Top stories from The Straits Times on Saturday, March 10

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Saturday, March 10.


Experts welcome Trump-Kim talks but warn of challenges

The breakthroughs have generally been welcomed, even though many questions remain over the reasons for the recent charm offensive by Pyongyang which has led to a thaw in inter-Korean ties.

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Class, racial and religious, and local-foreigner divides are all threats to cohesion: Grace Fu

Minister Grace Fu gave her view on how Singapore can stay united amid disruptions that may come its way, such as terrorism or job displacement as a result of economic changes.

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More unique Singapore tours after rule change

A change in tour guiding rules is giving visitors more chances to embrace a wider range of attractions, such as experiencing life as a World War II soldier or roaming around our architectural gems.

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Popular Hong Kong chain Tsui Wah to open in Singapore

There won't be a need to have your fill of Hong Kong coffee shop-style cha chaan tang fare at Tsui Wah before heading back to Singapore - it will soon be available here.

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Supermarkets offering refunds on Australian rock melon purchases amid expanded recall

A deadly listeria outbreak in Australia linked to contaminated melons from a farm in New South Wales has killed at least four people, though AVA has said that there were no reported cases of listeriosis linked to the consumption of rock melons here.

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Florida governor signs gun-safety Bill into law after school shooting

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a Bill from the legislature that raises the legal age for buying rifles, imposes a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allows the arming of some school employees.

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Trump tariffs trigger Republican rebellion

The rebellion is swelling among members of the US Congress' Republican majority dismayed over Donald Trump's contentious new trade tariffs, with many elected officials threatening to block the President's decree.

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Singapore Design Week: Star wares at furniture fare 

Besides featuring an augmented-reality zone, this year's International Furniture Fair Singapore also showcases exciting creations by home-grown designers and their counterparts from around the world

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27 pairs of severed hands found on Russian island: Report

A macabre find was made in a city in south-east Russia: Twenty-seven pairs of what appear to be human hands, local reports say.

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Impact Journalism Day: Calling for stories of change

Know of an idea or initiative on how to make the world a better place?

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