Daily overview, Aug 5 China ends cooperation with US; Singapore’s first local linked case of monkey pox; Dee Kosh jailed


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China has suspended cooperation with the United States in areas such as high-level military commander dialogue and climate change talks. This is in retaliation for the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan a few days ago.

China has fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships around Taiwan, prompting Taipei to condemn its “evil neighbour.”

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The military exercises were condemned by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as “a significant escalation”.

Singapore reported two new cases of monkeypox, including the first local linked case – a contact from a man whose infection was confirmed earlier in the week.

The 54-year-old man had no recent travel history.

Darryl Ian Koshy, aka Dee Kosh, was sentenced to 32 weeks in prison on Friday (Aug. 5) for sexual offenses involving teenage boys.

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The YouTuber asked a total of four teenage boys for paid sex and also admitted to secretly filming himself having sex with another victim.

Here’s a look at his path from famed YouTuber to convicted sex offender.

Alibaba and a consortium led by a Singapore-based company have received approval to build a 63-storey mixed-use project in Shenton Way.

With a maximum approved height of 305 meters, the building could overtake the 284-meter Guoco Tower as the tallest building in Singapore.

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Yap Xinli, 37, oversees the team responsible for keeping Changi Airport’s runways clear – including birds, dogs, cats, monitor lizards, snakes and even otters and bats.

She tells TSWT Women about the equipment and skills needed to keep the runway safe from planes.



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