Mancini wants Yaya at Inter

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No love lost

Rivalry between Mourinho and Pellegrini set for another chapter as title contenders clash on Sunday

TENSE: The animosity between Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Man City's Manuel Pellegrini (right) stretches way back to when Mourinho succeeded Pellegrini at Real Madrid.
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Costa charged with violent conduct

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Stars missing from clash of top two

Diego Costa (left) and Cesc Fabregas (right).
Yaya Toure.
Samir Nasri.
Wilfried Bony.

Premiership clashes don’t come bigger than a Chelsea-Manchester City encounter these days.

But not all the stars will be coming out to play at Stamford Bridge on Sunday morning (Singapore time).

Up to five top guns from both teams will play no part in the top-of-the-table clash due to injuries, international duties and suspension.

The immense depth of their squads will cushion the impact slightly but, when it’s players of such high calibre, the brunt of their absence will still be keenly felt.

Chelsea appear to be the harder hit of the two teams.

While City must do battle without Yaya Toure, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri, Chelsea are expected to be without their Premiership top scorer Diego Costa and top assist-maker Cesc Fabregas.

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Flowers, leaves and parrots adorn models at nail art competition

NAIL WINNERS: Ms Eve Khor, from Penang, seen decorating her model's nails for which she won the Mixed Media Nail Art Design category.
JUNGLE GODDESS: The designs by Ms Gao, from Guangzhou, was inspired by jungles and incorporated tropical elements such as vines, palm leaves as the nail base, and parrots on the head piece, for which she won the second prize in two categories.
NAIL WINNERS: A close-up of Ms Khor's design, with various blooms and a mini table while her model shows off in full finery.
NAIL WINNERS: A close-up of Ms Khor's design, with various blooms and a mini table while (above) her model shows off in full finery.

NAIL WINNERS: Ms Moon Ng, from Singapore, won the Mixed Media Hairdo and Makeup Design categories.
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Top chef serves shrimp with ants

TASTY: Critics raved about Mr Rene Redzepi's creation, which they described as bold and unusual
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Cambodia bans 'virgin surgery' adverts

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Over 14,600 foreign spouses here

Over 14,600 foreign spouses here.

A total of 14,694 foreigners married to Singapore citizens are here on the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) and Long-Term Visit Pass-Plus (LTVP+) schemes as of the end of last year, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday.

In a written reply to Non-Constituency MP Gerald Giam, who asked about the number of foreign spouses here on social visit passes and long-term visit passes, Mr Teo said that the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority does not track the number of those here on social visit passes, reported The Straits Times online.

The LTVP+ scheme was introduced in April 2012 for foreign spouses who have been married and living here for more than five years.

Such pass holders can remain in Singapore for longer periods than those who are here under the LTVP scheme. They also qualify for healthcare and employment benefits.

There were 7,300 foreign spouses here on the LTVP+ scheme at the end of September, up from 3,900 under the same scheme at end-December 2012.