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

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


S'pore, China sign defence agreements to boost professional, academic exchanges

The agreements come under the enhanced Agreement on Defence Exchanges and Security Cooperation.

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'We could have died,' says mother of three after 100kg false ceiling crashes down onto beds

She and her sons usually spend the evening playing there.

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Former China tour guide Yang Yin who cheated S'pore widow of $1.1m deported after jail term

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said Yang has been barred from re-entering Singapore.

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COE breaching $100,000 can be a good thing

The rich have become richer - or become more plentiful - and are contributing more to Singapore's tax coffers.

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Cape Royale in Sentosa to be launched for sale, 9 years after completion

Developers decided to rent out the apartments as sale prices had started falling following two rounds of property cooling measures in 2013.

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Ix Shen's wife and four cats keep him going after 100 days of war in Ukraine

He shuttles between Poland and Ukraine, where he provides humanitarian aid as a volunteer.

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As polls and his final appeal loom, Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak amps up claims of conspiracy

The latest salvo was a claim by his lawyers that the judge who found Najib guilty was “in conflict of interest”.

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Travel in style: Bikinis, resort wear and bags to pack for your summer vacation

Here is a style guide to see you through your long-awaited beach holiday.

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More spaces in store for active mobility use - but are road users ready?

Road infrastructure will be transformed under the URA’s long-term plan review for mobility. Road users’ mindsets need a similar upgrade.

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TikTok dances and food for thought: What politicians are up to this week

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung performed with TikTok dance sensation Uncle Raymond.

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