While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 2
A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Oct 2, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
The US presidential debates organisers announced on Wednesday that “additional structure” is needed “to ensure a more orderly discussion” – a polite reference to the meltdown that occurred the previous day in Cleveland.Trump says not so fast.“Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time?” he tweeted.
READ MORE HERECovid-19 test caused brain fluid leak in US patient: StudyA Covid-19 nasal swab test ruptured the lining at the base of a US woman's skull, causing cerebrospinal fluid to leak from her nose and putting her at risk of brain infection, doctors reported in a medical journal on Thursday.
The patient, who is in her 40s, had an undiagnosed rare condition and the test she received may have been carried out improperly, a sequence of improbable events that means the risk from nasal tests remains very low.But health care professionals should take care to follow testing protocols closely, Jarrett Walsh, senior author of the paper that appeared in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, told AFP.
READ MORE HERETrump biggest driver of Covid-19 misinformation, says studyUS President Donald Trump has been the world's biggest driver of Covid-19 misinformation during the pandemic, a study from Cornell University said on Thursday.A team from the Cornell Alliance for Science evaluated 38 million articles published by English-language, traditional media worldwide between Jan 1 and May 26 of this year.
They identified 522,472 news articles that reproduced or amplified misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, or what the World Health Organisation has called the"infodemic."READ MORE HEREUS brings home dozens of ISIS 'foreign fighters'
The US Justice Department said on Thursday that it brought home 27 Americans who went to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, as Washington again urged other nations to do the same.A day after filing charges against a Trinidadian-American father and son who enlisted in ISIS in 2015, the department said it had brought criminal terrorism support cases against some of those returning Americans.
Washington has said it is setting an example for other countries, notably Britain and France, who have resisted repatriating perhaps hundreds of their nationals from Iraq and Syria.READ MORE HEREFootball: Lewandowski named Uefa men's player of the year
Robert Lewandowski was named Uefa men's player of the year on Thursday following a superb season in which he won the treble with Bayern Munich.Lewandowski was at the Champions League group-stage draw in Geneva to receive the award, just weeks after Bayern won the 2019/20 edition of the competition.
The Poland striker, who scored 55 goals in 47 games as Bayern also won the Bundesliga and German Cup, saw off Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer and Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne to win the award. Read more: The Straits Times »
CNA explores Singapore on foot (Day 4): Getting into hot water and searching for crocs
Thursday (Oct 15) was the penultimate day of CNA's long walk around Singapore, with journalists Matthew Mohan and Gaya Chandramohan venturing out ...
DPM Heng to deliver ministerial statement on Oct 5 before debate on COVID-19 support measuresJUST IN: Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat to make a ministerial statement on Monday on progress of Singapore's fight against COVID19, fiscal position So how bad the finances to keep raising medical cost, elec cost and gst? Congratulations to the Doctors, Health Workers, Policy makers, administrators and the people of the Rupublic. You all have done extremely well against the Pandemic. This was different as it was not a natural virus. Summary: 'We're losing the fight against this fake virus' 'We're losing money too!'
US House Judiciary antitrust report likely to come out as soon as Monday Oct. 5 - sourceWASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee is expected to release a much-anticipated report into ...
Closing date for Teckwah's privatisation offer extended to Oct 13THE closing date for Clementine Investments' voluntary conditional cash offer of 65 Singapore cents per share to take Teckwah Industrial Corporation private has been extended to Oct 13, from Sept 30. Read more at The Business Times.
Singapore to allow visitors from Australia and Vietnam from Oct 8SINGAPORE - Singapore will unilaterally lift border restrictions to visitors from Australia - excluding Victoria state - and Vietnam from Oct 8.. Read more at straitstimes.com. it’s a shame we Australians aren’t permitted to leave the country though 😕 Next Hong Kong please Frankly the Singapore “ entertainment “ venues can’t operate without the Vietnamese girls.
Keppel associate Floatel's creditors extend forbearance to Oct 15THE forbearance agreement between Floatel International and an ad-hoc committee (AHC) of holders of its US$400 million senior secured, first-lien 9 per cent bonds has again been extended, this time to Oct 15, from Sept 30. Read more at The Business Times.
Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Oct 1Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Oct 1.. Read more at straitstimes.com.