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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Nov 17.

Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Covid-19

It’s the second US company in a week to report results that far exceed expectations.

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S&P 500, Dow close at all-time highs on reignited Covid-19 vaccine hopes

News of the vaccine efficacy boosted hopes of the US economy emerging from a year of downturn.

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Lifelong learning, investment in public goods key to overcoming long-term challenges: Tharman

Covid-19 can be tackled in ways that also address longer-term problems, he said.

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Lorry driver arrested after colliding into trees in front of HDB block

The lorry driver was conscious when he was taken to hospital.

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Biden says ‘more people may die’ if Trump refuses to cooperate on Covid-19

“If we have to wait until Jan 20 to start that planning, it puts us behind,” he said. 

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Getting on the fast track towards making at least 11 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine

It is a multilateral effort as no one country can think of manufacturing a vaccine on its own.

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Biden’s foreign policy: A prognosis

Biden knows that America cannot be the leader of the world if it thinks only of itself, says Tommy Koh.

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Wet weather to continue in the next two weeks, temperatures may rise to 35 deg C on some days

Showers are expected on most days in the next fortnight.

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Grab says platform is secure after police reports filed over unauthorised GrabPay transactions

It also urged customers to stay vigilant.

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Cruise to nowhere: Safe indulgence with Covid-19 tests for all and freedom to travel

The World Dream sailed on Nov 6 with 1,400 Singapore residents on board.

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