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Homeless man calls cops on shop owner who gave him shelter

SHOP & STAY: Mr Lester Ching is still offering his shop (above) to the homeless for shelter at night.
SHOP & STAY: Mr Lester Ching (above, in yellow) is still offering his shop to the homeless for shelter at night.

As his way of giving back to society, he decided to open up his nasi lemak shop to strangers in need of shelter and food.

But one man who took up Mr Lester Ching's offer repaid his kindness by calling the police - all because he was unhappy that his mattress was moved to a sheltered area in the back alley during the day.

It proves the adage that no good deed goes unpunished. But Mr Ching, 40, is determined not to let one sour episode stop his efforts in trying to help the needy.

"What society has given me, it is incumbent on me to give back," said the owner of Nasi Lemak Kukus on Upper Thomson Road, near Springleaf housing estate. His offer for shelter still stands.

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Tags: nasi lemak, man and cops

Guess who's back? Neymar reports for Barca training

Neymar has reported back to Barcelona to begin training for the new football season.
Neymar has reported back to Barcelona to begin training for the new football season.

Barcelona and Brazil fans will happy to know that Neymar's back in training at the Nou Camp.

The 22-year-old striker was laid low during the World Cup quarter-finals when a knee to his back from Colombia's Juan Zuniga fractured his third vertebra in the .

On Tuesday, Neymar posted a photo of himself giving two thumbs up at his club on Instagram.


The caption reads: "And the season has started."

While Barcelona aren't prepared to give a projected return date for their star striker, the club are pleased with his progress.

"Neymar underwent a check up on his back injury at the club this morning, with the club doctors expressing their satisfaction with his recovery which will continue with a specific training programme." said the club in a statement on their official website.

"His recovery will be monitored before a decision is made on a full return to training."

Sources: Instagram, Barcelona official website, Reuters

Malia Obama spotted at concert thanks to beefy bodyguards

Malia Obama (left) was at the annual music festival Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago, on Sunday night.

How to remain inconspicuous in a crowd? For starters, get your bodyguards to blend in.

Malia Obama - the oldest daughter of US President Barack Obama - was at the annual music festival Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago, on Sunday night.



But her attendance wasn't as hush-hush as she would have liked, thanks to the two beefcakes following her around.


The guards, believed to be Secret Service agents, were built like walls and had nary a smile on their faces.



They also had ear pieces, a dead giveaway.



Despite being spotted, there was no trouble for the 16-year-old and her three friends. They caught a performance by Chance The Rapper and left around 10.15pm.



Sources: The Independent, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune

Zooey Deschanel splits with boyfriend of two years

US actress Zooey Deschanel and screenwriter Jamie Linden split last month.

US actress Zooey Deschanel and screenwriter Jamie Linden have called it quits after dating for two years.

The pair started dating in June 2012, shortly after Deschanel divorced Ben Gibbard, the lead vocalist of Death Cab for Cutie.

The 34-year-old New Girl star​ and Linden reportedly broke up last month, reported US Weekly.

This news comes on the back of reports that Deschanel​ was seen flirting with the producer for her new movie Rock The Kasbah​, Jacob Pechenik​.

Deschanel​ and Pechenik were photographed hugging on set and going on a lunch date last week, reported Mail Online.

E! Online reported that Pechenik was "feeding her blueberries and they were holding hands across the table".

Sources: E! Online, Mail Online, US Weekly