SAVING LIVES

Hero to Syria's stray cats

Ambulance driver feeds 150 felines in war-torn neighbourhood every day

BIG HEART: Mr Alaa with the cats he has been feeding.
BIG HEART: Mr Alaa with the cats he has been feeding.
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Korean star Lee Min Ho brings Causeway Point to a standstill

CHARMED: (Above) Lee Min Ho shaking hands with fans at Causeway Point.
Korean TV star applies lip balm on enamoured fan during game.
Korean heart-throb Lee Min Ho.
CHARMED: Miss Andrina Loo playing a game with Lee on stage.
CHARMED: More than 5,000 fans showed up.

More than 5,000 fans flocked to Causeway Point yesterday to catch a glimpse of their idol, Korean heartthrob Lee Min Ho.

One fan, Miss Sherri Ng, had the deafening crowd green with envy all thanks to lip balm. Invited on stage to play games with the 27-year-old star, she was lucky enough to have Lee apply the balm to her lips..

Miss Ng, 38, told The New Paper on Sunday: "This is the first time someone has applied lip balm for me, and it's the handsome idol Lee Min Ho! My heart was beating very fast. It's like a dream come true."

The 30-minute public meet-and-greet session at the shopping mall was part of Osim's 35th Anniversary celebration. Lee endorses the brand's uDiva massage chair.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 28.

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Disappearing cabs break the cycle

Both the issue of disappearing cabs and the proposed solution (ditching the surcharges) are not new.

Yet each time the subject surfaces, it is enough to send people in a tizzy.

It goes to show how important the cab network is to commuters, and that this dependence - plus scrutiny - is going to get greater with attempts to wean people off their cars.

Heartland Auntie Maureen Koh speaks to heartlanders and gets their take on what upsets them.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 28.

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Being a stand-up comedian is no laughing matter

JOKER: Mr Fadzri says the environment he performs in is important.

Mr Muhammad Fadzri Abd Rashid - better known by his stagename Fakkah Fuzz - tells jokes for a living.

Pacing back and forth, he pokes fun at the stereotypes which surround his race, the haze and bus driver strikes.

The audience erupts in laughter. Comedians are not always that fortunate, he says.

He has seen a shoe being hurled at a comedian for being unfunny.

While comedians are skilled in making others laugh, they often struggle with emotional lows and depression, he reveals.

Still, it is the passion for the craft and the adrenaline rush every time he goes on stage that keeps him going.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 28, 2014.

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Above par

Starry, starry show at the Ryder Cup

WHAT A DAY: Justin Rose celebrating one of the 21 birdies carded by his group, a Ryder Cup record.
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A few paces behind, and a step too far

On opening day of athletics, Republic's sprinters learn some harsh truths about 
the Asian level

A GULF TOO WIDE: Singapore's T Piriyah (above, far left) competing in the women's 400m heats.
Shanti Pereira (above)
Amiruddin Jamal (above), the only Singaporean who survived the first day of athletics competition
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Yip makes great comeback with 63

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Liang set for first win in Japan

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Nepalese athletes go missing

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Japanese swimmer admits camera theft

Naoya Tomita.

Japan expelled top swimmer Naoya Tomita from the Asian Games after he admitted stealing a journalist's camera at the Incheon pool, his team said yesterday.

South Korean prosecutors are now considering whether to press charges over the case and the 25-year-old will have to pay for his own ticket back to Japan, officials said.

Tomita, who is barred from leaving the country in the meantime, was questioned by police over the incident and has apologised, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said, calling it a "very serious violation" of its code of conduct.

The US$7,600 ($9,700) camera, belonging to a journalist with a South Korean news agency, went missing at the Asian Games pool on Thursday.

Tomita was detained after police studied images from closed circuit cameras, which showed him putting the camera into his bag, officials said. - AFP.

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