Top stories from The Straits Times on Monday, Feb 26

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Monday, Feb 26.


China seeks to scrap term limit on president, paving way for Xi Jinping to stay on beyond 2023

The lifting of the restriction means that Mr Xi need not step down after 10 years in office, like his immediate predecessors, Mr Hu Jintao and Mr Jiang Zemin.

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US says any talks with North Korea must lead to denuclearisation

The White House issued a statement after a North Korean delegation to the neighbouring South reportedly expressed willingness to talk to Washington.

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Marrying Punggol's green with high-tech facilities

Project manager Chan Ee Mun gives a sneak preview of life in the Punggol Digital District, whose masterplan was unveiled last month.

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The Straits Times: Your reliable companion in a fast-paced world

Readers can choose from new subscription plans being offered from today - depending on the package you sign up for, you can enjoy unlimited access to stories on the ST website, mobile and tablet apps, and in print.

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Singapore's ageing car population drives up workshop business

According to Land Transport Authority statistics, the number of cars nine years or older stood at 163,323 as at end-2017, making up 26.7 per cent of the car population.

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Marathon man at 86: Heart attack spurs retiree to take up running

Instead of taking things a little easy after suffering a heart attack at the age of 70 in 2002, Mr Kor Hong Fatt became a serious runner. He now has 22 marathons under his belt.

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6 Singaporeans among 14 arrested in regional drug syndicate bust: CNB

The suspected drug syndicate was believed to be supplying drugs in Malaysia and countries in the region.

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Nine in 10 senior flat buyers opt for shorter leases for two-room Flexi flats: HDB

Since the scheme was introduced in 2015, HDB said nine in 10 flat buyers aged 55 and above - or 5,070 out of 5,550 - have opted for shorter leases.

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Samsung launches S9 and S9+ smartphones, focuses on camera improvements

The new Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones, the direct successors to last year's S8 smartphone line, will be available in Singapore in March.

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Football: Man City hammer Arsenal to win first trophy of Guardiola era

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time - only Liverpool have won it more.

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