What's News: June 30, 2016

PM David Cameron said his successor could begin talks with the EU about Britain's exit before the formal legal process is triggered.
PM David Cameron said his successor could begin talks with the EU about Britain's exit before the formal legal process is triggered.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Day of mourning in Turkey

Turkey declared a national day of mourning yesterday and shored up airport security after a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's international airport left at least 41 dead. Witnesses to the carnage on Tuesday night described scenes of blind panic after attackers began shooting indiscriminately in the main terminal building.


'Rare discovery' at cathedral

Workers restoring the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in Queen Street have unearthed an 1843 time capsule and foundation stone in what was described as a "rare discovery". The church was gazetted as a national monument in 1973.


Britain cannot have access to single market: EU

European Union leaders agree that Britain cannot have access to the single market after leaving it without accepting the bloc's rules on free movement, EU president Donald Tusk has said. Twenty-seven EU leaders will hold a summit - without Britain - in Bratislava on Sept 16 to discuss further the fallout from Britain's decision to leave the bloc.


Trump vows to axe trade deals

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has framed his contest with Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton as a choice between hard-edge nationalism and policies of "a leadership class that worships globalism". 


Step up recycling efforts

After years of education campaigns, Singapore's household recycling rate is still a dismal 19 per cent, while Taiwan's is 55 per cent. It's time to raise it - and fast, as the country's sole landfill site is running out of space, argues Samantha Boh.


MHA officer jailed for stalking

A Ministry of Home Affairs officer has become the second man here to be convicted of unlawful stalking. Father of three Adrian Goh Guan Kiong, 38, was jailed for six months yesterday after he humiliated his girlfriend by sending naked photos of her to a WhatsApp chat group. 


Steps to deal with bulky trash

To tackle the problem of bulky trash blocking walkways and rubbish chutes in three new HDB blocks, Choa Chu Kang Town Council will install CCTV cameras and step up enforcement to catch errant contractors.


Property tycoon upbeat on UK

Analysts may be making dire predictions about the British economy, but property tycoon Kwek Leng Beng sees the UK as being a sound market in the medium term. He is prepared to open his chequebook if bargains appear in the wake of the Brexit turmoil.


England to pick Southgate

England's Football Association, still reeling from the country's exit from Euro 2016, is expected to appoint Gareth Southgate as Roy Hodgson's interim replacement. It is understood that the likes of Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers will be assessed as part of a global search to identify Hodgson's successor as England manager.


Feast of old and new flavours

A melting pot of past and modern flavours awaits visitors at this year's Singapore Food Festival. The theme this year is "Savour the past, taste the future". The 24th edition of the annual event, to be held from July 15 to 31, has a record line-up of 18 events. 


Maid 'stole from HK actress'

An Indonesian maid was charged on Wednesday with stealing diamond rings, designer handbags and other belongings from actress Cecilia Cheung. She allegedly stole two rings, four bangles, a bracelet, a pair of earrings, two necklaces, three pairs of shoes and three handbags - worth HK$460,000 (S$80,000) in total .

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