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Cheryl Teh

Breaking News Reporter

Cheryl Teh

Cheryl is a breaking news reporter based in Insider's Singapore bureau, where she covers everything from major military and political shifts in the region to developments in pop culture and social media.

Cheryl joined Insider in 2021. She was previously a journalist at the crime and consumer desks at the Straits Times, Singapore's national paper, and a researcher at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. She has an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King's College London.

News 2021-12-23T08:30:24Z

A Swedish company has created a microchip that allows users to carry their COVID vaccine passport under their skin

The implant, which costs 100 euros, will allow people to have their vaccine passports implanted to make them easily-scannable.
News 2021-12-23T07:42:29Z

China is swinging into panic mode ahead of the Winter Olympics, locking down a city of 200,000 people over one COVID-19 case

China's COVID-zero approach has led it to impose harsh travel curbs, including a swift lockdown on a city of 13 million people.
News 2021-12-17T07:50:37Z

Seoul is using AI to detect people who might be intending to jump to their deaths off the Han River's bridges

The Han River's bridges are a hotspot for people looking to end their lives. This new tech will serve as an early-warning system to rescue teams.
News 2021-12-17T06:02:45Z

A man who was kicked off a United Airlines flight over wearing a red thong on his face instead of a face mask compared himself to civil-rights pioneer Rosa Parks, reports say

Adam Jenne, 38, was removed from the flight at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after challenging face-mask mandates, reports say.
News 2021-12-16T07:52:12Z

A Chinese man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling off his 5 children for $28,000

The man, surnamed Yang, was dealt a 10-year prison term after being accused of having five children for the sole purpose of selling them for profit.
News 2021-12-16T05:33:32Z

China's 'king of trolls,' a newspaper editor known for being a nationalist firebrand voice for the Chinese Communist Party, is retiring

Hu Xijin said he was retiring as chief editor of the state-linked Global Times, but would keep contributing to the Communist Party's news outreach.
News 2021-12-16T05:11:59Z

4 people were arrested at a New York City Applebee's during a protest of the city's vaccine mandate, which requires proof of vaccination to dine in

The Applebee's is in the same Queens mall where six anti-vaxxers were arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal trespass at a Cheesecake Factory.
News 2021-12-15T04:39:39Z

A Denver elementary school is facing backlash for planning a 'Families of Color Playground Night'

The school's Facebook page listed the "Families of Color Playground Night" in a post advertising its diversity and inclusivity initiatives.
News 2021-12-14T05:51:42Z

Overwhelmed and 'heartbroken' Minnesota doctors took out a full-page newspaper ad to beg people to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Representatives from nine healthcare systems signed the open letter, which detailed how ERs in the state are "overfilled."
News 2021-12-14T04:34:44Z

A 683-pound giant blue sapphire — thought to be one of the largest in the world — is heading to auction and is expected to fetch millions

The massive sapphire has been dubbed the "Queen of Asia," and was found in the southern city of Ratnapura, known as Sri Lanka's "city of gems."
News 2021-12-13T07:05:49Z

A Korean dairy conglomerate is being dragged on social media for an ad depicting women as cows to be milked

The 37-second video showed a man secretly filming women doing yoga in a secret glade. These women subsequently morphed into cows.
News 2021-12-13T04:32:13Z

South Dakota teachers scrambled for dollar bills to fund classroom supplies in a public 'Dash for Cash' event

Ten teachers had five minutes to grab as much money as they could, in event that was criticized as "degrading" and "dystopian" by some.
News 2021-12-10T06:32:19Z

Japanese scientists are developing face masks that glow under UV light if the wearer has COVID-19

The scientists say the masks help detect COVID with a filter that shows traces of the virus when sprayed with a fluorescent dye containing antibodies.
News 2021-12-10T03:36:33Z

Matt Gaetz and Steve Bannon said an 'army of patriots' and 'shock troops' should take over the government if Trump runs and wins in 2024

Bannon said these "shock troops" would run the government and "hit the beach" like "landing teams" if former President Donald Trump prevailed in 2024.
News 2021-12-09T06:47:10Z

A camel beauty contest disqualified more than 40 camels after their breeders were caught injecting their noses and lips with Botox

Judges at the camel beauty contest said they found some of the camels had been injected with Botox to make their heads and lips bigger.
News 2021-12-08T22:16:38Z

A man has been arrested under suspicion of setting the Fox News Christmas tree on fire

Videos of the tree circulated on Twitter early Wednesday morning. A man in his 40s has been apprehended by the NYPD in connection with the incident.
News 2021-12-08T05:08:53Z

'Fuck you, LeBron:' Kyle Rittenhouse hits out at LeBron James for commenting on him crying during his trial

"What tears????? I didn't see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court," James tweeted during Rittenhouse's trial.
News 2021-12-06T06:49:59Z

Batches of the COVID-19 treatment drug Remdesivir were recalled after glass particles were found in some vials

Biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences announced that two lots of Remdesivir are being recalled nationwide. No adverse effects have been reported.
News 2021-12-06T06:39:20Z

Myanmar civilian leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi given 4 year sentence following a closed-door trial

Suu Kyi and deposed President Win Myint were found guilty of inciting unrest and violating COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during last year's election.
News 2021-12-06T04:43:57Z

A woman lived in the same home with her mother's rotting corpse for months and collected her Social Security checks: police

Kimberly Heller, 54, is accused by the authorities of keeping her mother's corpse at home since May.
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