Man, 79, arrested for mutilating his girlfriend's face

79-year-old man mutilated his girlfriend after suspecting her of cheating on him.

Taiwan police arrested a 79-year-old man after he sliced off his girlfriend’s nose, ears and lips and flushed them down the toilet, said officials on Thursday. 

The man, identified only by his family name Huang, suspected his girlfriend of cheating on him.

Huang tied the 47-year-old woman to a bed in his home in central Changhua city and attacked her with a knife.

He later flushed the body parts down the toilet before phoning for an ambulance.

Police found a note written by Huang that said: "The thing I can’t have I will never allow others to easily obtain. I will end it in the bloodiest way."

News of the heinous crime was splashed across front pages of several dailies in Taiwan.

Huang, a wealthy landlord whose wife passed away last month, began dating the woman, a yoga instructor, six months ago.

However, the relationship soured after she revealed having another suitor, police said.

Source: AFP

Tags: Taiwan news and crime

Body of newborn found dumped in condo waste bin in KL

Residents of a luxury condominium in Kuala Lumpur made a startling discovery when they found the body of a newborn dumped in a waste bin.

The condominium's security guard was informed of the shocking find by residents on Tuesday morning (Oct 28). 

According to the guard, who wanted only to be known as Santa, the newborn's body "smelled fragrant even though it was covered in garbage", reported Harian Metro. 

 Santa, in his 40s, said: "Strangely, I did not smell any stench. Instead, the body of the newborn had a nice smell.

“I suspect it’s the work of outsiders. I doubt that the residents here would do such a thing as only well-off people live here."

Acting OCPD for Wangsa Maju DSP Asmandi Abdul Aziz said that police are now searching for the newborn's parents.

He also urged that anyone with information to contact Wangsa Maju district police headquarters.  

Source: The Star

Coen Brothers cast Clooney, Johansson and Tatum for all-star studio comedy

Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.
Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.

Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, Universal Pictures said on Wednesday.

Hail, Caesar!, scheduled for release February 2016, will follow a day in the life of a studio fixer who must tackle numerous challenges, the studio said in a statement.


Photos: AFP, UIP

Set in the later years of Hollywood's golden age, the film will also star Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Jonah Hill.

The Coen Brothers have previously won the best screenplay Oscar for 1996's Fargo and three Oscars including best director and picture for 2007's No Country for Old Men.

They also co-wrote the screenplay for Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial effort, Unbroken, also made by Universal.

- Reuters

Kim and Kanye, are you flattered? Two fans set up Instagram account copying stars' style

These two fans of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West clearly think imitation is the best form of flattery.
These two fans of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West clearly think imitation is the best form of flattery.

You know what they say about imitation being the best form of flattery?

Well, two friends from San Francisco took their admiration for Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West to a whole other level.

The famous couple's style inspired them to dress up exactly like the couple and post the photos on Tumblr and Instagram.

The result is nothing short of entertaining. (Note: This could be a potential Halloween idea too)

Friends Kathleen Lee and Katie Burroughs came up with the blog almost on a whim.

Kanye's their man

Kathleen said that they realised they were wearing almost the same exact outfit as Kim and Kanye, so they decided to take a photo side-by-side.

Then it turned into a project.

The girls switched between portraying Kanye and Kim. But they are both bigger fans of the hip-hop star. 

Katie said: "No offence to Kim, but some of her outfits are hard to pull off without (that) amazing body."

"We both admire Kanye as a style icon. He has really great taste and has absolutely influenced how Kim dresses, which she even attests to herself."

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: Mail Online

GALLERY: 7 incredible pictures of the underwater world

Stunning photo that shows what's above and below the water surface at the same time.
Stunning photo that shows what's above and below the water surface at the same time.

Some of the best photographs are those taken underwater.

And what makes them spectacular are the above and below shots - all within the same frame.

It gives you the feel of looking at two different worlds at the same time.

Stunning? You bet.

Here are several snapshots that will blow your mind. Are you tempted to grab some underwater gear now?


