Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Feb 10.


ST interview with WEF founder Klaus Schwab: S'pore meeting will come as world readies for reset

Focus will be on global issues such as climate change and economic recovery.

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US Senate votes to proceed with Trump impeachment trial

The Senate voted 56-44 to proceed with the trial, with 6 Republicans joining Democratic lawmakers.

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Temasek's transformation under Ho Ching into more than a global investment giant

Under Ms Ho, Temasek became increasingly transparent.

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4 hurt, including 1 critical, after Myanmar police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse protest

Police also raided the Yangon headquarters of the NLD party.

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Singapore Airlines stewardess is fifth person on flight from UAE to test positive for Covid-19

4 other passengers were confirmed positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. 

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WHO official leading Wuhan Covid-19 probe says lab leak extremely unlikely

Studies on whether virus could have made the jump to humans from frozen animal products was needed.

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Bats carrying coronaviruses closely related to the one that causes Covid-19 found outside China

The pandemic may not necessarily have originated in China, say scientists in a new study.

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Bitcoin soars towards US$50,000 as Tesla takes it mainstream

The most popular cryptocurrency has gained 1,150% since its March 2020 lows.

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Singapore PR who represented Malaysia in SEA Games jailed for defaulting on NS obligations

Lim Ching Hwang failed to report for his enlistment in November 2015.

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Playing it safe this CNY: No steamboat, no lohei, more hygienic practices

Families adopt different eating habits this festive season to keep themselves safe.

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