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Fury erupts after girl raped, killed and burned in latest sex crime

PATNA, India – A girl in eastern India was allegedly gang raped and shot dead, police said on Tuesday, the latest in a string of sexual assaults that has sparked angry protests across the country. Police suspect that the victim, whose age and identity was not known, was gang-raped, killed and her body burned before […]

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Grab Indonesia to take action against users who prank riders by cancelling food orders

In Indonesia, a huge amount of “prank ojol” YouTube videos or pranks on Grab riders have emerged, raising concerns and anger among other users on social media. The prank, which has been labelled as “cruel” and “heartless”, has prompted Grab Indonesia to announce that it will be taking action against the accounts of customers who […]

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Toilet group in Hong Kong urges city to build female urinals to reduce long queues

An industry group on Thursday called for female urinals to be built in Hong Kong’s public toilets to help the city combat the long waiting times faced by women to access a loo. According to the Hong Kong Toilet Association, such facilities would cut peeing time to just 1.5 minutes, compared with the usual two […]

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Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for Chief Executive Carrie Lam

HONG KONG – Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday (Dec 6) vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city’s pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening. The semi-autonomous financial hub has been battered by six months of increasingly violent protests pushing for […]

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‘Supporting Taiwan independence’ ruled slanderous as actress Ruby Lin sues Weibo user

‘A Beijing court has ruled that a social media user should apologise to Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin for calling her a Taiwan independence supporter, and pay her 60,000 yuan (S$11,599) in compensation. “The Weibo account was registered and used by an individual surnamed Huang, and the posts contained content that were largely abusive and anger-venting […]

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Indian police shoot dead 4 men accused of killing vet, drawing cheers

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinary surgeon in the city of Hyderabad, a police official said, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women. The men had been in police custody and were shot near the scene of last […]

Posted in Malaysia

Affordable day trips around JB to maximise your time across the Causeway

The December holiday period is expectedly the┬ápeak travel season in Singapore, with families going abroad and working adults clearing their AL (annual leave). If you’re scrambling for a last minute, affordable, fuss-free getaway, neighbouring JB is probably your best bet, and we have the long Causeway jams to prove it. And if you’re going to […]

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Video of dolphin ramming head repeatedly against tank wall purportedly taken at S.E.A. Aquarium in 2018

SINGAPORE – The video showing a dolphin repeatedly ramming its head against the wall of a tank it was kept in, purportedly at Resorts World Sentosa’s (RWS) S.E.A. Aquarium, was taken by a member of the public last year. It was then sent to Empty The Tanks, a United States-based organisation focused on ending dolphin […]

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Ex-financial planner accused of cheating clients by forging documents

A former financial planner who allegedly cheated seven clients by forging documents and misrepresenting insurance policies has been charged in court, the police said yesterday. The clients lost more than $22,000 in policy premiums that were already paid. Stedtson Koh, 33, was charged with 14 offences. Seven charges were for cheating, and seven for forgery […]

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Court rejects gay man’s bid for custody order for surrogate son to boost bid for student pass from ICA

SINGAPORE – A gay father here failed to get a court custody order for his six-year-old biological child born by a surrogate mother in India, which he had sought in the hopes of easing the approval of a student pass application for the boy. The court, while acknowledging that the British man and his Singaporean […]

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