Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 18

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Nov 18.


S'pore easing Covid-19 measures step by step to avoid U-turns, human cost: PM Lee

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PM Lee said Singapore is trying to reach an end point without paying a high price.

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S'pore's ICU utilisation rate falls to 62.6%; 3,474 new Covid-19 cases reported

Seven more people have died of Covid-19 complications.

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Analysts unsure if subsidy clawback for Rochor BTO flats will curb 'lottery effect''

Owners of these flats will pay 6 per cent of the resale price or valuation, whichever is higher, to HDB.

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JJ Lin concert attendees do not need to be seated 1m apart under relaxed Covid-19 measures

Prevailing safe management measures must be observed, such as being fully masked at all times.

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Judge sentences US Capitol rioter 'QAnon Shaman' to over three years in prison

The sentence matches the longest handed down to any person who took part in the Jan 6 US Capitol riot.

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Singaporean jailed over bogus baggage delay claims that paid her nearly $31,000

The woman pleaded guilty to five counts of cheating and was sentenced to 14 months' jail.

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Retired hawker wins million-dollar condominium unit in Lazada's grand draw

Mr Chow Meng Cheng spent about $3 on a bottle of aloe vera gel and a voucher for nasi lemak.

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From liveability to lovability: Can Singapore be endearing?

What is the collective narrative that will drive our imagination for, and loyalty to, our city?

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Banking, investment chiefs say high inflation levels no longer transitory

Higher inflation is expected over the next few years as the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, they say.

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Speaking of Asia: Asean face to face with Xi Jinping

China and its leader may be heavyweights in the room but Asean has cards of its own too, says Ravi Velloor.

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