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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.