Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 2

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Sept 2.


Covid-19 cases linked to S'pore bus interchange clusters rise to 314

There are 29 new Covid-19 cases linked to the clusters.

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Man, 78, missing for five days before body found in SingPost Centre stairwell

Police investigations are ongoing, but preliminary investigations do not suggest foul play.

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Conduct of TOC editor was 'reckless and irresponsible', calculated to put PM Lee in bad light: High Court

The Online Citizen chief editor Terry Xu was "reckless and irresponsible" in publishing serious one-sided allegations about Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong without caring whether they were true or not, the High Court said.

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Vital for Malaysia's new PM to act quickly: Pollster at ST Connect webinar

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More Malaysians - in particular bumiputera voters - are likely to see Mr Ismail as a leader suited to help turn things around.

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Top US general says he shares 'pain and anger' after Afghanistan withdrawal

Mark Milley was speaking to reporters for the first time since the US military completed its withdrawal.

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Afghan news anchor made history, then had to leave it behind

Beheshta Arghand gathered her breath and adjusted her headscarf when a Taliban official showed up, asking to be interviewed.

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Student in S'pore loses over $300k to scammers impersonating officials from China

The ruse used an automated voice message purportedly from the Ministry of Health.

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Doctor acquitted of molestation: AGC raises concern over defence lawyer's conduct, refutes claims in TOC article

Dr Yeo Sow Nam was represented by lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam in a case where he was accused of molest.

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Wettest August in S'pore in over 40 years; drier, warmer days expected in first half of September

Heavy rain is expected to ease over the next two weeks, with the chance of a few warmer days.

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How worried should vaccinated people be about Covid-19?

Have the symptoms changed with the Delta variant, and how long does recovery take?

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