While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 15

15/1/2022 2:21:00 AM

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 15

The United States released intelligence findings the day after National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that Russia, which has amassed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border, was “laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating a pretext for an invasion.”

READ MORE HEREMilitary resources will be"reallocated to strengthen operations in several different places" in Sweden, with a"visible" change on Gotland, Michael Claesson, chief of operations at the Swedish military, said in a statement.

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Stories you might've missed, Jan 13 - The Independent Singapore NewsStories you might've missed: Tray return stations overflowing, a boyfriend earning more than his girlfriend but wants the bill to be S$30, a family that gives Loh Kean Yew S$200,000, and more.

Morning Digest, Jan 13 - The Independent Singapore NewsHere are some stories you might've missed.

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Indonesian woman flogged 100 times for adultery, partner gets 15IDI (Indonesia) — An Indonesian woman was flogged 100 times Thursday (Jan 13) in conservative Aceh province for adultery while her male partner, who denied the accusations, received just 15 lashes.

US House panel subpoenas social media firms in Capitol attack probeWASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Facebook parent Meta, Alphabet, Twitter and Reddit on Thursday (Jan 13), seek

https://str., the photos were taken on Jan 10 at 7:30 pm at the Kopitiam outlet inside Jurong Point.Paul Tambyah, Chee Soon Juan re-elected as SDP’s Chairman & Secretary-General Photo: FB screengrab/ sdp The party also announced that it has two new members in its Central Executive Committee: Ms Min Cheong-Subramaniam and Mr Naresh Subramaniam.Daily Covid-19 Omicron count in S'pore nearly doubles to 797 infections The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate dipped slightly to 1.

sg/wQTK US says Russia readying 'false-flag' operation to invade Ukraine Russia has put in place operatives trained in explosives to carry out a “false- flag” operation to create a pretext to invade Ukraine, US officials alleged on Friday. The United States released intelligence findings the day after National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that Russia, which has amassed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border, was “laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating a pretext for an invasion. Boyf earning 40 per cent more says his family isn’t well off and shares the bill with his girlfriend or tries to keep it to S$30 Photo: Freepik/prostooleh (for illustration purposes only) Singapore — A girlfriend unsure about whether her boyfriend will eventually stop living frugally raised her concerns on if he would even allow her to buy a piece of cake she was craving.” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said US intelligence believed Russia could begin the operations “several weeks” before a military invasion, which could start between mid-January and mid-February. The party also announced that it has two new members in its Central Executive Committee: Ms Min Cheong-Subramaniam and Mr Naresh Subramaniam. “We have information that indicates Russia has already prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine,” Psaki told reporters. George Yeo: With US-China tensions predicted to be long-term, Singapore must become capital city of Asean Photo: Fb screengrab/ georgeyeo - Advertisement 2- Singapore — Former Foreign Minister George Yeo underlined on Jan 11 (Tuesday) the importance of establishing a strong presence in Southeast Asia as well as strong ties with Singapore’s neighbours, as tensions between global superpowers the United States and China may last for “easily” up to 30 years. “The operatives are trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia’s own proxy forces.2 to $6.

” READ MORE HERE Worried by Russia, Sweden beefs up troops on Baltic island Sweden's armed forces are boosting preparedness in regions including the Baltic island of Gotland, citing Russia's increased military activity in the area. However, she added that something (or rather someone) was bothering her. Military resources will be"reallocated to strengthen operations in several different places" in Sweden, with a"visible" change on Gotland, Michael Claesson, chief of operations at the Swedish military, said in a statement. Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet on Friday published video of armoured combat vehicles patrolling the harbour of Visby, the largest town on the island. READ MORE HERE Omicron linked to higher hospitalisation rate for babies Omicron infection has resulted in a higher hospitalisation rate for babies in the UK than seen for previous variants of Covid-19, though most hospital stays were short, researchers said. A video of the officer, 62, trying to stop the car from entering the school for not having a valid car label, circulated on social media on Tuesday (Jan 11). Infants under the age of one year old accounted for 42 per cent of children hospitalised during the Omicron wave, compared with 30 per cent in May to mid-December when the Delta variant was prevalent, a UK-wide team of doctors said in data released on Friday. READ MORE HERE Singapore Art Week 2022: So much to see, too little time From an art show in a Bedok HDB flat to an exhibition inspired by the bio-rhythms of mushrooms, check out these highlights at the annual art week from Jan 14 to 23.

Outcomes for the hospitalised babies have been positive, however, with no deaths, less need for oxygen and proportionally fewer intensive-care admissions than during the Delta wave. READ MORE HERE Dutch ease tough Covid-19 curbs, but bars stay shut The Netherlands will relax some of the toughest Covid-19 restrictions in Europe after hospitalisations dropped despite a surge in Omicron variant cases, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. “Kaypoh fur baby exploring the claw machine…no fur baby is hurt in this ‘magic’,” reported netizen Ant Adamania last Monday, in the Facebook page. Shops, gyms, hairdressers, sex workers and sports clubs will be allowed to do business until 5pm daily from Saturday, nearly a month after they were shut down over the Christmas and New Year period. But bars, restaurants, cafes and cultural locations will however remain closed until at least Jan 25, Rutte told the first press conference since a new government was sworn in earlier this week. READ MORE HERE Alec Baldwin turns over his phone in Rust shooting probe Actor Alec Baldwin turned his phone in to the police in Suffolk County, New York, on Friday morning, his lawyer said, starting a process that will allow investigators to collect data related to his fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the film Rust last year in New Mexico.

Baldwin agreed to a process in which he would hand over his iPhone and its password, and the phone's data would be reviewed by officials from the Suffolk County police department and district attorney's office before the relevant data would be passed to authorities in New Mexico, according to a search agreement provided by Baldwin's lawyer. Baldwin, who has a home in Suffolk County, handed the phone over to the police himself, his lawyer, Aaron Dyer, said. .