MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 25, 2015

Primary 6 pupils from CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) leaving the school compound after their PSLE exams on Oct 1, 2015.
Primary 6 pupils from CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) leaving the school compound after their PSLE exams on Oct 1, 2015. ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Nov 25, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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PSLE RESULTS TO BE RELEASED TODAY

SINGAPORE - The Primary School Leaving Examination results for this year will be released today (Nov 25). Pupils will receive their results from their respective primary schools from 11am. Eligible pupils may also apply for their secondary schools via the Secondary One-Internet System from 11am today till 3pm on Dec 1. - CALVIN YANG  

POPE FRANCIS STARTS AFRICA TRIP


A security guard walks past a billboard announcing the visit of Pope Francis in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Nov 24, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pope Francis will begin his first official visit to Africa today (Nov 25) on a trip that human rights advocates hope he will use to press for expanded political rights, religious tolerance and respect for minorities. The 78-year-old's five-day visit to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic, which have significant Catholic communities but have been troubled by civil conflicts and violence, has led to increased security concerns. The authorities plan to deploy around 10,000 police in the capitals of Kenya and Uganda during the Pope’s visit, which will include giant open-air masses.

Q3 ECONOMIC SURVEY REPORT OUT


Fairprice Finest at Clementi Mall. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

The Trade and Industry Ministry will release the third-quarter economic survey of Singapore for this year. The report will look in depth at how the economy performed in the period between June and September.

Advance estimates of growth for the quarter showed a 1.4 per cent expansion, which meant that the economy narrowly escaped a technical recession.