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Associated Press 14 Jan 2020

Patrick Stewart: 'We are living in dark times worldwide'


At the premiere of new series "Star Trek: Picard" in Los Angeles, actor Patrick Stewart discusses why he ended his 17-year break from the sci-fi franchise. (Jan. 14)

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A rising wave of infections among Singapore's massive migrant worker population threatens to derail the city-state's success in fighting the coronavirus.

About 80% of all cases in Singapore have been linked to the dormitories where low paid migrant workers from South Asia are housed.

Singapore has now sealed off multiple dormitories, as the government carries out extensive testing and tries to move healthy workers out, but questions are being raised about why more wasn't done to protect them.

People living in the dorms said they were scared about getting ill, and about what the future holds for them.

We agreed to protect the identity of the workers who spoke to the BBC.

Edited by Christine Hah

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