The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Sept 30, 2016

Today's top news headlines: The man in a 17-hour stand-off is charged with having brass knuckles, overseas Singaporeans are to be covered by MediShield Life and Sharity Elephant makes a comeback.

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at:

* The man who allegedly held a two-year-old boy hostage in a Sembawang flat in a dramatic 17 hour-stand-off with police, was charged with having brass knuckles without permission.

* The MediShield Life Council’s recommendation that overseas Singaporeans should remain covered under MediShield Life has been accepted by the Ministry of Health. 

* Sharity Elephant, the Community Chest mascot for doing good, has made a comeback