Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 13

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, May 13.


Recent rise in Covid-19 cases not a new wave: Ong Ye Kung

The current spike is an understandable consequence of the relaxation in safe management measures, he said.

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S'pore welcomes US' proposed Indo-Pacific economic plan, says PM Lee

The plan needs to be inclusive, and provide tangible benefits to encourage wider participation, Mr Lee added.

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Crypto investors take huge hit as TerraUSD and Luna crash

The sudden and dramatic crash of TerraUSD triggered a sell-off that has spread to other digital tokens in the market.

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ComfortDelGro to extend one-cent hike for taxi distance fares until end-July

The increase in distance and waiting time fares comes as fuel prices continue to remain high.

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North Korea reports first Covid-19 death

Some 187,800 people are currently being treated in isolation.

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Johor immigration official allegedly asked S'porean family for a bribe

The family had driven past an unmanned booth at the JB checkpoint without getting their passports stamped.

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SEA Games: Spectators pack stadium as first Games since pandemic begins in Hanoi

The SEA Games returned to Vietnam for the first time in almost 20 years with a dazzling light show and spectacular pyrotechnics.

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Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at Milky Way's centre

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The image - a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A* - depicts the glowing gas that encircles the phenomenon.

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Street gallery pops up at Yishun construction site

The hoardings display art by local illustrator Sunny Ng, photographer Darren Soh and 49 students from Yishun schools.

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Making it safe for children doing height-based activities

Opinion editor Grace Ho ponders how learning outcomes can be achieved without injury or death after her son crashed head-first while riding on the zipline.

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