SINGAPORE (July 2): “Women like me weren’t born to run for office.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old relative political novice from the US Democratic Party, who beat 10-term New York congressman Joe Crowley in a primary election.

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1 Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants to renegotiate the long-standing water supply agreement with Singapore, reigniting the contentious issue that has dogged bilateral ties for decades since both countries were no longer one.

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