Top stories from The Straits Times on Friday, May 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, May 10.


MOH confirms first case of monkeypox in Singapore

The patient is a 38-year-old Nigerian national who arrived last month for a workshop.

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China Vice-Premier Liu He says hopes to engage in rational, candid talks with US as trade talks resume

With US punitive tariffs on US$200 billion (S$272 billion) in Chinese goods set to jump to 25 per cent on Friday, President Donald Trump said earlier that an agreement remains "possible".

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Wall Street dips as investors await outcome of US-China trade talks

US stocks had fallen more than 1 per cent earlier in the session but recovered much of those losses after Mr Donald Trump said he had received a "beautiful letter" from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Younger HDB buyers likely to be more prudent: Observers

The changes are likely to nudge younger buyers to go for Build-to-Order flats or newer resale flats.

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With fake news law passed, all eyes now on how it is used

The onus is now on the authorities to show the new law will be applied judiciously - against falsehoods that can damage social cohesion, and not applied to legitimate criticisms and opinions.

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New incentives for rail commuters in congested areas who choose other modes of transport: LTA

The new initiative aims to distribute peak-hour travel more evenly along Singapore's transport network.

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Mahathir unveils 'shared prosperity' initiative for all races

The initiative, tagged "Shared Prosperity", replaces the now-unachievable Vision 2020 target, which was for Malaysia to become a developed nation by next year.

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Two senior Singapore Taekwondo Federation officials found to have breached international body's Code of Ethics

They are STF secretary-general Wong Liang Ming and its general manager Lim Teong Chin, who are married to each other.

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Hangout with ST: Fake news law and English Premier League

Hosts Alyssa Woo and Hairianto Diman will also discuss the problem with settling for status quo at work.

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Fake e-mails lured actresses Chen Xiuhuan and Aileen Tan into a hacker's trap

Both received e-mails which asked them to verify their accounts or risk having them deleted along with photos and the followers they have amassed if they fail to comply.

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