Top stories from The Straits Times on Friday, April 27

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, April 27.

LTA to install more safety measures, including red-amber-green arrow lights at right-turn junctions


LTA said that it does regular reviews to identify accident-prone locations, and beefs up safety in such areas with special lights, signs or road markings. PHOTO: ST FILE/LTA

As an additional safety measure, the Land Transport Authority will install such lights at as many as possible of the 1,600 right-turn junctions in Singapore.

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VIDEO: Denuclearisation set to top agenda at landmark Moon-Kim meet today


South Korean soldiers (front) and North Korean soldiers (rear) stand guard on either side of the military demarcation line of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two nations, in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 26, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Follow ST's coverage of the historic inter-Korea summit - which experts say will weigh heavily on denuclearisation - on a special live blog, along with reports and analyses from our correspondents. 

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Competition watchdog says entry of new players will be a factor in assessment of Grab-Uber merger


The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) is probing into the Grab-Uber merger to assess if any competition laws have been infringed. PHOTO: ST FILE

A trio of start-ups - Ryde, Jugnoo and MVL - have announced plans to start their own private hire car service, two of them as early as next week.

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VIDEO: Mike Pompeo becomes US Secretary of State as North Korea, Middle East issues await


A US government handout photo shows the US' new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.PHOTO: US GOVERNMENT

The former CIA director, regarded as a Donald Trump loyalist with hawkish world views, set of immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East.

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Doctors, religious groups raise concerns over new method of creating '3-parent babies'


Babies born through the mitochondrial genome replacement technology would have the genetic makeup of three people.PHOTO: ST FILE

Known as mitochondrial genome replacement technology, the method has sparked discussion on whether the technology should be permitted for mainstream use.

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VIDEO: New scanners to check buses entering Tuas Checkpoint


A bus driving through the scanning area at the Tuas Checkpoint.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Security for buses entering Singapore through Tuas Checkpoint will be stepped up in a move to fight terrorism, contraband items and stowaways.

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Singapore ambassador responds to opinion piece in New York Times by activist Kirsten Han


Singapore's ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri (left) has rejected claims by Singaporean activist Kirsten Han in her article titled "What Trump is Learning from Singapore - and Vice Versa".PHOTOS: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GOV.SG

Ms Han had described the Singapore government as authoritarian and having "little time for human rights, civil liberties or even openness and accountability". 

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Barisan Nasional pins hopes on Kedah, 'Iskandar of the North'


The "forgotten town" of Bukit Kayu Hitam is seeing some signs of development, including the newly built Customs, immigration and quarantine complex.ST PHOTOS: ARLINA ARSHAD

Expecting a tough fight in Dr Mahathir Mohamad's home state, the ruling coalition  has laid out big plans to transform the sleepy town on Malaysia's border with Thailand into an economic centre. 

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VIDEO: Comedian Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault, faces up to 30 years in jail


Cosby walking after it was announced that the verdict was in.PHOTO: AFP

The 80-year-old was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting one-time friend Andrea Constand in 2004, and faces up to 10 years in jail for each of the three counts. 

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Football: Take your pick of World Cup live public screenings in Singapore


Members of the audience reacts to Wayne Rooney's equaliser goal for England at the live screening of World Cup match between Uruguay and England at the Bedok Community Centre, on June 20, 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

While the People's Association is "exploring with the telcos", other organisations like the Sports Hub and Safra are gearing up to air live matches of the Russia tournament. 

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