Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 3

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, March 3, 2022. 


 

First Ukraine city, Kherson, falls as Russia strikes more civilian targets

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The battle for control of Kherson, a strategic port, left bodies strewn about the city streets, blackouts, limited water and little food.

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Interactive: What we know so far about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Why does the conflict matter to Asia? What could happen next? Find out in this interactive. 

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TraceTogether, SafeEntry will be used until vaccination-differentiated measures no longer needed: Janil

The easiest way for businesses to enforce prevailing measures is to continue using TraceTogether and SafeEntry, said the minister.

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NSman dies during HPB exercise session: All high-intensity training sessions for NSmen suspended

The man had collapsed at the start of the main exercise after completing the warm-up.

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Interactive: View state gifts in the Istana's collection in 3D

They include a durian-shaped bowl and a porcelain vase with the Marina Bay skyline.

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Extra $2,000 for NSmen, new $1,600 base pay for all and other improvements

The Ministry of Defence on March 3 unveiled several new initiatives to improve the NS experience.

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More than 80% of S'poreans polled believe death penalty has deterred offenders: Shanmugam

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In his speech during the budget debate, he said the death penalty continues to remain relevant here.

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Section 377A ruling: Govt is considering different viewpoints carefully, says Shanmugam

"If and when we decide to move, we will do so in a way that continues to balance these different viewpoints," he said.

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Tough choices and trade-offs for a fair and just society

When asked what the greatest challenge for a statesman was, the late British prime minister Harold Macmillan said "events, dear boy, events".

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Fashion meets food: 3 new cafe-in-store concepts to check out

The trend is seeing a resurgence as local retail brands strive to become experience-driven lifestyle destinations. 

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