Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, July 13.
SMRT says asbestos not used in its network
Rail operator SMRT has come out to assure the public that its trains do not contain asbestos, a material that is highly hazardous to health and which is banned in Singapore.
GIC records 3.4% long-term return above global inflation
Sovereign wealth fund GIC continues to deliver steady long-term returns, but warned of a challenging climate ahead.
Primary 1 registration: Children hoping to get into 11 popular schools may have to ballot
Children applying to 11 popular schools may need to face a ballot, at the third of seven phases in the Primary 1 registration exercise.
Automated post offices, grocery delivery on the cards as SingPost shifts focus to e-commerce
There are plans to grow its network of POPStation parcel lockers,which may eventually double as unmanned post offices, SingPost group chief executive Paul Coutts told The Straits Times.
Thai cave rescue: Water level surged as rescue nearly ended in disaster
The water pumps failed, and Commander Chaiyananta Peeranarong heard shouts of alarm as the final stage of an unprecedented operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave almost tipped into disaster.
Liquidators of oBike urge affected customers to submit deposit claims online
Users of oBike with unrefunded deposits can submit their claims online to liquidators, the Consumers Association of Singapore said on Thursday.
Wildlife consultant threatens to pull out of Mandai developer talks after roadkill incidents
A veteran wildlife expert has said he will pull out of environmental impact discussions with the developer of the Mandai nature precinct, if he is made to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from speaking publicly.
RSAF marks 20 years of training at French air base
190 pilots have trained in Cazaux since 1998, and 191 babies have been born to staff there.
Tennis: Seven-time champion Serena Williams to face Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon final
Seven-time champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon final for the 10th time on Thursday and will face Germany's Angelique Kerber for the title.
Singapore's Chin Han and Tan Pin Pin joining Oscars body
Two Singaporeans, actor Ng Chin Han and film-maker Tan Pin Pin have been invited to join the body that oversees the Academy Awards. Both have accepted the invitations and once they are members of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they will be eligible to vote in the Oscars.