Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 24

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 24.


1,504 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore; two unvaccinated women die

Large clusters at Maple Bear Preschool (Orchard Road) and two dormitories were also announced by MOH.

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Parents anxious over rise in Covid-19 cases among children but attendance normal at pre-schools, tuition centres

They told ST they are concerned about their children falling ill and spreading the virus to other family members.

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83% of S'poreans say globalisation is good for the economy, but 50% think immigrants take away jobs: IPS study

The Institute of Policy Studies surveyed 2,001 people about their perceptions on globalisation and immigration.

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Tuas explosion inquiry: 'U thinking the machine very dangerous but actually no,' boss told worker who died in blast

When workers raised concerns after a leak was found on a mixer machine, their boss thought it was a "small thing".

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Is it time to ease outdoor mask rules? Not yet, say experts on WP MP Jamus Lim's suggestion

Having to wear a mask all the time can contribute to mask fatigue, which can in turn increase the risk of indoor transmission, Prof Lim said.

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China told Evergrande to meet obligations

Authorities have reportedly asked local governments to prepare for Evergrande's potential downfall.

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Some members of Yale-NUS faculty pen letter to MOE, Government disagreeing with closure

The statement said the decision to merge the college with the University Scholars' Programme is a breach of trust by NUS leadership.

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4 things to know about marathoner Soh Rui Yong, a colourful, controversial champion

Soh has courted almost as many headlines for his outspoken views and actions as he has for his achievements on the track and road.

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Why are some Singapore malls doing better than others?

Retail experts say it is not just about location and various factors can further separate the winners from the losers.

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Sporting excellence and NS: Abiding principles for rite of passage for Singaporean sons

Strict criteria for long-term NS deferment are necessary and fair to preserve universality and equity for all national servicemen and must be applied without fear or favour.

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