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The number of people infected with the Zika virus in Singapore is expected to rise as there is a high likelihood of more local transmissions, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday. A total of 41 people here have tested positive. Mr Gan also highlighted that there may be Zika carriers who show no symptoms but are still infectious.
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Self-service lockers which let library-goers collect reserved books are to be introduced at all 25 staff-run public libraries here by 2018. The lockers have already been installed at seven libraries, with customers saying they have made their lives easier.
Bangladesh police said yesterday they were hunting more extremist leaders after shooting dead the suspected mastermind of a deadly cafe attack, on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry's first visit. Security forces stormed a militant hideout outside Dhaka on Saturday, killing three suspected Islamists.
Returning to his controversial immigration policy after seemingly softening his position on deporting undocumented immigrants, US presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would "ensure those who overstay their visas are quickly removed".
The failure of the G-20 to become the world's steering committee, whether in economics or politics, points to how reform and rebalance in leading international organisations - from the United Nations to the International Monetary Fund - have stalled, writes correspondent Jonathan Eyal.
The Social Service Institute, which trains charity and welfare organisation workers, is to relocate again - after just three years at TripleOne Somerset. It will move to a $3 million set-up across four floors of Central Plaza on Sept 14 after its lease was not renewed.
Singapore's oldest university hall turns 100 this year and got a new hall master last month. Senior lecturer Lee Kooi Cheng says she wants to provide more "purposeful and structured learning" for residents of King Edward VII Hall at NUS.
Singapore is losing export competitiveness in the region as a result of rising costs, according to Credit Suisse economists.
Their research also found that the Republic is losing market share in the global goods trade, which means export growth will likely remain weak in the coming years.
As the US Open, the last tennis Grand Slam of the season, begins today, Andy Murray's fitness puts him ahead of major contenders.
The Briton is in such good shape that he's been dubbed "Iron Man" by Japan's Kei Nishikori.
Television host Allan Wu (photo), who appears in a new reality show called Celebrity Car Wars, says his biggest bugbear is drivers who do not signal when turning. He rides a Ducati motorcycle. He prefers a two-wheeler because he does not have to worry about traffic - he simply weaves through it all.
Hong Kong restaurant Kam's Roast Goose will be opening its first overseas outlet here in October, at Pacific Plaza in Scotts Road.
Singapore-born television producer Robert Chua, 70, who is bringing in the restaurant, says it has been a challenge finding a good supplier of goose, and does not rule out serving roast duck instead.