Top stories from The Straits Times on Saturday, Feb 24

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Saturday, Feb 24.


East Coast 4-in-1 bus and rail depot will save taxpayers $2 billion: Khaw Boon Wan

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan also noted that building the depots separately would have used up an additional 44ha of land, twice the land size of Changi Airport's Terminal 4.

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Ex-NKF CEO Edmund Kwok, sacked in 2016 for 'personal indiscretion', let off by police with stern warning

More than a year after the National Kidney Foundation sacked its former chief executive Edmund Kwok for committing a “reportable offence” against a male subordinate, the case has concluded with Mr Kwok being let off by the police with a stern warning.

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Skeletal remains in house: State should have allowed relatives to stake a claim in house, says cousin of the Tan sisters

The state may have taken possession of the house that belonged to Madam Pearl Tan and Madam Ruby Tan, but the decision has left a relative of the sisters a little disappointed.

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Police robot rolled out for Chingay parade

Spectators at last night's Chingay parade might have seen a blue, white and red robot roving the grounds among the crowd during the celebrations.

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Better communication, good journalism and smart citizens key to fighting fake news: ST editor

"In today's world, you can't wait till tomorrow, or next week, or several days later. You have to be quick to put your own view out and answer questions when they arise," said Mr Warren Fernandez at his askST @ NLB talk at the National Library on Friday night.

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ST Scroll Back: China supermodel’s Chinese New Year message sparks breaking of taboo

Our CNY practices are about maximising the auspicious vibe. But what we do in our day-to-day actions sometimes contradict that wish for harmony and good fortune.

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ST expands regional coverage

The Straits Times is expanding its network of overseas correspondents to ramp up its coverage of developments across Asia and globally.

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Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Russia probe

Rick Gates, a former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia’s role in the election.

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Goats, pigs and veggies crop up in urban Tokyo

On what feels like a lazy afternoon, 12 goats and two cows chew on hay as five piglets oink and 20 chickens cluck in the background.

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Change: Ladies' night goes beyond free entry, drinks

At these souped-up ladies' nights, you can get everything from an express manicure to a makeover, pick up an outfit on the fringe of the dancefloor or take part in a lucky draw to win a resort holiday.

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