10 must-reads for today

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Vikram Khanna.
Vikram Khanna.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will start operations today after it was launched yesterday by Chinese President Xi Jinping. His presence at the opening was "a symbolic gesture from the top leadership" to mark the revitalisation of the Pearl River Delta area which has fallen behind other Chinese cities, said an observer.

An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report said Singapore, which has nearly six in 10 adults getting higher qualifications than their parents, is among the top countries in terms of upward mobility in education. Disadvantaged students with less educated parents also do well compared with their peers around the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe