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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 15

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Feb 15.

Tanjong Pagar car crash: Flowers, photo, clothes placed at accident site where 5 died

It was the highest number of people killed in a single traffic accident in the past decade.

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Traffic Police exploring enforcement, other measures in Tanjong Pagar after fatal car crash

Using road humps and speed-regulating strips are among the measures being considered.

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Tanjong Pagar car crash: Conservation shophouse sustained only ‘surface scratches’, says BCA

The damage was limited because of the speed with which the fire was put out.

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Uphill battle for Singapore hotels despite boost from staycations in December

Yet they remain cautiously hopeful, with some looking to events and new concepts to draw locals in.

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Myanmar junta cuts Internet as troops fire to break up protest

Troops were deployed around the country on Monday in signs of a feared crackdown on anti-coup protests.

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Trump acquitted in impeachment trial, but outcomes favour Democrats

The trial was a platform to make a case to public and it drew focus to the crack in the Republican Party.

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S’porean student loses $14,000 after scam calls from ‘bank’

“Scammers are getting smarter and definitely learning more tricks,” the victim said.

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Four in 10 HDB residents shop online, more interacting with neighbours on Internet: Survey

More people communicated with their neighbours in online chat groups or through social media.

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More women pursuing degrees in Stem fields: MOE

They formed 41% of 2019 intake in science, tech, engineering and maths, up from 38% in 2017.

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Restaurant and bar in Robertson Quay added to list of places visited by Covid-19 patients

A Dutch visitor who initially tested negative for Covid-19 and had not been on SHN is among the new cases.

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