Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 25

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Feb 25.


Ukraine says 137 dead after first day of fighting; West unites to sanction Russia

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The biggest attack on a European state since WWII prompts tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.

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Wall St rallies as West hits Russia with new sanctions

S&P 500 rises more than 1%, while Dow also ends in positive territory.

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Coordinated attacks on Ukraine show Russia's intent to remove government

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Early indications point to the unmistakable conclusion that there is nothing limited about the incursion, says Jonathan Eyal.

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Disbelief, fear as Ukrainians wake up to war

"People never believed till the end that the Russians would bombard us."

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Live coverage: Get latest on Ukraine crisis

Follow the latest developments and reactions from world leaders.

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No plans to leave Kyiv amid Russian attack: Ex-actor Ix Shen

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He has lived in Kyiv for the past four months with his wife, a Ukrainian to whom he has been married for seven years.

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Doctors, nurses struggle to cope as Covid-19 patients flock to A&E depts, many with mild symptoms

Droves of patients stretch waiting times as well as the already thinning resources and strained manpower.

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S'pore reports 18,593 new Covid-19 cases; 1,615 patients hospitalised

The number of new daily cases fell below the 20,000 mark, after it exceeded that figure for 2 days in a row.

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Forklift driver dies after vehicle toppled at Tampines North BTO worksite

MOM and police investigating incident, and all forklift ops at the site have been stopped. 

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Studio Ghibli co-founder on its first Uniqlo collaboration and the enduring appeal of Totoro

Comprising 12 styles for adults and kids, it commemorates an ongoing exhibition of Studio Ghibli works in Bangkok.

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