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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Nov 12

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Nov 12.

New work pass in S’pore for top-tier foreign tech professionals to launch in Jan

It is aimed at strengthening Singapore’s position as a leading tech hub.

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Ex-property agent convicted of killing pregnant wife and daughter, gets death penalty

Teo Ghim Heng, 45, had strangled his wife and daughter at their Woodlands flat on Jan 20, 2017.

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14-member committee appointed to make recommendations on Covid-19 vaccination here

The committee comprises experts in infectious diseases, immunology and other relevant fields.

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Asean Summit: S’pore calls for equitable, steady, affordable supply of Covid-19 vaccines to region

Singapore will contribute $134,900 to the Covid-19 Asean Response Fund.

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$5k rise in rebates on cleaner cars, surcharges for pollutive ones from 2021

Cleaner taxis will have their rebates increased by $7,500 in the same time period.

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Trump’s election challenges on flimsy grounds

Writing is on the wall for the President, say analysts.

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Typhoon Vamco hammers main Philippine island of Luzon, paralyses Manila

At least one person was killed and three others reported missing, the Bicol region reported.

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FairPrice sells groceries from air-conditioned truck

The truck will, for a start, serve Blk 108 Bukit Purmei Road, Blk 32 Telok Blangah Rise and Blk 518 West Coast Road.

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Olympics: Athletes won’t have to isolate for 14 days on arrival in Tokyo, say organisers

Decision on overseas spectators still out but a 14-day quarantine is deemed “impossible”.

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Blackpink are the biggest pop band in the world: Bloomberg

BTS, the seven-member boy band, are ranked No. 10 in the November ranking.

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