10 must-reads for today

Pedestrians struggling against the strong winds and rain caused by Typhoon Trami in the city of Nagoya in central Japan yesterday.
Pedestrians struggling against the strong winds and rain caused by Typhoon Trami in the city of Nagoya in central Japan yesterday.PHOTO: REUTERS

Japan's mainland was hit yesterday by a powerful typhoon that brought transport chaos and prompted warnings of landslides and floods. Dozens of people in Japan's outlying islands had minor injuries due to Typhoon Trami.

The death toll from a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's island of Sulawesi climbed to over 1,200 yesterday as more bodies were found. Meanwhile, rescuers were rushing to free victims still trapped under rubble two days after the disaster as President Joko Widodo called for patience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe