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Elon Musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens Dec 10 - tweet

A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter on Sunday.
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Elon Musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens Dec 10 - tweet

A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter on Sunday.

Talking points from the Premier League weekend

Chelsea rescued a late 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United while champions Manchester City scored five without reply against Burnley. City lead the standings on goal difference ahead of Liverpool, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur two points behind them.
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Talking points from the Premier League weekend

Chelsea rescued a late 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United while champions Manchester City scored five without reply against Burnley. City lead the standings on goal difference ahead of Liverpool, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur two points behind them.

Junior SG Adventures EP 6 : Queenstown's many 'firsts'

Queenstown was named after Queen Elizabeth II to mark her coronation. Developed in 1952, Queenstown housing estate was one of the earliest housing estates developed by the former Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT)—predecessor of the Housing Development Boar
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Junior SG Adventures EP 6 : Queenstown's many 'firsts'

Queenstown was named after Queen Elizabeth II to mark her coronation. Developed in 1952, Queenstown housing estate was one of the earliest housing estates developed by the former Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT)—predecessor of the Housing Development Board (HDB).

Uber to appeal Singapore's competition watchdog decision on Grab deal

SINGAPORE - Uber Technologies Inc has decided to appeal a decision by the Singapore competition regulator that its merger with regional rival Grab violated the city-state's competition laws, the firm said on Monday. Last month, Singapore slapped ride-hailin
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Uber to appeal Singapore's competition watchdog decision on Grab deal

SINGAPORE - Uber Technologies Inc has decided to appeal a decision by the Singapore competition regulator that its merger with regional rival Grab violated the city-state's competition laws, the firm said on Monday. Last month, Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and imposed restrictions on their operations open up the market to competitors, after concluding that their merger had driven up prices. It fined Grab S$6.42 million ($4.7 million) and Uber S$6.58 million.

New SingPass Mobile app allows users to log into government e-services by scanning fingerprints or faces

SINGAPORE - Citizens can now scan their fingerprints or faces to log into hundreds of e-government services, removing the hassle of remembering passwords. This is possible with the launch of SingPass Mobile on Monday (Oct 22), an app developed by GovTech, th
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New SingPass Mobile app allows users to log into government e-services by scanning fingerprints or faces

SINGAPORE - Citizens can now scan their fingerprints or faces to log into hundreds of e-government services, removing the hassle of remembering passwords. This is possible with the launch of SingPass Mobile on Monday (Oct 22), an app developed by GovTech, the agency behind public sector tech transformations in Singapore. «The new SingPass Mobile app will offer a more convenient log-in option, as users no longer need to enter their passwords to log in,» said GovTech's chief executive, Mr Kok Ping Soon, in a statement on Monday.

Swim team braves pollution to dive into Gaza waters

On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, their minds filled with dreams of Olympic glory.
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Swim team braves pollution to dive into Gaza waters

On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, their minds filled with dreams of Olympic glory.

China regions accused of faking pollution compliance in new probe

Four more Chinese regions have been accused of faking efforts to rectify environmental problems and paying only lip service to the country's war on pollution, according to reports published by the environment ministry on Monday.
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China regions accused of faking pollution compliance in new probe

Four more Chinese regions have been accused of faking efforts to rectify environmental problems and paying only lip service to the country's war on pollution, according to reports published by the environment ministry on Monday.

Cabby gives tongue-in-cheek account of encounter with tree branch as lesson for motorists

SINGAPORE - A Facebook post by a cabby about grabbing someone by the throat might seem alarming at first - until you realise that «someone» is actually a tree branch. Taxi driver William Lee turned a near-accident into a lesson for road users, af
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Cabby gives tongue-in-cheek account of encounter with tree branch as lesson for motorists

SINGAPORE - A Facebook post by a cabby about grabbing someone by the throat might seem alarming at first - until you realise that «someone» is actually a tree branch. Taxi driver William Lee turned a near-accident into a lesson for road users, after a tree branch suddenly fell on the road he was travelling on and scratched his cab on Saturday afternoon (Oct 20).

Icardi snatches stoppage time winner for Inter in derby

Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi scored with a stoppage time header to give his side a dramatic 1-0 win over neighbours AC Milan in their derby at San Siro on Sunday.
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Icardi snatches stoppage time winner for Inter in derby

Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi scored with a stoppage time header to give his side a dramatic 1-0 win over neighbours AC Milan in their derby at San Siro on Sunday.

First ATP title for Britain's Edmund

British number one Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career when he beat Gael Monfils of France 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) in the final of the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday.
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First ATP title for Britain's Edmund

British number one Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career when he beat Gael Monfils of France 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) in the final of the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday.

