Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Oct 11.
Three killed as strong quake rocks Indonesia’s Java, Bali
The victims in East Java’s Sumenep district perished after being crushed by collapsed buildings but damage caused by the tremor was not widespread.
Dow ends brutal session with 3.1% loss, Nasdaq down 4%
Wall Street stocks plunged on Wednesday, with major indices losing more than 3 per cent in a sell-off prompted by the sudden jump in US interest rates.
Kavanaugh battle fires up voters ahead of Nov 6 mid-term elections
Early voting for the Nov 6 mid-term elections has already begun in some states. The volume of early voting as well as the turnout on Nov 6 will largely determine the results, pundits say. The Democratic Party appears to have an advantage for now.
Will meet succeed in keeping multilateralism afloat?
Although the discussions in Bali on Thursday will be wide-ranging and will subsequently extend to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, no respite from current trade confrontations is expected.
SAF warrant officer who died in Brunei given final send-off
Third Warrant Officer Muhammad Sadikin Hasban was hit by a falling tree branch on Tuesday while supervising contractors performing maintenance work at a helicopter evacuation site.
Commentary: Fewer exams, more time for joy in learning? Please don't stop reducing exams
Rethink streaming and let students study for the O levels over four to five years, says senior education correspondent Sandra Davie.
Four arrested in Indonesia for attempt to buy baby via Instagram
The still-active Instagram account currently has 722 followers. Among the posts is a screen capture of a WhatsApp chat which included a photo of the lower half of a pregnant woman from Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan.
Meet Shravan Verma: The modest medic who helped an accident victim and won netizens' hearts
His story on The Straits Times Facebook page has attracted comments like "good looking man with a good heart", "ohhh soooo cute" and even "I want to marry you".
KKH apologises for dispensing expired nose drops to baby, engages independent review panel
KKH has since done a thorough check on all in-stock medications and reminded its staff to check expiry dates before issuing medications.
Football: Ronaldo insists sex was 'completely consensual'
Police in Las Vegas announced last week that they were reopening an investigation into allegations made by a former model, Kathryn Mayorga, relating to an incident in 2009.