Argentina Photo: Reddit


Jellyfish Lake in Palau Photo: flickriver


Zanzibar, Tanzania Photo: Pinterest


Crystal River, Florida. Photo: Flickr


Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy. Photo: Reddit


Bora Bora. Photo: Reddit


Palawan Island, Philippines. Photo: Flickr

Sources: Distractify, Flickr, Reddit

Check these out for a scary good Halloween weekend!

Channel your inner Sherlock with Doors to 'Hell'oween, a murder mystery game.

Have you got your spooky costumes ready? 

Good. Because you will need them for some of the parties this Halloween weekend. Don't worry if you're not a fan of the ghouls and anything spooky, we've got you covered.

Doors to 'Hell'oween

How about a good whodunnit? You can channel your inner Sherlock by participating in this group-based escape game. Play with up to seven other friends.

So what's the story? Located in the woods, there is a hotel known as The Grand Hotel.

But dun dun dun, a series of murders happen and it's up to you to solve puzzles and riddles. You can even interrogate real-life suspects. 

Dates: 31 Oct; 1-2 Nov 2014 at Downtown East

Tickets: $22

Click here for more info.

Race the Dead

Are you ready if a zombie apocalypse happens? Now you can test your skills here by outrunning the zombies in this 5km race.

A competitive element will be added this year: Two teams will compete to see to have the larger number of survivors

And how do you celebrate surviving the apocalpyse?

By partying, of course. There will be an after-party held at Zouk the same night. 

Date: 31 Oct at Trails on Sentosa Island

Tickets: $79.90 

Click here for more info.

Madame Tussauds Singapore

Well if you don't feel like dressing up as famous people, how about just posing next to some well-known figures?

Check out the famous wax museum that boasts local personalities like Fandi Ahmad and Zoe Tay.

You can even take a selfie with Prime Minsiter Lee Hsien Loong.

If Hollywood is more of your thing, there will be plenty of A-list stars including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to cosy up to.

Open from 10am to 9pm daily.

WATCH: What children in horror movies are like, if they're in daycare

CollegeHumor produced a comedic video on what it would be like if children from horror movies went to daycare.
CollegeHumor produced a comedic video on what it would be like if children from horror movies went to daycare.

This may be the creepiest childcare centre - if it exists.

CollegeHumor is an online entertainment site that produces comedic media content like videos, pictures and articles.

They recently produced a video titled Horror Movie Daycare - where the scary children who pop up in horror movies are enrolled into a daycare centre that doesn't discriminate, regardless of "personal or supernatural" issues.

The footage features teacher Katherine Daisy, played by Andrée Vermeulen, saying:"We don't use words like 'slow' or 'possessed' or 'antichrist.'

"Happy Dreams is a place where kids can just be kids."

Daisy takes care of all the children who are on a break from scaring people.

She also helps parents handle their little bundles of joy.

“Some parents come to me at their wits’ end and I completely understand,” Daisy says. “There’s nothing scarier than parenthood.”

It's safe to say that in reality, there may never be a teacher who would volunteer for this job willingly.

But if there ever was a centre like this, you can pretty much tell what the daily activities are like.

Sources: CollegeHumor, Aplus

 

PHOTOS before and after: First-hand look at moments when terrorist attacks NYPD cops with axe

Four New York Police Department (NYPD) cops were posing for pictures when a man rushed up and chopped them with an axe.
A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph last Thursday (Oct 23), wounding two.
An officer was a bit slow dodging the blow. He falls down with a gash on the side of his head.
Officers call for help and assure their fallen colleague.
The axe-wielding attacker, later identified as 32-year-old Zale Thompson, was shot dead.
The bloody axe.

He was the photographer who wanted to take pictures of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers.

"I saw four officers grouped together against two closed doors... and got the okay" to photograph them, said Motion View Pictures photographer Dominick Williams on Facebook. 

Little did he realise that he would be capturing more than what anyone bargained for.

Here's the frame-by-frame first-account from the photographer:

1) Photographer Dominick Williams was walking along Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York, last week when he saw these cops.

After getting their permission, he began shooting the men in blue.

