MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, April 23, 2015

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

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Beyond skin-deep protection against dengue?

Scientists from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have discovered that a type of white blood cells located in the skin is important in fighting dengue. This finding suggests that researchers could create an effective dengue vaccine by developing a drug that can boost the effect of these cells. - CAROLYN KHEW

Awards for top airlines at Changi Airport


Changi Airport Group will be honouring the top-performing airlines in the past year, in the 10th edition of the annual Changi Airlines Awards. Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo will be presenting the awards at the ceremony, to be held at Conrad Centennial on Thursday. - MIRANDA YEO

Annual survey from Legg Mason revealed


Legg Mason, a global asset management firm with assets under management of US$711 billion, will unveil today an annual survey which focuses on global investors' sentiment and asset allocation plans. Key executives will discuss the survey findings, including global and Singapore respondents' investment attitude and allocation plan in greater detail. - ONG KAI XUAN

DBS AGM to be held today


DBS Group Holdings will be holding its annual general meeting today. - MARISSA LEE

B Division rugby finals: Rematch sees Saints take on fierce rivals ACS(I)

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The schools national rugby finals have always been fiercely-contested affairs, and this year's B Division final between St Andrew's Secondary School and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) will be no different. In a rematch of last year's final, can defending champions St Andrew's once again fend off 2013 winners ACS(I)? - BERENICE LOW AND AFIQ ROSLAN

EU holds emergency summit on migrant crisis


European Union leaders hold an emergency meeting today to discuss measures to tackle migrant trafficking from Africa to Europe, days after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea killed as many as 900 would-be migrants. The tragedy brings to 1,750 the number of migrants killed in similar accidents this year and the toll could hit 30,000 by the end of the year, aid groups have estimated. Italy will also have to deal with 200,000 migrants landing on its soil if the trend continues. Ideas to deal with the influx include deploying warships to prevent migrant boats from leaving the North African country of Libya for Europe, the building of refugee camps in North Africa, and the fast-track return of migrants to their countries. - LEE SEOK HWAI

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