Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, March 9.
Video: 11 nations say CPTPP strong signal against protectionism after signing revamped trade deal without US
The trade bloc, which includes Singapore, accounts for 13.5 per cent of the world's GDP and covers a market of nearly 500 million people.
Video: Donald Trump signs order on metal tariffs but Canada, Mexico get reprieve
The US President defied warnings of a global trade war to sign an order imposing the tariffs, which will take effect in 15 days.
CPTPP more crucial than ever in the face of rising protectionism
While the revamped pact is unarguably diminished by the loss of its largest partner, it is nonetheless a significant achievement - and perhaps of greater importance than before.
askST: What should I know about the new riders of MediShield-linked Integrated Shield Plans?
With the Ministry of Health issuing requirements for new riders of Medishield-linked Integrated Shield Plans, ST's Salma Khalik answers some commonly asked questions on the issue.
Video - Parliament: Marathon 52 hours as MPs debate budgets for longest time in five years
Leader of the House Grace Fu, in her closing speech, said the marathon debate underscores the "breadth and gravity" of the issues Singapore faces.
AVA recalls all rockmelons from Australia amid listeria fears
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority noted that there has been no reported case of listeriosis linked to the consumption of rockmelons here.
Video: Extension for Chinese Garden turtle museum lease being considered
Government agencies are checking if they can give the museum, which has to vacate its current site on March 30, more time to secure suitable premises.
Over 100 Mount Kinabalu climbers rush to safety after earthquake strikes Sabah
Residents in the Ranau area said they felt a strong shake that lasted a few seconds, although there were no reports of any casualties or damage.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau to create Star Wars TV series
Disney is developing the series for a family-oriented, direct-to-consumer streaming service it plans to launch next year.
Video: Art festival i Light Marina Bay returns with 22 light installations
Who says it has to get dark when the sun goes down? Here are eight highlights at the sustainable light art festival, which opens today.