10 must-reads for today

A Palestinian girl cleaning her brother's face outside their destroyed house after an Israeli missile targeted a nearby Hamas site in Gaza yesterday.
A Palestinian girl cleaning her brother's face outside their destroyed house after an Israeli missile targeted a nearby Hamas site in Gaza yesterday.PHOTO: REUTERS

Gaza militants fired rockets into southern Israel as Israeli jets carried out air strikes in the territory yesterday, raising fears of a return to open conflict in the enclave. The violence appeared to abate after Egypt brokered a ceasefire, but sporadic fighting continued after the truce was announced. 

New cycling paths will be built in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang and Queenstown over the next five years, to add to the 120km of cycling paths and 300km of park connectors that now cross the island. By 2030, there should be 700km of cycling paths in all 26 Housing Board towns. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe