TL;DR: WEEK OF 21 OCTOBER

Written by Millegram

TUE: NETANYAHU FAILS TO FORM NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT


Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a new coalition government, and it’s all up to ex-military chief Benny Gantz to form his coalition and succeed as Israel’s next Prime Minister.
(Picture Credits: Times of Israel)

Read more about how Netanyahu could still become Israel’s Premier at Times of Israel.

 

THU: WESTERN SINGAPORE TO BE TESTING GROUND FOR DRIVERLESS VEHICLES


More than 1,000km of public roads in areas like Woodlands, Bukit Merah and Choa Chu Kang will be used to test self-driving vehicles, up from the current 70km in Buona Vista.
(Picture Credits: LTA)

Read more about how it may affect your commute at Channel NewsAsia.

 

FRI: HIGHEST LEVEL OF MEASLES CASES SINCE 1997 IN SINGAPORE


MOH urges Singaporeans to stay vigilant of measles, as Singapore and various parts of the world see an increased number of measles cases.
(Picture Credits: CNA)

Read more about how Singapore’s ministries have reacted at Channel NewsAsia.

 

SAT: THE MARCH GOES ON FOR CHILE IN OCTOBER


Over a million Chilean protesters have taken the streets with posters and national flags, calling for the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera, whose government they blame for inequality.
(Picture Credits: Americas Quarterly)

Read more about the demands of the protesters at BBC News.

 

SUN: ISIS LEADER KILLED IN US STRIKE


US President Donald Trump has announced the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who killed himself during a US-led raid in northwestern Syria.
(Picture credits: Deutsche Welle)

Read more about the raid and the controversy in Trump’s handling of it at CNN.

 

THIS MON: BREXIT DEADLINE BREX-YEETED TO NEXT YEAR


The EU has granted an extension of the Brexit deadline by three months to 31 January next year. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has said he’d “rather be dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit, is particularly salty.
(Picture credits: Associated Free Press)

Read more about the extension and events leading up to it at ABC News.

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Berlin: ‘Cocaine taxis’ are a growing problem

2) Thai king strips ‘disloyal’ royal consort of all titles: Palace

3) Radical change to abortion laws in Northern Ireland

4) Ex-SingPost employee gets jail for transferring S$40,000 in unauthorised deposits into her bank account

5) Singapore losing bilingual edge, 7 in 10 Chinese families with P1

6) Jussie Smollett Fails To Get City Of Chicago’s Lawsuit Against Him Dismissed

7) Indonesian President Jokowi announces new Cabinet

8) Marieke Vervoort: Paralympian ends life through euthanasia at age of 40

9) Turkey and Russia strike deal over Syria’s border

10) Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash

11) Lorry driver held as 39 found dead in trailer

12) SAF officer charged over death of NSF Liu Kai, 5 others charged with leaking photos

13) 1.4 million Singaporeans to receive Bicentennial Bonus benefits in

14) Criminal probe into Mueller Russia inquiry begins

15) Lion Air crash report ‘criticises design, maintenance and pilot error’

16) US to deploy troops in northern Syria to protect oil fields

 

Contributors: Chu Yao Quan, Clement Ng, Lune Loh

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