that day, passenger Brenda Tee said she and her boyfriend had taken the overnight express bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.

    And when she called Billion Stars Express, the customer service personnel allegedly told her: "You took too long, my bus driver cannot wait.".

    "We sincerely hope the mentioned passengers understand the bus company's need to balance the interests and time of all passengers.".

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    singapore
    Possible property dispute: Singaporean man accused of intentionally hitting cyclist in Perth charged with murder
    June 21, 2024 8:38 AM

    SINGAPORE — A 27-year-old Singaporean man has been charged with murder in Perth after he was accused of intentionally hitting a cyclist with his car, dragging the victim under the vehicle for over 30m.

    The cyclist was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where he died, the WAPF added.

    Ng was questioned by the police and charged with one count of murder on May 24.

    At a press conference the next day, Detective Inspector David Gorton from the WAPF's major crime division told Australian media that the police are probing a possible property dispute between the parties.

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    asia
    South Korea summons Russian ambassador over pact with North Korea
    June 21, 2024 7:21 AM

    SEOUL — South Korea's foreign ministry said it had summoned the Russian ambassador in protest of a pact between Russia and North Korea signed in Pyongyang this week, as a Reuters witness saw him enter the ministry building on Friday afternoon (June 21).

    First vice foreign minister Kim Hong-kyun conveyed Seoul's stance on the pact and military co-operation between Russia and North Korea to Georgy Zinoviev, the top Russian envoy to Seoul, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

    Kim told Zinoviev that Russia's military support for North Korea harms South Korea's security and would inevitably have a "negative impact" on relations between Seoul and Moscow.

    Cho said any co-operation to help strengthen North Korea's military capabilities is a clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, according to the statement.

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    asia
    Rohingya may have entered Bangladesh in recent Myanmar clashes, refugee official says
    June 21, 2024 7:16 AM

    Rohingya have faced persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar for decades, with large numbers fleeing to Bangladesh from Rakhine in 2017, following a military-led crackdown on the minority community.

    Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, the Bangladesh official tasked with refugee relief and repatriation, said his office had received reports of Rohingya crossing over to swell the figure of nearly a million housed in refugee camps in the Cox's Bazar area.

    But with exit routes blocked, several residents, a Rohingya leader and the United Nations human rights chief have said that Maungdaw residents have nowhere to flee.

    Rahman said he had received messages from Rohingya that the AA offencive could lead to more displacement in Maungdaw, which touches the border with Bangladesh.

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