Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 3 – The Straits Times

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, April 3. 


Taiwan train accident: At least 50 killed, flags to be flown at half-mast from Saturday

The driver of the truck that had slid down a bank onto the track was questioned by police. 

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‘Mangled bodies everywhere’: Taiwan train survivors recount harrowing crash

A boy whom rescuers saved said: “My mother is trapped but she wanted me to escape.”

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Vaccinating Asia: How does world’s largest continent immunise 4.5 billion people in shortest time possible?

It is a critical issue as the world rushes to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus.

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Police officer killed in car-ramming attack on US Capitol

The suspect drove into US Capitol officers and brandished a knife before being shot.

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SIA flights from S’pore barred from landing in HK from April 3 to 16 after detection of Covid-19 case

Passenger services from Hong Kong to Singapore are not affected.

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Having more doctors on IP panels may lead to higher premiums: Life Insurance Association

The topic is in the spotlight, as doctors and IP insurers fight over how the measure should be implemented.

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More hikers in S’pore caught straying off designated trails last year

NParks took enforcement action in 329 cases last year, more than double the 140 a year on average from 2016 to 2019.

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Worshippers in Singapore welcome Good Friday service after a difficult year

Many worshippers attended on-site services after months of virtual and hybrid religious activity.

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PM Lee asks for his name, photo to be removed from BitClout crypto platform that monetises Twitter profiles

PM Lee said he has nothing to do with the cryptocurrency platform.

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S’pore investors who chase high returns fall victim to scams: 6 high-profile deals that went sour

The recent case involving online cryptocurrency trading platform Torque shows the risks involved.

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