Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 25

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, May 25. 


Jan-April tourist numbers exceed arrivals for whole of 2021, with easing of border curbs

Over half a million people arrived in the first 4 months, with more than half arriving here last month.

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S'pore eateries scramble to find other fresh chicken sources ahead of Malaysia's export halt

Some small players plan to close their business for now.

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Asean's future complex amid multiple pressures: ST-WEF panel

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Still there is optimism about the region's prospects for growth.

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14 children and one teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting

The 18-year-old suspect Salvador Ramos was himself killed, apparently by police.

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MRT and public bus operators given $200m in reliability incentives

The payments are for them meeting reliability targets or making sustained improvements.

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Colorectal cancer on the rise: What are the symptoms to watch out for

It is the most common cancer among men and the second most common cancer among women in Singapore.

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'It came as a blow': Gillman Barracks F&B tenants disappointed by launch of tenders for their sites

They said business was starting to pick up after they struggled to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Waiting for China's turnaround

With other economies weakening, China's recovery and return to sustained growth can make a big difference to the global economy, especially to Asia, says associate editor Vikram Khanna.

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Queues at money changers as Singdollar hits all-time high against Malaysian ringgit

Snaking queues were spotted at money changers on Tuesday afternoon.

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Man accused of Felicia Teo's murder further remanded; 2nd alleged murderer still at large

The case was first treated as a missing persons case until fresh evidence was found in 2020.

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