Top stories from The Straits Times on Tuesday, Jan 23

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Tuesday, Jan 23. 


More can be done to meet needs of older Singaporeans: Heng Swee Keat

The Finance Minister, who hinted that measures to better support seniors will be a focus at the upcoming Budget on Feb 19, also said a group of younger leaders are mulling over what Singapore "needs to do differently in the coming years" as its population ages. 

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Stringent checks at new processing centre keep Singapore's cash eco-system up and running

With its latest cash-processing centre, which opened officially in Commonwealth on Monday, Certis Cisco Secure Logistics is taking no chances when it comes to security. 

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China tourists top traveller list for S'pore

More than 2.7 million Chinese came to Singapore from January to October last year, representing almost one-fifth of all visitor arrivals, according to latest figures.

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Singapore firms bullish about Sri Lanka amid news of FTA

Singapore businesses said they are bullish about the Sri Lanka market, and expect to benefit considerably from a free trade agreement (FTA) that both countries will sign today.

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Mike Pence in Jerusalem pledges US embassy move by end-2019, faces protest

The US Vice-President announced the news in a speech to Israel's parliament on Monday that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest.

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US senators strike deal to end 3-day government shutdown

The US House of Representatives passed a short-term measure on Monday to fund the federal government through Feb 8 and end a three-day government shutdown.

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Keeping donor blood flowing amid seasonal dip

Every day, hundreds of blood units are given to the sick and injured across Singapore - here's a look at what goes on behind the scenes, how the national blood supply is maintained, and key facts about blood and its medical uses.

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Coney Island to welcome student campers before new OBS campus opens there in 2020

The Straits Times has learnt that a temporary campsite is currently being prepared there for student participants of a national outdoor adventure programme.

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JJ Lin will kick off new world tour in Shanghai in March

The Singaporean singer-songwriter's tour will stop at several Chinese cities, as well as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and feature old favourites and new songs. 

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Football: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez joins Man United in swap with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Manchester United on Monday (Jan 22) confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction.

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