Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 30

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, June 30.


Fixed, floating or hybrid: Which home loan package works for you as interest rates rise

Experts note that home owners could encounter issues switching to a fixed-rate package, with some banks axing such offerings in recent months.

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Tackling S'pore's new Covid-19 wave: 10 ways to keep you and your loved ones safe

More Covid-19 infections are being reported and the number is expected to continue to increase as Singapore rides yet another coronavirus wave.

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Omicron sub-variants driving up cases in parts of the world: Who's affected and why

ST looks at how the newer and more transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants are affecting some countries.

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S'pore's death penalty for drug trafficking saves lives, Shanmugam tells BBC

Evidence shows capital punishment is a serious deterrent for would-be traffickers, he said.

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askST Jobs: I've been working from home and feeling invisible. How can I get my boss to notice me?

There are ways to make your presence felt online when you are not physically in office.

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More Singapore IPOs expected this year despite slower growth prospects

There has been a higher number of new listings in first half of 2022 compared with the whole of last year.

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Beyond active participation, Forward Singapore should reach consensus on difficult issues: Observers

DPM Lawrence Wong's stewardship of this exercise is a test for him, said political observers.

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Jokowi offers to deliver message from Ukraine's Zelensky to Putin

Mr Widodo said his trip to Kyiv and the meeting with Mr Zelensky was solely to carry a mission of peace.

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South-east Asia's largest suspended LED sky screen to be built in S'pore

The location of the 200m-long screen has yet to be announced.

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R&B singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex case

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The evidence reflected Kelly’s “indifference to human suffering” and “sheer brutality” towards his victims, the judge said.

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