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November 7, 2017 8:55 AM Britain says Iran's treatment of jailed aid worker is unacceptable

LONDON - Iran's continued detention of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is unacceptable, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday, adding that she should be released as soon as possible. Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year jail sentence after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment 81

November 2, 2017 4:25 AM Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Asylum seekers who are refusing to leave an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea say they are digging into the ground to find water, two days after the camp officially closed. About 600 men at the centre on Manus Island do not want to leave, saying they fear being attacked outside. Meanwhile, New Zealand has reiterated its offer to accept 65

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 37

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM ST forum writers seek more space to air views

Forum page serves to reflect views across a range of positions: ST editor Is The Straits Times averse to publishing Forum letters that are critical of the Government or government policies? How are Forum letters selected for publication? Why should people continue to pay for newspaper content? Questions like these dominated a lively question-and-answer 36

October 30, 2017 3:05 AM Johor restores water supply after weekend disruption due to ammonia pollution

SINGAPORE — Water supply in Johor has been restored, the state’s water supply operator SAJ Ranhill said after pollution from high ammonia levels in the Johor River forced three water treatment plants to temporarily shut down over the weekend. In a posting on its Facebook page on Sunday night (Oct 29), SAJ Ranhill said the three plants are now fully operational 32

October 29, 2017 9:00 PM Singapore steps up water production to meet demand

PUB says supply here won't be affected by Johor River pollution, which led to temporary closure of four plants Water production at Singapore's desalination plants and local waterworks has been stepped up to meet demand here, after pollution in the Johor River led to the temporary closure of four water treatment plants along the river, including one in Kota Tinggi 32

October 29, 2017 1:58 PM Singapore’s water supply not affected by pollution in Johor River: PUB

SINGAPORE – The pollution plaguing the Johor River will not affect the water supply in Singapore despite the temporary disruption in treatment operations at the Johor River Waterworks (JRWW), said national water agency PUB. In a statement posted on its Facebook page on Sunday (Oct 29), the utilities board said it had stepped up production at the desalination 33

October 29, 2017 11:42 AM Water supply in Singapore not affected by pollution in Johor River: PUB

SINGAPORE: The water supply in Singapore will not be affected by high ammonia levels in the Johor River, Singapore's national water agency PUB said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 29). Johor River Waterworks had to temporarily stop treatment operations at 11am on Saturday, PUB said. While the water supply to Singapore and some parts of Johor was affected 35

October 29, 2017 9:47 AM Myanmar charges Singaporean journalist for flying drone in Naypyitaw

YANGON — Myanmar authorities have charged a Singaporean journalist and his Malaysian colleague for allegedly flying drones illegally over and around the government’s parliament buildings in Naypyitaw, police said Sunday (Oct 29). Singaporean Lau Hon Meng and Malaysian Mok Choy Lin, who are working for Turkish Radio and Television, were detained along 34

October 29, 2017 8:41 AM Ammonia pollution in Johor River from chicken droppings processing plant

JOHOR BARU: The ammonia pollution in the Johor River near Kota Tinggi on Saturday (Oct 28) was caused by a chicken droppings processing factory close to the river. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Ayub Rahmat said the pollution has affected 160,000 users of Semangar water treatment plant who were living in Kulai 36