TL;DR: WEEK OF 13 JANUARY

MON: NORTHERN IRELAND JOINS THE PRIDE PARADE 13 January is a monumental day for the LGBTQIA+ community in Northern Ireland, with gay couples given the right to register their marriages. (Photo Credits: The Wall Street Journal) Read more about it at BBC News.  …

TL;DR: WEEK OF 30 DECEMBER

WED: HONG KONG USHERS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TEARGAS AND MOLOTOVS Over a million Hongkongers turned up for a pro-democracy rally on New Year’s Eve. A march against parallel trading also occurred on Sunday. Both turned violent with over 400 people arrested across…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 23 DECEMBER

TUES: AUSTRALIA IS BURNING WORSE THAN EVER BEFORE Every year, Australia battles with bush fires. As a result, the habitats of numerous wildlife are destroyed and citizens are suffering from soaring temperatures and poor air quality. (Picture Credits: Jaye Young Seah) Read more about…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 16 DECEMBER

TUE: SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT SEEKS CLARIFICATION FROM WASHINGTON POST OVER POFMA POST  The Singapore Government has accused the Washington Post of “perpetuating false allegations” with their decision to partially publish the Singapore Government’s defence of POFMA. (Picture Credits: The New Paper) Read more about this…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 9 DECEMBER

TUE: RUSSIAN DOPING NOT DOPE  The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from all major sporting events for four years. Despite the ban, the athletes can compete in competitions under a neutral flag. (Picture Credits: Financial Times) Read more about the ban at…

RIDDING E-SCOOTERS OFF PAVEMENTS

What happened? E-scooters were banned from footpaths from Tuesday (5 November), following an announcement by Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min the day before, a move that will see E-scooters confined to 440km of cycling paths islandwide. Errant users will…

TWITTER BANS POLITICAL ADS

Twitter Bans Ads From 22 Nov onwards, Twitter will ban all political advertising worldwide amidst growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained the decision in a series of tweets. Source: Twitter He argued that the vast power…