Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 24

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Oct 24.


Malaysia's palace weighs request to declare emergency as PM Muhyiddin treads unprecedented path

A declaration of emergency would allow the government to enact laws and approve expenditure without a parliamentary vote.

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Anwar slams PM Muhyiddin's emergency plan as means to cling to power

Mr Anwar said the government was using the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to justify its abuse of power.

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Firing of NUS don: Delay in reporting to police is out of concern for victims, says Tommy Koh

The university will delay making a police report if doing so might cause the victim to self-harm, said college rector.

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Fears mount as South Korea probes cause behind 36 people's deaths after flu vaccination

Investigations are underway to determine the exact cause of the deaths.

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Final US presidential debate more focused, but unlikely to shift public opinion

Much of the debate ended up in reasonably robust but polite and inconclusive circular arguments.

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'It is terrifying': Europe braces for lengthy battle with Covid-19

France became the second EU nation to report more than 1 million virus cases on Friday.

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US faces half a million Covid-19 deaths by end-February, study finds

Estimates from the study also indicate around 130,000 of those lives could be saved if masks were worn.

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S'poreans least worried among S-E Asians about getting Covid-19, but less secure about jobs: Poll

Only 27% of Singapore residents are expecting the economy to improve in the next six months.

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Golf ball hits woman walking on new Jurassic Mile track leading to airport

CAG is looking at introducing precautionary measures along its Changi Airport Connector track.

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Death of girl who was riding fixed-gear bicycle before fall a misadventure: Coroner's inquiry

The State Coroner said there is an ongoing review of the use of fixed-gear bicycles.

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