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

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


Xi vows support for Russia's 'core interests' during meeting with Putin in Uzbekistan

This comes despite apparent Chinese misgivings over Ukraine war, which Putin acknowledges.

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Moderna's bivalent Covid-19 booster vaccine expected to arrive in S'pore by end-Sept

Shipment details will be announced when arrangements have been finalised. HSA is also evaluating the bivalent vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech.

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Owners evicted from condo unit after MCST's forced sale to recover unpaid maintenance fees

The couple had repeatedly failed to pay management and sinking-fund bills amounting to about $36,000.

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ST CloseUp: Our sons - gay Singaporeans grapple with 377A and other challenges

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The Government announced in August plans to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sex between men.

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Interactive: How sweet are your favourite drinks?

The recommended daily intake of sugar for adults is about 45g to 55g, or nine to 11 teaspoons.

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Drawing demand from mature housing estates

More BTO units in non-mature estates will be set aside for first-time applicants, but this is not enough to move the needle overall, says Michelle Ng.

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For great work, forget quitting quietly or passion pursuits

Quiet quitting is no route to great work, says Lydia Lim.

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Govt not involved in decision to withhold Schooling, Lim's prize money: MCCY

The SNOC is gathering the necessary findings to ensure a fair process for the athletes involved.

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Tennis: Federer to retire after next week's Laver Cup

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not played since Wimbledon 2021.

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Real-use case of tokens in global economies remains cryptic for now

Proponents of tokenisation say it offers a world of possibilities - reengineering traditional financial industry architecture.

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