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

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

High cost of hurrying: Manpower shortage, rush to deliver behind spate of deaths

Ten workplace deaths happened last month, raising worries that safety standards have slipped as the economy reopens.

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S'pore in emergency phase as dengue cases race past 2021 total and cross the 8,000 mark

There were also 280 active dengue clusters reported, up from 196 clusters at end-April.

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Woman who died in Bedok North flat fire was an actress and producer who battled cancer

She was involved in the film Certified Dead, and contributed to local shorts Rene and Rojak.

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US-Asean summit more a pledge of commitment than a showcase of substantive action

While US$150 million (S$209 million) was pledged to drive cooperation, details of economic initiatives were lacking.

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