Top stories from The Straits Times on Monday, Nov 19

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Nov 19.


China, US must realise they need to accommodate each other to resolve trade war: PM Lee

 


PM Lee Hsien Loong speaking to members of the media at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby on Nov 18, 2018. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

What happens next will depend on the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Nov 30 to Dec 1 and whether talks can be set on the right way, he noted.

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Republican Rick Scott wins Florida US Senate seat after manual recount


Republican US Senate candidate Rick Scott is accompanied by his daughter Allison Guimard as he addresses supporters at his midterm election night party in Naples, Florida, on Nov 6, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

In the recount of the Nov 6 election, Mr Scott won by 10,033 votes out of 8.19 million cast statewide. He took 50.05 per cent, compared with 49.93 per cent for three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.

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When can food poisoning kill and what to do to prevent it


A 38-year-old man died about a week after consuming catered food prepared by Spize restaurant in River Valley. Mr Fadli Salleh was one of 81 people who suffered gastroenteritis, allegedly after eating bento boxes from that Spize outlet. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

More of the severe cases tend to be caused by bacteria rather than viruses. And a major factor that determines the severity of the illness is the kind of bacteria that caused it.

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Ministers to make community visits to all constituencies by mid-2020: Ong Ye Kung


Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said the community visits have become more informal, to allow for more "authentic" interaction and for a more accurate reflection of ground sentiments. PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Mr Ong said the visits have become more informal, to allow for more "authentic" interaction and for a more accurate reflection of ground sentiments.

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Even short physical activity has benefits: US health authorities


Older adults need multi-component activities that include balance training, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Recommended activities such as dancing, yoga, taiji, gardening or sports. PHOTO: ST FILE

 

Previously, the recommendation was that at least 10 minutes are needed for activity to count.

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Repurposing Golden Mile for younger generation

Golden Mile Complex's existing mixed-use infrastructure could easily complement potential development plans, says Ms Chan Hui Min, a director of DP Architects, which has been appointed consultant by the building's collective-sale committee.
Golden Mile Complex's existing mixed-use infrastructure could easily complement potential development plans, says Ms Chan Hui Min, a director of DP Architects, which has been appointed consultant by the building's collective-sale committee. PHOTO: ST FILE

 

A hotel or co-working space could be some of the possible new uses of Golden Mile Complex, which is being studied for conservation, even as it waits for a buyer.

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Hong Kong democracy leaders go on trial over Umbrella Movement


Sociology professor Chan Kin-man, 59, law professor Benny Tai, 54, and baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming, 74, founded the Occupy Central movement in 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS
 

 

All nine face "public nuisance" charges for their participation in 2014's Umbrella Movement protests. The charges are based on colonial-era law and carry maximum jail terms of up to seven years.

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British PM Theresa May: Getting rid of me risks delaying Brexit


"A change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier ... what it will do is mean that there is a risk that actually we delay the negotiations and that is a risk that Brexit gets delayed or frustrated," said British Prime Minister Theresa May. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

"A change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier... what it will do is mean that there is a risk that actually we delay the negotiations and that is a risk that Brexit gets delayed or frustrated," said Ms May.

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CAAS kicks off campaign to remind holidaymakers to stay safe during flight


Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore staff demonstrates the correct use of a life vest in case of an emergency on the aircraft on Nov 9, 2018. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

 

From ensuring that they are belted up even when the seat belt sign is switched off, to making sure that the window shades are up during taxi, take off and landing, the authority - through its social media platforms - is also taking the opportunity to explain the need for such rules.

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Local celebrity Jacelyn Tay announces divorce on social media


Jacelyn Tay announced on social media that she is in the final stage of divorce proceedings with her husband Brian Wong. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS 

 

The former Mediacorp actress did not divulge the reason behind the split, saying: "I do not think I owe anyone the reason for divorce except to my son." 

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