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Daily round-up, Aug 5: China halts cooperation with US; Singapore's first local linked monkeypox case; Dee Kosh jailed


Let's get you caught up on the day's top stories.

Beijing halts high-level military dialogue with US, suspends other cooperation

China has halted cooperation with the United States in areas including dialogue between senior-level military commanders, and talks on climate change. This is in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit 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".

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

Singapore reports first local linked case of monkeypox; total of 15 infections confirmed since June

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

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

Former DJ Dee Kosh jailed for sexual offences involving teenage boys

Darryl Ian Koshy, also known as Dee Kosh, was sentenced to 32 weeks' jail for sexual offences involving teenage boys on Friday (Aug 5).

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

Here's a look at his path from celebrity YouTuber to convicted sex offender.

Singapore's tallest skyscraper to be built by Alibaba and local partners

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

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

She’s preventing wildlife from hitting planes at Changi Airport: ‘There are surprises every day’

37-year-old Yap Xinli oversees the team responsible for keeping Changi Airport's runways free of wildlife - including birds, dogs, cats, monitor lizards, snakes, and even otters and bats.

She tells CNA Women about the equipment and skills it takes to help keep the runway safe for planes.

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