TL;DR: WEEK OF 13 JANUARY

Written by Millegram

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.

 

TUE: THOMSON-EAST COAST LINE IS BECOMING THICC

The Thomson-East Coast line will open in five stages spanning from 2020 to 2024. The first stage will start operations on 31 January, while the next stage, which consists of 6 stations from Springleaf to Caldecott, will open later this year.
(Photo Credits: LTA)

Read more about the upcoming TEL at CNA.

 

FRI: WORKERS’ PARTY LEADERS PUT IN THE NAUGHTY CORNER 

After being found guilty of misusing Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) funds, town councillors Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim have been made to recuse themselves from AHTC financial matters. 
(Photo Credits: The Straits Times

Read more about the parliamentary motion that forced the AHTC’s hand at CNA.

 

FRI: 2019 – THE SECOND HOTTEST YEAR IN RECORD

2019 was the second hottest year on record, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 
(Photo Credits: SciTechDaily

Read more about the Earth being on fire at SciTechDaily.

 

SUN: HARRY & MEGHAN NO LONGER ROYALS

Harry and Megan have decided to drop their crowns and titles – they will no longer be involved in royal duties. However, Harry, Megan and Archie will remain beloved members of the monarchy.
(Photo Credits: The Jakarta Post

Read more about Prince Harry’s resignation speech at BBC.

 

SUN: MORE AFFECTED BY WUHAN VIRUS

Over the weekend, more than 100 Chinese citizens are confirmed to be suffering from the Wuhan virus. The situation is still developing but Singapore is stepping up checks at Changi Airport. 
(Photo Credits: Al Jazeera)

Read more about the Wuhan virus at CNA.

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Tens of thousands evacuate as erupting Philippine volcano Taal blankets towns in ash

2) Alleged rapist defecates in High Court, claims trial to 6 charges

3) Thieving maid served family food mixed with her urine and blood, gets jail

4) Debt collector who dressed in funeral clothes to harass victims gets jail

5) Parnas to Maddow: ‘It was never about corruption’

6) Iconic analogue flight information boards at Changi Airport to be taken down amid Terminal 2 upgrading

7) Undergrad accused of illicitly filming women blocked from leaving Singapore but gag order maintained

8) Eleven U.S. troops injured in Jan. 8 Iran missile attack in Iraq

9) POFMA challenge: SDP presented no direct data to support statement, says AGC as judge reserves verdict

10) HIV infections among gay and bi men fall by 71% in UK

11) Anger over Chinese theme park’s pig bungee stunt

12) Families of Iran crash victims face politically charged litigation

 

Contributors: Clement Ng, Jong Ching Yee, Joseph Ong, Leney Ang, Lune Loh, Zacchaeus Chua

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