Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, April 17.


Thomson Road building to be demolished: Owners of residential units left stunned

"Taking the building away is like taking away my retirement fund," said one unit owner who is a semi-retired architect.

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4 key challenges ahead for Singapore's next 4G leader

Insight looks at the main issues that lie ahead and the traits needed to handle them.

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Senior research fellow at NUS one of two Covid-19 cases in the community

His three tests done during quarantine on March 25, April 3 and April 10 were all negative.

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'They played us for fools': Disgruntled vendors decry late, missing payments from Naiise

They expressed frustration at how Naiise founder Dennis Tay blamed Covid-19 for the company's undoing.

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Biden, Suga vow unity as US, Japan take on China challenges

While China loomed large in their discussions, Japan was also careful to appear to be isolating China.

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5Cs? It's 3 new Cs such as caring for environment that resonate with young S'poreans: DPM Heng

He acknowledges that many young people have a strong desire to drive change and make an impact.

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6-year-old unconscious after car accident near Safra Toa Payoh; driver arrested

The boy, who was with his mother, was trapped under the wheel of a white car, said an eyewitness.

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Taiwan train crash: Driver tried to pull truck with a rope after it got stuck in bushes

Driver Li Yi-hsiang faces an extra charge of fleeing the scene after the incident.

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Man's death after stretcher trolley collapsed during hospital transfer ruled medical misadventure

There were mishaps in the patient's care after a heart attack, one of which likely precipitated his death.

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S'pore firm's Facebook promo featuring hunky handymen notches up 5.8 million views

The limited-time cleaning service was meant to promote an upcoming virtual renovation exhibition.

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