Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Nov 18

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Nov 18.

People in Singapore are unhealthier and Covid-19 could make it worse: National Population Health Survey

Number of people with high blood pressure saw 50% spike in two years, while Singapore’s diabetes prevalence rate too went up.

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Mice industry in S’pore gets lift from Restaurant Asia 2021

It is the largest Mice event held here to date since Covid-19 curbs were eased.

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Colin Schooling, father of Olympic champion Joseph, dies aged 73

In the past few months, he had undergone treatment for liver cancer after he was diagnosed in June.

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Australia returns 500k doses of Covid-19 vaccine to S’pore under exchange deal

Returned doses will support Republic’s ongoing programme to administer booster vaccinations: MFA.  

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Covid-19 infection and death rates should be on a par with seasonal flu by mid-2022: Bill Gates

Once that happens, economic activity would likely resume fully, he said at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore.

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Collection of mouth gargle at selected Singapore Pools branches from Nov 22

The exercise will run from Nov 22 to Dec 12, from 10am to 5pm daily.

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Lebanon is rapidly becoming a failed state

The Middle Eastern country is now facing political meltdown on top of a catastrophic economic decline, says global affairs correspondent Jonathan Eyal.

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S’pore brand The Editor’s Market goes from wholesale market to experiential retail

In October, it opened its fourth and biggest store yet at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

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Outcry grows after China breaks silence on missing tennis star Peng Shuai

She has not been heard from since alleging that a powerful Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.

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Singer Stefanie Sun takes her time to make music

She believes more than ever in her instincts. What she does not believe in is rushing the creative process.

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