Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 16

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Oct 16.


Singapore reports 8 more Covid-19 deaths, 3,445 new infections

The total number of cases in Singapore now stands at 141,772.

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Sembmarine apologises after Jurong dorm residents raise issues about hygiene, Covid-19 healthcare

The firm said that it will continue to engage them on their concerns.

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British lawmaker stabbed to death in possible terrorist attack; man arrested

David Amess was stabbed multiple times by a man who walked into his constituency meeting.

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Cryptocurrency at a crossroads: What's next for Singapore?

What are the risks and challenges, and is the stage set for the digital asset to go mainstream and stay for good?

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Anwar defends MOU with Malaysian government, cautions against early polls

Mr Anwar also stressed that many contentious issues remained on the table.

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Over half of the world's hungry are Asians

Asia accounts for the bulk of people who are undernourished around the world today. 

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What we know about the Covid-19 deaths in S'pore among adults under 60 years old

The youngest person in Singapore to die of Covid-19 was 23 years old. 

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14 suspected adverse events linked to vaccine boosters out of over 230,000 shots

The rate of suspected adverse events linked to the booster shots is 0.006%.

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COE supply shrinks further in Nov-Jan quota; zero-growth policy to stay

Motorists will have to contend with at least another four years of zero vehicle population growth.

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Man jailed for forging cheques to steal girlfriend's life savings of $154,900

Francis Lim Chee Siong never returned the money. 

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