Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, March 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Thursday, Mar 1.


Local universities offering more computing places amid rising demand

Many computer science graduates receive multiple job offers even before they finish school and their starting salaries have seen the largest jumps in recent years.

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Some travellers put off by higher taxes at Changi Airport

While the higher departure and airline fees will go towards funding the Changi East development which includes Terminal 5, not everyone is a fan of the move.

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Risk that higher fees may hurt Changi Airport

Changi has climbed steadily for more than 36 years, but with user charges set to increase substantially, is the airport flying into new and uncharted skies?

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MPs share thoughts on tackling social inequality

With social inequality being the hottest subject on Wednesday, some called for more progressive tax policies and further studies to be done.

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One-year-old boy rescued from suspected drug traffickers

The boy's caregiver, a 33-year-old Singaporean woman, had left him in the care of the suspected traffickers.

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Private-hire cars, taxis most prone to accidents

Even with a smaller population, private-hire cars have double the accident rate of passenger cars - but they are apparently still safer than taxis.

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Donald Trump stuns lawmakers with seeming embrace of gun control measures

The US President told a group of lawmakers to pursue bills that have been opposed for years by most congressional Republicans and the National Rifle Association.

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Hope Hicks resigning as top Trump aide, says White House

The White House communications director and one of US President Donald Trump's longest-serving advisers had been considering leaving for several months.

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Olympics: Russia says International Olympic Committee has lifted its membership ban

The head of Russia's Olympic Committee said that the IOC had reinstated his organisation's membership after suspending it over doping allegations.

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British pop singer Sam Smith to play in Singapore

The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter is set to play his first show here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Oct 2.

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