Top stories from The Straits Times on Friday, June 29

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, June 29.


VIDEO: At least 5 killed, several injured in Maryland newspaper shooting


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (centre) at a press conference following a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

A gunman fired through a glass door at a newspaper in the Maryland capital of Annapolis and sprayed the newsroom with bullets killing at least five people and injuring several others. 

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VIDEO: Problems with Singapore can be resolved: Malaysia Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu

Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, in an interview with The Straits Times at the Defence Ministry yesterday, said his ministry was concerned over the presence of China's vessels in Malaysia's exclusive economic zone, but would not deploy warshi
Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, in an interview with The Straits Times at the Defence Ministry on June 28, 2018,, said his ministry was concerned over the presence of China's vessels in Malaysia's exclusive economic zone, but would not deploy warships there. ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH

Relations between Malaysia and Singapore go through periodic problems, but the two neighbours are adept at resolving them, Mr Mohamad told The Straits Times in an interview.

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Primary 1 registration: Is balloting likely at the school of your choice?

Primary 1 registration for the 2019 cohort began on June 28 and will end on Oct 31. What should you consider when picking a school for your child?

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Bali shuts airport after volcanic eruption


Passengers wait at the airport as many of flight cancelled following the volcanic eruption of Mount Agung at Ngurah Rai international Airport on June 28, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Bali closed its international airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island that sent thick smoke and ash billowing 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, an official said on Friday (June 29).

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Belgium pip England to top spot as Japan sneak into last 16: World Cup results and fixtures at a glance


England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford concedes the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium on June 28, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Belgium beat England to top spot in their World Cup group after Japan sneaked into the knockout phase on the back of their superior disciplinary record. Senegal became the first team to go out of a World Cup on the “fair play” tiebreaker.

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oBike has to remove shared bicycles from public spaces by July 4, says LTA


oBikes are seen between Block 223 and 224 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh on June 27, 2018. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

The shared bicycles, which number at least 14,000, are now all over the island but cannot be hired as oBike stopped operating earlier this week.

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Company director given 10 years' jail for cheating offences involving over $25 million


Choy Peiyi, director of Vanguard Project Management, duped a crowdfunding firm into disbursing more than $25 million in cash. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Although Choy Peiyi, 35, returned about $20 million of the money, the company still suffered over $6.8 million in losses.

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Twitter, Facebook launch tools to track advertising


Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter faced the threat of US regulation over the lack of disclosure on political campaign ads spending. PHOTO: REUTERS

Twitter Inc on Thursday (June 28) made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them, as social media platforms faced the threat of US regulation over the lack of disclosure on such spending.

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Marathon: Paralympian William Tan to raise awareness for wheelchair racing at Gold Coast Marathon


Paralympian William Tan hopes his participation in the Gold Coast Marathon will pave the way for marathon wheelchair racing to return to Singapore and inspire seniors to be active. PHOTO: DR WILLIAM TAN

He will be the first Singaporean wheelchair racer to compete in the Gold Coast Marathon on Sunday but, to Paralympian William Tan, the significance of the milestone goes far beyond that.

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Weekend eats: From sambal stingray rice bowl to handmade kueh


Ollella's lemper ayam ($3 a piece) with shredded chicken braised in coconut milk, lemongrass, candlenuts and other ingredients wrapped in glutinous rice. PHOTO: OLLELLA

Home-grown brand Ollella, known for its delicious choux pastries, has expanded its range of hand-made kueh as part of the Food Fiesta at Takashimaya Square.

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