Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug, 18, 2022

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Aug 18.


11 new Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations on track to open by end of year

The stations run from Stevens through Orchard and Outram Park to Gardens by the Bay. 

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For a viable, sustainable public transport system, look beyond fare formula

Many factors go into ensuring affordability of fares and sustainability of operators.

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China facing worst heatwave since records began

At least four provinces are rationing power as electricity consumption climbs.

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Taiwan shows off most advanced fighter jet after China drills

The island displayed the missile-equipped F-16V in a rare nighttime demonstration on Wednesday.

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Caregivers laud new plans for people with disabilities, but worry about their kids as they age

A new road map lays out initiatives for areas such as lifelong learning and employment.

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More US rate hikes coming, says Fed, but 'at some point' pace will slow

The central bank has raised the benchmark borrowing rate four times this year.

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Singtel, StarHub in talks with Fifa over World Cup broadcast rights

Football fans from most countries in South-east Asia already know how they will be watching the sport's biggest spectacle.

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Leon Perera is new AHTC vice-chairman as Faisal Manap steps down

The move is to give the MPs more exposure in leadership roles, said Aljunied-Hougang Town Council.

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Influencer Rachel Wong resolves defamation suit against woman who accused her of cheating

Ms Olivia Wu apologised for a series of Instagram stories and withdrew her statements.

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Singapore Night Festival showcases Bras Basah-Bugis and home-grown artists

Works for this year’s Night Festival respond to Bras Basah-Bugis history and are site-specific.

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