Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, July 5.
Singtel rules out cyber attack as cause of 3½-hour outage
Singtel is still investigating the root cause of a fibre broadband outage that saw its users cut off from Web surfing for 3½ hours yesterday morning, but it has ruled out a cyber attack.
Early balloting for P1 places likely at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls', Catholic High School and Henry Park Primary
Parents hoping to get their children into three of the most popular primary schools might have to face balloting at what is considered to be an early point in the annual registration exercise.
Thai boys trapped in cave being taught to swim and dive
The 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are being taught how to swim and dive to prepare them for the possibility that they need to dive their way out, as rescuers raced to pump water from the cave before heavy rain falls as forecast in the coming days.
New formats, ticket revamp for Singapore Sweep lottery
From today, the lottery tickets will no longer be pre-printed with thematic designs, and punters will have the opportunity to buy tickets with some numbers of their choice.
World Cup: Watch the final and party under the STars at 1-Altitude with us
On July 15, 60 subscribers of The Straits Times will get to attend an exclusive viewing party for the World Cup final at 1-Altitude, the highest alfresco bar in the world.
New $80 million Seletar Airport passenger terminal to open in December
A new $80 million passenger terminal will open at Seletar Airport in December, to provide more space for Singapore's private and business jet traffic to grow, and free up capacity at Changi Airport for larger planes.
$51.6 million donated to arts, culture last year
Donations to Singapore's arts and cultural scene totalled $51.6 million last year, dropping for the second year running. There were more than 80 new donors although the total number of donors remains unchanged.
Malaysia suspends construction of East Coast Railway Link
The project owner of Malaysia's US$20 billion (S$27.4 billion) East Coast Railway Link has told its main Chinese contractor to suspend work, both companies said on Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the future of part of China's Belt and Road plan.
Two people in Britain poisoned with Novichok nerve agent near where Russian spy was struck down
Two British citizens were critically ill in hospital on Wednesday after they were poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent which struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said.
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Small wonders make big leap
Stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly tell The Straits Times what sets the new superhero movie apart from the rest.