MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, June 18, 2015

Exterior of The Asian Civilisations Museum.
Exterior of The Asian Civilisations Museum.PHOTO: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

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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Buddhism exhibition launches at Asian Civilisations Museum

Treasures, a visual exhibition on the evolution of Buddhism through the art of India launches on Thursday. Important sculptures and paintings from the Indian Museum in Kolkata will trace the Jataka stories (past life stories of the Buddha), scenes from the life of the Buddha, and symbols used to represent Buddhist concepts. The exhibition is being held at The Asian Civilisations Museum. -- MELODY ZACCHEUS

Singaporean artists holds art exhibition to help underprivileged children

Young Singaporean artist Ashley Ann Tan will be holding an art exhibition with which she plans to help underprivileged children. The exhibition will be held at The Pavilion @ Far East Square, where she will display a series of 14 pieces, titled Seasons Through My Eyes. One of the pieces, titled “Success”, is dedicated to the late founding father of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.

Eurogroup to meet to discuss Greece amid worries over Grexit


Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Greece is set to top the agenda at a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Thursday as worries mount over a messy Greek exit from the euro in the absence of a new bailout deal with its creditors. Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the chairman of the Eurogroup - the grouping of 19 countries which share the euro - on Wednesday said it remained open to Greek suggestions on reforms although questions remained over whether Athens would be able to commit to them.

Athletics: Soh Rui Yong to compete at Rio Olympics


Singapore's Soh Rui Yong approaching the finishing line to win the Men's Marathon in the 28th SEA Games. PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

With a SEA Games marathon gold under his belt, Singapore runner Soh Rui Yong has his sights set on competing at next year's Rio Olympics. Soh, who will graduate at the end of the year, plans to train full-time in the United States in a bid to achieve his Olympics dream. -- CHUA SIANG YEE