Top stories from The Straits Times on Wednesday, June 27

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Wednesday, June 27.


US Supreme Court upholds President Donald Trump's travel ban


People demonstrate against US President Donald Trump's travel ban as protesters gather outside the US Supreme Court following a court issued immigration ruling on June 26, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

The 5-4 ruling ends a fierce fight in the courts over whether the policy represented an unlawful Muslim ban. 

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oBike users unlikely to get back deposits, as firm undergoes liquidation


oBike announced on June 25 that it was ceasing operations in Singapore, saying it foresaw difficulties in meeting upcoming Land Transport Authority licensing requirements. PHOTO: ST FILE

 

With bicycle-sharing operator oBike now in liquidation in Singapore, the chances for users to get a refund of their deposits are slim, say lawyers.

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Singapore Exchange gives nod for dual-class shares


The Singapore Exchange Centre along Shenton Way. PHOTO: ST FILE

Companies seeking a mainboard listing in Singapore may now offer dual-class shares, following months of debate that required the regulators to step up with assurances of safeguards from abuse.

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MOH asks for public feedback on proposed measures to prevent infectious diseases


A file photo of Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Communicable Disease Centre. The Ministry of Health has proposed changes to the Infectious Diseases Act to better protect Singapore against the threat of new infectious diseases. SHIN MIN FILE PHOTO

The Health Ministry  wants more powers to curb the spread of infectious diseases here, including stopping individuals who break quarantine from leaving the country, and turning back visitors with high-risk of yellow fever without first offering vaccination.

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Argentina scrape through to last 16, Iceland crash out: World Cup results and fixtures at a glance


Marcos Rojo of Argentina celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi (top) after scoring during the World Cup 2018 group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 26, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

A late Marcos Rojo winner earned Argentina a 2-1 win over Nigeria as Iceland lost by the same scoreline to Croatia. France and Denmark are also through to the last 16 after playing out a goalless draw. 

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Rosmah's lawyers dispute WSJ report


According to the statement, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor stayed away from matters dealt with by her husband Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

The lawyers of Rosmah Mansor have slammed a report by the Wall Street Journal which claimed that the former premier's wife had played a central role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal.

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The Lives They Live: Meet the music salesman who didn't think Madonna would be big


Mr Ronnie Loh, 71, used to be a sales manager for record labels including Warner Music and EMI. PHOTO: GIN TAY FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

 

These days, pirated copies of music albums are called illegal downloads and they can be squeezed into a mobile phone. Mr Ronnie Loh, 71, remembers it differently.

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Bakery owner died when he was caught by rotating mixer arm and pulled inside


Mr Ng Sew Kuang (right) and his wife at their confectionery, Ng Kian Seng Confectionery. Mr Ng died in a workplace accident while operating an industrial gas-heated cooking mixer on June 25, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE

A bakery owner who died on Monday in a workplace accident was operating an industrial gas-heated cooking mixer to prepare bean paste when he was caught by the rotating mixer arm and pulled into the machine.

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No Signboard to roll out fast-food chain of Asian burgers


Mr Eric Er, vice-president of operations for No Signboard Holdings' new Hawker quick service restaurant, says the chain's burgers will feature flavours such as chilli crab, satay and chicken rice. ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

No Signboard Holdings, best known for its brand of No Signboard Seafood restaurants, is expanding with a new food concept.

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ST photojournalist's shots of Trump-Kim summit on display


Visitors viewing photos of the Trump-Kim summit taken by ST executive photojournalist Kevin Lim at the National Library Building on June 26, 2018. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

 

When the leaders of the US and North Korea strode into the courtyard of the Capella Singapore for their historic first public handshake, the cameras clicked into action to capture the moment for posterity. 

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