Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 4

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Feb 4.


'Incredibly complex': ISIS leader Quraishi kills himself during US raid

US officials say they could have easily killed Quraishi with a precision missile.

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S'pore firms confident despite Omicron wave, plan to make hybrid work permanent

Many companies have also implemented new policies to address their employees' well-being, one of them being a "right to disconnect" policy.

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CNY disrupted by weekend blazes; HDB residents hope repairs will be completed soon

Fires in Telok Blangah and Tampines flats disrupt families' Chinese New Year plans.

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A new 4G leadership style is taking shape

The 4G governing style looks to be one that is based on collegial leadership and partnership with citizens, says Chua Mui Hoong.

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Facebook owner Meta erases $338 billion in value, biggest wipeout in history

The Facebook owner plunged 26% on Thursday on the back of woeful earnings results.

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Mandai Lake Road bridge used by wildlife; seven roadkill incidents reported

Nearly 70 wildlife species have been spotted using a bridge across Mandai Lake Road since December 2019.

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Don't click links: CNB, Iras among latest organisations to warn against fake e-mails, SMSes

Iras said the fake SMS contained a link and appeared together with previous legitimate messages.

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Driver arrested after Mercedes knocks down gate when it allegedly lunged towards PMD rider

"I didn't expect the car to suddenly rush forward towards me,” said the PMD rider.

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Return of 'fire and fury' with North Korean missile tests unlikely: Analysts

Experts say the tests, which were accompanied by less fiery rhetoric, seemed aimed at domestic goals.

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ST Scroll Back on Toto Hongbao Draw: We’re more likely to be squashed by vending machine than to win lottery?

Look back at how people stay ever hopeful there are lucky lottery numbers or outlets, even as a statistician says the draws give equal chances to all numbers and combinations, and there's no pattern to it.

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