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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 27

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Sept 27.

2 seniors die of Covid-19; 1,939 new cases in Singapore

It is the sixth consecutive day that the number of cases has crossed 1,000.

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Merkel’s party narrowly loses to rivals in Germany’s election: Projected results

Olaf Scholz would become the fourth post-war SPD chancellor.

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Students in quarantine or on approved Covid-19 absence may still take national exams: MOE

They have to test negative for Covid-19 with a PCR test at the start of the quarantine order, among other criteria.

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All you need to know about tightened Covid-19 rules from today

Dine-in, social group sizes will be capped at 2, and MOH will publish map of areas frequented by Covid-19 cases.

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Meet the extraordinary S’poreans who are up for ST award

The award recognises Singaporeans whose extraordinary actions improved someone’s life or the larger community.

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BooksActually’s Kenny Leck apologises for ‘causing pain’ after female ex-employees allege misconduct

He said the current team will be the new owners of the store and he will be removed from all decision-making processes.

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Woman who stayed with abusive hubby for 40 years shows need to beef up laws against family violence

A housewife in her 60s stuck it out with her abusive husband, who rained blows on her over 40 years.

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Contractors may face contractual disputes, claims as Covid-19 legal respite ends

Lawyers see signs of suits brewing, say many firms may enter financial distress or go bust.

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Warded in different hospitals for Covid-19, S’pore family members lean on one another for support

Five of them are in hospital or isolation after testing positive.

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Football: No charges against ex-FAS chief Zainudin Nordin, general secretary Winston Lee, over 2017 raids: AGC

The probe into the alleged misuse of funds at local football clubs began with dramatic police raids in 2017. 

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