Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 18

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Sept 18.


934 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S'pore, highest since April last year

A new Covid-19 cluster with 26 cases emerged at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard.

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Covid-19 cases in S'pore rising faster than expected, but serious infections rising at slower rate

High vaccination rate has prevented the healthcare system here from being overwhelmed.

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What you need to do if you test positive for Covid-19 using ART kit and have no symptoms

Do not rush to a hospital emergency department, said S'pore's director of medical services Kenneth Mak.

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Getting a mild infection after Covid-19 vaccination gives best protection against future variants: Expert

Getting an infection teaches the body to recognise all parts of the virus, including the core that cannot change.

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France recalls ambassadors from US, Australia over submarines row

The move by France against such key allies is unprecedented.

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Race to succeed Japan PM Suga heats up

Who will lead Japan's ruling party into the next general election? 

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Surge in number of Covid-19 cases and deaths among children in Malaysia

Covid-19 cases involving children leapt to 310,074 as at the end of August, which is 25 times more than the whole of last year.

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Moderna Covid-19 vaccine edges Pfizer in new US research

It appears to confer better long-term protection against hospitalisation than Pfizer.

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Taxi and private-hire car drivers issued advisory on Afghanistan crisis

An advisory issued to drivers warns that the crisis in Afghanistan is worrying, and may pose a security threat.

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Apple and Facebook are coming for your face next

The face computer is coming - brace yourself for an onslaught of "smart" glasses, virtual-reality headsets and other devices that link your eyes to the digital world.

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