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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 20

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Feb 20.


Seniors should wait for vaccination letters before registering: Gan Kim Yong

Letters are being sent out in batches, starting with areas where vaccination centres are already in operation.

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S’pore on the lookout for more Covid-19 vaccine options: Lawrence Wong

Having more than one approved vaccine provides the country with some sort of insurance, he said.

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Biden draws sharp contrast with Trump in presidential debut on world stage

“America is back,” said Biden on an online virtual visit to Europe.

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Calm and competence return to the White House

But is the Biden team operating on wrong assumptions even as it seeks to undo Trump-era mistakes?

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China grapples with greying issue

Since 2007, China’s annual economic growth rate has dropped by more than half.

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Budget 2021 signals shift to supporting future growth: ST-UOB Roundtable

The shift towards supporting growth is part of a delicate balance since resources are finite.

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Graduates of more specialised courses have better chance of being hired: Experts

These include those who did IT, health sciences and business. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan make final split with British royal family

They will lose their treasured royal patronages, which will be distributed among other family members.

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Nasa’s Perseverance rover beams back spectacular new images from Mars

One shows the rover being gently lowered to the surface of Mars – the first time such a view has been captured.

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Batam pastor jailed for conspiring to use fake $10,000 note in S’pore

Jusuf Nababan got another man to deposit the note and later received $7,500 from him.

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