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The trees have faces

French artist-photographer takes art to a new medium

SAY HI: Mr Clement Briend will be projecting photos he took in Cambodia and at the Museum of Asian Art in France at the Singapore Night Festival next month (above). 

SAY HI: Mr Clement Briend (above) will be projecting photos he took in Cambodia and at the Museum of Asian Art in France at the Singapore Night Festival next month.
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Singapore Night Festival's 7th year

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Train of death

Remains of MH17 victims to be flown to the Netherlands before being sent home; 282 corpses of the 298 victims have been recovered

GRISLY JOB: A refrigerator wagon, which contains remains of MH17 victims, being inspected. Though kept cool, the summer heat was too strong and the smell of decay was all over the wagon.
GOING HOME: Armed pro-Russian separatists standing guard near the "morgue train", with passengers' belongings nearby.
GOING HOME: The train will transport the bodies to Kharviv, Ukraine. The bodies will then be flown to the Netherlands before being sent home.
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S'pore boy, 9, tops international violin competition

S'pore boy, 9, beats violinists from all around the world to win prestigious Postacchini Prize in Italy

TALENTED: Samuel Tan's passion for the violin became apparent when he was two years old.
TALENTED: He has been taking lessons at Wolfgang Violin Studio, which accepts children as young as three.

Samuel Tan, nine, is not your average boy.

In May, he took part in the 2014 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy and won the Postacchini Prize, beating violinists more than four times his age.

The prize is awarded to the best overall violinist in the whole competition. His parents noticed his interest when he was just two years old.

Read the full report in our print edition on June 23. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Bus ride turns bloody

Retiree ends up with six stitches on back of head after being thrown off bus seat

HURT: Madam Teo with the blood-stained top she wore last Friday during the incident.
HURT: She received six stitches to the back of her head.
STAINED: Madam Teo's blood even got onto her bag, which contained her sister's lunch.
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Maid worked 17-hour-days for two years with no pay

Filipina is owed almost $9,000 after employers stopped paying her

TREATED LIKE FAMILY: Domestic helper Maria Luisa Cuizon, 42, was owed $9,000 in salary by her employer.

She toiled at her employer's restaurant for 17 hours a day, with no day off or holiday for more than four years.

Ms Maria Luisa Cuizon, 42, who was hired as a domestic helper, was not aware it was illegal for her employer to deploy her in the restaurant.

For two years, the Filipina, who earned $400 a month, was happy. Then he stopped paying her.

She claimed that this went on for two years, and the money owed to her came up to almost $9,000.

Earlier in July, her employer, Chia Chuan Huat, pleaded guilty to six charges for failing to pay her salary within seven days of the salary period and a charge for failing to ensure that she worked only at the address stated in her work permit. He was fined $4,500.

As he could not pay the fine, he was jailed for four weeks.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 23. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

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Not common for employers to default on pay

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Indonesian maid went to MOM to seek help

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