The Big Story: Mugabe dies at 95, FairPrice and McDonald’s to cut plastic use and top picks of Comex 2019

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

On Friday's (Sept 6) episode, regional correspondent Elizabeth Law will talk about the death of ex-Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe.

Journalist Melissa Heng will discuss supermarket giant NTUC FairPrice and fast-food chain McDonald's trial initiative to cut down on plastic bags and plastic packaging.

Deputy tech editor Trevor Tan will share the highlights of Comex 2019 so far and what to expect.

Topics covered in previous episodes include how a phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole is likely causing the dry spell in Singapore; new government measures to encourage parenthood and marriage; the instances where people have to give their NRIC details under stricter rules from Sept 1; and how the growing presence of virtual restaurants and ghost kitchens by food delivery apps disrupt the food and beverage scene here.