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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Nov 17

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Tuesday, Nov 17.

PM Lee hopes US President-elect Biden will come up with framework for ‘constructive’ US-China ties

Within this framework, topics such as trade, security and climate change can be dealt with, he said.

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Singapore will not be ‘last in queue’ for Covid-19 vaccine, says PM Lee

He said it was a reality that larger countries would “get some of their way” in ensuring they top the list.

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Global panel recommends Singapore’s hawker culture be added to Unesco list

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The final verdict will be given in December this year.

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Former director of NUS East Asian Institute had behaved inappropriately with subordinate: NUS

NUS said that Prof Zheng Yongnian’s behaviour “was inappropriate in a professional setting”.

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DBS Bank to roll out voluntary job-sharing scheme where 2 employees share one full-time role

It is aimed at transforming the way its staff work in a post-pandemic world and not a result of cost-cutting measures.

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askST: Can I get Covid-19 from frozen food and food facilities?

And can the Covid-19 virus be spread through cooked food?

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HDB website experiencing glitches on BTO sales launch day

A total of 5,795 BTO flats in five estates were launched on Tuesday (Nov 17) in the final sales exercise of the year.

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New tripartite advisory sets out steps to tackle mental health needs of workers

Firms are encouraged to train managers to spot signs of distress, including workplace burnout.

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6 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported for 7th straight day

There were no new community cases and none from worker’s dormitories.

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Fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low says 1MDB millions taken by him were ‘loans’

He went on to blame former prime minister Najib Razak for the downfall of the fund.

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