Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 12

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Sept 12.


Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections

All staff working at Chinatown Complex are being tested for Covid-19. 

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Messages of unity, resolve mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

The greatest lesson from that day was the value of national unity, Mr Biden said.

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RSAF scrambled F16 fighter jets on Saturday in response to potential air threat

A Royal Malaysia Police helicopter flew over Pulau Tekong on Saturday morning at around 9.20am.

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About 1,000 F&B, retail businesses open in S'pore each month despite pandemic

Not only did the number of businesses formed exceed that of closures, more businesses opened compared with that during the pre-pandemic years, between 2017 and 2019.

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How the Covid-19 cluster linked to Jurong Fishery Port was contained

The Jurong Fishery Port cluster is Singapore's largest Covid-19 cluster in the community to date. 

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S'pore opens Covid-19 vaccination channels for overseas-based citizens

There are two vaccination channels available for overseas Singaporeans. 

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Man's $670,000 investment loss a cautionary tale

Mr Andy Poh plunged headlong into an investment on the recommendation of a bank relationship manager.

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Let's talk about race, but not just about race

What is it that Singaporeans want to achieve when they talk about race, or enact laws to protect and enhance race relations?

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Former commando creates miniatures so beautiful that people cry

Mr Wilfred Cheah decided to become a full-time miniature artist when he turned 55 last year.

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Look how much you've grown: Baby panda's first month

Mum Jia Jia and baby are still together in an off-exhibit den to give them time to nurse and bond in privacy.

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