Daily Archives: 2014-07-31

Fear of Ebola virus in Asia and Europe, but no confirmed cases

By Howard Lee Countries in Asia and Europe are on alert following fears that the Ebola virus could get out of control. This is in the wake of serious outbreaks in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, although suspect cases reported outside of these countries have thus far tested negative for the virus. International medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reported …

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Sungei Rd flea market to be erased, NEA confirms

A week after the authorities announced that one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates would make way for redevelopment, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has confirmed that the iconic flea market at Sungei Road will also be erased forever. It is the latest casualty in Singapore’s redevelopment plans, this time the Thieves Market will be making way for the new Sungei …

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Alumni barred from school for being “politically active”?

By Terry Xu Like the year before, graduate of First Toa Payoh Secondary, Ariffin Sha was preparing to return to his former school to help out with its involvement in the National Day celebrations. He was former parade commander and also vice president of the student council. This year was different, as his teacher told him that he need not come to …

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