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Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Nov 5

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Friday, Nov 5.

$174 million in tech research initiatives launched to boost digitalisation in S’pore

One effort involves a research laboratory under tech firm Cisco and NUS, with an investment of $54 million.

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Connaught Drive, Anderson Bridge to be pedestrian-only from end-2021

Beyond the civic district, pedestrianisation efforts are also ongoing in heartland areas to reinforce Singapore’s push to go car-lite.

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Mudslides off Bukit Batok Nature Park cliff ongoing for 2 months: Residents

A resident is worried that the mudslides will affect one of the transmitting towers of Bukit Batok Transmitting Station.

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Increasing ICU beds for Covid-19 patients may lead to poorer care for others

Resources, especially experienced manpower, are finite. Increasing their use in one area means reducing it in another, says ST’s Salma Khalik. 

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Singapore youth give 18 recommendations for tackling environmental crisis

Their recommendations span six areas, including emissions, nature, energy and corporate responsibility.

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Singapore retail sales rise 6.6% in September, reversing August’s drop

Computer and telecommunications equipment enjoyed the biggest increase with sales surging 66.1 per cent year on year.

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Covid-19 spreads to 20th province in China as new cases near 800

Heilongjiang province, which accounted for more than one-third of the total cases, has become the latest epicenter.

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Man who repeatedly stabbed daughter near bus stop in Marsiling jailed for 15 years

The Malaysian lorry driver knifed the victim 17 times, in what the judge called a vicious and brazen attack.

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Youth who did backflip in rhino pen allegedly cut electronic tag while out on bail; arrest warrant issued

The teen can now possibly face four more charges for offences that include drug-related crimes.

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Picture-perfect custom cakes by Singapore cake-artists

Many of these cake-artists are self-taught, often by watching videos online and perfecting their craft through trial and error.

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