Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, June 1.
Trump says North Korea talks positive, expects to receive letter from Kim Jong Un
US President Donald Trump said it may take more than one meeting to seal a denuclearisation deal with North Korea.
Jealous boyfriend kills, dismembers girlfriend, then hangs himself in lurid case gripping Taiwan
Former mixed martial arts fighter Gary Chu is believed to have murdered Ms Huang I-Min for lying to him about her virginity. They reportedly met on mobile dating platform Tinder.
US allies hit back at Washington's steel, aluminium tariffs, reigniting global trade war fears
The tariffs, announced by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, ended months of uncertainty about potential exemptions and suggested a hardening of the Trump administration's approach to trade negotiations.
KL-Singapore high-speed rail costs above S$37b with interest: Lim Guan Eng
Malaysia's Finance Minister has accused former PM Najib Razak of ignoring interest charges when claiming that the HSR would cost only RM72 billion (S$24.5 billion).
India and Singapore to forge deeper economic ties
Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the two countries should step into the future together, describing their economic partnership as "the heartbeat" of the relationship.
Mr Modi comes to the Shangri-La
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech today will be closely scrutinised for clues on what India will do in the face of an increasingly assertive China in the region.
Pet owners turning to psychics who claim they can speak to animals telepathically
Some pet owners will go to extremes to spoil their animals, paying such psychics $150 or more per session.
Hotels cut down on single-use plastics like straws and cutlery
Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) group has pledged to eliminate single-use plastics from all six of its Singapore hotels by June next year.
Football: Fandi Ahmad's son Ilhan to get special six-figure grant to pursue pro dream
The award is worth in excess of $100,000, and covers the 15-year-old attacking midfielder's training and academic fees in England for two years.
Football: Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach in shock announcement
The 45-year-old quit the Spanish giants just days after winning the Champions League for a record third year in a row, saying it was time for a change for himself and the club.