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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 13

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, May 13.

Changi Airport terminals, Jewel to be closed to public for 2 weeks from May 13; still open for air travel

They will be closed to the public from May 13 while staff are being tested for Covid-19.

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Changi Airport Covid-19 cluster grows to 25; free testing for those who visited T3 since May 3

The sole unlinked case is a Sengkang General Hospital operating theatre nurse.

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Paid news model forces newsrooms to be more analytical, deliver quality journalism: Khaw Boon Wan

“If your objective is just to chase eyeballs, then the easiest (way) is to make (news) free,” he said.

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Front-line officers in Singapore keeping Hari Raya celebrations simple

Inspector Norhafizah Abdul Aziz relies on her family’s support to keep her going.

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Bitcoin plunges after Elon Musk’s Tesla stops taking it for car payments over climate concerns

Bitcoin dropped as much as 15%, sliding below US$50,000 in Asian trading.

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US celebrity host Ellen DeGeneres to end talk show after 19 years

Her show’s ratings declined after accusations of workplace misconduct on the set were made by staff.

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Police warn of new trend in online scams; NSF loses over $6,700 in savings

Do not accept dubious job offers that offer lucrative returns for minimal effort, police said.

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6 men investigated for allegedly not wearing masks properly, 3 also probed over verbal abuse

Police take a stern view of abusive and irresponsible behaviour relating to the flouting of safe distancing measures.

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HDB executive allegedly tipped off tenant before inspections at flat, both charged under OSA

Kalayarasan Karuppaya is alleged to have wrongfully shared information with Damandeep Singh.

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Asean in a bind as Myanmar’s crisis grows

Any intervention will likely be fraught with tough negotiations and setbacks before any resolution is in sight, says Ravi Velloor.

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