TL;DR: WEEK OF 28 OCTOBER

Written by Millegram

TUE: ISIS NAMES AL-QURAISHI AS NEW LEADER OF ISIS


Following a US special forces raid in Idlib, ISIS names Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as the successor to former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
(Picture Credits: BBC)

Read more about the profile of ISIS’ new leader at BBC.

WED: FIRST ZERO-EMISSION BUILDING LAUNCHED IN SOUTHEAST ASIA


Singapore Power (SP)’s training centre in Woodleigh Park is powered by the Hydrogen Energy System (HES), which runs entirely on solar energy.
(Picture Credits: Channel NewsAsia)

Read more about how HES reduces carbon emissions in Singapore at Channel NewsAsia.

WED: NUS LIBRARY MASTURBATOR APPREHENDED


NUS Chemistry major Xiong Jiawei, 27, was caught masturbating publicly in front of a woman in the NUS Science Library, and was suspended and sent for counselling.
(Picture Credits: Channel NewsAsia)

Read about how he was punished at Channel NewsAsia.

THU: MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE TO BUILD TRAIN LINE ACROSS CAUSEWAY


Malaysia and Singapore will proceed with the construction of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link at a reduced cost of 36%.
(Picture Credits: Channel NewsAsia)

Read more about how it may not alleviate the congested Causeway at Channel NewsAsia.

THU: DR. JOHN VAN WHYE DISCOVERS RARE SNAKE


Dr. John van Whye, Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore and Fellow at Tembusu College, discovered a Lined Blind snake, an animal not seen for 172 years.
(Picture credits: The Straits Times)

Read more about this important scientific discovery at The Straits Times.

THIS MON: SINGAPORE BANS E-SCOOTERS FROM FOOTPATHS 


Electric scooters will be banned from footpaths in Singapore from 5 November due to the rising number of accidents despite regulations.
(Picture Credits: Channel NewsAsia)

Read more about the ban and its impact on food delivery services at Channel NewsAsia.

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) UK set for general election on 12 December

2) Austrian Post ordered to pay up for selling customer data

3) 6.6 quake in Corabato

4) US House recognises Armenian genocide, backs Turkey sanctions

5) Trump wants negative interest rates in the US

6) SP Group launches first zero-emission building in Southeast Asia powered by green hydrogen

7) IS silent on Baghdadi death as it searches for successor

8) Japan’s beer shipments to South Korea dive 99% in Sept

9) Trump admin admits to holding back billions from Puerto Rico disaster recovery

10) China’s tech workforce can’t gain traction in Silicon Valley

11) Man arrested for fireworks set off in Jurong West

13) Warrant officer found guilty of asking staff sergeant to push NSF into well

14) Lui Tuck Yew to be SG’s next ambassador to China

15) US House formalises Trump impeachment inquiry

16) Boris Johnson accused of burying intelligence report on Russian influence over Brexit

17) Ontario provincial government dismantles green energy

18) Beto O’Rourke ends presidential bid

Contributors: Chu Yao Quan, Joseph Ong, Lune Loh, Zacchaeus Chua

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