MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, June 15, 2015

Singapore's Loke En Yuan (right) scores a goal against Indonesia in the women's water polo round robin match 1 during the 28th SEA Games at the OCBC Aquatics Centre on June 10, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Loke En Yuan (right) scores a goal against Indonesia in the women's water polo round robin match 1 during the 28th SEA Games at the OCBC Aquatics Centre on June 10, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

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

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SEA Games: Singapore and Thailand square off in women's water polo title match

The race for gold will be decided in the final round-robin game between the unbeaten duo, 2011 champions Singapore and Thailand.

SEA Games: Dominant Thailand set to face dark horses Myanmar in football finals

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A repeat of the 1993 final will see kingpins Thailand attempt to deny Myanmar a first SEA Games gold since 1973.

WorldSkills team beginning training regime

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Twenty-two young men and women are gearing up to represent Singapore at the WorldSkills Competition 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil in August. Hailing from ITEs and polytechnics, they will pit their vocational skills against more than 1,000 competitors from over 60 countries. They will start a three-day training camp at ITE College Central on Monday. - AMELIA TENG

Jeb Bush hits the campaign trail

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will launch his campaign for United States president in Miami today, throwing his hat into a crowded field of Republican contenders for the party's nomination. Mr Bush faces the daunting task of distinguishing himself from his father and brother's presidencies and appealing to a party that has become more conservative since they were in office. He arrives in Miami with momentum from a week-long trip to Europe, where he met foreign leaders in Germany, Poland in Estonia. - JEREMY LEE

Parties in Yemen conflict to engage in talks

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Yemen's warring factions will on Monday sit down to talks sponsored by the United Nations (UN) aimed at ending the country's conflict in their first bid to break a deadlock after more than two months of Saudi-led air strikes. Ahead of the talks being held in Geneva, the world body on Sunday appealed to both sides to participate "in good faith and without pre-conditions".

A Saudi-led military alliance has been carrying out air raids in Yemen for almost three months to try to restore exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and repel the Houthi rebels, whom the alliance regards as proxies for their regional archrival Iran. The talks brokered by UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed would be aimed at securing a ceasefire, agreeing on a withdrawal plan for the Houthis and stepping up deliveries of humanitarian aid. The Security Council this week heard a report from new UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien, who described Yemen’s humanitarian crisis as “catastrophic,” with 20 million civilians in need of aid – 80 per cent of the population.