Top stories from The Straits Times on Tuesday, July 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, July 10.


Thai cave rescue: Four more boys rescued, health of five remaining in cave 'still good'



Rescuers would resume an operation to extract the remaining five people in about 20 hours’ time, head of the rescue mission Narongsak Osotthanakorn said on Monday evening.

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Jeremy Hunt named Britain's new foreign minister after Boris Johnson quits over Brexit plan



The appointment of Hunt, the long-serving health minister, sees a close Theresa May ally replace the maverick Johnson, and could alter the Brexit balance of the British PM’s top ministerial team. 

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KL's dithering over HSR will hurt its reputation and taxpayers on both sides

The depth and breadth of the fallout for Singapore arising from Malaysia's dithering over the high-speed rail project was evident from Monday's Parliament sitting.

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Parliament: Vision for Jurong Lake District unchanged regardless of HSR outcome, says Lawrence Wong

The fate of the area has been in the spotlight after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in May that his country plans to scrap the multibillion-dollar rail project.

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David Lee in Russia: France's watertight defence can keep a lid on Belgian trio

France have been in energy-saving mode throughout most of the World Cup, and that will now come in handy in arguably their toughest test to date when they play Belgium in St Petersburg tonight for a place in Sunday's final.

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Parliament: Small Claims Tribunals raise limits to $20,000; more time to file claims

These key measures are set out in the Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in Parliament on Monday.

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Army medic and nurse wife praised after helping unconscious passenger on SIA flight


 

Medical vocational instructor ME1 Lam Guo Wei and wife Audrey Chia were en route to Japan on board a Singapore Airlines flight, when they noticed that a man had fainted outside the toilet behind their seats.

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Mustafa founder fails to strike out step-family's lawsuit


 

Mr Mustaq Ahmad, founder of the iconic Mustafa Centre, has failed in his High Court bid to strike out his step-family's high-stakes lawsuit against him and five others.

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Malaysian man fined S$605 for marrying 11-year-old girl without Syariah Court's consent


 

 The man was charged with solemnising a marriage and polygamy without obtaining the court's permission, reports said.

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Heroes Among Us: Mum steps up her game, for love of Kyra


 

In 2005, when she was just 28, Ms Magdelene Han was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage 2. Ms Han's story is the fifth in our Heroes Among Us video series.

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