Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Oct 6

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Oct 6.


Singapore inks deal for antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 and its variants

Molnupiravir will be available here once it has received authorisation and approval for use.

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Need to standardise travel and health protocols across countries: Asean ministers

They were speaking at a regional forum to discuss the impact of Covid-19.

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S'pore Government has recovered $361 million from over 4,800 firms in JSS overpayment

This amount - covering the period to Sept 30 - represents 97.6% of the money erroneously overpaid.

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Caldecott Close bungalow owned by Lee Hsien Yang and wife sold for $13m; they list another for $16.8m

The adjoining freehold properties are located in Caldecott Close, near the old premises of Mediacorp.

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'Crikey!': 6 recent crocodile sightings around Singapore

Crocodiles can usually be seen at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, but they have made surprise appearances at other parts of the island.

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S'pore households should save electricity as costs increase due to fuel prices: Gan Kim Yong

Fuel prices have more than doubled over the past 1½ years, impacting countries worldwide, he said.

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Social scientist Noeleen Heyzer and veteran journalist Patrick Daniel named as IPS S R Nathan fellows

They will hold lectures in November and December, and in February and March.

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COE price for big cars rises while other premiums fall

Industry watchers attribute the results to strong demand from wealthy buyers unaffected by the generally weak market.

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Malaysian syndicate trafficked drugs through Singapore using courier services

CNB said close to 55kg of drugs worth about RM4.9 million (S$1.6 million) were seized during a series of raids in Malaysia.

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Singapore's Odette is No. 8 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

Denmark's Noma is No. 1 while another Singapore eatery Burnt Ends debuts at No. 34.

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