MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, June 8, 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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Day of National Remembrance for Sabah quake victims

Today has been declared a Day of National Remembrance for the victims of the Sabah earthquake.

State flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. One minute of silence will be observed at the beginning of the day at all SEA Games venues.

SEA Games: Young Lions face must-win clash


Coach Aide Iskandar's Singapore Under-23 football team take on Cambodia in a must-win clash in Group A. Struggling frontman Sahil Suhaimi is set to start and he will be eager to get his first goal at this SEA Games. Sahil will be looking to recapture some of the form that saw him notch a brace to win the Malaysian FA Cup for the LionsXII last month.

SEA Games: Schooling looking for more gold


Swim star Joseph Schooling's homecoming has been a glittering one as he made it two gold medals out of two at the SEA Games yesterday. He will be in action today and will be expecting more success in his pet event, the 200m butterfly.

Turkey election results expected to be revealed


The results of Turkey's legislative election are expected to be revealed early this morning, after a brisk turn-out by voters on Sunday. Over 53.7 million were eligible to vote, with polls suggesting that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), co-founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will get the most votes, albeit with a reduced majority. A win for the AKP would tighten Mr Erdogan's grip on power after he was elected president last year after 11 years as prime minister. - JEREMY LEE

G-7 summit continues in Germany


The second day of the Group of Seven (G-7) Summit continues today (Monday), with Greece's financial woes, and their effect on the world economy, set to dominate the agenda. The meeting of world leaders, including United States President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany will also focus on the Ukraine crisis and the security threat from Islamist militants. Maritime territorial disputes between China and other countries bordering the South China Sea will also be discussed, according to Mr John Kirton, director of the G-7 Research Group think-tank. - JEREMY LEE

China Life Insurance setting up in Singapore

China Life Insurance is setting up shop in Singapore. It has invited Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang to witness its official opening ceremony today. - FELICIA CHOO

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