 

2) As he showed the officers the photos, a man - later identified as 32-year-old Zale Thompson - charged up.

 

 He swung at the officers with an axe

3) An officer on the extreme right shouted: "Watch out!"

The first officer from the left takes precaution instantly as Thompson swings with extreme force and misses the target.

But the second officer was a bit slow dodging the blow.

“The second officer is now down. (He's) wounded with a big gash on the right of his head," Williams wrote. Shots are now fired (estimate of seven).”

4) As other officers called for backup, Williams told Huffington Post he could hear one of the cops saying “Oh my god."

Another told their wounded partner to stay calm.

 

Williams recalled: “He was telling him ‘keep your head down, it’s going to be ok, everything’s going to be all right."

5) Though he “scattered” at the sound of gun shots, Williams came back to “capture more photos for an end result.”

 The whole scene “happened so fast.”

“But I was eager to capture the photos. I knew what it was about. I knew what these photos would mean. I was gonna leave, but I went back,” he said.

Two officers were wounded before Thompson was shot dead.

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton later called Thompson a homegrown terrorist.

Overall, Williams told TheBlaze that feedback to his photographs has been positive.

“I’ve gotten one message where I feel like it was a threat, but I took it lightly,” he said.

“I’ve been laughing at a lot of things I’ve seen going on on my Facebook… It’s eye opening just to know what kind of people we have out there, you know.”

Sources: Facebook/ Motion View Pictures, TheBlaze.com, AFP, Reuters

Related report: Hatchet-wielding man attacks New York City cops, critically wounds an officer

Indonesian media: Singapore plane fined S$6,345 for entering airspace

Screengrab of the YouTube video showing Sukhoi fighter jets.

A Singapore registered plane that was forced to land in Pontianak, Indonesia after two fighter jets from the Indonesian air force intercepted the plane on Tuesday (Oct 28) has been released after paying a fine, Indonesian media reported..

According to Tempo.co, the plane was fined Rp 60,000,000 ($6,345) because it was deemed to have entered Indonesian airspace without permission.

The Straits Times reported that the plane, owned and operated by Singapore Technologies (ST) Aerospace landed safely at Seletar Airport at 7.18pm on Wednesday (Oct 29).

Medeka.com reported that Colonel PNB Tedi Rizalihadi, Commander of the Supadio Pontianak Air Base, said that the plane has been released because they found that the plane posed no danger to the peace of Indonesia and that administrative and penalty requirement has been met. 

ST Aerospace told ST that the required approvals had been duly sought before the flight which it described as a "routine route familiarisation flight."

"We would like to clarify that we filed the flight plan in accordance with airspace regulations through the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and have been operating this route for a number of years without prior notification from the authorities of any issue for using this route,"  - ST Aerospace spokesperson speaking to The Straits Times.

The Beechcraft 9L was intercepted by two Sukhoi 27/30 Flanker TNI AU jets from an airbase in Batam after radar detected that it had entered Indonesian air space for a second time at about 1pm on Tuesday flying towards Singapore. 

They first detected the plane entering Indonesian air space at about 10.15am the same day, flying from Singapore to East Malaysia.

Source: Tempo.com, Merdeka.com, The Straits Times.  

Taylor Swift silences critics by donating proceeds of single to New York Public School

Taylor Swift is donating the proceeds from her sale of single Welcome to New York to the city's public schools.
Taylor Swift is donating the proceeds from her sale of single Welcome to New York to the city's public schools.

In what could be considered a move to silence her critics, Taylor Swift is donating the proceeds from the sales of her single Welcome to New York to the city's public schools.

When the single was first released, native New Yorkers criticised her overly-glossy description of New York. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things heated up when the global pop star was named the Global Welcome Ambassador of New York City by the tourism department.

Many New Yorkers asked why Swift was named the ambassador of a city she had only moved to earlier this year.

But hopefully this move will pacify Swift's critics.

And if it doesn't, she will just learn to shake it off.

Besides her new album is projected to sell 1 million copies in its first week - a feat that no artist has achieved this year.

So, she really doesn't have to worry about the haters.

Source: Time

 

 

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