MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Sept 25, 2015

The haze around Old Airport road and Dakota Crescent at around 5.30pm on Sept 24, 2015.
The haze around Old Airport road and Dakota Crescent at around 5.30pm on Sept 24, 2015.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 25 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Haze keeps people indoors

All primary and secondary schools will be closed on Friday (Sept 25) due to the worsening haze which could cross into hazardous range. There might be some respite over the weekend, as winds are forecast to shift, blowing from the south-east or south.
However, hazy conditions might last for another month or so, as this is an El Nino year with seasonally dry weather. - LESTER HIO

Xi Jinping to start US trip in Seattle

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves while addressing students during a visit to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington on Sept 23, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who started off his US trip in cozy talks with business leaders in Seattle, will now meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday (Sept 25) for what will likely be a more contentious summit. Mr Obama has made clear that he will make few compromises on hot-button issues like alleged Chinese industrial espionage and commercial cyber theft and China's expansion on contested islands in the South China Sea. The two leaders will also give a joint press conference, and Mr Obama will hold a state dinner for the Chinese leader. - JEREMY LEE

 Argentina to face Georgia in Rugby World Cup 

New Zealand's Kieran Read (left) tackles Argentina's Tomas Cubelli (right) during a Rugby World Cup 2015 pool C match on Sept 20, 2015. PHOTO: EPA 

Argentina will face a tricky match against Georgia in the only Rugby World Cup match tonight. Georgia will be on a high, having recorded an opening victory against Tonga in Pool C. Argentina played well in their opening match, but lost to defending champions New Zealand. They will need to be at their best to beat Georgia and solidify their prospects in advancing out of the pool.