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

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

S’pore-HK travel bubble: Do you need to be vaccinated and what rules do you need to follow?

Travellers have to travel on designated flights serving only air travel bubble passengers.

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Conditions currently right for S’pore-Hong Kong travel bubble to take off: Ong Ye Kung

There have been recent Covid-19 cases in the community but the figures should be put into perspective, he said.

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Singaporean wanted by FBI over money laundering and selling oil to North Korea

Kwek Kee Seng is the director of a shipping agency in Singapore.

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India’s Covid-19 deaths will rise sharply till mid-May: US study

At its peak – around May 16 – India is likely to see more than 13,000 Covid-19 deaths a day, the projections showed.

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Singapore residents fear for loved ones in India as Covid-19 death toll there climbs

Some regret not being able to do more to help their friends and family in India.

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Indonesian Navy studies options to salvage sunken submarine and retrieve bodies of crew

Grieving relatives of the dead crew gathered to pray and pay respects.

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Westlite Woodlands dorm resident one of 2 new local Covid-19 cases in S’pore

He did not interact with two dorm residents who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

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Singapore has adapted well to Covid-19, with societal trust playing a key role: IPS study

One reason society has been able to adapt is the raft of government policies that helped reduce concerns.

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Spotlight on Asians – and their languages – at Oscars

Film-makers Bong Joon-ho and Chloe Zhao made remarks in their mother tongues.

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Russian man ‘trapped’ on Chinese reality TV show finally voted out

Vladislav Ivanov, who speaks fluent Mandarin, was invited to sign on as a contestant but could not leave without breaching his contract.

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