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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 25

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, April 25. 

Myanmar junta chief ‘not opposed’ to visit by Asean delegation, humanitarian aid: PM Lee

The bloc leaders’ consensus calls for violence to end immediately and for start of constructive dialogue.

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Asean cannot be indifferent to Myanmar situation, has collective duty to act: PM Lee

“Silence and inaction would undermine Asean’s centrality, credibility and relevance,” he said at leaders’ meeting.

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Rescuers find debris from missing Indonesian submarine, indicating it has sunk

Preparations are being made to salvage the submarine from a depth of 850m.

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More top-notch tech talents set their sights on Singapore

About 60 applications have been approved under Tech.Pass scheme to get top-tier foreigners.

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Search for new Singapore PM: Start with a rethink

It could be time to focus less on the age of a candidate and more on how long he stays in office, says editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang.

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Pre-event Covid-19 testing: Logistics, cost among concerns for couples and event organisers

Couples and event organisers have to sort out who should pay and where to conduct tests.

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Vaccinated PR who cared for mother in quarantine facility among 5 Covid-19 community cases in S’pore

He moved into the same room as her on April 16, and developed a blocked nose on Friday.

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Burned out, numb, helpless: India doctors bear grim witness to unfolding Covid-19 tragedy

“Our own limited resources are killing us,” said a doctor.

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Shangri-La Dialogue to be in-person ‘bubble’ event in Singapore on June 4-5

The defence summit was cancelled last year for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lobster meals and other frills at private hospitals: Should medical insurance pay for these?

Some policyholders are asking the authorities to probe if such frills are fuelling the jump in healthcare costs.

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