Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, March 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Thursday, March 8.


Insurers say ending full riders will reduce need for significant premium increases

The Life Insurance Association of Singapore said the move would "encourage consumers to play an active role in choosing their medical providers and treatments".

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People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower attempting collective sales

The fate of the four post-independence landmarks, known for their gritty appearances, hangs in the balance.

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Major MRT faults remain at record high but overall distance-based reliability improves

There were 16 delays which were longer than half an hour each last year - four of which were related to a signalling upgrade.

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No-caning deal for bank robbery suspect: Some justice or zero justice?

The no-caning undertaking involving suspected bank robber David Roach has sparked questions on whether Singapore did right to agree to the British condition for extradition.

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Man arrested for armed robbery outside OCBC branch 22 years ago

The man, now 59, was arrested in Malaysia. He was allegedly involved in the July 1996 case in Taman Jurong which saw the victim robbed of $44,000.

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Naked photo in property ad gives Choa Chu Kang flat owner more attention than he asked for
 

The Council for Estate Agencies is looking into the advertisement, which was posted on more than one property listing portal.

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International Women's Day: Letting young dementia caregivers know they are not forgotten

Having experienced caring for her father from a young age, Melissa Chan set up social enterprise Project We Forgot to create a support system for young caregivers.

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White House eyes tariff exemptions for Mexico, Canada on national security grounds

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the exemptions would be on a case-by-case and country-by-country basis, but did not elaborate further.

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Britain says Russian double agent poisoned with nerve agent

The British police are treating the Sergei Skripal incident as one involving attempted murder by administration of a nerve agent.

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Football: Higuain and Dybala stun Spurs to send Juventus through

Juventus produced a Champions League smash-and-grab raid as Paulo Dybala's goal earned them a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

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