Top stories from The Straits Times on Tuesday, July 2

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, July 2.


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns protesters who stormed council building


ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

"This is something that we should seriously condemn because nothing is more important than the rule of law in Hong Kong," said Mrs Lam.

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Panel set to propose drone registration, tougher penalties


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It aims to give recommendations to the Government sooner than planned, after recent incidents.

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Disclosing HIV status not enough; sexual partners must be told of infection risks: High Court


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The court dismissed an appeal by an HIV-positive Singaporean convicted of not informing a victim.

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Media blackout of Hong Kong protests in China


ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

TV screens go black when foreign news outlets flash images of the demonstrations, while many foreign media have also found their websites blocked.

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Suspicion, anger among Pasir Gudang residents as cause for schoolchildren falling ill still unknown


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Some people felt that affected residents were being kept in the dark by the authorities.

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Servicemen and their families recognised at ceremonies, parade marking SAF Day


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Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that national servicemen and their family members who support the SAF give strength to the nation through the SAF.

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More than 85,000 e-scooters registered with LTA as new rules kick in


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Personal mobility device owners can still register with the LTA if their devices meet the criteria.

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Expect dry, warm weather next week


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This week, thundery showers for short durations are expected in the late morning and afternoon on three to five days.

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Woman jailed after assaulting ex-girlfriend and wrongfully confining her in flat for 9 days

The woman also forced her former girlfriend to strip, took a photograph of her and threatened her with it.

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Weaving magic from reality: Some songs in Disney musical Aladdin written in dark times 


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Other songs were mired in controversy, said prolific composer Alan Menken.

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