10 must-reads for today

A Bangladeshi survivor reacting after being rescued by firefighters from a burning office building in Dhaka yesterday.
A Bangladeshi survivor reacting after being rescued by firefighters from a burning office building in Dhaka yesterday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A fire at a 22-storey building in Dhaka yesterday left at least 19 people dead and dozens injured. People were seen falling from the building while trying to escape the blaze, even as passers-by stood watching and praying below. Helicopters joined 22 firefighting units that worked with the army, navy, air force and police to battle the blaze, which was brought under control in a few hours. WORLDA18

Eight in 10 Singaporeans say they are religious, but most say religious behaviour should not influence politics or disrupt social harmony. A new study also found that one in four thinks it is acceptable for extremist views to be published online as long as they do not incite harm to others.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe