Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 7

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Oct 7.


'Little kids who were still sleeping': Thailand mourns victims of mass killing

"Nobody wants this to happen. It's a scene that nobody wants to see. It's harrowing."

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Despite royal audience, Malaysia PM non-committal on House dissolution

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Media reports claim the issue was not discussed with the King.

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Six facing criminal charges over Indonesian stadium disaster: Police chief

The announcement came as anger grew over the police response to a pitch invasion.

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Government will pay for screenings, vaccinations under Healthier SG: Ong Ye Kung

Under the Healthier SG initiative, S'poreans can benefit from free health screening and use MediSave funds for chronic diseases.

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70 schools to get new principals in annual reshuffle

Twenty-six schools will have first-time principals.

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Nearly 45% of parents used physical discipline like spanking their kids in past year: Study

Nearly 30% of parents who use physical methods of discipline were found to do so frequently.

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Soh Rui Yong issues second apology to SNOC, hopes to represent S'pore again

The 31-year-old said he had deleted all posts from April 2019 "that may be seen as disparaging to SNOC".

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S'porean who allegedly stole bra on cruise ship can face trial here: Judge

The accused argued that he cannot be tried here because he was on a foreign ship outside S'pore when the acts were allegedly committed.

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Give more bite to S'pore's online safety rules

Those related to age verification, content takedown timeframe and private messaging are glaringly absent.

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Minimalist v maximalist make-up: How to rock two very different post-pandemic looks

Edgy and dramatic or subtle and pared-down, make-up is back as a beauty statement.

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