Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, Nov 22

PAP likely to announce line-up of top 4G leaders on Friday

Singaporeans will get a good indication of who is most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as People’s Action Party leader and the country’s fourth prime minister tomorrow.

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Counter-terrorism police investigating makeshift bombs found in London flat

British counter-terrorism police were investigating two suspected improvised explosive devices discovered in an unoccupied flat in north-west London on Wednesday.

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No recall of romaine lettuce yet after US food poisoning outbreak but AVA urges vigilance

The Republic imports some romaine lettuce from the United States, local authorities confirmed, after warnings by American health officials not to eat the vegetable as they have been linked to an outbreak of food poisoning in the US.

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How do we reduce salt consumption in fight against diabetes?

Few Singaporeans would realise that yellow noodles have 35 times the salt content that kway teow or bee hoon has.

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Trump clashes with conservative US chief justice John Roberts over judiciary

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First Singapore trial involving bitcoin starts

The trial for Singapore’s first legal dispute involving the cryptocurrency bitcoin started yesterday, with a court expected to decide whether a number of trades done in April last year had been wrongfully reversed – leading to proceeds being deducted without authorisation.

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WATCH: Lost villages of Pulau Ubin

Mr Syazwan Majid grew up listening to his mother reminisce about her lost kampung in Pulau Ubin. But the repeated stories gradually piqued his curiosity in both the island and his family’s heritage.

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ESM Goh Chok Tong gives his take on meritocracy as he makes call for charity

Meritocracy has worked, helping generations of Singaporeans advance in their lives, but it cannot be left to its own devices, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said on Wednesday as he urged a roomful of Singapore’s movers and shakers to give to charity.

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The Independent faces legal action after refusing to remove NTUC Foodfare articles

Sociopolitical website The Independent has refused demands from NTUC Foodfare to remove two articles and two Facebook posts, which includes claims that a hawker died from “overwork”, and now faces the prospect of being sued for defamation.

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Football: Lions thrash Timor-Leste 6-1 in AFF Suzuki Cup but task of making semis still tough

It was one of those situations where the glass could be half-empty or half-full. But the Lions are not giving up and have vowed to fight to the very end against the odds.

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