Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 6

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Sept 6.


Liz Truss is Britain's next prime minister after winning Tory vote

She defeated her rival Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister.

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Overpromising poses challenges for Britain's next PM Liz Truss

The incoming UK leader inherits a country plagued by strikes, high inflation and dispute with EU, says global affairs correspondent Jonathan Eyal.

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AMK, Tampines BTO projects most popular in August launch; demand for PLH flats dampens

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Prices range from $535,000 to $676,000 for a four-room flat, and $720,000 to $877,000 for a five-room flat.

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Clementi landslide: PUB distributing flood bags and flood barriers as precautionary measure

These flood protection devices can be set up quickly during heavy rain, to prevent floodwaters from entering homes.

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Passengers from Singapore and Malaysia unable to board after cruise is overbooked

All affected guests will receive a full refund and a complimentary cruise, said a Resorts World Cruises spokesman.

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Two women punched, kicked by strangers at Marquee nightclub; police probing attack

"I was in shock the entire time and could not remember who the attackers were," said one of the victims.

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ST Explains: How retirees can better manage healthcare insurance premiums in their old age

Not everyone is convinced they can retire without worry.

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S'pore aiming to have emissions reach net-zero by 2050

It is also deciding whether to raise its 2030 climate target to support the longer-term goal.

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One suspect in Canadian stabbings found dead, the other still wanted

The suspects, who are brothers, had been charged with murdering 10 people and wounding 19 in a stabbing rampage in Saskatchewan.

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Military drills shine spotlight on US-China competition in the region

Recent China-Thailand joint air force exercises have put the spotlight on Bangkok's close military ties with Beijing at a time when the US and China are competing for influence in the region, says Danson Cheong.

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