Top stories from The Straits Times on Thursday, Sept 13

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Sept 13.


No go for two big collective sale attempts: Horizon Towers and Faber Garden close without sale

The 236-unit Faber Garden condo, whose $1.18 billion collective sale tender closed without a sale in late May, sits on a 544,738 sq ft site off Upper Thomson Road. ST understands that Faber Garden's collective sale committee is evaluating its options
The 236-unit Faber Garden condo, whose $1.18 billion collective sale tender closed without a sale in late May, sits on a 544,738 sq ft site off Upper Thomson Road. ST understands that Faber Garden's collective sale committee is evaluating its options and may launch a new tender in due course. ST PHOTO: SYAZA NISRINA

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Anwar's choice of safe seat reveals party cracks


PHOTO: REUTERS

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Death of home button as Apple launches new Face ID-only iPhones


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announcing the new iPhone Xs during a special event at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

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At least 9 dead, 46 injured as driver ploughs into a crowd in China


People seeking for help as wounded and dead bodies lie in the square after a man drove a vehicle into a crowded pedestrian square. PHOTO: APPLE DAILY

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33-year-old Malaysian man killed, 2 injured after accident involving 9 vehicles along AYE


A 33-year-old man died and two others were injured in an accident on the Ayer Rajah Expressway that involved almost 10 vehicles. PHOTO: SGROAD BLOCKS/TRAFFIC NEWS

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Foreign workers in dormitories now have an app to alert MOM of their living conditions


One of the dormitories in the Greyform Building. With the new application, foreign workers living in dormitories can now provide feedback by uploading photos, and alert their dormitory operators and MOM of the issues that they face. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

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Man jailed in Italy for writing fake TripAdvisor reviews, company says


The man offered to sell glowing reviews to businesses across Italy to bump up their ratings on the TripAdvisor site. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Table Tennis: Singapore Table Tennis Association urged to improve governance ahead of election


Singapore Table Tennis Association president Ellen Lee said that "there are many ways of promoting sports", and noted that participating in competitions was just one component. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

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Pope Francis summons bishops for summit to discuss clergy sex abuse


PHOTO: AFP

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Mandopop stars Jay Chou and JJ Lin spotted touring Singapore


Mandopop heavyweights JJ Lin (second from left) and Jay Chou (third from left) were spotted touring Sim Lim Square on Tuesday. Among the shops they visited was audio cafe Zeppelin and Co., where they spent 30 minutes interacting with customers. PHOTO: ZEPPELIN AND CO

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