MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Oct 13, 2015

Participants at the Purple Parade in Hong Lim Park in 2013.
Participants at the Purple Parade in Hong Lim Park in 2013.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Oct 13, which we think you'd be interested in.

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The return of The Purple Parade 

A record 100 organisations have come together to organise an annual event celebrating those with special needs this year.

About 7,000 people are expected to attend the third edition of The Purple Parade, which will be held at Hong Lim Park on Oct 31.

Central District Mayor Denise Phua, who advises the parade's steering committee, will unveil more details of the event today. - KOK XING HUI

Singapore host Cambodia in World Cup qualifier


Singapore players training ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Cambodia. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

The Lions host group whipping boys Cambodia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium tonight.

The Angkor Warriors have shipped 14 goals without reply in their four qualifiers so far, but Singapore coach Bernd Stange is more concerned with getting three points than building up the Lions' goal difference.

The return of midfielders Hariss Harun and Safuwan Baharudin from suspension will give the hosts a lift - their absence was keenly felt in last week's stuttering win against Afghanistan.

Final report into shooting down of MH17


Flowers, left by the parents of an Australian passenger, lying on the wreckage of MH17 near the village of Hrabove on July 26, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

International investigators will today release their final report into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine on July 27 last year. 

The team, led by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV), will release the report at the Gilze-Rijen air force base in southern Netherlands. 

All 298 people – most of them Dutch – on board the routine flight between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur died when the Boeing 777 was brought down, possibly by a missile, during heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists.