Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Jan 14

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Jan 14.


Record number of containers handled by Singapore ports last year; figure set to increase

Figures show Singapore was resilient amid Covid-19 and a supply chain crisis.

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S'pore researchers studying effects of mixing Covid-19 vaccines on immune system

Some vaccines being studied are not currently under the national vaccination programme.

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Climate change: How Singapore is saving its shores from rising sea levels

Don't miss the best visual and interactive journalism on climate change at ST photo event at the National Museum.

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Two-party system like those in UK, US unlikely in S'pore: Ong Ye Kung

But different institutions exist to ensure that the Government is always accountable to the people.

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549 new Omicron cases; infection growth rate dips to 1.43

There were no new deaths and the weekly infection growth rate fell to 1.43 on Thursday, down from 1.60 the day before.

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Parents, stop chauffeuring your kid to school

Having schoolchildren take public transport fosters a car-lite generation and builds resilience, says Christopher Tan.

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A future without carparks at home: URA sets out possibilities for a driverless vehicle city

A new exhibition showcases URA's preparations for an autonomous vehicle future.

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Forget the Great Resignation, aim for the Great Refresh

The so-called Great Resignation in fact affects only about 2 per cent of employees expected to change jobs this year. What of the rest?

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Newly leased: 6 experience-driven new stores that take shopping beyond transactions

Get a spot of retail therapy at these new stores and boutiques.

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Britain's Prince Andrew stripped of royal and military links amid sex abuse lawsuit

He will no longer be known as "His Royal Highness", Buckingham Palace said.

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