Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Thursday, May 31.
Domestic priorities behind Malaysia's move to drop Pedra Branca challenge: Analysts
Two other factors could also have influenced the new government's decision: the move to scrap the KL-S'pore high-speed rail and that it has a weak case with Pedra Branca.
PM Lee: Cabinet changes among my most difficult responsibilities as PM
Political renewal and Cabinet reshuffles involve striking a fine balance, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at an appreciation dinner for three ministers who retired last month.
Top North Korean official seen in Sentosa for possible meeting with US officials
Mr Kim Chang Son spent a few hours at the Capella Hotel on Wednesday, where he is believed to have been involved in high-level meetings ahead of the June 12 Trump-Kim summit.
Malaysia to continue with JB-S'pore RTS link but looking at ways to reduce costs: Transport Minister
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said Malaysia is committed to continue with the 4km cross-border MRT line that will connect Bukit Chagar station in Johor Baru to Woodlands North.
India PM Narendra Modi in Singapore for 3-day official visit
Mr Modi will kick into high gear a new digital era in the growing ties between Singapore and India. He will also deliver the keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue.
NUS, NTU rise in world university rankings
NUS climbed three places to the 24th position in the latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, while NTU moved up from the 81-90 band to the 51-60 bracket.
Underground substation to supply power to Labrador by 2025, as Singapore digs deeper
The substation, to be located at the former Pasir Panjang Power District, will form part of a nationwide push to use more subterranean space in Singapore.
Bad air days? The problem could well be domestic
Forest fires in the region are often blamed for bad air days here, but new research has pointed to a different source of pollution - home.
Jail, cane for Police NSF who harboured alleged murderer and committed drug-related offences
Muhd Firdaus Abdullah was in the same secret society as four other men who were involved in an attack on two men near St James Power Station on March 12 last year.
'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after faking own death
A critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the 41-year-old said he had been part of a special Ukrainian operation to thwart a Russian attempt on his life.