Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 26

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Sept 26.


1,443 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore, 3 more seniors die

The total number of fatalities in September now stands at 21.

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Johor ramps up vaccination in hopes of reopening border with Singapore

The state government in Johor is launching a vaccination plan for Malaysians who used to cross into Singapore daily.

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Release of Huawei's Meng a step towards better US-China ties, Beijing's CPTPP goal

But there still remains a raft of issues to be resolved between the world's two largest economies.

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Lunch with Sumiko: Noeleen Heyzer on marriage, feminism and how she rose up the UN career ladder

Noeleen Heyzer's memoir looks back at how she overcame a difficult childhood to scale the career ladder at the United Nations.

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Employers not allowed to ask staff with positive ART result to come to work even if they feel well

Employees who are physically well are advised to self-isolate at home for 72 hours, and then do another ART test.

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Are certain neighbourhoods more prone to being struck by Covid-19?

A better understanding of how the disease affects neighbourhoods differently could allow for more targeted strategies, says Li Xueying.

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Fight to live with Covid-19 continues, pause or no pause

The record case numbers look like they may double in a week's time and continue shooting upwards.

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Sorry, I had bad credit before I met you: When debt causes couples to break up

Some people chalked up debt when they were single and this could affect their chance of getting a loan for a marital home.

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Tidying takes off during Covid-19 in Singapore and around the world

Interest in tidying could be attributed to a desire to exert control in these uncertain times.

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All fired up over pizza in Singapore

Pizzas in Singapore are gaining new twists, with unusual toppings and fresh ways of cooking.

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