Daily Archives: 2019-11-09

Tens of thousands celebrate Japan emperor’s enthronement

Tens of thousands of people gathered on Saturday at a national festival to celebrate the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito with dancers and pop stars offering jubilant performances. Some 10,000 citizens who won hard-to-get tickets and 20,000 invited guests attended the evening festival at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Plaza, which was broadcast live across the nation. The festival came after Naruhito completed …

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Thousands hold vigils as Hong Kong student’s death triggers outrage

by Yan Zhao and Su Xinqi Thousands of Hong Kongers held vigils Friday night for a student who died from a fall during recent protester clashes with police, triggering fresh outrage from the pro-democracy movement and renewed violence. Although the precise chain of events leading to 22-year-old Alex Chow’s fall last weekend is unclear and disputed, his death Friday morning …

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Govt says nothing wrong with Erramalli’s qualifications; His computer school closed down in 2002

It was reported in the media today that Ministry of Manpower and Immigration and Checkpoint Authority, have both found nothing wrong with the education documents, Erramalli Ramesh had submitted for his citizenship application (‘Authorities checked educational qualifications of $1.5 million condo man and found nothing amiss‘, 9 Nov). In a joint reply to the media, both government agencies said that …

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US identifies likely culprit of vaping illness outbreak

by Issam AHMED US health officials said Friday they had identified vitamin E acetate as the likely culprit behind a vaping-linked lung injury epidemic that has killed 39 people and sickened thousands. Investigators have previously pointed to the oil, which is sometimes used as a thickening agent for vaping products that contain a psychoactive substance called THC, as a possible …

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All eyes on SPP’s Jose Raymond in Potong Pasir 

One month ago, Mr Jose Raymond was just an ordinary member of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP). And he barely made the cut for the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the SPP, and only made it after a face-off with Fazli Talip, a 2011 Workers Party candidate and a serving CEC member of the SPP. But on 5 November at …

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