Wet, wild and winning

FUN: Mr Lim Yaohui's photo of children playing with water guns during the Songkran festival at Golden Mile Complex is last week's winner.
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Rescue at standstill

ASHEN: Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations at mountain lodges, covered with volcanic ash as smoke rises near the peak of Mount Ontake on Sunday.
LEAVING: Climbers descending Mount Ontake.
LEAVING: Soldiers carrying an injured climber.
LEAVING: A hiker being lifted by a rescue helicopter. Thirty-six people were feared dead after the eruption during a busy hiking weekend.
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Drunk driver hits car carrying JLo, kids

LUCKY: Jennifer Lopez (left) was with friend Leah Remini when the accident happened.
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'Nude pix' hackers strike again

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'He said he'd make me his wife'

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Man to still hang for 2005 murder

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America's heavyweight fight

Tom Watson
Phil Mickelson
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One win and so much work to do

"We are training and playing against ourselves at a Singapore intensity level, and that doesn’t help players cope with pressure - that comes with playing more games against higher-level opposition." - Singapore men’s hockey coach Solomon Casoojee (above, facing camera), who believes the Asian Games experience will benefit his young team
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Head coach Jing praises paddlers despite Asian Games defeat to Japan

OUT: Despite Feng Tianwei’s best efforts, Singapore suffered defeat against Japan and will share the bronze medal with North Korea as there will be no third-place playoff.

The retirements of Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu after the 2012 London Olympics may have signalled the end of an era, a time that saw Singapore table tennis knocking on the door of Chinese domination.

Perhaps here at the Asian Games, new hope has been forged - not in an joyous victory, but in agonising defeat.

Singapore's women fell 3-2 to Japan last night at the Suwon Gymnasium in the semi-finals of the Asian Games team event and, with no bronze play-off, will share the medal with North Korea, who fell 3-0 to China in the night's other semi-final. 

It was not the medal that brought a smile to women's coach Jing Junhong,but the performances of the younger players.​ 

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Gold but no world record for Barshim

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