TL;DR: WEEK OF 14 OCTOBER

Written by Millegram

FRI: EBOLA VACCINE SEES GREEN LIGHT AT THE END OF EUROPE’S REGULATIONS


European drug regulators approve American drugmaker Merck’s vaccine Ervebo, as a licensed treatment against the Ebola virus.
(Picture Credits: Reuters)

Read more about the planned developments after the vaccine’s approval at Reuters.

SAT: THEY DID NOT LOCK HER UP


After a three-year investigation, ex-Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has been absolved of “deliberate mishandling of classified information” with her private email.
(Picture Credits: Slate)

Read more about the investigation’s conclusions at The Guardian.

SAT: SDP DOTS HONG LIM AT PRE-ELECTION RALLY 


Members of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) light up red umbrellas on a Saturday evening at their pre-election rally, reminiscent of Pink Dot’s annual light-up.
(Picture Credits: Singapore Democratic Party’s Facebook)

Read more about Dr. Chee Soon Juan’s rally speech at Channel NewsAsia.

SUN: “SG NASI LEMAK” FOUNDERS FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES


Two men and two teenagers have been accused of sharing obscene material on their Telegram group “SG Nasi Lemak”, including up-skirt photos. The group had over 44,000 members before it was shut down.
(Picture Credits: Twitter/ @sajidvhhh; Pixabay)

Read more about the group and charges at The Independent.

SUN: CHAOS, PETROL BOMBS, WATER CANNONS, HONG KONG


An illegal rally of tens of thousands at Tsim Sha Tsui turns violent as protesters clash with police. Petrol bombs were thrown at Chinese businesses, subways and the police.
(Picture Credits: The Wall Street Journal)

Read more about last week’s developments in Hong Kong at The Guardian.

SUN: AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS ‘BLACK-OUT’ FRONT PAGES TO FIGHT FOR PRESS FREEDOM


Australia’s Right to Know Coalition: Australian media outlets fight for press freedom, protests against government secrecy and cover-ups by heavily redacting the front pages of newspapers.
(Picture Credits: 9News)

Read more about the calls for reforms and press freedom at News Corp Australia.

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Singapore gymnast Tan Sze En gets best birthday gift: An Olympic spot

2) More Singaporean children to get first passport free

3) Classes suspended at Hong Kong Design Institute after students vandalise campus demanding surveillance footage of classmate

4) Hong Kong police apologise for ‘communication problems’ after broadcaster accuses officers of assaulting its driver in station

5) US lawmakers back bill to support HK protesters

6) Sexuality education external vendors not used since 2017: MOE

7) 5 things to know about the newly gazetted Singapore River bridges

8) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to endorse Bernie Sanders for president

9) Certis gets a new sniffer dog squad

10) Sharon Au, who is working in France, pulled up for contacting colleagues after office hours

11) IRS Followed Bitcoin Transactions, Resulting In Takedown Of The Largest Child Exploitation Site On The Web

12) Ex-NUS senior lecturer jailed 14 weeks for rubbing against undergrad on campus bus

13) Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

14) Turkey agrees to pause Syria offensive to let Kurds withdraw

15) SBS Transit turns to Industrial Arbitration Court in wage dispute with 5 bus drivers

16) Housing affordability for Malaysians neglected as threshold for foreign buyers lowered: Consumer group

17) Investigation of Clinton emails ends, finding no ‘deliberate mishandling’

18) ‘We do not want war’: Mexico president defends release of El Chapo’s son

19) Biggest ever Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to open in Paris

20) 8 families find out they have been paying respects to the wrong graves for 39 years

21) The first all-female spacewalk completed

22) Kidney for sale: How organs can be bought via social media in the Philippines

23) PM sends unsigned request seeking Brexit delay

24) Singapore, China sign defence agreement to scale up army, navy exercises, establish regular dialogue

25) Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

26) ‘Think of your family’: China threatens European citizens over Xinjiang protests

27) Petrol bombs and tear gas scar Hong Kong streets as police, protesters clash

Contributors: Chu Yao Quan, Clement Ng, Lune Loh

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