Bombardier sues Mitsubishi jet program over trade secrets

Canadian airplane maker Bombardier Inc has sued the aircraft unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd , saying former Bombardier employees passed on trade secrets to help Mitsubishi's oft-delayed regional jet project.
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Bombardier sues Mitsubishi jet program over trade secrets

Canadian airplane maker Bombardier Inc has sued the aircraft unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd , saying former Bombardier employees passed on trade secrets to help Mitsubishi's oft-delayed regional jet project.

Australian by-election count goes to the wire, after PM concedes

As the count from a crucial Australian by-election spilled into Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced the possibility that his Liberal party may have been too quick to concede a contest that would relegate his administration to a minority government.
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Australian by-election count goes to the wire, after PM concedes

As the count from a crucial Australian by-election spilled into Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced the possibility that his Liberal party may have been too quick to concede a contest that would relegate his administration to a minority government.

Australia's Jerusalem ploy fails to avoid by-election beating, risks Muslim backlash

In the kosher cafes of Sydney's east, Australia's surprise move to mull recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital won some support but not enough votes to prevent a huge backlash against the government at a crucial weekend by-election.
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Australia's Jerusalem ploy fails to avoid by-election beating, risks Muslim backlash

In the kosher cafes of Sydney's east, Australia's surprise move to mull recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital won some support but not enough votes to prevent a huge backlash against the government at a crucial weekend by-election.

2 dead in Bukit Timah accident as van crashes into tree, driver injured and arrested

A van crashed into a tree along Bukit Timah Road on early Saturday morning (Oct 20), leaving two passengers dead and its driver injured. Stomp understands that the van is believed to have skidded and hit the tree. Several Stompers shared circulated videos a
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2 dead in Bukit Timah accident as van crashes into tree, driver injured and arrested

A van crashed into a tree along Bukit Timah Road on early Saturday morning (Oct 20), leaving two passengers dead and its driver injured. Stomp understands that the van is believed to have skidded and hit the tree. Several Stompers shared circulated videos and photos that show a smashed van at the accident site. Responding to a Stomp query, the police said that they were alerted to an accident involving a van and which occurred in the direction of Upper Bukit Timah Road at 3.08am.

Woman gets letter 31 years after mum's death to claim $2 in accrued interest left in CPF

SINGAPORE - Thirty-one years after Rahayu Mazlan received payouts from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) following the death of her mother, the outstanding balance - under $2 - finally found its way to her. The 51-year-old housewife had received a letter da
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Woman gets letter 31 years after mum's death to claim $2 in accrued interest left in CPF

SINGAPORE - Thirty-one years after Rahayu Mazlan received payouts from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) following the death of her mother, the outstanding balance - under $2 - finally found its way to her. The 51-year-old housewife had received a letter dated Oct 4 from the CPF Board stating that as part of its “regular reviews”, it had found some leftover savings in her late mother’s account since the last withdrawal in 1987. She has until Nov 5 to claim it. She had already obtained some money from CPF upon her mother's death in 1987.

England win rain-marred fourth ODI to bag series

England beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-marred fourth one-day international on Saturday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
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England win rain-marred fourth ODI to bag series

England beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-marred fourth one-day international on Saturday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Look up! Flying taxis to be tested in Singapore skies mid-2019

SINGAPORE - The Jetsons zoomed around in flying cars in a cartoon series which featured life in 2062. But those in Singapore may not have to wait that long to see one up close with German aviation start-up Volocopter announcing it will perform a series of ur
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Look up! Flying taxis to be tested in Singapore skies mid-2019

SINGAPORE - The Jetsons zoomed around in flying cars in a cartoon series which featured life in 2062. But those in Singapore may not have to wait that long to see one up close with German aviation start-up Volocopter announcing it will perform a series of urban flight tests of its air taxis in the Republic in the second half of 2019. The flight tests are designed to validate and verify the ability of Volocopter's electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles to operate in Singapore's urban environment.

Asian football 'architect' Velappan dies

Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa hailed former general secretary Peter Velappan as "one of the most important architects" of the game in the region after the Malaysian passed away on Saturday.
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Asian football 'architect' Velappan dies

Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa hailed former general secretary Peter Velappan as "one of the most important architects" of the game in the region after the Malaysian passed away on Saturday.

Thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

Thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government.
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Thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

Thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government.

Motorcycling - Dovizioso on pole in Japan, Marquez to start sixth

Italian Andrea Dovizioso piled the pressure on championship leader Marc Marquez by qualifying in pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix while the Spaniard will start in sixth.
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Motorcycling - Dovizioso on pole in Japan, Marquez to start sixth

Italian Andrea Dovizioso piled the pressure on championship leader Marc Marquez by qualifying in pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix while the Spaniard will start in sixth.

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