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The identified anomaly, contributing to cancer

A group of scientists from Japan and Singapore have identified a new paradigm of development of gastric cancer associated with Epstein-Barr (EBV). The study is published in the portal EurekAlert.

Experts have found that the viral genome alters "epigenetic landscape" that contributes to the activation of genes that can become oncogenes due to mutations.

The court in Singapore fined the nephew of the Prime Minister for contempt of court

The court in Singapore fined the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Moon more than 10 thousand dollars for publishing it in Facebook with criticism against the government of the country and its judicial system, the newspaper Straits Times.

According to the newspaper, the nephew of the Prime Minister Li Shen wrote in his publication in July of 2017 that the Singapore government is "very controversial and has a malleable judicial system."

Singapore and Malaysia partially renew the mutual visits of the citizens

Singapore and Malaysia resume mutual visits of the citizens having long-term residence permits, officials and people travelling on urgent business need, reports the Sunday online version of the newspaper Straits Times.

A new procedure of entry and exit for these categories of citizens shall come into force on August 10. Data necessary for border crossing documents and procedures will be published in the coming days, the report said.

In the US, Singapore, pleaded guilty in cooperation with the exploration China

A citizen of Singapore had pled guilty in the United States in the action as an illegal agent of Chinese intelligence, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of justice.

Zhong Wei Yeo, also known as Dixon SW, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of allegations that he had acted on the territory of the United States as an illegal agent of a foreign power.

The procedure for the election of the Parliament of Singapore

According to the Constitution of Singapore (1999), Parliament and President constitute the legislative power in the country.

The Parliament consists of elected members of Parliament and nominated members of Parliament.

Closed borders can destroy the tourism industry of Singapore

The tourism industry of Singapore, which has brought $ 20 billion of revenue last year, according to experts, can be virtually destroyed because of the closed borders, reports the Bangkok Post.

Now hotels and attractions of the city-States should only rely on the locals. "If we get back to international business, the hotel industry will be destroyed, because up to 90 percent of our orders come from international travelers," said Michael Issenberg, chief Executive officer, Asia Pacific division, the largest hotel operator in Singapore.

Group-IB have uncovered a new scheme of cyber attacks on banks and companies

Internet attackers have found a new method of attacks on banks and companies - distributed for a long time attack to conduct sabotage or espionage, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

The attack can be distributed for a long time, even for several years: in 2017, made the first action, in 2018 - the second in 2019 - the third, in 2020 the fourth, therefore, to link these actions to a serial chain is very difficult, explained nets.

Disclosed the name of the alleged hacker, who sold access to the network of companies

The international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber attacks has revealed the identity of the alleged Russian hacker Fxmsp, who for three years could sell on the darknet accesses the corporate network of international companies, it is alleged to be a resident of Kazakhstan Andrey Turchin, said in a statement.

According to the company, a hacker for about three years, had compromised about 135 companies in 44 countries, including the US, Russia, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, Australia and others. "By conservative estimates, the profit Fxmsp during the period of his activity could reach 1.5 million dollars (about 100 million). Materials to establish the alleged identity Fxmsp referred to the international law enforcement agencies", - stated in the message.

Elections to the Parliament of Singapore on 10 July

The President of Singapore halimah Yacob announced the holding of early General elections in the country's Parliament on 10 July, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Facebook.

The decree on the date of the vote followed after the dissolution of Parliament by the President. Day of nomination of candidates for the new Parliament is scheduled for June 30.

Bolton explained the desire of Kim Jong UN to hold a summit with trump in Pyongyang

Former White house adviser for national security John Bolton said that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN originally wanted to hold a summit with US President Donald trump in Pyongyang or Panmunjom, as I didn't want to be away from the North Korean capital and does not like to fly.

This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.

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