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19 puppies rescued from Upper Thomson pet store fire

SINGAPORE – Firefighters rescued 19 puppies on Saturday morning (April 10) after a fire broke out in a pet store in Upper Thomson Road, near the planned site of the Upper Thomson MRT station. Eyewitnesses said the puppies were carried out of the smoking store in boxes and a group of passers-by helped to hold […]

Chinese aircraft skirt Taiwan in second show of force this week

TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG) – The Chinese air force sent a fleet of aircraft close to Taiwan for the second time this week in the latest sign of military intimidation against the separately ruled island. Eleven People’s Liberation Army planes flew into Taiwan’s south-west air defence identification zone on Friday (April 9), according to a statement from […]

1 new Covid-19 case in the community, 31 imported

SINGAPORE – There were 32 new Covid-19 cases confirmed at noon on Saturday (April 10), taking Singapore’s total to 60,633. One of these was in the community while the other 31 were imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). There were no new […]

Japanese Covid-19 patient receives world's first living donor lung transplant

TOKYO (XINHUA) – Japan’s Kyoto University Hospital has said that it has conducted the world’s first living donor lung transplant on a Covid-19 patient who lost functionality of both her lungs. The patient, a woman who lives in western Japan, is currently in intensive care. Her husband and son, who donated part of their healthy […]

Pro-democracy movement in Thailand snuffed out? It's merely shifting gears

BANGKOK -A new movement has sprung from the fading embers of Thailand’s pro-democracy protests. On Tuesday (April 6), a coalition of political and civic groups called Re-Solution launched a campaign to collect one million signatures to amend Thailand’s Constitution. “One name from everyone. Uproot the Prayut regime,” went the slogan espoused by the candy-coloured mascot, in […]

Pro-democracy movement in Thailand snuffed out? It's merely shifting gears

BANGKOK -A new movement has sprung from the fading embers of Thailand’s pro-democracy protests. On Tuesday (April 6), a coalition of political and civic groups called Re-Solution launched a campaign to collect one million signatures to amend Thailand’s Constitution. “One name from everyone. Uproot the Prayut regime,” went the slogan espoused by the candy-coloured mascot, in […]