Selected winners

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Neil Patrick Harris' stripping stunt low point of his Oscar hosting gig

Neil Patrick Harris.
Patricia Arquette.
John Legend (right) and Common (left).
Idina Menzel (left) and John Travolta (right).
John Travolta (left) and Scarlett Johansson (right).
Lady Gaga (left) and Julie Andrews (right).

Coming after Ellen DeGeneres' wildly successful pizza delivery stunt and celeb selfie that broke the internet last year, Neil Patrick Harris bombed as first-time Oscar host at this year's academy awards with his corny jokes and tortured Oscar predictions briefcase running gag.

The Internet also flamed him for singling out black personalities like Octavia Spencer, David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey to help him with inappropriate jabs.

His lowest point was stripping down to only his white undies a la Michael Keaton in Birdman - which also didn't save the show from being predictable when awards season frontrunners like Birdman, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette were feted.

Thankfully, there were other moments that lit the Internet, like Lady Gaga's Sound Of Music medley, the powerful feelgood performance of Glory by John Legend and Common that left the audience in tears, John Travolta getting touchy-feely with Idina Menzel and Scarlett Johansson, and Patricia Arquette's call for wage equality in her acceptance speech.

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Boy drowns in hotel pool

Chinese New Year holiday tragedy

TRAGIC: Ong Jing Jie, 12, drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, during a family holiday.
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Stalled train causes human jam

JAMMED: MRT station staff informed commuters of the disruption to train services.
JAMMED: SMRT provided free shuttle buses to ferry commuters from Yew Tee to Kranji.

There was a four-hour disruption in train service between Yew Tee and Kranji MRT stations after one of the trains travelling encountered issues on the track.

Passengers on the affected train was evacuated onto another train.

Commuters had to take a shuttle service between the two stations before continuing on their journey on the North-South line.

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KL on alert for Islamic State's tactic to lure girls

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PKR Youth chief nabbed for unlawful assembly

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Girl allegedly molested by teenage neighbour

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Girl keeps molest by uncle a secret for 3 years

Soon after she went to live with her paternal aunt in September 2010, her aunt's husband molested her while she was asleep at night.

When the 18-year-old girl woke up and saw him, he got up and went back to his bed.

She was so traumatised by the incident that she tried to kill herself. When she told her aunt about her ordeal, the aunt told her not to tell anyone about it for the sake of the family.

Stressed after living with the terrible secret for three years, she finally told another aunt and made a police report. Her uncle was then arrested.

The 58-year-old driver was jailed for 11 months after pleading guilty to one count of outrage of modesty on Monday.

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Victims often told to keep quiet

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