Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 19

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7 in 10 residents in good shape post pandemic; youth, caregivers see drop in quality of life

In all, 75 per cent of those who took part in a poll commissioned by MCI said they were confident that Singapore would be able to get through the next pandemic.

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China's Xi Jinping out to play peacemaker on Russia visit

The Chinese leader has been pushing for a greater role for China on the global stage.

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New treatment saves toddler with aggressive leukaemia after chemotherapy failed to work

In Singapore, about 150 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. About two-thirds are leukaemia cases, according to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 

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Revisiting the Singapore population size debate

With birth rates falling to historic lows, it’s time we take a hard-headed look at how to remain a vibrant city and the critical role of immigration, says associate editor Zakir Hussain.

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Crooks lure victims with love in a gloomy market

The implosion of global digi-currency trades in 2022 have led crypto scammers to use new ways to lure victims.

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Sengkang residents have mixed views on estate maintenance under town council’s direct management

A new branch office, located at Block 323C Sengkang East Way, will start operating on Monday.

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Public can help wheelchair users by collecting data on barrier-free routes for new app

The SmartBFA app, launched in early March, has collected data on only a fraction of the country’s overall pathways so far.

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Drop in Malaysia durian harvest expected after Johor floods

“This time, the flood happened during the flowering season, which is a critical time, as it determines how many fruits farmers would get,” said an industry player.

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Hailstorms pelt Chiang Mai, knock over power poles

Many areas in the northern Thai province also suffered blackouts.

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Big recognition for Everything Everywhere All At Once. But what happened to Singapore film?

How many Singaporean films, actors, or directors can people actually name, asks the writer.

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